Sunday, September 30, 2018

Quick and Easy Embossing Tips & Techniques

Hello there!!! Michelle here, sharing some embossing techniques that are quick and easy!

Select your die/ dies to create your emboss background.
Position your die with removable tape ( washi tape) and run through your die cutting machine.
Repeat this process several times, until background is complete.
***TIP*** Be sure to use a rubber mat under your cardstock to ensure the die does not cut through the cardstock.

Choose your word die and die cut several times.
Use one to heat emboss, than adhere to the others to add dimension.
Assemble your card and add embellishments.

CDD supplies used:
Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you give this a try!


Saturday, September 29, 2018

National Coffee Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Coffee Day Blog Hop! 

We're SOOOO excited to join in the fun today! We've created a couple new coffee themed digital stamps that are now available in the shop just for this hop. The CDD Design Team has created some amazing projects showcasing them.

We are also giving away a $25 CDD shop credit to one lucky winner who's commented on this post.

Winner will be announced on our CDD Facebook page on Monday, October 8th.

Here are some sweet inspiration projects from our design team:

Next up on the hop is: A Jillian Vance Design

Incase you get lost along the way,  here's the hop listing:

Friday, September 28, 2018

September New Digi Release

Whether you're a seasoned pro or new to digital stamping, you're in for a treat with these spooky new digi designs we're releasing today! 

Digital stamps are a great alternative to physical stamps. You simply purchase, download, resize to your preference and print so you can color as many copies as you'd like.

Here's a video on our YouTube Channel that walks you through how to do each of the steps above using free image software programs: 

A few of our favorite digis from this release and samples are shown below. Click the link to shop the full release, and let's get crafting!

Click here to shop the latest Digi Release

Click here to shop the latest Digi Release

Click here to shop the latest Digi Release

If you LOVE digital stamps, we think you'll love our DigiClub

Get $14 in digital stamp credit for just $7!!! Click here for more details.

Click here to shop the latest Digi Release

Click here to shop the latest Digi Release

Be sure to let us know which designs you decide to try in the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery Facebook Group! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Galaxy Background Tutorial with Joy

Hi Divas! Are you enjoying the new release? It's full of tricks and treats. To join in the Halloween fun, Joy created a night sky background for the Spell Time Monkey from our digi shop. Read on to see how to recreate this adorable card.

Before we get into the background, let's focus on the cute digi stamps. I started by printing the images and fussy cutting them.

Then I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the images.

For the background, I added Barn Door, Shaded Lilac, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide Inks to A2 watercolor cardstock. To make the piece a galaxy background, I colored the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink.

Next, I splattered some Copic Opaque White Ink on the background using a brush to create the illusion of stars. Then I adhered the images on the background and stuck the panel on a white A2 top folding card base.
We hope you give this technique a try. Share your galaxy background and other projects using the September release in our Facebook Gallery Group.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

September Release: Product Reveal

Yay! Release day is here!! 

We've got the sweetest trick-or-treaters, Doxie friends and more ready to show you. 
Plus...we've got a sweet treat for you through Thursday! 

When you shop Tuesday 9/25 - Thursday 9/27: 

  • Spend $40 or more and you'll get a FREE exclusive mini-stamp (not available after 9/27!) 
  • Diva Rewards Members earn double points 
  • September Release Exclusive Mini-Stamp Included with every order over $40 from 9/25 - 9/27 

Here's a look at all the new products: 

Ghostly Good Time is a 4x6" clear stamp set with a generous variety of whimsical line art images and sentiments designed especially for Halloween. The images in this set are perfect for coloring and the smaller illustrations make great accent images.

Halloween Scene Die is a thin metal die and makes the perfect backdrop or focal point. We love the spooky but sweet silhouette it creates when added to a card.

Spider Webs Stencil is a 6x6" stencil that makes your Halloween scenes a breeze! It covers a large area and can be used with your favorite spray inks, pastes, and more.


Doxie Duos is a 4x6” clear stamp set highlighting the playfulness of the beloved Dachshund dog. We just love the three scenes in the set and the perfect coordinating mini-images you can use to create your own pattern or accent.

Holiday Fairies is a 4x6” clear stamp set designed for the fairy lover in all of us! Help spread a little “happy” dust when you combine these images with sparkles from our sequins or a few shakes of glitter.


Check out this video Jackie created for you showcasing all the new sets:

Tell us in the comments below: 
Which new set is your favorite?!

Monday, September 24, 2018

September Release Sneak Peek: Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of our September Release!

It's our third and final sneak peek day and you're going to love the sweet set we're sharing today. Here's a look at designer inspiration using Holiday Fairies, a new clear stamp set that will be available tomorrow!

What we love about this set:

Holiday Fairies is a 4x6” clear stamp set designed for the fairy lover in all of us! Help spread a little “happy” dust when you combine these images with sparkles from our sequins or a few shakes of glitter.

If you haven't joined our Facebook Gallery Takeover yet, be sure to do that so you'll see all the latest inspiration and you'll get even more ideas on how to use your CDD products!

Click here to join the Facebook Group

That's a wrap - for now! Tomorrow is the big reveal and we hope you LOVE it. 
There's a free mini-stamp going home with all qualifying orders starting tomorrow, so be sure to stay tuned!
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