Simply Smashing Cupcakes and Carousels

Simply Smashing Cupcakes and Carousels

My card today uses the “Smashing Technique” which is a fun way to add some texture to a card. I’ll admit, I didn’t understand why this technique had such an interesting name…. until I was teaching it to a whole table full of stampers!

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All Things Thanks All Around the World

All Things Thanks All Around the World

I am thankful for the crafting community all around the world. Crafty bloggers in particular are so kind, thoughtful, helpful…. and inspiring! Given the same challenge, such as an “All Things Thanks” theme, they will come up with ideas I never would have thought of myself and seeing their projects sparks even more ideas in my mind!

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Emboss Resist Thank You with Jolly Friends

Emboss Resist Thank You with Jolly Friends

I find the emboss resist technique to be very relaxing. It’s the inking part, where you spread vibrant colors all over your paper without worrying about staying in the lines; I just love it!

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Snowy White Botanical Builders

Snowy White Botanical Builders

I’ve had the idea for this card for a long time, but I’ve been distracted by lots and lots of Christmas themed challenges and, I’ll be honest, lots of shiny new Christmas stamps to try out. My poor Botanical Builder Framelits sat unused for quite a long time. Finally, the time has come to dust them off!

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Clear Embossed Flowers with Botanical Builder Framelits

Clear Embossed Flowers with Botanical Builder Framelits

This card features colors inspired by Connie Collins of the Global Design Project and lots of embossing! The enamel on the Botanical Builders flowers is actually clear embossing powder, in a triple thick layer.

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