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Upbeet Day

April 8th, 2017

The school my kids attend is having a basket auction fundraiser soon. I am donating a card set to the auction. I choose to do a set of punny vegetable cards. I choose this theme for a few reasons; a) they are fairly generic so the cards can be sent to anyone for almost any occasion, b) my kids school plants a garden every spring, and finally, c) I found a fun vegetable pun that made me laugh.

This set used beets. I used the same design for each card but moved the focal point around and rotated the colors around the circle. I did this to make each card interesting and individual.

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Card 1

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Card 2

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Card 3

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Card 4

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All 4 cards together

Details

Size:  Vertical A2 cards; There are two top fold cards and two side fold cards

Extra Details:  I started by making the card bases. I had already made the radish cards with the variety of folds, so I did the same for this card set. I used many of the same Distress Inks that I used on the Radish cards to create the background for these cards.

I started by making a circle mask. I temporarily adhered the mask to each card base. I used Mini Distress Ink Blenders to blend eight colors of Distress Ink around the circle. Then, I moved the mask to a new card base. I rotated the mask, so the colors would be in a different position on each card.

Next, I decided to add some splatter to the card bases. I used pink, yellow, and blue Distress Inks to add the splatter. I replaced the mask and flicked some ink on to the card base. I tried to keep the splatter in its own area of the color wheel I had created.

While the card bases were drying, I stamped the beets on a scrap of water color paper. I added the leaves, faces, and other details. Once the beets were all stamp, I fussy cut them out.

Because the sentiment stamp is a clear stamp, I was able to bend it to match the curve of my circle. I stamped the sentiment in black ink. Lastly, I adhered the beets and the cards were complete.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make a Rainbow

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=8714

LOVE! #16: Anything Goes

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2158384@N23/discuss/72157682080285165/

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Rooting for You

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Dusty Concord, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet, Antique Linen

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid ink in Key Lime

Memento Dew Drops in Cottage Ivy

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Turnip the Fun

April 7th, 2017

The school my kids attend is having a basket auction fundraiser soon. I am donating a card set to the auction. I choose to do a set of punny vegetable cards. I choose this theme for a few reasons; a) they are fairly generic so the cards can be sent to anyone for almost any occasion, b) my kids school plants a garden every spring, and finally, c) I found a fun vegetable pun that made me laugh.

This set used turnips. I used the same design for each card but changed up the colors. I also put the turnips in different spots.

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Card 1

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Card 2

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Card 3

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Card 4

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All 4 cards together

Details

Size:  Vertical A2 cards; There are two top fold cards and two side fold cards

Extra Details:  I started by making the card bases. I had already made the radish cards with the variety of folds, so I did the same for this card set. I used many of the same Distress Inks that I used on the Radish cards to create the background for these cards.

I smooshed three colors of Distress Ink on to my acrylic block, making sure to cover most of the block. I sprayed water on to the block and then stamped the whole thing down onto my card base. I used a paper towel to sop up any large pools of water before letting the card bases dry. Once the card bases were dry, I flicked some more ink onto the card bases. I only used one color of ink when flicking the ink on each card base.

While the card bases were drying, I stamped the turnips with Distress Inks, Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Ink, and Memento Dew Drop Inks. Then, I fussy cut out all of the turnips and adhered them to the dry card bases. To keep the cards interesting, I changed up the placement.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in black ink.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make a Rainbow

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=8714

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Happy Birthday

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-happy-birthday-5/

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Rooting for You, and Clark’s ABC’s

Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Happy Howlidays

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet, Antique Linen

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid ink in Key Lime

Memento Dew Drops in Cottage Ivy

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

You’re RADish

April 6th, 2017

The school my kids attend is having a basket auction fundraiser soon. I am donating a card set to the auction. I choose to do a set of punny vegetable cards. I choose this theme for a few reasons; a) they are fairly generic so the cards can be sent to anyone for almost any occasion, b) my kids school plants a garden every spring, and finally, c) I found a fun vegetable puns that made me laugh.

This first set I made used radishes. The layout for each card is the same, but the colors change in each card.

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Card 1

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Card 2

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Card 3

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Card 4

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Card 5

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All 5 cards together

Details

Size:  Vertical A2 cards; There are two top fold cards and three side fold cards

Extra Details:  I began by creating the card bases. I had some extra half sheets of water color paper laying around that I used to turn into card bases, which is why some are top fold and some are side fold. Then, I created the square grid using Mini Distress Ink Cubes. I used a water brush to even out each of the squares.

While the card bases were drying, I stamped the radishes in the same Distress Ink colors on a scrap of water color paper. I added the leaves using the same colors. I used a water brush to even out the ink on each of the radishes and leaves. Once the radishes were dry, I stamped the faces and leaf lines with black ink. I stamped the cheeks in white pigment ink and added some dots with a white gel pen.

Then, I spend a lot of time fussy cutting out each of the 45 radishes. I adhered the radishes to the card bases with liquid glue and glue dots. I was running out of everything as I made these cards, so I used whatever I could get my hands on.

Lastly, I added the custom sentiment. I LOVE these cards.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make a Rainbow

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=8714

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Happy Birthday

Simon Says: Happy Birthday

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Rooting for You, Sally’s ABC’s, Best Pun Ever, and Happy Happy Happy (for the “ish”)

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

St. Patrick’s Day Card Set

March 6, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up soon, so I have clovers on the brain. I made my own background paper on a 12 x 9 sheet of paper. I cut that paper down to create six cards.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I started with a full sheet of water color paper. I used various sizes of heart stamps to create clovers. I used my Distress Inks to stamp the hearts and a water brush to even the color out a bit. I added some outline hearts and the one clover stamp I own for variation. I also evened out the color with a water brush. I added some splatters of green and orange inks.  I added some orange ink to the back ground of half of the panel.

Once everything was dry, I cut the sheet into 6 panels that were 3 x 5.5 inches. I created six black card bases. I adhered the water color backgrounds to each of the card bases. I varied the placement of the panels for interest. I added orange glitter tape to the edges of the panels that didn’t have an orange background.

I stamped and water colored the tops hats with the same Distress Inks. I fussy cut out the hats once they were dry.

Next, I worked on the sentiments. I stamped and white heat embossed the three different styles of Happy on green glitter cardstock, orange glitter cardstock, and white water color paper. I used the matching dies to cut out the Happy’s. I added Distress ink to the white Happy’s. I white heat embossed the rest of the sentiments on black card stock and die cut it with a banner shaped die.

I adhered the sentiment pieces and top hats to the cards and the cards were done.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make Your Own Background

We’re Making Our Own Backgrounds On The Monday Challenge

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Hat’s Off to You, Happy Happy Happy, Woodgrain Backdrops, Love You S’More

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy die

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

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

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Colorful Eggs

March 4, 2017

Spring is coming and I’ve got Easter, baby animals, bright colors, and eggs on the brain. Today, I played with an Easter egg stamp. I ended up with 105 eggs after I was done. I used some of the eggs on 7 cards today. I still have many left and you will see more egg cards in the future.

This week’s Simon Says Monday Challenge is “Based on a Book” and one of my children’s favorite spring books is Max and the Chocolate Chicken, by Rosemary Wells. So I created a few cards with that book in mind.

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Card 1

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Card 2

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Card 3

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Card 4

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Card 5

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Card 6

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Card 7

Details

Size:   A2 cards

Extra Details:  I started by creating my eggs. I stamped 35 eggs in black ink and decorated them with a variety of small stamps. I used my Distress Inks to water color in those eggs.

For the other set of eggs, I white heat embossed a variety of background patterns on some white water color paper. Then, I heat embossed the same egg outline over the background patterns. I used Distress Inks to add color to these eggs. I used a Mini Ink Blending Tool for this application.

After all the ink was dry, I fussy cut out each egg. Yes, that was a lot of fussy cutting.

Next, I looked in my paper stash for some green pattern papers. I found six 6 x 6 pieces of paper. I cut these pieces into strips and then used a grassy border die to give the strips a decorative edge.  Then I layered the strips on to some white card stock. I tried to vary the way I layered the different grass strips, so some pieces turned out to be larger than others.

I used some rectangle, circle, and scalloped circle dies to trim up the grass pieces. Using glue dots, I tucked some eggs into each grassy piece.  For the panels with black outlined eggs, I added the sentiment in black ink. For the panels with the white heat embossed eggs, I stamped the sentiments on white banners with a grey ink.

Lastly, I created the card bases. I used pink, light blue, grey, and kraft card bases. I felt that the bases were too plain, so I added some texture with a background stamp. I used white pigment ink to help everything look bright and springy. After I adhered the grassy panels on the card bases, the cards were done.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Based on a Book

Simon Says: Based On A Book

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Chevron Backdrops, Chirpy Chirp Chirp, Interlocking Backdrops, Penelope’s Blossoms, School House Backdrops, Sharp Backdrops, Snow Cool, Starry Backdrop, Summertime Charm, and Woodgrain Backdrops

Simon Says Stamp’s Cuddly Critter Accessories and My Kind of Peep

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Border Die, Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Scalloped Circle Stackables

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s free papers with order

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks

Lawn Fawn’s White Yeti Pigment Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

A Bushel and A Peck

February 1, 2017

Valentine’s Day is approaching faster than I care to think about. My kiddos already have their valentine’s for their classmates planned, but weren’t sure what to do for their teachers. I found the Thanks a Bushel stamp set and was inspired.

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All three cards together

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started by stamping and water coloring the apple baskets. I used Distress Inks as water colors for these images. Once the ink was dry, I fussy cut them out.

I die cut three cross stitched rectangles from water color paper. I used two shades of red Distress Ink to ink smoosh the backgrounds. I added some splatter with Black Soot Distress Ink for interest.

Once the backgrounds were dry, I stamped the small heart in red ink for added interest. Then, I added the sentiments in Versa Fine ink.

I made three card bases from gray card stock. Using a grey ink, I repeatedly stamped a sentiment on each card base. I changed the orientation on each card base just because I could.

I adhered the inked panels to the card bases and the cards were complete.

Challenges Entered:

LOVE! February Challenge Hearts and & Flowers

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2158384@N23/discuss/72157679741604126/

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: The Color of Love

Simon Says: The Color Of Love

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Thanks a Bushel and A Good Apple

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

Ink: Versa Mark

Simon Says Stamp Smoke Ink

Memento Dew Drop Ink in Lady Bug

Distress Inks in Black Soot, Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Hickory Smoke, Mowed Lawn, and Ripe Persimmon

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

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

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

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

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

 

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

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

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

 

Hope you enjoyed the card