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. Card Details  I cut …

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Make life sweet

Cardmakers make life sweet by sending out cards. I have made two cards for you today. Use this stamp set and create multiples very easy. The background is a gel print. Card 1 Cards are easy to make with Elle Studio’s “Wonderful You” stamp & die set. Multiple occasions are in this set. The set …

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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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BOO-tiful

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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Boo!!

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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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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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!!

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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100 Day Destash-Day 29-Embossing Folder with a New Technique

Ok so it is the second birthday for AAA Birthday Challenge. This week’s challenge is Happy Birthday. Click HERE to participate and possibly when a prize!! This card was with a bunch of die cut 2s, an embossing folder and a sentiment. The embossing folder was inked with Versafine Ink on the negative side. Then …

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I LOVE STENCILS!!

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 …

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100 Day Destash-Day 22-A Little Bit of Everything

This past week I took a collage class from Jennifer Chamberlain at the Maker Beehive. It was incredibly inexpensive and worth every penny. The class was called Tiny Tattered Houses. I used old magazines, acrylics I had forever, cereal boxes, stamps. I used load of stuff. The process involved a lot of finger painting and …

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100 Day Destash Challenge-Day 12-Color Hues Challenge B&W

This challenge is a personal challenge. I am simply trying to use what I have. I don’t have a lot of sympathy sentiments but thought this would work. It also works for the Color Hue Challenge. Hope you like it. https://colorhuesthecolorchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/03/color-hues-14-black-and-white.html?m=1

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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Merry & bright

Today is the Online Card Class Wrap Up. I managed to squeeze in one more card inspired by these classes. If you didn’t happen to purchase the class, Crushing On Cardstock, you still can on the website here. I used a My Favorite Things large die for this card. I cut the die from a …

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