Sunny Days Ahead Release Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m so excited to be part of the Sunny Days Ahead Release Blog Hop celebrating THIS new release. I’ve created two cards from one background image… I started by heat embossing THIS background image on to THIS card stock using THIS embossing powder. I started with a 6 x 6 sheet of card stock so I could get the entire background image. I colored in the image with THESE markers and...

Cards for the Community

Hello there, crafty friends. I’m back today with more cards that I mass produced for workers in our community that are on the front lines (grocery store workers, delivery drivers, post office workers, etc.)… I started by die-cutting THIS heart several times from gray card stock as well as patterned papers and specialty papers. I created a base to adhere everything down to by tracing the inside of the heart die and cutting it...

Cards for Hospital Heroes

Hi, crafty friends. I hope you are doing well and staying safe. I wanted to create some cards for my sister-in-law and her fellow team of nurses at our local hospital. They are NICU nurses that hold a special place in my heart as they helped my son when he was a newborn. He was in the NICU for ten days after he was born. It was such a scary time and they took...

United We Craft Blog Party

Hello there, crafty friends! I’m so happy to be a part of THIS United We Craft Blog Party. The goal of this blog party is to unite us all during this time, inspire, and bring joy. I wanted to create some encouragement cards for the occasion… I started by stamping the solid line in THIS stamp using a rainbow of dye inks. For the first card, I stamped them in vertical lines to create...

Stitching Panel Card Bases

Hi, crafty friends. I wanted to do something a bit different for today’s project so I created card bases from THIS stitching panel die… I die-cut it from three colors of card stock and folded it in half to create a smaller card base. They measure 3.5 x 5 in size and still fit nicely inside a regular A2 envelope. For the pink card, I pushed out all of the circles in the holes...

Follow the Rainbows Card Kit

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s card features THIS new card kit from Simon Says Stamp… I started by white heat embossing the main image from the kit’s stamp set on one of the rainbow papers in the kit. I added a white mat to the sides of the piece and adhered it to a blue note card that I stenciled clouds on using the kit’s stencil. The kit also comes with four mini inks. I...

More Diecember Inspiration + Quick Crafty Tip

Hello again, crafty friends. I have another card to share featuring some Diecember goodies as well as a quick crafty tip (more on that later). Today’s card is super bright so you may need some sunglasses… To create the background, I dry embossed THIS new die using THIS embossing mat in my die-cut machine. Instead of cutting, it leaves an impression. I inked up the entire panel with a few yellow distress inks and...

Look for the Rainbows Card Kit-More Inspiration

Hello, crafty friends. I’m back with more inspiration using THIS card kit from Simon Says Stamp… I started by repeatedly stamping the large sentiment from the kit’s stamp set using THIS ink on a piece of white card stock. (It gets a bit washed out in the photo, but in real life, it adds some interest without being too distracting.) I die-cut it using THIS stitched rectangle die. I stamped the flower stem image...

Picket Fence Studios + WOW! Embossing Collaboration Blog Hop

  Hi, crafty friends. Today’s blog post is part of a fun blog hop with WOW and Picket Fence Studios. To create this card, I started by stamping and coloring the fox image from THIS stamp set. I used THIS coordinating die to cut it out. I stamped the tree trunk and cut it out as well as a grassy hill from THIS die. For the background, I blended blue and purple Distress Oxide...

Believe in You Release

Hi there, crafty friends. Simon Says Stamp’s new release is now available. You can find it HERE. Today’s card features THIS new stamp set… I started by creating a card base from THIS card stock and it measures 9.5 x 3.5 and will fit inside a #10 business envelope. I used THIS paper for the card panel and stamped THIS background along the bottom. I used a few Distress Oxide inks so I could...