Thursday, September 26, 2019

NEW Critter Cubbies for Holiday and Everyday! PLUS, Challenge Challenge 267 Make It Sparkle!

Critter Cubbies
Hello, Ai Fans!

Peek-a-boo with the cutest images around - our new Critter Cubbies are now available! These unique stamp and die sets have a full die for the cubby image, including doors and openings for your adorable stamp and die pals in the set! The Autumn Owl Cubbies feature stacked pumpkin house with owls hooting hello and a witch hat to accessorize! For Christmas, you will fall in love with our Gingerbread Cubbies full of gumdrops, candy canes, and lollipops along with our playful cookie crew! Say "hay there" with our Barnyard Animal Cubbies full of chicks, a duck, a lamb, a pig, and a rooster crowing on the roof! Send some sweet wishes any time of year with our Happy Mailbox Cubbies. The carrier bird will help deliver all the envelopes, love notes, presents, and scrolls included! Find all four of our new favorite sets at!

Autumn Owl CubbiesGingerbread Cubbeis
Barnyard Animals CubbiesHappy Mailbox Cubbies   

Let's take a look at what Carol has created to inspire your Cubbies creations!

Hello Ai Fans!  I'm so happy to be sharing this card using the adorable new Gingerbread Cubbies!  I certainly had fun making it sparkle and shine for this challenge!

As I've said before, these set are so fun and easy to use!  You get all of the coordinating dies to cut out the house and all of the other pieces.  There are six gumdrop dies so you can die cut several at once to save some time.  The die for the house cuts all of the little openings including the door and windows that are interactive.

I stamped everything with Copic safe ink onto some Neenah 80# cardstock and colored them with the Copic markers listed below.  I then die cut them with the coordinating dies.  I like to add foam tape to the back of the house--I think it makes it easier to add the pieces in the openings, and I like the dimension it adds too!  I also one of the Rectangle A2 Double Stitched dies to die cut some white glitter paper.  I added the layers to a top-folding A2 card base.

Now it's time to have fun and place the images all around.  I though it was funny to have the two gingerbread people sliding down the snowy roof!  Haha!  I stamped the sentiment, die cut it with a Tag Stitched die and added a brad from my stash to it.  I popped it up with some thin foam tape.  Once everything was adhered, I added some sparkle and shine with a clear sparkle pen and some clear glaze to various images.

All of these Cubbies are so fun and you can create your scene any way you like!  Thank you for stopping by, and I can't wait to see your card entered into the Make It Sparkle challenge!

Copic markers:
B24,  B26 B28, C0, C1, C2, C3, C5,
BV0000, BV11, BV31, E13, E31, E33, E35, E37,
R22, R24, R29, R59, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y21,
YG01, YG13, YG17, YG23, YG25, V12, V15, V17

Thanks, Carol! Love the sparkle on your Gingerbread Cubby house! Let's take a look at our NEW Challenge!
That's right, this challenge we want to see some sparkle on your cards! There are so many fun ways to add a bit of shine! Embossing powder, glitter, glitter spray and brushes, foil, and so much more! Let's see a twinkle on your cards this challenge!

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 the deadline to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Before we go, let's take a look at the winners from last week's challenge!

Top spot goes to...

Ca Sem!

Congrats! We love how you created your own Circlet TryFold card with watercolor stamps! Email with your address to claim your prize pack!

Honorable Mentions go to...



Congrats, you two! G.W, your Lighthouse Circlet card is beautiful and we love the interactive element you added with third panel revealed! So lovely! And Reetta, your Girlfriend Christmas is perfectly framed in a snowy circle, and the dimension you added with layers and foam is a beautiful detail! Way to go! Email with your address and select a stamp set as your choice for a prize!

We had SO many amazing entries, thank you!! Join us again for another chance to win in our Make It Sparkle challenge, we can't wait to see your cards!

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Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

You hit a home run with this new series of stamps! Love them all!

Bunny said...

These are so cute I could take a bite out of them. Yummy stamps. [Bunny]``