Ice Cream Gift Card Holders

Hello, crafty friends. Happy Friday! I’d thought I’d share what I’m gave to the staff at my son’s school for the end of the year gifts… I planned something different for his main teachers, but I still wanted to say thank you to all the wonderful staff at his school. (secretary, nurse, traffic helpers, past teachers, OT, speech, etc.) I was looking for something inexpensive because I had so many to purchase. I thought...

Layton’s Legacy Card Drive

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s post is a special one. The talented Lea Lawson has created an amazing card drive and fundraiser in memory of her son, Layton. You can read all about her story and details HERE. I wanted to make a few cards that will be donated to NICU parents… Lea asks that the cards be created around a moodboard that she shares HERE. I chose three colors from the board and stamped...

Kind Heart Card Kit

Hi, friends. I’m back today with more inspiration using THIS card kit form Simon Says Stamp. (Click HERE to see a previous post with more inspiration using this kit.) I decided to make a shaped card for something fun and unexpected. I die-cut the largest die from THIS heart die set…once from a folded note card and once from a piece of card stock. I made sure to let the die hang off the...

St. Patrick’s Day Gift Basket

Hi, crafty friends. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I thought I’d share what I created for the teachers at my son’s school. I use any Holiday as an excuse to spoil them. 🙂 I shared a similar idea HERE last year and they were a hit. This year, I added a few different things to the basket as well as the tags… I’m currently obsessed with THIS stitching tag from My Favorite Things. I like...

Double Take: Stencil Backgrounds

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s technique shares how to create two backgrounds from one technique. I love time savers like this one. I created both of these cards in under fifteen minutes. It’s a great technique when you’re short on time and want to make multiple cards… For the first card, I inked up THIS gorgeous stencil with a rainbow of Distress Oxide Inks (all our listed below in the supply list). I made sure...

Simon Says Stamp 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...

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...

Cards for Kindness

Hello. I’m excited to finally announce something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile. I’ve set up a Facebook album called, Cards for Kindness and uploaded photographs of cards I created that are for sale.Click HERE to see the available cards. There is no specific price for each card. It is by donation. All money given will go directly to some type of kindness. Right now, I’m focusing on the Texas victims of Hurricane...

Creating cards from “Leftovers”

Hello. Thanks for stopping by today. Sometimes when I cook (which rarely happens!), I like to make a big meal so we eat the leftovers for the next day. I decided to use that same concept and create a card from the “leftovers”. Here’s what was left from some tags I recently made (and will share on the blog soon)… I did a lot of distress ink blending on a piece of THIS cardstock...

Cards for a Cause

Hello there. One of my favorite things about creating cards is that I can send them to put a smile on someone’s face. I love this hobby and one of my favorite things to do is spread kindness. My sweet friend, Jennifer McGuire is asking for cards to be sent in for a Cincinnati school that was recently vandalized. She wants to deliver cards for the staff and teachers along with some treats. This...