Birthday, Craft, DIY, Everyday, Friendship, Handmade greeting cards, Layering paper shapes, Love, Minimal Stamping, Paper crafts, Technique, Theme

Using journaling cards to create greeting cards

Hi friends, welcome back. Today I have several card ideas all of which use journaling cards for sentiments and/or focal points. All these journaling cards and almost all other ephemera pieces came with the Spellbinders card kit for Oct 2018. I only added stamps for additional sentiments / images etc. Check these out (and just… Read More Using journaling cards to create greeting cards

Birthday, Craft, DIY, Everyday, Handmade greeting cards, Layering paper shapes, Layering Paper Shapes, Love, No Stamping, Paper crafts, Series, Technique, Theme, Wedding

[New Series] Quick and easy cards – Part 4

Hi friends, still have several more cards to share in the quick and easy series. Hope these cards give you lot of ideas on how to use some of your paper shapes, ephemera pieces included in card kits and such. Today’s cards use Spellbinders card kits – I combined the ephemera pieces from their September… Read More [New Series] Quick and easy cards – Part 4

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

Birthday, Craft, DIY, Everyday, Friendship, Handmade greeting cards, Layering paper shapes, Layering Paper Shapes, Love, Paper crafts, Series, Technique, Theme

Spellbinders | Tags using Jul 2018 card kit of the month

Hi friends, I have several fun tags I made by simply using the ephemera that came in Spellbinders card kit of the month for Jul 2018. No words today, only pictures. Ask me any questions if you don’t understand how I created one of these. :-)       Enjoy! ~Varada

Anniversary, Birthday, Craft, Die cutting, DIY, Everyday, Friendship, Handmade greeting cards, Layering paper shapes, Layering Paper Shapes, Love, Paper crafts, Series, Spring, Technique, Theme

Spellbinders | Combining die kits

Hi friends, ready for one more floral card using die cut shapes? For this one, I combined a couple different dies from different month kits – but all from Spellbinders. And yes, all papers are from paper-garden.ca. Just die cut, layer and add sequins. Quite straightforward, really. These dies / kits are still available as… Read More Spellbinders | Combining die kits

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

Birthday, Craft, DIY, Everyday, Friendship, Stamping on patterned paper, Technique, Theme

Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers + Stamping on Patterned Paper

Hello friends, I still have several more cards to share using Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers stamp set. Today’s card is using the individual flowers from the same stamp set. Again, these flowers by themselves are so gorgeous, that all I did was to stamp them on some patterned paper. The patterned paper is from… Read More Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers + Stamping on Patterned Paper

Birthday, Craft, Die cutting, DIY, Handmade greeting cards, Mica Powder, Paper crafts, Technique, Theme

Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers + Mica Powder

Hi friends, my obsession love for Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers stamp set is still going strong. Today I decided to combine it with Mica powders – one of my latest favorite mediums to use. This card came together really quickly and although in pictures it does not show up that well, in real life… Read More Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers + Mica Powder

Anniversary, Birthday, Craft, DIY, Everyday, Friendship, Handmade greeting cards, Paper crafts, Technique, Theme, Watercolor

Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers + Zig brush markers

Hi friends, I have another card to share with you today which uses the Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers stamp set. Simple steps really for this one. I stamped the main image using Archival Black ink onto Neenah white cardstock. Then I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to color these in. The colors… Read More Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers + Zig brush markers

Birthday, Craft, Die cutting, DIY, Handmade greeting cards, Heat Embossing, Layering paper shapes, Paper crafts, Technique, Theme, Watercolor

Combining SSS More Spring Flowers with Spellbinders Frames

Two cards today, friends :-) Same technique, just different layout and images. Ready? I started by stamping and heat embossing several different flowers and leaves from Simon Says Stamp More Spring Flowers stamp set on watercolor cardstock. I used Simon’s Fine Gold embossing powder for this. Then I loosely watercolored all the images using Gansai… Read More Combining SSS More Spring Flowers with Spellbinders Frames

Birthday, Craft, Die cutting, DIY, Dry Embossing, Handmade greeting cards, Paper crafts, Technique, Theme

Spellbinders and Hero Arts | Make a wish with a Cupcake

Hello friends, I have a fun card to share with you that combines dies from Spellbinders with stamps from Hero Arts March card kit. To start this project, I lined up all the dies for the cupcake + candle on card front and stamped my sentiment. After getting dry embossed I would not get a… Read More Spellbinders and Hero Arts | Make a wish with a Cupcake

Birthday, Craft, Die cutting, DIY, Foiling, Handmade greeting cards, Layering paper shapes, Layering Paper Shapes, Minimal Stamping, Paper crafts, Series, Technique, Theme

Foiling die cuts | Spellbinders Die D-Lites Flower Surprise

Hi friends, today I have a fun card with an interesting technique to share with you. I have been wanting to try foiling for a long time and finally I figured out a way. I don’t own a Minc machine or a laminator yet. But a lot of crafters from YouTube inspired me, especially Nina-Marie… Read More Foiling die cuts | Spellbinders Die D-Lites Flower Surprise

Anniversary, Birthday, Craft, Die cutting, DIY, Handmade greeting cards, Layering paper shapes, Minimal Stamping, Paper crafts, Technique, Theme

Spellbinders | Botanical Bliss Label 54 + Shapeabilities Floral Berry Accents

Hi friends, today’s card is a little on the vintage/royal-type, unlike my most other cards which are kinda more simple. But I really love how this one turned out, so I had to share it with you :-) I combined two different die sets from Spellbinders to create this card. Using Botanical Bliss Labels 54… Read More Spellbinders | Botanical Bliss Label 54 + Shapeabilities Floral Berry Accents

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