New Picket Fence Release (March 2019) & GIVEAWAY

Hello again, crafty friends. I have two cards to share today that feature new products from Picket Fence… For the first card, I stamped THIS houndstooth background in black on a white piece of card stock. I stamped and colored THIS girl using my Copic markers and used THIS coordinating die to cut it out. I also cut out the coordinating die with THIS fun foam to adhere behind the image for extra dimension....

New Picket Fence Release (January 2019)

Howdy, crafty friends. I’m back today with several cards featuring new products just released from Picket Fence Studios… For the first card… I die-cut a frame die from black and white and black card stock. I stamped THIS background and colored with Copics. I added shine with THIS and topped each image with THIS for some shine. I stamped a sentiment from THIS stamp set and adhered the piece to a card covered with...

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...

December Picket Fence Studios Release

Howdy, crafty friends. I have two card shares today featuring new products from the December Picket Fence Release… This release is small but packed with great product. For my first card… I stamped, colored, and cut out THIS sweet image. I stamped a background using THIS new stamp set and die-cut a grassy hill from THIS die. I also stamped, colored, and cut out flowers from THIS stamp set to add along the bottom...

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...

Stencil Stamping Good Luck Card

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s card uses new goodies from Simon Says Stamp’s STAMPtember release… I started by inking up THIS stencil with a few Distress Oxide Ink colors. I wasn’t loving the background I created through the stencil so I changed gears and sprayed the stencil with water. It reacted with the ink left on the stencil and I flipped it over and “stamped” it on another piece of card stock. After it was...

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...