Crafty Hugs Release

Hello, crafty friends. Simon Says Stamp has a new release HERE and it is fabulous! I’m sharing a couple of cards today using some of the new goodies… For both cards, I started by white heat embossing THIS background. This background stamp is unique as it allows you to remove the hexagon from the center of the stamp. I die-cut THIS hexagon die six times from THIS masking paper. I used the masking pieces...

Adding Color Quickly

Hello, crafty friends. I’m sharing a simple sympathy card today with an ink blended background… I’m not the best at coloring so I’m always looking for ways to add color without coloring individual images. I started by stamping the leaves from THIS stamp set on THIS note card with THIS ink. Whenever I want to fill a background with individual images, I lay as many as I can out on the panel inside my...

Sunny Days Ahead Encouragement Card

Hello, crafty friends. You might want to put on your sunglasses, because I have a super bright encouragement card to share today. I started by stamping the background using THIS all time favorite background stamp on white card stock. I trimmed down the piece and added a yellow mat using paper from THIS paper pad. I adhered the whole strip to a top folding pink note card that I created using THIS card stock....

Sunnier Days Ahead Release-2020 Cards

Hello, crafty friends. Simon Says Stamp has a new release HERE and I wanted to share some cards I created using THIS new die. Now I don’t know about you but this year (2020) has been difficult. For me, it has started out on the wrong foot and only gotten worse. I have a few friends that feel the same way and wanted to make some cards that offer some encouragement and maybe a...

Sunny Days Ahead Release Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m so excited to be part of the Sunny Days Ahead Release Blog Hop celebrating THIS new release. I’ve created two cards from one background image… I started by heat embossing THIS background image on to THIS card stock using THIS embossing powder. I started with a 6 x 6 sheet of card stock so I could get the entire background image. I colored in the image with THESE markers and...

Acrylic Paint Background

Howdy, crafty friends. I have a fun paint background technique to share today… I was doing some purging in my craft room and came across some tubes of acrylic paint. I thought the paint would be a great texture on a background. I started by squirting dots of color in a row on top of a piece of white card stock… I took a piece of card stock and cut it to a card...

United We Craft Blog Party

Hello there, crafty friends! I’m so happy to be a part of THIS United We Craft Blog Party. The goal of this blog party is to unite us all during this time, inspire, and bring joy. I wanted to create some encouragement cards for the occasion… I started by stamping the solid line in THIS stamp using a rainbow of dye inks. For the first card, I stamped them in vertical lines to create...

Stencil Week-Day 3

Hello, crafty friends. Welcome back to Stencil Week. Today’s idea is to dry emboss with a stencil to create a background…. I used some of THIS metallic paper and ran it through my die-cut machine with THIS embossing pad. It presses the pattern into the paper. You can do this with any type of paper, I just chose metallic paper for something different and I love the shine. I wanted to keep the embossing...

Stitching Panel Card Bases

Hi, crafty friends. I wanted to do something a bit different for today’s project so I created card bases from THIS stitching panel die… I die-cut it from three colors of card stock and folded it in half to create a smaller card base. They measure 3.5 x 5 in size and still fit nicely inside a regular A2 envelope. For the pink card, I pushed out all of the circles in the holes...

New Alcohol Inks

Hi there, crafty friends. I’m in love with the new alcohol ink colors from Ranger and I’ve been experimenting with them creating backgrounds… I applied a few alcohol inks with THIS blending solution on to THIS yupo paper to create a background. I used THIS tool to blow the ink around and mx the color. While it was still wet, I rubbed a piece of THIS over it. Any spot that was sticky from...