July 29th, 2016

Hello everyone! It’s Isha. Today, I am sharing a faux shaker card and an embossed resist background card. I am using the Noteworthy collection, which is just perfect to create projects to send to friends and family. This card can be used as masculine card too as most of us find it difficult to create cards for men/boys in our life. Now you can change the colors to personalize according to the person you are giving it to!

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Here is a step by step for you:

  1. Stamp and emboss the sentiment onto a watercolor panel using white embossing powder.
  2. Apply some watercolor to create a background. The embossed sentiment will resist the color and will give a nice effect. Let dry. Flick some water onto the background for added texture.
  3. Die-cut this layer using the pierced rectangle die. Stamp and emboss the envelope image onto a piece of vellum. Die-cut using the coordinating die.
  4. Adhere the vellum envelope to the background but before that just put some Confetti Sparkle onto the background, under the envelope. This will create a flat shaker element and gives a nice effect to the project.
  5. Stamp and cut the word “HELLO”. Adhere it to the envelope. Tie some Linen Thread to the panel and adhere it to the card base.

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Hello Note Stamp/ Die Set


Pierced Rectangle Die Set

Fun Stampers Journey Products

Whip Cream Cardstock

Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock

Confetti Sparkle Elements: Clear Sparkle

Journey White Liner

Journey Craft Glue

Oatmeal Cookie True Color Fusion Ink

Journey White Linen

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Such a fun card! Love the faux shaker card look as well. Are you a fan of shaker cards? It brings your card to the next level! I hope her project inspires you to create a fun card to share with someone special.

Have an amazing day!


July 27th, 2016

Hi everyone! I’m really excited for two reasons. I finally used these little canvas bags I had picked up awhile ago, and I love how they came out with the Lumberjack Days collection!

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I had a lot of ideas with stamping with paint, but then realized it would not do the details in these stamps justice. Instead I used the Celebra’tions and Fun Stampers Journey inks, which really made the details of the stamps show up. The second idea was to add some stitching with the cord from the collection. Because the bags are canvas, stitching with the cord was no problem.

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I also wanted to use the pocket die and stitch die for one of the bags. I left the edges on the canvas pocket raw since these are little gift bags, and used a blanket stitch to attach the pocket to the front.

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Next, I used the deer and the plaid beard for the next two bags. I cannot get over the detail from the stamps and how well it showed up! I added a simple back stitch and cross stitching for added detail to these.

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I think my favorite is the plaid beard. These would be so cute for parties or gifts. Thank you for stopping by!

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Lumberjack Days Collection

Bro Rivets

Deer Head Stamp/Die Set

Jean Cord

Pocket Stitch Die Set

So Plaid Stamp/Die Set

Celebra’tions Collection

Pretty Plum True Color Fusion Ink

Denim Days True Color Fusion Ink

Are you in love with these mini gift bags yet? Love them! Want them! Patricia did a fantastic job combining the canvas bags, stamps and stitches to create a super fun bag that can be used for so many different things! I hope her project inspires you to think outside the box!

Have an amazing day!


July 26th, 2016

Hello! It’s Alice here. I made a tag using supplies from the Make Amazing Happen Collection with a little tip to add textures to your projects.

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I used the cutout from the Stripe Pattern Die as a stencil to create the background for my tag.

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  1. I diecut the Stripe Pattern out of heavy weight cardstock. ** You can use a piece of acetate if you have them on hand, this way you can use the stencil multiple times.
  2. I placed the tag piece underneath the stencil and tacked them down with some washi tape.
  3. Apply modeling paste over the stencil.
  4. I left it to dry on its own after peeling the stencil off.

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Now that the tag piece is dried, we are ready to put the tag together!

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I used a light color dye based ink to stamp the flowers and leaves from the Make Amazing Stamp/Die Set and Amazing Blooms Stamp/Die Set and colored them with with watercolor.

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The sentiment is from the Be Amazing Stamp/Die Set and is die cut using the matching die. That’s all from me. Hope you will get a chance to give this technique a try! =)

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RG Be Amazing Stamp/Die Set

RG Make Amazing Stamp/Die Set

RG Amazing Blooms Stamp/Die Set

RG Lumberjack Days Jean Cord

RG Noteworthy Cards Die Set

RG Make Amazing Happen Stripe Pattern Die

FSJ Color Splash Sheets

FSJ Journey Modeling Paste

FSJ Spatula

FSJ True Color Fusion Ink Pad: River Stone

FSJ Journey Platinum Machine w/Plates

I do like the texture and all the yummy layers that Alice added to her tag! What a fun way to dimension and interest to a small piece of art! This tag can be paired up with a gift or simply given to someone as a pick me up! I hope her tag inspires you to try her techniques on your next project. Share on Instagram and tag @teamrichardgaray when you share!

**Enter before 12 pm today for a chance to win the Celebra’tions Party Hat bundle! You can enter on Instagram or Facebook. You can shop the Summer Celebra’tions Sale at 40% off!

Have an amazing day!


July 25th, 2016

Hi, it’s Mariana here and today I am sharing two fun planner pages that I decorated using some fun products from the Celebra’tions Collection by Richard Garay.

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Planner pages are very fun to create, specially because you can make them as you wish, plain and simple or very elaborated, it’s up to you. For my pages, the Celebra’tions Collection was just perfect to decorate my mellow week. Here are some of the main steps as well as a couple of tips:

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  1. Cut a couple stripes from patterned paper and adhere them over the holes already punched on the page.
  2. Punch holes again, using the back of the pages as a guide.
  3. Tip: Visualize the elements of the project by placing the dies over the pages.
  4. Stamp some images and die cut different shapes from patterned paper.

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5. Tip: Use Journey Glaze to adhere paper clips to die cut shapes.

6. Die cut a balloon shape from acetate to create a fun extra element.

7 & 8. Stamp the turtle image over the clear shape using black solvent ink.

The fun part begins when you have all the elements ready to put onto your pages. At this point, you can arrange the shapes here and there, and play with them until you are ready to put glue dots and adhesive.

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You can add more details as you go. Enamel elements, a favorite quote, etc.

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I know for sure that I will add more things to do to my week. For the moment, it looks calm but as the days pass by, I will be writing a few more things.

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I have to say that so far, using my planner has been a lot of fun. How about you? Are you making your weeks more fun? Thanks for joining me today!

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Assorted Prints 12”x12” Printed Cardstock

Celebra’tions Berry Black Ink Pad

Celebra’tions Captivating Coral Ink Pad

Celebra’tions Cool Caribean Ink Pad

Celebra’tions Linen Thread

Celebra’tions Luscious Lime Ink Pad

Celebra’tions Special Occasion 12”x12” prints

Chevron Prints Washi Tape

Day Dreams Die Set

Enamel Elements

Enhanced Banner Die Set

Hip Hip Hooray Die Set

Pierced Word Bubbles Die Set

Special Day Stamp/Die Set

Your Day Stamp Set

Journey Girl Binder

Journey Girl Divider Kit

FSJ Butter Cream card stock

FSJ Glue Dots

FSJ Journey Glaze 2oz

FSJ Cut Rhinestones

White Liner

Easy Glide Permanent Adhesive Runner

Happy Monday! I hope Mariana’s planner pages have inspired you to create some fun ones of your own! It’s all in the details. You can decorate your planner as you wish. If you’re new to the planner craze, what’s your favorite way to make your planners look pretty? **Have you entered to WIN the Celebra’tions Party Hat bundle! Entries close 7/26 12pm MST. ENTER today! There are a few days left to shop the Summer Celebra’tions Sale at 40% off! Happy shopping!

Have an amazing day!


July 24th, 2016

Hi everyone, it’s Beck BT here to share with you the fun versatility of the Tag Trio die set and how easily they can be personalized and incorporated into other projects such as cards and not just used as tags.


I have created a quick video for you to enjoy and see how I’ve used the die cuts to create some sweet cards. Teamed up with some other fun Celebra’tions products I created this fun card!


Here you can see the Fun Filled Rings, Pierced Rectangle and Day Dreams Die sets up close.


The stamp set: Your Day was used for the sentiment on the card with the design being accented by the fun pattern papers in the collection.


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Celebrations Assorted prints 12 x 12 Printed Cardstock

Celebrations Tag Trio Die Set

Pierced Rectangles Die Set

Day Dreams Die Set

Fun Filled Rings Die Set

Your Day Stamp Set

Whirl White Cardstock

Golden Glow Cardstock

Cool Caribbean Cardstock

Luscious Lime Cardstock

Luscious Lime Silk Luster


Super fun card Beck! I like how she included other options as well! This card full of yummy and happy layers would finish off any birthday gift! What are some of your favorite ways to top off a gift for that someone special? You still have time to enter the Celebra’tions Bundle giveaway! Enter on Facebook or Instagram!

Have an amazing day!


July 23rd, 2016

Hello everyone, Mou here today with a pocket page tutorial video using the Lumberjack Days collection! I’ll show you how to create a camping themed pocket page using Lumberjack Days collection. I worked with an 8.5” x 11” page with 9 pockets. You can adapt the steps and techniques to whatever size pocket pages you choose to work with.


Let’s get started!

I have compiled the step-by-step instructions to make it easy for you to follow along.

  1. Start by measuring your page pockets. Then cut Lumberjack Prints Printed papers to slightly smaller sizes than the pockets. Cut some coordinating cardstock, like Oatmeal Cookie, to size as well.
  2. Use the Journey Platinum Machine and Pine Needles Embossing Folder to emboss a couple of the cardstock pieces. Add some color to the pieces by swiping Luscious Lime True Color Fusion ink pad on the embossed surface.
  3. Stamp some images and words using Hazelnut Blend True Color Fusion Ink and various stamp/ die sets. In the video, you’ll see me cutting out some of the stamped elements with scissors but you can use the matching dies that come in the sets.
  4. Diecut the camera and lantern from the Camp Out Die Set. Let’s assemble the cards using the pieces we prepared so far.
  5. Attach die cuts and stamped words and images to the cards. You can color the images if you like. Add scraps of Lumberjack Prints Printed Papers to some of the cards. Machine stitch to add a bit of texture. Embellish the camera and lantern diecuts with Bro Rivets. Trim the photo to fit in the pocket. Add your journaling to one of the cards. Splatter some Luscious Lime Silk Luster to the cards.
  6. Slip the finished cards into the pockets to finish.

I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial!


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Lumberjack Prints Printed Paper Pack

Pine Needles Embossing Folder

Bromance Stamp/Die Set

Camp Out Die Set

Hey Bro! Stamp/Die Set

So Plaid Stamp/Die Set

Journey Platinum Die-Cutting Machine

Bro Rivets

Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock

Hazelnut Blend True Color Fusion Ink Pad

Luscious Lime True Color Fusion Ink Pad

Easy Glide Permanent Adhesive Runner, AD-0081

Journey Foam Squares – small

Luscious Lime Silk Luster

How many of you will be camping this summer? Think outside the box when creating this weekend! Have you you created a pocket page? If you’ve been on the fence about it think of each pocket as a mini piece of art! I’d love to see the results! Jump in and have fun!

Have an amazing day!


July 22nd, 2016

Hello Everyone! It’s Isha. Today, I have a fun card for you using the mix of new and old Celebra’tions collection by Richard Garay.

I adore these cute critters from Your Day stamp set and the Hip Hip Hooray balloon dies are so much fun! I like creating cute cards as those go directly to my daughter’s friends and I have to keep some ready. =)

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Here is a step by step for you:

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  1. Stamp the image onto a white cardstock. Color using any medium of your choice. I used alcohol markers. Fussy cut.
  2. Die-cut some balloons using watercolor paper and gold foil paper.
  3. Add a drop of color splash onto an acrylic block. Use this as watercolor to color in the die-cut balloons.
  4. Die-cut a mat layer from watercolor paper using the pierced rectangle dies.
  5. Add a drop of color splash on a piece of plastic, spritz once with a water mister and apply it onto the mat layer. Use watermelon and pineapple smoothie for a gradient effect. Let dry.
  6. Stamp the sentiment onto the biggest balloon. Assemble the card as per the main photo using journey foam squares and dots.

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Hip Hip Hooray Die Set

Your Day Stamp Set

Celebra’tions Berry Black Ink 

FSJ Cardstock: Whip Cream, Cool Pool

FSJ Journey Foam Squares

FSJ Journey Glue Dots

FSJ Color Splash: Watermelon, Pineapple Smoothie, Cool Pool

I do love the way Isha kept her card super trendy! By adding watercolors and the gold balloons, this card would be perfect for both a child or adult! Are you a fan of using watercolors on your projects? It’s the weekend already! Will you be getting crafty? I hope so!

Have an amazing day!


July 21st, 2016

Hey, Everyone! I love to get creative with color and monochromatic is one way I like to get do that. Using the beautiful shades and tones of one of my favorite colors, green, I created a card using the Make Amazing Happen stamps and die.


Starting with the Abstract Pattern Die and foam, here is how my card came together.


  • I adhered the green cardstock to the self-adhesive foam. (TIP: regular foam works just fine, just have to use adhesive). I used a green foam in a richer tone and shade of green. It will show just from the sides and give a nice shadow.
  • After running this through the Platinum die cutting machine with the Abstract Pattern Die, I popped all the positive cuts out.
  • I embossed flowers in black, to go with my printed paper background, on a darker shade of green cardstock and used a 1” circle punch to cut them out.
  • Next, I stamped leaves in green ink on the same darker shade of green as the flowers, fussy cut them out, and adhered to the card.


The foam just gives it some dimension. I also used some foam adhesive on the top flower for added dimension. I then added Journey Glaze and Amazing Accent Dots to finish the card. I decided to leave off a sentiment. I like to have cards with no sentiments on hand, making them appropriate for any occasion.


After creating this card, I had another idea with the same Abstract Pattern Die plate and monochromatic. So I’ll be back with another post in August showing another example. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Make Amazing Happen Collection:

Abstract Pattern Die

Amazing Dots

Amazing You Stamp/Die

Brave You Stamp/Die

Celebrations Collection:

Pixie Play Cardstock

Lucious Lime Cardstock


Small Foam

Lemon Grass True Color Fusion Ink Pad

Black Embossing Powder

Journey Glaze

Tape Runner

Journey Platinum Machine

I hope Patricia’s card inspires you to create a fun monochromatic theme for your next card! Please share a link to your post in the comments below. We’d love to see!

Have an amazing day!