Category Archives: Interactive Cards

Ninja Birthday

November 24, 2017

A family friend just turned seven and celebrated with a Lego Ninjago Birthday. I could resist sending him a Tiny Ninja card.  I adjusted the coloring to better match the Lego characters.

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Inside detail

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Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping the ninjas in colored ink. I also stamped some packages. I colored the ninjas’ faces and hands with a yellow colored pencil to make them look like Lego people. Then I fussy cut everything out leaving a small white border.

I created a white card base. I stamped an interlocking brick pattern on the card front using a grey ink. I added the sentiment to the outside and inside of the card with black ink.

I adhered the green ninja flat to the inside of the card. I used foam tape on the green ninja on the card front. The red and blue ninja are adhered with mini action wobbles. The last thing I did was to draw the strings that are holding the ninjas up.

Stamps Used: Mama Elephant’s Tiny Ninjas

Lawn Fawn’s Interlocking Backdrops, For You Deer, and Happy Happy Happy

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn Inks in Lobster, Fish Tank, and Jalapeño

Simon Says Stamp Ink in Smoke

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Narwhal Thanks

November 23, 2017

Swim season is finally over. My daughter loved her first year on the team and wanted to thank her coaches. We made them some thank you cards. The team’s mascot is a narwhal, so we had to use narwhals on the cards.

In the end, I made 12 cards. We didn’t need that many, but we got carried away. We made five of the cards with an interactive spinner element. I still need to make the spinners work well. The other seven have an inlayed background and a stationary narwhal that is popped up on foam tape.

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With the spinner element

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With the inlaid background

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Size:  4.25 x 4.25” square cards

Extra Details:  We began these cards by creating the inked backgrounds. We ink smooshed some shades of blue Distress Inks onto water color paper. Once the ink was dry, I cut the paper into 4 by 4 inch squares. I added some blue ink splatters to each square. When the splatters were dry, I die cut two stitched circles from each inked square.  I also embossed the work Thanks in a dark blue embossing powder on each square.

I stamped and colored the narwhals on white card stock. I fussy cut each narwhal out, leaving a small white border.

I created 7 blue card bases for the inlaid cards. I adhered the ink panels to the card bases. I tried to line up any ink splatters, so the backgrounds were continuous. I added a narwhal to each card with some foam tape. Lastly, I added a white liner to each card base on the inside.

The spinner cards were a bit more complicated. I adhered the outer background piece to a scrap of blue card stock with foam tape. I adhered the larger circle flat to the card stock and adhered the inner circle with more foam tape. I adhered a dime to the back of each narwhal with a foam dot and slide that into the track. The narwhals, mostly, slide around the circles. There a few places they get hung up, But overall, I ‘m please with the results.

Lastly, I adhered the spinner panels to some white card bases.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Mermaid for You

Simon Says Stamp’s You + Me

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

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

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, and Chipped Sapphire

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Christmas Tags 3.7

November 13, 2017

I made a welcome banner for my classroom using the Stitched Ornament dies and some glitter paper. I couldn’t bear to throw out the scraps of the glitter paper, so I turned them into spinner tags.

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Size:  4.25 by 2.75 inches

Extra Details:  I began by cutting the glitter paper into rectangles. I die cut each glitter rectangle with a stitched ornament die. I used the positive piece for another project and keep the negative pieces for these tags. I created white rectangles with die cuts in the exact same way.

While I had my die cut machine out, I die cut some Tiny Tags from four color of card stock that coordinated with the glitter papers. I also cut the ornament toppers from some silver glitter card stock.

I stamped the sentiments on the Tiny Tags.  I adhered two Tiny Tags around a piece of white thread. I layered the thread between the layers of glitter paper and white card stock.

For added stability, I folded a small strip of colored card stock over the top and bottom of the tags. Lastly, I punched a hole and added some black twine.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tiny Tag Sayings

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Ornaments, Tiny Tags, and Winter Tiny Tags

Ink: Versa Fine

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags!

Rooster Pop Up

October 2, 2017

I received a jar of homemade chicken soup the other day. It was delicious. I knew I needed to send a chicken themed thank you card. In the end, I created two cards; I can’t make a chicken card without sending one to my great aunt.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

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Both Cards

 

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Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began these cards by die cutting some white paper. Because these are layering stamps, I find it easier to die cut before stamping. I never get the feet in the right space if I stamp before die cutting. I die cut four of each image to be on the safe side. In the end, I ended up with six wheat stalks.

I placed the negative areas in my MISTI and lined the stamps. I placed the die cuts in the negative spaces to stamp each of the layers. I found this to be really easy and accurate way to stamp these images.

Next, I created two card bases from pumpkin colored card stock. I used Hero Art’s Pumpkin Pie ink to add the quilting lines. I also added a white liner to the inside of each card base.

I cut a long rectangle of white card stock to layer my images for the front of the card one. I dry embossed a stitched detail to each edge of the white card stock. I added two small strips of embossed brown card stock to each edge of the white rectangles. I adhered this panel to the center of each card base. I stamped the sentiment in a navy ink and the grass in an olive green ink. I adhered the wheat to the white panel. I used a foam dot to adhere the chicks to the card fronts.

For the inside of the cards, I die cut two stitched hillside pop ups from some goldenrod card stock. I adhered the hills to the inside of each card base. Then, I realized that I adhered one hillside upside down. I carefully removed it and added a light blue layer to hide any tears in the card base.

Lastly, I added the large chicken to the pop up hills. I love these cards!

Stamps Used: Hero Art’s Coloring Layering Rooster

Lawn Fawn’s Argyle Backdrops and freebies

Dies Used: Hero Art’s Coloring Layering Rooster dies

Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Borders, Stitched Hillside Pop Ups, Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Hero Arts Inks in Red Royal, Pumpkin Pie, Butter Bar, Navy

Lawn Fawn’s Doe

Distress Inks in Crushed Olive

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Octopus Sprinkler

October 1, 2017

My kiddos were given a sprinkler toy in the shape of an octopus. So we made a thank you card with an octopus on it.

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Card Front

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Card Inside

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Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping the images on some water color paper. I used my distress inks to water color the images in. I also stamped the water splashes in an aqua ink. Once the images were dry I fussy cut everything out. I cut right on the line for the octopi and squirrels. I painted those edges black to hide any cutting errors. I left a white border on the water splashes because they are just so small.  I also created a water color scripty thanks using the same inks.

Next, I created a blue card base. I used a wave stamp and some white ink to create a background for the octopus. I added the die cut thanks and the octopus on an action wobble.

I wanted the inside to have dimension also, so I die cut a stitched hillside pop up from green paper. I added a white liner to the lower portion card base to write on. I added the hill on top of the line. I adhered the octopus, squirrels, and water splashes.

Finally, I added the white clouds. I should have added them first but I didn’t realize that I needed them till the end.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Cheery Christmas, Lovable Legends, and Octopi My Heart

Simon Says Stamp’s Sea You Soon

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Thanks and Stitched Hillside Pop Up

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink and Merman

Distress Inks in Walnut Stain, Chipped Sapphire, and Blueprint Sketch

 

 

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!

Happy Mail Heart Envelope

September 24, 2017

This card was an experiment for me. It is the first time I’ve used the Stitched Heart Envelope die. Overall, I like the card, but I look forward to playing with this die some more.

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Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with card base made form white card stock. I stamped and white heat embossed the images all over the card front. I used three shade of Distress Inks to ink blend the over the embossed images.

I die cut the heart envelope from a piece of coral colored card stock. I added some stamping and ink blending to the outside of the envelope. My ink colors did not match the card stock as well as I would have liked, but overall it’s ok.

I die cut the scalloped rectangle from some white cardstock. I stamped “birthday” in black. I also added the happy that I die cut and white heat embossed from the same card stock I cut envelope from. I adhered the white rectangle to the inside of the heart envelope.

I die cut the small heart for the envelope set and heat embossed a sentiment on it. I added some of the same Distress Inks on that heart. I adhered it to the intent of the heart to act as a closure.

Lastly, I adhered the heart envelope to the card front.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy, Love Letters, and You’ve Got Mail

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy, and Stitched Heart Envelope

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Mustard Seed, and Spiced Marmalade

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Otterly Merry Christmas

September 10, 2017

My Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn “Christmas Like No Otter” set arrived in the mail this weekend. I couldn’t wait to play with it. Here is the first card I made with this set.

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Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began by stamping all of the images on white card stock. I used Prismacolor pencils to color everything in. Then, I fussy cut everything out. I cut right on the stamped line for everything except the seaweed. I painted the edges of black to hide any cutting errors.

Next, I created a dark brown card base. I used white pigment ink to stamp a wood grain pattern on the card base. While that was drying, I die cut three stitched circles for three different shades of blue paper. I used the lightest blue shade as the sky. I used a scalloped border die to create waves on the other two blue circles. I layered all the circles together to create an ocean scene.

I adhered the seaweed around the circle like a wreath. I added the red bow at the bottom to complete the wreath look. I stamped the sentiment next. I used a mini action wobble spring to adhere the otters to the middle of the circle.

Lastly, I adhered the circles to the card base with foam tape. These otters are soooo cute; I can’t wait to make more cards with them.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Stamp It

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10376

 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Stamp It

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

 

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #79: Just Stamp It

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157688433062305/

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Christmas Like No Otter

Lawn Fawn’s Woodgrain Backdrop

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Scalloped Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Ghost Hugs

September 3, 2017

I saw this sentiment on a My Favorite Things stamp set. It is soo cute and perfect for October.

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Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by die cutting two stitched rectangles; one from black card stock and one from white card stock. I also die cut the letters for ghost hugs from water color paper. I used Distress Inks to water color the letters.

While the letters were drying, I stamped and white heat embossed the beginning of the sentiment on the black rectangle. I used glow in the dark embossing powder to add the ghosts. They are much more subtle in real life. I glued the letters down to the black panel. I used fun foam to adhere the panel to a black card base.

I used an alpha stamp set for the inside sentiment. I added some ghosts in a light grey ink and then adhered on the inside of the card base.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-41/

LOVE! Flickr Challenge #21: Anything Goes

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lovehandmadecards/discuss/72157688413315245/

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah, and Clark’s ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Large Cross Stitched Rectangles, Quinn’s Capital ABCs

Ink: Versa Fine and Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Hippo and Wild Rose

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Halloween Dog Card Set

August 27, 2017

I just bought Lawn Fawn’s Happy Howloween Stamp set and I couldn’t resist dressing those dogs up. I ended up with 16 cards by the time I was done. I used the same basic design for each card, but switched up sentiments, images, background stamps, and background dies to give some interest.

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Inside liner version 1

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Inside liner version 2

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Size:  Vertical side fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began these cards by stamping and coloring all of the cute dogs and their costumes. I used Prismacolor Pencils to color everything in. I fussy cut everything out and painted the edges black with a marker. Then I began dressing the dogs. They turned out so cute.

I created my orange backgrounds, next. I smooshed some orange Distress Inks on four full sheets of water color paper. I let the ink air dry. Once dry, I used Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink to add some interest to these back grounds using background stamps.

Next, my die cut machine became my best friend. I cut the picture frames, grassy borders, little town borders, and stitched tree borders from a variety of colored card stock. I used a stitched rectangle die to doe cut the ink smooshed backgrounds. I created a piece of glow in the dark cardstock with some Versa Mark ink and Wow’s Glow in the Dark embossing powder. I die cut the lights behind the windows and doors for the little town die and the stars.

Then, I stamped the greetings on the frames. I used four different sentiments for some variety. I began constructing my cards next. I layered the scenes behind the frames. I used a purple pattern paper for the sky.  Once the scenes were created, I adhered the frames to the ink smooshed pieces. I adhered the dogs with some foam tape.

I created 16 black card bases and white liners. I adhered the ink smooshed pieces flat to the card fronts. I added a sentiment and some candy corn to the liners. I used colored pencils to add color to the candy corn. I added a note about glowing in the dark and then adhered the liner to the card.

I have donated a few of these to a local basket raffle so I also created matching envelopes. I stamped a trick or treat bag to the back flap and bottom left corner on the front. I used colored pencils to add some color.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #11: Cards for Kids

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 11 – Cards for Kids!

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Howloween, Critters in Costume, Woodgrain Backdrops, Starry Backdrops, Chevron Backdrops, and Sharp Backdrops

Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Happy Howlidays

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Say Cheese, Little Town Hillside Pop Up Add On, Stitched Trees Borders, Grassy Border, Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, and Scalloped Box Card Pop Up

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Ink in Rusty Hinge, Carved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon, and Spiced Marmalade

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards