Category Archives: Altenew

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 »

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 »