Cute fairy with a dress made of paper

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What do you all think about glitter? I myself am crazy about all things that sparkle and shine! This time, I made a card with lots of glitter.

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This is an easy card using the paper piecing technique and took about 45 minutes to make. Continue reading “Cute fairy with a dress made of paper”

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From small circles to a large piece!

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Hi everyone! Are you enjoying the summer? For me, I started a new job in July that is a lot more hours, so I do not have much time or energy to craft as I like. And next week, I am going on a two week camping vacation (which means no craft room…). With so little time for crafting, it’s important to maximize what time I have. Today’s cards are like the 2-from-1 background cards, but with the use of scrap paper. This is definitely a time-saving technique!

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The cards are pretty easy to make, and the technique I used only took about 20 minutes total, so finishing two cards was less than 1 hour of work!


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Check out this pile of scrap paper!

I have a lot of scrap paper from making the paper inserts for my stamp pockets, and I save a majority of it to use “one day”. Well, I finally got the chance to use them for this project!

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The extra wide double-sided tape and punched-out circles!

First I choose a set of scrap paper that were from the same design series and used my circle punch to punch out a lot of circles.  Next I took out my super wide roll of double-sided tape. This tape is 11.5cm wide! I cut off a piece that was 14cm long and laid it on my work table with the sticky side up. I then started to stick the circles onto the tape in an overlapping line.

Tip! Don’t stop at circles! You can use any shape you want.

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Stick, stick, stick, stick….

When the entire piece of tape was covered with circles, it was like I had a new sheet of textured patterned sticker paper! I then trimmed the edges to the correct size and cut it in half length-wise. I took the backing-paper off and stuck each of the piece onto a light blue cardstock. Then I cut two pieces from white paper for each side of the scrap-paper-patterned-paper (what a mouthful).

For one card, I added pierced dots on the edge and a stacked white die-cut flower that was brushed with a shimmer brush. The second card I had done the same thing with the edge, but a different cut… but when I added the foam tape to it, I accidentally put the tape on the good side (the side the dies cut down on)! I didn’t want to waste my paper or foam tape, so I still stuck it onto the cardstock, but I covered up the bad edge with two thin strips of scrap pearl cardstock!

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A close-up of the cards.

So there you have it, two cards using scrap paper! My favorite part was sticking the circles onto the double-sided tape.

I’ve purposely left the cards blank and text-less because now I have two cards on hand that I can quickly finalize or customize for whomever I decide to give the card to!

Tip! There is no rule that says you have to finish every card you make completely. Almost-finished cards are really useful to have on-hand for when you need a card quickly.

Thank you again for taking the time to read my post, until next time!

For my sister

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I try to make cards for my family member’s birthday as much as possible, but this does not always happen because I’m often very busy! But this time I had the time to make a card for my sister! I tried to make something more simple because I often make rather difficult cards.

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This card is a beginner level card, took about 30 minutes to make, and I followed a Hobby Alternative sketch of the month.
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Butterflies make everything beautiful!

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I think butterflies are really beautiful and I asked myself, “Why is that?” I think it is because butterflies are so symmetrical and people are generally attracted to things that are symmetrical. But I’m also a very analytical and have a scientific mind set.

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The technique for today is “die cut monoprint”. Using this technique, I created two cards witht he butterfly monoprints, but you can also use the prints for a scrapbook or art journal. This easy technique takes about 15-20 minutes and the two cards took over an hour to make. Continue reading “Butterflies make everything beautiful!”

Shining flowers

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It is now the 6th month of 2019, time flies, doesn’t it? Stencils are a crafting supply that can be used with many techniques. They are also inexpensive or you could make them yourself! Today I will let you see one of the many techniques you can use with stencils. Let’s check out the card.

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The yellow background is made with a stencil. The card took about an hour to make and it is pretty easy to do. Continue reading “Shining flowers”

A felt baby book

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Hello my dear crafters! How are you doing? Last week on May 10th is my wedding anniversary! We had a really nice evening going out to eat at a super-classy restaurant. It was a surprise for my husband!

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This is a baby book on shapes that I made from felt. I thought it was not difficult to make, but it is a lot of work. It took a few hours, and that does not include a night for the glue to dry. Continue reading “A felt baby book”

Pop-up Cake Card!

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Spring is my favorite season! Mother nature is awake and making herself beautiful. Today I made a spring cake for you all!

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Did you think I made a real cake? Haha, I’m not really good at baking, so nope! So today is actually a pop-up card with small daisies on a grassy green paper cake. This card was not difficult to make since my Cricut did most of the work and I had very clear video instructions on putting the cake together. You can also use other cutting machines other than the Cricut, but even without a machine, you can print out this pattern and cut it out by hand. The total time to make this card was a little under one hour. Continue reading “Pop-up Cake Card!”

Organizing my craft stuff with Evernote

As promised in my inexpensive stamp and die storage post, I will show and explain how I organize my dies. Before I get into it, I want to explain a little of its background.

I wanted a system that allowed me to organize all my stamps and dies in a way that I can also add on to my collection, as well as switch or remove things in between without having to change the rest of the system. I also wanted to be able to easily search for exactly what I need without rummaging through my growing collection. Essentially, I needed a system similar to the Dewey Decimal Classification (but a lot more simplified) and a digital catalogue.

After months of thinking, I finally came up with a system and I’m happy to share with you all how I do it. My system makes it easy to search and find exactly what I need! Without further ado, here’s how  I organize my stamps and dies (as well as some other craft things). Continue reading “Organizing my craft stuff with Evernote”