Today I'm sharing a bright and colorful, any occasion card, using a digi from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez.

I started this card by sizing the image to 4 1/4" x 2 7/8" and printing it out onto a sheet of 80 lb. Neenah card stock.

Before I started coloring, I picked out the Hello Sunshine paper pad by Doodlebug from my stash. Then I chose Copic colors that coordinated with the papers to color the image.

Once I had the ice cream stand all colored, I fussy cut the image. I also cut out the white space within the image with an Xacto knife.

I went through the paper pad and gathered a few of the patterns I thought would look nice layered together. Then I picked the scalloped frame dies from Lawn Fawn to add a frame around the image.

After I decided on all the layers, I glued everything down with liquid glue and popped up the image with foam tape.

For the final step, I added the card panel to a 110 lb. white card stock base.

You can find this SWEET 🍦 digi here:


Thanks so much for stopping by!

-Jenni :)


Digital Stamp:

Ice Cream Stand:


The Hello Sunshine collection is no longer available, but any Doodlebug collection would definitely work, here's an alternative:

Hey Cupcake:


A2 Layers Dies:

Stitched Scalloped Rectangles:

Hello and happy Sunday! I hope everyone had a nice 4th of July weekend. :)

I am sharing my latest card using a stamp set from The Sassy Club called Moon Child. This card turned out to be a sparkly rainbow explosion! 🌈🌟✨

To get started, I stamped the image onto a piece of 80 lb. Neenah card stock with Gina K. black amalgam ink. Then I used copic markers to color in the image.

Once I finished coloring I moved onto the background. I cut down another piece of Neenah to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and used washi tape to secure my starburst stencil. I used mermaid lagoon, picked raspberry, squeezed lemonade, and spun sugar distress oxide inks to create a rainbow, which I blending with my blending brushes.

When I made it all the way around the panel, I shifted the stencil to reveal the white space and blended on some more squeezed lemonade and spun sugar.

Next, I used an embossing stylus to add white dots across the entire panel. Then I did the same with some unicorn Stickles to give the appearance of stars.

I set aside my background to dry and fussy cut my image. Then I made an A2 110 lb. card base and moved on to the sentiment.

I had a Laurel Burch stamp set with a sentiment that read "Count the nights by stars, not shadows" which I wanted to heat emboss in white onto a banner. However, the font was a little too small to get a clear impression.

After several attempts, I just wrote out the sentiment with a white gel pen onto a pink card stock banner, which I cut out using a Lawn Fawn banner die.

I used foam tape to pop up the colored image and used liquid adhesive to add the banner underneath.

For the final step, I embellished the front with three sparkly, flat back stars and then attached the panel to the card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)




Moon Child:

Laurel Burch Birthday Corners:


Everyday Sentiment Banners:


I'm sharing another project today for the Thoughtful Story Team using Thoughtful Studio's Emerald Tessa paper collection.

I had recently colored up the adorable images from the Let Love Grow stamp set, designed by Helen Dardik for Waffle Flower, with Emerald Tessa in mind. I like to think of them as little garden sprites and thought they would add a nice pop of color in a garden full of greenery.

To start, I stamped the images onto a piece of 80 lb. Neenah card stock with Gina K. black amalgam ink. I used Copic markers to color in the images and then fussy cut them out.

I brought in a bunch of dies from my collection for the card fronts and sentiments (listed below) and started to lay out my patterned green papers.

For my first card, I used a piece of ephemera from the paper collection as my sentiment and layered some gold foil card stock behind it.

I took a few different green patterns and die cut some garden foliage pieces. I cut a couple from gold card stock as well, and layered them behind the sentiment strip.

Finally, I added my colored image on top of that.

Since this next little sprite was covered in strawberries, I used the colors pink and green to match. I layered a border, cut from the Emerald Tessa heart pattern, on top of a piece of pink card stock.

I added the image to the center of the card panel and then added the 'HELLO friend' die cuts on the top and bottom of that, which I cut from some white and gold foil card stock.

For some extra embellishments, I cut a bunch of tiny hearts from the gold foil card stock and sprinkled them across the front.

This card come together pretty quickly when I realized that the feather pen in the ephemera sheet fit perfectly in the arms of the blueberry character. I cut away a piece of the pen image so that it would fit around the arm of the character and glued it down.

I cut an A2 purple card stock panel and layered a green patterned piece on top of that to leave an 1/8" border.

Then I used a word die from Simon Says Stamp that looked hand lettered, and laid it out onto the card front so that it seemed like character had written it.

I glued everything down with liquid adhesive and added some more gold foil hearts trailing behind the image.

For my final card, I used a double stitched rectangle die on an A2 white card stock panel.

I cut some more foliage from my patterned card stock and added it to the white panel along with my colored image.

The sentiment was cut with the same die as my previous card, out of some gold foil card stock.

I glued everything down with some liquid adhesive to finish this clean and simple card.

Then I created four A2 card bases using 110 lb. white card stock and attached each of the card fronts.

I think these cards turned out super cute and the fun green patterns were the perfect pairing for the little garden sprites!

If you're interested in purchasing this kit for yourself, you can click this link to head to the thoughtfulcollective shop.

And of course, you can find other Thoughtful digital paper collections here:

You can also use coupon code THOUGHTFULJENNI for 15% off on the ShopThoughtfulStudio Etsy shop!

You can find more creations from me and the rest of the Thoughtful Story Team on Instagram and Facebook @thoughtfulstudio, as well as following the hashtags #madewiththoughtful and #thoughtfulstoryteam.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

-Jenni :)


Paper Collection:

Emerald Tessa:


Let Love Grow:


Hello Friends Word Die:

Gallery Frame #1:

Say What? Gift Tags:

Just Stitching Double Rectangles;

Oh Hello There Die:

Rose Garden Thinlits:

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I Love bright colors, cute critters and creating fun handmade projects.

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