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...

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....

Rainbow Backgrounds

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s cards all have rainbow backgrounds… For the first card… I inked up THIS stencil with a rainbow of distress inks to create a colorful sky. I used THIS die to create a border around the panel. I stamped and colored the sun image from THIS stamp set and used THESE coordinating dies to cut it out. I added some of THIS on top of the balloon for some shine...

Coloring with Ink Smooshing

Howdy, crafty friends. Today’s card is super simple thanks to THIS product… THESE prints make it so easy to whip up a card. I chose a butterfly print that didn’t have a greeting. I’m not the best at coloring so I’m always looking for different ways to add color so I did some ink smooshing with a rainbow of Distress Oxide inks. I swiped the ink pad on a piece of recycled packaging, any...

Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit Week-Day 5

Howdy, crafty friends. All week I’ve been sharing projects with THIS card kit. Today, I’m wrapping up card kit week with this card… I started by adding watercolor to a piece of THIS card stock using a variety of Distress ink. I added drops of water to add interest. I white heat embossed the circles from THIS stamp set (included in the kit) on top and adhered the piece to a top folding pink...

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...

Mass Producing Cards

Hello, crafty friends. A Ronald McDonald House recently reached out asking if I could create a bunch of cards for the families who lost a child. I decided to mass produce some thinking of you cards and share some tips for creating several cards at once… My first tip is to start with a design that you can possibly get more than one card from. For these cards… I knew die-cutting the rainbow and...

Crafty Friend Cards

Hi there, crafty friends. I recently purchased THIS and THIS and made a bunch of cards to send to my crafty friends… Let’s start with the bear cards… Isn’t THIS bear the cutest!? THIS die gives him arms that open a bit so you can place whatever you want inside. I thought he could hold some crafty supplies from THIS die set. I cut them from THIS pattern paper ¬†and adhered the bear down...

Entire Shaker Card

Hello, crafty friends. I’m back today with a shaker card… Instead of creating a shaker element on a card, I wanted to make an entire shaker card. I started with the background. I inked up THIS stencil with a variety of Distress Oxide Inks and then spritzed the stencil with water. I laid it down on to a piece of THIS watercolor card stock. After letting it dry, I stamped the sentiment from THIS...

Rainbow Christmas Card

Hi, crafty friends. I’m back today with a colorful Christmas card… I started by stamping three ornaments using THIS stamp set. One on the left, one in the middle, and one on the right hand side. Then I stamped the same image multiple images on THIS masking paper. I cut them out and covered two of the ornaments to stamp an ornament in the center. I used the solid image from the stamp set...