Happy Wednesday Crafty Friends! Today we have a beautiful card & video tutorial by Nicole! And I have created a banner for my new craft room to share today! We hope you enjoy today’s inspirations that will inspire you to create!

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We are very excited to share a brand new video tutorial with you by Nicole! Nicole creates amazing CAS cards with step by step instructions on how to make a card! So grab a cuppa as they say here in Australia and enjoy the video! Take it away, Nicole!

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“Hi Stampers! Nicole Picadura here with a brand new card to share. Don’t you sometimes wonder how you can get the most use out of the stamp set with full of greetings? I know I do – so today, I thought it would be fun to share a card focusing on sentiments. Lots of them!

I really like this I Love You Because Stamp Set, because it is filled with great sentiments you can use for different occasions. It is such a versatile stamp set that you will get a lot of bang for your buck! I took out different colors of ink pads, mostly focusing on some Spring colors, and decided to do some sentiment clustering.

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I stamped the “I Love You Because…” sentiment in black since that would be a main focus in the cluster, and took out different greetings from the set and stamped them in different colors around the main sentiment. This is a great way to bring different colors into a project without using too many elements. Best way to keep the card clean and simple!

Before I finish the card, I decided to stamp a couple roses from the Vintage Roses Stamp Set in light gray to add a bit more dimensions to the card, and finished it with clear sequins to add some subtle sparkles.

Hope you enjoy today’s tutorial! Thank you for spending some time with us and make sure to check back tomorrow!

I Love You Because Stamp Set
Vintage Roses Stamp Set

Next up is something I have been working on the last few days. Two weeks ago, I moved my craft room into the main part of the house. Before than, I was in a room off of the garage, separate from the main living area. Although I loved the space, I didn’t like the creepy crawlies that I kept finding. And finally said no more when I went to grab some ribbon and found a huntsman spider, the size of my hand, in my jar.:/ After that day, I refused to enter into the craft room or create for the last few weeks as I didn’t know what I was going to find.

So…a few weeks ago we changed the toy room into my craft room. Today was the second time creating in my new space. I am still tweaking a few things, as I found once you start working in a new space some things just didn’t work where I put them! I will be sharing photos on Instagram & Facebook soon!

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Here’s my new banner that will go into my new craft room! I also purchased “Inspire” letters to hang on the wall next to this! I am so excited how it turned out.

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I used our new Vintage Floral 6×6 paper pad and some wooden banner blocks that I purchased back in December. I first traced over each banner with the paper and adhered my paper using some decoupage glue.

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After the glue dried, I added our Scallop Border Crochet Trim to the top of each banner.

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6 scallop circles and 6 circles were cut out using my big shot. After distressing each circle, I then stitched around the circles. I love the effect that this creates.

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My Silhouette Cameo cut out each letter perfectly! Love that machine! I used extra heavy card stock that I received as a gift this year from my brother-in-law. He is in the printing business and gave me some off cuts of cardstock.

Tip: To get the glitter extra thick on each letter: After the first layer of glitter & glue had dried, I then painted glue over the glitter again and sprinkled more glitter of the top of this. The effect is amazing and super thick, perfect for making my banner really sparkle!

Here are close-ups of every letter! Smile

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I loved creating each letter individually with its own decorations. I cut out the butterflies using my cameo. The ribbon is from our store and I used some brass trinkets that I had in my drawers. I am not sure if I will add anymore as I love the simplicity of this banner. What do you think?

Thank you for stopping by! Please leave a comment. It means the world to us receiving your feedback about today’s video tutorial and my banner.

We will be back tomorrow with more inspirations and crafty ideas! A special thank you to Nicole for creating such a great CAS card and tutorial!

With love, Joanna



Paper Pad: Vintage Floral Paper Pad

Flowers: IBS Mixed Flowers

Crochet Trim: Scallop Border Crochet Trim, IBS Pink Ribbon

11 thoughts on “A New Video Tutorial & Shabby Chic Banner

  1. Janis in ID says:

    OH MY WORD!!! I had never heard of that kind of spider, so I had to look it up. I WISH I HADN’T. I expect nightmares for the next month!!! OH MY WORD!!!! If I found one of those in my craft supplies…..I would move my craft room to a different CONTINENT!!!!! I suggest you do the same! EEEEEK!!! Can you tell that crawlies and I don’t get along???? Esp ones that are the size of small cats! (Shudder…)

    The banner is lovely, but I still wonder what might be hiding behind those incredibly gorgeous pieces!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  2. Robyn Oliver says:

    Hi ladies…what a great idea to use all the sentiments Nicole, way to go I’m onto that one. And Joanna your craft room banner is fabulous…I see you stitched all the letter background papers to the die cuts – excellent job and cheery glitter letters…me and glitter everywhere 🙁 . Love seing your daily posts and thanks for the great inspiration from everyone.

  3. Martha H. says:

    I love Nicole’s card! Your bananer is simply beautiful. Io. Love all the pretty elements you added to it. I wish I had a bigger craft room so I can hang one up too!

  4. Shirldelites says:

    Nicole’s card is so simple but so effective,and your banner
    must look great in your new craft room, Joanna. I love it
    just the way it is.

  5. marcelle baldwin says:

    Wow. love the CAS sentiment card!!! Great way to use your stamps! Oh, that banner is super cute, just gorgeous!!

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