Let’s Make an Eclipse Card!

Eclipse cards are so much fun to make… they’re like putting a jigsaw puzzle together where the pieces lock into place beautifully! Today, I will show you how to make an eclipse card and how easy it really is! To begin, you’ll need a few supplies.


Supply List:

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Patterned Cardstock          Solid Heavyweight Cardstock

Neenah Solar White Card Base     Cricut Machine (or metal letter dies)

Glue in a Fine Metal Tip Bottle     Acrylic Stamping Block     Cutter Bee Scissors

Scrapbook.com Stamp Set     Memento Tuxedo Black Ink


Step 1: Cut out six copies of each letter (in the word you are using) with your Cricut Machine or metal letter dies on solid heavyweight cardstock. Also cut the word onto your patterned cardstock card front, as well. Go ahead and adhere your card front to your card base.

Step 2: Stack and glue all of the layers of each letter together (as shown in the video below). Then, glue your stacked letters into the slots on your card front. They fit in just like a puzzle and will lock into place nicely.

Step 3: Embellish card with stamps, ephemera, bling, ribbon, glitter, or stickers as you choose. That’s all there is to it! So fun and so easy!

Check out my video tutorial below for an easy to follow visual guide! Thanks for stopping by today… Have a happy, crafty day! 🙂





Quick Tip: How to Heat Emboss

If you’ve been crafting for a while, you are likely familiar with how to both heat emboss and dry emboss. However, we are welcoming new crafters to the community all the time. This quick tip on heat embossing is for newbies and seasoned crafters, alike. Whether you’re learning heat embossing for the first time, or you are looking for a refresher course with tips along the way – you’ve arrived at the right place! So, let’s get started!

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Supplies Needed:

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Heat Tool     Versamark Ink (or Pigment Ink)     Acrylic Block     Stamp Sentiment/Image

Anti-Static Powder Tool (Embossing Buddy)     Embossing Powder     Cardstock

Paintbrush     Alcohol-Free Baby Wipes     Tweezers (optional)


Step 1: Begin by patting your anti-static powder tool (Embossing Buddy) over your cardstock. For tips on how to make your own, please see Jen Evers video HERE.

Step 2: Using Versamark Ink (or Pigment Ink), stamp your sentiment or image onto your cardstock paper. Afterwards, sprinkle embossing powder liberally over the top and tap off excess powder. Clean up stray powder flakes with a paintbrush or your finger tip.

Step 3: Allow your heat tool to warm up for a few seconds then apply heat to your paper. If needed, you can hold the paper with tweezers. You will see the heat embossing take place before your eyes. Once the image or sentiment is embossed, allow paper to cool. That’s it! Easy as pie! 😉

Please let me know in the comments section if you have any questions. I have another post about another form of embossing (called “Dry Embossing”) HERE. I’ve also posted a video below to help you further. Have a happy, crafty day!


[UNEDITED] Husband Does My Voiceover for DIY Birthday Card Video! :~)

Next month, my husband (Josh) and I will celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary! So, I thought it would be fun to feature him on one of my YouTube craft tutorial videos doing my voiceover for me! Thankfully, he was a good sport and agreed. This was all in fun, but I must say – he did great for his first voiceover! 🙂

↓ In the video, I am making this very quick and easy Birthday card ↓


If you want to make a similar card, I have provided you with links to all of the products you’ll need. And if you’ll scroll to the bottom of this post, I will include the fun video for you to watch! Until next time, keep on crafting!

Supply Links:

Cardstock     Gina Marie Scallop Die     Stamp     Acrylic Block     Foam Tape    

Ink Pad     Scissors     Ribbon     Glue Runner     Circle Punch     Glue Dots



Christmas in July Mini Haul!!

Just a quick post to let you know that there are LOTS of great items on SALE over at Scrapbook.com that would be perfect for Christmas in July card-making, tag-making, and gifts! Why not get a jump-start and enjoy creating with casual ease?! With the goodies I purchased, I can make all of my Christmas cards for only $0.50 each!!


Goodies I got on SALE at Scrapbook.com!

I purchased all Doodlebug Design brand because:

1.) It was on SALE!

2.) It’s cute as can be!

3.) It all coordinated nicely!

4.) I absolutely LOVED the cheery colors!


Doodlebug Design – Here Comes Santa Claus 12×12 Double-Sided Paper Sheet (Click image for direct link)


Doodlebug Design – Sugarplums 6×6 Paper Pad (Click for direct link)


Doodlebug Design – Sugarplums Die Cuts Craft Kit (Click for direct link)

The beauty part is that Scrapbook.com carries a HUGE variety of design options to suit any taste… from whimsical to Shabby Chic to elegant – there’s something for everybody! Happy shopping! 🙂

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Pay It Forward Prize Hop + DIY Gift Card Holder

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Hello and welcome to the Pay It Forward Prize Hop!! My crafty friends and I are collaborating together to bring you this fun hop where you can win prizes! I will give you all of the details of the Prize Hop giveaway at the end of this post – but first, I will briefly cover a few details about my project!

The theme for this hop is a Red, White & Blue paper craft… so I made an Americana gift card holder that’s perfect for guys and gals, alike! If you have a Cricut machine, you can easily cut the box base out using Box 1 on the Fancy Boxes cartridge. If not, I have provided a template for you that you may print and cut out, by hand.

Click HERE to be redirected to the link for my FREE, printable template!


I give full instructions on how I made this DIY gift card holder on my YouTube video which is posted below. Also, here’s a handy supply list with links to the items I used to make this project:

Solid Cardstock     Avery Elle Cardstock     Cutter Bee Scissors     Foam     Ruler    

Scor-Tape     Glue Runner     Foam Glue     Ink Pad     Acrylic Block    

Jillibean Soup Stamp     Deco Foil     Fiskars Paper Trimmer     Ribbon    

Hole Punch     Bling Gems     Rosette Embellishment


Please note that each craft YouTube channel participating in this hop has their own rules for entering the giveaway and are offering different prizes.

To enter my giveaway:

♥~♥~ You must subscribe to my YouTube channel AND leave me a comment on my Pay It Forward Prize Hop video letting me know you’d like to enter the giveaway. U.S. residents only, for this one. My YouTube channel can be found by clicking HERE.


If you win, you will get the Kaisercraft Words to Inspire Postcard Book (color your own postcards), as well as the Americana Gift Card Holder holding a $15 Gift Card to Michael’s!


This giveaway will run for ONE week (from July 3, 2018 – July 10, 2018). The winner will be chosen at random and notified no later than July 12, 2018. The winner will also be posted on my Winners Roster page HERE.

Also, here are the links to the other craft channels participating in this hop:

(NOTE: You don’t have to go to each of the channels to be eligible for my giveaway… but it would be great if you did so that you’ll have more chances to win goodies from the others!)

Gale Thompson- https://youtu.be/PsfQEwfekcI

Multiplicity Crafts (You’re here) –  https://youtu.be/wIw9oJgwyeA

Bonjourscrap Valerie- https://youtu.be/3q4tksFvBUg

Laura Alberts- https://youtu.be/LVhmraZj1NI

Sladjana Perisic- https://youtu.be/hZiZZ-9F4Ag

Christine Meyer- https://bit.ly/2Kv1TF2

Thanks for hopping along! Hurry and enter while you still have time. Best wishes for a fabulous, CRAFTastic day!! 😉



Crafter’s Castle Video Hop Giveaway Ft. AMB Illustrations Gatefold Card! [CLOSED]

AMB2Welcome in one and all! You may remember in my previous post, I mentioned that I was guest designing for the Crafter’s Castle blog this month. So, the fun continues today with a video hop and giveaway hosted by Crafter’s Castle and sponsored by AMB Illustrations!!

Below, you will find my video on how I created this gatefold card using AMB Illustrations digital prints. Also, all of the giveaway rules, prizes, and supplies will be listed. ↓ ↓ ↓

How To Enter The Giveaway

Entering the giveaway is easy. The hop will run from June 16, 2018 through June 22, 2018, giving you plenty of time to watch ALL of the design team members videos. Complete these easy steps to enter:

1.) WATCH. Watch ALL design team members entire Hop videos (linked below).
2.) SUBSCRIBE. Subscribe to ALL design team members… and be sure we can SEE that you have subscribed.
3.) COMMENT. Leave a comment under the video on YouTube on something specific you saw in the video.
4.) EMAIL. Once you have done all of these things, let us know by sending an e-mail to  4crafterscastle@gmail.com with HOP ENTRY in the subject line.

Hop Line-up Links

What You Could Win!

The Grand Prize winner will recieve 2 of the AMB Illustrations digital paper packs and 2 clip art packs used by the design team in their Hop videos!!! Also, listen close at each channel because there might be other giveaways (hint, hint)! Thank you for HOPPING along with us! You can find my video posted below the supply list. ↓ ↓ ↓



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AMB Illustrations|Diagonal Z-Fold Card|Challenge

AMB1Hello crafty friends! Today, I am a guest designer with Crafter’s Castle and will be making a Z-Fold card using digital prints from AMB Illustrations. Also remember, there is a fun challenge over at the Crafter’s Castle blog with a prize from AMB Illustrations for the winner (open internationally)! Click HERE to see the current challenge.

I will have all of the supplies I used linked below, as well as a companion video. I also have written instructions posted below for your convenience. Don’t forget to also check out the links I have provided for you in my video description box. There’s also lots of helpful links there!


1.) I began with a 12″ x 12″ piece of cardstock cut down to a 5″ x 12″ size.

2.) After cutting my card base, I scored/folded at the 4″ mark and at the 8″ mark to give me a Z-Fold. (If you look at your card from above, it forms a “Z” – this is why it is called a Z-Fold card. Just fold one flap forward and one flap back.)

3.) This part is optional, but if you want the slanted look to your card like mine, simply open your card and lay flat. On the long 12″ side, measure in by 2 5/8″ and make a pencil line. Use your scissors or paper trimmer to cut along this line the entire length of the long 12″ side of your card base.

4.) Decorate! Add panels, stamps, embellishments, and whatever you wish! I decorated my card with digital prints from AMB Illustrations since they have digital paper patterns, as well as items and sentiments. After decorating, you have a finished card!

I must say – I have used AMB Illustrations once before for a card HERE and loved how well my card turned out. Today’s project was no exception… their great digital prints did not disappoint!!

Supply Links:

12″ x 12″ Cardstock     Kraft Cardstock     AMB Illustrations Digital Prints

Ranger Matte Medium    Ranger Archival Ink    Cutter Bee Scissors    Sakura Micron Pen

Fiskars Paper Trimmer     Acrylic Block     Altenew Stamp Sentiment      

Perfect Ruler     Bone Folder     Sakura Micron Pen