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 Pat Thornton says:

    So many leftover pieces in my stash…now I have ideas of what to do with them. Thanks for all your videos. I learn something from everyone of them!

  2. Avatar Stephanie Beckman says:

    Congrats on your 8k!! You’re such an inspiration, I’ve learned a lot from you!! Thank you for your videos and kindness!

  3. Avatar Marie Jordan says:

    Lovely cards and great use of “leftovers!” It’s so easy to tell you love what you do and it makes us crafters want to make more cards and learn new techniques and explore new products. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  4. Avatar Aroa says:

    Congrats on 8k! I love your videos, cards, how you explain – it’s easy to follow.

  5. Avatar Delia says:

    Congrats! It’s always fun to watch and learn from your videos and I like that you don’t just do voice overs. You always have a smile on your face and it’s easy to see you love what you do and that’s contageous. :)

  6. Avatar Cassie D says:

    Congrats on 8k! That’s a wonderful accomplishment. Love your videos and the new format :)

  7. Avatar Tiffany Roberts says:

    Congratulations!!! 8K subscribers is AWESOME!!! Thank you for the inspiration you always share!

  8. Avatar Elaine McDonald says:

    Loveyour videos and ideas….very good instructions and visuals….thank you for the videos and giveaways

  9. Avatar Anny says:

    I look forward to your videos every time! You are a great inspiration , especially for beginners like me :) Also fun just to hear your excitement about the card you’re making! Makes me want to go into my craft room and create!

  10. Avatar Doris Moore says:

    Good morning Nina 😀
    Congratulations on 8K subscribers!!! I Love everyone of these cards! I can’t believe they were made from your scraps. I don’t really save the things that don’t make it into a card… I think your scraps are a lot prettier than my scraps!’ LOL, thank you for the giveaway, and Congratulations again 😁 Doris

  11. Avatar Kira N. says:

    Congratulations!! I love watching what you create! I especially love how you take the time to sit in front of the camera…it feels like I’m crafting with a good friend :) Keep up the awesome work!!

  12. Avatar Jen Brewer says:

    Thanks for the inspiration! Congrats on the 8000 subscribers,I am sure it will continue to climb!

  13. Avatar Pam says:

    Congrats on reaching 8000, love all your videos and always look forward to seeing more from you!

  14. Stunning use of colour on that Halloweeny card Nina. And I love you how incorporated the French Bulldog in there! Congratulations on reaching 8K subscribers on your channel. Your videos are so professional and you seem so likeable, it’s no surprise! Here’s to another 8K in no time :)

  15. Avatar Karen Keltner says:

    You are so cute and sweet and so talented. I always look forward to your videos. Those three cards are perfect!

  16. Avatar bev p says:

    First: congratulations on your milestone! I am not yet a subbie, but I watch all your videos. (Maybe I should….if all of us who aren’t subscribed but watch every day sign up, you could hit 10,000 by next week!) I am laughing at the topic of the video as I am sitting at my desk watching you while going through a box of ancient Christmas cards and cutting out the elements I like best. My idea is to turn them into gift tags for my daughter-in-love’s sisters. They have been so wonderful to invite me to Thanksgiving dinner, which would be a great time to give them the tags. That’s the goal, anyway! Thanks for all the wonderful tips and tricks I have learned from you, and congratulations again!

  17. Avatar Dale says:

    Love your cards. Congrats on 8000 subscribers. Keep it up!!

  18. Avatar Mary says:

    Congrats! Thanks for sharing!!!

  19. Avatar Linda Whitaker says:

    Nina-Marie, first of all CONGRATULATIONS on your 8000 followers. How absolutely wonderful. I knew you’d be right up there with all the other greats in your professionals.. Loved your cards as usual. Hope you have a great week.

  20. Avatar Sonja K. says:

    I´d like to enter this give away as well – Thanks for giving us the chance to win some of the products you like to work with !
    Thanks for all your videos – and all the informations about the products you use, this is very helpful to also find them here in Germany for example !
    All the best – have fun – and keep up your awsome work !

  21. Avatar Barb Borja says:

    Nina Marie, congratulations on reaching 8,000 subscribers on YouTube. You are always so happy and chatty, showing your wonderful ideas and techniques. Again, congrats!

  22. Avatar Patricia Robinson says:

    Congratulations on reaching 8,000 subscribers! The cards are lovely, especially the Altenew rose one. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  23. Avatar Dawn Becker says:

    Congrats on 8 thousand subscribers enjoy your you tube videos very much!!

  24. Avatar Karen Gerek says:

    Congrats on your milestone Nina! It’s fabulous that your blog is growing. I have really enjoyed seeing how your blog has been changing; you’ve made it more welcoming by talking “directly” to us. Love to see your face! These card ideas were so inspiring. Great way to use up the pieces that we all toss on the side and “say” we’ll use on something else and never do. Now I’ll have to actually follow through like you did! LOL

  25. Avatar Katheryn Thames says:

    Congratulations on your achievement! It’s no surprise to me that 8,000 plus folks have subscribed to you, your videos are well made, and you are a good teacher for techniques. I fully expect to see your count continue to rise.

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