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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Make a Slimline with a Standard Background Die

Slimline cards seem to have a new awakening in the crafting world, and companies are starting to make a few slimline dies that we can purchase. For those of us on a budget who might not have a slimline die yet, I wanted to share a way you could “stretch your supplies” and use a standard die instead.

I used those words deliberately. Today, I am showing you how to “stretch” a standard-size background die into a size that will allow you to create this Life is Beautiful Lemons card.

This card was originally created for the Craft Roulette challenge, but, unfortunately, I broke the rules again, so I was not able to submit it. After you watch the tutorial, you can read why I wasn’t able to participate in this week’s challenge.

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As you saw in the video, I was able to take the standard 4¼” x 5½” Stitched Lattice Background Die and use it to create a background for my slimline. This is easy to do when you know how to place your die onto the cutting plates.

When you create your first cut, make sure to stop before you get to the bottom of the die. In the first photo, you can see how the bottom portion of the die hasn’t gone through, yet. I simply moved my plates back towards me before it cut through and removed the die.

To create the bottom half of the slimline background, place the die so that the top portion is above the plates. This prevents any pressure on the die and prevents it from cutting through your paper. You can also use this process to create a border for a scrapbook page using a standard die as I did on my Parade Layout.

After I finished assembling the base of the card, I added a denim hexagon and some floral images that I shaded with SpectrumNoir Metallic markers. I wanted to create a metallic wash on the images, so I watered down the marker pigment on a paint palette and used a watercolor brush to shade the flowers with Silver Ingot and Red Garnet.

As I was shading the remaining portions of the images with watercolor paints, I realized that I had broken the rules. The parameters for this week’s challenge were: Slimline Card, Tasty Treat, Polka Dots, and Yellow+2. I had added a fourth color.

At this point, I decided to continue with the project because I wanted to make sure I finished this tutorial. After all, my goal was to show you how to “stretch” those standard-size background dies and share how I shaded the images with watered down metallic markers.

I could have attempted to make another card to submit for the Craft Roulette challenge, but life took over, and it just didn’t happen. Oh, well. Maybe next time I will try to follow the rules.


I hope that this project inspired you to use your metallic markers in a new way and a “stretch” those background dies into a few slimline cards. If you have any questions about this project or the supplies listed below, feel free to leave a comment.

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here is a list of some supplies I used today (View All My Supplies Here)

Welcome to the Slimline Card Blog Hop

Slimline cards have recently become a popular card design and many of you have been searching for inspiration to make a few slimlines of your own. This week, our talented blog hop team has been working diligently to create a few of these tall, thin card designs. We can’t wait to share a few ideas with you.

Our monthly blog hops are a wonderful way for you to gather a few ideas for future projects. Feel free to Pin these projects directly from each of our blogs and save them for later.  You may be just starting here or you may have come from Kim Loewen’s blog – either way, you are in the right place.  When you are finished viewing my Beautiful Butterfly Slimline Card, click the link at the end of my post to “hop” on over to the next website. If you get lost along the way, you will find the list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.


This past month, my creative juices have not been flowing in the right direction. If you follow me on social media, you saw one of my recent attempts at a slimline design and, oh, boy, was it a mess. Even though that card did not turn out how I expected, I was able to learn from my mistakes and create something new.

This gorgeous butterfly card is a small reminder to myself – even after a messy month of disasters I need to remember to love myself. I need to give myself some grace, step away from the craft space, and be happy with the creative mess that I am. Little reminders like this are just God’s way of telling me that everything is going to be okay. 

It is for this reason that I used many of the elements from the You Are Enough collection. I just adore all the phrases, patterns, and rose gold elements in that collection. I purposely chose to use a piece of pattern paper that says “beautiful” on this card to add to all the other reminders to be good to yourself.

I also added an elegantly layered die-cut butterfly image to this card. The softness of the vellum plays so well against the soft cream color of the French Vanilla cardstock. I wish the photo could show you how lovely the texture paste background looks with the distress oxide ink. My poor camera has decided to go on strike and I am struggling to get well-detailed photos of my projects this month.


I hope that today’s project inspired you to create a slimline card of your own and I hope that you remember to take a little time to LOVE YOURSELF. Take care of your soul, spend some time in the sun, and enjoy creating something new this week.

Now head on over to  Darlys Recker’s blog to see her work!  Be sure to visit all of the team blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun slimline card ideas. Remember, the You Are Enough collection is only available while supplies last. If there are any products currently on your wishlist, you might want to head on over to my site and grab them sooner than later.  

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