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,...

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...

New Honey Bee Release-Donut Cards

Hello there, crafty friends. I’m back today with a few cards featuring some new products just released from Honey Bee Stamps. I instantly fell in love with THIS die set and had to make a few donut cards with it… I cut the die three times from kraft cardstock. I also cut the centers out with the circle die in the set. For the first card… I cut the sprinkles circle die from brown...

Time Saving Tips (plus new Clearly Besotted products)

Hi there, crafty friends. Today I’m sharing a few four bar sized cards that feature products from the new Clearly Besotted release. I also want to share a few time saving tips. First, let me share how I created each card… I stamped one of the pig images using THIS ink and added clear embossing powder on top. I painted the image using THIS ink with water. I applied some of THIS ink in...

Simon Says Stamp Fluttering By Release Blog Hop

Hello, crafty friends. I’m taking part in a fun blog hop today in celebration of Simon Says Stamp’s newest release. You can view the entire release HERE. I created a clean and simple card set using some of the new products.┬áTHIS stamp set is so adorable and I thought it paired nicely with THIS new stamp set. I started by die-cutting several panels out of white card stock using THIS die. I stamped the...

Simon Says Stamp’s Best Days Release

Hi, crafty friends. Simon Says Stamp has just released their Best Days collection of products and they are fabulous. You can find the entire release HERE. I’m sharing a few cards created with THIS new background stamp and THIS adorable bunny stamp set… I wanted to mix it up and create some gatefold cards. Gatefold cards have unique openings. My cards open from the center. I created the card base by trimming down a...

Simon Says Stamp Love Release Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m taking part in a blog hop today celebrating the new release from Simon Says Stamp. You can find the entire Love Release HERE. THIS stamp set won my heart as soon as I opened my package and since I couldn’t choose just one or two images, I created a card set… I also want to share a few time saving tips along the way. I was able to create this...