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!
5 Easy Ways to Color Critters with Copics
Daniel West started making cards in March 2018 when a friend introduced him to the craft. Putting ink to paper with stamps and markers thrilled him. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with his wife and three kids Helena, Jake and Micah. Connect with him on all the socials with handle - delandartie.
Best Ink Choices for Stencils
Justine Hovey has been creating card making video tutorials for 10 years. Justine's passion is showing you what to create with and organize all those beautiful craft supplies you have purchased. After several years of designing cards for stamp companies, she decided to go her own way and focus on shopping your own stash and getting the most out of the items you already have.
Welcome to the Stencil Revolution! (using big designs to create multiple cards)
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! Ardyth finds inspiration everywhere and loves to 'get the look' using products she already has.
Super Easy Fun Fold Cards
Erin Reed brings a fun, romantic, and sometimes funky feel to her projects. She has been called the Queen of Layers!! Her first love is family. Her second love is crafting in all forms including cardmaking, scrapbooking, art journals, mini albums, mixed media, altered items, home decor, watercolor, DIY, kids crafts, and so much more! She has been published in many magazines, books, and websites over her over 12+ years of professional crafting career. She has worked with and helped create products, video content, graphics, and booth design for a lot of big-name crafting companies. She has most recently launched her own digital content of graphics and SVG files for all kinds of creative projects on her website www.erinreedmakes.com She also loves to create video content for all her creative endeavors, and you can find her latest creations on her social media channels at Erin Reed Makes.
Fun and Fabulous Window Shaker Cards
Charlene is a lover of all things crafty, and she is super excited to be a part of this amazing event. Charlene's crafty journey started somewhat by accident. A few years ago her husband bought a Cricut Maker for her for Mother’s Day. That purchase started her down a rabbit hole of crafting, quickly followed by a passion for card making. Now she is a card making content creator, with a focus on video tutorials. Charlene loves helping others and share tons of card making tips and tricks on her YouTube channel, Dream Craft Create. Charlene also likes to share lots of inspiration over on Instagram @dreamcraftcreate.
How to make stickers for your card envelopes
Mim Jenkinson is a planner-obsessed sticker-maker, online business coach, 5-star Etsy seller, host of "The Planner Podcast" and creator of the Paper Planner Club app. She's taught over 4000 people worldwide how to create perfect planner stickers from scratch with Cricut + Silhouette. Many of her students have gone on to start their own profit-focused sticker shop, selling the stickers people actually WANT to buy! If you're ready to get creative with planning and stickers (even if you’re not a designer!), Mim is your person.
Watercoloured Trifold Thank You Cards
Therese is so very excited to be presenting again at this Summit! She has been making cards since 2005, blogging since 2010 and has over 1000 videos on her YouTube channel! Therese enjoys trying out new techniques and playing with all the fun products that are available and being able to share these with you. But, one of her absolute favorite things to do is to color! And she is particularly fond of using different mediums such as pencils, alcohol markers, and watercolors and will switch between these depending on the project that she is creating or where her mood takes her. Therese's style tends more toward clean and simple, easy card making that anyone can achieve. So join Therese and she will walk you through some simple tips and tricks when using watercolors on your card projects!
Fun Fall Foiled Card
Debbie with Debbie J's Crafting Corner fell down the card making rabbit hole about 5 years ago and hasn't found her way out. Of course, she's not looking for the exit. Debbie finds card making a great way to express her creativity, give herself permission to play and meet lots of amazing people along the way. Debbie loves creating cards and sharing how you can do it too.
Castle Pop-Up Card
Most of her adult life, Lucy worked as a Pediatric ER doc, but as she decided to retire, she was happy to have more time to be creative. So she started her website - PaperGlitterGlue.com. And what does she make? Almost always she makes little houses. That is her favorite thing to make by far. It's not all she makes, but her crafts often include a house in some way. And her favorite material? Paper and cardboard. Everyone has paper and cardboard that they can use for these crafts. Lucy hopes you will join her making this Castle Pop-up Card. It's seriously fun to make and receive!
3 Masculine Cards with Just 1 Stencil!
Nicki is a card maker and YouTuber that has been crafting and card making for at least 2 decades. Her background is as a Nurse Practitioner which has set her up with great skills for explaining processes. Nicki has always loved being creative and card making is her favorite way to express that creativity. Nicki especially loves making masculine cards since there are 3 men in her household that are very particular about what types of cards they will use. Make sure to check out her masculine cards for lots of ideas!
Wedding Cake Pop Up Card
Shawn Mosch started her Cricut journey in 2008 and quickly fell in love with all of the amazing things she could create with her Cricut. Over time, this transitioned into Shawn sharing her projects online with other Cricut crafters, inspiring and motivating them to also create new projects. In 2020, with the encouragement and support of friends and family, Shawn decided to take her hobby to the next level and launched her website, ShawnMosch.com which is filled with tutorials and resources for crafters of every level. Shawn provides her followers with free handbooks, that can be downloaded from her site, and then builds on what you learn in the handbooks with her step by step instructions and videos. Today, Shawn is helping Cricut owners to understand the Cricut Design Space so that they can create amazing projects. She has created documents, tutorials, videos and classes that can help anyone learn the steps to make their ideas and inspiration reality!
Create Unique Cards with Fabric and 3D Embossing Folders!
Sande has been an educator for 50+ years, teaching students of all ages -- from elementary school kids to college professors, and everything in between! She left her university Dean role four years ago and happily retired to Alaska with her high-school-sweetheart husband, Dan. Sande has always been active in textile hobbies & crafts, including quilting, sewing, counted cross stitch and machine embroidery. However, some medical challenges forced her to look for another creative outlet, and she found card making. The rest is history! Sande became an Altenew Certified Educator in October 2020 and was named the Altenew Educator of the year for 2021. She loves helping people learn the joy of creating cards to bless others through her YouTube tutorials, Zoom classes, and Facebook Card Making Community.
Surprise Your Friends with an Interactive Shaker Card
Caitlin Anthony lives in Delaware with her husband and two young daughters. The arts have always been a part of her life and she has a background in costuming and makeup artistry. Caitlin was first introduced to card making and stamping 5 years ago as a way to cope with some serious postpartum anxiety. She has done design team work with different companies including Sweet November Stamps, Pink & Main and Pawsome Stamps. Caitlin has a YouTube Channel and loves experimenting with combining techniques to create happy cards!
Make a Get Well Box Card with a Cricut Maker
Nick, also known as The Bearded Housewife, has been a crafter his whole life. He loves teaching Cricut users how to create fun yet easy cards and paper projects.
Mass Producing with a SheetLoad of Cards
Alicia has been "crafty" since she was very young. Whether it was helping her mom with her sewn decor projects, designing her future house with the goodies in her "suitcase o'design" or papercrafting for the past 20+ years. Like many of you when she was shown the magic of heat embossing, she was hooked on stamping and card making. You may know her from her YouTube channel - Call Me Crafty Al - where her biggest draw is SheetLoad of Cards. Each month Alicia comes out with a new sketch and printable that shows you how to make the most of your patterned paper and yield a "sheetload" of cards. Alicia is looking forward to teaching at and enjoying the upcoming Card Maker Success Summit right along with you. Happy crafting!
Baby Bottle Layered Card
Chelly Ontis is the CEO of We Can Make That, a DIY blog for crafters. You can usually find her designing SVG files for her blog, playing with her Cricut, sewing, crafting, or kayaking (AKA floating downstream!) with her hubby. Along with her passion for her Cricut and craft business, Chelly has been an entrepreneur since 1997, helping local and online businesses with marketing. As a marketing mentor for creators, she self-published the Marketing Planner for Entrepreneurs™.
Beautiful Layered Birthday Cards with a Cricut
Sarah Edwards from 'Craft with Sarah' is a Cricut crafter, SVG designer and card maker from the UK. Sarah loves designing SVGs (especially layered 'mandala' designs), creating Cricut papercraft projects and experimenting with the Cricut Design Space software! This is her fourth time presenting at the Card Maker Success Summit and she's looking forward to crafting with you again!
Easy Distress Oxide Ink Blending Backgrounds
Sandi MacIver has been stamping for over 30 years. Her very first stamp was a Hero Arts Angel and she gold heat embossed all her Christmas cards that year. Sandi still loves to heat emboss and to try every ink, paper, paste technique she can get her hands on. The dirtier her fingers are, the happier she is. Sandi has taught in person classes, online classes and now she concentrates on FREE PDF tutorials for her cards on her blog and YouTube Channel. For her Summit Projects this time around Sandi will be sharing some of her favorite ink blending techniques to create quick, easy, and elegant Birthday Cards.
Easy Techniques to Make a Cricut Card Extra Special
Elena is a lifelong crafter having learned cross stitch, sewing and hardanger as a young child from her crafty aunts. She started her paper crafting journey in the 1990s with scrapbooking which transitioned into stamping in the early 2000s. Her blog and YouTube channel originally focused on more traditional cardmaking using stamps, inks, markers and more. But Elena, who also loves technology, decided in late 2020 to concentrate on electronic cutting machine crafts, especially (but not exclusively) cards and papercrafts. In addition to teaching crafters how to use their machines with fun project tutorials, she designs her own SVGs which she sells through her Etsy shop. Elena lives in Denver, CO with her best friend and husband of 23 years, Alex and their sweet dog, Django.
Graduation Multi Gift Card Holder Using A Cricut
Miss. Carrie enjoys days filled with faith, family, LOTS of coffee, and crafts. Miss. Carrie believes that life is complicated enough, and crafting needs to be simple. Each week, she teaches detailed step-by-step paper crafting and Cricut tutorials that show you how to create scrapbook layouts, cards, home décor, and three-dimensional projects. Her background in teaching and technology has given her the ability to break down overwhelming concepts into bite-sized pieces and give everyone the confidence to create. Miss. Carrie wants to take the mystery out of the “how did she do that” and show you how to create something beautiful.
Casita Card with Cricut
Tara is the creative owner and designer behind CraftaraCreates.com. Her goal is to help you go from Cricut machine still in a box to making gorgeous cake toppers and paper crafts. Tara enjoys sharing her passion for Cricut made cake toppers with crafters at all skill levels on CraftaraCreates.com
Mix your Coloring Mediums to Get Great Results!
Desiree Kuemmerle lives in Pennsylvania with the hubs of over 20 years and our furry bot Max! She is fluent in Crafting, a Master Paper Manipulator, a Certified Zentangle® Teacher, and a violator of all that makes sense in papercrafting! Since about the time she spoke her first word, Desiree has been an avid crafter alongside her mom and sister. You name the craft and she's probably bought it, tried it, collected it, and finally stored it. Through her creative journey Desiree has found great joy in teaching others playing with the best medium ever, PAPER! There is so much we can do with it! Getting inky, suffering paper cuts, cutting with metal dies, tangling with a pen, and stamping everything, whether it moves or not makes her smile and she must pass that along to everyone! These are just a few of the fun and mischievous ways Desiree inspires others to get into their crafty spaces to create their own unique art!
Ella Veloso - Creative Fabrica
Create a Birthday Pop-Up Card with Creative Fabrica
Creative Fabrica is the largest digital platform for crafters, with digital designs, crafting tools, and online classes. With Creative Fabrica’s All Access Subscription, you can get access to over 6 million designs and fonts.
Father's Day Grill Master Wobbly Card with HTV
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 magic in her home studio, with a mission to make the world a more colorful place, one craft at a time, through sharing her Cricut tutorials, papercraft projects, and handmade gifts.
Fancy Fold Thank You Card
Alicia McNamara lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. She is married to Ben and together they have two precious boys (10 Years old and 6 Years old). Alicia is a Primary Teacher turned Stay at Home/Homeschooling Mum and passionate crafter. She crafts at night while the rest of her family sleeps! Alicia started card making about fifteen years ago. Scrapbooking always intrigued her… and since finally giving it a go about ten years ago she hasn’t looked back! Alicia is passionate about artistic expression and she loves photos and memories so combining these is always so much fun. Alicia has had the honour of seeing her work published in the Australian Cardmaking Stamping and Papercraft Magazine, Kaisercraft Workshop Magazines and Creative Papercraft Magazine. Alicia currently designs for Mintay Papers. She makes her own Scrapbooking and Card Making Kits and Printables. One of her favourite things about this crafting hobby is the people you meet and the friendships you form with crafters all over the world.
Dahlia Marker Colouring Tutorial
Alyce Keegan is the founder of Kit and Clowder Colouring Classes, and has taught to a community of over 30,000 people worldwide over the past 8 years. Kit and Clowder is an award winning colouring class company that focuses not just on how to colour, but about learning real art fundamentals and theories to help you really understand the process and how to colour your favourite images. Our focus is on gently challenging you to step outside of your comfort zone, to try new things, and to release that pressure of perfection. You will be encouraged to make mistakes, to experiment, and to seek help with our free private tutoring to help you feel more confident each time you pick up your markers or pencils. Even if you've just started your colouring journey, you can be assured that you will be taken care of as Alyce always breaks learning down to absolute beginner basics. Having a diploma in Art Therapy, Alyce has a strong ethos around self-care to help her customers feel confident, engaged, and motivated to learn new things and take time for themselves. This has also led to running free workshops for the Queensland Children’s Hospital and Cancer Council Foundations from the sale of all classes to help others gain access to art therapy during difficult times. Learn with Alyce over at www.kitandclowder.com or join the safe, supportive, and inclusive community of over 30,000 colourists at www.facebook.com/groups/kitandclowder