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 Mia says:

    Thank so much for all you tips and ideas! Love your videos.

  2. Avatar Melissa T says:

    Awesome!! Congrats!!

  3. Avatar J Beran says:

    8000 subscribers…wow! That’s fantastic. You are so very talented and such a joy to watch. While I’m nowhere as talented, I do try your techniques and have fun with them. Thank you for the inspiration. And, congratulations!

  4. Avatar Lytona says:

    I love your you tube videos. I’ve subscribed and watch them all. Thank you for your inspiration!!!

  5. Avatar Linnea Sundstrom says:

    congrats on your milestone!!

  6. Avatar Susan Huffman says:

    Congrats on 8k subscribers!!! I love watching your videos & cane to your channel for the monthly Simon Says Stamp kit inspiration, but love all your videos & the talent you have! Thank you for sharing so much inspiration with us!

  7. Avatar Laura Chiesa says:

    Congratulations!! I really like your work!

  8. Avatar Lorie Brunner says:

    I love everything you do!!! Where did you get the cubbies for your ink pads? I need a couple of those! Congrats!!

    • ninamarie ninamarie says:

      Hi Lorie! (I emailed you also to make sure you see this); I got those from Organize More, which is a family run business. I am going to be sharing a video on them (hopefully very soon!). I really love them; very high quality units and well worth buying! Mine were custom built because of my shelves being the size that they are; very long and narrow. Mike from Organize More is a great guy to work with and did a great job in designing and building units that fit on my shelves perfectly. I cannot recommend them enough!!!

  9. Avatar Elsbeth Colon says:

    Wow, congratulations and thank you for the inspiration.

  10. Avatar Kim Botello says:

    WOW! 8000 subscribers, CONGRATULATIONS! I’m very happy for you, you deserve it. You work very hard putting out several fun, informative & inspirational card a week. Every card is fresh & new, way to think outside the box. I read about you on your blog, you have done so much in such a short time. It’s very hard to make a living in art, you should be very proud, I am really impressed. Keep on creating, I see you doubling that subscriber number real soon👏🏻👍🏻

  11. Avatar Debbie Rumpza says:

    Lovely cards as always. I love your video tutorials and your blog with the giant photos of your cards… I love being able to see all the details on your blog. Congratulations!

  12. Avatar Kathy Wenger says:

    HELLO, Nina 8k subscribers is awesome. I love to watch your videos, your ideas and techniques are so inspiring to me. I appreciate your talents and your time that you dedicate to us.

  13. Avatar michelle sullivan says:

    Love seeing your videos as they always make me smile! TFS your tips! Congrats on reaching 8K subscribers!

  14. Avatar Suzanne B. says:

    I so enjoy your videos. Congrats on 8K subscribers. You are very creative and fun to watch.

  15. Avatar Linda Marie says:

    Love your colorful, creative style! Always amazing and inspirational! Congrats on your 8k subscribers!

  16. Avatar Michelle Halcomb says:

    I love the altenew card… enjoy your YouTube channel… congrats on your 8k!

  17. Avatar Audrey says:

    Well deserved Congratulations! Love your leftover cards… I can’t bare to toss extras, and mine are going to come out today. Thanks!

  18. Avatar Natasha says:

    Congrats on your 8k subscriber milestone! Your videos are always so inspiring and easy to understand. It encourages me so much to make cards even when the techniques I try to do don’t always come out the way I want.

    Can’t wait for more videos! ^^

  19. Avatar Samantha P. says:

    Congrats on 8K subscribers! I really enjoy watching all your videos and all the creativity you share!

  20. Avatar Cindy Thick says:

    Congratulations on the 8K subscribers. I love watching what you make and learning some techniques. I love the roses card and that die would make great embellishments for scrapbook pages also. Thanks for the inspiration.

  21. Congratulations on 8k subscribers! Your videos and cards are fantastic so thanks for taking the time to share your creations!

  22. Avatar Jane Crisci says:

    Congratulations on your 8000 YouTube subscribers. You are such a talented artist and I truly enjoy watching your creations come to life on the screen. Thank you!,,

  23. Avatar Tina Cuetara says:

    Congrats on the 8k. My fave card was the 2nd one but as always all were great ideas and tips. Thank you for sharing.

  24. Avatar Judy says:

    Congratulations on 8K subscribers! I always have card leftovers–thanks for the inspiration about how to put them to good use.

  25. Avatar Isabel Guimaraes Ferreira says:

    Congrats on 8k subs, you deserve it! You’re a brilliant creative asset for all the company’s you guest design for !!! ♡♡♡♡♡

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