VIDEO-Big Botanicals Cards with Gold and Shimmer

The Stamp Market Big Botanicals Cards with Gold and Shimmer

Hello! Lots going on in the cards for today’s post! There is stamping, heat embossing, embossing with dies, washi, gold gel pen, shimmer brush pen, stardust pen… I’m sure I’m forgetting something. All the details are in the video and the product links are at the end of the post with a coupon code for 10% off at

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VIDEO-Mailbox Gift Card Holder Card with The Stamp Market

Mailbox Gift Card Holder The Stamp Market

How cute is this card made with the Mailbox Gift Card Holder dies that holds a gift card in the hidden slider, and how many greetings can you use it for? Birthday, congrats, thank you, new baby… I left the inside blank so I can customize it when I need it. I love the look of the silver foil cardstock and the beautiful cardstocks from The Stamp Market‘s Color Crush collection.

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VIDEO: Three Cards with Bear Hugs and Happy Hearts

Bear Hugs Stamps Happy Hearts Dies

If you follow me on Instagram (@mariascardsandmore) you saw the picture I posted of the goodies I purchased from The Stamp Market. I discovered this fairly new company a few months ago and I love their stamps and dies. I also love the colors in their Color Crush collection, which includes cardstock, inks, refills, ribbons, enamel dots and paper packs. For these cards, I used the Bear Hugs stamps and dies, the Happy Hearts Cover die and some of their inks and cardstock. Scroll to the bottom of the post for the video and links to all the products.

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VIDEO: Easy Flippin’ Awesome Cards with Pattern Paper

Lawn Fawn Flippin' Awesome Cards

I am totally addicted to Lawn Fawn’s Flippin’ Awesome Dies. I had to make a considerable effort a couple of days ago to stop making waterfall cards and do something else. Years ago, I made several of these cards without the dies. You can find many videos on YouTube showing you how to make them. They are not that hard to make but this die set is a game changer for me. I used the Critter Concert stamp set for the first card and then decided to use pattern paper (of which I have tons) to make the process go even faster.

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VIDEO-Crocus Flowers Birthday Cards with Colored Pencils and Gamsol

Crocus Flowers Happy Birthday Card

Have you ever used colored pencils and gamsol? Using them really is an easy way to color in images and get a nice smooth result. Today I used Prismacolor pencils (you could use any brand of quality pencils) and gamsol to color the images from Pretty Pink Posh’s Crocus Flowers stamp set. I used the Crocus Flowers dies to cut out all the images for these two very similar cards. I diecut the sentiments with the Happy Birthday Script die, also from Pretty Pink Posh.

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VIDEO-Stork Shadow Box Cards with Special Delivery Stamps and Dies

Special Delivery Stork Cards Avery Elle

I posted these cards on Instagram days ago but technology has not been my friend this week.  I was finally able to finish editing the video and uploading it after my internet service came back on last night.  There are a lot of young couples in my neighborhood and some of my friends are starting to have grandchildren, so I was in need of a couple of baby cards for baby girls arriving soon.  I was originally going to make regular cards but after watching Jennifer McGuire’s video, I decided to create shadow box cards.  It was not my first time seeing this type of card, but I definitely had not made one in a long time.

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