KS June 2020 Release- Happily Ever After

Hey Everyone! Today I am incredibly excited to be sharing 3 projects for the Kindred Stamps June 2020 Release using the new sentiment set, Happily Ever After!

This 4 x 4 set contains a bunch of great sentiments that are perfect for several occasions: weddings, babies, and general encouragement!

Let’s get started with my projects!

For my first Happily Ever After project, I used almost every sentiment on the set to create a fun rainbow ombré card.

First, I took an 4.125″ x 5.375″ piece of white cardstock, and carefully placed my Happily Ever After sentiments in a row. I heavily applied an anti-static embossing tool to the entire panel, and then stamped each row with my stamp block using embossing ink. Once my card was inked up, I used clear embossing powder and heat set it with my heat gun.

Next, I took the following Catherine Pooler Inks, top to bottom, and blended a rainbow ombré: Be Mine, Samba, Orange Twist, Limoncello, Lime Rickey, Fiesta Blue & Pixie Dust. I spritzed this layer with water and then splattered it with sparkle liquid. I finally used a microfiber cloth to remove ink from my embossed sentiments.

For my sentiment, I took a strip of white cardstock and colored a rainbow blend using my Copic Markers. Next, I heat embossed the sentiment “Fairy Tales Do Come True” in clear embossing powder. I then took Black Soot Distress Ink and blended over the strip entirely, and wiped the ink off of my embossed sentiment. I adhered the sentiment with foam tape.

Finally, I adhered some Rainbow Sparkletz & Rainbow Clay Slices. I mounted my panel to an A2-card base with Art Glitter Designer Adhesive.

For my 2nd Happily Ever After project, I wanted to get a little beachy with the buildable sentiment “Congratulations on your Princess”.

First, I took 3 characters from 3 separate sets: the prince from Ocean Royalty, the baby from Family Additions, and the Ocean Royalty Bonus Digital Stamp. I colored them all up with Copic Markers, fussy cut them out and set them aside.

Next, I took a 4.125″ x 5.375″ panel of white cardstock and blended Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Ink to create a sunset-type look. I also took the Confetti Stencil and applied some extra texture to the outer layer of my sky with Seedless PreservesDistress Oxide Ink. I spritzed this layer with some water and set it aside.

Next, I die cut 2 hill layers. I blended, from the bottom up, Brushed Corduroy & Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide Ink. I then spritzed the layers with water, and splattered Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink and Black Soot Distress Ink. I set these layers aside.

I then die cut 2 wave layers using the Stamp Anniething Waves Die. I used my blending brushes to blend, from the bottom up, Mermaid Lagoon & Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink. Then, I took the Swirly Bits stencil and blended a layer of Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink over the waves for a little more texture.

In Nocturne Versafine Clair Ink, I stamped the sentiments “Congratulations on your” and “Princess” on a light purple cardstock, trimmed the sentiment strip and framed it with Navy Cardstock.

I could now start putting my project together. On my sunset panel, I used my Tape Runner XL to adhere my waves first, and then my sandy layers. Using Foam Tape, I then adhered my 3 characters and my sentiment strip.

I adhered this panel to an A2-sized piece of Navy cardstock. I then used Art Glitter Designer Adhesive to adhere some Sailor’s Sky Sparkletz bits. And this project was finished!

For my final Happily Ever After project, I knew that I wanted to use that super awesome and huge “Once Upon a Time” sentiment and make a wedding card with it!

First, I made my square card base. I took an 11″ x 5.5″ base and, on the 11″ edge, scored my card at the 2.75″ line and the 8.125″ line, so that my card opened in the center.

Next, I cut (2) 5.5″ x 2.75″ pieces of black cardstock, and (2) 5.375″ x 2.625″ pieces of white cardstock. On the white cardstock, I took the Twigs stencil and ink-blended a layer of Black Soot Distress Oxide ink. I removed the stencil and adhered both of these pieces to their own black cardstock piece, so it had a black frame. I then adhered each of the framed pieces to one of the flaps on the card base.

I then used 2 nesting heart shaped dies, and cut the smaller heart in white cardstock, and the larger heart in black cardstock. Using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink, I stamped my Once Upon a Time sentiment on the white heart. I then used a blending brush to distress the edges of the heart with Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink. I adhered this heart directly to the black cardstock piece.

Using my Tape Runner XL, I adhered the heart to the left side of the flap ONLY (this way, it would still open properly). I then used some Shaker bits from a past Kindred Stamps Shaker Pack and Nuvo Glitter Drops for additional embellishment.

And I was done!

The entire Kindred Stamps June release will be available Friday, June 26th at 8am PST/11am EST. Be sure to subscribe to the Kindred Stamps blog to see a daily line up of sneak peeks from our amazing Design Team and see the full product release on Friday! Come join the Fan Club and release event to be part of the release fun, and you may just win some Kindred Stamps credit!!

I hope these projects have inspired you to make some amazing fairytale projects using the new Happily Ever After set!

Happy Crafting!


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3 thoughts on “KS June 2020 Release- Happily Ever After

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  1. Justin, these are all so awesome! I was able to order the KS stamp set Up for an Adventure & cant wait to receive it. Your talent is boundless.


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