Holy carp!

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How fun is this A2 peek-a-boo card for that guy in your life?  I used one of the images from Skipping Stones Design sets called “Holy Carp.”  (It’s temporarily out of stock, so check the website to see when you can get your hands on it!)

​I used Copic markers to color in the fish, which only generally looks like a carp you’d pull from a lake or river.  (Seriously, I had to do a complete makeover on it because carp are just that ugly!)

I added two layers of Glossy Accents to it, drew the wonky border, spritzed black ink on it to mimic the black speckles on the fish, and threw on some sequins.


Christmas Swirl ( Nov 7th ) Skipping Stones Design

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Hello and welcome back, I hope all is well in the crafting world.  Today I have completed a card using the Christmas Swirl stamp.  This stamp set is so cute and the only colors i used was for the back ground on the card and the sentiment.  I did something a little different with this card.  I tried to use more than one stamped sentiment out of the pack.  I used one of the main sentiment ( May this season bring you peace joy and laughter ) and I also used the Joy and Peace.  So let take a look.

Now I could have done the whole background with the Joy & Peace but I wanted to give it a different look with just a half corner done with it.  This way I think everything is in the spot light .  The little bird was just toooooo pretty to have the busy words behind it.
I used a white card stock card base and stamped the Joy and Peace on one corner.
I than took a Ranger blending tool and laid down some Watermelon color ink.  I did not want the color to over  power the card so I did the Watermelon to give a washed out look.
With the bird I used Ranger Perfect medium and Rainbow embossing powder and heat with your heat gun.  Gives it just a little shine and glitter.
I took the sentiment and Ranger blending tool and gave it a little color of Mint Macaroon or you could use any kind of light green.
I added some white and gold string, than put the bird up in the other corner and gave the card a couple of red dots.
I love it very nice and not to busy.

Thank you so much for visiting, if you have any questions please let me know and as always Happy Crafting.

Meowy Christmas

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Hey there stampers, it’s Jessie here back with another creation, and I hate to be a broken record, but I HAD to use my super fun Holiday Cats set again!!! I love these cut kitties, and this super sassy one with his Santa hat just cracks me up!!


He was colored on XPress It blending card with Copics, and paired with Doodlebug paper.

Thanks for checking out my work, and you can see more at my blog!

Thanks and have a great day!

Christmas Labels with CAS Card

Martha Lucia Gomez Blog, card making, handmade cards, Inspiration, Martha Lucia Gomez Hernandez, Samples, Stamping Tips 1 Comment

Hello everyone! Martha Lucia here with a “solution” that I hope you love!

Christmas Labels is one of my favorites sets from Skipping Stones Design. This is perfect when you need to create massive cards and you don’t have enough time and need/want to make something beautiful. Today I have a card that is the perfect sample for it:

Christmas labels for Cards

The process to create this card is very simple:

  1. Cut all the card bases. I cut these in Whisper White cardstock.
  2. Then create the second layer using a piece of decorated paper. Try to use a neutral design. In my model I used a red and white diagonal stripes that normally coordinate with everything.
  3. Stamp your label over a whisper white cardstock using a coordinating color of ink. I used Versafine Satin Red from Imagine. And select the die cut that you will use with it. I used the circle cross stitched from Gina Marie Designs.
  4. Cut some leaves or any other designs of die cuts that you prefer to add behind of your label. I used Rinea Emerald/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper to cut my leaves, this is shiny and add to my projects the elegant touch that I love.

Christmas labels for Cards

Elegant, simple and Easy don’t you think? It’s is the magic of Christmas labels for cards!

See you soon!

Martha Lucia

Chocolate Anyone?

Esther handmade cards 2 Comments

Welcome to the Skipping Stones Design blog. I am new to the design team and I am very excited to be here. My cards are full of layers, as you will soon learn, for me the more layers I use the better! 🙂

Today I am sharing a card I did with the Chocolate volume #2  stamp set.

Aren’t those chocolates to die for. I could not resist the urge to use this set. In addition to the Chocolate volume #2, stamp set, I used a heart doily, SP ink, twine, and lace.


I warned you about the layers. If you are interested in seeing any more of my projects you can check out my blog. Scrappin Hard.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Faux Pottery, Foil and Fun

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 Hi, Ginny here and today I’ve created a fun card using a sweet design from Skipping Stones Designs. I wanted to make a card for a friend that would just be  a little blessing.  Lorrie has been my friend for 33 years and when we lived in the same town, a favorite thing to do would be to just sit and drink coffee and talk about the daily drama of being a young wife and mother.   The kids have grown up and we have  lived  on opposite coasts for the last 15 years, but the friendship remains.

I wanted this coffee cup to look like beautiful Mexican pottery,

Skipping Stones Designs had just the right stamp!

 Here is the card and after if you are interested, the process :

I stamped my card on Heavenly White Cardstock  and colored with alcohol marker.  I added lots and lots of ink and then I added Twinkling H2O’s and   Micro beads.  This beautiful heavy paper held up no problem, no pilling !

On the coffee cup body I used a matte finish coating and for the decoration, I used  liquid crystal  to give it that pottery look

Stamp Products I used:

The  sentiment

 The coffee cup

I’m really looking forward to mailing this card , I know it will make my friend smile.

Maybe she will mail me back her  wonderful Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Thanks for stopping by!

Ginny M

Washi Wonderland

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Last year after the holidays, a friend of mine found washi on sale for $2.50 a tube ( 8 rolls in each tube ). If any of you are as washi-obsessed as I am,  you know how excited I was to hear this. So, I really felt like I finally needed to try to use some of that washi and decided on a tag. I am also doing a tag swap with a group of friends, so TAGS were on my mind. This washi set with the black and red really caught my eye. I love to use non-traditional colors / color combos for the holidays. And RED is my favorite color !! I really like the red/black together ..

  • For this project, I used the Stamp set Christmas Song.  ( it will be back in stock soon at the SSD store. )
  • I stamped the Tree at the bottom R corner of a Prima tag and the ornament at the top L using Memories India Black ink .
  • Coordinating pieces of washi were adhered along the sides of the tag , using different lengths.
  • A piece of plaid washi was adhered across the top of the tag.
  • Maya Road Baker’s Twine in Christmas was tied across the top of the tag.
  • Holiday colored sequins in different sizes were sprinkled around the tag.
  • Ribbons were tied at the top to finish the project.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope that my tag inspires you to get in the holiday mood a bit early and start on those projects !! My teammate Ginny will be posting tomorrow so be sure to stop back by and see what she has created for you !! We will have a fun month of projects for you ..

Christmas Song


Debra Davison




Witching you a happy Halloween!

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Hi everyone! Ashley here, with my first design team post!

Today I’m sharing a Halloween card.

This witch hat is from the Halloweenie stamp set.

I have the digital stamp set and I am still a novice with digital stamps. First I tried to print my stamp and then watercolor it, but the ink smeared so I tried Plan B.

So plan B was to watercolor first, then print the image over the top. I used Shaded Lilac distress ink with my watercolor brush for watercoloring. I added a few sequins for a final touch. What do you think?

Happy Halloween!

Hello Birdie

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Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and I’m using the Best of Birds stamp set.

I fussy cut around the bird on the branch creating a corner element for my card with Hello just below.  Next, I matted this corner element with black cardstock.  I added a touch of color to the bird.
The bird appears to be singing Hello so I created a background that was embossed with a music folder and lightly inked it to match my bird.  After matting the panel with cardstock, I wrapped it with Whisker Graphics twine, then added it to the card with foam adhesives.
Thanks for stopping by.




Coffee anyone?

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I do not actually drink coffee, which for someone from the Land of Starbucks, kind of makes me a heretic!  However, not being coffee drinker doesn’t keep me from making a cool card featuring coffee!

The images and sentiments used on the card are from Skipping Stones Designs’ Coffee #2.  I used three of the coffee cup images to make this simple pop-up card.  I used Copic markers to color all three of the coffee cup images and also to add dimension to the large flower images.  Each of the smallest flower images also has Spectrum Noir clear sparkle on them.

The pop-up mechanism is simply a piece of cardstock slightly smaller than the width of the things I wanted to move when the card is open.  Mine needed to be 1″ wide.  I made it 5″ tall because the images are fairly tall..  To make the mechanism, fold your piece of cardstock in half and then in half again.  The end pieces get attached equally to the area just above and below the card’s crease. The mechanism should lay flat against both the top and bottom of the card.  Attach the pop-ups to the quarter let free on the bottom of the card’s crease and you’re done.  (The is actually really simple but sounds from my description!)

I provided a little “counter for the cups to sit on and the message would go beneath it.

Cheers to hot tea . . . the rest of you can have the coffee!