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!
Mixed Media Layered Cards
Aditi is a lover of mixed media art. By profession, she is a clinical psychologist and a holistic healer. Almost a decade ago she took to mixed media, and has wanted to bring together these two worlds. Mindfulness, art therapy and art journaling are very dear to her. She loves to inspire people and help them start a mindfulness art practice for themselves. She likes to connect art with the deeper meanings of life and everyday emotions. Every creation tells a story. She uses colours in a way that spread radiance and splatters to denote freedom. She enjoys creating various kinds of projects including tags, cards, journals, layouts, albums, etc.
4 Stickers to Decorate 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 5000 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.
12 Tips for Bulk Cardmaking that People Never Tell You About
Justine Hovey has been a cardmaker in the papercrafting industry for over 15 years. As a content creator, crafter and teacher, Justine loves combining her passion for creating with her passion for teaching. Over the years she has been on many design teams and moved into creating papercrafting courses that solve common crafty needs. Justine loves showing new techniques over on YouTube and creating beautiful cards using her favourite techniques: embossing and foiling. Additionally, Justine is one of the founders of the Paper Crafters Get Organized summit. In her free time, she enjoys taking her dog for walks, reading, traveling and spending time with her family.
Jazz Up Those Embossing Folders
Gaylynn Martling with Neat Nook Creations is a paper crafter and card maker. This has been a part of her life for over ten years. She shares papercraft technique videos and projects on her blog and social media as well as for design team projects. Also, Gaylynn offers an array of card making courses online. She is a Florida girl, married with two adult children and is a graduate of USF in Marketing. Gaylynn is excited to be a speaker and demonstrator for the Card Maker Success Summit, once again.
How To Make Easy Color Block Cards With Cricut
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.
4 Ways to use Stencils 360 for Christmas
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!
Super Easy Mini Fun Fold Cards!
Erin Reed brings a fun, romantic, and sometimes funky feel to her projects. 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 crafting 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 since she started her professional crafting career in 2015. She has worked with and created products for many companies. She loves to create video content for her social media channels, and you can even catch glimpses of her kids in them from time to time!
One Technique, Two Backgrounds, Loads of cards
Keren Tamir is a self-taught mixed media artist. She loves to create and experiment with many different mediums and techniques. Creating gives her the opportunity to disconnect from day-to-day life and connect with her heart and soul. Her style evolves and changes just like her life and that’s one of the things she loves about art. She loves to create and is passionate about what she does and that’s why she loves teaching mixed media and art journaling techniques. She wants to help you tell your story through art, so you can get inspired, connect with your intuition and help your well-being.
Whether you're a beginner or an expert, her tutorials can help you learn, create and most importantly accept that it's ok to make mistakes because they are part of our creative journey. Mistakes are just creative opportunities waiting to happen!!
Three Fun Ways to Use Embossing Folders
This is Charlene’s second time joining this amazing event. A gift from her husband started her crafty journey. Now she is a card making content creator, with a focus on video tutorials. Charlene has been on several design teams and featured in several publications. She loves helping others and shares tons of card making tips and tricks on her YouTube channel, Dream Craft Create. She also shares lots of inspiration over on Instagram @dreamcraftcreate.
Gnome for the Holidays: Kinetic Christmas Card Class
Although Debbie loved drawing, creating, and even acting and singing as a child and young adult, "adulting" pulled her away for most of her adult life. Working full time and raising her step-children with her husband took up all of her time. So creating was placed on the back burner for over a decade. Debbie rediscovered her love of art after deciding to get organized and refocused with a new planner. It wasn't long until she discovered planner stamps AND YouTube videos showing how to use stamps to create cards. Debbie tumbled down that rabbit hole and hasn't come back since.
Big and Bold Christmas Card with Easy Copic Coloring
An expert in all things die cutting, stamping, and more, Daniel loves to share his creativity and kindness with the crafting community on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and his blog. Daniel has been creating since 2019. He lives with his wife and kids in Providence, Rhode Island.
Stunning Backgrounds for all your Holiday Cards
An artist, watercolorist, cardmaker and YouTuber, Laurel Beard has been crafting since her son was a few years old. Crafting is her zen and she loves exploring different areas of art. Her style could be described as abstract, always using color in her handmade cards and paintings. She is married with two children and often shares her work on her YouTube channel and Instagram.
Create Your Own Pattern Paper Embossed Background!
Desiree Kuemmerle is fluent in all crafty things and considers herself a master paper manipulator. Since about the time she spoke her first word, she's been an avid crafter alongside her mom and sister. You name the craft and she's probably bought it, collected it, and made it. Desiree loves getting Inky, suffering paper cuts, tangling, cutting with metal and stamping everything, whether it moves or not... Just some of the fun and mischievous ways she gets to create something to inspire others to get into their crafty spaces to create their art!
Perfect Pyramid Card Toppers
Sarah Edwards is a card maker and Cricut crafter from the UK. She has been making handmade cards for over 15 years and loves nothing better than playing about with a big pile of craft supplies! A few years ago she was given a Cricut for Christmas and has never looked back! Now she works full time as a craft blogger and SVG designer, specializing in layered cardstock designs.
Cricut Fall-Themed Fox Card
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 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 store, frequently offering discounts to e-mail and YouTube subscribers. Elena lives in Denver, CO with her best friend and husband of 23 years, Alex and their sweet dog, Django.
Create Your Own Watercolor Stamped Pattern Paper
Lisa from Dahlhouse Designs fell in love with this crafty world over 20 years ago! Actually, it most likely started with those kindergarten handmade cards when a painted hand Mother's Day card was absolutely magic. Somehow this crafty love has evolved into blogging, video tutorials, and illustration to hopefully inspire you to get inky too. Lisa's style is all about quick and easy but she can't help but throw in a fun technique or two.
Christmas Spinner Cards
Lucy is a craft blogger who is a Paper Architect. That means that she loves all paper crafts and she like to turn them into 3-D treasures. Mostly she makes little houses - even when she makes cards. She makes the little houses pop within her cards. Everyone loves to receive her pop-up houses.
She started doing paper crafts as a creative outlet when she was a doctor in the Pediatric ER, She has continued and learned even more about 3-D paper crafts even after leaving the ER.
How to Take the Stress Out of Distressing a Holiday Card
"Mayra Dallape aka “TheMaddScrapper” is an avid paper crafter. You could say she is “Madd” about Paper! Mayra's love of paper crafting started in Scrapbooking and expanded to making interactive albums that are both functional and beautiful, and has progressed to cardmaking. She has been paper crafting for 15 years now. By day Mayra is an Immigration Paralegal (she's gotta support her paper habit somehow! LOL) and in her off hours she is dedicated to her YouTube channel and followers who have enriched her life in ways she's never anticipated.
“We are ALL a Little Madd here…so Come Share the Maddness with me!”
Crafty Al / Alicia
Get a Jump Start on Your Holiday Cards with SheetLoad
Whether it was helping her mom with her sewing projects as a young girl, working on a cross-stitch pattern as a pre-teen, putting together ""smash books"" of her high school memories, or being shown heat embossing by her sister (and never looking back) - being crafty has been part of Alicia's life, ever since she can remember.
Alicia currently shares her papercrafting projects on YouTube, Instagram, and (sometimes) TikTok and is most-known for her monthly SheetLoad of Cards printable where she provides you with a monthly sketch and shows you how to make the most of your patterned paper and cardstock.
Use One Background Stamp to Create Multiple Unique Cards
Nicki started as a scrapbooker but realized that she really loved being able to share creativity and joy by sending cards. She worked as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner for 20 years and was given the opportunity to start her crafty career 3 years ago. She is an Altenew educator and creates for Simon Says Stamp, Catherine Pooler and Scrapbook.com with guest spots for many other companies. She excels at masculine cards which she attributes to her most intense critics - her boys.
Caitlin Annalee Cards
Halloween themed Shaker Scene 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 when she came across some tutorials on Youtube in 2017. Watching them really helped her to deal with some serious postpartum anxiety. She has built up her crafty community on Instagram and YouTube and is on multiple Design Teams. She is excited to be able to share content that brings comfort and happy distraction to others, the way that crafting has done for her.
Cool Cakes and Crafts with Amalia
Sleigh Riding Together with You - A Watercolor Christmas Scene
Amalia is from the Cool Cakes and Crafts with Amalia channel on YouTube and Cool Cakes and Crafts on Instagram. She is from New York City, works full time in the 9-5 corporate world and plays in her free time. Amalia likes creative play and experiences and loves to share creativity with people. She used to teach cake decorating classes for many years and was truly fulfilled and enhanced by all the amazing people she met doing that.Amalia wants to continue to teach crafts and share with others so they can see the joy in creating.
Amalia started making cards after an at-home party and then started making YouTube videos. She loves all creative things so you may find her doing polymer clay, cake decorating, and even jewelry making but her main focus for many years is card making. Amalia likes making multiple cards at once and rarely just make one at a time. She donates her cards to various organizations all across the nation and sends out cards to family and friends on a regular basis each month.
Amalia's goal is to continue sharing what she loves doing and to have more people join her on her creative journey. Amalia hopes to inspire people to be creative, especially those who believe they aren’t.
2 ways to add mediums to embossed backgrounds
Mirisha Dean is the creative behind The Diary of Belle Rose. As a cardmaker and crafter, she resides in North Carolina, and is the proud mom of two fur babies, Molly and Heaven. In addition to crafting, Mirisha enjoys using her crafty gift to inspire others by teaching DIY classes, creating candy buffets, event design and decor. In her spare time she enjoys singing in the gospel choir, volunteering at her church, shopping, and watching movies with popcorn on the side.
Mirisha has had the honor to be a guest designer for Hero Arts, Waffle Flower, Honeybee Stamps, and is currently a part of the Scrapbook.com, Spellbinders and Cardstock Warehouse design teams. Her card designs have also been featured in Creative Scrapbook magazine.
Perfectly Layered Gel Prints
Tiffany Solorio was introduced to paper crafting from a mom in a play group she was a part of. Tiffany immediately fell in love and began obsessing trying to learn new techniques. After over 10 years of learning and experimenting she now loves teaching other creatives learn new techniques and dig deeper into their own creativity so they can create with confidence.
Design Your Own Seamless Patterned Paper for Holiday Cards!
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 five years ago and happily retired to Alaska with her high-school-sweetheart husband, Dan. Sande has always been active in textile hobbies & crafts, until some health 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. Facing new health-related issues in 2022 caused her to once again look for fresh ways to channel her creativity, resulting in a unique specialty of using digital resources to enhance traditional card making. Sande’s passion is helping people discover their own creativity and experience the joy of creating cards to bless others. She provides training, encouragement, and inspiration through her Facebook Card Making Community, YouTube tutorials, and Zoom classes.
Create Amazing Cards with Rub-On Transfers
Jen has been creating for as long as she can remember: scrapbooking, woodworking, rough sketches, poetry, paper crafting and home decor. She was introduced to heat embossing about six years ago and was so fascinated that she immediately started watching card tutorials on YouTube. After a few visits to the craft section of Tuesday Morning, she was ready to begin the journey as a card maker. This started with creating YouTube card making tutorials and over the years has grown into working on design teams and teaching classes online. Jen is passionate about continually learning and growing her cardmaking skills so that she can keep sharing and inspiring others to do the same.
Create Flowers with Shape Dies
Miss. Carrie is the owner of Miss. Carrie's creations. She believes that life is complicated enough and that crafting should be simple. Each week, she teaches easy-to-follow tutorials with the hope that each one inspires you. To see more of her creations, visit Miss. Carrie's Creations on your favorite social media platform.
Triple Easel 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 that she create a scrapbook to document his life. Einat was bitten by the scrapbooking bug and the rest is history.
Today Einat is a versatile designer, who dabbles in various crafts from scrapbooking and altered art to mixed media and 3D paper crafts. She teaches online classes and designs for several companies. She shares her projects and designs on her blog, FB page and very successful YouTube channel. She has 3 memberships and a collection of best selling eBooks!
Colouring with Copics
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
Soft Christmas Magic with Hot Foil and Vellum
For over 5 years Maartje has been a card maker next to her fulltime job. She is and has been part of various design teams, teaching new techniques and bringing inspiration to fellow crafters. She likes to try out new techniques, of which there is a lot to discover in the world of cardmaking. Just to name a few: digital stamps, alcohol ink, ink blending, hot foil... But there is one thing she has always loved doing, and that is coloring!
Deck the Halls with Copic Markers
Michelle is the creative owner of Coloring Beyond the Forest, where she teaches monthly, copic coloring classes via Zoom. She has been crafting for over 25 years, but “discovered” Copics in 2015. She was “Copic Certified” in 2016 and taught at a store in Illinois for over 3 years. When Covid hit in 2020, she took her teaching online, and when the store sadly closed, she started her own business to continue teaching. She loves coloring with Copics and teaching others how to do so, believing that anyone can learn to color with Copics. Michelle and her husband are empty nesters, living in Tennessee with their two fur-babies. She can’t wait to color with you!
Get Your Manly On! We are Shaking Up our Holiday Card Ideas for Men!
Therese has been papercrafting since 2005. She has a passion for card making and sharing EASY Card Making tutorials on her YouTube channel.
Her style typically is clean and simple. And, she has over 1000 tutorials sharing many different techniques, as well as some great ways to stretch the products that are in your stash. This includes all kinds of coloring for card makers, die cutting, foiling, stencils, embossing and how about some ideas for masculine card designs!
Why not visit her and find inspiration for easy card making techniques that anyone can achieve!
Shannon Lee Smith
Easy No-Line Coloring With Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Shannon Lee Smith is the crafty owner of Cards By Shannon Lee.
Shannon lives in Pahrump, Nevada, an hour west of Las Vegas with her husband and dog. Together, they have a blended family of four sons, one granddaughter, two grandsons, and one great-granddaughter, which are the center of their world.
Shannon is mostly a collector of card-making supplies but does spend as much time as possible creating handmade cards for family and friends.
Although she is new to instructing, she has a blog, a YouTube channel, and a new website, which she is using to inspire others the same way that she has been inspired to evolve in this crafty business.
How to Make a 5x7 Joy Fold Card on a Cricut Maker
Nick is a lifelong crafter who turned that passion into the blog, The Bearded Housewife. On his website, Nick shows crafters how to use their digital cutting machines to create greeting cards and paper crafts that are quick, easy, and super cute.
Easy Gel Printed Mixed Media Holiday Cards
Tania Ahmed is a art content creator, video maker and teacher based in the UK. Over the years, she has blended her multicrafts experience to hone her mixed media and papercraft work. Originally from Pakistan, Tania draws her inspiration from diverse cultures, bright colours, bold graphic design, and eclectic patterns. She has been published in several creative magazines, and currently designs for companies within the arts and crafts industry. She has taught at independent craft stores and has led art and craft workshops for local charities. Tania has extensively demonstrated at international consumer and trade art and craft shows. She is very passionate about teaching and sharing her love of craft and creativity!