Category Archives: Card sets

Rooster Card Sets

July 28, 2017

I LOVE the Hero Arts’ Coloring Layering Rooster stamp set. My grandfather and great uncle both raised chickens and this set reminds me of them and the time I got to spend with each. I made two card sets; one for my grandmother and one for my great aunt.

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Set One: I smudge some ink on one of the cards, so I added some clouds to cover it up.

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Set Two

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began with 14 white card bases. My new MISTI got quite the work out while stamping all of the pieces and layers for these roosters. I also used 8 different ink colors to create the roosters. I mixed the colors up to create a bunch of different looks.

I did create a mask for the feet so I put grass behind the rooster. I also used a variety of sentiments.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Simon Says: Anything Goes

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Chirpy Chirp Chirp

Hero Arts’ Coloring Layering Rooster

Ink: Hero Arts Inks in Red Royal, Pumpkin Pie, Butter Bar, and Navy

Simon Says Stamp Inks in Watermelon Hybrid ink, Smoke, Slate, and Fog Dye Inks

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Owl Thank Yous

July 14, 2017

Summer camp fast approaches. This year there are 16 high school volunteers that need to be thanked at the end of the week. This is the card design I settled on. In the end, I made 18 cards with the same design. I used the owls on the front because that is the shape of the volunteer name tags. The fish on the inside are a reference to topic that we are learning about during the week.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began with a dark brown card base. Using white pigment ink, I stamp a strip of woodgrain pattern on each card front. I also added my website to the back of the card with the same ink.

While the card bases were drying, I cut some water color paper into 1.5 by 5.5 inch strips. I stamped the owl and Thanks on the strips using black ink.

Next, I stamped the liners for the inside of the cards. I used black ink for the sentiment and grey ink for the fish.

I used Crayola Fine Line Markers to water color the owls and Thanks. I just traced the area I wanted to color and used a water brush to move the color around. Once the strips were dry, I adhered them to the card bases.

Lastly, I adhered the liners to the inside of the cards.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Critters in Costume, A Good Apple, Fintastic Friends, Dad + Me, and Woodgrain Backdrops

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp Smoke Ink

Lawn Fawn Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Coloring Book Cards

July 14, 2017

I received an adult coloring book about two months ago. I really enjoyed using the Crayola Fine Line markers to color everything with. The book was about 4 inches by 6 inches, so I took the colored pages and trimmed them down to fit on a card base.

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Card one

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Card Two

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Card Three

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Card Four

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Card Five

Details

Size:   A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began by coloring the pages in my adult coloring book. I added some extra detail to each image with a white gel pen, colored gel pens, and glitter pens. I think these details really made the cards stand out. I trimmed each piece to a 4 by 5.25 panel and adhered it to a white card base.

For the sentiments, I just look through my stamp sets and found a few that I liked. I white and heat embossed each on black card stock. I fussy cut each sentiment out. Lastly, I adhered the sentiments to the card fronts.

Stamps Used: I used a few Lawn Fawn sets for the sentiments

Ink: Versa Mark

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards

Birds on Birdhouses

July 13, 2017

I just re-stocked my supply of water color paper and could wait to play with it. I created two similar cards using white heat embossing and some Daniel Smith Water Color Dot Cards.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began each card by creating a card base from water color paper. I stamped and white heat embossed the images on each card. I used a different sentiment on each card.

I used the Daniel Smith Water Color Dot Card that came in the Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit. After I finished painting the cards, I let them air dry and the cards were finished.  

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Summertime Charm

Prickley Pear’s EE0215 (bird on a bird house)

Technique Tuesday’s Perfect Picture

Ink: Versa Mark

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Seamstress Thanks Version 2

July 13, 2017

A friend of mine is a seamstress and alters wedding dress, prom dresses, and just about everything else. She asked for a thank you card set that she could hand out to her customers. I made two example cards for her. This design was not chosen, but I still like it.

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The front

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The inside

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this cards be making some purple card bases. I used white pigment ink to stamp the images on the front of the card base.

I added a liner to the inside of the card, so my friend could write a note easily. I decorated the panel using smaller images with grey and purple ink. I adhered the liner to the card base and the card was done.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Sewn with Love and Wish You Were Here

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

Simon Says Stamp Slate Ink

Archival Ink in Deep Purple

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Seamstress Thanks Version 1

July 13, 2017

A friend of mine is a seamstress and alters wedding dress, prom dresses, and just about everything else. She asked for a thank you card set that she could hand out to her customers. I made two example cards for her. This is the winning design.

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The front

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The inside

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this cards be making some purple card bases. I used Versa Mark ink and white embossing powder on the front of the card base. I added some clear Wink of Stella to the dress to add some sparkle.

I added a liner to the inside of the card, so my friend could write a note easily. I decorated the panel using smaller images with grey and purple ink. I adhered the liner to the card base and the card was done.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Sewn with Love and Happily Ever After

Ink: Versa Mark

Simon Says Stamp Slate Ink

Archival Ink in Deep Purple

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Mother’s Day Animals

April 30, 2017

Today I made a trio of Mother’s Day Cards for some important ladies in my life. Luckily each one had a favorite animal and I have a stamp of each animal. The card design is the same for each card; I just changed the colors and animals.

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Elephant Card

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Puppy Card

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Lion Card

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began by die cutting a panel for the front of each card. I also die cut the word Happy from each panel. While my die machine was out, I die cut three banners from white card stock also.

Next, I stamped the images. I used grey ink so that the images would appear softer. I filled in some of the open spaces with the small hearts. I used colored pencils to color in the images.

Then, I adhered the panels to the card bases. I stamped the large Happy in the die cut on the panel, making sure to line it up carefully. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment on the banner and adhered the banner to the card base.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-38/

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #70: Anything Goes

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157681049082571/

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Happy Howlidays

Simon Says Stamp’s Wild Cuddly Critters

Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Happy Happy Happy dies, and Everyday Sentiment Banners

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp Ink in Slate and Smoke

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Silhouettes and Distress Inks

April 16, 2017

Happy Easter! The bunny has arrived and delivered baskets full of goodies, so now I have a little time before all the visiting begins. I decided to spend it updating my blog.

I made this card set last night. I love bright colors with black silhouettes. Originally, I was just going to make one card with the cattails, but when I began looking through my stamps I found a bunch more images I wanted to use. In the end, I made 8 cards.

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Cattail Card 1: Chipped Sapphire, Fossilized Amber and Dusty Concord Distress Inks

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Cattail Card 2: Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks

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Pine Tree Card 1: Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, and Wilted Violet Distress Inks

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Pine Tree Card 2: Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks

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Corn Card 1: Fossilized Amber and Crushed Olive Distress Inks

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Corn Card 2: Carved Pumpkin and Fossilized Amber Distress Inks

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Flower Card 1: Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral Distress Inks

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Flower Card 2: Wilted Violet and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks

 

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping the sentiments on the card bases. I used four of the freebie stamps Lawn Fawn sends when you order from them. I also added a dotted line on either side of each sentiment. Using washi tape, I masked off the dotted lines and added the black images. I used clear embossing powder on all of the stamping. I wanted everything to have a shiny finish.

Once the embossing powder was cool, I masked off the bottom part of my card again and began ink blending. I had fun playing with different color combinations for each card.

I did use a second mask for Cattail Card 1. I liked the effect, but it was more work that the other cards.

Lastly, I added some flicks of water to add more interest to my backgrounds. I dried them with a paper towel and the cards were finished.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Mom + Me, Dad + Me, Love You S’More, Happy Harvest, Penelope’s Blossoms, and Wish You Were here

Also the mini freebies from Lawn Fawn

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Carved Pumpkin, Chipped Sapphire, Crushed Olive, Dusty Concord, Fossilized Amber, Mermaid Lagoon,  Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, and Wilted Violet

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards

Punny Veggie Box

April 10, 2017

The school my kids attend is having a basket auction fundraiser soon. I am donating a card set to the auction. I choose to do a set of punny vegetable cards. I choose this theme for a few reasons; a) they are fairly generic so the cards can be sent to anyone for almost any occasion, b) my kids school plants a garden every spring, and finally, c) I found a fun vegetable pun that made me laugh.

I made three different card designs and envelopes for this card set. Now, I needed something to present all of these goodies in. I looked around my house and found the box from the Simon Says Stamp Card Kit, then inspiration hit. I had a lot of fun creating this box. I am sure I will be doing this again.

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Front of Box

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Side of Box

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Inside of Box with Cards and Envelopes

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Inside of Lid with pen pocket and a place for stamps

Details

Size:  9” x 12.5” box

Extra Details:  I started by creating the dividers for the inside of the box. I used 1.5” strips of blue card stock that I folded in to fourths. I used very strong double sided tape to adhere the bottom folds to the bottom of the box. I also folded the ends of each divider to adhere them to the sides of the box or the other divider.

I also cut blue card stock strips to cover the sides of the box. I cut a large blue rectangle to cover the top of the box. I adhered everything with strong double sided tape. I used a small rectangle of the same card stock to make the pen pocket.

Then I began the decorating process. I cut strips of white card stock to 1” and .75”. I stamped the leaves and stakes on the strips. I included the detail and work stamps also. I adhered these strips to the sides of the box and the lid (inside and out).

Next, I created the label for the top of the box. I used two of my alpha sets to stamp the title and the contents. I added the same veggie tops stamping to the bottom of the panel. I die cut the panel with a cross stitched rectangle and adhered it to the lid.

Lastly, I filled my box. I only included 10 of the 13 cards I made. I kept one of each design and matching envelopes. I wrapped each card set and the envelopes in a strip of clear page protector. I did this to keep them together and closed.  I put each design in its own area. I added the pen on the stamps to the inside lid of the box and closed it up.

I really really LOVE this box. I can’t wait to make more.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Rooting for You

Dies: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp Ink in Smoke

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid ink in Key Lime

Memento Dew Drops in Cottage Ivy

 

Hope you enjoyed the box!

Punny Veggie Envelopes

April 9, 2017

The school my kids attend is having a basket auction fundraiser soon. I am donating a card set to the auction. I choose to do a set of punny vegetable cards. I choose this theme for a few reasons; a) they are fairly generic so the cards can be sent to anyone for almost any occasion, b) my kids school plants a garden every spring, and finally, c) I found a fun vegetable pun that made me laugh.

I made three different card designs for the card set. I wanted to do something fun with the envelopes also. I keep all the envelopes the same.

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Front of the Envelopes

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Back of the Envelope and Cards

Details

Size:  A2 envelopes

Extra Details:  I started with some pre-made white envelopes. I stamped the veggies tops in green ink on the bottom edge of the front of each envelope. I left a space for the stake, which I stamped in gray ink.  I added the leaf details in a darker green ink. Next, I added the words on the stake with black ink.

On the back flap of the envelope, I stamped the watering can in the same gray ink. I also used that stamp and ink for the back of my cards.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Rooting for You

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp Ink in Smoke

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid ink in Key Lime

Memento Dew Drops in Cottage Ivy

 

Hope you enjoyed the envelopes!