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...

Happy STAMPtember!

It’s finally here! Happy STAMPtember, crafty friends! If you’re unfamiliar with STAMPtember, it’s a month long stamping celebration hosted by Simon Says Stamp. This year is the 10th anniversary of STAMPtember and Heidi (the owner of Simon Says Stamp) and her team have lots of fun surprises in store. Speaking of Heidi, let’s kick off this party with some cards I created for her as a thank you for all she does for this...

Stamping Friends Trifecta Blog Hop

Hey, crafty friends. I’m excited to be a part of a special blog hop today. Picket Fence Studios has teamed up with Gina K. Designs and My Sweet Petunia to bring you lots of inspiration. I love this industry and how people work together. It makes my heart happy. It was a pleasure working with Gina K. and My Sweet Petunia products. I used them to create these cards… I started by creating mini...

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...

Taco Birthday Cards

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s card share is just for fun. I couldn’t help but make some birthday cards with THIS cute stamp set from Lawn Fawn… I started by stamping and coloring the taco images. I used THIS coordinating die to cut out the images. I created three backgrounds using the smaller images in the stamp set. Here’s a closer look at each card… I added a party hat to each taco as...

Care Bear Cards

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s cards were so fun to make and a throwback to my childhood. I’m a child of the 80’s. I remember my childhood bedroom walls were covered in rainbow wallpaper and shelves of strawberry shortcake dolls, cabbage patch dolls, and care bears. I thought THIS bear die with THIS body die would make perfect Care Bear cards… I decided to make a rainbow of care bears and adhere them to...

Distress Oxide Ombre Backgrounds

Howdy, crafty friends. I’m sharing three cards today that feature a Distress Oxide Ombre background… To create these backgrounds, I chose three different shades in each color family and inked up THIS background with them. I spritzed the stamp with water and stamped it on to a piece of THIS card stock. I chose this particular background because it had a lot of solid areas to it. I stamped a sentiment from THIS stamp...

Stamping with Coordinating Dies

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s cards features stamping with coordinating dies. I love to stretch my supplies and this technique does just that. I stamped several images from THIS stamp set on four pieces of white card stock using my MISTI. The MISTI made it quick and easy to stamp multiple cards at once. To add color to the images, I stamped with the coordinating dies. To do this, I die-cut THESE coordinating dies...

Adding Handmade Touches to Holiday Photo Cards

Happy Holidays, crafty friends. Today’s blog post is all about adding handmade touches to Holiday photo cards… I decided to do photo cards this year, but wanted to add some handmade touches to the printed cards. First, I added THIS to all the berries in the design. It gave some raised dimension to the flat card. I also cut out hearts from blue card stock and used THIS stamp set to stamp “2018” to...

Single Image Note Card Set

Hi there, crafty friends. So my son just started kindergarten and his teacher’s name is Ms. Smiley. How cute is that!? I thought I would make a note card set to give to her on the first day of school. I decided to share it here to show you can make a whole set with one single image… I stamped the smiley face from THIS stamp set multiple times. To color in the image,...