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