Fresh Bloom Release Blog Hop-Day 2

Hello, crafty friends. I’m so excited to be part of the blog hop today celebrating THIS new release. I have three cards to share… First, how cute are THESE bunnies!? I stamped and colored three of the images and used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out. There are some great coordinating sentiments in that set as well that I white heat embossed on each card. I’m always trying to find ways to stretch...

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...

Creating cards from Leftovers

Hi, crafty friends. I keep a drawer of pieces that are extra from previous crafty projects. I used a few of them on today’s card. I stamped, colored, and cut out all the images from THIS stamp set. I used a few pieces on THIS project, but still had some of the critters leftover. I adhered the bunnies on to a left over watercolor panel that I die-cut with THIS and THIS die. I...

Marbled Background Hearts

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s cards feature THIS background stamp from Concord & 9th… I’m a big fan of Concord & 9th’s turnabout stamps. They recently released THIS turnabout tool kit that makes the turnabout stamps easier to use. The turnabouts stamps now come with a guide that make is super easy to line it up. I used the guide to line up the marbled background in my MISTI and stamped it with a variety...

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...