Category Archives: LOVE!

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.


Close up of single card


Both cards together


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


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


Upbeet Birthday

January 21, 2017

My mother in law needed a birthday card for a close friend. Here is the card I came up with. I LOVE this card.



Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with some yellow card stock that I die cut with a large cross stitched rectangle. Then, I used a stitched line border to create rays on my panel. Using some Post It Tape, I masked off every other ray and stamped some stars. I used three different shades of yellow Distress Inks. Once all the rays were stamped, I added some ink blending to the center point.

Next, I die cut a small stitched circle from some water color paper. I ink smooshed some blue Distress Ink on the circle. While that was drying, I looked through my box of pre-colored and cut images. I found this beet image and couldn’t wait to use it. I glued it right on the inked circle.

For the sentiment, I die cut a small black banner and used white embossing powder. I adhered the banner flat to the yellow panel and then layered the circle on top with some fun foam. Lastly, I adhered the yellow panel to a card base.

Challenges Entered:

LOVE! January challenge “Anything Goes”

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Starry Backdrop, Lucky Stars, and Rooting for You

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Borders, Everyday Sentiment Banners

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Fossilized Amber, Mermaid Lagoon, Mustard Seeds, Scattered Straw

*The beet is stamped in Distress Inks also, but I, sadly, don’t remember which inks I used.


Hope you enjoyed the card

New Home for the Holidays

November 7, 2016

My mother in law is moving into a new house on December 1st. I made this special card for her. I’m hoping I can make her smile in the midst of all the packing/moving craziness.



Size:  Horizontal top side A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a panel of water color card stock that is 4.25” x 5.5”. I used a die to cut a rounded edge at the top of the panel. Next, I stamped my images and sentiment on the panel. I used a blue pigment ink for the tree. I used red, yellow and green pigment inks to fill in the ornaments and the star.

I used the sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool stamp set, but added a few words to fit the situation.

I added some ink blending the edges of the panel with Distress inks. I used a scrap of paper to create a mask so I could ink blend in a snow bank also. I, also, used Distress Inks to water color everything in.

While the panel was drying, I worked on the card base. I made the card base from dark blue card stock. I used Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment ink to stamp the falling snow on the card base.

Once the inks were all dry, I adhered the stamped panel to the card base and the card was complete.

Challenges Entered: LOVE Challenge #11

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool and Riley’s ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Speech Bubble Border

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

Distress Inks

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

Hope you enjoyed the card

Sweet Halloween

October 9, 2016

I found a new Flikr Group, LOVE! – Hand made Cards, ATCs, and other crafts. They have a monthly challenge and I thought I would give it a try this month. The theme for this month is Coloring the Season with non-traditional colors. This is the card I came up with.



Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by cutting a panel of water color paper to 5.5 x 3”. Using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders I added the cross stitch detail to the edge of the panel. I used washi tape to mask off a strip. I used six colors of Distress Inks to create my rainbow. Some of the images inked in one color and then added a second color to help the transitions between colors.

Once I finished the rainbow stamping, I peeled up the washi tape. I added a sentiment in the masked area. I combined two stamp sets to create my sentiment. I also added two more tiny images near my sentiment. I used a silver gel pen to outline my sentiment area.

Lastly, I adhered the panel to a black card base and the card was done.

Challenges Entered:

LOVE! – Hand made Cards, ATCs, and other crafts: Coloring the Season, October

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah, Critters in Costume, Happy Harvest, and Baked with Love

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, and Wilted Violet


Hope you enjoyed the card