LLama Wish You a Happy Birthday

 Hi Crafty friends! DT Kathy here and for today's project I decided to try something new ....stenciling with Gesso  on plain Burlap = FUN! I wanted this card to have some special dimensions to it, so follow along to find out how I accomplished that... I began by cutting down the 12" x 12" Burlap sheet from the Natural Burlap Stack  to a 6" x 6" square and taping it down to my work surface underneath the Brick Stencil using removable painter's tape. I then used a palette knife to spread Read more...

Spreading the Joy of Christmas with Vintage Style Handmade Greeting Cards

  The calendar tells us that Christmas has passed for another year, but my family has one more gathering coming up in the next few days so I still need several more cards to share. These 3 came together in a few hours time using the beautiful Joyful Rhapsody paper pack and lots of  little Christmas embellishments from Itsy Bitsy for today's design team post.   The first card in the trio is made with a simple Z-Fold design using a 6" x 6" white card base and 3 patterned papers Read more...

Itsy Bitsy Blog Challenge #11

Hi, arty-crafty friends!  Henriette  here to announce the 11th blog challenge 2017!     Theme – Anything goes with any one of these  Itsy Bitsy’s Christmas embellishments or paper packs. Here are some guidelines to participate: Submission can be any project featuring one of the above embellishments or paper packs. Turn off word verification to enable us to leave comments. Entries can be submitted until 12th January  2018 In order to submit Read more...

A Fun Stenciled Background Card

  Today's card embraces the cool tones of winter and celebrates everlasting love...in large, oceanic, mammal style, lol! You may be wondering why I am showing you this pretty piece of tan, vintage paper from the Retro Paper Pack below...but believe it or not,  that is what I started out with for this project! I used only the top right portion of this 12" x 12" sheet (cut to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2") as the base for my stencil work. Follow along with the step -by -step below to see how it was Read more...

Clean and Simple Cards

Hi, DT Henriette here today sharing some easy to make CAS (clean and simple) cards. Here is the first card. For this card I used the new cute Princess and dragon stamp set. First I made the white top layer of the card. I used a cloud chipboard as a template and traced the cloud shape on white cardstock and cut it out. Then I stamped the castle in the left corner and colored the image with alcohol markers.   I also stamped the dragon on a scrap piece of white cardstock, Read more...

Giving A-Latte Thanks

Hello crafty friends! Kathy here with a project that goes hand-in-hand with the holiday we celebrate here in the US during the 3rd week in November - called Thanksgiving. We take time from our busy schedules to express our gratitude for all the blessings we have in our lives...so today I bring you a special multi-textured, fancy-folded Thank You card!   I started today's project with 2 square White Card Blanks that are about 6" x 6". I then cut the corners off the opposing sides...  Glued Read more...

Sky’s the Limit

Hi, crafty people, Henriette here! Today I am sharing some more cards featuring one of the new stamp sets from Itsy Bitsy. Have you ever been on a hot air balloon flight? I have not and probably will never do that because I'm afraid of heights.  I feel okay in an airplane but being high in the sky in an open basket, No thanks!! So instead I look at them when they fly by and make cards using the new hot air balloons clear stamp set and the Aquarelle paper pack. For my first card I cut Read more...

“You Rule” ~ A Really Cute Gift Card Holder for Birthday Greetings

Hello crafty friends! Kathy here and today's project uses the new Jungle Birthday clear stamp set. There are so many cute stamps and sayings in this set that I know I will be using it a lot! I started by making a cute gift card holder that's built right into the card...follow along to find out how easy it is to make...  So here is the template I used for the dimensions to make this A2 sized card. (It will fit in a regular envelope). I started by cutting an 8.5" x 11" sheet of mustard colored Read more...

Fintastic Birthday Set kathy

Hello Crafty Friends ~ Kathy here with today's projects using one more of the adorable new clear stamp sets that Itsy Bitsy  released earlier this month. This one is called "Fintastic Birthday" and it was so much fun to work with it!   I decided to think outside the box a little!  I used the Stitched Square Thin Cut Dies and I layered them and cut the pieces out of a scrap piece of white fun foam twice. Then I turned the foam shapes into stamps. Using a temporary adhesive, I adhered Read more...

Thanks a Latte You’re Tea-rrific

Hello friends, DT Henriette here today sharing some more inspiration using one of the new Itsy Bitsy clear stamp sets; the Donuts and treats clear stamp set. I've created two gift bags with this set, one for tea and one for coffee. I found these ideas for the gift bags somewhere else and then added my own touch!! First I made the tea bag holder which also has a little box inside for chocolate. I cut a piece of white cardstock 7 x 30 cm and scored at 12.5 and 17.5 cm. For Read more...