Cards, Paper, Stamping, Tutorials

Falala-mingo! Holiday cards don’t all need to have pine trees and wreaths!

Falala-mingo! Holiday cards don't all need to have pine trees and wreaths. Try looking at something in your stash in a new way and combine it with other festive papers! This card was made with a flamingo stamp!

birthday card in glitter blues created using hexagon punch and embossed textures
Cards, Paper

Scrap-tastic Birthday Cards — Don’t let your scraps go to waste!

Let's be real. We all have scraps that we keep "just in case." But they can pile up and be a bit... overwhelming. I'm trying to get in the habit of going through these colorful pieces once in a while and making a card or scrapbook page from the scraps. Being resourceful is an important part of being a crafter! Am I regular about doing this? Not. At. All. But here's a card you can make to showcase those beautiful scraps we find so difficult to part with!

Congratulations tasty truck card with moving drive mechanism
Cards, Fun Folds & Shakers, Paper, Stamping, Techniques, Tutorials

Truck Pull Card…with Moving Food Truck!

A neighbor friend is opening a bistro in the area this month, complete with food trucks! We all couldn't be more excited, and I knew I wanted to make a congratulations card! One of the best advantages of creating your own cards is the ability to personalize cards specifically for your recipient and the occassion. I couldn't help… Continue reading Truck Pull Card…with Moving Food Truck!

wet embossed stamped images colored with prismacolor pencils
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Less can be More when Embossing and Coloring

After my watercoloring craze, I picked out a few prismacolor pencils and started playing again. I love working with black paper (like with this fun card or this crafty sensation), but it can sometimes be hard to make the image stand out. Embossing is a good start, but I found using these pencils can bring… Continue reading Less can be More when Embossing and Coloring

Paper Pumpkin June 2018 Broadway Star birthday congrats cards alternatives using scraps and leftovers
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How to make 19 cards from 1 Paper Pumpkin Kit (Broadway Star June 2018)

I like to get the most out of my craft supplies. I know a lot of crafters do! We save every scrap to "do something with it" and every embellishment for "just the right card." When I opened the Stampin Up paper pumpkin kit in June, I was so excited by the theme and the… Continue reading How to make 19 cards from 1 Paper Pumpkin Kit (Broadway Star June 2018)

Colorful Bloomtangled card Thanks 3
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Bloomtangled and Grateful

A few weeks ago, I saw my name under a "winners" tab for the STAMPlorations May Blossoms card challenge which I had submitted one of my creations. I couldn't believe it! They generously gave me a choice of a floral stamp or die which a designer had used for a project. I love all kinds of… Continue reading Bloomtangled and Grateful