10 Minute Card // CardMaker Magazine

This is a little late, but I have a post on the CardMaker blog up, showing how to make a cute little card in less than ten minutes...

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Modern Ami // CardMaker Magazine

Hi all! Today I'm participating in a blog with CardMaker Magazine and CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

The kind folks at CAS-ual Fridays sent the team some stamps to play with. Today, I used the bold Mon Ami to make a bright, modern card.

I created a pattern by stamping the beautiful bloom in Hero Arts Indigo over a white card base. I then colored the blooms in with a Chameleon pen from the Cool Tones set. I was feeling pretty lazy, so the blending is definitely not as smooth as the markers can be, but I'll chalk the look up to "artsy." ;)

I stamped the sentiment in Versamark on some blue scrap paper, and then heat embossed it in white. Two of the corners were punched using a good ol' office hole puncher, and then the sentiment was adhered to the card base. Pretty simple and retro!


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Cardstock: Michaels
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Mon Ami
Ink: Hero Arts Indigo, Versamark
Other: Chameleon Cool Tones, Hero Arts white embossing powder

Tools: office hole puncher, heat gun


Manly Mangrove // Hero Arts

I realize that it might seem like there is a disturbing lack of card making going on around here, and I'm here today to inform you that that's not the case! Lots of cards get made, but I just forget to post them.
Such as the case with today's card, which was part of the Hero Arts Summer 2017 catalog.

For the card, I started off by stamping the Color Layering Mangrove stamp in its various layers, using Green Hills and Forever Green for the foliage, and Cup O' Joe and Soft Brown for the trunk. There's more little images you can add to the tree, like little creepers, but I opted not to.

Then, for a very subtle touch, I dry embossed a frame on the panel, using the Rectangle Infinity dies. I used a larger rectangle die to then cut the panel out.

The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in white on a black piece of cardstock, and then I die cut it using a die from Number It Stamp and Cut set.
Finally, I adhered the stamped panel down to a Kraft card base that I had stamped in Versamark with the Scribble Bold Prints background stamp.

Thanks so much for stopping in and God bless!


Cardstock: Michaels white, Hero Arts Kraft
Stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering Mangrove and Scribble Bold Prints
Ink: Hero Arts Green HillsForever GreenCup O' JoeSoft Brown, and Versamark
Other: Hero Arts white embossing powder

Tools: Cuttlebug, Hero Arts Number It Stamp and Cut die


Easy Painted Background // Hero Arts

I'm over on the Hero Arts blog today with a fun background-starring card...

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Favorite Cardmaking Tip // CardMaker Magazine

I'm over on the CardMaker Magazine blog today, with one of my favorite card making tips. I've picked up a lot over the course of my "lofty" card making "career," and today's is one of my favorites.

Head on over to the blog to see what it's all about!