DIY Flamingo-Themed Gift Packaging

2 Handmade Flamingo-Themed Gift Packaging Ideas

If you know me, you know that I LOVE plants – especially tropical ones. Monsteras are my favorites, and I have 4 in my apartment (with plenty of room for more!) As you can imagine, I was thrilled when I saw the latest Essentials by Ellen release – specifically the Tropical Foliage stamp and die […]

Clean & Simple Summer Card featuring the Essentials by Ellen July Release

Essentials by Ellen July Release - Girls Just Wanna Have Sun - Clean and Simple Summer Card featuring the Let's Chill Stamp Set

Hey there, friends! It’s time for yet another fabulous Essentials by Ellen release, and this one’s got me feeling alllll the summer feels. From stamp sets featuring beachy essentials to a 2-layered monstera stencil (my favorite plant!) this is one you’ll want to check out for all your summer cardmaking needs. One thing I love […]

Painted Floral Birthday Wishes Card

Floral Birthday Wishes - featuring Essentials by Ellen Painted Florals

Hey there, friends! Today the project I’ve got for you was one that put me in my happy place because it combined many things I love when it comes to cardmaking: Whenever I’m not feeling super creative, I always find myself going back to some of my favorite, most hard-working stamp sets to create new […]

4 Easy Background Ideas for Easter Basket Gift Tags and Cards

4 Easy backgrounds for Easter basket tags and cards

Hey there friends! Anyone struggling today with the hour of sleep we lost yesterday by springing ahead? (Raising my hand high over here!) Though it still feels far too chilly here in southern California for spring, there’s certainly signs sprouting in my craft room. Today I’m over on the Ellen Hutson blog sharing 4 easy […]

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. […]