Patterned Paper Die Cuts

Hello there, crafty friends. I don’t know about you but I purchase a lot of patterned paper and end up not using it very much. So, I challenged myself to use up some of my patterned paper not only on the background of today’s cards but the die cuts. I love the results… To create the first card… I cut a piece of THIS gingham patterned paper a bit smaller than a mini slimline...

Fab Flower Die Cut Inlay

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s card share was so fun to make and features die cut inlay… I started by stamping THIS background stamp on a variety of colored card stocks using coordinating ink colors for a tone on tone look. I cut them plus a blue panel using THIS background die and in laid each piece into place for a smooth look… I finished off the design with a sentiment from THIS stamp set...

Dream Big Release Blog Hop

Hi there, crafty friends. I’m thrilled to be part of THIS Blog Hop celebrating THIS new release. I have two cards to share featuring two new dies that are so fun… For the first card… I cut THIS die from several shades of colored card stock and assembled the pieces. For the background, I dry embossed THIS slimline die using the embossing mat in my die-cut machine. I love the texture it adds. Next,...

Coloring Die Cuts with Alcohol Ink

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s card features coloring die cuts with alcohol ink… I stared by die-cutting the butterflies from the Graceful Butterfly Set from white Yupo paper. I put them inside the coordinating embossing folder from the set and embossed them to add some texture. I added some rubbing alcohol to the die-cuts and then applied alcohol ink on top. I mixed in a bit of pearl alcohol ink for some sparkle and...

Reverse Confetti June 2022 Creative Hop

Hello again, crafty friends. I’m excited to be a part of THIS Blog Hop. My card features products from THIS release… VIDEO I also have a video on how I created this card along with tips for conquering creative block! You can watch the video on how I created this card HERE or click on the video below… To create this card,  I started by die-cutting the Folklore Cover Panel from white cardstock. I love...

Stencils and Coordinating Dies

Hello, crafty friends. I’m a big fan of stencil that have coordinating dies and today’s card features THIS set… I started by stamping the Arches Background stamp using white pigment ink on a kraft panel. I applied ink through the Orange Blossoms stencil and used the coordinating dies to cut out the images. I also applied the ink heavier to one side or in the center to add some dimension… I adhered them to...

Hot Foiling on Alcohol Inked Panels Part Two

Howdy, crafty friends. I recently shared THESE cards where I hot foiled on alcohol inked panels and I was having so much fun with the technique that I decided to create another set but this time with a larger, cover hot foil plate… First, I created the alcohol inked panels. I applied Rubbing Alcohol on four panels of Yupo paper. I added rows of color using alcohol ink and let the color blend by...

Peekaboo Cards + Yay You Release Blog Hop

Hello there, crafty friends. Today’s cards are part of THIS Blog Hop celebrating THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp.. For these cards, I wanted to do a Peekaboo effect where the majority of the design is on the inside of the card instead of the outside. I wanted to keep the outside pretty simple and only reveal a small window of design. That way, the inside would be a surprise for the recipient....

Repeat Die Cutting

Hello again, crafty friends. Today’s card features repeat die cutting to create a background… To create this card, I die-cut the Stained Glass Bird die four times from a white A2 cardstock panel. I left three of the birds all white. For the fourth opening, I removed all the white pieces and used the Stained Glass bird stencil to do some ink blending on the card base behind the die-cut panel. I die-cut the...

Happy & Joyful Release

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s card features THIS new stamp set from THIS new release… I started by applying Glitz Glitter Gel though the Slimline Confetti stencil on a 5×7 white card front. Next, I die-cut and assembled the Big Picture Book Panda and Big Picture Book Big Body die from black and white cardstock. I stamped a party hat and cupcake image from the Time to Party stamp set and used the coordinating...