Alcohol markers, die cuts, Heat embossing, simple cards, Uncategorized

Thanks and Gratitude

Hello! Welcome back to another day of crafting! Thank you so much for joining me today. I am wishing you all a blessed week and Happy Thanksgiving! Today, our theme is Thanks and Gratitude. First, I am so thankful for my many blessings. I am also thankful to each of you who stop by to… Continue reading Thanks and Gratitude

Acetate, die cuts, dry embossing, Heat embossing, Interactive Card, Layering stamps, paper flowers, Shaker Card, simple cards, stamped background, Uncategorized

AECP Level 3 Challenge

Hello! Welcome back and thanks so much for joining me! I have made it to my AECP Level 3 Challenge! Woohoo! If this is your first time visiting, I am in the process of getting an Altenew Educator Certification and have been going through their 3-Level program. If you are an avid crafter and have… Continue reading AECP Level 3 Challenge

guy cards, Ink blending, Layering stamps, Masking, simple cards, Uncategorized

Majestic Mountains – Simple Card

Hello! Welcome back to my card making blog! Creating one card at a time to send smiles to others. Today I'm featuring a simple card that won't create a lot of bulk when mailing. This is perfect for a guy thank you card. I know typically I make ones with tons of flowers and when… Continue reading Majestic Mountains – Simple Card

die cuts, Heat embossing, Ink blending, Layering stamps, paper flowers, simple cards, stamped background, Stencils, Uncategorized

Double Background Card

Hey y'all! Thanks for stopping by today to learn how to step-up your backgrounds for cards. This is a super easy, fast card to make when you're in a hurry. Let's look at how to create quick backgrounds with background stamps and stencils. Cut a 130lb heavyweight cardstock base to 4.25" by 5.5".Score and close… Continue reading Double Background Card

die cuts, Glitter, Heat embossing, paper flowers, Stippling, Uncategorized, Watercoloring

Tattoo Stippling Technique

Hello! Welcome back for more stamping! Today's card features a tattooing and art technique called stippling. I had already known about stippling, but did not realize at some point it was used in tattooing. I took a class offered by Altenew called Transcending Tattoo Techniques presented by Jaycee Gaspar. I learned a lot from this… Continue reading Tattoo Stippling Technique

die cuts, Glitter, Heat embossing, Ink blending, Stencils, Uncategorized

Stenciling Unleashed

I love using stencils on projects! Stencils are a cost-effective way to create beautiful cards. For this project, I learned from an Altenew class how to take stencils to the next level. I created these two different cards by stacking different stencils. Let's get into how I made these. For the first card panel, I… Continue reading Stenciling Unleashed

Acetate, die cuts, Glitter, Interactive Card, Layering stamps, Shaker Card, spinner card, stamped background, Uncategorized

Cards in Motion

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by to see this fun, interactive card. It features a shaker window and a spinner feature for double the interaction! I learned how to create my own version of this after participating the Altenew Cards in Motion class. It was so much fun! There were many great tips and tricks… Continue reading Cards in Motion

Acetate, die cuts, Heat embossing, Ink blending, Layering Dies, Layering stamps, Masking, paper flowers, Stencils, Uncategorized

Layering Dies

Welcome back to another fun day of crafting! I am EXCITED to share with you this pretty card featuring techniques I learned from the Altenew Layering Dies Class. There are a few fun elements of interest in this card, so let's get started with how I made it. First, I knew I wanted to have… Continue reading Layering Dies

Fussy cutting, Heat embossing, Ink blending, Layering stamps, paper flowers, simple cards, Stencils, Uncategorized

Layering Flower Stamps

Hello! Thank you for stopping by my blog. It has been a little while since I last posted anything. Life has been busy! I'm back, though, with this sweet and simple card. I passed all of my Altenew Level 2 challenges and have moved up to Level 3 Altenew Educator Certification program. Woohoo! The card… Continue reading Layering Flower Stamps

die cuts, Glitter, Heat embossing, Ink blending, Layering Dies, Layering stamps, Masking, paper flowers, stamped background, Stencils, Uncategorized

AECP Level 2 Challenge Part 2

Hey hey! Welcome back! Thanks so much for stopping by! In my previous post, I broke down my Altenew Educator Certification Program Level 2 Challenge into two different parts. Today, I will be focusing on part 2 of this challenge. From part 1, I had to create four masculine cards to be a set. For… Continue reading AECP Level 2 Challenge Part 2

Alcohol markers, die cuts, Fussy cutting, Heat embossing, Ink blending, Layering stamps, Masking, stamped background, Stencils, Uncategorized

AECP Level 2 Challenge Part 1

Masculine Card Set Hello everyone! Welcome back to more crafting! So thankful you have joined me again! This post is all about completing my Altenew Educator Program Level 2 Challenge. I'm breaking this into two parts so that it is not too long. If you are a crafter, whether seasoned or just beginning, joining the… Continue reading AECP Level 2 Challenge Part 1

Fussy cutting, Glitter, Ink blending, Layering stamps, Masking, paper flowers, stamped background, Uncategorized

Masking Unleashed

Hi everyone! Welcome back to another day of card techniques. Today we will look at masking to create a scene. Let's jump right in to this card. First, using the Altenew All the Hearts die, I die cut a heart from masking paper. Then, using the negative piece, I taped it down to a white… Continue reading Masking Unleashed

Alcohol markers, die cuts, Fussy cutting, Heat embossing, Layering stamps, paper flowers, stamped background, Stencils, Uncategorized

Magical Marker Techniques

Hello! Welcome back to another day of techniques. Today we are focusing on marker techniques. Another class I took from Altenew was Magical Marker Techniques. I learned how to take my artist markers to a new level while creating cards. A few of the tips I learned from this class are the following: using metal… Continue reading Magical Marker Techniques

die cuts, dry embossing, Glitter, Heat embossing, Layering stamps, simple cards, Uncategorized

Impressive Heat Embossing

Hello everyone! Thank you for joining me again today for another card technique. Our focus will be on Impressive Heat Embossing. I still remember the first time I saw heat embossing in action. I was a brand-new crafter at my friend, Paggy's house. She was teaching us different techniques and heat embossing was the one… Continue reading Impressive Heat Embossing

die cuts, Glitter, Heat embossing, Nuvo drops, paper flowers, simple cards, stamped background

Color Your Day

Color Your Day Card Challenge Hello! Welcome back to another day of card making! In today's post, we are going to explore color and a great formula for using color in our cards. I took the Altenew Educator course called Color Your Day. In this class, I learned all sorts of tips and techniques when… Continue reading Color Your Day

Alcohol markers, die cuts, Ink blending, Layering stamps, paper flowers, simple cards, stamped background, Uncategorized, Vellum

Beautiful Details

Hello! Welcome back to another fun day of card making! The focus for today's card comes from my Altenew Educator class about Beautiful Details. I truly enjoyed this class! The tips from the lesson I will be focusing on for this card will include the following: using artist markers for the ink, use 2nd and… Continue reading Beautiful Details

Heat embossing, Ink blending, simple cards, stamped background, Uncategorized, Vellum, Watercoloring

Polychromatic

Hi everyone! Welcome back to another day of creating cards! The next class I took in the Altenew Educator Program was called Polychromatic. There were so many wonderful tips in this class on adding color or leaving it simple by creating a monochromatic card. The three points from the different lessons I will be using… Continue reading Polychromatic

Heat embossing, simple cards, Stencils, Watercoloring

Creative Watercolor Media

Hello, hello! Thanks so much for stopping by and welcome back! Today we are looking at creative watercolor media that I learned from my Altenew Educator Program. There were all sorts of wonderful tips using watercoloring. To narrow it down, I focused on these three tips from the lessons: use stencils to watercolor, use perfect… Continue reading Creative Watercolor Media

Alcohol markers, die cuts, simple cards

With a Twist

Hello! Welcome back! Thank you so much for visiting. Today our focus is on creating cards with a twist. Specifically, the focus is when we mix modern with vintage to create a simple card. I learned several techniques from this class to create a card with a twist. Some of the techniques include the following:… Continue reading With a Twist

die cuts, Glitter, Heat embossing, paper flowers, simple cards, Uncategorized, Watercoloring

In the Mood for Color

Colors can make us feel so much. Have you ever noticed when people are sad, they describe it as blue or gray? Pinks and reds tend to represent happiness and love. For this next class I took from Altenew Educator Certification Program, it was all about the mood for color. There were several techniques I… Continue reading In the Mood for Color

die cuts, Fussy cutting, Heat embossing, stamped background, Vellum, water bleaching

Beyond Basic Backgrounds

After passing the Level 1 Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP), I am ready to move along to Level 2! For this class we learned many different tips on creating backgrounds that go a step up. Several examples given were to use DIY stencils, using stencils and stamps together to create dimension, foiling, vellum, water coloring,… Continue reading Beyond Basic Backgrounds

die cuts, dry embossing, foiling, Glitter, Heat embossing, Ink blending, Layering Dies, Layering stamps, Nuvo Gel, paper flowers, simple cards, stamped background, Stencils

AECP Final Challenge – Level 1

I loved having this project to challenge me for the final portion of my Level 1 Altenew Educator Program. The task was to create a masculine set and feminine set of cards along with packaging. The cards in each set had to coordinate and had to have coordinating packaging. The twist: I had to use… Continue reading AECP Final Challenge – Level 1

Heat embossing, Ink blending, simple cards

Irresistible Ink Blending

I have long loved mountain scenes in paintings and photos. There is something so majestic and serene when I look at a mountain scene. When I was trying to do an ink blending technique to create a water color scene, I knew exactly the stamp set I wanted to use for this card. I chose… Continue reading Irresistible Ink Blending

die cuts, Layering Dies, simple cards

Easy Die Cutting

Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog! I have a simple card I'll be sharing with you. As you may have already seen, I am in the Altenew Educator Program. I have loved how it has challenged me to be creative with the Altenew products I have on hand. Let's get into the card details!… Continue reading Easy Die Cutting

die cuts, Layering stamps

Seasonal Scene Building

Hello! Thanks so much for stopping by my card making blog today! I'm super excited to share today's card with you. If you haven't ever participated in the Altenew Educator Program, I encourage you to think about it. This program has challenged me to be creative and think outside of the box. One of the… Continue reading Seasonal Scene Building