Category: Tutorials


Do you need a birthday card?  I created this one with the hilarious Birthday Wit stamp set and a little Brusho®Crystal Colour!

I was really excited to see that Stampin’ Up! has added the Brusho®Crystal Colour to their line-up and couldn’t wait to give it a try.  I started out with a simple application for the background of that very funny greeting!

TIP:  The very first thing you should do is poke about 2-3 holes in the lid of each container to avoid ending up with those tiny crystals all over your working space.

Then, you can cover them with a small piece of tape to keep them from “escaping”.

It is recommended that you use Shimmery White or Watercolour Paper for this technique.  Apply a few drops of water, sprinkle the crystals and then use an Aqua Painter to spread them around.  Let it dry and then stamp the image over top.  Presto, a really great, instant background!

Here’s a video showing a few ideas for using Brusho®Crystal Colour.

Have fun with this and Happy Stamping!


Good morning and my apologies for being short on posts this week.  I have been working on a tutorial for you to create this “waterfall” gift card holder.



You will need to cut 2 pieces of Cherry Cobbler card stock at 5-1/2″ x 10″.  Score the long side at 4″, 6″ and 8″ and then trim from the top to 2-1/2″ so you end up with 2 triangular pieces that looks like the picture below.


Apply the Tear & Tape adhesive as shown above and attach both pieces so you end up with a long piece as shown below.


Now add the Designer paper of your choice ( I used This Christmas DSP).  You will need 2 pieces each that measure 2″ x 3-1/2″ , 2″ x 4-1/2″ and 2″ x 5-1/2″.  Adhere them with SNAIL adhesive and then trim with your Paper Snips.


Create the inside pocket using Whisper White card stock and then add the Tear and Tape to the back on 3 sides so you have an opening for the Gift Card.




Once you have adhered it to the centre of the card you will need to create a band to keep it closed.  I used a 1″ x 11″ piece and fitted it over the closed card to make the folds.


Use Tear & Tape Adhesive a shown to ensure that the band is secured and won’t come apart.


Once you have completed the band, create a cute tag to place on the centre.  I used one of the great verses from the Tin of Tags stamp set.waterfall-gift-card-holder-finished-www-cynthiascreativecorner-com

And, there you have it.  Something for you to do over the weekend!

Here’s the full list of all the products I used.

Take care, stay warm and Happy Stamping!


Good day to you.  I thought you might like to check out this fun technique from Stampin’ Up!  The video shows you how to add colour to the beautiful textured Fancy Frost Specialty Designer paper.

Great video isn’t it?  This is a fun technique and you can use it on any project that you’re working on.

The Fancy Frost Specialty Designer paper is part of the Year-End Close-Outs sale and is going away very soon.  Make sure to check it out in my Online Store.  While you’re there you might like to check out all the other great sale products too!

Here’s the LINK for you.

Take care and Happy Stamping!


Today I paired the lovely Basket of Wishes photopolymer stamp set with the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series paper to come up with this pretty card.


There’s a little colouring here using the awesome Blender Pens and ink pads and I have a little tutorial to show you of how I got the scalloped edge. (In case you don’t have the scalloped edge punch).  I also followed along with this week’s Mojo Monday sketch – fun!

I took the Blooms & Bliss piece and applied a strip of Tear and Tape Adhesive onto the back.


Then I punched out 8 circles using the 1/2″ circle punch and began applying them to create the edge.


I always have a couple of sets of tweezers in my tool kit to help place those small items.  Here are the next 2 steps to completion of the edge.


I found that it was easier to start in the middle and build the edge from there.


And, Voila, the finished edge!

Here’s the list of products for you and Remember that this Designer Series Paper and others are on a special Buy 3 Get 1 Free until Oct. 31, 2016.

Blender Pens

Big Shot

Glue Dots


Give this edge tutorial a try and Happy Stamping!

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