Masculine Card Idea//Old-Fashioned Truck

Earlier this year, I posted a blog all about Masculine DIY Card Ideas. Personally, I struggle with masculine cards because I always want to add sequins, pearls, ribbons, and girly colors! 🙂 But as I always say, it’s good for us to stretch ourselves outside the box sometimes to keep our artistic skills growing.

Even though I had written a blog about this very topic, I still found myself lost when it came time to actually make a masculine card! So, I reached out to my crafting friends on Facebook and they reinforced what I’d already written in my previous blog… which is to:

A.) Create a card based upon his interests/hobbies, etc.

B.) Keep it simple – not too many layers or embellishments

C.) Use “earthy” tones or colors found in nature

I guess I just needed a little reassurance that I was going in the right direction with my card. So, I sat down at my craft desk and came up with the card you see pictured below.


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Notice how I still incorporated pops of color in this card?? Just because it’s a masculine card doesn’t mean that it has to be drab and boring. Have fun with them! If you want to see how I made this card, I have all of the supplies I used listed below, as well as a full tutorial video! Happy crafting!

Supplies Used:

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Cardstock    Paper Trimmer    Craftin’ Desert Divas Digital Stamp (Pumpkins)   

Cutter Bee Scissors    Foam Tape     School Glue    Bone Folder    ATG (Glue Runner)   

Acrylic Block    Sentiment Stamp    Memento Ink      PrismaColor Colored Pencils    

Copic Markers     White Gel Pen     DoCrafts Artiste Dual Tip Watercolor Pens


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Lisa Frank-Inspired Card & GIVEAWAY!

EDIT: This giveaway is closed, but you can always visit my Giveaways & More page for ongoing giveaways, freebies, coupons, and more! Winner announced at the bottom of this post.

When I was younger, I absolutely loved the artwork by artist, Lisa Frank. My school pencils and folders were all covered with her art. She also has a few art pieces with animal print, which I love! So, the colors and print of today’s card are inspired by the artwork of Lisa Frank.

P.S. Be sure to check out the giveaway at the end of this post!!

Custom Leopard Backdrop card

For the card we’re making today, you will need the following supplies which are linked below:

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink          Sentiment Stamp

Rectangle Acrylic Block                  Distress Ink Mini Set

Sakura Brush Pen (Black)              Watercolor Paper

Gems or Sequins                               Glue Runner

Glue Dots                                             Scissors

Card Base                                            Cardstock

For full instructions, please refer to my YouTube video below:

Lisa Frank Coloring Book GIVEAWAY!


I will be giving away a Lisa Frank coloring book to one of YOU! And guess what?? This contest is open internationally!! This contest will only be open for ONE WEEK so get your entries in before August 5, 2017 at 12am CST!  It’s easy to enter using the Rafflecopter widget linked below…↓↓↓

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Polka Dot CAS Card

Hi everyone! I hope your new year is going well thus far. For today’s project, we will be working on a polka dot CAS card. For starters, let’s define what a CAS card is… CAS stands for “Clean And Simple”. Basically, these types of cards don’t have a lot of embellishments or layers; they are very quick and easy cards to create. This is especially helpful if you are pinched for time or if you are mass producing a similar card.


Supplies Needed:

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Solid Cardstock (for card base and sentiment)     Patterned Cardstock (for polka dots)    

1″ Circle Punch    Glue Runner     Glue Dots     Signo Gel Pen (in white)     Scissors   

Stamp Sentiment     Acrylic Block    Ink (you choose color)     Foam Squares    

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Christmas Card Share!!

Hello everyone – Maranda, here! Since we are nearing Christmas, I thought it would be fun to share pictures of some of the Christmas cards I’ve made! I seriously began card-making about eight years ago. I love all card-making, but my favorite cards to make are Christmas cards; I have lots of fun this time of year! Merry Christmas to each of you…I hope you enjoy my card share video below!

Pumpkin-Shaped Card for Fall

Here in the U.S., the Fall season is upon us. The leaves are beautiful, the farmer’s harvest is in, and the pumpkins are plentiful! To celebrate Fall and the approaching Thanksgiving holiday, I thought it would be fun to create a pumpkin-shaped card! I had lots of fun making this card and I hope you will too!!



Supplies List:

Card base (A2 size card)

Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade

Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Mustard Seed

Ink Blending Tool

Crayola Twistables

Crayola Markers

Momento Ink in Tuxedo Black

Acrylic Block

Stamp Sentiment

Cutter Bee Scissors

White Cardstock

Glue Runner

Glue Dots

Foam Squares



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I’m a Fan of… Amy R.!!

Nowadays, there are many craft bloggers and YouTubers – but one that stands out in my mind is Amy Rysavy with Prairie Paper and Ink. She has well over 40,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, and for good reason! Her paper crafting videos are so inspiring and fun to watch. She presents each video with professionalism, yet, a down-to-earth style.

I would like to congratulate Amy R. and present her with this virtual Multiplicity Crafts Fan Award below!!


amyr-welcome-image-2I first learned of Amy through YouTube and have been subscribed to her channel for a while now. She has been on YouTube for over 8 years now! She does paper craft tutorial videos as well craft hauls, unboxing videos, and reviews. My personal favorite is when she watercolors on her cards – I could watch her paint for hours!! On her blog, she describes herself as a “Stamper, Blogger, YouTuber (40,000+ subscribers!), complete novice cake decorator (need tons of practice!), habitual coffee drinker…”  She is also a work-at-home single Mom with 3 girls and 1 boy. She has been on some very prestigious design teams and does such excellent work.

As those of you who read my blog well know – I will only promote products, bloggers, and companies that I truly enjoy. I hope you will check out Amy’s YouTube channel and blog to see what amazing creations she has made! I will post an example of a card she’s made below to whet your appetite!! 🙂


Card by Amy R. with Prairie Paper and Ink (used with permission)

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How To Decorate a Planner (For Beginners)

20160920_232125-copyIf you are into crafting, you have most likely heard the buzz about planning in a planner. It is a form of art that has carried over into your everyday planning calendar! Being an avid crafter, I just had to try this – but didn’t want to invest in an expensive planner just in case it wasn’t my proverbial “cup of tea”.

My recommendation for beginners is to purchase an inexpensive pocket planner/calendar at the dollar store and try it first, on a smaller scale. If you love it, you can go on to purchase a larger planner. But if it isn’t for you, then you haven’t invested much so it’s no loss, really.

Under the video below, I will also provide a list of supplies you could use as well as a link to the FREE paperclip bow template provided by Megan Marshall with Little Hot Tamale. You can check out her YouTube channel also.

Again, don’t be discouraged if your first layout isn’t perfect. It takes practice and a lot of trial and error to see what you like. If you click on the video below, you’ll notice that I did a couple of layouts myself, since I wasn’t entirely pleased with the results of my first “go” at it. I’m a newbie at this too and still working to get a result I love. The video posted below is meant to give you some ideas and inspiration to get started. Let your imagination and creativity flow! 🙂


Supplies List:

Link to FREE printable bow template is found HERE.

Pocket Planner     Colored Pencils     Planner Stamps     Ink Pad     Acrylic Block    

Washi Tape     Stickers     Scissors     Zig Glue Pen     Cardstock     Jumbo Paper Clips   

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