CASology 295 – believe

The theme for CASology 295 is ‘believe’. I of course had to make a unicorn card! So cute! And just the right amount of sparkle for a unicorn! MATERIALS: cloud dies – Jillibean Soup unicorn stamp – Recollections other stamps – Papercraft Essentials magazine, issue 147 Thanks for stopping by! This card is available here….

Stamp Ink Paper 145 – ombre

After a hiatus, I am back in the challenge game. I am starting off with Stamp Ink Paper’s challenge 145 – ombre. I needed a birthday card, so that’s the direction I went in: There’s a bit of glitter (clear Sakura pen) on the flames of the candles. I used Sugar Pea Designs’ Celebrate All…

dragonflies and flowers

I have discovered that I love stenciling backgrounds. If I had more time I think I might do it for the majority of my cards! Here is a birthday card I made recently to get you in the spring mood. It features a nice stenciled background and some winged friends: I got the stencil years…

some masculine cards

This is another set made when I used up a bunch of 6×6 paper pads. The theme is masculine (less frou-frou?) cards. Not much to say about these, other than I dig these dies 🙂 I used Jillibean Soup dies for the paper airplane card and the birthday one was made using Impression Obsession dies….

mermaid cards and tags

Last year Michaels came out with cute mermaid stuff and I had to pick up the stickers and stamps. Mermaids seem to be even more “on trend” currently than they were when I got them! What little girl isn’t obsessed with these beauties of the sea at some point? I am still in love with…

sympathy cards (set)

Sympathy cards. One of the hardest types of cards to make. They have to be both specific and general. They have to be serious, but not morbid. Heartfelt (non-generic) sentiments are difficult (you can’t make puns or other types of jokes or word play). Themes can be tricky because though someone may have loved trains…

summer-themed cork cards

It’s the end of February and I think it is safe to say that some of us are done with winter. Here in Vancouver, snow still sits defiantly despite the recent rain and above-freezing temperatures. How about some summer-themed cards to shine a sunny beam on those winter blues, or to get you in to…

Valentine’s Day cards – love notes

I had a lot of Valentine’s Day cards left over from last year so I didn’t feel the need to make any for my shops. I still wanted to make something though, so I came up with these in an effort to also go through my stash of embellishments: I heat embossed the chipboard speech…

Celebrate!

Happy 2018! I hope the new year brings you much happiness. I have a super quick post to share a simple card with you.  The new year is a time of celebration for pretty much everyone, and although this card was made to mark an anniversary it feels appropriate for the beginning of this new…

quick Japanese-inspired card for the new year

I send both Christmas and New Year’s cards to my relatives in Japan. I try to make the New Year’s one post-card style and stick it in the card. The new year is a bigger deal than Christmas and I try to make it cute or clever. This year’s idea was pretty cut and dry….

holidays 2017 – more cards

These are some of my favourite cards I made for this holiday season: These ones feature spray-inked stripes for a background and wooden Scrabble-style tiles: This one is for Emma: Whipped spackle dots, snowflakes stamped in gesso and a brick embossing folder ftw!

holidays 2017 – embossed cards

I made so many card this year and haven’t shared any of them here. In fact, I haven’t posted to Instagram in about a week. So in an effort to start a 2018 resolution early, here is a blog post! This one is going to feature my favourite type of card that I made this…