You Are Eggstra Special!

Hello Crafty Friends!  Debbie here today to share with you my first Easter card.  Easter is really early this year so I have started creating my cards early, too.  I really love coloring with the Nuvo Marker Pens.  These alcohol markers blend so well and fit in my hand nicely.  I used some of the pens to color the chick and eggs for this cute Easter card.


Supplies Used:

Here are some of the supplies I used:


To begin, stamp the chick & egg images onto white cardstock with black ink.  Color with the markers.  Fussy cut each image and set them aside.



Die cut the patterned paper using the largest scalloped rectangle in the Mixed Edge Rectangle die set.  Die cut the pink and white cardstock using the dies from the Hello ATC Die.  Stamp the sentiment onto the white die cut using the Stamp Platform.


Assemble the card using 3d foam tape to give some dimension.  Here is the finished card again.


Thank you for stopping by today!

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Please Be Mine!

Hello friends!  Making Valentine’s Day cards is one of my favorite things to create.  Using the super cute Neat & Tangled Stamp Set – My Favorite Nut, I created this card using some dies from the Tonic Studios Essentials range.


Supplies Used:


Here are the supplies I used.  The Nuvo pens are alcohol pens that come in packages of 3 and they have a broad tip on one end and a fine tip on the other.  They blend really well and I really love the way they color!  After stamping and color the images, I used some of the Essentials dies to cut out the squirrels and the sentiment for the card.  I matted the images on the slightly larger shapes die cut from red cardstock.


Using the small snips, I fussy cut out the envelope and acorns to use as embellishments on the card.  I used foam tape to give my embellishments pop.

Here is a closer look at the card.


I really love these images from Neat & Tangled.  The squirrels are just too cute!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Embossed Flowers Cards

One of my new year’s resolutions was to send out a lot more handmade cards to my friends and family.  To create a stack of cards can sometimes be a long process but if you plan ahead, you can really make your creative time count!  For these cards, I used Nuvo Gold Enchantment Glitter embossing powder to create some flowers that will go with just about any colors and patterns of paper.


Supplies Used:


To begin, cut the kraft cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11″ and score it at 5 1/2″.  Fold along the score line to create an A2 size card with the fold at the top of the card.  For this card, I used some 6×6 patterned paper.  So I cut two pieces that measures 3 x 4″ and adhered them into place onto the card front.  I set this aside to start creating the embellishments for the card.

Before stamping the flowers, use a powder tool on the white cardstock.  This reduces static so that the embossing powder sticks just where you want it.  Stamp the flowers and leaves onto white cardstock using embossing ink.  Sprinkle the gold embossing powder, tap off the excess and then heat.


I ended up stamping a whole page of these flowers and leaves so that I could cut them all out while I watched TV.

I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of kraft cardstock and used some Glacier White Fine detail embossing powder.  This powder is perfect for sentiments.


I used the Essentials Circle dies and die cut a circle from white cardstock.  Then using some 3d foam squares, I attached the flowers and leaves into place.  Plus I added the sentiments.  Here is a closer look.


The best part about using the gold embossing powder is that you could use these flowers with just about any colored patterned paper!  So cut out the extras you embossed and put them in a baggie to use for a later project!


Thanks for stopping by today!

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Love You Shaker Card

Hello Crafty Friends!  Debbie here today to share with you a fun and easy way to create a heart-shaped shaker card using the Heart Die & Shaker Set.


Supplies Used:

To begin, cut the kraft cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11″ and score it at 5 1/2″.  Fold at the score line to create the base of the card.   Here is what you get in the package.  You get 5 heart shaped blisters along with the matching heart die.


Cut the mint cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4″.  Stamp this panel using mint ink.   Now it’s time to start creating the heart shaker portion of the card.  Position the heart die into place and use a piece of low-tack tape to hold it into place while die cutting.


Cut a small scrap of white cardstock.  Using the Stamp Platform, stamp the sentiment for inside the shaker.  Pour just a bit of the Diamond Glitter over the sentiment and remove the liner from the back of the heart blister.  Adhere the heart blister onto the white cardstock so that the sentiment and glitter are right in the middle of the heart.


Outline the heart blister with the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and adhere the mint panel into place.


Cut a strip of the patterned paper and using the Heart die, cut a heart into the middle.  Adhere into place over the heart onto the mint panel.


To finish my card, I added some pink ribbon and then adhered this panel to the Kraft cardstock.


Using the Heart Die & Shaker Set, made creating this card fast and easy!  Thanks for stopping by today!

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A Gingerbread House Card!

Hello friends!  It’s Debbie here today to share a fun Christmas card with you today.  I think nothing says Christmas more than a gingerbread house.  Whether you make it with dough or paper, they are just so cute and a favorite of mine.    You can make beautiful gingerbread houses using the Dimensional 747e Gingerbread House Die Set.  But there is more you can do than just make dimensional  paper gingerbread houses.  Using the Gingerbread House Die set, it’s easy to create this cute card!


Supplies Used:

This is the die set I used to create my card.  The 3d gingerbread houses you can create with this die set are super adorable.  But I love to use my supplies in more than one way and decided a card would be super cute!


This card measures 5 x 7″.  To create the base, you need to cut the kraft cardstock to 7 x 10″.  Score and fold this and set it aside until you are ready to build your houses!  Cut a few strips of white cardstock to 3 x  6 1/2″.  Using the Tim Holtz Mini Rotary Cutter and the glass mat, cut the white strips to look like hills and valleys.    Vary the hills and valleys so that they aren’t the same.  You will need three strips like this.


Now it’s time to die cut the gingerbread house fronts.  You will need two whites and one from kraft cardstock.  Then you will need to die cut the detailed fronts of the houses.  You will need one white, one red and one kraft.  Be sure to cut away the 4 strips along the sides and the bottom rectangle.  Those pieces are when you make a 3d house.  For this card, we won’t use those.  Also cut some small strips of cardstock to use along the edges of the houses.


Adhere the strips of cardstock along the edges of the houses using the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  This is also a good time to adhere the gingerbread man and the trees into place, too!



Now it’s time to adhere a strip of the white cardstock and a house.  Starting in the left top of the card base and ending at the right bottom corner.  Once everything is adhered into place, add the Nuvo drops to the houses, gingerbread man, tree and to the white hills and valleys.  I also added the Nuvo White Blizzard to the top of the houses and to the white strips so that its was sparkling and looking a bit like snow.  Add the sentiment in the top right corner to complete the card.


I really love how this card turned out.  The 5×7″ sized card works really well for this and I love the size!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Sending Holiday Cheer

While it is not quite Thanksgiving, now is the perfect time to start making all those Christmas cards you send to your family and friends.  Mass production of cards can be intimidating but with a few tips and tools, you can crank out those cards and have some fun, too!



Supplies Used:


Gather all your supplies and sketch out your card design.  To begin, cut all the cardstock and bases for the cards.  It also is a good idea to score the bases so that they are ready to fold when you are assembling them.   Then die cut all the pieces of paper and cardstock.  Using the assembly-line approach really helps to streamline the process.

Once all the paper is die cut, it’s time to stamp!  Using the stamp platform is the easiest and fastest way to stamp the sentiment.  It helps with perfect alignment plus if you don’t get a clean image the first time, you can stamp it again.

Now it is time to start assembling the cards.   Keeping a special pair of snips that are just to cut ribbon is important because the snips always stay sharp.  Here a piece of ribbon is used on the handle of the snips to indicate they are just for ribbon.

After assembling the cards, it’s time to add the Nuvo Glitter drops for the final touch.  Be sure you have plenty of space to put the finished cards out for the drops to dry a bit.

This stack of cards were fast and fun to create.  Having a nice stack of cards waiting for their addresses is a great way to start the Christmas season!


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Sparkly Jack ‘O Lantern

It’s finally October!  That means Halloween and fall decorations are everywhere we look.  My house is always decked out with Jack ‘O Lanterns, ghosts and all other things Halloween.

Recently I saw the cutest wood slice pumpkins on Pinterest.  I knew I could make that and give it my own spin using some Tonic Studios dies, Nuvo glitters and glues.  Here is my Sparkly Jack ‘O Lantern.


Supplies include:



To begin, paint the wood slice using acrylic paint.  Since this slice was cut with a chain saw I had to sand it first but if you buy a wood slice I don’t think you will have to do that!

To create the face, I used the smallest die in the Jubilant Jubilee Bunting Set and the banner die from the Grand Gala Bunting Set.  I covered some white cardstock with Be Creative tape and die cut with so the adhesive would be on the front of the die.

Once everything was die cut, I removed the release paper and put the die cuts into the glitter.  I burnished the glitter into the Be Creative Tape so it would stick really good.  Then I used some Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to adhere the eyes, nose and mouth to my pumpkin.  This is a really good all-purpose crafty glue.  As you can see in the picture, there is a bit of glue peeking out from the mouth of my pumpkin.  It’s a good thing the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive dries clear, you won’t see it later!  I added some raffia and some leaves that I created for another project.  You can see how the leaves were created HERE.


I love my cute my Jack O’Lantern!  Thanks for stopping by today!

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