Creating Garden Cards with Baby Papers

What does a girl with grown kids do when she has a stack of baby-themed paper and a gnome stamp set? She makes gardening cards!

So…. I really had to giggle when I won this mini garden gnomes stamp set at virtual convention. If you have watched me on Craft Roulette, you know that I am not a fan of gnomes. Give me a fairy, a brownie, a troll, even a pixie….but gnomes are not my favorite.

When my name was listed as a winner of this stamp at convention, I just started to laugh. I should have never said anything about my gnome-a-tude on a live video.

I also received a pack of As You Grow paper in my convention bundle. In the catalog, this appears to be a baby-themed collection, but, if you saw my most recent Back to School layout, you know that these paper patterns are anything but baby-themed.

I have always tried to be thankful for whatever I have been given. Instead of being cranky at the gnomes, I decided to take a look at all the other fun images in the stamp set and I noticed how well they paired with the patterns and stickers in the As You Grow paper pack.

I decided to create a set of mini-mushroom garden cards. The paper pack has some charming patterns with mushrooms, which I chose to replicate using the images and watercolor pencils. On the first card, I created a mini-garden scene on a hand-cut tag.

The second card was created using a variety of layered paper patterns and a mini-garden scene. The mushrooms and watering can were shaded with watercolor pencils then layered together with a snail sticker.

I added some stitches here and there for texture on each of the cards and called them complete. Both were so simple to make and are adorable even without the gnomes.

I hope that you enjoyed today’s project and were inspired to give these cards a try. If you have any questions about the cards or the products I used, please comment below.

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Fun Fold Friday Fall Cards

This year, I began a series of live videos on my Facebook page featuring fun fold cards. I have enjoyed sharing these with you and showing you how I create these designs.

This past week, I shared a tutorial featuring this set of triangle folds. I taught you how to used the new card stencils and flower thin cuts on the design and shared how to use stickers for your sentiments.

If you missed last week’s live video, here is the unedited version for you to enjoy.


Triangle fold cards are really easy to make. You simply cut an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of cardstock in half at the diagonal, then fold the flaps to create a standard A2 size card base.

When you decorate the card front, you need to make sure that you don’t adhere anything across that diagonal opening. On each of my cards, I cut two triangles from the Pumpkin Spice collection to decorate the front panels.

After adding the paper to the card base, I added some stamped stitching with the Embordered Borders stamp set. I really enjoy adding stitching onto my projects and this new stamp set allows me to do that without having to drag out my sewing machine every time.

The layered images on the card were placed onto some French Vanilla cardstock that I stenciled with a plaid design. I used our new Card Front Stencils and Distress Oxide Inks to create this, and I love how it turned out.

The flowers were cut from Mix-In papers using the new Layered Flower thin cuts. In the center, I placed a pile of beads and adhered them in place with liquid glass.

For the sentiment, I grabbed a few stickers from the Pumpkin Spice collection, added a wooden leaf, and called the card complete.

Both of these fun fold cards were simple to create and can be altered for any occasion. Just change to pattern paper colors and the flower design, and you have a whole new card! I hope you give this a try.

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September Specials

This month is full of sales, specials, and exclusive kits and giveaways. All of these specials have an expiration date, so I wanted to make sure that I shared each of them with you before you missed out.


Get Some Free Stamp Sets

This month, you have two opportunities to get free stamps with your order. If you enjoy getting kits in the mail, you will enjoy our updated Craft with Heart kits and the gift of these free stamp sets.

When you subscribe or renew your annual subscription, you will receive one of these stamp sets with your first order. The stamps are so versatile and can be used on any project.

Annual subscribers also save 20% on their subscription and get free shipping! As an added perk, VIPs get 15% back in product credit with their subscription.

These Craft with Heart kits are beautifully designed and easy to assemble. Everything comes to your doorstep pre-cut, and no additional supplies are needed (except for adhesive). These kits also make great Christmas gifts.

If you are a VIP, you will get this charming Grateful for this Life stamp free with your $50 order.

VIPs also get 15% back in rewards when they shop and subscribe to Craft with Heart and have access to exclusive kits.


Get an Exclusive Card Kit Box

Being a VIP has marvelous perks! You get 15% back in rewards to use on future purchases, you get a free stamp of the month, and you have access to exclusive VIP-only kits like this Flower Shop Card Box.

The VIP Flower Shop Card Box pre-printed card bases, envelopes, an exclusive stamp set, stamping block, and mini ink pad to create fifteen beautiful cards! With interchangeable stamp sentiments, this kit makes it simple to create the perfect card for any occasion. Once you finish, store your completed cards in the floral box, where they’ll be ready for you when you need them.


Create More Cards with Slimline Celebration

Save 20% when you purchase the Slimline Celebration Product Bundle or the Slimline Celebration Workshop kit!

This Slimline Celebration special is perfect for those who are enjoying the Slimline card-craze or for those who just love these new thin cut dies and stamps. I plan on using the dies and sentiments on my scrapbook pages.


Make Boo-tiful Creations this Fall

You can also Save 20% when you purchase the Boo Crew Product Bundle or the Boo Crew Workshop Kit.

Download the Boo Crew Workshop Guide for instructions in using the materials in your workshop kit to create three 12″ × 12″ two-page layouts and a set of papercrafted treat holders.


WOW!! There are so many freebies and savings in September, and I would hate for you to miss out. If you have any questions about the specials or new items on my website, feel free to comment below.

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