Beeping Awesome

November 23, 2017

When I saw this sentiment on YouTube, I immediately thought of my nephew who is turning 11 soon.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

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Size: Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began the card by raiding my box of previous colored and cut images. I found enough trees, cars, gifts and cupcakes to make two really cute scenes.

I die cut the letters for BEEPING out of some red card stock. I stamped the black outlines on the letters. I think it added to the masculine feel of this card. I also cut the hill and road for the card front using a simple stitched hillside die.

Then, I adhered everything to a blue card base. I finished the sentiment by stamping the smaller words in black ink.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Quinn’s Capital ABCs, Home for the Holidays, Happy Trails, Dad + Me, and Happy Happy Happy

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Simple Stitched Hillsides and Quinn’s Capital ABCs

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Freebies

Ink: Versa Fine

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Christmas Tags 3.12

November 23, 2017

This is the first set of tags I made with Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Bokeh stamp set. The results were more subtle than I had hoped for. In the end, I really like the design, though.

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Extra Details: I began these tags with a half sheet of white card stock. I used Lucky Clover and Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink to add color to the paper. I started with the Lucky Clover at the bottom of the paper and added the Cracked Pistachio to the top. Using a Yeti white pigment ink by Lawn Fawn, I added some solid circles over all of the inking. I used Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink to add the circle outlines.

Once all of the ink was dry, I die cut the tag shapes. I added the corner stamps with the same white pigment ink to the top right corner and lower left corner.

After the corners had dried, I white heat embossed the sentiment and string of lights. I added some iridescent string and a silver bead to finish off each tag.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Bokeh and Peace Joy Love

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover

Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio

Lawn Fawn Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags!

Christmas Tags 3.11

November 23, 2017

I love Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Bokeh stamp set. I am having so much fun finding new and different ways to use it. Here is another set of Christmas tags I made.

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Extra Details: I began these tags with a half sheet of white card stock. I used the large solid circles to create a pattern with lots of aqua and grey inks. I also added some snowflakes in the circles. I used silver heat embossing for one of the snowflakes for some added shine. I love this color combination.

Then, I die cut the paper into tags. I was able to get five tags from the half sheet of cardstock. While my die cut machine was out, I also die cut some snowflakes from the Winter Tiny Tags. I used Mermaid ink to color the snowflake tags. I stamped the sentiment in a grey ink.

Lastly, I tied the small snowflake to the larger stamped tag with some white twine.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Bokeh, Frosties, and Tiny Tag Sayings

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It and Winter Tiny Tags

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Silver Ultra Fine

Ink: Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn Inks in Mermaid, Merman, Peacock

Simon Says Stamp’s Smoke and Slate

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags!

Christmas Tags 3.10

November 23, 2017

I love Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Bokeh stamp set. I am having so much fun finding new and different ways to use it. Here is another set of Christmas tags I made.

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Extra Details: I began these tags with a half sheet of white card stock. I used the large solid circles to create a pattern with lots of green inks. I used first and second generation stamping. I used one of the outline circles to add some gold embossed circles to the pattern.

Then, I die cut the paper into tags. I was able to get five tags from the half sheet of cardstock. While my die cut machine was out, I also die cut “Merry” from some green glitter paper.

I adhered the “merry”s to the tags. To finish the sentiment, I gold heat embossed the work Christmas on small strop of white card stock and adhered it under the “merry.”

Lastly, I added some green cording to the top of the tags.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Bokeh and Happy Happy Happy Add On

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy Add On die and Tag You’re It

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Gold Ultra Fine

Ink: Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn Inks in Minty Fresh, Celery Stick, Freshly Cut Grass, and Jalapeno

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags!

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!

Duh Nuh Lunch Box Note

November 23, 2017

This was just a quick Lunch Box Note that I made the other night. I love this stamp set and couldn’t resist using it for the kiddos’ lunches.

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Details

Size:  2.125 x 2.75 inches

Extra Details: Like most of my Lunch Box Notes, this was just stamped and colored. I used colored pencils.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Duh Nuh

Ink: Versa Fine

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Christmas Tags 3.9

November 23, 2017

Today, I made more Christmas Tags. I used Distress Inks in as many green colors as I own and some gold embossing powder.

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Extra Details:   I began these tags by using Distress Inks and water to ink smoosh all over a whole sheet of water color paper. Once the Distress Ink was dry, I die cut the paper into tags shapes. Then, I used Versa Mark and gold embossing powder to add the sentiment. I used the same embossing powder to add the pine branches over the rest of the tags. Lastly, I added some gold and white cording to the top of the tags.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Deck the Halls and Winter Gifts

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Gold Ultra Fine

Ink: Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Crushed Olive, Evergreen Bough, Lucky Clover, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles, and Twisted Citron

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags!

Christmas Tags 3.8: Postcard Tags

November 23, 2017

I love making scenes with all of the Lawn Fawn stamps that I own. For Christmas this year, I created a few postcard tags with holiday scenes on the front. I used a lot of different stamp sets and coloring mediums. I love the way they all turned out.

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Home for the Holidays tag: colored with colored pencils.

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Wishing You a Merry Christmas Tag: Using Lawn Fawn and Distress Inks

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Christmas Mail Tag: Using water color pencils

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Baking tag: Using Distress Inks as water color

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Night Scene: Using Distress Inks for ink blending and water colors

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Flamingo Tag: using colored pencils

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Tree Rex: using colored pencils

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Doggies: colored with colored pencils

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Back of each post card: I will add a sentiment as I add the tags to packages.

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Extra Details: I began these tags by die cutting a small stitched rectangle from some water color paper. I was able to create 8 stitched rectangles from one sheet of water color paper. Next, I stamped the post card, stamp and cancellation mark on the back of each rectangle.

Then, the fun part began. I treated each postcard as its own scene. I stamped, colored, and added the finishing details to each tag as I made them. I used masking on a number of the tags.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Home For the Holidays, Happy Happy Happy, Happy Happy Happy Add On, Baked with Love, Cheery Christmas, Critters from the Past, Deck the Halls, Flamingo Together, Happy Howlidays, Happy Howloween, Hats Off to You, Peace Joy Love, Quinn’s Capital ABCs, Ready Set Shake, Snow Cool, Sprinkled With Joy, Toboggan Together, and You’ve Got Mail

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Various Distress Inks and Lawn Fawn Inks

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags!

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!