Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Gnome Couple Celebrates

  Well, hey there!
I'm popping in on this last day of January to share a card for

Image 1: Gnome Couple (JPG format)
Image2: Boy Gnome (JPG format)
Image3: Girl Gnome (JPG format)

As you can see I used the couple image.
It was colored. with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut.
I popped the image with foam tape onto the card background which
includes a dry embossed panel, a die cut bunting and sentiment.
A few sequins were added for a "little extra"!

Conie also has a step-by-step video on how to draw the Boy Gnome available on her 

If you have not checked her videos out you should!
Who knows! You may be an artist and didn't know it!
Give it a try!

Linking up to:

Friday, January 26, 2024

Birthday Elephant

Happy Friday!
Just thought I would do a quick post sharing
another fun card created with new printables from

This one was put together using the

Birthday Elephant was colored with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut.
A little gold glitter glue was added to the crown.
I created a background using 2 papers from
The sentiment was printed from
I embellished with a bow and the number 5, which
fussy cut before adding gold glitter glue.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Firefighter Koala Bear

Hello there!
Today I am posting for

I created a fun card using coordinationg stamps and dies.

Three of the images and the sentiment were stamped on white card stock with black ink.
I colored the bear, dog and fire hydrant with pencils and then die cut.
A patterned paper was matted with red card stock for the card base.
A red banner was hand cut for the left side of the card.
I die cut banners in red and white and layered. They were adhered to the card center.
The sentiment was trimmed to a rectangle and adhered to a piece of red card stock,
which is the negative from the die cut red banner.
I die cut and layered 3 buntings.
Enamel dots were added to complete my design.

Thanks for stopping by!

We would love for you to connect with us in the
You can find more Pajama Crafter Stamps inspiration from 
other design team members and are welcome to post your creations
 using Pajama Crafter Stamps products.

Linking up to:
Little Red Wagon - Never Been Used Schtuff (new stamps and dies)
Creative Crafting Uncles - Happy Birthday
Die Cut Divas - Never Before Used Stuff (new stamps and dies)
613 Avenue Create - ATG option
Krafty Chicks Challenge - All Occasions

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Split Circle Card

Oh, I’ve been wanting to make some of the Split Circle Cards I’ve seen on Pinterest! Have you seen these? Different sized, shaped die cuts are cut with different colors or patterned card stock. Layer and glue them together. Cut them in half and arrange in interesting configurations. Most of them I’ve seen are done with circle die cuts, but they can also be done with other shapes.

Hey there! It’s Judy VZ from Created Just 4 U here posting for CutCardStock. I’ll show you how I created 2 cards that were created with the same die cut shapes, but vary somewhat.

Card Stock

Cut CardStock is running a special on blue cards stock this month, so I went with 4 blue colors.

Basis NAVY 80lb Cardstock

DCS Discount Card Stock: Textured Indigo Blue Card Stock

DCS Discount Card Stock: Blue Calico Discount Card Stock

Basis LIGHT BLUE 80lb Cardstock

I also threw in a little Stardream Metallic SILVER 105 lb Card Stock and used Mohawk Super Fine White Smooth 100 lb CardStock  for my 5 x 6 1/2 inch card bases.

Die Cutting & Card Base

I die cut 4 different sized circles for each card using the blue colors.

Mats were cut for the card base. A piece of navy was cut 5 x 6 1/2 inches, silver 4 3/4 x 6 1/4 and light blue was cut to 4 5/8 x 6 1/8 inches. The sentiment and music stave were cut out of navy and silver.

The mats were adhered to the card base.

Assemble Circles

Adhere the 4 die cut circles together, as seen in photo below and cut in half.

I actually cut all of my circles in half first and then glued together, 
so both of my halves looked the same, not opposite as my photo shows above.
Sorry, if I have caused some confusion.
Looking at the photos below, you'll see what I mean.
You can do which ever you prefer. You'll get a different look with each.

Design the Layout

Arrange the 2 shaped pieces and adhere to card base. I decided to add additional silver circle die cuts to each card as seen in the photos below. One is on top and one is behind. The music stave die cut covers where the 2 circle halves meet. You can add a strip of card stock, ribbon or anything else you come up with to hide.


Add the sentiment and or any other embellishments you want.

Thanks so much for giving my project a look. I hope I’ve inspired you to try one of these cards.

We would love for you to connect with us over on the CutCardStock Facebook Page and the Facebook Group Creating with Card Stock for more inspiration.

Visit the CutCardStock Blog for more inspiration.


Linking up to:

A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge - ATG
Classic Design Challenge - ATG
Die Cut Divas - Never Before Used Stuff (new card stock)
Daisy Chain Challenges - No Design Paper
Allsorts Challenge - January Blues
Crafty Catz Challenge - No Designer Paper option
Cut it Up Challenges - Include a die cut w/something new (new card stocks)
Creative Knockouts - Lots of Layers

Sunday, January 21, 2024

I'll Pick You

Happy Sunday!
I'm popping in with a post this morning to share
a card created with a new digi from

This sweet digi is from the new

I colored with Prismacolor Pencils and die cut a partial circle around the image.
The background is comprised of solid card stock and some of the papers from this collection.

I printed the sentiment and die cut.

Embellishments include a die cut open heart and pearls.

Check this collection out!
It is so cute!

Linking up to:
Crafty Animals - ATG w/animals
Critter Crazy Challenge - ATG w/featured critter
Let's Craft and Create - Penny for Your Thoughts (use a sentiment)
Challenge Recognition


Saturday, January 20, 2024

Happy Birthday Nikky

Hi there!
It's time for this week's

The theme is

This week's DT card is created in honor of Nikky's birthday! 
Her favorite color combo is pink and orange and she loves slider cards.
I've used Winnie Sunshine Delight Bouquet as my focal image and
colored with Prismacolor Pencils before die cutting into an oval shape.
I used 2 patterned papers for the background.
The floral paper is from
The striped is from 

Pre-colored flowers and a b/w butterfly were fussy cut and added.
They are from the
I chose both of my sentiments from the
My slider is pulled up from the top center of the card and
the butterfly on the right slides up a channel cut into the card.
I added ribbon and some pink pearls.

I hope you'll join us this week!
You could win a great prize!

Linking up to:
Creative Knockouts - Lots of Layers

Friday, January 19, 2024

Tons of Love

 Oh, there's a new collection of digital printables at

It is so cute!

Celebrate every occasion from romantic days to birthdays and every celebration with this super cute collection of Elephant printable stamps for card making, crafting, sticker making and scrapbooking. 

These beautifully illustrated elephant-themed printable stamps can add a unique and charming touch to your cards, crafts, stickers, and scrapbook projects. The versatility of these digicraftdownloads allows you to include greetings & sentiments for a range of celebrations, from romantic Valentine's, weddings to birthdays and beyond. Consider incorporating these cute elephant designs into your craft and card making projects to bring a touch of whimsy and joy to everything you create. Whether you're creating personalized cards for loved ones, crafting special stickers for gifts, or capturing memories in a scrapbook, these adorable elephant-themed download stamps can make your projects extra special.

I think this collection is adorable and I used
Adorable for my card below!

I colored with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut the elephant.
She is popped with foam tape onto a background of 3 of the papers in the collection
The sentiment can be found in the 

Check out the whole collection!

Linking up to:
Critter Crazy Challenge - ATG w/featured critter

Friday, January 12, 2024

Cute Dog Card

 Hello there!
I'm sharing a card I created using a cute dog image.
Would you like to learn how to draw this cute dog for yourself?
You can!

Conie Fong now has a You Tube Channel where she teaches drawing simple images 
in easy step-by-step drawing tutorials.

I, myself, have trouble drawing stick figures, but, I will have to give these tutorials a try!
You should too!

How to Draw a Dog is where you'll find this cutie!

You can also find this cute dog in Conie's Etsy Shop

I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut.
The background is a cute digital paper I had.
My sentiment was computer generated.
I added twine and a diamond shaped button.

We invite you to join the Draw with Conie Facebook Group.
You'll find info on new videos there and inspiration projects from the Design Team.

And if course, you can still purchase Conie's digital images at

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Linking up to:
A Place to Start - ATG option
Crafty Animals - ATG w/animals
Critter Crazy Challenge - ATG w/featured critter
613 Avenue Create - ATG option

Challenge Recognition

Thursday, January 11, 2024


Happy Thursday!
Today I am sharing a card project created for

I have used a clear stamps set, Valentine Cupcake by Prickley Pear.
I also used the Cupcake Die from Prickley Pear that coordinates perfectly.
The bottoms of the cupcakes were stamped on patterned card stock and
the tops were stamps onto a very light pink card stock.
I treated each cupcake top a little differently.
One was glittered, one inked and the third was done with
large star glitter pieces glued on separately. All 3 were heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
The cupcakes were placed onto a background of 4 die cuts cut with
one of the dies included with the Prickley Pear Flourish Oval Nesting Dies.
I punched 2 borders and placed behind a piece of glitter card stock.
Two patterned papers were used on the card base.
I stamped the "Happy Birthday"sentiment from the
Prickley Pear Firefighter Koala Bear Stamps and heat embossed.

Thanks for taking a look and have a great weekend ahead!

Linking up to:
Seize the Birthday - Embossing Wet or Dry (cupcake tops/sentiment were wet embossed)
A Place to Start - ATG option
Creations in Pink - ATG Mainly Pink
Die Cut Divas - Never Before Used Stuff (all new stamps and dies)
Do Al(l) Kreatives - ATG + cakes and/or cupcakes
613 Avenue Create - ATG option
We Love Stamping - Something New (new stamps & dies)
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - What's New with You? (new stamps & dies)
Challenge Recognition

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Winter Fun at Crafty Gals Corner

Happy Wednesday!
It's the second Wednesday of the month and that means a new challenge at

The theme for this challenge is: 

~ Winter Fun~

 Our sponsors for this challenge are: 
(listed in alphabetical order)

Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate
Fred She Said Designs offers a wide variety of digital products with a floral flair and cute characters too - Digi's, Pre-colored images, Papers, Sets, Fred's Flower Kits, and even digital cutting files.  Have some fun with Fred!

* * * * * * * * * *

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images


Fred She Said

I colored this cutie with Prismacolor Pencils and die cut.
The background papers are from Recollections.
Banners were hand cut and the sentiment was die cut.
3 pearls added complete my card design.

I hope you'll join us this month with your "Winter Fun" projects!

Linking up to:
Try it on Tuesday - Winter Blues
A Place to Start - ATG option
The Four Seasons Challenge - Anything Winter Goes
613 Avenue Create - ATG option
Cut it Up - ATG
Little Red Wagon - Still Snowing
Challenge Recognition

Monday, January 8, 2024

Pajama Crafter Stamps Instahop

Pajama Crafter Stamps is having an Instagram Hop and you're all invited!
It starts today, Jan 8th and goes through Jan 15th.
All the details are below.
So hop on over to Instagram and join in!


Welcome to the January “Everything’s New!” InstaHop at Pajama Crafter Stamps – home of the Prickley Pear Stamps brand and the Pajama Crafter Stamps line! We’re celebrating all things new: NEW YEAR, NEW BRAND, NEW TEAM, and NEW RELEASE! We hope you will join us!
1. Leave a comment or ❤ at each hop stop for a chance to win a $25 gift card from Pajama Crafter Stamps!
2. Follow me and @pajamacrafterstamps.
3. A winner will be chosen randomly from all comments left by January 15 at 11:59PM EST. The winner will be announced on the Pajama Crafter Stamps Instagram and Facebook on January 17.
This hop is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram or Facebook. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram and Facebook of responsibility, and agree to their terms of use.

My inspiration card was created with the Prickley Pear Brighter Days Ahead Clear Stamp Set

The image was stamped on heavyweight vellum with gray ink. I heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The image was colored with watercolor markers. I added mosaic style pieces to the top with card stock. The sentiment was stamped from the stamp set and fussy cut before adhering to the card.

Hop order:

Hope to see you there!

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#cardmaking #cardmakingideas #cardsofinstagram #cardmakersofinstagram #sharehandmadekindness


Linking up to:
A Place to Start - ATG option
Daisy Chain Challenges - No Designer Paper
613 Avenue Create - ATG option
We Love Stamping - Something New (new stamps)
Sweet Stampin' - What's New with You (new stamps)