My Monthly Hero Countdown April 2024

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s card is part of the My Monthly Hero Countdown to the April 1st Kit release. My card features THIS Classic Kit… To create this card, I applied the kit’s inks through the kit’s layering stencils to create a quick background. Next, I used the kit’s die to “cut” out the image. I love that the die doesn’t cut the background out entirely. It just cuts certain parts of the images...

Be Bold Release-Cherry Blossom Embossing Folder

Hello there, crafty friends. I have more inspiration to share today using THIS new release… To create this card, I die cut one of THESE hearts from a center of  THIS watercolor cardstock and embossed it with THIS embossing folder. I also cut a heart from the front of a white note card in the same spot as the panel. Before embossing the cardstock, I spritzed it with a fine mist of water on both...

Foiled Acetate Tri-fold Card

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s card is a tri-fold card featuring an foiled acetate window… To create this card, I started by adding foil to the front of one of THESE printed acetate sheets and running it through my MINC machine to apply the foil to the design. Next, I die cut one of THESE dies from the front of a white side folding note card. I applied double sided tape to all four sides...

Be Bold Release Blog Hop

Hey there, crafty friends. Today’s card set is part of THIS Blog Hop celebrating THIS new release… To create the first card… I started by applying blue ink through THIS stencil on the front of a top folding note card. I added a strip of blue cardstock along the bottom and rounded the two bottom corners. Next, I stamped the images (and sentiment) from THIS stamp set, colored them with Copic Markers, and used...

Be Bold Release Inspiration-Bestie Bracelets

Howdy, crafty friends. I’m back with more inspiration from THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp… To create this 5 x 7 card, I started by stamping THESE bracelets and using THESE coordinating dies to cut them out. I applied clear ink on top of the bracelets and added clear embossing on top and heat set. I love the shine it gives. It makes it look realistic. I added them to hand die cuts...

Be Bold Release

Hi again, crafty friends. Today’s card features products from THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp… To create this card, I started by dry embossing THIS stencil with a piece of THIS watercolor cardstock. By using THIS embossing mat in my die cut machine, the pattern of the stencil presses into the paper. It’s a great technique to get more out of your stencils. Next, I die cut THIS die from the same white...

Tulip Card

Hi, crafty friends. I have more inspiration to share today using THIS recent release from Simon Says Stamp… To create this card, I stamped THIS background stamp on the front of an A2 white card base using a light gray ink. I stamped the grass from THIS stamp set along the bottom and die cut three of THESE tulips that I applied color to with THESE stencils and ink. I added the lady bugs...

Card Class Cards

Hello there, crafty friends. Recently, I taught a card class for some of the teachers at Aiden’s school… …we had so much fun and I wanted to share the cards that we created. We made a total of four cards. For the first card… I started by covering the front of a 4bar card base with THIS patterned paper. Next, I stamped the images from THIS waffle stamp set and colored them with Copic...

Wild and Free Flowers Card Kit

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s card share features THIS new card kit from Simon Says Stamp…. To create this card, I started by gold heat embossing the flower image from THIS stamp set (which is included in the card kit) on to a piece of the kit’s pink cardstock. I masked off the edges of the panel with THIS masking paper and applied a darker pink ink in the center to create a focal...

Watercoloring with Karin Brushmarkers

Howdy, crafty friends. I realized that I haven’t shared many watercolor projects lately so I thought I would break out my Karin Brushmarkers and color in THIS awesome background… To create this card, I started by stamping THIS background stamp using black pigment ink and then added clear heat embossing and heat set it. I added color to each corner of the pattern ring with THESE Karin Markers. I scribbled color on each side...