Coneflower Sympathy

I love this Coneflower from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. It is so easy to create beautiful and simple cards!

Simple ink blending, then Heat embossing with black embossing powder. Make sure to let your blended distress oxides dry really well before you heat emboss. Here is how the card started, mostly ink splotches….


Spellbinders Cut and Emboss Folders

What are Cut and Emboss folders? They are 5×7 embossing folders with etched dies embedded inside to cut and emboss in one pass.

This card uses the Kyoto Cut and Emboss Folder:

These are perfect for a simple and Elegant card in no time! Here is the Sedona Cut and Emboss folder.

Since they are a little thicker than a standard embossing folder they run through your die cutting machine a little differently. The sandwich to use with the Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine from bottom to top: Platform Plate, Cut and Emboss Folder with cardstock inside and one Cutting Plate.

Check out the video:

If you are looking to add some fun to your embossing folder collection these are an excellent choice! There are more Cut and Emboss folders to see. You can check them out by clicking HERE.


A Crafty Friends Blog Hop Featuring Gina K

Welcome to the Crafty Friends blog hop. Today we are sharing some fabulous Gina K Designs products and there is a shopping coupon code below!

Have you heard of the Gina K wreath builder? Do you have it? You probably will want it soon, it’s SO MUCH FUN and the end results are gorgeous!

I have the original wreath bundle, but there are lots of options to choose from. You definitely need a stamp position tool like a Misti for this. I started by stamping all the wreaths in a bunch of different colors. It takes only little bit of practice to get the hang of the tool and its super easy! But it is a lot of stamping! A lot.

Use ink cubes if you have them so there is less ink all over the Misti cover.

The wreath design creates a square image based on the directions. I like A2 cards so I created most of my wreaths on a 5.5 x 5.5 square cardstock so I could trim it down in different sizes and positions on the cards. Bonus: there is a mega wreath builder to accomodate more sizes!

Patience. Patience. and more Patience. I had to stamp most of my images twice and it took a few times to get the center circle the right size for the sentiments in the set. No worries, I have lots of sentiments. And in cardmaking there are no mistakes, just creative opportunities!

Don’t forget Nuvo Drops and embellishments! I added lots and lots of Nuvo drops to these cards. And rhinestones too. shhhhh, some hide mistakes!

Are you ready to Shop? Here is the code you need. BONUS: FREE US SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $50. All other supplies are listed below.

And now let’s HOP!

Becky Roberts

Sandi MacIver

Sue Plote

Sara Sherlock

Lydia Fiedler

Jill Hilliard   <—- You are here

Jen Timko

Amy Kolling

Jenny Hall

Tanya Boser

Ilina Crouse

Maria Willis


You are the Best!

Seriously…..You are! And this is the perfect card for your Mom, sister or bestie. And for no special occasion but to tell them they are the best!

Featuring the Coneflower stamp from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

The awesome brick wall background is a stencil. And its so easy to use! I created this and several other brick wall backgrounds at the same time so I had a bunch on hand. you may remember the gray one from the Birthday Rose card last month.

And dont’t forget about reduced shipping in February!

All supplies are listed below.

Random Cards I’ve Created

Lots of time I make beautiful cards and they don’t make the blog when I create them.

The Honey Bee Stamps snowman paired with the Simon Says Stamp birch tree. (Woodland Whimsy set)

This is from a color challenge a few months back. It’s the Simon Says Stamp outlined leaves background stamp.

These Cupcakes are from the Honey Bee Stamps Piece of Cake set.

And here is one of my favorite sets, Sketched Flowers (Simon Says Stamp), done for Christmas.

Do you remember Woliver the Walrus? I dusted him off for some fun!

I post lots of extra cards to Instagram. Are you on Instagram? Be sure to follow me! @jillmhilliard


When You Don’t Have Time to Color

Sharing the Floral Cluster from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store today. I needed a few quick birthday cards and did not have time to sit down and color them. Guess What? The Floral Cluster looks great in black and white!

I paired the floral image with a simple birthday “Celebrate” from the All Occasion Sentiment Set 2 .

The background is Craft Consortium Watercolors paper pad in 6×6. Such a fun way to get watercolor- without having to water color.

Each square of the patterned watercolor paper is cut to 1-5/8 x 1-5/8 and then I layered accordingly with black and/or white cardstock.

Add some simple matching enamel dots and done!


February Glimmer Kit of the Month

Not going to lie, I took one look at this glimmer kit and thought… what the what? What are these abstract circle things? They are super fun!

That’s exactly why I love the Glimmer kit of the month. It stretches my creativity every month!

I glimmered gold on the black in a random order. Then glimmered gold onto white, die cut and layered. So so pretty!

Join the Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month Club and you will receive an expertly designed plate and foil set each month, complete with inspiration. Plus, members get store savings, extra deals, gifts, and more. Sign up HERE.


Spring in the Desert

This month’s Fun Stampers Journey “Spring in the Desert” Stamp of the month creates adorable designs for cards, scrapbook pages, and more.

It is so rainy and dreary here in PA, so I decided to make a POP of yellow card!

I simply stamped the flower all over the white cardstock and colored with these copics: C!, C0, Y13, Y15 and Y19. The sentiment is heat embossed on black cardstock, using white embossing powder.

The Fun Stampers Journey (FSJ) Stamp of the Month sets are made in the USA of high quality deeply etched red rubber with cling mount. I LOVE THEM!!! They create the best impression, giving you a perfect stamped image every time.


Time for the February Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month

I love this kit of the month. I have tried several over the last few years and this one always seems to be my favorite. Even kits I “think” I don’t like very much end up being lots of fun!

The February card kit is “Unicorn Dreams”, so of course I had to create all the Unicorns!

Both cards are made with the cute unicorn doe that comes in the kit.

Next up is the card kit stickers and die cut pieces. I did add a cloud using the Spellbinders FSJ cloud dreams die. Currently ON SALE!!

I used the same die to make “Rainbow clouds” made with all the beautiful colored cardstock in the kit.

Just a little cloud happy ! Ha Ha!!

And finally a birthday card:

As usual the kit is overflowing with crafty goodness! Check out the new Monthly Card Kit Extras. This is if you want just purchase select items from the kit or need more embellishments. You can shop the store or even add to your cart at the club checkout.

These kits are always fresh and different. They never get old!

NOTE: Need 6 x 6 Paper? and other card making goodies? the Card kit extras section is loaded this month… Be sure to check it out HERE.

A Sending Hugs Tulip

This week I am sharing a Tulip from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store!

Clean Simple and flat for mailing. The Chevron edge is made with some Washi tape from my stash. The rest is just Pink, black and white cardstock. So simple and pretty

All though this stamp set is called the ‘Get Well Tulip”, it has a great “Sending you big Hugs” sentiment- perfect for almost any occasion. These gorgeous tulips are partially stamped and colored with copics.

Save on shipping for February from Stamp Simply!