You’re One Hot Tamale!

Hi Creative Friends,

I am sharing a light-hearted card design using the Hot Diggity stamp set by Penny Black. It is perfect for the upcoming Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) celebration or it can be used for many other occasions too. In fact, my husband loves the Latin culture so this was a fun way to say, Happy Anniversary.


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Everything Is Better At The Beach

Hi Crafty Friends,

We have a new video for you today. It features the awesome Better At The Beach stamp and die set by Papertrey Ink. This set is chocked full of fun beach elements. Then combine it with the new Tropical cover plate for a complete look.

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The Yin and Yang of Floral Hearts

Hi Crafty Friends,

I am starting today with two ways to create a charming floral heart card design using the new Penny Black Floral Heart mini stamp. This duo of card designs is the yin and yang of each other. Each opposite of one another yet complementary. One features a Copic marker colored heart with a beautiful cream lattice background. The other with the heart white heat embossed on a striking black and plaid background and then painted with gouache.


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Branches and Hearts of Love


We are starting off the new year with a project that is filled with love. We thought that would be a good way to help counteract 2020! This card design was made using the Branches of Love stamp and die set by Papertrey Ink, an Ink To Paper collection. To make the steps easy, we have included a video for your viewing pleasure.


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Straight From The Heart

Hi there,

I am back again with two more card designs using a die from the fabulous new Ink To Paper release. These designs used the From The Heart frame die. This die features a beautifully intricate and lacy heart and vine design.


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Color Trio with Concord & 9th Feathered + CHALLENGE

Woohoo! Are we ever excited!! We have a doubleheader today. First, we have the pleasure of featuring Heather Telford‘s wonderful Color Trio card designs. As you know, she is a super talent and she is sharing some of her brilliance today.

Then, to make it even more exciting, we are launching a card challenge today. All you have to do is create a card using only three (3) main colors (add a dash of white or black if you want to).  Come along and play along with us. We are anxious to see all your beautiful talents!  Prizes at the end of the challenge – YAY!!

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Magical Butterflies by Alexander Renke

Hi Crafty Friends,

Butterflies are so beautiful and elegant and that is exactly how Alexandra Renke made these Magical Butterfly dies. These butterflies have expansive wings with delicate cutouts to create a lovely graceful look. This card design uses vellum and alcohol inks to capture this elegance.

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A Bucket of Hearts For You

Hi Crafty Friends,

I love the new Stacey Yacula’s stamp and die set, Joyful Heart Bears by My Favorite Things. These sets have the most charming little bears, each filled with love in their heart! And the sentiments are perfect for Valentine’s Day, or any time you want to let someone know you love them. For this card design, I chose the delightful bear holding a bucket of hearts – how adorable is that?

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Creating Beautiful Designs with Texture Paste & Embossing Powder

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today’s project is a quick and beautiful way you can create a stunning card using texture paste and embossing powders. The results are an exquisite raised design with extra sparkle! Take a look at our video to see how.

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Penny Black Melody Makers and TaeEun

Hi Everyone,

We are over-the-moon excited to have TaeEun of Rainbow In November blog visiting today. She is a fabulous colorist! Just take a look at her color magic in this card. These alcohol ink colors just jump off the card!

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