Helping Card Makers Elevate Their Craft
Hi I'm Brandi, your Crafty BFF from Stamp Me Some Love, and I am excited to craft with you. Learning a new craft can be overwhelming. I'm here to help you with that journey.
As a long time crafter, I have relied on the kind crafters who have gone before me. They taught me the skills that eventually led me to be confident in my crafting journey. And now I want to help you with your crafting journey.
Let's get together and make some beautiful things together!
Holiday House Pop Up Card~~ Teaching pop-up techniques and layering paper for dimension
I consider myself a paper architect. I love to figure out ways to use paper to construct 3-D craft projects. Sometimes it's a small paper house pop-up card, sometimes it's just a tiny house made out of paper. My "real" job was as a Pediatric ER doc which I did for 23 years. There's not much direct overlap in making paper projects and tending to kids in the ER unless you consider that you have to be creative in both spheres. You don't treat each child the same, you have to be creative in your approach to each individual child to make the experience as positive as possible. I did that for kids and now I do that each time I create a craft to share. I do hope you will enjoy my little house pop-up card here.
One Layer Wonders ~~ Blending, Embossing and Stencilling
My name is Justine Hovey and I have been cardmaking and scrapbooking since I was 16 years old and got my first stamp and paper pack. I was hooked! Since then I have started a blog, youtube channel and online courses helping teach others how to get the most out of their supplies!
Choosing A Perfect Christmas Color Palette -- Ink Blending and Copic Coloring
Hi, Daniel West, here. I started making cards in March 2018 when a friend of mine introduced me to the craft. Putting ink to paper with stamps and markers thrilled me. A few months later, I found out about Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Card Kits and subscribed in June. I cannot pass them up. Besides stamping, I also enjoy stamping and stamping. My wife and I love in Providence, Rhode Island, with our three kids Helena, Jake and Micah. Connect with me on all the socials with handle – delandartie.
Creating 2-for-1 Holiday Cards with Alcohol Inks & Stencils
Ardyth is a cardmaker from Toronto, Canada. She loves clean design and bold colours, and especially enjoys getting more from all her crafty supplies by using them in unexpected ways to create something completely different!
Mini Card Topped Fun Fold Card
Erin Reed brings a fun, romantic, and sometimes funky feel to her projects. She has been called the Queen of Layers!! She is a military wife, a stay-at-home mom of 2 boys and 2 girls, and a Canadian transplant who lives in Texas. Her first love is family. Her second love is crafts in all forms including scrapbook layouts, art journals, cards, mini albums, mixed media, altered items, home decor, and DIY. She has been published in many magazines, books, and websites over her over 15 years of professional crafting career. She has worked with and created products for many companies.
How to Make A Shaker Snowflake Card With Cricut Maker ~~ Learn the step-by-step skills to create a shaker snowflake holiday card with a Cricut machine. Additionally, the confetti-filled card technique you will learn is easily applied to endless cards and themes!
Abbi, the creator of Abbi Kirsten Collections is a self-made creative entrepreneur on a mission to nurture the creative magic inside your soul and bring that bursting imagination inside you to life with easy-to-learn tutorials. Abbi spends every day making messes and making magic in her home studio with the goal of making the world a more colorful place one craft at a time through sharing her Cricut tutorials, papercraft projects, and handmade gifts.
Adding Elegance With Foil ~~ Add a little elegance to your Holiday card designs using foil! It's so easy to do and today's focus will give you 'the look' using different types of foiling techniques.
I thoroughly enjoy creating cards and videos, trying out new techniques and playing with all the fun products that are available and being able to share these with you. My style tends more toward clean and simple, often it seems the more I try to add to a card the more I take away. I like to colour! And I am particularly fond of using different mediums such as pencils, alcohol markers and watercolours. Not to mention ink blending, alcohol inks and now foiling. Our community is the most amazing place with such incredible support and encouragement and it creates friendships that last a lifetime!
Santa Split Monogram Layered Card ~~ How To Upload An SVG Letter To Cricut Design Space, Create Contours And Offsets to Create A Layered Card
Sarah is a wife and mum of 2 boys and 2 fur babies, she is a hairdressing educator by trade but now blogs over at Extraordinary Chaos and has done for 8 years, where she shares Cricut and Glowforge tutorials and designs SVG files for crafters. She is also an editor at Cruising For All Blog where she shares her love for cruising with her good friend and fellow crafter Donna.
Die Cutting with a Twist and a Shape! ~~ Forming Die Cuts to make them come alive!
My name is Desiree, and I am pretty much fluent in all crafty things. As far back as I can remember, some type of craft has been in my world! Paper is it for me though... so many ways to tangle and manipulate, especially die cuts! We can make them come to life with a simple bend and twist! It has become my therapy and a way to inspire others to ALWAYS, Be Creative!!!!
Watercolor Gift & Greeting Cards ~ 2 Ways
Hi. My name is Gaylynn Martling with Neat Nook Creations. Paper crafting, mostly card making, has been a joy of mine for over ten years. You can find me on my blog, @neatnook on Instagram, Neat Things on Facebook and on my YouTube channel. There, I share papercraft technique video tutorials, project blog posts and design team work frequently. I currently design for Unity Stamp Company and My Creative Time. My work has been published in magazines over the years. I am a Florida native, married with two adult children. My education includes a B.S. from the University of South Florida in Business Administration & Marketing. It is an honor to be a speaker & demonstrator for the Card Maker Success Summit.
Merry Mixed Media Christmas Card
I grew up in a creative household loving art, design, and making things with my hands. I give all the credit for my creativity to my multi-talented Mom who loved to paint, sew and draw. Over 20 years ago I was introduced to scrapbooking by a dear friend. At the time, I had no idea that paper crafting would become one of my true passions or that I would become a project designer in the paper craft/scrapbook industry. Since 2007 I've been fortunate to work for many top scrapbooking and card making manufacturers and designers. Over the years, my style has evolved and my interests in different types of paper crafting have changed. What initially began as a love of scrapbooking, transitioned into card making and other types of paper crafting. Then, several years ago, I fell in love with mixed media and a slightly grungy, vintage style that really feels like home to me. I truly love making, playing with new products, trying new techniques and sharing my love of making with others!
Slimline Side Gatefold Card with Cricut
Debbie is the creative owner of scrapmequickdesigns.com. With over 10 years experience crafting and teaching Cricut, she’s helped thousands unlock the “secrets” of using Cricut Design Space to successfully create projects they will love. Through her easy step-by-step tutorials and classes, she helps her students create fun projects and build crafting skills they can use again and again. You can follow her on Facebook, Instagram and You Tube for more inspiration.
Combining techniques to build a scene card ~~ Copic coloring and ink blending
My name is Caitlin Anthony and I live in Delaware with my husband and two young daughters. I have always loved the arts and I have a background in costuming and makeup artistry. I discovered card making on YouTube a few years ago and both watching and creating have become a great way for me to work through anxiety. I am currently on 4 design teams and have been a guest designer for 3 other companies. I love creating cards and helping to inspire other crafters.
Multiples Made Easy with Gel Plate Prints
Nicole is an ink & paper mixed media educator, and web and blogging technology guru! She started cardmaking and blogging over 12 years ago and never looked back! Today, along with her husband, she owns a successful technology business that caters to creative entrepreneurs, and is also the proud owner of Bloom Crafters - home of the Bloom Crafting Community and the Bloom Technique Library Memberships. As she likes to say - she's living her crafty dream! Nicole blogs weekly at nicolewattcreates.com and live streams every Thursday on her YouTube series, Running with Scissors! You can find Nicole on Youtube and Instagram @nicolewattcreates, and Bloom at bloomcrafters.com
Warm Wishes Slimline Card ~~Learn how to make a cute layered slimline card full of warm wishes using a Cricut cutting machine.
Nick has been a crafter for as long as he can remember. In 2019, he purchased his first Cricut cutting machine hoping it would allow him some “me time” away from the chaos that is married life with foster kids. As Nick learned his way around his new Cricut and the design software, he really fell in love with paper crafting and card making. He started his blog, The Bearded Housewife, in early 2020 to chronicle his life as a stay at home parent through a pandemic but quickly found what everyone gravitated to were his projects and especially his cards. Since then, he has helped thousands of people learn how to use their cutting machines to make a wide variety of cards from the very simple to more elaborate. He has been a speaker in several crafting summits featuring, and hosted by, some of the biggest names in the Cricut crafting world. His teaching style is very relaxed and easy to follow, well-paced without feeling rushed or sluggish. Nick’s primary goal is to help you craft your house into a home through creating and gifting handmade cards and creations.
Incredible Iris Folding Cards
Hi, I'm Sarah and I'm a card maker and Cricut crafter from the UK. I've been making handmade cards for over 15 years and love nothing better than playing about with a big pile of craft supplies! A few years ago I was given a Cricut for a Christmas present and I've never looked back! Now I work full time as a craft blogger and SVG designer, specialising in layered cardstock designs. For my presentation I'm combining two of my favourite craft techniques: Cricut papercuts and iris folding. But don't worry if you don't have a Cricut - these cards can be made without a cutting machine too.
Maker Forte - Alexandra Stapleton-Smith
Pretty Poinsettias with Pencil Coloring
Alexandra , founder and CEO of Maker Forte, didn’t plan to turn her passion for crafting into a successful creative empire. The crafting mogul began her journey in 2016 when she and her husband moved to the U.S. While her husband had a work visa, Alexandra only had a visa to reside in the country. Unsure of how her life in the U.S. would unfold, she knew that she at least had to find a way to keep her mind active. As a result, she launched an award winning crafting blog. “Within a year we had 10,000 followers,” she recalls. “People were taking notice, and at that point, we decided to turn it into a business.” She subsequently began an award winning subscription box program, and the hobby-turned-business officially began to take flight. Just as the COVID pandemic gripped the nation, Alexandra saw an opportunity to expand even more launching her newest company, Maker Forte. Maker Forte, a Maker supplies company, is breaking the mold on what is considered crafty! Alexandra believes that every day should be a creative party so you can make as you live. She brings to the market uniquely formulated products and she innovates to fuel your imagination. Alexandra believes that collaboration is more important than competition. We are all better when we work together. Her goal is to empower one another so one day everyone can say “I’m a Maker too!” Come join the party and create with Maker Forte!
Create that Holiday Wow-Factor with Foiling & Toner Sheets ~~ I will be using Toner Sheets & Foil to create approachable Holiday Cards that are a lot more easy to create than they seem!
I went to college at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and studied advertising. While there, I was a Resident Advisor for 3 years at one of the University Housing Residence Halls. I think that’s where my knack for crafting really took place. I used to create decorations for my floor constantly… whether it be bulletin boards, decorations for each resident’s doors, or creating decorations for the rest of the building. I felt like I was constantly making stuff, and I really enjoyed it! Well, I graduated in 2014 and moved back to the suburbs and took a break from creating for a little bit. In July of 2016, I was browsing a local paper store that sold both pre-made cards and crafting supplies to make them, and looking for a card for my grandma’s birthday. I was looking at the rubber stamps, saw an easy example of an elephant carrying balloons, and thought “Hey, I can do that! And I can save money.” I learned 2 things from that instance:
Making cards as a hobby will never be less expensive than being able to purchase one from a big box retailer between $1-$4.
I absolutely loved this process and knew I needed to do it more.
So, for about 2 years, I made cards almost strictly with rubber stamps, ink, embossing powder and washi tape. I really didn’t think there was much of a card making world beyond that. However, in September of 2018, I started noticing more and more of these “clear stamps”, and makers were coloring them in beautifully. With some research, I found that I only scraped the cardstock surface of card making.
Bitty Penny - Tobey
Tips and Tricks for working with Pattern Paper and Ephemera
Hi, my name is Tobey, aka Bitty Penny. I have been crafty for as long as I can remember. My background includes years of Jewelry Making, Ceramics, and Painting. I started card making and papercrafts in 2017 as a ministry to spread joy. Little did I know the amount of joy and community I would find. I have a YouTube channel where I like to share my crafty journey. My channel is mostly card making, but I also love making journals. I share my process and so much more. There is not a focus on one style or technique. My joy comes from trying it all and mixing things up. I invite you to come and be a part of the fun.
Super Easy Gatefold Card Using Your Cricut
My name is Dr. Bette Daoust (my degree is in technology) I have been a University professor and my focus is all about paper crafts using a Cricut cutting machine. My crafting experience spans over 30 years. In 2019 I started teaching others how to create cards and other paper crafts using their Cricut at Michael’s and also online.
My goal is to make complicated projects easy for beginners and experienced users alike. In order to do that I rely on my extensive teaching and training background. This project for this wonderful summit is a Gatefold Card with a different twist.
Be sure to join my FREE membership site to get access to tons of downloadables and resources. I also have an extensive YouTube Channel with lots of projects!
How to Make a Double Gate Fold Card
Hello! My name is Alicia McNamara. I live on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. I am married to Ben and together we have two precious boys (10 Years old and 5 Years old). I am a Primary Teacher turned Stay at Home/Homeschooling Mum and passionate crafter. I craft at night while the rest of my family sleeps! I started card making about fifteen years ago. Scrapbooking always intrigued me… and since finally giving it a go about ten years ago I haven’t looked back! I am passionate about artistic expression and I love photos and memories so combining these is always so much fun for me. I have had the honour of seeing my work published in the Australian Cardmaking Stamping and Papercraft Magazine, Kaisercraft Workshop Magazines and Creative Papercraft Magazine. I currently design for Mintay and Stamperia Papers. I make my own Scrapbooking and Card Making Kits and Printables. One of my most favourite things about this crafting hobby is the people you meet and the friendships you form with craters all over the world. I love to connect with like-minded crafters. I look forward to crafting with you : )
Never-ending Christmas card
When she was a young girl Einat used to sit on the carpet at her grandparents’ house with a huge scrapbook on her knees looking through it with amazement. These albums, created from scratch by her grandfather took her imagination to faraway places and sparked her creativity. Years later, when her first son was born her grandfather suggested she would create a scrapbook to document his life. Einat was bit by the scrapbooking bug and the rest is history. Today Einat is a versatile designer and artist, who dabbles in various crafts from scrapbooking and altered art to mixed media and 3D paper crafts. She teaches online classes and design for several companies. She shares her projects and designs on her blog, FB page and very successful YouTube channel.
Dry Embossed texture on your Christmas cards
Hello, I am Ishani, I am an Indian Air Force veteran and now a stay-at-home mom. I started paper crafting with paper quilling, six years back and was introduced to stamping in 2017 and I have not looked back, since then. Crafting is my daily dose of meditation. I love to learn new techniques and experiment with various products. I enjoy coloring and creating scenes. I tend to have a clean and simple style in my card with the a stamp or a die as the main focus. But I may surprise you with a totally non CAS card too. Also, I am someone who likes to use one product - in different ways. Till I squeeze out the last penny from the product I bought. That's my frugal way of crafting 😀
Discover the MAGIC of mixed media
I am obsessed with everything paper crafting and mixed media. I started my journey about 2008. I was hooked from the start. Now, I love inspiring others to gain the confidence they need to try new techniques themselves.
Out of the Box Alcohol Inked Backgrounds
Mary has been card making for 14 years and started her YouTube channel in 2016. She has an eclectic style where she showcases multiple techniques as well as hacks, tips, and tricks on her channel. Mary is originally from Pennsylvania but calls Maryland home. She is a 23 year retired Air Force veteran.
Simple Cricut Foiling Techniques ~~ This presentation will show how to use the Cricut foiling tools on the Cricut Maker, Explore, & Joy machines to create a card background and sentiments.
Hello & welcome! I am Miss. Carrie and I enjoy days filled with faith, family, LOTS of coffee and crafts. I believe that life is complicated enough, and crafting needs to be simple, which is why I enjoy sharing the beautifully layered projects I create using simple techniques I have learned as a paper crafter. Each week, I teach detailed step-by-step paper crafting and Cricut tutorials showing how to create scrapbook layouts, cards, home décor, and three-dimensional projects. I love to take big overwhelming concepts and give them to my viewers in bite sized pieces so that everyone can be successful. My goal is to take the mystery out of the “how did she do that” and show you how to create something beautiful. I have been married to a wonderful man for over 29 years who is a part of the Awana ministry as a local missionary. With four grown children and a little fur baby by my side, I spend most of my time teaching people, like you, through my video tutorials and classes.
Vintage Inspired Christmas Cards
Hello, my name is Monica Taylor and I am the owner of Taylormadecards4u. I have been crafty all of my life going back to when I was 9 and learned to sew. I have had the pleasure of being a designer on several design teams through the years and have also managed a design team for my shop. I consider myself a vintage inspired crafter and enjoy creating to bring the past into my projects. I collect authentic vintage ephemera and use it to create digital kits for my shop. I also have a YouTube channel where I share my inspirations and process for recreating the past and sharing my love for all things vintage.