PicsArt: Fuzzball Birthday Card

PicsArt Birthday Card by Maria Byrd at

While I was playing with the cute Fuzzball, I ended up taking pictures of him.  Then, I found myself downloading PicsArt app which was quite easy to use.  Its filters and other tools allowed me to create a 'digital art' version of the original photo. From this, I crafted a birthday card for spring season.

Avery Elle + Altenew: Viking Amaze Card

Avery Elle + Altenew Viking Amaze Card by Maria Byrd at

Fell in-love with Avery Elle Viking stamp and die-cut when I saw it online a few weeks ago.  When I first used the stamp, the ink beaded up and made spotty impressions as a result. So, I gently washed it with dish detergent and pat-dry with paper towel. I then carefully cut out the sentiment (inside the viking's beard) using an X-Acto blade. This allowed me to use a sentiment from Altenew Floral Frame.

Penny Black: Butterfly Love Card

Penny Black Butterfly Love Card by Maria Byrd |

Butterfly Love Card for Valentine's Day has lots of hearts and sparkle! As you can tell by now, I use different brands from my stash and is fond of shiny/sparkly touches.  The sentiment is Penny Black True Love die-cut from a ruby red glitter paper and the background paper from DCWV The Far East Stack.

Inkadinkado + Ellen Essentials: Puppy Sparkle Card

Inkadinkado Dog & Ellen Essentials Sparkle Card by Maria Byrd at

Sparkle Pup is my first attempt of creating a card specifically for challenges, unlike my first post Love You card which I made for Valentine's day.  So, this one required a bit of thought (ha ha ha)!  Ultimately, the themes of pet and sparkle stood out.  The card is super sparkly in person, but tricky to catch it on picture.