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

Spellbinders | Happy Birthday | Combining Die Kits

Hello my dear crafty friends! I do have a new card idea for you and it combines multiple die kits from Spellbinders. I just love how these kits get better and better each month and each one works perfectly well with the ones in the past. What’s not to love about that, right? The bouquet… Read More Spellbinders | Happy Birthday | Combining Die Kits

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

Spellbinders | Small Die of the month | 5 ways to dress up critter die cuts

Hi guys, it’s 1st of the month and that means lots of new goodies released from Spellbinders clubs! I have my first project to share here with March 2019 Small Die of the month kit club which is full of cuteness – flowers, branches / leaves, carrots, bows and bunnies. Full on Spring themed fun,… Read More Spellbinders | Small Die of the month | 5 ways to dress up critter die cuts

Anniversary, Birthday, Craft, DIY, Foiling, Handmade greeting cards, Paper crafts, Teacher Gift, Technique, Theme, Wedding

Foiling on patterned paper using Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System

Finally, I got myself the Glimmer hot foil system from Spellbinders. I just played with it a little bit, and so far, I like what it does :-) I can’t wait to play with it a little more and share inspiration with you guys. Here’s what I created so far and what I learnt along… Read More Foiling on patterned paper using Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System

Birthday, Craft, DIY, Handmade greeting cards, Paper crafts, Sketching, Technique, Theme, Watercolor

Hand drawn flowers and Ooku watercolors – card idea 3

Hi friends! I hope you are ready for my third hand drawn card. Yes, soon I will return to stamping and die cutting cards. But while I am at it, I am sharing one more hand drawn one. This was also one of the flowers I learned and drew using the “In Bloom..” book. This… Read More Hand drawn flowers and Ooku watercolors – card idea 3

Birthday, Craft, DIY, Handmade greeting cards, Paper crafts, Sketching, Technique, Theme, Watercolor

Hand drawn flowers and Ooku watercolors – card idea 1

Hi friends, one of the goals I set for myself for 2019 is to draw / sketch more and also play more with watercolors. I used to love all sketching when I was in college and wanted to get back into it a little more. Here’s my first card: I wanted to keep it simple… Read More Hand drawn flowers and Ooku watercolors – card idea 1

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

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