While I wait to take photos of more recent projects, here’s a throwback card that remains one of my favorites. I hope to recreate a couple more soon since I still have the same materials. . . . #thelittlewhatnotshop #constantlycreating #yourock #guycards #masculinecards #cleanandsimplecards #stickles #retiredstampinup #fussycutting #bandstanddsp #hamblyoverlays

Yellow Tim Holtz Floral Collage Paper Notecard

A simple get well card using a 6” washi roll from Tim Holtz.

I’ve been in a yellow phase, which is very odd for me. I used Tim Holtz’s Floral Collage Paper for this notecard, accented with DCWV patterned paper (Lemon Flower stack) and an Anna Griffin sentiment. #thelittlewhatnotshop #constantlycreating #getwellcards

Embrace Today Stampin’ Up Flowers for Every Season

“Embrace Today” fast and easy card using the Flowers for Every Season packs, Thick Whisper White cardstock, and some retired Crushed Curry baker’s twine. I can help you make your own! . . . #thelittlewhatnotshop #constantlycreating #stampinup #stampinupdemonstrator #fastandeasy

Experimenting with Shading


I really am learning something. I never think I’m very good at shading, but I like how this turned out. Just goes to show that we should try things even when we’re unsure and give ourselves permission to learn or make mistakes. This embossed die-cut used to be all white. I used two colors of Dauber Duos and five colors of different brands of chalk inks (including a purple!). Looking forward to seeing what I do with it on a card. 🙂 #thelittlewhatnotshop #constantlycreating #chalkinks #colorbox #dauberduos ##powderpuff #ingvildbolme #purplebluegreen #cardmaking #diecuts #flowers

A Scrappy Kind of Card


Used up some regifted scraps for this one, as well as Stampin’ Up ribbon and Martha Stewart pearls. It’s blank on the inside. Love how it turned out! #thelittlewhatnotshop #constantlycreating #notecards #scrappycards #blackberrybliss

Stampin’ Up’s Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin June 2020


I have several cards to share with you soon, but I thought I’d show a picture of my just-out-of-the-mailbox “Box of Sunshine” Paper Pumpkin Kit for June. I’m excited to get started on it!

Stampin’ Up Three Cheers for You with a Twist


Created this tonight for a custom order – a twist on one of the cards in the recently retired “Three Cheers for You” card kit from Stampin’ Up, using two of the stamps that came with it. I like my card better than the original! #constantlycreating #thelittlewhatnotshop #2020gradcards #graduationcards #2020 #threecheersforyou

Throwback “You Send Me Soaring” Card (Stampin’ Up and DCWV)


I have another throwback card for you today from a few years ago. I’ve decided that I need to make another one! I used Stampin’ Up cardstock for the base and DCWV patterned paper for the background. I stamped the sentiment on a miscellaneous set of tags that I had to cut out, using the stamp set The Sky Is the Limit from Stampin’ Up. I used white Liquid Pearls in the plane’s trail so it would look like clouds. I edged the matched patterned paper with Baker’s twine for some dimension and definition. I finished off the card front with brads in the sentiment tag and die-cut gold corners from a Spellbinders die set. The inside of the card has more DCWV specialty paper, hand-punched holes in the borders, and the sentiment from The Sky Is the Limit set.
#thelittlewhatnotshop #constantlycreating #masculinecards #loveandromance #dcwvpaper #stampinup

Throwback Card—One of My First Designs! (for Elva)


I have a throwback card today from 2013 (I’m sorry that the edge is cut off—it wasn’t an Instagram-required square photo!). This was one of the first cards I ever made, and I created it for a friend who told me it would go into her keeper box. Since she has since passed away, I just may make another in her honor. I matted Creative Memories stickers and used Ranger’s Glossy Accents on certain spots on all three images to highlight them. And as it was one of my first cards and I had a lot to learn, I tried to put black flocking on the sentiment and also stamped it a wee bit crooked. Oh, the things I’ve learned since then! 🙂

Inside of the Friendship Refreshes the Soul Card


Since the previous post bumped over from one of my automatic setup things, it didn’t post the inside of the card. So here you go! This goes with the blue-flowered friendship card posted this morning on my blog. I stamped on vellum and heat-set it and then matted it with the same colored vellum from the front of the card. I then fussy-cut a little flower from the DSP and added it to the top with a tiny pearl. 🙂