Author Archives: Danielle Flanders

One Card Three Ways: Stepping Up Your Designs

Today I thought I would show you some easy ways to “step up” your card making from simple and flat, to a little bit more detailed, or with additional technique for more “wow” factor! The first card in the bunch is simply stamped with the Fancy Folk Art stamps by Papertrey Ink. I didn’t add […]

Masking Sentiments

Welcome back! Here is an “oldie, but goodie” masking technique. I hope this will inspire you to break out your stamps and get creative! Masking off the sentiment is easy to do and creates a professional look to your cards. I’ll show you how! Step 1: Stamp sentiment in the center of the card first. […]

Dry Embossing over Stamped Images

Hello, and happy Tuesday! If you know me, you know I love dimension on my cards, and what better way than dry embossing?! I have quite a few embossing folders that I’ve collected over the years. I love that they add a soft dimension, yet the cards are still mailable. The subtle dimension adds an […]

Button Tree Holiday Card

Welcome back to The Creative Cardmaker! Do you have an excess of buttons lying around? How about creating a pretty shape with them? Here I’ve made a holiday tree. I’ve used cardboard buttons that I found in my stash and a variety of felt buttons that I trimmed out myself with the Buttoned Up dies from […]

String Frames

Do you remember as a kid making string art? If you Google “string art” you’ll see so many amazing projects! I learned how to make string art in Girl Scouts when I was a kid and remember having so much fun with it! String art has now made its way to cardmaking. What will they […]

Fall Leaves Create a Warm Card… and More!

Are you in the fall spirit yet? Here in the United States, the autumn season is definitely arriving! Last weekend, I went up the mountains here in Colorado, and all of the beautiful autumn foliage inspired me to get crafty with leaves when I returned home, so today I have a post that is full […]

A Colorful Focal Point That Lines Up With a Background Image

Well, that’s a long title, isn’t it? I guess you could call it “Selective Coloring” as well, but essentially in today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to start with a black and white background, then choose part of it as a focal point, adding color only to the focal point to make it stand […]