Christmas and New Year, Craft, Die cutting, DIY, Enhancing background, Handmade greeting cards, Layering paper shapes, New Release, Paper crafts, Technique, Theme, Winter

Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Party | Card idea 2 using Big Picture Book Labrador die

Hi my lovelies, I have one more card to share using the Big Picture Book Labrador die from Simon Says Stamp Stamptember 2018. You can check out my previous card using the same die here and the entire release here. So here’s my card for today: On this one, I created my puppy just like I did… Read More Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Party | Card idea 2 using Big Picture Book Labrador die

Birthday, Craft, DIY, Enhancing background, Everyday, Friendship, Handmade greeting cards, Layered Stamping, Layering Paper Shapes, Paper crafts, Series, Technique, Theme

Altenew – Build-a-flower Larkspur – Make it dimensional

Hi friends, today I have one more card using the Larkspur flower stamp-die set. In this card I fussy cut the layers of stamped petals to make this flower dimensional. Also, this card is not using any bling :-D (which is very very rare, if you know me), but there is already so much going… Read More Altenew – Build-a-flower Larkspur – Make it dimensional

Craft, DIY, Enhancing background, Everyday, Handmade greeting cards, Paper crafts, Technique, Thank You, Thanks, Thanksgiving, Theme, Watercolor

Simon Says Stamp | August 2018 card kit – Mandy’s Flowers – Card idea 1

Hi friends, today I am starting a series of 6 card ideas using Simon Says Stamp August 2018 card kit – Mandy’s Flowers. For most of these I used the gorgeous floral stamp set and in some cards I also used several patterned papers too. So watch this space for a new card idea each… Read More Simon Says Stamp | August 2018 card kit – Mandy’s Flowers – Card idea 1

Craft, DIY, Enhancing background, Everyday, Handmade greeting cards, Heat Embossing, Paper crafts, Technique, Thank You, Thanks, Thanksgiving, Theme

Pinkfresh Studio | Card using Bloom stamp set and Indigo hills paper

Hi friends, I have one more card to share today using some more Pinkfresh Studio goodies. For this one, I used one of the patterned papers from Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills (older one) collection. I trimmed it to be slightly smaller than my A2 sized cardbase. Over this trimmed rectangle panel, I stamped the two… Read More Pinkfresh Studio | Card using Bloom stamp set and Indigo hills paper

Craft, Die cutting, DIY, Enhancing background, Everyday, Friendship, Handmade greeting cards, Love, Minimal Stamping, Paper crafts, Technique, Theme, Watercolor

Pinkfresh Studio Fancy Floral 2 Die and Distress inks | Getting more out of cover dies

Hi friends, I have two fun cards to share with you. Both use the amazing cover die – Fancy Floral 2 – from Pinkfresh Studio. When I won the entire July release from this amazing company, I was luck to get this as part of the goodies. I have seen it everywhere, and it is… Read More Pinkfresh Studio Fancy Floral 2 Die and Distress inks | Getting more out of cover dies

Craft, DIY, Enhancing background, Everyday, Friendship, Handmade greeting cards, Layering Paper Shapes, Love, Minimal Stamping, Paper crafts, Series, Technique, Theme

Spellbinders | Card kit of the month | Adding interest with small stamped images

Hi friends, I am still playing Spellbinders July 2018 card kit. Today’s card it a feathery fun one. This kit had two beautiful feathers in gray-gold, red-gold colors. I wanted to use these with a tiny little sentiment as my focal point. I used a few graphic / modern stamp images from Simon Says Stamp… Read More Spellbinders | Card kit of the month | Adding interest with small stamped images

Craft, DIY, Enhancing background, Everyday, Friendship, Handmade greeting cards, Love, New Release, Paper crafts, Technique, Theme

Simon Says Stamp | Diamond Pattern background stamp | Friendly Frolic Release Inspiration 3

Hey friends, I have two similar cards to share today – again using the same Diamond Pattern background stamp from Simon’s latest release Friendly Frolic. Let’s start. Card 1 I started by creating a stitched rectangle panel and stamping an ombre pattern on this. The Diamond Pattern background stamp stamps five rows of pattern on… Read More Simon Says Stamp | Diamond Pattern background stamp | Friendly Frolic Release Inspiration 3

Craft, DIY, Enhancing background, Everyday, Friendship, Handmade greeting cards, Love, Minimal Stamping, New Release, Paper crafts, Technique, Theme

Simon Says Stamp | Diamond Pattern background stamp | Friendly Frolic Release Inspiration 2

Alright, ready for another card inspiration for Simon’s Friendly Frolic release? Here you go: I wish I could capture all the sparkle on this card in a better way, but oh well. This is a really simple to make card: Cut a rectangle panel to be slightly smaller than a standard card base. Stamp Diamond… Read More Simon Says Stamp | Diamond Pattern background stamp | Friendly Frolic Release Inspiration 2

Birthday, Craft, DIY, Enhancing background, Handmade greeting cards, Heat Embossing, Ink Blending, New Release, Paper crafts, Technique, Theme

Simon Says Stamp | Diamond Pattern background stamp | Friendly Frolic Release Inspiration 1

Hi, my crafty friends! It’s a very special day today. It is my sister’s birthday and my niece’s birthday and it is also release day at Simon Says Stamp! To celebrate I am sharing a birthday card using the Diamond Pattern background cling stamp from the latest Friendly Frolic release by SSS. I started this… Read More Simon Says Stamp | Diamond Pattern background stamp | Friendly Frolic Release Inspiration 1

Birthday, Craft, Die cutting, DIY, Dry Embossing, Enhancing background, Everyday, Friendship, Handmade greeting cards, Heat Embossing, Ink / Watercolor Squishing, Ink Blending, Layering paper shapes, Love, Mica Powder, Paper crafts, Stamping on patterned paper, Technique, Theme, Watercolor

Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers stamp set | Inspiration recap

Hello friends, so here’s a recap of all the cards you have been seeing on this space using Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers stamp set. Inspiration 1   Inspiration 2 Inspiration 3 Inspiration 4 Inspiration 5 Inspiration 6 Inspiration 7 Inspiration 8 Hope you give these ideas a try. These ideas can also be used… Read More Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers stamp set | Inspiration recap

Birthday, Craft, DIY, Dry Embossing, Enhancing background, Everyday, Friendship, Handmade greeting cards, Heat Embossing, Layering paper shapes, Love, Paper crafts, Technique, Theme

Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers + Stamping on Colored Cardstock

Alright, today I have one more card to share using Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers stamp set (and please don’t tell the other cards, but today’s set is probably my most favorite set). I started by stamping several of the individual flowers on colored cardstock and fussy cutting these out. I did some in Simon… Read More Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers + Stamping on Colored Cardstock

Congratulations, Craft, Die cutting, DIY, Enhancing background, Graduation, Handmade greeting cards, New Release, Paper crafts, Repeat stamping, Technique, Theme

Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes release inspiration 3

Hi Friends, one more card idea from the Good Vibes release from Simon Says Stamp. Today I used one of my favorite techniques to create this card and also tried something new too. I am still showcasing the same stamp set – Vacation Time – from this release. Although this set is focusing on vacation and… Read More Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes release inspiration 3

Craft, Die cutting, DIY, Enhancing background, Everyday, Friendship, Handmade greeting cards, New Release, Paper crafts, Stamping on patterned paper, Technique, Thank You, Thanks, Thanksgiving, Theme

Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes release inspiration 2

Friends, ready for another card inspiration from the fabulous Good Vibes release from Simon Says Stamp? Here is my card for today and it is a ‘thanks’ card. Click here to check out my ‘travel theme’ card using the same stamp set. The Vacation Time stamp set from Simon Says Stamp is a collection of… Read More Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes release inspiration 2

Craft, DIY, Enhancing background, Everyday, Friendship, Handmade greeting cards, Heat Embossing, New Release, Paper crafts, Technique, Theme

Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes release inspiration 1

Hi friends, it is release day at Simon Says Stamp – and I have 3 ideas to share using one of the stamps sets in this Good Vibes release. This stamp set is called Vacation Time and has several sentiments in beautiful fonts. I am a huge fan of sentiment stamps and can’t seem to… Read More Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes release inspiration 1

Craft, Die cutting, DIY, Enhancing background, Everyday, Handmade greeting cards, Layered Stamping, Paper crafts, Repeat stamping, Stamping flower clusters, Technique, Theme

Combining stamp sets to create a floral patterned paper

Hello friends, today I have multiple cards to share using a technique that I haven’t done in a while – creating a patterned paper using smaller images.   For today’s cards I combined several different stamp sets to create a floral pattern. I used Altenew Painted Flowers, Simon Says Stamp Friends of Life and Simon… Read More Combining stamp sets to create a floral patterned paper

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