Guest Designer Michelle Short – part 2

Hello there, Michelle here and I am delighted to be back sharing a card I have made with the Funky Pineapples set. What a fun set! It is so versatile and I love the designs on the pineapples. 

 I started off by stamping one of the pineapples on to a piece of white cardstock, using black ink. I coloured the pineapple using Copic Markers and then fussy it out using scissors. I took a piece of Bristol paper and blended over some Distress ink, spritzed with water and then once dry, I die cut it using a stitched square die. This was added on to a yellow 4.25” square card base with tape runner. 

I took the ‘hello there’ sentiment from the Monkey Madness set and stamped it on to some black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and then heat set. I cut the strip in to two with a craft knife. This was added to the card with foam tape. I then added the funky pineapple with a mini action wobble and added google eyes to him. It is difficult to see in the photos, but the action wobble gives the pineapple lots of dimension and it is so fun when it wobbles!


A big thank you goes to Maria and the Krumspring team for having me guest with them this month. I have really enjoyed it!

Best wishes,


Thank you so much Michelle for Guest Designing this month – I have really enjoyed your happy, colourful cards 🙂 🙂 🙂
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[ Supplies I used ]

Funky Pineapples

Monkey Madness

Guest Designer Vera Rhuhay – Part 2

This stamp set “Monkey Madness” is so cute! and  the sentiment I goreally like you! is made me smile, I love it! Here, I created some tags using this Monkey Madness and Awesome Triangle Wizard. Hope you like it 🙂
First, I stamped the images on Bristol paper, colored with Copics Marker and cut it out. Then I white heat embossed Awesome Triangle Wizard on white card stock, cut with scissor to make tags and then blended with dye ink pads.
See you next week, Vera!
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[ Supplies used ]

Monkey Madness

Awesome Triangle Wizard

Using Patterned Paper in your Cardmaking with Natalie

I started my papercrafting journey with scrapbooking. All those pretty papers and dimensional embellishments sucked me right in!

In more recent years I’ve also developed a real love-affair with stamps and cardmaking, but ironically it’s only just dawning on me now that I can actually combine the two ideas together! I can make cards using stamps as well as my scrapbooking supplies!

Once again I couldn’t help but start creating my new set of cards with those Funky Pineapples, and after colouring them in brightly I wanted some equally fun embellishments to compliment them.

I selected some patterned papers in pineapply colours (yellow, orange and green) – using one for a background layer, and a few other thin strips to add some interest. I topped it off with a shining gold flair button which was the perfect finishing touch.

My second card features the cute little gorillas from the Monkey Madness set. I was inspired by a card by fellow Dream-Teamer Rowena who had her gorillas holding balloons. I thought that was such a cute idea and I wanted to do something similar. Instead of stamping balloons I simply set my waving gorillas against a background patterned paper that includes a cluster of balloons in just the right spot!! YAY!

I also used some other embellishments from the same scrapbook collection to finish off my card, and it makes it so much more textural and dimensional than usual. I love it!

My last card was a stroke of inspiration when I caught sight of some fabric feathers in my stash, and I immediately imagined turning the circle wreath from the You Are Awesome set into a dream-catcher!

I started my card by stamping the circles at the top in two layers. The first is in white embossing, and was a little too subtle, so I did another layer with my favourite gold glitter embossing powder. I added the same gold to the ends of my feathers to make sure they would coordinate before hanging them off the dream-catcher with some pink embroidery floss.

I’m quietly very happy with how these cards turned out, and how they’ve combined my two favourite papercrafting disciplines. I definitely need to do more creating like this!


[ Supplies I used ]

Funky Pineapples

Monkey Madness

You Are Awesome

Release Inspiration with Janni

YAY for release 6, it is so awesome – it really makes me smile and think of summer, good vibes and lots of fun!

I actually made 9 cards while I waited for release week – that’s crazy, and it shows how much I love the new stamps. I picked out 3 cards for this post, and the rest you well get to see on Instagram in a few days.

How cute are these gorillas, I love them! I just had to make a card where the gorillas were in focus. I started by stamping the sentiment in the center of my favorite coloring cardstock, and then I stamped the little cuties all around it. When I was satisfied with the number of gorillas I ran it through my cutting machine using one of my favorite background dies. I used my copic markers to color them up, and decided to give them cute little tummies. Then I added some grass under their feet to add some color to the scene, and the little heart got some green to. To frame it all up I added a light brown cardstock, on top of a darker brown scallop background.

No post from me without a pastel colored card right. What do you think about these pineapples, aren’t they awesome (even in pastels). I stamped the pineapples and used my scissor to cut them out, and then added my absolute favorite pastels colors. These funky pineapples are so cool to color. I found the pastel palm leaf cardstock in my stash, and it just fits perfect for this scene. I used a white and pale green cardstock to make the background. The sentiment is stamped directly on the card, before I added the white circle to center the awesome pineapples.

This is truly funky – I used a lot of colors on this card, and that’s really new to me. This stamp has so many possibilities, and I know I am going to use this as a background for many of my card. I stamped the image to my favorite coloring cardstock, and added 7 different greens and two yellows in a funky pattern, and added some shades on some of them. Then I used my cutting machine to make it the right size for my card. I then used my cloud edges dies and cut the cardstock into 4, to make it even more funky and alive. Before adding them to the white cardstock I stamped the sentiment ‘For my ultra funky friend’ and ‘Happy Birthday’ in the center of the paper. I used a black background to frame it up, and added the sparkling silver scallop background.

Those pineapples are so awesome, so had to use one for this card to, and I colored it up in the same greens and yellows as the card, and added a little pink splatter (makes it pretty authentic right?) I finished the card up, using silver sequins, black and silver stones.
I hope you will love the new release as much as I do.

Release 6 is now for sale + Free shipping Worldwide

Hello there!

THANK you for your warm welcomes for this new release 🙂 The release is now for sale at the webshop right here: .

You Are Awesome

Monkey Madness

Funky Pineapples

Awesome Triangle Wizard

And this time we have a special promotion!
If you purchase the Release 6 Stamp Bundle, you will save 10%  AND get free shipping World Wide from today and through June 10 🙂 Use Coupon “freeshipping6” at checkout and choose the option.

Stay tuned for later today, where Dream Team member Janni has an awesome post with lots of inspiration.


Hugs, Maria

Release Inspiration with Erica

Hello! Erica on the blog today with a few (cough, cough) cards using the new release from Krumspring Stamps! Who else is excited about these adorable images?? Not many days until they are all available in the shop so get ready because they aren’t going to last long!

I was really drawn to the Awesome Triangle Wizard stamp, ah the possibilities I pictured in my head. It was all going on, it was almost too many ideas to pick one out! BUT instead of diving right in and just colour without a set idea I put that one aside and picked up the You Are Awesome set instead as I right away got an idea of making a few cards using a sketch (which admittedly was just in my head) and different colours to show how easy it is to achieve fun cards without changing much other than the colour scheme.

With this in mind I started out by stamping the big scribble circle on a small stitched rectangle panel in teal coloured card stock, which was also embossed with a star pattern, and then I heat embossed it in silver. Teal and silver goes so well together I think.

For the background panel I cut out a slightly larger, scalloped piece in silver glitter card stock. The dies I used for all the panels for these cards are the ‘Femme Frames’ from Mama Elephant.

Sentiment wise I went with one from the You Are Awesome set, ‘You are Awesome’, which I stamped and heat embossed in the same silver embossing powder as the circle, on a strip of vellum. This I wrapped around the smallest panel and adhered to the back of it. For this first card I used some Mermaid coloured card stock from Lawn Fawn for the case base to keep with the colour scheme and all bits are adhered to each other with foam tape of various thickness.

I channeled my inner Krumspring gal and went to town with embellishments in silver, teal and mint green. This card is a bit of a bling-fest but I have no regrets, I think a card that tells someone they are awesome can’t be bland and boring. Am I right or am I right?? 😜

My second card is made exactly the same way as the first one, just with different colours. The front panel is rescued from a water colour experiment that unfortunately ripped a bit when I peeled the masking tape off. It was big enough for this size die though which was lucky. I hate wasting crafty stuff.

The third card was a big challenge for me as I decided to use lots of white space. This is not a strength of mine.. and I have no idea why I torture myself like this at times?! It didn’t turn out too bad in the end but I couldn’t resist adding a bit of purple Distress Oxide ink along the edges of the scalloped panel. I also went way overboard with the enamel accents but eh, at least they are white. It also got a very generous sprinkling of clear sequins but no crystals on this one.

The fourth card is slightly different in that it has silver washi tape wrapped over the top and bottom edge and the sentiment is on a banner rather than vellum. This one was nearly thrown in the bin as things went all kinds of wrong with it. After I had heat embossed the circle in white I decided to sprinkle some Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink on it but it looked whishy-washy and not very opaque. I tried rescuing it by blending some ink directly to the panel but that did nothing to help the look so I thought maybe adding some Worn Lipstick would help but oh no.. it just made things worse! Ack! I put it to the side for the night and decided to look at it in the morning again. The next day I looked at it with fresh eyes and decided to try something else and all of a sudden it kind of came together! This is not my favourite card by any stretch but my mother loved it, which just goes to prove that we all like different things. I finished it off with clear sequins and crystals and that was it.

Four cards with very different colour scheme to cater to different people’s preferences and likes. They are also reasonably quick to make, especially once you decide on a sketch or a look, and by switching out the sentiment you can make thank you’s, birthday cards and even invitations.

For my next two cards I had to use the MONKEY MADNESS stamp set! Those gorillas goreally are so cute and the one sitting down cradling a heart, stole my heart right away! So many puns here… 😉

I decided to do two cards with the same basic design but opposite colouring. For the first one, I stamped the gorilla on masking paper first and fussy cut that out and set aside. Step 2 included cutting out an A2 sized panel also in masking paper and, using the panel as a guide, I cut out a heart shape using a die where I wanted the heart placed on my card.

On card no1 I placed the masking paper with the heart shaped hole on a pre-cut panel of white card stock and then stamped the gorilla where I wanted him in the heart. Using the gorilla shaped mask, I covered him up and got my red Distress Inks out. Unfortunately I forgot that the panel was Copic friendly card stock, and not so much ink blending friendly. I ended up having to dab the distress ink all over the heart shape instead of smoothly blending it into the card stock. Really annoying BUT it actually ended up looking quite nice not being super smooth in the end. HA! *fist bump*

Peeling off the masks are always such a thrill, I can’t quite put my finger on why that is but it’s like magic appearing on your card as you watch it peeling away. Yep, I am a nerd. Can’t help it so I’m gonna roll with it.

Originally I had planned on colouring the monkey in but I decided against that at the last second. I even had my Copic marker poised and ready to go but just as I was about to touch the paper I changed my mind. Roller-coaster crafting or what?! The monkey needed a little something though so I added pink cheeks, ears and a few dots on his feet. He also got a sentiment added, ‘You are My favorite’, which fits perfectly in the heart and I LOVE that! I also stamped ‘I goreally like you’ at the bottom of the card because I am apparently incapable of leaving too much white space. However, is anyone else noticing that there isn’t a single sequin on this card??? I know, worrying isn’t it? 😜

Righty-o, on to card no2!

Here I basically did the opposite of what I did on card no1 and this time I remembered to use water colour card as I planned on using the same colour Distress Ink. I simply cut an 8.5″x11″ piece of Ranger Ink card stock in half and scored it using a score board then I placed the heart shaped mask on it and blended away with the red ink.

On Copic colour friendly card stock I stamped the same gorilla and colured him in using Copics (shocker) and then fussy cut him out. I adhered him to the card base using foam tape and then stamped the sentiment ‘Hello there cutie’. I should have left it there but being me… I stamped some small heart shapes inside the big heart in the same red ink as I blended around the edges. At this point I finally managed to rein myself in, a bit late seeing as the whole idea behind these cards was that there were going to be quick and simple. Which admittedly isn’t my strong suit at all. I really must work on that. Another time though.. Later, definitely. Maybe.. if I don’t have pretty sequins that are screaming at me to use them. Which is entirely possible as my sequins are such loud-mouths and are always jumping onto my cards. Rude, eh? ☺

Well, that’s it from me for today. I hope these cards have inspired you to snap up a set or two (or all of the new ones #nojudgement) See you later in June for my next post!

Happy crafting from Erica

Release Inspiration with Sharna

Hello – Sharna here today with some inspiration for you with the new release 🙂


These cards were super simple to make but I think have a big impact. For both the cards I used the You are awesome stamp set for the background and sentiment. The watercolors were done with a light wash of distress ink watercoloring and some splatter after it dried.

When I first saw the You are awesome stamp set I knew I had to make some cards for my crafty friends. The swirly wreath stamp reminded me of the messy nest trend so I knew I wanted it to set off my sentiments. I did a light watercolor wash in some of my friends favorite colors using my Distress ink and finished off my panels by heat embossing the wreath in gold and platinum embossing powders. Finally I white heat embossed my sentiment on black so they would pop off the page.

This stamp set makes me think of my mom. She plays lead Jazz trumpet. I put together this card using permanent ink & watercoloring. It was simple but fun.

Have a great day!


Release Inspiration with Rosali

Hi, Rosali here!
How are you today? I hope your day is a good one!! As I type this and look back at the cards I created with all the new stamps I can’t help but smile-this is just such a happy, summer-y release! ☺ I guess that’s why I chose some bright colours to go with the new stamp images!
I have three cards to show you today and they are all quite different from each other but I hope you’re gonna like them all. Now let’s get started! This is my first card:

Just one single stamp set can be more than enough to create a card-especially if it’s a clean and simple one with a graphical design like mine!
I stamped the fun circle image from “You Are Awesome” in four different colours across the borders of my die cut panel. For the sentiment I chose “You are going to rule the world” in that beeeeautiful new font!! Can’t tell you how much I love that font, hah! To finish off the CAS design I added some of the little star images and put a dot in the center of each one with a pearl maker pen. You could also use Nuvo Drops or Perfect Pearls instead.

Now onto the second card! Honestly, this is my favourite … but let’s not tell the other cards, okay? 😉

I stamped and heat embossed the new “Awesome Triangle Wizard” background onto watercolour paper and put some watercolour on top. I chose blue as a complementary colour to make my mainly yellow “Funky Pineapples” really pop! For the pineapples themselves I used Distress Inks and a very loose watercoloring technique with two layers of ink. Love how it turned out! As I send out mostly birthday cards I chose the small “Happy Birthday” from “Monkey Madness” as my sentiment. It has the perfect size if you don’t want to draw attention from your focal image!

For my third card I of course had to use one of the adorable gorillas from “Monkey Madness”! I am determined to get better at no-line colouring so that’s what I did! I used a very light dye ink for stamping and then Copics as my colouring medium.

On the background panel I stamped “Oh yes!” from “You Are Awesome” repeatedly in a light blue ink and then used die cuts to create a little scene on the front.
Thanks for reading all the way, you are awesome!! ♥

Release Inspiration with Tina

Hello fellow crafters!

I am back on Maria’s blog with fun stuff from her brand-new release!! There are so many great sets!!!

I started with the fancy set called „Funky pineapples“. Gosh, how many ideas are floating my mind when I look at these stamps!! Foiling, embossing, watercoloring…. It feels like an invitation for playing, lol ! So here weg go!
Both cards are actually pretty simple. For the first one I stamped my card panel randomly with the different pineapples with versamark ink, sprinkled some white embossing powder over it and melted it with my heat gun. As you may know, once melted, embossing powder is color resistant against many media , like watercolors or colored pencils. So I grabbed my regular watercolors (which I have since my primary school days by the way, lol) and put some colors on in all shades of green and yelllow. A pretty amazing word die (I diecut it 4 times and stacked it on each other) on a torn strip of vellum and some sparkling sequins finished off my design.

For my second card I wanted to create something with rainbow colors, so I came up with this design by masking off every pineapple a tiny bit that I could color them in rainbow order. For the frame around my design I used some green metallic foiling to create more interest to the card.

This is another great and versatile set called „You are Awesome“ – and that’s what it is – awesome! There is a simple wreath and tiny little leaves and dots and things to create a nice greenery on it. Or you can leave it blank as I did on one card and just color in every tiny bit on that wreath. Put an eyecatching word or sentiment over it and you are good to go! And still sooo many possibilities to discover!

Look at these monkeys!! Aren’t they the cutest?? „Monkey Madness“ is just adorable. For my card I turned these monkeys into a family. Mom, dad and the little boy are peeking through the windows of the wildlife station out in the bushes ☺ everything is colored with my copics, even the diecut leaves. The background is sponged with different pigment inks.
I really had a lot of fun creating and playing with all those new sets – I bet you will like them too!

Have an amazing day!

Hugs – Tina

Release Inspiration with Dana

Happy Monday, Krumspring friends! Welcome to Krumspring June Release Week Day 3!
It’s Dana here with 3 cards featuring awesome new release stamp sets. I’m sure you’ll be in love with new stamp sets as always! Let’s get started!

For my first card, I used Awesome Triangle Wizard Stamp set and Monkey Madness stamp set. I couldn’t resist using all cute monkeys from Monkey Madness stamp set and tried showing all of them at once to you.

I started by stamping monkey images with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them using Copic markers. I added a big smiling mouth and cute tongue to some of them. For hugging heart monkey, I gave sparkles for her heart using Wink of Stella Brush.

For rainbow background, I tried new technique using alcohol markers and Ethanol inspired from Jennifer McGuire. She used rubbing alcohol wipes and Yupo paper in her video but I used Ethanol liquid in bottle and thick vellum paper instead.

First, I applied alcohol markers using their broad nips on vellum paper. I put Ethanol in small spray bottle and sprayed it to the rainbow colored vellum paper. Finally, I got a beautiful result looking like water drops. I then white heat embossed Awesome Triangle Wizard stamp on vellum paper and mounted it on the A2 sized white card base using glue tape.

Now, it’s time to arrange all pieces to finish. I stamped sentiment and heart image from Monkey Madness stamp set on die cut front panel. Then, I mounted all elements as shown in the picture using foam adhesives.


For my funky second card, I used Funky Pineapples stamp set. Aren’t they looking so excited? They are already ready for enjoying summer!

To start, I stamped pineapples with Versafine Onyx Black and dye ink on Bristol paper and colored them using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I drew sunglasses and added googly eyes for these summer guys. lol. For sentiment, I heat embossed it using gold tinsel embossing powder on a black card stock and trimmed it using scissors.

After die cutting the silver front panel 5 times and glued them each other for dimension, I adhered turquoise and hot pink card stocks from AC on A2 sized white card base. To finish, I mounted pineapples and sentiment where I wanted them using foam adhesive.


Last but not least, I featured You Are Awesome stamp set for my 3rd card. The scribbled circles are so very versatile and I used it as 2 different ways in this card.

After I saw this doodled circles, I said ‘Oh, hi big flowers!’ Haha. So, I white heat embossed them on watercolor paper here and there and drew free hand flowers using Alpha Tint Watercolor paints inside and between the circles. I painted them thinking about one of my fab flower, Ranunculus but I’m not sure the result. Just free hand flowers! Hehe.

I then heat embossed circles again, but used gold tinsel embossing power at this time on the vellum paper. For the sentiment, I heat embossed it using black sparkle embossing power. Then, I die cut vellum paper with circle die. Small hearts are originally from a medium sized heart shape glitter sticker, my teammate Rosali sent me last year :), I die cut it with small heart die and embellished them around circles.

To finish, I mounted warm grey card stock on A2 sized white card base and adhered watercolor panel on it.

Hope you enjoyed these cards and got some inspirations! Thank you so much for stopping by!