Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Design Team Announcement & Simple Paper Weaving Card


I am so excited to announce that I am designing for Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge Blog.

When they announced they had openings I decided to throw my hat into the ring as they say. I am so excited I did. It's been a few years since I have been on a design team. Now that grad school is over I have more time to devote to this so I am was over the moon to be asked to join. For December's challenge, I am using the Sugar and Sparkle paper pad by Recollections. I think this came out a couple of years ago. I had still not used one paper from this pack so this was the month to do so. I did some simple paper weaving behind the "frame" of the card. I am tickled "pink" how it turned out. πŸ˜€

To see the video of this card being created please head to my YouTube Channel here.

Monday, November 29, 2021

There is Still Time- Make a few Christmas Cards.


πŸŽ…πŸ»Some cardstock, washi, twine, and a pen equals a cute simple Christmas card. Hurry you still have some time to get a few made and sent. To see the video head here.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Simple Christmas Card-Great for a Beginner Cardmaker


Got some cardstock, washi tape, glue, and twine? Then you can totally do this. This is great for mass-producing. You still have time to make a few cards if you want to get these out. This is a great card for beginner card makers. It also would put a good dent in your washi if you are making lots of cards...so use up your stash!

For the video that goes with this card click here.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Thankful for You


I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you all who stop by to view my cards.  It means the world to me.  I also, appreciate the kind comments I receive.  I hope you and your loved ones are counting your blessings today as well!  -Samantha

Video link here.

Monday, November 22, 2021

Patterned Paper Challenge Day 14-Collaging Die Cuts


I finally finished my self-imposed 14 day patterned paper challenge. If I had not lost all those videos in the middle this would have never taken so long. Thanks for sticking it out with me. If you are new the products used in these cards came from Spellbinders August Card Kit of the Month. I loved taking the die cuts and making a collage for both of these. Loved how they turned out. I got a decent dent in the patterned paper pad but still have plenty for more cards. To see more see the video below or check out my YouTube channel.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Split Card Desing = 4 CARDs!

 I have done the split card design using half of the 8 1/2 x 11 inch card stock....but nothing says you can't use the whole thing.  Then you have 4 cards done in one sitting.  This worked out so well.  Thanks to Cricut design space and my Cricut Explore these beauties were put together in about 15-20 minutes.  Hope this inspires you to make a few cards today!

Check out the video here to see how I put these together.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Simple Christmas Card Using Minimal Supplies

 This is the Christmas Card you still have time to make and send out. Grab some Washi, cardstock...You can do it! Check out the video here.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Small Scraps? Try this on Your Next Card

 This is one of those cards you can use some of the tiniest of scraps to make. Just make a bunch of fishtail banners and you are ready to go.

The patterned paper all came from Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month from August of this year. I am still trying to get as much of this paper pack used up as part of my personal Patterned Paper Challenge..this is day 13 in case you were curious...only one more day to go... :).

Did I make a video about this card, you ask? Well of course! Check it out here.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Patterned Paper Challenged Day 12: Fun Fold Card

 This is one of the simplest "fun fold" cards to make in my opinion. It is great for beginners to cardmaking. It still fits in a standard A2 envelope but it is a bit more "extra" ya know? I again am using my patterned paper and stamps from Spellbinders August Card Club Kit. If you are new to card making I hope you will give this a try. To see the short video of this card being made head HERE to my YouTube Channel.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Patterned Paper Challenge Day 11

 It's time to use up more Patterned Paper.  I think these 14 days will never come to an end....it would have been much sooner but losing all your videos....just sets everything back.  Over here on my YouTube channel, I have the video above.  I used this time a scrapbook page that helped me put this card together.  I really love the sentiments in the August Spellbinders Card Club Kit.  They are so unique!  Have a colourful day I think is my favourite.  I hope you will check out the video.  Sorry, I don't have better pictures this time.  :)

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Patterned Paper Challenged Day 10: Faux Stitching using Hand-drawn Lines


I am back with another sketch but on this one, I wanted a bit of definition. I was able to accomplish that with some hand-drawn lines using a fine tip felt pen. Super simple, I did not even use a ruler. It added just the right amount of interest I think. How do you add faux stitching to your cards?

For these cards, I am still working through my patterned paper and elements from the Spellbinders August Card Club Kit.

To see the short video of one of these cards coming together head here to my YouTube channel.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Patterned Paper Challenge Day 9: 3 x 3 Gift Cards

 Don't forget to use those patterned papers to make a stash of cards that you can put on top of a gift or in a gift bag. This was so simple and from one 6 x 6 patterned paper, you could easily make 4 gift cards. I kept this one pretty simple. I am really making quite a dent in my August Spellbinders Card Club Kit paper "Art School". So proud!

I did a short video...less than a minute over on YouTube. You can click here to see it.

Monday, November 1, 2021

Patterned Paper Challenge Day 8

 This is my self-imposed Patterned Paper Challenge Day 8. No card sketches...just using the scraps from the Spellbinders Card Club Kit 6 x 6 patterned paper pad, "Art School". This was just such a simple card but I loved putting it together. You just sometimes can make it work on the fly. Hope you get some paper out and see what you come up with.

To see the card come together just head to my YouTube channel here.