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 lead 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!
Copic Palettes for Weddings
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. Besides stamping, I also enjoy stamping and stamping. My wife and I live in Providence, Rhode Island, with our three kids Helena, Jake and Micah. Connect with me on all the socials with handle - delandartie.
The Magic of Heat Embossing
Hi there! I am Laurel. I am short, love to laugh and love all things Harry Potter. I entered the crafting world 15 years ago making cards. Over the last few years, my craft began to evolve into other things such as: watercolor, paint pouring, resin, etc. Most of my work can be found on my youtube channel and art shop page. Recently, I have enjoyed making patterns for print. It's super fun to have your own designs on your phone cases, let me just tell you! 🙂 I am still an avid card maker - that will never leave me! 🙂
Shake Shake Shake
My name is Justine Hovey and I have been cardmaking for 15 years. In 2013, I moved overseas and began creating videos about my cardmaking and crafting. Since then I have worked with numerous companies designing, behind the scenes and creating video tutorials. Overall, I love to teach not only cardmaking techniques, but also how to be more organized and productive to make the most out of your creative time.
Hybrid Card Making: Using digital files to make greeting cards
For over 25 years, Julie has been designing cards and teaching the art of rubber stamping and card-making, via in-person classes as well as online. She currently illustrates and designs an exclusive line of clear stamps and paper craft dies for Ellen Hutson LLC, and is expanding her illustration and design work to encompass digital art formats.
Fun Fold Cards
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 crafting in all forms including scrapbook layouts, art journals, cards, mini albums, mixed media, altered items, home decor, kids crafts, and DIY. She has been published in many magazines, books, and websites in her over 14 years of professional crafting career. She has worked with and helped create products for many companies including her own!
Cute OR Creepy Halloween Cards
I'm a self-taught (unless binge watching Youtube counts towards my crafty education) card maker and crafter. Although I have a bachelors degree in business administration and have worked office based jobs in the past, I love being on the creative side of things and helping other folks find their "crafty" side.
In the early 2000's, I played around with creating Halloween outdoor decor with styrofoam, upgraded that into paper mache around 2014, and moved on to planners, paper-crafting and card making in 2017. Now I'm hooked!
'Over the Edge' With Partial Die Cutting
Hi, it’s Therese and I love to make cards! I’ve been papercrafting since 2005 and decided to start my very own blog in 2010 and from there, for some reason still unknown to me, I thought it would be even more fun to start my very own YouTube channel. I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into and the learning curve was very steep for someone who still feels computer challenged. But it’s been totally worth it!
I thoroughly enjoying 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 and I will switch between these depending on the project that I am creating or where my mood takes me.
I am thrilled to be part of this wonderful papercrafting community that we have. It is the most amazing place with such incredible support and encouragement, it creates friendships that last a lifetime!
Playing with Color & Stencils
My name is Yvette Olea. I have been a crafter for most of my adult life. I have dabbled in many different crafts, such as crochet, cross stitch, scrapbooking, card making and so much more. I was blessed to be raised by two loving parents and I credit them with making me the strong and loving woman that I am now. I met the love of my life when I was still in high school. I am the mother of four, grandmother of nine and wife to my wonderful husband of 35 years. I am fortunate to have a very supportive family and they continue to support me during this crafty endeavor. I have worked for an elementary school district for over 25 years as an Administrative Assistant, Executive Assistant and now as the Information Compliance Specialist. Since retirement is a little over a year away, I thought it would be a perfect time to start preparing for the next chapter in my life…the creative chapter. I have always loved making/giving handmade items, therefore I thought I would focus on starting with card making for now. I have been focused on card making for the past five years although I am sure I will branch out into other aspects of paper crafting soon. I have only recently (June of 2020) started sharing my creativity on social media, including a YouTube channel. I have learned many new and fun techniques over the last year by simply watching other creators on YouTube. I am forever grateful for the support and encouragement of this amazing creative community.
New Baby Shaker Card Using Shrink Plastic
I am a nurse practitioner by trade and worked in the healthcare field for 18 years. Two years ago, my husband blessed me with the ability to stay home with my 2 boys and start my own business, Nicki Hearts Cards. My crafting journey began in college when I starting scrapbooking a trip to Europe. I was hooked and continue to scrapbook but found that I love card making even more. I have been making cards now for over a decade and love inspiring others on their crafty journey. I love trying new techniques and putting spins on old ones.
Simple No Line Colored Pencil Coloring
My name is Desiree Kuemmerle and I am fluent In crafting and a master paper manipulator! Since about the time I spoke my first word, I’ve been an avid crafter alongside my mom and sister. You name the craft and I’ve probably bought it, collected it, and made it. For some time it has been all about getting Inky, suffering paper cuts, and adding color with color pencils! What is best about color pencils is they take time and gives a creator time to enjoy and appreciate the art they are creating!
Fun and Easy Interactive Cards
Amy Ulen is a National Board Certified high school teacher with nearly 32 years’ experience. She has taught courses as varied as Shakespeare, Science Fiction, Acting, Video Production, Computer Science, and Video Game Design. The common theme throughout…creativity! Amy was also a Close To My Heart consultant for 13 years. Today, she runs The Creativity Playground and helps adults focus on their mental well-being by engaging in creative play through paper crafting.
Amy’s claim to fame is that she was on an episode of Star Trek Enterprise. She flies her geek banner with pride and often incorporates her fandoms into her cards and scrapbooks. When she isn’t teaching, making cards, or teaching about making cards, Amy enjoys tap dancing and writing in her Gratitude journal. Follow Amy on IG @thecreativityplayground.
Clean & Simple Cards with a Twist
Jo is an avid paper crafter and she loves to create beautiful projects whenever she can. Being creative and using a variety of techniques/media to create fun and unique projects brings her joy and she loves to share that with others.
When you have a real devotion to card making, every day is another opportunity for research as you look at the world around you, how colours and patterns fit together, sentiments that bring a tear to a person’s eye and just what a difference a beautiful card can make to people of all ages.
Papercraft has allowed Jo to be brave and bold, to put her work out to the world through social media and embrace others' thoughts on her work. Helping others achieve their paper crafting goals is one of Jo's favourite things to do in this industry.
Simply Stenciled Thank You Cards
Hello & Welcome! I am Miss. Carrie and I enjoy my days filled with faith, family, LOTS of coffee, & crafts. I have been married to a wonderful man for over 28 years who is a local missionary with Awana, and we reside in a small farming community in Colorado. With four grown children and only a little fur baby to care for, I now spend most of my time teaching people, like you, how to create paper crafting projects and how to use their Cricut through my online tutorials and local classes. I can't wait to see what you create!
Easy Mixed Media Cards for Everyday Happy Mail!
Nicole is an ink & paper crafts educator and technology guru! She started cardmaking 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 recently has taken her crafting to the next level, becoming a sample designer for Altenew, Imagine Crafts, and others. As she likes to say - she's living her crafty dream!
Today, Nicole is the proud owner of Bloom - A Crafting Community. Bloom is a brand new, exclusive community of crafters looking for a unique environment to dive deeper into their crafting practice, level up their skills, and find joy and confidence in their craft! She believes that everyone has an inner artist, and strives to make crafting accessible so you can reach your highest potential and share your creativity with the world!
You can find Nicole on Youtube and Instagram @nicolewattcreates, and Bloom at bloomcrafters.com
Wonderful Wedding Cards With Embossing Folders
Verity has been crafting as long as she can remember, always trying something creative, but she fell into card making and papercrafts in 2016 and shortly joined a design team in the UK. Since then, Verity has evolved her crafting repertoire, mixing techniques and styles to provide inspiration to fellow crafters within the community. She loves to experiment with a variety of papercraft and card making supplies, mixing stamps, dies and stencils in her work as well as different mediums including ink, embossing powders, foils and texture. Verity loves to create modern cards, whether that is CAS or mixed media.
Verity's current design team work allows her to work with some fabulous companies, including WOW! Embossing Powder, Catherine Pooler Designs and for a UK online stockist of American stamps & dies - Bumbleberry Papercrafts.
Verity has also designed for various other companies such as Brutus Monroe, Honey Doo Crafts, docrafts, Sunshine & Bee Designs, Tattered Lace, as well as guest designing for Altenew.
Easy Layered Easter Card + Free SVG
Sarah is a Cricut crafter and card maker from the UK. She LOVES designing SVGs (especially layered 'mandala' designs), creating Cricut papercraft projects and experimenting with the Cricut Design Space software!
Amazing Alcohol Ink Techniques
Hello creative friends, so glad you are here! I was introduced to paper crafting from a mom in a play group I was a part of. I immediately fell in love and began obsessing trying to learn new techniques. After over 10 years of learning and experimenting I now love teaching other creatives learn new techniques and dig deeper into their own creativity so they can create with confidence.
Mirisha has been a faithful crafter for as long as she can remember. Growing up in Virginia, her first project was sewing by hand, which was taught to her by her grandmother. Through the years she’s dabbled in many crafts from painting, scrapbooking, jewelry, sewing, and wreath design, just to name a few. Mirisha indeed has a passion for creating.
It's been about 7 years since she created a card, and as of last year through inspiration, that spark was reignited. Mirisha has had the honor to be a guest designer for Hero Arts, Waffle Flower, and is currently a part of the Miss Ink Stamps design team.
Residing in North Carolina, she is the proud mom of two fur babies, Molly and Heaven, and enjoys using her crafty gift to inspire others by teaching local DIY classes, creating candy buffets for her company, Sweet Girls Candy Buffet, and is an event designer for Royale Events Charlotte. In her spare time she enjoy’s singing on the gospel choir and volunteering at her church, shopping, and watching movies with popcorn on the side.
You can check out Mirisha’s blog at www.thediaryofbellerose.com and the following social media platforms, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube at The Diary of Belle Rose.
Robin Marshall Clark
Ink Blending and Resist - The Perfect Card Making Combo
Hello everyone! I’m Robin Marshall Clark but you can call me The Delta Crafter. I have been a craft lover since I was a child and crafting has always been an outlet for me. In my 20s, I channeled my time and efforts into other things, which left me little time for crafting. In the early 2000s, I found myself right back in love with crafting through scrapbooking. That spun off into other fun things like vinyl projects, planning and bible journaling. As the years passed, I found myself doing less scrapbooking and more card making. I continue to do many of the other crafts, but card making has risen to the #1 spot on my list. There’s so much enjoyment for me in creating and giving the cards I make by hand.
Crafting With April
I have been crafting for many years using various mediums and now I use my Cricut machine in every project but I want to do something for everyone with or without a cutting machine. I will be teaching you a technique that has been around for many years. I call it water marbling aka Turkish marbling. It’s a simple fun technique using acrylic paints on cornstarch water, with watercolor paper. They make gorgeous card panels and more. I hope you can join me for some fun crafting time.
Get the look with LIMES!
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. She has developed her easy, 5-step LIMES method to help analyze an inspiration piece and then translate it into something completely unique. It's easy to remember, easy to use and easy to create something that is beautifully your own!
Ways To Stretch Your Supplies
Mary Polanco is a long-time crafter, beginning her journey with cardmaking in 2007. She has a diverse style from clean and simple, to interactive, to mixed media. Her love of all things crafting are evident as she shares a variety of content on her YouTube channel and other social media platforms. Mary is married to her husband, Jose, and they have two children together. She is also an Active Duty member in the United States Air Force, getting ready to retire and spend more time in her craft room.
Interactive Pop Up Card
When I was a young girl I used to sit on the carpet at my grandparents’ house with a huge scrapbook on my knees looking through it with amazement. These albums, created from scratch by my grandfather took my imagination to faraway places and sparked my creativity years later.
When my first son was born my grandfather suggested I would create a scrapbook to document his life. I was bit by the scrapbooking bug and the rest is history.
Today I'm a versatile designer and artist, who dabbles in various crafts from scrapbooking and altered art to mixed media and card making. I teach online classes, sell eBooks and have two memberships. I share projects and designs on my very successful YouTube channel and social media.
Simple Birthday Cards
Hi! I'm Karen and I am the person behind Cards Stamps and Ink! I am a Cardmaker located in Toronto, Ontario Canada! By day I am in Information Technology and am responsible for System Development. Crafting is my getaway and I love trying new products and colouring until my heart's content!
The Versatility of Digital Stamps in Building Scenes
Maartje discovered card making in 2018 and was immediately hooked. She especially loves to color, with Copic markers being her favorite medium. She also likes to work with other mediums, such as watercolors or colored pencils, to change things up once in a while. Getting herself out of her comfort zone, is one of the things she loves to do. Not only with mediums, but also with different styles, and using clear stamps vs digital stamps. This keep things interesting and exciting, and allows you to discover all the wonderful things in the world of cardmaking.
Clean and Simple Creations
Hello! My name is Laurie Willison! I have been Cardmaking and blogging for almost 15 years over at Soapbox Creations. During this time I have served on numerous design teams, was crowned Stamping Royalty in 2011, designed a few products and have been able to share my love of stamping through teaching many classes! I am excited to be back at Card Maker Success Summit to share a new project and pass on some tips along the way!