Hello! Lisa Spangler

triangle-singleLisa Spangler spotted a “triangle trend” and decided to apply it to her cardmaking tasks at hand.  Here’s what she writes in her blog (using our wonderful TCW222 Triangle Mosaic) Picture 1






Have you noticed the triangle trend? Seems like it’s popping up everywhere these days whether it’s home decor, fashion, and most of all — cardmaking! So when I spied this triangle template I just had to get it and play!

I just adhered white cardstock to a piece of scratch paper with removable adhesive, then taped the template over top with some washi. Then I went to town sponging on Distress inks in squeezed lemonade, perfect peacock (from the Spring Seasonal Distress pack), spun sugar, and raw persimmon (from the Fall Seasonal Distress pack). I used these sponge daubers to apply the ink — perfect to get in small spaces!

triangle-stencilThat was so fun that I couldn’t stop there — just had to do another! This time I used the template twice: first I made one layer as before, then I moved the template to cover up the completed triangles and added another layer, then I misted the whole shebang with Perfect Pearls and water. Ta dah!  triangle-double

Just love how this came out! I didn’t want to take away from the triangle goodness on either card, so I finished them off with a hello from my Dymo label maker and a fabric Smash tab – love those too, especially how the pinked edge is actually *little* triangles! hee.

And I love these colors together — kinda reminds me of the desert you know? Like in West Texas or New Mexico. Sun, sky, and rocks. So pretty.

And! I made some more cards with the tempting triangle template too — this time using it as a mask and misting it with Mister Huey’s! Will wrap those cards up and show you soon — can’t wait!

We can’t wait either, Lisa. Please keep us posted!!


Martha Richardson









Martha Richardson has been a longtime groupie of ours. So I was so happy to find her blog post showing how she creates papers that she later uses in her layouts and projects.   Here is a photos of some of her background papers just waiting to be cut by her Vagabond and Sizzix dies.

















Click here to read more about her process and see some creations!!


















Have a very Merry Christmas from the TCW elves and I. Enjoy.

Using Embossing Powders

Today’s art is for those of you who think our templates can only be used with “messy” mediums like spray inks or paints. Here’s a perfect example of a perfectly clean way to use the triangle template:

This wonderful layout by Ali Edwards combines the triangle template with white embossing powder to create a stunning effect. If don’t want to take out your embossing powder, you could even use the templates with a lighter background and a dark-colored ink pad.

If you want to see the step-by-step instructions for this layout, please visit Ali’s blog. Have you combined ink or embossing powders with your templates? If so, please share in the comments, we would love to see your creations!