Category Archives: Altenew

Quick and Easy Card and Mixed Media Bookmark

I used the TLC Designs Daisy Frame set intending to make an interactive card. I got distracted by the daisy.  Once I die cut one of those out, that was the only part I wanted to play with for the day! I ended up making a very quick card and a couple of mixed media bookmarks because I… Read More »

Create An Easy Gift Bag With Your Rectangle Dies

Ever since I received the Scalloped Rectangle Die Set from TLC Designs, I haven’t been able to get it off my desk!  I keep reaching for it to create new and different projects! I love it when I get a new crafting tool, stamp, or die that I find so many uses for.  When you get something and… Read More »

Create A Quick and Easy Christmas Card With A Sketch For Inspiration

The Atlantic Hearts Sketch for this week’s challenge is a great sketch for a last minute quick and easy Christmas card! As soon as I saw this, I knew I wanted to use some of my new Doodlebug Washi Tapes and a Doodle-Pop Cardstock Sticker that I got on sale. I cut all my card stock pieces first… Read More »

Use Your Patterned Paper To Make A Quick and Easy Layered Card!

I have been using my patterned paper stash like there is no tomorrow.  I probably shouldn’t word it that way given that it is still 2020! I actually took yesterday off from all creative endeavors.  I was honestly exhausted from participating in a 3 day virtual crop event.  I create 10 scrapbook layouts, participated in 5 Zoom sessions… Read More »

Sketch HACK: Create A Scrapbook Layout With A Card Sketch

LOAD Challenge 1020 Day 6:  Layout A Day Challenge! This is my layout for today’s Scrap Happy LOAD Challenge.  I receive the story prompt emailed to me today and it was to share a physical feature that affected someone’s life. The technique prompt was to include an icon related to that physical feature.  I had no idea what… Read More »

Quick and Easy Technique To Add Foil To Your Cards

The Paper Craft Crew sketch for this week inspired me to add a foiling detail to my card. I’ve had foil in my stash for a couple of years and haven’t played with it in a while.  I decided to keep it simple and use it on my card for today!   I aspire to make clean and… Read More »

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 »