Lucky to Know You Release Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m honored to be part of the Lucky to Know You Release Blog Hop. I have a couple of treat bags to share featuring THIS new stamp, that happens to be my favorite from the entire release… I started by cutting THIS treat bag from colored card stock. I also cut it using some patterned papers and adhered it to the front and back of the bag. I stamped and colored...

Easter Candy Tag

Howdy, crafty friends. Recently, I shared THESE valentine treat tags and they were so fun to create that I thought I’d share an Easter version too… I started by die-cutting a tag from THIS die set using patterned paper. I stamped a sentiment from THIS stamp set along the bottom and die-cut the center with one of THESE dies for THIS plastic candy pouch to fit in. I also used one of the dies...

Valentine Candy Tags

Hello, crafty friends. I always like to make a little something from my son’s teachers for Valentine’s Day. You may remember THIS lip balm tag I shared previously. I did a different spin on that tag and created candy tags… I started by die-cutting THIS tag from white card stock two times for each tag. I applied a rainbow of ink through THIS stencil to the front of the tag. I masked off the...

Valentine’s Day Treats

Hello, crafty friends. I’m back to blogging and sharing some gift giving ideas for Valentine’s Day using products from THISĀ  release… For the treat bags… I stamped and colored images from THIS stamp set and used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out. I die-cut THIS treat bag die from colored card stock and applied ink through THIS stencil on the front panel. I die-cut one of THESE hearts from THIS vellum. I adhered...

Tim Holtz STAMPtember 2019 Collaboration

Hello, crafty friends. I’m a big Tim Holtz fan. His products always inspire me so I was excited to get to play with THIS exclusive collaboration stamp and stencil set for STAMPtember. How fun is THIS stamp set!? THIS stencil that is bundled with it is a must have and I used it on all of today’s projects. For the first card… I started by stamping and then coloring the image with THESE markers....

Die-cut Window Gift Card Holder

Hi, crafty friends. I am a big fan of incorporating gift giving into my card making and today’s card does just that… I started by creating the pocket. I die-cut THIS gift card holder die from THIS wood grain paper. I die-cut THIS reindeer from the front panel of the pocket and added acetate behind the opening, creating a window. I assembled the pocket and cut the same die-cut from kraft card stock. I...

BOO Bag

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s project share is a bit different. I’m dressing up a plain gift bag for Halloween using some STAMPtember products… I started with ink blending a panel to go behind the die-cut opening. I applied four shades of purple Distress Oxide inks and sprayed water with THIS on top for some texture. I adhered it behind a black die-cut I created with THIS die and THIS die. I sprayed it with...

Teacher Note Card Set

Hello, crafty friends. School is back in session and I’ve got a teacher gift idea to share today. If you’ve followed my blog than you know how much I adore teachers and feel they deserve to be spoiled. I try to make/buy Aiden’s teachers a little something every month. This month I chose to do some personalized stationary… I started by creating card bases from THIS card stock. On the front panel, I rubbed...

Happy STAMPtember!

It’s finally here! Happy STAMPtember, crafty friends! If you’re unfamiliar with STAMPtember, it’s a month long stamping celebration hosted by Simon Says Stamp. This year is the 10th anniversary of STAMPtember and Heidi (the owner of Simon Says Stamp) and her team have lots of fun surprises in store. Speaking of Heidi, let’s kick off this party with some cards I created for her as a thank you for all she does for this...

5 Favorite Finishing Touches

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s post is a bit different than usual. I’m going to be highlighting five of my favorite finishing touches that I add to my cards. The card I am sharing today features all five… #1 Obsidian Black Ink I’ve been using THIS obsidian black ink for awhile now and I love it. It stamps crisp and is super dark. Since it’s a pigment ink, it’s perfect for heat embossing since it...