Easy Acrylic Painted Background | Sympathy Card Project

This project actually started after I was playing in my mixed media journal with different painting techniques. With just a brayer and some Cosmic Shimmer Glimmer paints, this super easy card project came to life. I added some pretty Cosmic Shimmer mixed media embossing powder to one of my favorite die cut flowers, used a 3D embossing folder, a die cut and stamped sentiment, and … Continue reading Easy Acrylic Painted Background | Sympathy Card Project

Inky Rice Paper Card Project

Creating card backgrounds with rice paper is super fast, easy, and beautiful! I pulled out some black and white pieces from my stash and added some Distress inks and Cosmic Shimmer watercolor inks to make them my own. I love the way this went together. Click the button below to watch the process video. 😃 You can find a list of the supplies I used … Continue reading Inky Rice Paper Card Project

Magical Deer Gift Tag | Spellbinders Winter Tales Collection

I love making beautiful, three-dimensional tags for gifts… they seem more special with one attached. So, when I received the Magical Deer cutting dies that’s the first thing I thought of creating. I think it turned out really pretty. The kraft card stock gives it a warm, earthy feel and the little bit of shine from the foil card stock and sentiment is just right. … Continue reading Magical Deer Gift Tag | Spellbinders Winter Tales Collection

Easy Watercolor Bees & Flowers Scene Card

Watercoloring is my favorite way to color critters for cards… it’s easy, cheap, and looks great! I used Distress Inks for my colors this time, but any water based media will work. These little bees and flowers were just too cute not to put on a card. I hope you enjoy the process. 🐝 You can watch the video and see the complete supply list … Continue reading Easy Watercolor Bees & Flowers Scene Card

Christmas in July | Spellbinders Celebrate the Season Collection

It’s never too early to start making Christmas Cards! I really enjoy creating Christmas projects because, well it’s Christmas! And the holidays generally mean all things sparkly and glittery for me. I fell in love with this modern and Stylish Merry Christmas die as soon as I saw it and plan to use it for the bulk of my Christmas cards this year! 🥰 You … Continue reading Christmas in July | Spellbinders Celebrate the Season Collection

Ink Smooshing on Shaped Cards

This project started with me trying to use up a stack of backgrounds in my studio. I dug into my ink-smooshed pile and thought, “How can I use these and make some really quick and easy cards?” I remembered that about a year ago, I watched a video where another crafter used shape dies to make cards and I thought I’d give it a go. … Continue reading Ink Smooshing on Shaped Cards

Easy Sculpted Paper Birthday Flowers

I’m back with more flowers! This time with some pretty little sculpted paper flowers on an A2 sized birthday card. I used lighter weight card stock for the flowers and even utilized an old egg dish for the organizational part of the project. 🤓 If you’ve never tried manipulating paper to give it a 3D affect, this is a great place to start. It goes … Continue reading Easy Sculpted Paper Birthday Flowers

Mini Slimline | Watercolor Garden on Black

In today’s card tutorial I make a couple of pretty mini slimline cards (mine are 3⅛” x 6¼”) and a couple of bonus bookmarks. I’ve had this stamp set, Floral Garden, since last spring and just now got around to playing with it. I know, it took a minute. 😂 Anyway, I love all things shiny and shimmery so I pulled out my Iridescent Shimmering … Continue reading Mini Slimline | Watercolor Garden on Black

Happy Birthday, Spellbinders!

I want to say Happy 20th Birthday to one of my favorite card crafting supply stores… Spellbinders! I’ve created many fun projects with the help of their wonderful die sets. I like crafting with this companies die sets because of the attention to detail and the many, many parts that come together to create a wonderfully fun design. And, this set, Topsy Turvy Cake, does … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Spellbinders!

Silver-Themed Birthday Card

Really simple, with very few supplies, this card surprised me with how pretty it turned out. I used some cutting dies: Happy Birthday Script, Delicate Leafy Branch, and Fluted Classics Circles. I created the background layers from a rubber stamp called Romantic Script, and some card stock from one of my most used paper pads… Silver Service. Of course I utilized my favorite stamp platform … Continue reading Silver-Themed Birthday Card