Cardmaking, Die Cutting, Thank You, Thinking of You

Retro Television

Spellbinders recently added a new collection of 3D Vignette dies to their line. The one that especially caught my eye was this Retro Television. There's also a cute Twin Lens Camera, a fun Hot Air Balloon, and a sweet Pet House. Let me show you how I put these cards together... Step 1: Die Cutting… Continue reading Retro Television

Baby, Cardmaking, Christmas, Die Cutting, Stitching, Wedding

Joy Stitched Card

Spellbinders recently added a new holiday collection to their line of stitching dies. The one that especially caught my eye was this one called "Stitched Joy". Let me show you how I put this card together... Step 1: Die Cutting I started by die cutting the main die from several shades of cardstock, so I… Continue reading Joy Stitched Card

Cardmaking, Thinking of You

You’re the Candy in my Jar

Hello, crafty friend! Today starts a mini series of projects & tutorials featuring a very sweet stamp & die collection with an adorable candy theme from Catherine Pooler Designs. Let's get started with the first one... Step 1: Stamp & Cut Once I chose a color palette, I cut and stamped the "Candy Shoppe" candy… Continue reading You’re the Candy in my Jar

Birthday, Cardmaking, Die Cutting, Hot Foiling, Ink Blending, Shakers

Happy Birthday, Spellbinders!

Spellbinders is turning 20! Wow! That is quite an accomplishment especially in the crafting industry when so many others have come and gone. Spellbinders continues to create, innovate, and inspire year after year, so I have no doubt they will be celebrating many more birthdays to come. To honor this milestone, an amazing "Birthday Celebrations"… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Spellbinders!

Alcohol Markers, Cardmaking, Die Cutting, Shakers, Spring

Cute Boots Shaker Cards

Hello, crafty friend! I am delighted to share a cute set of shaker cards with you today featuring the "Cute Boots" stamp set from Spellbinders. It's really perfect for the rainy weather we've been having here lately. I started with white paper and used distress inks and shimmer spray & drops to make the wet… Continue reading Cute Boots Shaker Cards

Christmas, Tags and Gifts, Winter

Cocoa Cup Gift Card Holders

Hello, crafty friends! Last week I showed you how to create adorable fall coffee cup gift card holders HERE and told you how easy these are to modify for other holidays as well. So, today I'd like to share a couple of examples of how I transformed them into cocoa gift card holders using the… Continue reading Cocoa Cup Gift Card Holders

Christmas, Die Cutting, Tags and Gifts, Winter

Christmas Tree Topiary Tags

Hello, crafty friends! I am joining you today as a Holiday Deal Insider. What does this mean? Well, the amazing team over at has given me an extra sneaky peek at all of the holiday 2021 freebies starting now through New Year's, so I can play and create with them and let you… Continue reading Christmas Tree Topiary Tags

Cardmaking, Die Cutting, Ink Blending, Tags and Gifts, Thank You, Thinking of You

Sweet Serenade Notecards with Spellbinders

Hello again, crafty friends! I am delighted to join Spellbinders again as a guest designer featuring their new "Sweet Serenade Notecard" collection. This collection is really a no-brainer set of dies which make the loveliest notecards you’ve ever seen. All you need is cardstock to create something jaw-dropping. The dies are so intricate, extra embellishments… Continue reading Sweet Serenade Notecards with Spellbinders

Autumn, Cardmaking, Ink Blending, Stencils

Hello Sweater Weather Card

Hello, crafty friends! Today's card was inspired by the beautiful colors in the Harvest paper pad. I instantly fell in love with the non-traditional fall color scheme. The first thing I did was pull out my Tim Holtz Distress Oxide color chart to figure out what colors would match. I was able to match… Continue reading Hello Sweater Weather Card

Halloween, Tags and Gifts

Halloween Favor Boxes with Spellbinders

Hello, crafty friends! I am excited to join Spellbinders again as a guest designer featuring their new Halloween 2021 collection. Today I am sharing a set of favor boxes I made using the new Halloween 2021 collection. Although this collection lends itself wonderfully to cardmaking, I find I don’t actually give a lot of Halloween… Continue reading Halloween Favor Boxes with Spellbinders