Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Making my own Patterned Paper- Watercolor and Rub ons

 I took simple shapes to make a very simple watercolor background. Then thanks to some Dollar Tree rub ons I was able to transform those into patterned paper. To see the cards I make with this paper watch Wednesday's video. The final cards are there. Everyone can do this even beginners. So pull out your paints and those rub ons. The video for making this patterned paper is found here.

Here is one of the cards I made from the paper I created:

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Scrap Buster Mix and Match

 Need to use up some scraps? Make a few cards quickly? This is a great idea to try. You can find this 1-minute video here.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Pop Up Card: My Son's Valentine's Day Card all Done

There are two videos that go with this card so you can see the pop element I used (it doesn't take any dies or many tools at all).  To see Video part 1 go here.  To see the Video Part 2 then go to this link.  There is also a Dollar Tree Haul video up too.  


Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Valentine Arrows Using Dollar tree Products


So for my Valentine's cards, this year I decided I wanted a dimensional arrow of love element. Here is what I came up with. The paper straws I had on hand, the heart table scatter, and crepe paper I picked up at Dollar Tree. I hope this inspires you. I post the final card here, once they are completed if you want to check it out. There is a video on how I made these. Just head here.

Sunday, January 22, 2023

A Few Cards

 Thought I would share some of these cards. Just me playing around with things to see what I can make. No video...just a lot of creative fun. A couple of the backgrounds were made using a gel plate. Whatever you do take some time to do what makes you happy. For me, it's cards. I love making pretty things.

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Need a Quick Tag? Make One with Just a Few Supplies.


Cardstock, a Dollar Tree Sticker, and a fine-line marker. That is all you need to make a quick cute tag. Oh, forgot the hole punch. I added that later. Hope you are getting a chance to be creative today! You can watch a video to see the tag being made here.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Floating Panel Card


I have done this in the past and loved the look, so wanted to revisit it. This time, I incorporated some of my favorite washi, which I have always wanted to use. I used lined paper to help try to keep everything straight...instead of my usual eyeball method. I hope this inspires you to get out some pretty paper or washi to give this a try.

I, did make a second card with the part I die cut out. Here is that card:
Yes, you guessed it, there is a video here.

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Watercolor Shapes Background with Doodles


This was so satisfying...until I had to let the watercolor paint dry. I was not in my usual craft space so I had to patiently wait. Then I got to exercise my doodling skills. Heaven! If you need to zone out, this is so easy to do. Hope you might try your own background too. Here is the original panel before I added it to a card base.
To watch the video of this you can head here.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Ink Swiping-Such an Easy Technique all Cardmakers Should Try

If you want fast but stunner cards...I suggest ink swiping. Now, this is a bit longer video...I get it, but I think it is worth it. I loved how each of these three cards turned out. I will be doing many more of these in the future. Thanks for stopping by to check this out. The coordinating video can be found here.


Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Simple card, Just a few Supplies Needed

 This is a simple card design that you can adapt to what you have in your stash...even if you are a beginner and the stash is limited. Hope this inspires you to make a few cards. Don't forget to send them to friends. Your friends need something other than bills hitting their mailbox. To see the quick video head here.

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Button Paperclip Bookmark

 Simple Bookmark idea...or even can add it to a card. Saw this somewhere and thought it was great for these type of buttons since I am never sure what to do with them. Yes, there is a video, found here.

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Simple Watercolor Background-Beginner Level


You don't have to be an expert for this one. I love finding these simple projects that I can just relax and play with. Watercolors, a fine-lined pen is all you need to get started. See the process of making this card in a 1-minute video here.

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Let's make Butterflies

 I kept looking at those sparkling gold bits left over from puffy word stickers. I didn't want to waste them...I just love that gold color. Then, it hit! Use them as butterfly bodies. I use a lot of butterflies on my cards. I knew they would not go to waste. Sometimes, you just have to think outside of the box in your paper crafting ya know? To watch me put these together watch the video here.