A Handmade Hello

Howdy, crafty friends. I have a couple of cards to share today… On each card, I stamped THIS envelope stamp four times creating a background. I die-cut an envelope die from pink and blue card stock. (I used an older die from Hero Arts.) I die-cut THIS die and used one of the hearts to decorate the envelope. I added THIS and THIS to the heart for some shine. I finished off the card...

Full Stamp Set Backgrounds

Howdy, crafty friends. I’m back today with two cards… One of my favorite ways to create a background is by stamping an entire stamp set at once. I leave all the images in place on the plastic and temporarily tape it to my MISTI door. I stamped all the images from THIS stamp set at once using THIS ink and added THIS gold and THIS silver embossing powder on top. I adhered the panels...

Double Take: Thank You Cards

Hi. Today’s card features THIS new stamp set and THIS coordinating die… This stamp set and die is so unique as it stamps all at once and die-cuts all the images at once. I stamped the image using my MISTI and a rainbow of ink colors. I trimmed down the panel and added some dry embossed lines using my trimmer and bone folder. On the pink card… I stamped the sentiments again and cut them...

Simon Says Stamp Celebrate You Release

Hello, crafty friends. I’m sharing a couple cards today featuring products from THIS new release. For both cards, I dry embossed THESE dies to create a background. I stamped, colored, and cut out THESE images. I stamped a sentiment from the stamp stamp set in the center and added some of THESE and THESE drops along with some hearts from THIS die. I added some of THIS on top of the hearts from some shine...

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...

One Layer Embossed Backgrounds + May Card Kit

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s cards feature some products from THIS new card kit from Simon Says Stamp. I wanted to create a one layer card so I heat embossed the images in THIS stamp set that is included in the kit on to the kit’s card stock, creating a background. I included the sentiment on the panel as well as the dots image from THIS stamp set to finish off the design. Since the...

One Stamp Set, Two Ways (Picket Fence Spotlight on You)

Hello, crafty friends. I’m sharing a couple of rainbow cards today that use one stamp to get two different looks… I recently shared a card HERE where I used the spotlight on you stamp set image as a sun burst image. I thought it would be fun to see how I could stretch the use of THIS stamp for multiple designs. I thought the arch of the image lent itself to a rainbow, so...

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...

Simon Says Stamp Sending Sunshine Release Blog Hop

Hello, crafty friends. I’m taking part in a fun blog hop today to celebrate the Sending Sunshine release from Simon Says Stamp. I created two cards using THIS new background die. I used THESE markers and scribbled them quickly in rainbow order on a piece of THIS paper. I used a paintbrush with water to blend the colors. After it was dry, I die-cut it using THIS new background die. I also cut the...