Category Archives: Card sets

Pony Thank You Cards

January 29, 2017

My daughter’s birthday is over and that means THANK YOU CARDS! We spend most of the day creating cards. I, personally, think it was a great day.

I found ink smooshing to be a quick way to create a lot of interesting cards. We made nine Thank You cards, three teacher valentine cards, and one birthday card in one afternoon.

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We were short one pony, so we substituted some chickens

Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 cards

Extra Details: We started by stamping the pony images on some watercolor paper. I used Distress Inks to water color all of the ponies. I only used two colors on each pony. Once the ink was dry, I fussy cut them out.  

We die cut some stitched panels from water color paper. Using the same Distress Inks, I ink smooshed two colors on each panel. I let the first color dry before adding the second color. Once the second color was dry, I added another layer of the first color. Once those colors were dry, I flicked some black ink on to create some very small drops of black ink. These didn’t turn exactly the way I had hoped, but the overall effect is nice.

While everything was drying for the last time, I die cut the Scripty Thanks from some black card stock. I adhered the matching pony and one Thanks to each panel. Then I added some details to the ponies with a white gel pen and some colored glitter gel pens. It was such a fun detail to add.

Lastly, I made my card bases and attached the water color panels and the cards were done.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Simon Says: Anything Goes

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Critters on the Farm

Simon Says Stamp and the Greeting Farm’s Mini Pony Party

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangles and Scripty Thanks

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Wilted Violet, Abandoned Coral, Black Soot, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, and Spiced Marmalade

 

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Flower Thanks

January 22, 2017

Lawn Fawn has just completed the sneak peeks of their new spring products. I feel in love with the new flower layering set. I know it will not be available for at least a month, but I wanted to play with stamp layering. While looking through my stash I found Penelope’s Blossoms set and decided to try to stamp layer those flowers.

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Close up of single card

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Both cards together

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I started these cards by die cutting two cross stitched rectangles from some water color paper. While my CuttleBug was out, I also die cut the Scripty Thanks die from some black card stock and yellow fun foam. The fun foam has an adhesive backing to I attached it to the black card stock before die cutting.

Then, I began stamping. I picked some Distress Inks to stamp my flowers in. I made sure to have two shades for each color family.  For the lighter layer, I used the back of the stamp to get a solid image. Next, I flipped the stamp over and added the darker layer for the detailed image. Lastly, I added the green foliage to fill in the space.

I adhered the Scripty Thanks to the front of the panel with some liquid glue. While that was drying, I worked on my card bases. I decided on a light pink card base. I added some wood grain texture using a very light gray ink. After I attached the stamped panels, the cards were finished.

 

Challenges Entered:

LOVE! – January “Anything Goes” challenge

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lovehandmadecards/discuss/72157676702061612/

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Penelope’s Blossoms and Woodgrain Backdrops

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

Ink: Simon Says Stamp Ink in Fog

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac, Spiced Marmalade, Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade

 

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Penguin Thank You Card Set

December 31, 2016

I don’t know how it happened or how I survived, but I did. I have made it through another December. The kiddos had a great holiday season with visits to Santa, plays, gatherings with family and friends, baking sessions, and many gifts to open. My poor blog has been much neglected this month. I am taking this last day of 2016 to post everything I made in December. The details may be scarce but at least there are pictures.

As a teacher, I need a lot of thank you cards at the end of December. I love the Snow Cool penguins and wanted to use them. I made three different versions.

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All three versions together

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The version for a brother and sister

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The version for the boys

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The version for the girls

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I stamped all the images in a dark grey ink. I used a chalk ink for the snowflakes and the word snow. I added the color with colored pencils.

Challenges Entered: LOVE! December Challenge “A Time for Celebration and Thanks”

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool

Ink: Simon Says Stamp Slate Ink

Memento Dew Drop in Versa Magic Chalk Inks in Aegean Blue

 

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Snow Globe Thank You Cards

December 31, 2016

I don’t know how it happened or how I survived, but I did. I have made it through another December. The kiddos had a great holiday season with visits to Santa, plays, gatherings with family and friends, baking sessions, and many gifts to open. My poor blog has been much neglected this month. I am taking this last day of 2016 to post everything I made in December. The details may be scarce but at least there are pictures.

These are some more of the thank you cards my children will be sending out this December. The design is the same for all four cards. The background stamping changes on each card.  Also, two cards have shaker and two cards have Action Wobbles.

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The two shaker cards

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A close up of a shaker card

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The Action Wobble cards

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A close up

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I stamped all of the background in a light grey ink. I used Memento Dew Drops, gel pens and color pencils to add color to the main images.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Ready Set Snow, Cheery Christmas, Sharp Backdrops, Interlocking Backdrops, and Woodgrain Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Ready Set Snow Shaker Add on

Ink: Simon Says Stamp Fog and Slate Ink

Memento Dew Drops

 

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Wooden Bird Card Set

December 31, 2016

I don’t know how it happened or how I survived, but I did. I have made it through another December. The kiddos had a great holiday season with visits to Santa, plays, gatherings with family and friends, baking sessions, and many gifts to open. My poor blog has been much neglected this month. I am taking this last day of 2016 to post everything I made in December. The details may be scarce but at least there are pictures.

This year for Christmas, my family gave my grandmother card sets. This is second set I made. I wanted to keep them simple because I knew I would be making multiples of each design. I also kept the ease of mailing in mind while designing these cards.

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All four cards in the set

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The vertical cards

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The horizontal cards

Details

Size:  A2 card

Extra Details: I wanted each card to be slightly different than the others. To accomplish this, I used different ink colors, orientations, images, and layouts. Even with all of the differences, I tried to keep the sets looking like they belonged together.

I began by stamping the woodgrain background on all of the card bases in medium grey ink. I die cute two rectangles and two circles for the focal images. I added the birds, speech bubble and vines with colored inks; grays and red. I used second generation stamping to fill in the bird. Lastly, I adhered the die cuts to the card bases.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Woodgrain Backdrops, Cheery Christmas, and Peace Joy Love

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Simon says Stamps Stitched Circles

Ink: Simon Says Stamp Ink in Smoke and Slate

Memento Dew Drop Ink in Lady Bug

 

 

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Waving Penguins Card Set

December 31, 2016

I don’t know how it happened or how I survived, but I did. I have made it through another December. The kiddos had a great holiday season with visits to Santa, plays, gatherings with family and friends, baking sessions, and many gifts to open. My poor blog has been much neglected this month. I am taking this last day of 2016 to post everything I made in December. The details may be scarce but at least there are pictures.

This year for Christmas, my family gave my grandmother card sets. This is first set I made. I wanted to keep them simple because I knew I would be making multiples of each design. I also kept the ease of mailing in mind while designing these cards.

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All four cards in set one

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The vertical cards

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The horizontal cards

Details

Size:  A2 card

Extra Details: I wanted each card to be slightly different than the others. To accomplish this, I used different ink colors, orientations, images, and layouts. Even with all of the differences, I tried to keep the sets looking like they belonged together.

 I dry embossed the snowflakes into each background first. I added some ink blending using Distress Inks.  I stamped, colored, and fussy cut out the penguins. I used colored pencils that were a close match to the colors of Distress Inks to make the cards feel like part of a set. I white heat embossed the sentiments on some dark grey cardstock. Lastly, I adhered all of the pieces together.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool, Mermaid For You

Ink: Versa Mark

Simon Says Stamp ink in Slate

Distress Inks

 

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Warm Wishes Card Set

December 31, 2016

I don’t know how it happened or how I survived, but I did. I have made it through another December. The kiddos had a great holiday season with visits to Santa, plays, gatherings with family and friends, baking sessions, and many gifts to open. My poor blog has been much neglected this month. I am taking this last day of 2016 to post everything I made in December. The details may be scarce but at least there are pictures.

This year for Christmas, my family gave my grandmother card sets. This is third set I made. I wanted to keep them simple because I knew I would be making multiples of each design. I also kept the ease of mailing in mind while designing these cards.

I stole this design from my daughter. She created two birthday cards with a very similar design. I tweaked it to match my aesthetic.

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All four cards in the set

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The pink cards

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The green cards

Details

Size:  A2 card

Extra Details: I wanted each card to be slightly different than the others. To accomplish this, I used different ink colors, orientations, images, and layouts. Even with all of the differences, I tried to keep the sets looking like they belonged together.

I started by creating a mask from the Tiny Tags dies. I applied one mask to each card base and added the background stamping in a dark grey ink. I added the small details and dots in a pink and lime green ink. I added some ink blending to each card before removing the masks.

Once the distress ink was dry, I heat embossed the sentiment using silver embossing powder.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Love You a Latte, Best Pun Ever, Snow Cool

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tiny Tags

Ink: Simon Says Stamp Ink in Slate

Memento Dew Drops in Rose Bud and Pear Tart

Versa Mark

 

 

 

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Puppy Card Set

December 31, 2016

I don’t know how it happened or how I survived, but I did. I have made it through another December. The kiddos had a great holiday season with visits to Santa, plays, gatherings with family and friends, baking sessions, and many gifts to open. My poor blog has been much neglected this month. I am taking this last day of 2016 to post everything I made in December. The details may be scarce but at least there are pictures.

This year for Christmas, my family gave my grandmother card sets. This is fourth set I made. I wanted to keep them simple because I knew I would be making multiples of each design. I also kept the ease of mailing in mind while designing these cards.

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All four cards in the set

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The hornizontal cards

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The vertical cards

Details

Size:  A2 card

Extra Details: I wanted each card to be slightly different than the others. To accomplish this, I used different ink colors, orientations, images, and layouts. Even with all of the differences, I tried to keep the sets looking like they belonged together.

I started by dry embossing a dotted pattern on each card base. I added some ink blending with Distress Inks to help the dots stand out. The dots did not fill in the entire card base, so I added a die cut border to the vertical cards and an ink stripe in the same ink color to the horizontal cards.

I stamped, colored, and die cut the pups. I used colored pencils that matched the Distress Inks I used. I also did a little surgery on the dogs heads to the scarves would appear to be under their ears or faces. I added the sentiments on either the die cut border or on a strip of grey cardstock. Lastly, I adhered everything think together.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Happy Howlidays

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Forest Border

Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Happy Howlidays dies

 

Ink: Simon Says Stamp Ink in Slate

Distress Inks

 

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Deer Note Card Set

December 31, 2016

I don’t know how it happened or how I survived, but I did. I have made it through another December. The kiddos had a great holiday season with visits to Santa, plays, gatherings with family and friends, baking sessions, and many gifts to open. My poor blog has been much neglected this month. I am taking this last day of 2016 to post everything I made in December. The details may be scarce but at least there are pictures.

This year for Christmas, my family gave my grandmother card sets. This is fifth set I made. I wanted to keep them simple because I knew I would be making multiples of each design. I also kept the ease of mailing in mind while designing these cards.

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All four cards in the set

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Details

Size:  A2 card

Extra Details: I wanted each card to be slightly different than the others. To accomplish this, I used different ink colors, orientations, images, and layouts. Even with all of the differences, I tried to keep the sets looking like they belonged together.

I started by die cutting four stitched rectangles. I used three shades of Distress Inks to water color an ombre background on each rectangle. Once the ink was dry, I heat embossed the trees, sentiment and the deer on each panel. I used gold or silver embossing powder. After the embossing powder was cool, I added a layer of clear embossing powder all over each panel. I did this to prevent the Distress Inks from reacting with water. Lastly, I adhered each panel to a card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Sophie’s Sentiments

Mama Elephant’s Winter Wonderland

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

 

Ink:  Versa Mark

Distress Inks

 

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Snow Place Like a New Home Card Set

November 29, 2016

My mother in law loved her house warming card so much that she asked if I would make her holiday cards this year. I based the design on the orginal card. I did try to simplify things where I could as I was making 36 of them.

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The outsides

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The inside

Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by creating all 36 card bases. I used 3 shades of blue paper and basically cleaned my stash out of all blue cardstock. On each card base, I stamped the snowy backdrop in Yeti White Pigment ink.

While those were drying, I die cut each snow hill. I used the Speech Bubble Border die and trimmed off the little triangle. Next, I added the stamping to the snow hills. I started with the blue tree. Then sentiment was stamped all at one time. Then, I added the penguin and igloo. The ornaments were last. I added the color to the ornaments with Memento Dew Drop inks and the solid stamps.

Using my water color pencils I added color to the stamped images. The pencils made it really easy. I created an assembly line; color everything that needed to be blue on all 36 panels, use a water brush to blend out the blue areas on all 36 panels, then move on to the next color. By the time I had finished the last panel, the first panel was day and I could add the next color. Once all the coloring was done and dry, I added the snow hills to the card bases.

I added a white panel to the inside of the card as well with a Christmas message and room for a short note. I cut each panel out with a stitched rectangle and just added the stamping.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool

Hero Arts’ Joy & Love

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Speech Bubble Border and Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn White Yeti Pigment Ink

Memento Dew Drop Inks in Bahama Blue, Lady Bug, and Cottage Ivy

 

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