Hello! I’m super excited about today’s video tutorial because I discovered this beautiful, easy technique using micro beads! Ok, I may not have been the first person to discover it, but I sure love this look. In this week’s video I’m working with the elegant vintage-y Floral Fantasy Artful Card Kit, plus matching ribbons (from Hot Off The Press) and Splash Micro Beads from Prima. I use a special high-tack double-sided permanent adhesive sheets from Kool Tak to keep my micro beads in place. I highly recommend this adhesive! It also comes in 6-yard rolls of 1/4″ and 1/2″ widths. I thoroughly enjoyed making this card, and I hope you do, too!
Hello, all! Today’s card is a Frame Pop-Out card, which literally pops out at you when you open it! I also showcase the ever-fabulous Never-Before-Seen Dazzles, all 20 of them! It’s easy to make your card look awesome when you have these many options! I simply used a paper pack, a bit of ribbon, and two sheets of Dazzles to decorate this card. Super simple, super cute!
Hi everyone! This week’s video has double the fun with TWO cards! I hope you like them! I’m combining a couple of different items too. If you’re not familiar with the Colorists, they are booklets of very thick cardstock with high quality printed, colorable designs. Primarily for cardmaking, they can also be used in other crafts. Because of the thick cardstock weight (I think it’s 65 lb. coverstock weight), you can use watercolors on them, no problem! And, Spectrum Noir pens and Spectrum Aqua pens work great. Anything that adds color can pretty much be used. It’s like a coloring book for adults! So fun and even therapeutic!
Also, I’m using the very fun and unique 3D Bendi Cards! They come 5 die-cut cards and 5 envelopes in a pack, with instructions, card idea, and patterns included. They fold flat to fit in your envelope, so all your recipient has to do is open it and insert the tabs into their slots. Then the bendi card can stand on its own! There are a lot of fun things I can think of to go on these cards…the slopes of the flaps look like a hillside; you could do trees, snow, flowers…the possibilities are endless.
UPDATE 6/2: Here is the missing bundle link! Sorry for the wait! P.S. Copper embossing powder is included in your bundle even though I forgot to use it and show it in the video. You can use it in place of the gold!
Hello, all! Public service announcement: Father’s Day (in the US) this year is on June 21. Today’s tutorial is a treat holder in the form of a cute little fry box! Perfect for Dads, great for grads; anyone who gets this would be so glad! Ha, ha. Bet you didn’t know I was a poet… Anyway, I’m using a super cute and trendy little stamp set called Moustache & Glasses. These two shapes are both so popular, I’ve seen them printed on shirts (actually Gabriel has a moustache shirt!), bags, etc. You can make your own repeated background using the moustache, the glasses, or both! (Or how cute would it be to stamp with fabric paint onto a canvas bag!) The fry boxes come in a 2-pack and are so versatile–you can cover them with anything you want: paper, stamps, ink, sprays, ribbon, Dazzles, etc. I chose to use the Trail Blazer Scrapbooking Papers along with the fabulous Celebration Design Tool Kit #8!
AND, if you missed the Paper Wishes Live event on May 26, don’t despair! You can watch the whole 4 hours (or you can skip the breaks) right here! Tip: The “surprise” guest is me! I come in at around 3:50, in case you wanted to fast forward to that point in the video.
Happy Memorial Day (to all you fellow Americans out there)!
Hi, all! I’m back! I also just wanted to thank everyone for their more than generous comments on my last post, and thank you also for your patience and loyalty with this blog. Gabriel had a very happy birthday and I was also working hard on the NEXT Week of Webisodes, airing in June! I’m looking forward to it.
Today, I’m showing you a new artful card kit that was featured on the last Week of Webisodes: Emma’s Chalkboard Artful Card Kit. I just love this style of design: cute, shabby chic, and elegant. I also love the white writing on black chalkboard look. On this card, I made the white Chalkboard Greetings Dazzles pop even more by putting it on a black suede background (which is even blacker than chalkboard). Add some ribbon, die-cuts, Embellies, and you’re pretty much set! This card is a quick make, which is great so you’ll have time to make a bunch of other cards with this awesome artful card kit (and 5-item bundle!). Have fun, all!
Hi! Today I have a fun a fabulous “Fit & Flair” Paper Dresses Template! This has 4 styles of skirts that can be layered, mixed and matched with tops and accessories to create dozens of fun looks! I think of it like paper dolls, for grown-ups! The neat thing is that you can use any kind of paper, even suede paper or metallic to get some nice texture or shine on your “outfits.” It really is a lot of fun. I also use some Azalea (a pretty pink) suede paper, Roses & Lace papers and Scrapbooking Dazzles, and Pink Taffeta Stickles for added bling. I hope you enjoy!
Hi there! Today I’m excited to show you the Pop Up Box Die Cut Cards! These look very impressive when opened, yet they fold flat to mail (envelopes included in the pack). I’m using quite a few “sweet” products: The Sweet Life scrapbooking papers, The Sweet Life Foil Paper Tole, Tasty Treats Dazzles, and Confetti Cake Ribbons! Everything to satisfy your crafting “sweet tooth!” I hope you have as much fun with this as I did. Enjoy!
Hi, everyone! Today I have another Mother’s Day card! You could do one for mother, and one for grandmother, or mother-in-law, or friend who is a mother! Of course, you can always change the wording for any occasion you like. I am using the easy-to-use Label Gatefold Die Cut Cards today, but instead of using them as a gatefold card, I converted one into a tri-fold card. This is super easy to do, since all you have to do is remember NOT to fold along two of the fold lines. That’s pretty easy, right? Well, I hope so, because to be honest, the rest of this card kind of took a long time due to drying time of the embossing paste. But, I hope you all enjoy my tutorial! Don’t forget to check out this week’s bundle deal: the “Artful Mannequin” stencil, the Butterfly Garden Artful Card Kit, and the Label Gatefold Die Cut Cards (in which you get 5 cards & 5 envelopes!) What a deal!