Category Archives: The Creative Cardmaker

Card Swap Winners from Milwaukee, Orlando, Puyallup and St. Paul

  Hello fellow crafters, Sean here to share with you the gorgeous cards that were the most appreciated cards and winners from our card swaps at our Milwaukee, Orlando, Puyallup and St. Paul Stamp & Scrapbook Expo shows!  It’s amazing to me how truly talented and creative you all are, I’m in awe. Milwaukee, WI […]

 

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 […]