Category Archives: Occasions

Happy Trails

April 21, 2018

A friend of mine requested an anniversary card for her parents. The parents enjoy traveling together, mostly by car. This is the card I created for her,

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Card Front

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Inside of card

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by creating my frame. I used the stitched rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn’s Scalloped Box Card Pop Up. I cute them from two panels of white card stock and two panels of Kraft card stock. I stamped one layer of the Kraft card stock with Versa Mark ink and a wood grain backdrop. I glued all of the frames together and set them aside to dry.

I used the stitched rectangles from one of the white panels to stamp my scenes on.  Anything that needed to be colored in, I used Prismacolor pencils on. Using my frame as a guide, I adhered the panels to a white card base. I also adhered the frames.

While everything was drying, I stamped the cars and banner on a separate piece of white card stock. Again, I used Prismacolor pencils to color them in. I fussy cut them out right on the black line. I painted the edges black to hide any cutting errors. I added the cars to my scenes using foam dots.

I added another sentiment to the inside of the card. I had a small car left over, so I adhered that also. Overall, I really like this card.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Village, Life is Good, Dad + Me, Lovable Legends, Happy Trails, Woodgrain Backdrops, Penelope’s Blossoms, and Home for the Holidays

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

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Forget Me Not, Jalapeno, Noble Fir, Jet Black, and Soot

Versa Mark

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Fingerprint Congrats

April 21, 2018

This card was inspired by the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Let’s Doodle. I do not like my own doodling but I love the look of Simon Says Stamp’s Fingerprint Doodles stamps.  I added the anniversary sentiment on the inside so I could send it to friends who are celebrating their anniversary.

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Front of Card

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Inside of card

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by die cutting a cross stitched rectangle from some smooth white card stock. I stamped the two of the fingerprint stamps in colored inks. I added the doodles on top with black ink. Using the same ink, I added the sentiment. I choose the small sentiment so the card would be super clean and simple. I added a small peach heart between the cats. I used a Sharpie Pen to doodle my own heart on the colored heart. I adhered this panel to the card front with some foam tape.

I added the happy anniversary sentiment to the inside of the card with a trio of colored hearts. I drew my own black hearts on these also.

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge: Let’s Doodle

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=12388

 

Simon Says Stamp’s Flickr Challenge #95: Anything Goes

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157692453843382/

 

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Fingerprint Doodles and Floral Bliss

Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy and Happy Happy Happy Family Add On

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

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black, Peachy Keen and Merman

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Church Snow Globe Shaker

April 15, 2018

I need a card for a baptism and a card for a first communion within the next few weeks. I struggled with these cards; I do not own any stamps that I thought really went well with the events. So I got creative. I like the way the cards turned out. I made two of the same card. Only one is pictured in this post.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by die cutting a panel of white card stock and dry embossing it with a Darice embossing folder.

I stamped the images on a separate panel of white card stock and using Prismacolor pencils to color everything in. Then, I pulled out the die cutting machine again. I die cut the snow globe that I stamped. I used light blue card stock for the back of the snow globe. Light green stock was used for the grassy hill. I also die cut some clear plastic and fun foam so I could turn my snow globe into a shaker card. Everything else, I fussy cut out.

I adhered everything together using double sided tape. I add some beads and sequins to the snow globe before I adhered the light blue panel. I used pink sequins because both cards are for little girls.

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Add Some Texture

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

              

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Village, Ready Set Snow, and Ready Set Shake

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Ready Set Snow Add On, and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Lawn Fawn Jet Black

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

2018 Cookie Grad

April 15, 2018

One of my co-workers had a son graduating from high school this year. This is the card I made for her to give to him. I used the school colors of green, white and black to make the card more personal.

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Front of Card

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Inside of card

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by creating a card base form some green card stock. I used the same cardstock to die cut the Pivot Pop Up pieces as well.

Using dark green ink, I added the 2018’s to the front of the card. I used the same ink to add the cookies, and hats to the inside of the card as well. I used white pigment ink to add the dashed lines to the pop up panel. I plan on having the cookie “throw” his hat.

Using white card stock, I stamped the cookies, hats, diploma, letters and numbers. I used Primsacolor pencils to add color where needed. I used the matching die to cut out the letters and numbers and I fussy cut out everything else.

While I had the die cutting machine out, I also cut two white stitched rectangles for the inside of the card, one small white stitched rectangle for the pop up panel and one black stitched rectangle for the front of the card. I found some silver glitter paper in my stash, that I die cut the word congrats from.

Then I began assembling the card. I used liquid glue, double sided tape, and just a little bit of foam tape on the cookie on the front of the card. Overall I really like this card and I know my co-workers will also.

Stamps Used:  Lawn Fawn’s Smart Cookie, Quinn’s Capital ABC’s, Quinn’s 123s, Toadally Awesome, and Sweet Smiles

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Quinn’s Capital ABCs, Quinn’s 123s and Pivot Pop Up dies

Ellen Hudson’s Zipper Panel Dies

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black, Yeti White Pigment Ink, and Nobel Fir.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Written in the Stars Pivot Pop Up

April 8, 2018

My husband and I just celebrate our dating anniversary. This is the card I made him. I LOVE the way it turned out.

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Card Front

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Inside of the card

 

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began this card by making a card base from some dark blue card stock. Using a white pigment ink and a starry backdrop stamp, I added stars to the front and all over the inside. I used the same card stock to die cut the pieces for the Pivot Pop Up. I added the starts to the panels as well. I masked off the area where the heart constellation was going to go.

While I had my die cutting machine out, I also die cut some green card stock with a grassy border die. In the end, I used two layers for the front, each side of the card and the Pivot Pop Up panel.

I used white embossing powder to add the sentiments to two of the grass layers. I also added the heart constellation to the Pivot Pop Up panel. Using scrap of the blue card stock, I embossed the shooting star. I added glow in the dark embossing powder to the shooting star and the heart constellation.

On a separate piece of white card stock, I stamp both the small and large critters. I colored them with Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut them out right on the black line. I used a black marker to paint the edges of the images to hide any cutting errors. I also fussy cut out the shooting star.

Then I began adhering everything together. I used foam dots on the large critters and shooting star on the front of the card. I used liquid glue or double sided tape for everything else.

Lastly, I added the “I glow in the dark” sentiment to the inside of the card.  

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Lights Out, Happy Happy Happy, Lucky Stars, Starry Backdrops, and Upon a Star

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Pivot Pop Up, and Grass Border Die

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Wow’s Glow in the Dark

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Anniversary Plane

July 14, 2017

A friend asked me to make and anniversary card. The happy couple enjoys traveling; I took that idea and ran with it.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began by stamping and water coloring the plane and the clouds. I used Distress Inks to add the color to the plane.

While those were drying I began work on my card base. I used Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy stamp set to create a background. I created a block of text on my acrylic block and stamped it repeatedly on my card front using a lighter blue ink. I added clouds using the same ink on the inside of the card. I also added the sentiment in black ink.

Once the images were dry, I fussy cut them out leaving a small white border. I adhered them to the card front with foam tape.

For the sentiment, I cut a small strip of water color paper and ink blended some blue ink on it. I also adhered that with foam tape.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Flying By, Bon Voyage, Happy Happy Happy, and Penelope’s Blossoms

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Salty Ocean, Hickory Smoke, and Candied Apple

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

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