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 store-brought cards, Everyday, Paper crafts, Technique, Theme

Expressions from Hallmark greeting cards – now at your local Dollar Tree

Hi friends, I have a slightly different post today. As some of you might know, I am an affiliate member of Dollar Tree in addition to some of the stamping supplies company. I do use, love and promote their home d├ęcor diy pieces. When they approached me about an opportunity related to cards, I said… Read More Expressions from Hallmark greeting cards – now at your local Dollar Tree

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

Congratulations, Craft, Die cutting, DIY, Encouragement, Everyday, Friendship, Handmade greeting cards, Paper crafts, Technique, Thank You, Thanks, Thanksgiving, Theme, Watercolor

Two more cards using Pinkfresh Studio Fancy Floral 2 die

Hi friends, did you like the idea of customizing die cuts created with cover dies? You can check out the earlier cards here. I have a couple more cards using the same die and same idea – this time I used a patterned paper as background for one card and watercolored background for second one.… Read More Two more cards using Pinkfresh Studio Fancy Floral 2 die

Craft, Die cutting, DIY, Everyday, Friendship, Handmade greeting cards, Layering paper shapes, Love, Paper crafts, Technique, Theme

Spellbinders | Large die of the month kit | Two ways to use intricate floral dies

Hello friends, I do have two similar cards to share with you today. Both use some intricate floral dies that came in the large die kit of the month from Spellbinders. For these two cards, I die cut it twice – once from silver glitter paper and another time shiny blue paper. I also used… Read More Spellbinders | Large die of the month kit | Two ways to use intricate floral dies

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

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

Craft, Die cutting, DIY, Everyday, Friendship, Handmade greeting cards, Inlaid die cutting, Love, Paper crafts, Technique, Theme

Spellbinders | Combining club kits | A fun twist on inlaid die cutting

Hi friends, I have a fun floral card to share with you today. I used a couple different club kits from Spellbinders for this card. The idea for this card was inspired by a project that the awesome @laurabassen created for #pinkfreshstudio: Just like in this card, I die cut the word LOVE in a… Read More Spellbinders | Combining club kits | A fun twist on inlaid die cutting

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

Spellbinders | Card kit of the month | Layering paper shapes

Hi friends, hope life is treating to well. Today I have one more floral card to share with you. I used the dies from Spellbinders card kit of the month for June 2018 for this card along with papers from the card kit (gold) as well as some papers from paper-garden.ca. I started by using… Read More Spellbinders | Card kit of the month | Layering paper shapes

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

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, Everyday, Friendship, Handmade greeting cards, Layering paper shapes, Layering Paper Shapes, Love, Minimal Stamping, Paper crafts, Series, Technique, Theme

Spellbinders | Card kit of the month | Combining floral designs with modern abstract background

Hi everyone, one more really simple to make card today which uses supplies from Spellbinders card kit and some patterned paper from my stash (courtesy some older Simon Says Stamp card kits). I am a huge fan of organic, floral designs combined with abstract modern ones. That is what I tried to do here. Spellbinders… Read More Spellbinders | Card kit of the month | Combining floral designs with modern abstract background

Craft, Die cutting, DIY, Everyday, Friendship, Handmade greeting cards, Love, Paper crafts, Partial Inlaid Die Cutting, Technique, Theme

Spellbinders | Large die of the month | Partial inlaid die cutting

Hi friends, a couple creating die cutting cards to share today. I did some inlaid die cutting – but only partial inlaid die cutting :-) and the results are so beautiful! Check these out: I die cut the floral design from several different papers – gold mirrored cardstock, shimmery yellow cardstock and textured white cardstock.… Read More Spellbinders | Large die of the month | Partial inlaid die cutting

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