Birthday Week-Day 1

Hello, crafty friends. If you’re like me, you never have enough birthday cards on hand. I decided to make a bunch using THIS new release and share them all week long. Let’s kick off this party with two cards that feature a sentiment background… I like using multiple sentiments to create a text background. I laid out lots of birthday sentiments from THIS and THIS stamp set on a panel inside my MISTI. I...

Simon Says Stamp Celebrate You Blog Hop- Day 2

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s project is part of a blog hop celebrating THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp… For both cards, I stamped the adorable dog images from THIS stamp set on to pieces of THIS card stock. I chose that particular paper because I colored in the images with THESE markers and the color goes down great on that paper. I masked off the images and added a scene with Distress Oxide...

Teacher Card

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s card stretches the use of THIS alphabet die set… I really like alphabet sets because you can customize your sentiments or even use them on kid’s school projects. Instead of cutting apart the individual letters, I decided to keep the majority of them in tact and create a simple background. I ran the whole piece through my die-cut machine after inking up the panel with some Distress Oxide ink blending....

MOM cards

Howdy, crafty friends. Today, I have two cards to share that came from one technique. Don’t you love when that happens!? … I started by die-cutting THIS gorgeous die from an alcohol ink background I had on hand. For the first card… I used the outline of piece from the die and adhered it to a note card stamped with THIS background stamp. I used THIS ink so it wouldn’t be too distracting and...

Framing a Focal Image

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s card uses a coordinating die to frame an image.. I stamped THIS image on THIS card stock and added color with THESE watercolors. I did a few layers of colors, drying in between each. I added THIS to the eyes to make them stand out. I die-cut the coordinating die from another piece of the same card stock to create a frame for the image. I applied THIS ink...

Adding Color using Coordinating Dies + Picket Fence Release

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s cards show how you can add color to your images using your coordinating dies… I love to stretch the use of my coordinating dies. They can be used for so much more than just die-cutting your stamped images. For today’s cards, I used THESE coordinating dies and cut them from THIS fun foam. I adhere them temporarily on to an acrylic block and ink them up just like any...

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...

Swiped Acrylic Paint Background

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s cards features a quick and easy technique for making backgrounds… I don’t use my acrylic paints nearly enough so I broke them out and applied drops of color in a line at the top of a piece of white card stock. I used an old gift card and starting at the top, I applied pressure and swiped the paint straight down, creating a fun striped pattern. Once it was...

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...