This month's Papercraft Business Challenge #24 is all creating something to give as a gift and not just a card! I've always been a "crafty" person. When I was a kid, I would take fabric scraps from my mother's sewing shop and sew dresses for my Barbie dolls. I even made pillows and bed quilts… Continue reading Papercraft Business Challenge #24 – Not just a Card!
I took inspiration for this project from a lamp in my in-laws home. I liked the deep contrast between the background and the flowers. I thought that the inlay technique I learned from the AECP Easy Die-cutting class would be perfect for this! I took black cardstock and created my own background pattern using the… Continue reading AECP Easy Die Cutting Techniques – Inlaid Die Cutting*
This month's Papercraft Business Challenge #23 is all about tags! I made a series of "winter inspired" tags using my collection of Hero Arts stamps and dies. If you have read my past blogs, you will know I subscribe to the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kits. What I love about these kits is that,… Continue reading Papercraft Business Challenge #23 – Hero Arts Very Merry Tags!
Its that time of year, when the "ber" months roll around, to start thinking of Christmas cards. For this AECP Seasonal Scene Building project, I took inspiration from those vintage cards, you know the ones with traditional scenes, mostly done with some gold foiling details. For this card, I was inspired by the Advent Wreath… Continue reading AECP Seasonal Scene Building Oversized Scenes / A Traditional Christmas
One of the things I often daydream about is how to use the stuff in my crafty stash in lots of different ways. I often combine stamps from different HA My Monthly Hero Kits to make a card. So when My Blog Named Hero came up with this month's Stretch Your Stamps challenge, I just… Continue reading Stretch Your Stamps: A Blog Named Hero August 2019 Challenge
Its the first of the month and its time for another Papercraft Business Challenge! This month's theme is There's a Bear in There! When I was young my father would takes us on vacation to Hawaii almost every summer. Though we lived in a tropical country, there was just something about Hawaii that really felt… Continue reading The Papercraft Business September Challenge & Concord and 9th Hi There (Aloha) Bear
In one of my past AECP projects, I used a technique wherein you can achieve an ombre blended look on your one-layer stamps to give it more dimension. For this project, I did the same inking technique but on layering stamps. The AECP Irresistible Inking Techniques class teaches you several to ways to ink up… Continue reading AECP Irresistible Inking Technique, Soft Ombre Inking & The August 2019 Altenew Inspiration Challenge