Handmade Fall-Themed Birthday Card

Handmade Fall-Themed Birthday Card featuring Ellen Hutson Fallish Stamp and Die Set

To say that it’s feeling like fall here in Los Angeles might be a bit of a stretch in comparison to other parts of the country, but the projects coming out of my craft room are giving all sorts of fall vibes right now. In last month’s Essentials by Ellen release, the Fallish Stamp and […]

5 Tips for DIY Print Making with Clear Stamps

5 Tips for DIY Print Making with Clear Stamps

If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll know I’ve got a thing for stamping abstract backgrounds. There’s just something about picking a color palette that’s speaking to me in the moment, then grabbing some acrylic blocks and stamps, and going to town with making my own patterns. It’s one of my favorite things to […]

Hot Foiling with Cover Plate Dies

Hot Foiling with Cover Plate Dies

Looking to get a little more out of your cover plate dies? Me too! As far as dies go, they tend to be on the more expensive side, so I’m always looking for ways to do more with mine. This may not be news to you at this point, but one really fun way to […]

Catherine Pooler Summer Nights Collection

Catherine Pooler Summer Nights Collection

Summer’s not quite here yet, but the new Summer Nights Collection from Catherine Pooler is! You may have already seen the sneak peeks on Instagram last week, and today I’ve got a little more inspiration to share. This card features the Capture the Flag Cover Die from the Night in Flight bundle, and the Round […]

9 Tips for Ink Blending and Heat Embossing with Stencils

9 Tips for Ink Blending and Heat Embossing with Stencils

Let’s talk stencils. They’re sort of the underdog of the typical crafty stash – or at least, they are in mine. I certainly don’t give them as much attention as other supplies like stamps, dies and hot foil plates, and if I’m honest, they don’t usually get me as excited. But just like all good […]

Pantone Color of the Year: A Very Peri-Inspired Card

2022 Pantone Color of the Year: A Very Peri-Inspired Card

Those of you who love color are probably familiar with Pantone’s Color of the Year, a concept that began in 2000. Since then, it’s been used to inspire marketing, branding, design, and many other creative pursuits. This year’s color is Very Peri, and it was the inspiration for the card I’ve got for you today. […]

3 Easy Card Compositions for Leftover Die Cut Images

3 Easy Card Compositions for Leftover Die Cut Images

Tell me if you’ve been here: You get your stamps and dies out for a crafting session, pick out all the inks for a color palette you love, and start die cutting and stamping. You’re not exactly sure how you’re going to use the images yet, but you create more than you need, just in […]

Catherine Pooler Ex Libris Release + Apothecary Inks

Catherine Pooler Ex Libris Collection and Apothecary Inks

Hello there! Today marks the release of the latest collection from Catherine Pooler, Ex Libris, and I’ve got a couple of projects to share that feature a few of the new items. This release includes several bundles, as well as four new, absolutely GORGEOUS inks. If you love color, you’re definitely going to want to […]

How to Add Dimension to Your Favorite Stamped Backgrounds

How to Add Dimension to a Simple Stamped Background

Do you ever create a stamped background that you’re really loving, but have trouble turning it into a card? Maybe it’s bold and vibrant, and you get stuck when it comes to figuring out what other elements could be added without making things look too busy? I’ve definitely been there! Today I’m over on the […]

Catherine Pooler Celebrate Spring Collection

Catherine Pooler Celebrate Spring Release

Hi friends! Today the latest collection from Catherine Pooler just released, and it’s very appropriately titled Celebrate Spring. There are so many pretty spring-inspired goodies, from floral stamps and slimline cover dies to essentials for Mother’s Day cards and Easter. Today I’m sharing a card made with the new Fresh Picked Floral stamp set, which […]