Jeep Card

To date, I have only used my Brother Scan ‘n Cut to scan images I’ve stamped and cut them, because I have a hard time fussy cutting due to Rheumatoid Arthritis. Recently, I decided I need to try the different techniques available with this machine. To that end, I downloaded some files from svgcuts.com. This […]

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Altenew Craft Your Life Retreat Color Pop 2022

Since doing two weeks of classes didn’t seem to be enough (hahaha), I also enrolled in Altenew’s Color Pop retreat, 12 hours of crafting. This one really stretched my boundaries. There was a lot of watercoloring, which I haven’t done in quite awhile. I enjoyed the projects, but I can’t say they turned out very […]

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Day 10 – Rainbows and Patterns

I had fun with this day’s techniques. Who doesn’t like rainbows? I used a David Tutera Sizzix die for the leafy spray, and Gina K stamps for the birthday greeting on the square card. The bling embellishments are Starform stickers.

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Day 9 – Inlay Die Cutting

Today is inlay die cutting. I skipped Day 8 – Die Cut Flowers. I have done plenty of the dimensional florals, and I’m not a big fan. I mail 99% of my cards, and those shaped florals simply do not stand up to the treatment of the USPS. So anyway, inlay die cutting is actually […]

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Day 7 – Stacked Die Cuts

Ok, not my favorite technique today. I thought I was following the directions for my die cutter, but the sandwich got stuck in my machine. Thankfully, I was able to reverse it and my machine seems no worse for wear. I tried again, and here’s the result. I used Lawn Fawn dies.

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Day 6 – Color Blocking

Today’s cards use a cover plate background die and three bold colors to create fairly simple cards with big impact.

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Day 5 – Stamped Wreaths

Today we did stamped wreaths. On the square card, I used an Altenew mini stamp set. On the second card, I used a Gina K set with a die cut Lawn Fawn scripty hello.

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Day 4 – Emboss Resist with a Twist

Heat guns. Embossing powder. Background stamps. Layering stencils. Watercolors. This was a bit of a messy day for my craft area!

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Day 3 – 2 for 1 Inked Backgrounds

Today’s techniques included using a gel press to make backgrounds, and playing with stencils. My gel press backgrounds are pretty lackluster, but it’s always fun to pull it out and play with it. Stencils, however, were a blast. I don’t use them that often, and I honestly don’t know why. I always have a blast […]

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Day 2 – Joseph’s Coat

I love the card I created using this technique! We inked a background, then put a stencil over it and used black ink through the stencil. I chose a mid-century modern stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.

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