Category Archives: fun with paper and ink

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!

Flowers in Boots

April 22, 2018

I love the stamp sets that were included in the Simon Says Stamp March 2018 Card Kit. I made these two cards with the same images, but used different colors.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping the images on some smooth white card stock. I used black ink and Prismacolor pencils to color everything in. I trimmed the colored panels into smaller rectangles. I layered them on some slightly larger rectangles of colored cardstocks.

I die cut two panels of Kraft cardstock with a stitched rectangle die. I added some interest to the Kraft panels with a gingham stamp. I used white pigment ink on one panel and light brown ink on the other. I adhered each panel to a larger panel of the colored card stock. I adhered these to white card bases. I adhered the stamped panels onto the matching cards.

Originally, I was planning on leaving the cards without sentiments, but it just didn’t feel right. So I quickly stamped, colored, and fussy cut the sentiment plaques. I adhered those under the colored images and the cards were finished.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Showers and Flowers and Choose Joy

Lawn Fawn’s Ready Set Shake

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink and Doe inks

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Sympathy Brown Dog

April 22, 2018

I need a card to send to a friend whose dog recently passed away. Making sympathy cards is very difficult for me. I don’t really have any sympathy stamp sets and I have difficulty finding sentiments that work. In the end, I think this card turned out ok.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by covering the front of a white card base with some beautiful brown paper. This paper was included in one of the Simon Says Stamp Monthly Card Kits.

I stamped a dog images on some water color paper with Simon Says Stamp’s Barely Beige Ink. I used the matching die to cut the dog out. I used some Daniel Smith watercolors to paint in the dog. I added some blue to the edge of the die cut for a pop of color. I stamped and gold embossed the sentiment on the same water color paper. I used a banner die to cut out the sentiment.

I found a square of velum and adhered the dog and banner to that. I hid some foam tape behind the dog and banner to left the velum off the card base.

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

Lawn Fawn’s Sophie’s Sentiments

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

Lawn Fawn’s Everyday Sentiment Banners

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Gold Ultra Fine

Ink: Versa Mark

Simon Says Stamp’s Barely Beige

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Pinata Slider

April 22, 2018

About two months ago, I watched a YouTube video in which someone made a card using a hillside border die to create a tree truck. What a brilliant idea! This is the card I made using the same idea. It is also a slider card.

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Front of Card

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Inside of Card

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping and coloring the piñata and candy images. I used Prismacolor pencils. I used the matching dies to cut everything out.

Next, I created the white card base. I knew I wanted to decorate the inside of the card, so I created the inside of the card first. I stamped the ending of the sentiment and the confetti pieces in a variety of inks that matched my coloring. I adhered the candy pieces with liquid glue and set the whole thing aside to dry.

While the inside of the card was drying, I worked on the slider panel for the front of the card. I die cut a stitched rectangle from some light blue, green, and Kraft card stocks. I used a simple stitched hill side border to create a tree trunk from the Kraft panel. I stamped it with a wood grain patter also. I used a grassy border to create two layers of grass form the green panel. I adhered the taller green grass layer to the light blue panel. Next, I adhered the Kraft tree trunk and then I adhered the last green grass layer. I stamped the sentiment.

Using a hole punch and kraft knife to create a slider track. It is not the smoothest cut but it works. I added some foam tape to the back of the panel, making sure to leave space around the slider track. I adhere some twine and a small foam dot to the back of the piñata. I pushed the foam dot through the slider track and adhered it to a dime. I added a scrap of light blue card stock behind the slider track to help it blend in. I adhered the other end of the twine to the top of the panel, making sure that the piñata can freely move along the track. Lastly, I adhered the panel to the card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Year Seven and Woodgrain Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Year Seven dies, Grassy Border die, Simple Stitched Hillside Borders, and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black, Plastic Flamingo, Carrot, Sunflower, Freshly Cut Grass, Fish Tank, Juice Box, and Doe

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Hip Hands Birthday

April 21, 2018

I needed a card for a 10 year old girl who loves colors and all thing fashion.  This is the card I came up with.  I love the bright colors and shiny, sparkly nails.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began this card by covering a white card base with some Lawn Fawn’s Really Rainbow paper. This paper inspired by color choices.

I die cut a stitched rectangle from some white card stock. I also die cut the numbers 1 and 0 from the rainbow paper. I added the outline images to the number die cuts.

I stamped the hands on opposite corners using Tattered Rose Distress Ink as it was ink that was closest to the skin color I needed. I used a variety of colored ink to fill I the nails. I added some pattern to the nails with a Sharpie Pen.

I adhered the stamped panel to the card base with foam tape. I glued the numbers down flat to the card.

I stamped and embossed the rest of the sentiment on black card stock. I trimmed them down to little strips and used foam tape to adhere them to the card.

I added a left over strip of patterned paper and another sentiment to the inside of the card.

Lastly, I added Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to the nails and numbers.

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Sparkle and Shine

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-sparkle-shine/

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Quinn’s 123s, and Happy Happy Happy

Paper Smooches’ Hip Hands

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, and Quinn’s 123s

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Really Rainbow Paper

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black, Bubblegum, Plastic Flamingo, Raspberry, Peachy Keen, Sunflower, Lemonade, Freshly Cut Grass, Mermaid, Peacock

Versa Mark

Simon Says Stamp’s Wisteria Hybrid Ink

Distress Inks in Tattered Rose

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!