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    How to Make Homemade Stamps with Craft Foam

    Craft foam is an easy product to work with and has many fun uses. Today I’m going to share one that I found. Making Your Own Stamps with Craft Foam Craft foam is a material readily available in craft and other stores. Crafting with it is easy because it cuts easily with a scissors and is a great crafting material for kids to use. I’ve been interesting in using it for some of my handmade cards, so I picked up a sheet of it at a local craft store, just to try it out. At first I tried cutting it with my Silhouette Cameo, and it worked to a point.…

  • Vibrant Handcrafted Card With Tim Holtz Distress Inks

    Every week I look forward to experimenting with card making techniques. Sometimes I’m inspired by a video that I watch. Often times I simply enjoy playing with a new supply. Today I wanted to share with you a card that was created using a new Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink kit that I recently purchased. The colors that come in the pack are so vibrant! Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, and Spiced Marmalade. Even the names are vibrant! I had an unopened Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio in my stash. Yes! Never opened and I don’t know why. It’s an amazing color, so I added it to the mix…

  • Beginners Guide to Handcrafted Cards: Part 2

    Even though I’ve been paper crafting for some time, there is always something new to learn when making handcrafted cards. Last time I shared some of my favorite basic tools and tips. Today I wanted to share a few more basic tips that will help you to get started in making handcrafted cards, especially when you have a strict craft budget. Keep It Simple When Choosing Cardstock It is easy to get carried away with buying card stock when you’re first starting out with card crafting. I purchased a rainbow of colors when I first started making cards, and then didn’t really know what to do with them all. Lately…

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    Beginners Guide to Handcrafted Cards

    Two simple cards made from basic supplies and one stamp set. It’s difficult for me to walk into a store and pick out a card. I’m sure it is for many of you as well. The selection is often very limited, and if you find one that seems to have the perfect graphics and sentiment, you flip it over and gasp at the price. My first thought is “I’d be better off putting that money into the gift.” While there are many beautiful cards out there for purchase, they can be very expensive! Handmade cards are a wonderful alternative. They are beautiful and many times less expensive than those that…

  • Whimsical Christmas Card with Silhouette Sketch Pen

      Christmas cards are on the list today. It’s been forever since I really worked on cards, but now that the weather is cooler I’ve been spending a little more time at it.  This one was inspired by a Pinterest Pin, in that it has sketch houses drawn on kraft cardstock. I like that the Christmas look is achieved without having to go out and buy Christmas paper. The card was part experiment and a little bit of trial and error. The little Santa and sleigh is from the Silhouette store and I cut it out on my Cameo. Unfortunately there was too much detail for such a small cut,…