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    Spring and Easter Card Making

    On the blog today, I’m sharing a couple of spring and Easter cards that I made this week. I created the bunny for one of the cards. Join me as I share how I made these cards. Stay tuned because at the end of this post I will share a PDF template for the bunny and carrot so that you can make your own card. 

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    Thank You Cards With August Simon Says Stamp Kit

    Hello card making friends. Today I wanted to share two cards that I created with the  August Simon Says Stamp Kit.   I wanted to make a very special card for my sister-in-law because she took care of our dog while we were on vacation. When I finished up these two cards, I wasn’t sure which one I was going to send! The First Card This card was a little on the tricky side. I knew that I wanted to use the mason jar SVG that I created as well as cut the components on my Silhouette Cameo. I also wanted to create a window using acetate to make it…

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    Birthday Wishes Card With Hand Drawn Digital Stamp

    A Wacom tablet was used to create the dog digi stamp that I used for this card. I love crafting and experimenting with the Wacom was a fun challenge, so I wanted to share my results and create a card using my own image.   My oldest son surprised me with a very unique birthday gift earlier this year.  It was a Wacom tablet. I mean I was TOTALLY surprised! He knew that I had been experimenting with making some of my own SVG files, so it was a very thoughtful gift. There is a bit of a learning curve to using a drawing tablet. I’m not going to lie.…

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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.…

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    DIY Matchbox

    Make Your Own Matchbox Tutorial A simple matchbox makes a quick and easy DIY and is a great way to give a small gift or gift card.  You don’t even have to buy the matches. Give your matchbox the look you want with patterned papers embellishments and more. 

  • 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…

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    Very Merry Tags Easy Christmas Card

    Good Morning, Can hardly believe that Christmas is less than 6 weeks away! I decided to work on another Christmas design that is fast and easy to do. Cricut access is great and I  found this little tree in the Very Merry Tags images. I cut my tree layers from green and white and added some Star Dust Stickles to highlight the snowy overlay. The card background is simply a piece of white, cut off at an angle. I ran it through the Cuttlebug with a snowflakes embossing folder. The “joy” stamp is a mini from Close to My Heart. The red shimmer trim is a retired CTMH product that…

  • Mojo Monday 462: Hedge Hogs Cards

    As I pointed out in yesterday’s post, I’ve been having fun with my Stephanie Barnard Stamps of Life card kits. I absolutely loved the card stock and patterned papers in the August kit. Plus I hadn’t used this little Hedge Hog set from the stamp club kit yet. I know…how could I have not! When my daughter and her college roommate saw the hedge hog set, they thought it was so adorable. It was enough to get them talking about stamping. Just might end up on a gift list sometime…ya never know! All that said, I thought it was a great combo for the papers in the August kit. Stamps…