Category Archives: Card Making Techniques

Handmade Anniversary Cards: Feel Goods

My friend and business coach and his wife are celebrating their anniversary this month, so I thought it was time to start coming up with ideas for handmade anniversary cards. I love the Timeless Elegance Designer Paper because it’s, well, elegant! The patterns in this collection are perfect to make your own wedding cards or for… Read More »

Happy Mothers Day Cards: Criss-Cross Card Folds How to Video

Mothers Day is just a few short months away, so I thought I’d start designing some Happy Mothers Day cards for your inspiration. Be sure and check out the video below! Here I used a modified criss-cross card for a bit of a unique look.  In the picture at right you can see a peek-a-boo of… Read More »

Card Making Classes: Fancy Card Folds

FANCY CARD FOLDS CLASS Come spend a fun and relaxing afternoon stamping with friends in my card making classes.  In the Fancy Card Folds Class we’ll be making a total of three exquisite, more advanced handmade card designs with unusual card folds.  If you’re a beginner don’t worry, I’ll walk you through step-by-step! All envelopes and supplies will… Read More »

Faux Patina Thank You Card

Today’s thank you card features the faux patina technique, which gives the impression of aged metal.  Love it!  I used the Lovely Lace embossing folder for the embossed background design. The card making template came from today’s card sketch at Mojo Monday. The top pieces were cut into squares, and then I applied a slightly larger strip… Read More »

My 12 Weeks of Christmas is Winding Down

My 12 Weeks of Christmas is winding down, but there are still three more weeks left.  This is my annual gift to my craft newsletter subscribers, and it’s absolutely FREE!  It’s full of Christmas card making tutorials, ideas for unique homemade gifts, and instructions for homemade gift bags, tags, and gift wrap. My monthly newsletter will be going… Read More »

New Weekly Deals on Holiday Catalog Items!

They’ve just announced the new Weekly Deals, and there’s some Holiday Catalog items in the mix! Maybe you were thinking about picking up the Festive Flower Builder Punch.  Well, now you can get it at a discount!  But these deals only last one week, so don’t dilly-dally! Watch the video below on how to use… Read More »

Simple Christmas Card Design

Today’s beautiful Christmas card design looks complicated but is super simple.  This is what all the guests will be making at my stamp party today! Other than the greeting, this card is made completely — and exclusively! — using the Big Shot and the Woodland embossing folder.  That’s right, even the stamping!  All the ink went inside… Read More »

Handmade Card Design: Faux Alcohol Markers

Today’s handmade card design is based on the card pattern featured this week at i Love Card Sketches. It also features a cool idea to add to your arsenal of cardmaking techniques, faux alcohol markers.  This technique was featured in the Techniques Boutique how to video today over at Papercrafts Toolbox.  You can try it… Read More »

Are You In?

Are you in?  My mailing list, that is! My craft newsletter will be going out in just a few days.  Why should you care? Here are just some of the benefits of joining my FREE list: Exclusive card making tutorials Rubber stamping DIY tips and tricks Traditional and digital scrapbooking layouts Ideas for craft room… Read More »

Clean and Simple Cards – Mother’s Love

Using just one layer is an easy way to make clean and simple cards. I masked off the lower part with some Post-It notes and sponged on some green ink (Pistachio Pudding and Pear Pizzaz) and then added a subtle amount of Soft Sky blue for the sky before stamping the images in Wild Wasabi,… Read More »

Card Making Tutorials For Free?

Would you like to pick up card making tutorials for free?  Well, you can! I release new craft tutorials every month for my Stamp4Joy Card Making Club members.  But you can pick up a free tutorial just for placing an order of $50 or more in my Online Store!  Your tutorial will be sent via… Read More »