Hello, Crate Paper fans! Its Bea here with you today sharing a new card-trio as part of the ‘creative cards’ week. For me, card making is like going on an adventure… You’ve got a certain plan in your head, but you don’t know how everything will turn out. I usually gather different papers and embellishments on my table and select the items that fit together because they have got matching colors, patterns or symbols.

This time, I chose the adorable La La Love collection to create with, and fussy cut a bunch of hearts, fruits, sentiments, and other cuties from pattern papers. My idea was to gather the embellishment pieces by themes and to layer all of them on my cards.

For all cards I began by choosing a patterned paper base from the 6x8 paper pad. I cut out the papers from the paper pad and folded them in half vertically to create an unusual card base. Next, I strung every embellishment I gathered earlier with thread and attached them to the card base. I love how the embellishment pieces on the string add dimension and playfulness to the cards. I also placed beads and buttons between the papers to add more interest.

On my first card, I used my electric cutting machine to cut out tiny sunglasses. I applied tone on tone technique to decorate the sunglasses with sticker hearts. I mixed and matched puffy stickers and cardstock stickers to create the title. My next cards feature more intricate fussy cutting. On my third card, I was inspired by the cute cherry stickers from the collection to fussy cut more cherries and to create ‘heart cherries’ using stickers from the sticker sheet.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you’ve found some inspiration for creating Valentine cards with your favorite Crate Paper products!


Hello Ladies! I'm so excited to share a super sparkling card trio with the new Moxy collection by American Crafts. I don't know about you but I will admit I squealed with delight when I saw this new collection! This line contains everything you need for a fun and outstanding project!

When I started my cards, I was immediately drawn to the rainbow color Moxy glitter pack. I decided to create a colorful background for my card and I used as many colors as I just could! I drew a geometric design to a white card base with pencil and used masking tape to isolate an area on the card. I applied white glue on the surface, sprinkled glitter around and let it dry. I repeated the process until the whole card was covered with glitter.

The second card is so fun and easy to create! I divided into three parts the background and added pink glitter to the top and white glitter to the bottom part. I then mixed the pink glitter with the white and added that mix to the center part of the card. I love how the soft ombré design turned out! For embellishing I used Moxy stickers which I colored with glitter before I added to the card.  

My final card began with punching circles from white cardstock. I covered them with glitter, bent up the edges and I adhered to a white card base.  

I've got a lot of ideas with this sparkling collection, can't wait to show you more! 

Thank you for stopping by! Have a nice, scrappy weekend!

Hello, and welcome back! Today I'm sharing a really fun technique for creating animated cards. I enjoy making cards with unique designs. I feel like it makes the card stand out from store-bought cards. When I saw the animation die cut sets from Motion Crafts and American Crafts, I wanted to try them all immediately! There is a wide range of shapes and themes of the stamps and cards, this time I chose the butterfly and the heart shapes to create with.

Here is a short video about my process, but you can watch a lot of tutorial on Motion Crafts YouTube Channel as well! 

https://youtube.com/watch?v=FJL2YhyzE_s%3Frel%3D0%26showinfo%3D0%26ecver%3D2

These stamp designs have fun playful themes and tried to create bright and fun cards to match. I chose the lovely Sunshine and Good Times collection by Amy Tangerine. I used patterned paper as my background and incorporated the animated elements with ephemera pieces and stickers.

These cards were so much fun to create, I hope I could inspire you to add animated elements to your next card or layout! Thanks for stopping by!

Hello friends! Today, I would like to share with you two cards that I created with the uber-cute Sweater and Weather collection for the American Crafts blog. This time I wanted to try something new with my cards, and just love how this project turned out! 

I have some lovely creative friends, who love to send pocket pages to each other for any occasion just like Christmas. My idea was that I incorporate a mini pocket page into my cards, and surprise my friends with ‘two in one’ cards.

Let’s see my first card. It seems I am immediately drawn to the soft pinks and light blue of this collection, mixed with some wood pattern, and of course, gold accents...who can resist?

For my next card, I focused on traditional colors of the collection. I love the deep red and green with the cute ephemera pieces!  So pretty!

Let me share with you the creative process of these Christmas cards in simple steps: 

I started with creating a card base using white cardstock. I cut a frame from patterned paper using my cutting machine. To adhere to the frame, I used the thin and super sticky AC red tape on the flaps, bent the flaps back and attached the frame to the front of the card.

My mini pocket pages came together very easily and quickly! I drew a template and attached to the back of the plastic sheets with washi tape. I used my Fuse tool to create the tiny pockets. I sealed the inner lines first and left the outline open. After that, I selected my materials, choosing a color palette I loved, patterned papers that I couldn't wait to incorporate, a couple of cute ephemera pieces I could layer one with another, and gold stickers that give a fun sparkle to my pocket pages. I trimmed six pieces of patterned paper and embellished them. When finished, I filled the pockets and closed the outer edges with the Fuse tool.

To place the pocket page into the card, you just have to fold the border back and slip the pocket behind the frame.

One more TIP: Make your letter more personal with a special envelope! I used my WeR Memory envelope punch board to create an envelope and punched a heart shape from the front using the Clear Cut Heart punch. I backed the shape with transparent paper and placed some sequences and patterned paper behind it.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope I could inspire you to try something new and create special cards for Christmas! Bea

Happy Easter! It's time for painting eggs, making decorations and planting flowers in the garden I love it!! And its time to create Easter-themed layouts as well 🙂

I couldn't resist using my Bunny card cut file for a layout, and I had some perfect little busy bunny pictures of my daughter from the previous year.

Download my free bunny cut file here:

To start the layout I cut the bunny cut file with my Cameo and added some hand-stitched details. When finished I fussy cut some pretty Little by Little flowers by Shimelle,  and created a flower crown. I wanted to add a playful title, so I mixed and matched different letter stickers. Finished the page by painting dots and adding some butterflies.

Here is some closeups of the layout:

I also used this cut files for creating fun Easter cards:

When I saw these adorable acetate ephemera from Pinkfresh Studio, I needed to use them immediately! I created this card using patterned papers and a simple car cut file. I think it will be my favorite card this season!

I also started to document my favorite photos from last year. How cute are the kids in this picture? The boys gave a big kiss to Kitti, and she was so surprised!

Have a lovely day, it's almost Christmas, yippee!

Hi, everyone! I'm sharing a new card-duo featuring the ah-mazing Snowflake collection today! I don’t know about you but I will admit I’m totally in love with this collection. Not only the icons are super cute, but it has both traditional and pastel sets of embellishments, stickers, and papers… it’s like getting two collections in one. This time I went with the pastel color combination and set aside the traditional elements.

Here are the cards I created to share with you today.For the first card, I have used the beautiful pastel pink Snowcapped patterned paper as a base. The size of the card is 7x4 inches. I love the fun and playful nature of the Snowflake collection and decided to embrace that when creating these cards. The design of the card is pretty simple. I added a gold thread to the card along the top edge and hung pretty embellishments, beads, and stickers on the thread.

I used a lot of foam adhesive when layering together the pieces. I arranged the bird ephemera piece with that cute scarf to the center as the main design element. Next, I placed smaller ephemera pieces and cardstock stickers to the left and right side. I adhered a gold puffy sticker word to the bottom of the card as a title.

For the second card, I used the light blue Wonderland patterned paper as a base. I love creating a set of cards that look like they are made as a set. When creating the cards this means that what I do to one card I try to replace on the other card. In this case, the design is almost the same as the first card, but this time I added two thread lines to the card.

I embellished the treads with sequences, and also added tiny paper ornaments I created using a circle punch. I also created a handmade tag I fussy cut from the Bundled cat-apart sheet and added embellishments including ephemera, cardstock stickers, and puffy stickers.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope I have been able to show you how easy it is to create Holiday cards using the Snowflake collection.