Nov 29, 2020

New & Must Have Crafty Cardmaking Supplies | December 2020

Today's new and must have crafty cardmaking supplies video features Memory Box's Glitter Cardstock 6x6 Pad in holiday colors, Simon Says Stamp's CZ Designs Chunky Merry and Chunky Trees and Holly Dies, 
the latest color of Distress Oxide ink, Rustic Wilderness,
Tonic Studios Peach Sorbet Nuvo Jewel Drops, 
Paper Trey Ink's Holiday Door Decor Stamps and Dies 
and Lucy's Cards Little Things Snowy Skies Sequin Mix.
In this video, I share what I like about each of these new products and I share how to use them in three cards!

If you are interested in checking out any of these new supplies, they will all be linked down below! Thanks for stopping by!

Nov 25, 2020

NEW My Favorite Things Miss Your Hugs Card Kit | 8 Rainbow Cards with 1 Kit

The new My Favorite Things card kit Miss Your Hugs is AWESOME. First, it includes tons of ways to make super cute rainbows.
And it also includes lots of ways to tell someone that you're missing them.

I love this kit so much that I wanted to share fun ways to use ALL of the products inside, so I created 8 cards using the stamps, dies, embellishments and cardstock.
You can see all the supplies in the kit and how I created all 8 cards in this video:

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Nov 22, 2020

How to Make Peek a Boo Slimline Holiday Cards with Hero Arts Stamps & Dies

Hi everyone! Today's video features slimline peek a boo holiday cards using Hero Arts Peek A Boo Stamps and Dies.
Using a slimline format let's you include several peek a boo doors on your card at once!
You can have the doors open from the left, right, bottom or top like here:
If you want to see how to use these stamps and dies and create these two slimline cards, check out the video here:
If you want to see the supplies I used, they are all linked down below! Thanks for stopping by!

Nov 19, 2020

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2020 - Big Event with Sponsored Giveaways!

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing my take on Tracey McNeeley's 25 Days of Christmas Tags of 2020 event!

A TON of amazing companies are offering fabulous prizes, so be sure to head to Tracey's Blog to enter to win! Today's giveaway sponsor is Waffle Flower! So I have FOUR cute and easy to put together gift tags for the holidays!

Using the Santa Tag Dies makes it so easy to create this crazy cute santa tag!

I love the Easy 3D Bows Die and a cute dimensional bow on some happy striped paper is another way to make a specialty gift tag in a snap!
There's also a reindeer tag and a very simple ornament tag too!
To see how easy it is to put these tags together, check out my video here:

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I've listed all the supplies below if you're interested! Now head to Tracey's blog to enter to win!

Nov 16, 2020

7 Ways to Use Embossing Powders - Must See Techniques!

Turns out I have a bit of an embossing powder collection because I still think heat embossing is magical. But I haven't been using them enough! So today's video seeks to remedy that problem with 7 different creative uses for embossing powders!

I've always loved a good clear emboss resist. And the way it looks different on colorful cardstock and white cardstock? Amazing!

I usually heat emboss sentiments, so one way to step out of that comfort zone was too heat emboss an entire background! And then when heat embossing those sentiments, try it on acetate and vellum.
Ever mixed your embossing powders? If you have a color not getting enough love, try mixing it with another, you might love the outcome!
For extra brilliant shine, try heat embossing a metallic powder on a foil cardstock!
Ever see beautiful gold dipped tags at the store? They are SO easy to re-create with embossing powder!

Since I love and talk about Distress Oxide inks so much, I've had several crafters ask me if you can use them for heat embossing. Well this video answers that question!
If all that doesn't make you want to pull out your embossing powders, I don't know what will lol! Check out all the techniques in this video:

Thanks for stopping by!

Nov 13, 2020

Queen and Co Snow Globe Holiday Shakers

The new Queen & Co Winter Wonderland kit is available and includes three different snow globe shaker shapes and tons of little dies to create so many different holiday scenes.
I created 4 cards with this kit. In this video I'll share all the contents of the kit and walk you through construction of each snow globe shaker shape and share how to create 4 cute scenes! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Nov 5, 2020

Waffle Flower November 2020 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

This month's Waffle Flower release includes a ton of brand new stencils! From paint swipes to scene builders, spotlights and more, there are so many fun options to choose from! 
Of course these stencils are great for ink blending.
But I also used them in lots of different ways! For this card I used Tombow markers and a little bit of water.

Here I used a rainbow of Therm O Web foils.

Here I combined a bit of ink blending with some Glitter Glitz Gel.

I created this scene with two different Keeway's Scene Builder stencils and Distress Oxide inks on Kraft cardstock.
I combined the Spotlight Square and Pine Trees Stencil here and used Distress Oxide Inks and Brutus Monroe Cotton Puff for snow.
I made a video to share all of these stencil techniques here:

Waffle Flower has a big special going on right now! From now till November 8th, 2020, all orders over $50 placed at will receive a FREE Merry Bow Stencil! (No code required; Limited 1 per customer; While supplies last).

And now for the giveaway!

For today’s hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners. You can leave a comment on this blog and along the hop by 11:59pm EDT on November 8th, 2020 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts in this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower Blog on 11/11/2020.
Next up on the hop is Vicky Papaioannou! Before you head to her blog, be sure to leave me a comment below letting me know how you like to use stencils or which is your favorite new product or which card you liked the best here! Thanks for stopping by!