Saturday, April 29, 2017

New Style Bendy Card & Tutorial

We all like dimensional cards, bendy cards, etc....
well I think you will LOVE this!!!

My niece sent me a picture of a similar style card and asked me if I knew how to make it....well I had never seen one before but went straight to my craftroom and it took me just a few minutes to come up with something.  I'm not sure what it's called but I'm just calling it a 
New Style Bendy Card.

CLICK HERE to watch my tutorial on YouTube

The Birthday card was my first.  
I used a die to make the top and bottom edges more elegant.  I also die cut butterflies and the fence that's in the background.  Then I added some flowers and pearls and a bow.

The second one I made is this Christmas card.
I used my Cricut Imagine for the 3D Santa and 3D house, and I die cut the trees and deer with a CTMH stamp & die set that they no longer sell.  The cardstock has a beautiful, subtle Winter scene printed on it and I got that from Michaels last Christmas.  I added some Stickles to resemble snow on the edges of the house and trees.

CLICK HERE to learn how to make this fantastic versatile New Style Bendy Card.  
It's easier than it looks!

You will find some fun challenges here...
A Snowflakes Promise - #39 Anything Goes

ABC Christmas Challenge - "H" is for Home, "I" is for Informal
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Anything Christmas
Crafting By Designs - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Crafty Gals Corner - #120 Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - #348 Christmas

The Paper Shelter - #291 A Birthday Card
Craft Rocket Challenges - #36 Inspired by Book or Movie

Hiding In My Craft Room - #299 Freestyle
Happy Little Stampers - April - Anything Goes with Dies

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Saturday, April 22, 2017


We all use some kind of markers and we all need a way to store them and travel with them....


Click above or CLICK HERE to watch my review of this marker storage have to see it in action!!!

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Step Card Made Easy

I have a few followers and YouTube subbies that are beginner cardmakers and they don't have a lot of craft tools and machines.  I few requested I share some easy card folds that can be done with basic supplies.  I chose to share the Step Card.

There are many different Step folds....Side Step, Center Step, and more...but this is just the basic Step Card.

I know....a Christmas card in April  Well there are a lot of challenges that do Christmas cards year round :)

To watch my quick video on this easy card fold

The wonderful stamp and die set I used is "Woodland Wishes" from CTMH, but it was seasonal and no longer available.  I have to say that's one of the things I don't like about CTMH is that some things are only available for a few months and then gone...sorry.  And I wish the lighting had been better so you could see the sparkle (glitter) from the CTMH Shimmer Brush

ABC Christmas Challenge - "H" is for Home, "I" is for Informals
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Anything Christmas
A Snowflakes Promise - #39 Anything Goes
Season's Greetings - #5 Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - #3 Anything Christmas
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge - #243 Create A Scene
Crafty Friends - #55 Animals or Birds
HIMCR #297 - Tic Tac Toe (used center column)

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Upcycle - Distressed Weathered Shabby Chic Vintage Crackled Technique

It's amazing how you take something like a bottle or old cutting board from a yard sale... OR... old furniture... OR even a $1 picture frame... and turn it into something beautiful.  I love upcycling and I am LOVING this crackle technique!!!

I haven't yet decided how I'm decorating the old cutting board, but I am so thrilled with how the frame and bottle came out.  I will be doing this on a "ladder" plant stand next... and who knows what else :)

To see how easy this is too do and what I used to do it, just CLICK HERE to watch my tutorial on YouTube.

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Bible Journaling For The Creative Soul - Psalm 27-1

I don't always do my Bible journaling in My Creative Bible...
I also enjoy  using a little binder I got from CTMH, it's called an Instalife Album , and that is what I used today.

The verse I used is Psalm 27:1

I hope you watch my video to see how I created this page and to hear my thoughts on this verse.  Links to products used are in the description box of my video.
CLICK HERE to see more.

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Double Pocket Diamond Easel Card

Some of my favorite creations are a result of experimenting ...
and this card fold is no exception!
My Double Pocket Diamond Easel Card Fold

You might recognize the pink card in the middle....I believe I shared that a couple years ago.  I discovered this fold over 2 years ago and now I'm ready to share it with YOU. 

To watch my tutorial on how to make this card

Happy Birthday Maranda!

And here are some challenges....
A Perfect Time To Craft - Challenge #04
Creative Craft Cottage - #84 For The Girls
Crafty Girls Creations - Challenge 35
Crafty Creations Challenges - #338 Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - #116 Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Challenges #40
Crafting With Dragonflies - #77 More Than 2 Folds
Simon Says - Anything Goes

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