Figures and Butterflies Mixed Media Cards

It’s been quite a busy time for me the last few months. I fell rather sick early March and was pretty much useless around that time. And I had a month-long trip in the US at the end of March. But I’m back now with a bunch of mixed media cards that I’m going to send to several folks I met in Portland.

I participated in a mail art exchange and the theme was “figures”. I immediately thought of numbers when I saw it because I’m quite a literal person. As I was working on the cards, I thought of checking out the Simon Says Stamp challenges, and lo and behold, the Monday Challenge was themed “We’ve Got Your Number“, where you just had to add a number anywhere on your project. What a coincidence!

As you can see, I have many numbers all over the background. The butterfly was lightly inked with Distress Inks and fussy cut from an old Kaisercraft stamp.

I created the background on a white 12×12 cardstock and simply tore scraps out of scrap paper, threw on a bunch of Distress Paints and Stains, added Texture Paste and sprays, stamped a few “number” related images here and there. I used a stitched rectangle die to cut it out.

I made 12 of these mini cards (I think it’s around a 4-bar card size) and have another 3 cards to make as I have 15 recipients to send to. Fun!

Hello with Butterflies Handmade Card

Here’s another card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with the theme “Use More than One Die or Punch”.

This card is made up of various die cut elements and the only thing that’s not a die cut is the watercolor background and vellum strip. I contemplated adding more gold on the card but didn’t want an overly shimmery / bling type card so I kept it simple.


Traveler’s Notebook Process – Weekly Insert – 001

Surprise, surprise! I’m back with another traveler’s notebook process video and this time in my weekly insert. I have been thinking of uploading two to three videos per week because I’d like to cover other crafty things I enjoy too, namely cardmaking and scrapbooking.

Let me know what you think about more videos and what you’d like to see too.

Hope you enjoyed the video and thanks for watching!

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Traveler’s Notebook Mixed Media Layout – Lego Batman

The husband and I watched Lego Batman around the time it was released in Malaysia and of course, I had to do a layout in my traveler’s notebook. The movie was awesome! It had so many funny jokes and pop culture references that my head couldn’t keep up after a while. But still a fun watch!

On a side note, my insert is getting really, really chunky and I haven’t reached the middle yet. It’s a little worrying. I’m prepared to remove the staples in the center spine if the need arises.

Anyhoo, have you watched Lego Batman and what did you think about the movie?

Hope you enjoyed the little process video and thanks for watching!

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Direct link to video > https://youtu.be/CGfBVFUKDj0

Traveler’s Notebook Flip Through and Updated Setup

It’s been absolutely ages since I last uploaded a video but I wanted to film my latest traveler’s notebook setup. I’m using it as a creative journal and am starting to enjoy it more. I never used it regularly before because I was trying to set it up as a planner but it didn’t work out for me.

As a journal though, I’m free to stick all sorts of things inside. Even doing mixed media when I feel like it.

I hope you enjoy the video of this flip through and do let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. Thanks so much for watching!

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Direct link to video > https://youtu.be/PiBDsA4PdB0