3 Card Ideas + 8K YouTube Subscribers Giveaway

8K YouTube Subscriber Giveaway | Nina-Marie Design

Hello everyone! Thanks to so many of you, I recently passed 8 thousand subscribers on YouTube! Wow. It is so amazing to see my channel grow in such a short time… all thanks to each of you that follow my work. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate that!

As a special thank you to all of you, I am giving away two goodie bags that are each filled with fun products I love!

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment here on this post and I will draw the winners Oct. 2nd! Giveaway is open to both US and international.


8K YouTube Subscriber Giveaway | Nina-Marie Design
8K YouTube Subscriber Giveaway | Nina-Marie Design
8K YouTube Subscriber Giveaway | Nina-Marie Design

I recently made three cards just for fun… all of them feature some new products that I loved and wanted to use. I also tried to incorporate many scraps and leftovers from previous projects. Do you ever have things you create that you don’t end up using on a card? I do all the time! I save all of them and today I challenged myself to make use of some of them!

8K YouTube Subscriber Giveaway | Nina-Marie Design

My first card features quite a few of those leftovers and scraps… The background you see behind the pup was done with an ink smooshed Distress Ink technique. I then layered a piece of cardstock over top of that background, which was a leftover die cut negative. A while back I had die cut the Memory Box Urban Uppercase Alphabet set from some dark gray cardstock. After cutting the letters, I had been left with this negative which I thought looked really cool; so I had saved it. I think it fits perfectly with this card.

8K YouTube Subscriber Giveaway | Nina-Marie Design

That cute French Bulldog is a new die from Simon Says Stamp, along with the Together sentiment. I in-lay die cut all of these elements together with scraps of paper. My scrap bin has been getting a good clean-up lately, as I’ve made a few cards recently using lots of scraps. See a couple more ideas below:

8K YouTube Subscriber Giveaway | Nina-Marie Design
8K YouTube Subscriber Giveaway | Nina-Marie Design


8K YouTube Subscriber Giveaway | Nina-Marie Design

My next card features the recently-released STAMPtember Exclusive set in collaboration with Wplus9 called Humble and Kind. I love it! For the flowers, I watercolored these using a few Zig markers on Tim Holtz watercolor paper. The sentiment was from WPlus9’s Basic Greetings die set and I was again able to break into my scraps to die cut the word “thanks”.

8K YouTube Subscriber Giveaway | Nina-Marie Design

I recently had picked up the super-cute Stretched Sentiments stamp set by the Ink Blot Shop and there is the word “bunches” included in the set in a playful, handwritten font. Because I have a bunch of flowers on this card, I thought this would be a fitting sentiment; so I white heat embossed the greeting onto a scrap of yellow cardstock.

Finally, the purple card base behind my watercolored flower panel was heat embossed with the Simon Says Stamp Lattice Grid background stamp. One more detail was the addition of a few dots of Nuvo Jewel Drops in the Sea Breeze color.


8K YouTube Subscriber Giveaway | Nina-Marie Design

One more card to share! This one features a few Altenew products that I really like; the Rose Filament die set and the Birthday Greetings stamp set. I die cut the flowers from scraps of white cardstock and colored them with Copics. I used B00 and B02 for the flowers and YG11, YG45 and YG67 for the leaves.

8K YouTube Subscriber Giveaway | Nina-Marie Design

With the Your Next Stamp Bold Happy Birthday Words die set, I cut the word “happy” from navy blue cardstock about 4 times and layered the pieces together. On the top layer of stacked letters, I added a bit of shading along the bottom for a bit of shading; giving the effect of an ombre. I white heat embossed a supporting sentiment using the Birthday Greetings stamp set and popped that up onto the card with the word “happy”.

8K YouTube Subscriber Giveaway | Nina-Marie Design


A big thank you again to everyone for being so supportive and following my word… I hope you will be entering the giveaway! I will be back again soon with more to share… until then, see you soon!



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205 Responses

  1. Avatar Cherryl Sabado says:

    I loved watching these kinds of videos where you use scraps and leftovers!!! Thank you for always inspiring me on my own journey in creating cards and other craft projects! Love watching all your videos!
    And congrats on your new milestone!

  2. Avatar Marge Y. says:

    Since my early period in cardmaking I’ve been watching your videos and gettint lots of inspiration from them. Love your card styles. They are pretty, full of vibrant colors, and always up to date. I especially love to see you are using various mediums . As a starter stamper, I can’t quite good at using media other than inks, your tutorial gave me more infos on using nuvo mousses, nuvo drops, pencils, zig markers, etc.. Congrats on your 8K followers. Thank you.

  3. Avatar Colleen Pepper says:

    Love the creative use of scraps. I’m definitely inspired to pull my box out and have a play. Congrats on the milestone!

  4. Avatar T Yoshida says:

    Thank you for sharing your Card Creations & Techniques/Tips. Congrats on reaching 8K subscribers :)

  5. Avatar Candy says:

    Great cards!!

  6. Avatar Stephanie W says:

    Congrats on 8k subscribers. That’s fantastic!! Thanks for showing us how you use those things that didn’t make the original card. You do such beautiful work!!

  7. Avatar Caren C. says:

    Congratulations! And thank you for the giveaway change!

  8. Avatar Julie Harlow says:

    Congrats on 8k subscribers, it’s well deserved, and sure to keep growing. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  9. Avatar Leanne in Cali says:

    I always love to see what you come up with and enjoy watching your fabulous videos showing how you create such wonderful cards! Thanks so much for sharing with us!!

  10. Avatar Judith Killian says:

    Such great cards. Gives so many ideas.
    Truly wonderful! Thank you for this amazing chance.

  11. Avatar Alexa says:

    Great cards and inspiration!

  12. Avatar Alexa says:

    I save stuff also. I’m inspired to go through it and create!

  13. Avatar JaNet Wise says:

    Congratulations Nina on 8,000+ subscribers! That’s truly an amazing accomplishment however no suprise because you are absolutely fabulous! I wanted to personally thank you for sharing your time and talent with us you truly are such a beautiful inspiration! Your SSS October Card Kit video inspired me to subscribe to the kit for the first time and I know I will not be disappointed! You always explain everything in great detail and I appreciate that! I never feel that you rush your videos in anyway and it’s always clear you love what you do and you are a natural teacher! So honored to be part of your subscribers and blessed to have the opportunity to be entered into your giveaway! I am currently trying to rebuild my craft supplies after I lost everything in a house fire last year and on a very limited income as I was diagnosed with cancer a month after the fire so it’s been difficult to say the least but I know I will get there and now with the subscription to the card kit from SSS it shouldn’t be long. Lots of hugs and blessings for continued success of your channel!

  14. Avatar Lora Schnuckel says:

    I always love watching your videos. I get new ideas all the time. Thank you for them and a chance to win some goodies.

  15. Avatar Valerie Edwards says:

    Loved all the ideas. Thanks so much!

  16. Avatar sheron egolf says:

    I really like your cards. I always like what you do with color. It’s so well thought out and balanced. Thanks for all your hard work, I always look forward to your videos.

  17. Avatar Pratigna Shah says:

    Nina, we don’t just like your videos, we love them! I’ve learned so much from you and your videos. Thank you!

  18. Avatar Lori says:

    Very creative cards. I do save some scraps and reuse them, i always think there has to be a way to use them on my cards! Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Avatar Susan goldweber says:

    Tfs your talent . Fun to watch

  20. Avatar Katherine Rabuffi says:

    Nina, as usual, you present us with so much fun and creativity!!!! The card with dog and heart. .I would never think to use all the color and inventive ideas yet its really a great and different card! Thanks for all you do!!

  21. Avatar Karen Tatnall says:

    Thank you for all your inspirational videos. I love watching and learning. You are very talented. Excited to see what you are doing in October.

  22. Avatar Becca Neeley says:

    Congratulations on reaching this huge milestone! 8k subscribers is an amazing accomplishment! Thank you so much for the chance to win some crafty goodies.

  23. Avatar T Yoshida says:

    Hi Nina, Thanks for sharing your Card Creations & Techniques/Tips! Congrats on reaching 8K💜

  24. Avatar Pat Hobbs says:

    So happy for you reaching 8,000 subscribers. I love how your videos explain things in a way I can understand and try. Keep up the good work!

  25. Avatar Meghan G says:

    liked the cards thx 4 a chance to win

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