Category Archives: Altenew

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 »

How To Create A Single Layer Card With Faux Layers

I love single layer cards and I’ve been challenging myself to create more single layer cards. They use less resources and don’t require extra postage! I belong to several design teams and they often have sketch challenges that require a card to have several layers.  The many layered cards tend to be the ones that I don’t like… Read More »

Using A Digital Stamp Set To Create A Water Scene

My husband is more than just an avid fisherman.  He writes books about it, gives talks about it and makes videos about it.  I felt that required that I select at least one digital stamp that involved fish in some way! I selected the Fish Set from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez.  I used my Copics to color… Read More »

Creating a Quirky Card With Stamping Bella Stamps

I think you can only create quirkly cards with Stamping Bella Stamps!  I recently discovered this stamp company and I’m loving the humor in their stamps and sentiments.   The stamp set that I used is from the Oddball Collection!  Gotta love it! For my layout, I’m using this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge which you will find… Read More »

Create A Quick Picnic Themed Card With A Card Sketch Challenge

Today’s card is a quick and easy card with a Picnic Theme and I used this week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge to create my layout. I’ve also used Catherine Pooler’s brand new A Tisket, A Tasket 6 x 6″ patterned paper along with a stamp set from Woodware Craft Collection called Beetle Flower.  This is my very first… Read More »

Take A Virtual Workshop To Craft With Friends

Or craft with complete strangers!  I signed up for a couple of Altenew’s Virtual Workshops just for the fun of actually interacting with someone other than my husband.  We’ve been blissfully married for 35 years, but sometimes I like to spend some time with other crafty peeps.  Just hearing other crafters chatter while you create a card feels… Read More »

Exploring Watercolor Mediums: Liquid Watercolor Inks

There are a number of liquid watercolor inks on the market today.  I’ve mostly used the watercolor brush markers and I quite like creating with them.  Altenew just came out with a new set this week.  It’s now on my wishlist! Day 3 of Altenew’s Elements of Watercoloring Mediums, we explored using the watercolor brush marker liquid ink… Read More »

Exploring Watercolor Mediums: Student Grade Paint Pan Sets

Watercolor paint sets wildly in price and types.  I’m guessing that the gold standard is Daniel Smith paints in the tubes.  Those are decadently expensive and that’s what Debby Hughes uses!  She’s a master watercolorist and she’s amazing. For day 2 of the Altenew Exploring Watercolor Mediums class, we used the student grade pan set from Altenew.  This… Read More »