I passed Level 1 of the Altenew AECP program! Woo hoo! Now I'm on to Level 2 and this is the first lesson: Beyond Basic Backgrounds given by the the super talented Linda Evans. I encourage you to check out the AECP program if you want to take your cardmaking to another level! For this… Continue reading See Ya Layer! & The AECP Beyond Basic Backgrounds
Life can get really busy! The next thing you know Christmas is 28 days away and your idea of making handmade Christmas cards for all your relatives and friends is slowly becoming just that - an idea. So what do you do? I am in that dilemma. Given that I have a lot of catching… Continue reading A Three Minute Christmas Card Design & WPlus9
I am on my final challenge for Level 1 in the Altenew Educators Certification Program (AECP) and I'm excited to take up the challenge and show you what I've learned. For this challenge, I am to create one set of Masculine cards and one set of Feminine cards using at least three techniques I learned… Continue reading Monogram Baby Cards & The AECP Level 1 Final Challenge
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