Archive for August, 2017

Thoughtful Bird Cards

Here’s a couple cards using the 3-step stamping set Thoughtful Bird. Have fun and try different colors.

Card 1: Flaxen, Goldrush, New England Ivy with Toffee beak (Toffee stamped multiple times for a darker look)
Card 2: Almond, Heather, Espresso with Toffee beak

Other products used: Gold Shimmer Trim, Gold Glitter Gems, Enchantment Ribbon Pack, and a sneak peak at a new embossing folder to debut on September 1!

Whimsy Fundamentals Card Workshop

How awesome are these cards?! Come make them for yourself at my upcoming card workshop. We will be completing these cards on Saturday, September 23 at 9:00am. Contact me by Tuesday, September 5 to reserve your spot.

When you attend this workshop, you will go home with these 16 unique cards!

Cost is $35.

Kit includes:

  • Precut papers for all cards
  • White Value Pack (16 cards & envelopes)
  • ¼ Whimsy Ribbon Pack
  • One pack of pearls (your choice of Bashful or White)
  • Bitty Sparkles

Supply items you may already have that you will want to bring:

  • Z1768 Metallic Markers
  • Coloring Medium – samples were done with Watercolor Pencils (3505)
  • Z553 Bonding Memories Glue Pen
  • Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
  • Tape runner and Glue Dots (all sizes recommended)
  • Other tools needed – scissors, ruler, and tweezers

Optional Supplies:

  • Z3293 Shimmer Brush (clear)

Provided supplies:

  • Z3343 Rose Embossing Folder
  • Mini-Stapler and staples
  • Ink pads (Black, Thistle, Glacier, Bashful, Sweet Leaf, Crystal Blue, Pixie, Juniper, Smoothie, Canary)
  • Stamp Sets:
    • B1532 Sweet Birthday
    • B1537 Birthday Sparkles
    • M1188 Celebrate
    • B1536 All the Thanks
    • C1693 Many Congratulations
    • B1571 Hunting for Words
  • Z3285 or Z3290 Flower Market Cricut Collection (pre-cut)
  • Z3375 For You Darling Stamp + Thin Cuts Bundle
  • Z3384 Beautiful You Stamp + Thin Cuts Bundle

Level Up Birthday Cards

This card was a Cricut pattern and it came with the matching envelope. It took a bit of patience to adhere all the letters but it turned out super cute and I’ve got a couple nephews who are going to like them.

Cupcake Cards

I’ve been a bit behind on posting lately so here’s an eye-full for you. This was my swap card for convention this year.  I did a variation in all different colors! This is a great example of how you can use the same card layout/idea and transform it into a variety of different cards. I couldn’t pick a favorite but the pastel pink/turquoise variation is close to the top. Do you have a favorite? I’ll post some more later. I colored them with the ShinHan Markers.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Adventure FundamentalsSweet Birthday stamp set, ShinHan Markers, Black Memento Ink,

Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop!  We will be featuring a variety of new product from the 2017-2018 Annual Idea Book which runs through July 2018.

If you have come here from Corinna M Murphy’s Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.  To visit each blog for some great ideas just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go! 

I was so excited when I saw this stamp set because I just love the layering of colors without a lot of work. Then when I actually got the stamp set it was at a loss and just didn’t know what to do. I was determined to use it and so glad I did. Once I started stamping, it was a lot of fun playing with the different colors.


Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Thoughtful Bird Stamp + Thin Cuts Bundle, Inks (Sapphire, Crystal Blue, Pacifica, Saffron), Gold Glitter Gems, and twine from the Enchantment Ribbon Pack.

A couple tips:
*If you want the branch to reach across the card you will have to do some masking but it is very easy. I stamped the branch where I wanted, then put a sticky note (or scrap paper) overtop of most of it and stamped again with just then end of the branch to make it longer.
*When stamping the bird, make sure to stamp the beak before the 3rd piece of the body. I did mine in this order: body 1, body 2, beak, body 3.

Now “Hop” on over to Michelle Stewart’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!