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Concord & 9th Aloha Fill-In Patterned Paper

Hello everyone!  I am here today to feature a new product from Concord & 9th called the Aloha Fill-In Patterned Paper.  This is a rather unique product in the stamping market although Concord & 9th previously released this style of a product one other time.  It was a Fill-In Floral Paper and is used the same way as this set. The dual sided paper comes with two stencils and all you need to do is line them up with the blank openings on the paper and color them in with your preferred method of inking something up.  For the card I created here, I used a Stencil Brush but you could also use a Mini Ink Blending Tool from Ranger.  The papers come in the grey scale patterns plus a little or a lot of green,  and you can add whatever color you like. Because these particular greys are neutral, you can use any color you want.  You also have a choice of using just one of the stencils or both depending on how much detail you wish to have on you blooms.  These papers are so nice and with a …

Heartfelt Creations - Classic Wedding Card Kit

Hannah, here! Today I come to you with three cards made from the Classic Wedding Card Kit from Heartfelt Creations!

I was asked, by Princy, to create the 3 cards that this kit makes. I was immediately excited and nervous. I was excited because of the flowers! This was an opportunity to learn something new! I was nervous because these cards intimidated the heck out of me! I was nervous that they would be complicated and require skills that maybe I didn't have.

When I opened the package I was delighted by how it was prepared. There were three enclosed clear envelopes, each one contained the bulk of what its specific card would make. Additionally, there were extra papers supplied, as well as glitter and such. The only things I needed to supply were ink, adhesive, tools, patience, and love!

It turns out that the first card I created was also the most complicated. The "Congratulations" card contained more design elements to deal with than the following two, but it was surpri…

Concord & 9th - Many Mandalas

It's Tuesday so that means I am up on the Kraftgali Blog today! I'm featuring the Many Mandalas Stamp Set from Concord & 9th and I also used the coordinating dies. The newest Concord & 9th Release is also available in the Kraftgali Store.

My husband and I have a very special wedding coming up next month for our niece, so I've been playing with lots of ideas for their wedding card to go with their gift. This card is a distinct possibility with its shimmery mandalas although I would create one using her wedding colors.

To begin with I stamped each of the Mandalas onto Heavy White Cardstock in Versamark and heat embossed with Antique Gold Embossing Powder.  I used my MISTI tool for this so that if I missed any parts of the mandala I could stamp it again in the same position. Next I used a Mini Ink Blending Tool (with Clean Foam) to apply Brilliance Pearlescent Pigment Ink in Jade and Purple to the mandalas. Since I didn't want there to be a white edge, when I die …

Paper Smooches Cross Stitch Die

Greetings, Friends! I am Hannah Rubenstahl from Fanciful Spaces and it is my pleasure to be on the Design Team for Kraftgali. Having once owned a small business I do my best to try and support such businesses whenever possible, and being on Kraftgali's design team is an amazing opportunity to support such a business! Princy, who owns Kraftgali is simply amazing and I LOVE being on her team!

Princy and I were very excited to have me work on the Cross Stitch die from Paper Smooches. I had been wanting to incorporate a cross stitch element in some of my cards for several months now. Until recently I was unaware of a die that would help make this easy, I had intended to utilize my paper piercing tool. The magnitude of that project is one reason why I hadn't tried to do so yet. This die from Paper Smooches made this project incredibly easy!

If you had a childhood even remotely like mine, you have many memories of an Aunt or Grandma teaching you how to cross stitch. Hours of my lif…

Altenew's Enchanted Iris

Hello everyone!  I'm Vicki Finger from Twinkling Paper Studio and I am here today sharing my first post as a Design Team Member for is a small start-up company based in the Metropolitan Seattle area. Kraftgali is just getting started but already carries one of my favorite brands, Altenew!  Today, I am using the Enchanted Iris Stamp Set.

For today's card, I arranged the images on a piece of Canson Bristol Watercolor Paper and then slipped it into my MISTI with the stamps still in place, then closed the door to picked them up. I use the Canson Bristol 99% of the time because it has a smooth surface and is easy to stamp on even if you don't have the MISTI tool.  The color also easily glides across the surface because of the smoothness. For the type of watercoloring I am doing, this paper is perfect.  If I was doing more traditional watercolor, I would use a heavier watercolor paper.

Next, I stamped the images in Versamark and heat set them with Ra…

Introducing New Design Team Members

Hello, Everyone!
Today we have an EXCITING news to share with you! We have added two new designers to our growing Design Team! Please join us in welcoming the amazingly talented designers:

I’m Vicki Finger — a wife, mom and Mimi to 12 grandkids. I am also Puppy Mom to Holly Noelle and Reese Mackenna, my two little Yorkies.  My hubby and I have been married for 33 years. I started out as a scrapbooker and Creative Memories Consultant in 1997. I dabbled in card making very occasionally until May of 2015. Once I started my blog, Twinkling Paper Studio, on August 1st of 2015, I was “All In”. I give a lot of “how to” information on my blog so that you can try to recreate a similar project if you like. My style is Classic and Elegant and usually pretty clean as well.  I hope I can inspire you in some way when you are creating.

Hannah Rubenstahl, crafter at Fanciful Spaces, is mother to a lovely 5-year-old girl and wife to an amazingly supportive husband. She is a life-long crafter who has rece…

Guest Post By Ricky (Bromero Cards)

Hi, everyone!

This week I am making a card that you would send to your best friend! We all have that one person we have an inside joke with and this card would be perfect for that.  Make sure you head over to to see some amazing offers they have.

Please head over to my BromeroCards YouTube page to see how I made it!


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