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...

String Art Background

Hi, crafty friends. I’m back today with a card featuring a string art background using THIS die… I die-cut THIS string art rectangle on a white panel and strung colored embroidery floss through the holes. I stared diagonally from the two opposite ends with one color, finished the other half with another color, and added some pink going in the opposite direction. The string art creates such a fun, textured background… I stamped the...

Non Traditional Christmas Color Combos

Hello, crafty friends. I’m back with lots of Christmas card inspiration featuring non traditional Christmas color combos… All of the cards feature THIS die. It creates such a great focal point and makes the design of the card come together quickly. For the first card… I had a lot of white pieces left over from die-cutting the white frame on the snowflake card, so I used them and applied a rainbow of distress oxide...

Cheer and Joy Release Inspiration Week-Day Five

Hi, crafty friends. I’m wrapping up the Cheer and Joy Release Inspiration Week here on my blog with this card… I’m a big fan of THESE coloring cards, but wanted to change the design a bit. I started by die-cutting the birds using THIS die. I die-cut a piece of patterned paper using a larger die from the same set to mat behind the panel. I colored in the scene using THESE markers. I...

Cheer and Joy Release Inspiration Week-Day Three

Hi, crafty friends. I’m sharing more inspiration using THIS new release… I stamped THIS adorable puppy image and colored it with THESE markers. I die-cut THIS coordinating die from another piece of card stock that was inked and applied acetate behind the opening, creating a window. I white heat embossed a sentiment from the same stamp set on a red card stock strip and adhered it under the window. I applied foam tape to...

Cheer and Joy Release Inspiration Week-Day One

Hi there, crafty friends. I’m back this week with lots of inspiration using THIS Cheer and Joy release from Simon Says Stamp. Put on your sunglasses because I have a bright Christmas card to share… I love to stretch the use of my stamps, especially Holiday Stamps. I stamped the Christmas trees from THIS stamp set in a circle using a variety of Distress Oxide inks. I stamped one tree and then sprayed it...

Cheer and Joy Release Blog Hop-Day One

Hi there, crafty friends. I have three cards to share that is all about die-cuts. I’m using products from THIS new release. There are so many things you can do with your dies. I really like to create backgrounds with them. My favorite is to do white on white. This would work with any color, but I love the simplicity of the white on white. It adds so much texture without being too distracting....