Category Archives: Christmas

Merry Rawr

January 26, 2018

This is another Christmas card design for Christmas 2018. I used the same ideas from Merry Christmouse cards but added a few more details.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a card base made from water color paper. I stamped the sentiment on black ink on the card base. I used Distress Inks to water color the letters. I also added some splatters of red and green ink for interest.

I die cut a scrap of patterned paper with a speech bubble border die. I adhered this to the bottom of the card base.

On a scrap of water color paper, I stamped and water colored the dinosaur and hat. I used Distress Inks to water color everything in.  Once the ink was dry, I fussy cut everything out and adhered the images to the card front.

I used black ink to stamp the message on the inside of the card. I love the way the front and inside of this card are really connected.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Quinn’s Capital ABCs, Hats Off to You, Toboggan Together and Rawr

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Speech Bubble Border

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Bokeh in the Snow

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Festive Berries, Pine Needles, Hickory Smoke, and Tattered Rose

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Merry Christmouse

January 26, 2018

This is another Christmas card design for Christmas 2018. I love this card design; it’s so cute!

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a card base made from water color paper. I stamped the sentiment on black ink on the card base. I used Distress Inks to water color the letters. I also added some splatters of red and green ink for interest.

I die cut a scrap of patterned paper with a speech bubble border die. I adhered this to the bottom of the card base.

On a scrap of water color paper, I stamped and water colored the little mouse. I used Distress Inks to water color the mouse also. Once the mouse was dry, I fussy cut him out and adhered him to the card base.     

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Merry Christmouse

Lawn Fawn’s Quinn’s Capital ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Speech Bubble Border

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Bokeh in the Snow

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn, Hickory Smoke, and Tattered Rose

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Group of Poinsettias

January 25, 2018

This is another card design for Christmas 2018. I loved watching all the YouTube videos featuring poinsettia stamps. I don’t any, so I stretched the stamps I did have. I also used the beautiful embossed paper from the Simon Says Stamp’s November 2017 Card Kit on this card.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by adhered the embossed paper to a white card base.

I used a crossed stitched rectangle die to die cut a small rectangle of kraft card stock. I added the word Christmas with Versa Mark Ink and gold embossing powder.  Once the embossing was complete, I adhered the rectangle to the card base.

I die cut the work merry from some red card stock. I adhered it above the word Christmas on the kraft rectangle. I covered it with Glossy Accents to give it a shiny finish.

I stamped the flowers and leaves on some white card stock. I used a stamp layering set and two shades of red and green ink. I added the gold centers to the flowers with an embossing pen and the same gold embossing folder. Once the ink was set, I fussy cut everything out.

I adhered the florals to the card front with glue dots and the card was finished.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fab Flowers and Happy Happy Happy Add On

Dies Used: lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables and Happy Happy Happy Add On dies

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Gold Ultra Fine

Ink: Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Chili Pepper, Lobster, Jalapeno and Nobel Fir

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Poinsettia Frame

January 25, 2018

This is another card design for Christmas 2018. I loved watching all the YouTube videos featuring poinsettia stamps. I don’t any, so I stretched the stamps I did have.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a 4.25 x 5.5 inch panel of kraft paper. I stamped the paper with a wood grain stamp and some brown ink. I die cut a rectangle from the middle of the panel.

Using the frame as a guide, I stamped the sentiment in Versa Mark ink and used gold embossing powder on it. Once I finished the heat embossing, I adhere the frame to the card base with foam tape.

I stamped the flowers and leaves on some white card stock. I used a color layering set and two shades of green and red inks. To add the gold centers to the flowers, I used an embossing pen and the same gold embossing powder. Once the florals were dry, I fussy cut everything out. I used glue dots to adhere the flowers to the card.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Layer It Up

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-layer/

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fab Flowers and Wood Grain Backdrops

Hero Arts’ Joy & Love

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles Stackables

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp Gold Ultra Fine

Ink: Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn Doe, Lobster, Chili Pepper, Jalapeno and Noble Fir

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Winter Village

January 15, 2018

I know that it is really early to be starting Christmas cards for December 2018 already, but that’s what I’m doing. I have a few relatives who have requested holiday cards for next December and I decided that it would be best if I started working on them now. Here is the first card design I came up with.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by cutting some water color paper into top folding A2 sized cards. I stamped the images in Antique Linen Distress ink. I used other Distress Inks to water color the images in. I was going for a no-line look.

After the Distress Inks had dried, I added a sentiment with grey ink. I felt this fit better with the soft water color look than a black ink would have. Lastly, I covered the whole thing with a light glaze of Distress Micro Glaze to keep the inks safe.

I really like the way this card design turned out.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Winter Village and Winter in the Park

Ink: Simon Says Stamp’s Slate

Various Distress Inks

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Coffee Thanks

December 31, 2017

This may be one of my favorite cards I’ve ever made. I love the colors and the watercolor on it.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by die cutting two stitched rectangles from watercolor paper. I stamped the images with Distress Ink. I used a water brush to move the color into the images.

After the images were dry, I layered the smaller rectangle on some red card stock. I added that to the larger stamped rectangle. Then, I added everything to a red card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Love You A Latte

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles Stackables

Ink: Distress Inks in Candied Apple, Cracked Pistachio, Lucky Clover and Pine Needles

Simon Says Stamp ink in Smoke

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Christmas Tags 3.20

December 31, 2017

These are the tags that I made to put on the gifts for my students. I love this stamp and die set.

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Front of the tags

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Back of the tags

Details

Extra Details: I began these tags by stamping the deer fronts and behinds on some smooth white card stock. I used colored pencils to color in the images. I used the matching dies to die cut everything out.

I used the add-on dies to cut the tags from two shades of green cardstock. I adhered the colored images to the tags. I added some small red circles and red glitter glue to the noses of the deer.

I stamped the sentiments on the front of the tags using white pigment ink. I added red and green twine to the tags and they were complete.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #19: Use Your Favorite Lawn Fawn Set

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 19 – Use your favorite Lawn Fawn set!

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s For You Deer

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s For You Deer dies and For You Deer Add-On dies

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags!

Santa Card

December 18, 2017

This is the only card I made from the Simon Says Stamp December 2017 Card Kit. I just couldn’t bear to cut into this cute scene. This is the card my kiddos will leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve.

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Details

Size:  5.5 inch top fold square card

Extra Details:  I trimmed the patterned paper down to 5.25 x 5.25 inches and adhered it to a kraft card base cut at 5.5 x 5.5 inches.

Paper: Doodlebug’s Milk and Cookies

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Christmas Tags 3.19

December 17, 2017

I combined a few Lawn Fawn stamp sets to create these panoramic tags. Santa is going to put them on my kiddos’ gifts this year. I love how I was able to create a large scene across 6 tags.

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Details

Size:  2 x 3 inch tags

Extra Details:  I began these tags by cutting some water color paper into 2 x 3 inch tags. I created a mask for the reindeer and stamped pairs of reindeer on four of the tags. I stamped a single reindeer on one tag. I stamped the sled on the last tag. I used partial stamping to make the sled longer and I added a pile of gifts. The Santa I had in my stash of pre-colored and cut images.  Using first and second generation stamping I added trees to the bottom of the tags.  I used white embossing powder to add a few snowflakes to each tag also.

I used colored pencils to color in all of the images. I used Distress Inks to add the blue to the backgrounds. I added some splatters of ink for interest. I used some red ink and more masking to add the reins that “connect” all of the reindeer.

I felt that the tags were missing something, so I stamped, colored and cut out the Merry Christmas labels. I adhered those with liquid glue. I added some red puffy paint to Rudolph’s nose.

I used a wide red ribbon to finish off the tags.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Hats Off to You, Gnome Sweet Gnome, Ready Set Snow, and Toboggan Together

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Lobster and Jalapeno

Distress Inks in Chipped Sapphire and Faded Jeans

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags!

Christmas Tags 3.18

December 17, 2017

I love the penguins from Lawn Fawn’s Here We Go a Waddling. I used them on a set of Christmas Tags.

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Details

Extra Details: I began with a half sheet of white card stock that I scored a grid pattern into. I used the grid pattern to help me stamp the Fa La La La La background. I used three shades of green ink, a red ink and a gray ink. Once the stamping was complete, I die cut 5 tags from the panel.

On a separate piece of white card stock, I stamped and colored the penguin carolers. I used colored pencils. I fussy cut out each group of penguins leaving a small white border.

I adhered the penguins to the tags using strong double sided tape. Lastly, I added some green twine and the tags were complete.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Here We Go a Waddling, and Sally’s ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Freshly Cut Grass, Hippo, Jalapeno, Lobster, and Celery Stick

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags!