Saturday, May 4, 2019

Triple Time Stamping Coffee Card

Hi All! 

While this technique is not a new one it is a new one for me and I love the way it turned out. I am going to try to explain it here in this blog post but if you would like a video tutorial please let me know and I can create one! :) 

The 'ingredients' are:
Off White American Crafts Cardstock
  • 2" x 3-1/4"
  • 3" x 4-1/4"
  • 4" x 5-1/4"
Chocolate Brown American Crafts Cardstock
  • 2-1/4" x 3-1/2"
  • 3-1/4" x 4-1/2"
  • 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" (fold for card base)
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
A piece of twine or string to wind around the card a few times.
A Button.
Temporary Adhesive.

I took the off white card stock and stacked the 3 together centering them and used the temporary adhesive to keep them together. 

Next I stamped my images onto the off white cardstock using the Vintage Photo Distress Ink. 

After I let the ink dry I removed the panels and layered them onto the brown cardstock as shown in the photo. Before adhering the last panel onto the card base I wrapped my twine around several times and then fed the ends through the button and tied a bow. I then applied that layer to the card base. 

And there you have it! A super easy to make card that I think looks amazing! Perfect card to give a gift card to your friends favorite coffee shop!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Mike Fernholz

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Make Digital Paper with Digital Stamps from Sparkle N Sprinkle & a Notepad Holder From Dreaming Tree

Today I am bringing you a video I did for Crafter’s Castle and this months Sponsor Sparkle N Sprinkle.

I also have a YouTube tuturial on how the digital paper was created as well as this adorable notepad holder. 

For this project I am using the Spring Floral's Digital Stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle and I am going to show you how I created my own digital paper using 3 images from Sparkle N Sprinkle as well as how to create extra panels for an SVG design from Dreaming Tree. Thank you for watching. I invite you to visit Crafter’s Castle Blog and enter this month’s Challenge at Please visit this month’s sponsor, Sparkle N Sprinkle Products used in today’s project: Sparkle N Sprinkle: Spring Florals Digital Stamp: Dreaming Tree: Free Notepad Holder: Favorite paper for Print and Cut and printing Digital Paper: Visit my Amazon Store for all the other supplies used: Here are links to Crafter’s Castle Design Team YouTube channels where you will find more creativity and inspiration! Janie Rinta Jeanie Ellis Tasha RJ Mike Fernholz Rebekah Wiebe

Thanks for stopping by!

Mike Fernholz

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Free Diagonal Window Frame Card

Hi Friends!

I made this card to showcase the stamp of the month for Anthony's Paper Craft. If you make a purchase of the Butterfly 1 Stamp Set and this stamp set is in your cart your order will ship free. See site for details!

The diagonal window fold is not my idea and I found several tutorials on YouTube on how to create it without a cutting machine but each time I did it by hand I just never got the results I wanted.

I decided that I needed to get more precise and just make an SVG that can be re-produced the same way each time ease. And I have that SVG for you below!

I started by stamping the background onto the card base using a purple ink with the Large Wood Background stamp from Anthony's Paper Craft. I stamped the middle of the Butterfly Stamp set in the center of the smaller yellow square and then again on a scrap piece so I could cut out the butterfly in the center, add glitter and pop it up. For the sentiment I used one from a new set from Anthony's Paper Craft; Floral Greetings. To finish it off I embossed the thinner purple banner to give it a little more dimension.

Video Tutorial

I am going to make this free to everyone. Minus the butterfly cut out as I just did that by hand. I just ask that you follow me on YouTube and or my blog so that you don't miss out on more freebies! And if you want to tell a friend, that would be great! Please send them the link to this post! ~Mike

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Mike Fernholz

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Crafter’s Castle YouTube Video Hop featuring Sparkle N Sprinkle!

Hello everyone and welcome to Crafter’s Castle YouTube Video Hop featuring Sparkle N Sprinkle! It starts today, Saturday March. 2 , and goes through Friday March 8, 2019, giving you plenty of time to watch all 5 design team members videos. There are links below to the design team’s HOP videos.

Please head on over to my YouTube channel to see this video and to enter the giveaway.

Thank you for HOPPING along with us!

DT Line-Up

Please visit our wonderful sponsor, Sparkle N Sprinkle

Thank you for watching. I invite you to visit Crafter’s Castle Blog and enter this month’s Challenge at

Products used…
Butterfly Greeting Card SVG by Dreaming Tree:
Showers of Tulips Stamp Set:
Ultra fine Glitter Sunny Daze:
Embossing Powder Raspberry Tart:

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Thanks for stopping by!

Mike Fernholz

Monday, January 28, 2019

Heart Card and Stenciled Background


I was able to pick up some stencils the other day at our local Tuesday Morning and was excited to try them out.

I first started off my stenciling my backgrounds. For both I used Distress Inks in the colors Worn Lipstick, Peacock Feathers and Squeezed Lemonade. Boy do I love these colors together.

I stamped in black Versafine and used clear embossing powder which gives the black such a nice deep shine. I also stamped it onto some water color paper but after doing a few tests it was apparent it wasn't working out.

So I decided to stamp the image on the striped background and fussy cut it out.

Then all I had to do was glue the hearts over the other ones and it was a done deal. I love how it came out. Added a few sequins and the layers to the card and sentiment, which I covered with the Worn Lipstick so it matched.

Please let me know what you think of this card. This was actually my first time stenciling and I am in love!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mike Fernholz

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Anthony's Paper Craft February 2019 New Release Blog Hop

Today I have something special! Not only do you get to see the card I made using a brand new stamp set from Anthony's Paper Crafts (APC), but you also get to see what some of the other designers have made as this is a blog hop!

APC is releasing 12 new stamp sets in February so we have a sneak peak at some of the stamps. Make sure you keep an eye out for my release video over on my YouTube channel scheduled for February 2nd where I will showcase each stamp set and the samples made by all the designers. (Link below).

So this is the card I made and I really love how it turned out!

I started with this beautiful tile stamp and colored it in using my alcohol markers, Touch Five.

I then used Versamark ink and some clear embossing powder to give this a really shiny look. I used the ink pad directly to the panel, poured on the powder and heat set it. 

I decided to make this into a shaker card so die cut a frame and my sentiments. As you can see the frame was originally going to be black but I decided after applying it, I wanted it in the purple color I ultimately ended with. 

I used several foam squares and trimmed them narrowly and made a well for my shaker elements.

I then applied my clear acetate window and the frame I made using the purple cardstock and a banner die. The last thing was to adhere my sentiments and this card is complete!

Thank you for visiting today! Please make sure you take a moment to leave me some comments below, I really appreciate it!

Don't forget to visit the other designers as they have some amazing cards to share!




Thanks for stopping by!

Mike Fernholz