Thursday, September 27, 2018

NEW Flutters Release Waving Hello! PLUS Challenge 242 Vibrant Colors!

NEW Flutters_
Wave hello to our NEW Flutters sets! Cat and dog lovers will enjoy our new Cats and Puppies Flutters! Add a fun interactive element to your holiday crafting with our Bat, Santa, and Reindeer Flutters! Each of these sets include clear stamps, matching dies, and some brads to get you started! Simply assemble your character and create a pull tab to connect with a bit of string! Watch our video to see these sets in action! To get a refresher on how to craft your own Flutter card, be sure to check out our tutorial as well! Find these sets and more at!
Cats Flutters Puppies Flutter  
Bat FlutterSanta Flutter    Reindeer Flutter  
Let's see what our friend Carol has created for today's tutorial!

Hello Ai Friends!

I have a super fun card today using the NEW Santa Flutter Set!  Santa is enjoying some play time in the snow with snowballs before his busy season begins!  Teehee! ;)

This card is bright, shiny and sparkly--just how a holiday card should be, I think!  

I foiled the background with some striped toner paper, red foil, and a laminator.  The bow is foiled by using some toner paper with the red foil.  I used my We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board to make the bow.

As you can see, this is a snow scene on top of a present!  I just used some white and red card stock to make the ribbon on the striped paper.  I die cut a tab from some scrap foiled paper to add to the top of the pull strip.  I used some twine from my stash in the tab and tied on some mini jingle bells.  I used Distress Collage Medium to attached the little white pom-poms to the bells and to the snowy hills.  It dries clear with a matte finish and doesn't show at all!

There are printed directions to follow on the back of the insert with the stamp set.  I wanted the pull strip to come from the top.  I am a very visual person and can follow pictures more easily than written instructions.   If you're that way too, here are a couple photos that may help you when you make your card.  Another tip:  One leg wasn't moving like it should.  I had pushed the brad down too tightly.  Bend the tabs down enough to hold, but you want it loose!


Isn't this Santa's face just so adorable?!!


Here is a close up to show the sparkle and shine!

I hope you will give one of the new Flutters a try!  They are so fun! Thank you for stopping by!  Happy stamping (and fluttering!)

Copics used:
E00, E30, R20, R22, R27, R29, R39
Spectrum Noir:
BGR1, BGR2, IG6, IG9, Black, Blender

Thanks, Carol! LOVE your cheery candy-stripe inspired card to kick off our NEW challenge!
That's right, it's time for a new challenge, which means a fresh start for you to win some Ai stamps! This challenge is all about vibrant colors, so bring on your favorite bright hues for your creation this week! Remember, challenges run for 2 weeks, and we pick one "Top Spot" winner and two "Honorable Mentions" to award stamps to!

Here are the Challenge Rules:
✻ Please make a new card or creation. You can make any crafty item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!
✻ The Ai Challenge is open to everyone, international submissions are welcome!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love by clicking and commenting your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by Wednesday, October 10 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

Before we go, let's recognize the winner's of last week's challenge "Circle Elements!"

Top Spot goes to...

Congrats, Heidi! We think your circle background is just so festive and cute, perfectly paired with our "Warm Wishes" snowman (which was exclusively available at Michael's last holiday season). Way to go creating such cheery colors and patterns with your circles! Email with your address to claim your prize pack!

Honorable Mentions go to...

Irene Rhodes!

Congrats, you two! Irene, your clean and simple circle easel card featuring Bingo Jean is just too cute! And Reetta, your masculine card looks awesome with circular frames for images and sentiments from our Ole Buck set (coming to soon, check your local stores in the meantime!) Email with your address and select the stamp set of your choice for a prize.

We hope y'all will join us again for our new Vibrant Color challenge! Happy Stamping!


Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Oh wow, I am very surprised to have been chosen as the Top Spot! Thank you!!! Congrats to the other winners, too!

I just love the red and white Santa card. I like the shimmer, and thanks for the tip about the ranger collage medium.

Will be sending my email now!

creatingincolors said...

That Santa Flutter set is over the top cute!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

LOVE these awesome designs!

Giftarts said...

loved the inspirations & also the Santa Flutter set... thanks for the opportunity to play along your latest challenge

Jil Lebel said...

Wow! Those foiled striped are vibrant! That tiny little snowball is so much fun! All of your details really put this card over the top.