Saturday, December 2, 2023

Altenew Sweet Spray Stamps, Dies, 3D Embossing Folder, and Stencils--Available only at

Hello crafty friends!  Today I am sharing my card featuring Altenew's Sweet Spray stamps, dies,  coordinating Sweet Spray 3D embossing folder, and Sweet Spray Simple Coloring Stencil set.  These products are only available over at!

As of the date of this post, the Sweet Spray stamp set is FREE, for a limited time!  All you have to do is add the product to your cart and it will be shown as free in your check out.  There is a bundle of the Sweet Spray dies, embossing folder, and stencils to complete the collection too!

First I put white cardstock into the Sweet Spray 3D embossing folder and ran it through my die cutting machine.  Next I added strips of Cherry Blossom Slim Washi tape diagonally across the embossing panel.

I stamped the Sweet Spray image then added Crisp Dye inks in the colors of Baby Pink, Fuchsia, Magenta, Forest Glades, and Evergreen through the Sweet Spray stencil layers.  I used ink blending brushes to make this a quick process!

The sentiment is one of three in the Sweet Spray stamp set and was die cut with the coordinating die.  Both the sentiment and floral image are popped up with foam tape.

This makes such a sweet card to send to someone that needs a hug!  Also, it was quick and easy to make.  Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope it's filled with lots of fun crafty time!

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Thursday, November 30, 2023

Quick, Easy, and Beautiful Winter Wreath Card for the Holidays

Happy end of November my friends!  Can you believe it?  This year has flown, and so has my brain because I meant to have this post ready on Tuesday!  LOL!

If you need a quick and easy card to get ready to mail for the holidays, this one featuring Rubbernecker Stamps Winter Wreath is one to make!  It's really beautiful and has coordinating coloring stencils too!

Since I need to get caught up on everything, I'm sending you over to my blog post on Rubbernecker's blog for all of the easy directions to make this card.

If you would like to check out the products I used, the links are below.

If you stop over at my post on Rubbernecker's blog, I hope you'll say hi!  Have a fabulous day!

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Happy Holidays -- Let's Decorate A Die Cut Window Frame!

Hello, crafty friends!  Can you believe November is almost over?!!  Well, I have another Christmas card to share with you.  This card features the beautiful Lovely Layers: Seasonal Frame by Honey Bee Stamps.  I've always loved those old windows where someone has added greenery and flowers to it and used it as a wall hanging!  There are many different dies included in this set to use for the holidays, autumn, and spring themed cards too.

First I created the A2 card base and layers. I added a piece of patterned paper from the Grain and Grunge paper pad, trimmed it to 4-¼" x 5-½" and glued it to my card base. Next I die cut 80# Neenah with the window frame from the Lovely Layers: Seasonal Frame three times. After I glued the three layers together, I adhered it to the card front.

To fill in the window openings, I chose a blue snowy piece of paper from the Winter Wonder paper pad and ran it through my die cutting machine with the window frame die. This time I used the four squares from the die cut and adhered them into the window openings.

I chose one of the flowers, the greenery, bird, pinecone and berries dies from the Seasonal Frame and die cut the pieces from 80# Neenah. I used my detail blender brushes to color the pieces with various inks. Several of the inks I used were Distress Ink. The colors I used are: Candied Apple, Aged Mahogany, Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, and Rustic Wilderness. The other inks are from my stash.

I glued the bird and flower layers together, then arranged the pieces on my card. When I was happy with the arrangement, I used glue with a fine tip nozzle to adhere the pieces. I also used my favorite reverse tweezers in the assembly.

The sentiment is from the Seasonal Sentiments stamp set and stamped in black ink. After I cut it out with the coordinating die, I added a foam tape strip to the back to pop it up on the card.

Here is when I decided to add a bit of glitter! Haha! I used that fine-tipped glue to add lines of glue to the flowers and berries. Then I sprinkled on some fine white glitter. When the glue had dried, I used a soft brush to sweep away any stray glitter. I love the subtle sparkle!

I can think of several ways to use the Seasonal Frame and can't wait to try making one with bright springtime colors! Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate you!

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Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Create A Watercolor Look With Solid Stamps with Watercolor Pines Stamp Set

Hello crafty friends! Today I'm sharing my winter scene Christmas card that features the beautiful Watercolor Pines stamps and the coordinating Honey Cuts by Honey Bee Stamps! Using the gorgeous paper from the Winter Wonder paper pad makes this card super quick and easy to make! I'll also explain how to get this pretty watercolored look for your trees!

I truly think that Honey Bee has the most gorgeous paper pads! For this card I chose the beautiful blue piece with the varying shades of blue trees found in the Winter Wonder paper pad. I used the paper for my color cues when I stamped the Watercolor Pines stamps. The technique I used to ink up these stamps is best when used with a stamp positioning tool such as the MISTI as it usually requires a few repeats of the stamping.

I used blending brushes to add some Distress Inks to the Watercolor Pines stamps. I used Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, and Walnut Stain for the tree trunks. I used blending brushes to add the ink to the stamps because I can blend the colors and also get a very light layer of ink onto the stamp.

Next I misted the stamps very lightly with water and stamped them onto Bristol Smooth cardstock. This is a smooth heavy weight cardstock that is able to withstand some water. These mini misters are great for easily getting a very fine mist of water!

I dried each ink layer with my heat tool, and then repeated the stamping a few times until I was happy with the results. This is a very imprecise technique, so just have fun with it. Vary the amounts of water you spray to get different results! Now you have beautiful pine trees that look watercolored!

I cut the trees out with the coordinating Watercolor Pines dies and set them aside to create the background layers. Next I trimmed the paper from the Winter Wonder paper pad to 4-¼" x 5-½". Then I used Bee Creative glue to adhere it to an A2 card base.

Next I used the hill die found in the Horizon Slimline Borders dies to cut a piece of glitter cardstock I have in my stash. The piece I had was 8-½" long so I just cut the strip with one hill die, then I cut it into two 4-¼" pieces. I adhered the layers together with glue then added them to the card.

Next I stamped a few snowflakes from the Let It Snow stamp set with clear embossing ink onto 80# Neenah. Then I sprinkled on White Puff Twinkle embossing powder and used my heat tool to set it. This embossing powder has a bit of dimension when heated with a very pretty sparkle! I cut the snowflakes out with the coordinating dies.

I stamped the sentiment also in the Let It Snow stamp set with black ink and then cut it out with the coordinating die. After I decided on an arrangement for the trees, I used glue and foam dots to adhere them, the snowflakes and the sentiment to the card.

And lastly, I decided to add white splatters! So I just covered the sentiment with some removable tape before I added the splatters. Then I also decided to add a bit of sparkle with some Bee Shimmery liquid shimmer watercolor. I put a drop of it onto my craft mat, diluted it with a tiny bit of water, then splattered drops with a paint brush.

If you didn't want this to be a Christmas card, this design would work with a variety of holiday or winter sentiments. I hope you've enjoyed my process for making this card and have been inspired to try this yourself!

At this time of year, I am always so thankful for many things, and YOU are one of those things I'm thankful for. I so appreciate your visits, and kind comments too! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving day tomorrow (if you celebrate that) and otherwise, have a wonderful day no matter what!

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Sunday, November 19, 2023

A Quick and Easy Card with Coneflowers Layering Stencils

I'm interrupting my Christmas card making to bring you a touch of bright spring colors on this card I'm sharing today.  I features the fun and so easy-to-use Coneflowers Layering Stencils by Spellbinders!

 I used ink blending brushes and several different inks (from my stash and linked below) to color through each of the five Coneflower layering stencils.

When I was finished with each stencil, I used the stencil layer with the detail dots and lines for the petals and flower centers to add some sparkly iridescent glitter gel.  This adds just a touch of sparkle and is so pretty!

I trimmed the panel to 4" x 5-¼", added foam tape to the back, and adhered it to my A2 card base.

I chose a sentiment from the Be Bold Glimmer Sentiments hot foil plates.  Then I hot foiled it onto Glimmer Specialty Cardstock with Black Glimmer Foil using my Glimmer Hot Foil Machine.  I cut it out with the included coordinating die.  I added a few foam squares to pop it up on the card.

I really love the crisp sharp black of the foil on this sentiment!   And the Specialty Cardstock takes foiling to perfection!

I hope you've enjoyed this bright and cheerful card full of color!  Thanks so very much for stopping by!

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

All Is Calm, All Is Bright Winter Scene Card

Hello crafty friends! Have you ever began a card with a certain design in mind and then you go off in a totally different direction? Well, that's what happened with my card today featuring Honey Bee Stamps beautiful Lovely Layers: Deer! This time, I'm happy that I just went with what evolved, and I love it!

First I die cut the main layers of the Lovely Layers: Deer from Neenah Desert Storm cardstock.  The other small detail pieces are cut from 80# Neenah.  I used my Copic markers in various brown shades to color the deer. I used these markers: B15, B18, B23, B37, and B39. The layering guide, found in the product description, is very helpful for assembling your deer. I think these deer look so sweet!

Three of my go-to tools when assembling detailed dies like these are my reverse tweezers, my die release tool, and my Crystal Katana. These tools stay in front of me in my tool storage caddy at all times!

I used glue with a fine tip to assemble each sweet deer. I used a white paint pen to add a few extra details to the deer.

Next I created the A2 card base and the background layers. The papers in the Winter Wonder paper pad are so gorgeous and I chose two for my background layers. I die cut the tan snowflake paper with the largest Sweet Stacks: Rectangles and then with the Scattered Stars cover plate die. I glued that to my A2 white card base. I die cut the snowy hills with the hills die found in the Horizon Slimline Borders die set and glued them to the card base.

I die cut a set of Lovely Layers: Trees from 80# Neenah. I decided to keep them all white to keep the emphasis on the deer. Then I glued the tree layers together and adhered them to the card.

For the sentiment, I chose one from the Heart Be Light stamp set and stamped it with a coordinating brown ink. Then I cut it out with the coordinating die and popped it up on the card with foam tape.

I added lots of pretty sparkle with some Star Dust Stickles. I love the subtle sparkle this gives! (I wish photos did a better job of showing the sparkle!)

I really love how this turned out and hope you do too!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Quick and Easy Holiday Card For Your Stash!

 Hello friends!  Today I'm sharing my card featuring Rubbernecker Stamps' beautiful Bells and Garland Set and the coordinating coloring stencils!

I decided to go with a more clean and simple design for this card.  I used ink blending brushes with a few Color Fuse inks (linked below) to add the colors through each Bells and Garland stencil layer.  I used Lost Shadow Distress Ink for the bell.

When I was finished coloring, I placed the panel into my MISTI.  Then I positioned the Bells and Garland stamp over the stenciled image.  Next I stamped it with some black pigment ink for a nice crisp image!  (NOTE:  If you are not comfortable stamping after stenciling, then for sure go ahead and stamp first.  Just be sure your black ink is dry.)

I added a pink cardstock layer I die cut with the Nested Scallop Rectangle die and a coordinating green cardstock layer (from the Welcome Spring paper pad) to an A2 card base.

I chose one of the five included sentiments from the Bells and Garland Set and stamped it onto the colored panel with black ink.  Then I added foam tape to the back to adhere it to the card.

This beautiful card would be so easy to mass produce to send to your family and friends!  I hope you've found some inspiration today!  Thank you so much for stopping by today!