CardMaker + Xyron // Teresa Collins

Hey there! CardMaker magazine has been doing a week long blog hop with Xyron and Teresa Collins and I have a project to wrap up the week using papers from the Summer Stories line along with great adhesives from Xyron.

Now I usually am living under a rock, but seriously, how did I not know how beautiful the Teresa Collins line of products is?! Timeless and modern and so very pretty. I picked out a few papers to create a wedding set for a bride-to-be who chose pink, black and white for her colors.

Fun fact: the lace was ran through the pink Teresa Collins sticker machine from Xyron which made adhering it a cinch. And there is no adhesive peeking out from behind. I added a couple of foil stripes created with the double-sided tape as well.

And here is a cute little gift card holder to match.

And the inside of the card. Even though I used a 6×6 paper pad, I made it work on this tall card by adding a topper to the writing area.

And that’s all! Stop by the Cardmaker blog to check out the rest of the week’s projects and to find a link to the projects over on Xyron as well.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Supplies: patterned paper and stickers from Teresa Collins Summer Stories, cardstock, vellum and dies from Papertrey Ink, adhesive from Xyron, black foil from Clearsnap®, pearl from Doodlebug Designs, sequin from stash





Craft Ideas Wedding Set

Craft Ideas

Have you had a chance to pick up the latest copy of Craft Ideas? I am loving the fresh new look of this magazine – formerly Crafts & Things – and all the fun project ideas inside.

In the DIY wedding section of this summer issue, I shared a wedding table number and escort card design, along with a technique for creating an antique silver look with just inks and sprays from Clearsnap® / Colorbox®. It would be great for a vintage modern wedding!

I’ll be back tomorrow with another wedding design – this time a card set. See you soon!

Technique: Partial Die Cut Borders

Hey there friends! I am up on the CardMaker blog today confessing my love for matching stamp + die sets as well as sharing a technique for creating a partially die cut border. Drop in and check it out if you have a chance!

PS – - On this card I used a newly released product from Clearsnap that you are just going to love – Colorbox® 6-Pad Pigment ink pads! Find out more about them here.

Enjoy your afternoon!

Happy Easter, Happy Spring

Hey there! Are you enjoying the spring weather? We have been outside walking and playing for the last several days straight and I can tell from my sore behind just how long we’ve been cooped up in the house.

I have a spring-y, watercolor card and tag to share today for the new AEI♥U challenge #4 at Avery Elle.

I started with this little tag by wetting the vellum and then scribbling on it with markers. Vellum does NOT like to be wet, I discovered! It completely curled up on itself and took several pieces of tape of keep it lying semi-flat.

On the card, I tried the marker watercolor of cardstock. Much better! All the stamps are from the Avery Elle “Happy Spring” set.

See you soon!



CardMaker + Imagine Crafts


Hi there and welcome to the Cardmaker and Imagine Crafts blog hop! If you are just happening across this post by chance, stop by the CardMaker blog to start from the beginning, to find the complete hop list and to feast your eyes on much more inspiration using the Radiant Neon inkpads.

The card I created using the Radiant Neon inks went big and bold with the neon, which is exactly how I think it’s meant to be – bright in your face! And can you believe how many trends are stuffed onto this single card?! I count 7 in all, and somehow it seems to balance itself out.


This image was the inspiration – such a bright, playful design.

To get the look of so many different patterns, I simple masked off a few areas and stamped. First the chevron stripes in the center, following by the lace triangles on the edges and finally the aztec pattern at the bottom. The inks are nice and juicy and worked great for both stamping and applying direct-to-paper.

In addition to the hop, Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko is also giving away a full set of the Radiant Neon inkpads. In order to win, you will need to collect a word or phrase from each stop to complete a sentence. Mine is below. (Full details here)

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Thanks so much for dropping in and have a great day! Your next stop is Kazuko Kocho.