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!

A painted canvas featuring a dreamcatcher with rainbow feathers. Included in the post are tips for anyone trying a new craft.
Home Decor, Techniques

If you don’t like something, you can just paint over it. Tips for anyone trying a new craft!

Have you ever painted on a canvas? Painting on a canvas was on my bucket list. Maybe you are an expert and make those beautiful works of art that I see on Instagram. Or maybe you are super-intimidated about putting paint to brush to canvas. A few months ago I went with a friend to… Continue reading If you don’t like something, you can just paint over it. Tips for anyone trying a new craft!

two cards using one embossingTwo cards using one rose embossing folder but different techniques
Cards, Paper, Stamping, Techniques, Tutorials

2 Embossing Techniques With the Same Folder!

Hello Crafties! New stamps and craft supplies are always fun, right? But what about those items at the back of your toy binΒ "craft closet?" I'm guilty of letting those get a bit dusty. But don't worry about dusting...this isn't a time for housework. I wanna try two different cards with the same (retired) embossing folder.… Continue reading 2 Embossing Techniques With the Same Folder!

Paper Pumpkin June 2018 Broadway Star birthday congrats cards alternatives using scraps and leftovers
Cards, Paper, Paper Pumpkin, Stamping, Tutorials

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)

Cards, Paper, Stamping, Techniques, Tutorials

Masculine Card …with florals?? :-O

Making masculine cards can be difficult. There are So. Many. Rules. No florals. No bright colors. Less is more. No thank you! Too many rules for any crafter to remember!! So let's break them. Who would have thought breaking the "no florals for masculine cards" rule would have such a nice result?? How to make… Continue reading Masculine Card …with florals?? :-O