Adding Layers with Acetate

Howdy, crafty friends. Today’s card shares how to add an unexpected layer to a card using acetate. I started by creating the panel on the inside. I stamped THIS background stamp using a few colors of Distress Spray Stains. I sprayed them on to THIS mat added a bit of water and then painted the color on the background stamp that was placed in the MISTI. I dried it with my heat gun and...

Sending Sunshine and Rainbows

Hello, crafty friends. Happy Friday. Today’s card is a happy one… To create the background, I applied THIS ink through THIS stencil. I die-cut THIS grass border die twice from a light and green card stock. I used a Copic marker in a similar color to add dots for some interest. I adhered a thin gray strip for the sidewalk and die-cut THIS bicycle die from light and dark gray cardstock for the wheels...

Handmade Postcards

Hi there. Today’s post is all about creating handmade postcards… Sometimes it’s fun to switch it up and create something different than a standard size card. Summertime is the perfect time to create some postcards to take with you on vacation and send out when you’re there. To create a postcard, I cut down a piece of card stock to 4×6. I stamped a few images from THIS stamp set and colored it in...

More Cool Summer Card Kit Inspiration

Howdy, crafty friends. I’m back today with more inspiration using THIS card kit… I just love the images in THIS stamp set that is included in the kit and wanted to highlight the flamingo. The kit comes with THIS die. First, I stamped the image from the stamp set and then used the die to cut it out. I adhered three flamingos underneath so it would have some stability. I added THIS to the...

Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes Release

Hello, crafty friends. Simon Says Stamp’s newest release is now available! I have a card to share that uses THIS new alphabet die set… I like alphabet dies because you can customize your sentiment. I just got back from a beach vacation and was super inspired by a towel they had at a local surf shop… Since the sentiment I chose was long, I needed to create a longer card. My card base was...

Sending Good Vibes

  Hi there, crafty friends. I’m so excited that the new Good Vibes release is now available from Simon Says Stamp. You can view the entire release HERE. I’ve been busy making samples with the awesome products. For today’s card… I started with the background. I wanted to create a 60’s tie dye look to go along with the font of the word die. I cut colored tissue paper into squares, sprayed it with...

Layton’s Legacy Card Drive

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s post is a special one. The talented Lea Lawson has created an amazing card drive and fundraiser in memory of her son, Layton. You can read all about her story and details HERE. I wanted to make a few cards that will be donated to NICU parents… Lea asks that the cards be created around a moodboard that she shares HERE. I chose three colors from the board and stamped...

Simon Says Stamp Fluttering By Release Blog Hop

Hello, crafty friends. I’m taking part in a fun blog hop today in celebration of Simon Says Stamp’s newest release. You can view the entire release HERE. I created a clean and simple card set using some of the new products.┬áTHIS stamp set is so adorable and I thought it paired nicely with THIS new stamp set. I started by die-cutting several panels out of white card stock using THIS die. I stamped the...

Simon Says Stamp March Release Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m excited to be a part of the Blog Hop celebrating THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp. I used several new goodies on these three cards… I’ve recently joined the alcohol ink band wagon and have been experimenting by making backgrounds. I wanted to share a few ideas on how to use portions of the backgrounds that you aren’t happy with. The first background was created using THIS alcohol ink...