Friday, August 27, 2021

sparkly popsicle card with essentials by ellen stay cool

Do you ever use die cut shapes to create backgrounds for handmade cards? What about making DIY colored cardstock? On this sparkly popsicle card I did both and I love how it turned out!

Check out the process in this short video...

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Glassine Sheets (easier then using treat bags, LOL)

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

not so scary halloween cards with pretty pink posh

I'm always looking for cute stamps & dies for Halloween cards because I LOVE Halloween but I'm definitely here for the sweets & treats, not the scary stuff!

The latest sets from Pretty Pink Posh are perfect for happy & fun Halloween cards! And I'm so delighted to be sharing some cards today for day 2 of the PPP blog hop! 

Before I share my cards, I've got extra fun news! There are 3 $25 gift certificates to Pretty Pink Posh up for grabs! Enter to win by leaving comments along the hop by 11:59pm PST on August 16th, 2021. The winners will be announced on the PPP blog.


I love the PPP Monster Hugs set so much and I paired it with some of my favorite cardmaking colors, pink, orange & minty aqua! I also couldn't resist adding googly eyes to all the little monsters.

Pretty Pink Posh makes one of my favorite stencils, Wide Stripes. For this first card, I inked orange stripes as a background for the scripty Trick or Treat die. I layered two white die cuts under a pink one. And I placed a glassine circle behind all of it to mute the stripes just a teeny bit.

A quick help me line up my die cut words, I used a little low-tack tape to attach the die under my glassine circle as a guide.

The Trick or Treat die also makes a sweet window for a shaker card! The background is orange & pink blended inks topped with glitter paste.

I also inked some pink stripes with the stencil and then cut a circle window for a shaker card full of googly eyes.

For the final card I used circle dies to create a trio of windows to show off minty monsters on a pink glitter background. I love that the sentiment could easily be changed on this card to make it anything but Halloween like a birthday or thank you card.

Your next hop stop is Gemma Campbell's gorgeous blog! I can't wait to see what she made!!!

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