Category Archives: Tools and Accessories

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 »

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 »

5 Ways To Use The Essential Assorted Leaves Dies + Video Tutorial

There are some tools that are essential to  have in your craft stash, and the Assorted Leaves die set is one of those. Scrappy Tails Crafts just released a fabulous set of assorted leaves dies and I’m loving them.  I have 5 ways to use them to share with you today. You will also find a VIDEO TUTORIAL… Read More »

Easy DIY Mini Album With Sizzix Die Set

Do you have die sets sitting in your stash that you got on clearance and still haven’t used? I have this fantastic Sizzix thinlets die set for creating mini albums.  It has 15 dies that include some great embellishment dies for the pages. This is a perfect little die set to use up those 6 x 6” paper… 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 »

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 »

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 »

What Are You Creating Today? + Video

Hello friends!  What are you creating on this quiet summer Sunday? I’ve been busy creating layer 1 of some soon to be fabulous mixed media backgrounds that I will be binding together to create my very own album for memory keeping!   I’ve created 16 backgrounds so far!  I created along with Vicki Boutin on Friday night during… Read More »

The Papercrafting Project I’m Most Enjoying Right Now!

I’ve never considered myself a hoarder…except with craft supplies. It’s ridiculous, really.  I have some supplies I’ve had since the 80’s!  Seriously!! When the quarantine hit, I found myself separated from my craft stash.  It was in New York and I was in Florida celebrating being newly retired.  I had some basic supplies and had plenty to keep… Read More »

Quick Tip For Easier Ink Blending and Alcohol Marker Tips For Animal Fur!

A couple of weeks ago I posted a video about creating rolling hills with ink blending and I was having a hard time blending my inks that day.  I was just getting blobs.  That almost never happens to me now that I’m using the Picket Fence blender brushes and Neenah Solar White cardstock or Bristol cardstock. What I… Read More »

Simon Says Thankful Flower With Alcohol Markers

Today’s card was totally inspired by the Altenew Academy Color Blending class taught by Kelly Latevola.  I’ve included a link to this fantastic class in the supply list below.  For less than $10 you get Kelly’s expertise.  She is a super hero colorist! I used the October Simon Says Stamp Card Kit: Thankful Flowers to create this card… Read More »