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Thanks a Bunch

July 27, 2022

Hello friends! Today we are back with another card project we created as guest designers for Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. We created this card using the beautiful Mason Jar Bouquet stamp set shown below. Focal Point: The large floral image from the set was stamped onto a panel of medium weight white cardstock with black archival pigment ink. The stamped image was colored using colored pencils and then…

Floral Sympathy

Black & White Sympathy

July 20, 2022

Hello and welcome! We are so happy you stopped by. Today we are sharing our second card project as guest designers for Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. We decided on a black and white themed sympathy card using flowers from the Consider the Wildflowers stamp set.  Focal Point: The smaller flowers on the stamp set were stamped onto a piece of vellum with embossing ink. The images were covered…

General

Cozy Hello

July 8, 2022

Hello crafty friends! We are honored and excited to be guest designing this month for Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. Today we are sharing our first card project featuring the adorable images from the Let’s Get Cozy stamp set.   Focal Point: Several images were stamped onto mid-weight white cardstock using alcohol-friendly black ink. The images were colored with alcohol markers, fussy-cut and set aside. The sentiment was stamped…

Critters Diecutting

You’re UnFROGettable

July 5, 2022

Hello friends! We hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed the 4th of July holiday if you’re in the USA. How is it already July?? Today we have a cute critter card to share using a variety of products from different companies (we love to mix up our supplies). Focal Point: We stamped the frogs onto 80# white cardstock with a Copic-friendly ink and colored the images…

Birthday Critters

A Little Birdie Birthday

February 6, 2022

Hello crafty friends!!  We love putting a personal twist on our handmade birthday cards, don’t you?  Today we are sharing a card that we made for our animal-loving niece’s birthday. The darling little birds in this set from Photoplay make us smile! Focal Point: The bird, branch and flower images were stamped on 80 lb. cardstock using alcohol marker friendly ink. Once the ink was dry, the images…

Birthday Eclipse Scenes

Bold Birthday Eclipse

January 31, 2022

Have you ever heard of or tried the die-cutting eclipse technique? We think this is such a fun technique that creates dramatic results. The new Be Bold Color Block dies by Spellbinders are a collection of large word dies that are great for eclipsing. Background Panel: We chose to use the Birthday word die for our project which measures 3.5” x 8.5”, so we cut a piece of…

Birthday Dry Embossing Floral

In the Meadow Birthday

January 16, 2022

Hello friends and Happy New Year!  We hope you were able to enjoy time with family and friends this past holiday season. It was definitely a very busy time for us.  In addition, our family has several birthdays to celebrate the first week of January.  One of those is half of this Kreative Kinship team (Happy Birthday Michele!).  So, when it’s your sister’s birthday and she happens to…

Critters Floral Holiday

Merry Christmas, Deer!

December 8, 2021

One of our favorite paper crafting techniques is die cutting. We simply find the process of cutting and gluing small pieces of paper together to create something beautiful so relaxing and enjoyable.  Our card project today was created mostly with die cuts – there was very little stamping involved. We are pleased with how it turned out and hope you think so too! Focal Point: The deer was…

Autumn/Fall Diecutting

Alcohol Inked Maple Leaf

November 9, 2021

Welcome!  Have you experimented with alcohol inks to make fun colorful backgrounds?  If so, how often do you actually put them to use in your cardmaking? Admittedly, we haven’t mastered that step yet, but we are trying!  Today’s card is the result of using one of those backgrounds and we think it worked perfectly. Focal Point: Using the solid maple leaf die, cut one leaf from a Yupo…

Autumn/Fall Birthday Diecut Inlay

Diecut Inlay Leaves

October 25, 2021

Hello Friends! Have you ever tried the diecut inlay technique? It’s really just a fancy name for paper piecing, but we find it relaxing and enjoyable – somewhat like putting a jigsaw puzzle together. It’s definitely a great way to use up small scraps of cardstock. We have an autumn-themed birthday card to share with you today using this technique. Focal Point: We selected a rust-colored cardstock to…