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 […]


Ombre Inking on a Stamp

Happy Tuesday! I’m sure you’ve all heard of the ombre look, but have you tried inking up your stamp with two or more colors of ink that are in the same color family to give the stamped image an ombre feel? This gives your stamps much more versatility, as you can give the images a […]

Nestled Die Cuts

Happy Tuesday! Are you getting creative today? If so, grab your favorite dies and try this fun technique called “nestling your die cuts”! Typically after I run my metal dies through the die cutting machine, I throw away the excess paper. But what if we saved those pieces and put them to good use? Here I’ve […]

Creative Uses for Stamps

Hello cardmakers! How often do you look at your stamps in a new way? Today I have a stamp that is supposed to be used as flowers for a bicycle basket, but instead I used them as corners. They aren’t perfectly straight corners, but I thought they would make a great whimsical frame to house my […]

Gatefold Cards

Happy Tuesday! For my gatefold cards today, I’m using the Noted: Scalloped Square die collection by Papertrey Ink. I’ve used my Cricut Cuttlebug™ die cutting machine to trim out two card bases with the Noted: Scalloped Square die. This die is meant to fold in half, but I’m going to create a gatefold with it! […]

Cardmaking with Washi Tape

Are you low on patterned paper, or are you a paper hoarder like me and don’t want to use up your favorite papers? Washi tapes resemble the patterns in papers and are so easy to use on cards! They add beautiful color and pattern to a design and are very inexpensive, not to mention they’re […]

Scored Backgrounds

Recently I saw a wonderful card by Laurie Willison and it inspired me so much, I wanted to give her scoring technique a try! She stamped her background and then added beautiful score lines with a stylus right over the stamping. I just love how dimensional it turned out. The score lines are so simple, but […]