Guest Designer Natalie – Part 3 + Exciting news!

Hi Peeps – this is Maria popping in to share some ultra fun and exciting news!
I am such a big fan of Natalie, and her projects this month, just knocked me of my chair – so I invited her to be a part of the Dream Team and guess what! She said yes! Please welcome Natalie to the team and show her some love 🙂

Hello friends, it’s Natalie here from One Scrappy Doctor and I am back one last time to share some inspiration with you as a Guest Designer, from some older-release (but still very classic) Krumspring stamps!

The Tou-Can Do It stamp set has been calling my name ever since I first laid eyes on it. I love that crazy little toucan image and the punny sentiment that goes with it. It even made my daughters giggle when they saw it!

I wanted fairly traditional colouring for my bird so I went through Google to find out what that might be, and then painted him with Glimermist to give it the saturated colour (and subtle shimmer) that he needed.

For the background I chose the solid leaf stamp from the set and used a double-inking watercolour effect with a couple of shades of green dye ink to create a pattern. And because it’s been way too long since I created a shaker card I knew that’s the direction I wanted to go with this one. I picked sequins that matched the same colours as the toucan and poured lots and lots into the pocket I made so that it would be really full!

The last card I have to share with you today is made with the Star Power stamp set. I really wanted to try my hand at creating a galaxy effect, and I used my Twinkling H2O’s to paint it. I think I might have overdone it with the ‘galaxy’ part, and should have gone a bit stronger with the black background, but anyway, you should see the shimmer on this – it’s quite incredible and really lovely in real life!

I want to thank Maria for inviting me to be a Guest Designer at Krumspring for this month because I really love creating with these fun stamps. I hope I’ve inspired you to try something new whilst I’ve been here sharing my projects, and I’m sure I’ll still see you around. Here’s a link to some of my social media channels if you would like to see more of my work.

Love to you all!

[ Supplies I used ]

Tou-can do it!

Star Power

Rainbow Cards with Maria

Hello Crafty Friends and Krumspring Fans, Maria here.

Today is a good day because I’m back at the Krumspring Blog with three new cards.
But today is also a sad day, because it’s my last post as a Krumspring Dream Team Member.
I leave the team because I have too much work in my real job the next time…

For my first card, I used the beautiful “Star Power” Stamp Set.
I took the big star Stamp to create my own background using a Copic friendly dye Ink, then clear heat embossed. Then I colored all stars with my Copic Markers.
I stamped the Sentiment on a piece of black Cardstock, then heat white embossed and diecutted.
Then I mounted the background on a black cardbase using dimensional foam tape and added the Sentiment. I embellished the card with some little wooden stars.

For my second card, I used three different Stamp Sets = “You pixelate me”, “You rock!” and “Spread your wings”
First I stamped the “You pixelate me” Stamp on a piece of white cardstock, then heat white embossed and colored with Copic Markers in all rainbow colors.
Then I stamped three Sentiments in a piece of black cardstock, then heat white embossed.
After fussy cutted the pixelate me image I mounted it on a black cardfront using dimensional foam tape.
Then I mounted the Cardfront on the black cardbase using dimensional foam tape too.
I added lots of sequins in all rainbow colors to finish the card

For my third card I combined the “Dahlia” and the “Spread your wings” Stamp Sets. First I stamped the Dahlia Stamp randomly on a piece of white cardstock then heat white embossed. I colored all blossoms and the background with Copic markers. Then I mounted the background on a black cardbase using dimensional foam tape and added the Sentiment. I stamped three little butterflies, colored them with Copic Markers and fussy cut them. I embellished the card with the butterflies and some clear sparkling sequins.

I would love to say a big Thank you to my “boss” Maria for her caring and thoughtful leadership of this awesome design team. I had so much fun and leave the team with a heavy heart.
A big Thank you to my lovely team mates too. Girls you are absolutely awesome and I love you.
Thank you for this great time!!!

Enjoy your day!

Love, Maria

[ Supplies I used ]

Star Power

You Pixelate Me

You Rock!

Spread Your Wings


Blended Watercolor with Rowena

Hello again! Rowena here.

For today’s projects I will be doing a fun technique. I will transform an ink-blended panel into a pretty-looking loose watercoloring. Watercoloring can sometimes be intimidating. So, here’s my easy version of achieving that watercolor look.

I have created two watercolor cards with the help of ‘Dahlia‘ and ‘Spread your Wings‘ stamp sets and distress inks. So let’s get started!!

I first white embossed the flower from ‘Dahlia‘ stamp set. With a blending tool, I blended moved lawn, peacock feathers, wilted violet, and warm sunshine. I sprayed the panel with clean water and with a brush move the colors around.

Once the panel was dry I added additional colors (with the same distress inks) to brighten the images and to add more interest.

The second card is done the same way. I used mustard seed, seedless preserves, picked raspberry, and squeeze lemonade distress inks. Make sure to clean your brush everytime you add a new a color to your panel. This will avoid your colors on getting too muddy.

To finish the cards I chose sentiments from ‘The Necessary One‘ stamp set. This set is so awesome, it has everything you need to create a card for any occasions. Definitely check it out 😉 I added a few sequins and that finishes the cards for today.

I hope you guys had fun and learned something new. Thank you for stopping by!!!

Crafty hugs,


Spread Your Wings

The Necessary One

Release 5 stampbundle

Spring Fling with Erica

Hi there!

Erica back on the Krumspring blog today with a couple of ‘spring fling’ cards using the Dahlia stamp as well as the One Triangle At A Time background stamp.

I’ve done my usual thing of making two cards with the same stamps but different looks. Not very original but at least I’m consistent, eh?

For my first card I started out with stamping up two Dahlias on Strathmore Bristol Vellum watercolour paper and started colouring with my Zig markers. I used two different shades of pink on each flower but left plenty of white space left on the petals. One of my favourite Dahlias have colours just like these and I think they are one of nature’s many wonders. I intentionally left the colours very “un-blended” (is that is a word? Well, it is now) for these flowers. After I finishes colouring I fussy cut them both out.

I wanted a green background for these cards, green and pink is very spring-y to me. I wanted something almost like a big bush/flower bed, you know? Using the One Triangle At A Time stamp I stamped it in VersaMark ink and heatembossed it in white, again on watercolour paper as I wanted to do some ink blending. Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citrus were the lucky choices and off I went. I love the look of ink blending, it is so easy to get great and different results. I splattered water on the panel and once that was dry, I decided to add some darker green splatters too. Setting this one aside, I got started on the second panel.

As I wanted this one to be different, I stamped the background in green before adding clear embossing powder over it. This one got the same distress inks blended all over it but I didn’t do the water splatter on this one and skipped right to the green instead. Letting that dry on the side, I moved on to the flowers.

These I decided to heat emboss in white and coloured again with Zig markers but this time I diluted with lots of water to get a very soft look. I actually did three for this card but I ended up having to trim one of the dahlias to fit all of them on the card. For the sentiment I chose ‘Happy birthday’ from The Necessary Ones stamp set. This I stamped on a strip of vellum with white embossing powder to keep a cohesive look to the cards. I wrapped this strip around the bottom of the panel and glued to the back to keep it in place.

Assembling these cards was a piece of cake using all my finished pieces with some foam tape and double sided tape. I adhered the finished panels to white card bases which peeked out both at the bottom and the top to keep it soft and fresh looking.

That’s it from me today but don’t worry, I will be back soon enough with more crafty rambling and jibber-jabbering.

Happy crafting from Erica

[ Supplies  I used ]


One Triangle at a Time

The Necessary One

Guest Designer Natalie – Part 2

Hello again Krumspring fans, it’s Natalie here again from One Scrappy Doctor, and today I’m sharing two more projects with the new release stamps.

First up I wanted to show you this colourful card I made with the Adventures Ahead Set. I started off by creating the blue background panel by sprinkling some Brusho onto wet watercolour paper and watching the colours magically spread and blend. When this was dry I trimmed down a strip to adhere to the left of my card, and used some of the leftover to stamp the clouds onto with white embossing powder before cutting them out and using them as embellishments.

For the hot air balloon itself, I stamped and embossed it onto watercolour paper and then used Zig Clean Colour Real Brush pens to colour it. I adhered this to my card as the focal piece using foam tape to give it extra dimension.

The second project I made is something perhaps a little bit different for this blog and that’s because I made a series of cards to be used in a pocket-page album.
When I saw the Avacado Family Set I just knew it was perfect timing for me since I am currently pregnant with my fourth child and I’ve been meaning to start a new album for this baby! This gave me the perfect excuse to make a cover page for the Project Life album that I plan to continue adding to as the pregnancy progresses, and of course after the baby is born.

I wanted my page to be brightly coloured and so I’ve stamped the Avocado people onto different patterned papers before trimming them out. For the main card in the top right I wanted to represent our family as it currently is, so I masked off the avocado seed from one of the larger stamps so that it became the father figure, while leaving the seed in with the other one so that it would represent me with my pregnant belly! Then I stamped three other little avocados for each of my other children.

I also made a couple of other cards for my page using similar techniques of stamping onto patterned paper and cutting them out. I used some of the sentiments to add captions to the cards, stamping them in black ink. Over all, I think this page makes me very happy with it’s cheery colours and fun images!

Next week I’ll be back one last time to share what I’ve done with some of your favourite classic Krumspring stamps!


Find Natalie on social media:

[ Supplies I used ]

Adventures Ahead

Avocado Family

Release 5 stampbundle

Baby card with Sharna

Hello there!

Sharna here today 🙂

I was so excited when a long time friend of mine told me she was pregnant with baby #2 who has been a loooong time coming. I will spare you the details but baby #1 was 16 years ago! So for this much anticipated baby I knew I needed a super sweet card. I picked up the Shoot for the Moon & the You Make Me Fly stamp sets and got to work.

I white heat embossed my chosen images onto some Tim Holtz watercolor paper. The key to this is to heat it just enough to melt the powder but not to long that it sinks into the watercolor paper. For the watercoloring of the images I used my favorite medium, distress inks. The sentiment is a die from Lawn Fawn combined with the baby stamp out of the sentiment set The Necessary One which has sentiments for a whole heck of a lot of occasions. Lastly I added a few star sequins to set the scene off. Oh and a bit of Wink of Stella in certain sections of the moon.

Have a great day!

[ Supplies I used ]

The Necessary One

Shoot for the Moon

You Make Me Fly

Cutlery Holders with Rosali

Hi, Rosali here!

Today I have a special project to show you! As you might know I am mainly a cardmaker when it comes to crafting but once in a while I can’t resist to make something else out of pretty stamps and paper! ☺ And since Easter is coming up very fast with family gatherings and dinners I decided to make a little table decoration, cutlery holders to be specific!

Download this tutorial as a PDF, by clicking here.

This is the design I came up with:

I am gonna try and guide you through the process of making these step by step.

  1.  Cut down a piece of paper in the size of 7 1/8” x 7 1/8” (square). I would recommend picking a sturdier paper (min 160 lb) as people are gonna wanna pick the holders up and take the cutlery out. I knew I wanted to watercolour on mine so I used a mixed media paper (300 g/qm, equals 200 lb).
  2. You need to make three score lines on your square. One at the bottom, 2” from the corner. The other two scores lines need to be 3 1/4 “ from the left respectively right corner. I took a picture of the measurements for you to make it clear:
  3. After the scoring you can decorate your paper however you like! I heat embossed some stamped images on the backside of the paper (I used the backside of my mixed media paper because it had a smoother surface, which makes heat embossing easier). I mainly stamped on the three scored flaps and left the backside rather plain. I used “One Triangle at a Time” for two cutlery holders and a dot stamp from “Happiness Overload” two create a Polka Dot pattern on two other holders.

    After heat embossing everything in white I used spring-y yellow and light green watercolour paints to colour the whole outside part and also the visible inside part of the cutlery holders. On the backside I added a triangle heart from “Happiness Overload” and a sentiment from “The Necessary One” in green metallic embossing powder.
  4. If you use a bone folder to round the three flaps a little bit towards the inside you get more room “inside” the holder for the cutlery to be in. Don’t glue the right and left flap together too tight. You won’t need any glue on the bottom flap if you stuck it under the other two flaps.
  5. Now you can put pretty stamped images on top of the cutlery holders. I chose the beautiful flower from “For My Sunflower”. I colored each with Copic markers using Y21, Y26 and YR24 for the petals and some green shades for the middle part. I also added highlights with a white gel pen.
  6. To finish my design off, I put a circle of vellum behind each sunflower and heat embossed “celebrate” from the “Spread Your Wings” stamp set in white on black cardstock and mounted everything together with foam tape for a bit of dimension.

Here are the finished cutlery holders-with enough room in them to put a small paper napkin inside as well!

Happy spring! ♥

[ Supplies I used ]

One Triangle at a Time

Happiness Overload

The Necessary One

For My Sunflower

Spread Your Wings

Guest Designer Natalie – Part 1

Happy friyay all!
Wow, am I excited to share the first post from April’s Guest Designer Natalie Elphinstone! Natalie has the happiest crafting style. Every time I see one of her fabulous projects, I feel just a little happier 🙂

Take it away Natalie!

Hello, it’s Natalie here from One Scrappy Doctor and I’m so happy to be joining you as a Guest Designer this month.

A little bit about me to begin with…. I live in Melbourne, Australia with my ever-supportive husband (he refers to himself as The Trophy Husband!), and my three Elphie Kids – Bethany is 10, Moriah is 7 and Judah is 2. They often join in with my creative adventures and you’ll see them make regular appearances in my videos on YouTube. We’re expecting our third girl in June this year and we’re all very excited! I’m currently working full time as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in my beachside hospital, so all this keeps me quite busy. I love my craft time though, and I find it quite relaxing. I currently design for Sizzix, Jot Magazine and Neat & Tangled, and regularly contribute to Studio Calico and Big Picture Classes. I’m most active on my Instagram account, and you can find me there with the username ‘natalieelph’.

Now lets get on with sharing some of my recent craftiness!

When I saw this month’s newest releases I was quite excited by the Spread Your Wings set. I think everyone needs a good butterfly stamp in their stash and this set gives you two of them!

I’m a huge fan of bright colours and I often can’t resist adding the whole rainbow to any of my projects, so that’s what I did here. I sponged ink of various colours along a strip of vellum before stamping the larger butterfly onto it 3 times, embossing it with white embossing powder. I then cut them out and used my sewing machine to attach them to the card so I could gently fold their wings up for extra dimension.

The rainbow butterflies on the simple white cardstock were so striking that I didn’t want too much more to distract from them. I added a simple sentiment from The Necessary One stamp set, embossing it in black directly onto the background. And I finished it off by sewing on a thin strip of the same rainbow vellum I had created for the butterflies.

The second card I want to share with you today features the new Dahlia stamp set. The idea behind this design was to create a monochrome background, and then have one brightly coloured focal image to capture your attention.

For my background I stamped and embossed onto watercolour paper a random pattern of the large flower, using a mask where the images would otherwise overlap. I coloured these in with various shades of grey Zig markers so that they almost look black and white.

I also stamped and embossed the flower on a separate scrap of paper and used this as my opportunity to add lots of bright fun colours in tones of pink and yellow. When this dried I cut it out and adhered it with foam tape on top of one of my other flowers so that it almost jumps out at you!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my cards today, and maybe inspired you to try out some different techniques. I’m going to be back again next week to share what I’ve been creating with the Adventures Ahead Set and the Avocado Family Set. I’ll see you then!


Find Natalie on social media:

[ Supplies I used ]

Spread Your Wings

The Necessary One


Release 5 stampbundle

Guest Designer Keeway – part 3

Hello friends! It is Keeway here again for one last guest. For my last card today, I wanted to show you how fun it is to build a colorful background with the Star Power stamp set.

I first heat embossed the star in white onto white card stock 3 times. Then I used some of my distress inks to blend on some colors in various blends. Then I fussy cut the stars out, and you’d never know how messy it got!

Next, I created a A2 base card with white cardstock. I then used the same distress ink colors I used while blending to add a few splashes of splatter lightly since I’m not using watercolor paper. I adhered the stars with foam tape randomly across my card.

Lastly, I stamped and colored my image with copic markers. I stamped my sentiment onto black cardstock and simply snipped an angled edge. Both the image and sentiment banner were also adhered with foam tape. And that finishes up my card today!

I am so thankful to have spent these past few posts sharing fun projects with Krumpsring stamps and hope you enjoy them as well! Thank you Maria for having me.
Cheers, Keeway

[ Supplied I used ]

Star Power

Releaseweek wrap up post and giveaway winner!

  • First of all – THANK YOU so much for all the amazing feedback for the new release. I am blown away ! 🙂 You are amazing.

We had a giveaway on out kick off post, and the winner is this comment:

Winner has been found via random number generator. Kristina, please e-mail me at within 48 hours to claim your prize.

And now for the full reveal:

The Necessary One

Avocado Family

Adventures ahead


Spread your wings

Release 5 stampbundle

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