Wild About You

Hello, crafty friends. Today I’m back with a masculine card design perfect for Valentine’s Day… I find it difficult to create masculine cards and usually Valentine’s Day is flooded with pink and red. However, after stamping, coloring and cutting out the image from THIS stamp set, I kept the rest of the card design simple to make the color combination pop. Since it was more earth tone colors, it lends itself to a masculine design.

Rainbow City Scene

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s card uses THIS clever stamp set. I thought it would be fun to create a rainbow city scene with it… I stamped the city scene towards the bottom of a piece of THIS watercolor cardstock using THIS ink. Then I clear heat embossed it. I created a mask of the image to protect the first layer and then stamped on top and heat embossed it again. I repeated that process a

SSS February 2018 Card Kit-A Colorful Crafty Life

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s project features THIS February Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. Instead of creating card examples, I wanted to share how you can decorate your envelopes… I really like that the card kit comes with three envelopes. For the first envelope… I stamped the images in the card kit’s stamp set on the flap of the envelope using THIS ink for a tone-on-tone look. I also stamped a sentiment underneath. Now it’s

New Year, New Blog, and Giveaway

Hello, crafty friends. Happy New Year! I decided to make the switch from Blogger to WordPress and I thought we could celebrate my with my first blog post. (More on that in a bit.) First, I want to share a new card design… Just because the holiday season is over, it doesn’t mean the giving has to stop. I created a gift card holder using THIS polar bear die. It works perfectly since the arms

Friends Release Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m honored to be part of this blog hop celebrating Simon Says Stamp’s Friends Release. I have three cards to share today that feature THIS new die set… I thought it would be fun to share three different ways to use the same die set…  1. Create your own DIY cover plate.  I love the look of a die-cut background, but cover plate dies can be expensive. Instead, I created a die-cut

Photo Christmas Card

Hello. I thought I’d share our family Christmas card for this year… I love creating interactive cards and adding photos to Christmas cards, so THIS die was perfect. I cut it from black cardstock and added a photo of my two sons on the inside… I created a snow bank using THIS die and added a sentiment from THIS stamp set. I stamped THIS background to create shingles for the house and added snow using

Technique Tuesday Animal House Stamps

Hi, friends. I have a few cards today featuring stamp sets from Technique Tuesday’s Animal House line… None of the stamp sets featured are holiday themed stamp sets, but I wanted to show you how simply adding a few stamped elements can change the theme of an image and stretch the use of your stamps.  For the first card… I added some holiday stamps to THIS stamp set to create a holiday scene.  I did

Altenew Year in Review Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Hi, crafty friends. Today I’m taking a look back at my favorite Altenew projects from this year as part as a fun blog hop… Before I share past projects, I wanted to share a new project… PROJECT #1 THIS Crafty Friends Stamp Set is my favorite stamp set of the year. I love all the messages because they are perfect to send to crafty friends, which is the majority of people I send cards to. It’s

SSS Picture Book Animal Dies

Hi, there. I’m a big fan of the Picture Book animal Dies from Simon Says Stamp. You may remember THIS card I created awhile back? Well, I recreated it using the newest additions to the Picture Book Animal Family…. After die-cutting all the animals, I adhered them to a top folding white note card that I stamped THIS sentiment on. The sentiment is a horizontal sentiment that I cut to create a vertical one. Here

SSS Friends Release

Hello. I’m sharing a few cards today featuring products form Simon Says Stamp’s Friends Release.  You can check out the entire release HERE. It’s fantastic! I had a hard time choosing just one product to play with, so I used three new products on my cards… I started by inking through THIS new stencil with various colors of Distress Oxide Ink. I love the chalk look it gives when it dries! I trimmed off a