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

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

Spellbinders – Good Vibes – Card idea 5

Hi friends, today also I used the Shapeabilities Lovely Lilac Etched Dies Good Vibes Only collection by Stephanie Low but with stamped background. I started with a black card base and a off-white panel that is slightly smaller. I die cut it using largest stitched rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp and stamped with the Dear… Read More Spellbinders – Good Vibes – Card idea 5

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

Spellbinders – Good Vibes – Card idea 4

Happy Card Making day my friends! I hope you find lots of reasons to make cards and spread happy thoughts out in the world, sprinkle cheer like confetti :-) Here’s my card for today.. part of the same good vibes series – this is idea #4. I used the Shapeabilities Lovely Lilac Etched Dies Good Vibes Only… Read More Spellbinders – Good Vibes – Card idea 4

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

Spellbinders – Good Vibes – Card idea 2

Alright friends, another card in this series today. I am so in love with the pretty foliage dies from Good Vibes collection from Spellbinders. So for today’s card I kinda went crazy with these pretty leaves. I used one of the leaves and its outlines and cut each one out twice. I used some maroon… Read More Spellbinders – Good Vibes – Card idea 2

Coloring with Spectrum Noir, Craft, DIY, Enhancing background, Everyday, Friendship, Handmade greeting cards, Layering paper shapes, Love, Paper crafts, Technique, Theme

Altenew – Perfectly Perfect & how to enhance background

Hi friends, I have one more card using Altenew Perfectly Perfect stamp set before I head out for the weekend. I am also thinking of taking a few days break after we come back. {But I will share normal life stuff from time to time on Instagram. I’d love it if you’d join me there. Look… Read More Altenew – Perfectly Perfect & how to enhance background

Coloring with Spectrum Noir, Craft, DIY, Everyday, Friendship, Handmade greeting cards, Layering paper shapes, Layering Paper Shapes, Love, Paper crafts, Series, Technique, Theme

Altenew – Adore You and Perfectly Perfect

Hi friends, today’s project is here by popular demand :-) A few days ago I had shared another pink-yellow floral card using Altenew Adore You flowers. On Instagram I asked you guys whether you’d like to see a similar card in another color scheme and several of you said yes to making it with blue-yellow… Read More Altenew – Adore You and Perfectly Perfect

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

Altenew Build-a-flower Larkspur – Watercolored

Hi friends, I am playing with the Altenew Larkspur stamp set again – this time with my favorite mediums – water colors. I am not a watercolor expert at all, but I love to play with them. For this card, I heat embossed a couple flowers and several leaves to create a floral cluster. Having… Read More Altenew Build-a-flower Larkspur – Watercolored

Coloring with Spectrum Noir, Craft, Die cutting, DIY, Everyday, Friendship, Handmade greeting cards, Love, Paper crafts, Technique, Theme

Altenew – Adore You flowers with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Hi friends, today I am sharing one more Altenew cards – using their Adore You stamp and die set. I love these beautiful outline floral and leafy images.  In the past, I have shared couple cards using this stamp set – both with watercolors. You can check these out here and here. Today I decided… Read More Altenew – Adore You flowers with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

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

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

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