My Favorite Moments – Featuring Echo Park Simple Life Collection

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Hi all,

Happy Monday! Today was a fabulous day of warm weather and a nice spring breeze. After such a rainy week last week I was ready to get back into the swing of things in the craft room and create a new card for you.

Today’s card was created using papers and dies from the Simple Life Collection by Echo Park. I love the quality and colors of this collection. I wanted to create this type of card to show that card making and crafting doesn’t mean you need to have a TON of products, sometimes, things can come together quite easily if you find little collections or packs of paper that already coordinate for you. I found this pack at my local Tuesday Morning! I love that store!

For this card I used 2 sheets of 12×12 paper and a die-cut sticker.


For some added interest I included a strip of green paisley washi tape across the back and tied some gold cord on top.


Thanks for stopping by and see you again tomorrow for another idea on using collection packs to create cards!

How to Create Envelopes

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Hi Everyone!

As promised, I’m back with a continuation to my previous post on folding cards. I mentioned I would share a how-to video on creating quick envelopes for standard size cards. To refresh your memory, here’s a picture of the folding card & envelopes…envelopes

I have 2 different methods to create this card.

Method One: Martha Stewart Scoring Board (or a ruler and something to mark your page)
Step 1) Cut a piece of scrapbook paper to 8.5″ x 8.5″
Step 2) Turn the paper so it is in a diagnol shape (or use the tool provided for with the board)
Step 3) Score your paper at 3″ rotate & score it again at 3 5/8″ (then repeat for the other 2 sides).
Step 4) Add some glue and adhere your envelope together.

Method 2: Digital Cut File – I used silhouette studio
Step 1) Cut your envelope template
Step 2) Crease your folds
Step 3)  Add some glue and adhere your envelope together.

Although both methods produce the same result, I tend to lean towards using the digital cut file to create my envelopes. It is a great way to mass produce envelopes when you are in a time crunch.

I hope you found this tutorial helpful! Feel free to leave comments or questions =)

See you next time!

Large Background Stamp featuring Button Embellishment

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Hi all,

I’m so excited to be back in the groove of things and creating all new videos for you. Here’s a card I made this week featuring a Hero Arts background stamp & some button embellishments to brighten up an otherwise muted tone for a card.Floral Button Card

I am in LOVE with this embossing powder from ranger – look at that platinum finish on the sentiment! DSC_0006

Here’s a look into how this card was created


Cardstock: Neenah Desert Storm Environmental Cardstock, Bazzil (dotted blue), Bazzil (striped white)
Background Stamp: Hero Arts
Stamping Inks: VersaFine Black & Versamark Clear
Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder Liquid Platinum
Marker Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Markers
White Pen: Uniball Signo Broad White Gel Pen
Brush: Water Brush
Vellum: Open Stock from Paper Source
Buttons: Oriental Trading Craft Supply

Distress Ink & Paper Piecing Bridal Card

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Hi all,

Welcome back! I hope everyone is enjoying the last few days of summer.

For today’s card I wanted to try using an alphabet stamp set to create my sentiment. I’m one that almost always chooses to use a sentiment that’s ready to go. I don’t mess around with my stamps by splitting them apart, I like things already assembled and ready to go for me. So as you may guess, this card in particular took quite some time to conceptualize. However, once I had an idea of what I wanted, it came together pretty quickly. I knew I wanted to use the scooter element in a whimsical way, and the rest of the card just fell into place immediately after I had the element figured out.

Here’s the how-to on the card:

Here’s a look at the finished card.



Cardstock: Neenah Desert Storm & Cosmo Cricket – Sweet Disposition Collection

Die-Cuts: Cosmo Cricket – Sweet Disposition collection

Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo

Watercolor Paper: Ranger Watercolor

Stamps: American Crafts Ginger

Stamp Ink: Versafine Onyx Black