Cheers to 2020!

Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s a start of a new decade!? Time has flown by so quickly! One of my new years resolutions is to create more for myself. I have design teams and deadlines but I realized that I need to create for myself and that’s exactly what I’m going to do. Do you have any crafty resolutions for the new year?

Today, I wanted to create a card using I’m sharing a card featuring these critters I colored up for fun. I always revert back to Mama Elephant’s Party Animal stamp set at the beginning of the year since it’s so perfect to kick off the new year.

I stamped out these images using Ink on 3’s Fadeout Ink, which is perfect for no line coloring. I used a combination of Copic markers (colors listed below) to color everything.

I definitely knew I wanted to use Trinity Stamps’ Layered Fireworks stencils for the background but was worried it’d be too busy. I went for it anyway and stepped a bit out of my comfort zone. I gathered a ton of different embossing powders to help create this firework lit sky. Using Juicy Ink, I pressed on the stencil to get the ink on my cardstock and then used all the different embossing powders to fill up the sky.

I used My Favorite Things Stamps – Snow Drifts to cut out some masking paper so I could use distress inks for the sky and the grass. The embossing powder resists all the ink so once I was finished with the sky, I just wiped it down with a dry paper towel and all the colors were perfect for fireworks.

I went ahead and added all the colored critters to the card panel and added the Cheers sentiment from My Favorite Things Stamps. This finished off my card and I love how it turned out. It looks a bit busy but you know what, the more fireworks, the better.

Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon! 


Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for review and use. All other items were personally purchased. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. 

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Mini Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn:
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Mini Distress Ink – Peeled Paint: 
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Mini Distress Ink – Black Soot:
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Ink on 3 – Artic White:
Ink on 3 – Chrome:
Ink on 3 – Strawberry Champagne: 
Ink on 3 – Gold Rush:
WOW! – Oasis:
WOW! – Midas Touch:
Hero Arts – Satin Pearl White:
Wagner Heat Gun: 
Anti-Static Powder pouch: 
Masking Paper:


Z Fold Card | Sweet Stamp Shop

Hello there!

I really loved this set from Sweet Stamp Shop’s latest release and I just HAD to do something fun with that girl on the trapeze. She had to hang from something right? I ended up using a z fold card to create the dimension I needed to do her justice.


Check out how I did it here:

A2 card panel: 11” x 4.25”, scored at 5.5”; Front panel of card scored at 2.75”
Long Black strip: 1.25 x 11”, scored at 5.5” and 2.75”
Long Red strip: 0.75” x 11”, scored at 5.5” and 2.75”
Interior black strip: 1.25” x 3.75”, scored at 0.5” on each edge (2.75” in the middle)
Interior red strip: 0.75” x 4/75”, scored at 1” on each edge (2.75” in the middle)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Some products are provided by manufacturers for review and use. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.


Side Step | MFT Lucky Dog

Hello! I am so excited to share this card because this is one of my favorite cards that I’ve made in a long time.

My friend LOVES dogs and I needed to create a birthday card for her. I have a lot of dog stamp sets, but I think the MFT Lucky Dog is one of my favorite ones. The variety is awesome.

I imagined this backyard scene with a dog house and a fence with a dog peeking in. I adore that dog that this set includes, having his face and behind!

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And I have a video for this one… so watch me create it (with some issues, lol).

Oh and duh! Template here:


SUPPLIESItems marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Some products are provided by manufacturers for review and use. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Tri-Fold | MFT Town Bears

Hey there,

Today, I’m on the Drive By Crafts‘ blog sharing this fun tri-fold card. If you wanna see how I came about creating it, check it out here.

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This was a pretty fun card to put together, but there’s definitely more coloring than normal!

Come on back on Friday, when I share a new video and a card I had running in my head for a couple weeks… but never had the time to put it together until now.