birthday card diy | card ideas

How To Make a Birthday Card

By on May 30, 2017
How To Make a Birthday Card Tutorial

The Double Betty

I like to give my cards a nickname. This is because I like to teach concepts that can be customized rather than specifics that can only be created one way. Let’s learn how to make a birthday card with… The Double Betty.

Named for the double sided designer series paper we’ll use and the beauty of the finished product, The Double Betty is easy and fairly quick to make.

I’ve seen cards similar to this all over the internet, so I don’t know who specifically to credit. If you’ve made this card or a similar card, give me a shout out in the comments.

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Thank You Messages – What To Say?

By on May 18, 2017
Thank You Messages - What To Say?

 Carefully worded thank you messages

People often find it difficult to put words to feelings. What do you say to show someone you care?  For thank you messages, it’s really much simpler than you may think.

On the whole, people just want to be appreciated. They don’t always need fancy words. However, there are times you do need or want to say something more meaningful.

For this reason, Stampin’ Up offers several stamp sets that exclusively feature thankful sayings from very simple to very touching.

All you need to do is stamp it on your card or gift tag. Let’s check them out:

“All Things Thanks” Stamp Set

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How To Make An Envelope

By on May 10, 2017
How To Make An Envelope - Tutorial

Let me introduce you to an amazing tool…

If you want to know how to make an envelope the fastest and easiest way, I’ve got an amazing tool to show you.

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With the envelope punch board from Stampin Up, You can make up to 66 sizes of envelopes in a snap. Let me walk you through how it works.

Grab your supplies!

Of course you’ll need your envelope punch board (#133774), but you’ll also need three other supplies. Your paper, a trimmer (#126889), and some adhesive.

You can use any paper you like. The designer series paper works great with this tool, even though it’s slightly thicker than regular envelope paper. I recommend the snail adhesive for fast assembly with no mess.

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Bookmark Ideas Using The Water Reflection Technique

By on May 4, 2017
Bookmark Ideas With Watercolor Techniques

Watercolor bookmark ideas

In this post I hope to inspire you with some bookmark ideas using the water reflection technique, which is a watercolor project.

Don’t feel intimidated if you don’t know how to paint with watercolors. We’re going to use easy tools that are fun and simple for beginners. You are welcome to read on, or simply watch the video:

If you’re using wood stamps, you might like to see the other video I’ve posted below. It’s about how to place your image with your stamp-a-ma-jig.

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