Winter/Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!

Hey guys!

When I saw the announcement that Coffee Loving Cardmakers would be a Winter/Holiday themed coffee lovers blog hop (say that three times FAST) I just knew I had to participate!


I won an Instagram contest sponsored by Elle’s Studio and the prize pack was chock full of goodies from Elle’s Studio Let’s Eat and Cienna collections.  Combine that goodness with a throwback holiday stamp set from Elle’s Studio and a card was born:

Merry Christmas 2015 Card Elles Studio JustTyra

I super love it (is that even a sentence?)! I have followed Elle’s Studio for quite some time now and I think their collections are super fab! Thank you very much Elle’s Studio!

Check out the entire blog hop HERE.

Sending you off with crafty wishes and washi tape dreams!

xo, Tyra


Grateful For You

Happy Thursday! One more day until the weekend! Do you feel the same way? I’m checking in to share a card I created for the sake of creating, inspired by this sketch.


I’m grateful for family, friends and this wonderful crafting community I discovered.  I’m looking forward to spending some time sharing some of the design team work I’ve been working on over the past month.

Take care. xo, Tyra

Featured Post: Clique Kits and Anything Goes!

Happy Saturday! I’m busy at home keeping warm, doing laundry and hanging out! Today I am featured over on the Clique Kits blog, with projects created from the newest kit, J’Adore!

Happiness Library Pocket Clique Kits Tyra Babington

Head on over to the Clique Kits Blog by clicking here! And use the code TYRA10 for 10% off anything in the store! Take care! xo, Tyra

A “Cut” Above The Rest, featuring Sweet Stamp Shop

Hey Crafty friends, today I want to share a few ways I use my metal nested dies to make a statement.  I’m featuring Sweet Stamp Shop’s Enjoy Calligraphy set — it’s truly a go-to set when you need to create quick and easy cards: Enjoy_Calligraphy__07272.1405390711.386.513   The quotes are in so dreamy, I used one of my dies from a “nested” set to crop out a cloud scene: die cut cloud scene justtyra

To make this card:

If you can Dream Sweet Stamp Shop JustTyra

Super Fast and easy! Drawing off of the inspiration of this quote, I use a metal balloon die to create the same impact in a slightly different way:


Sweet Stamp Shop Enjoy Calligraphy Stamp JustTyraHave you noticed a theme here? I used the quote as a source of inspiration for using the cloud paper and the balloon die.

Stop by the Sweet Stamp Blog tomorrow for a two more fun techniques with metal dies that I’m sure will make you dust off your die sets. Take care and thanks for stopping by! xo, Tyra

A little more Awesome News….And a release

Hey There,

I’ve been gone a little while, enjoying college football, which included two trips to Notre Dame, so my blog has been a little quiet while I enjoyed the company of friends, fall and football.

Now that I am back I have even MORE crafty news to share! I am joining the Sweet Stamp Shop again as a Design Team Member!


And today happens to be Sweet Stamp Shop’s Release Day, featuring new sets HERE.

If you are stopping by from the Sweet Blog, I have more cheesy goodness to share with you:

Cheese Please Card JustTyra for Sweet Stamp Shop_edited-2

And how about a gift tag?

Cheese Please Tag JustTyra for Sweet Stamp Shop_edited-1

This card and tag makes the perfect set for a foodie gift! Thanks so much for visiting! I look forward to bringing you more calorie free sweetness from the Sweet Stamp Shop very soon!

Honor Society Challenge…Wild and Free

Hello It’s Tyra and today I will share some of what I made with my latest Clique Kits  Kit Haul . The theme is “Wild and Free” and so I thought I would create a few cards and add in a few feathers here and there.  Here goes!9457536_orig Happy Days Card Clique Kits August Release Just Tyra

For you card makers out there, this kit is packed with a ton of goodness to create cards to your heart’s desire.  Even the packaging is beautiful.  I created the middle feather from packaging used for the wood hearts.

In the second card I reused the gold polka dot washi tape from some of the embellishment packaging for my card.

Thank You Card Clique Kits August Release Just Tyra

Thanks so much for stopping by! xo, Tyra

Clique Kits

Smile for the camera!

Hi, it’s Tyra and I’m playing along with Moxie Fab World’s Clicking Cameras Challenge. I created the following card using  Amy Tan’s Camera embossing folder from her Plus One collection and Core’dinations card stock. After embossing the card stock, I used We R Memory Keepers Sweetheart Distresser to highlight the embossed cameras.

If you are ever challenged with using textured card stock in card making, just pair your card stock with “heavier”sentiments and embellishments.  For example, I decided to use die cuts to complete this card. I used a camera file cut from my Silhouette.  The Smile sentiment is from my own line, CraftSwag (available soon).  A little sequin “dots” the i in the smile sentiment.  I adhered the panels at an angle because, well, it just felt right 🙂 .

I was a bit more wordy today, but I hope you enjoyed stopping by!

xo, Tyra




Hey crafty people!  Today I’m playing along with the latest Runway Inspired Challenge. Here is the challenge picture:

louis vuitton


And here is my take on that cute outfit:

HB2U card JustTyra_v2

I decided to create a “Happy Birthday card, using card stock from Allison Kreft for the base, added a layer of vellum with a few holes punched here and there, and finally letters from Pinkfresh studio. I also emphasized lines (stripes) in this card, similar to the seam lines in the jacket that flow into the crease lines in the pants.  And yes, I’m still using sequins (sequins are still a little trendy, right?).

Take care and thanks for stopping by! xo, Tyra







CraftSwag MiniWorkshops

Hi It’s Tyra and I’m excited to announce the first CraftSwag MiniWorkshop: The Four Ls of Card Making Design.  

Four Ls of Card Making Design

This fun workshop is for you if:

  • You are suffering from creative burnout

  • You want to infuse your design with your own inspiration.

This mini-workshop will share easy techniques for inspired design and card making.  Jumpstart your creative flow with tips on finding inspiration, easy layout ideas and more.  Bonus cutting files and design worksheets are included with class!

Check out the course and free sample lesson here!

Happy Birthday Confetti Card

Hi, I’m back! I’ve been away traveling for work and for fun.   Also, the weather has improved here (it was 70 degrees yesterday!) and I thought it would be a good idea to get the kids and I out for fresh air!  So, in other words, just living life 🙂

Today I’m playing along with the latest Curtain Call Challenge: Confetti Crush:

confetti crush challenge


Who doesn’t like Confetti? Here is my take on this fun challenge:


When I think of confetti, I think of a crazy, fun time and I tried to express that feeling in this card design.  Do you feel like partying now?

Also, I have another fun fact to share — The “happy” and star cuts will be offered in my very first CraftSwag MiniWorkshop — so consider this a sneak preview! The first Mini-Workshop will share simple techniques on how to jump-start your creative flow.  The CraftSwag Classroom will open May 2014! Keep me in your thoughts as I nervously begin this new adventure!

As always, thanks  so much for stopping by the blog! Take care and have a wonderful weekend!  xo, Tyra