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Gel Printing Holiday Cards thumbnail

https://youtu.be/iuptxdX8U2M Need a quick holiday card? Grab a stencil, some paints and your gel plate! The stencil I’m using is from StencilGirl Products. I’m using the tree, but this technique will work with any open shape for any season or holiday! Here are the supplies used. Some of these links may be affiliate links which [...]

There was no measuring involved in this card! thumbnail

https://youtu.be/BeqPKbJ5kxY Lining things up and getting it centered just right can be tough, but they don’t have to be! Getting the lips positioned so they open directly on the flap & getting it centered in the card, was all done without measuring. Check out the video to see how it’s all done! And yes, I [...]

Stenciled Christmas Cards thumbnail

Stencils are one of those supplies that can save you time, especially when you use it with a gel plate. That’s how I whipped out these Christmas cards. With all the procrastinating I’ve been doing, I needed these pronto! Want the video of the process? Just click here to get signed up for my weekly [...]

Alcohol Inks on Mica thumbnail

Use alcohol inks to make a dreamy rainbow of color on mica and see how to attach something see through without seeing the glue! https://youtu.be/8gRsQ0GtK2w But what if you don’t have mica? You can use anything that’s glossy or non absorbent, like an office transparency. There are 2 things I love about Marabu’s Alcohol inks. [...]

The Christmas Card Plan Didn’t Go as Planned thumbnail

Handmade Christmas cards.  I wanted to send them this year, and I had a rock solid, easy to make, guaranteed to work plan in my head! Easy to cut, quick to make. You know what that means- things definitely won’t follow the plan!  And then there was the over thinking. Oh, was there over thinking! O.O.P.S.! https://youtu.be/nAOR8Y1mrc0 [...]

Using Gel Prints to Make Quick Cards thumbnail

What can you do with your gel prints? One things is handmade cards!  I love sending them but whenever I need one to send, I don’t seem to have the time to make it.  So I created the Alpha Jumble stencil as a shortcut so that even on busy days, I can get something from the heart into [...]

Using Gel Prints for Ransom Alphabet Cards thumbnail

The Streets of San Francisco were a big part of the inspiration for this alphabet stencil and these cards.  Many moons ago, when watching reruns of the tv show starring Michael Douglas and Karl Malden, there was a kidnapping and the ransom note was individually cut up letters from the newspaper. The stereotypical ransom note [...]

Using Leftover Scraps to make a mixed media card

Cleaning.  It’s a bad word in my world. I will do just about anything to avoid doing it and for good reason.  Sometimes inspiration strikes from the messes of other projects, like it did here! These bits and pieces have been floating around here for a while and instead of tossing them into the trash, [...]

Find out how to get a carefully lined up look to your stenciled card making without having to use a ruler video tutorial by Carolyn Dube

The muse inspired me with rainbow rain and she wanted it nice and straight and measured.  All I was all in until the measured part…but I did get the look of measuring without going any where near a ruler.  How? I let the stencil do all the hard work! This 4×4 raindrop stencil is part of [...]

What do you do with holiday ribbon that’s on sale?  Use a little sparkle and make quick cards with them!  See how in the video!

What’s my play for this week’s Let’s Play link party?  It was inspired by a little Black Friday shopping when I impulsively bought some ribbon on super sale.  And some clear glitter.  This is the season for glitter! But when using glitter, you need a way to make it stick.  But I am impatient and [...]