Category Archives: holiday fun

Merry Rawr

January 26, 2018

This is another Christmas card design for Christmas 2018. I used the same ideas from Merry Christmouse cards but added a few more details.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a card base made from water color paper. I stamped the sentiment on black ink on the card base. I used Distress Inks to water color the letters. I also added some splatters of red and green ink for interest.

I die cut a scrap of patterned paper with a speech bubble border die. I adhered this to the bottom of the card base.

On a scrap of water color paper, I stamped and water colored the dinosaur and hat. I used Distress Inks to water color everything in.  Once the ink was dry, I fussy cut everything out and adhered the images to the card front.

I used black ink to stamp the message on the inside of the card. I love the way the front and inside of this card are really connected.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Quinn’s Capital ABCs, Hats Off to You, Toboggan Together and Rawr

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Speech Bubble Border

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Bokeh in the Snow

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Festive Berries, Pine Needles, Hickory Smoke, and Tattered Rose

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Merry Christmouse

January 26, 2018

This is another Christmas card design for Christmas 2018. I love this card design; it’s so cute!

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a card base made from water color paper. I stamped the sentiment on black ink on the card base. I used Distress Inks to water color the letters. I also added some splatters of red and green ink for interest.

I die cut a scrap of patterned paper with a speech bubble border die. I adhered this to the bottom of the card base.

On a scrap of water color paper, I stamped and water colored the little mouse. I used Distress Inks to water color the mouse also. Once the mouse was dry, I fussy cut him out and adhered him to the card base.     

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Merry Christmouse

Lawn Fawn’s Quinn’s Capital ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Speech Bubble Border

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Bokeh in the Snow

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn, Hickory Smoke, and Tattered Rose

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Scalloped Hugs and Kisses

January 26, 2018

This is another card I made from the Simon Says Stamp’s January 2018 Card Kit. I LOVE this kit and have made many cards with it.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began this card by covering a white card base with a panel of pink card stock. I cut the front flap of the card short so I could add a scalloped border of patterned paper.

I stamped the xoxo border along the bottom of the pink card stock in two shades of pinkish ink. I also stamped the larger XOXO in one of the same inks. I added an outline heart.

For the sentiment, I stamped and fussy cut the labels form the stamp set. I added an ampersand that I die cut from some patterned paper.

To finish the card, I adhered the ampersand flat the card base and used foam tape on the labels.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Really Like You

Lawn Fawn’s Quinn’s 123s

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Scalloped Borders and Quinn’s 123s

Paper: Pebbles Inc.’s Forever My Always

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Guava and Chili Pepper

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Really Like You

January 25, 2018

This is another card I made from the Simon Says Stamp’s January 2018 Card Kit. I LOVE this kit and have made many cards with it.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began this card by covering a white card base with a panel of patterned paper that I had die cut with a crossed stitched rectangle.

I also die cut a rectangle of black card stock. I heat embossed the sentiment in white.  I added some hearts in a pink shimmer ink.

Lastly, I adhered the black rectangle to the card base.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Really Like You

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

Paper: Pebbles Inc.’s Forever My Always

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Mark

Tsukenko Delicata Pink Shimmer Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Scalloped Labels

January 25, 2018

This is another card I made from the Simon Says Stamp’s January 2018 Card Kit. I LOVE this kit and have made many cards with it.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began this card by covering a white card base with a panel of red card stock from the kit. I stamped the sentiment and hearts in black ink.

I die cut a strip of patterned paper with a scalloped border die. I layered the patterned paper on some of the black card stock. I re-aligned the scalloped border die and cut the black card stock to match the patterned paper.  Then I adhered the scalloped strips to the card front. I left a small sliver of red card stock on the left for interest.  

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Really Like You

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Scalloped Borders

Paper: Pebbles Inc.’s Forever My Always

Ink: Versa Fine

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Group of Poinsettias

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. I also used the beautiful embossed paper from the Simon Says Stamp’s November 2017 Card Kit on this card.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by adhered the embossed paper to a white card base.

I used a crossed stitched rectangle die to die cut a small rectangle of kraft card stock. I added the word Christmas with Versa Mark Ink and gold embossing powder.  Once the embossing was complete, I adhered the rectangle to the card base.

I die cut the work merry from some red card stock. I adhered it above the word Christmas on the kraft rectangle. I covered it with Glossy Accents to give it a shiny finish.

I stamped the flowers and leaves on some white card stock. I used a stamp layering set and two shades of red and green ink. I added the gold centers to the flowers with an embossing pen and the same gold embossing folder. Once the ink was set, I fussy cut everything out.

I adhered the florals to the card front with glue dots and the card was finished.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fab Flowers and Happy Happy Happy Add On

Dies Used: lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables and Happy Happy Happy Add On dies

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Gold Ultra Fine

Ink: Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Chili Pepper, Lobster, Jalapeno and Nobel Fir

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

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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Details

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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Details

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!

Welcome Banner February 2018

January 15, 2018

These are the panels I created for the February 2018 Welcome Banner for my classroom. I don’t have a full picture of it yet because I haven’t hung it up yet.

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Details

Size:  Heart Shaped Panels about 6 by 6.25 inches

Extra Details:  I began this banner by die cutting all of the large hearts. I used two shades of pink card stock because I didn’t have enough of either shade to only use one. Then I die cut the house border from some red card stock. I used a stitched hill side die to create hills for each panel. I adhered the house and hills together. Then I used the large heart die to re-cut each house and hill section to make lining everything up easier. I added some clouds to the sky area with white pigment ink.

I stamp all of the images on some smooth white card stock. I colored everything with markers that my kiddos gave me for Christmas. I like the variety of colors but I am not very good shading with those markers yet. I fussy cut everything out leaving a small white border.

I used glue dots to adhere all of the images to the heart shaped panels. Then I remembered that I hadn’t included the letters for Welcome yet. So I die cut them from some red card stock and used liquid glue to adhere them to the panels.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Plane and Simple, You’ve Got Mail, Home for the Holidays, Happy Trials, Love Letters, Bon Voyage, and How You Bean? Conversation Heart Add On

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Heart Envelope, Stitched Hillside Borders, Quinn’s Capital ABCs, and Little Town Hillside Pop Up Add On

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

Simon Says Stamp’s Smoke

 

Hope you enjoyed the banner!

Birthday Princess Puppy

January 15, 2018

It’s time to celebrate a sweet little girl’s first birthday. This is the card and tag set I made for her.

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Card

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Tag

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Together

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card and tag

Extra Details:  I began both of these by stamping and coloring the images. I stamped four dogs in total. I wanted to cut them apart and layer them together to make the dogs more dimensional. I used colored pencils to color everything. I fussy cut everything out right on the black stamped lines. I used a black marker to paint the edges to hide any cutting mistakes.

I used the papers, stickers, and tags from Simon Says Stamp September 2017 card kit. I added a strip of patterned paper to a panel of pink card stock. I layered a blue glitter scalloped circle on top of that.   I added my focal circle next. I stamped the sentiment in a pink ink. Added a little bit of patterned paper to the bottom of the circle and adhered the dog. I adhered the focal circle to the glitter circle. To finish the card, I added a few enamel dots.

I used the shaker tag pieces from the card kit. I filled the shaker with some small pink plastic beads I had in my stash. I added some stamping and patterned paper to dress it up a bit. I adhered the dog and drew in a balloon string. Lastly, I added some blue and pink twine from my stash to finish the tag.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Howloween

Simon Says Stamp’s Best Ever

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scalloped Circles

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Paper: Doodlebug’s Fairy Tale Collection

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Guava Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!