Interactive Fortune Cookie Card

Howdy, crafty friends. I’m back today with more inspiration using THIS new release… I created a window by die-cutting a circle from white card stock. I applied some alcohol inks to THIS paper and applied some of THIS when it was still wet for some shine. I adhered the piece behind the window and attached it to a 4.75 x 4.75 black card base. I die-cut THIS fortune cookie die and added a bit...

More Diecember Inspiration + Quick Crafty Tip

Hello again, crafty friends. I have another card to share featuring some Diecember goodies as well as a quick crafty tip (more on that later). Today’s card is super bright so you may need some sunglasses… To create the background, I dry embossed THIS new die using THIS embossing mat in my die-cut machine. Instead of cutting, it leaves an impression. I inked up the entire panel with a few yellow distress inks and...

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Tim Holtz

Hi there, crafty friends. I’m thrilled to be a December guest over HERE on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. This week’s challenge is traditional Christmas showcasing Tim Holtz products… I started by applying ink through THIS stencil. I rotated the stencil to get different looks and die-cut the panels using THIS die. I stamped and colored THIS, THIS, and THIS bird. I used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out and cut...

Diecember Release Blog Hop-Day 1

Hello, crafty friends. I’m honored to be part of the Diecember Blog Hop in celebration of THIS new release and all things die-cutting. For the first card, I die-cut THIS new die from THIS card stock as well as THIS and THIS card stock for the paintbrush. For the paint palettes, I dipped the die-cut circles in a variety of Distress Oxide colors mixed with a bit of water. Since there was some ink...

Diecember 2019 is here!

Hello again, crafty friends. Happy Diecember! If you’re unfamiliar with Diecember, it’s a month long party hosted by Simon Says Stamp celebrating dies and die-cutting. Today’s card features THIS new die from THIS new release… Not many dies come in this vertical style. I just love how it fills up a card. I die-cut the panel from colored and patterned paper and added strips of the colored paper on a black note card. I...

Simon Says Stamp Favorites 2019

Hello, crafty friends. Happy Black Friday! Simon Says Stamp is having a great sale today… …so I thought I would share my top ten favorite Simon products from this year. #1 ROUNDED ALPHABET DIES First up is a project I haven’t shared yet on my blog. I created this scrapbook page using THESE dies along with THESE dies, which are a bit smaller with the same font. I loved mixing them for the title…...

Simple Masking

Hello, crafty friends. I’m back today with a Christmas card featuring a simple masking technique… I started by white heat embossing THIS background on THIS paper. I masked off each row of trees with THIS tape and added different colors of Distress Oxide Ink. I sprayed THIS on top heavily for some shine. I adhered the panel to a top folding white note card and added gray strips to the sides. I white heat...

Inspired By Target

Howdy, crafty friends. One of the most asked questions I receive is, “Where do you find inspiration?”. I find inspiration in so many places that I decided to share a bit more details on my blog posts. Today’s card was inspired by a gift bag I seen at Target (or as I like to call it, my happy place). Here is the bag that caught my eye… I really liked the color combo and...

Gnome for the Holidays Card Kit-More Inspiration

Hello, crafty friends. I’m back today with more inspiration using THIS card kit by Simon Says Stamp… I started by stamping and coloring the images from THIS stamp set (which is included in the kit). I used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out. I also die-cut THIS die from a white card stock panel for the images to be tucked into and adhered a piece of the kit’s patterned paper behind the openings....

Gnome for the Holidays Card Kit

Hello, crafty friends. THIS December card kit from Simon Says Stamp is now available. I made several cards using it and have one to share today… I started by cutting 1/2 inch strips of the kit’s patterned paper and doing a simple weave to create a background. I die-cut the gnome die from the kit’s papers and stamped a sentiment from the stamp set on a speech bubble die-cut. I die-cut some hearts using...