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Handmade scrapbook layout featuring blue tones made with Fireworks shimmery craft sprays.

By The Sea Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout

I used several different colors of the new Mboss Embossing Powder on some my layout along with some blue Fireworks! Sprays to create a beautiful by the sea mixed media scrapbook layout.
Watch my video below to see how I did it. Enjoy!

Handmade twist and pop 3D Disney Memory card with blended backgrounds made with VersaFine Clair ink.

Pop-Up Disney Keepsake

I'm so excited to share this Disney-inspired Twist and Pop 3D Card with you. As you can see, there are 4 panels dedicated to The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Up and Cinderella. I've used 14 VersaFine Clair ink pads to ink blend all of the backgrounds. I've used several sets of Mama Elephant stamps as well; the images are stamped with Memento ink in Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics. I hope you enjoy this magical creation as much as I do!

Handmade green greeting cards with an ombre effect made using masks and a Kaleidacolor ink pad.

Easy Ombre Efffect with Masking and Kaleidacolor

I used some simple masking techniques with some Kaleidcolor Ink to create an ombre effect on these cards. To see just how easy it was to do, watch my video below to see how I did it. Enjoy!

Handmade floral pattern card made using StazOn Pigment stamped on vellum, and VersaFine Clair ink applied to a paper below for a fun color pop.

Easy Vellum Coloring Trick

In this project I show you how to avoid coloring, just in case it's not your thing. Beautiful floral stamps are available everywhere, and I'll show you how to use VersaFine Clair under a vellum overlay to get the gorgeous pop of color, without all the detailing usually required of coloring in stamps. Stamping with the new StazOn Pigment allows you to use a simple technique to create beautiful color on your cards quickly and easily.

Handmade greeting card featuring an underwater scene with mermaid and sea creatures.

Shimmering Underwater Scene

In this video I show you how to use your Mboss embossing powder in Shimmering Night Sky to create an underwater scene. Together with Fireworks spray and Memento ink you can create a gorgeous card straight from a mermaid's home, complete with sea critters. I show you beginning to end how to create a sea-filled, embossed, and watercolored card.

 

Handmade sea themed card featuring three colors of Mboss embossing powder

Let's Mboss It!

This card is dressed with the new Mboss Embossing Powder from top to bottom. Watch my video below to see the different techniques I used to create my card. Enjoy!

Handmade floral card featuring a holographic outline made with Mboss embossing powder

Hologram Mboss as Floral Outline

I wanted to use Hologram Mboss embossing powder from Imagine in a unique way. This fabulous embossing powder is fine for detailed stamping but also sparkles with colors of the rainbow. In this video, I show you how to stamp, emboss and fill in with a watercolor technique. The Memento inks are perfect for creating the peachy blended look.

 

Selfie themed scrapbook layout with a hand-built mixed media background

Mixed Media Selfie Scrapbook Background Layout

It has been such a long time since I have done a scrapbook layout. I really miss doing them! I used several different Imagine products to create the background for my layout: Creative Medium, Fireworks Shimmery Craft Sprays, Delicata, Brilliance, VersaMagic, and StazOn Pigment Ink. Watch my video below for details on how I created this fun background for my Selfie themed layout.

Handmade elegant save the date card made out of acetate stamped with StazOn Pigment ink in Snowflake.

Elegant Save The Date Card

StazOn Pigment inks are going to be amazing for DIY wedding crafts! I already can’t imagine life without StazOn Pigment and can hardly remember the ways back when. So let's explore this amazing ink with this Save the Date card that could easily be turned into an invitation by slipping in the printed info about the special day in the sandwich of beautiful layers.

Handmade wedding thank you note featuring gold embossing.

Embossed Wedding Thank You Notes

For this easy DIY project, I show you how to create simple, elegant wedding Thank You notes. It's always important to thank your guests and making your own beautiful thank you notes adds an extra special touch. You don't need a lot of expensive products, and this tutorial takes no time! You can also customize these notes based on your own taste and style.

DIY wedding invitation easy enough for a beginner to make.

Beautiful DIY Wedding Invites for Beginners

I have a very simple and easy do-it-yourself Wedding Invitation to show you. I will teach you how, with very few products, you can get a professional wedding invitation that can be customized for your own taste. No matter the theme, or wedding colors you choose, you can design and make your own wedding invitations that wow.

Handmade frame for guests to sign at a wedding in silver and white

Wedding Guestbook

On Point Glue and Tear It! Tape worked wonders on my die-cut wedding frame construction. Imagine's adhesives are very strong, durable, and easy to work with! Also, I really love using the new Sheer Shimmer Stix in Sparkle to enhance this project and I thought it would be perfect for this wedding frame keepsake that could be used to have your guests sign instead of a guest book.

Handmade shaker card featuing a stamped element in the shaker window made with StazOn Pigment Ink

"Beautiful" Shaker Card with StazOn Pigment

Have you tried the new StazOn Pigment Inks yet? They are amazing and work great to stamp on plastics like acetate for shaker cards. I also used it to stamp on Imagines Vertigo to make some pretty butterflies.
To see how I created my shaker card watch my video below. Enjoy!

Handmade pink and black card featuring butterfly images and sentiment

Butterfly Effect Card

To see how you can create this quick and easy card with a feminine touch, watch the video. Enjoy!

Butterfly Themed Card with an Inlay Technique

Memento Markers and the Imagine Craft Mat can make ink smooshing backgrounds so easily! I'm sharing a ton of techniques, tips, and tricks in today's video: learn about how to use Stick It adhesive and craft pick to in-lay, how to use craft mat, glue, and a dauber to adhere intricate die cuts, and how to stretch your scoring board by creating background textures. Enjoy!

Handmade red valentine card featuring embossed and inked hearts.

Eclectic Valentine's Day Card

I have always considered myself as an eclectic type crafter and this card is the perfect representation of my style. It has a little bit of modern, vintage and grunge mixed together using several different techniques and products. Watch my video below to see how I did it. Enjoy!

Fun handmade card with handmade background paper made using Memento DewDrop Inkpads and Imagine's Craft Mat

Simple Card Background Using Imagine Craft Mat

The new Imagine Craft Mat is great for creating all kinds of backgrounds for cards. This one was created using Memento Dewdrop Inks and the grid side of the craft mat.  Watch my video below to see how I did it. Enjoy!

Handmade Valentine card featuring pastel colored hearts created with Dewlet die cuts and Memento inks.

Dewlet Valentine

I made a mixed media Valentine's card using the fantastic new dies from Imagine, Dewlets! These adorable dies can be used to create a multitude of wonderful designs. I share how to create hearts using the Memento Dew Drop ink pads in combination with the Dewlets. Also, learn to create a fun watercolored background using the same Memento Inks.

Handmade rainbow colored card made using Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray and Dewlet Etched Metal Die Cuts

Rainbow Dewlet Card with Fireworks Shimmery Craft Sprays

In today's video, I create a fun and colorful card using Imagine's Fireworks Sprays and the new Dewlets. I love the adorable Dew Drop ink pads from Imagine and was inspired to create a fun rainbow raindrop theme card that reads You Color My World!

Shimmery Winter Background with Die cut

The metallic shimmer in Delicata inks is perfect to create a shimmery winter background. Watch my video below to see exactly how I did it.  Enjoy!

Handmade winter snow themed card featuring spinning snowflakes.

Snowflake Spinner Card

I adore blue and silver as a holiday color scheme (or any time of year, for that matter). I created this card with a frosted-looking inside scene (courtesy of Creative Medium mixed with VersaColor) and a fun spinner element in the front-panel frame. The Rinea foiled paper is sturdy enough to hold its shape, even when cut so delicately, making this card a real display piece for the holidays.

See How to Create a Family Tree Wall Hanging with Joy Clair Stamps

See How to Create a Family Tree Wall Hanging

For this project, I stamped the sentiment “Love Blossoms Here” onto watercolor paper, personalized it with alphabet stamps, added wire hanging and added a book paper backing to represent the family stories that get created along the way and then passed on. Keep reading to see how I created this lovely home decor piece.

Two spring themed handmade greeting cards featuring rainboot images.

Rainboots Themed "Happy Spring" Card

VersaMagic inks have a longer drying time so they are perfect to use with stencils where you can use multiple colors, and even blend them if desired. I love to use stencils, but I really don't like to waste the ink that is left on them. Rather than clean the stencil, I like to lightly spritz the inked side of the stencil, flip it over, and place it on the second piece of cardstock creating a watercolored panel. See how I created two cards with the same stencil!

A beautiful feminine scrapbook layout featuring the bright and lovely raspberry red color, floral imagery and the portrait of a  young lady.

Create a Dazzling Raspberry Red Scrapbook Layout

Don’t you just love red, and with the month of love we are celebrating raspberry red with loads of repetition. I created this shimmering layout using tons of red ink and then added a few splashes of other color for some fun contrast. Take a look at how I created the fun shimmering elements, stamped with the amazing new raspberry red shaded Glamorous VersaFine Clair and had fun with repeating elements in my design.

See How to Make Faux Agate

How to make my own Faux Blue Agate Slices with Imagine IrRESISTibles and Tsukineko products. These gems are perfect to use as accents on scrapbook layouts, journal pages, cards, and even as a necklace. This project takes 2 full days to complete.

DIY Scratch & Sniff Sticker

Remember scratch & sniff stickers? Nadine Carlier shows you how to create your own using embossing powder.

Puzzling Earrings

I like to think outside the so-called box. Anyone can work on a puzzle—but a wearable puzzle, now that’s a challenge. So here you have a fun, colorful way to wear a puzzle and look stunning while you do.

Go Confidently In The Direction of Your Dreams

I love large background stamps! Especially the ones using beautiful, romantic scripts. There is nothing easier to create your own custom backgrounds with these stamps, some embossing powder and pigment ink.

My Daddy, My Hero!

My husband is our little girl’s everything; she has him wrapped around her little finger. I have watched her eyes light up from the time she was just a little baby to now almost turning eight whenever he walks into the room. This poem says it all!

Blossom Your Creativity

So glad you could join us today at Imagine Crafts. Today I bring to you a mixed media journal page created by the poetry sentiment.

 

Add Color to Creative Medium

I just love the Mother of Pearl look you achieve when using Iridescent Creative Medium, but wanting more choice of colors, I made my own.

With the wide arrange of inker colors to choose from, you can make new colors until your heart is content.

Winter themed card featuing a penguin image, lots of texture elements and snowflakes.

Across the Miles

Who says you can’t add texture without the bulk. This card is jam-packed with all sorts of fun textures and dimension both real and faux to create a treat for the eyes and hands.

 

Give Thanks

We are just sailing through this month and Thanksgiving is almost here. Maybe you have friends or family that can’t be at your table this year and you want to send them a little something. This happy card is easy to make and sure to put a smile on a loved ones face.

Can't Resist This Vintage Christmas

Create interesting backgrounds using resist effects with StazOn Studio Glaze. It’s quick and easy and the effect is amazing. For this Vintage Christmas card I used a blue and brown combination with white resist giving this card a lovely old world feel.

Fireworks in Fall

I love Fall.  My friends and family born between September and November always receive a Fall themed card. Today I am showing you how to make such a card and as an added bonus, I have used a little Creative Medium Copper to cover up a huge mistake. SAVE!

Stunning Kaleidacolor Cards - You'll never believe fast it was!

Cathy Andronicou shows you how to knock out multiple cards in one go. This stunning and time saving technique will have you creating wonderful holiday ready cards in no time!

 

How Could You

When the challenge came in to use Kaleidacolor ink pads I knew straight away exactly what I wanted to create. I adore this very old technique for creating a resist background and have found that Kaleidacolor is the only ink that will do this effect any sort of justice. I hope that you enjoy it too. Thanks for visiting.

Fluttering Watercolor Effects & Kaleidacolor

This vibrant watercolor inspired kaleidacolor card is a perfect pick-me-up for the Fall days!

10 Minute Beauty!

Fall is in the air…finally!  Sending thank you cards this time of year requires a palette of beautiful colors and this Easy Peasy Mr. Sneezy card can be completed in just a few minutes using a Kaleidacolor ink pad.

DIY Studio Glaze Canvas Key Holder

The problem with moving to a new home, one of the problems I should say, is finding new locations to put things.  I like to know where my keys are so I don’t waste time looking for them when it is time to go and I’m already running late!  I decided this small canvas would be just the thing, not only is it pretty but so useful!   I can hang my car keys on it the minute I walk in the house.

DIY StazOn Transformation

Doing a little makeover in the family room and after losing my DVD storage, I decided to use crates.  Using StazOn inks and disposable sponge daubers gave me just the pop of color I needed with all the wood furnishings.

Best Wishes Striated Card

Gini Williams Cagle is here to show you this trendy striated background using All-Purpose Ink and a baby wipe.  

Aged Metal Effect with Amplify!

Amplify! is such a versatile product. It is fun to heat it and watch it puff up but more importantly it can be used to give dimension and texture to whatever you're crafting. Today I want to share with you an interesting technique that can add an aged metal look to your projects by using Amplify! with stencils and inks.

Fall Tissue Box

Fall is my favorite time of the year and I love making home decor items to display around the house. It seems like I have tissues in every room for the little noses that come to visit Nana. Though manufacturers are making the tissue boxes prettier these days, they still need my artistic touch.

DIY Stamped Retro 50's Apron

I knew I wanted to make an apron the minute I received these fun retro kitchen stamps…stamping on fabric? Yes you can, with the help of Memento Luxe Ink Pads and Fabrico Markers it’s a snap. I was able to stamp, highlight and even dye the ruffled trim with ease. You can stamp and sew an apron from scratch as I have done or simply purchase a pre-sewn, plain apron to embellish.

 

Paris

As fall begins and In the dead of winter my thoughts often drift to spring time. What better place to be in the spring than Paris? For this card I used the new StazOn Studio Glaze product to mimic the beautiful sky colors seen only in the city of light.

Diva Journal!

Is there a fabulous lady in your life who qualifies as a Diva?  I have one in mind for this gift journal as her long-awaited graduation gift is a trip to Paris where I’m sure she’ll be writing notes, saving ephemera and doing a little sketching in famous museums.  If you have an artistic Diva in your circle of friends this is a one of a kind handmade gift she can treasure.

Time - Get Moving!

When we were asked to create a project with movement I knew immediately what I wanted to do…a telescoping card! This project incorporates so many things I love…metallics in the form of Metallic Creative Medium, Steampunk designs, rubber stamping and sheets of mica – Mother Natures own form of glitter. Let’s get “moving” and make this telescoping card come to life.

 

Promote Peace, Love and Understanding

It is wonderful to imagine Peace, Love and Understanding all around the world every day, isn't it? What better week than this one to create a card with a theme like that (September 21st was the International Day of Peace). The image on my card is one of a lady who should be in the no judgement zone since she has her own style and is proud of it! May we all promote peace, love and understanding every day so we can have these beneficial feelings at least in our small part of the world.

Love in Any Language

When asked to do a project for Peace, Love and Understanding, I immediately grabbed for this oh so cute stamp and die set. In the background you will find "I Love You" in French and Braille, stamped with an ink pad so close to Kraft, you can barely tell its there. The adorable sign language embellishment really finishes this card.

Peace on Earth

These days, the refugees are the main theme in Europe. Thousands of people from outside Europe are leaving their homes and houses in their homelands because they’re living under suppression, in a war zone or were hagridden by others. They risks their and their family’s lives for reaching Europe, hoping to find a place where they could live in peace. For International Day of Peace, I wanted to create something airy, with a positive mood subtending this sad situation. There is confusion but also hope everywhere.

Wonderful Things

International Day of Peace is a time to celebrate our global unity and the wonderful things that bring us together! This colorful sentiment is great for anyone who is far away but near in your heart.

Amplify! Your Mixed Media Results

When creating a mixed-media project it is fun and interesting to have lots of texture.  This panel can be used as a piece of home decor or you can make a card using the technique, whatever direction your muse leads you in.

Tool Time - 3 Times the Charm

Some of the most useful tools in my stash is my is my set of Palette knives. Yes I know a weird choice for some, but not to me. Today I am going to show you how to use your Palette Knives in some new and different ways making a card. I hope you feel inspired to look at your tools in a different way from now on.

Must Have My Creative Medium!

We all have art supplies that we feel we cannot create without.  For most artists that list changes from time to time depending on the new releases that just keep getting better and better.  A product at the top of my list right now is Iridescent Creative Medium paste.  Here is one of a series of panels created using that product.

Seashells by the Seashore

They say take time to smell the roses but I think it’s just as important to take time to collect seashells by the seashore…

Be Brave Iridescent Sentiment

Enjoy this vibrant iridescent sentiment - sure to brighten any cloudy day!

Homegrown Beauty

My niece is a real girly girl – but with such a strong personality! I used these recent photos of her to create a beautiful girly layout using strong colors and elements to depict her ‘girl power’ – reminding her that she is capable of anything and everything, but most of all – a homegrown natural beauty. I used StazOn Studio Glaze to create the beautiful dress up doll for this layout.

The Power of Woman

This is my Woman’s Equality Day project with a little wink. It shows the original 1971 Resolution Text in the background (thank you Wikipedia). Ladies, everyone of us has got the power to make the world a little bit better day by day. We delite ourself and others with our handmade gifts, cards and decorations. So let’s craft :)

 

#GirlPower

I love this sentiment paired with boot steps and a doily stencil. Tough and soft at the same time. Who in your life could use a card like this? Your mom, sister, friend, coworker? I will be sending this one to a friend that just got a promotion at work…she will love it!

 

Picture This

Fun embossing, cute washi tape and for those in my generation, a super fun Viewmaster! 

You Make Life Sweet

This card is dedicated to the one of the greats. Julia Child brought the pleasure of French cuisine to American kitchens at a time when marshmellow flush was considered a delicacy. So here's to you Julia, Happy Birthday!

DIY Place Mats

In this project I show you how easy it is to create an individual place mat. I love the results with Memento Luxe Ink Pads and Fabrico Marker. Stamping and drawing on fabric is just a little bit different to stamping on cardstock. Here's a few tips I've learned from my own experience are: Don’t stamp with too much pressure and let the stamp stay longer on the surface so the color can sink into the fabric fibers. Happy Stamping!

Amplify! Mono-Printed Dimension Tag

Monoprinting makes a lot of fun and offers a wide variety of options to create several layers on a project. Experimenting with this technique using only my craft mat, I found out that Radiant Neon Amplify! is the perfect color to add new dimension and feel to the surface.

Birthday Wishes

I love creating colorful cards and the same goes if it's masculine. I get inspired by colors and this fun Kaleidacolor (Blue Breeze) was the starting point of my card.

Sweet Swirls

I have discovered you can watercolor with almost any medium. Today I am using irRESISTible Pico’s. This is such a fun image to color and with the Pico’s, you can give the gumballs a little something extra.

Mix & Match Letter Action Card

This card works like a sudoku puzzle. It comes along with several letters and embellishment. Because of using Tack’n’Peel, everything adheres non-permanent on the surface, so you can spend a lot of funny time combining it and trying to find out how many words, phrases and designs are possible to create. Hubby had a lot of fun with the possibilities.

Friendship

Friendship is a precious gift. I’ve got a couple of really good friends and am very thankful for finding them. Therefore it was on my heard to make a friendship celebrating project. The picture shows me with some of my girls from our private weekly MoMa-Crafting-Club.

 

Get Moving - A Card In A Box!

Sometimes creating a flat card is just not good enough, sometimes something different is refreshing. For today I created an accordion fold card inside a little box. Not only can it be used for the card, you can add a small gift inside for the recipient too.

Creative Blocks

My decorating style includes using fun vintage children’s blocks to spell out various words that might celebrate a holiday or add whimsy to a shelf.  Words like ArT or CReaTiVe are even more interesting when you mix the sizes and colors. My 2015 blocks combine old paper and gold tones to create a vintage look.

 

Mini (Match)Books

I’m a librarian and love books in every form. These ones are made from matchboxes. Once started I wasn’t able to stop making them. They are perfect to give notes, coins, vouchers or any other little somethings and can be adapted to many occasions.

Sand Between Your Toes

The lazy days of summer are just about over, so I thought a shaker card with real sand from Clearwater Beach, Florida might be a fun card to send someone in the north, to remind them of their vacation memories. I really love how the frame turned out with the shimmer and texture....will be making a picture frame with this technique.

A Simple Folded Keepsake

We all love traveling, and I for one would never be home if traveling was free - as the saying goes! But for now I am concentrating on traveling locally and with all the ticket stubs and travel related documents that we collect I created this quick and easy folded travel journal. I think it will become better with age - when it is worn and weathered and not so perfect.

Distressed Travel Journal

Journaling is definitely trending at the moment and there are no right and wrong way to do it - it is a very personal thing. I needed something to keep my travel memories in and found this fabulous journal on sale because the front cover was damaged - not a problem for me - as you can see by my Tutorial.

Create Your Own Summer Travel Journal

Summer usually signals a break in our normal routines, be it a long vacation stay or perhaps just a few interesting day trips here and there.  Either way it is an opportunity for us to make some memories and preserve them in a handmade travel journal.  This simple, folded journal is crafted from a single large sheet of watercolor paper and colorfully decorated.  It contains pockets to hold ticket stubs and other pieces of ephemera.  The sturdy paper allows the traveler to paint, sketch and write about the journey along the way.

Tacky Tourist Signage

We don’t have a name for “Tacky Tourists” in Germany. But it’s a really good and funny description for these kind of travelers and I think, we should have a German word for them. For this card I created a new road sign. A couple of years ago, my BFF Dagmar and I visited the Gizeh Pyramides at Kairo, Agypt. That could be the right place to implement such a sign, because everyone takes a photo and they’re often very funny/silly…

Travel Treasure Shadow Box

Isn't it funny all of the little bits and pieces you collect on a road trip...everything from bottle caps, sea shells collected on the beach, sand saved in tiny bottles to the tacky tourist offerings like plastic hula dolls, pink rubber flamingos and the ever popular key chains.  Well this kitschy shadow box is just the ticket to save all those funky bits in one place.

Creative Medium Stars & Stripes

Show your thanks with this shimmering bold sentiment from Artist in Residence Carisa Zglobicki.

Radiant Stars and Stripes

Combining Stars and Stripes is always fun. I haven'tt used my awesome Radiant Neon inks for a little while now, so that inspired me to create a rainbow of stars:)

Super Duper Stars 'n' Stripes

I really adore how this card came out, especially when I took it outside to photograph, the 3D elements cast wonderful shadows over the front of the stark white card stock giving it a completely different look to what I had imagined when I first thought of what to create. I hope you enjoy my shaker card creation and share with me what you create.

Shimmering Stars & Stripes

I love red and blue, I love America - so when I have the chance to create something that is so close to my heart I really am in crafting heaven. This card celebrates my love for this amazing country and some real crafting goodness all thrown into one gorgeous themed card.

Bold Colors, Bold World

Carisa Zglobicki takes over your screen with this empowering sentiment featuring bold vibrant colors from our irRESISTible Neon texture sprays in a Jackson Pollock style canvas.

Nautical Father's Day

Father's Day is celebrated around the world -not always at the same time, here in the Southern hemisphere we celebrate in September. I never miss an opportunity to create a card celebrating the dads. I always love texture on a masculine card and it is so easy to add as you will see from my tutorial.

A Father's Love

There are so many occasions to make and give masculine cards. A friend of ours recently had a baby and the new Dad would certainly enjoy knowing he was not forgotten in all of the excitement! You don't have to look far for a reason to use some wonderful masculine colors in card making.

A Card for Him

It seems as though most of us struggle with "manly" cards, but this is so simple to do, you can whip out several in no time. Choose blues, browns or greens and it is sure to be appreciated by the men in your life. Nothing screams manly like Nautical and Woodgrain themes. This layout really makes use of your small designer paper scraps too.

You're Aces!

Do you have a poker face? Surprise your loved one with this fun masculine aces book. Works great for birthday's or Father's Day!

Cool Daddy-O

A little iron, a little leather and one cool dude...a perfect start for any guy in your life.

Simplistic Textured Father's Day Card

Do you struggle to create cards for men? It doesn't have to be difficult at all - throw a couple of inks together with some embellishments and die-cuts and you have an instant winner. I am sharing this quick Father's day card with you using only a few inks to create interest, texture and pattern.

Studio Glaze Masculine Card

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.

A Day to Remember

There is something undeniably beautiful about a wedding - friends and family come together to support and celebrate those exchanging vows and becoming one.  Gifts are carefully selected and cards chosen to express love and support -  to keep - as a treasure - a keepsake.

Mixed Media Bridal Card

Love is definitely in the air this time of the year!  Here is a special Bridal Shower card for that bride that likes to mix it up a bit.  This not your traditional card but a tiny mixed media piece of art.  You can have fun using the Bride's colors and flowers, whatever you like to personalize it.

Vintage Bridal Hair Clip

I can’t sew but that doesn’t matter, there are tons of possibilities to create individual fabric projects without using a sewing machine. Go along with me and let’s discover them. More and more couples decides to celebrate a vintage themed wedding. Vintage weddings are kind of romantic and elegant with a touch of past times. It can be defined very individually but the romantic touch is always presented. This really romantic sparkling flower clip can be used in several ways: the bride’s hair, the groom’s buttonhole or, in a bigger dimension, as wedding bouquet, or for any decoration.

Two Become One - Place Cards

StazOn Studio Glaze is a perfect way to add bright vibrant colors when spread on your project but it can also provide amazing depth and texture which is why I used it both ways on my wedding make-over place cards. Since my colors are blue and gold I decided to use blue for our female guests and gold for the male guests.

Two Become One - Save the Date Magnet

When my husband and I originally got married they didn't even have "Save the Date" announcements so I thought it would be fun to create one. I wanted to include the puzzle theme - "two become one" as well as the polka dots and this is what I came up with.

Two Become One - Favor Box

It's always fun to gift a little surprise to each of your guests at your weding...these little favor boxes are a beautiful addition to present them in.

Wedding Decor

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?

Wedding Ideas with Creative Medium

Savannah O'Gwynn demonstrates this fun wedding gift idea that adds the perfect personal touch to any bridal party. Great for groomsmen, bridesmaids, wedding guests and more!

Gift Card Organizer

Graduations are just around the corner and these young people are going to be getting a lot of gift cards. Now they need a place to keep them organized. Aren't you glad you stopped by today so I can help solve that problem with this one of a kind Gift Card Organizer?!?

Pomp & Circumstance

Graduation is such a special day as they walk across the stage to receive their diplomas. It is the end of childhood and a beginning into adulthood. Commemorate your graduate with a specially made card to recognize their achievement. Simple to make, just change the colors to coincide with your school theme. 

Pocket It

As soon as I heard the theme for this project was gift card holders, I immediately thought of a pocket card. Of course with my own little twist. It is the perfect way to be a little bit 'sneaky' with an unexpected gift...as you will see from my tutorial. Enjoy!

Ribbon Gift Envelope

Gift cards, money or homemade coupons, this is a great way to give them to your special person. It also doubles as a cute storage envelope for all of their monetary gifts. This is fun to make and easy to change the gift theme.

Simply Scrumptious Gift Card Holder

Some times it is just so much simpler to give that picky Teenager a gift card than buy a gift. I never know what to buy my nieces mainly because they have everything twice over already! I decided to create a slider card and figured that I could hide a gift card within the mechanism. Simple and pretty, they key part being the simple for me!

 

Old Glory with a Twist

Nothing says Memorial Day to me like an American flag. We artist are never happy unless we are grunging, distressing or finding new ways to present an old custom. Let me show you how to achieve a new look for Old Glory.

 

Creative Medium Card Accents

Leave it to Artist In Residence Savannah O'Gwynn to discover how to create a CAS (Clean And Simple) card with a big impact! Savannah shows how to use Metallic Creative Medium to create simple and easy cards that are sure to get noticed!

Stamped Serviettes

White is such an amazing blank canvas - from cardstock to canvas to fabric. White enables you to create and alter whatever you can dream up. For those special afternoon tea time treats on the patio I altered some white linen serviettes to make them a bit more special.

Sweet Mum

My mom loves birds and so for this Mother's day I wanted to make a card that incorporates a little birdie. Thankfully I have some really cute stamps and with the help of the amazing StazOn Studio Glaze I could add some really amazing color to my image. For my sentiment I used two stamps and stamped them in different colors for a fun look.

For You Mum

Mother's Day is one day of the year that is common to us all, we all have or have had a Mother, what better way to say 'I love you' than with flowers! The beautiful flowers featured on this card will not wilt or fade. It's truely a gift that keeps on giving. You will love the new product that is used, check it out below!

3 Tools, 3 Ways

When I needed to make a birthday card for my daughter this cute image was a great starting point for inspiration. I really enjoyed the various ways to add depth, dimension and texture to my projects. Of course tools like the Imagine Crafts Palette Knives, Sponge Dauber and Doodlestix made it much easier for me! 😄

Faux Gelli Plate Print Gift Bags and Cards

Faux Gelli Plate Prints are a great way to create unique and fun cards and gift bags to have on hand for any occasion. The Craft Mat and Memento Luxe inkers make creating faux Gelli prints so quick and easy you'll have a stack of beautiful prints in no time at all.

Fashion Faux Gelli Plate

Do you want to sample the technique done with a Gelli Plate but don't have the room or the budget for one more piece of equipment? Why not try this "faux" Gelli Plate technique done with your Imagine Crafts Craft Mat? Simple, fun and amazing results are in store for you.

Create Your Own Sunshine

Some days you just have to create your own sunshine. This sentiment is true not only for the turbulent weather of Spring time but also in creating art. One of the ways I like to create my own artsy sunshine is monoprinting. A fun and easy technique that yields a sky full of sunshine every time.

Retro Picture Frame

A few days after we were asked to do an upcycling project I got hold of an old and ugly plastic picture frame. There were two choices: chuck it away or pimp it up. Of course I did the last one, and now it is the perfect frame to present a photo showing my beloved Dad in the 1960s. This technique using Creative Medium and Embossing Powder is very easy to do and gives a true metallic retro effect.

Earth Day Treasure Box

It is never to early to start training children to respect our home, Mother Earth, by recycling whenever we can.  What might seem to be trash, like this old shoebox, can be turned into a lovely treasure box easily using scraps from other projects.

OH HAPPY DAY Monoprinted Card

New trends in papercrafting and mixed media are using a Gelli Plate. I have found that the Craft Mat by Imagine Crafts works like a charm without the added expense. Let me show you how easy it is to incorporate this technique into your next card project.

HELLO to Monoprinting

Working with the Gelli Plate is one of the hottest trends right now, and I have to admit that I don't own one. I've really wanted to experiment with the monoprinting technique, and I soon discovered the the IMAGINE Crafts Craft Mat is perfect for achieving the same results!

Monoprinted Watercolor Backgrounds

This is fun way to take your favorite colors and create your own watercolor backgrounds using the IMAGINE Crafts Craft Mat as your working surface. Here are a couple of versions using similar color combinations.

Monoprint Crackle Card

I love creating backgrounds for my cards and scrapbook layouts. Gelli Printing is a firm favorite of mine because it offers the ability to just play and experiment - and with the wonderful inks and mediums available it is such a joy creating textures. A great alternative to the Gelli Plate is to use the awesome Craft Mat from IMAGINE Crafts to create some faux Gelli prints for some quick cards using All Purpose ink combined with acrylic paint.

Make A Splash

"April Showers" in the Southern Hemisphere are slightly different than those in the Northern hemisphere - we are heading from summer to Autumn/Fall and April Showers are more than welcome but bring with them a reminder that we are heading to cooler tempertures and...rain!   This is my inspiration for this card.

Baby Showers

I was asked to make an April Showers card, but misread the April part of the email so I decided that It would be an April BABY Shower card! I mean really...how adorable are those baby animals with their Pico embellished umbrellas?!? I just don't know what I did before the Pico was invented. Now I use it on almost every card.

Sending You Sunshine

After a long, cold winter here in New England the thought of Spring flowers is a little ray of hope and sunshine in all of our lives!  This card shows how brilliant yet simple a Spring card can be created using a stencil and Creative Medium Metallics.

Showers In The Garden

In Germany we say "April, April, der macht was er will“ which means the weather in April is capricious. It could be rainy or sunny- almost like summer time here. “April showers bring May flowers” is the American adage. And this card suits to both countries! This card is very simple to make and has a surprising illusion effect.

April Showers Bring...

... May flowers. That is, unless you live in Seattle where it tends to bring umbrellas more often than flowers! Learn how to make this mixed media card that adds texture with Creative Medium.

Easter Bunny

Studio Glaze is a real member of the StazOn product family. It works on nearly every surface. This was a boring, plain white glossy porcelain bunny before I doodled it colorful with the Glaze.

Happy Easter Shaker Card

Since Easter is fast approaching, I got inspired by the colored eggs I plan to decorate with my daughter. And this time of the year I really enjoy watching the eggs hatching and then small chicks coming out of them. Usually we can see these in the kids kindergarten! The new Studio Glaze are perfect for coloring too and I love the texture made by the new Amplifier!

Just A Whisper Of Color

When you want just a whisper of color, StazOn Studio Glaze is the product to use! On this project Studio Glaze was applied to the back side of Vertigo Breeze and also onto glossy cardstock.

Metallic THANK YOU

Anything and everything metallic is trending right now and it just looks soooo good on a card! This would make a wonderful snail mail greeting for any occasion, just change the sentiment.

Get CREATIVE this Easter

One of the hot trends in cardmaking now is Foil. So let's create our own foil look without the high price. Spend a few minutes making foil "sheets" to use in the future using Creative Medium -- so easy peasy!

Hello Spring

I love playing with Pico's and with Spring just around the corner, this is a fun embossing folder to play with. I've kept it fairly simply, but I can envision a really colorful zentangle with all the Pico colors.

Springtime with StazOn Studio Glaze

My favorite season of the year is Spring, watching the world come alive. I wanted to create a freehand card that is simple to replicate that didn't involve any stamping  or stencils, just my interpretation of the trees and flowers around me.

Lollipop Flowers

Get creative with Amplify! with this fun project creating a boquet of Spring blooms. When heated on waxed paper, Amplify has the look and feel of suede! 

Spring Has Sprung

Inspired by the beautiful colors of Spring when everything is fresh and in full bloom, so I created this quick card. For my focal point elements I chose this gorgeous soft linen flower in cream and then added color to it using the Radiant Neon ink pads. To pull the look together I repeated the same ink color in different ways. Come explore this versatile ink with me.

StazOn Studio Glaze Decorated Bottle

Transform a plain glass bottle into a beautiful home decor accent piece with your favorite IMAGINE Crafts supplies including StazOn Studio Glaze with coordinating StazOn inks, along with VersaMark and Embossing Powder.

 

Hanging With My 'PEEPS'

Who doesn't love Peeps - these sweet treats are popping up everywhere this time of year. I knew when I saw these little bunny stamps for the first time they would look spectacular covered with a layer of bright, colorful Radiant Neon Amplify! 

Superstitious Shaker Easel Card

I absolutely love St. Patrick's day – my grandfather had a bit 'o Irish blood in him so in a way I can honor him and have a wee bit of fun too!  And what is more classic on St. Patty's day than celebrating with a wee bit 'o green and gold, like IMAGINE Crafts' Metallic Gold Creative Medium on this card.

St. Patricks Day Canvas

I was excited when we were asked to create a St. Patrick’s Day project since green is my favorite color. And there's no greener day than St. Patricks Day! To celebrate, I grabbed StazOn Studio Glaze, Radiant Neon Amplify! and StazOn inkpads and created a festive canvas.

irRESISTible Banner

Instead of buying one of those boring, standard banners from a party store, why not create your own that's sure to WOW and amaze all your guests? It's simple to create a layered banner that gets everyone into a festive mood for celebrating!

Flowery Heart Wreath Card

I love using dies as guides for creating all sorts of fun elements in a card. Today I used a heart die from X-Cut to use as a template for creating this fun flower wreath.

Handmade Gift Accents with StazOn Studio Glaze

Savannah O'Gwynn shows how easy it is to transform and personalize simple gift items and home decor accent pieces using StazOn Studio Glaze.

Watercoloring with StazOn Studio Glaze

With watercoloring being such a hot trend right now, I decided to use StazOn Studio Glaze instead of paints and see what happens. What I ended up with was this beautiful creation with colors that blend nicely and once dry there is a subtle sheen.

Embossed Watercolor Roses

Inspiration is never too far away when you walk in the garden - we have beautiful roses in our garden and I love to look at them. It is not always possible to send fresh roses, but I can send a card that has been inspired by their beauty.

Watercoloring Resist Effects

Create a slightly dimensional watercolor effect using StazOn Studio Glaze with Ink Potion No. 9 and Memento inks to create a glaze-like finish.

Using StazOn Studio Glaze with Stencils

StazOn Studio Glaze creates amazing results on paper, acetate and a variety of other surfaces. See how easy it is to use your favorite stencils to create patterns with StazOn Studio Glaze.

Layering with Creative Medium

Discover how easy it is to layer Creative Medium in Iridescent and Metallic finishes to create dramatic effects on your mixed media projects.

Simply Metallic Thank You

Take "Thank You" to the next level with this easy to create card that has a big impact!

Thinking of You

I love having cards in my stash that work for both guys and gals that I can use at a moments notice. This card fits the bill perfectly, it's fun, thoughtful and has just enough shimmer to be elegant without being too girly. The reason for that is that it's made using Iridescent Creative Medium -- creamy paste that pairs perfectly with stencils and looks great on light and dark backgrounds.  The toughest part of making this card is deciding which colors to use!

A Masculine SMILE

What happens after sponging with Memento inks and adding some iridescent Creative Medium? A striking gradation effect which can be used for cards, mixed media projects and many more! With this choice of colors, this is the perfect masculine themed card.

3 in 1 Creative Medium Gift Box

Use Creative Medium with three different application techniques to create your own stunning gift box.

What's the Scoop?

Winter is still in the air but thoughts of a creamy double scoop of chocolate chip and sherbet ice cream sounds so good. Using Amplify! adds depth and brings the ice cream to life. Almost good enough to eat!

Flower Power with Amplify!

I am excited to discover so many ways to use the new Amplify! I am always looking for new ways to add dimension to projects - you see see how this amazing product has totally brought these flat flowers to life - so simple but so effective.

Get Carried Away with Amplify!

Do balloons have a texture in real life? Of course they don't, but you are about to witness Creativity 101. Three techniques for you to try using the new Amplify! Pure puffiness in a bottle.

Imagine Monterey Pine Bracelet Class

In case you couldn't join us for our workshop at the 2015 Winter CHA Show, here are the complete instructions for creating your own Monterey Pine bracelet with IMAGINE Crafts' inks.

Imagine SHEET Metal Leather Cuff Class

This was one of the projects that was taught at the 2015 CHA Winter IMAGINE Crafts Jewelry Basics workshop.

IMAGINE Crafts Art Board Class

This was a class that IMAGINE Crafts taught at the Winter 2015 CHA Show featuring our newest releases.

You Are My Sunshine

I adore the new Imagine Crafts Creative Medium!  It is so easy to use and clean up, you will find it hard to go wrong. It dries relatively quickly and does not have an offensive smell, two things that are very important to me in a product. When I created my tester pieces I fell instantly in love with the Blue so had to use it on a proper project first, what better than a background for a spring inspired card.

Texture with Amplify

The texture from the new Amplify is so fluffy! It reminds me of a sheep's wool, so here's a fun and card that I created in celebration of Chinese New Year, the Year of the Sheep.

Art Journaling Pages with StazOn Studio Glaze

I'm always looking for new ways to add color to my Art Journal pages and StazOn Studio Glaze blends to give amazing variation in colors.  This two page spread is called "She Pauses".

A Card for an Artist Friend

When creating cards that I'm sending to friends, I tend to create with the recipient in mind. Since this card was being sent to one of my fun and crazy artists friends, I decided to create something a little more on the edgier sides of things because I knew that she would appreciate it.

Bedtime Prayer

It was time to reorganize my craft room. But that didn’t last long because an old stamp with a prayer crossed my way. For a few weeks now I’ve had fun playing with Walnut Inks. The idea of combining the stamp and the Walnut Ink was born and had to be realized immediately. Why clean and organize when you can create?

Mixing It Up

Dragonflies have the most beautiful wings - I love the metallic shimmer when the sunlight touches them...the beauty of nature is incredible and just captured my imagination - as you will see with this tutorial.

Honeymoon Sunset

I couldn’t believe what I saw when I first played with the new Radiant Neon Amplify! While heating, the color puffs up and shows a great dimension. What a fun! Since Valentine's Day is approaching, I began thinking of moments in love and pictures of my honeymoon came to mind. Pictures of hubby and me walking on the beach, watching the sun going down …

Acetate Valentines Card

Love the new products Imagine Crafts came out with for 2015. I felt like a child when I got my hands on them! The new Amplify, StazOn Studio Glaze and oh so super cool new Creative mediums. Today I am sharing a simple and easy card using the StazOn Studio Glaze, which just gives a perfect WOW to an Acetate card, especially when light passes through it.

Dancing in the Rain Clock

For a long time I was concentrated on card making. Then I was challenged by my art friends to make a mixed media project and I have to admit, it was pure fun! Since then my mind also forms concepts of non-card projects all day and night. This project is based on transforming a simple, basic wall clock into a mini work of art.

Friendship Card

I am really loving the Bokeh effect trend that is appearing all around the web lately, I worked out with a few test pieces that you could re-create it relatively easily with the amazing Memento Luxe in Wedding Dress and a piece of cardstock with varying sized circles cut into it.

Always and Forever

Valentine's Day always makes me think of red and pink – and those are the colors I chose to create this Clean and Simple greeting card, accented with a little bling heart in the bottom corner to carry the heart theme throughout this card.

Golden Hearts

I love the rustic look achieved roughly smoothing out the metallic creative medium! Once dry you find some jagged edges and variations in color that add interest to the card.

Divine Delicata

It is always exciting to play with new product – even more so when it is a new Delicata ink – I love the shimmer of these – the richness of Celestial Copper is divine – a picture speaks a thousand words – so I will let the tutorial speak for itself.

Sweet Valentine

Valentines Day - the day for Lovers all over the world.  What better way to express the 'matters of the heart' than a handmade card using the most divine ink Delicata Bronze Burst - as the name suggests - it is spectacular!

Superbowl: What colors are you wearing?

When asked to make a card that involves the Super Bowl, I was so excited because even though I am not a football fan, I at least knew that Seattle had a chance and they wear my favorite colors...Lime & Navy. I had an idea of where I was going with this card, but after it was finished I am thinking....why didn't I make it into a shaker card?!? So today you get two cards.

Antiqued Clock

Baerbel Born transforms a blank clock kit from RubberMoon Stamps into an antiqued masterpiece! For an added bonus, watch Baerbel create a simple, custom gift bag for the clock that can be easily adapted to any gift.

You're Pretty Amazing

I love all the colors in the new Iridescent Creative Medium collection and couldn't decide which color to choose so I used three colors at once for my clean and simple greeting card!

Amplify Dandelions

It took me a little while to find the right design to incorporate the new Amplify product but once I did the texture and color were just perfect!

You Are Good Enough

Teddy Roosevelt was quoted as saying, “Comparison is the thief of joy”.  As artists we sometimes are caught up chasing the idea of perfection instead of appreciating how far we have come in the direction of our artistic dreams and goals.  If you love what you’re doing and continue to learn and grow,  you are already a success.  Everyone’s journey is unique.  You are good enough.  This is a canvas showing how Delicata Celestial Copper and Bronze Burst can warm up cool colors.

Happy Birthday with Creative Medium

Playing with some new Creative Medium Copper on this "manly" card. Absolutely loving the shimmer from this new product as well as the new Delicata Copper behind the sentiment. Stenciling with Creative Medium makes for a unique background and the clean up is super easy.

Steampunk Dream

The Steampunk style canvas was made dimensional by the use of Amplify!  The colors and textures were further enhanced with StazOn Studio Glaze.  This was a fun way to use the new products for a powerful effect on a small canvas.

HAPPY Dimension

How cool is the new Amplify! product in all its neon puffiness?!? I can see myself using this product a lot! Perfect for flower centers, zentangle, flourishes...just about anywhere you want dimension.

Puttin' On the Spritz

Learn how easy it is to transform ordinary into extraordinary with IMAGINE Crafts sprays.

You're Special

Create this delightful card that sure to brighten anyone's day!

Grow Where U R Planted

Combine IMAGINE Crafts inks with your favorite die cuts and mixed media supplies to create your own mixed media canvas.

Season's Greetings

Add a new dimension to your Holiday greetings with GooseBumps and Shimmer Spritz.

Upcycled Journal

Transform an old book into this stunning journal.

Postcard from the Past

This vintage postcard inspired greeting is perfect for many different occassions.

Weathered Postcard

Create your own antiqued travel themed card.

Upcycled Cassette Tape Gift Card Holder

Transform an old cassette tape into a personalized (and stylish!) gift card holder.

Upcycled Coasters

Repurpose old coffee coasters into these beautiful works of art!

Pool Birthday Party Invitation

Time for a pool themed birthday party with this fun invitation.

Let's Party

Add some color to your next invitation with Fireworks craft spray and Delicata Golden Glitz.

Hello, hello...

Quick and simple, this beatiful card only requires a stencil, a couple of sentiment stamps, coordinating colors of ink and your creativity!

Encore Birthday Wishes

Up, up and away with this birthday greeting with metallic colors.

Watercoloring with Memento Markers

Vibrant and fun, this style of cardmaking will make your next greeting sing with color.

BEE Happy

This delightful card is sure to make anyone's day!

Home Decor with Pico Embellisher and API

Create your own home decor piece of art that will be the centerpiece of any room.

Coloring with Encore Inks

Build layers of beautiful colors with Encore Ultimate Metallic Inks.

A Smile Is...

This card features a blending technique for beautiful results.

Do What Makes Your Heart Happy

Let your heart sing with this fun and bright layered card that will brighten anyone's day.

Shimmering Celebration Card

This bright and colorful card will help you celebrate any occassion using your favorite stencil.

Butterflies with Love

Use Encore Ultimate Metallic inks to create this beautiful card that’s perfect for any occasion.

Ink and Faux Lace

Capture the timeless elegance of lace accents with this garden themed card.

Red, White and Blue

Take a little non-traditional spin on a patriotic themed card by replacing "regular" stripes with cheveron stripes to give a hip, modern approach to the 'ol Red, White and Blue!  Repeat this theme for other patriotic holidays through out the year.

A Gift Of Coffee

Upcylcle an old tin into this fabulous coffee themed box, perfect for a gift or even as a home decor piece!

Mono-Printing with The Craft Mat

Ever wanted to learn how to make mono-prints?  Learn how to get creative with this fun technique using the IMAGINE Crafts Craft Mat instead of a Gelli Plate.

irRESISTible Birthday Card

"Keep Calm and Party On" using irRESISTible Texture Spray.

Shine Bright

Let your star shine bright with this striking background technique.

Iridescent Butterfly Card

The new Iridescent and Metallic Creative Mediums are just AMAZING!! I made so many cards using various techniques and they all looked beautiful. I love the fact that the same color gives a totally different result when applied to dark or light cardstock. 

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