Heart Confetti + Sequins Shaker Card


Hi guys! I created a project to share a fun way to maximize your dies. I adore this Heart Border Die from Top Dog Dies and was wondering what I could do with all those remaining adorable, small hearts from die cutting. If you are only using the border die cut piece, you will have bunch of these hanging around. Before throwing them out, whey not create a card so you can get 2 cards out of 1 die?

So I decided to take out couple of sequins and created a quick, easy shaker card. It has been a while since I made a shaker card and thought those fun hearts would make a perfect birthday card for my friend. I left rest of the card area pretty clean and simple because I wanted those small hearts to pop out. And since they are tiny, you can add lots of them on the shaker area of the card. I used a bright pink and soft blue patterned papers to cut out those hearts, and added small clear sequins and bigger sized pink and blue sequins. Size variation will add more depth to the card.


Here is another look at the card. This is what you will see after sharing the card for a bit – so much fun and colorful! I added a sentiment to match the blue sequins color and added a bit of shimmer using the Wink of Stella glitter pen. There are also couple of other dies you can use to create shaker cards – I recommend using Camera Finishers Die Set, Purse Card Finishers Die Set, and Butterfly Finishers Die Set. These are use a few alternatives to the Heart Border Die I used here.

Maximizing products on hand doesn’t have to be so hard and complicated. Try playing with them in different ways to see how you can get more bang for your buck! Thank you so much for stopping by today.



**VIDEO** Copic Gradation Hello Card


Happy Monday, all! Today I have a super simple can clean card to share and you can probably replicate this in 5-8 minutes. There is not much to it, but the focal point is really pretty. Make sure to watch the video to see how I create this card using Copic markers.


I have been slowing building up my Copic collections and playing with them on the weekends to see what blends well together and also to practice my stroke skills. Has anyone out there who took the official Copic classes? I think they might be coming to my area later this year and I think I will save up some money to take those classes and be certified. If you have taken the class, what did you think? Was it worth a money and you felt you improved? Leave me a comment below!


The reason why I kept the card so simple is because I wanted the “you” to pop out really well. I took out a few of Copic markers that represent light coral, light pink, and dark pink color so I can create this gradation look for the sentiment. I used R02, R22, and R27 for this project. I recommend you playing around with all sorts of colors to see what you like the best. You can even create multiple version and make a card gift set!

I love this Big You Die from Simon Says Stamp. Some of thinks that Kristina designs are so great and adorable, and this got to be one of my most favs from her design collection. I popped out the sentiment with 3D foam adhesives and added couple of enamel dots to dress it up. Super easy and simple, right?

Hope you enjoy the video! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Monday!!


Fill My Day w/ Smile

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Happy Saturday! It’s 15th, that means time for another Really Reasonable Challenge! We are doing some Spring themed project for today’s challenge to bring your bright and fun colors! I pulled out 2014 March Card Kit by Simon Says Stamp to create this fun card and used Tim Holtz Distress Markers to add colors to it.

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It may seem that it is hard to create this card, but it is super simple! Used the rainbow stencil from the card kit and stamped it with Versa Mark Ink Pad, and heat embossed with White Embossing Power. Then, I took out colors of rainbow from the Distress Markers and used Aqua Painter to give watercoloring effect. That is all there’s to it!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a great Saturday filled with smile!



**VIDEO** You Are The Best

Happy Valentine’s Day! So today I am starting a fun new video series, created as a response to the requests that many of you made. I thought it would be fun to give a twist, so this video series will feature different kinds of card challenges that are out there and I am going to share my take on them. Each week, you will see a new challenge I take on and I will walk you though how I create my creation. Don’t worry, you will still be able to enjoy my Start-to-Finish series videos on Mondays and Quick Fix Quick Tricks videos occasionally.  So, let’s get started with today’s project!

Week 82 - Bold

This week I am participating the CAS-ology Week #82 challenge. This week’s theme is BOLD. Below is my take on it:


I thought it would be super fun to play with some pigment inks I got recently. I used Mama Elephant’s pigment inks and the colors I used are: Bubble Gum, Orangeade, Sunshine, Mojito, and Ocean. They are bright, fun, and juicy! They are perfect for creating a bold, bright, and rich colored project. Along with those ink pads, I used Life is a Journey Stamp Set from Simon Says Stamp. It is filled with super fun flowers, leaves, dots, and sentiments.


I basically did a random background stamping with few of the stamp elements. Alternating images and colors can add a great dimension to the card. I also added a bit of rhinestones to dress up the simple card.

Make sure to watch the video to see how I created this card in just minutes. Hope you enjoy, thanks for stopping by!



**VIDEO** Sending Love

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Happy Tuesday! If you are behind and need to finish your Valentine’s day card soon, this card will be a perfect one for ya. It only took me minutes to complete this!

I had so much fun playing with the new die from Top Dog Dies, Heart Mini Album Finishers Set. I wanted to create a simple card to shine the die cut outs, so I kept the rest of the card pretty simple. Don’t you think this envelop and the hearts are so adorable? I cut the envelope out on a vellum cardstock so the hearts would be highlighted well.

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It doesn’t show in the video, but after I was done with the card I went back to it and added some Crystal Effect from SU! to add more dimensions to the card. You can use Glossy Accents to get the same result.

Enjoy today’s Start-to-Finish! I will be back tomorrow with couple of fun cards for ya. Have an AWESOME day!