Saturday, March 27, 2021

Coffee Layout - Seriously Caffeinated Kit

Welcome Back! Today I'm participating in the Autoimmune Awareness Blog Hop on Instagram and I decided to do a layout of myself.

I don't love this picture but I wanted to work with the Seriously Caffeinated Kit from White Roe Crafts so I decided to use it anyways.

The White Rose Craft - Coffee Kit was just released and it is Beautiful! It's packed with Echo Park Coffee & Friends Collection. It is seriously fun!

Close Ups:

Items Used:

I hope you will give this easy layout a try and share with us at  White Rose Crafts Gallery. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Happy Birthday Layout Side 2 - Graphic 45

I'm still working on my husband's birthday from 2020 with the Graphic 45 Collection Pack 12"X12" - Kaleidoscope that I got from White Rose Crafts and I got to work.

I layered stars, circles, and banners to make it all come together on top of a White Cardstock and Oxide Ink. I finished the layout with some sticker dots. It came together really quick.

Close Ups:

In case you missed the other days layout, here it is again!

Items used in this project:

Check out these dies:

Check out these amazing Birthday dies that White Rose Crafts carry! Those would all look so awesome on scrapbook page.

I hope you will give this easy layout a try and share with us at  White Rose Crafts Gallery.  Products used on this layout are above.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

'Seriously Caffeinated' Five Fast Cards, Part III

Hey Friends. I am back with the third and final part to my three part series creating Five Fast Cards with White Rose Crafts 'Seriously Caffeinated' Cardmaking and Craft Kit. If you love coffee and cardmaking made simple, you will absolutely fall in love with this beautifully coordinated kit.

Make sure to hop on over to my video and let me know which of today's five fast cards.

Need to catch up in this series:

‘Seriously Caffeinated’ Unboxing Video

Seriously Caffeinated’ Five Fast Cards, Part I

'Seriously Caffeinated' Five Fast Cards, Part II

Make sure to let me know which card from today’s video is your favorite in the comments below. Until then happy crafting.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Coffee Lovers Hop

We are so excited to be a part of the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop!  

If you are new here, we are White Rose Crafts, and we specialize in International Crafting Supplies.  We have unique and hard to find stamps, stencils, papers, mediums and so much more from around the world without international shipping costs.  With over 4000 different products we have a little something for everyone!

This is always one of our favorite events of the years and we so excited to be offering a prize of one of our new Coffee themed Craft Kit.

The 'Seriously Caffeinated' Cardmaking and Craft Kit is shipping now and available for purchase, so you don't want to miss out on this one.

Our Designs Team is playing with the kit to show off how much fun and versatile the kit is for any crafter.

If you missed the unboxing of this kit, feel free to click here and catch up.

Not a Cardmaker, and more interested in Scrapbooking, Design Team Member Esther is showing off how easily this project translate into a full scrapbook layout.

You can find all the details here on her personal blog page.

Do you love coloring and showing off great stamps?  Design Team Member Laura has taken the included Picket Fence stamps set and colored it up using some watercolor markers. We just love how fresh and fun this card is!

Design Team Member Annie is shaking up the kit by turning her card into well, a shaker card.

Pop on over to see exactly how Annie created this stunning card.

Finally, Design Team Member EK has posted a new video creating Five Fast Cards (plus a bonus card) using the Kit.  Pop on over and share the love.

Make sure if you order your own kit that  you share with us what you create over on our Facebook Gallery Page.  We love seeing what you create.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Sleep to Dream Art Journal Page

 Hello! Alison Heikkila here. Today I have an art journal page to share that uses 2 Gel Press prints I made during my last FB Live for White Rose Crafts, as well as a number of products that are available in the White Rose Crafts Shop. If you'd like to check out the FB Live, please click HERE.

I wanted to use a few of my Gel Press prints with the Cosmos paper pad from Stamperia. I chose two that I thought coordinated well and I tore the edges.

I painted my background with some cool colored paints from DecoArt Media and Golden. You can't see it here, but I mixed some Interference Gold with the Turquoise to make it shimmery.

Next, I applied the 2 prints with Matte Medium. The stencil used on the print on the left is AALL & Create's #85 Abundance Stencil. The one on the right uses Studio Light's Cogs & Gears.

This is the point where I start to play. I've gotten my background painted and the large, focal images down, so now it's time to choose smaller images and to add additional colors. I picked 2 tags from the Cosmos pad and I cut them out. I even used the excess paper that was around the tags and added them here and there on the spread. I added some bright colors that didn't quite work, but added a nice punch of as I progressed through the process, I dulled those colors down and worked other mediums on top of them.

I decided I needed some texture, so I took out Stamperia's Pasta Scultura, mixed with Prussian Blue acrylic paint and added it to the AALL & Create Spiral Checked Stencil. I added parts of this stencil to 3 areas on this layout, and I scraped up any excess and simply added it to the edges with my palette knife.I added more paint (using assorted brushes and my fingers), plus some clear embossing powder here and there for shine. I also added the Lotza Trianglz stencil here and there.

Here is the completed left side. You can see the shine on top from the embossing powder. I love all the texture and the various colors. The gel print seems to have completely blended into the background that it doesn't even look like I added it on top of the pages.

I wasn't sure what I was going to journal on this page when I started...but towards the end of the process the song "Sleep to Dream" by Fiona Apple popped into my head and I thought it was perfect. I wrote part of the chorus on the right page.

Here is the finished spread. There's so much to look at and lots of cool layers. I may add a bit more embossing powder, but i haven't decided yet. I'm really happy with how it turned out. I hope you’ll visit White Rose Crafts because they have so many cool products that can be used on art journal pages like this. And, hang out with us in the White Rose Crafts Gallery on FB! Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

"Seriously Caffeinated" Cardmaking and Craft Kit Unboxing

I am back with another unboxing today. White Rose Crafts is releasing their "Seriously Caffeinated" Cardmaking and Craft Kit for pre-sale today (March 17th) and it officially go on sale Friday March 19th.

The "Seriously Caffeinated", coffee-fueled kit is full of all the sense of connection and fun we get from hanging out for coffee with friends. Carefully curated by White Rose Crafts, it brings together amazing stamps and stencils from Picket Fence Studios, fun papers, stickers and ephemera from the Echo Park "Coffee With Friends" collection, "wild card" additions like the Creative Embellishments "Coffee Because..." laser-cut chipboard embellishment set, and stash-builders like ink, card frames with matching envelopes, and adhesive gems. Everything you need for your coffee-themed makes in one glorious bundle _ AND you save 25% on retail prices!!!

Pop on over to get a full look at each product and let me know what you are most excited to play with.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Nuvo Creative Pens

Did you catch my Facebook LIVE last night with White Rose Crafts? If you missed the hour of listening to me ramble techniques about Nuvo Creative Pens, you can catch up either on my Youtube account where the live has been loaded, or over on White Rose Crafts Facebook page.

During the live, I told everyone that I would post my sample cheat sheets today so anyone who wanted to see my notes could easily digest them. So the following four graphics are my personal cheat sheets with my collection of Nuvo markers.

The above image is all 21 of the blending groups of Nuvo markers that I own. Currently, White Rose Crafts sells 20 out of the 21. The only blending group WRC does not have is the cookies and cream trio.

This image is of my numeric cheat sheet, showing all the colors in (almost) numeric order. I like to see that the rising numbers do not necessarily mean that the color is darker. I also think of the markers by their number instead of their name.

This chart is my comparison chart with my copic markers, showing how close each of the nuvo is to the copic, and yes I do use the markers interchangeably.

Finally, here is my list of custom blends that I really like using the nuvos. These markers do not come together, but still blend beautifully away from their natural pair.

Let me know in the comments below which blending group you would want to play with most. Until then, happy crafting.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Exploring Nuvo Creative Markers

Hey everyone! I want to invite you over to White Rose Crafts Facebook page tonight, March 9th at 7pm EST. I will be going live and exploring Nuvo Creative Markers and sharing some coloring techniques with them and how they compare and contrast to copics.

One of the samples I will be coloring up is this Woodware UK's Happy Easter stamp set. I have colored both of these samples with both copics and Nuvo Creative Markers. Can you tell which is which?

This is the sample colored in Nuvo Creative Markers. I have also used LemonCraft Daydream paper pack to finish the card as well as Kaisercraft Sympathy Words. (The copic card also used LemonCraft Daydream paper pack, but it uses Technique Tuesday's You Did It stamp set.)

                                      Copics are on the right, Nuvo on the Left.

You have to let me know which of the two is your favorite in the comments below.

Another one of the sample I will be coloring up tonight is AALL & Create's Squeaky Friends stamp set. I will be sharing how to not only color the images, but how to create atmosphere and grass.

To create this duo of colored cards, I used the Wild Rose Studio Antique Library paper pack and sentiments from the Squeaky Friends stamp set.

                          Nuvo Markers are on the Left, Copic on the Right

Again, let me know which of the two is your favorite in the comments below.

Make sure you tune in tonight to the LIVE, because these are only a sample of the images I have pulled to color. Looking forward to seeing and interacting you you tonight. Until then, happy crafting.

Sunday, March 7, 2021


Hey Friends! Trying something a little different today, using great paper to do all the work in a couple of cards! I pulled out the 13@rts Victoriana paper pack from White Rose Crafts.


For my first card, I pulled out a piece of ASPIRE Petallics Autumn Hay cardstock. I trimmed it up to 4.25x5.5 inches. Then using some dies from my stash, I created a smaller square and an oval, from the inside of the trimmed cardstock, mainly because I didn't want to 'waste' paper. I also trimmed a strip of another piece.

I trimmed up two pieces of the Victoriana paper pack to fit just inside the petallics cardstock.

Using double sided adhesive, I layered the cardstock and the printed paper. I had to trim the cardstock oval down by hand to fit the paper the way I wanted, but loved how the haystack looked under the printed paper.

Using the Technique Tuesday You Did It stamp set to add a sentiment to the hand trimmed banner.

I finished the card with a few drops of Nuvo Crystal drops in Dark Walnut.

I love how this one came out, and how the Autumn Hay cardstock brings out the warm tones in both of the Victoriana papers.


For card two I repeated similar steps, but used ASPIRE Petallics Wine Cup cardstock.

I pulled out two different papers from the Victoriana paper pack and trimmed three ephemera pieces from the paper pack.

I had planned to simply lay the banner trimmed paper over the dark red paper, but felt it got lost. So I pulled out a piece of Pearl card stock and trimmed it up and placed it under the banner.

I also ended up pulling up a third piece of printed paper from the pack, and laid it on top of the strip of paper.

I added the oval cardstock and the hand trimmed ephemeral to the card. The ephemera was added with three dimensional squares.

I added a sentiment from the Technique Tuesday You Did It stamp set and finished the card with some Nuvo Vintage Drops in Earl Grey.

I love how this one came out too, even though it is much more moody and dark.

Let me know which of the two is your favorite in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.