Category Archives: Challenges

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!

Fingerprint Birtday

April 21, 2018

When I was using the Simon Says Stamp Fingerprint Doodles stamp set on another card, I thought of this design. This time I made it a birthday card, because you can never have enough birthday cards.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a white card base. Using my MISTI, I stamped a pattern of fingerprint on the card front. I used four different colors of ink; Lawn Fawn’s Butter, Peachy Keen, Moonstone, and Minty Fresh. I wanted the color placement to look random.

Once all the fingerprints were stamped, I added the animal outlines. I used Lawn Fawn’s Deep Sea ink for this.

I had a small cross stitched frame in my stash, so I used the Minty Fresh ink to color it to match the card. I stamped the fish and sentiment on a scrap of white car stock. I adhered the panel to the frame and popped everything up with foam tape.

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge: Let’s Doodle

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=12388

 

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Fingerprint Doodles and Best Ever

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

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Butter, Peachy Keen, Minty Fresh, Moonstone, and Deep Sea

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Fingerprint Congrats

April 21, 2018

This card was inspired by the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Let’s Doodle. I do not like my own doodling but I love the look of Simon Says Stamp’s Fingerprint Doodles stamps.  I added the anniversary sentiment on the inside so I could send it to friends who are celebrating their anniversary.

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Front of Card

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Inside of card

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by die cutting a cross stitched rectangle from some smooth white card stock. I stamped the two of the fingerprint stamps in colored inks. I added the doodles on top with black ink. Using the same ink, I added the sentiment. I choose the small sentiment so the card would be super clean and simple. I added a small peach heart between the cats. I used a Sharpie Pen to doodle my own heart on the colored heart. I adhered this panel to the card front with some foam tape.

I added the happy anniversary sentiment to the inside of the card with a trio of colored hearts. I drew my own black hearts on these also.

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge: Let’s Doodle

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=12388

 

Simon Says Stamp’s Flickr Challenge #95: Anything Goes

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157692453843382/

 

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Fingerprint Doodles and Floral Bliss

Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy and Happy Happy Happy Family Add On

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

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black, Peachy Keen and Merman

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Keep Calm and Be Hoppy

April 21, 2018

I made this card for my co teacher. We were having a rough week at school and I felt she could use a pick me up. This is also the first card I made with the Pivot Pop Up die. I really love this die. It is easy to use and makes a really big impact.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a top fold white card base. Using grey ink, I stamped a wood grain pattern on the front and inside of the card.

Next, I die cut the Pivot Pop Up Die Pieces. I also die cut some cross stitched rectangles. I used these rectangles to create the pieces for the front focal panel. I used two shades of blue card stock and some green card stock. Using double sided tape I adhered all of the pieces together to create my scenes for both the front and side of the card.  I used the same double sided tape to adhere the scenes to the card base

I stamped the sentiments on my card. My black ink pad is very dry and it shows. However, I did not use my Misti so I went with the distressed look.

I stamped the images from Toadally Awesome on some white card stock. I used Prismacolor pencils to color everything in. I fussy cut out tall of the images leaving a small white border.  Lastly, I adhered all of the images to the two scenes and the card was finished

 

Challenges Entered:

               Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 27: 3D Cards

https://www.lawnfawnatics.com/announcement/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-27-3d-cards

              

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Toadally Awesome, Woodgrain Backgrounds, Hoppy Easter, and Riley’s ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Pivot Pop Up, Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Simple Stitched Hillsides and Grassy Borders

Ink: Versa Fine and Versa Mark

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Rabbit Cards

April 15, 2018

Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge this week is to be inspired by mythology or a story. I choose Peter Rabbit, because it is spring and I have been itching to use this stamp set. In the end I made two similar cards. I used the Simon Says March 2018 Card Kit.

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Card One

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Card Two

Details

Size:  A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began these cards by stamping the rabbits and carrots on smooth white card stock. I used Prismacolor pencils to add the shading. I fussy cut out the images leaving a small white border.

For the first card, I found a mint die cut circle I had left over from another project and adhered one rabbit and a carrot. I stamped the sentiment in a grey ink. I choose a kraft card base, but felt it was very plain. I stamped the carrot image all over the card base with a brown ink. Then, I adhered the circle and rabbit to the card front.  Lastly, I added a white pom-pom for the bunny’s tail.

For the second card, I covered a white card base with a piece of patterned paper from the Simon Says Stamp Match 2018 card kit. I used a crossed stitched rectangle die to cut the paper to the correct size. I added a small strip of a second patterned paper as a ledge for my bunny to sit on. I adhered the bunny and added the pom-pom tail. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment on some white card stock and die cut it with a banner die.

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Mythology/ Inspired by a Story

               http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=12386

 

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Showers and Flowers

Lawn Fawn’s Argyle Backdrops

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables ad Everyday Banner dies

Paper: Carta Bella’s Spring Market

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp’s Fog and Smoke Inks

Lawn Fawn’s Doe and Minty Fresh Inks

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Church Snow Globe Shaker

April 15, 2018

I need a card for a baptism and a card for a first communion within the next few weeks. I struggled with these cards; I do not own any stamps that I thought really went well with the events. So I got creative. I like the way the cards turned out. I made two of the same card. Only one is pictured in this post.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by die cutting a panel of white card stock and dry embossing it with a Darice embossing folder.

I stamped the images on a separate panel of white card stock and using Prismacolor pencils to color everything in. Then, I pulled out the die cutting machine again. I die cut the snow globe that I stamped. I used light blue card stock for the back of the snow globe. Light green stock was used for the grassy hill. I also die cut some clear plastic and fun foam so I could turn my snow globe into a shaker card. Everything else, I fussy cut out.

I adhered everything together using double sided tape. I add some beads and sequins to the snow globe before I adhered the light blue panel. I used pink sequins because both cards are for little girls.

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Add Some Texture

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

              

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Village, Ready Set Snow, and Ready Set Shake

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Ready Set Snow Add On, and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Lawn Fawn Jet Black

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Birthday Bookmarks

April 9, 2018

I just got the new Lawn Fawn bookmark stamp set called Slow Down and Enjoy. I couldn’t wait to make some bookmarks with it. I also needed four birthday cards soon. So I combined the two and created four cards with removable bookmarks.

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Card Front with Bookmark in place

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Card Front without Bookmark

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Inside of the card

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Back of Card

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Pink Versions of cards

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Bookmarks

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Back of Bookmarks

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I made four cards but gave one away before I got the pictures taken. Each card is same design; I just switched papers and animals around.

I began these cards by stamping and coloring the animals, hats, gifts, and present images. I used Prismacolor Pencils to color everything in. I matched the colors of the accessories to the colors in the patterned papers. I used matching dies to cut the animals, gifts, and hats out. I fussy cut the cupcakes out leaving a small white border to match the die cuts.

While I had my die cut machine out, I also die cut two of each bookmark from one piece of pattern paper. I adhered the two bookmarks together so that the pattern on the front and back matched. I also cut the bookmarks from some white card stock. I stamped a sentiment on each white bookmark and trimmed it on the stitched lines with my scissors. I adhered the white panel to the front of each bookmark. I added the animal fronts and backs as well. I added a birthday hat to each animal for some color and fun.

Once the bookmarks were made, I began working on the cards. Using a stitched rectangle die, I cut two dark blue panels and two pink panels. I white heat embossed a frame and sentiment on each panel. I fussy cut out the center of each frame to create an opening.  I added a small rectangle of patterned paper to each of the four white card bases. I adhered the panels of to the card bases with foam tape. I made sure to line the opening of the frame up with the pattered paper on the card base. Now the bookmarks can slide in and out of the frame opening.

For the inside of the cards, I added a strip of the same pattern paper. I adhered three animals head along the strip of pattern paper. I added some accessories to each animal. I stamped the sentiment in six colors of ink that matched the patterned papers. I added the back of the animals to the back of the card.

To finish the cards, I added some twine to the bookmarks and a small star shape tag that tells the recipient that there is a bookmark.

 

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog: Happy Birthday

Simon Says: Happy Birthday!

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s For You Deer, Slow Down and Enjoy, Happy Happy Happy, Flirty Frames, Lovable Legends, Baked with Love, Lights Out, and Happy Howlidays

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, For You Deer Dies, For You Deer Add On, Slow Down and Enjoy Dies, Slow Down and Enjoy Add On, Lovable Legend Dies, Tiny Tags, and Happy Howlidays dies.

Paper: Echo Park’s Summer Dream

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Carrot, Lemonade, Minty Fresh, Merman and Deep Sea

Simon Says Stamp’s Hollyhock Hybrid Ink

 

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Trio of Thanks

April 8, 2018

A friend of mine visited over the spring break with her three kids. This is the thank you card that we sent to them after the visit. I have been loving the little kiddos from Lawn Fawn’s Easter Party set.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping and coloring the three little kids on a scrap of white card stock. I used Prismacolor pencils to color the kids in. I fussy cut them out leaving a small white border.

I used some water color paper and four shades of Distress Oxide inks to create the center panel. I smooshed the ink on my acrylic block, sprayed it with water, and then smooshed it on the water color paper.  I let the block sit for a few minutes to intensify the color. Then I removed the block and let the panel air dry. Once it was dry, I added some more pigment with a paint brush. I flicked the extra pigment on the paint brush around the panel to add interest. To finish the panel, I flicked some water on the panel and blotted it up. Once the water color panel was dry, I die cut it with a cross stitched rectangle die and a script thanks die.

I dry embossed a panel of grey card stock with a dotted embossing folder by Darice. I adhered this panel to a white card base.

It was at this point that I decided I wanted t make a shaker card. I adhered some clear plastic to the pack of the water color panel. I lined the edges with foam tape and added the sequins and beads. I used regular tissue paper to close up my shaker element. I used double sided tape to adhere to layers of tissue paper together to make it strong enough. I used a strong liquid glue to adhere the panel to the card base.

Lastly, I added the three kids around the panel.

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: A Trio of Something

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=12383

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Easter Party

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

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Oxide Inks in Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, and Mermaid Lagoon.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Have a Beautiful Day

April 8, 2018

I LOVE the Simon Says Stamp April 2018 Card kit. The stamp set, the patterned papers, the colors, the stencils…. They are all the best. This is the first card I made with this kit. As soon as I saw the reveal, I know I wanted to white heat emboss those butterflies and water color them.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a panel of water color paper. I stamp and white heat embossed the butterflies all around the edge of the panel. I added my sentiment and leaves with a black ink. I love the effect that was created by using both black ink and white embossing.

I used the Crayola Fine Line Markers to add color and a water brush to move the color around.  Once the card front was dry, I added some Wink of Stella all over background for some sparkle.

Lastly, I adhered the panel to a white card base and the card was done.

Challenges Entered:

               LOVE Flickr Challenge #28: Spring Fling

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lovehandmadecards/discuss/72157692073294172/            

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Beautiful Day

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Christmas Peek a Boo Card Set

April 8, 2018

I am still working on the Christmas Card Collection for my grandmother. This is the latest set I made for her. In the end, I made four cards, but I only photo graphed two.

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Both types together

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Close up of the front

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Close of the Inside

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began these cards by stamping and coloring all the images on some white card stock. I used Prismacolor Pencils to color in the images. For the pine needles, I used a mini ink blending tool and the same cool ink to color the paper. I used the dies for the deer and the polar bears, but I fussy cut out everything else.

I used a gingham backdrops stamp and black ink to stamp the red panels for the front of each card. I die each red panel with a stitched rectangle die and created the opening with a stitched circle die. I used the same circle die to create the openings in some black card bases.

I adhered the red panel to each card base. Then I adhered the pine needles around the circle opening to look like wreath. Once the pine needles were dry, I added the critter peeking through the card.

I created white panels for the inside of each card. I stamped a sentiment in red ink and adhered the colored images to complete the scene.

Lastly, I added the sentiment banner. I die cut each banner from some white card stock and added the sentiment.  I scored the banner twice on each side and folded the ends under to create some dimension. I used foam dots and liquid glue to adhere the banners.

Challenges Entered:

               Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #26: Card Sets

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/announcement/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-26-card-sets   

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Gingham Backdrops, Deck the Halls, For You Deer, Christmas Dreams, and Toboggan Together

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s For You Deer Dies, and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black, Lobster, Chili Pepper, Freshly Cut Grass, Jalapeno, and Noble Fir

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!