Crafty News You Can Use, October 2014

Hey there! This is my  first attempt to gather up this bucketful of crafty news and share all of it with you!

First – you may have noticed that I added a new page to my site  – the “Featuring” page. I will try to post new releases and exclusive discounts available to me to share with you.

So let’s get to it!  I’m playing along with a lot of new releases this month, including:

The Sweet Stamp Shop has released a set lovely stamps that are absolutely PERFECT for this time of the year!




The November Release from Clique Kits is bananas (translate: insanely amazing). Just take a peek :

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Yes. All of it, please. The goodness is HERE. WAIT: You can use TYRA!) for 10% off – ALWAYS

Clique Kits October challenge is still OPEN! Give it a try!   The winner of the October challenge will receive the full Fancy Pants 12 x 12 ‘Oh! Deer’ collection, buttons and mini trees! And it make it really easy, here are the challenge rules:

  • You may combine our challenge with other challenges
  • You may enter our challenge up to 3 times
  • Link up your projects here by October 31st, 11:55 pm CST
  • You are not required to use a Clique Kit to link up
  • You are not required to use Fancy Pants Designs Product to link up but doing so does give you an extra entry
  • Create any type of project
  • Link directly to your challenge project entry post


AND Die-Namities has upper cute Baby theme dies I am sharing on the blog this week:




Last but never LEAST.. The wonderful company Chickaniddy! I LOVE LOVE the Scrumptious Collection and Jolly Good will be featured on the Blog next Month!  Click here and here to see how I got crafty!

Tyra Babington Chickaniddy Crafts  Hello Friend Card


Whew! That was A LOT. Thanks for sticking with me! As always thanks so much for stopping by!


A “Cut” Above The Rest, featuring Sweet Stamp Shop

Hey Crafty friends, today I want to share a few ways I use my metal nested dies to make a statement.  I’m featuring Sweet Stamp Shop’s Enjoy Calligraphy set — it’s truly a go-to set when you need to create quick and easy cards: Enjoy_Calligraphy__07272.1405390711.386.513   The quotes are in so dreamy, I used one of my dies from a “nested” set to crop out a cloud scene: die cut cloud scene justtyra

To make this card:

If you can Dream Sweet Stamp Shop JustTyra

Super Fast and easy! Drawing off of the inspiration of this quote, I use a metal balloon die to create the same impact in a slightly different way:


Sweet Stamp Shop Enjoy Calligraphy Stamp JustTyraHave you noticed a theme here? I used the quote as a source of inspiration for using the cloud paper and the balloon die.

Stop by the Sweet Stamp Blog tomorrow for a two more fun techniques with metal dies that I’m sure will make you dust off your die sets. Take care and thanks for stopping by! xo, Tyra

SEI Back To School Challenge Sneak

The new SEI Challenge is open and this month’s theme is Back to School and Fall Fun. Check out my sneak below:


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Please visit SEI’s blog and see what it’s all about 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!! — Tyra

Solid Gold Love and SSS Anything Goes! Challenge

I’m dropping in to share this super solid gold card I created and entered into Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes! challenge.  WARNING, you may want to put on your sunglasses:


Gold Love Card Just Tyra


It’s sometimes hard to photograph gold, so please bear with me on this photo.  All of that totally blinged out gold is courtesy of DCWV gilded paper stack + vellum pack.  Two gorgeous packs of paper for a wonderful price.  Talk about making a ton of ready made cards.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


xo, Tyra

SEI Gift Tag Challenge: Still Open!!

Back again with a reminder to enter your crafty creation into the SEI Inspiration Challenge by August 28th! Here is another look at one of the tags I created:

SEI_For_You_Tag_edited-1 Head on over to SEI’s blog and just enter 🙂  Thanks for stopping by!! — Tyra


Hey crafty people!  Today I’m playing along with the latest Runway Inspired Challenge. Here is the challenge picture:

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And here is my take on that cute outfit:

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I decided to create a “Happy Birthday card, using card stock from Allison Kreft for the base, added a layer of vellum with a few holes punched here and there, and finally letters from Pinkfresh studio. I also emphasized lines (stripes) in this card, similar to the seam lines in the jacket that flow into the crease lines in the pants.  And yes, I’m still using sequins (sequins are still a little trendy, right?).

Take care and thanks for stopping by! xo, Tyra







SEI Hand Picked Challenge: Still Open!!

Back again with a reminder to enter your crafty creation into the SEI Inspiration Challenge by June 28th! Here is another look at one of the cards I created:



More paperclips.  Anyway, head on over to SEI’s blog and see what it’s all about 🙂  Thanks for stopping by!! — Tyra