Hot Foiling on Acetate

Hello again, crafty friends. Today’s card features hot foiling on acetate… I started by creating the clear acetate front panel. I hot foiled THIS plate using THIS gold foil on a piece of THIS heat resistant acetate. I trimmed down the piece to be 4.25 x 5.5 inches. Next, I trimmed down the front panel of the top folding card base. I cut the front panel so only 1/2 of an inch was left...

STAMPtember 2022 Reverse Confetti Collaboration

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s STAMPtember collaboration stamp set is THIS one from Reverse Confetti. I decided to create some simple gift tags. I stamped the images and sentiments from THIS stamp set on to colored tags cut with THIS die. I stamped with Distress Oxide inks because of their pigment property. It allows the color to show up on colored card stock. I finished of some tags with ribbon, string, and a tiny jingle...

STAMPtember 2022 Gina K. Collaboration

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s STAMPtember collaboration stamp set is THIS one from Gina K. Designs. I used it to create a mini slimline card… I started by white heat embossing the three ornament image from THIS new stamp set on to a piece of watercolor cardstock. I cut the panel using THIS mini slimline die. I ink blended three colors of Distress Oxide Ink on top. The white heat embossing resists the ink. I...

Summer Travel Kit Gift Idea + Video

Hello again, crafty friends. Today’s blog post is a bit different than my normal card making posts. Summer is almost here and school is winding down so I have been working on a gift idea for my son’s teachers for the end of the school year. I decided to create Summer Travel Kits and wanted to share the process to hopefully inspire you to create one as a gift too. VIDEO You can watch...

Hot Foiling on White Glossy Cardstock

Hello, crafty friends. Recently, I shared a card set where I did hot foiling on black glossy cardstock. You can see those cards HERE. I love how they turned out so I decided to try it on white glossy cardstock… To create these cards, I hot foiled the Eucalyptus Hot Foil Plate with silver and gold glimmer foil on white glossy cardstock pieces. I cut the panel larger than what I needed and used...

Autism Awareness Card Auction 2022

Hello, crafty friends. April is Autism Awareness Month and I have a son (Aiden) who is on the spectrum. Today’s card is a card I plan on sending out to everyone who has helped in this year’s Autism Awareness Card Auction. Before I get to the details of the card, I want to share a bit about the auction… This is my second year hosting this auction over on Instagram HERE and this year...

Hot Foiling on Black Glossy Cardstock + Blog Hop

Hello, crafty friends. I’m excited to be part of THIS Blog Hop celebrating THIS new release. I have a card set to share that features hot foiling on black glossy cardstock… Now I am late to the hot foiling party and just started doing hot foiling on my projects and absolutely love it. I’ve been mainly using white paper for all my foiling and wanted to switch it up so I tried it on...

Hot Foil Thank You Card Set

Hello, crafty friends. So, I finally decided to jump on the Hot Foil Bandwagon and I’m so glad I did. It’s so fun.. With any new product/technique, there is a bit of a learning curve. If you are starting out, I highly suggest watching THIS video by Yana Smakula. She shares great tips and tricks for any beginner and it really helped me. I used the Heart Grid Hot Foil Plate along with several...

Hello, Gorgeous Release Blog Hop

Hello there, crafty friends. I’m thrilled to be part of THIS Blog Hop celebrating THIS new release. I have a card set to share that features pre printed sentiment strip backgrounds… I’m a big fan of the pre printed sentiments from Simon Says Stamp. They are intended to cut apart and use the sentiments individually, but I decided to keep the panel whole and use as a background. VIDEO I’m excited to bring more...

Marble Painting + New Distress Color

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s cards showcases the new distress color and features a fun technique… Say hello to Saltwater Taffy. It’s such a happy color and a great addition to the Distress line. Just like with any of the new Distress colors, Saltwater Taffy comes in a variety of mediums. There is the Distress Ink pad and the refill, The Distress Oxide ink pad and the refill, the distress spray stain, the distress...