IrRESISTible Mehndi

A Taste of India Blog Hop

Welcome to A Taste of India Blog Hop featuring new stamps from Sheena Douglass. The hop starts on the Crafter’s Companion Blog. You should have arrived here from Kendra Wienstock’s Blog.


I’m Allie Gower and you are here at My Card Party! Today I’m featuring a project using the Sheena Douglass‘ Henna Mango set from the new line of A Taste of India stamps from Crafter’s Companion.

H E N N A   M A N G O

IrRESISTible Mehndi

 I N S T R U C T I O N S

  1. Stamp image with Tuxedo Black using Rock-a-Block and color with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Marker Pens (colors listed below).
  2. Add Mendhi styled leaf background using a mask made with Mehndi Corner Design file from Loni Harris for the Silhouette Online Store. Apply Tsukineko’s Memento Luxe Peanut Brittle Ink with a Stipple brush. Remove the mask and stipple more ink.
  3. Use Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils from the Essentials Set to add some more depth to the masked portions (022) and the leaves (058). Blend with Odorless Mineral Spirits and Spectrum Noir Paper Stumps.
  4. Spritz some Copper irRESISTible Texture Spray. Paint some of the Spray on the flower and the edges of the stamped mat.
  5. After irRESISTible Texture Spray dries, add the rhinestones and mount the Henna Mango image on an aqua blue card base.

Crafter’s Companion Supplies

Additional Supplies

  • 100% Pure Odorless Mineral Spirits
  • Mask created using Mehndi Corner Design designed by Loni Harris for the Silhouette Online Store.
  • Pink Rhinestones (Want2Scrap)
  • Colored Cardstock – American Crafts

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Next, you’ll head to Chrissie Tobias’ Blog.

Here is a list of ALL the Blog Hop Participants … You won’t want to miss a single project!


  • DT Blogs – 6 prizes will be given out to 6 different randomly selected blog comments from all of the Designers’ blogs. We will award the sets when the winners are announced.
  • CC US blog – 2 sets from this release to 2 different randomly selected CC US blog comments, winner’s choice.
  • Participants may add comments to any of the blog hop posts from Thursday, April 17th – Monday, April 21st until 11pm (ET)/8pm (PT).
  • Winners will be selected on Tuesday and announced on the CC US Blog on Wednesday, April 22nd.
  • Winners must send an email to claim their prize (information will be provided when the winners are announced)
Marching Elephants

Crafter’s Companion: Jewel of India

Marching Elephants


Let’s start at the beginning.

I used half of a chipboard album cover. I covered it with some bright yellow cardstock and applied some Goosebumps Shimmer Texture and then distressed it with new StazON Midi Inks and irRESISTibles. I lined the back with some aqua paper.

I colored the elephant from Sheena’s NEW Taste of India stamp set called MARCHING ELEPHANTS with Spectrum Noir markers. I added some accents to the elephant with white paint and a tiny pin.

I added a title with a background mat that I created in the Designer Edition of the Silhouette Software. I embellished this with flowers, ribbon, wire, twine and hemp and added some rhinestones along the bottom.

Crafter’s Companion Supplies – Jewel of India

Sheena Stamps > Taste of India > Marching Elephants

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG4, BG1, BG2, BG3, PP1, BP2, BP3, LV2, TB5, EB1, EB2, TB4, CG3, CT3, OR3

Additional Supplies

Ink: Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko StazOn Midi in Ganache and Claret, Love Letters irRESISTibles, Goosebumps Shimmer Texture

Paint: DecoArt

Cardstock, Flowers, Bling, Twine, Hemp, Adhesive


Sheena’s A Taste of India



So I’ve had a little taste of India, and it’s MARVELOUS. This wonderful line of stamps will be released tomorrow! (April 17, 2014)

I stamped the Indian Arches image in black and colored with Spectrum Noir Markers. I added some inky highlights with Radiant Neon Electric Orange and Electric Pink inks, and even sponged on some Delicata Golden Glitz. The picture doesn’t capture it, but it does have a little bit of sparkle. I was going for a colorful evening sunset photograph kind of look.

I added the India title. I used my Silhouette Cameo to create the title, I fashioned it after a movie title. I love Bollywood movies! They are colorful, fun, and family friendly.

Crafter’s Companion Supplies

  • Sheena > A Taste of India > Indian Arches
  • Spectrum Noir (GG1, EB1, IG1, EB2, PP1, PP2, BT1, IG2)
  • Ink – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Delicata Golden Glitz, Radiant Neon Electric Orange, Electric Pink

Additional Supplies – Cardstock and Adhesive

Imagine Crafts: Sneak Peek Kaleidacolor GO GO GO

go go go collage


Stop by the Imagine Crafts Blog today to see my GO GO GO Card using Kaleidacolor inks.

Shopping is my cardio preview

Shopping is my CARDIO

Shopping is my CARDIO

Carrie Bradshaw, Sex in the City

Shopping is My Cardio

I welded the SHOP words with a pretty shopping girl from SVG Cuts.

The sentiment is written using the Silhouette with a pen holder.

Images and sentiments inked with Radiant Neon inks.


Girl Cutting File: SVG Cuts

Modified with Fonts: Champagne & Limousine, AMM Mighty

Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Lori Whitlock’s Summer Bliss)

Ink: Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko

Other – Flowers, Cardstock, Adhesive

This week, I’m linking my project up to Craft Frenzy Friday!

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Custom Cards, Party Decor, Banners, and Gift Boxes … Available Upon Request

May Pocket by Allie Gower for Samantha Walker

Samantha Walker APRIL Creative Team Hop

Hello! I’m Allie Gower and I am so excited to welcome you to the Samantha Walker APRIL Blog Hop! You are at My Card Party, and you should have arrived here from Guiseppa Gubler’s Blog.

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We have a fabulous giveaway for our hop.

This month you could win the 12×12 Giddy Up! Girl Collection from Carta Bella.



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You must comment by Sunday, 04/13 at 11:59pm MDT in order to be eligible for the free SVG/Silhouette file as well as the prize…which will be the 12×12 Giddy Up! Girl Collection from Carta Bella.

The theme this month is SPRING. I made a May Pocket to hold some candies using the doily and the larger flowers.

May Pocket by Allie Gower for Samantha Walker

I started my project by making the flowers. I took the two larger flowers and duplicated them four times, reducing each set by 95%.

My Pocket sizing and duplicating flowers

May Pocket Flowers

I snipped some of the petals and then overlapped the petals to create a 3d bloom.

May Pocket revise flowers

Depending on how many petals you snip, you get a taller bloom.

May Pocket flowers glued

Once all my flowers were glued and dry, I inked them, layered two and added a pearl in the center.

I then moved on to making my pocket.

May Pocket create the pocket

I deleted the center line on the main doily. I made the other lines solid, then outlined them using the offset function. Select all, then modify and choose subtract – this will cut out the portion you need. 
May Pocket Creating the Front mat
I removed the parts I would not be using, and offset, creating a smaller piece to nest on the pocket.

May Pocket front mat


Fold in on the outer lines, and out on the center line to create the pocket.

Adhere the mat. Add the flowers.

Stuff with treats!

May Pocket by Allie Gower for Samantha Walker

Supplies – Samantha’s FREE Flower Cutting File, Cardstock, Pearls, Adhesive

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This will only go out to those who sign up for the newsletter by Sunday night (04/13/2014). After that, you can find the design in the Silhouette store. I know I can’t wait to play with it!

So don’t stop here!!! There’s more to see.

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Thanks for joining me today. If you have any questions at all, please leave a comment, and I’ll be happy to answer them.



UPDATE: A Winner from our Blog Hop has been chosen. Congratulations to Kimmie Kimnamsoon.


Easter Rocher Treat Box

I LOVE MY SILHOUETTE: Easter Rocher Treat Box

Easter Rocher Treat Box


Supplies for Easter Rocher Treat Box

  • Cardstock
  • Stamps by Becky Schultea
  • Twine
  • Pearls (Want2Scrap)
  • Crafter’s Companion Petite Dots Embossing Folder
  • K & Company Stickers

This is a FREE FILE that I designed using Silhouette Studio software. If you would like the Studio File, just leave me a comment and I’ll be happy to e-mail it to you.

Some Bunny Loves Crate Paper

Speedy Scrappers: Some Bunny Loves You

Some Bunny Loves Crate Paper Mini Card

Some Bunny Loves Crate Paper

Some Bunny Loves Crate Paper Purse

Some Bunny Loves Crate Paper getting started

Some Bunny Loves Crate Paper BTS



  1. Die cut 3d Bunny Purse Box pieces. Cut a second white bunny with outline for mini card.
  2. Color frame and outer edge of papers to match. I used a BT4 Spectrum Noir marker.
  3. To create the handle, string beads onto wire. Crimp wire at ends and insert into holes on sides of purse.
  4. Stamp sentiments as shown. The pennant is just a strip of paper with the edge pinked.
  5. Embellish with glitter and flowers.

Supplies Used for Some Bunny Loves You Gift Set:

  • Crate Paper – Little Bo Peep “Sophia”
  • White Cardstock
  • Stamps, Crystal Stickles
  • Spectrum Noir Markers
  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Dye Ink (Bamboo Leaves)
  • Adhesive (Hot Glue, Art Glitter Dries Clear and ThermoWeb iCraft Tape)
  • Wire (Hardware Store), Beads (Thrift Shop)
  • Flowers (Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts)
  • 3d Bunny Purse Box Digital Cutting File (Lori Whitlock)

(Tools – Scissors, Score Board, Trimmer, Silhouette Cameo, Acrylic Block, Wire Cutter, Beading Pliers, Hot Glue)

Designed for Speedy Scrappers

See more fun projects at the Speedy Scrappers blog, Speedy Scrappers is a delightful scrapbook store in Troy, Illinois.


This Purse has Moxxie embellishment

Speedy Scrappers: Easter Purse Card

This Purse Has Moxxie by Allie Gower for Speedy Scrappers

Purse Has Moxxie how to close it

This Purse has Moxxie interior



  1. Die cut pieces and ink edges.
  2. Assemble card and envelope.
  3. Embellish card and envelope with pearls.
  4. Tie together wire, jute and twine. Hot glue to card.
  5. Add Moxxie bunny, sticker and flowers, rhinestones.
  6. Add die cut sentiment to interior.

Supplies Used for Easter Purse Card:

Moxxie “Spring has Sprung” Paper, Stickers and Die Cuts
Pink Cardstock
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Dye Ink (Toffee Crunch and Teal Zeal)
Adhesive (Hot Glue, ThermoWeb iCraft Tape)
Jute, Twine, Floral Wire (Craft Supply)
Flowers (Prima, Wild Orchid)
Rhinestones (Want2Scrap)
Digital Cutting File: Purse Card/Envelope Set Round - Samantha Walker
(Tools – Scissors, Trimmer, Wire Cutter, Hot Glue Gun)

Designed for Speedy Scrappers

See more fun projects at the Speedy Scrappers blog, Speedy Scrappers is a delightful scrapbook store in Troy, Illinois.
sheen flowers ccusa

Sheena’s A Little Bit Sketchy EZMount Stamp Set – Bloomin’ Beautiful

sheen flowers ccusa


I stamped the flower and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers and added a button and bow in the center.

For the background, I colored a piece of cardstock to match and then used a handmade stencil to add a border and spotted pattern that I inked with Radiant Neon Electric Coral inks and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.

I just love these new blooms Sheena has created. They are so bold and beautiful.



Sheena’s A Little Bit Sketchy EZMount Stamp Set – Bloomin’ Beautiful

Spectrum Noir Markers – CR3, CR5

Clear Embossing Powder, Radiant Neon Electric Coral Ink


Cardstock, Twine, Button, Adhesive

DIGITAL CUTTING FILE:  MCP Spotted Card  (Silhouette Studio file available at no charge, just leave a comment)