Category Archives: Challenges

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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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!

Mitten Tag Card

January 25, 2018

I am finally getting back into the usual routine after the holidays. This card was inspired by three challenges this week.

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Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a 4.25 x 5.5 inch panel of grey cardstock. I stamped the solid diamonds in white pigment ink all over the panel. Once the ink was dry, I stamped the quilted lines in a darker grey ink.

I die cut a tag shape from some white card stock. I added the sentiment to the white tag using the same darker grey ink and some red ink.

I die cut the mittens from red card stock. I added some detail with the white and grey inks. As a finishing touch, I added a small white heart that I die cut.

I used some red and white twine to add a bow to the top of the tag. I adhered the tails of the bow to the mittens using regular scotch tape. I adhered one bow flat to the tag and the other with some foam tape.

Lastly, I added the tag to the grey panel and adhered everything to a white card base.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #21: Inspiration Board

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-21-inspiration-board

 

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Tag It

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=11317

 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Layer It

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

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Argyle Backdrops and How You Bean? Conversation Heart Add On

Simon Says Stamp’s You + Me

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It and Winter Tiny Tags

Ink: Lawn Fawn Yeti White Pigment Ink and Chili Pepper

Simon Says Stamp Smoke Ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Red Water Color Card Set

January 17, 2018

This is a set of cards I made as a Christmas gift. The sentiment is actually the negative piece left over for the Purple Water Color Card Set.

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Size:  Vertical top fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began these cards by created some card bases from water color paper. I used an acrylic block and some pink and red Distress Inks to create the backgrounds. I used the ink smooshing techniques. I used a large block which is why the ink smooshing isn’t very consistent from card to card.

The sentiments are the negative die cuts from a previous project. Once the ink was dry, I was able to adhere the white sentiment rectangles onto the card base.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge: Add a Sentiment

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-add-sentiment-2/

 

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Quinn’s Capital ABCs

Ink: Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries, Barn Door, Candied Apple, and Ripe Persimmon

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

You’re My Favorite

January 15, 2018

I LOVE the Simon Says Stamp January 2018 card kit. It is perfect for Valentine’s Day cards. The mix of sentiment in the kit can also work for a variety of people which is very nice. This is the second card I made using the kit.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by die cutting one of the patterned papers with a cross stitched rectangle die. I adhered the paper to a white card base.

I die cut a smaller scalloped rectangle form the mint card stock. I stamped a sentiment in black ink on it. I stamped the small hearts on a scrap of white cardstock with Lawn Fawn’s Guava ink and fussy cut them out. I added the hearts to the mint rectangle. I then adhered the mint rectangle to the card base with foam tape.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Use Patterned Paper

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-use-patterned-paper-2/        

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Really Like You

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

Paper: Pebbles Inc.’s Forever My Always

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Guava ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

I Love You With My Whole Heart

January 15, 2018

I LOVE the Simon Says Stamp January 2018 card kit. It is perfect for Valentine’s Day cards. The mix of sentiment in the kit can also work for a variety of people which is very nice. This is the first card I made using the kit.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by cutting the kraft card stock included in the kit into four 4.25 by 5.5 inch panels. I decided to create the four panels and not card bases so that I could get more use from the cardstock in the kit.

I took one panel and scored it every ¾ of an inch. I adhered strips of the patterned paper in-between the score line.

I used one of the cut aparts form the patterned paper pack for the sentiment. I matted it on another piece of patterned paper and adhered it with some foam tape.

I adhered the kraft panel to a white card base and the card was complete.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Use Patterned Paper

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-use-patterned-paper-2/        

Paper: Pebbles Inc.’s Forever My Always

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Kind Flowers in Blues

January 15, 2018

I made a few card sets to give as Christmas gifts this year, but I never got around to blogging them till now. Here is the blue set of cards I made.

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Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began these six cards by creating six card bases from some water color paper. Then I used my acrylic blocks to smoosh on some blue Distress inks. I let the ink sit for about five minutes before removing the block to get a more intense color.

Once the ink smooshing was dry, I stamped the image on to the cards. I used Versa Mark ink and Simon Says Stamp’s Steel Navy embossing powder.

Finally, I added the sub sentiment to the cards. I stamp the sentiment on a small strip of water color paper with a grey ink. Then, I adhered the strips with some foam tape.

The recipient love this card set for both its handmade qualities and the really beautiful sentiments.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Winter Blues

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=11310     

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Kind Flowers

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Steel Navy Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, and Mermaid Lagoon

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Jar of Conversation Hearts

January 14, 2018

These are the prototypes for the Valentines I want to make for my class. I have 30 to make in total so I have order the die to make the cutting much easier.

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Extra Details: I began these cards by folding a 5 inch strip of water color paper in half. I stamped the jar outline in Lawn Fawn’s Moonstone ink. I added the conversations hearts with Versa Fine ink and the saying in Hero Arts Red Royal ink. I used some more Lawn Fawn ink as water colors to add the colors to the heart.  On a separate piece of water color paper, I stamped the lids in Lawn Fawn Hippo ink. I used the same ink to water color in the lids.

Once everything was dry, I fussy cut the images out leaving a small white border. I made sure to leave the fold intact so the card would open. I used a liquid glue to adhere the lids to the card bases.

Using some light pink card stock, I die cut the heart shaped tiny tag. I stamped the sentiment in the same Red Royal ink. I used some red and white twine from my stash to tie the tag to my card.
I think these are so cute and they weren’t too time consuming to make. I can’t wait for my students to see them.

 

Challenges Entered:

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #20: Fun With Food

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-20-fun-with-food

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s How You Bean? and How You Bean? Conversation Heart Add On

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tiny Tags

Ink: Versa Fine

Hero Arts Red Royal Ink

Lawn Fawn’s Hippo, Moon Stone, Sunflower, Bubblegum, Mermaid, Grape Soda, and Peachy Keen

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

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

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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!

Penguining to Look

December 17, 2017

This is the card I made for my kiddos’ piano teacher. It has an action wobble on the front and a hidden gift card on the inside.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

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Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by cutting two 4.25 x 5.5 inch panels from some water color paper. One panel is for the front of the card; the other is for the inside.

I used a stitched hillside border to cut the front panel. From the top part of the panel, I also die cut some stitched circles. I used versa mark ink and white embossing powder to add stars or music notes. I used Distress Inks as water colors to create my night sky. The embossed resist worked beautifully.  I added a light blue was to the bottom of the panel for interest. Once dry, I adhered all of the pieces to a white card base.

For the inside panel, I used the Ellen Hudson Zipper Panel Die to create the hidden chamber. I adhered this panel to the inside of the card base.

On a scrap of water color paper, I stamped the penguins in Versa Fine ink and clear embossed them. I used the same Distress Inks to water color them in. Once dry, I fussy cut everything out leaving a small white border. I adhered the penguins to my card using liquid glue. I used a mini action wobble on the penguin playing the guitar.

Lastly, I added the sentiments and a few music notes in black ink.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #18: Emboss Resist

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/announcement/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-18-emboss-resist

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Christmas/Winter Holidays

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10935

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Stitch It

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

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Here We Go a Waddling, Starry Backdrop

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Hillside

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Ellen Hudson’s Zipper Panel Die

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail and Clear Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Work Lipstick, Black Soot, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

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!