#cardmaking, Cardmaking, Uncategorized

Picket Fence Studios November Release is here!

Hello my darling friends! Today I’m super excited to be sharing with you all the November Release from Picket Fence Studios. I have 5 slimline cards using the new Slimline Die Cutting System. I will describe how I made my first card and then I will show you some pictures of my other creations. I hope you like them. Let’s begin!

For my first card I have a slimline Christmas card and I’m featuring the new Winter Snowflakes Dies and Snowflake Lawanda. These dies are perfect for layering and I die cut them out of cardstock, vellum and others were heat embossed. You will see in the next pictures how gorgeous they look.

I started by die cutting a base card and a layering base using the Slimline Die Cutting System from Picket Fence Studios. Then, on my layering base I applied Distress Oxide inks using a Life Changing Blender Brush. The colors I applied are the following: Aged Mahogany, Victorian Velvet and Milled Lavender.

Next, I sprayed water using a Distress Sprayer and removed the excess with a paper towel. Additionally, I added splatters of white ink and let my panel dry.

Once my panel was dry, I die cut a bunch of snowflakes using the Winter Snowflakes. Then, I created clusters of three layers with the snowflakes as you can see in the pictures.

I glued each cluster of snowflakes to my panel using liquid glue. I trimmed down some of the snowflakes that were hanging out of the panel.

My sentiment is from Fancy Christmas Sentiments Stamp set and I used Hybrid Black ink to stamp “Merry Christmas” with the help of my MISTI. I also, added WOW! Clear Gloss Embossing Powder on top and heat embossed the sentiment.

I die cut the Lawanda Snowflake out of white cardstock and then I heat embossed it using WOW! Be Mine Embossing Glitter. Additionally, I die cut another snowflake but this time out of a laminated sheet that has glitter in it. I adhered both snowflakes to my panel and also a card base at the back. Finally, I added drops of Tiding Stickles, White Nuvo drops and Moonshine Sequin Mix from Picket Fence Studios around the background and this card was ready.

My next card features the Lydia Snowflake Die and it’s definitely my favorite design. I created an ornament with this snowflake.

I also added the Winter Snowflakes to the background and heat embossed the sentiment “peace on earth”. I simply adore how this card turned out.

My ornaments has a belly band that can be detached.

Next card! This one features the Slimline Daisy Burst Stencil, Drink Your Green Stamp set and dies and Margarita and Creme de Menthe Sequin Mixes.

What a sweet stamp! This one is Pet all the Dogs Stamp and dies.

And for my last card I have a watercolor slimline featuring Bugville Stamp set. This stamp has the coordinating dies.

I hope you get some inspiration and like the cards I made. If you want to head over Picket Fence Studios store click here.

Have a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for stopping by.



#misti, Cardmaking, Uncategorized

MISTI and Dare2BArtzy Blog Hop Collaboration

Hello crafty friends! Today MISTI has teamed up with Dare 2B Artzy for this fabulous Blog Hop Collaboration full of inspiration and a GIVEAWAY just for you.


Both companies are giving a $20 gift card to each store and a coupon code FALL10 for 10% off purchases from 10/29 – 11/8 (excludes sale items). So please leave a comment on each blog post to enter this awesome giveaway! And Good Luck!

Let’s start! I have created two cards for this blog hop, one slimline and one A2 panel. The stamps and dies are Honey Bear and Buzzy Beez. You can combine these two stamps because they match perfectly.

I placed all stamps inside the MISTI and stamped them using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and I colored them with Copic markers. Before die cutting, I placed my sheet inside the MISTI again to stamp one more time and get those black outlines more define. Next, I proceeded to die cut all images using the coordinating dies.

I die cut the slimline panel and additionally I die cut a circle right in the center of it. I applied Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink in two ends of the panel using a Life Changing Blender Brush. Then I adhered a black slimline notecard at the back of this panel using foam tape.

The circle I die cut from the center of the slimline panel was colored with Speckled Egg and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide inks using Life Changing Blender Brushes. Then, I inserted this die cut in the center of the panel using glue.

I die cut the honeycomb out of orange cardstock four times and arranged them along with all the other images at the top, middle and bottom part of the panel using glue and foam tape.

I also, placed another piece of cardstock inside the MISTI and stamped all the sentiments, then I adhered them to the background with foam tape and this card is done.

For my second card, I used a stencil to applied color to this panel. I used Speckled Egg and Curved Pumpkin Distress Oxide inks.

Next, I arranged all images around the panel using glue and foam tape.

Finally, I stamped all the sentiments using VersaFine Black Onyx ink and to do this I simply placed this panel inside the MISTI and stamped both sentiments and this card is finished.














Sandi Maciver

D2BA Blog


#cardmaking, bible journaling, Cardmaking, Christian Cards, Uncategorized

Mighty Hands October Release

Hello dear friends! Today I’m so happy to be participating in this IG blog from Mighty Hands. Last week Julie, the company owner from Mighty Hands, launched 10 new faith-filled stamp sets that you can use for cardmaking, scrapbooking, bible journaling and more! This week the creative team is doing an IG hop to inspire YOU in your creative faith journey.

Cardmaking, Uncategorized

WOW! Embossing Powder and Jillian Vance Design Blog Hop

Hello friends! Today WOW! Embossing Powder is hoping along with Jillian Vance Design bringing you lots of inspiration and and prizes too!

Please be sure to leave your comments on each DT blog post (including WOW! Embossing Powder & A Jillian Vance Design blog posts) to be eligible to win 2 x $25, Gift Card to A Jillian Vance Design or WOW Stores. It will run for one week with the winner announced on Monday, October 28th.

#cardmaking, Alcohol Ink, Cardmaking

Always Be You | Picket Fence Studios

Hello friends! Today I’m over Picket Fence Studios Blog sharing a floral card using the Miniature Dahlia Bouquet Stamp, I Freaking Love You Stamp, Dahlia Bouquet Stamp and Always Word Die.

Let’s begin! I started by creating an alcohol inked background over Yupo paper. Then I stamped the Miniature Dahlia Bouquet Stamp until I covered the whole panel using Black Hybrid Ink Pad. I adjusted black card base at the back. Additionally, I stamped the Dahlia Bouquet Stamp, colored it with Copic markers, fussy cut one flower and placed it on top of the panel.

Next, I heat embossed a piece of cardstock using four different embossing powders: Ruby Romance and Sorbet Embossing Glitters, Metalline Flame and Primary Apple Red Embossing Powders. Then, I die cut this piece using the Always Word Die, plus a shadow out of black cardstock and put it on top of the fussy cut Dahlia using foam tape.

Finally, I added a black frame to the background and the sentiment from I Freaking Love You Stamp stamped onto vellum paper and my card was finished.

I had so much fun creating this card and I hope you try the stamps and dies from the Picket Fence Studios October Release visiting the shop. Stay crafty today and have a fantastic Thursday!


#giveaway, Cardmaking

WOW! Embossing Powder and Catherine Pooler Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

I’m so thrilled to be participating in this blog hop featuring the new release from Catherine Pooler “It’s All About the Holidays”. We have so much inspiration and prizes so be sure to leave a comment on each blog post to participate in this giveaway for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from WOW! Embossing Powder and $25 gift certificate from Catherine Pooler. Winners will be announced on October 4th.

#cardmaking, Cardmaking, Christmas cards, New Release

Christmas Cards | Picket Fence Studios

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing three cards over Picket Fence Studios blog featuring the September Release 2019. For these cards I’m using Pattern Of Flowers Stencil, Merry Christmas Foiled Impression Die, BFF Girl Elise Stamp and Die, Christmas Leaf Bulb, Falalalalaaa Foiled Impression Dies, Straight From The North Pole Stamp and Die and Gingham Stamp.

Let’s start! For my first card I stamped the Santa, colored it with Copic markers and die cut it using the coordinating die. Additionally, I stamped the Gingham Stamp onto a white piece of cardstock and adhered it to a white panel using glue. Then, I added a white card base at the back.

I also die cut a white oval shape and a gold border and placed both pieces on top of the background as well as the Santa Claus using foam tape. Finally, I heat embossed the sentiment using WOW! Metallic Gold Embossing Powder and added to the card plus a few sequins.

For my next card, I placed the Pattern Of Flowers Stencil on top of a white card and applied Ranger Texture Paste along with WOW! Vintage Candy Cane embossing powder and Oh Gosh! Glitter. Once dried, I added a red cardstock and a white card base at the back. Also, I stamped and colored this cutie girl “Elise” using Copic markers, then using the coordinating die I die cut her and put her on top of the the background using foam tape.

Lastly, I placed on top the Merry Christmas die cut which was foiled and cut using the Merry Christmas Foiled Impression Die on my Gemini Foilpress Machine.

For my last Christmas card, I adhered a specialty cardstock, which was a gold glitter cardstock and a red card base at the back. Then, I foiled the Christmas Leaf Bulb Foiled Impression Die onto red cardstock and the Falalalalaaa Foiled Impression Die with white cardstock using my Gemini Foilpress Machine.

Finally, I adhered the foiled Christmas Bulb to the card using foam tape, the Falalalalaaa foiled die cut with double sided tape and a piece of natural twine on top of the bulb.

These were my cards for today and I hope I could inspire you a bit. Have a wonderful Friday!



Cardmaking, Distress Oxide Ink, New Release, Uncategorized

Hang In There | Picket Fence Studios

Hello friends!!! Today’s a happy day for me and I’m sharing this card featuring the A Little Nuts Stamp and Dies from Picket Fence Studios. This stamp set is absolutely fantastic!!! I love it and it has many wonderful sentiments too. For this card I used Distress Oxide inks to create the background along with Layers of Grass Stencil.

Blending Ink, Cardmaking, Copic, Die Cutting, Distress Oxide Ink

Picket Fence Studios September Release 2019 (VIDEO)

Hello dear friends! I’m super excited to share with you all the September release 2019 from Picket Fence Studios. This release is loaded of amazing stamps, dies and stencils that Santa brought to us! Today, I’ll be sharing two cards and one video, so head over to my YouTube channel for a quick tutorial. For my first card I used On a Christmas Walk Stamp Set and the Falalala Foiling and Cutting Die. For the next one, The Season of Giving Stamp and Dies.

Cardmaking, Shaker Card, STAMPtemper, Uncategorized

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember exclusive stamp with Picket Fence Studios

Hi all! Finally I can share the secret exclusive stamp from Simon Says Stamp in collaboration with Picket Fence Studios. These snowmen fellas are absolutely fabulous and I had lots of fun coloring them with Copic markers. Thanks Nicole from Picket Fence Studios for this adorable set. This Shake Your Flake this Season Stamp will be available while supplies last for the whole month of September.

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