Showing posts from March, 2022

March 2022 Christmas Card Ideas

To make up for being a day late with this month's Christmas card ideas, I've included 2 cards!  Using the positive and negative when die cutting helped.  I used washi tape to hold down my J, O, and Y dies so they would be lined up for the second card. Normally I try to conserve cardstock and place my dies close together when die cutting. For this first card I masked off a triangle using Post-It Notes.  Using my grid paper helped with alignment.  I started by using Soft Sea Foam ink and a Blending Brush for the entire triangle without a decorative mask, so that the whole triangle would be a soft green.  Then using a variety of decorative masks and various green inks with my Blending Brush, I just layered shapes over each other.  I honestly wasn't sure about the 'Christmas tree' when I was done----until I removed all the masks.   The gold edge is just a 1" piece of the metallic specialty paper die cut with the Stitched So Sweetly large rectangle, so the 6" X

Abstract Beauty Card Kit Available until April 8, 2022

The Abstract Beauty Designer Series Paper is so bright and cheery and uses 9 different colors so it gives us lots of options.  Let the pretty paper (and me) do the work for you! This card kit contains: -1/4 pack of Abstract Beauty DSP (12 4"X6" sheets) -22 cards bases in coordinating colors -Extra Basic White pieces for you to stamp/punch/die cut -10 embossed accent pieces -2 yards of 1/4" Gold Shimmer ribbon -36 adhesive-backed hexagons -10+ dies in Basic White Cost :  $25 (plus shipping--I will deliver within the Twin Cities.  Only available in the US--sorry.) Please request your kit by April 8th!  Email me at We'll meet in the North Star Stamper Classroom (in Facebook) to share ideas for using the kit.  This will be later in April and I'll record then post it on YouTube for everyone who purchases the kit to watch at their convenience. Other products you might want to use: The Abstract Beauty suite on pages 48-50 of the January-June