Category Archives: fun with the kids

Robot Tag Birthday Card

March 5, 2017

I think my kiddos know more people than I do. This is a card we made for a friend of my son.

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The front

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The inside

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We began by die cutting all of the layers for the front of the card. We created a light blue card base, a stitched rectangle from black patterned paper, a stitched rectangle from grey paper, and a white cardstock tag. I dry embossed the card base and grey layer with a Darice gears embossing folder. I adhered the black layer and grey layer to the blue card base at wonky angles. We added some stamping to the tag. My son used colored pencils to add color. To finish the tag, we added a black re-enforcer and some twine. We used strong double sided tape to adhered the tag to the card front.

Once the front was done, we started work on the inside. We lined the inside of the card with some white card stock. Next we added the stamping using black and colored inks. My son finished the card by coloring the images.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Tag You’re It

Simon Says: Tag You’re It

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Beep Boop Birthday, Happy Howlidays, and Chirpy Chirp Chirp

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dye Inks in Bahama Blue, Rose Bud, and Cottage Ivy

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Fintastic Aquarium

March 3, 2017

This card was featured on Lawn Fawn’s Fawny Flickr Friday, today. My son and I were so excited to see his card on the blog.

http://lawnfawn.blogspot.com/2017/03/fawny-flickr-friday-3317.html

 

February 21, 2017

This is a card my son created for a friend’s birthday party. The party was at the Aquarium, so it was a very fitting card.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We started with a card base made from water color paper. I helped my son stamp all of the images he wanted. He then used water color pencils to add color to everything. I used my water brush to even everything out. Once the water color pencil was dry, the card was finished

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Mermaid for You, Fintastic Friends, So Jelly, and Octopi My Heart

Ink: Versa Fine

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Fish Tank Birthday

February 3, 2017

My daughter made a card for her aunt today. Her aunt has a fish tank at her house that memorizes Reina every time we are there.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We started with a stitched rectangle die cut. We stamped as many fish and accessories as we could on the die cut. My daughter used water color pencils to color in all of the images. After she was done, I used a water brush to smooth everything out.

I die cut some wood grain patterned paper with a large cross stitched rectangle die. I cut small strips from the edges of the die cut to create the top and bottom of the fish tank.

The sentiment was the last element we created for this card. Reina loves to use lots of colors when creating anything, so we used two colors on the sentiment. We stamped it on a scrap of water color paper and cut it down as small as we could. We didn’t want to cover up to much of the “fish tank.”

Lastly, we adhered everything to a card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fintastic Friends and Mermaid For You

Clearly Besotted’s In Print

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

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drops in Dandelion and Rose Bud

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Sunshiny Chick

January 31, 2017

My mother-in-laws birthday is coming up soon. My daughter wanted to make her a birthday card. Her favorite color is blue.

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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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 cards

Extra Details: We started by stamping the chick and frame images on some scrap water color paper. I used a grey ink for the frame and black ink for everything else. I used Distress Inks to water color all of the images.  Once the ink was dry I fussy cut everything out. I added a flower detail to the chick with some glitter gel pens.

Then, I created the card base from some more water color paper. I ink smooshed three shades of blue Distress ink on the front of the card base. I also flicked some of the extra ink on the card base to create interest.

Once that was dry, we attached the images using glue dots. The frame was attached with dimensional glue dots and the chick and accessories used flat glue dots.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Flirty Frames, Chirpy Chirp Chirp, and Sunny Skies

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Mustard Seed, Hickory Smoke, Walnut Stain, Brushed Corduroy, Mermaid Lagoon, Squeezed Lemonade, and Spiced Marmalade

 

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Have a Purrrfect Birthday

January 30, 2017

My mother-in-law and her twin have a birthday coming up soon. My son wanted to make a card for each one of them.

This is the card for his great aunt. She has two cars and he wanted to include the cats on her card.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We started by making our card base from some heavy weight water color paper. On an extra scrap I stamped the two cats. I used a brown and grey ink to match the colors of the real cats.

We stamped a custom sentiment on a strip of black paper using Versa Mark ink and silver embossing powder.

I die cut to scalloped circles from some green patterned paper. I die cut a window in one of the circles.  I created the shaker pocket with the Fuse tool and some page protectors. Using strong adhesive, I sandwiched the shaker pocket between the two green circles and adhered it to my card base.

I layered the cats and sentiments over the shaker pocket and the card was done.

 

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Pets Corner

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=7941

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fairy Friends and Sally’s ABCs

Clearly Besotted’s In Print

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scalloped Circle Stackables

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Simon Says Stamp’s Slate Ink

Memento Dew Drop Ink in Rich Cocoa

 

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Treat Yourself Birthday Card

January 30, 2017

My mother-in-law and her twin have a birthday coming up soon. My son wanted to make a card for each one of them.

This is the card for his grandmother. She has a dog and he wanted to include the dog on her card.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We started by making our card base from some heavy weight water color paper. Next, I die cut a cross stitched rectangle from some teal card stock. I used some stitched hillside borders to create the open area. Using Versa Mark ink, I added the bones and paw prints to the teal panels.

We used kraft paper to stamp the puppy face and sentiment. I used a white pigment ink for the fingerprint on the puppy face. The sentiment is stamped in Versa Mark ink and silver heat embossed. I then die cut it with a banner die. The puppy face is fussy cut.

Then, I worked on the shaker part of this card. I cut two rectangles from some clear page protectors. I used my Fuse tool to seal the two layers together on three sides. I added the sequins and snowflakes, and then sealed the fourth side.

Using some strong adhesive, I adhered the shaker panel to the card base. I layered the teal panels on top of the shaker panel. Lastly, I adhered the puppy face and the sentiment banner.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Pets Corner

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=7941

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamps Happy Holidays

Clearly Besotted’s In Print

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Everyday Sentiment Banners, Stitched Hillside Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

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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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Birthday Teacher Tags

January 26, 2017

My daughter’s birthday is in two days. Today is the day she will celebrate in school. This year, she decided to bring in a treat for the faculty and staff as well as her class mates. She was concerned that if she left the dip and chips in the faculty dining room, that some teachers would miss it. So we made tags for her to hand out to each faculty and staff member. 36 in all!

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One tag

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A bunch of the tags together

Details

Extra Details:  I started by printing the text on some pink card stock using my regular printer. I trimmed out each block of text using my paper trimmer and a stitched rectangle die. Then, we die cut scalloped circles from kraft cardstock.

Next, we stamped some birthday hats in pink ink on the kraft paper circles. We also stamped some birthday hats on a striped patterned paper. I used the matching die to die cut each of the striped birthday hats. I colored in the top pom-pom bit with a white gel pen to help it stand out a bit.

Then, we adhered everything together. We punched a flower shaped hole and added some pink curling ribbon and the tags were done.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Hats Off to You, Loveable Legends, Year Two, and To a Fungi

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Loveable Legends dies, Scalloped Circle Stackables, and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drop Ink in Rose Bud

 

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Penguin Birthday Invites

January 16, 2017

My daughter wanted to send invitations to her grandparents to invite to her birthday luncheon. Here are the invitations she designed and helped to make.

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A really blurry picture of how the card came out of the envelope

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The card without the belly band on

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The card all opened up

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We started with the card bases. I scored and folded each pink card base 2 and 1/8t inches from the sides. Next, we die cut the heart from the front panels. It took two passes to cut each heart. Lastly, we dry embossed the front panels with a Darice embossing folder.

I die cut stitched rectangles from some white card stock for the inside of each card. We stamped the images and then my daughter colored them in using Crayola Markers and gel pens. Once she was done coloring I adhered each white panel inside the pink card bases.

Then, we made the belly bands to help keep the cards closed in the envelopes. I cut strips of black card stock and white heat embossed the sentiment. Lastly, I carefully centered and folded the strip around the card. I used some tape runner to adhere the strip to itself in the back.

I plan on printing the information for the luncheon on some pink card stock and die cutting it out to add to the bottom of each invitation.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool and Sophie’s Sentiments

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

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Pizza My Heart Dies and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Memento Dew Drops in Rose Bud

 

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Penguin Birthday Card

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 is the card my daughter made for her GG. We have discovered how wonderful watercolor pencils are. She was able to color the sky and igloos and then blended the colors together with water. The effect is a beautiful sky.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We started by stamping the images and sentiment on the card base. We used a blue ink for the snow images to make them look colder. My daughter used watercolor and regular colored pencils to color her card front. We blended the watercolor pencils out for the soft sky and snow. Lastly, I heat embossing some white snow on the sky.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Memento Dew Drop in Bahama Blue

 

Hope you enjoyed the card