Friday, October 15, 2021

Stamping on Cardstock - CTMH Technique Blog Hop


Welcome to The Scrap Buzz! For this month’s Technique Blog Hop we are Stamping on Cardstock! You may have arrived from visiting. Darlys page; or, if you just stumbled in, hop from blog to blog using the links to see all of the ideas and art work. If you get lost or find any broken links, a full list of participants is on Melissa Robinson’s blog.

The layout I’m sharing this month is from May’s Album Retreat. It is full of Stamping on Cardstock!  

>>Texture was added to the vertical strips with tone on tone stamping. The cross hatch design is something you can do with a stamp you probably already have…it’s a lined journaling stamp! Stamp the lines once horizontally then turn and stamp vertically, DUH! You could do a cross-hatch/plaid too.

>>Stamping on colored cardstock is a great way to “color” your images without coloring! 

>>Another twist is to use…not black, not tone on tone, but a different color! What?!?!  The dark Peach is stamp with…Flamingo!  And the Toffee and Sundance flowers are done with Paprika!

>>Finally, are the hearts stamped on the base page. This can be hard for people to do, because it’s generally one of the last things done in the construction process. But don’t worry, there is always a way to fix mistakes. Just take your time, use the “squishy thing,” and go for it!

If you’ve never participated in an Album Retreat, add it to your bucket list! The October retreat bundle is still available if you can’t wait until the next one in January.

Please leave a comment below to satisfy the blog algorithms before hopping over to see what Maz has to share this month.

If you’re ready to shop, and don’t have a Maker, I’d be happy to assist you.

Mix Ins: X9032, X9030
Thin Cuts:  Tags and Tabs, Circles, Doodled Florals
Embellishment:  Black and White Dots
Cricut Collection:  Flower Market

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Christmas Card Workshop - So Many Options

 The class for Sunday, October 3, makes 27 cards, 9 each of three patterns.

The supply fee is $30 and customized to your needs. The basic supplies needed are: 

  • card bases and envelopes
  • 2 coordinating pieces of coordinating patterned paper
  • 1 piece of white/neutral cardstock
  • adhesive
  • stamps (in person can use mine)
  • ink (in person can use mine)
  • adhesive (could be part of your supply fee)
You will also need the following to participate online:
  • a Thin Cut die for shaker cards (circle, star, heart, or the Stitched Square Frame Thin Cuts)
  • a die cut machine
  • paper trimmer
Optional items to dress up your cards are:

use glue dots to attach

Did you notice they are now available in bundles?

Cards are easily make into SHAKERS!
  • foam and acetate shapes to match your Thin Cuts
  • loose sequins
  • additional cardstock or glitter paper for the top edge


  • anti-static pouch
  • VersaMark ink pad
  • embossing powder
  • heat tool


I'd love to see what ideas you have!