Happy Turkey Day Greeting Card

Recently, I purchased some fall card making supplies. I still have to get around to using them all before the season ends, but here is one for you. I purchased some dies, embossing folders, and stamps from Spellbinders’ new collection, “Fall Traditions” as well as other supplies which you can find linked below the video.

I simply used fall colored cardstock in red, brown, yellow, and green to cut out the parts of this adorable turkey. Next, I used some some Fun Stampers Journey stamps for the sentiment, which I stamped with Memento Dew Drop ink in rich cocoa. I hope you are inspired by this project to get creative and have fun making something!

Happy Turkey Day!

Affiliate Links
(I receive a portion of the sale on any purchase you make using the Amazon and Share a Sale links below at no extra cost to you)

Spellbinders Fall Traditions Collection
https://shrsl.com/35rem

Adhesive
Scrapbook Adhesives with two refills: https://amzn.to/3hvCBVF

Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive: https://amzn.to/37DhjRI

Dies
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Oval Dies: https://amzn.to/399gDDe

Give Thanks Coordinating Die Set: https://shrsl.com/35rg4

Ink
Memento Dew Drop Ink in Rich Cocoa: https://amzn.to/3z9q3tl

Paper
Vellum: https://amzn.to/2Xkxrow

Pens/Markers/Coloring
Zig Clean Color Brush Pens: https://amzn.to/3bKg1VO

Stamps
Give Thanks Stamp by Fun Stampers Journey (called Fall Thanks ATS on Spellbinders site):
https://shrsl.com/35rg1

Tools
Fiskars Sure Cut 9″ Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2WzlUhq

Tonic Tim Holtz STAMP PLATFORM: https://amzn.to/3C9QUr6

Spellbinders Platinum 8.5 Inch Platform Cutting Machine + Die, White: https://amzn.to/394vL5O

EK Success Craft Tweezers (reverse): https://amzn.to/3tFzPBS

Snowman Christmas Card

Christmas is right around the corner, so why not start on making some Christmas cards, right?! There are some adorable snowman, Santa, and reindeer dies from Spellbinders that I had to get. Even though they were released a while ago, they were too cute to pass up. Below is the card with the snowman. I used plain white cardstock to cut the snowman out and colored the pieces with my Zig Memory System Scroll & Brush markers. Then, I created a mat for the snowman using some oval, scalloped dies and red and blue cardstock. The front panel was cut from some Astrobright Confetti Cardstock. To add some more interest to the front of the card, I stamped some snowflakes in blue ink.

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(I receive a portion of the sale on any purchase you make using the Amazon and Share a Sale links below at no extra cost to you)

Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock (for the card base): https://amzn.to/3ljFvfv
Astrobright Confetti Cardstock 65lb: https://amzn.to/3gjNERq
Core’dinations Chalk Core Cardstock in red and blue: unavailable

Dies
Die D-Lites Snowman Etched Dies 2018 Holiday: https://shrsl.com/34jc5
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals Large: https://amzn.to/3jOklW4

Ink
Memento Dew Drop Ink in Summer Sky: https://amzn.to/3gi2Wpy

Markers
Zig Memory System Scroll & Brush Set of 8 colors: https://amzn.to/37XzMaQ (Without the powder blue or island coral)

Zig Memory System Scroll & Brush in Powder Blue: https://amzn.to/3D2iBDp
Zig Memory System Scroll & Brush in Island Coral: unavailable

Sakura Glaze Pens in Dark Colors: https://amzn.to/3z9rA3o

Unibal Signo Gel Pen in Gold, Silver, and White: https://amzn.to/367m59I

Stamps
Honeybee Stamps Country Christmas Wreath:
https://shrsl.com/34jcl

Tools
We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Platform
https://amzn.to/3pmcItB

Rhinestone Picker/aka Crystal Katana: https://amzn.to/3i8CIqY

EK Success Craft Tweezers (reverse): https://amzn.to/3tFzPBS

Birthday and Hello Cards

This year, I subscribed to a card making kit from Spellbinders. I’ve been very pleased with the kits and it has allowed me to make many cards to share with you. Below are two examples I made with the July 2021 card kit called, “Damask Daydream.” Of course, I do usually use my own dies to create frames, borders, or cut out sentiments. The glittered words below have much more sparkle in person. Enjoy!

Happy Birthday Hot Air Balloon

Purple and Gold make this card so pretty!

Hello Card

The green background paper appears to be flocked, but it isn’t. In the video below, I added a additional outside frame around the pattern paper.

Affiliate Links for Happy Birthday Card

Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month Subscription
https://shrsl.com/2ti8z

Adhesive
Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive: http://shrsl.com/1xnef OR
https://amzn.to/2YqV5uA

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner Combo Value Pack, 28-Feet 2-Pack: https://amzn.to/3fZdRUZ

Dies

Hero Arts DC182 Butterfly Pair Stamp and Cut: https://amzn.to/3lZLbPu
Avery Elle Dotted Borders Die (for snowbank): https://amzn.to/36Ctcqj

Heat Embossing

Anti-Static Embossing Pouch: https://amzn.to/39DLibJ (You can make your own with a piece of cloth and corn starch. You just have to sew the pouch yourself and fill it with cornstarch)

Heat Tool for Heat Embossing, comes with 4 embossing powders: https://amzn.to/2LIstw2
VersaMark Ink for embossing: https://amzn.to/39k9uRz
Tidy Tray to catch embossing powder: https://amzn.to/3t1gBX2

Tools
Fiskars Sure Cut 9″ Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2HkY02n

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Platform
https://amzn.to/3pmcItB

Spellbinders Platinum 8.5 Inch Platform Cutting Machine + Die, White: https://amzn.to/394vL5O

Affiliate Links for Hello Card
(I receive a portion of the sale on any purchase you make using the Amazon and Share a Sale links below at no extra cost to you)

Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month Subscription
https://shrsl.com/2ti8z

Adhesive
Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive: http://shrsl.com/1xnef OR
https://amzn.to/2YqV5uA

Dies**
The Stamps of Life Dotted Rectangles: https://amzn.to/3jZuoZY (This one comes with a word die too!) Or https://amzn.to/3jgcrGs

Tools
Fiskars Sure Cut 9″ Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2HkY02n

Spellbinders Platinum 8.5 Inch Platform Cutting Machine + Die, White: https://amzn.to/394vL5O

Rhinestone Picker/aka Crystal Katana: https://amzn.to/3i8CIqY (The pretty “pen looking” tool used to pick up the tiny golden circles and place them on my card)

Sparkle Everyday Card

Today’s card is lovely and elegant, if I do say so myself! The light purple colors of the pattern papers are highlighted with the gold accents. It is an easy to make card, requiring only the ability to use a paper trimmer to measure out and cut the paper to fit the card base. The paper an die cut shapes are from the Spellbinder’s Card Kit of the Month for July 2021 called, Damask Daydream. To see how this card is made, watch the video below.

Affiliate Links
(I receive a portion of the sale on any purchase you make using the Amazon and Share a Sale links below at no extra cost to you)

Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month Subscription
https://shrsl.com/2ti8z

Memento Dew Drop Ink in Lulu Lavendar: https://amzn.to/3n0VNfs

Memento Dew Drop Ink in Bamboo Leaves: https://amzn.to/3i8L3uI

Tools
Fiskars Sure Cut 9″ Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2HkY02n

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Platform
https://amzn.to/3pmcItB

Nicapa Standard Grip Cutting Mat (12×12 inch,3 Mats): https://amzn.to/30C3i26 (I trimmed these down to fit inside my stamping platform so it would hold my paper and cards in place)

Rhinestone Picker/aka Crystal Katana: https://amzn.to/3i8CIqY

Sterling Studio paint brushes: https://amzn.to/3zRCx9L (I used the 2/0 size)

MultiMedia Hello Card

The card for today uses patterned paper that is reminiscent of a multimedia project such as an art journal or collage. The effect, in my opinion, is always unique and interesting as well as beautiful. I used that theme to create the card using supplies from the Spellbinder’s July 2021 card kit of the month called, “Damask Daydream” as well as my own tools and supplies.

Multimedia is fun because you can play with your supplies and get your hands into it. Don’t be afraid to get ink or glue on your hands. Be a kid again and just have fun with it! As you can see from the video below that I used repetition in my design by having the die cut flower appear three times in a line on the card. This is a common way to create interest in your card. After die cutting the flower, I used some Nuvo drops in bright gold to add some shine to the flowers here and there. Of course, I used my fingers to add it because that is half the fun of making art-getting messy!

I hope you’ll choose to give this card a try and don’t be afraid to play around with what you have. Even if you don’t have the same supplies seen in the video, look around in your craft supplies and see what alternatives you can come up with. Most of all, have fun and be fearless in your creativity!

To see how I made the card, watch the video on YouTube, which you can see below. I’ve posted an additional video below the YouTube video showing how I decorated the inside of the card.

Affiliate Links
(I receive a portion of the sale on any purchase you make using the Amazon and Share a Sale links below at no extra cost to you)

Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month Subscription
https://shrsl.com/2ti8z

Adhesive
Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive: http://shrsl.com/1xnef OR
https://amzn.to/2YqV5uA

Other
Nuvo Drops in Bright Gold: https://amzn.to/3y5lGjg

Docrafts Anita’s Glitterations Borders Stickers, Gold: (very similar to what I used)
https://amzn.to/3yeMg9L

Paper Wishes Border Stickers alternative: (straight lines, multiple pages, multiple colors): https://amzn.to/2WfHI4I

Tidy Tray to catch embossing powder: https://amzn.to/3t1gBX2

VersaMark for embossing: https://amzn.to/39k9uRz

StazOn Ink for stamping on vellum and other non-porous surfaces: https://amzn.to/2W3KdqL

Embossing powder (assorted colors): https://amzn.to/39sBcMs

Heat Tool: https://amzn.to/3olLnpT (Similar to the one I used)

Tools
Fiskars Sure Cut 9″ Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2HkY02n

Spellbinders Platinum 8.5 Inch Platform Cutting Machine + Die, White: https://amzn.to/394vL5O

Paper
Vellum: https://amzn.to/3zcUejw

Happy Birthday Cards

Birthday cards must be the most popular kind of greeting card. At least it seems that way. In honor of that, I have assembled some of my birthday cards for you below. Please feel free to click on the images to see the demonstration videos for these cards. I hope you will find one you like and give it a try. Card making is such a fun and rewarding hobby. It lets you explore your creativity and bring joy to someone else too! Beware, though, once you start, you may not be able to stop!

Hello Darling Friend Flower Cup

Today, I’m using some watercolor markers called “Clean Color Real Brush” by Zig to color some stamped images. I used a triadic color scheme with yellow-orange, violet, and turquoise blue to color in the flowers and the flower cup. To give the images some life, I created some shading by putting down the turquoise green on half of the flower centers and then mixing the ink with some water and using a paint brush to add the lighter color to finish coloring in the flower centers. I used a yellow and an orange marker to color the flower petals. I didn’t use water with these two colors. Instead, I colored the base of the petals with the orange marker and then used the yellow marker to pull out the orange to the rest of the petal, giving a yellow-orange color for the flower petals. Don’t forget to clean your yellow marker of the orange ink once your are done by simply coloring on a blank piece of paper until you see only yellow.

For the flower cup, I used deep violet and light violet. I used a flicking motion to color the right and left edge of the flower cup which left pointy ends on each stoke and an area in the middle of the cup that was not colored. For that area, I used the light violet, blending between the two colors with a violet marker. This technique makes the cup appear rounded and real to life.

Finally, I heat embossed a sentiment on the flower cup with silver embossing powder. Please enjoy the video below:

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(I receive a portion of the sale on any purchase you make using the Amazon and Share a Sale links below)

Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month Subscription
https://shrsl.com/2ti8z This will not link to the kit featured in this video, just he subscription plan.
This kit is available here: https://shrsl.com/306nf I do not believe you can buy the stamp set separately, but you can also buy other parts of the kit separately, which are not featured in this video:

6 x 6 paper pad: https://shrsl.com/306ni

Die cut shapes (NOT THE DIES): https://shrsl.com/306nn

Adhesive (two types of adhesive come in the kit, but I also used the one listed below)

Scor-Tape: https://amzn.to/36g11Ne

Color Wheel
Color wheel: https://amzn.to/2TJg6DD
Color Pocket Guide: https://amzn.to/3gg4IqC

Ink

Ranger Archival Ink (safe to use with watercolors or waterbased markers/pens): https://amzn.to/3bB67FG

Markers
Zig Clean Color Brush Pens: https://amzn.to/3bKg1VO
Colors used: deep violet, light violet, yellow, orange, turquoise green (this is a triadic color scheme) emerald green for the “leaves” or butterfly wings.
Colors shown but not used: violet

Tools

Fiskars Sure Cut 9″ Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2HkY02n

We R Memory Keepers Tool Set (includes precision tweezers and die pick (also called brad setter) as well as othter tools) If you buy just the two separately, it will cost you almost as much as this whole tool set: https://amzn.to/38m2Kky

OR you can buy just the tweezers:
EK Success Craft Tweezers (reverse): https://amzn.to/3tFzPBS

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Platform
https://amzn.to/3pmcItB

Nicapa Standard Grip Cutting Mat (12×12 inch,3 Mats): https://amzn.to/30C3i26 This is the sticky mat you see inside the stamping platform. I trimmed these down to fit in the stamping platform.

Paint Brushes: https://amzn.to/3pzCUBF

Acrylic Stamping Blocks: https://amzn.to/3w3YIaW Used as a palette to place color. I used a brush and water to pick up the color to color my flowers).

Have a Lovely Day with Birdies

This is an easy handmade card that anyone can make. I used supplies from the April 2021 card kit of the month from Spellbinders, but you can use the layout and your own supplies to create a similar card. Here’s how I made it:

  • Trim the pattern paper to 4″ x 5.25″
  • Adhere the paper to the card base (a piece of cardstock cut at 5.5″ and scored at 4.25″
  • Trim the flowers off the green rectangular paper
  • Adhere the green rectangular paper to the bottom right of the front of the card
  • Adhere the tag that says, “lovely day” to the green rectangular paper
  • Stamp the words “have a” above the “lovely day” tag
  • Decorate the inside of the card and the envelope with the leftover pattern paper

Check out the video below to see the card being made:

Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month Subscription
https://shrsl.com/2ti8z This will not link to the kit featured in this video, just he subscription plan.

This kit is on sale as of the posting of this video: https://shrsl.com/306nf

You can also buy individual pieces:

6 x 6 paper pad: https://shrsl.com/306ni

Die cut shapes (NOT THE DIES): https://shrsl.com/306nn

Adhesive (two types of adhesive come in the kit, but I also used the one listed below)

Scrapbook Adhesives Easy Runner Grand: https://amzn.to/3mA0jjO

Ink

Versa Fine Black Onyx Ink for inside greeting: https://amzn.to/36exdAI

Tools

Fiskars Sure Cut 9″ Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2HkY02n

We R Memory Keepers Tool Set (includes precision tweezers and die pick (also called brad setter) as well as othter tools) If you buy just the two separately, it will cost you almost as much as this whole tool set: https://amzn.to/38m2Kky

OR you can buy just the tweezers:
EK Success Craft Tweezers (reverse): https://amzn.to/3tFzPBS

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Platform
https://amzn.to/3pmcItB

Faith: Hebrews 11 Bible Journaling

Seeing is not believing. Believing is seeing! Many people think faith is blind. That could not be further from the truth. Faith is based on good evidence. As born again Christians know, the Holy Spirit living inside of us is evidence that Jesus is real and the bible is true. As a non-believer, creation testifies of our Creator. We can’t look at a building and not realize there was a builder or look at a painting and not think there was a painter. Therefore, when we see creation, we have to concede that there was a creator.

I did a bible journaling video on Hebrews 11, known as the faith chapter. I wrote the word faith in big block letters and drew images of heaven on earth that will happen in the thousand year reign of Christ on earth. It will be a beautiful time and if you don’t know Jesus, you need to. Tell Him you’re sorry for your sins, mean it, turn from them, and believe that he loves you and died to pay for your sins so you could be reconciled to Him. Then, you’ll be saved and born again. It will be a miracle and you will be changed. Read the bible; start with the book of John, and pray for understanding and guidance.

Friendship Card

Here’s another clean and simple card for you. I made two cards that are almost identical. The only difference is the bows on the cards. One was made with elastic string from my local dollar store and the other was made from ribbon. Lately, I’ve been having fun creating cards that have subtle differences. Another option you have with this card is to cut the frame from a different color cardstock or the pattern paper I used for the dandelion.

The supplies I used to make the card mostly came from the May 2021 card kit of the month by Simon Says Stamp called, “Dandelion Messages.” The kit is currently sold out, but I have linked to the individual supplies below the video. In addition to the supplies from the kit, I also used a die from Simon Says Stamp called, “Frames.”

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(I receive a portion of the sale on any purchase you make using the Amazon and Share a Sale links below)

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month, “Dandelion Messages”: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Stamp-Card-Kit-of-the-Month-May-2021-DANDELION-MESSAGES-ck0521-ck0521?currency=USD

This kit is currently sold out, but you can find the individual items linked below if I could find a link for them. They are marked with an asterisk*:

Adhesive
Scor-Tape: https://amzn.to/36g11Ne

Scrapbook Adhesives Easy Runner Grand: https://amzn.to/3mA0jjO

Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive: https://amzn.to/37DhjRI

Dies
*Dandelion Die:
https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Stamp-DANDELION-Wafer-Dies-sssd112211-sssd112211?currency=USD

Simon Says Stamp FRAMES Wafer Dies sssd111373:
https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Stamp-FRAMES-Craft-Dies-sssd111373-This-is-the-Life-sssd111373

Ink
Memento Dew Drop Ink in LuLu Lavendar:
https://amzn.to/3btoflR

Versa Fine Black Onyx Ink for inside greeting: https://amzn.to/36exdAI

Paper
*Creative Expressions – 8 x 8 Paper Pad – Dandelion Dreams: http://shrsl.com/2z2z7

*Simon Says Stamp Lavendar Cardstock:
https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Stamp-Card-Stock-100-LAVENDER-Purple-LR24-67959?currency=USD

*Simon Says Stamp Lemon Chiffon Cardstock: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Stamp-Card-Stock-100-LEMON-CHIFFON-Yellow-LC25-67960?currency=USD

Stamps
*Simon Says Clear Stamps DANDELION MESSAGES sss202187: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Clear-Stamps-DANDELION-MESSAGES-sss202187-sss202187?currency=USD

Tools
Fiskars Sure Cut 9″ Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2HkY02n

Fiskars Scoring Blade for 9″ Sure Cut Paper Trimmer(comes with a cutting blade too): https://amzn.to/3fnfvil

Crafty Gnome Teflon Bone Folder and Scoring Tool(won’t leave a shine on your cardstock when you crease with it): https://amzn.to/3hDJG7L

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Platform
https://amzn.to/3pmcItB

Nicapa Standard Grip Cutting Mat (12×12 inch,3 Mats): https://amzn.to/30C3i26
( I cut these down with scissors to fit in my We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Platform so my cardstock would stay put when I stamp on it)

We R Memory Keepers Tool Set (includes precision tweezers and die pick (also called brad setter) as well as othter tools) If you buy just the two separately, it will cost you almost as much as this whole tool set: https://amzn.to/38m2Kky

OR you can buy just the tweezers:
EK Success Craft Tweezers (reverse): https://amzn.to/3tFzPBS

Xyron Adhesive Eraser: https://amzn.to/37uk9c1