Interactive Fortune Cookie Card

Howdy, crafty friends. I’m back today with more inspiration using THIS new release… I created a window by die-cutting a circle from white card stock. I applied some alcohol inks to THIS paper and applied some of THIS when it was still wet for some shine. I adhered the piece behind the window and attached it to a 4.75 x 4.75 black card base. I die-cut THIS fortune cookie die and added a bit...

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...

Diecember Release Blog Hop-Day 1

Hello, crafty friends. I’m honored to be part of the Diecember Blog Hop in celebration of THIS new release and all things die-cutting. For the first card, I die-cut THIS new die from THIS card stock as well as THIS and THIS card stock for the paintbrush. For the paint palettes, I dipped the die-cut circles in a variety of Distress Oxide colors mixed with a bit of water. Since there was some ink...

Diecember 2019 is here!

Hello again, crafty friends. Happy Diecember! If you’re unfamiliar with Diecember, it’s a month long party hosted by Simon Says Stamp celebrating dies and die-cutting. Today’s card features THIS new die from THIS new release… Not many dies come in this vertical style. I just love how it fills up a card. I die-cut the panel from colored and patterned paper and added strips of the colored paper on a black note card. I...

Simon Says Stamp Favorites 2019

Hello, crafty friends. Happy Black Friday! Simon Says Stamp is having a great sale today… …so I thought I would share my top ten favorite Simon products from this year. #1 ROUNDED ALPHABET DIES First up is a project I haven’t shared yet on my blog. I created this scrapbook page using THESE dies along with THESE dies, which are a bit smaller with the same font. I loved mixing them for the title…...

Simple Masking

Hello, crafty friends. I’m back today with a Christmas card featuring a simple masking technique… I started by white heat embossing THIS background on THIS paper. I masked off each row of trees with THIS tape and added different colors of Distress Oxide Ink. I sprayed THIS on top heavily for some shine. I adhered the panel to a top folding white note card and added gray strips to the sides. I white heat...

Inspired By Target

Howdy, crafty friends. One of the most asked questions I receive is, “Where do you find inspiration?”. I find inspiration in so many places that I decided to share a bit more details on my blog posts. Today’s card was inspired by a gift bag I seen at Target (or as I like to call it, my happy place). Here is the bag that caught my eye… I really liked the color combo and...

Gnome for the Holidays Card Kit-More Inspiration

Hello, crafty friends. I’m back today with more inspiration using THIS card kit by Simon Says Stamp… I started by stamping and coloring the images from THIS stamp set (which is included in the kit). I used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out. I also die-cut THIS die from a white card stock panel for the images to be tucked into and adhered a piece of the kit’s patterned paper behind the openings....

Gnome for the Holidays Card Kit

Hello, crafty friends. THIS December card kit from Simon Says Stamp is now available. I made several cards using it and have one to share today… I started by cutting 1/2 inch strips of the kit’s patterned paper and doing a simple weave to create a background. I die-cut the gnome die from the kit’s papers and stamped a sentiment from the stamp set on a speech bubble die-cut. I die-cut some hearts using...

String Art Background

Hi, crafty friends. I’m back today with a card featuring a string art background using THIS die… I die-cut THIS string art rectangle on a white panel and strung colored embroidery floss through the holes. I stared diagonally from the two opposite ends with one color, finished the other half with another color, and added some pink going in the opposite direction. The string art creates such a fun, textured background… I stamped the...