Sunday, July 31, 2022

Napkin Fold Box: Design Team Project for August


This is going to make a great gift for a friend. It was super fun to make. In thevideo over on YouTube found here, I show you how I decorated a box I had made previously. I also show a few of the goodies I am adding to the box for the recipient. I really loved how this turned out. The idea came from a tutorial from Mixed Up Craft. You can find her tutorial here.

I could not find the sentiment stamp I used from AlinaCrafts but here is the link to her store. She has some great items.

Measurements for this project include a 4 " x 4 " box.
For the Napkin fold, you need an 8" x 8" piece of patterned paper.
For the inside of the box and the lid top you can decorate with paper that is 3 3/4" x 3 3/4",
The sides of the lid are decorated with patterned paper measuring 3 3/4 " x 3/4 ".
The sides of the box are decorated with patterned paper measuring 3 3/4 " x 1 3/4 ".

Friday, July 29, 2022

Foil your Stamped Images


This was something I HAD to try. Saw Simon Hurley use embossed images. After the image was embossed I then foiled them. I used my mini Minc machine but any laminator would work. I found the best setting was the lowest when I was doing this. I don't think this is as great a result as with other options out there for foiling. However, if you are like me and are not ready to invest in a foiling system this will work. I am so happy with the results.

I have a video trying this out over on YouTube. Just go here.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Scraps Card Tissue Paper Edition

 I believe all paper is up for adding to a card. So I decided to explore a bit with tissue paper. I wanted the crumpled look. I then decided why not dry emboss the card front with an embossing folder AND embossing powder. It was a double emboss if you will. This made a great background. I kept the focal point pretty minimal with a white embossed image/sentiment. For a bit extra, I added on some prima flowers. I did add another layer of patterned paper under the double embossed panel. I loved how it just matched the colors. More scraps from my scrap bin used! Yay!

See the video for this card here. It is only a minute long... 😃

Saturday, July 23, 2022

One Way to Disguise a Mistake

 When making cards...mistakes will happen. There are a few strategies you can use...but my favorite is? Cover it up. Whether it is a sticker, bling, coloring, and in this case some half-backed works. With this card despite dropping my stamp before I wanted to, it still turned out cute. This is another simple card that anyone can do. If you are a beginner, don't let stamping scare you...those mistakes are just a cover-up away.

To see the 1-minute video showing where I had an oops moment check it out here.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Monday, July 18, 2022

Let's Create

 I have made a promise.🌈Share those cards...even the ones that aren't caught on film.🎞️ Hope they spark your creativity today.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

No Pictures Here but Still Wanted to Share

 Not all my cards make it to social media...though I wish they would! So here are a few that might spark an idea. Go on get out those supplies! A card is waiting to be made. Oh, and don't forget to send it to someone you have been thinking of. It will bring a smile to their face! To see the cards you do have to go to THIS LINK. I tried to find a way to embed it here. I also did not take photos of these cards. I apologize, but hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

 Just adding some ink or pen to the edges of your piece of cardstock is all you need to do to add a faux mat to your piece. This means your card is without the extra bulk. To see the cards I made with the faux card-making layers see below. Oh, and I have a quick video here.

Friday, July 1, 2022

Use Your Scraps Slimline


Every month this year I am challenging myself to use cardstock or patterned paper out of my "scrap bin" to make a card. I need to use up those scraps instead of hoarding them all. This time for my "scrap" I decided to start also pulling out all of those images I colored last August during the 30-day color challenge. So I used this pre-stamped and colored image from my stash to make a slimline card. I kept it super simple adding a sentiment along with washi tape. Come on you can do the same. Pull out some of those items from your stash. Pull out those scraps. Make a card. Then send it to someone to brighten their day!

I also have a video over on YouTube. You can find it here.