Easter Card Using SCRAPS!

Good morning today is the day to rediscover those bits and pieces that you aren’t using in your craft room. I am participating in the Rediscover Your Supplies Instagram hop. If you’d like to hop along, you can find me at @expressivepaper and start the hop there. For this month’s hop, we could choose to

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Simon Hurley’s New Release with Spellbinders!

(Affiliate links to most products are provided below at no additional cost to you.) Good morning! Living in Arizona I love cacti/succulent images and Simon Hurley’s new release with Spellbinders doesn’t disappoint! Cute plants/cacti and fun sentiments coupled with the dies make great cards for anytime! Today’s cards feature these items and a few more

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Valentine Card in December!

(Affiliate Links provided below at no additional cost to you.) Good morning! I am taking a break from Christmas cards to play with today’s present from the Spellbinder’s Advent Calendar. I love this calendar, as you know, and the nice thing about it is all of the gifts are not holiday related! It allows you

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Cardmaking made easy!

(affiliate links for most products provided below at no additional cost to you) I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving and now the next holiday is right around the corner! Spellbinder’s has made my life a little bit easier with the Limited Edition Santa’s Lane Cardmaking Kit. The kit is a great value filled with

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BOO-TIFUL Halloween Cards-Kat Scrappiness Halloween/Fall New Release

I am over on the Kat Scrappiness Blog today sharing a BOO-tiful Halloween card featuring the new BOO word and shadow die and more products from the new release. This card is spooky easy to make! You can find more details HERE! All products are linked below. card measurements Top-folding A2 Card Base(4.25″ x 11″

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Every Day Card

(affiliate links for most products are provided below at no additional cost to you) Good Morning! I am up on the Kat Scrappiness Blog today with a new card featuring the new Under the Sea dies. There is a beautiful new cover plate and a set of amazing ocean plant dies. They can be used

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Use Your Stash

(Affiliate links for most products provided below at no additional cost to you) Good Morning! i am oarticipating in an IG Hop today that is all about rediscovering your supplies. This is a monthly hop and if you would like to participate please message @craftwithme101 on Instagram. Every month we choose a theme and this

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Rediscover Your Supplies Monthly Challenge-Rainbows & Autism Awareness

(affiliate links for most oroducts provided below at no additional cost to you) Happy Saturday! Today I am taking part in the #rediscoveryoursupplies Instagram Hop & Monthly Challenge There are two themes to choose from for this month. The themes are rainbows & Autism Awareness. Pick one or both! We encourage you to use the

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Bearly Hard Card

(affiliate links for most products are provided below at no additional cost to you) Good Morning! Today I have a card as a Design Team Member for Bearly Art. I have to see I LOVE their glue but had no idea they had washi tape. The 3 Set Washi Tape includes Macaron MIx, Glitter Goodies

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A Rainbow of Bunnies

Affiliate links to most products provided below at no additional cost to you. Good Morning! I am up on the Kat Scrappiness blog today with some bunny inspiration in a rainbow of colors. This card is pretty simple it just involves a little bit of masking, some ink blending, and a very little coloring. Today

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Sympathy Card-Die-Cut Peony

(affiliate links to most products provided below at no additional cost to you) Good Morning! Today is Feature Day 1 on the LDRS Inspiration Page. I encourage you to stop over because the latest release has some must-have craft room supplies. Have you thought about getting into foiling on your card but aren’t quite ready

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Show us your pets!

(affiliate links provided below at no additional cost to you) Welcome back to a new Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #539. This week everything is about pets and we want to see your creations! This week’s sponsor is: So let’s make a card! This card is one layer and easy to make First, I stamped my image

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Cards for Ukraine

This week the card community comes together for the people of Ukraine. There are many ways you can join us in our support. There is a card auction on Instagram featuring cards from many of your favorite designers You can find it here Ukraine Card For Peace. On Friday there is another Instagram Hop. Use

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LDRS Lovely Peony Cluster Die

The month of love

(Affiliate links provided for most products below at no additional cost to you) Although February may be brutally cold where you live, it is still the month of LOVE. Valentine’s Day and maybe your anniversary? My Valentines are all done and mailed so for today I thought I would create an Anniversary Card for you.

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You’re a shining star

(Affiliate links provided below at no additional cost to you) Good morning! It is time to visit the LDRS Daily Inspiration page for new creations using the fabulous January Release. Today’s card features the Never Stop Dreaming stamps and dies. This set is perfect for multiple occasions and adorable. So let’s make a card. Card

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Valentine Post Caed

Sending love & donuts!

(affiliate links to most products found below at no additional cost to you.) Good Morning! Today I am showing off the new Valentine Release from Kat Scrappiness. It’s a beauty! I have had so much fun making Valentine’s cards so thought let’s make a postcard. The new A2 Postcard Die is perfect for doing so.

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Kat Scrappiness Valentine Card

a whole lotta love!

(Affiliate links to most products provided below at no additional cost to you.) Good Morning!  Kathy from Expressive Paper here with a whole lotta love for you. Christmas is over and it’s almost a New Year. I hope your holidays were filled with love. So it’s time to start our Valentine’s Day cards. This card

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A merry little Christmas

(Affiliate links provided for all prices at no additional cost to you) Good Morning! It’s not long now before Christmas is upon us. Do you have your cards done? Do you need a few quick cards before you mail them out? Here’s a card that came together really quick.

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Happy quokka holidays!

(affiliate links for all projects provided below at no additional cost to you) Good morning card friends! The holidays are around the corner and I am up on the Kat Scrappiness blog with some card inspiration for you. What could be more fun than a shaker card? All products will be listed at the end

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Patterned Perfect petals

(affiliate links for all products will be listed below at no additional cost to you. ) Good morning! I am up on the LDRS Creative Inspiration page today with a beautiful new die set, Perfect Petals Layering die. Normally, when I do layered die cards I use plain card stock. However, today I thought I

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I like the way you roll!

(affiliate links provided below at no additional cost to you) Who doesn’t like donuts? Ok, maybe it’s just me that love these fried morsels! Today’s card features the new Pastry Pals-Exclusive Kit from LDRS Creative. It is filled with yummy goodness. Besides that it is a great value. I will be creating an edge to

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Nothing short of amazing

(Affiliate links listed below are at no additional cost to you) Good Morning! Today’s card is a see through card. It features the Dahlia Stamp & die, the Modern Trellis Cover Plate and the Diagonal Stitched Layering Frames from LDRS Creative. The card comes together pretty quickly, other than the coloring. So let’s make a

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Snarky cat holiday card

(Affiliate links found below are provided at no additional cost to you) Today I am taking part in the 2021 Cat Lover’s Blog Hop with my friends and design team members at Kat Scrappiness. Her Peaceful Garden has hosted this hop for seven years. Please hop along, visit the posts that our friends here at

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Simply amazing!

Good morning all my crafty friends, today we will be creating a die cut card. I am up on the Kat Scrappiness Blog with some inspiration for you. I am using the 5 x 7 Foliage die, the 5 x7 Never Ending Rectangle dies, the Boxed Sentiment dies, the Simply Amazing Sentiment die, and a

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So proud of you!

Good Morning All of My Card Making Friends! This is Kathy from Expressive Paper.  I have been busy making cards for fall and Halloween.  Then I remembered December is not too far in the future and I need a graduation card!  This card is pretty simple and perfect for your graduate.

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Forever thankful

Good Morning! Over the last 18 months I have found quite a bit to be thankful for. One of those things is my card making hobby and all of my followers. I appreciate everyone of you. For today’s card, I am using a recent stamp and die set from Gina K Designs. It was designed

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Halloween is just around the corner! Do you have your cards ready for the big day? Today’s card, featured in the LDRS blog Inspiration Page is ready to go out in the mail. This card was easy to make using one stamp and a few boo-tiful dies. I used the Trick or Treat 6×6 paper

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Too cute to spook!

Good Afternoon! Kathy here with new products and cards from LDRS Creative. Are you ready for Halloween? Are you a dog or cat lover? If so then this Trick or Treat LDRS stamp set is a must have! These little critters are simply too cute to spook! They also have a coordinating die set which

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Halloween is right around the corner and the new release from LDRS Creative is perfect for the occasion. The Pirouette Pattern Template is ideal for making some fun and easy backgrounds. Coupling the Pirouette with the new Trick or Treat stamp set makes for the perfect card. I used the Circles alignment template for these

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Inlaid die cut cards

Most card makers know that Jennifer McGuire is the queen of inlaid die cut cards. Well, who better to learn from then the queen herself. During the virtual classes, Online Card Classes, we were provided with some beautiful examples and a full look into her process. Here is my homework The die cut is from

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To Crimp or Not to Crimp?

Recently I participated in Crushing On Cardstock. It was a virtual card making event hosted by Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner. This was an absolute value for money. Here is my “homework” from Day 3. There was a little cheating involved as the class technique involved scoring and pleating card shapes. The scoring is no

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Online Card Class

This week has been filled with fun….mostly. The un-fun part was updating my blog. Having classes with Jennifer McGuire, Kristina Werner and a slew of guests was WAY fun. Because if part one I didn’t get to create as much as I wanted. That time is over! I have a lot of catch up to

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Fall Colors

In a few weeks I am heading to Door County, WI with my sister in law and hope to see the start of fall colors. we don’t get to see fall colors in AZ and I do miss them. However, I don’t miss what comes after! Today’s card features another background made with Nuvo Drops.

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Is Summer Over?

I know there are many of you (especially up north) that want to hang on to that last ray of sunshine. But after this summer in AZ I am looking forward to a little fall weather. This week I have been creating backgrounds using Nuvo Drops. I love the outcome. At first this one didn’t

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Halloween is Coming!

So today I am continuing with my Nuvo Drops background technique. I love finding different uses for products I have and this one is a good one! Nuvo Drops are normally used for small embellishments but for the past couple days I have been using them for backgrounds. On this particular background I used a

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I Had to Have It

You know that feeling…. A new stamp release comes out with a whole family of gnomes or a snake that you HAVE to have. Or how about that one patterned paper with the perfect red pattern that went with your daughters Christmas dress from 1994? As a crafter we all have stuff that we had

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Christmas in August

This past week we have seen some thunder storms in Phoenix. For me it is always nice to hear the rain and thunder. However, rarely do we get snow. As a matter of fact I can’t remember seeing snow. Growing up in the Midwest we saw more snow than any other type of weather (or

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Crafty Hugs

Yesterday I participated in an Instagram hop for a member of our crafty community. We are all here to share inspiration with each other and new card makers. We are doing this in support of a fellow crafter, Jen. Her IG name is at kittenmoose. When leaving comments for people it is important to remember

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Craft Roulette

This post is dedicated to Mary Gunn and how much she contributes to the crafting and card making community. She has a wealth of knowledge about paper crafting and LOVES sharing it with others. On Fridays she streams Craft Roulette. Each week she has crafters join her for a spin of the Craft Roulette Wheel.

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Thank God It’s Friday!

I hope everyone is happy that the weekend is coming up. I have had fun this week playing with the #thedailymarker30day challenge that Kathy Racoosin organizes. Hopefully I will be able to keep up. It certainly does spark ones creativity. So today’s card is my Day 6 of this challenge. I didn’t use that much

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Tropical Flowers!!

Good afternoon!! Today I am sharing this beautiful stamp and die set. I am also featuring a cover plate that is so versatile. This Tropical Flowers Slim Line stamp is fabulous. While it is made for slim line cards you can easily use it for all card formats! I cut the Trellis Cover Plate and

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Fancy Floral

I just received some of the new release stamps from Gina K Design. Fresh Flower and It’s All You (this is an incentive set if you spend $75) stamp sets are easily combined. It was an easy card to make. The card base was stenciled with a pale grey ink. I used a few of

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Gel Print & Gina K!

I have had this gel print in my stash for some time. I just got these new Gina K stamps and dies and I think it was the perfect combo. I will also be entering this in the Global Design Challenge This is a mini slimline card. The gel print was cut into 1/2” strips

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It’s A Winner!

The new Distress Oxide color, Prized Ribbon, is a winner. When I first heard the new ink was in the blue family I was a bit disappointed. I am a bit of a purple girl. Well, let me tell you this blue doesn’t disappoint! The background was embossed withSizzix Tim Holtz Crackle 3D folder. The

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Oh Snarky Cat…..

I have to say that the Snarky Cat stamps I purchased last fall have been one of my favorites this past year. So when I was woken at 3:30am by my somewhat cat-like, Shih Tzu it was what I grabbed. Let’s say I was feeling a bit snarky….. The background of this card was created

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Easy Alcohol Marker Coloring

Good Morning! If you haven’t seen any videos from Daniel West, @delandarti, or his YouTube it is definitely worth a visit. He truly breaks down coloring in easy steps. He recently did a guest appearance on the free Card Maker’s Success Summit and it was awesome. He talks about storybook coloring with alcohol markers. If

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A Twinchie……?

AAA Cards always have great challenges. But a “twinchie”? What the heck is that. It’s this weeks challenge and it simply means that all design elements fit in a two inch space. Everything else is white. Sound fun? Will join the challenge. This two inch space has stenciling, a few stamps from Concord & 9th,

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No Stamps Today

Sometimes I just don’t feel like getting “inky”. Okay, it’s not that oft n but it does happen. Today I am using dies from multiple Concord & 9th sets. I just needed a quick birthday card and this did the trick. Thanks for taking a peek and I hope your day is amazing!!

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C9 Camp

This weekend I am attending a virtual card making camp with Concord & 9th. The counselors/instructors are an amazing group of designers and I was THRILLED to be put in Cathy Zielske’s cabin. For those of you that love card making or scrapbooking you need to google her. She has an amazing sense of design

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This card was done for the Sunday Stamp Color Challenge. Please check out what the design team has done and join the fun HERE A friend gifted me the My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts for April. I am in love with it. The stencils, the dies, the stamps!!! So I used it for


Craft Roulette Challenge

The last two Fridays I have taken part in a Facebook live group called Craft Roulette Challenge. It is a lot of fun. It is a Mary Gunn production and each week she features a guest crafter, many of which have quite large followings. There are four categories which are project, colors, elements and “random”.

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Wild Thing…I Think I Love You

For some reason the background in this card reminds me of an animal print. The background was stenciled with an Elizabeth St Hilaire pattern from https://www.joggles.com/stencils/joggles-elizabeth-st-hilaire-stencils-and-masks I used Distress Oxide in Black Soot. The hearts were cut out on my Silhouette Cameo in mirror paper and plain white card stock. The white paper was embossed

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