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Card or Scrapbook Layout?

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When I first started paper crafting I was obsessed with finding layouts that provided the exact measurements I needed to recreate the layout. Then I started making my own layouts for both scrapbook pages and cards, again, being careful to record exact measurements... but then I started to relax a bit and just let the creativity take over. I started drawing layout sketches and not worrying about the measurements and I discovered that I could then use the same layout for both cards and scrapbook pages!
Here is a video I made demonstrating this technique using one such layout...

This relaxed technique makes creating so much more fun! Here are a few close ups of the cards and scrapbook pages from the video...
The ink I used for blending was Goldrush …

ReInker Tie Dye Cardstock

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If you have ink pads you probably have re-inkers to keep your ink pads in tip-top shape. It is both smart and economical to use those ink pads for as long as possible. However, do you ever use the ink straight out of the re-inker bottle on your paper crafting project? Perhaps you would like to watch my video and see if this is a technique you would like to try!

What do you think? Have you tried this technique before? Let me know in the comments below!
Here is another look at the cards I showed you in the video...
Before I "tie-dyed" it with re-inkers that was White Daisy Cardstock!
Once "tie-dyed" this paper matches the Summer Vibes Paper Packet perfectly!
I love the shine from the Silver Super Fine Embossing Powder!
Of course, t…

A B C D E Card Making

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Do you ever get in a rut when it comes to designing your handmade cards? I do! Sometimes I run out of ideas for a card even though I have the desire to create one. For those times I turn to my A-B-C-D-E Card Making Technique to help put me back in the creative mindset.
This is the video I made demonstrating this technique:
Here are pictures of the cards featured in this video:

This sentiment is from the Sentiments & Stitches (C1835) stamp set.
The rainbow stamp comes from the Rainbow Bridge (D1862) stamp set. The sentiment is from the retired Random Act of Cardness stamp set (CTMH September 2019 Stamp of the Month).
I used a few Violet Galaxy Nuvo Crystal Drops as embellishments on this card.
The paper is from the retired CTMH Heart Happy collec…

Color Dare #403 - Browns + 2 Colors

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Time flies, even in these times of "social distancing". We have been getting some much needed work done around the house (a new toilet, a new water heater, painting in the garage, etc.) so there is that to be thankful for, however, I am still happiest when I can put all the "house stuff" behind me and simply sit and create in my craft area.
For today I decided to join in on the fun of another Color Dare! Here is the link if you would like to check out the rules, see the other entries, or join in the fun by entering a project yourself!
Color My Heart Color Dare #403
As the link says, the challenge is to use browns and only two colors in the project (not counting the black and white). For my two colors I am using a tiny bit of b…

Dollar Tree Doily Ideas for Cards and Scrapbook Layouts

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Isn't it fun when you find a deal... such as 32 assorted sizes of paper doilies in a pack for only a dollar at the Dollar Tree! Here is a video I created demonstrating some techniques for incorporating doilies into your project to add texture, color, and dimension to your paper crafting projects. 

What do you think about those ideas? Do you already use doilies in your paper crafting projects? Please share with me what projects you like to use doilies for in the comment section below.
Here are some close-up shots of the projects so you can see them better...
Utilizing a doily in the most basic way.
Again, a simple use of the doily, but it adds so much to this scrapbook layout!
Dressing a paper doll for the project.
Stenciling with a doily.
This ma…

Heart 2 Heart Challenge: Tags

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Shaker cards are so fun to make and tags are for more than adding to gifts! Combining a tag with a shaker card is fun, easy, and perfect for entering the current Heart 2 Heart Challenge: Tags!
Let me tell you a little bit about my current entry...
I started by using the Snuggle Up Stamp Set to stamp a bunny (and the balloon) using Toffee Exclusive Ink onto a scrap piece of White Daisy Cardstock. Next I had so much fun watercoloring my decorative pieces.  
Watercoloring is so relaxing!

While my decorative pieces dried I used my Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts to cut a frame out of Wisteria Cardstock.

I pulled some other papers out of my stash so I could cut out a tag using the Tags & Tabs Thin Cuts. I cut the window out of the tag and …

"Enameling" With Nuvo Drops

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Do you have Nuvo Drops or Stickles in your paper crafting stash? I love playing with these products when I'm crafting.

Lots of pink Nuvo Crystal Drops on this card!
They add so much shine and dimension to a project. However... have you ever used them for other than making "dots"? If not you might want to try this fun technique... watch my video for details...



Here are a few pictures of what you see in the video so you can see the detail of the "enameling"up close...