Category Archives: Techniques

Altenew Educator Certification Program: Beyond Basic Backgrounds

I’m combining two projects today.  I recently completed the Beyond Basics Background class for the Altenew Educator Certification Program.  Plus, it is time for this week’s Paper Craft Crew card!!! I found the Beyond Basics Background class really interesting.  There are so many interesting ways to create backgrounds on cards that you just don’t think of!  One of… Read More »

Altenew Academy Stamps Meet Scrapbooks: Backgrounds

I have another scrapbook page to share with you.  Actually, I’m sharing my homework assignments with you!  In the Stamps Meet Scrapbooks class that I’m taking, Lesson 3 was about trying a watercolor emboss resist technique to create the background of your scrapbook. The technique gives an interesting effect for a background and I am not sure I… Read More »

Altenew Academy Stamps Meet Scrapbooks: Stamping A Background

I actually have several stamp sets in my collection that I purchased just to make scrapbook layouts with them.  Using your stamps and dies to create scrapbook pages is just one more way to stretch your crafting budget and get more out of your stash.  You get more bang for your buck when you have stamps and other… Read More »

Altenew Educator Certification Program Level 2: Beautiful Details

I have successfully completed the Altenew Educator Certification Level 1 Program and I have moved on to the Level 2 Program.  I’m excited to take the next level of classes.  The instructors have been amazing and I’ve really gotten so many tips and techniques.  I also think that anytime you take a class and practice the skills, you… Read More »

Altenew Educator Certification Program Level 1 Final Project Challenge

Boy do I have a lot to share with you today! As you know, I have been participating in Altenew’s Educator Certification Program.  This has allowed me (or should I say, given me the excuse) to take 10 classes in their Altenew Academy.  I had actually completed 2 other classes prior to being accepted into their Educator Certification… Read More »

Altenew Educator Certification Program: Seasonal Scene Building

My last class for the Level 1 Altenew Educator Certification Program is called Seasonal Scene Building. I’ll be honest, I usually avoid creating scene cards since they are a bit more time consuming than a nice clean and simple card. I’ve purchased a few scene building stamp and die bundles and they tend to sit idle on my… Read More »

Altenew Educator Certification Program: Irresistible Inking Techniques

One of the recent Altenew Academy classes that I have taken is called Irresistible Inking Techniques.  Most of the techniques shown in the class are techniques that I’ve used before, but that I haven’t done recently.  It was nice to be reminded of some nice, classic techniques! My card layout for the day uses this week’s Paper Craft… Read More »

Atlenew Educator Certification Program: Easy Die Cutting Techniques

I’ve actually now taken two classes through Altenew Academy in die cutting techniques.  I took their Die-Namic Die Cutting Techniques first and then took the Easy Die Cutting Techniques class as part of the AECP program that I’m doing. I made 3 cards to share with you today.  I gave up on the first card because I added… Read More »