Category Archives: Techniques

Stamping Technique: Inked Dry Embossing

You can add some great dimension to your cards by using a technique called Inked Dry Embossing.  You use a brayer to ink up the front inside of your embossing folder and then emboss your paper.  It really gives a beautiful effect. Here is an up close view of two samples. One is gumball green on whisper white, the… Read More »

Stamping Technique: Sponging Snowbanks

Years ago, I took some stamping classes to learn all of the basics and some fun techniques that I still use in my card making and scrapbooking today!   Two techniques I learned in my first class included masking and sponging.  We learned how to make clouds and snowbanks. I still love making them! We are finally getting snow… Read More »

Making a “Hybrid” Card and More Clearance Bin Finds!

I’ll ‘fess up!  I spent my morning creating a card set and gift box for my Virtual Club Class.  (It really is a stunning set!)    I followed that with an afternoon of going to the movies with my kids (The Hobbit…which turns out to be the first movie in the next trilogy!!)  and then a trip to… Read More »

A Great Project for Clearance Bin Finds!

Have you checked out the clearance bin blitz yet?  If the answer is no, go there now by clicking here!  The deals are amazing!  I purchased, punches, buttons, ribbon and Simply Sent kits for amazing prices.  My project today is a stationery folder for one of the Simply Sent card kits. I know!  It’s so frilly and so… Read More »

Just Coasting Along!

I love creating coasters from tumbled marble tiles.  It’s a quick and easy project that makes a perfect hostess or housewarming gift.  I’ve had some that I made when my son was in 1st grade and he’s a sophomore in college now.  We use them daily!  I decided to make a pair for each of my kids.  Here… Read More »

A Great Technique to Feature Your Sentiment!

Let the sentiment be the focal point of your card with this technique.  It is called In the Middle. I could have mounted these on a colorful piece of card stock to add more color, but I was liking the clean and simple feeling of this card. This would be a perfect technique for new stampers who don’t… Read More »

2 Fun Projects For Quick Gift Giving!

I am so excited! My Daydream Medallion Ornament was featured on CraftGossip.com today!  How fun is that?!  I submitted my project hoping to be selected as a featured crafter and blogger!  I did my happy dance today…more than once! I have two fabulous projects to share with you today.  I couldn’t decide which one to share, so you’re… Read More »

2 Top Note Techniques Every Stamper Should Know!

I’ve been experimenting with my Bigz Dies and Framelits.  I found two new shapes that I can get using this tip with my Top Note Bigz Die.  I wanted to share them with you.  You need to know this!  I have 3 fun Top Note Project ideas for you today as well! These are the two cards that I… Read More »

Quick Tips to Make a Bunch of Cards Quickly!

It is December 16!  Do you still need to make your Christmas cards?  Let me show you how I made all of mine, assembly line style, in less than 2 hours!  Keep it simple! My inspiration card!  I used Whisper White and Real Red Card Stock and ink, Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper (#126896), a Christmas… Read More »

Have You Started Making Your Holiday Table Decorations Yet?

Today I decided I better get making the table decorations for Christmas.  I’ve been making cards, tags and bags like crazy!  It’s time to think about giving the dinner table some special touches.  My first project was to make place cards.  I love the festivity they add to a holiday table!  It makes it an event. I tried… Read More »

Have You Ever Stamped on Velvet?

It makes really beautiful little pouches for gift card holders or small gifts.  You can sew them together, or use fabric glue as I did in this project.  It’s very simple!  Perfectly simple! All you need for this project is some velvet.  I used velvet ribbon because it had finished edges and I like the way it looked! … Read More »

WOW! Christmas Ornament, Jar Topper or Bag Decoration…You Decide!

I LOVE the project I made today.  I just could not resist getting out the Daydream Medallion Stamp Set and the Floral Frames Framelits and trying a new color combination for the ornament that I created a couple of days ago. A few weeks ago, I created a Christmas Card in Midnight Muse using the Daydream Medallion Set… Read More »

Who can resist the Owl Builder Punch?

I know, I know…too corny.  But the punch is amazing!  I’ve seen people create the most creative things with this punch.  At Halloween, it made a perfect ghost.  For Thanksgiving it was a turkey.  Now,at Christmas,  it’s just got endless possibilities! I’m telling you, this punch is irresistible to play with.  I did find construction a tad time… Read More »

Paper Craft Crew Challenge 18

I did it again!  I looked at the sketch of the week on thePaper Craft Crew Challenge website and I just couldn’t resist creating a new card in a layout that I never would have thought of on my own!  Here is the sketch for the week: I had a lot of fun creating my card this week… Read More »

I Had Snow Much Fun!!!!!

How cute are these gift card holders?  I just love them!  I received the Top Note Bigz Die for free with a product order a couple of weeks ago and I ran amok playing with it today.  So many possibilities!  I have no self control!  The two gift card holders above are both made with Not Quite Navy card… Read More »