Month: September 2021

Art Impressions “Batty” Halloween Spinner Card

Hello Ai Fans!!!

Todays card and video are inspired by the current Art Impressions Blog Challenge which is called “Going Batty”! I thought it would be fun to create a spinner card using the cute little bat from the Halloween Critters Set (5182) and the pumpkin border from the Pumpkin Flip Set (5352).

I will show you how easy it is to create a super fun interactive spinner card. This just requires a bit of clear thread and our bat will look like it is flying on its own! Just wind it up….and let it fly!!!

I really love to look at my stamp sets in a different way so that I can use them in multiple ways. So for this card we will trim away the little critters from inside the pumpkins and just use the pumpkin border on its own.

To set the scene for our card we will use some Distress Oxide Inks and then some beautiful Mica Spray for added shimmer! We will also add some trees and branches in the background with two different stamp sets from the Bible Journaling Sets – Bible Foliage (5073) and He Leads Me (5169).

If you love these little halloween critters as much as I do…you may want to check out my Mini Slimline Halloween Card w/ Glimmer Paste and my Halloween Critters Tag Card!

Thank you so much for joining me today! If you enjoyed todays video please select the Like and Subscribe buttons and hit that notification bell so that you don’t miss a single video!

All of the supplies used in today’s video are listed below.

  • Art Impressions Pumpkin Flip Set (5182)
  • Art Impressions Halloween Critters (5352)
  • Art Impressions Bible Journaling- He Leads Me HL Set (5169)
  • Art Impressions Watercolor Travel Box
  • Art Impressions Bible Journaling Bible Foliage Set (5073)
  • Art Impressions Circle Double Stitched Dies (5064)
  • Art Impressions Rectangle A2 Double Stitched Dies (5063)
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens – Blender, Orange, Lt Brown, Dk Oatmeal, Mid Brown, Black, Platinum Brown, Mid Green
  • Tim Holtz Mica Spray Antique Bronze
  • Tim Holtz Pick Tool
  • Tim Holtz 9.5” Titanium Sissors
  • Tim Holtz Paper Trimmer
  • Tim Holtz Foam Applicator Tools
  • Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads- Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon, Aged Mahogany
  • Clearsnap Colorbox Splatter Box
  • Clear Thread
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock 100lb
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
  • ATG 700 Permanent Tape Runner
  • Tombow Tape Runner
  • Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
  • Hero Arts/My Sweet Petunia Mini Misti Stamp Positioner
  • Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
  • We R Memory Keepers Silicone Mat
  • We R Memory Keepers Trim/Score Board
  • Sizzix Sidekick Die Cutting Machine
  • Clearsnap Color Catcher

Art Impressions Edge-to-Edge Graduation Shaker Card

Watch the video tutorial here!

Hello Ai Fans!!!

If you are looking for a fun twist on a traditional shaker card you are going to love this edge-to-edge shaker card design! In today’s video and card we will be using the adorable images from the Graduation Set (5277) to create this fun card.

I’ll show you step by step on how to create this design….and it is so easy! But beware….you will become addicted to these fun shakers!

We will also be creating a watercolor resist background with our Reactive Ink Pads and we will color in the images with our Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens.

This card was inspired by the current Blog Challenge which is called “Shaken, not stirred!”. The challenge is to include a drink in your card…any kind of drink will do…lemonade, coffee, hot cocoa, or a glass of wine like I did!

If you love this little Graduation Set then you may want to check out another video I did using the cute little giraffe! Art Impressions Mini Slimline Grad Card w/ Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers

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All of the supplies used in today’s video are listed below.

  • Art Impressions Graduation Set (5277)
  • Art Impressions Wine Divas (SCO677)
  • Art Impressions Square Double Stitched Dies (5061)
  • Art Impressions Flag Double Stitched Dies (5133)
  • Art Impressions Watercolor Travel Box
  • Wink of Stella Glitter Pen
  • Tombow Marker N15 Black
  • Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen .1mm Black
  • Avery Elle Large Storage Pockets
  • uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens – Blender, Peach Pink, Lt Green, Cobalt Blue, Blue, Lt Gray, Gray, Haze Blue, Sugared Almond Pink
  • Hero Hues Unicorn Pigment Ink Pad
  • Hero Hues Reactive Ink Pads – Blue Hawaii, Splash, Key Lime Fizz
  • Jane Davenport Baton Blenders
  • Martha Stewart Irridescent Hearts and Stars Glitter
  • Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Hero Arts/My Sweet Petunia Mini Misti Stamp Positioner
  • Lawn Fawn Bone Folder
  • Sizzix Sidekick Die Cutting Machine
  • Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
  • Ranger Superfine Detail White Embossing Folder
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock 100lb
  • Scor-tape 1/4”
  • Tombow Tape Runner
  • EK Success Anti-static Powder Tool
  • We R Memory Keepers Trim/Score Board
  • Marvy Jewel Picker
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad


Art Impressions/Simon Says Stamp – STAMPtember 2021 – Hug in a Mug Card

Hello Ai Fans!!!

Today I am so excited to show you the brand new “Hug in a Mug” stamp set!

This stamp set was created for Simon Says Stamp for the “STAMPtember” celebration! This is a limited edition set and will be available through Simon Says Stamp. If you love this set….and can’t live without it….then be sure to order it right away so that you don’t miss out!

To set the scene for todays card and video I have created a wintery evening backdrop! In order to do this I used the lamp posts from the Ai Christmas Wonder Set (4936) and my Distress Oxide Inks to create the reflection of light along my little pathway. I’ll show you how to quickly and easily create this light effect with your foam applicators and sponge daubers.

To do our coloring we will be using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens! We will also add an easel to the back of this card creation so that the recipient can easily display it for the holidays!

And for a finishing touch, we will add a cute sentiment from this same set and a few little red hearts for added dimension and sparkle!

Thank you so much for joining me today! If you enjoyed todays video please select Like and Subscribe and don’t forget to hit that notification bell so that you don’t miss a single video!

All of the supplies used in today’s video are listed below.

  • Simon Says Stamp/Art Impressions Limited Edition – Hug in a Mug (SSE21A) Stamp Set
  • Art Impressions Christmas Wonder Set (4936)
  • Lawn Fawn Slimline Stitched Hillside Borders Dies
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Small Easel Die (657187)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads – Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch, Squeezed Lemonade, Weathered Wood, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
  • Tim Holtz Foam Applicator Tools
  • Tim Holtz Paper Trimmer
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens – Blender, Beige, Mid Brown
  • Tombow Dual Tip Markers – 761, 850, 847, 946, 528, 177, N65, N15
  • Marvy Jewel Picker
  • Buttons Galore & More Sparkletz Embellishments Red Hearts
  • Gelly Roll Gel Pen White
  • Lawn Fawn Bone Folder
  • Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
  • ATG 700 Permanent Tape Dispenser
  • Studio 71 Gesso White
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Wink of Stella Glitter Pen
  • Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock 100lb
  • Tech Tools T-square 12”
  • Hero Arts/My Sweet Petunia Mini Misti Stamp Positioner
  • Fiskars 12” Paper Trimmer
  • We R Memory Keepers Trim/Score Board
  • We R Memory Keepers Silicone Mat
  • We R Memory Keepers Impressed Dauber Kit


Lawn Fawn “Toucan Do It” Birthday Pop-up Card

Hello and Welcome!

In todays video and card we will be creating a relaxing tropical scene using the wonderful Lawn Fawn Toucan Do It stamps and die sets! This set has the most adorable toucans, jaguars, lizard and tropical leaves! You will love the fun sentiments that are included in this set as well.

We will also be using the Magic Iris Tropical Leaves wreath to give added interest to the top of our Scalloped Box Card Pop-up! Just by adding this wreath to the back panel we can totally change the look of this pop-up box! Take a look at some of the other stamps and dies that you may already have to change the look of your pop-up boxes.

The coloring on our little critters will be done using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and the backgrounds will be done using the beautiful Hero Hues Reactive Ink Pads. We will also incorporate in a little bit of the wonderful papers from the Watercolor Wishes Petite Paper Pack!

This card was inspired by the current Lawn Fawn Blog Challenge #107 – 3D Cards which is linked to here! This challenge is to create cards that have dimensional elements and I thought that this pop-up would work nicely!

Thank you so much for joining me today! If you enjoyed todays video please Like and Subscribe….and don’t forget to hit that notification bell so that you don’t miss a single video!

All of the supplies used in today’s video are listed below.

  • Lawn Fawn Toucan Do It Stamps and Dies
  • Lawn Fawn Forest Feast Stamps and Dies
  • Lawn Fawn Tiny Tag: Birthday Stamps and Dies
  • Lawn Fawn Magic Iris Tropical Leaves Add-on Dies
  • Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop-up Dies
  • Lawn Fawn Grassy Border Die
  • Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes Rainbow Petite Paper Pack 6”x6”
  • Lawn Fawn Fawndamentals Bone Folder
  • Lawn Fawn Fawndamentals Glue Tube
  • Hero Arts Hero Hues Reactive Ink Pad – Root Beer, Blue Raspberry, Lemon Drop, Key Lime Fizz, Creamsicle
  • Hero Arts Blender Brush
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens – Blender, Fl Yellow, Fl Green, Fl Pink, Pale Yellow, Bright Yellow, Orange, Sugared Almond Pink, Lt Carmine, Gray Tint, Beige, Gray, Dk Gray, Mid Brown, Dk Brown
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock 100lb
  • Tombow Permanent Tape Dispenser
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
  • Art Impressions Small Acrylic Block
  • Picket Fence Studios Life Changing Blender Brushes
  • My Sweet Petunia Misti Stamp Positioner
  • Sizzix Sidekick Die Cutting Machine
  • Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
  • We R Memory Keepers Silicone Mat


Art Impressions “You Rule” Card w/ Stencil Background

Happy Wednesday Ai Fans!!!

I’m really excited to show you today’s video and card! Today we will be creating a super fun birthday card using the Ai Baby Critters Set (5400HL)! This is just such a cute and versatile set!

To set the scene for our little lion we will stencil some beautiful birch trees in the background. I will give you a few tips for adding some additional dimension and interest to these trees!

This card was inspired by the current Art Impressions Blog Challenge which is called “Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My”. We would love it if you joined us in this challenge! Feel free to use any of your critters, or maybe create something scary, or even a Wizard of Oz type scene….just have fun with this challenge!

If you love the little critters from this stamp set…you may want to check out my “Baby Critters Card” video!

Thank you so much for joining me today! If you enjoyed todays video please hit the like button and subscribe too! Also, don’t forget to hit the notification bell so that you don’t miss a single video!!!

All of the supplies used in today’s video are listed below.

  • Art Impressions Baby Critters Set (5400HL)
  • Art Impressions Rectangle A2 Double Stitched Dies
  • uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen
  • Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Birch Stencil (THS069)
  • Tim Holtz Foam Applicator Tools
  • Tim Holtz Pick Tool
  • Hero Arts Hero Hues Reactive Ink Pads – Fog, Splash, Blue Hawaii, Lemon Drop
  • Hero Arts/My Sweet Petunia Mini Misti Stamp Positioner
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock 100lb
  • iCraft Purple Tape
  • Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen Black .1mm
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens – Blender, Yellow, Orange, Deep Red, Lt Pink, Purple, Emerald Green, Turquoise Green, Cobalt Blue, Mustard, Oatmeal, Dk Oatmeal, Brown, Mid Brown, Lt Gray, Platinum Brown, Dk Gray
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • ATG 700 Permanent Tape Dispenser
  • Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
  • We R Memory Keepers Silicone Mat
  • We R Memory Keepers Trim/Score Board