Category Archives: Card Making Techniques

Embossing Powder Uses You Can Try Today

By | April 20, 2017

5 Embossing Powder Uses For Fun Card Making Techniques Are you ready to learn 5 embossing powder uses and experiment with some different card making techniques and styles?  Are you new to stamping?  Let’s expand your knowledge and try new things. Are you an experienced stamper?  Maybe you would like to learn a few new techniques or revisit some… Read More »

Making Paper Flowers for Your Handmade Card Ideas

By | April 18, 2017

Making Paper Flowers for Your Handmade Card Ideas Making paper flowers is easy with the retiring framelits, Botanical Builder.  I’m so sad to see these go because they are so versatile and make creating paper flowers for your handmade card ideas super easy! This handmade card idea started off in a completely different direction and didn’t even have flowers on… Read More »

Join My Mailing List For Free Card Making Tutorials and More!

By | April 10, 2017

Why You Should Join My Mailing List There are many reasons to join my mailing list. Here are just a few: You’ll receive my craft newsletter, and it’s absolutely FREE! You’ll receive craft and card tutorials that are exclusive to subscribers only. You’ll receive card making tips and tricks for using your rubber stamps and accessories. You’ll find… Read More »

5 Creative Cards That Move

By | August 28, 2016

Tomorrow is the last day to pick up your FREE BONUS TUTORIAL with my new class, “5 Creative Cards That Move, Part 1.” In this class you’ll receive 13 videos (over 100 minutes!) demonstrating the secrets to creating fun and beautiful movable projects your friends & family won’t be able to put down! And if you act fast you’ll… Read More »

Learn to Use Your Embossing Powders in Creative Ways

By | June 23, 2016

Do you love to try new things?  I’m so excited to announce my new online class, “5 Creative Ways to Use Embossing Powders, Part 1.” In this class you’ll receive nine videos (over 75 minutes!) with step-by-step instructions to complete five beautiful & unique cards using five different techniques that beg to be touched!  And if you act fast you’ll… Read More »

Handmade Anniversary Cards: Feel Goods

By | April 2, 2016

My friend and business coach and his wife are celebrating their anniversary this month, so I thought it was time to start coming up with ideas for handmade anniversary cards. I love the Timeless Elegance Designer Paper because it’s, well, elegant! The patterns in this collection are perfect to make your own wedding cards or for wedding anniversary card… Read More »

Happy Mothers Day Cards: Criss-Cross Card Folds How to Video

By | March 13, 2016

Mothers Day is just a few short months away, so I thought I’d start designing some Happy Mothers Day cards for your inspiration. Be sure and check out the video below! Here I used a modified criss-cross card for a bit of a unique look.  In the picture at right you can see a peek-a-boo of the inside of… Read More »

Homemade Birthday Card Ideas: Comic Strip Card

By | March 11, 2016

I had so much fun creating this homemade birthday card idea for a comic strip card. During March you can receive the PDF tutorial and access to the instructional video as a FREE BONUS when you place an order of at least $25 (before s&h) in my Online Store. Complete with a supply list, cutting dimensions, and step-by-step instructions, you’ll… Read More »

Card Making Classes: Fancy Card Folds

By | March 5, 2016

FANCY CARD FOLDS CLASS Come spend a fun and relaxing afternoon stamping with friends in my card making classes.  In the Fancy Card Folds Class we’ll be making a total of three exquisite, more advanced handmade card designs with unusual card folds.  If you’re a beginner don’t worry, I’ll walk you through step-by-step! All envelopes and supplies will be provided, including… Read More »

Faux Patina Thank You Card

By | December 7, 2015

Today’s thank you card features the faux patina technique, which gives the impression of aged metal.  Love it!  I used the Lovely Lace embossing folder for the embossed background design. The card making template came from today’s card sketch at Mojo Monday. The top pieces were cut into squares, and then I applied a slightly larger strip along the bottom.… Read More »

My 12 Weeks of Christmas is Winding Down

By | November 29, 2015

My 12 Weeks of Christmas is winding down, but there are still three more weeks left.  This is my annual gift to my craft newsletter subscribers, and it’s absolutely FREE!  It’s full of Christmas card making tutorials, ideas for unique homemade gifts, and instructions for homemade gift bags, tags, and gift wrap. My monthly newsletter will be going out in a… Read More »

New Weekly Deals on Holiday Catalog Items!

By | November 10, 2015

They’ve just announced the new Weekly Deals, and there’s some Holiday Catalog items in the mix! Maybe you were thinking about picking up the Festive Flower Builder Punch.  Well, now you can get it at a discount!  But these deals only last one week, so don’t dilly-dally! Watch the video below on how to use the Festive Flower… Read More »

Simple Christmas Card Design

By | October 3, 2015

Today’s beautiful Christmas card design looks complicated but is super simple.  This is what all the guests will be making at my stamp party today! Other than the greeting, this card is made completely — and exclusively! — using the Big Shot and the Woodland embossing folder.  That’s right, even the stamping!  All the ink went inside the embossing folder,… Read More »

Handmade Card Design: Faux Alcohol Markers

By | July 1, 2015

Today’s handmade card design is based on the card pattern featured this week at i Love Card Sketches. It also features a cool idea to add to your arsenal of cardmaking techniques, faux alcohol markers.  This technique was featured in the Techniques Boutique how to video today over at Papercrafts Toolbox.  You can try it out for a… Read More »