Winter Mitten Gift Card Holder

Hey there, crafty friends. I’m not a fan of winter but I am a fan of THIS mitten die. I used it to create a gift card holder… To create this card, I die cut THIS mitten die from shades of peach cardstock. I cut the top of the mitten using white cardstock and added snowflakes cut from THIS die. I stamped a sentiment from THIS stamp set on the top part of the...

Don’t Flurry, Be Happy Card Kit

Hey there, crafty friends. Today’s card features THIS new card kit from Simon Says Stamp… To create this card, I started by stamping the snowflakes image from the kit’s stamp set on purple cardstock with purple ink. I added two layers under each strip to add some dimension and adhered it on top of a piece of the kit’s patterned paper that was stamped with a sentiment from the same stamp set. I finished...

Cozy Autumn Hugs Card Kit Inspiration

Hello there, crafty friends. I’m back with more inspiration using THIS card kit from Simon Says Stamp… To create this card, I applied Distress Oxide ink through the kit’s layering stencils to create a fall frame on a piece of light pink cardstock. For the second layer, I applied THIS texture paste to add some dimension. I gold heat embossed the sentiment from the kit’s stamp set in the center. I adhered down the...

Teacher Card

Howdy, crafty friends. I’m a HUGE fan of teachers so I like to create a bunch of cards for them before the school year starts to have them on hand and ready to pass out frequently through the school year. To create this card, I started by stamping THIS background stamp on a white A2 panel and coloring it with Copic Markers. I stamped the a+ image in the top right from THIS stamp...

Just a Note Release Blog Hop

Hello there, crafty friends. I’m thrilled to be part of THIS Blog Hop celebrating THIS new release. I have two teacher thank you cards to share today because I’m a big fan of teachers and want to have lots of them on hand for the upcoming school year… To create these cards, I applied ink through THESE layering stencils to create the background on each card. I used Distress Oxide inks on both. I...

Embossed Background Spotlight

Hello, crafty friends. I have two cards to share that spotlights an embossed background… For the first card… I die cut THIS flower die from four different colors of cardstock and adhered all the pieces together. I embossed THIS pattern on a piece of white cardstock and applied ink through THIS stencil in the center of the panel, highlighting a spot for the die cut to be adhered along with THIS die cut sentiment....

Teacher Appreciation Cards

Hello again, crafty friends. I’m a huge fan of teachers and as the school year is winding down, I wanted to share a few teacher appreciation cards I created… To create these cards, I started by stamping THIS background with an ink that coordinates with the cardstock color for a tone on tone look. I stamped the image and sub sentiment from THIS stamp set on THIS banner. I cut THIS teacher word from...

Choosing Color Combos for Card Making + VIDEO

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s cards are all about how I choose color combos for my cards… VIDEO You can watch the video on how I created these cards HERE or click on the video below… To create these cards, I stamped and embossed THIS heart image several times. I did a couple with gold heat embossing, silver heat embossing, white heat embossing, and clear heat embossing over black pigment ink. I used THESE layering...

Etched Greetings Card Kit

Howdy, crafty friends. Today’s card features THIS new card kit from Simon Says Stamp… To create this card, I stamped a floral image from the kit’s stamp set using VersaMark ink. I cut it with THIS stitched rectangle die and added a green cardstock mat around it. I adhered that piece to a side folding note card. Next, I cut the kit’s pattern paper into thin strips and weaved the paper for some added...

Ink Blending on Colored Cardstock

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s cards features ink blending on colored cardstock… I always tend to reach for white cardstock when I ink blend so I thought I would switch it up and start with colored cardstock as the background. I find Distress Oxide inks work best for this. I started by applying Distress Oxide inks through THESE layering stencils, drying each layer in between. I chose Distress Oxide inks because they have a...