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Gift card holder - idea #1 - using Ciao Bella Paper Indigo Collection

Gift cards are here to stay but can be such an impersonal present to give to someone. That's when I like to try and think of other ways to make that little piece of plastic look extra special. Sharing an idea for a gift card holder that could easily work for tickets out to a special event, a surprise trip etc. An idea to make something plain, now magical! All supplies used are at the bottom of this post.

Shady Designs Gather Together stamp set - easy card making ideas

The Shady Designs Gather Together stamp set does look a little bizarre when you see it at first but ... it does have a purpose! I designed the stamp to create a multi-layered look with just one stamp which worked for your card making, art journals, mixed media pages. The stamp set works to suit you the creative. Using the main Shady Designs Gather Together focal stamp, I used this to then make 5" x 7" tent fold cards.  See below for full details and also further inspiration using the same design idea.

Shady Designs Make A Mark stamp set - 2 card ideas

When I designed the Shady Designs Make A Mark stamp set, I wanted it to be lots of different things rolled in to one. I wanted it to be for cardmaking, art journal pages, background builder, create borders ... the list in my head was endless.  Today I am sharing two card ideas which are similar but have slight differences ... All details & supplies are below.

Use colour to create a different look on handmade cards - featuring Shady Designs Oval Frame It stamps

Sharing THREE cards today that have the same design layout but I have changed the colour of my stamped images. I am using Shady Designs Oval Frame It #1 & Shady Designs Oval Frame It #2 stamp sets ... FULL STEP BY STEP  below List of all supplies used is at the bottom of this blog post. Photos of all finished cards below

Gel plate printing ideas for cardmaking

Whilst doing a mass video editing session, I came across this video that I had made at the end of October 2022! I thoroughly enjoyed making this video, as it was made, with no real idea of what was going to happen next. Using my Gelli Arts 7" x 5" gel plate, a handful of DecoArt paints plus my Personal Impressions texture stamps, I began printing and suddenly these cards appeared from the backgrounds I made... You can see the YouTube video further down this post along with a list of all supplies used.

Shady Designs Floral Frames Collection - card idea #3

I am starting to create a set of step by step blog posts showing different ways to create frame ideas using Shady Designs Floral Frames Collection . Here is another handmade card idea using the Frame it With Flowers stamp set. In the post you will find - photographs showing step by step card idea following step by step short video reel showing step by step full list of supplies at the bottom of the post