Change Can Be Beautiful

Hello crafty friends! April is here already and Spring for sure has arrived in Southern Ohio. We can see some new leaves, buds, and new birds visiting our backyard. Change can be beautiful, let’s embrace it.

Today, it is the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps new release day and we are celebrating it with an Instagram Hop with theme: “Finding Beauty in Times of Change.” I join the design team sharing projects that feature both the new release and our current line of products. 

On my CAS card today, I used the Embrace Change Stamp Set and Stitched Rectangle Die Set. I stamped the butterfly on heavy-weight vellum with VersaFine Clair Nocturne and then heat-embossed them with clear-glitter embossing powder. After that, I colored them with alcohol markers. 

I added the vellum paper on a white cardstock and then cut it with one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I added black mat background cardstock to it and tied up some white twine ribbon, then added it to the card base.

I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Clair Nocturne, trimmed it, and added it to the card with 3D foam tape.

Head over to my Instagram Post Here to enter the giveaway and to hop along with us. You will find beautiful inspiration from the hop participants for sure!!!

Thank you for stopping by my blog! Have a wonderful season.

Welcoming Spring

Hey all… I know it is not officially Spring yet… a couple more weeks, but I am so ready to welcome Spring with this CAS Happy Spring card today!

I made this card using Imagine Crafts products, stamps, die cuts, and coloring medium. As usually, I found some inspiration on Pinterest to create this clean-and-simple style with layers.

I am sharing step by step tutorial with pictures at Imagine Crafts Blog today. You can try to make this card with any sentiment or vocal images based on the theme or season. Here’s the list of supplies I used:

Imagine Crafts:


  • Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamp – Spring Hope Stamp Set
  • Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamp – Spring Hope Die Set
  • Neenah Classic Crest White Cardstock 110lb
  • Close To My Heart colored cardstock (blue and off-white)
  • Burlap twine ribbon
  • Fiskar paper trimmer
  • Gemini Junior die cutting machine
  • MISTI stamping tool
  • Acrylic stamping block
  • Paper distresser tool
  • Micro-tip scissors
  • White thin fun foam
  • Flat paint brush

May this card give you hope for the new season coming soon! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful day!

Monochromatic Floral Card

Hi everyone! I am super excited today to share with you all my very first project as their design team member!!! 

I have been a big fan of Imagine Crafts products since I started making crafts. I made this clean-and-simple, monochromatic card yet has some layers to create an encouragement card or any occasion card.

At Imagine Crafts blog, I share the step by step tutorial with pictures. I hope you will give it a try with your own stamp sets and die sets. Monochromatic style and CAS style can be for any theme card you need.

Here the list of supplies I used to make this card:
Imagine Craft supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Altenew – Label Love Stamp Set
  • Altenew – Build A Flower: Peony Blossom (stamp and die set)
  • Altenew – White Ink Spray
  • Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set
  • Neenah Classic Crest White Cardstock 110lb
  • Graciellie Design – Botanical Dream Digital Paper Pack
  • Clear gems (or other embellishments)
  • White fun foam
  • Fiskar Paper Trimmer
  • MISTI Stamping Tool
  • TwiddlersNook Pressure Pal
  • Gemini Junior cutting machine
  • Craft heat gun
  • White brush (flat or fan)
  • Micro-tip scissors

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful day!

Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge | Coffee + Snowflakes

Hello coffee loving friends! Today, I am a guest at the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge blog. This is a fun challenge for you who love caffein and Christmas card!

Inspired by this month’s theme: Coffee + Snowflakes, I made this coffee snowflake shaker card using the die sets and stamp set from our sponsor, A Jillian Vance Design.

I used the Bold Snowflake Die to make that snowflake shaker background. I saved the snowflake die cut to use on another project later. I added a piece of acetate paper with double-sided tape on the back the negative snowflake die cut and then I added some 3D foam tape. I added mix of sequins and jumbo glitter on it and added a piece of silver glitter cardstock on it. I added the whole shaker to the card base with enough permanent adhesive glue.

I stamped the cup from More Coffee and Jesus Stamp Set on a white cardstock with permanent black ink pad and then colored it with alcohol markers. I fussy cut it with scissors and then added it to the card with permanent adhesive glue.

The sentiment is a die cut word from Merry Christmas Script Word Die. I used gold brush to color the letters and added the whole sentiment to the card with permanent adhesive glue.

I cut out some of the small snowflakes from the Sam E. Snowman Die Set and added them on the card with permanent adhesive glue, too.

Final step, I added some white paint splatters on the card for extra snow effect.

Love coffee and making Christmas card? Check out this challenge blog! You still have time to play along with this January challenge and by linking up your newly made caffeinated Christmas card, you have a chance to win the prize from the sponsor!!! So, now it’s your turn.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Have a fabulous day!

Congratulations Mixed Media No-Bulky Shaker Card

Hello all… I hope you all well and safe. It has been windy, rainy, cold winter days here. Staying warm in my craft room, I made this mixed media, no-bulky, shaker card for the first time. It was fun to try new technique.

I used supplies Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps:

I made a mixed media background mat using texture paste, Lindy’s Magic Shaker, Finetec Watercolor paint.

I love this new stamp set. I can stamp inside the card with this Bible verse message.

For stamping, I used VersaFine Clair ink pads and Mini MISTI stamping tool. With stamping tool, it is easy to create 2-shades gradient sentiment. After stamping, I dried the ink and fussy cut it with scissors.

I like the result. And I think this my new favorite way of making shaker card. No bulky, flat enough to fit in envelope and mail friendly.

So, have you tried this technique yet?