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, Die cutting, DIY, Handmade greeting cards, Layered Stamping, Layering paper shapes, Paper crafts, Technique, Thank You, Thanks, Thanksgiving, Theme

Altenew – Build-a-flower Larkspur – Thank you card

Hi friends, I recently learnt that the flower for the month of July is Larkspur – part of the buttercup / ranunculus family. Being a July baby, I went ahead and got it :-D This week I will share some card ideas using this set and some other beautiful Altenew floral set. So, why wait?… Read More Altenew – Build-a-flower Larkspur – Thank you card

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

Spellbinders | Card kit of the month | Using ephemera to create cards

Hello friends, after playing with Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers stamp set for quite some time, I think I am ready to play some ephemera and die cutting now. So in the next few cards you will see me doing that ;-) Today I have two simple cards both mostly using ephemera and the beautiful… Read More Spellbinders | Card kit of the month | Using ephemera to create cards

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

Altenew Build-a-flower Rose | Stretching inks with color layering stamp sets

Hi friends, I have finally managed to get myself the Altenew Build-a-flower Rose stamp set. I am so happy to share a card using this one today. Unlike most other layering stamp sets which have 3 or 4 layers, this one has 6 layers! And that’s what helps build all the depth on this gorgeous… Read More Altenew Build-a-flower Rose | Stretching inks with color layering stamp sets

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

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

Spellbinders | Wow

Hi friends, a simple and quick but layered card using a ribbon ephemera from Spellbinders Card kit and the Small die of the month kit. Just three steps for this card Take a patterned paper (this one is from Pebbles Heart of Home collection) and cut it to be slightly smaller than the card front. I… Read More Spellbinders | Wow

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

Spellbinders | From the earth air water collection by Stephanie Low

Hello friends, I have a fun card for you today. I did some creative die cutting for this and also used leftover die cut piece for this card. I started by stamping the large floral stamp on a white cardstock using black archival ink. This image is from Feather stamp and die set from the… Read More Spellbinders | From the earth air water collection by Stephanie Low

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

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

Layering Paper Shapes – Be-You-ti-ful

Hi friends, I have another card showing some ideas for layering paper shapes. I combined goodies from Spellbinders card kit and Altenew stamps for this card. The leaf die cut that you see here has been with me for several months now. I had stamped and die cut it from Altenew Remember This stamp &… Read More Layering Paper Shapes – Be-You-ti-ful

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

Spellbinders | Expect great things card {and a video}

Hi friends, I have a easy to put together but beautiful card for you and also a video. So, let’s dive right in. This card looks kinda involved, but it is really simple to put together. I die cut a single border using gold mirrored cardstock. This is one of the four border dies that… Read More Spellbinders | Expect great things card {and a video}

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

Layering Paper Shapes – So Awesome

Hi friends and welcome to another card post. Today I have a fun and easy card to share with you that uses only minimal stamping (and that too is optional) – one of our paper shapes is doubling up as a sentiment. All the pieces for this card including the banner and the cardbase itself… Read More Layering Paper Shapes – So Awesome

Craft, Die cutting, DIY, Dry Embossing, Enhancing background, Everyday, Friendship, Handmade greeting cards, Layering paper shapes, Layering Paper Shapes, Love, No Stamping, Paper crafts, Series, Technique, Theme, Valentine's Day

Layering Paper Shapes – LOVE

Hello peeps, I have a fun paper shapes layering card for you today. I love how this turned out – the colors, texture and dimension – I love it all! For this card, I really went all out with creating a shape cluster. To start, I picked the circle ‘love’ ephemera and the long ticket… Read More Layering Paper Shapes – LOVE

Craft, Die cutting, DIY, Handmade greeting cards, Layering paper shapes, Layering Paper Shapes, New Release, No Stamping, Paper crafts, Series, Technique, Thank You, Thanks, Thanksgiving, Theme

Simon Says Best Days – New Release – Card Inspiration 1

Hello crafty friends, I am here with a beautiful card using some goodies from the latest Simon Says Stamp release – “Best Days”. Today is day 1 of 3. I have 2 more days of inspiration coming your way, so keep watching this space :-) A huge shout out to SSS for sending me the… Read More Simon Says Best Days – New Release – Card Inspiration 1

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