Category Archives: Altenew

If You Are A Fan Of The Office, You Will Love This Pumpkin Head Card!

Who doesn’t love the episode of the office where Dwight puts the pumpkin on his head and then can’t get it off?! If you are a fan of The Office, you will understand why I had to pick this digital image from Kinda Cute by Patricia as soon as I saw it! I couldn’t resist making a mixed… Read More »

How To Make A Sketch Challenge Your Own Design

Sketch challenges are great when you need inspiration or when you are stuck in a designing rut.  They are even useful when you just want a challenge creating something you wouldn’t have created without the challenge put before you. Some sketch challenges expect you to follow the sketch exactly, while most say it’s okay to flip it, rotate… Read More »

Slimline Card Using Cute Critters Digital Stamp And Slimline Dies

Today’s card features the Cute  Shaped Animals digital stamp set from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez and the new Slimline Scalloped Frame from Sunny Studio Stamps. As soon as Patricia added this image to her online store, I knew that I had to make some cards with it.  These are just the cutest critters!  I LOVE the big… Read More »

Create A Quick Card Background With Washi Tape

Two challenges, a great card sketch, a video, and an easy background technique.  That’s what I have for you today!   I’m using this week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch to complete my card today. You can see that there is a strip detail behind the rectangle panel and the focal image.  There are numerous ways to add those stripes… Read More »

Create Cards And Art Journal Backgrounds With Mixed Media Using Taylored Expressions Field Notes Kit

You know that I love a good craft kit. I do have to confess that I’ve been surprised at the prices of kits these last few months.  It feels like they doubled in price.  I’ve actually cancelled all my monthly kit subscriptions with the exception of the Simon Says Stamp kit and the Altenew Mini Delight Kit.  Simon… Read More »

Clean And Simple Cards: Less Really Can Be More!

Do you find yourself drawn to a certain style of cards?  Perhaps you love the distressed look or the shabby chic style.  Maybe you prefer that ultra clean card with lots of layers, or are you more of a beautiful background technique person? I’ve always considered my style to be fairly eclectic.  I do love a good distressed… Read More »

2 Card Layouts With One Sweet Digital Image Including A Shaker Card

I have a two-for one for you today!  I have this sweet little digital image from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez.  This is the girl with flowers and balloons digi and she was just to sweet to only color once!!   I just love the digital images that Patricia Alvarez creates.  They are so sweet and often quirky… Read More »

How To Create Your Own Background With Small Stamps + Video

Creating great backgrounds is one of the most fun parts of papercrafting.  Whether you are creating cards or scrapbook layouts, you can use all kinds of mixed media materials to create a fabulous background! Creating the background on this card was as easy as using those 2 tiny stamps in the Birthday Faeries stamp set from 7 Kids… Read More »

25% Off Sale: 7 Kids Craft Supply Back To Faery School: How To Make Wings Sparkle

It is just too much fun to play with stamp sets that allow you to create scenes!  You can easily get lost in a day of masking, ink blending and coloring.  It’s so relaxing! Today, I want to share a video to share an easy way to color with alcohol markers and give you a trick to make… Read More »

Creating My First Slimline Card With 7 Kids Craft Store’s Pizzeria Stamp Sets

I had a blast creating that sunset scene patio scene card last week using the August release stamps from 7 Kids Craft Store.  I played with the Pizzeria Parlor and the Pizzeria Kids stamp sets and created that Pizzeria patio scene. Those sets are also perfect for creating birthday cards.  They have a lot of birthday themed stamps… Read More »

Create A Quick and Easy Hello Sunshine Card + Video

The Simon Says Stamp August card kit was another fun kit.  It is all about summer!  There were 2 stamp sets this month and the usual patterned paper, cardstock, envelopes, sticker sheets, and enamel ant embellishments!  I always feel like this is a great value for my money.  It is one of the few monthly craft kits that… Read More »