Birthday Greetings in Faux Alcohol Ink

As you know I love this faux alcohol ink drops paper. All the beauty with none of the mess! I was inspired to find yet another way to use it. Here is my marbled Birthday Greetings card.

You can literally make this card in any color of the 7 colors of ink drops paper. I fussy cut the gold border and then added a Wink of Stella Brush – Clear Glitter Marker to make the gold shimmer! SOOOOOOOOO EASY!

I heat embossed in gold embossing powder to tie it all together.

Just a few days left for the sale:


Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Birthday Sentiments

Craft Consortium Ink Drops Monochrome 6×6

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Farmhouse Signage

Zig Wink of Stella Brush – Clear Glitter Marker

Bazzill Mirror Cardstock – 8.5 x 11 – Gold – 6 ct

Kaisercraft Self-Adhesive Round Pearls – Black (mine are gems)

Gold heat embossing powder, versa mark and a heat tool

White and black cardstock

Small flower die is from spellbinders Mini Blooms and Sprigs 


There is a new collection at spellbinders and it is super cute! The Home Sweet Quilt is a collection of patterned dies, embossing folder and clear stamps all inspired by beautiful handmade quilt designs. I have 4 cards to share today.

First I used the French Braid and Hexagon Panels Etched Dies. I cut a variety of colors and created this mini slimline card using the inlaid die cut technique.

I used the new Quilty Hugs Sentiments Clear Stamp  set for the sentiment and the Large Die of the Month for the flower.

Next I have the new Orange Peel Quilt Embossing Folder. It’s so pretty. This is a 3D folder so make sure you have the Universal Plate System. It really does make a difference in how the 3D folders emboss.

That circle is also from Becca – the Postage Edge Slimline dies by Becca Feeken. That’s the  We Dance Glimmer Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set for the sentiment.

Here is the Hexagon die from French Braid and Hexagon Panels Etched Dies. This die works for A2 and slimline.

This Mini slimline card uses a few of the the left over pieces from the French Braid and Hexagon Panels Etched Dies used my 1st card . Love the brick wall effect from this die! I really like the Leafy Sprig Etched Dies. I find I am reaching for this one a lot!


French Braid and Hexagon Panels Etched Dies

Quilty Hugs Sentiments Clear Stamp 

Orange Peel Quilt Embossing Folder

Leafy Sprig Etched Dies

Be Bold Glimmer Sentiments

Glimmer Hot foil system

 Mini Blooms and Sprigs 

We Dance Glimmer Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set

Holiday Poinsettia and a Storewide Sale

Just a few more Christmas cards–I’m almost ready to move on to Valentine’s Day! Today’s card feature the Season Wreath set from Stamp Simply. See below for the details on the storewide sale.

I added a few marker swipes of the 2 colors of green to fill in the wreath a bit. The wreath is also stamped in green ink.

I used a light gray ink for swiping the embossed wood paper.


Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Seasonal Wreaths, Fall/Winter Bundle

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Snowflake Blessings Border Strip

Sizzix 3D Texture Fades A6 Embossing Folder – Lumber

Black memento ink, light gray ink, green ink

white cardstock

Other:  Colored with copics, yellow gems

Holiday Ornaments

I am winding down on making Christmas and holiday cards. Here is one more… Stamp Simply Christmas Joy Ornaments!

These are ornaments die cut from my favorite faux alcohol ink technique– the Ink Drops paper! So easy

I added some extra gold/shimmer with the Wink of Stella pen and some matching blue gems. Save 20% at Stamp Simply this week and get some free gifts too!


Christmas Joy Ornaments

Ink Drops paper Ocean

Floral Cluster and Sprigs die

Wink of Stella glitter marker

Universal Plate System

Leafy 3D Embossing Folder

It’s Spellbinders Club time- December 2022 Spellbinders

It’s the most craftiest time of the month- Spellbinders Club Time! Today I am sharing 3 cards using several clubs in this post. Coordination is the name of the game and each club goes will with the other. It’s full on mix and match this month. The Clear Stamp and Die of the Month, Embossing folder Club, Small Die of the Month and the Large Die.

First Up is the  Small Die of the Month and the Large Die:

The small die is heart themed. I just snipped away a few of the heart edges and made it a lattice that I can use all year round! I cover what was left of the heart with the Postage Edge Circles .

Here is my reel:

Here is the Embossing folder Club and the Large Die of the month.

And here is my reel:

Next up is the Clear Stamp and Die of the Month. And yes that sweet little gnome from the Fall Gnomes -Sept 2022 Clear stamp of the month has returned.

I used the “Love” letters dies to create a window and backed it with pink patterned paper. SO FUN . The December club subscription window is now open. Sign up now- You can subscribe to multiple clubs!  Details of how it works HERE


Clear Stamp and Die of the Month

Embossing folder Club of the month.

Large Die of the Month 

Small Die of the Month kit

All Available Spellbinders Clubs

Spellbinders VALUE Clubs (Scroll Down)

Fall Gnomes -Sept 2022 Clear stamp of the month

Just Wanted To Say Collection Sentiments Clear Stamp Set

Postage Edge Circles 

Winter Birthday

Today’s card is a simple winter birthday card in shade of Blue! Stamp Simply style.

First I stamped the snowflakes in light blue in being careful not to ink the border. There are 5 sets of branches (cut apart) for the bottom half of this card.

The beaches are lightly colored- it’s hard to see in the picture. The Bird and branch images are stamped in navy blue ink.


God will take care of you bundle

Delightful Dahlia

Snowflake Blessings stamp set

White cardstock

Light blue and navy ink

Colored with copics

My Favorite Things Coffee Shop -Part 2 And a Sale!

Save 40% ON THE WHOLE SITE today at MFT! It is the last day of the Black Friday Sale!

Here are my next 3 coffee shop cards! SUPER Fun to make these.

Totally LOVE all the little die cut details. These cards are super special for the recipient. Hopefully they notice the attention to details.

SHOP NOW and Save 40%. HURRY!


Coffee Order Clear Stamps

Coffee Shop Clear stamps

Be Your Own Barista Die-namics

Make a Sign Die-namics

Industrial Finishes Die-namics

Pots and Plants Die-namics

Window Seat Die-namics

Bistro Basics Die-namics

Floor to ceiling paper pad

Clean and Simple Christmas Tree

I thought it was time I pulled out one of my favorite Stamp Simply Christmas sets – O Christmas Tree to give it some holiday love.

This clean and simple card took just a few minutes to make and can easily be reproduced.


O Christmas Tree

Stick family sentiments

White cardstock

Black and Red ink

Bakers twine

Scoring tool

Colored with copics

NEW SPELLBINDERS RELEASE: Postage Edge Shapes Becca Feeken

It’s another fun new release from Spellbinders and Becca Feeken. This release has a great set of 5 die foundation shapes from circular to slimline dies. These fabulous dies work well with ALL the spellbinders dies and the Sealed by Spellbinders Collection. I have 3 cards to share using 2 die sets: Postage Edge Slimline dies by Becca Feeken and Postage Edge Circles.

First up is the circle postage edge does. I paired it with the Holiday Blooms Etched Dies in a not so holiday look. I love to make holidays dies and glimmer plates go all year round.

Next up is a Full slimline card using the Postage Edge Slimline dies. You may recognize this card. It was the 1st card I made with the Wax Seal Starter Kit (Details on wax seals here)

Next is a slightly different version of the last card. I added some color to make the gold wax pop. Which one do you like best?


Postage Edge Slimline dies by Becca Feeken

Postage Edge Circles 

Wax Seal Starter Kit

Sealed Berry Sprig Etched Dies 

Sealed Leaf Sprigs Etched Dies 

Scattered Fall Embossing Folder

Holiday Blooms Etched Dies

My Favorite Things Coffee Shop – Part 1

I have had these new MFT Coffee Shop stamps and dies sitting here in my stamp room for a little bit. I knew I wanted them the minute I saw them.

And….It’s been a while since I played in the Coffee Lovers blog hop. (Squeaking in at the end!). This was a perfect opportunity to play and share with you. (supplies are listed at the end of the post)

These dies and stamps are so stinking cute. They are fussy and have lots and lots of tiny pieces but holy cow check out the end results:

Take a closer look at the die cutting details.

This pink one is my favorite so far. It’s so fun to decorate your own coffee shop. those chairs are from Bistro Basics Die-namics. Take a closer look.

I had to add a cute critter at the coffee shop!

I purchased these all direct from My Favorite Things. Every thing is in stock at the moment except the paper. Be sure to get on the “notify me” list asap. things come back pretty quickly.

Stay tuned for Part 2 – once you start making all these fun little die cuts you want to make more. So many fun coffee themed cards.

Now for the 2022 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  this hop runs through Friday, November 18, 2022. Details here


Coffee Order Clear Stamps

Coffee Shop Clear stamps

Be Your Own Barista Die-namics

Make a Sign Die-namics

Industrial Finishes Die-namics

Pots and Plants Die-namics

Window Seat Die-namics

Bistro Basics Die-namics

Floor to ceiling paper pad