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...

New Ink Blot Shop Release

Hi, crafty friends. The ink blot shop just released some fantastic products HERE. I made a couple of quick cards using THIS fabulous stamp set… I stamped the sentiment and heart images on a panel cut with THIS die. I colored them in with Copic markers in a rainbow pattern. I added some of THIS on top for some sparkle. It’s hard to see in the photo but I added a lot of THIS...

Cheer and Joy Release Inspiration Week-Day Two

Howdy, crafty friends. I have two cards to share for the second day of inspiration week using THIS release from Simon Says Stamp … I started by die-cutting a background I created with THESE alcohol inks with THIS and THIS leaf die. I also cut the die from yellow, orange, and red card stock and layered them under the leaves for dimension. I also like that when you look at the side of the...

STAMPtember Stencils

Hello there, crafty friends. Today’s cards feature some of the new stencils from the STAMPtember release… There are so many techniques that you can do with stencils. I went back to one I did a long time ago and that’s creating shimmery backgrounds using Perfect Pearls. I started by taping down my stencil with THIS tape on top of colored card stock, that I rubbed with THIS to remove any static/oils. I used THIS...

Double Take: Thank You Cards

Hi. Today’s card features THIS new stamp set and THIS coordinating die… This stamp set and die is so unique as it stamps all at once and die-cuts all the images at once. I stamped the image using my MISTI and a rainbow of ink colors. I trimmed down the panel and added some dry embossed lines using my trimmer and bone folder. On the pink card… I stamped the sentiments again and cut them...

Simple Watercolor Backgrounds

Hello, crafty friends. I have two cards to share today with the same design, but two different color combinations… To create the watercolor pieces, I started by taping down THIS paper with THIS tape to a hard board. I scribbled stripes of colors on each panel with THESE markers and added water to blend the colors a bit. Once it was dry and I added some of THIS on top, I clear heat embossed...

Teacher Coffee Card

Hello again, crafty friends. Since school is starting back up soon, I wanted to get a head start on my stash of teacher cards that I give out throughout the year… I started by die-cutting THIS coffee cup die from THIS card stock. I stamped the front with images from THIS new stamp set to create a background. I added a bit of coloring with a Copic marker and added THIS patterned paper to...

Simon Says Stamp April 2019 Card Kit

Howdy, crafty friends. Today’s card uses goodies from THIS new card kit… The patterned papers in the kit are gorgeous. I decided to use them and die-cut a few hearts from THIS die set as well as THIS scalloped square. I stamped a sentiment from THIS stamp set that is included in the kit on the smallest heart. The kit also comes with a couple of stickers sheets. I added a few hearts as...

Marbled Background Hearts

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s cards feature THIS background stamp from Concord & 9th… I’m a big fan of Concord & 9th’s turnabout stamps. They recently released THIS turnabout tool kit that makes the turnabout stamps easier to use. The turnabouts stamps now come with a guide that make is super easy to line it up. I used the guide to line up the marbled background in my MISTI and stamped it with a variety...