North Coast Creations Oct Blog Hop!


Welcome to the North Coast Creations October Blog Hop! We have some super cute new images & some terrific dies to go this month! You are really going to love these!
For my first card, I colored Peaches the Parrot to look like a green wing macaw because in my opinion, green wings are one of the most colorful of the macaws. After stamping, I used Copics to color him then over stamped to sharpen up the details again. A Pierced Oval die was used to cut him out & I had to do a little out of the box to keep from cutting off his tail. I used larger Ovals & Pierced Ovals to make a 2 layered frame around him. Portions of a Flourished Vine were added, cut out of the same green as the frame. The Happy Birthday was die cut once out of black & once out of white & stacked, a little offset.Here’s a look at the inside..the images & greeting are from the Little Birdies set. Below it are the Copics I used.


Stamps: North Coast Creations – Peaches the Parrot (inside- Little Birdies)
Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, grass green, black
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  NCC Happy Birthday, Flourished Vine dieODBD Pierced Rectangles, Ovals, Pierced Ovals dies, Copic markers,  Misti


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So how cute are these little Dinosaurs? Totally adorbs, I’d say! To me, the little guy in the middle looked like a baby w/ those big ol’ eyes of his, so I thought why not add a cracked Egg & complete the picture? The other two are either the proud parents or siblings. I used a die cut tree branch from the Who Loves You set & some fussy cut firs from the Happy Camper set to add a little scenery behind them. The blue clouds are from the Something Marvelous set.

The top white layer was die cut using the Double Stitched Rectangles & it was matted onto a piece of orange polka dot paper.  

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.
Surprise! No orange Copics on baby. I just used a base of the Y18 & colored/shaded w/ the R21, R22 & R05 on top.

Stamps: North Coast Creations – You are Dino-Mite, Something Marvelous (retired) , Happy Camper, Who Loves You
Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, grass green, dp (ODBD -Birthday Brights paper)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks tumbled glass
Accessories:  NCC Dinosaur, Owl Family diesODBD Double Stitched Rectangles, Rectangles, Easter Egg dies, Copic markers,  Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A

My last card, features the brand new Bunny die to go w/ the super cute Hippity Hoppity set. The challenge for me with this one was to try & make a card using a bunny & not have it be an Easter card.  So I stamped, colored & die cut 2 bunnies then made a bow tie for the boy (the bow from the Peaceful Poinsettias dies was the perfect size!) & a hair bow for the girl (from the Circle Ornaments dies).
I die cut the layers of white, blue & blue polka dot papers using Rectangle & Pierced Rectangle dies, then used a Circle die to cut out the opening on the side for the little girl bunny to peek around. The greeting circles were cut & I added some Mini Double Stitched Hearts below the greeting. It just looked a little blank in the right corner, so I added a white Gilded Gate across the bottom.

Here’s the inside, using some leftovers…originally, the greeting circles were bigger & I cut them down a size & these are the leftover rings. Below this are the Copics I used.bunny-love-inside-09912bunny-love-copics-09905


Stamps: North Coast Creations – Hippity Hoppity, (inside-You are Dino-Mite)
Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white,  (ODBD- Old Glory paper)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, (inside -Distress inks faded jeans)
Accessories:  NCC Bunny dieODBD Rectangles, Piereced Rectangles, Circles, Pierced Circles, Gilded Gate, Peaceful Poinsettias, Circle Ornaments, Mini Stitched Hearts dies, Copic markers,  Misti

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Julie * Lori * Sandee * Dawn * Robin * Lisa


Thanks so much for stopping by!
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11 Responses to North Coast Creations Oct Blog Hop!

  1. Wow Julie, I bet you absolutely adore this new parrot stamp because you have birds/parrots! I thought of you as soon as I saw it!!!
    I love your gorgeous colors and the beautiful green card framing! Your parrot is a knockout!
    Your dinos are the cutest! I LOVE the way you’ve colored them and that egg is so perfect!
    Your bunny is adorable and I love your layout!
    Wonderful cards my friend!

  2. Julie, your cards are just amazing creations, bursting with color and whimsy! What wonderful creatures of God, and you’ve showcased them just beautifully on your cards. Fabulous designs and layouts and such gorgeous dimension with the coloring – superb! TFS – Blessings ?

  3. Oh my word! Julie these are awesome!!!! I have gone over each card so many times and see something different and brilliant every time! WOW!!!

  4. Wow, what eye candy. Your cards are all so unique. Those dinosaurs are so cute I could pinch their cheeks, and the bunny card is out of this world. You always come up with fresh ideas. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Your cards are adorable, love how you did the bunny card, so sweet.

  6. Wonderful showcasing of both the NCC and ODBD Products, Julie! That dinosaur card is just too cute! Fabulous details on the Bunny card!

  7. Oh Julie… each one is such a treat! Love your coloring on the macaw and cute inside! The dinosaurs are just darling, love the egg idea! And the bunny card is so cute too!

  8. I have a serious crush on the fabulous coloring of your dinos and parrot!

  9. Fabulous coloring and card designs.

  10. Your cards are so cute. Hugz

  11. Awesome cards,Julie!! All so super cute!! Love the bunny card with the 2nd bunny peeking through the hole!! The egg is so clever too!