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A Hidden Parrot Party!

Craftin Desert Divas full January release is now out and we have shared tons of great inspirations on how to use the new stamp sets!  I’m sharing my final pirate card of the release using the new Pirate Treasures stamp set.

Craftin Desert Divas product is perfect for pirate themes and these are the items I used:

CDD january release card 3 final up

To create the background I inked watercolor paper with frayed burlap and antique linen and die cut with the larger torn paper die.  I also die cut using the smaller torn paper die and inked with the same oxide inks.  I then stamped the parrots and skulls with a brown copic friendly ink and shaded with my copic markers.  I then stamped the sentiment in versafine black ink.

I positioned everything out to see where I wanted my parrot to pop out at and used the lawn fawn pull tab die to create the pop up parrot.  I stamped my images from Pirate Treasures stamp set, colored with copics, and fussy cut out.  I glued the parrot to the pull tab and pop dotted the smaller torn paper over him.  Next, I pop dotted the adorable monkey and girl pirate.  For some embellishments I added the gold sequins around the sentiment.

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Here is one more pic for you and thank you for swinging by, Candice

pirate treasures colored up

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Pirate Pals Pop Up

I hope you are enjoying the Craftin Desert Divas January release as much as I am!  I got to play with the two Pirate stamp sets, Pirate Pals and Pirate Treasures!  I’m sharing a pull tab card I created for this cute little pirate tiger that pops up from the boat!


The Craftin Desert Divas awesome product I used:

CDD january release card 2 pop up side final

I have fallen hard for interactive cards and can’t stop finding new ways to use them!  For this card I have the cute little tiger from the new Pirate Pals stamp set popping up from the ship!  This card reminds me of a kids imagination playing pirate!

I started the card with 110lb white card stock for the base and trimmed another sheet just a little bit smaller.  This will hide my pull tab.  I set those aside for a while.

To create the picture, I die cut the frame kraft card stock and die cut the waves and inked with broken china oxide ink.  The ship I cut using my cameo silhouette from kraft card stock and the port holes from black velvet and gold foil paper.  I then stamped the images from the Pirate Pals stamp set with memento ink, colored with copics, and fussy cut out.

I took the trimmed white card stock and masked around the size of the frame and created the clouds with fossilized amber oxide ink.

CDD january release card 2 pop up side final

To put it all together with the pull tab, I used the lawn fawn pull tab die on the cloud paper.  I glued the large wave down and added the niche for pulling the tiger up and adhered him to the tab.  I pop dotted the ship over the tiger with the flag and bottom wave and frame.

The sentiment I heat embossed in gold using versamark and trimmed.  For the final touches, I added the bottle and some clear nuvo drops.

I hope this inspires you to create your own pirate themed projects and share on Craftin Desert Divas Gallery on FB and check out the DT inspiration at CDD IG!

Thank you!


Here is one more picture of these cuties!

pirate pals colored

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Bamboo-zled with Love

Love is in the air this week at Craftin Desert Divas as the DT brings you our designs!  I absolutely love the pandas and the sentiments in the new Panda-Bilities stamp set!

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Valentine’s is my favorite holiday to makes card for, I think it’s because I love the pinks and reds with the black and greys!

To create this fun loving card I used CDD product:

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I love when a card just comes together and you love it!  This was quick and since the pandas don’t need too much coloring.

I started my card with a 110 white card stock base.  I inked watercolor paper with spun sugar & worn lipstick oxide inks and then splatter with a paint brush dipped in white paint and with shimmer spray.  While that dried, I did some die cutting.  I die cut the window pane from black glitter paper and some cheap white paper and layered.  I also, die cut a bunch of hearts from 110 lb white card stock.  I glued the pink paper down and layered the hearts on top.  The frame I glued down in the center.

Next, I stamped the pandas with memento ink, colored with copics, and fussy cut out.  I pop dotted them over the frame.  I then die cut the banner and heat embossed with white using versmark ink.  I pop dotted this going off of the card and trimmed the extra off with scissors.  For the embellishments, I added some heart sequins and white nuvo drops on the end of the banner.

Swing on in to the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery on FB and join us on CDD IG to see all the love we are sharing this week!

Thank you!


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Parrot Party

We are getting close to the end of our January release at Craftin Desert Divas, which means we are closer to them being available for you on the 1/16!  I am sharing this card I created using the Pirate Treasures stamp set, just the cutest!

CDD january release card 4

I used Craftin Desert Divas great product for this card:

CDD january release card 4 close up final

I love the color scheme of this card!  I started the card with 110 lb white card stock and then trimmed another piece to fit the width of the card.  I ran the top and bottom through the die cutting machine using the top of the window pane die.  I then taped the beach scene stencil near the top and inked with the different colors of oxide inks listed above.

Next, I die cut the waves on watercolor paper, inked with the blues and splattered with water and dabbed off.  I glued these under the sand and heat embossed the sentiment from Pirate Treasures stamp set in gold with versamark ink.  I die cut the banner from 110 lb black card stock and added the die cut hooray from gold foil paper on top.  I then pop dotted this going off of the card over the bottom of the waves.

Then I stamped the Pirate and Parrot from Pirate Treasures using memento ink, colored with copics, and fussy cut out.  I pop dotted them next to the banner and added clear nuvo drops around the sentiment.

Take a moment and see what the CDD design team has created for the January release so far here.

You can share your creations on the Craftin Desert Di as gallery on FB and follow CDD on IG.

Here’s one more pic of the Pirate Treasures stamp set all colored up:

Thanks, Candice

pirate treasures colored up

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Pirate Pals! Arrr!

We are on Day 2 at Craftin Desert Divas of January’s sneak peek release!  If you love cute adorable critters dressed up as Pirates, than this is the stamp set for you!  The new release will be available on 1/16!

CDD january release card 1 final

Craftin Desert Divas has a large selection of items to create lots of pirate themed projects!  I used these ones to create this card:

CDD january release card 1 inside flap card 1 final

I knew I wanted to create a treasure map for these pirate pals to hide behind, so I started with watercolor paper and inked with antique linenfrayed burlap, & gathered twigs.  I die cut the inked paper with the largest torn paper die, keeping the two pieces together.  Next, I took the stitched rectangle die and ran it part way through the die cutting machine to get my flip tab. I set this aside for a while.

I stamped all my images from Pirate Pals stamp set using memento ink, colored with copic markers, fussy cut out, and added detail with the white pen.

CDD january release card 1 up close final

On the inside, I inked the burst stencil with broken china ink on white cardstock and trimmed to fit behind the opening.  I added the pirate pals and lots of sequins in the treasure chest.  I then pop dotted this behind the treasure map and pop dotted on a trimmed black cardstock.

CDD january release card 1 final

To finish up the front, I added the stamped and colored images from Pirate Pals with pop dots, stamped the sentiment in versafine, and added the sending die cut from gold foil paper.  For the final touches, I drew dashed lines with a copic marker and added a few more gold sequins.

I hope you continue to follow our January release as the CDD design team share their amazing projects with you!

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I’ll leave you with the Pirate Pals all colored up! Thanks!


pirate pals colored