Category Archives: Cards

More simple Holiday cards

I’m back with more simple Holiday cards. Trying to keep these easy and using up the stash of endless Holiday stickers, die cuts and paper that I have!

I’m still in love with the Simon Says Stamp intricate die cuts – especially these sentiments. They are gorgeous. I have had these dimensional stickers sitting in my drawers for years – I believe they were from K & Co. long ago:

Holiday Cards

These next few use some old adorable felt stickers – not sure what brand they are, but they make for stunning embellishments on cards. I simply used more of the Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle dies to give these simple white cards more interest:Holiday Cards Holiday Cards Holiday Cards

Back to some more cards with the ornament stickers. Here I used stitched circle dies from Memory Box, too.

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Holiday Cards

Hope you all are getting into Holiday crafting mode! I was thinking about years past where I was in full-on craft fair mode during this time. These days, I just don’t have the time to craft for fairs like I used to. But one day, I will get back to it!

Some Holiday cards

Just sharing a few Holiday cards that I’ve been making. Now is the time to start cranking out those Christmas cards!

This first one was a fun one to make. I was playing around a lot with Distress Inks and water. Really love the effects you can get with this ink. The rest of the card is all Simon Says Stamp dies.

Holiday Greeting Cards

These next few were pretty clean and simple. Just looking to use up some snowflake stickers that I’ve had for ages. I also used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies on every card. I just love the finished look they give. These are one of my most favorite dies right now! I have both sizes and I love them.

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These cards were fun to make, but those intricate dies are something else to adhere. I need to get me some spray adhesive, or that “stick-it” product. I just ordered some, in fact :)

Thanks for looking!

Greeting Cards using cheap supplies

I was recently at Michael’s and spent some time rummaging through their dollar bin section. They had a bunch of items that were in the range of $1 – $3 in price. They actually had some cute paper crafting stuff that all coordinated. My immediate thought was how I could likely create some super cute greeting cards using this stuff! So of course, I grabbed it :)

Michaels Dollar Bin Paper Craft Supplies

Here are some of the awesome cards I created. I did pull some stamps and a few items from my stash – but the majority of these cards were made using the cheapo stuff from Michael’s. Fun!

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The kites were so cute, they were killing me. I was dying to use some of my new stamps from Simon Says Stamp and I thought these kites would be a perfect fit. When I went to use the kites, I knew I wanted a sky background – but I wasn’t sure how I would do it. I dug through my stash and found these Project Life cards, from the Honey collection. I wanted to see if I could somehow use them?


I decided to trim them down using my Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle dies. This made them the perfect size for a cardfront.


I then used the adorable cloud background to build my cards. The speech bubble was in the perfect spot for my greeting. These cards came together super fast and I love them! Big score finding this stuff in the Michael’s dollar bins!! :)




Colorful Backgrounds: Polka Dot Cards

A few weeks back I got into a stamping kick – specifically stamping colorful backgrounds for my cards. I think it was because I discovered how well the Stamper’s Secret Weapon works. I had bought it on a whim to try it out and HOLY MOLY was I impressed! I am now able to get such a clean, crisp image when I stamp with solid images. I’m so darn impressed. Only wish I had bought this thing sooner!!

Paper Smooches polka dot background

I’m sharing a set of fun cards I made from Paper Smooches Clear Stamps. I had stamped and colored these little guys with various methods: Copics, colored pencils, etc. But the stamped backgrounds were all done with some Papertrey Ink Polka Dot background stamps – something I’ve had in my stash for years. Such a great stamp set.

Here’s a close up look at each of the cards:




The images in this stamp set are so darn cute. I love how this set of cards turned out.

Craftsy Blog

If you’re looking for more info on how I create my colorful hand stamped backgrounds, check out my recent Craftsy blog post. I share some tips and how-to’s. Thanks for looking!!

Craftsy Hand Stamped Backgrounds