How-To Video: 3 Metal Accents

Hey there.

I am posting over on the Paper Crafts blog today and have a video to go with my projects. (Be sure to head THERE for the main post and more info.)

The video shows three ways to create your own “metal” accents – 3 different ones…

Here is a look at the cards featured…

I used THIS fabulous stamp set…

… and the Memory Box Candy and Apothecary Jar dies…


Again, be sure to head to the Paper Crafts blog for more info… and a giveaway of the metal goodies I used.


Below are the supplies used for this card. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH

Metallic Brushed Pewter Distress Stain (SSS|EH)


Ranger Foil Tape Sheets (SSS|EH)


Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mirrored Sheets (SSS|EH)



Impression Obsession Random Lines Background Stamp (SSS|EH)


Memory Box Candy Jar Die (SSS|EH)


Memory Box Apothecary Jar Die (SSS|EH)


Fiskars Stamp Press (SSS|EH)


Corner Chomper (SSS|EH)


Copic Markers (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Red Royal Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Black Dye Ink (SSS|EH)



Memento Black Ink (SSS|EH)



Neenah White Cardstock 25 Sheets (SSS|EH)



Glossy Accents (SSS|EH)



Video: Studio Calico Reverse Mask Technique

Hello, there. I have a ton of friends in town this weekend to craft and play… so I just am popping in for a quick video share.

I did this video on a reverse masking technique for Studio Calico using their April Kit. (For more information, click HERE.)

Have a good one! See you soon…

Getting more from your dies…

Hey there.

Just sharing a video I did awhile go for Hero Arts. In it, I show how to get more from your dies by letting the edge of the die hang off the cutting plates. Sounds confusing but it is simple…

Now you may be saying, “Use a longer die!” Well, I didn’t have one! :) And there are many ways you can do this “hang off the edge” technique to get more from your dies. Shaped cards, etc. Start playing – you will have fun with it. (If you took Holiday Card Boot Camp, you saw on Day 1 another use for this technique.)

Simple is sometimes the best way to go…

Here is the die I used…

Here is another option for creating a zig zag border – a fun EK Success punch. (Mine is currently MIA. Need to find it!)

Off to rest. Had Colin’s 6th birthday party today. I am wiped out. Night!

Oh, and I decided to do a random giveaway to a random comment left last week on my blog. :) The lucky winner is Betty M and she won this great stamp set from Hero Arts and Studio Calico…

Video: Studio Calico Misted Flowers


Just logging in from many miles above – I love inflight wifi. :)

Wanted to share my technique video using the new Studio Calico Kits. In it, I create misted flowers from trim, and stamped an alphabet background…

Here are the cards…

You can find out more about these cards HERE. And you can get the kits HERE.

I am on my way to CHA and will try to share photos on Twitter. (You can follow me HERE. I am not much of a Facebook person – prefer Twitter.)

Happy weekend.

(And thank you so much for the happy messages yesterday about our big news. We are thrilled and thankfully the baby is doing well!)

Studio Calico Technique Video: Creating Chevron Borders

Hello there!

I have a new video to share with you. This one I did for Studio Calico using their new January Kit called County Fair and some add-on kits. I show an easy way to create chevron (zig zag borders). These are fun to create and would work on cards or scrapbook pages.

Give it a try – it is easier than it looks! :)

Winners! We have winners. The three lucky folks getting spots in Clean & Simple Card Making are Cardcrazed (karen G), Sharon M. and Maggie Haroldson. Yay!

Studio Calico December Kit Video


I will be back later today with day 3 of my holiday gift guide. But in the meantime, I wanted to share a video I did using the Studio Calico December Kit – Brooklyn Flea. To check out the kit, click HERE and for more info on the video, click HERE.

This video shows creating large rosette wreaths – perfect for the holidays…

These suckers are big – great as a decoration. Or you can make them a bit smaller to put on gifts…

Again, you can get all the products for this video HERE.

Enjoy! See you soon.