Author: Christy Reuling

(VIDEO) Pig Out with Christy

Hey friends, it’s Christy here with a sweet scene using our new Spring Challenge as inspiration! This one stars one of the adorable piggies from Pig Out and his little duckling friend from┬áSinging in the Rain. I wanted to make it a birthday card, so I also added in images from an oldie but a goodie, Pig Day. I colored all the images with Copic markers and trimmed them out with the matching dies. All of the coloring was done to match our newest challenge over on Instagram, which you can enter using the hashtag #hellobluebirdspringchallenge. This challenge starts...

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(VIDEO) Tree Neighbors Birthday with Christy

Hey friends, it’s Christy here with a sweet card using the adorable Tree Neighbors. This set is definitely one of my top favorites. I just love all the woodland critters and that beautiful tall tree. I wanted to turn this one into a birthday celebration, so I also pulled in accessory images from Party on the Farm and Cake Time. All the images were tamped in black ink, colored with Copic markers, and trimmed out with the matching dies. Since the tree is actually designed for use on a slimline card, I simply stamped the top two thirds of...

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(VIDEO) Forest Fawns with Christy

Hey friends, it’s Christy here with a super sweet card using our Forest Fawns stamp set. I think these darling deer work great for any occasion, but especially for a love-themed card, like an anniversary or Valentine’s Day. I colored them and a few of the accessory images with Copic markers and trimmed them out with the matching dies. Then I watercolored a simple background using Speckled Egg and Stormy Sky Distress Oxide Inks. I die cut the Gallery Frame #2 — one of my favorite dies of all time — out of some patterned paper. I popped that...

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(VIDEO) Carried Away with Christy

Hey friends, it’s Christy here with a sweet card that works great for Valentine’s Day, an Anniversary or just a general occasion for someone you love. This one stars the dog and fox from Carried Away, along with the birds from Flying High. As I was creating this card, it reminded me of the old Disney classic, The Fox and the Hound, which I loved as a kid. I colored the image with Copic markers, turning the birds into doves to go with the love theme. Then I trimmed the images out with their matching dies. For the background,...

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(VIDEO) Page Turner Christmas Edition with Christy

Hey friends, it’s Christy here with a scene taken out of my own life. One of my favorite Christmas pastimes is reading by the light of the Christmas tree. There’s just something about those twinkling lights that makes the story come alive and seem even more magical. So on this card, I wanted to capture that feeling, by combining stamps from Page Turner, Cozy Christmas Eve, and O Christmas Tree. I also wanted to go with a non-traditional color palette, so I did everything in pastels. I colored all the images with Copic markers and trimmed them out with...

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