Sizzix Vintage Truck Christmas Card

This may be the last Christmas card I post for this year. I created this specifically for someone with an old blue truck.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Mason Jar/Snow Globe Special

This fun truck was die cut and it was fun to put together. There is some Nuvo drops on the window to make it shiny. I cut all the silver out of Metallic Kraft Stock.

The tree in the truck is die cut along with the stars.

The hill and the other trees are also die cut. The hill has shimmer mist sprayed on it.

For the background I used a stencil and sparkle clear embossing powder.


  • Sizzix Vintage Truck die set
  • Sizzix Season’s Essentials die set
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Mason Jar / Snow Globe Special
  • Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft Stock
  • Hill die
  • Hero Arts November 2017 My Monthly Hero kit – sentiment
  • Newton’s Nook Petite Snow Stencil
  • Clear Sparkle embossing powder

Glittery Tim Holtz Toil and Trouble

I had lots of fun creating a Halloween card. So early for me. Sometimes you get the new stuff and you have to jump right in.

Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Harlequin

Where do I start with this… Ok maybe as usual with the background. I started with patterned paper but stamped on it to. I used the Harlequin stencil and sponged on some Halloween Mica Stain. I stamped with two different Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz sets.

For the moon I used the new Tim Holtz Halloween Mica Stain which I sprayed and then cut out the circle. Then I used the Tim Holtz Moon Mask and Distress Oxide ink to create the moon.

The bats are die cut using two different sets.

The cat, the witch, the mouse and the cauldron were all die cut using the Tim Holtz Toil and Trouble die set. The really fun part was creating the look of the cauldron and the glittery witch. The witch I just put Glossy Accents on her and then added the fun glitter. The cauldron is silver Metallic Kraft-Stock covered with grit paste and then antiqued bronze & black paint. I backed the pot with paper sprayed with the Flickering Candle Mica Stain.


  • Tim Holtz Layering Mask: Moon Mask
  • Tim Holtz Faded Type stamp set
  • Tim Holtz Harlequin Shifter stencil
  • Distress Mica Stain – Flickering Candle
  • Distress Oxide ink
  • Tim Holtz Mini Classics stamp set
  • Tim Holtz Toil & Trouble die set
  • Tim Holtz Vault Series Halloween 2021 die set
  • Distress Glitter – Nightfall
  • Distress Paint
  • Glossy Accents

Rainbow Hello

I created this card for a card exchange in the Hero Arts Fans Scramble Group in Facebook. Such fun to exchange with people all over the world. Mine came from New Zealand and this one went to Australia.

I made some fun rainbow cards recently during the Hero Arts Summer 2021 Stamp-Along. So.. I was in a rainbow mood. I applied some ink to the background using Hero Arts inks. I then used a stencil and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

The butterfly and sentiment are die cut. The sentiment has multiple layers and is offset a little.

I added a little to the inside too which I don’t usually do. I needed the die cut rectangle to write on and I had to add a little fun too.

Entered over at the August Challenge at Die Cut Divas.


  • Hero Arts Reactive Ink
  • Hero Arts January 2020 My Monthly Hero set (butterfly)
  • Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello
  • Hero Arts Swirl Stencil

4th of July Cards

Here I go rolling with the catch up posts. Many cards were made in July but I didn’t get to the posting. Hang on tight. Ha

These cards are very similar but there are minor difference such as combination of colors for the sentiment and mat, some are heat embossed, white background verses kraft background and a few other things. Can you spot them all?

So the really fun part of these cards was using the Taylored Expressions Fireworks Stamp and Stencil Combo set. You stamp the stars and dots first, then line up two different stencils to give you the red bursts and the blue bursts. You could use the set with other colors for a festive birthday card.

I die cut the sentiment mat along with the sentiment using several different dies sets.

I like how they came out and have always really liked the red, white and blue combo. And I like the combo with the white and kraft.

Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Bold Dies


  • Taylored Expressions Fireworks Stamp & Stencil Combo set
  • Red, Blue, White and Silver inks
  • Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft-Stock
  • Embossing Powder
  • Spellbinders die
  • Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Bold die set
  • My Favorite Things Happy Trio die set

Tim Holtz Pine Branch Die Set Christmas Card

Here we go with a Christmas card I made awhile ago. I was kind of playing around and trying some things.

Tim Holtz Gothic Stencil

For the background I used some Distress Oxides (Frayed Burlap, Evergreen Bough, Pumice Stone, Antique Linen). I used the Gothic stencil with grit paste and went over the paste with Tarnished Brass Crayon. I also stamped using the swirl and text from the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Poinsettia set.

The pine cones and branches are colored with Distress Oxide ink and die cut using the Tim Holtz Pine Branch set.

The sentiment is stamped using a stamp from the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Poinsettia set.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Pine Branch die set
  • Tim Holtz Gothic Stencil
  • Ranger Grit Paste
  • Distress Crayon – Tarnished Brass
  • Distress Oxide inks
  • Stampers Anonymous The Poinsettia stamp set

Rubbernecker Stamps Preston Coffee Card

Hello! I finally got a coffee card done. I created it for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Hop.

I created my card using the cute Preston coffee owl stamp from Rubbernecker Stamps. I won 3 coffee owl stamps and this guy hasn’t been used. Time to get that going on.


Spellbinders Stack O' Cups die

The idea just popped in my head to having him balancing on a coffee cup. Who knows where these things come from… ha.  Maybe a little quirky.

For the background I stamped Preston and then I used Distress Oxide ink over a stencil. I wanted to pop up Preston but I needed to stamp him on the background to get his legs, the coffee steam and feathers sticking up on his head. I wasn’t going to hand cut those out.

I stamped Preston on another piece of paper colored him with Copics. I then cut him out by hand and glued him over the stamped image on the background using foam tape.

The coffee cup is die cut and then a die was used to cut out the design on the cup. The cup itself is teal but kind of looks green in the photo. I colored in the design using a Copic pen. The cup was already glued down when I decided to stencil the background so I made a mask to cover the cup while inking over the stencil.

The sentiment is stamped.


  • Rubbernecker Stamps Preston
  • Janes Doodles Coffee Time – sentiment stamp
  • Spellbinders Stack O’ Cups die set
  • Carta Bella Plaid 1 stencil
  • Distress Oxide ink
  • Copic markers

Hero Arts Nasturtium Mini Slim Line Card


I have a mini slimline card for you today. I haven’t made that many slimline cards so far. I made this for the Hero Arts Scramble group in Facebook. The theme this time is mini slimline 3 1/2 X 6.

Hero Arts It's Your Day

To begin my card I ink blended over a stencil.

I then stamped the flower image right on top of that. My intention was to just color everything in since the background green is kind of light. I tried that and decided the flowers weren’t looking right. You know the right and left turns of making a card. I colored all the leaves in with Copics right over the background. For the flowers I also colored with Copics but I stamped them on a separate paper and hand cut them out. Then I glued them over the stamped image on the card.

The sentiment is stamped.

Entered in the Love Handmade Cards challenge in Flickr for March.

Entered over at A Blog Named Hero for the March challenge.

  • Hero Arts Nasturtium
  • Hero Arts It’s Your Day
  • Copic Markers
  • Distress Oxide Shabby Shutters
  • Tim Holtz Latticework stencil
  • Versafine Black Onyx ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Tim Holtz Sea Life Thank You Card

Here’s a quick card I made for the young man next door who took care of our house while we were away.

I did some ink smooshing on a panel, stamped the octopus and sentiment. There is also some texture that can be seen in the photo below much better. I used the Tim Holtz Bubbles stencil and some texture paste to create the ocean water look.


  • Distress Oxide inks
  • Stampers Anonymous Sea Life stamp set
  • Tim Holtz Bubbles Stencil
  • Distress Translucent Grit Paste
  • Winnie & Walther In A Word: Thanks stamp se

Tim Holtz What’s Moo? Hello Card

For World Cardmaking Day I made a simple card for my sister who loves cows.

Tim Holtz Burlap Stencil

Here is another time when I finally used a background I made some time back. I ink smooshed the background. Then I used the burlap stencil and some texture paste to add some interest. The image is just stamped, cut out with a die and then raised up with foam.


  • Tim Holtz What’s Moo? stamp
  • Tim Holtz Burlap stencil
  • Distress Texture Paste
  • Distress Ink
  • Spellbinders Large Deckled Rectangles die

Tim Holtz Sealife Birthday Card

Here I am with another sealife card. You might say I love this stamp set. It stamps the details very nicely!

This time I will start with the critters and sentiment. I stamped the crab and the lobster and colored them in with Copics. Then I cut each one out by hand.

The sentiment is heat embossed with a pearl embossing powder and then rectangle cut out with a die.

Hero Arts Fishing Net Bold Prints

The backgrounds for these types of cards are always fun to make. Guess what I did something different.. ink smooshing. Ha. I used Distress and Distress Oxides in Speckled Egg, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans. I also threw in a little white metallic ink. I went over that with the Tim Holtz Bubbles stencil and I stamped over it with a fishing net stamp. I used the Sealife set to stamp the fish and the seaweed. I inked around the edges of the panel also. I could almost leave it just like that.


  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Sealife stamp set
  • Hero Arts Fishing Net Bold Prints stamp
  • Tim Holtz Bubble Stencil
  • Distress inks
  • Distress Oxide inks
  • Hero Arts White Metallic ink
  • Clearly Besotted Say What? stamp set
  • Spellbinders Large Deckled Rectangles
  • Hero Arts White Satin Pearl embossing powder
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