Cosmetic Bag Makeover with Dies and HTV

Cosmetic bag with HTV diecuts

Hi! Do you have a bag that could use a makeover? I had a VERY plain cosmetic bag that I got for free at a makeup event. I decided to give it a makeover with some dies and a little HTV (heat transfer vinyl). I had the bag for over a year just sitting in a drawer. Not sure why it took me so long to do something with it. This was SO easy.

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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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