Make a Card Monday #3

Make a Card Monday #3 Welcome to this weeks Make a Card Monday feature.  I thought I would combined this weeks MACM with our team Creative Challenge. Our challenge this week is to create a project using a stamp set we’ve either Haven’t used in a while, or Have never used I’ve chosen to use […]

Clean & Simple Thank You Card

Clean & Simple Thank You Card Welcome to our Make a Card Monday Challenge #2.  You can learn about our Make a Card Monday feature HERE This week it’s a theme challenge “Thank You Card” I’ve created a simple card, one that can be easily mass produced and with limited supplies.  I started by stamping […]

Clean and Simple Thank You Card Idea

Clean and Simple Thank You Card Idea This past week I got to do a lot of stamping – and it was wonderful!  I got to play with favorites items  from the new catalogue!  If you are looking for a clean and simple Thank You card idea, here is one for you! I’m loving the […]

Masculine – Die Cut Inlay

Masculine – Die Cut Inlay A Die cut inlay is not a new technique it has been around for some time.  Die Cut Inlay is when you cut an image or shape and put it back in the same place, this give it a bit of dimension as appose to leaving your image just stamped. […]

You Are Too Kind – Bold Butterfly

You Are Too Kind – Bold Butterfly I’m loving the “One Big Meaning” stamp set from Stampin’ Up! It has so many great ways to say Thank You.  It might be the reason why I seem to be making a lot of Thank You Cards lately.  Today’s project is relatively simple I’ve allowed my Greeting […]

Masculine Thank You Card

Masculine Thank You Card In today’s project we’re creating Masculine Thank You Card.  I always have to stop and think when I need to create a card for a guy as the usual flowers and pretty ribbons are not going to work when creating masculine cards. I wanted to use the Hardwood Stamp for my […]

You Are Too Kind

You Are Too Kind You don’t need to have all the embellishments in the world for your card to pack a punch.  As the saying goes “Less is More” For today’s project, I’ve masked off a section (approx 4 cm) in the center of my Whisper White Card-stock. Then lightly sponged my background in Pumpkin Pie, […]

Watercolour Smooching

Watercolour Smooching I thought it would be fun to play with a few of the classic ink pads on some cards, creating a watercolour smooching technique Tricks & Tips If you don’t have acetate or a plastic sheet on hand, use an acrylic block. The benefit of the acetate is that you can bend it, […]

Heat Embossing on Vellum

Patterned paper is just one of the little joys of being a card maker. (The colours! The designs!) In fact, many of us collect patterned paper! However, sometimes it isn’t easy incorporating busy patterns onto small cards. That’s where vellum works wonders in creating perfectly patterned cards. I’ve heat embossed my greeting from Thankful Thoughts Stamp […]

Shadow Stamping

Shadow Stamping Hello there. Today’s video shares how to do Shadow Stamping.  The fun technique of “stamping shadows” is so-very-easy to do, and yet gives really fun results. I arranged a cluster of solid images from the Garden in Bloom Stamp Set in one corner of  a piece of coloured cardstock from the Brights Collection.  I’ve […]

Vibrant Watercolour Wash Background

Vibrant Watercolour Wash Background For me, creating bold, vibrant watercolour backgrounds is a time-saver! I find that when I have an awesome background, I can keep the rest of the card simple.  I was inspired by the colour combinations on this project HERE  by Andrea Walford, go check out her work it’s amazing. The colours […]

Watercolour Background with Heat Embossing

Watercolour Background with Heat Embossing I recently sent out an email asking you what projects or techniques they would like to see in upcoming project tutorials.  Many of you had asked for simple watercolour techniques, so over the next couple of weeks I will be sharing with you just that… a variety of watercolour techniques that […]

Thanks Very Much

Since moving to the Outback Australia the view of lush green grass and colourful flowers growing in the neighborhood gardens are non-existent. Instead, we can view the dusty dessert like country side and with temperatures reaching above 40°C, and I was desperately in need of some colourful spring inspired paper craft.  My inspiration for this […]

Thank You – Graduation Stamping

I wanted to try using different ink pads to create a ombre look or a gradation look on today’s card.  I used three different ink pads  to stamp out the focal point of the card and it took just 5 minutes to do so!  You can watch the video below on how this card was […]

Bye-Bye Pleasant Poppies

Time to say goodbye to Pleasant Poppies Stamp Set, it's a great background stamp set and can be used for almost anything.  Below is my favorite example.  I've embossed my image with White Embossing Powder and coloured some flowers with my Stampin' Write Markers so the image will pop. I've created a video on how […]