Sunday, March 19, 2023

Sheetload of Cards!


I recently attended a Card Maker Success Summit Crafter Hangout which was leaded with ideas and new techniques.  One of the classes was taught by Crafty AL and we learned how to make a Sheet Load of cards, 12 to be exact, with 3 sheets of patterned paper and one sheet of cardstock!  I have so much patterned paper so I got to work.  Paper is some leftover from an older pack from Close To My Heart.  I love how they turned out!


                                                   Both are from retired CTMH sets.

                              From the new CTMH catalog and SOTM for March, 2023.

               This cute gnome with flowers in his beard is from Hedgehog Hollow.

                                                               Inside of each card.

To find more inspiration, Google Crafty Al, and you can find many of her Sheetload of Card ideas.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 6, 2023

Dry Embossing with Scraps

Craft time has been difficult to fit into the schedule.  Anyone else find it hard to get crafty?  To get my crafty mojo going I took a class at Altenew Educators Academy and have learned some unique techniques.  I have seldom dry embossed with dies but this card used leftover heart shapes instead of dies!  I have lots of leftover shapes waiting to be used so I grabbed some hearts and set to work.  I am happy with the results.

The stamp set is from Colorado Craft Company.  Love the Bunnies!  The embossed hearts are left over from various dies I have in my stash.  They had been cut from 110lb. cardstock which helps to make the impression crisp.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!

Monday, November 14, 2022

Crafting on a Rainy Day

 Rain is coming up the coast so I am ready to craft!  Do you ever go to your craft space on rainy days?  I spent time coloring Yetis for Christmas.  I got this set from Maker Forte last year but never used it until now.  These Yetis make me smile on a gloomy day.

This is a new fun fold I learned from watching stampin_heidi on Instagram.  Very clever and easy to do.

Happy crafting, rain or shine!


Thursday, November 10, 2022

Catching the Christmas Spirit

 As you know I am working on Christmas cards and tags.  Today's card was inspire by Jennifer McGuire and a technique she shared in Online Card Classes for Holiday Card Workshop 2022.  I signed up for this series and I am loving the great new techniques I am learning.  This one uses a large shape and many die cut greenery.  I dug out an older set called Custom Ornament Thin Cute {Z3533).  I also grabbed some dies from The Greetery that I have in my stash.

I love how this turned out!  The paper behind it is an older set of Christmas paper from CTMH.  Although I don't think I would ever mass produce this card, I would make some more for some very special people!

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a crafty day!


Sunday, October 30, 2022

Tag, You're It!

 I have been busy with Christmas tags for a fundraiser I am part of in November.  Need tags?  They are fun to make and once you start it is hard to stop!

I have multiples of all of these.  Backgrounds are a mix of paper, Distress Oxides, Spray Oxides, Snow glue, Marshmallow paste and shimmer sprays. 

Now I hope people will want to use handmade tags this year!  I made some last year and gave as gifts.  Some hung them on trees!!!  

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, August 22, 2022

Late Summer Class

 Good Monday morning!  Summer is flying by and a few of the area schools are back in session.  Last week I was part of the Altenew Academy's Crafter-Class Late Summer 2022!  I learned a lot of new techniques and I am creating some great cards.  I still have a few sessions to review and more homework assignments to complete but this card is from the first day. 

Tip I learned from the class was to use a stencil to dry emboss the background.  I love the result!

You can see the dry embossed area clearly in the next photo. 
I made enough to create multiple cards!  Each stamped image has been embossed with clear embossing powder using Altenew Obsidian Black pigment ink. 

Until next time, happing crafting!

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Tuesday Tip

 Good morning!  Weather has been more like fall than summer on the east coast but I guess that will change later in the week.  I have been trying to clean and re-organize my craft room these past few months.  I keep running into things I forgot I had and get distracted, so progress is slow.  I am sure a few of you can relate to that problem.  A friend of mine recommended having a "Magic Mug" to stash all my created pieces until they found their way to a card.  Perfect!!  That is until it overflowed on the first day.  i needed a much larger "mug". 

                                                     Enter my "Magic Mug" 

 As you can see it is full and much larger than a mug.  I do know where to find pieces to finish cards however and that is a good thing.  I recently went to the Mug and found four things to use on cards for soldiers in Ukraine so I was happy!  

Tip for Tuesday...start a "Magic Mug" and see where it takes you!  Thank you Laurel for the great idea!

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