Layered Orchid Handmade Cards

Layered Orchid Handmade Cards

Does anyone else have an August birthday? As a kid I always felt like this was a non-ideal time because there was no bringing cupcakes in to school like my friends with non-summer birthdays did, and often people would be away on holiday. But as an adult, I love it! Celebrating with delicious food and […]

Tropical Foliage Baby Card

Tropical Foliage Welcome Baby Card

It’s been quite a while since I last made a card to celebrate a new baby on the way, but that’s exactly what’s about to happen for one of my friends. Since I don’t make this type of card very often, you won’t find a bunch of baby-themed supplies in my stash. That said, you […]

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 […]

Christmas in July: 4 Tips for Mass-Producing Holiday Cards

Christmas in July: 4 Tips for Mass-Producing Holiday Cards

Hey there friends! Ready for a little holiday action today? I know that actual Christmas is still months away, but I always find myself running out of time to make holiday cards at the end of the year. When I discovered the cardmaking community on Instagram, I initially thought Christmas in July was a bit […]

Abstract Landscape Cards, 3 Ways

July 5 - Abstract Landscape Cards, 3 Ways

Sometimes when I have the urge to create but don’t have any design team assignments due, or a specific card that needs to be made, I like to dig through my stash for supplies that haven’t had enough love. You know the ones that you received long ago but never really had enough time to […]

3 Easy DIY 4th of July Table Decor Ideas

3 Easy DIY 4th of July Table Decor Ideas

Hey there friends! Are you planning to do any entertaining for 4th of July? If so, I’ve got you covered today with some very fun and festive DIY table decor! Over on the Ellen Hutson blog, I’m sharing 3 projects you can make that will instantly boost the fun factor of your 4th of July […]

Spellbinders “It’s My Party” Collection

Spellbinders It's My Party Collection - Celebration Cards

It’s no secret that I love a reason to celebrate, and today we’ve got a big one! Just a couple of days ago, my unbelievably talented crafty friend, Carissa Wiley launched her first collection of stamps, dies and hot foil plates with Spellbinders. These products – appropriately named the “It’s My Party Collection” – are […]

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 […]

Essentials by Ellen Hey You Suite, 3 Ways

Essentials by Ellen Hey You Suite, 3 Ways, plus die alignment tips

Hi friends! Did you catch the new Essentials by Ellen release a couple of weeks ago? Life’s been quite busy lately (in great ways!) so I haven’t been in my craft room as much as I’d like, but I’ve been steadily working my way through creating with these celebration-themed goodies and am having so much […]

Hooray Cake-Shaped Handmade Shaker Tag

Hooray Cake-Shaped Handmade Gift Tag - featuring Essentials by Ellen April 2023 Release

What’s the one kind of card you always find yourself needing more of? For me, it’s birthday cards, and it just so happens they’re my favorite kind to make! If you feel the same, you’re in luck – the April 2023 Essentials by Ellen release just went live today, and it’s alllllll about birthdays, cake […]