Tim Holtz STAMPtember 2020 Collaboration

Hello, crafty friends. THIS highly anticipated Tim Holtz STAMPtember collaboration stamp set is now available! I stamped all of the cat images from THIS stamp set on a slimline card panel as well as THIS masking paper. I placed the masks on top of the images and stamped the bird and the box. I also placed masks on top of those images so I could stencil the brick and THIS flooring. I also stenciled...

Clearly Besotted STAMPtember 2020 Collaboration

Hello, crafty friends. THIS stamp set by Clearly Besotted is today’s STAMPtember collaboration stamp set… How adorable is THIS set!? To create this card, I adhered THIS pattern paper to a white card panel and temporarily adhered it to a top folding note card. I used one of THESE circle dies to die cut a window from the front panel of the card. I had to run it through twice to cut all the...

STAMPtember is here!

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. There is so much in store for this month, but let’s kick off the party with two cards featuring goodies from THIS release… To create these cards, I applied alcohol inks to THIS paper. I inked up THESE snowflake images with THIS ink. After stamping on the alcohol ink piece, I...

Just Miss You Card Kit

Hi, crafty friends. I have two cards to share today using THIS new card kit… I wanted to challenge myself and use the patterned paper in the kit. The prints are gorgeous and I don’t ever use patterned paper enough in my card making. For the first card… I tore several pieces of the pattern paper and layered them along the bottom and top of the card. I gold heat embossed a couple of...

MISTI & Pinkfresh Blog Hop

Hi there, crafty friends. I’m excited to be part of the MISTI & Pinkfresh Blog Hop. I have two cards to share today plus a MISTI tip. I created two background panels using blue and purple alcohol inks. After they were completely dry, I die-cut THIS die from both of them. I also cut several from white card stock. For the first card… I used the negative pieces to create a background. I adhered...

Send Happiness Release Blog Hop

Hello, crafty friends. I’m excited to be a part of this blog hop celebrating THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp. I started by creating a side fold A2 size black card base. From the front panel of the card, I trimmed 2 inches off the top, creating a shorter flap. This flap was created so the fairy image could be suspended. I stamped and colored the front and back fairy image from THIS...

Faux Watercolor Background

Hello, crafty friends. I’m back with more inspiration from THIS new release… I started by inking up THIS background stamp with mini Distress inks. I recommend using minis because it’s easy to “color” in certain areas of the design and get in tight spots. After all the inking was complete, I spritzed the stamp with water and stamped it on to a piece of THIS watercolor card stock. The Distress inks react with the...

Personalizing Cards

Hello, crafty friends. One of my favorite things to do is personalize a card for the person I’m sending it to. I’ve got five ideas to share, so let’s get started. IDEA #1- PERSONALIZE WITH SOMETHING THAT IS UNIQUE TO THEM For the first example, I created this card for my friend Jeff. He has a show on YouTube HERE called Craft Cocktails so I created a card to match his logo. (P.S. It’s...

Acrylic Paint Background

Howdy, crafty friends. I have a fun paint background technique to share today… I was doing some purging in my craft room and came across some tubes of acrylic paint. I thought the paint would be a great texture on a background. I started by squirting dots of color in a row on top of a piece of white card stock… I took a piece of card stock and cut it to a card...

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...