Guest Designing for The Paper Nest Dolls

Hi, friends!  I’m so honored to be guest designing for The Paper Nest Dolls today.  Their digital stamps have the cutest kids around!  For my cards I used Hot Cocoa Avery and Avery with Hearts.  I printed both images onto Xpress-It Blending paper and colored them with Copics.

To create my snowy scene for Hot Cocoa Avery, I first inked up some Bristol Smooth paper with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink.  I flicked on some water droplets and blotted them up before adding drops of Perfect Pearls in Confetti White.  I let the background dry a bit and then finished drying it with my heat tool (I got impatient).  Once my background was dry, I trimmed it down and adhered it to a white card.

The sentiment is from Newton’s Nook Designs’ Cup of Cocoa set.  Using my MISTI, I first stamped it with brown ink and then with Versamark before clear heat-embossing it.  I die-cut a snowy hill with Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Hillside Borders and popped that up with foam tape.  After cutting out Avery, I adhered her to my scene using foam tape.  I added some highlights with a white gel pen, some Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Overlay, and a few sequins to finish the card.

For my second card, I again added some white highlights and Clear Sparkle Overlay to my colored image.  I adhered Avery with Hearts to a white card and got to work on my shaker element.

Using MFT Stamps’ Staggered Hearts stencil, I inked up some red cardstock with Festive Berries distress ink and then die-cut it with Lil’ Inker Designs’ Stitched Ovals dies.  I assembled my shaker, adding a mixture of sequins from my stash.

This sentiment, from Your Next Stamp’s What Not Sentiments Four, was the inspiration for the shaker.  Onto a banner die-cut with Craftin Desert Divas’ Flag Banner Dies, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear heat-embossed it.  I used some dimensional adhesive for the center of the banner and adhered the rest directly to the card.

Thanks for stopping by!  For more inspiration, be sure to check out the PND blog and Facebook page.


  1. Robyn Jordan | 14th Jan 18

    Ohh my goodness!!
    I love your coloring on both of your cards!!
    1st, the hot chocolate girl! is adorable <3
    Everything about that card is cuteness overload! I love how well the marshmallows pop!
    2nd… who doesn't love a pretty and fun shaker card?? No one LOL…
    Her apron, spilling over with love is so adorable <3 too cute 🙂
    I love your cards! So much fun to look at! TFS!! 🙂

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