Category Archives: Challenges

Thank You Bears

January 4, 2019

January is Thank You card month at my house. I thought I had enough Thank You cards, but I was wrong. I drew inspiration from the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge.

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Details

Size:  Top side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a panel of white card stock. I used Forget Me Not Lawn Fawn Ink and an ink blender brush to blend on the sky.

I stamped the clouds using Let’s Bokeh stamp set. I used Ballet Slippers, Butter, Moonstone, and Manatee ink. I cut out the clouds using fine tip scissors.

I colored the bears in Primsa Color pencils and cut them out using the coordinating dies.  I also cut out a stitched tree border and a hill side border. I layered the clouds and the tree border flat to the card panel. I popped up the hillside border and bears.

Lastly, I added the sentiment in Moonstone ink.

Challenges Entered:

               Lawn Fawnatics Challenge: Wonderful Winter

https://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-43-wonderful-winter

Stamps Used:

               Lawn Fawn’s Winter Skies and Let’s Bokeh

Dies Used:

               Lawn Fawn’s Winter Skies dies, Stitched Tree Border, and Hillside Border

Ink:

               Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black Ink, Ballet Slippers, Butter, Moonstone, Forget Me Not, and Manatee

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Poppin’ Up to Say Thanks

January 1, 2019

It has been far too long since I have blogged. My New Year’s Resolution this year is to get back to blogging more often. I have a whole ton of cards waiting to be added to the blog and so many ideas for new cards.

This card design is the one I used for my thank you cards this year. I got the Lawn Fawn Let’s Toast set for Christmas and couldn’t wait to play with it.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I die cut a small rectangle from some green patterned paper and adhered it to a white card base. From black cardstock, I die cut the word thanks and then adhered it to the card base also.

I stamped the toaster and pop tarts on some water color paper. I used my Crayola Fine Line markers to water color the images. The coordinating dies made cutting out the images super easy. I added some sprinkles to the pop tarts for added color. Then, I layered the pop tarts and toaster together. I used foam tape to give the images some dimension on the card front.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment on some watercolor paper. I used a banner die to cut out the sentiment. I used the same marker that I used on the toaster to add some color to the banner. I adhered the banner to the card.

In the end, I made 36 of these cards.

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!

https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-57/

 

Stamps Used:

               Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Toast

Dies Used:

Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Toast dies, Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Everyday Banners, and Scripty Thanks

Paper:

               Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Bokeh in the Snow 12 x 12 papers

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black Ink, Lobster and Noble Fir

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

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!

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!