Category Archives: Card sets

Thanks in Blue and Orange

April 30, 2018

A friend of mine asked me to make him a set of 15 Thank You cards. I couldn’t settle on one design so I made two. I used the same colors on both designs so that the cards feel like they belong together.

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Both designs

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Design One

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Design Two

 

Details

Size:   5.5 by 4 inch cards

Extra Details:  I began each card by creating the grey card bases. I could only find 12 by 12 grey card stock in my local craft store. So I made 4 inch strips to get the most card bases possible.  I scored and folded my card bases.

Using some smooth white card stock, I cut a 3.5 by 5 inch panel for the front of each card.

For the first design, I used Simon Says Stamp’s Brushstroke Messages stamp set. I stamped the large square-ish stamp in Simon Says Stamp’s Melon Hybrid ink. I added the Thank You sentiment in black ink right in the middle of the orange block. I added a frame using Simon Says Stamp’s Spring Rain Hybrid Ink and Smoke Ink. I adhered the panels to the front of a grey card base. In the end I made 8 of these cards. I think this is my favorite of the two designs.

For the second design, I used Simon Says Stamp’s You + Me Stamp set. I used the borders to create a design in the top left corner using Simon Says Stamp’s Melon and Spring Rain Hybrid Inks. The grey ink is Simon Says Stamp’s Smoke. I stamped the bold Thanks in black ink. I then moved the stamp slightly to the left and stamp it again in the Spring Rain Hybrid ink to give the word a blue shadow. I think the shadow effect really made the design. I adhered the panels to the rest of the grey card bases. In the end, I made 7 cards with this design.

Lastly, I added a white liner to the inside of each card base.

 

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Brushstroke Messages and You + Me

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black Ink

Simon Says Stamp’s Melon and Spring Rain Hybrid inks

Simon Says Stamp’s Smoke Ink.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Rainbow Easter Bunnies

April 10, 2018

These are the Easter cards I made to send to friends and family. I had a bunch of water color paper scraps to use up, so I decided to play with my Distress Inks. Unfortunately, I made these cards over a month ago and can’t remember which colors I used on which cards.

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Details

Size:  A2 card and 4.25” square cards

Extra Details: I began these cards by white heat embossing the small egg image all over a bunch of panels of water color paper. I used three colors of Distress Ink on each panel to create some rainbow backgrounds. I don’t remember which colors I used on each panel because I made all of these over a month ago.  After the ink was dry, I flicked some water on each piece to create some interest. I adhered each panel to a colored card base.

For the sentiment, I die cut some small cross stitched rectangles and stamped the sentiment on each. I used one of the Distress Inks to water color the edges of each rectangle.

I stamp and colored the bunny images on some white card stock. I used Prismacolor pencils to add some shading to the bunnies. I fussy cut the bunnies out right on the black line. I painted the edges with a black marker to hide any cutting errors. Lastly, I adhered the bunnies with a Mini Action Wobble Spring to the card front.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Hoppy Easter

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Fine

Various Distress Inks

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Birthday Bookmarks

April 9, 2018

I just got the new Lawn Fawn bookmark stamp set called Slow Down and Enjoy. I couldn’t wait to make some bookmarks with it. I also needed four birthday cards soon. So I combined the two and created four cards with removable bookmarks.

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Card Front with Bookmark in place

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Card Front without Bookmark

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Inside of the card

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Back of Card

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Pink Versions of cards

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Bookmarks

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Back of Bookmarks

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I made four cards but gave one away before I got the pictures taken. Each card is same design; I just switched papers and animals around.

I began these cards by stamping and coloring the animals, hats, gifts, and present images. I used Prismacolor Pencils to color everything in. I matched the colors of the accessories to the colors in the patterned papers. I used matching dies to cut the animals, gifts, and hats out. I fussy cut the cupcakes out leaving a small white border to match the die cuts.

While I had my die cut machine out, I also die cut two of each bookmark from one piece of pattern paper. I adhered the two bookmarks together so that the pattern on the front and back matched. I also cut the bookmarks from some white card stock. I stamped a sentiment on each white bookmark and trimmed it on the stitched lines with my scissors. I adhered the white panel to the front of each bookmark. I added the animal fronts and backs as well. I added a birthday hat to each animal for some color and fun.

Once the bookmarks were made, I began working on the cards. Using a stitched rectangle die, I cut two dark blue panels and two pink panels. I white heat embossed a frame and sentiment on each panel. I fussy cut out the center of each frame to create an opening.  I added a small rectangle of patterned paper to each of the four white card bases. I adhered the panels of to the card bases with foam tape. I made sure to line the opening of the frame up with the pattered paper on the card base. Now the bookmarks can slide in and out of the frame opening.

For the inside of the cards, I added a strip of the same pattern paper. I adhered three animals head along the strip of pattern paper. I added some accessories to each animal. I stamped the sentiment in six colors of ink that matched the patterned papers. I added the back of the animals to the back of the card.

To finish the cards, I added some twine to the bookmarks and a small star shape tag that tells the recipient that there is a bookmark.

 

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog: Happy Birthday

Simon Says: Happy Birthday!

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s For You Deer, Slow Down and Enjoy, Happy Happy Happy, Flirty Frames, Lovable Legends, Baked with Love, Lights Out, and Happy Howlidays

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, For You Deer Dies, For You Deer Add On, Slow Down and Enjoy Dies, Slow Down and Enjoy Add On, Lovable Legend Dies, Tiny Tags, and Happy Howlidays dies.

Paper: Echo Park’s Summer Dream

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Carrot, Lemonade, Minty Fresh, Merman and Deep Sea

Simon Says Stamp’s Hollyhock Hybrid Ink

 

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Mom’s Picture Wall Card Set

April 8, 2018

I know I am a bit early for Mother’s Day, but I had an idea and had to run with it. I made a set of mother’s day cards. I plan on sending them to all the mothers in my life; mom, mom in law, grandmothers, aunts, and friends. I used a variety of critters so that each mom in my life can have one of her favorite critters.

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9 of the 12 cards

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Card 1

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Cards 2 and 3: I have two “moms” in my life who love chickens, so I made two chicken cards

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Card 4

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Card 5

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Card 6

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Card 7

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Card 8

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Card 9

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Card 10

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Card 11

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Card 12

Details

Size:  A2 cards

Extra Details: I began each card by creating the colored panel for each card. I used three different card stocks and inks. I stamped the frames in a matching ink to achieve a tone on tone look. I colored the frame in with a white colored pencil for some interest. I used a grey pencil on one of the panels as an experiment. I didn’t like the way it looked, so I stuck to white for the rest of the panels.

I stamped one of the larger frames 12 times on some white card stock and filled each with some critters. I used colored pencils to color all the scenes in. I fussy cut each scene out and glued it to the colored panel. I did the same with a smaller frames and the sentiment.

Using the coordinating inks, I added some simple scenes to the frames on each panel. I felt that this helped to make the card for interesting to look at.

I decided my cards needed some dimension, so I stamped the larger frames on some scraps of the colored card stock with the matching inks. I fussy cut the frames out; making sure to cut out the inside as well. I adhered these to the colored panels with some foam squares.  I mixed the colors up for interest.  I did the same for the smaller frames that hold the sentiments.

I stamped and fussy cut the bows that I adhered to the heads of the larger critter form the same colors of cardstock.

I adhered each panel to a white card base. Using the ink that matching the color of the panel, I stamped a sentiment and a small critter on the inside of the card. I love this detail.

Challenges Entered:

               Lawn Fawnatics #26: Card Sets

               http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/announcement/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-26-card-sets              

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Toadally Awesome, Chirpy Chirp Chirp, Critters from the Past, Critters on the Farm, Dad + Me, Elphie Selfie, Fintastic Friends, Flirty Frames, Mermaid for You, Mom + Me, and Monster Mash

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black, Peacock, Sugar Plum

Simon Says Stamp’s Wisteria Hybrid Ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Flower Thanks Card Set

April 8, 2018

I needed some Thank You cards, so I created this set.  It was fun pulling out an older stamp set I haven’t used in a while.

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Details

Size:  Square 4.25 x 4.25 cards

Extra Details:  I began with 4 x 4 inch square of white card stock. I used a Misti stamping tool to help me stamp all of the smaller images in the different colors of ink. I used my Stitched Rectangle dies to trim the white panels down. Because of this, the panels didn’t all turn out exactly square but I’m ok with that.

I die cut the scripy thanks from dark grey and aqua card stock. I adhered the two words to the while panels. I offset the aqua color thanks just slightly to give it a small grey shadow.  I used Wink of Stella to add some glitter to the aqua die cuts.

Lastly, I adhered the white panels on to a square yellow card bases.

Challenges Entered:

               Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #26: Card Sets

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 26 – Card Sets

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Penelope’s Blossoms

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Thanks and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Guava, Carrot, Lemonade, Sunflower, Freshly Cut Grass, Noble Fir, and Mermaid

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Red Water Color Card Set

January 17, 2018

This is a set of cards I made as a Christmas gift. The sentiment is actually the negative piece left over for the Purple Water Color Card Set.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began these cards by created some card bases from water color paper. I used an acrylic block and some pink and red Distress Inks to create the backgrounds. I used the ink smooshing techniques. I used a large block which is why the ink smooshing isn’t very consistent from card to card.

The sentiments are the negative die cuts from a previous project. Once the ink was dry, I was able to adhere the white sentiment rectangles onto the card base.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge: Add a Sentiment

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-add-sentiment-2/

 

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Quinn’s Capital ABCs

Ink: Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries, Barn Door, Candied Apple, and Ripe Persimmon

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Purple Watercolor Card Set

January 17, 2018

This is a set of cards I made as a gift for Christmas. The ink on these cards didn’t smoosh as well as I expected. However, they still turned out beautiful.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began these cards by creating A2 card bases from some water color paper. I used an acrylic block and purple Distress Inks to create all of the backgrounds. I used the smooshing technique.

While the ink was drying, I die cut the letters for Thanks from a scrap of water color paper. I stamped the outlines of the letter on the die cuts in grey ink.

Once the backgrounds were dry, I adhered the die cut letter to the card front in a rectangle–ish shape.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Quinn’s Capital ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Quinn’s Capital ABCs

Ink: Simon Says Stamp’s Smoke Ink

Distress Inks in Victorian Velvet, Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet, and Seedless Preserves

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Rainbow Thanks Card Set

January 16, 2018

This is a set of thank you cards I made as a Christmas gift for a friend. This idea worked out so well.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began these cards by creating some card bases from smooth white card stock. Then, I die cut a Scripty thanks die from some Post – It Notes. I used these as masks. I placed one mask on each card front. Then I began stamping.

I used seven different colors of ink to create my rainbow. I overlapped the colors just a little to make the word really easy to read. I also turned the stamp 90 degrees when I changed colors.

Once I was done stamping, I removed the masks and had these beautiful cards.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamps’ Brushstroke Messages

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Thanks

Ink: Lawn Fawn Inks in Lobster, Pink Flamingo, Carrot, Sunflower, Freshly Cut Grass, Merman, and Sugarplum

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Green Framed Thanks

January 16, 2018

This is a set of cards I made as a Christmas gift. I love green and gold together.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began these cards by making card bases from some water color paper. I used a small square acrylic block and six different green shade of Distress Ink to create the backgrounds. I smooshed the ink on the block, sprayed it with water and press it down on the card front. I let the block sit for about 5 minutes before I removed it to intensify the color.

Once the Distress Ink was dry, I stamped and gold embossed the frames and sentiments.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Flirty Frames

Simon Says Stamp’s Floral Bliss

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Gold Ultra Fine

Ink: Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Mowed Lawn, Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough, and Pine Needles

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Sweetest Thanks

January 15, 2018

I needed Thank You cards to send out after Christmas. Luckily, I received the new Sweetest Friends stamp set as a gift, so I knew I was going to use that. Here are the designs I came up with.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began these cards by creating top folding A2 sized card bases from some water color paper. I stamped the images and sentiments in black ink and used clear embossing powder to set everything quickly.

I used my Crayola Fine Line markers to water color everything in.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Sweetest Friends and Admit One

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Clear Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Fine

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!