Category Archives: Challenges

Christmas Tags 3.16

December 3, 2017

It’s the time of year for Christmas tags! I used two different Christmas tree stamps for these tags. The stamps are from different companies, but have similar feels. I love the way they coordinate with each other.

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Both types of tags

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The Simon Says Stamp tags

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The Lawn Fawn tags

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Extra Details: I began by cutting a full sheet of watercolor paper into six rectangles. I rounded the corners with a corner rounder. I stamped and clear embossed the trees and sentiments on each tag. I used Crayola Fine Line Markers and a water brush to add color to everything.

Lastly, I punched a hole in each tag and added some twine.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #17: Color Challenge

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 17 – Color Inspiration

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Christmas Dreams

Simon Says Stamp’s Christmas Squad

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Clear Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Fine

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags!

Christmas Tags 3.4

November 12, 2017

I am slightly obsessed with all of the new ink color I have just purchased. There are so many and they are all so pretty. To help decide which colors to use, I Googled “vintage Christmas fabric” to find the color scheme for these tags.

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Extra Details: I began these tags with a half sheet of white card stock. Using the MISTI, I created a pattern of the trees. Then I cut 5 tags from the half sheet of paper.

I also cut 5 smaller tags from some more white card stock. I stamped the tree again on the bottom of the small tag and added a small grey star. I also add in the sentiment in the same grey ink.

As I layered the tags together, I felt the top tag was too plain. I decided to add a re-enforcer that I stamped with the same tree stamp and ink color. I also dragged the edges of the smaller tag in the grey ink.

I think these tags turned out great.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #16: Use Your Oldest Lawn Fawn Set

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-16-use-your-oldest-lawn-fawn-set

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Peace Joy Love

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Peachy Keen, Freshly Cut Grass, Jalapeno, Merman, Lobster, and Celery Stick

Simon Says Stamp Ink in Smoke

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags!

Thankful Cows

November 12, 2017

My uncle came for a visit and brought my kiddos some chocolate milk he made himself. This is the thank you card that I made for him.

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Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping the cows on to some Lawn Fawn Let’s Polka Mon Amie papers. I used Lawn Fawn Doe Ink. I fussy cut each of the cows out. I used colored pencils to add some shading and detail to each of the cows.

Next, I created a white card base. I added some embossed wood grain paper to the front of the card base. It was cream color. I added a strip of light kraft card stock. I used gold embossing powder to add the sentiment to the kraft panel.

Lastly, I used foam tape to adhere the cows to the kraft panel.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge: Thanks/Thanksgiving

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10487

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Critters on the Farm and Scripty Sayings

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Polka Mon Amie

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Gold Ultra Fine

Ink: Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Doe

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Christmas Tags 3.2

November 12, 2017

Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming! I have begun to make my Christmas tags. This set was inspired by the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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Size:  4 inches by 2 ¼ inches

Extra Details:  I began by cutting some white card stock into some rectangles. I used Versa Mark ink and a variety of embossing powders to add the images to the tags. I used a dark blue embossing powder for the sentiment. I used silver glitter embossing powder for the larger snowflakes and silver embossing powder for the smaller snowflakes.

I punched a hole at the top of each of the tags. I added some small jewels to the larger snowflakes as a finishing touch.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge: Snow White

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-snow-white/

Lawn Fawnatics # 16: Use Your Oldest Lawn Fawn Set

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-16-use-your-oldest-lawn-fawn-set

 

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

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Steel Navy and Silver Ultra Fine

Wow’s Cloud 9

Ink: Versa Mark

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags!

Halloween Gift Bags

November 5, 2017

Oh man, October got busy fast. I made a few things, but I never found the time to post them. These are the treat bags I made for my son’s birthday party. It was Halloween themed.

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Extra Details: I began with a store bought kraft gift bag. I added some stamping the bag itself. I used bats and candy corn.

I die cut the pumpkin tag in both orange and black. I added the face to the orange die cut. I also cut a green leaf. I stamped “Just for You” on the leaf. I layered everything together and tied the bags closed with some orange and white twine.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #15: Clever Gift Packaging

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-15-clever-gift-packaging

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Trick or Treat and Tiny Tags

Dies Used: Fall Tiny Tags

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Fake Tan

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

October Banner

October 15, 2017

I have had this banner made for 2 weeks but haven’t remember to photograph it and blog it.

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Panoramic view

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First pennant

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Middle pennant

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Last pennant

 

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Size:  Banner with 4 x 5.5 inch pennants

Extra Details:  I began by cutting all of the triangle shaped pennants from some light purple card stock. I used the WE R Memory Keepers Banner Border for this. I stamped a starry back drop in silver ink on the pennants. You can’t really see it unless you are very close.

Next, I die cut and layered the house silhouettes. I added some small yellow rectangles behind the houses to give the windows and doors some interest.

I stamped and die cut the candy pieces next. In the interest of time, I stamped the candy on some colored card stock so I didn’t even have to color it. I did add a few little details with a white gel pen after I glued the candy on.

I stamped, colored and fussy cut the bats, ghosts, and candy bags. I used Prismacolor pencils for all of the coloring. I added these to my scene using liquid glue.

I die cut the tiny pumpkin tag nine times from orange and black card stock. I used the Jack O’ Lantern Face in two of the orange pumpkins and the letters for WELCOME in the others. I tied them together with orange thread and hung them from the bottom of the pennants.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Not a Card

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10477

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah, Critters in Costume, Starry Backdrops, Trick or Treat and Year Seven

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fall Tiny Tags, Little Town Hillside Pop Up Add On, Quinn’s Capital ABCs and Year Seven Dies

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Brilliance Pigment Ink in Starlite Silver

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the banner!

Keep Cozy

October 8, 2017

World Card Making Day was so much fun. I watched a ton of inspirational videos on YouTube and created a number of cards also. This card was inspired by the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Christmas

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Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a light grey card base. I stamped the solid diamonds in red ink. I added the stitching in grey ink. I stamped the sentiment in black ink to help it stand out.

I die cut the mittens from some white card stock. I flipped one mitten over so that it looked like I had a pair of mittens. I stamped the diamonds and stitching with the same inks as the card front. I stamped the grey ink pad on the cuffs of the mittens to add some more color.

I used a red twine from my stash to connect the two mittens. I adhered the mittens to the card base with foam squares. I used a little liquid glue to adhere the twine to the card base. Lastly, I added some Wink of Stella to the mittens for some sparkle.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Christmas

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-christmas-3/

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Argyle Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Winter Tiny Tags

Ink: Versa Fine

Hero Art’s Red Royal

Lawn Fawn’s Hippo

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Cobweb Corners

October 20, 2017

This card was featured on Lawn Fawn’s Fawny Flickr Friday!

http://lawnfawn.blogspot.com/2017/10/fawny-flickr-friday-halloween-edition.html

 

October 2, 2017

Lawn Fawn’s Cute Cobweb die just arrived in the mail and I couldn’t wait to use it. Here is the card I made.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

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Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started this card by die cutting the spiders and web from some light grey cardstock multiple times. I also cut the 4 webs from some velum.

Then, I created a black card base. I used some more black cardstock to create a frame for my card. I cut the same frame from some black fun foam. I adhered the cardstock frame to the fun foam frame.  I adhered a velum web to each corner of the frame.  I trimmed the webs on the bottom corners a bit.

To add the sentiment to the card base, I first laid the frame over the card front and lined up the sentiment. I used silver embossing powder to make the sentiment visible on the black cardstock.

I adhered the frame to the card base. I added the spider last. I was so excited to discover that the smaller spider with the thin thread fits behind the larger spider perfectly; no need to trim anything. I added the larger spider with a foam square and adhered the thread under the velum web. I gave the spider some red eyes and a red mouth.

For the inside of the card, I added a white liner. I adhered some grey webs and a small spider to the corners.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #14: Happy Little Critters

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-14-happy-little-critters

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: A Walk in the Dark

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10389

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s For You Deer

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Cute Cobwebs, Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Silver Ultra Fine

Ink: Versa Mark

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Franken Bear Bookmarks

October 1, 2017

Because I am crazy, I decided to make every student in my class a bookmark for Halloween. I think they turned out super cute, but they were fairly time consuming.

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Extra Details: I began these bookmarks, by stamping the front and back of all the bears on some white card stock. I used a mini ink blending tool and some Lawn Fawn Celery Stick ink to color all of the bears. I stamped the stitches on the bears next. I die cut the bears using the matching dies.

  I stamped the monster hair on a separate piece of paper. I used colored pencils to color the hair and then fussy cut them out. I painted the edges with a back marker to hide any cutting errors.

I die cut the book marks from some black cardstock. I adhered the front of the bear to the book mark, and then added the monster hair. I adhered the back of the bear to the back of the book mark. I adhered the hair, making sure to line the back hair to the front hair. I trimmed the ears and tag holes that stuck out from the hair with my scissors.

Lastly, I white heat embossed the sentiment on the front of the book mark. I plan on sign the back of the book marks with a white gel pen.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-42/

LOVE! Challenge #22: Anything Goes Again

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lovehandmadecards/discuss/72157687331763124/        

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s For You Dear and Booyah

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

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Celery Stick

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Brushstroke Birthday

October 1, 2017

This card was inspired by the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Heavy Metal. I had just received the SSS October Card Kit and the new Steel Navy embossing powder. It is such a cool embossing powder; it appears to be a dark metallic blue.

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Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping and heat embossing the sentiment on the lower part of the card base. I used the navy embossing powder for the sentiment. I added a heart with silver embossing powder. I added stripes to the rest of the card using the same embossing powders and three shades of aqua inks. It was a very simple card to create; however, I love the results.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Heavy Metal

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10387

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-42/

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #81: Anything Goes

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157686713199190/

 

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Brushstroke Messages

Embossing Powders: Simon Says Stamp’s Steel Navy Fine Detail and Silver Ultra Fine

Ink: Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Mermaid, Merman, and Peacock

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!