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Rainbow Easter Egg Card – April Papercraft Business Challenge

There’s a new challenge at Papercraft Business Challenge for April. We are creating Easter projects! Scroll to the bottom to see what you could win by entering your Easter themed project.

This gorgeous Filigree Oval Wafer die is one of my absolute favorites from last year. I began by die cutting it from a rainbow of colors. I did my best to keep all the inner pieces in place by placing cling wrap or painters tape on the back of the die cuts. I then centered the die on a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock cut to 4 1/4”x5 1/2”. I popped out all the inner pieces and used liquid glue to adhere the panel to the front of an A2 card base. I then began inlaying the colored cardstock pieces in rainbow order using liquid glue. I have enough colored die cut pieces that I could make six of these cards if I want to. Finally, I stamped the Happy Easter sentiment in Soft Navy dye ink.

I hope you join us for this challenge. You could win the die shown above! Some days it’s been hard to keep going but making cards helps me to get through this difficult time. Please stay safe, stay healthy and stay home!

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Super Happy Birthday Card

The new March Papercraft Business Challenge is a male birthday. I created this one layer card full of classic cars for the challenge. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to see what you could win if you entered!

Decide on sentiment placement and block it out with purple tape. Arrange stamps from the Honey Bee Stamps Car Show stamp set on the 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” panel of white cardstock. The best way to avoid odd gaps is to start with cars close together and framing the sentiment. Stamp the cars in Copic safe ink. Rearrange them being careful not to end up with odd gaps and stamp them until background is full.

Color the images with copic markers. I used the following colors:

BG000, BG11, BG15, BG90, BG93, BG96, B00, B24, B28, B93, B95, B97, B99, N0, N2, N4, N6, N8, R22, R24

When coloring is complete add shadows to one side of each car. I added N4 to left and bottom of each car, then N2, N0 and the blender to fade the gray out.

Stamp the two sentiments from Simon Says Stamp Stop Drop and Party stamp set in Soft Navy Ink. Add highlights with a white gel pen. Use a shimmer pen on the headlights and taillights on the cars.

I hope you like this card and found the tutorial helpful. Visit Papercraft Business Challenge to find more inspiration from the team and to enter your own male birthday projects for a chance to win the stamp set below. Thanks for visiting!

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Puffin Interactive Valentine Card – February Papercraft Business Challenge

The February Papercraft Business Challenge is Love/Valentine’s Day and I’ve got this fun interactive card to share. I also have a step by step photo today. Remember to enter your creations in the challenge for the chance to win the stamp set shown at the bottom of this post.

Die cut all the pieces for the card. The sloped grass is from the Mushroom Border Lawn Cuts. The grass, butterfly and flowers are from the Mushroom House Lawn Cuts. The clouds are from the Center Picture Window Card Lawn Cuts. The tall grass, log and rocks are from the Scalloped Treat Box Beach House Add-On. The wavy die is from the Hillside Border Die.

Die cut the slider opening and the notch from the Let’s Toast Pull Tab Add On from a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ piece of cardstock that will be used for the background. The dies are turned 90 degrees from how I ultimately created the card but the idea is the same. Decide where you need the puffin to end up when pulled up. Mark the cardstock near the neck area then place the opening die in a straight line vertically down from the mark. Place the notch die directly above the other.

Die cut the pull tab and sleeve from cardstock. I prefer Neenah 110lb because it’s very sturdy. There are a great deal of YouTube tutorials on how to assemble this.

Before putting the pull tab through the opening you’ll need to cut down the tabs to hide them behind the penguin. Slide the tabs through the hole and adhere the penguin. I use double sided tape.

Begin adding the scene elements to the card panel. Be sure not to block the puffin and pull tab movement. The grass will need to be added with foam tape along the sides and on the sloped area away from the pull tab portion.

Stamp the speech bubble from the Say What? Pets stamp set on white cardstock. Stamp the sentiment in red ink. Unfortunately I did not take a photo but center each word in the speech bubble. Place tape over the other words. Ink the word up, remove the tape and stamp the word. Before repeating this step for the next word make sure to clean the previous word very well.

Place the left facing puffin, the speech bubble and one cloud on foam adhesive. Everything else is adhered flat. I tried to place the rocks behind the grass but it kept getting stuck on the puffin.

Stamp the greeting from Celebration Scripty Sayings stamp set in an embossing ink. I did not want the extra swirls at each end so I taped them off when inking the word up.

Heat emboss with white embossing powder. I also added the heart from the puffin set.

Die cut the arrow from the pull tab set from the same blue cardstock as the background.

Adhere the arrow. Add Nuvo Glitter drops to the bottom of the clouds and speech bubble Add shimmer pen to the flowers, butterfly and hearts.

Add white gel pen to various spots on the card. Enjoy making the puffin pop up to give their love the gift!

This is the stamp set you could win by entering your card in the Papercraft Business Challenge with a project following the theme. Despite all of the various Lawn Fawn products in my collection, I actually don’t own this adorable stamp!

I hope you like my card and found this photo tutorial useful. Id love to hear your comments or questions. Thanks for visiting!

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Encouragement Card – Papercraft Business Challenge

The January challenge at Papercraft Business Challenge is anything goes so I created this die cut inlay card inspired by my own card I created last year around this time. This die and the other two similar ones are favorites of mine and I don’t use them nearly enough. I created a second version of this you can see on my Instagram page.

This card started with a prism rainbow pattern paper I had in my stash. I die cut the pattern paper and black cardstock with the die. Use a piece of cling wrap to hold all the little die cut pieces in place. It will save a lot of time in the end! I used the original solid leaf die to cut a piece of vellum. I knew I wanted to pop the leaves on foam tape so I backed them with vellum to make them more secure. I glued the black outline to the vellum first then inlaid the rainbow pieces. I glued the stem piece directly to the teal cardstock then placed small bits of foam tape under the leaves to pop them up. I curled some of them up for more interest.

Next, I added the sentiment. I toyed with the idea of adding it over the center of the die on another piece of cardstock on foam tape but decided to go more simple and keep with my original design. I stamped the simple greeting with embossing ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder. I added some navy and purple dye ink to the edges to complete the design. I also used a Nuvo shimmer pen on the pattern paper leaves.

This is a simple design that makes a stunning card. The most challenging part is laying all the pattern paper pieces but if you’re smart about it that will go quickly. I can’t wait to see the projects you create for this challenge. Remember to enter for a chance to win the stamp pictured below and check out all the other projects from the design team at Papercraft Business Challenge. Thanks for visiting!


Detailed Leaf Cluster Wafer Die

Clustered Leaves Wafer Die

Greetings Mix 1 Stamp Set

Hero Hues Premium Cardstock in Adriatic and Pitch Black

Navy Mid-Tone Shadow Ink

Grape Juice Mid-Tone Shadow Ink

Black Embossing Powder

Embossing and Watermark Ink


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Papercraft Business Challenge: A gift Ornament

I’ve created this snowflake ornament as my gift for the Papercraft Business Challenge for November. And for the first time I have included step by step photos.

Ink up the wooden ornament with a navy dye ink by rubbing ink pad directly on wood. I let it dry overnight before moving on to the next step.

I removed the pad from the Misti and placed the ornament against one edge. I used the magnet to help keep it in place. I arranged the snowflake stamps on the ornament. The picked them up with the Misti door. I used an anti static powder tool but if I did this again I would be extremely generous with the powder. I still had to wipe away a lot of embossing powder. I stamped the snowflakes a few times with embossing ink.

Then I added white embossing powder and melted it with a heat gun. I was very careful not to leave the heat gun on the wood for too long so I didn’t burn it.

I used an acrylic block to stamp snowflakes in a few blank spots. I added embossing powder and heat set those as well.

I used a silver metallic pen to color in the ornament top.

I added dots with a white gel pen to fill up the empty space and help to disguise any stray embossing powder I couldn’t get off. Lastly I changed out the red ribbon for a silver that looked more appropriate.

Please let me know what you thought of my step by step photos. Don’t forget to enter your project in the Papercraft Business Challenge. You could win the stamps shown below! Thanks for visiting!


Wooden Ornament from Hobby Lobby

Hero Arts Navy Dye Ink from Sky Blues Dye Cubes

Stacking Snowflakes Stamp Set

Embossing and Watermark Ink

White Detail Embossing Powder

White gel pen

Silver Metallic Pen

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Thinking of you Papercraft Business August Challenge

I’m so excited to now be a member of the Papercraft Business Challenge Design Team! This months challenge is to use a circle. I thought this sunset die would be perfect for a circle shaped card.


Hero Arts July 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit

Hero Arts Forest Sunset Fancy Die

Hero Arts Nesting Circle Infinity Dies

Hero Arts dye inks in Forest, Lime Green, Sand Stone, Cocoa, Dusty Blue

Neenah 110lb Card Stock

Picket Fence Studios Life Changing Brushes

I cut a piece cardstock to 8 1/2×5 1/2″ scored and folded it at 4 1/4″. I lined up the third largest circle die with part above the fold. This way it won’t cut the fold and creates a folded circle shaped card. I lined up the mountain die with the same circle die and taped them in place. I die cut them together from white card stock.

I next ink blended the die cut trees with two shades of green. I only added the darker green to the edges of the trees. I blended the lighter green out to the edges of the circle on the bottom portion of the die cut. I applied a light amount of blue ink to the bottom of the clouds and then to the outer circle area.

I placed the circle card base in the Misti and using the front circle panel as a guide I placed the first layer of the tree stamp and stamped it on the card base. I die cut the coordinating tree line die from masking paper and lined it up over the stamping. I then stamped the mountains. I used a tiny blending brush to get the ink into the white spaces left because of the mask.

I removed the tree mask, stamped the second tree layer and repeated the steps above for the second mountain layer. I die cut the mountain range from masking paper and put it on the card. I added blue to the sky of the card base.

Before I adhered the die cut scene I stamped the birds twice and added the greeting. Then I adhered the top die cut with foam tape.

Be sure to visit the Papercrafts Business Challenge blog to enter you creations in the challenge. Be sure to share on Instagram as well! Use #papercraftbusinesschallenge so I can find it.