Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Laser Jet Printed and Foil Embossed Christmas Cards

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I had a lot of questions on a sparkly shimmery Christmas card I made so I decided to make it this weeks video!  All you need is a laminator, deco-foil/heidi swapp foil, and a laser jet printed image!  Get your craft on!


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Flip Flop Card Tutorial

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I've had a lot of questions on how I created this flip flop card, so I decided it was high time to create a video!  Especially since I'm preparing for a craft fair and figured I should have plenty of these on hand!  

You can create this card several ways: from a Cricut cartridge, from clipart, or from the Brother scanncut.  I used the previous two methods and show this in the video.  I hope you enjoy... and I hope you enjoy the secret of creating the sand!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Whipped Spackle Backgrounds

Happy Tuesday!  I've had a lot questions recently on the backgrounds I have made for several cards.  It is a very simple technique that creates quite the POP on your card.  After choosing the stencil of your choice, see how to mix Faber Castel Gelatos with Faber Castel Whipped Spackle and create some amazing backgrounds!  Get your craft on!

Friday, July 10, 2015

CASE-ing Christmas Designer Team Challenge Entry

On April 23rd I did a Technique Tuesday video (household cleaning supplies and card making!) and on May 7th I did a blog entry on how to create cards using wax paper for backgrounds.  I absolutely loved the way the cards came out and decided to try a similar techinque for a Christmas Card.  While it was difficult to photograph, the background is a Darice Snowflake background embossed onto wax paper and then ironed onto cardstock.  Once you add the ink, the images start to appear!  I love this technique and I'm thinking I might need to make a couple more of these cards for the upcoming holiday!  The snowflakes are various punches and covered with glitter.








Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Shaker Cards with Acetate and Foam!

Happy Tuesday everyone!  This is the last of my three part shaker card series!  This time I use fun foam and acetate to create the shaker window.  This is a very quick and simple way to create a shaker card!  I hope you enjoy... and boy do I love this little giraffe from Wplus9!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

I'm sorry to burst your bubble, but quill you forgive me?

This card was inspired by two challenges!  The first challenge was the CASology Pop inspiration.  The second was the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Dot Challenge.

The background was created with using gelato colors and whipped spackle.  The little porcupine from Penny Black was originally holding flowers, but to keep with the POP theme, I used a balloon!  What could go wrong with a porcupine and a balloon!

The balloon is from Wplus9 and covered with glossy accents.  I wish I had added some glitter to the balloon, but alas... best laid plans!

Happy Summer Everyone!

Life is good!!!  Here is another rendition of my favorite flip flop card!  This will be an upcoming technique tuesday video!  This card was designed based on two card challenges this week.  The first challenge is the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 'Summer'.  The second challenge is the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge 'Dots'.

The background was created using whipped spackle and a polka dot stencil.  I added glitter to the whipped spackle as it was drying.  The flip flops epitomize summer in my book, so I used some nautical paper and created these little flip flops.  The sand is 60 grit sandpaper coated with mod podge. 

Happy Summer Everyone!

Penny Black 'Feline' Die Cut


UPDATE!  This was a card winner for the
4 Crafty Chicks No Stamping challenge.

I fell in love with this die from Penny Black the minute I saw it!  I had remaining colored whipped spackle left over, so I just broke out another stencil and created this background.  I just love these little kitties and can't wait to start playing with them more!


This card was submitted to the 4 Crafty Chicks No Stamping challenge.

Hope you all had a great weekend!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

WeRMemory Keepers Fuse and Shaker Cards

Hi Everyone!  I had expected this video to show two variations of shaker cards, but time definitely got away from me!

This shaker card is created by using the WeRMemory Keepers Fuse.  Perhaps you've heard of it?  LOL.  It is the HSN special all day tomorrow!

I hope you enjoy the video and stay tuned till next week for the THIRD shaker card!  For those of you that missed the first shaker card (where I used the premade windows), please click here!