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 Felicia says:

    I’ll bet it will be 9k soon. Thank you for the inspiration.

  2. Avatar Marlies says:

    I love watching your videos. Always done so nicely and easy to follow directions.
    To many more subscribers soon.

  3. Avatar Susie mcpherson says:

    Awesome cards and congrats on your 8000 subbies thank -you for a chance to win

  4. Avatar debbie says:

    congratulations Nina!! your tutorials are awesome. i love how you explain everything yiure doing even on your fast forward videos!! These are great tips for using up all those scraps hanging around. Thanks.

  5. Avatar Jonna Larsen says:

    Congrats on the milestone.I just love your colorfull inspiration, learning a lot from you. Thank you for the opportunity to win this giveaway!

  6. Avatar Bonnie R says:

    Congratulations on 8k+ subscribers. Well deserved. You are very creative and inspirational. Thank you.

  7. Avatar Adriana says:

    That’s aan lot of subscribers, wow! Great to see how you use your leftovers onze these cards. Thanks for showing!

  8. Avatar Stacey Graves 3 says:

    Congratulations on 8k subscribers, I’m sure your channel will continue to grow. You have great content and make amazing cards. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Avatar Cindy says:

    Congrats on 8000 subscribers. I always look forward to your videos. Here’s to another 8000

  10. Avatar Holly Graham says:

    Thank you for all the inspiration, and I’m happy to see your channel keep growing! Keep the ideas and inspiration coming!

  11. Avatar Mary Farrington says:

    Love all 3 of these cards so so cute. I try to use scraps a lot. Thanks for the opportunity- congrats on 8k

  12. Avatar Amanda Duarte says:

    Congratulations on this amazing milestone!!! I always love to watch your videos and really enjoy your tips and creations. Thank you so much for a chance to win this awesome giveaway. It’s very generous of you!! Congrats again!

  13. Avatar Nicole Seymour says:

    I love your energy. You are so much fun to watch.

  14. Avatar Marja van Renswoude-Morsink says:

    Congratulations on reaching 8000 subscriber’s! Well done. I love you’re video’s. Hope you reach 10.000 subscribers soon. I’ll be watching 😉

  15. congrats on all your subbies. I have a bin, i call projects in progress. this is where I put all stuff I;m not quite happy with,, didn’t end up on the card etc. I call it quarantine for my projects. after a few months i dig through the things in the bin and usually find, they were not as bad as I remember and either use them or toss them or give them away. thank you for the prize, I don;t expect you to send it internationally, that’s super expensive, remember the candy corn saga? lol

  16. Avatar Cathy M says:

    Nina-Marie – I love watching your videos – always full of inspiration! Congrats on 8000 subscribers… I’m sure it won’t be long until your next milestone. Wishing you the very best!

  17. Avatar Stacy V says:

    Nina, Thank you for inspiring me to get back into card making! Your art is amazing and your recommendations are always spot on. Scraps are little bits of unborn beauty.
    P.S. I ❤️ Critter cards too. 🤗

  18. Avatar Juni Nez says:

    Congrats on reachinh 8k subs. your cards are always colorful and I enjoy watching your videos.

  19. Avatar Ruth says:

    Great use of your leftovers. I am very good at storing mine but not so good at using them :( You have inspired me to try to do more.

  20. Avatar Eileen Robertson says:

    Beautiful cards! I also try to use my scraps but they aren’t half as neat as your alphabet one! Congrats on 8,000 subscribers, that’s awesome!

  21. Avatar Flo says:

    I like how you took scraps and turned them into such beautiful cards. Your videos are very informative and you make it seem so easy to do.

  22. Avatar Jessica S says:

    I love your videos congratulations on all your followers. Thank you for sharing your ideas & giving me inspiration. Thank you for the opportunity to win this giveaway!

  23. Avatar Josie Gooderham says:

    Thanks for another great post, I find your work so inspiring :-) Hoping you have a great day.

  24. Avatar Tami Stolk says:

    Nina, thanks for taking the time to make the video you make. I enjoy watching them.

  25. Avatar Chris S. says:

    Great idea to use up scraps. I have a lot that I have saved and can use for these types of cards. I enjoy your videos. Thanks for sharing.

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