Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Shimmery Birthday Card ++ YOUTUBE HOP & GIVEAWAY!

I'm excited to be part of a YouTube hop featuring all kinds of celebratory cards! We could all use a little bit of crafty happiness, so join me on YouTube and hop along for a chance to win some prizes! 

I hope you enjoyed the video! Make sure you hop through to see all kinds of inspiration. Leave comments at each stop to be entered to win a gift card to some of your favorite crafty stores!


LDRS Creative | Baby Card and Tag Duo

Little duckies are my favorite things to put on baby cards and tags. They're just so CUTE! I used some LDRS Creative stamps and created a quick and easy (and super adorable) tag and coordinating baby card!

I love how easy it was to create this card and tag set. You could customize them to any color or switch up the duckie for a different element and change the theme completely!

I started with the tag - in fact - I was only going to make a tag, but the idea of a coordinating card was too enticing to let pass! I trimmed a piece of cardstock and cut the top with one of the dies from the Any Size Tags Dies. Then I just started stamping! I used the Ledger 3x4 Stamp first and built the rest of my design around the grid. I stamped a bunch of sentiments, a couple of ducks, and some additional elements from the On This Special Day 4x8 Stamps using a variety of LDRS Creative Hybrid Inks.

If you thought the tag was simple, just wait until I tell you how easy the coordinating card was to make! I stamped a row of ducks with yellow ink and used the outline stamp from the On This Special Day 4x8 Stamps to give them a defined edge. Then I stamped a sentiment under the row of ducks and finished it off with a strip of cardstock. Wham, bam, that's all done! Thanks for joining me!

Saturday, May 27, 2023

WOW! Embossing and LDRS Creative Collaboration Instagram Hop

I'm part of something SUPER EXCITING today! An Instagram hop for WOW! Embossing and LDRS Creative! Team members from both companies are combining products to bring you amazing projects! Make sure you hop over to Instagram for all the details!

I love embossing powders! Don't you?! They're inexpensive, easy to use, and come in SO MANY COLORS!

My first card uses the Large Flower Dies, Cosmos Bundle, Quilted Plaid A2 Coverplate Die, as well as the WOW! Polished Gold Embossing Powder and the WOW! Twinkly Fizz Trios. Make sure you check out my video for a pretty awesome tip for keeping your fingers out of the way when you're heat embossing!

I had some leftover flowers and decided to make a second card. This one came together SO quickly, and I love it SO much!! I die-cut a panel using the Quilted Plaid A2 Coverplate Die and arranged the Large Flower Dies on top of my panel. I cut a sentiment from the Large Word Spring Sentiments Dies and added two layers of WOW! Polished Gold Embossing Powder to create a beautiful and dimensional gold sentiment. 

I hope you love these cards as much as I do! Make sure you head over to Instagram and join in on all the fun!

Friday, May 26, 2023

LDRS Creative | Be Happy

Be happy! I have another quick and easy card to share with you today using the Favorite Things Paper Collection from LDRS Creative

This card is so incredibly easy to make - it takes only minutes to put it together! I chose the pinky/red checkered patterned paper from the Favorite Things 6x6 Paper Pack and cut it down to fit an A2 card. I dumped out the Favorite Things Ephemera Pieces and found some sweet treats and added them across the center of my card with some foam tape. All I need is a sentiment! The Favorite Things Puffy Stickers have some super cute sayings, so I chose one that fit with my design and added it below the ephemera pieces.

That's it! Seriously! So easy and so cute! You could even switch up the sentiment and you'd have the perfect birthday card!

Thursday, May 25, 2023

LDRS Creative | Soda Shop Pocket Pals Slimline Card

Are you ready for the cutest scene you've ever laid eyes on?! I used the LDRS Creative Soda Shop and Greasers Pocket Pals Stamps and Dies and made an adorable interactive card!

I stamped the main image from the Soda Shop 4x6 Stamps as well as a bunch of coordinating images from the Greasers 4x6 Stamps and colored them with my markers. I love to color Pocket Pals images because they don't require much blending. The images are small and great for beginners! Even the larger soda shop building was easy to color! 

I used the Soda Shop Coordinating Dies and the Greasers Coordinating Dies to cut out the images. Remember that the Soda Shop Dies not only cut out the soda shop building, but they make an interactive piece! The doors and windows will open!

I used hybrid inks to blend a sidewalk as well as a blue sky and added my images to my card with foam tape. I made sure to put some of the images behind the windows and doors of the interactive building. I added a sentiment and that's it!

Monday, May 22, 2023

LDRS Creative | Cosmos Gatefold Card

Gatefold cards are a fast (and easy) way to bring a bit of fun to your projects. I have a quick step-by-step video on the LDRS Creative YouTube Channel showing how I made this card!

This card was incredibly simple to make, but I love it so much! I started by stamping and heat embossing one of the images from the Cosmos 4x6 Stamps. I used the Cosmos Layering Stencils and LDRS Creative Hybrid Ink Pads to quickly add color and dimension to the image. I used the Cosmos Coordinating Dies and cut out the image as well as a sentiment.

Now let's create the gatefold card base. I love gatefold cards because you don't need any fancy supplies or extra cardstock. Take a piece of standard 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock and cut it in half at 5 1/2" so that you have a piece of cardstock that measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". This is where you'd usually fold the cardstock in half to create a standard A2 card base, but we're going to mix it up! I scored at 2 1/8" from each end and folded the flaps toward the center to create a "kissing gatefold" card base. 

I wanted to add a bit of texture and design to the background of my card, so I die-cut the Modern Geometric A2 Coverplate I Die from white cardstock and cut it in half at 2 1/8" and glued one piece to each of the gatefold flaps. 

I adhered the floral cluster to the center of the card, being careful to only add my foam adhesive to the left side of the image (otherwise you'll glue the card closed!). Then I added a scattering of pearls around the card and to the centers of the flowers. That's it! Thanks so much for joining me!

Monday, May 8, 2023

LDRS Creative | Easy Stamped Mother's Day Card

Mother's Day is in less than a week! Are you ready? I grabbed some stamps from the LDRS Creative Spring Stamp Bundle and my inks and started stamping! I love how the card turned out!

I started by stamping some sentiments and flowers from the Mother's Day Collage Stamps included in the Spring Stamp Bundle. I wanted to add a finishing element to the bottom of my collage, so I grabbed the sunburst from the Welcome Sunshine Stamps, flipped it upside down, and stamped it. I trimmed 3/4" off each side of my panel and added a hand drawn black outline with a pen. 

I used the sketchy circles stamp from the Mother's Day Collage Stamps and created a funky background. I added foam tape behind my stamped focal point and that's it! This card was so easy to make and I love that you can customize the colors! I'll see you again soon!