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It's time for some Autumn cards

Hello crafty friends,

I know it's been a while since I last posted.  I thought it was a great time to share some cards for the cooler season to come.  I say "to come" because it sure hasn't in Texas.  I pulled out my alcohol inks and made one large background before cutting it up to create these bright earthy colored cards.  I am sharing the process of creating an alcohol ink background on a larger sheet of Yupo and ways to enhance the backgrounds after the inks are dry.

Interactive Retirement Card with Dare 2B Artzy

Hello crafty friends,

Today I'm sharing a retirement card with an interactive element.  I promise this is a very easy interactive card even if you are new to interactive type cardmaking.  I have a step by step video tutorial showing how easily this came together.  I'm featuring the "Take Time" stamp set from Dare 2B Artzy (links to products at end of the post).

How to create star (or snowflake) decorations

Hello crafty friends,

Today I'm sharing a simple yet beautiful project using Rinea foiled papers.  There are so many lovely colors to choose from and I showed both the Starstruck as well as the Glossy versions with two colors.  I created this video for the Rinea YouTube channel and am sharing it with you here.

New release from Dare 2B Artzy

Hello crafty friends,

Today and tomorrow the Dare 2B Artzy design team is celebrating a coming release and showing you a sneak peek of new paper and stamps to be released.  There are so many adorable new stamps coming and I think you will be excited to see what we have in store, including a moose themed set, reindeer and of course a ski bear set which I'm featuring today.

There is also a sale = 10% off with Code: Sunny10  until August 1st. New products will be in the store mid-August. We invite you to visit the Artzy Community over on Facebook to see all the sneak peeks as they are revealed today and tomorrow.  You can leave a comment here on this blog to be in the drawing for a $15 gift card.

Make a custom sash with Rinea foiled paper

Hello crafty friends,

A custom made sash is a great way to celebrate so many kinds of occasions - from birthdays, weddings, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and so much more.  Rinea foiled paper is perfect for lettering a custom sash.  I created two very different samples - one for someone who's "over the hill" and another for a child.  I"m happy to share these with you here as well as on the Rinea blog.

Unboxing Therm O Web products - Metallix gel demo video + review

Hello crafty friends,

I recently received a box of crafty goodies from Therm O Web (big shout to them!).  I'm sharing my unboxing video with you in this post too.   I will be creating more posts/videos using their new release products.  I have provided links to the items in the unboxing video as well as to other products I used during the demo (if still available).  Here are the three cards I created using Metallix Gel on the background panel. 

Three Cards using DecoFoil Metallix Gel for the stenciled background