Heat Embossing over Embossing | Getting back my crafty mojo

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Hi Everyone! I’m still getting setup in my new house and I’ve been struggling to find my crafty mojo with so much happening in my life these days. I finally forced myself to sit down and create a card, start to finish, to try to get my mojo flowing.

I have a tutorial video to share. You can watch it below, or over on my YouTube channel.

When I struggle with crafty inspiration, I usually try one of two things: consult some card sketches, or create a card from start to finish. I find that just getting started is often the hardest part, so these tricks really seem to help me. If you’re looking for sketches you can try these two that I really love: My Favorite Things Blueprints Sketches, and CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge Blog.

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I’ll be back again soon with more videos and tutorials. In the meantime, thank you so much for dropping by.

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Until next time,

julia

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Concord & 9th | One Layer Card

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Hi friends! I hope spring has sprung where you live, because where I live, right on Georgian Bay, most of our snow has melted and we had quite a few days above zero this week. It’s hard not to have a huge smile on my face while the sun is shinning and I’m out with my pups, Zip and Zoë (a.k.a. Zed²).

For today’s card share, I created a simple one-layer card. I’ve been dying to use my new Tree Ring Background stamp from Concord and 9th, so I just had to make a card that truly showcased how lovely it is.

I have a how-to video to share. You can watch it below, or over on my YouTube channel.

I kept this card very simple, to let the detail of the background stamp shine. Of course I had to add little razzle dazzle, so I did that with a few Sparkling Clear sequins (the “little things”), and some clear Wink of Stella for good measure.

C&9th-EnjoyTheLittleThings

Thanks so much for dropping by today! Until next time,

julia

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Simon Says Stamp | Have a Lovely Day

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Hi Friends! Spring is in the air on the Zed Squared Crafts blog today. I’m ready to move into springtime, so I created this card to get me in the mood. I used stamps and inks that I got from a recent haul from Simon Says Stamp that I just couldn’t wait to break in.

As usual, I have a how-to video to share. You can watch it below, or over on my YouTube channel.

I’m so happy with how this card turned out. It did exactly as I hoped, and was a breath of fresh spring air.

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Thanks so much for dropping by! Until next time,

julia

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Hero Arts | Enjoy Fruit CAS Card

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Hi friends! Today I’m stopping in to share a quick and easy CAS card. I recently got a big haul from Simon Says Stamp so I was anxious to try out a few of my new goodies.

Of course I have a how-to video to share. You can watch it below, or over at my YouTube channel.

This card doesn’t require many supplies (and you could easily substitute!) and was a snap to create. I’ve been really short on time recently so this was the perfect card to create when I had a few spare moments.

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Thanks so much for dropping by! Until next time.

julia

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Lawn Fawn | Sweet Dreams are Made of Cheese

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Hello lovely crafty friends! I hope you’re having a great start to your week.

Today I’m popping in to share a silly note card that I created using stamps from Lawn Fawn. I like to keep a small supply of cheerful note cards that I can pop into my partner’s lunch on days with I think he can use a little encouragement or love. I think this one fits the bill and will certainly make him smile.

I have a how-to video to share with you so that you can follow along as I create my card. You can watch the video below, or over on my YouTube channel.

I’ve said it before, but I really like using my stamps all year round. It breaks my heart to have to store them away for specific seasons, and in this case, the stamps I used were intended for Thanksgiving. I bought the Thankful Mice set on Black Friday, so I hadn’t even used it before creating this card. Of course, it also helps to have a set of letter stamps so you can stamp any greeting to suit the card.

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That’s it for today. Thanks so much for dropping by!

julia

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