Perk Up!

To continue the outline sticker theme of the week, we are highlighting the outline stickers on regular paper versus glitter paper. A lot of fun techniques in this card. We have emboss-resist, ombre inking, die cutting and coloring.


  • Base card measuring 5 1/2 x 7 1/2″
  • Versamark ink
  • White embossing powder
  • Tea For Two stamp set by The Rubber Cafe
  • Distress inks by Ranger: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Dusty Concord
  • Lavender doily tape
  • #2531 Teapot outline stickers by Elizabeth Craft
  • Alcohol markers: LV1, LV3, PL2, PL5, PP1, DG2, DG3
  • Triple Tear die cut by Spellbinders
  • Diamond Essence die cut by Spellbinders
  • Wink of Stella Shimmer

Your outline stickers are so versatile. Try them on different mediums…

Have a great day!


Happy Birthday Pop Up

This fun pop up Birthday card is a must have for your card stash. I like to keep extra birthday cards handy.

Supplies used:

  • Make It Pop Cutting Dies by Stampendous
  • Birthday Sketch Stamps by Fun Stampers Journey
  • Stitched Circles by Elizabeth Craft
  • Stitched Rectangles by Elizabeth Craft
  • White Embossing Powder

With Summer around the corner, make your cards now so you can enjoy the sunshine.


Cinderella’s Carriage

This project was so much fun! I saw it at their booth(Scrapbook Expo) and immediately knew how I was going to decorate it. I incorporated all of my favorite things…flowers, embossing powder, ribbons, diamond gems and pearls!

The frame is from SaCrafters. It comes as MDF wood pieces that I embossed with silver before I assembled them. The decorations are various flowers, pearls, ribbons, lace and diamond gems.

I might keep this one for my craft room. I will have to order another one to give as a gift 🙂

I hope you have a great rest of the week and continue to share your sunshine with others.


Coffee Sunflowers


It’s always fun to play with contrasts. I love embossing on dark colors! This card uses the Classic Sunflower stamp and dies from Heartfelt Creations. I used the stamp as my background and then embossed with yellow and orange embossing powders. I used a white gel pen to accent the background. The flowers I colored with alcohol markers and the centers are coffee grounds. I used gold foil on the edges of my card stock and layered onto my base.

Happy Crafting!



  • Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower stamps and dies
  • Heartfelt Creations Open Leaf die
  • Embossing powders: yellow and orange
  • White gel pen
  • Gold Foil
  • Spectrum Noir: CT2, CT4, CR10, GB5, GB8

Masculine Emboss Resist


What kind of card do you make for a teenage boy? Keep it clean and simple.

For this card, I used a few different little stamps to create my background. I clear embossed them and then inked with distress inks. I used 2 of the same stamps for my sentiment circle except I stamped with the distress inks before applying my clear embossing powder.

Happy Crafting!


Thanks a Bunch


“Thanks a bunch it’s Friday”. The theme for this card was kraft cardstock and embossing. I went into my collection of stamps from my Mom and pulled one out that I haven’t used yet. Since she was the “Stamp Queen”, I have not even come close to using all of her stamps once 🙂

I love embossing backgrounds, whether it’s dry embossing or heat embossing. The added dimension really brings a card to life. I tried to keep the design simple to accent the embossing.

I hope you all have a chance to stamp this weekend. Maybe pull out a stamp set that you haven’t used in a while and play.

Happy Crafting!


Heartfelt Creations Mini Floret Flowers


Today I was in the mood for something lacy and floral. For this card, I did a few different things that give your favorite die cuts a new look. I took my small Decorative Blossom Corner by Heartfelt Creations and die cut foam. I then stamped the image with Versamark onto paper from the Sunny Day Collection.  I used a fun embossing powder called Blue Shell. I used it on the Decorative Blossom Corner stamp, as well as, all of the Mini Floret flowers. You can see (hopefully) that the powder is an iridescent blue on the patterned small floral paper, a pearlescent blue on the white paper flowers and a vibrant blue on the black paper flowers. I shaped and put together the flowers with centers of white prills and pale blue glitter. I then die cut 2 Decorative Blossom Corners and 1 Raindrops on Roses oval and attached to my base. The leaves are done on gold paper and are the Open Leaf die cut by Heartfelt Creations. I accented with a few pearls and a “Love and Laughter” sentiment.

Same card with dark mahogany background

Same card with dark mahogany background

I like to sometimes photograph cards with different backgrounds. Your eye is drawn to different things compared to the white background. Just another creative expression 🙂

Happy Crafting!


Embossed backgrounds

Whether you want to make a card, a tag or a scrapbook page, embossed backgrounds are fun and easy to do. I love to take a stamp set that I haven’t used in a while and use it to make an embossed background.



  • A2 Card base
  • Layering card stocks. I used navy, light blue and white
  • Stamp set
  • Black StazOn ink
  • Embossing ink and powder. I used Versamark ink and white embossing powder.
  • Heat tool
  • Distress inks: I used Tim Holtz’s Broken China, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire
  • Alcohol markers, regular markers or colored pencils. I used alcohol markers by Spectrum Noir IG1, DG3 and IG4
  • Navy ribbon (or any ribbon that matches your inks)
  • Adhesives: I used glue, foam pop dots, double sided tape and a glue gun

The first thing to do is stamp your image onto the white card stock, apply your embossing powder and heat set. I used white embossing powder because I wanted the detail of the stamp to remain white after I inked the paper.DSCN1594

At this time I also inked my focal image onto white card stock. I used black StazOn ink so I could color the image without the markers bleeding over the line. I then used a circle die cut around my focal image.


I wanted my background to have a “sky” appearance so I layered my inks. For the first layer, I covered the entire paper with the Broken China using a square applicator in a circular motion. I didn’t do a thick coverage with this layer. For the second layer, I applied the Salty Ocean only to the top two thirds of the paper. Make sure you blend the area where the two colors meet and cover the area completely. For the third layer, I used the Chipped Sapphire on the top third. To really get the white details to pop, use a cloth and wipe the surface. The ink will not stick to the embossing powder.DSCN1596 DSCN1597 DSCN1598

Coloring the focal image. An artist friend taught me to use a pale gray to outline the entire image before coloring. This really makes the image look clear and sharp. I used IG1 to do my outline. I used DG3 to color the olive branch and IG4 to accent the wings of the dove. I then mounted the image on a circle of navy card stock.

I added the navy organza ribbon to the bottom of my background before I attached it to my card base. I put a small piece of double sided tape to the back on each side and the wrapped the ribbon around the paper.


I then attached the background to the card base using my double sided tape. I used pop dots to attach the focal image to the circular area on the background.


I made a double looped bow and attached it with my glue gun.


I opted to only put a sentiment on the inside. I stamped “With Sympathy” in black StazOn ink on white card stock and layered it with light blue and navy blue card stock.


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Have a great week crafting.