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. Christy Q says:

    Congratulations, Nina!! What a wonderful accomplishment! I love your videos because they are so helpful, easy to follow and detailed! i have learned so much about coloring from your videos and I no longer throw my projects in the recycle bin because they actually come out really well. It’s all because of your videos!! Please keep sharing them as I don’t know what I’d do without them!

  2. Kim says:

    Thanks for sharing your talent with us Nina. I have watched most of your videos today! I love all your tips and love the color combinations you use on your cards! I can’t wait to see more!

  3. Stephanie T says:

    Nina-Marie…I’m so glad that I found your blog via one of the recent hops. Your videos are inspirational and instructional, and you bring a fresh spirit to learning–not to mention sharing your many creative and artistic talents. Good wishes for many more subscribers in the coming year.

  4. Astrid says:

    Thank you for sharing your inspiring videos! Lots of great ideas and fun techniques to learn and try to “case”. Congrats on reaching the 8k subscribers milestone!

  5. Joanne Tiffany says:

    Wow Congratulations on 8K! Your videos are so inspiring. Thank you for the opportunity.

  6. Marianne B in AZ says:

    congratulations on reaching 8,000 followers! I am one of those who have recently subscribed to your channel. Your cards are so well done and always look so nice. I am so happy to have found your channel!

  7. Lisa Shireman says:

    WOW! 8K Subbies! Congratulations! 😀 I enjoy your videos. Thank you.

  8. ZAJAREEN says:

    Congratulations !! Wish you get to 10k soon ❤❤

  9. Margot Perry says:

    Congratulations! Love your vendors! Thank you for sharing all your videos with us and making card making less intimidating! 😊

  10. NatQuebec says:

    Congrats ! Thanks for the chance to win.😊 Lovely cards, by the way 😊💙💚

  11. Arlene K says:

    Congrats, Nina!! Love your videos!!

  12. FD91354 says:

    How fabulous! I love your videos. You are always to bright and cheery.

  13. Marina says:

    Congratulations on the you tube growth! I love watching your videos, I love to learn some new techniques from you and get some card inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Amber MacMurtry says:

    Congratulations Nina! 8k subskribers is an awesome milestone! I have to tell you we love your videos in our house. I love how inspiring I find your creative style to be & have learned lots of new techniques from you, but the real reason is because of my 3 year old. My son is non-verbal & has vision issues, so he doesn’t respond much to TV or screen visuals, but he loves your voice in your videos! He perks right up as soon as you start to talk and listens intently and “responds” vocally in his way throughout the videos. It’s the cutest thing ever, so obviously we watch you a lot-lol. Thank you so much for the chance to win one of these surprise goody bags! You are so generous and talented! Wishing you continued success! You’ve got two loyal followers here :-)

    • ninamarie says:

      Hi Amber! I am so touched by your comment; I do not have any words to say other than that it makes me so happy to hear how much my videos have an impact on your family. WOW. I wish I could give your son a hug; children are such a special miracle and gift, I love kids. Thank you SO much for telling me your story; hearing it was so wonderful and truly humbling. Sending hugs to you!! <3 :)

  15. Arianna Barbara says:

    Wow! Congrats on your 8K subscribers, dear Nina-Marie! You deserve it!
    I love your creativity and your colouring!!! Your cards are masterpieces!!! Love them!!!

  16. Angela Fergusson says:

    I love your videos – they are always so fresh and inspiring. I also love the way you explain the techniques and thought process behind your designs. Congratulations on reaching 8000 subscribers!

  17. Lisa Coville says:

    Congratulations on 8000 YouTube viewers!!! 🎉🍾 Love your videos, Nina-Marie ❤️ Keep inspiring!!

  18. Brenda Kuder says:

    You did a great job on coloring those flowers. I have only been into the zig markers for a short time.

  19. Marjorie DUMONTIER says:

    All these cards are awesome and might be made out of scraps, they definitely don’t look as leftovers !! Thanks so much for your generosity !


    Congratulations, Love your work, I´ve learned so much from your videos, since I´m new at cardmaking; hope you get mor suscribers and a lot of success

  21. Melissa Saxon says:

    Congratulations on 8,000 subscribers!
    I always look forward to see what you come up with next.
    Thanks for all the inspiration!

  22. Iryna says:

    Congratulations! Wishing you more and more subscribers and a lot of inspiration!

  23. Kimberly S says:

    Lovely cards as always. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us and for giving us a chance to win!

  24. Amanda Sharman says:

    It’s amazing what you can come up with using scraps and rejects from previous projects. Love the cards.

  25. Loly Borda says:

    Congratulations! I love watching your videos, you always inspire me! TFS and Thanks for the chance!

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