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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.…

  • You Bring the Sunshine!

    Making a Center Step Card It’s been a little on the rainy side, and I wanted to create a little sunshine with the Simon Says Stamp kit that I got in the mail the other day. This is such a fun kit, and I can’t wait to use some more of the included items. Today I’m making this card for the Send a Smile 4 Kids Cards 4 Teens Challenge and I’m using just the stamp set that came in the Simon Says Stamp kit, One Cool Pineapple.  While browsing cards on Pinterest, I stumbled across a number of center step cards and have been wanting to try one. So many…

  • 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

    This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  I love the simplicity of this Christmas card made with a Very Merry Tags image from Cricut. This card goes together fast and easy and is a great card to make if you want to streamline your card making process. In this tutorial I’ll take you through how I made this card. 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 by Ranger to highlight the snowy overlay. The card background is simply…

  • Mojo Monday 407

    “Charlotte’s Web” Inspired Greeting Card for a Librarian Good Afternoon! Hope you’re having a beautiful day and a wonderful summer. We had a lovely time over the weekend going to a nice little lake where we did some swimming and canoeing. It was such a perfect day! Today I’m here to share my Mojo Monday card. You may think it doesn’t look like the sketch although I did try to stick to it (a little maybe). This is a card I’ve been wanting to do for one of my daughters. Since she works in a library I thought this would be a sweet little card to brighten her day a…

  • MOJO Monday 397

    May is really flying by and with graduation coming up, I’ll have to make everything short and sweet for today. And speaking of sweet, I used the CTMH Taste of Summer patterned paper and stamp set for this challenge. I usually don’t pick orange very easily, but this is so cheerful. What’s not to like? That’s it for today.  Hope you have a wonderful week! MOJO397