Saturday, April 4, 2020

Heart Maze Anniversary Card

Hi Everyone,
I hope everyone is safe and doing well! I finally got my hands on the Heart Maze die from i-Crafter and I knew this would make the perfect card for my parents Anniversary. With our Province shut down I had to sent it virtually to them. I hope I will be able to give it to them soon. Below are the steps to create your own Heart Maze card.


Step 1 - Trim White Cardstock to 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, score at 4 1/4” and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 - Trim Let Your Soul Bloom Patterned Paper (solid) to 5 1/2” x 4 1/4”. Adhere to card front using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Step 3 - Trim Let Your Soul Bloom Patterned Paper to 5 1/2” x 4 1/4”. Diecut Heart Maze using Fun Foam and trimmed Patterned Paper. Adhere the diecut Fun Foam inner maze piece to the front of the card using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. Let dry. Add Foam Tape to the rest of the areas. Add Micro Beads inside the Maze. Remove the release sheet from the Foam Tape and place a sheet of Acetate to the top of the Maze. Adhere the Patterned Paper inner maze piece on top of the Fun Foam to cover it up using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. Adhere the Patterned Paper outer diecut to the top using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Step 4 - Diecut Happy 3 times, 2 times with White Cardstock and 1 time using Metallic Cardstock. Adhere each diecut with the Metallic on top. Adhere to the card using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Step 5 - Stamp sentiment using Versamark on Let Your Soul Bloom (solid). Sprinkle Gold Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a Heat Tool. Trim and adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 6 - For added interest randomly adhere to Arctic Breeze Pearls using an Embellishment Wand and Collage Medium.




This card can be used for many occasions by changing the Patterned Paper, sentiment and colours. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Happy Birthday To YOUUUU!

Hi Everyone,
When I saw the MFT Birthday Buds Stamp Set I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. It is such a fun set with adorable critters with balloons, candles and party hats. Below you will find the steps to create your own Happy Birthday To YOUUUU! Card.


Step 1 - Trim White Cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 - Trim White Cardstock to 1" x 5 1/2". Place it in a Misti. Stamp Diagonal Stripes using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink. Trim in half and adhere to card front on the left and right side.

Step 3 - Trim White Cardstock to 3 1/4" x 5 1/2" two times. 1st panel - Diecut Double Stitched Circles 3 times. Now place the panel on the 2nd panel and outline the circles in pencil. On the 2nd panel with the pencil lines apply Distress Oxide Ink in Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, and Candied Apple using a Blender Brush. Adhere 2nd panel to card front using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and 1st panel with Foam Tape.


Step 4 - Stamp Birthday Buds (images) using Gina K Amalgam Ink. Colour in with any alcohol markers of your choice. I used Spectrum Noir Original Markers. Fussy cut the images or diecut with matching dies. Adhere each image inside the circles using Foam Tape.

Step 5 - Stamp Birthday Buds (sentiment) using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink. Diecut Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax using the sentiment created. Flip the diecut sentiment and diecut again. Adhere to card using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Step 6 - For added interest and shine randomly adhere Exotic Onyx Pearls using an Embellishment Wand and Collage Medium.



This card can be used for many occasions by changing the colors, images and/or sentiment. Below is a link with all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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Sunday, January 5, 2020

Foliage Holiday Card

Hi Everyone,
Happy New Year! Before we get started I want to wish you all the best for a healthy and prosperous year ahead. Every year we start the new year with resolutions. Mine this year is simple. When I am not posting a YouTube video I will show more process photos in my blog post. I tend to forget to photograph the steps especially if there is a technique involved.

I still have a few holiday cards that I did not have a chance to share. Today I am sharing one of them. Below you will find the steps to create your own card.


Step 1 - Trim White Cardstock to 4 1/4” x 11”, score at 5 1/2” and fold in half for a horizontal top fold card. (A2)

Step 2 - Stamp Holly Berry Turnabout on White Cardstock trimmed to 5 1/2” x 4 1/4” using Altenew Tropical Forest Ink set and Altenew Tea Party Ink set for the Holly (Using all the colours, one colour each turn).

Step 3 - Diecut Wonky Rectangles using Leaf Green Cardstock.

Step 4 - Diecut Double Stitched Rectangles using White Cardstock.

Step 5 - Diecut Christmas Foliage on various shades of Green Cardstock. (If you don’t have several shades of green cardstock them you can ink some green colours on White Cardstock and then diecut.) Add Nuvo Crystal Drops Autumn Red to the berries. Let dry.

Step 6 - Layer Step 2, 3, 4, and 5 as you would put it on your card. Place a piece of Press N’ Seal on top of the Foliage. This will keep everything as you want it and will make adhering to the card much easier. See photos below. 



Step 7 - Diecut Double Stitched Rectangles to the panel created on Step 2. Adhere to card. Adhere the green panel created from Step 3.

Step 8 - Stamp Holiday Greetings Mix 1 sentiment using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink using the panel created from Step 4. Adhere a little wonky using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Step 9 - Apply Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to the backside of the Foliage. Place the Press ‘N Seal with the foliage on top of the card and remove the Press ‘N Seal. You now have the foliage placed exactly as you originally intended.


Step 10 - Optional - Apply ink to an acrylic block and mix with water. Splash the ink using a water brush. Spray White Iridescent Shimmer to the entire card front. Let Dry.



This card can be used for other occasions by removing the berry step in the Holly Berry Turnabout stamps and changing the Christmas Foliage die and sentiment to something else. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Festive Friends on Neenah Desert Storm

Hi Everyone,
I had my Festive Friends stamp set out and was about to put it away when I thought of trying to colour the images on Neenah Desert Storm. Below are the steps to create your own card.



Step 1 - Trim White Cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold in half for vertical side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 - Trim Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock to 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". Stamp Festive Friends image using Gina K. Amalgam Ink. Colour in image using colour medium of your choice. I used ColourBlends from Spectrum Noir.

Step 3 - Stamp Warm and Feathered Friends & Snow Much (snowflake images) using Versamark on the panel created in Step 2. Sprinkle Alabaster Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a heat tool.

Step 4 - Diecut Double Stitched Rectangles using the panel created in Step 2. Adhere to card using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Step 5 - Diecut Merry Christmas with Shadow (only the Merry) using Metallic Kraft Cardstock. Adhere to card using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Step 6 - For added interest and sparkle randomly adhere Icy Sparkle Crystals using Collage Medium and a Crystal Katana. Optional - use a White Gel pen to add some accents.







I was quite pleased with the results and I will probably try this again. Here is a link for the Spectrum Noir ColourBlend. All orders over $75 will receive free shipping, even international orders. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and I want to wish you all a Happy Healthy New Year!

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Sunday, December 22, 2019

Glitter Snowflake Card

Hi Everyone,
With the holidays just days away I thought I would share with you a quick and easy holiday card for those last minute cards. Below you will find the steps to create your own Snowflake Holiday card.



Step 1 - Trim White Cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 - Trim White Cardstock to 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". Apply Distress Oxide Ink Tumbled Glass to the entire panel, then apply Salty Ocean to the edges (roughly up to 3/4" in), then apply Chipped Sapphire to the edges. Spray some water and then remove the excess using a Paper Towel. Place the panel in a Splatbox and Spray White Iridescent Shimmer. Let dry.

Step 3 - Diecut Double Stitched Rectangles to the panel created in Step 2.

Step 4 - Stamp Holiday Greetings Mix 1 sentiment to the panel created in Step 2 using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink. Adhere to the card front using Fun Foam and Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Step 5 - Diecut Marie Snowflake x1, Melody Snowflake x 1 and Maryanne Snowflake x 2 using Glitter White Cardstock. Adhere to card using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to the center leaving the edges unglued for dimension.

Step 6 - For added interest and sparkle adhere Icy Sparkle Crystals to the centers of the snowflakes and some randomly on the card front using a Crystal Katana and collage medium.







This card can be mass produced and you can create a different look each time by changing the colour combination and/or the placement of the snowflakes. Below is a list of all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and wishing you all Happy Holidays.

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Saturday, December 21, 2019

Be Merry Festive Friends Card

Hi Everyone,
Can you believe the holidays are just 5 days away? Just yesterday it was a few months away. Today’s card is using the Festive Friends stamp set from My Favourite Things which I hope will inspire you. Below are the steps to create your own card. 



Step 1 - Trim White Cardstock to 11” x 4 1/4”, score at 5 1/2” and fold in half for a horizontal top fold card. (A2)

Step 2 - Trim White Cardstock to 5 1/2” x 4 1/4”. Stamp Gauze Background using Versamark. Sprinkle White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a heat tool. Apply Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire starting from the bottom working your way up. Remove excess ink with a microfiber cloth. This will remove the ink from on top of the embossed areas. Apply the same inks onto an acrylic block and add some water. Using a waterbrush splash it onto the panel. Place the panel in a Splatbox and spray White Iridescent Shimmer. Let dry.

Step 3 - Diecut Double Stitched Rectangles using the panel created from Step 2.

Step 4 - Diecut Cloud Borders (x2) using White Cardstock. Adhere to card using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Step 5 - Diecut Stitched Hillside Borders (x2) using White Cardstock. Adhere to card using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Step 6 - Stamp Festive Friends sentiment on the bottom left side of panel using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink. Adhere the whole panel to the card front using Fun Foam and Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Step 7 - Stamp Festive Friends using Gina K Amalgam Ink for friendly Alcohol Marker colouring. Colour in images with any Alcohol Marker of your choice. I used Spectrum Noir Classique Markers. Adhere to card using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive for right snowman and Foam Tape for the rest.

Step 8 - For added interest and sparkle apply Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle over the snowmen and snowball. See below photos for the sparkle it creates.







You can get the Spectrum Noir markers at Crafters Companion. You safe on shipping when it is over $75, even International. You can also find them at Simon Says Stamp. Below is a link to all the products used. I want to take this time to wish you all Happy Holidays! Have a wonderful time with your loved ones and stay safe.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Snowflake Glitter Inlay Card

Hi Everyone,
Elizabeth Craft Designs has a Blog Post with a Group Post showing all the ways to create Holiday Projects. I chose to make a card using the Snowflakes die and the Silk Microfine Glitter. Below you will find the steps to creating your own Snowflake Glitter Inlay Card.


Step 1 - Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, score at 4 1/4” and fold in half for a vertical side fold card (A2)

Step 2 - Diecut Snowflakes to the front of the card. The Diecut will be used for another card. Trim Red Cardstock to 5 1/2” x 4 1/4”. Trim a sliver more from one side length wise and one side width wise. Adhere inside left side of card so that the red is showing in the front of the card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. 

Step 3 - Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 1/2” x 4 1/4”. Adhere Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheets to the top. Smooth it out using a bone folder. Diecut Snowflakes. Remove all the excess pieces. Carefully remove the release sheet and sprinkle White Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Remove the excess. Use your finger tip in a circular motion to bring out the shine and set the glitter onto the adhesive. Add Kids Choice Glue to the backside and adhere inside the Diecut in the front of the card. This creates the inlay. 

Step 5 - Stamp Classic Christmas sentiment into Red Cardstock using Versamark. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a heat tool. Diecut Fitted Fishtail using the sentiment created. I did it twice, one for each side. Adhere to center of snowflake using Foam Tape. 

Step 6 - For added interest and sparkle randomly adhere White Jewels.







This technique can be used for any dies with a pattern. The possibilities are endless. Below you will find all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day. 

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