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Monday, April 20, 2015

Mother's Day Floral Card

Hi DeNami friends,

On today's blogpost, DT Lisa P will be sharing a simple and fun one layer card. You can easily change out the color scheme or even choose leaves or blossoms instead of the flower shown. You can also do the other flowers from the same collection to create a series of cards to give as gifts.

Notice how she stamps the flowers at quarter turns to create movement and make it look seamless. She also went of the page so make it look more natural and artistic.

Experiment with the different elements and colors and you can get a look that varies depending on your taste or the recipient's.

You can also stamp a few extra ones on a separate cardstock and cut them out and pop them up with foam mounting tape for dimension. So many options with this card.

Read below what she did:

Hi there, DeNami friends! It’s Lisa P. here. For those of us in the United States, Mother’s Day is right around the corner (May 10th). So, today I’m sharing an idea for a simple yet elegant Mother’s Day card using just a few basic crafting supplies. You could easily use this same design to create cards for just about any occasion---just change up the sentiment and the image. DeNami Design has LOTS of small images that would work perfectly for this layout.



I cut a 4” x 5 1/4” panel from white cardstock and stamped the CL-F212 Happy Mother’s Day sentiment about 1 1/4” down from the top. Don’t you just LOVE that font?!?! So whimsical and sweet! I then repeatedly stamped the D128 Elegant Floral Blossom image (turning it in different directions) to fill in the area below the sentiment. I added a touch of color to the blossoms with markers and a bit of sparkle with a glitter pen. To finish, I matted the panel with a black cardstock panel and adhered it to a white cardstock base. Here’s a closer look:



I had so much fun making this card!!! And I love that it’s completely flat, which means no extra postage will be required to mail it.

Do you make cards for Mother’s Day? We’d love to see your creations!

Thanks for visiting!

DeNami Design Supplies:
Cardstock: PC21 White and PC23 Black

Other Supplies:
Markers: Copic Sketch B10, B11, R30, R32, C1
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Zig)
Tool: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (EK Success)
Adhesive: Adhesive Tape Runner (Tombow)

http://bellalistona.blogspot.com

Thursday, April 16, 2015

You're a Blessing Card

DT Lisa P, created a wonderful layered card that is simple enough to duplicate. You can easily change out the elements with flowers, chickies, scenes, etc, to customize to your recipient or based on your style.
You can also just change out the color scheme by making it bright, black and white, or neutral.

Here is what Lisa wrote:

Hello! Lisa P. here. I am totally smitten with the new CR04 Heartfelt Blessings Stamp Set from DeNami Design. Nami’s hand lettering is absolutely beautiful, and the sentiments are perfect for so many occasions. Today I’m sharing a baby card I made using one of the sentiments from the set.



I used LOTS of goodies from the DeNami Design Shop on this card (I’ve included a complete supply list at the end of this post). Here’s a closer look at the details:



Thanks for stopping by!

DeNami Design Supplies:
Cardstock: PC21 White and PC49 Lavender
Vellum: PC07 White

Other Supplies:
Cardstock: Lemon Tart (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Stitched Rectangles (Lil’ Inker Designs)
Punch: 3/4” Square (EK Success)
Tools: 1/16” Hole Punch (McGill), Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (EK Success)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
 
http://bellalistona.blogspot.com
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Make it Sparkle! Adding Sparkle to your Card

Hi DeNami friends,

DT Lisa P created a lovely and sparkly card in two ways. It is great to have different ways of adding embellishments, depending on your tastes and time constraints. I love them both. Which do you like better?

Read how Lisa does it below:

Hello, DeNami Design friends! It’s Lisa P. Today I’m sharing a couple of examples of how you can dress up your projects with rhinestones and/or glitter. It’s so simple to do and really adds a touch of pizzazz to your cards.

Here’s my first card:
 



I started by stamping and heat embossing the gorgeous K24 Thank You Script in gold on a white cardstock panel. I then repeatedly stamped the E116 Medium Solid Filigree image across the bottom. (Note: I started in the center and worked my way out to the edges. I also used a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig tool, which is very helpful when trying to line up wood-mounted images.) I added rhinestones to each of the filigree images and edged the bottom of the panel with gold embossing powder.

Here’s a closer look:
 
 



My second card uses the same layout and images, but this time around I used glitter for my touches of sparkle.



I used a glue pad to stamp the E116 Medium Solid Filigree images and sprinkled them with SS17 Magenta Sparklets Glitter. You should see how incredibly shimmery this is in real life! WOW!

Here’s a closer look:



I hope you like my projects for today and feel inspired to add a bit of bling to your future creations. Have a fantastic day! Thanks for stopping by!

DeNami Design Supplies:
Cardstock: PC21 White and PC35 Magenta

Other Supplies:
Ink: Bubble Gum (Hero Arts)
Embossing Powder: Queen’s Gold (Ranger)
Other: VersaMarker (Tsukineko)
Tool: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (EK Success)
Adhesives: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
 
http://bellalistona.blogspot.com
 
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Flip-it Birthday Card

Hi DeNami friends.

This morning I saw a fun card in our Facebook group that was shared by Elizabeth G. It was so cute I had to share! Read below for details on how to create this lovely card.








She shares how to make this card step by step. You can read the full details here.

The DeNami stamps she used here are:

D156 Chickie with Balloons 
C90 Cupcake Chickie
B116 Chickie with Ice Cream Cone
F216 Happy Birthday Script
PF14 Party Time Stamp Set
CL-CB001 Birthday Celebration Stamp Set

Special thanks to Elizabeth G from elizabethgcreations.com for letting us share.
Saturday, April 4, 2015

Big News! New DeNami Facebook Group!

Hi DeNami friends,

Yesterday, I asked if people were interested in having a Facebook group and there was an overwhelming "yes" coming back.

If you are on our Facebook page, you might be wondering what the difference is between a Facebook page and a Facebook group.

I will be answering the following questions today:

1) "What is the difference between a DeNami Facebook page and a DeNami Facebook group?"
2) "What can I post in the DeNami group?"
3) "Where can I join this awesome group?"

Let's begin with each question...

1) "What is the difference between a DeNami Facebook page and a DeNami Facebook group?"

If you already LIKE our Facebook page, you will see that we post card projects, interactive questions, tips, etc, related to DeNami and what our fan might like. In a group, all members are equal, per se, and can post and share in the group and get feedback. On the page, only the admin posts to the page and comments can be made.

In the group, you can ask questions in which DeNami members can answer them, it is more "self run" and does not require the admin to be the main contributor of the posts. The admin will just make sure things are running smoothly and people are happy.

The group will be much more interactive with DeNami stampers posting their projects, vs the DeNami page might include non-stampers, crafters and people just curious about what we post. The group is more intimate and you might actually get to know some of these people since you share a passion.

We see the group as part of DeNami's creative team. There isn't the pressure of being part of design team, though you might be featured at times. You don't need to have a blog to post pics of our projects, though you certainly can post your DeNami blog posts here. It is a perfect bridge for the DeNami stamper who is not a blogger or has an online presence.

2) "What can I post in the DeNami group?"

You can post pretty much anything DeNami related. Let's say you are vacationing and spot a DeNami display or stamp sighting, we would love to see! Or if you have a stamping club session using DeNami stamps, we want to know about it.

You can post your DeNami hauls, videos, cards, etc. that a DeNami fan would like to see.

Keep in mind that if you post in the group, you are saying that DeNami can share your pics for our excited fans to see. I might not always be able to ask in advance, so keep this in mind. Consider this flattery at its finest.

3) "Where can I join this awesome group?"

You can LIKE the DeNami page here.
You can join our creative DeNami group here.

Feel free to add any info in the comments that I might have missed or if you have any questions, leave them there for answering.

It is exciting to see this wonderful group emerge. We would love to have you.

~Nami

Happy Easter Tag Card

Hi DeNami friends,


Happy Easter weekend! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the lovely weekend.

Just yesterday, I had the amazing idea to start a Facebook group, different than our Facebook page. Our group is interactive and stampers can share their DeNami creations, hauls and any fun stuff.

Val was our very first post, sharing how she made an adorable Easter card. She did such a great job on the details and dimension. She used Pretty Pink Posh dies, and DeNami is carrying them, that are available here.






You can find out all the supplies and details on her blogpost here.

If you are on Facebook, LIKE our page here.
If you are a DeNami stamper, join our group here and share your projects with you. You might even be featured!

Happy Easter and may God bless you in a special way.

~Nami

Spring Flowers that Really Pop

Hi DeNami friends,

Easter and spring go together. New life, flowers and bright colors are a great change from the cold of winter. Here in Washington state, we have been enjoying some sunshine and it finally feels like winter is behind us.

Spring is my favorite season because of the newness of the weather change and anticipation of the outdoor adventures to come. Hello, DeNami Design friends! Lisa P. here to show you how popping up parts of your stamped images can be a fun and easy way to add a little pizzazz to your creations.

I have two Springtime cards to share with you today that demonstrate this technique. The first is an A1-sized Easter card I created using CL-GD003 Spring Flowers 1.



I stamped the images on my focal panel. Then, I stamped the flower portion of the daffodil onto a separate piece of cardstock, colored it with markers, cut it out, and adhered it over my focal panel image with a 3D foam square. I love how this special little detail adds dimension and interest to an otherwise simple card. Here’s a closer look:



For my second example, I used the same technique to create a colorful birthday card.



I repeatedly stamped the Wavy Stem Trio and topped the stems with the little daisy image from CL-GD003 Spring Flowers 1. I added a picket fence die and grass border punch. Then, I stamped the flowers three times onto a separate piece of cardstock, colored them with markers, cut them out, and adhered them with foam squares on top of three of the flowers on my focal panel. Note: For this example, I cut around the flowers instead of fussy cutting directly on the stamped lines of each image. It’s much simpler, and it looks just as lovely (I think). Here’s a closer look:




I hope you like my creations for today and feel inspired to try out this simple technique!

Happy Stamping!


DeNami Design Supplies:
Embossing Folder: DA-1218-36 Diagonal Stripe
 
Other Supplies:
Copic Sketch Markers
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Zig)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Let’s Polka 6x6 Inch Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn)
Dies: Stitched Banner Duo Dies (Pretty Pink Posh), Picket Fence Die (Pretty Pink Posh), Double-Ended Banner Dies (Papertrey Ink)
Punch: Grass Border (Fiskars)
Sequins: 4mm Sparkling Clear (Pretty Pink Posh)
Tool: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (EK Success)
Other: Stamping Mask Paper (Inkadinkado)
Adhesives: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives), Matte Multi-Medium (Claudine Hellmuth)
 
 
http://bellalistona.blogspot.com
 
Friday, April 3, 2015

Post-it Note Holder

Hi DeNami friends,

I love using stamps to make gifts.DT Deb created this wonderful gift using Post-it notes. You can get Post-it Notes in bulk and give to many of your friends. This is also great for office workers, teachers, and favors.
You can easily change the theme for any occasion. Even a graduation favor for a graduation party.

Here is what Deb wrote:

Hello DeNami friends! It’s Deb here today sharing a simple post-it note project that I created using my Silhouette (Design ID #43734). You can easily create this project without this cutting machine, so I will tell you how to do it.



 

Start off by trimming your cardstock to 3 ¼ inches by 6 ¾ inches. Then score it at 3 ¼ inches and 3 ½ inches. Use your bone folder to make your creases. I added some ATG adhesive tape to the back of my post it notes to adhere it to the inside. The finished project is 3 ¼ inches x 3 ¼ inches.
 
 
 
Next trim a piece of cardstock that is 3 inches x3 inches. Then the next part is where your creativity happens. You can ink up your stamps and sentiment to make it a thank you gift, birthday gift or any holiday gift. I chose to make mine Easter so I inked up Fancy Flutters and Easter Blessings. I will tuck it right into my kiddos Easter basket. This holder is wide enough for 50 sticky notes.
 

Wishing you a wonderful Easter!

 
http://mycraftroomcreations.blogspot.com
Thursday, April 2, 2015

Easter Packaging

Hi DeNami friends,

DT Lisa P made an adorable Easter treat that you can give or put in an Easter basket. How fun to make something this cute and it is so simple to do!

These adorable faces are so versatile for so many projects. I love how Lisa used it in such a new and fresh way.
She writes:

Hello there! It’s Lisa P. with one final Easter idea to share. I recently spent some time babysitting my two and a half year old niece in Pittsburgh. She loves to play with Play-Doh (and I have to confess…so do I). We had LOTS of fun together! So, for Easter I wanted to send her some additional colors of Play-Doh to add to her collection, and I wanted to wrap them in some kind of cute and creative way. Here’s what I came up with:



Aren’t they cute??? And they’re super easy to make.

Little Chick:

Step 1: Stamp the D123 Small Stitched Circle in VersaMark ink onto a yellow piece of cardstock. Stamp the little chick face from PF54 Animal Faces Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink in the center of the circle and color with markers. Punch out the circle with a 1” circle punch. Punch out two 1 1/2” scalloped circles from the same yellow cardstock and score each at 7/8”.
 



Step 2: Wrap a 12”x12” sheet of yellow tissue paper around a Play-Doh Plus container and secure with baker’s twine at the top. (Note: The Play-Doh Plus containers are smaller than regular Play-Doh containers. They measure 2 1/8” tall by 2 1/4” wide at the widest part of the lid.) Tie on a bow with ribbon. Adhere the pieces from Step 1 as shown.



Little Bunny:

Step 1: Stamp the D123 Small Stitched Circle in Smokey Gray Versafine ink onto a white piece of cardstock. Stamp the little bunny face from PF54 Animal Faces Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink in the center of the circle. Color the nose pink and add some whiskers with a black pen. Punch out the circle with a 1” circle punch. Punch out one 1 1/2” scalloped circle from white cardstock. Adhere the circle to the scalloped circle.



Step 2: Wrap two sheets of 12”x12” white tissue paper around a Play-Doh Plus container, splitting the bunch at the top into two parts. Secure each bunch with baker’s twine. Adhere the pieces from Step 1 as shown. Add a cotton ball for a tail.





So…what do you think???

I hope you like my projects for today! I had so much fun creating these!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

DeNami Design Supplies:
Ribbon: Shocking Pink/White Polka Dot (formerly available at DeNami Design)
 
Other Supplies: 
Cardstock: Lemon Tart and White (Papertrey Ink)
Markers: Copic Sketch
Pen: Black Copic Multiliner 0.3
Punches: 1” Circle and 1 1/2” Scalloped Circle (Marvy Uchida)
Tissue Paper: White and Yellow (Spritz - available at Target)
Play-Doh Plus: (Hasbro)
Cotton Ball
Adhesives: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow)
 
http://bellalistona.blogspot.com
 
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Easter Card Using Selective Stamping Technique

Hi DeNami friends!

Here in Seattle, we have been having the most amazing weather. It has been in the 70's or close to it. It is like summer here in the NW. With the sunny weather, it truly is feeling like spring is here. With it comes flowers, chicks, bunnies, butterflies and new life.

Happy and springy cards are a great way of spreading the cheer of this wonderful season.
Today, Lisa made a great card using a cool technique called "selective stamping". It will really add a lot of mileage to your stamps you have and help you to look at stamps in a whole new way!

DeNami has lots of scene stamps. It often looks like the entire stamp needs to be used each time you use it, but with selective stamping, you can pick and choose what parts of the stamp you want to incorporate. The best part about this is that it's like getting many stamps for your one purchase! You can start browsing our stamps and see what kinds of images you can envision with this technique.

Follow Lisa as she explains how to create this adorable Easter card...

~ ~ ~ ~

Hello! It’s Lisa P. Did you know that you can now purchase Pretty Pink Posh dies in the DeNami Design Shop?!?! Yes indeed! I absolutely love all of the dies that Paulina has released at Pretty Pink Posh, and they pair up perfectly with so many of DeNami Design’s super sweet images!!!

Today I’m sharing a card I made featuring the selective stamping technique and the Stitched Duo 1 Dies from Pretty Pink Posh (available for sale at DeNami Design). Let’s get to it!

Step 1: Die-cut the tag twice from white cardstock (once with the windows and once without). Tip: When die-cutting the one with the windows also die-cut one from Stamping Mask Paper (Inkadinkado) at the same time. You may need to run it through your die-cutting machine a few times to cut all the way through the cardstock and mask paper, but it will work.




Step 2: Adhere the mask (with the windows cut out) to the solid tag.




Step 3: Adhere three window masks.



Step 4: Take the K89 Hatching Chickies Border image and mask off all but one chickie with a post-it note.



Step 5: Apply ink to chickie.



Step 6: Peel away sticky note.



Step 7: Stamp chickie within upper left-hand window of tag.



Step 8: Clean your stamp. Repeat steps 4 through 7 (cleaning stamp in between) to add the remaining two chickies on the border stamp to the remaining two windows on your tag.



Step 9: Peel away the masks in the other three windows. Stamp the new CL-B120 Little Easter Eggs image in two of the windows and “Hello” from PF26 Assorted Greetings in the final window. Color all of the images with markers.



Step 10: Peel away the tag mask. Adhere cardstock window tag (the one you cut in Step 1) to the top of the solid tag stamped with images. Embellish the tag with a bow and some glitter. Cover the front of an A1-sized card with patterned paper. Adhere finished tag to the card front with foam squares.





I had so much fun making this card, and I’m really happy with the results! And I love the fact that you can use this same technique and layout to create cards for lots of different occasions. Just change up the DeNami Design images and you can create cards for birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, etc. I know I’ll be revisiting this technique and layout many times in the near future, and I hope you will too!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day!


DeNami Design Supplies:


Other Supplies: 
Copic Sketch Markers
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Zig)
Cardstock: White and Berry Sorbet (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Let’s Polka 6x6 Inch Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn)
Dies: Perfect Bow (Simon Says Stamp)
Other: Stamping Mask Paper (Inkadinkado), Post-It Notes
Adhesives: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow), 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
http://bellalistona.blogspot.com

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Drama Queen Card

Hi DeNami friends,

What do you make for the drama queens in your life? An adorable Drama Queen Card!
Today, Deb did a quick, easy, clean and simple (CAS) card for you to easily make.

With the Forever Friends Clear stamp set, you have many stamps to create a variety of cards with. Perfect for your drama queens and princesses in your life.

Here is what Deb writes:

It's Deb here and today I am sharing a one layer card that I created from the latest release. Even though CAS is my go to style, one layer is always a challenge.
 

The sentiment and images are from Forever Friends Clearstamp set. I inked up the main image and colored it in with my copics. Then I randomly stamped my sentiment in light pink and coral to fill in the background.

Have you created a one layer card recently? Give it a try!



http://mycraftroomcreations.blogspot.com


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cadbury Cream Eggs Recipes


Cadbury Cream Eggs Recipes

Hi DeNami friends,

In our Facebook group, I asked what their favorite Easter candy was, and many said, "Cadbury Eggs". I love those little balls of goodness and thought I would find recipes that would go along with that delight. If you haven't LIKED our Facebook page, you can check it out here.

Here are some I found. Yes, just looking at them will add 5 pounds to your hips and thighs, but these eggs only come once a year!

Cadbury Cream Eggs Flourless Chocolate Brownies Recipe




This is the Cadbury Egg Flourless Chocolate Brownies.
The recipe is here

Cadbury Cream Eggs Cupcakes Recipe



These are Cadbury Cream Egg Cupcakes.
The recipe is here

Cadbury Cream Eggs Donuts Recipe


These are Cadbury Egg Donuts.
The recipe is here

Cadbury Cream Eggs Stuffed Cookies Recipe



These are Cadbury Cream Eggs Stuffed Cookies.
The recipe is here

DIY Copycat Cadbury Cream Eggs Recipe



If you are a true DIY person,
you can make your own Cadbury Eggs with this copycat recipe.
The recipe is here

I hope you enjoyed the yummy treats. At least I spared you the calories by just posting pictures.
If you try any of these recipes, please let me know how they are.

By the way, beside stamping and crafting, I do love to cook and bake, hence this post.
Let me know if you liked this post.

~Nami



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