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Encouragement Cards

For some reason, I just love metal dies. Sure, I realize there are alternatives out there with electronic machines and digital files. However, there is something about running a die manually through a machine and picking out the different types of paper to layer together, that I just love. Putting together 3D dies, for me, is a mindful activity and I just adore the end result. For my first card, I die cut several flowers from the Craft-a-Flower Cosmos Layering Set( ALTN ) in using two different colours of cardstock.…

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Welcome to Penguin Palace’s first ever Blog Hop.  I’m thrilled to be joining a group of talented artists in featuring Penguin Palace’s latest Fall 2020 Release.  The star of this release is not just the cool stamps and dies, but the Stencils 360 tool! I will have a video tutorial up later in the day explaining exactly how it all works. The best way I can describe the Stencils 360 tool is if the Wreath Builder Stencil and Turnabout stamps had a love child. Essentially it creates a beautiful frame…

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A few days ago, I was a part of a live event on YouTube in which several people participated. We all crafted for one hour and everyone made beautiful projects. I decided to play around with my nesting dies, my stencils and my Distress Oxide Inks. There are hours of entertainment throughout these different live streams! I gathered certain supplies on my desk and I challenged myself to just use what was on my desk. I had such fun interacting with everyone and giving away prizes. This card uses the…

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I’m so happy to be a part of the new Altenew March 2020 Blog Hop! I am obsessed with these pretty florals and spring feeling. I was looking for a cheerful colour since the world seems to be going crazy right now and yellow (Pocketful of Sunshine Mini Cube Set( ALTN )) just makes me happy! Shop the New Release Now! I stamped this gorgeous layering stamp from the Altenew Fabulous Florets Stamp Set( ALTN ) using two shades of yellow. I masked them off and added the leaves. I…

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Today I am exploring 5 different ways to use vellum. As an elegant-style, cardmaker I find vellum to be something I use quite often. I don’t create cards often with the idea of using vellum, but often I use vellum to calm down backgrounds that are too busy for me. Belly Bands I love creating cards with different folds (hint hint for my next video!) but they often require a belly band or something to hold everything together. Vellum is a great material for this because it’s not distracting. Heat…

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