My Favorite Things STAMPtember 2020 Collaboration

Hi, crafty friends. The STAMPtember party continues with THIS exclusive stamp collaboration with My Favorite Things… I adhered a piece of THIS patterned paper to the front of THIS card base. I die-cut windows on the front of the card panel using THIS die repeatedly. Inside the windows and on the inside card panel, I stamped cat images from THIS stamp set. I colored them with Copic Markers. I finished off the card by...

Card Sharing Notes

Hello there, crafty friends. Today’s project idea is all about sharing handmade kindness… I stamped the sentiments from THIS stamp set on post it notes. I chose to stamp in coordinating ink colors for a tone on tone look. I can add these to the inside of cards, write my message, and the recipient can choose to remove the note and send the card on to a loved one. I love the idea of...

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...

DIY Dessert Table Sign

Howdy, crafty friends. Today’s post is a bit different. I have a home decor/party sign to share. A friend of mine asked me to create a sign for the dessert table at her daughter’s bridal shower… I started by stamping the flower image from THIS stamp set on each side of a 5 x 7 pink card stock panel. For the majority of the sign, I die-cut THESE alphabet letters from THIS card stock....

Cheer and Joy Release Inspiration Week-Day Five

Hi, crafty friends. I’m wrapping up the Cheer and Joy Release Inspiration Week here on my blog with this card… I’m a big fan of THESE coloring cards, but wanted to change the design a bit. I started by die-cutting the birds using THIS die. I die-cut a piece of patterned paper using a larger die from the same set to mat behind the panel. I colored in the scene using THESE markers. I...

Teacher Card

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s card stretches the use of THIS alphabet die set… I really like alphabet sets because you can customize your sentiments or even use them on kid’s school projects. Instead of cutting apart the individual letters, I decided to keep the majority of them in tact and create a simple background. I ran the whole piece through my die-cut machine after inking up the panel with some Distress Oxide ink blending....

Adding Color using Coordinating Dies + Picket Fence Release

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s cards show how you can add color to your images using your coordinating dies… I love to stretch the use of my coordinating dies. They can be used for so much more than just die-cutting your stamped images. For today’s cards, I used THESE coordinating dies and cut them from THIS fun foam. I adhere them temporarily on to an acrylic block and ink them up just like any...

Blossoms and Butterflies Release Blog Hop

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s blog post is part of the Simon Says Stamp’s Blossoms and Butterflies release Blog Hop celebrating THIS release. I have two cards to share today that both incorporate using acetate… For the first card… I stamped, colored, and cut out the images from THIS stamp set. I also cut THESE coordinating dies from THIS fun foam to place behind the images for dimension as well as white card stock...

Creating cards from Leftovers

Hi, crafty friends. I keep a drawer of pieces that are extra from previous crafty projects. I used a few of them on today’s card. I stamped, colored, and cut out all the images from THIS stamp set. I used a few pieces on THIS project, but still had some of the critters leftover. I adhered the bunnies on to a left over watercolor panel that I die-cut with THIS and THIS die. I...

Snowflake Gift Boxes

Hi there, crafty friends. I’m back today with a couple of simple gift boxes… I wanted to have a few handmade gift boxes on hand for the Holidays. I plan on adding a gift card inside and I think the handmade feel of the boxes make the gift a bit more personal. I started by creating the boxes using THIS tool. They came together pretty quick and the tool comes with easy to follow...