Category Archives: holiday fun

Pinata Slider

April 22, 2018

About two months ago, I watched a YouTube video in which someone made a card using a hillside border die to create a tree truck. What a brilliant idea! This is the card I made using the same idea. It is also a slider card.

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Front of Card

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Inside of Card

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping and coloring the piñata and candy images. I used Prismacolor pencils. I used the matching dies to cut everything out.

Next, I created the white card base. I knew I wanted to decorate the inside of the card, so I created the inside of the card first. I stamped the ending of the sentiment and the confetti pieces in a variety of inks that matched my coloring. I adhered the candy pieces with liquid glue and set the whole thing aside to dry.

While the inside of the card was drying, I worked on the slider panel for the front of the card. I die cut a stitched rectangle from some light blue, green, and Kraft card stocks. I used a simple stitched hill side border to create a tree trunk from the Kraft panel. I stamped it with a wood grain patter also. I used a grassy border to create two layers of grass form the green panel. I adhered the taller green grass layer to the light blue panel. Next, I adhered the Kraft tree trunk and then I adhered the last green grass layer. I stamped the sentiment.

Using a hole punch and kraft knife to create a slider track. It is not the smoothest cut but it works. I added some foam tape to the back of the panel, making sure to leave space around the slider track. I adhere some twine and a small foam dot to the back of the piñata. I pushed the foam dot through the slider track and adhered it to a dime. I added a scrap of light blue card stock behind the slider track to help it blend in. I adhered the other end of the twine to the top of the panel, making sure that the piñata can freely move along the track. Lastly, I adhered the panel to the card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Year Seven and Woodgrain Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Year Seven dies, Grassy Border die, Simple Stitched Hillside Borders, and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black, Plastic Flamingo, Carrot, Sunflower, Freshly Cut Grass, Fish Tank, Juice Box, and Doe

 

 

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!

Rainbow Easter Bunnies

April 10, 2018

These are the Easter cards I made to send to friends and family. I had a bunch of water color paper scraps to use up, so I decided to play with my Distress Inks. Unfortunately, I made these cards over a month ago and can’t remember which colors I used on which cards.

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Details

Size:  A2 card and 4.25” square cards

Extra Details: I began these cards by white heat embossing the small egg image all over a bunch of panels of water color paper. I used three colors of Distress Ink on each panel to create some rainbow backgrounds. I don’t remember which colors I used on each panel because I made all of these over a month ago.  After the ink was dry, I flicked some water on each piece to create some interest. I adhered each panel to a colored card base.

For the sentiment, I die cut some small cross stitched rectangles and stamped the sentiment on each. I used one of the Distress Inks to water color the edges of each rectangle.

I stamp and colored the bunny images on some white card stock. I used Prismacolor pencils to add some shading to the bunnies. I fussy cut the bunnies out right on the black line. I painted the edges with a black marker to hide any cutting errors. Lastly, I adhered the bunnies with a Mini Action Wobble Spring to the card front.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Hoppy Easter

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

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Fine

Various Distress Inks

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

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!

Bunnies with Stripes

April 9, 2018

These are two of the cards I made to send to family for Easter. I was playing around with first and second generation stamping to create softer colors.

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First generation stripes

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Second generation stripes

 

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began these cards by creating the striped backgrounds. I cut two panels of white card stock. I inked the wide stripe stamp with ink and stamped the first panel. I used the same stamp without re-inking on the second panel. I used 6 different ink colors to create a rainbow background.

Once the panels were completely stamped, I die cut them with a stitched rectangle die. I adhered the panels onto light grey card bases.

For the sentiment, I die cut smaller cross stitched rectangles and stamped the sentiment on the left side of the rectangle. I adhered the sentiment panels to the cards with liquid glue.

I stamped the bunny images on some white card stock. I used Prismacolor pencils to add some shading. I fussy cut the bunnies out right on the black stamped line. I painted the edges with a black marker to hide any cutting mistakes. Lastly, I adhered the bunnies to the cards with a Mini Action Wobble for some fun.    

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Hoppy Easter

Simon Says Stamp’s Choose Joy

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

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn Inks in Bubble Gum, Peachy Keen, Lemonade, Minty Fresh, Moon Stone, and Fresh Lavender

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Easter Pivot Pop Up Card

April 8, 2018

This is an Easter card I made for an aunt of mine that hosted Easter Dinner this year. There are 5 children who come to each holiday dinner, so I included the 5 kids on the inside of the card.

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Card Front: I love that the front of the card gives no hints about what is on the inside of the card.

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Inside of the card

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by creating the water color panel for the front of the card. I used ink smooshing and an acrylic block to create the blocks of color around the frame. I added some interest to the water color piece by flicking some clean water and some of the same inks onto the background. Once the panel was dry, I used two cross stitched rectangle dies to create the frame.

I used the same ink colors to water color the tree tops for both the inside and outside of the card.  I used the blue ink and a DIY cloud stencil to add the sky area behind the frame to the front of the card base. I layered some grass borders behind the frame. I tucked the trees into the grass. I stamped my sentiment on the front layer of grass. I added a few white die cut clouds to the front of the card also.

Once the front of the card was complete, I began to the inside of the card. I lined the top with a blue paper. I used the same DIY cloud stencil and some white pigment ink to create a similar sky scene. The bottom was covered the same green card stock I used for the grass die cuts. I stamped another sentiment on that panel, making sure to leave room for the hand written message.

Then I created the Pivot Panel Pop Up. I LOVE this die. It is easy to use and is so unexpected. Using the same green and blue card stocks, I created the panels. I decorated the panels with more water colored trees and some white cloud die cuts. I also added five kids from the Easter Party stamp set. I stamped, colored, and fussy cut those out a few days before constructing this card.

I added the Pivot Panel Pop Up to the inside of the card and everything was done.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Easter Party, and My Silly Valentine

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Pivot Panel Pop Up, Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, and Puffy Cloud Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

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

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Easter 2018 Place Cards

April 8, 2018

These are the place cards I made for Easter Lunch. My kiddos help me to pick out the colors and characters for each person

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Extra Details: I began these place cards by stamping and coloring all of the images; include the kids, accessories and frames. I used Prismacolor Pencils to color everything. I fussy cut everything out leaving a small white border.

Next, I created the place cards. Sadly, I don’t remember the exact dimensions of each card. Then I added some color and pattern to the place cards with a gingham background stamp. I choose softer color for the background so that the images could stand out more.

Lastly, I adhered everything to the place cards with liquid glue.      

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Easter Party, Riley’s ABCs, Gingham Backdrops, and Flirty Frames

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn inks in Bubblegum, Peachy Keen, Lemonade, Minty Fresh, Moonstone, and Fresh Lavender

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

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!

Mom’s Picture Wall Card Set

April 8, 2018

I know I am a bit early for Mother’s Day, but I had an idea and had to run with it. I made a set of mother’s day cards. I plan on sending them to all the mothers in my life; mom, mom in law, grandmothers, aunts, and friends. I used a variety of critters so that each mom in my life can have one of her favorite critters.

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9 of the 12 cards

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Card 1

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Cards 2 and 3: I have two “moms” in my life who love chickens, so I made two chicken cards

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Card 4

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Card 5

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Card 6

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Card 7

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Card 8

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Card 9

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Card 10

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Card 11

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Card 12

Details

Size:  A2 cards

Extra Details: I began each card by creating the colored panel for each card. I used three different card stocks and inks. I stamped the frames in a matching ink to achieve a tone on tone look. I colored the frame in with a white colored pencil for some interest. I used a grey pencil on one of the panels as an experiment. I didn’t like the way it looked, so I stuck to white for the rest of the panels.

I stamped one of the larger frames 12 times on some white card stock and filled each with some critters. I used colored pencils to color all the scenes in. I fussy cut each scene out and glued it to the colored panel. I did the same with a smaller frames and the sentiment.

Using the coordinating inks, I added some simple scenes to the frames on each panel. I felt that this helped to make the card for interesting to look at.

I decided my cards needed some dimension, so I stamped the larger frames on some scraps of the colored card stock with the matching inks. I fussy cut the frames out; making sure to cut out the inside as well. I adhered these to the colored panels with some foam squares.  I mixed the colors up for interest.  I did the same for the smaller frames that hold the sentiments.

I stamped and fussy cut the bows that I adhered to the heads of the larger critter form the same colors of cardstock.

I adhered each panel to a white card base. Using the ink that matching the color of the panel, I stamped a sentiment and a small critter on the inside of the card. I love this detail.

Challenges Entered:

               Lawn Fawnatics #26: Card Sets

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

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Toadally Awesome, Chirpy Chirp Chirp, Critters from the Past, Critters on the Farm, Dad + Me, Elphie Selfie, Fintastic Friends, Flirty Frames, Mermaid for You, Mom + Me, and Monster Mash

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black, Peacock, Sugar Plum

Simon Says Stamp’s Wisteria Hybrid Ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!