Elle's Studio: Easter Cards Inspiration!

Hi Friends!

Welcome back for more Elle's Studio inspiration!
With Easter just around the corner, and so many of us being home bound during these unprecedented times, it's the perfect opportunity to create some cards!
I used the beautiful Elle's Studio: March Kit & new release items for these two sweet numbers....

Aren't they the cutest?!!

Other: Bazzill Avalanche Cardstock, SpiegelMom Scraps Sequins - Malibu Sunset, doily, & ribbons.

Here's a closer look at them.... 

The fun and vibrant patterns in the new Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack coordinate beautifully with the March Kit and all those Easter themed embellishments! I couldn't resist combining them to create this bright & contemporary Easter card!

Super simple, but so effective! Love!

My second card is inspired by Easter bonnets and all.the.pretty.things for Easter!

Isn't it lovely?!!
So elegant and pretty!

Those Easter Wood Veneers are errrrrything!!!!

And there you have it! 
Simple, no fuss cards that are sure to brighten up your Easter celebrations! 

Thanks so much for visiting! 
Stay Healthy & Take Care!!!

Hip Kit Club: Interactive Dolls House Layout & Process Video

Hi Friends!

Welcome back for more Hip Kit Club inspiration! 

Today's design team assignment is a product focus on the Pinkfresh Studio: Noteworthy: Right Now paper, & Puffy Frame Stickers! 
& oh my heart, you're going to love what I've created....

"Best Ever Dolls House"

So much fun & whimsy in this interactive dolls house!
It's inspired by the photos of my daughter visiting the 3-storey Life Size Dolls House created by visionary Japanese artist, Tatzu Nishi. (It was SO amazing & totally blew my mind!) 
You can read more about his life size dolls house HERE. 

When you open the 3x4 notecard (door) it reveals more inside....

So awesome!!! 

See more of this pretty page, including how I created it,
from start to finish in my process video below:

Alternatively, you can watch it in Full HD on my channel HERE

Thanks so much for watching, liking & subscribing!
I really appreciate your support & kindness! 

I hope you enjoyed my take on the Hip Kit Club product focus assignment! 
See more Hip Kit Club inspiration in the Facebook Group HERE

Thanks so much for visiting, 
til next time, 

Hip Kit Club: Mood Board Inspiration!

Hi Friends!

Welcome back for more Hip Kit Club inspiration! 
Today I am sharing another super pretty page created with the February Hip Kits & inspired by the March Mood Board! 
Here's what I came up with,

  "Live Life In Full Bloom"

Could it get any sweeter?!! 
The beautiful new Bloom Street collection was the perfect choice for documenting my two darlings (and there's so much of this stunning line in all of our February Hip Kits!
All the pretty florals and bright colors are an idyllic reflection of this month's mood board too! Speaking of the mood board, it was created by none other than our super talented, Lauren Hender. Let me tell you, this girl knows how to pull colors and patterns like no other!!! 

Here's a quick reminder of what her mood board looks like....


Whoa!!! Such a bright, bold & striking array of images! Absolutely gor-jus!!! 
You'll notice that I was not only inspired by the florals & bold use of colors but also the vertical designs and those pom poms & tassels too!

Here's a better look at my layout...


Sigh! Such a pretty page! 
I used that stunning Petalsoft Bazzill Cardstock from the February Cardstock Kit as my base, and trimmed the left & right sides with machine stitched chevron arrows. The chevrons were fussy cut from paper #24 from the Pink Paislee, Paige Evans: Bloom Street collection, which is included in the February 2020 Main Scrapbook Kit. 
With a myriad of colors in the mood board, and the presence of vertical designs, I arranged the fussy cut chevrons into rainbow order coming down the page. In keeping with the vertical design, (& very inspired by the dangling pom poms & tassels) I decided to create a cascade of florals & fussy cut blooms for my photos to rest upon. 
You'll spy lots of fussy cut flowers from the Bloom Street collection, paper #12. 


To frame my darling photographs, I trimmed up the sweet yellow 3" x 8" book mark card from the February 2020 Pocket Kit. I also fussy cut the hearts from this card, & used them to adorn one of my photos. Before I mounted my photos to the new yellow square bases, I positioned a larger bloom between each photo and the yellow cards. 
These blooms were from the Bloom Street - Journaling Spot Die Cutspack. I also tucked in a few of the fussy cut florals too!


To connect my photographs, I foam mounted a Bloom Street - Journaling Spot Die Cuts sentiment, Live Life In Full Bloom to serve as my title. To symbolize the tassels, I added dangling, colored sewing threads & a few small pom poms from my sewing box stash!


I embellished around the cascading florals with assorted stickers from Pink Paislee Paige Evans: Bloom Street Sticker Book, and finished the look with lots of Nuvo Sweet Lilac Crystal Drops. Super pretty!

Here's a couple more detailed shots of all.the.pretty.things!!!


Those Nuvo Crystal Drops are fabulous, aren't they? 
I am hoping to see more of these beauties in future Hip Kits! 


Happy Together, indeed! Such a fun & whimsical take on this month's mood board! 

I hope I have inspired you to get creating with the February Hip Kits! 
Missed out on a February Hip Kit
If you're super quick, you might be able to snare a March Hip Kit or two HERE
OR, better yet - start a subscription, save money & never miss out again! Yay!!!

Thanks so much for visiting, 
til next time, 


Technique Tuesday: February Memory Keepers & Fresh Cut Studio Inspiration!

Hi Friends! 

Welcome back for more Technique Tuesday inspiration!
This month's Memory Keepers & Fresh Cut Studio release is a really fun one! 

How awesome are these?!! So.much.fun!!!

Here's what Technique Tuesday has to say about them....

"Emojis are a great way to communicate how you feel...without using words! With over 18 expressions, the Emojis stamp set with matching dies can add a bit of humor to your paper craft projects. With this emoji stamp and die bundle you can die cut a solid 1" circle and layer die cut emoji faces over it, or stamp an emoji face on it. You could custom stamp a background for a card or scrapbook layout with a variety of emoji faces, then add a few dimensional emoji die cuts to drive home the true feeling. Another fun use for these clear emoji stamps with dies would be to make a chore chart for your kids and let them glue pre-made emoji die cuts in the square each day...a smile for a job well done, a sad face when they forget, or a straight face for a job that needs more effort. You'll find so many ways to use these icons that are such a part of our daily lives!"

Clearly a super cute set to create cards with, but of course, I wanted to share how you could incorporate the Emojis Stamps & Crafting Dies into your memory keeping projects! 
Here's what I came up with....

"All Heart Eyes" 

Nawww!!! All the heart eyes, indeed!
Such a sweet traveler's notebook page documenting our darling doxie pup!
Here's a closer look for you....

You'll spy that I repeat stamped the 'smile' (semi circle) stamp to create my scallop trim on the top and bottom of my white cardstock. Such a super cool, alternative use of this stamp! 
I also stamped the 'This photo makes me' sentiment label in the same mint colored ink, and tucked it under my photo to create the appearance of a photo tab. 

I used the heart eyes Emojis Crafting Dies to embellish beneath my photo and add a playful element to my design!

SO cute 'n' fun!

Did you know you can become a Technique Tuesday Member
Click HERE for more information on membership benefits & discounts!

I hope you enjoyed my project!

Thanks so much for visiting, 
til next time, 

Altenew March 2020 Washi Tapes Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi Friends! 

Welcome to the Happy Arty Days blog! 
I am so super-dee-duper excited to be participating in this amazing blog hop! 
Thankyou Altenew for this incredible opportunity! 

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners!
Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 3/18/2020 for a chance to win.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/21/2020. 

Blog Hop Order:

Start here--->Altenew Card Blog
You are here ---> Amanda Baldwin

Wow! What a line up, and so much gorgeousness to be inspired with too! 
Speaking of gorgeous, here are my creations for this Washi Tape release....

First up is this very pretty scrapbook layout, 

"Colorful Memories"

Oh my heart!!! For the love of florals and all the pretty things!
This is just divine!

Let's take a closer look at this scrapbook page....

Oh so pretty!!!
The beautiful Rose Petal Washi Tape Set was an excellent alternative to pattern paper & I used it to trim the top and base of my white cardstock. For that extra wow factor, I foam mounted the sensational  Floral Field Washi Tape over the Rose Petal Washi layers - stunning!!!

I also adhered the  Floral Field Washi Tape to some white card, & fussy cut all the florals & leaves to create my own die cut ephemera! 

That  Floral Field Washi Tape  is errrything!!! 

My second project is also a scrapbook layout, but this time it has quite a contemporary and fresh look to it.......

"You Are Lovely" 

W.o.w!!! Lovely, indeed!
Total washi tape heaven! 

Let's take a closer look at my page...

Isn't this stunning?!! 
The new Altenew Washi tapes are just exquisite!!!
You'll spy that I used Sea Shore Washi Tape SetPainted Grid Washi Tape & Emerald Gold Washi Tape to trim the left and right sides of my page. I maximized the vertical design to showcase more of the Sea Shore Washi Tape Set, as well as the incredible Marbled Dream & Painted Dots Washi Tapes

I also adhered the Sea Shore Washi Tape Set to some white card, and ran it through my die cutting machine with the amazing A Study In Watercolor Die Set - I love how effective this looks!

Really simple, but oh so beautiful, scrapbook layouts made almost completely from the new 
Altenew Washi Tapes! Love it! 

Just for fun, I also made a couple of  sweet birthday cards too....

Such a bright & bold birthday card!

I covered the card front with the Gold Foil 1 Inch Washi Tape to create the appearance of gold cardstock. I adhered the Painted Dots Washi Tape to some white card, & embellished with that stunning Sunflower Palette Washi Tape. Really simple, but really striking and lots of fun! 

Oh how sweet! 

For this card I used the Rose Petal Sweet Pea Palette Washi Tapes to create my own pattern paper!
Very sweet, & a great way to incorporate washi tape into your card making too!

I hope my projects have inspired you! 

Please remember to leave a comment on this post to participate in the Giveaway
& Good Luck!
Time to send you hopping on over to the incredibly talented, Kymona Tracey's blog

Thanks so much for visiting, 

Elle's Studio: March Kit & New Releases Inspiration!

Hi Friends!
Welcome back for more Elle's Studio awesomeness! 
The March 2020 Kit and new releases are SO good -
I mean like, seriously amazing good!!!
 But rather than rave, let's take a quick look at them....

March 2020 Kit

Oooh! So much to love here!!!

March new release items....

See what I'm talkin' 'bout?! 
All the awesomeness here!!!

& let's not forget the fabulous March Printable & Digitals...

Yep, It's all awesome!!!

And just when you thought it couldn't get any better, there's more!

Presenting the latest edition to the famed Title Builder series,

 Title Builder Vol.4 Bundle!


***Shop ALL the new releases in the Elle's Studio Shop HERE***

---> Remember: If you don't want to miss out, start an Elle's Studio subscription. 
Find out more HERE

Here's my first two creations with these amazing new products...

"Cherished Moment" 

Sigh! Isn't this just the prettiest?!!

Other: Bazzill Avalanche Cardstock, doily, twine & sequins. 

Here's a better look at my layout....

Oh, it couldn't get any sweeter!
I started this layout as a Traveler's Notebook page, but as I continued to create, it evolved into this super sweet 8.5" x 11" page. I just love how this turned out! 
The new Flourish pattern papers are absolutely gor-jus, and that floral one had my heart! I combined it with its' coordinating die cut and notecard from the March Kit, and built my design around these pretty pieces (perfect for my darling girl's photograph)!

How awesome are the new Black Typewriter Cardstock Alphabet Stickers?!! 
I am loving these fun new alphas! 
A terrific addition to all your crafty projects!

And speaking of loving, how good is that layered note card?! 
Pocket cards never looked so pretty!

Grow & bloom my darling girl! 

Such a sweet and pretty page to document her with!

My second layout is one for my cool boy's album...

"Come FLY with me"


Other: Bazzill Avalanche Cardstock, Permanent Black Ink, staples & twine

Here's a better look...

It doesn't get any cooler than this! 
Such a fun and playful page for my Mister A for Awesome! 
I've layered a few of the  March 2020 Kit notecards together to create a focal point around my photo, and embellished with those super cool  Go See Do Acetates

I really couldn't resist making a feature of those incredible Wood Veneer Adventure Tags & the Black Typewriter Cardstock Alphabet Stickers too!

I scattered the Word Circle Stamp & the Tiny Shapes & Dots Puffy Stickers around my layout for added interest!

Yep. It's super awesome creating with the March 2020 Kit

You'll notice that I haven't featured the fabulous Title Builder Vol.4 Bundle - but don't worry!
It's so incredibly amazing that I am giving this Stamp set it's very own blog post!
Check back a lil later in the month to see what I've created with it!
Or, follow me on Instagram HERE for all my crafty news and updates!

Thanks so much for visiting today!
 I hope I have inspired you to get creating with these amazing new products!
til next time,

Happy Arty Days, 
Amanda xo