How to Create a Metal Stamped Look with Creative Medium

by Jennifer Vanderbeek

How to Create a Metal Stamped Look with Creative Medium in Silver and Gold

I’ve been pondering puzzle pieces lately—as a craft medium and metaphor for life. Somewhere along the mental stroll, I was reminded of the old Girl Scouts song “Make New Friends” which goes

Make new friends
But keep the old
One as silver
And the other gold

Today’s project was inspired by the way friends fit into our lives like puzzle pieces, the song, and the best friend necklaces I swapped with those close to me back in the day. Metallic silver and gold Creative Mediums and letter stamps were a perfect combination to turn a couple puzzle pieces into jewelry charms.


  • Puzzle Pieces
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Sticky Dots
  • Paint Brush
  • Darice – Heat Tool
  • Contact USA – Letter Stamps
  • Cornstarch
  • Craft knife
  • Jewelry findings
  • Satin cord or ribbon

Say Thank You With A Bright and Cheerful Card with Video

by Nadine Carlier

Thank You Card by Nadine Carlier (IC)

Using different mediums in similar colors is a great way to create a bright and cheerful card. Plus, the different mediums adds a bunch of texture!

Nadine Carlier created a tutorial video showing how she crafted this cheerful thank you card using Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray, irRESISTible, Embossing Powder and On Point Glue. Enjoy!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 min



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Watch a Video on Marbleized Effect in Papercrafting

by Nadine Carlier


Whether you are trying to create a marbleized background or some fun embellishments, using Creative Medium and some Brilliance Inks makes a perfect combo to create an amazing marble effect with the perfect amount of shimmer.

In the video below Nadine Carlier shows exactly how she did it.

Skill: Easy
Time: 30 min + drying time


  • Spellbinders Feathers Plumes Dies
  • Stamps – The Scrapbook Diaries
  • Twine
  • Cardstock – Kraft, Teal, White

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Stars & Stripes

Creative Medium Stars & Stripes by Carisa Zglobicki

Super Duper Stars ‘n’ Stripes by Clare Horner         Show Your Spirit by Penny Ward

Shimmering Stars & Stripes by Jowilna Nolte               Radiant Stars and Stripes by Isha Gupta

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The Buck Stops With Pops!

Carisa Zglobicki brings you this masculine inspired card using Imagine Crafts StazOn Studio Glaze. Subtle yet vibrant and just in time for Father’s Day. Show your pops just how much you care with this cool toned sentiment. 

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Save It For the Honeymoon 🌴👰💸 Wedding Inspiration for the Budget Conscious Bride

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 by Roni Johnson

Wedding season is fast approaching and Brides-to-Be are all over the internet looking for swoon worthy ideas on Pinterest, the Imagine Crafts blog (see what we did there?), Google and more. But those beautiful floral arrangements and must-have invites can take a huge bite out of your budget! Weddings are expensive, it depends on where you live but it can range anywhere from $15,000 to $31,000 (here’s a realistic break down if your curious). If you would rather save your money for the honeymoon than break the bank on over-the-top invitations we have some great DIY creative and budget friendly alternatives for all aspects of your special day.

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Two Become One – Save The Date                         Two Become One – Favor Box

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Two Become One – Place Cards                              Two Become One – Candle Sticks

For more fabulous DIY wedding decor inspiration check out the video below!

Tina McDonald shows you how easy it is to make beautiful wedding decor using Versamark and Embossing Powder. Who says you have to spend a fortune to have your special day look like like a million bucks? Find the necessary products and other wedding decor ideas on the Imagine Crafts “MAKE” page!