Cardmaking, EBE by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen

And Many More with Guest Jess McAfee

Today we’re thrilled to welcome guest artist, Jess McAfee to the blog. Jess’ fabulous designs caught our eye, and we think you’ll love her style as much as we do.

Hello crafty friends, it’s Jess McAfee here! Today I’m so excited to be sharing a fun birthday card featuring the And Many More stamp set from the June Essentials By Ellen Release.

I started by die-cutting an A2-sized stitched rectangle using alcohol-friendly cardstock. Next, I stamped the ampersand and accompanying sentiments with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

Now it’s time to get inky! I love Catherine Pooler’s Pucker Up, It’s a Boy and Serenade and decided to make them a combo. Using a stamping block and the solid ampersand image in the set, I very carefully applied each colour and stamped it inside the outline image.

It’s time to stamp and die-cut our little party! Lawn Fawn’s Tiny Birthday Friends are a perfect fit. Once these cuties are coloured in, it’s time for my favourite part, arranging the scene. You will notice the little cat is at the very top – that’s where you will find mine in the wild!

When I was happy with the placement, I adhered everything into place using a Lawn Fawn Glue Tube and added a mini foam square on the Pinata Player. Mixing and matching different layers of dimension creates a nice polished look. 

To finish off the card, I added Glossy Accents, Crystal Stickles and coordinating sequins. I love combining a few small added details, together they create a large impact on your card design.

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Crafty Hugs,


If you’d like to see more of Jess’ beautiful work, you can find her at @jess.mcafee on Instagram.

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  • Reply Barbara-Jean Kubik July 11, 2021 at 3:34 pm

    Adorable card!

  • Reply KarenAnn July 14, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    Sweet and simple!

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