Big Deal alert! New Dream Team member joining :)

Hi peeps!
Maria here today with an introduction of a brand new Dream Team member! eeeikk ! I have been so excited to share this news with you all.

Please welcome Sharna to the team!

Here is a little bonus info about this sweet crafter:

“I’ve been a crafter since I could hold a crayon. I even got my ¬†degree in photography. It wasn’t until 2012, however, that I really got into cardmaking.

I reside in a suburb of Chicago with my husband, 2 year old son and one aloof cat. We are currently house hunting and I can’t wait to have my own crafting space again!”

I love Sharna‘s sense of colour, beautiful photography and how she just always rock’s those watercolour backgrounds!

She has made two beautiful cards to show you all a little about how she does her magic:

“I used my Gansi Tambi watercolors and liquid platinum embossing powder for the diamonds as well as white super fine embossing powder for the sentiment. “

That was a little taste of what Sharna has in store for us! I am over the moon excited!

Stay tuned, Sharna’s next post is a part of Spring Festival (more about this on Facebook and Instagram!).

Visit Sharna on Instagram @cardsbysharna and follow her amazing style and cards!

Please leave Sharna a little love in the comments ūüėČ

Hugs, Maria

[ Supplies used ]

Shine Bright Like a Diamond

Star Power

Toucan do it with Maria

Hello Crafty Friends and Krumspring Fans,

Maria here РI’m glad to be back at the Krumspringshop-Blog with two encouraging cards.

For my first card, I used the incredible ‚ÄúOne triangle at a time‚ÄĚ Stamp Set and combined it with the beautiful ‚ÄúTou-can do it!‚ÄĚ Stamp Set.

I water colored the triangle Stamp with my Zig Markers in different shades of blue. Then I diecutted the lettering ‚ÄúTOUCAN DO IT‚ÄĚ.

Afterwards I stamped the Toucan, water colored und fussy cut him. I stamped another Sentiment on black cardstock, then heat white embossed.

Then I mounted all pieces on a piece of white cardstock using dimensional foam tape and embellished the cardfront with some Clear Sparkling Sequins and the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen.

And the end I mounted the Cardfront on the white cardbase using dimensional foam tape.

[Supplies I used for card one: One triangle at a time, Tou-can do it!]

Tou-can do it!

One Triangle at a Time






For my second card, I used again the ‚ÄúTou-can do it!‚ÄĚ Stamp Set.

I stamped the lucky clover in different shades of green on a piece of white cardstock using dye inks.

Then I diecutted the cardfront with a circle die and diecutted another circle from white cardstock.

I stamped the Toucan on the circle, colored him with Copic Markers and added some Distress Ink on the border using a mini ink blending tool.

Then I mounted the Cardfront on the white cardbase using dimensional foam tape. I added the circle using double sided tape.

I stamped two Sentiments on black cardstock, then heat white embossed and mounted them on the cardfront using dimensional foam tape.

Some Clear Sparkling Sequins and the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen finished the card

[Supplies I used for card two: Tou-can do it!]

Tou-can do it!

Wish you a wonderful day!

Love, Maria


Caveman’s birthday gift for her girl friend with Dana

Hello, Krumspring friends!
It’s Dana here. I’m back with one more interactive card featuring *For my caveman* stamp set. This set is just awesome! As soon as I saw this stamp set, one scene came to my mind and I created this card. This card’s name is ‘Caveman’s birthday gift for her girl friend’.
To start, I sponged inks for background on the bristol paper. I then trimmed top and bottom of the paper to give some dimension on my finished card. After trimming using trimmer, I die cut these two pieces of paper using MFT Homespun stitch lines die.
Next, I stamped all elements as shown in the picture onto the bristol paper and colored them with my Zig markers. I applied stickles to right heart. Then, I fussy cut each of them using scissors.
It’s time to make slider. I used LF Slide on over die set and stamped sentiment onto the negative piece.
Lastly, I mounted all colored pieces using different size of foam adhesives for dimension. To finish, I arranged dinosaur up to the slider.
Yes, caveman’s gift was a dinosaur LOL. You can see mini video of this card in my *Instagram*.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Hope you enjoyed this card. Happy crafting!

Studio Katia Collaboration Winner

Aaaaaand we have a winner of the Valentines Collaboration Instagram Hop (What a short name, huh?)

Thank you for all the love, comments and likes we received! It was soooo much fun ūüôā
And thank you to sweet Katia and her AMAZING team !

But who was the winner of a prize pack with goodies from both companies?


Let me tell you.

She is very sweet and left such nice comments.

She was picked via random drawing.




Please e-mail me at info(a) with your address within 48 hours to claim your prize ūüôā

Thank you all again for participating!

Caveman pop-up card with Erica

Hello, helloooo!

Erica here and I’m back on the Krumpring blog with a card that’s rather epic if I may say so myself. Not just the card itself but the making of it as well. Five days on and off to colour all the bits, fussy cut everything, make fore-and-backgrounds, figure the whole shebang out and then putting it together. The pop-up card idea I had in my head turned out to be a lot more complicated to turn into reality than I first thought… BUT rather worth the effort, I’d say, now it’s all done and dusted!

In our house we call our TV room ‘the man cave’ and the craft room is ‘the woman cave’. It is actually one big, L-shaped room with the man cave in one end and the woman cave in the other so we can be together whilst still being in our separate sections, doing what we want to do. It’s a great setup and much better than when I used to have my craft room in a completely different part of the house. An extra plus is I have the bigger part of the room *insert happy cackling here* What I was getting to with this little background story is this: When I saw the sentiment ‘caveman’ in the “For My Caveman”¬†I immediately thought I want to change the words around to stamp ‘man cave’ instead. It would be perfect for my very own caveman to open in his man cave. Clever, huh??

The first thing I did was stamp up the cave-couple and the fire and coloured them in with Copic markers. I’m not very good at skin tones with the Copics, which became very evident during the colouring, so I’m thinking of taking some colouring classes this year to improve. One of the things I adore about crafting is that there is always room for improvement and new techniques to explore and try out.

To create the illusion of a glow from an actual fire I also cut out a small circle of vellum and coloured the back of it yellow before attaching it to the back of the fire. Once I had fussy cut the cave people out I placed them close to each other, like he’s got his arm wrapped around her, and glued them together.

Something I wanted to incorporate in the card was balloons even though they were not available back in the Stone Age. I’m a rebel like that, lol! I stamped up some heart stamps from a Studio Katia stamp set and added the sentiments ‘Hot Stuff’, ‘Crazy 4U’ and ‘I’m Yours’ and coloured them in with Copics as well. These I fussy cut and added strings to attach to the back of the caveman so it looks like the balloons are floating above them, kind of like he’s about to give them to his love. Once I had all these bits done I set them aside and started working on the card base. I knew I wanted it to be a pop up card and I wasted two card bases cutting out the pop-up elements in the wrong spots or where it turned out it didn’t work… Oh, well, you live and learn. Ok, sometimes you do. Clearly I didn’t just now as it took three tries to get it somewhat right and even then, I was not 100% happy as it turned out that the pet dinosaur I wanted the cave couple to have, didn’t fit thanks to the placement of the pop-up elements. Admittedly, I decided on the dinosaur later but still, poor Dino got evicted because I couldn’t remove the fire I had already added without ripping it and potentially the pop-up piece.

My idea was that the front of the card was going to be the outside of the mountain where the cave was, and the inside of the card was going to be the inside of the cave. Basically, I wanted to cover everything but the backside of the card with mountains and cave walls. It took some trial and error to get the look right too. The mountain/front of the card I ended up coloured with Zig markers on a very textured watercolour paper. The thinking behind this was that it would make it look more natural and rocky. I drew the door and the stones around it first, then went to work on the mountain itself. Using a light grey Zig marker I coloured away until I was happy with it. There is hardly any water added to it as I didn’t want a too smooth look. The door got a ‘slab of stone’ look instead of a big rock, because my cave-couple have some sense of home decorating and darker rocks around it for a door-frame. Very ahead of their time these people indeed! I also cut out a small sign which I stamped the ‘man cave’ on to hang over the door. This piece is also coloured with Zigs but in wooden colours.

The inside of the card/the cave itself I used distress inks on a much smoother watercolour paper. Mostly greys here too and some Black Soot around the edges to make it look cave-like. The space around the fire is lighter as it would be in real life and darker out at the edges as if the light can’t reach. I also dotted Black Soot and Picket Fence with a dauber quite crudely to create a rock-like surface, with the dark and light bits being bits of rock that are either sticking out and catching the light or being crevices that are darker. My imagination was running quite high here as you might be able to catch from all this rambling!

I nearly added a sign on the inside of the cave that said ‘love cave’ but thought I’d best let the caveman keep some dignity. The balloons are sappy enough, aren’t they?

Well, before anyone starts falling asleep from reading all of this(anyone still here? Hello…?) I’d better stop. Have a great week and see you soon again!

Happy crafting from Erica

[ Supplies I used: ]

For My Caveman


Studio Katia collaboration Insta Hop

Hi peeps

Maria here today (yes, I can also write blogpost lol ūüôā )

Did you see that on Valentines Day, me and the Dream Team did a collaboration Instagram Hop with Studio Katia and her Design Team? Well, if you didn’t you have 2 more days to check it out¬† here!

If you leave a comment on each photo, you participate in a giveaway of a prize pack with lots of goodies from both companies!

With 15 stops, you are certain to get inspired. Since it’s a few days since the hop, you might need to look a bit between the photos on their profile. But don’t worry! I have gathered all the cards including links below ūüėČ So just follow this by clicking on the photos.

Awesome right? I am blown away by all the awesomeness!

Hop winner will be picked monday feb. 20 ūüôā


Maria – Krumspring

Collaboration Instagram Hop with Studio Katia

Happy Valentines Day everybody!

Today we have something really, really fun for you ūüôā

A Collaboration Instagram Hop with Studio Katia!!!

You can win one big prize pack containing goodies from both Studio Katia and Krumspring Stamps!

Enter to win:

  • Do the instagram hop and leave a comment on each picture on your way!
  • Winners will be picked at February 20 and announced on both Studio Katia and Krumspring Stamps blogs.

All the DT girls from both teams have made some AMAZING projects – with lots of love and inspiration. You do not want to miss this.

The hop list is as follow (Click on the names to get to the hop):

And last but not least –¬†Save 15 % on all love themed stampsets in the shop!
Sale ends on Thursday!

Well, what are you waiting for?!

Happy hopping!

Maria Krumspring

Rainbow Balloons with Anna

Hello! Anna is here today with my new card.

Here I played with new awesome¬†You Make Me Fly¬†stamps set. It reminded the movie ‘Up’ to my daughter and she asked if she could make one card too. So another card was made by me.

I stamped the balloons batch with the tiny house under them and colored with Tombow Dual Brush Pens. For the balloons I picked the rainbow color scheme Рit always looks good and brings the smile.

Then I prepared the background РI used clouds border dies and light blue inks to make the sky. I fussy cut the houses with the balloons and adhered them all with the foam tape. And at the end I white embossed the sentiment on the strip of the black cardstock.

Have a good day!

[Supplies I used]

You Make Me Fly

Yo’da best!

Hi peeps!

Maria Krumspring here today, sharing some of my cards¬†made with the new release. Spoiler alert: this will not be my first post, since I made quite a few cards lol ūüôā

Thank you to all who placed an order this weekend – Yo’da best !

Aaaaand now for the Yoda card:

Dude, you are so old! Yes, that is how I greet people on their birthdays – I am such a nice person lol.

  • First stamp the “You Pixelate Me” image with a light colour, using the MISTI. Let the stamp sit on the block.
  • Colour the image in – I did a sketch before actually drawing it.
  • Get your MISTI back out, stamp the image with embossing ink and emboss with white powder.

Lastly I added the text from “You Pixelate Me” – Dude, you are so old + text from the Danish stampset “Favorits√¶t“. It says “Congratulations on your day”. It’s a Danish expression.

For this card I coloured the “You Pixelate Me” stamp with Zig Markers. These are watercolours, therefore I could do it directly on the embossed image.

I love the versatility of this stampset and have been so excited to get it home. I really feel like you could do anything with this: Tetris, Crosswords, fun patterns and a million different pixelart images. I cannot wait to see you all making fun artwork with this stamp.

That is all from me today!
I hope you all have an amazing week.

Hugs, Maria

[ Supplies I used ]

You Pixelate Me