Category Archives: Occasions

Wedding Books

October 11, 2016

One of my cousins is getting married this month. This is the card that my family will be giving to the happy couple. I find this card hilarious because my cousin works in a library and spends as much time reading as possible.



Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started by die cutting a stitched rectangle from some water color paper. I stamped the books, details, and sentiment on the panel. The top hat is from Snow Cool. The pearl tiara is from Mermaid For You. Using a thin black Sharpie, I added arms, legs, and a veil.

Once all of the ink was dry, I used Distress Inks to add color to the images. I tried to keep the colors on the light side.

To finish the card, I layered a pink piece of card stock at an angle on my card base and trimmed off the parts that hung over. I adhered my stamped panel and was done.   

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool, Mermaid for You, Happily Ever After, and Science of Love

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio, Black Soot, Milled Lavender, Hickory Smoke, and Salty Ocean.


Hope you enjoyed the card

Golden Celebrate

September 9, 2016

One of my co- workers needed a card for a seventieth anniversary. I had a lot of fun creating this card for her.



Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by die cutting the word celebrate seven times from water color paper. I coated one die cut in Versa Mark ink and covered it with gold embossing powder. After heat setting the embossing power, I allowed it to cool while I worked on the rest of the card.

I glued the rest of the die cuts to the front of the card base. I was having trouble keeping the glue on the very delicate die cuts; I will have to try something different next time. I glued the gold die cut right on top of one of the white die cuts.

Then I smooshed some Versa Mark ink on the right edge of the card front. I added some more gold embossing powder. To soften the edge of the embossing powder, I used a dry paint brush to brush some of the embossing powder off of the edge. Lastly, I heat set that embossing powder and the card was done.

Dies Used: Essentials by Ellen’s Zipper Panel Die set

Ink: Versa Mark


Hope you enjoyed the card

Love in all Seasons

July 16, 2016

This is the anniversary card I made for my husband. Our anniversary may only come once a year, but I love him all year long and wanted to let him know.



Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by making the top layer of this panel. Using a ruler, pencil and my paper trimmer, I cut four windows in a panel of water color paper. I silver embossing the sentiment on this panel.  I used the window panel to lightly trace the windows on the card base. Using the pencil lines as a guide, I stamped and white embossed various images in each window. I used Post-It tape to help mask areas that the stamps would have overlapped. Once the embossing was cooled, I began ink blending in each area. I also used Post-It tape to help contain the color to only one window area. I used two Distress Ink colors in each area. I flicked some water on the card base to add interest. Lastly, I popped the window panel up on fun foam and adhered it to the card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Bee Mine, Frosties, Happy Summer, Into the Woods, Lucky Stars, Penelope’s Blossoms, Ready Set Shake, Ready Set Snow, and So Thankful

Paper: water color paper

Ink:  Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Mowed Lawn, Ripe Persimmon, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, and Twisted Citron

Hope you enjoyed the card

Monograms and Flowers

July 10, 2016

I am entering this card in the Lawnscaping Challenge #133: Mood Board Inspired.

I saw all the monograms on this mood board and wanted to do something with a monogram. I ended up making two cards. I used the color combination from the mood board on one of the cards. The other is a first anniversary card, so I used the colors from the happy couple’s wedding instead.


The color combo from the mood board


The same design with a different color combo


Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  Both cards are one layer cards, so I started by creating my card bases out of white card stock. I stamped the frame in a light grey ink in the middle of both card bases. I stamped the lines on the side also in light grey ink. Obviously, one set of lines worked out better than the other set. I added the monograms in the center of the frame. The T on the purple/green card is from the large THANKS in the A Good Apple stamp set. I added hearts to the purple/green card as this is the first anniversary card. Then I started added flowers and leaves all around the edge of the card front. One the blue/yellow card I used the same blue ink to water color the frame in for added interest.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s A Good Apple, Flirty Frames, Penelope’s Blossoms, Riley’s ABCs, Sally’s ABCs, and School House Backdrops

Ink: Simon Says Stamp Slate and Smoke inks

Distress inks in Dusty Concord, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, and Squeezed Lemonade

Versa Magic Chalk inks in Purple Hydrangea, Spanish Olive, and Perfect Plumeria

Hope you enjoyed the card

Blue Tree Wedding Card

June 29, 2016

One of my husband’s cousins is getting married in a few weeks. Her wedding invitation was dark blue with a white tree on it. As soon as I saw it, I knew exactly how I wanted her wedding card to look.



Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a dark blue panel. I trimmed it to 5.5 x 3.25 inches. I added some detail to the right edge with the Stitched Border dies. Then, I stamped and heat embossed the tree, leaves, and sentiment. I used white embossing powder. I wanted to give the card a little something extra, so I dry embossed the card front with a Darice embossing folder. I popped the blue panel up on fun foam and was done.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happily Ever After

Fiskar’s Tree of Life

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Borders

Hey There, Baby Boy

June 1, 2016

I made this baby card for a new baby boy.



Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I ink blended both the rectangle piece and the center panel with Distress Inks. While the Distress inks where still a bit wet, I stamped a background stamp in white pigment ink over the top. I was hoping it would be more visible when I did it. But the effect that was created is really cool. I think I will try this again. I popped the center panel up on fun foam.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods, Mom + Me, Chevron Backdrops, and Sophie’s Sentiments

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles. The center piece was created with my Cricut machine

Ink: Distress Inks in Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, and Mowed Lawn

Hope you enjoyed the card

Glitter Graduation Card

May 23, 016

I have entered this in the #130 Lawnscaping Challenge: Sparkle It Up

My daughter graduates from Kindergarten this year. This is the very sparkly card I made just for her, as she loves anything that sparkles. Blue and gold are her schools colors and she wears pink glasses,



Size: Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I used gold embossing powder on the second circle. The sentiment is done in silver embossing powder. The pink glasses are coated in clear embossing powder. The hat and tassel are covered in glitter glue. I put a small gemstone on the hat and googly eyes on the card as finishing touches.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Hats Off to You, Clear to See and Penelope’s Blossoms

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles

Papers: Core’dinations Glitter Brights Cards

Inks: Versamark and Versafine inks

Hope you enjoyed the card

Kitchen Goodies Bridal Shower Cards

May 21, 2016

It’s bridal shower season here. My mother in law is attending a bridal shower in a few weeks and needed a card. Bridal showers always remind me of kitchen gadgets, so I made two cards based on that idea. I find it’s always good to have an extra card just in case.

The layouts for both cards are the same. I saved the circles I cut from each panel to use on the opposite card.


Card One


Card Two


Size: 5.5” top folding square card

Extra Details: The images are all fussy cut out and adhered flat to the small die cut circles. The top layer is popped up on DIY foam tape.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happily Ever After, Make Lemonade, Baked with Love, Milk and Cookies, and Best Pun Ever

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles Dies

Papers: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Polka Mon Amie papers

Hope you enjoyed the cards

Foxy Baby Card

April 23, 2016

Our neighbors are expecting their first baby. I just love the sweet animals from the Mom + Me set. They make the cutest little family. We gave the parents – to – be a gift card, so instead of a regular card, I made a rip open card with Essentials by Ellen’s Zipper Panel Die.




Inside: I took this picture before adhering the two pieces together.


Size: A2 card

Extra Details:  I added eyelashes to the Momma fox. I also added some ink blending to the edges of the card to add interest.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Mom + Me, and Penelope’s Blossoms

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Border Die

Simon Says Stamp Stitch Circle Dies

Essentials by Ellen Zipper Panel Die

Papers: by Echo Park in the Simon Says Stamp March 2016 Card Kit

Inks: Distress Inks in Salty Ocean and Cracked Pistachio

Hope you enjoyed the card

Stinkin’ Cute Baby Girl Skunk

February 28, 2016

Friends of ours welcomed their second daughter into the world a few days ago. The baby’s middle name is Rose, so I couldn’t resist adding some roses to this card design.


The card front


The inside


Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  This card is basically a lot of layering patterned paper to add interest with a little bit on stamping here and there. I did curve the banner and sentiment stamps on my block to give them a different look.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stinkin’ Cute, Penelope’s Blossoms, Into the Woods, and Sunny Skies

Paper: Patterned papers by Lawn Fawn, I used the sheets that I received with my orders

Hope you enjoyed the card