A Sizzix Thank You Gift Card Holder

So much has been going on behind the scenes recently. The big news is that my new Gift and Gather Collection of dies and stamps by Sizzix is now available. I wanted this collection to be perfect for the winter holiday gift-giving season but I also wanted it to be used throughout the year for […]

Tropical Flip-it Birthday Card

Here’s a fun mix of a Stephanie Barnard Flip-it card with shapes from my Tropicool Vibes collection of dies, stamps and paper to create a laid-back  birthday card. Start by gathering your supplies: You will also need a BigShot die cutting machine. Die cut the following: a card base from green cardstock, two side layers […]

Tropicool Vibes Toucan Card

What do you get when you combine a tiny toucan and mini frames… a tropi-cool card of course! I used an Instax photo frame from my Photo Frame, Seasonal Borders die set and stamps and dies from my Toucan Sentiments set to create a mixed media friendship card. I started with a piece of watercolor […]

Tropicool Slider Card – Basic Tutorial

My new Tropicool Vibes Collection is now available in many local retail shops so I created a quick tutorial on how to assemble my Tropicool Slider Card. This is just a basic assembly video so have fun embellishing the card using the toucan, leaves and phrases.     Hope you enjoy this quick and simple […]

St. Patrick’s Day Card

On St. Patrick’s Day, we’re all a little Irish if only as an excuse to wear a little green. Since green is my favorite color, I had a little fun making a card celebrating the Irish in all of us. I designed the words to be printed out two times so you can make two […]

Faux-Watercolor Tutorial Using Distress Inks

Have you ever wanted to try watercoloring but held back because you just weren’t quite sure of the technique? Well, here is a quick and simple tutorial that will give you a faux-watercolor look using my Elegant Succulent Textured Impressions embossing folder and Tim Holtz Distress Inks. Below are the step-by-step details. Supplies needed: Big […]

Mother’s Day Magic Card

In honor of Mother’s Day, I created a magical card using my Mother’s Day clear stamp set by Sizzix. The best way to explain the magic of this card is by sharing a little video. I’m rather new at this filming, editing, uploading process so I apologize for the quality but I think you can […]

Embossed Rinea Foil Butterflies

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop sponsored by Rinea Foil. The first time I worked with this amazing foil was for a previous sponsored blog hop found here. It is a great material to work with especially with Sizzix embossing folders. The craft foil was supplied by the sponsor but all comments are my own opinions. […]

Hoppy Easter Layered Card

Here’s a fun card that combines my Hoppy Easter stamps and my Photo Frame and Words die. I had so much fun using the bright marker colors by The Stamps of Life. I stamped the eggs and bunny on two sheets of watercolor paper and colored one on the bottom. Then I die cut the […]

Dimensional Holiday Matchbox Cards

Since I had so much fun with the Hipster Santa tags, I decided that instead of giving flat, “normal” Christmas cards to my friends at work this year, that I would make something a little more dimensional and a bit unexpected. These are so quick and easy to make using the Sizzix Tim Holtz Matchbox […]