Category Archives: Occasions

Cookie Congrats

April 21, 2017

Yesterday, I made a graduation card for my daughter, even if she doesn’t know it yet. So today, I made one for my son. He will be “graduating” Kindergarten this year.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

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View of the Sentiment

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and clear embossing all of the images for this card. I used Crayola Fine Line markers and a water brush to water color these images. Once they were dry, I fussy cut everything out.

Then I began working on the card base. I started with a dark blue card base. On the front, I partially stamped a frame in Versa Mark, and then white heat embossed it. I layered some of the images in the frame. I die cut “congrats” from silver glitter paper. I adhered this right under the images and the card front was done.

For the pop up feature on the inside of the card, I started with a white card base. I die cut a “wave” using the puffy cloud border die. Using the negative piece, I die cut another “wave” to pop up. I used the Everyday Pop Up Dies to create the pop up tabs on the white card base. I adhered the second “wave” to the pop up tabs. Next, I adhered the cookie images to the two “waves.” Before adhering the pop up element to the blue card base, I trimmed the straight edge to better fit in the blue card base. Lastly, I adhered the pop up panel and stamped the sentiment inside.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #3: Outstanding Occasions

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-3-outstanding-occasions

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Flirty Frames, Milk and Cookies and Smart Cookie

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Everyday Pop Ups and Puffy Cloud Borders

Essentials by Ellen’s Zipper Panel Die

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Mermaid and Flamingo

April 20, 2017

I had fun with the Lawn Fawn Box Card Pop Up Die again today. I love the idea of a surprise inside the card; which is why the outside looks like an underwater scene and the inside has a hidden island.

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Front of Card Folded Flat

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Back of Card Folded Flat

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Box Opened

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View of the Other Side

Details

Size:  Box Card that folds flat to an A2 size card

Extra Details:  I began by die cutting all of the basic pieces for the card base from water color paper. I did not cut any of the stitched rectangles as I planned on decorating the whole card base. I did die cut one stitched hillside and one puffy cloud border to use on the inside of the box. I also die cut “Congrats” from silver glitter paper.

Then I began stamping. Mostly, I used Versa Fine Ink for the stamping. I also used Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Inks for the colored inks. I used clear embossing powder on everything, so I could begin water coloring faster. Most of the images are stamped right on the card base. I stamped the images for the inside of the card on a scrap of water color paper. I did also re stamp one of the mermaids on the scrap of water color paper, after I messed up stamping her on the card base.

I used Crayola Fine Line Markers and a water brush to water color everything. Once everything was dry, I fussy cut out the images for the inside of the card and the mermaid.

Then I assembled the card. Because I decorate the card base itself, the assembly didn’t take that long. I LOVE this card and so does my daughter. She tried talking me into giving it to her now.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #3: Outstanding Occasions

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 3 – Outstanding Occasions

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fintastic Friends, Flamingo Together, Lovable Legends, Mermaid for You, Octopi My Heart, Partly Cloudy, Plan on It, Smart Cookies, So Jelly, and Starry Backdrop

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scalloped Box Card Pop Up, Puffy Cloud Borders, and Simple Stitched Hillsides

Essentials by Ellen’s Zipper Panel Die

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Inks in Water Melon, Lemon Zing, and Key Lime

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Carnival Anniversary

April 19, 2017

I have been thinking about this card design since the Pop Up Box Card Die arrived. I was finally able to get the idea out of my head today!

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Front of Card folded flat

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Back of Card folded

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Card opened

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Side flap while card is open

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Side flap of card

Details

Size:  Pop Up Box Card fold to A2 size card

Extra Details:  I began by die cutting; lots of die cutting. I cut the card base and braces from some black and white striped paper. I cut the stitched white rectangles from white card stock. The poles and banners were cut from two shades of gray card stock. The banners and one brace was die cut from some black and white text paper.

I find with this style of card that it is easiest to decorate everything before actually putting the box together. With this in mind, I began stamping next. I added grass to white rectangles that would be on the bottom and the three flaps that will fold down when the card is open. I added some clouds and a sun with colored inks. Using black ink, I added the sentiments, a balloon, and the Ferris wheel.

On a separate piece of white card stock, I stamped another Ferris wheel, a carousal, tickets, balloons, cotton candy, hot dog, burger, ketchup, and ribbon. I used colored pencils to color in all of the images on this sheet and on the pieces of the card base. Once, I was done coloring, I fussy cut everything out. I left a small white border around all of the images.

Then, I began assembling everything. I used strong double sided tape wherever possible and liquid adhesive on the smallest pieces, like the banner.

I love this card and it turned out way better than I imagined in my head.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #3: Outstanding Occasions

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 3 – Outstanding Occasions

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Admit One, Chirpy Chirp Chirp, Happy Happy Happy, Into the Woods, Let’s BBQ, and Partly Cloudy

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scalloped Box Card Pop UP

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Ink in Salty Ocean

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Inks in Key Lime and Lemon Zing

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Welcome Fairy Baby

February 4, 2017

I am attending a baby shower for a friend next weekend and needed a card.  I also just bought the Puffy Cloud Borders and wanted to play with them. My friend is expecting her third child and first girl, so I went all out girly!

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a whole sheet of water color paper. I used half of it to make the card base, and the other half for the cloud borders and fairies. I die cut all of the borders first. Then, I played with the layout. Once I had decided on the placement, I ink blended some Distress Inks on the top edges of the cloud borders. I stamped some stars all over the clouds with the same distress inks. I used second generation stamping to achieve a softer color. Then, I adhered the cloud layers to the card base.

Using the scraps from the water color paper, I stamped and heat embossed the fairies. I used silver embossing powder. I used the same ink color for the fairies’ dresses that I used on the cloud borders. Once the fairies were dry, I fussy cut them out.

For the sentiment, I found some dotted velum in my scrap bin. I silver embossed the sentiment and then used a banner die cut to cut them out. I folded the welcome banner to give it some dimension. I used glue dots behind the letters on the banners to adhere it to the cloud layers. Lastly, I adhered the fairies with dimensional glue dots.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fairy Friends, Clark’s ABCs and Sally’s ABCs

Simon Says Stamp and The Greeting Farm’s Mini Pony Party

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Puffy Cloud Borders and Everyday Sentiment Banners

Ink: Versa Mark

Distress Ink in Salty Ocean, Scattered Straw, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose, Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Welcome Baby Snowman Pop-Up

December 31, 2016

I don’t know how it happened or how I survived, but I did. I have made it through another December. The kiddos had a great holiday season with visits to Santa, plays, gatherings with family and friends, baking sessions, and many gifts to open. My poor blog has been much neglected this month. I am taking this last day of 2016 to post everything I made in December. The details may be scarce but at least there are pictures.

There are many new babies arriving this month. This is a pop-up card, I made for a family friend expecting baby #5. I was looking through my stash and found a few snowmen that would make a cute baby card for a winter baby.

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The front of the card

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The inside of the card

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  The snowflakes on the front are white heat embossed. I ink blended some darker blue ink on top to help the white embossing stand out.

All the coloring was done with colored pencils and gel pens.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Winter Gifts, Frosties, Sally’s ABCs, Ready Set Snow

Mama Elephant’s Tiny Ninjas

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Forest Border, Small Stitched Rectangles, Puffy Cloud Borders, Simple Stitched Hillside borders, Stitched Hillside Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Ink in a blue color

Memento Dew Drop ink in a green color

Hope you enjoyed the card

Welcome Baby Dinos

December 31, 2016

I don’t know how it happened or how I survived, but I did. I have made it through another December. The kiddos had a great holiday season with visits to Santa, plays, gatherings with family and friends, baking sessions, and many gifts to open. My poor blog has been much neglected this month. I am taking this last day of 2016 to post everything I made in December. The details may be scarce but at least there are pictures.

This card is for a family friend who welcomed baby #3 a few days ago. The new baby has two big bothers that are very excited to meet her.

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The inside reads: (translation: welcome baby!). I forgot the picture

 

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I masked the dinos with Post It tape so I could stamp the grass behind them. I colored everything with colored pencils. I got a new white gel pen and have really enjoyed added details to my images

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Chirpy Chirp Chirp and Critters from the Past

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drops

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Welcome Baby Chick Card

December 31, 2016

I don’t know how it happened or how I survived, but I did. I have made it through another December. The kiddos had a great holiday season with visits to Santa, plays, gatherings with family and friends, baking sessions, and many gifts to open. My poor blog has been much neglected this month. I am taking this last day of 2016 to post everything I made in December. The details may be scarce but at least there are pictures.

A cousin of mine just welcomed her 3rd baby. I made this card with one chick for each of her children. I love the Chirpy Chirp Chirp set, it’s so cute.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I used Post It tape to create some masks so I could add the illusion of dimension on my one layer card. I colored everything with colored pencils. I added some details with some colorful gel pens

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Chirpy Chirp Chirp

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drops

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Flamingo Wedding

October 13, 2016

Today, I made another wedding card for my cousin. I really have no idea if he or his wife-to-be like flamingos, but I couldn’t resist using this sentiment.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started by die cutting a stitched circle from water color paper. Then, I stamped the images on the circle with Versa Fine black ink. I used my Distress Inks as water colors when adding color to these images.

While the water coloring dried, I worked on the sentiment strip. I cut a thin strip form some black card stock. Using white embossing powder, I heat embossed the sentiment. I adhered the strip to the white card base and trimmed any excess off.

Before, I attached the stamped circle; I found a black circle to layer behind it. The black circle was left over from a different project and has clear embossed chevron strips on it. I adhered both circle to the card base and was done.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Flamingo Together, Critters from the Past, Mermaid for You, and Chevron Backdrops

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Carved Pumpkin, Lucky Clover, Brushed Corduroy, Hickory Smoke, Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac, and Walnut Stain.

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Pink and Gold Wedding Card

October 12, 2016

This is another wedding card for my cousin. My grandmother asked for a handmade card that was pretty but not sappy. So I used the wedding invite as inspiration for this card.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a pink panel cut slightly smaller than an A2 card front. Using a circle die and a pencil, I lightly traced a circle on the card stock. Then I went through my stamp stash looking for any stamps that reminded me of the wedding invite. I found a bunch of dotted swirly stamps. Using Versa Mark ink and gold heat embossing powder, I created a design on my panel. I added some ink blending to the edges of the panel with Distress Inks to add interest.

Originally, this was intended to be a vertical card, but I could not find/create a Congratulations sentiment that would fit in my circle. So I turned the panel on its side. I stamped Congratulations on a strip of velum in Versa Fine black ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I added the gold hearts to the circle to fill in space.

Before adhering all of the elements together, I dipped the edges of the pink panel and the velum strip in Versa Mark ink and added some gold embossing powder. I love the way this turned out.

Lastly, I wrapped the velum strip around the pink panel and adhered everything to the white card base.

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Science of Love, Critters in Costume, Stinkin’ Cute, Sally’s ABCs, Happily Ever After

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Tattered Rose and Antique Linen

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Wedding Books

October 11, 2016

One of my cousins is getting married this month. This is the card that my family will be giving to the happy couple. I find this card hilarious because my cousin works in a library and spends as much time reading as possible.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started by die cutting a stitched rectangle from some water color paper. I stamped the books, details, and sentiment on the panel. The top hat is from Snow Cool. The pearl tiara is from Mermaid For You. Using a thin black Sharpie, I added arms, legs, and a veil.

Once all of the ink was dry, I used Distress Inks to add color to the images. I tried to keep the colors on the light side.

To finish the card, I layered a pink piece of card stock at an angle on my card base and trimmed off the parts that hung over. I adhered my stamped panel and was done.   

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool, Mermaid for You, Happily Ever After, and Science of Love

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio, Black Soot, Milled Lavender, Hickory Smoke, and Salty Ocean.

 

Hope you enjoyed the card