Valentine’s Day Cards 2021

What the world needs is LOVE. Here is a look at some cards I made on previous Valentine’s Days. They are all fairly simple and easy to make. Although I never felt like I was creative, making cards changed my mind. I hope this video encourages you to give cardmaking a try if you never have. It is a fun and rewarding hobby.

(I receive a portion of the sale on any purchase you make using the Amazon and Share a Sale links below. The others are provided for your convenience. Since these cards are ones I’ve made in the past, I wasn’t able to find all the supplies I used to make the card, so I linked to alternatives. I am not representing those links or vouching for them. They are simply for your convenience.)

Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock (for the card base): https://amzn.to/3ljFvfv

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

Hero Arts Flourish Background Stamp: https://amzn.to/2MGL6AQ

Solid Heart Rubber Stamp: https://www.simplystamps.com/solid-heart-stamp?msclkid=5331b02a5ee11ff3d2cbefdc0319a878

Sizzix Framelits Heart Dies: https://amzn.to/3pYNnpw

American Crafts Knock Outs Border Punch: https://amzn.to/2JPmpRw (For the heart border on the puffy sticker card)

Bic Mark It Gold Metallic Marker plus other colors: https://amzn.to/3pRb7LS

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

Vellum (Translucent): https://amzn.to/38lPFck

Black embossing powder (super fine detail -great for sentiments): https://amzn.to/3pTKRkc

Watercolor paper: https://amzn.to/3ol5G7S

Arteza Watercolors with waterbrush: https://amzn.to/38pXzBv

Delicata Golden Glitz Ink: https://amzn.to/3onCz3M

Heart Paper Punch: https://www.michaels.com/heart-lever-punch-by-recollections/10358809.html

Tule fabric: https://amzn.to/3ngD8Li

Psalm 103:17 Bible Journaling

Today, I’m doing some bible journaling. I really enjoyed this chapter from the book of Psalm that I read during a recent daily devotion. The whole chapter is a blessing, but I wanted to highlight verse 17 which says, “But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;”

I love that his mercy is upon those that fear him. Some may take issue with the word fear. They may not like to think we should fear the Lord. However, I think we should stand in awe of Him and have the proper reverence and respect for Him. He upholds the worlds in his hands. He gave us our breath. He created everything! If you wonder about that word fear, do some study on it. Check out https://www.blueletterbible.org/kjv/psa/103/17/s_581017 and learn about the words meaning in the original language. Read some of the commentaries on it. Besides, fear can be a good thing even if we don’t like how it makes us feel. It keeps us from and warns us of danger. Understanding and acknowledging who God is makes us realize we need to obey Him. Too many today think God is not watching and feel they can sin without consequence. Others don’t believe in Him at all. This is the cause of so many of society’s ills. I heard someone say that a society without God could not write enough laws to maintain civilization. But, when there is a healthy respect and reverence for God, our values and morals align with God’s Word, and society benefits from this as well as each individual. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom Proverbs 9:10 KJV.

Product Links below. These are for your convenience. I do not make a profit from any of these links.

Wink of Stella Glitter markers (used the yellow color on the word fear): https://www.amazon.com/Kuretake-Memory-Glitter-MS-40-12V/dp/B005AUFWOY/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=wink+of+stella+markers&qid=1609183110&sr=8-2

Pigma Micron, Gelly Roll, One & Done – Trace and Transfer Bible Journaling Kit:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pigma-Micron-Gelly-Roll-One-Done-Trace-and-Transfer-Bible-Journaling-Kit/208685882

KJV Journal the Word Bible by Thomas Nelson (on sale for 27.99, normally 42 something as of 12/28/20): https://store.faithgateway.com/products/kjv-journal-the-word-bible-cloth-over-board-green-floral-red-letter-edition-reflect-journal-or-create-art-next-to-your-favorite-verses

Last Christmas Card of 2020

Here is the last Christmas card I’m posting this year! It’s a simple, easy card to make. You’ll just need some patterned paper and red, metallic pin stripe stickers. Since you can’t have Christmas without a little shimmer, don’t forget a Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to add some to all the Christmas trees on the card. Add a greeting to the front and decorate the inside of the card with more patterned paper. I used a sticker from the sticker sheet that came with the patterned paper I used on this card. See how to do it below:

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Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock (for the card base): https://amzn.to/3ljFvfv

Here Comes Santa Claus 12 x 12 Paper Collection by Echo Park: https://amzn.to/36WIJAv OR https://shrsl.com/2itms

Here Comes Santa Claus 12 x 12 Solids Paper Collection: https://www.snapclicksupply.com/physical-products/here-comes-santa-clause-solids-kit/

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

Love from Lizi Red Pin Stripe: https://www.lovefromlizi.com/pin-stripe-peel-off-stickers-ruby-red-mirror.html
This product comes from the UK, so there is extra shipping fees.
Alternative from Amazon: https://amzn.to/37urcB3

Foam Adhesive: https://amzn.to/3pnvu3f

Wink of Stella Glitter Brush: https://amzn.to/2KMlCAQ

Xacto Corner Rounder: https://amzn.to/3r1vIyy Currently unavailable so here’s a substitute: https://amzn.to/2WsY9Hy

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

Christmas Card with Snowflake Die Cut

Colors of light and Christmas go together. Holographic paper that shimmers in the light is perfect for Christmas cards. The only thing missing is the snowflakes. Why not use a snowflake die with holographic paper to make a Christmas card full of colors of light! See how to do it in the video below:

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Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock (for the card base): https://amzn.to/3ljFvfv
Avery Elle Dotted Borders Die (for snowbank): https://amzn.to/36Ctcqj

Cricut Silver Shimmer Paper: https://cricut.com/en_us/catalog/product/view/id/4063/s/shimmer-paper-sampler-classic/category/142/

Small Snowflake Dies: Poppystamps Stitched Snowflake Cutouts Style 1305 from year 2015: These are unavailable, but here is an ALTERNATIVE on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3rd5BEZ

Large Snowflake Die: https://amzn.to/3nH6EuI

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

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

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

Spellbinders Pierced Rectangles: https://amzn.to/2TDSVrc

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

Nativity Stamp Set: From Oriental Trading Company no longer available. Here is an alternative: https://amzn.to/37yU2A6

Christmas Scripture Stamp Set: From Orientatl Trading Company no longer available. Here is an alternative: https://amzn.to/3mCGHLi

Gold ink pad (alternative): https://amzn.to/2Jbg3f8

Wink of Stella Glitter Brush: https://amzn.to/2KMlCAQ

Snowflake Christmas Card

If you are an artsy type of person who enjoys getting your hands messy, you’ll love making this card. I used texture paste and mixed it with some PearlEx pigment powders which have mica in them to make shiny, dimensional snowflakes on my card. I also used a candy cane stripped stencil to ink a pattern background for my snowflakes. Instead of using traditional red and green Christmas colors, I went with purple and red. I think the colors blend in with the candy theme the stencil creates. Watch the video to see how it’s done:

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Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock (for the card base): https://amzn.to/3ljFvfv Hero Arts

Christmas Tree Stamp Set with Merry Christmas words: https://amzn.to/37qbtS8

Red/Purple Cardstock (assorted colors) 65lb: https://amzn.to/39sjF73

Silver Vellum by Paper Junkie (Assorted colors): https://amzn.to/2KUliQQ

Ranger Texture Paste (opaque/white): https://amzn.to/3mBhwtL

Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments by Jacquard: https://amzn.to/2Vhs6tw

Snowflake Stencil by Stamperia available here: https://www.fotobella.com/Stamperia-Thick-stencil-12×25-cm-Let-it-snow

RECOLLECTIONS CLEAR STAMPS & STENCILS SET “butterflies” (467068): not available but you can search ebay or internet for it. It’s a candy cane stripped stencil. I used it to ink the background.

Palette Knives to spread texure paste over stencil: https://amzn.to/2Vh365F

Spellbinders Pierced Rectangle Dies: https://amzn.to/2HW2wra (These have pierced and non-pierced)

Heat Tool for embossing: https://cutt.ly/ShkLlNb

Versa Mark Stamp pad for embossing: https://amzn.to/2VhDzcy

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

Tweezers to hold paper when embossing: https://amzn.to/3lhX8w4 These stay closed unless you squeeze them, which helps hold onto paper)

Christmas Card with matching Envelope & Gift Tag

I love patterned paper! You can use it to make some very fun and beautiful projects. Of course, I tend to use it to make cards. Today, I’m going to show you how to use one (yes, just one) 12″ x 12″ sheet of patterned paper to make a card, coordinating envelope and gift tag. Perfect for the holiday season! Check out the video below to see how it’s done:

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Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock (for the card base): https://amzn.to/3ljFvfv

Here Comes Santa Clause 12 x 12 Paper Collection by Echo Park: https://amzn.to/36WIJAv OR https://shrsl.com/2itms

Here Comes Santa Claus 12 x 12 Solids by Echo Park: https://echoparkoutlet.com/hcsc188015-here-comes-santa-claus-solids-kit/
https://www.snapclicksupply.com/physical-products/here-comes-santa-clause-solids-kit/
alternative: https://amzn.to/3aodeTc

Martha Steward Scoring Board to make envelope: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Martha-Stewart-Crafts-Scoring-Board-and-Envelope-Tool-Single/20967435
Out of stock but it’s only $12.49 here ( I am not an affiliate here)
Alternative: https://amzn.to/3gWAGbr

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

Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive: http://shrsl.com/1xnef

Xacto Corner Rounder: https://amzn.to/3r1vIyy Currently unavailable so here’s a substitute: https://amzn.to/2WsY9Hy

Scrapbook.com Nested Tag Dies: https://shrsl.com/2kb6h

Spellbinders Circle Dies: https://amzn.to/2WnzRip

White, Silver, and Gold Unibal Signo Gel Pen: https://amzn.to/34o9ddI

Electronic Eraser to remove foil from card base: https://amzn.to/2IJXfTR (Not shown in video, but used on the card).

Love from Lizi Peel Off Pin Stripe Lines: https://www.lovefromlizi.com/lfl-glitter-pin-stripe-christmas-essentials-peel-off-pack.html
This product comes from the UK, so there is extra shipping fees.
Alternative from Amazon: https://amzn.to/37urcB3

My fingernails: https://amzn.to/3mlWnCC

Christmas Card: Foiled Poinsettias

I love Christmas, especially the lights. The feeling of peace and joy abounds when lights are all aglow at night. To replicate the glow, I used foiling details on the poinsettia focal images in the card for today. It was not difficult to do. Using a glue pen, I traced the petals of the poinsettias and let it dry. Then, I used gold deco foil to create that shine. You can do this with any image you have. Foil comes in many different colors and varieties. Green foil to outline the leaves of a Christmas tree or multi color foil to add lights to a tree is one choice. Pearlescent foil for snowflakes is another. As I always say, your imagination is your only limitation. I hope you’ll give this card a try! The links to the products used on this card are below this video as well as a link for my nail polish stickers.

Card Measurements:
Card: A2 Size – 5 & 1/2 x 4 & 1/4
Merry & Bright Tag: 2 & 7/8” x 3/4”
Poinsettia Focal: 4 & 1/4 “x 3 & 1/2 “
Red Mat for Poinsettia Focal: 4 & 1/2 ” x 3 & 6/8”
Green Strip with holographic tape: 5 & 1/4” x 1 & 5/8”
Red Strip: 5 & 1/2” x 1 & 7/8”
Gold Background: 5 & 1/2 X 4 & 1/4

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Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock (for the card base): https://amzn.to/3ljFvfv

Here Comes Santa Clause 12 x 12 Paper Collection by Echo Park: https://amzn.to/36WIJAv OR https://shrsl.com/2itms

Paper Junkie Gold Vellum: https://amzn.to/37XTeDT

Tonic Studios Festive Lights Cardstock (Honey Gold): https://amzn.to/3oMcStp OR http://shrsl.com/1v0nd

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

Tombow 62175 Mono Glue Pen Clear: https://amzn.to/2LsfH4l

Deco Foil Gold: https://amzn.to/3oHvHhg

Heidi Swapp Pink Foil: https://amzn.to/2KknC3d

Minc Machine (Laminator): https://amzn.to/33FpLxj

Electronic Eraser to remove foil from card base; https://amzn.to/2IJXfTR (Not shown in video, but used on the card).

Holographic Green Tape: bought at Dollar Tree but here is a similar kind from Amazon: https://amzn.to/37ePU8s

My fingernails: https://amzn.to/3mlWnCC

Christmas Snowflake Card

This card features a foiled snowflake backgroud. I’ve included a free download of the snowflakes for you below the video. Simply click it and choose save image as.

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Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock (for the card base): https://amzn.to/3ljFvfv

Hero Arts Stamp Set with Merry Christmas greeting: CL498 https://amzn.to/3lBoa1B

Colored Cardstock (assorted colors) 65lb: https://amzn.to/39sjF73

StazOn Cotton White ink and pad: https://amzn.to/2VwSXls

Avery Elle Dotted Borders Die (for snowbank): https://amzn.to/36Ctcqj

Snowman stamp (not the one I used, but similar): https://amzn.to/39Mr1SW

Deko Foil Rainbow Color: https://amzn.to/2Ic5iJ0

Minc Machine (Laminator): https://amzn.to/33FpLxj

Critcut Shimmer Paper (for background and snowbank) or use a glitter paper: https://cricut.com/en_us/catalog/product/view/id/4063/s/shimmer-paper-sampler-classic/category/142/

Here Comes Santa

Who has time to make their own Christmas cards? Well, I love it, so it is not a hassle to make the time. Seriously, though, here is an easy and quick card to make. The layout is very simple. Only a few tools are required that most of us crafters have on hand.

The layout is super simple, which lends itself to making a bunch of them quickly. You can use the same layout and different papers to get a set of Christmas cards to send to everyone on your list. Of course, you’ll need to have some circle stickers or some other focal point for the outside and inside of the card. I used the chipboard and stickers sheet from the Echo Park collection, “Here Comes Santa Clause”. Instead, you could cut a smaller scalloped circle and stamp it with a greeting or image using acrylic or rubber stamps. If you don’t have that or don’t want to go to the trouble, here are two .png images you can use for free (one for front and one for inside)! Right click the image and choose save image as to save it to your computer.

I hope you give it a try, but most of all, I hope you have fun :0)

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

Silver Washi Tape: https://amzn.to/2Iy0oGv

Here Comes Santa Clause 12 x 12 Collection by Echo Park: https://amzn.to/36WIJAv OR https://shrsl.com/2itms

Element Stickers: https://shrsl.com/2itmr (Comes in the collection kit – link directly above)

Chipboard Phrases: https://shrsl.com/2mfkp

Silver ink pad: https://amzn.to/3kGS6Jc

Snowflake Confetti: unavailable, google it or search on Amazon

Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive: http://shrsl.com/1xnef ( I used a different adhesive in the video, but I like Tombow better)

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

Spellbinders S4-114 Nestabilities Large Standard Circles Die: https://amzn.to/3nP1Ra3

Nuvo Crystal Drops Silver Lining: https://amzn.to/35OtFW1
***Cheaper to bundle with two other winter colors: https://amzn.to/3kPTKIr

Fall “Inchies” Card

The last card I made featured a way to use up leftover paper. This one is another way to do the same. Enjoy!

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6 x 6 paper pad Fall Market by Carta Bella: https://shrsl.com/2hzyr or https://www.snapclicksupply.com/physi…

Ephemera Fall Market by Carta Bella: https://shrsl.com/2iati

Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb cardstock: https://amzn.to/3kQtBdn

Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb cardstock: https://amzn.to/3kQtBdn

Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive: http://shrsl.com/1xnefhttps://amzn.to/2YqV5uA

3D Adhesive Squares: https://amzn.to/328sfDH

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

Autumn Maple Pearlescet Paper: https://shrsl.com/2klix

Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals Large: https://amzn.to/3jOklW4

Spellbinders Pierced Rectangles: https://amzn.to/2TDSVrc