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!

Cobweb Corners

October 2, 2017

Lawn Fawn’s Cute Cobweb die just arrived in the mail and I couldn’t wait to use it. Here is the card I made.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

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Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started this card by die cutting the spiders and web from some light grey cardstock multiple times. I also cut the 4 webs from some velum.

Then, I created a black card base. I used some more black cardstock to create a frame for my card. I cut the same frame from some black fun foam. I adhered the cardstock frame to the fun foam frame.  I adhered a velum web to each corner of the frame.  I trimmed the webs on the bottom corners a bit.

To add the sentiment to the card base, I first laid the frame over the card front and lined up the sentiment. I used silver embossing powder to make the sentiment visible on the black cardstock.

I adhered the frame to the card base. I added the spider last. I was so excited to discover that the smaller spider with the thin thread fits behind the larger spider perfectly; no need to trim anything. I added the larger spider with a foam square and adhered the thread under the velum web. I gave the spider some red eyes and a red mouth.

For the inside of the card, I added a white liner. I adhered some grey webs and a small spider to the corners.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #14: Happy Little Critters

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-14-happy-little-critters

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: A Walk in the Dark

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10389

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s For You Deer

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Cute Cobwebs, Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Silver Ultra Fine

Ink: Versa Mark

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

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!

Brushstroke Birthday

October 1, 2017

This card was inspired by the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Heavy Metal. I had just received the SSS October Card Kit and the new Steel Navy embossing powder. It is such a cool embossing powder; it appears to be a dark metallic blue.

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Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping and heat embossing the sentiment on the lower part of the card base. I used the navy embossing powder for the sentiment. I added a heart with silver embossing powder. I added stripes to the rest of the card using the same embossing powders and three shades of aqua inks. It was a very simple card to create; however, I love the results.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Heavy Metal

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10387

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-42/

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #81: Anything Goes

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157686713199190/

 

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Brushstroke Messages

Embossing Powders: Simon Says Stamp’s Steel Navy Fine Detail and Silver Ultra Fine

Ink: Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Mermaid, Merman, and Peacock

 

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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Opened Up

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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!

Flower Shaker Tag Card

September 24, 2017

I wanted to play with the Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit today. I love the shaker tags that were included in the kit. I received a flower shaped tag instead of a balloon in my kit.

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Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with the flower tag. I ink blended some Distress Inks on the tag. I flicked some water on the inks to create some fun water drops. I also added a light pink Distress Ink to the inside of the tag. I filled the shaker pocket with some beads and sequins from my stash. Then I glued the tag closed. I added some iridescent twine to the top of the tag.

Next, I created a light pink card base. I wanted to use some of the patterned paper included in the kit. I found a design that I liked and trimmed it to an inch and a half. I added some thin strips purple paper to the edges to help the paper stand out against the pink card base. I adhered the strips to the card base.

I adhered the shaker tag to the card base. Then, I stamped the sentiment in purple ink. As a finishing touch, I added some stars and hearts that I die cut from some silver glitter paper and holographic paper.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp and The Greeting Farm’s Mini Pony Party

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Cuddly Critter Accessories Dies

Lawn Fawn’s Scalloped Box Card Pop Up dies

Paper: Doodle Bug’s Fairy Tale Collection

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Sugar Plum Ink

Distress Inks in Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Mustard Seed, and Mermaid Lagoon

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Striped Birthday Card

September 24, 2017

I loved the Birthday Blues card I made so much that I wanted to try another version of it. This time I used more feminine colors. I also put the pattern at a diagonal for more interest.

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Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a panel of white card stock. I used five colors of ink to stamp the images on the panel. I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle when I was finished stamping. I adhered the panel to a pink card base with foam tape. Lastly, I added some clear Wink of Stella for some sparkle and shine.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Best Ever

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Plastic Flamingo, Merman, Sugar Plum, and Carrot inks

Simon Says Stamp’s Lemon Zing Hybrid Ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Autumn Lunch Box Cards

September 24, 2017

This is another set of lunch box notes I made for my kiddos. This time I used Lawn Fawn’s Happy Harvest stamp set for an autumn feel.

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Size:  2 1/8” by 2 ¾” cards

Extra Details:  I began with half a sheet of white card stock that I cut into 8 pieces. I stamped the images in black ink. I did use some colored inks for the colored leaves. I used colored pencils to color everything in.  I used the same colored pencils to add the backgrounds on the cards also. Lastly, I added the sentiments from Lawn Fawn’s Flirty Frames.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Harvest and Flirty Frames

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn Inks in Lobster, Sunflower, and Fake Tan

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Starry Lunch Box Notes

September 24, 2017

My kiddos have requested notes in their lunch boxed this school year. I decided to make myself a bunch of notes that I can just grab in the morning while packing lunches. I actually enjoyed making these more than I expected. The notes are smaller and faster to make which allows me to use more images at a time.

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Size:  2 1/8” by 2 ¾” card

Extra Details: I began this by cutting a piece of blue card stock into 16 pieces. I used some Versa Mark ink and white embossing powder to hear emboss the images and sentiments. I used silver glitter embossing powder for some of the stars and silver embossing powder for others.

I used color pencils to add color to all of the images.  

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Cheery Christmas, Dad + Me, Lucky Stars, Mom + Me, and Out of this World

Ink: Versa Mark

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!