How to Make a Textured Glitter Background with Embossing Paste

How to Make a Textured Glitter Background with Embossing Paste

If you’ve been following along for a while, you already know that I can’t resist a good white on white background. There are so many ways to do this – cover dies, other die cuts, heat embossing – but one technique that I haven’t used in a very long time is embossing paste, paired with […]

Concord & 9th July Release: Flower Shaker Shapes

Concord and 9th Floral Shaker Shapes Shaker Card

Hey there friends! Today I’m joining Concord and 9th in celebrating their latest release, and to kick things off, I’m excited to share the Flower Shaker Shapes stamp and die set. For those of you who love shaker cards, you are going to have SO much fun with these! To get started, I created my […]

My Top 3 Tips for Hot Foil Stamping

SCT Guest Post - Hot Foil Stamping Tips

Hey there friends! Today I’m excited to be guest posting over on the Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine blog. If hot foil stamping has been something you’re not so sure about or haven’t had consistent success with in the past, this post is for you! I only started using a hot foiling system about 4 […]

2 Clean and Simple Birthday Cards

2 Clean and Simple Birthday Cards - featuring Essentials by Ellen Cake Stamp Set

You can never have too many birthday cards ready to send, right? That’s certainly the stance that I take, and in my circle of friends and family, there are a LOT of summer birthdays. Whether stamping is your jam or you’re more into die cutting, I’ve got one of each to inspire your next craft […]

All About You Cards, 2 Ways – featuring Essentials by Ellen

All About You Cards, 2 Ways - featuring Essentials by Ellen A2 Piercing Plate

On Wednesday I said I’d have some more piercing plate action to show you, and today, I’m going to deliver on that promise! Creating cards that feel appropriate for the dudes in my life is something I don’t do that often – most of my cards tend to have a feminine aesthetic to them, and […]

Happy Birthday String Card

Happy Birthday String Card - Essentials by Ellen

Several months ago, I never envisioned myself taking a needle and thread to my cards. Fast forward to now, and evidently, things have changed. Behold, my first string card! So what changed my mind? Recently I was asked if I’d like to try some stitching dies (which you’ll see appearing here in the coming months!) […]

All About You featuring Essentials By Ellen Organic Elements

Today is All About You - Featuring Essentials by Ellen Organic Elements Stamp Set

Hey friends! Today I’ve got a fun card to share that features a stamp set that I was positively GIDDY to get inky. I’ll start by saying that I definitely don’t consider myself a crazy advanced stamper – in fact, I’m super clumsy and almost always end up experiencing several ‘oopsie’ moments in every craft […]

Small Butterflies – featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Mini Gold Foil Butterfly Cards - featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hey there friends! Today I’ve got two cards to share that I made with the new Pinkfresh Studio Small Butterflies stamp, hot foil plate and die combo. I’ve been all about the butterflies lately (see exhibit 1 and 2!) and unlike the larger butterflies I’ve used in the past, these cuties are a little smaller […]

Pinkfresh Studio Lemons and Blueberries Inspo + Instagram Hop

Pinkfresh Studio Lemons and Blueberries - June 2021 Release and Instagram Hop

If yesterday’s post had you excited about the new Pinkfresh Studio June release, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s an Instagram hop kicking off today! I don’t often do full-size slimline cards because they’re – well, just BIG – but in this case, I really wanted to use as many of the gorgeous images […]

Berry Branch Mini Slimline Cards

Berry Branches Mini Slimline Cards - featuring The Stamp Market

Hi loves! As always, I’m very excited that today is Friday and that another weekend of crafting is upon us. Today I wanted to share a couple of mini slimline cards that I made recently with a few new-to-my-stash goodies, including a gorgeous hot foil plate. (It truly has my clean and simple design-loving heart!) […]