Sweet Watercolor Flowers To Say “Hi”

Hi Crafty Friends,

We are celebrating our warm weather today with these sweet flowers by Pinkfresh Studio. This stamp set, Fleur 1 is wonderful. You can use it in so many different ways. This design is a simple way to bring some cheer to someone special.

Another exciting thing we have to celebrate is the announcement of the two winners of our joint giveaway with Heather Telford. Be sure to look below to see if you were one of the lucky winners.

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A Radiant Bloom – Three Ways

Hi Crafty Friends,

I am visiting you again with a new video. It demonstrates how you can use the beautiful stamp, Radiant by Penny Black three different ways. I guess I am a little obsessed with this stamp since I have used it before but it is the perfect bloom to fill a card design.

Take a look and see what you think. I love the use of the patterned paper and heat embossing to create a different look.

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Stunning Wonderland Poppies by Heather + Giveaway

Hi there, Crafty Friends,

We are over the moon today! We are featuring a gorgeous card design by the very talented Heather Telford. She used the Altenew’s watercolor set and their Wonderland stamp and stencil set to create this beautiful design. The colors just pop over the paper and look so life-like! The vivid pinks and purples are amazing. Read how she did it, then pop over to her blog for more inspiration.

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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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Awesome Radiant Bloom and New Alcohol Inks

Hi Crafty Friends,

I am just popping in real quick to send you a greeting. This one is for you, our readers, ‘cuz you’re AWESOME!  The card design uses a few new stamps and dies from the new release by Penny Black. The big sketchy flower stamp, Radiant, is perfect for being the center of attention and the Diamond Cut die creates a wonderful backdrop!

Oh, and don’t miss tomorrow’s post when we feature a suite of gorgeous designs by Heather Telford, an amazing talent and artist.

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Hi There Bear… saying hello

Hi Crafty Friends,

Woohoo! We are excited to bring you this video making an adorable card design that features a cutie patootie little bear from the Hi There Bear stamp and die set by Concord & 9th. The stamp set includes lots of fun accessories for ‘dressing up’ your bear but in this card design, he is expressing a simple sentiment with his sign.

With this card design, you can easily change the sentiment to any you desire making it a cute way to send a greeting. Or, make a set of cards with different sentiments and give to a friend.

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Handpicked Bouquet by Lisa Tilson

Hi Crafty Friends,

Woohoo! We are so excited to have Lisa Tilson of My Card Trip blog visiting us today. She is sharing an awesome and gorgeous card design using the altnew Handpicked Bouquet stamp and die set. We love her simplicity and use of the grid stencil. It adds so much!

After you have soaked up all Lisa’s creativity here, be sure to pop over to her blog! It is filled with tons of inspiration and beautiful designs.

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Stunning Starry Skies by Heather Telford

Hi Crafty Friends,

It is always a special day when we get to feature one of Heather Telford‘s card designs. And, we are especially lucky today since she is sharing two gorgeous designs using the Concord & 9th Star Turnabout stamp and die set.

To create these beautiful designs, she is using the new watercolors from Altenew for the dreamy blue sky and black cardstock for the striking midnight sky. I am not sure which I like best, do you?

The one thing I do know though, you can never go wrong with any of Heather’s creations! Be sure to pop over to her blog… but only after you have soaked in all the beauty of these new designs here.


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Beautiful Antique Engravings by Lisa Tilson

Hi Crafty Friends,

Woohoo! We are sooo excited to welcome Lisa Tilson of the My Card Trip blog. Lisa is a super talent in the world of card making and she is sharing two fabulous card designs using the Altenew Antique Engravings Cover die. To double the fun, Lisa has also prepared a video to show you just how she accomplishes such beauty!

After you check out the video, be sure to pop over to her blog and YouTube channel. She has oodles of inspiration and exquisite card designs.

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Brilliant Blooms, Two Ways and Two Color Schemes

Hi Everyone,

I started writing this post and found the explanation was getting too wordy, so… the next best thing I could think of was to create a video to explain all the ins and outs. You can view it below or on our YouTube channel.

The two card designs were made using the Brilliant Blooms stamp and die set by My Favorite Things. I have used this set before (click here to check it out) and was impressed by the versatility and beauty of the simple blossoms so decided to give it another look.

In these cards, I created a background by stamping and embossing the flowers, cut out the center and add a gracious sentiment from the Paper Artsy Eclectica3 stamp set. The left-over cut-out center was then used to create the second card.

Take a look at the video of the two different card design styles and colors.

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