DeNami Designs: Summertime Fun!

Elizabeth here with another project! It’s hot here in Cincinnati and I thought it would be awesome to be by the pool with a nice drink so I’m using that for inspiration this week! It’s always more fun hanging out by the pool with a cool drink and some friends!

To create my card, I created the background using the Stitched Border and Happy Cocktails set. For the stitched border, I used Lawn Fawn Carrot and Jalapeño dye ink. For the cocktails I used Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink and colored them with some bright Copic colors (see supplies listed below for the colors used). The owl is the new Medium Chillin’ Owl with the new You Make Life More Fun stamp. Both of these are stamped in Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink and colored in with Copic markers. I die cut it with Simon Says Stamp stitched circle die and then with Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die to keep the stitching all the way around. I also used the stitched rectangle die on the background piece. I made an A2 card base from some yellow cardstock and adhered everything with Tombow tape runner. I hope that this card inspires you to create some summer themed cards using the new stamps! Until next time!




DeNami Design: Get Well Owl Card

Hi Everyone! Elizabeth here with another card for DeNami Designs. For todays card I decided to use the same layout and main image stamp to create a get well card but using different technique. This will show you how you can take a card that you have made before and completely change the look by using a a different technique. The original card is from June 1, 2016 and was the Outdoor Adventures theme. When I made that card it was intended to be a friendship card. When I looked at the card I thought that it would be good get well card by changing the sentiment and I would do more stamping on this card.

This is the original card:


This is the new card:


To create the new card I stamped the Medium Owl with Flower and Happy Sunshine with Simon Say Stamp Intense Black Ink on smooth white cardstock. Next, I colored in these images using Copic markers (see supplies list below of colors). Also, stamped the Under the Weather in black ink after I colored my owl and sun. Next, I grabbed 2 different green dye inks and used the grass stamp from the Flower Patch set to stamp the grass under the owl. I started with the darker green first and then filled in with the lighter green. The panel was cut out with a stitched rectangle die and then I trimmed down the cloud pattern paper with my paper trimmer. I adhered these to my card base using my tape runner. on the inside of the card, I stamped Get Well Soon in black ink and the Medium Owl with Flower in a grey dye ink. To add some sparkle to the card I coated the sun with a clear sparkle pen. It is hard to see in the pictures, but I promise that it’s there! I hope you enjoyed my remake of a card and that you get through your cards and think “how can I remake this card?” Until next time!


DeNami Design: Coffee Gift Card Box

Hi Everyone! Elizabeth here with another post for DeNami Designs. I know a lot of coffee drinkers but personally I’m not one of them. I don’t like coffee at all. So I struggle with what to get coffee loving friends and family. Then I figured out that there is no better gift than a gift card to their favorite coffee shop and for most of my friends and family that is Starbucks. I used Starbucks colors as the inspiration for making a gift card box.


This project is very easy and fast to make, so you can make lots of them for birthdays, holidays and even parties! First I made the gift card box using the Lawn Fawn Pillow Box die. I chose a pattern paper that is white with green polka dots. Assembling the boxes easy! Just fold the 2 score lines that die creates for you and use tape runner or liquid glue on the tab. The ends of the box have flaps that you just fold in. One of the flaps has a notch and I do recommend folding that flap in first to get a clean look. Next, I stamps the Medium Happy-Cino on smooth white cardstock and colored it in with Copic markers. I kept the coloring simple by not doing any shading but if you want to, you can because the image is large enough. I used a scalloped circle punch to cut out the coffee and then adhered it with liquid glue. I hope that you enjoyed my project for today and that it inspires you to make some fun gift card boxes!


Flip-it Birthday Card Featuring Denami Designs Birthday Chickie Stamps!

Birthday cards can be so much fun to make! Todays project features printed card stock from Doodlebug Designs, stamps from Denami Design and a set of dies from Sizzix. There are a lot of companies that I love using when I make cards and these 3 are definitely among my favorites! One thing that I like about these companies in particular is how well their products work together, which you will see here and in future posts. When I start a project I always start with stamping and coloring my images first. I stamped all of my images on 110 lb white card stock from Michaels. I have a lot of scraps so I always try to use those first and these stamps are perfect for that. DSC04456 After stamping and coloring my images, I die cut all of the pieces needed for the card. This includes the stamped images that I have colored in. The Sizzix die set has 3 main dies that need to be cut out to assemble the card. You can choose the other pieces that you wish to use for the card. For my stamped images I chose to use one of the scalloped circles, as you can see in the picture above. I used my Sizzix Big Kick machine, but you can also use the Big Shot or the Vagabond, to die cut all the pieces. DSC04458 In the above picture you see the 3 main pieces needed to assemble the card which are cut from the 3 main dies in the Sizzix die set. It is easy to tell which 3 dies are the main dies, it is the 3 largest dies. In the picture below you can see the 3 pieces assembled together to make your base card. DSC04463 Before I put on the smaller pieces, I realized that I wanted to add a little sparkle and shine to the card. To do do this I used my Zig Wink of Stella marker in clear. This product is a brush marker that has a hint of glitter in the ink. I love this marker because it adds enough glitter to sparkle but the glitter will not come off. I used this on the ice cream, balloons, icing and heart on the 4 stamped images below. It is hard to see in picture but it is there. I promise! To add shine, I added Ranger Glossy Accents on to the balloons. I love how the Wink of Stella glitter looks with Glossy Accents on top of it! Again I promise it is there in the pictures! DSC04460 Now comes the fun part of putting it all together! I do recommend folding the score lines that the die made for you before you add the stamped images. With the panel side of your card facing up (as shown 2 pictures above) adhere the present, balloon and party hat to the center of the semi circles using your Scotch ATG Gun or other adhesive. Now flip over your card and adhere the chickies to the center of the semi circles using the foam square adhesive. Now all that is left to stamp the “happy birthday” sentiment on the larger balloon panel and to add the Doodlebug sprinkles to the corners. Your card is now ready to be given to one lucky person! DSC04467 DSC04472 I hope that you enjoyed this project and I look forward to sharing another project with you! Below is a list of the materials used for this project and links to purchase them.