Friday, July 15, 2016

Craftin Desert Divas Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to the Craftin Desert Divas July Release Blog Hop. We have some wonderful stamps and dies that we will be sharing with you.

We will first have our 2 day blog hop, which started yesterday and is continuing today, and then the next 4 days you can join us on our Facebook fan pages for our release inspiration projects. There is a chance to win a $15. CDD shop credit for the next 6 days when you join us.
All stamps are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase HERE.

 Plan It Out - 5x7

 Scoops - 5x7

 Sweat Season - 5x7

 Tiny Treasure - 5x7

We also offer SVG stamp outlines for .99 they work perfectly with your cutting machine. You must have a program that opens these files. This is a great alternative to coordinating dies and much less expensive. 

Here's what I've created for you...
A Christmas in July Planner Layout

I recently bought a Happy Planner and have really gotten into making planner layouts. So for this release I wanted to create an exclusive planner stamp set that could be used by us crafters, with lots of words and icons that we need, and use day to day to plan out our projects and daily chores.

So for my layout I wanted to combine 2 of our new sets and do a Christmas in July Planner Spread.

To create my project first I cut the svg outlines for the stamps with my Explore for the Plan It Out and Sweet Seasons sets. I Love these svg's because they work with your cutting machine and fit the stamps perfectly without having to purchase a bunch of stamp dies. I decided to stamp on the svg outlines instead of directly into the planner because I love using my Copics to color in my images, but didn't want them to bleed through the planner pages. After I cut out the stamp outlines from plain white 110 lb. card stock, I then stamped each of the images onto their coordinating svg outline. Next I colored all of the images in with Copics and then used a white paint pen for the highlights.

Next I set up my planner layout. To do this I used green and red washi tape to accent my pages, and then used the wavy border from the Outdoor Landscape Dies to cut out my glitter snow hills on the bottom of my planner spread from white glitter card stock. After that I attached all of my Copic colored stamped images onto my planner pages with a tape runner. Next I used the word stamps from the Plan It Out stamp set to add all of the tasks to my "to do" lists. I then added a sentiment from the Sweet Season stamp set to my planner side bar.

Once my layout was done, it was time to add some extra bling with planner clips. To make my little gingerbread couple in the upper right I used the Gingerbread Couple Digi stamp, and colored them in with Prismacolor Premier Pencils and then attached them to colored paperclips. Next I decided that my planner was not complete without a mini shaker. So I just had to use the little pan from the New Sweet Season stamp set to make a mini baking pan shaker planner clip.

To make my mini shaker first I cut out and stamped 2 of the little baking pans with their svg outlines. Next I colored them both in with Copics. I then used the small ticket die from the Pocket Pieces Hello Dies to cut out my shaker window from one of the baking pans. Next I added clear plastic to the inside of the window and then added foam tape all along the outer edge. After that I added some of the Peppermint Twist sequins to the inside of the shaker and then placed the second pan on top sealing in all of the sequins. To finish I added a paperclip to the back and then decorated the front with some of the small gingerbread and candy stamped images. Last but not least I decided that the top left corner was missing something, so I cut out a square of the Doodlebug Sugarplum paper with the little gingerbread people, and added it to that corner.

I had so much fun designing the stamps and dies in this month's release. I really hope that you enjoy them as much as I did making them for you, and that you are inspired to make your own creations with them. Be sure to join our Craftin Desert Diva's Gallery on Facebook if you have not done so already. That is a group where you can post and share all of your creations that you make with CDD products. I can't wait to see your Beautiful creations!

Here are the specials for this release:

Save 15% on your entire purchase. 

Use Code: July15

Enjoy this special for in stock items only 7/14 thru 7/24 at 10pm MST
All Stamps and Dies are made in the USA.

Each day from 7/14 thru 7/19 one comment left on the projects 

will be chosen from to receive a $15.00 CDD shop 

credit. So be sure to join us for our 2 day blog hop and then hop 

on over to the CDD Facebook page to join us for our Release 

Inspiration HopThe CDD DT will feature more projects 

showcasing the new July release.

I am your last stop for today! We thank you for joining us for our Blog Hop and invite you to join us again tomorrow on our Craftin Desert Diva's Facebook Fanpage for the start of our Inspiration Hop!

Thursday Lineup..





Diana -





Lisa M.-

Friday Lineup...


Karen (Guest DT) -





Lisa B.-



  1. Makes for a fun & wonderful planner. Like your coloring & creativity. Especially like the paper clip items.
    Have a Bee-utiful day!
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Oh Mindy this is just beautiful! So different from my! LOVE! Gorgeous coloring... a work of art... almost makes you want to "clean"?... No... design! Yes!

  3. This is so beautiful Mindy!
    Love your design!!!

  4. I really can't handle this cuteness! You kill me!

  5. Adorbs! Especially the clips!!

  6. Awww! I'm a planner addicted too and I love so much how you used these cutie stamps!!!!

  7. Amazing as always!!! I already ordered the planner stamps and cant wait to get them!! Love your layout!

  8. Love how neat and organized you are!

  9. Awesome job on this planner! Love that shaker extra!

  10. WOW! Incredible planner!!! What a yummy way to plan out your days :)

  11. Holy cow! Amazing planner pages!

  12. Oh my! So many details! I love it. You created a fantastic and fun planner that should start each day off with a smile!

  13. You planner looks AMAZING! Love all of the details and your colouring is incredible! WOW!

  14. What an adorable planner pages!!!