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

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

Craft, Die cutting, DIY, Everyday, Friendship, Handmade greeting cards, Layering paper shapes, Layering Paper Shapes, Love, Mother's Day, Paper crafts, Series, Spring, Technique, Theme

Spellbinders | Kits of the month | Getting more out of dies

Hi friends, I have a little bit of die cutting fun for you guys. I combined the dies from Spellbinders card kit and small die of the month kit for June 2018. The small die of the month came with a cupcake die. I used the base of that cupcake to make a flower basket… Read More Spellbinders | Kits of the month | Getting more out of dies

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, 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

Craft, DIY, Encouragement, Everyday, Friendship, Handmade greeting cards, Love, Paper crafts, Technique, Theme, Watercolor

Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers + watercoloring with distress inks + stamping with colored markers

Hi friends, I have one more card to share with you that uses¬†Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers stamp set. I started out this design planning to do no-line watercoloring but somewhere along the way I ended up doing something different. I liked the result, so decided to share this idea with you all too :-)… Read More Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers + watercoloring with distress inks + stamping with colored markers

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