DIY Valentines

Hi, crafty friends. I’m sharing a few valentines I created for my son to give to his cousins… I thought THIS stamp set would be perfect for Valentines, so I stamped and colored a few of the critters and used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out. For the background, I die-cut THIS heart and inked up THIS stencil on top. I stamped a coordinating sentiment from the set and backed each heart with...

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...

Die-cut Word Drop Shadow

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s cards feature a fun die-cutting technique… I like to die-cut from a stamped pattern and have the die-cut word or image be camouflaged in the design. I shared a post about that technique HERE and HERE. This time I wanted the die-cut word to stand out a bit more so I created a drop shadow with fun foam behind the word. After stamping the fruit images from THIS stamp set,...

Sweet Holiday

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s card features THIS new die from Diecember… I die-cut it from red and white paper to create a holiday candy treat. I applied THIS on top and added a coat of THIS for some shine. I adhered it on top of a stick (created with a strip of card stock) and a background created with THIS background stamp. I stamped a sentiment from THIS stamp set and added a piece...

Gift Card Window

Hello there, crafty friends. I’m back today with a fun way to give a gift card for the holidays… I started by inking up THIS and THIS stencil to create some backgrounds. I die-cut THIS window from the cards and added a black frame around the window. I added THIS gift card pouch in the opening with the gift card inside. I die-cut THIS sweet puppy and paper pieced him together to resemble the...

Diecember 2018 Release Blog Hop

Happy Diecember, crafty friends! I’m excited to be part of a blog hop celebrating the Diecember release from Simon Says Stamp, which you can find HERE. I’m a big fan of the picture book dies so I’m sharing 5 ways to use the Big Picture Book Dies for the Holidays… I love that you can tuck things in the critter’s paws. Here are 5 ideas of what to put in them… #1: Add a...

Simon Says Stamp Diecember 2018

Hello, friends. Happy Diecember! If you’re unfamiliar with Diecember, it’s a month long party celebrating die cutting. Simon has a new release HERE to celebrate and I used several new products on today’s card… I die-cut THIS adorable puppy and THIS adorable kitty and adhered them to a background made with THIS background die. Instead of die-cutting it, I dry embossed using THIS mat in my die-cutting machine. For the sentiment, I die-cut THIS...

Thankful Cards

Hi, crafty friends. Since it’s Thanksgiving in the states, I thought it would be the perfect time to share some thankful cards. I gave these to Aiden’s teachers before the Holiday break letting them know how grateful we are for them… The first card was made by dry embossing THIS die on a piece of THIS card stock using THIS embossing mat with my die cutting machine to create a subtle background. After adding...