Thursday, August 27, 2020

Baby Boy Clothes Card

I love baby clothes so I had to buy this adorable Jaded Blossom baby die set. It's the perfect die set to make baby cards if you do not enjoy or want to color tiny images. I used papers from the Echo Park Baby Boy 6x6 paper pad to make the clothes. The small prints of the papers look perfect on the tiny baby clothes. I kept the background simple because I wanted the line of baby clothes to be the focal point of the card. Tumbled glass Distress Oxide Ink and a My Favorite Things Mini Cloud Edges Stencil were used to create the puffy cloud background. I used the oh baby dies from the set to make the title. I also made a baby girl version of this card which I will also be sharing on my blog. Stay tuned!


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Sunday, August 23, 2020

Baby Girl Onesie Card

I absolutely love a baby in a onesie! The Jaded Blossom baby dies are my favorite dies to use on a baby card because I also love to mix different pattern papers to create my cards. Look at how adorable those onesies look in the Darling Girl papers from Authentique! This was a very quick and easy card to make once I decided which papers I wanted to use on the card. I always try to use papers from a 6x6 paper pad on my A2 cards because the prints are smaller in scale and look better on a small card. You can see in the photo that the smaller size prints are the perfect size to go with the onesie dies. The background paper was also from the Darling Girl collection. It's the perfect background paper for this card because it's subtle and not too overwhelming of a print, but it still adds some interest to the card. If you look closely you will see that the paper looks like vintage baby ads from a newspaper. So cute! I used adhesive foam dots to attach the middle onesie to the card because I wanted some dimension on the card. The "oh baby" title is four layers cut out of gray cardstock using a Jaded Blossom die. The layers were glued on top of each other to add one more dimensional element to the card. That's it! A quick and easy baby girl card. 


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Friday, August 21, 2020

Halloween Haunted House Clipboard

Fall is just around the corner and it always makes me want to make Halloween mixed media projects. I made this spooky Halloween haunted house clipboard using tons of Tim Holtz products and techniques. His haunted house dies are always fabulous! The Distress Oxide Ink and Distress Mica Spray background set the scene for this spooky haunted house and graveyard mixed media piece. The headstones look like they've been sitting in the graveyard for hundreds of years and the fence looks like real wrought iron. I absolutely love how this project turned out!


I need to give a special shout out to Emma Williams because I've learned so much from her and it helped me gain the confidence to make this project. Thanks, Emma!


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Monday, August 17, 2020

Ghost Halloween Card

These is my first Halloween card of the year. I used the adorable Hello Bluebird Frightful Little Bits stamps and dies along with their Spooky Scene die set to make this card. I fell in love with these little ghosts as soon as I saw them! The ghost with the glasses is my favorite. I used Distress Oxide Inks, Martha Stewart Sterling Glitter Paste and a cloud stencil to make the spooky background.

 If you'd like to make this card, keep reading for the instructions, as well as a full list of the supplies I used to create the card.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Dog Scrapbook Layout

I created this scrapbook layout to honor our dog Bert. We adopted him from the Wisconsin Humane Society in September of 2005. He was our constant companion and family member for 13 years. Sadly, we had to say goodbye to him in March of 2018. There isn't a day that goes by that we don't think fondly of him and how much he meant to us. We are finally at a place where we can talk about him and not tear up. He really had a big personality for such a little guy. In the words of my daughter, "Bert was a legend." If you have ever wondered if a shelter dog would make a good family dog, the answer is YES! Please consider adopting a pet from a shelter or rescue. They have so much love to give and you definitely won't regret it!

If you'd like to create this layout for your dog, keep reading for the instructions, as well as a full list of the supplies I used to create the layout.


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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Beach Theme Card


This is my second entry into Honey Bee Stamps Buzzworthy Challenge #57 Beach Theme.

I really love the Simple Stories You Are Here! paper collection that I used on this card. It's the perfect collection for a beach theme or tropical inspired card. I combined it with flip flops, a flamingo, a starfish and palm trees. Distress Oxide Inks were used to make the sand and water portions of the card. It really makes me wish I was at the beach!

If you'd like to make this card and learn how I made the starfish look like it's covered in sand, keep reading for step-by-step instructions, as well as a full list of the supplies I used to create the card.


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Monday, August 10, 2020

Llama & Cactus Christmas Card

  Jaded Blossom and Lawn Fawn Cactus and Llama Card

I won Jaded Blossom's July Color Challenge and I chose their Succulent Christmas stamp set as my prize. It's a very cute set! I used one of the cactus stamps from the set along with the Winter Alpaca stamp set from Lawn Fawn to create this card. I think the two stamp sets look adorable together! I combined a few different techniques to create this card and I loved how it turned out. 


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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Life is Better in Flip Flops Slimline Card

This is my entry into Honey Bee Stamps Buzzworthy Challenge #57 Beach Theme

I was on the fence for months about slimline cards. The many wonderful slimline cards I've seen online have inspired me to take the leap into doing something different. If you aren't sure if you want to spend MORE money on dies, don't! You really don't need to purchase special dies to make a slimline card. You simply need to cut the paper to size and that's it. The front of this card measures 4"x 9" and I trimmed the wave and hillside borders to fit the card. It's that simple. You also won't need to purchase special envelopes. This size card fits into a standard business envelope. You can purchase a box of envelopes at Dollar Tree so your investment will be minimal. I hope you like my first slimline card as much as I enjoyed making it!

If you'd like to make this card, keep reading for the instructions, as well as a full list of the supplies I used to create the card.

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Monday, August 3, 2020

Hope Your Birthday Is Poppin' Card

Funko Pop Avatar Birthday Card

I made this birthday card for my Funko Pop loving husband. What is a Funko Pop? They are licensed pop culture vinyl collectibles and collecting them is addictive! I wanted to make him a birthday card that incorporated his love of collecting Funko Pops. I was so excited when I discovered the Funko Pop! Yourself custom pop avatar maker on Funko's website! I knew immediately that this would be the theme of my card. I was able to come up with a very close depiction of my husband, complete with his signature raised eyebrow. The clothing is also very accurate as he enjoys wearing gray t-shirts under zip up hoodies. The resemblance is uncanny! LOL! I used a computer generated sentiment using the Bebas Neue font which resembles the font used on Funko Pop boxes. Yes, I thought of every detail! I mounted the photo onto black cardstock and made a black frame using a Lawn Fawn stitched square frame die. Needless to say, he absolutely loved this card! It will be displayed in a prominent spot surrounded by his Funko Pop collection.


  • Funko Pop! Yourself Avatar Maker

  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Square Frame Die

  • Cardstock: White, Black

  • Computer Generated Sentiment

  • Bebas Neue Font

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Super Hero & Coffee Birthday Card

Today is my husband's birthday. Happy Birthday, Nik! I made this card for him by combining two of his favorite things, his love of coffee and super heroes. Kind of an odd combination, but I think I made it work. The super hero themed papers from Echo Park were the perfect choice for this comic book inspired card. I also used the coffee cup die from the My Favorite Things Hot Cocoa Cup die set to incorporate the coffee theme. I really love how this card turned out. It's such a fun card and it makes me smile. Most importantly, he loved it!

If you'd like to make this card, keep reading for the instructions, as well as a full list of the supplies I used to create the card.

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