Category Archives: Card sets

Brushstroke and Ink Cube Pack Card Set

October 8, 2017

World Card Making Day was so much fun. I watched a ton of inspirational videos on YouTube and created a number of cards also. I also watched Nina-Marie Trapani’s video called Brushstroke Pattern Stamping Featuring Simon Says Stamp Products. I have the Brushstroke Messages stamp set and couldn’t wait to try out some of the ideas Nina-Maria demonstrated. I also just got some of the Lawn Fawn Mini Ink Cube Sets in the mail and wanted to play with those. In the end, I made 8 cards.


Card One using Hero Arts Color Layering Rooster Ink set. There was some ink transfer when I switched from the red ink to the yellow ink, but I really like the orangey color that it created.


Card two using Lawn Fawn’s Tropical Island Ink Cube Pack. I trimmed the sides of the panel down to allow the grey card base to show on each side.


Card Three using Lawn Fawn’s Candy Story Ink Cube Pack. I die cut the bottom edge of the white panel with a stitched cloud border die for interest.


Card Four using Lawn Fawn’s Gazebo Ink Cube Pack. I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die before adhering it to a grey card base.


Card Five using Simon Says Stamp’s Fresh Fruit Hybrid Ink Pad Cube set. I die cut this panel with a cross stitched rectangle die at an angle. I also added a cute critter that I found in my stash.


Card Six using lawn Fawn’s Pumpkin Patch Ink Cube Pack. I trimmed the panel down and adhered it to a kraft card base.


Card Seven using Lawn Fawn’s Tea Party Ink Cube Pack. I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die. I added two smaller layers with some foam tape. I stamped the green ink on the larger layer to create matching paper. Lastly, I added a few sequins for some sparkle.


Card Eight using Lawn Fawn’s Ice Cream Parlor Ink Cube Pack. I added the small dots for some interest.


Size:   A2 cards

Extra Details:  I stamped each panel with a stamp from the Brushstroke Messages stamp set. I die cut a few of the panels for interest and variety.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Brushstroke Messages and Wild Cuddly Critters

Lawn Fawn’s Penelope’s Blossoms

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Puffy Cloud Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn inks in Butter, Carrot, Celery Stick, Deep Sea, Doe, Fake Tan, Fresh Lavender, Freshly Cut Grass, Hippo, Jalapeno, Lobster, Manatee, Mermaid, Merman, Minty Fresh, Moonstone, Peachy Keen, Peacock, Plastic Flamingo, Soot, Sugarplum, Sunflower, Walnut, and Wild Rose

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Inks in Key Lime, Lemon Zing, Orange Slush, and Watermelon

Hero Arts inks in Butter Bar, Navy, Pumpkin Pie, and Red Royal


Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Cheery and Bright

September 19, 2017

I just bought the new Lawn Fawn Winter Tiny Tags and couldn’t wait to play with them. I used some adhesive backed glitter paper to create these cards.


One Card


All three cards in the set


Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began by die cutting the ornament from three colors of glitter card stock. I also cut out the star in the center of each ornament for added interest. I adhered the ornaments to three white card bases.

I stamped the stings using Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Sayings stamp set. I added a sentiment to the bottom of each card.

For the finishing touch I added the holographic toppers to each ornament. I die cut those from some old packaging I had saved.

I really love this card set and it was easy to put together,

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Shimmer and Shine


Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Sayings and Cheery Christmas

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Winter Tiny Tags

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn Inks in Lobster and Jalapeno



Hope you enjoyed the card!

Happy Fall Trees

August 27, 2017

I decided it was time to clean out a few of my scraps of patterned papers again.  Now that fall is almost here, I’m in the mood to make fall themed cards. Today, I made 10 cards with the same basic design. I also used up quite a lot of my Lawn Fawn patterned paper scraps. I love how even though each card is the same design, they all look so different based on which paper collection I choose to use.


Close up of Water Color trees: I had some left over water color paper from the Halloween Dog Card sets that I couldn’t let go to waste. So I pared it with plain card stock to create these cards.


All four water color cards


Close Up: Perfectly Plaid Trees


Perfectly Plaid Trees


Close Up of Let’s Polka Trees


Let’s Polka Trees


Close Up of Sweater Weather Trees


Sweater Weather Trees


Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began all of these cards by die cutting some large cross stitched rectangles. I chose blue papers for the sky. I did not have a blue from the Sweater Weather Collection, so I choose the leaf and acorn paper instead. I only had one sheet of the Sweater Weather paper and the Perfectly Plaid paper, so I cut them in half so I could have two cards. I used browns or greens to cut the trees. I made two tree hillsides form each cross stitched rectangle. Then I used a variety of papers to create the leafy parts of the trees. I also cut out some banners form the patterned papers.

Then, I began assembling the cards. I adhered the tree hillside to the sky pieces. Then, I added in the leafy parts with liquid glue. The Sweater Weather and Perfectly Plaid scenes ended up slightly smaller because I had cut the sky paper in half.

I used colored pencils to add some color to the hill in background. I am glad I did this; it helped to add some contrast between the hill layers.

I adhered the scenes to card bases using strong double sided tape. The Sweater Weather and Perfectly Plaid scenes were added to kraft card bases. I used white card bases for everything else.

I had some trouble with the sentiments. I wanted to use the tiny Hello Fall from Ready Set Shake. However, it got lost on the patterned papers. So I cut smaller banners from velum and gold embossed the sentiment on them. I layered the velum on the patterned banners and then adhered them to the cards.

At the very end, I added some white clouds to the water color cards. I felt the sky section on those cards were just too plain.

I love how these all turned out and I cannot wait to mail them out.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Ready Set Shake and Into the Woods

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Stitched Tree Borders, and Everyday Sentiment Banners

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Polka in the Dark, Let’s Bokeh in the Snow, Let’s Polka, Perfectly Plaid Rainbow, and Sweater Weather papers

Ink: Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink



Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Water Color Thanks

August 31, 2017

This card was selected as a winner for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr #78 challenge!! This is this first time one of my cards has been chosen as a winner of a challenge.

August 27, 2017

While I was making Halloween and Fall card sets for the local basket raffle, I decided I should make a Thank You Set as well. I made five cards and envelopes for this card set.


Close Up of one card


All five cards


Size:  Vertical side fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began these cards with five card bases made from water color paper. I stamped the strips in black ink on the left side of the card bases. I stamped the sentiment in the center of the card bases. I wanted the sentiments to stand out a bit from the stripes so I clear embossed them.

Then, I added some water color splots to the card fronts. I used Distress Inks and acrylic blocks to add the color to each card. Once the slots were all dry, I added some flicks of the same color and a few black ones also.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #78: Dots and/or Stripes

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s You + Me

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Black Soot, Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon, and Mustard Seed


Hope you enjoyed the cards

Ghost Trick or Treat

August 27, 2017

After I finished the Halloween Dog Cards Set, I had four ink smooshed backgrounds left over. I didn’t want to waste them, so I created four more Halloween cards. This time the design is the pretty much the same for each card. One is different because I was running out of pieces.


Close Up


All Four Cards


Inside Liner


Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began this card with the four orange ink smooshed backgrounds, four black card bases and four white liners. I had done enough with the dogs so I moved on to another Halloween stamp set in my stash.

I stamped and white heat embossed some frames on black card stock. I fussy cut out the frames on bother the outside and inside. I stamped the same frames on white card stock. I stamped my images on the white frames and used colored pencils to color them in. I trimmed the colored frames to be smaller than the back frames. I adhered the white frames to the black frames.

The sentiment I wanted to use was too large from any of the frames, so I partial stamped a frame and made it large. I did this with both black and white frames. I layered the sentiment behind the black frame so it matched the others.

Next, I began playing with the layout of my card front. I adhered the frames to the orange ink smooshed pieces. I trimmed any pieces that hung over. For the fourth card, I used a few of the small pieces I cut off to finish the design.

I stamped a sentiment on the liner and added a treat bag and some candy corn. I used colored pencils to add color to the images on the liner. Then I adhered it to the card base.

I also made envelopes to go with these cards.

Challenges Entered:

Lawn Fawnatics #11: Cards for Kids

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 11 – Cards for Kids!

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah, Flirty Frames, Trick or Treat and Critters in Costume

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine and Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Rusty Hinge, Carved Pumpkin, Spiced Marmalade, and Ripe Persimmon


Hope you enjoyed the cards

Halloween Dog Card Set

August 27, 2017

I just bought Lawn Fawn’s Happy Howloween Stamp set and I couldn’t resist dressing those dogs up. I ended up with 16 cards by the time I was done. I used the same basic design for each card, but switched up sentiments, images, background stamps, and background dies to give some interest.


Close up of 1 card






Inside liner version 1


Inside liner version 2


Size:  Vertical side fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began these cards by stamping and coloring all of the cute dogs and their costumes. I used Prismacolor Pencils to color everything in. I fussy cut everything out and painted the edges black with a marker. Then I began dressing the dogs. They turned out so cute.

I created my orange backgrounds, next. I smooshed some orange Distress Inks on four full sheets of water color paper. I let the ink air dry. Once dry, I used Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink to add some interest to these back grounds using background stamps.

Next, my die cut machine became my best friend. I cut the picture frames, grassy borders, little town borders, and stitched tree borders from a variety of colored card stock. I used a stitched rectangle die to doe cut the ink smooshed backgrounds. I created a piece of glow in the dark cardstock with some Versa Mark ink and Wow’s Glow in the Dark embossing powder. I die cut the lights behind the windows and doors for the little town die and the stars.

Then, I stamped the greetings on the frames. I used four different sentiments for some variety. I began constructing my cards next. I layered the scenes behind the frames. I used a purple pattern paper for the sky.  Once the scenes were created, I adhered the frames to the ink smooshed pieces. I adhered the dogs with some foam tape.

I created 16 black card bases and white liners. I adhered the ink smooshed pieces flat to the card fronts. I added a sentiment and some candy corn to the liners. I used colored pencils to add color to the candy corn. I added a note about glowing in the dark and then adhered the liner to the card.

I have donated a few of these to a local basket raffle so I also created matching envelopes. I stamped a trick or treat bag to the back flap and bottom left corner on the front. I used colored pencils to add some color.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #11: Cards for Kids

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 11 – Cards for Kids!

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Howloween, Critters in Costume, Woodgrain Backdrops, Starry Backdrops, Chevron Backdrops, and Sharp Backdrops

Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Happy Howlidays

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Say Cheese, Little Town Hillside Pop Up Add On, Stitched Trees Borders, Grassy Border, Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, and Scalloped Box Card Pop Up

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Ink in Rusty Hinge, Carved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon, and Spiced Marmalade


Hope you enjoyed the cards

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.


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


Set Two


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.


Card Front


Inside of Card


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.


Card one


Card Two


Card Three


Card Four


Card Five


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.



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