Spotlight Collage Technique with Inside the Lines Paper

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Spotlight Collage card with Inside the Lines designer paper

Hello!  I’m back to share with you a fun and easy card that shows a neat Spotlight technique.  So, if you’ve seen the spotlight technique before, it is the idea of having a larger black and white area – usually filled in with line art images – and then coloring in just a little bit of the area to make that spotlighted area POP!  Well, in this case, the Inside the Lines designer paper (**free through the end of March with a $50 order) makes it super simple for you!  This paper pack is all about the current coloring book … Read More

ICS Blog Hop – White Woodland Embossed Christmas Card

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Hello!  Welcome to this month’s Inspire Create Share blog hop. 🙂  This month our theme is I am Dreaming of a White Christmas and we’re showcasing ideas using a white on white! We hope you enjoy this beautiful hop and will become inspired to give the white on white look a try! Now, first up, let me just say that it is SUPER HARD to photograph a whilte on white card and so I’m just going to say, that this looks way prettier in person!  But it was fun to play with ideas that didn’t have to use lots of … Read More

Bright Birthday Card with a Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Bouquet

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When I start working on a project, sometimes I have a plan in mind, but often I turn to pinterest or google image search to give me a starting point for my project.  Most of the time, I end up mixing and matching my favorite ideas from multiple cards into one card.  But sometimes I come across a card that I love so much that I just have to make it exactly as I see it.  Today is one of those cards!  Check out how fun and cheery it is: I saw this card by Shannon Kay on Pinterest and … Read More

Clean & Simple Elegant Thank You card with Suite Seasons

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So, last month, I ran a big event for Pacific Northwest Stampin’ Up demonstrators.  It wasn’t limited to my team, but anyone who wanted to come connect, share, and learn.  As part of the event, I created 4 make & take projects for them to get to play with new goodies from the 2016 Holiday Catalog.  So, I thought I’d share one of those projects with you today!  Because really, we all need a card idea that is quick to make when our Mojo just isn’t feeling it… that we know will turn out fabulous every time!  Give this layout … Read More

Peek-a-Boo, a Bear Hug card for You!

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After all the tragedy in the news over the last weekend, I thought it was the perfect time to share a paper hug here on the blog.  I was inspired by a card by the hilarious Brian King and just loved the bear from the Bear Hugs stamp set popping out of the corner of the card! Tips for making this card: Let your images jump out of the frame! Stamp the bear from the Bear Hugs stamp set and cut him out using the matching framelits.  Then glue him onto the front of the paper you want him to … Read More

Whimsical Hearts Background with Birthday Blooms

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I just love when a card comes together!  This is one that I was playing with recently for a secret sister swap and I tried a few new things and just had fun playing with paper – and isn’t that what it is all about?  Having fun and just experimenting with stamps, ink, and paper! And with the Birthday Blooms stamp set, you can do all kinds of experimenting! So when you see the Birthday Blooms stamp set, it is easy to immediately gravitate towards the large flower and start playing with that.  I mean, it is the biggest image … Read More

Fast and Fun Birthday Card with Birthday Blooms!

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Sometimes I need a card, but my brain is just struggling when I try to figure what exactly to make for that card.  Anyone else know that feeling?  Like, you have your supplies in front of you and you just stare at them, willing them to start arranging themselves into some awesome design… but sadly, they just lay there looking back at you.   Well, the other day I was having that same problem when I suddenly remembered the amazing Emboss Resist technique and had a flash of inspiration!  Check out this cute card that is so easy to do … Read More

A Clean and Simple Embossed Happy Hello with Blended Bloom

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Sometimes I get all caught up in the fun of playing with all my punches, ribbons, and accessories, that I forget to go back to the basics…. ink, stamps, and paper!  But I shared this card with my Stamp Club recently and loved the elegance of it and the simplicity.  Tips for making this card: Pick your favorite color and feature it on your card and then stick to simple neutrals to break it up.  In this case, I just used Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White… and it turns out, that is all the color you need! Keep it from … Read More

Another Great Monochromatic Card with You’ve Got This

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Sometimes I love getting out all the layers and accessories for my cards… and sometimes I like keeping it simple and not needing too much for my project.  Today’s card is one of the latter!  When I’m feeling overwhelmed in life, it is nice to be able to feel accomplished and that I can get something done that looks great but I don’t have to think too hard or have a million supplies out on my desk.  Can you relate?   Tips for making this card: Pick your favorite color and pair it with Whisper White and you are off … Read More

Loving the Layered Letters Stamp Set!

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I’ve always thought Alphabet stamp sets were nice enough, but everytime I got one, I found I didn’t use it that much.  Which is why I didn’t order the Layered Letters stamp set right away… but once again my Mom was wiser than me and ordered it.  So I got to play with hers…and I think I’m in LOVE! Yes, I’ve finally found the alphabet stamp set that I can totally imagine using on a regular basis!  I think part of it is that it comes with an oval stamp and a rectangle stamp that makes it so you can … Read More

Simple Spotlight Card with Sheltering Tree

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Sometimes I see a card online that I LOVE and totally inspire me.  Today was inspired by a card I saw by Michelle Long and I had to play around with the idea!  Because you know me and my deep love of clean and simple cards! It is a fun take on the spotlight technique with the details of the tree framed in the middle of the card. Tips for making this card: The Sheltering Tree stamp set lets you take this one design and make it perfect for any season!  Use Blushing Bride tree leaves to make a pretty … Read More