“Thank You for Your Service” Shaker Card

By LeeAnn McKinney

– Howdy friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here and today I have to share with you a fun and easy shaker card that I made using paper, a layering stencil, a shaker pocket and some shaker bits. 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 20 minutes

Art Supplies


• Imagine Tear It! Tape

• VersaFine Clair – Nocturne

• VersaFine Clair – Paradise

• VersaFine Clair – Tulip Red

Other Products:

• A2 Shaker Acetate Sheets – https://shrsl.com/42wgx

• GinaK Designs White HeavyWeight Cardstock – https://ginakdesigns.com/product/heavy-base-weight-card-stock-white/?v=7516fd43adaa

• Accent Opaque 120lb Cardstock – https://www.amazon.com/Accent-188179R-Opaque-Thick-Cardstock/dp/B0114MUOOO

My Hero stamp from Verses has been retired

Let’s Make a Steampunk Love Card

By Kathi Rerek

It’s Spring and love is in the air. Let’s combine the metallic look of Brilliance ink, the shimmer of Delicata Ink, pastel colors, and Steampunk imagery to create a Steampunk Love card.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Time: 1 hour


Step 1:

Use a stamping platform and Starlite Black Brilliance ink to stamp the Steampunk Heart twice – once onto a 6” x 8” piece of Mixed Media paper and a second time onto Repositionable Label paper.  Heat set the Mixed Media paper panel.

Smoosh London Fog Memento ink onto craft mat. Spritz it with Sheer Shimmer Sparkle Craft Spray.

Use a paint brush to color the center of the heart.

Step 2:

Fussy-cut the label paper heart and place it atop its counterpart on the image panel.

Step 3:

Use a Sponge Dauber to sponge Summer Sky Memento Ink horizontally across the image panel. Don’t worry about leaving white areas.

Use a Sponge Dauber to sponge Angel Pink Memento Ink onto the white areas of the image panel. You’ve now created a stormy sky!

Step 4:

Use a stamping platform to position the wing stamps facedown on the masked steampunk heart.

Ink with Starlite Black Brilliance Ink and stamp. Repeat if necessary to attain a clean image. Wipe remaining ink off of the stamp. Heat set the image panel.

Step 5:

Use a brayer to apply White Shimmer Delicata Ink to the wing stamps. Stamp.

Step 6:

Smoosh a 1” wide strip of white cardstock onto the Starlite Black Brilliance Pad. Smoosh a second 2” wide strip of white cardstock onto the White Shimmer Delicata Ink Pad.

Heat set both panels.

Step 7:

Apply Tear-It! Tape to the backs of both panels.

Use the “love” Shadow die to cut the White Shimmer Delicata inked cardstock.

Use the “love” die to cut the Starlite Black Brilliance inked cardstock.

Adhere the Starlite Black “love” die-cut to atop the White Shimmer Delicata “love” shadow die. Set aside.

Step 8:

Position the stamped image panel so that it’s horizontal on the stamping platform so that different cogs will be stamped along the edges of the image panel.

Step 9:

Position cog stamps from both Cogs Clear Stamp Set 2 and Cogs Clear Stamp Set 2, facedown on the left and right of what is now the top of the image panel. Ink the stamps with Starlite Black Brilliance Ink, stamp, and heat set. Remove and clean the cog stamps.

Position two different cog stamps from the same set facedown towards the center top edge of the image panel. Ink the stamps with Starlite Black Brilliance Ink, stamp, and heat set. Remove and clean the cog stamps.

Position a large cog stamp facedown in the center of the cogs. Ink the stamp with Starlite Black Brilliance ink, stamp, and set. Remove and clean the cog stamps.

Step 10:

Flip the image panel so that the clean edge is at the top of the platform. Repeat Step 9 to complete a second cog border.

Trim the image panel to 5.5” square and edge with Starlite Black Brilliance Ink. Heat set the entire panel.

Step 11:

Use White Shimmer Delicata Ink to sponge a piece of 5.75” square white cardstock. Heat set.

Step 12:

Cut a piece of 12×12 Avalanche cardstock to 6” x 12”, score, and fold to form a 6” square card.

Place a piece of scrap paper into the card. Use a Sponge Dauber to apply Starlite Brilliance Ink to the outer .25” edges of the card. Heat set.

Step 13:

Use Tear It! Tape to adhere the shimmery white 5.75” square to the card.

Adhere the image panel.

Adhere the sentiment to finish the card.

Art Supplies:

Imagine Crafts Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • 140 lb. Mixed Media Cardstock by Strathmore
  • Solar White Classic Crest Cardstock by Neenah Papers
  • Avalanche White Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
  • Steampunk Heart Clear Polymer Stamp by Lavinia Stamps
  • Wings Large Clear Polymer Stamp Set by Lavinia Stamps
  • Cogs 2 Polymer Stamp Set by Lavinia Stamps
  • Cogs 3 Polymer Stamp Set by Lavinia Stamps
  • Tonic Stamping Platform
  • Heat Gun by EK Success

Using Embossing Powder To Make Embossing Skins

By Katy Ingram

Hello Friends! Katy here and today I have a really fun technique using MBoss Embossing Powders to make paper thin backgrounds, AKA Embossing Skins.

In todays video tutorial I am sharing how I made some backgrounds using embossing powders with an iron, you can also use your heat gun. You will also need some parchment paper/baking paper. This is a quick technique, but so addicting!

The best part, you can use any embossing powder, including the ones that don’t emboss very well any more. This is a great technique to use those particular powders up so they don’t go to waste!

I have lots of tips and things to share in the video, check it out below.


Skill: Beginner

Time: 5 minutes

Art Supplies

Imagine Products

• MBoss Embossing Powders

  • Iridescent Opaque
  • Amethyst
  • Icy Blue
  • Sapphire

• VersaFine Clair – Twilight

• Creative Medium – Shimmer

• On Point Glue

• Tear It! Tape

Other Products Used

• Accent Opaque 120 lb (white arch layer, arch frame, sentiment strip, wreath/branches and card base)

• Gina K Designs Card Stock In The Navy (blue arch layer)

• Scotch Super 77 Spray Adhesive

• The Greetery Reflections Stamp (Love You)

• Spellbinders-Susan Tierney Cockburn Woodland Wreath & Feathered Friends Die

• Spellbinders Arches Die Set

• 1” Acrylic Paint Brush

Best Wishes Wedding Card

By Martha Lucia Gomez

Hello crafty friends! Today, I have a fun tutorial to make a unique congratulations wedding card.
Let me share the project with you.  

Skill Level: Beginning
Time: 60 minutes


To make this card is important that you use one side metallic cardstock with an embossing folder. This cardstock can be glossy or matte.

Step 1:

Take a piece of one side glossy silver cardstock and dry emboss it with the embossing folder of your preference.

Step 2:

Remove the metallic color over the embossing with a sanding block. Make it soft so that it doesn’t break the cardstock. Clean with a dry cloth.

Step 3:

Select the colors of ink that you want to give to the embossing design. In my sample, I am using Memento Ink in colors Dandelion, Tangelo and Bamboo Leaves. Then, apply the colors directly over the sanded areas or use a sponge dauber.

When you are satisfied with the colors, pass a dry cloth over the embossed area to remove the excess ink. Resize the layer and paste it over the card base.

Step 4:

To finalize the card, you can use a die cut sentiment with more dimensions. In my sample, I die cut four times the Best Wishes sentiment using the same color of cardstock and then I paste all of them with OnPoint Glue.

Step 5:

Adhere the sentiment over the card base using the same adhesive.   

Thanks for stopping by and remember, you don’t need to create complicated projects. Just use the best inks and let your creativity shine!

Art Supplies:



  • One Side Silver Metallic Cardstock.
  • Embossing Folder and embossing Machine
  • Die Cut Sentiment.

Let’s Make a Quick and Easy Love Card

By Kathi Rerek

Greetings! Its Kathi here to show you how to create an elegant CAS Love card using two colors of Delicata Shimmer ink, a stencil, and two stamps!

Skill: Beginner

Time: 30 minutes

Step 1:

Cut a piece of Mixed Media paper to 5.75” square. Use an Ink Sweeper to apply Pink Delicata Ink to the entire paper panel. I heat set to expedite drying process but you can let it dry naturally.

Step 2:

Tape the inked paper panel to the back of the Floral Wreath stencil. Use a Sponge Dauber to apply Golden Glitz Delicata Ink over the stencil onto the ink panel. 

Remove the stencil and heat set to dry.

Step 3:

Use Golden Glitz Delicata Ink and a stamping platform to stamp the heart and love within the stenciled Floral Wreath on the image panel. Heat set to dry.

Step 4:

Use a Sponge Dauber to roughly edge the image panel with Golden Glitz Delicata Ink. . Heat set to dry.

Step 5:

Cut a piece of 12” x 12” white cardstock in half. Score at 6” to form a 6” square card.

Place a piece of scrap paper inside the card. 

Use a Sponge Dauber to apply Golden Glitz Delicata to the periphery of the front.

Heat Set to dry.

Step 6: 

Use Tear It! Tape to adhere to the golden sponged 6” square card.

Art Supplies: 



  • Mixed Media Paper by Strathmore
  • Avalanche Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
  • Floral Wreath Stencil by Joggles
  • Dreams Come True Cling Stamp Set by Stamperia
  • Heat Gun
  • Stamping Platform by Tonic 

Gold-Embossed Ombre Effect Congrats Card

By LVHandcrafted

Hello friends! This is Linh (or LV Handcrafted on all the socials). This is a fun way to create your own heat embossed ombre effect. I used Delicata ink, which is a pigment ink and remains sticky for period of time to swipe across a white cardstock panel. I made a very solid swatch of ink. Before the ink dried, I covered one end (the bottom) with Mboss powder in gold. I aimed for about 25% of the way up with solid coverage. Then I tipped the panel so the letter “C” is at the bottom and the letter “S” is at the top. Then spooned more Mboss powder from one and and further tipped the panel so it runs down the panel to create that graduated, ombre effect. 

When I make panels like this, I really want the panel and the effect to shine, so I like to keep the rest of the card really simple. These word dies are wonderful because they are so big, they nearly take up the entire card. And with a panel this beautiful, I save everything and made a second card using the negative effect of the word die. 

NOTE: In the video, you will actually see me create a smaller panel that I decided against using. I used a Sakura glue pen to draw a design over the Delicata-inked panel and then poured Mboss powder over it. The glue pen lets you draw or write anything you want and have that lovely embossed effect.

Skill: Intermediate

Time: 15 minutes

Supplies Used


• Mboss Powder in Gold

• Delicata Ink in Pink Shimmer

• On Point Glue

Other Products Used

• Spellbinders Congrats Die

• Hammermill 100lb white card stock (card base)