Fresh Card Making Ideas

March Fresh Ideas-Bendi or Side Fold Cards

Bendi card frontMountain Air Bendi or Side Fold Card

Painted Poppies Bendi card frontPainted Poppies Bendi or Side Fold Card

 

Bendi or Side Fold Cards!

Create fun fold cards with a slight curve or bend made with just 3 pieces of card stock!

This technique is perfect for creating little landscapes like I did with the Mountain Air and Peaceful Poppies cards.

And don't worry about mailing and extra postage.

The cards can be folded flat for mailing.

Want to learn more?

My March Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Bendi or Side Fold Technique. 

I used the Mountain Air Bundle to create a mountain landscape for the first card.

I used Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper to create a fun spring-themed card for the second, letting the DSP due most of the work.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on March 24, 2020.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime in March 2020 to receive this tutorial complete with photos and  step-by-step instructions.

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Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!

Anne

Mountain Air Bundle

Mountain air bundle

Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper

Peaceful poppies designer series paper

Happy Stampin'!

February Fresh Ideas-Triple Easel Cards

Triple Easel Cards are easy to create!

I made these two for our grandchildren for Valentine's Day.

The Triple Easel pattern can be changed for any occasion.

The possibilities are endless!

Triple Easel Cards finalPeaceful Poppies Triple Easel Valentine's Day card for our three year-old granddaughter Madysen.

Triple easel cardsDino Days Triple Easel Valentine's Day card for our six-month old grandson Ryan.

Want to learn more?

My February Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Triple Easel Technique using the Peaceful Poppies and Dinoroar Bundles.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on February 18, 2020.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime in February 2020 to receive this tutorial complete with photos and  step-by-step instructions.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!

Anne

Peaceful Poppies Bundle

Peaceful Poppies Suite Bundle

Dinoroar Bundle

Dinoroar bundle

 

Happy Stampin'!

January Fresh Ideas-Easy Bridge Cards

Create 3D pop up scenic cards using the easy Bridge Card Technique!
 
Bridge card openMountain Air Bridge Card Opened
 
Bridge card closedMountain Air Bridge Card Closed
 
For this card, the bridge is scored so the card can be folded to fit in an A2 envelope for easy mailing.
 
Friendly Silhouettes Bridge Card
Bridge card
Or, you can make this card where the bridge is not scored so the card will not fold flat.
 
Either way, Bridge Cards are easy to create, and the possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My January Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Bridge Card Technique using the Mountain Air and Friend Like You Bundles.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on January 21, 2020.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime in January 2020 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step instructions.

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Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!

Anne

Mountain Air Bundle

Mountain air bundle

Friend Like You Bundle

Friend Like You Bundle

Happy Stampin'!

December Fresh Ideas-Faux Mosaic Technique

Faux mosiac

Faux mosaic

The Faux Mosaic Technique is a great way to use up those paper scraps!
 
The pieces can be any shape or size.
 
The Faux Mosaic Technique possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My December Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Faux Mosaic Technique.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on December 17, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on December 17 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step instructions.

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I hope to hear from you!

Anne

Happy Stampin'!

November Fresh Ideas-Retiform or Grid Technique

 

Retifrom

Sponge a grid pattern onto your card stock, then stamp images inside the grid sections.
 
The grid pattern doesn't need to be straight lines, so try creating different angles.
 
That's it!
 
The grid pattern possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My November Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Retiform or Grid Technique.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on November 26, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on November 26 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step instructions.

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Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!

Anne

Retiform in purple

Geared Up Garage retiform

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

October Fresh Card Making Ideas-Four Seasons of a Tree

4 seasons of trees

Add great texture to your projects by applying Embossing Paste over a Decorative Mask!

Embossing Paste is easy to use.  Color can easily be added to the mix for an endless supply of possibilities!

Want to learn more?

My October Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature Embossing Paste and Decorative Masks made to create Four Seasons of a Tree cards.

Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer-a forest filled with changing colors!

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on October 22, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on October 22 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step instructions.

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Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!

Anne

Shimmery White Embossing Paste

Shimmer embossing paste

Basic Patterns Decorative Masks

Basic Pattern Decorative Masks

Happy Stampin'!

September Fresh Card Making Ideas-Painting with Crystal Effects

Crystal Effects has returned in the Holiday Catalog!

Crystal Effects is a water based glossy lacquer that works as a liquid embellishment. 
 
Stampin' Up! retired it a couple of years ago, but has brought back an updated version that has white and silver flecks for an added touch of sparkle!
 
I couldn't wait to play with Crystal Effects as it was one of my all-time favorite crafting tools.
 
For my September Fresh Card Making projects, I decided to "paint" using Crystal Effects.
 
The first project will feature the Faux Canvas Technique.
 
Crystal Effects Faux Canvas closeup
 
The second project will feature Crystal Effects mixed with Pigment Sprinkles for an abstract landscape.
 
Pigment Sprinkles and Crystal Effects Landscape
The possibilities are endless for creating your own little works of art!

Want to learn more?

My September Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature painting with Crystal Effects.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on September 24, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on September 24 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step color photographs in a pdf format.

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I hope to hear from you!

Anne

Shimmery Crystal Effects

Shimmery Crystal Effects

Happy Stampin'!

August Fresh Card Making Ideas-Tie Dye Using Pigment Sprinkles


Tie Dye
Tissue Paper Tie-Dye

Crystal pigment backgroundDisinfectant Wipes Tie-Dye

Tie-Dye-a call back to the 60's!

Combine the rich, vibrant colors of Stampin' Up!'s Pigment Sprinkles with some everyday household items like tissue paper and disinfectant wipes (baby wipes would work too!)

Super easy, a little messy, but the possibilities are endless as each one will come out different!

Want to learn more?

My August Fresh Card Making Tutorial will feature the Pigment Sprinkles Tie-Dye Technique.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on August 20, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on August 20 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step color photographs in a pdf format.

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Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!

Anne

Happy Stampin'!