Party Ghosts Halloween Card and More!

Happy Halloween!  In honor of this fun holiday I have 3 cards to share today.  A cute halloween card and 2 more fun Spellbinders Simply Said Phrases cards.  

First the Part Ghosts.  Love these little guys.  I made the background with some pan pastels and some sparkle silk.  So easy!

Party Ghosts, Stamp with Jill, Spellbinders FSJ

The letters are Journey Serif steel rule die and the ghosts are colored with some light gray copic markers.

Check out these fun cards using the Shapeabilities Simple Said Phrases from Spellbinders combined with some fun FSJ products.  The merge of Spellbinders and FSJ happens tomorrow!  SO EXCITING!

No stamping on this card.  Just a few scorelines at the bottom to anchor the sentiment and the design.

shapeabilities simply said phrases, spellbinders, Stamp with Jill, FSJ

Combined the “celebrate” with some Birthday Pop balloon stamps to make a clean and simple birthday card! Blues make it perfect for the boys in your life!  Those little strips of card stock are Cool Pool, Chambray Shirt and Denim Days cut to 1/4 x 5″ .  

shapeabilities simply said phrases, spellbinders, Stamp with Jill, FSJ, Birthday pop

You NEED to check out the dies! and use code SBSAVE10 to save 10% (clearance excluded)  plus flat rate $5 shipping and FREE over $75!


Love these little phrases for cards.  Want to see more?  Check out this post for more using this sentiment die set.

you can also get pan pastels and copic markers at Blick Art.  They have some great copic starter sets and free shipping over $35!  SHOP HERE

Slider Card Tutorial with the Magical Unicorn

Time to learn how to make your cards MOVE!  Check out how I used the Magical Unicorn bundle for 2 of these slider cards in the Slider Card Tutorial… but there is also a pumpkin card too.  So many options with the In Motion die set and a few pennies.

magical-unicorn-stamp-with-jill-fun-stampers-journey-slider- card-in-motion-die-set.

I used Pan Pastels for the sky behind the clouds on the embossing folder.  Its so easy and you can erase your mistakes!  Lets get to the Slider Card Tutorial video!  Grab a few pennies!

These In Motion Slider cards are addicting .  Here is the the pastel colored version:

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Love the cloud dies!  Here is the Over the Rainbow Version:

Take a peek at this halloween Martha’s Pumpkin version:

here is a shot of the Copics I used for coloring on the pastel unicorn version:

Slider Card Tutorial products used: 

It Was A Sweet 16 Birthday

When you have been stamping and making cards for 13+ years, my kids have come to expect a special handmade birthday card on their special day.  Most of the time I am a few days late….and my daughter always reminds me not to be 9 months late. (yeah that did happen once!)

Here is the card I made my Daughter for her Sweet 16.  She loves all shades of pink, gold and the pool shades of blue- Cool pool and Pool Play!  So that is what I chose for her card.

handmade birthday card

No stamps for the front, it is all die cutting for this handmade birthday card!  The birthday die cuts for the Happy (hostess gift) and the designer frames for the gold birthday!  LOVE the mirror gold paper!  sooooo shiny!  

handmade birthday card

I added the rectangle die cuts with the piercing for some added detail.  I love a clean crisp white card!  Of course she loved it!  I stamped a cute sentiment (from the FSJ set Celebrate Everything) on the inside but wrote all over the inside of this fun handmade birthday card before I realized I forgot to take a picture!

In addition to the colors she loves all things tropical.  Leaves, pineapples, toucans, sloths!  I decided to get her scrap page done right away!  We had birthday and gold balloons in her favorite colors!

birthday scrap page

This is the Playful Prints designer paper pack.  So many fun designs in there for both cards and scrapbook pages.

There are 2 products on the card that are not listed below.  The Tiny dot embossing folder is a Bloom Benefit and you can earn that for free with a $75 order.  The Birthday Words Die set is a Hostess Exclusive and you can earn that for free with a qualifying order as well.  Free stamping supplies are the best supplies! I also forgot the pool play card stock.

Here is what I used on the Scrapbook page.  The Birthday Words die set is not listed

Birthday Words Die

I love to make a one of a kind handmade birthday card.  Birthday cards and Thinking of you cards seem to be the ones I make the most! Introducing the Birthday Words die!  You can earn this for free with FSJ hostess benefits from orders (or parties) with sales of $150 or more.  Free stamping supplies are the best supplies!


This handmade birthday card is created with the Colorful Journey prints designer paper pack.  Pink and black…  You know its one of my favorites and with sparkles too!  This Birthday Words die cuts on this card are layered.  It is actually 2 die cuts, one black and one bubblegum just slightly off center.

I added some accents with cut rhinestones and fashion silver.  It picks up on the silver in the journey sparkle tape. Just the right amount of bling!

Coach Collective

Look at THIS!!! You are going to be on creative overload when this tutorial collection hits your inbox . Here is a sneak peek of all 12 projects. Can you guess what they are?  This exclusive Back To School tutorial by Coach Collective will be available on Sept 1st .  

Coach Collective September

I will be sharing pictures of my project on September 1st.  You can pre-order your copy today for just $15  (or get it for free with a $50 order in September, or when you join my team!)  Click on the PayPal button to order yours today!

note:  I send the tutorials out myself . So it may take a little bit for me to email it to you.  Coach Collective details can be seen here

Here are the products used on todays card:  Click the images to shop in my store.

Magical Unicorn Shaker Card Tutorial

Hi My name is Jill and I am addicted to unicorns and shaker cards.  Do you love Unicorns? what about shaker cards?  Even if you don’t, they are hot with the kids these days!  Unicorns are everywhere with rainbows and glitter too.  Even big girls love them.  My kids are a little older so I make these for my friends with girls to give at birthday parties.  They are always a favorite like dinosaurs and trucks are for the boys.  Granddaughters will love them too!  This shaker card tutorial will be all you need to get you started!

Today we are going to learn the basic steps of putting together a shaker card.  It is pretty simple and gives a “wow”! and as card makers and paper crafters- we all love the WOW factor!

Lets start by cutting a circle on your top layer of card stock (whip cream, 3.75 x 5).  I used the Journey circle around dies here because I wanted stitching around the outside of the circle.  I want to die cut and stitch at the same time to save a step, so I used washi tape to hold the dies in the exact position I wanted them.

After I ran it through my Journey Platinum machine, I have a window with some details around the edge.  You can add all kinds of detail around your window! not just stitching.

Save your circle die cut for another project.  Now you need to make your “window”.  I used the FSJ clear view sheets. (cut to 4 x3.5). Your clear view sheet should be smaller than you whip cream panel but larger than your window.  Adhere with your standard adhesive all the way around the window opening.  You don’t want any shaker items falling out. It is hard to see the adhesive under the clear view sheet but it is there.

now you are ready to add foam tape.  You can also use foam squares.  make sure there are no gaps between the foam where shaker items can fall out.  add some to the corners as well to make sure it is evenly popped up all around when you finish your card.

Stamp your image on the back piece of card stock. (Pretty Amethyst, 3.75 x 5) Be careful to line it up just right where you can see it through the window.  Add your shaker card materials to the inside of the foam.  I used sunrise mix sequins.  I always add just a little more than I think I need. You don’t want your shaker card to be skimpy!

Peel off the foam tape backing to reveal the sticky side and carefully place your card stock on top the seal in the shaker card materials. be careful to line it up just right.   This creates the colored background behind your window.  

Now you are ready to complete your card!  I added a gray layer (Riverstone, 4 x 5.25) to my card to match the Unicorn.  My card base is Bubblegum card stock 4.25 x 11 scored at 5.5.

And here is the card with the rest of the details added. A few matching sequins and some cut rhinestones for some extra bling.  She’s just beautiful don’t you think?

Want to see a another Unicorn card?  Click here. I have a few more coming in the next 2 weeks as well.  They are addicting!

Want to see more shaker cards?  click here and here.

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Make a Wish!

How cute is this?

 I used the Journey Gel Press and Sweet Berry, tangerine Fusion and Huckleberry Fusion re-inkers.  I placed a few color dots onto the Gel Press then mixed up the colors with the Brayer. Surprisingly EASY!!!  

But there are a few more steps….

Then, instead of just plain whip cream card stock I used and embossed panel (happy Birthday bash). and pressed it into the Journey Gel Press. That lifted the color for the words.  Then I used a plain whip cream panel and pressed into the gel press for the negative image.  

 It Turned out amazing!  Another one of a kind!

Stamps: Lets Eat Cake
Paper: Whip Cream, Oatmeal cookie, Huckleberry Fusion
Ink: Huckleberry Fusion
Accessories: Fashion Silver, Journey gel press, copic markers for coloring, glitter, re-inkers

The Journey Gel Press

This is my 2nd card from the backgrounds I made with the Journey Gel Press

Like the previous card, I used the Journey Gel Press and Sweet Berry and tangerine Fusion re-inkers.  I placed a few color dots onto the Gel Press then mixed up the colors with the Brayer. Surprisingly EASY!!!  Then, instead of just plain whip cream card stock I used and embossed panel (happy Birthday bash). and pressed it into the Journey Gel Press.   That lifted the color for the words.  Then I used a plain whip cream panel and pressed into the gel press for the negative image. 

 It Turned out amazing!  One of a kind!

Stamps: Lets Eat Cake
Paper: Sweet Berry, Whip Cream
Ink: Black Licorice plus reindeers of Sweet Berry and Tangerine Fusion.
Accessories: Journey Gel Press, Brayer, Candy dots, Journey sparkle tape, Birthday Bash Embossing folder

Celebrate Birthdays!

I love making birthday cards!  and it is so easy with the Bday Wall stamp!  Check out these fun cards!

Here are a few more Swaps- I really liked all of the easter cards!

This Bunny is so CUTE!  The “All Ears”  Bundle is only $16.10- WOW!!! 

just in case you need it the code is BD-0088

This card features Story Book Occasions and the Spring Prints papers 


Stamps: Bday Wall, Cake Time
Paper: Black Licorice, Whip Cream, Spring Prints
Ink: Lemongrass, Black Licorice, Whip cream
Accessories: Bloom Stars (bloom Benefit) Fashion Gold and Fashion Silver, Pan pastels, Silver Washi Tape,

Rainbow Birthday Wall

I still need to work on my blending skills but I really like how this turned out!

Started with the yellow pan pastel in the middle and then blended colors outward.  This is pretty much full on “mixed media” for me!  This is all new layering of stamps and colors!  I’m loving it even though I have sooooo much to learn!!

Stamps: Bday Wall, Text Happy, Chevron Trail
Paper: Whip Cream, Black licorice
Ink: Black Licorice
Accessories: PanPastels, Licorice Twist Twine


The Birthday Wall!

This is for an upcoming swap.  What do you think?  This stamp is so simple and so easy to use and a great way to bang out a quick bunch of Birthday cards! It actually becomes addicting to use.

you will be seeing quite a few designs with this stamp.

Stamps: Bday Wall, Cake Time
Paper: Sweet Berry, Black Licorice, Spring Filled Prints
Ink: Black Licorice
Accessories: Sweet Clips, Gingham ribbon, Silver washi tape