August 18, 2022

Bowtruckle Harry Potter Card

Hello stamping friends! Tracy here, and today I have a pretty little Harry Potter themed card to share. Crackerbox Stamps has a brand new Harry Potter release with some fabulous new stamps if you hadn't heard. You can check them all out HERE.
Here are all of the details on how I created my card. 

Crackerbox Stamps Used:

I cut a card front and card base from white cardstock. Take the card front and do a simple blend using Distress Oxide Ink and blending brushes. Next, stamp the leaf image around the card front using dark green ink to create a border. Add the sentiment to the bottom of the card front using brown ink. Adhere the card front to the card base.
Stamp the Bowtruckle image onto white cardstock using black ink. Add color to the image using Zig Clean Color Markers and a water brush. Fussy cut out the image and add to the card using foam squares.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

August 15, 2022

Harry Potter Sorting Hat Birthday Card

Hello! Nadine here again today with a Harry Potter Sorting Hat birthday card.

 I started by creating a background with trees using a stencil and white ink over dark grey cardstock. Then I stamped the Magical Birthday sentiment and heat embossed it with black embossing powder. Next, I stamped the Sorting Hat and colored it with Copic Markers, fussy cut it out, and adhered it with some foam squares. For the eyes in the forest, I added some Small Silver Eyes.


For the complete list of supplies used, click HERE
See you next time!

August 14, 2022

Hogwarts School of Wizardry House Card

Hello and welcome!! This is Shanna with Caffeinated Craftiness!  I am here today with a MAGICAL red rubber project using the newest release from Crackerbox Stamps.

Today's card is a pop-out House Crest card featuring all four Hogwarts class crests and the Hogwarts Crest on the front! Which house are you? I am somewhere between Gryffindor and Hufflepuff I am pretty sure. The card base is primarily know and a "Twist and Pop" card---there are loads of tutorials on how to make these online, I happen to have a die set that makes it easy, but it isn't 100% necessary in order to make one.
I chose cardstock that matched the house colors and then heat embossed each crest onto it for the pop-out panels. My base is made of gray cardstock, which I stamped with white pigment ink on the front panel using the new Harry Potter book Stars stamp across the front. To help hold the card closed, I created a belly band using scraps of the same cardstock I had used for the house crests and a black die cut circle that I heat embossed the Crest of Hogwarts stamp on.

This card was a lot of fun and 100% inspired by the amazing detailed stamps!  I would love to see what you make as well!

Are you a Harry Potter fan??  I have more cards to show you with these fabulous stamps, so stay tuned!!

See you all again soon!

August 13, 2022

Life Is A Struggle Card

Hi Everybody! Cornelia is here today.  Some of the products I have used have been provided to me by various companies I design for.
Crackerbox Stamps had a new Harry Potter themed release, which is fabulous, as you probably know!

I first stamped the books and then added the Sorceress. Colored the books with Copics. Sponged the background. Added a rectangular mask and sponged the frame. Added the sentiment. This is a one-layer card. I also added some sequins for some sparkle.

The stamps I used:

I hope you liked this. Thanks for visiting!
Happy Stamping!

August 12, 2022

Lemons Stamped Card by Martha Lucia

 Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share a lemons stamped card!

Summer is not finished yet, and there is nothing more refreshing than a good lemonade. However, the lemons are also good for creating encouraging cards. I made this card using the Fruit Slice & Wedge Set of 2 in combination with the sentiment Sit Back.
I stamped the lemons with different colors of Memento Ink onto white smooth cardstock. Then, I colored each image with Classique Markers from Spectrum Noir. In addition, I stamped the Sit Back sentiment with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.
Once I was satisfied with the look of the card, I resized the layer and pasted it over a basic black card base using crafty foam tape.

Remember that you always can find more details about my cards here in my STAMPARTPAPEL BLOG.

August 10, 2022

Humorous Horse Anything Card

Hello Stamping Friend,
I am (Vicky) sharing just a fun card today. A card that you can just send a friend to say hello and I am thinking of you with a little humor to brighten her day.
Stamps I Used:
Hope you enjoy your day,
Thanks for taking a look,


August 8, 2022

Bright Gel Press Alcohol Ink Background

Happy Monday, friends! Ericka here, and today I am playing with alcohol inks and a gel press to make a bright background for my card.

I started by applying some bright alcohol ink colors to my gel press and spreading them around with a brayer. I then added some blending solution and waited for the ink to dry. Once they were dry, I applied a thin layer of white acrylic paint and pulled up my print to reveal this bright background.
I stamped the Shades around my card base in Versafine Clair Nocturn ink, and clear heat embossed them. I then stamped the So Bright sentiment on a separate paper and used part of the background to frame it. I love this fun sentiment and the encouragement for anyone starting a new adventure.
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful week!

August 7, 2022

Castle of Hogwarts Circle Card

Hi everyone, today is about beautiful castles and how your home is your castle.  A simple castle card can brighten anyone's day and be used in many ways, that rhyme 😂

I created a fancy card to show that you can use the stamps in various ways.
My daughter's friend loves Harry Potter and wanted me to use the stamp and dress it up for a friend who just got a new house, so I hope I did the job!

Stamps Used:

August 6, 2022

Harry Potter Crest of Hogwarts Card

 Hello scrappy friends! Nadine here today with a Harry Potter Crest of Hogwarts card to share with you. The store is filled with many fun Harry Potter stamps, including this Crest of Hogwarts stamp I used on my card.

I started by creating my background by die-cutting strips of cardstock and adhering them to a card front. Next, I added a piece of coffee-stained paper, then a die-cut circle. While I created the background, my daughter colored in the Crest of Hogwarts Stamp and fussy cut it out. Then I stamped the Anything Possible Stamp on the front of the coffee-stained paper and added the crest to the circle die in the middle.

Crest of Hogwarts Stamp
Anything Possible Stamp

For the complete list of supplies used, click HERE
See you next time!

August 5, 2022

Owl Post Envelope

Hi Everybody! Cornelia is here today. Crackerbox Stamps had a new Harry Potter themed release, which is fabulous, as you probably know!

I decorated this envelope with the owls - one is old, and one is new. Colored them with Copics and white marker. I also stamped the paper scroll onto some scrap paper, cut it out, and added it to the envelope. Added the "Owl post" where the sender's address will go and added star clusters with Versamark to keep them subtle. Added a somewhat matching stamp.

The stamps I used:
I hope you liked this. Thanks for visiting!
Happy Stamping!

August 4, 2022

Save a Life Card

 Hello, stamping and cardmaking friends! Tracy here, and today I have a bright and cheerful card to share in honor of the nurses in our lives. Here are all of the details.

Crackerbox Stamps Used:

Cut a card front from white cardstock and blend the background using Distress Oxide Inks and blending brushes. Using the MISTI, I added the sentiment to the front left-hand side of the card. I also added the stethoscope image below the sentiment. Adhere the card front to the white cardstock card base. 
Stamp the nurse image onto white cardstock. Add color to the image using Zig Clean Color Markers and a water brush. Once dry, fussy cut out the image and add it to the card front using foam squares.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

It’s Magic Hermione Card

 Welcome back to the Crackerbox Stamps blog. Their newest release is all about magic and the world of Harry Potter. I have watched and still watch the movies all the time.

I created this card with a magical or funky background to follow the theme.
I hope everyone enjoys this release! It's full of castles, dragons, and mystical creatures!!

Stamp Used:

August 3, 2022

Don't let the MUGGLES get you down!

Hello and welcome!!  This is Shanna with Caffeinated Craftiness!  I am here today with a MAGICAL red rubber project using the newest release from Crackerbox Stamps.  Their newest release is in honor of our (well, MY) favorite young wizard, Harry Potter!  Crackerbox Stamps has a wide selection of HP-inspired stamps, and all previously released ones are still on sale today!!

For today's cards, I am sharing a card that mixes the previously released Sorting hat and Books of Magic stamps with the new Don't Let the Muggles stamp. Be sure to read to the end for a fun bonus!

I started by heat embossing the Books of Magic and sorting hat on Copic-friendly paper using black embossing powder.  I colored them gently (it is said embossing can ruin Copic--but I am just careful when I feel I need to do this) and then fussy cut them out.  I did run a black marker around the side edge of the fussy cut images to keep the block outline complete--but this is optional in the grand scheme of things.  I rummaged through my gel print pile of scraps with the images set aside.  I came across an older print I had done on my Gel Press using acrylic paints, and I fell in love with the almost rustic/vintage vibe it happened to have and thought it would be perfect for my card.

I stamped and embossed the Don't Let the Muggles sentiment directly onto the gel print panel.  Next, I grabbed a Kraft card base and metallic copper wash tape.  I knew I wanted the washi tape to add some *magical* sparkle but felt it somewhat blended in.  I rummaged for a scrap of black that was long enough to work to border the gel press panel but couldn't find one...but that didn't stop me!  I grabbed a piece of white cardstock scrap and a black Copic marker and made my own black cardstock!  I only wanted a thin part showing, so this technique worked out perfectly without me having to cut into a full sheet of black cardstock for what amounted to a 1/4" strip.  I layered the black strips on each side of my gel print panel and then added the washi tape to the card base on each side. Lastly, my fussy-cut images were stacked and mounted to the gel press panel using foam tape for some dimensions.  I absolutely am in love with the final product!!

Are you a Harry Potter fan??  I have more cards to show you with these fabulous stamps, so stay tuned!!

For now, here is a little bonus card featuring many of the smaller icon stamps in this collection---perfect for a quick card, with ZERO coloring involved! I absolutely HAD to make a birthday card since the celebration is in honor of Harry's birthday, after all!

Here are the stamps used in today's cards:

First Magical Card

Sorting hat
Books of Magic
Don't Let the Muggles

BONUS Birthday Card

HP Initials
Glasses and Lightning Bolt, Set of 3
Hogwarts Wax Seal
Letter of Hogwarts
Owl Post Words
My Sweet Friend

See you all again soon!

August 2, 2022

Harry Potter Stamps by Martha Lucia

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share two of my cards created with the new Harry Potter stamps.

My first card is a card created with tons of dimension. First, I created the card base using white smooth cardstock. Then, I embossed a second layer with a 3D embossing folder and inked some of the raised parts with White Pigment ink.

In a separate piece of cardstock, I stamped the Glasses included on the set Glasses & Lightening Bolt using VersaMark Ink. I let the ink dry naturally before continuing with the process. Then, I stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne two of the stamps recently released. I used the Owl With Scroll and the sentiment Don't Let The Muggles. I covered the stamped images with clear embossing powder and melted it with the heat tool. 

As a final touch, I colored the Owl with Scroll image with colored pencils, resized the layer, and mat it with colored cardstock.

More Magic Cards

My next card is a clean and simple design. I didn't want to compete with the magic of these fantastic images.

First, I inked the top of a layer created with white smooth cardstock using distress ink. I let the ink dry naturally before stamping the Castle of Hogwarts. Then, I stamped the sentiment Way to Go to complete the design.

Thanks for stopping by, and if you want to see all the details about the products I used to create today's card, you can find them HERE in my STAMPARTPAPEL BLOG.


July 31, 2022

Dobby Loves Socks Harry Potter Card

Hello Stamper friends, Vicky here today. We are celebrating Harry Potter's Birthday!
To celebrate, we have a New Release of Harry Potter stamps, and all of the stamps in the Harry Potter category are on sale!
On this card, I used a couple of new stamps,
Or, you can get Dobby & Sock Saying as a set and save some money!
I did a pretty simple card. But I cut apart the saying, and it's like having 3 stamps in 1.
You can use just the saying without the sock, just the sock, or saying and sock.
I used the sock for the background and embossed them.

I notched it, so it was easy to put back together to make 1 stamp again.
It was really easy to stamp after I put " I like You Like Socks " back together.
No coupon is needed; the sale price will be in your cart.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!