One Layer Embossed Backgrounds + May Card Kit

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s cards feature some products from THIS new card kit from Simon Says Stamp. I wanted to create a one layer card so I heat embossed the images in THIS stamp set that is included in the kit on to the kit’s card stock, creating a background. I included the sentiment on the panel as well as the dots image from THIS stamp set to finish off the design. Since the...

Adding Color using Coordinating Dies + Picket Fence Release

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s cards show how you can add color to your images using your coordinating dies… I love to stretch the use of my coordinating dies. They can be used for so much more than just die-cutting your stamped images. For today’s cards, I used THESE coordinating dies and cut them from THIS fun foam. I adhere them temporarily on to an acrylic block and ink them up just like any...

Blossoms and Butterflies Release Blog Hop

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s blog post is part of the Simon Says Stamp’s Blossoms and Butterflies release Blog Hop celebrating THIS release. I have two cards to share today that both incorporate using acetate… For the first card… I stamped, colored, and cut out the images from THIS stamp set. I also cut THESE coordinating dies from THIS fun foam to place behind the images for dimension as well as white card stock...

Blossoms and Butterflies Release

Hi there, crafty friends. Simon Says Stamp has a new release HERE and it is fabulous. I have a card set to share using some of the new products… I started by die-cutting a few of THESE 4 bar note cards that I covered with a piece of THIS card stock. I used THIS, THIS, and THIS new die and cut it from the card fronts, THIS Yupo paper, and colored card stock. I white...

Birthday Shaker Card

Hi there, crafty friends. I have a birthday themed shaker card to share today… I recently worked at the Simon Says Stamp CREATE event and did some shopping while I was there. As soon as I saw THESE, I knew they would make great shaker bits. I die-cut THIS die from black and white card stock. I adhered acetate behind the cut out and adhered foam tape around the opening on the back. I...

Full Stamp Set Background

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s card features a fun background technique…   First, I die-cut THIS gorgeous cross several times form THIS wood grain card stock. I adhered the layers together to give dimension. For the background, I stamped THIS entire stamp set. I love text backgrounds and this is a fast and easy way to get that look. I temporary adhered the entire set to the door of my MISTI and white heat embossed...

Swiped Acrylic Paint Background

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s cards features a quick and easy technique for making backgrounds… I don’t use my acrylic paints nearly enough so I broke them out and applied drops of color in a line at the top of a piece of white card stock. I used an old gift card and starting at the top, I applied pressure and swiped the paint straight down, creating a fun striped pattern. Once it was...

One Layer Wonder-Floral Wreath

Howdy, crafty friends. Today’s card is a one layer wonder. Well, almost. I did adhere the piece to a card base but wanted to share an idea that had minimal bulk… I stamped the medium floral image from THIS stamp set using the 4×4 stencil wreath from THIS stencil bundle set. The stencil helps align the images in a wreath shape. I colored in the flowers with Copic Makers in rainbow order and added a sentiment from...