Saturday, March 25, 2023

Making Marbled Card Backgrounds in Procreate


Card Backgrounds - Sorbet


Check out my new marbled card backgrounds!  These colorful backgrounds are holographic and sized perfectly at 4 x 5 1/4 inches for cards.  We have several colors in the shop with more to come soon.


Card Background - Mesmerizing

Ready to make your own marbled designs?

Here is a fun and simple way to create your own marbled backgrounds in Procreate using the Liquify tool:

  1. Create a new canvas in Procreate and choose a background color that will complement your marbled design.

  2. Select the "Ink" brush from the brush library and choose a color for the ink that contrasts with the background color.

  3. Use the ink brush to create random shapes and lines on the canvas. These will form the basis of your marbled design.

  4. Create a new layer by tapping the "+" icon in the Layers panel. Use the ink brush to create another set of random shapes and lines on this layer.

  5. Tap the "Layer" panel to bring up the Layer options. Select the top layer with your new shapes, and then tap the "Liquify" option.

  6. Use the Liquify tool to warp and distort the shapes on the top layer. Be sure to try the different options available in the tool.  This will create a marbled effect as the colors blend together.

  7. Adjust the pressure and size of the Liquify tool as needed to achieve the desired effect.

  8. Repeat steps 4 to 7 with additional layers to build up your marbled design.

  9. Once you're satisfied with your marbled design, you can add additional details or effects, such as textures or gradients, to enhance your artwork.

  10. Export your marbled art by tapping on the "Share" button and choosing "Export as PNG."

That's it! With Procreate's Liquify tool, you can create unique and interesting marbled designs by distorting and blending your ink strokes. Experiment with different brush sizes and shapes to create your own custom marbled art.


Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Cutting Stickers in Silhouette Studio



Art Stickers - Shamrock

These cute new stickers are a blend of colorized vintage images and new hand drawn artwork by me.  These stickers are so fun to design!


Have you ever wondered how to cut your own stickers?  If you have a Silhouette Cameo or Portrait cutting machine, it is super easy.  See below for step-by-step instructions.  

Art Stickers - Rainbow

These fun non-traditional rainbow stickers are super cute!  The tiny, colorful flowers are included as well.

Sure, here's a step-by-step guide on how to cut stickers on a Silhouette cutting machine:

1.     Open the Silhouette Studio software on your computer and create a new document with the size and orientation that matches your sticker design.

2.     Import your sticker design into the software by clicking on "File" and choosing "Open" or by dragging and dropping the design file into the workspace.

3.     Adjust the cut settings by clicking on the "Send" tab on the top toolbar. Select your material type, thickness, and blade settings. Make sure to do a test cut to ensure that your settings are accurate.

4.     Prepare your Silhouette cutting machine by turning it on and connecting it to your computer with a USB cable. Load the cutting mat into the machine and adjust the rollers to fit the width of the mat.

5.     In the Silhouette Studio software, click on the "Send" tab again and choose the correct cutting mat size and orientation.

6.     Place the sticker paper onto the cutting mat with the adhesive side facing down. Smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles.

7.     Load the cutting mat into the Silhouette cutting machine and press the "Load" button.

8.     In the Silhouette Studio software, click on the "Send" button to send the cutting job to the machine.

9.     Wait for the machine to finish cutting your sticker design. Once the machine has finished cutting, press the "Unload" button to remove the cutting mat from the machine.

10.  Carefully remove the stickers from the cutting mat and use them as desired.

That's it! With a Silhouette cutting machine, you can easily and accurately cut out your sticker designs. Remember to always test your cut settings and to handle the cutting machine and materials with care.

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Drawing Stickers in Procreate



 Art Stickers - Spring Floral


Hello my crafty friends!  I have been super busy creating a fantastic new line of sticker designs.  These are perfect for card making, scrapbooking and especially planners.  

These and my other fun designs are available in my Etsy shop and my website. Take a look!


Art Stickers - Dragonflies


Here is some information to get you started drawing your own designs in Procreate.  You need an iPhone or iPad and the Procreate app to get started.


Here's a step-by-step guide on how to create sticker designs in Procreate:

1.     Open Procreate and create a new canvas by tapping on the "+" button at the top right corner of the screen. Choose the size and resolution you want for your sticker.

2.     Start designing your sticker by using the tools and brushes available in Procreate. You can use the drawing tools to create shapes, add text, or draw illustrations. You can also import images or photos to use as a reference or as part of your design.

3.     Once you're done with your design, create a new layer by tapping on the "+" button in the Layers panel. This layer will be used to create the outline for your sticker.

4.     Using the Selection tool, select the part of your design that you want to turn into a sticker. Tap on the "Transform" button and choose "Freeform" to adjust the size and shape of your selection.

5.     In the Layers panel, tap on the "N" icon to access the "Edit" menu. Choose "Stroke" and select the thickness and color of your sticker outline.

6.     Create a new layer below your sticker outline layer and fill it with the color or pattern you want for your sticker.

7.     Merge the sticker outline layer and the sticker color layer by swiping left on the sticker color layer and tapping "Merge Down."

8.     Add any finishing touches to your design, such as shadows or highlights.

9.     Export your sticker design by tapping on the "Share" button and choosing "Export as PNG."

10.  To use your sticker, import it into your preferred messaging or social media app that supports stickers.

That's it! With Procreate, you can create a wide variety of sticker designs using your own illustrations, photos, or text. Have fun designing!

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Patterned Wildflower Die Cuts


These fun and colorful new wildflower die cuts will brighten up any project.  There are 5 different shapes and they come in an assortment of patterned designs and colors.  Each mix is different.

Available in my Etsy shop

These cute wildflowers are a PaperieByJennifer exclusive.  If you need larger sizes, I am happy to cut them.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Hand Stamped Glassine Bags for Junk Journaling


I love these new natural kraft glassine bags.  They are a blank canvas for stamping and decorating.  These would be perfect for embellishing your junk journal.  I love the vintage style and the pretty colors.  

These come in a set of 6 pieces which includes 2 large and 4 small bags.  Stay tuned to my Etsy shop and my website for more pretty and fun designs.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Ephemera Tickets for Junk Journaling

Hello crafty friends!  I have been busy creating fun little ephemera bits that can be used to decorate junk journals, cards or scrapbooks. These fun tickets could be used in your mixed media projects as well. 

The set comes with 16 decorated tickets and 16 inked tickets.  Use the inked ones in the background or decorate them with your own snippets.  The embellished pieces have flowers, vintage lace, leaves and more.  

I hope these inspire you to get crafting!  You an find the blank tickets at CozyHandcraftsByCat.

Available in my Etsy shop as well as on my new website: