Stencil Week-Day 1

Hello, crafty friends. I wanted to dedicate a week showcasing five different ways to use a stencil. Today is Day One and I wanted to start of simple with basic ink blending through a stencil… I inked up THESE brushes with dye ink and applied the ink through THIS stencil in a swirly motion on to a few envelopes. You can do the same thing to create quick and easy card panels but I...

Envelope Dies

Hi there, crafty friends. Simon Says Stamp recently released some envelope dies and I’m obsessed. I spent an afternoon watching Netflix and creating envelopes and thought I’d share them here. First up is THIS A2 V Flap envelope that will fit a standard card with a little wiggle room…. One thing to note about this die is you have to run it twice through your die-cut machine unless you have a bigger style of...

Tiny Cards

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s cards are super small and unexpected… I wanted to create a couple of shaped cards using THIS sweet image. I stamped it with THIS ink and colored them in using THIS watercolor once the black ink was dry. I traced them twice and cut those out to create card backs. I scored a line on the back piece towards the top and applied adhesive above that line to create a...

Quick Decorated Envelopes

Hi, crafty friends. I’m back today with a quick and easy way to decorate envelopes…. We spend so much time on our cards but sometimes the envelope gets overlooked. I don’t always have the time to go all out on the envelope but wanted to share a quick way I’ve found to jazz them up a bit. There are many stamps that are perfect for decorating envelopes like THIS one. I stamped it on...

Decorated Envelopes

Hi, crafty friends. I wanted to share a quick way to add a little something to your envelopes. I used THESE envelopes for my examples today… I love the look of coordinating envelopes but don’t always have time to add matching art to them. So I wanted to have a few on hand that were already decorated and ready to go. Since I don’t know which cards they will be paired with, I wanted...

Concord & 9th March Guest Designer-Week 4

Hi, crafty friends. I’m so sad that this is my last guest post for Concord & 9th this month. I’ve had so much fun creating with their new release. Today’s card combines THIS new stamp set with THIS new die set… I started by stamping THIS stamp on to a piece of white card stock with black ink. The stamp set has images you can stamp inside the open areas, but I decided to...

Simon Says Stamp February 2018 Card Kit-A Colorful Crafty Life

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s project features THIS February Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. Instead of creating card examples, I wanted to share how you can decorate your envelopes… I really like that the card kit comes with three envelopes. For the first envelope… I stamped the images in the card kit’s stamp set on the flap of the envelope using THIS ink for a tone-on-tone look. I also stamped a sentiment underneath. Now...

Matching Envelope

Hello. The Little Tangles Challenge Blog just announced their new challenge HERE and it’s all about continuing the card design on the envelope and/or inside of the card. I chose to create a matching envelope for my card…   Before I get to the envelope, let’s focus on the card… Using my MISTI, I stamped the XO image from THIS stamp set using a variety of dye inks (all linked below). I stamped the sentiment...

Envelope Must-Haves

Hi. We spend so much time on our handmade cards that I wanted to dedicate a post to the envelopes we put them in. I’ll be sharing my favorite products for envelopes to give that finishing touch and tie everything together. ENVELOPES First, let’s talk about the envelopes…. For standard size cards, I have two brands that are my favorite. The first are THESE from Simon Says Stamp. Not only do they come in...