Using Dies for Stencils AND the Negative Piece for the Background! Video!

My youngest son’s girlfriend has a birthday this month. She loves butterflies so I decided to dig out the Butterfly Wings dies to make her a card!

You might have seen my video from March of 2021 and how I did some of this. Here’s a link to the post and you can see my original video there:

Beautiful Butterflies!

Here’s my recent video with the same idea, but another trick!

Here’s everything I used:

 

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Golden Cherries! Two Cards and a Video!

When I saw the Share a Milkshake stamp set in the mini, I loved it, but I especially loved the sentiment “You’re the Cherry on Top”. I’ve had the Sweetest Cherries bundle for a while and I always thought it should have the sentiment!

I wanted the cherries to have some shine or sparkle, so I looked through all my stuff and the Gilded Leafing won!

Since the cherries are shiny gold, I decided to put the Distressed Gold paper behind my Split Card Textures die cut.

Here’s another card I made during the video. Just some color change and I added leaves from the punch with Distressed Gold.

Here’s the quick video of me making the pink card:

 

Here’s the supplies used for the Real Red Card:

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And the supplies for the Polished Pink Card:

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Love You from a Gnome!

 

This card is simple and uses an old school technique. Use a die as a stencil!

I saw a card months ago and it reminding me of that technique. I wanted to try it again! The first card I did was the Sweet Christmas card you can see here:

Sweet Christmas

I then started doing it on tons of cards. I love the technique and it’s so easy! Here’s my video (you’ll see lots of cards in this, including ones I’ve never shown):

 

For this card, I used Sweet Sorbet and Calypso Coral with Blending Brushes for the hearts. I also covered the small hearts with the Wink of Stella.

The sentiment is from the Kindest Gnomes stamp set.

For the Gnome, I colored him with Calypso, Sorbet, Balmy Blue and Medium Light Blends.

I scored a few lines around the edges with the Scored Tool.

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I Made More Changes to my Room!

My room still looks like this from the entrance:

Here’s the link to my original post about my room. Most things I still have: My Stamp Room

First, here’s the video of the changes (and you’ll get to see my puppy!):

 

And here’s the original video:

 

But, I made some big changes. Here we go! (I am including original pictures and links)

My desk where I make videos. I used to have it covered with a table cloth, but that was kinda annoying. So I found some things to make the desk more usable. The first picture is how it used to look, the next two is how it looks now:

 

Ok, here’s what’s on this table:

Desk Hutch

Phone Holder for Videos

Wood Look Mouse Pad

White Mouse Pad

Floor Lamp

Table Lamp

 

Here’s the biggest change- my Ikea Kallax. After using it for a few weeks, I decided I really wanted a bigger one. Ikea is great with returns-if it is assembled, you have 180 days to return. You just bring in the big heavy thing and they give you your money back! I got the new one and added doors to the bottom.

I added TONS of stuff from Stamp-N-Storage. I love their products, it has made my room so much more organized.

First picture is how it used to look.

Now……

Here’s the new size I use and the doors:

Ikea Kallax

Kallax Doors

The stuff on the the top and above the Kallax:

Scallop Pinboard

Punch Holder

 

8.5×11 Paper Holder

Paper Holder Label System

 

Drawer Cabinet (I use the 5 Double)

Paper Pocket (I use the 8.5×11 here)

Label Holder (for the outside)

 

Drawer Cabinet (I use 1 triple, 1 double, 5 single)

Grid Storage for Re Inkers

6×6 Paper Holder

12×12 Add-On

Paper Sleeve (I use the 6×6)

 

 

Card & Photo Drawer Cabinet

 

Medium Crates

Magnet Sheets

Storage Pockets

Crate Dividers

 

 

12×12 Paper Holder

Paper Sleeve (I use 12×12 here)

 

Here’s my cabinets. Not much changed here, but a few things:

Awesome Trash Can!

Desk Lamp

The hanging display I use to display my cards is this:

Hanging Picture Display

 

Blending Brush Stand (I have the size 10)

 

Here’s the pictures and links from the first post:

 

How I store my stamps. I like to see all of them. Sometimes you need a certain size stamp and I can look through all of them and find one that works! Here’s what I use:

Slimline Stamp Case by Stamp N Storage

This is where I make all my cards!

I got this from Crate &  Kids. I can store so much in here and it holds the things I use the most!

 

Crate & Kids Multi Room Organizer

My middle drawer on the left side. All my die cut machine stuff. I store the plates in a letter sorter.

My bottom drawer on the left. I store a laminating machine, a light box and a scale in this one.

Top right drawer. I store my blocks, adhesives in this one. Here’s the bin I use for the blocks:

Plastic Storage 6×15

Middle drawer on the right side. I store lots of stuff in this one:

Embossing Powders

Blending Brushes

Gilded Leafing

Mineral Spirits

Embossing Paste

Spritzers

Etc.

How I store my embossing powder. I use this for each color (in the 9oz size):

Food Keeper

And this to store them in:

Plastic Flower Vase

This is how I store my Blending Brushes and spritzers- I like to have them standing up:

Glasses to Store Brushes

Targets Storage Bins

 

Bottom drawer on the right. This is extra adhesive and other things.

Middle drawer. I have the cleaning scrub, the scorer, the trimmer, and lots of silicone craft sheets and some post-it stuff.

 

Here’s the ladder with colorful stuff on it!

 

How I store my ribbon. Here’s what I use:

Ribbon Storage from Stamp N Storage

How I store my ink. Here’s what I use:

Ink Storage from Stamp N Storage

 

How I store my markers.  On the right side, I have 4 cases that hold my Write Markers, Aqua Painters, Watercolor Pencils. If you buy the full set of Write Markers:

they come with one of those cases.

For the Blends, I use this:

Blends Storage from Stamp N Storage

 

How I display my cards that are for sale. I use this:

Card Display from Stamp N Storage

Card Dividers by Stamp N Storage

 

OK! I think I showed you everything I thought of! If you have any questions, let me know. I respond quick!

Another Card that Holds a Gift Card!

This was my original card using the 2 fold process. You saw it in my video.

This card is so simple but I love it so much. The bow on the candy canes is from the Mini Pocket dies.

Here’s my video on how to make the 2 fold card:

And here’s everything I used:

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How about a card that holds a gift card? And is really pretty?

I made this card during this video, and it may be one of my all-time favorites. You’ll see the original card during the video. I made that one a few weeks ago. I planned to do the video next week, but the most important thing about this card is the die that holds the gift card. That sucker is on sale until tomorrow for 20% off!

I’ll share the other cards I showed during the video in the days ahead.

Here’s the instructions for the measurements of this card (you can also find it and others under “instructions” on the right (from a computer) or the bottom (from a phone):

 

Here’s my video:

And here’s everything I used:

 

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A Sea Shaker Card! Video!

A break from Halloween and Christmas cards!

 

Here’s my videos on how I made this:

 

 

 

 

 

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A Yeti with a Beer! Perfect Partners VIDEO!

I came up with this idea as I was falling asleep. I know many people who would love a Yeti with a beer!

 

 

I made a video showing how I made the small window and how I made the beer foam:

 

 

 

For the window, since I wanted it shorter than the die, I cut a piece of Early Espresso 2-1/2″ tall x 3″ wide. I wanted the window to be about 2-1/2″ tall. When you want to change the height of the window, cut your cardstock to how tall you want it. Then die cut like I show in the video above or my video of making the window into doors seen here:

 

 

 

Here’s everything I used for this fun card! Only three days left to get the Perfect Partners stuff!

 

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How to Make Those Gnomes DANCE! Video!

 

Who doesn’t love to see gnomes dancing??

 

I saw that SU had shared this technique at a recent event. What a great idea! I’ve used it on two different cards, this one and a witch one that I’ll share in a few days. It is really so easy and fun!

Here’s my video of making this card:

 

 

Here’s everything I used:

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