Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps New Release Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Who’s ready for the new release from Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps?? Today, Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps is releasing 28 new stamps and I’m sharing two projects using the new Viney Wreath stamp!

This new stamp is sure to be one I use often and although I didn’t use them today, it has a few coordinating stamps that can be used to dress up the wreath! Be sure to hop along with the rest of the design team and you’ll see more fun ways to use these stamps! But before you do that, watch the video tutorial below to see how to make cards with see through sentiments!


The new Viney Wreath stamp is so versatile, I couldn’t decide whether to make a fall or winter card with it. I decided to take the same exact card design and make two cards for each season. And you could take this design and make it for any holiday/season you need! Like I said, it’s a really versatile stamp!

To complete each card, I paired the Viney Wreath with some of Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps other stamps that in the shop. For the Fall themed card I used the “For All Our Blessings” sentiment stamp in the center of the wreath. And the background is one large stamp, “Thankful”, that I repeatedly stamped over and over.

The winter themed card is put together in exactly the same way, I only switched up the stamps. For the sentiment I used the “Christmas Greetings Writing” stamp, and the background was stamped with “Pine Branch” stamp.

Each sentiment, while it appears on the front of the card, is actually stamped on the inside of the card base. I LOVE using this technique! It adds a little something to the inside of your cards!! All I had to do was die cut a circle in both the panel and card front. Then, with my MISTI, I stamped the sentiment inside the circles onto the card base. Be sure to watch the video tutorial above for the full run down!

And to pull the entire card design together, I added a bit of ink blending to the edges of both card bases and the wreath panels, too! All that was left to do was line up the die cut circles and attach the panel!


Aside from the Viney Wreath, there are so many wonderful stamps being released today from Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps. Here’s a look at ALL of the stamps that are being added to the shop today!

You can shop the entire new release the Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps NEW website! Just click the photo to go shopping!!


There is an entire hop going on to celebrate and showcase this new release, so be sure to hop along! And while you’re hopping, be sure to leave a comment at EACH stop along the way! Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps is giving away a $50 Gift Card to the Crackerbox & Suzy Shop (along with free shipping) to one lucky winner/commenter! You have until 8/4/19 at 11:59 MST to leave your comments and be entered into the giveaway! The winner will be announced on the Crackerbox Blog on 8/11/19.

Here’s the entire linked list so you can continue on!


If you are interested in any of the supplied I used on my project today, you can find them all listed and linked down below! Happy crafting, everyone!!


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3 Ideas with the Wood Grain Frame Die

Hi everyone! Today Kat Scrappiness is releasing a brand new die, the Wood Grain Frame Die and I have three different and fun ways to use this new die! Be sure to watch the video tutorial below for all the details!


Each one of these cards uses the frame die as a frame, but each a little differently!

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On the first card I cut the die several times and stack them up to create a thicker chipboard frame to frame a background I had created earlier. I shared that background in the Shadow Stamping video tutorial! This is the perfect die to frame all of those backgrounds you’re not quite sure what to do with!

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For my second card, I used the die to frame a little spring scene. I also used the Crafter’s Essentials Easter Edition die set from Kat Scrappiness to make the scene. This was a fun one and I used a new product to make the little chick fuzzy, so be sure to watch the video above for all the details!

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My last card was a lot of fun to put together! I made a quick shaker card, but instead of plain acetate on the front I did a bit of foiling! I also used three different sequins from Kat Scrappiness for the shaker bits, which adds so much more fun to this already super fun card!

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I hope you all enjoyed a look at how I created these three unique cards with the new Wood Grain Frame die! If you are interested in any of the supplies I used today, you can find them all listed and linked below! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!


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DIY Inlaid Patterned Paper

I love making my own patterned paper with stamping, but you can easily use diecutting (yes, I know it’s two words, but Google) to make some beautiful patterns as well! It’s so easy and it just makes your diesets go that much further! Be sure to watch the video tutorial down below for all the details on how I made my own inlaid patterned paper for my card today!


Be sure to watch the video above for all the details on today’s card. I find explaining my process through video so much easier than writing! But here are a few pictures of the finished project!


I hope you all enjoyed today’s video tutorial. If you are interested in any of the supplies I used, you will find them all listed and linked down below! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!


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Nesting DieSet Backgrounds

Let me start by saying, Yes, I know dieset is NOT one word. But, Google doesn’t like the word “die” in titles – so that’s my fix. Anyway, back to the projects. I love nesting dies! They are such versatile sets and the techniques you can use them for is endless. I love making frames, matting panels, creating backgrounds, openings, shakers, etc. etc. etc. Today, I want to share some really fun and easy backgrounds you can make with a few different nesting die sets! And even though I am using sets with a fun zig zag edge, this technique will work with plain edge dies, stitched dies, scalloped dies, etc. I just really love the look of the zig zag! Watch the video below for all the details!


For my first card, I used the Zig Zag Rectangle die set and die cut several of the two smallest dies from kraft card stock. The background on this card is watercolor! I made a quick ombre with watercolor markers. I thought the zig zags really lended themselves to a sewing theme, so I added a “sew thoughtful” sentiment along with a needle and thread!

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My second card, while made with the same technique, looks quite different! I used the Zig Zag Square die set and die cut the two smallest dies from white card stock. The background on this card is made with ink blending and I went super dark for a more masculine feel! And for the sentiment on this card I kept it very simple! I feel like the between the Zig Zag dies and the background this would make a really great masculine card design!

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I love techniques that can be completely customized to fit your card making style. This is one of those techniques! You can change up the backgrounds with different colors and techniques! You can add stenciling, embossing, etc. Also, even though I used the smallest dies in both sets, you could make the dies on top larger and just not add as many! The possibilities are endless with this one!

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I hope you all enjoyed today’s cards! I can’t wait to play around with more nesting die sets to create more fun cards! If you are interested in any of the supplies I used today, you can find them all listed and linked down below! Until next time, Happy crafting!!


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3 Ideas and Techniques Using Kat Scrappiness Butterfly Backdrop

This month I had the awesome privelege of guest designing for Kat Scrappiness during their new release and I posted three different cards featuring their new Butterfly Backdrop die. As soon as I laid eyes on this new die, I had so many different ideas! But I narrowed it down to three to share with you in today’s video tutorial! Be sure to watch down below for all the details!



Card 1 is probably the most involved and definitely the most shiny of the three! I used a fun glittering technique to cover the entire coverplate with different colors of glitter for a super shiny and fun background. I also added borders to the top and bottom of the finished card to break up the glitter a bit. I used the new Zig Zag Border Die Set from Kat Scrappiness for that great rounded zig zag! After adding my sentiment and a few brown jewels from Kat Scrappiness, this card was finished!!

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My second card is a CAS design, but it has over the top dimension! After die cutting the background from white card stock I adhered an ink blended background so each butterfly had a nice, bright, inky appearance. Then, after scoring each little white butterfly right down the center, I inlaid them back into their openings on the background with a bit of foam tape in the center. This allowed for the wings to still be free from any adhesive and have some really fabulous dimension. Adding the ink background really draws the eye to the butterflies and a nice little surprise under each wing! Again, I finished this card with a quick sentiment and some white jewels from Kat Scrappiness!

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My final card is super CAS so I decided to add a bit of interest in the actual card base, itself. I used the Zig Zag Rectangle Die Set from Kat Scrappiness to make a fun shaped card base! Be sure to watch the video and see how easy this is to do with ANY die cut! After ink blending a quick background, I used the die cut as a stencil to do a bit of silhouette stenciling! This is such a fun technique and I’ve shared it in a video tutorial before. You can check that out HERE! Again, I finished this card with a quick sentiment and some silver jewels from Kat Scrappiness!

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If you noticed, I did use the Kat Scrappiness jewels on each of my designs for today. I absolutely LOVE these!! They come in so many wonderful colors and are a super cheap way to add some shine and interest to your finished project! Here’s a look at the colors Kat Scrappiness offers – minus the gold, because I forgot the add it to the photo! If you were only to get a few  would recommend starting with the clear and white! You can add your alcohol markers over the top to give them some color to match your project!

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Even though I already shared three different ideas with this background, I can’t wait to share even more in the future! If you are interested in any of the supplies I used on my card today, you can find them all linked down below! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!


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