Category Archives: fun with paper and ink

Thank You Bears

January 4, 2019

January is Thank You card month at my house. I thought I had enough Thank You cards, but I was wrong. I drew inspiration from the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge.

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Details

Size:  Top side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a panel of white card stock. I used Forget Me Not Lawn Fawn Ink and an ink blender brush to blend on the sky.

I stamped the clouds using Let’s Bokeh stamp set. I used Ballet Slippers, Butter, Moonstone, and Manatee ink. I cut out the clouds using fine tip scissors.

I colored the bears in Primsa Color pencils and cut them out using the coordinating dies.  I also cut out a stitched tree border and a hill side border. I layered the clouds and the tree border flat to the card panel. I popped up the hillside border and bears.

Lastly, I added the sentiment in Moonstone ink.

Challenges Entered:

               Lawn Fawnatics Challenge: Wonderful Winter

https://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-43-wonderful-winter

Stamps Used:

               Lawn Fawn’s Winter Skies and Let’s Bokeh

Dies Used:

               Lawn Fawn’s Winter Skies dies, Stitched Tree Border, and Hillside Border

Ink:

               Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black Ink, Ballet Slippers, Butter, Moonstone, Forget Me Not, and Manatee

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Twirling Skater

January 3, 2019

I am still receiving and loving the Simon Says Stamp Monthly Card Kits. I find that the kits are a convenient way to get a variety of styles of stamps and patterned paper. It is also an easy way for me to try out some new products and techniques.

This card was made with the Simon Says Stamp January 2019 Card Kit. I love the die that was included in the kit and can’t wait to use it on more projects.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began this card by die cutting two of the ice skater from watercolor paper. I used my Crayola Fine Line markers to add color to the ice skaters. I adhered some thread to the back of one of the skaters and adhered it to the other skater to create a spinner feature.

In my scrap basket, I found a rectangle of blue water color left over from some other project that I die cut with a stitched circle die. I cut the same circle into the front of my card base. I layered the thread between the panel and the card with some strong adhesive.

Lastly, I added a sentiment with white embossing powder.

I love this card! It is so much fun to watch the skater spin around and around.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Snow Much

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles, and Twirling Ice Skater

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Fine Detail White

Ink: VersaMark

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Poppin’ Up to Say Thanks Pull Tab

January 2, 2019

After making 36 of the simple thank you card design I had a few toasters and pop tarts left, so I made a few interactive cards with the same basic design.

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Tab down

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Tab up

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I die cut a small rectangle from some green patterned paper and adhered it to a white card base. From black cardstock, I die cut the word thanks and then adhered it the green pattern paper.

I stamped the toaster and pop tarts on some water color paper. I used my Crayola Fine Line markers to water color the images. The coordinating dies made cutting out the images super easy. I added some sprinkles to the pop tarts for added color.

I also die cut the interactive pieces to make the pull tab slider. Following the directions on Lawn Fawn’s youTube channel I created a pull tab card.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment on some watercolor paper. I used a banner die to cut out the sentiment. I used the same marker that I used on the toaster to add some color to the banner. I adhered the banner to the card.

In the end, I made 4 of these cards to be sent to the very special people in my children’s life.

Stamps Used:

               Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Toast

Dies Used:

Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Toast dies, Let’s Toast Pull Tab Add On, Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Everyday Banners, and Scripty Thanks

Paper:

               Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Polka in the Dark in the Snow 12 x 12 papers

Ink:

Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black Ink, Lobster and Noble Fir

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Poppin’ Up to Say Thanks

January 1, 2019

It has been far too long since I have blogged. My New Year’s Resolution this year is to get back to blogging more often. I have a whole ton of cards waiting to be added to the blog and so many ideas for new cards.

This card design is the one I used for my thank you cards this year. I got the Lawn Fawn Let’s Toast set for Christmas and couldn’t wait to play with it.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I die cut a small rectangle from some green patterned paper and adhered it to a white card base. From black cardstock, I die cut the word thanks and then adhered it to the card base also.

I stamped the toaster and pop tarts on some water color paper. I used my Crayola Fine Line markers to water color the images. The coordinating dies made cutting out the images super easy. I added some sprinkles to the pop tarts for added color. Then, I layered the pop tarts and toaster together. I used foam tape to give the images some dimension on the card front.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment on some watercolor paper. I used a banner die to cut out the sentiment. I used the same marker that I used on the toaster to add some color to the banner. I adhered the banner to the card.

In the end, I made 36 of these cards.

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!

https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-57/

 

Stamps Used:

               Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Toast

Dies Used:

Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Toast dies, Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Everyday Banners, and Scripty Thanks

Paper:

               Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Bokeh in the Snow 12 x 12 papers

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black Ink, Lobster and Noble Fir

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

One in a Chameleon

May 1, 2018

This is a thank you card I made for a co worker of mine. She put together the most amazing Nature Day activities for our school.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping and coloring the chameleon and branch. I used Primascolor pencils. I love the way my rainbow chameleon turned out. I fussy cut out the images and painted the edges with a black marker to hide any cutting errors.

I die cut a panel form some green card stock. I stamped a sentiment on the top area of the green panel I black ink. I added some green leaves around the sentiment and corners. I adhered the branch and chameleon with foam tape and added some more leaves.

Next, I prepared my card base. I used a tan card stock. I added a wood grain design with a stamp and some rose gold ink.

Lastly, I adhered the green panel to the green panel and the card was finished.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s A Good Apple, One in a Chameleon, and Woodgrain Backdrops

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

Paper: Simon Says Stamp’s Green Apple

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black and Cilantro

Tsukenko Delicata Ink in Rose Gold

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Meow You Doin’

May 1, 2018

Who doesn’t love getting a new stamp set in the mail? I just bought Lawn Fawn’s Meow You Doin’ and had to play with it. This is the card I made.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began by stamping the car and accessories on some white card stock. I used Prismacolor pencils to color everything in. I fussy cut them out right on the black stamp line. I painted the edges black with a marker to hide any cutting errors.

I used liquid glue and some foam tape to adhere the images to a small rectangle of Simon Says Stamp Lavender card stock.  I stamped the sentiment in the top right corner in black ink.

I prepared a white card base. I used the Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Bokeh stamp set to create a fun back ground. I used six different purple inks for the stamping. I added some paw prints also. Lastly, I adhered the purple rectangle with foam tape and the card was finished.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Meow You Doin’ and Let’s Bokeh

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Paper: Simon Says Stamp’s Lavender Card Stock

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black, Juice Box, Fresh Lavender, Grape Soda, and Sugar Plum

Simon Says Stamp’s Wisteria Hybrid Ink

Ranger Archival Ink in Deep Purple

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Books

May 1, 2018

As soon as I got my hands on the Simon Says Stamp May 2018 Card, I knew I had to make some cards using the book paper. My grandmother loves to read and receive handmade cards.  I used some of the stickers and one other piece of pattern paper from the kit also.

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Card One

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Card Two

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began these cards by cutting the pattern paper into 5.5 inch by 4 inch strips. I saved the pieces I trimmed off as well. I also die cut a small stitched rectangle and stitched circle from some velum.

For card one, I adhered the book paper to a tan card base. I used the half inch by 4 inch strip of orange paper as a shelf. I adhered the velum rectangle to the back of the orange strip. I used some of the rectangle stickers to create “books.” I added a plant sticker to the top of the “book” stack. I added a stamped sentiment to the top of the velum rectangle and the card was complete

For card two, I adhered the orange one to a white card base. I layered the 2 by 5.5 inch strip of book paper down the middle. I added some stickers to the velum circle. I hid some foam tape behind the stickers to adhere the velum circle to the card front.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Sea You Soon

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Paper: Pinkfresh Studio’s Let Your Heart Decide Papers and Puffy Stickers

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

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!

Nested Hearts

April 29, 2018

The Simon Says Stamp May 2018 Card Kit arrived yesterday and I couldn’t wait to play with it. These are the first two cards I made with the kit. I used stacked die cuts and some tone on tone stamping.

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Card One

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Card Two

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began these cards by die cutting some hearts from the card stock included in the kit. I used the negative spaces on Card one. I adhered them all to a grey card base. I stamped the sentiment in a dark grey ink. I stamped leaves in a blue ink to the top layer of card stock.

I stamped the same sentiment on the ivory heart for the second card before adhering it to all the other hearts. I added some grey flowers to a grey card base before adhering the hearts to another grey card base.

These cards turned out great. I love the colors.

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Flower Power

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=12390

 

Stamps Used:  Simon Says Stamp’s Everything Together

Dies Used: Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Heart

Paper: Simon Says Stamp’s Orange Peel, Audrey Blue, Ivory, and Smoke

Ink: Simon Says Stamp’s Smoke, Slate, and Spring Rain Hybrid Ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Speech Bubble Get Well Card

April 29, 2018

I made this get well card for a student in my class. All the students and teachers signed it and mailed it to her.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold 4” x 7.5” card

Extra Details:  I began this card by making a card base from some white card stock. I created a black panel for the front of my card that measured 3.5“ by 7”. I adhered this to the front of the card base.

I die cut the speech bubbles from some glitter paper, holographic paper, and colored card stock. On the specialty papers, I die cut the sentiments as well.  I stamped sentiments on the card stock speech bubbles in black ink.

Lastly, I adhered the speech bubbles to the front of the card. I really like the way this card turned out.

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-49/

              

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Slow Down and Enjoy, Winter Village, For You Deer, Sophie’s Sentiments, and Scripty Sentiments

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Speech Bubbles

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black Ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!