Tuesday, January 19, 2021

DIY Pop-up Card With Floating Element...

 Hi! I am on the CrafTreat YT channel with an interactive card that combines the pop-up mechanism with a floating element. 

You can watch the video here or head to YouTube.

Here are some more pics.

Open card

Closeup of the card front

Inside the card

Consolidated view

Entering this card in the following challenges.

All Sorts Challenge Week 607 - Something New:
First time I made a floating element in my card. Also the first time I combined a pop-up card with a floating element.

613 Avenue Create Challenge January 2021:

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Happy Little Stampers January Challenge...

Hi! I am so happy to be back after a break! I do hope you missed the HLS challenges. I am here today with some great inspiration.

My card today is a quick one, made with some pretty pattern paper and alphabet dies.

I started with a black card base and added a piece of pattern paper cut slightly smaller. Before I adhered the paper to the card base, I die cut the word 'HUGS' out of it. I also cut out the letters from some black fun foam. I adhered the pattern paper die-cuts to the fun foam letters and popped the pieces back into place. Here is a closer look at the sentiment.

Fun foam adds dimension to the die-cuts easily. If you don't have any foam on hand, you can stack 5-6 die-cuts together. Here is another view of the sentiment.

And another look at the completed card.

I hope my cards inspire you to create something beautiful. You can visit the Happy Little Stampers challenge blog for more inspiration and link your creations. I look forward to visiting you in our gallery.


Thursday, January 7, 2021

Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge - January 2021...

Hi! I am so excited to be part of a brand new challenge in blog land! Presenting the latest challenge from Happy Little Stampers

I have always loved working with stencils. They are one of the most versatile and cheap tools to have in your crafty stash. And you can use them for an amazing array of techniques and mediums. 

I used my stencil to create a very artsy background. This technique actually creates two backgrounds. So it is a great twofer technique to have in your arsenal.

I used the Layered Hydrangea stencil by CrafTreat and Brushos to create the background. You can check out my video on this technique here.

Here is a closeup of the card.

The sentiment is from the Leaf Canopy stamp set by Altenew.

 Another look at the card.

I do hope you will join us in this great new challenge. Looking forward to your beautiful creations in our gallery.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge - January:

CAS Mix Up January Challenge:
I used my stencil to 'stamp' the background. Also used a sentiment stamp.

Rainbow Card Challenge #25 – Nothin’ But Neutrals…

Hi! Welcome to another great challenge at the Rainbow Card Challenges. The mood board this month is gorgeous!

I created a one layer card with lots of masking. This card is completely inspired by the gorgeous monochromatic card by Erum Tasneem who blogs at VIBGYOR Krafts. You can find her original card here. There is also a detailed process video. So be sure to check it out!

I started with a piece of speckled cardstock in light cream. I stamped the flowers and leaves from the Sweet Rose stamp set by Mudra Craft Stamps. I used Altenew inks in shades of brown and grey. Here is a closer look at the stamping.

Once my stamping was complete, I lightly drew lines with a scale and pencil. I colored between the lines using a light grey Artist Marker by Altenew and outlined each with a darker grey. Once the coloring was done, I trimmed the panel and adhered it to a dark brown card base. The sentiment is from the Fresh Freesia stamp set by Altenew. I heat embossed it with copper embossing powder.

Here is another look at the card.

I hope you liked my card and are inspired to create something beautiful! Please do check out the Rainbow Card Challenge blog for more inspiration. And don’t forget to link your cards to our gallery. I look forward to seeing your beautiful creations.



Monday, December 14, 2020

Altenew Educators "Floral with Geometric Elements" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Hi! I hope all of you are enjoying the latest blog hop by the Altenew Educators. You should have arrived here from the super talented Pam Boedeker. I am a huge fan of her beautiful work!

I completed my Altenew Educator certification in March 2018. The Altenew team, especially Virginia Lu, was a great help in planning and conducting the workshop. Since then I have been privileged to participate in regular blog hops hosted by Altenew. AECP has also given me an opportunity to be part of an amazing group of crafters who are warm, supportive, and encouraging. I still regularly enroll in the Altenew Academy classes. I feel they are a wonderful way to keep in touch with the current trends and keep improving my skills as a crafter.

Today’s project is inspired by the 3D Floral Focus class conducted by Therese Calvird. She is an amazing crafter and a great trainer! This class is a must if you love the gorgeous 3D dies by Altenew and want to get more out of them!

One big takeaway for me from this class was to look at my supplies differently. Experiment with colors and materials and you will be surprised by the possibilities that open up!

My project for today is a little clutch that I spiced up with my Altenew dies. I used three die sets for this project – Dodec Star, Fantasy Florals& Rose Flurries.

I have a detailed video for you that explains how I ‘dyed’ my felt and created this unique accessory. You can watch it here or head to YouTube.

Here are some more pics of my project. 

I used black foam to add some texture to the background. I also dyed my yellow felt for the leaves since I didn't have any green felt.

 Close-up of the large flower

And the smaller flowers

Another look at the completed purse.

I hope you liked my project and find it inspiring. I would love to know your thoughts on this. 

The next person on the hop is Amber Rain Davis. She is such an amazing crafter! I am a big fan of her work! Here is the complete list in case you want to go back to the beginning or missed someone.

Hop list:

And finally, no Altenew hop is complete without some great prizes! 

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog by 12/21/2020 for a chance to win. 

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/23/2020.

There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?! We have included an Inlinkz below for you to enter your gorgeous Altenew “Floral with Geometric Elements” creations. We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!



Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Mixed Media Wall Decor with CrafTreat 3D Decoupage...

Hi! I am on the CrafTreat YT channel today with a brand new video featuring the beautiful Botanical Blooms I 3D Decoupage sheets. Click here to watch the video.

Here are some more pics.

Closeup of the bottom

Closeup of the top

Another look of the frame

Entering this frame in the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge Week 601:

We Love2Create Mixed Media Challenge Week 12:

613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:



Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Slimline Card with CrafTreat 3D Decoupage...

Hi! I am on the CrafTreat YouTube channel with a very special slimline card. I used the beautiful Botanical Blooms 2 sheet to create the 3D decoupage. I also include some tips for extending your regular stencils to fit the longer slimline cards. You can watch the video by clicking here.

Here is a close-up of the card.

Close-up of the 3D decoupage

The flap flips up to show the sentiment

Here is the completed card once again

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes:

STAMPlorations December Stencil Challenge:

 STAMPlorations December CAS Challenge:

Mix It Up Challenge MIUCB#44:

Sparkles Challenge #134 - Use a Stencil: