Saturday, October 30, 2021

Patterned Paper Challenge Day 7

 Having a bigger card does make it easier to get through your patterned paper a bit more quickly. Using a large piece of paper along with some scraps made this card come together pretty easy. I did not use a sketch for this design. Hope you will take time to make maybe a different sized card than you are used to. I am once again going to send you to my YouTube channel so you can watch this card come together. Just go here.

All the products come from Spellbinders Card Club Kit from August of this year.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Patterned Paper Challenge Day 6


😸 I love a good fun fold card. How about you? I have a video up showing how easy it is to do this corner flap card. You should check it out. You can find it here on my YouTube Channel. This was so simple to do. I am still working my way through my Spellbinders August Card Club Kit called "Art School". I think I am making good progress since I am now making more than one card. Hope you get a chance to do something creative today.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Patterned Paper Challenge Day 5

 I had a bit of a setback with my daily uploads. I apologize. I was shadow-banned over on Tik Tok. It took me a while to figure out how to fix that which meant I lost all my footage of my videos for 9 days worth of content. But, the show must go on! So I am now making duplicates of all the cards which now means I have a bit more depth to my content over here...and I am all for that! I hope today's card inspires you if not to make a similar card then use all those pins over on your Pinterest page to get your creative juices flowing today. A pin on my Pinterest card sketches board inspired today's card. To follow me over on Pinterest see the button at the top of the page. To see this card as I put it together along with tips along the way head to my YouTube channel here.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Stitched Card Designs


🧡 I love stitching on cards. But I also tend to hoard them and never turn them into a card. I changed that however by turning two of my latest stitched creations into cards. My YouTube channel shows all the backgrounds I have completed and how I turned this cute elephant into a card. As a bonus also see the "sampler' I did as well. Check it all out on my YouTube channel here.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Patterned Paper Challenge Day 4: Layers

 Ok...I am cringy on this video. I meant to add layers to your patterned paper adds a nice border to step up your cards just a bit. But that isn't exactly how it played out, did it? Anyway, I made two cards for Day 4. One with layers and one without. I like both. Sometimes I am up to adding layers...other times not so much. Which do you prefer?

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Patterned Paper Challenge Day 3

 Alright, are you using up your patterned paper? That is the focus of my patterned paper challenge. You don't have to join, but I hope you get some inspiration, get out that hoarded paper and use it! It can't bring anyone joy if you don't actually use the paper and then send a card. I dare you to send out at least one card by the end of the month. Everyone wants a card that they aren't even expecting. Ok enough about that...I hope you enjoyed my card.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Patterned Paper Challenge Day 2


It's day 2 of the pattern paper challenge. This is a challenge I am setting for myself that I will complete a card using pattern paper each day for a total of 14 days. The paper I'm using is from the Spellbinders August card club kit titled Art School. I am trying my hand at building a quilt look for my card. Not sure I was successful, but I still like the card. I hope you find some inspiration.

To see the card come together head on over to my YouTube Channel to view the short video.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Patterned Paper Challenge Day 1

Ok today is the first day of the challenge I set for myself.  One card per day for the next 14 days in hopes of using as much patterned paper as I can.  I am focusing mainly on the paper that came with my August Spellbinders Card Club Kit titled "Art School".  For this card though I added a piece I made some time ago.  It is stacking squares cut in a heart shape then embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder.  I then took Brilliance Moonlight White pigment ink and rubbed it on the embossed image. It kind looks like a patch you would put over a hole in jeans back in the day.  πŸ˜‰

Head on over to my YouTube channel to see this come together.  The video can be found here.

I am going to enter this card in Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for October...You can find that challenge here.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Introduction to a Patterned Paper Challenge


I am desperate to use up some of my patterned paper. I have so much but it but I never seem to get through it. Therefore, I am challenging myself to make a card each day for the next 14 days. I am going to use as much patterned paper as I can. I anticipate I will be using many of my card sketch pins from YouTube more than likely. Whatever, it takes I want to get through as much paper as possible. Are ya with me? You don't have to can just watch. I hope it inspires you though in some way to get making some cards or working your own "challenge".

Friday, October 15, 2021

Simple Birthday Card with Rub-ons


I was stoked when I found this birthday rub-on collage at the Dollar Tree. I knew this would make a great card. Now the first card is super simple. On this card, I added a few Dollar Tree flat sparkle stickers as well. They filled in the card nicely. This is so simple anyone can do it. Beginner card makers you need to add this one to your arsenal when you need a quick birthday card. The card at the bottom of this post is stepped up a bit. It is so cute as well. I got a short simple video about this on my YouTube channel. Check that out here.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Washi Frame Card-Halloween

 I know...more washi! But these cards are so fast. They are totally fun as well. This is another card that is great for beginner card makers. The card only needs a few items to make it, totally budget-friendly as well.

I have a quick video over on YouTube putting this together. Head on over here.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Another Washi Tape Halloween Card

 I broke the washi out again to make a cute little design for my next Halloween card. I cheated a bit on this one...I didn't have any DollarTree stickers or anything to add. I tried my own writing but as usual, wasn't loving that so I added a few die-cut ghosts and bats. That just made the card. Hope you enjoy. I have a short video over on YouTube you can find here if you want to check it out.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Elegant Pearl Background

 Dollar Tree to the rescue once again. Since I am so anti-measure.
πŸ™„ I'd rather just eyeball things. I could never get my pearls or rhinestones to line up perfectly in rows to create a background. Well, the lines of half-back pearls that dollar tree sells are connected. Making this process much easier. Use any die-cut to create your shape and fill in with these beauties. I love how this card turned out so elegant. To see me make this card you can see it over on my YouTube channel found here.

Here is another card I made recently using this same technique.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Bootiful Mummy Card


It only takes a few supplies to make this mummy card. The biggest expense for the beginner cardmaker is the ink pad. Don't forget to use that coupon at the big box store when you pick up the ink to keep expenses low. This was simple yet fun to make. Now, who is going to get this bootiful card this Halloween season...hmm not sure yet?

I have a quick little tutorial over on my YouTube channel. You can view that here.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Inspiration from Everywhere: Cricut Design Space Card


To see this card come together head on over to my YouTube channel here.  It is a very short video I put together after watching one of my favorites over there on TikTok @thatnursemissy. The visual was so vivid while I watched her video. I knew I had to make her a card with plenty of lemon images. With images from Cricut Design Space and some digital stamps from Lemon Elf Studio. Can't wait till she sees my TikTok and she gets this card.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Simple Halloween Washi Card


I am at it again. 😊 Another video up on YouTube using lots of washi to make a Halloween Card. This is a great card for beginners and can be translated into all types of cards. I did this recently on my Tik Tok account. I had to try it again since it is so much fun. I am known over on TikTok as @samanthadesigns2 if you want to check out my videos. For this Video on YouTube check it out here.

Here are some more cards I have made using this same technique.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Challenge Time: Choose Joy


The challenge over on the Fusion Card Challenge really called to me this week.  Now I did not have a poppy stamp...but that didn't stop me.  Cricut Design Space to the rescue.  I did a print and cut of the poppy image.  Simple copic coloring was simple enough to do.  You won't be able to tell in the pictures but I did put a couple of rectangles in the background to "mimic" the door in the inspiration photo.  I used dies to put an impression in the background paper.  It gives it a bit more interest for sure.  Now I did a video of the making of this card.  You can find that on my YouTube Channel or over on TikTok.  Such a simple design but I love it.  Now I have to admit the next day I added a sentiment to the front from a Diaso stamp set I scored a couple of weeks ago.  I just needed something ya know?

I am submitting this card to The Fusion Card Challenge: Fusion-Poppy Door found here. 


Craftyhazelnut's October Patterned Paper Challenge found here. 

Monday, October 4, 2021

Simple Budget Friendly Halloween Card

 This is a super simple card you can make on a budget if you really want to send a few cards to those spooktakular friends of yours. πŸŽƒ Just a few supplies and you are ready to go. This is perfect for beginner card makers. Happy Halloween Ya'll!

Want to see this come together head over for
this short video
over on YouTube.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Using Those Scraps

Those blended background scraps should never go to waste. I used my blended scraps from my latest card I shared on YouTube.  Don't forget to go ch
eck that one out too.πŸ˜‰  The Die cuts came from my Spellbinders June Card Kit as well as the background paper.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Distress Oxide Blended Background: πŸ“Œ Pinterest Inspired Card

 I was perusing my πŸ“ŒPinterestπŸ“Œ boards for some inspiration. Found a card that was simple with a blended background, so I felt I needed to put my own spin on it. The execution didn't go as plannedπŸ’ but it still turned out cute. Just in time for the fall, I hope this inspires you to make and send a card today. Happy Card Making Day! To see the video of this card being made head on over to my YouTube channel here.