Category Archives: Technique-a-Week Beyond Basics

Create 3 Quick And Easy Slimline Cards

Hello friends!  I’m on the Maker Forte blog today sharing 3 quick and easy slimline cards using the Live Life in Full Bloom stamp set. Each card uses a different, but easy technique to create 3 unique cards with the same stamp set! The first card is a bold and colorful card!  I used my Brother Scan-N-Cut machine… Read More »

How To: Flocking With Therm-O-Web Products To Create Two Cards With One Flocking Sheet

Today I actually have 2 videos to share and 5 cards! I actually started out to create one foiled card with the Sassy & Crafty Butterfly Wings stencil and some pretty rainbow foil.  The next thing I know, I’m flocking for the first time and playing with some new texture pastes and stencils! 5 cards later…I have a… Read More »

5 Quick and Easy Cards With Stenciling Technique Backgrounds For A Floral Card Set

Create a quick and easy set of floral cards with the Scrappy Tails Crafts Oopsy Daisy stamp and die set and stencils from your stash! I have a video to share with you today to show you 5 of my go to stencil background techniques that you can use with the images from the fabulous Oopsy Daisy stamp… Read More »

Make The Cards Challenge: A Masculine Card

The new Make The Cards Challenge is a Masculine Theme challenge.  I’m making a non-traditional color masculine card for this challenge!     I decided to use purple for my card today.  When I was helping my son set up his first apartment, I was surprised when he chose a purple, gray, and black color scheme.  It was… Read More »

STAMPlorations Throwback Thursday Guest Designer

I’m over on the STAMPlorations blog today with the Throwback Thursday feature. I’ve picked an inspiration card and my job was to create 3 variations of that inspiration card. I selected a card created by Maria Fischer which has a black and white stamped image with a small amount of color added to the card with a geometric… Read More »

Create A Fairy Card With Sparkle And Sheen!

The Imperfectionists Rules of Cardmaking Rule 1: All cards should have sparkle, sheen, shine, or a metallic detail. That’s right.  I’m making up my own rules for cardmaking now! Rule 2: Always use a score board to score your folds and a bone folder to crease them for a tidy fold. Today I’m on The Hedgehog Hollow blog… Read More »

Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook Challenge: A Layout About Me!

The new Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook Challenge is a theme challenge this month!  You need to make a layout about YOU!   I decided that any layout that I create about myself needs to include a mixed media background.  I consider myself a mixed media artist even though I don’t share all those projects here or on YouTube.  I’ve… Read More »

What To Do With Valentines Stamps After Valentine’s Day Blog Hop

Hey Y’all!!! It’s a Baby Card Crazy Hop. Hope you’ll join in the fun. And a little added benefit – If you comment on every blog post & video along the hop you will be entered into the chance to win a $25 gift certificate. The more you comment the more opportunities to win. Also consider subscribing to… Read More »

4 Fun Cards Using The Cute Shaped Animals Digital Stamp Set

Did you ever have a stamp set that you enjoyed creating with so much that you actually had to force yourself to stop playing with it? That’s how I felt about today’s Cute Shaped Animals digital stamp set from Kinda Cute by Patricia! I ended up making 4 cards just to fit all the critters that I colored.… Read More »

STAMPlorations Throwback Thursday Guest Designer

Hi friends! I am guest designing on the STAMPlorations blog for the Throwback Thursday feature today.   I have 3 cards to share with you today featuring quick and easy backgrounds. My job is to select an inspiration card from another designer and re-create their card in 3 new ways. My inspiration card was created by the queen of… Read More »

Make the Cards Challenge: Circles

This week’s Make the Cards Challenge is a Circle Theme Challenge!  I had a lot of fun playing with this one and doing a little experimenting with a new background technique!   The theme made me think of the STAMPlorations Bubbles stencil that I love so much and I have a drawer full of circle punches.  I’ve been… Read More »

Posh Puppies Digital Papers and Stamps

I created a very quick card using TLC Designs newest release!  Meet one of the Posh Puppies! This is a set of digital papers and a digital stamp set with two super cute puppies, lots of sentiments, and some puppy paraphernalia! I added the pup, dog bowl, word bubble and the sentiment all on top of the digital… Read More »

Traveler’s Notebook Sketch Challenge With Interactive Element

I had several projects I wanted to create today and all I felt like doing was scrapbooking in my little traveler’s notebook, so I combined all the projects into a fun little documented story in my traveler’s notebook!   If you have been one of my long time blog readers, you know that I’m all about stretching my… Read More »