Fairy Thanks

June 22, 2016

After making the last set of school themed thank you cards, I wanted to go in a different direction. I made four of these fairy cards to send to my students as well.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold 5×7 card

Extra Details:  I started by creating my card base out of kraft card stock. I then die cut the stitched circle from white paper. I stamped the fairies and the greeting on the circles and colored them in using colored pencils. I played around with the placement of the circle on the card front. Once I had found a placement I like, I added the background images right to the card front in white pigment ink. I colored these images in with colored pencils as well. I was about to adhere the white circle on the card front when I decided it needed a little something extra. I had used the largest stitched circle die already so I could make a frame for my fairy piece. Instead, I took the largest stitched circle and cut it out of pink card stock. I layered it behind the white circle and offset it a bit so the pink was visible. I colored the pink circle with colored pencil also to help it better match the colors already in my card.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fairy Friends

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles

Ink:  Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

Hope you enjoyed the card

School Thanks

June 21, 2016

As a preschool teacher, I use a lot of thank you cards at the end of the school year. I made five of these cards to send out this year.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold 5×7 card

Extra Details:  I made this card away from home, so my supplies where limited. I still loved the way these cards turned out. I started by making my blue card base. I stamped school related images on it to create my own patterned paper. I added shine marks and other details with a white colored pencil. I die cut a stitched rectangle from both kraft cardstock and white card stock. I stamped my sentiment and ruler on the white rectangle. I added color with colored pencils. I adhered the two rectangles together and added them to my card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s A Good Apple and Science of Love

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Hope you enjoyed the card

Father’s Day 2016 Card 2

June 17, 2016

Father’s Day is in two days. I realized that life has gotten away from me again and I haven’t made cards for my father or my father in law. EEK! This is the card for my father-in-law.

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Details

Size: Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by die cutting a stitched square from water color paper. I ink smooshed some Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks on the panel. I also flicked some water droplets on the ink to create more texture. The bears and other images are water colored with Distress Inks and fussy cut out. I stamped the sentiment on the bottom of the panel and adhered the bears. Then I prepared my card base. I cut it, scored it, folded it, stamped the sentiment on the inside, and added the date and blog on the back. Then disaster struck! I realized I had stamped everything for a vertical card when I had made my panel for a horizontal card.  So I just added a line of fish at the top on bottom of the card base. I popped the panel up on fun foam and called it a day.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Dad + Me

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp Smoke

Distress Inks in Aged Mahogany, Antique Linen, Crushed Olive, Hickory Smoke, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain and Tumbled Glass

Hope you enjoyed the card

Father’s Day 2016 Card 1

June 24, 2016 Update!!

This card was selected for Lawn Fawn’s Fawny Flickr Friday today! The link is http://lawnfawn.blogspot.com/2016/06/fawny-flickr-friday-62416.html

June 17, 2016

Father’s Day is in two days. I realized that life has gotten away from me again and I haven’t made cards for my father or my father in law. EEK! This is the card for my father.

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Details

Size: Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by die cutting a stitched square from water color paper. I ink smooshed some Crushed Olive and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks on the panel. I also flicked some water droplets on the ink to create more texture. After the ink had dried, I used the Grassy Border Die to create a mask. I ink blended some of the same distress inks on near the edge of the mask to make some grass for my bears. The bears are water colored with Distress Inks and fussy cut out. I stamped the sentiment on the bottom of the panel and adhered the bears. Then I prepared my card base. I cut it, scored it, folded it, stamped the sentiment on the inside, and added the date and blog on the back. Then disaster struck! I dropped it on my black ink pad.  I almost cried, and then I thought up plan B. I stamped the card base with the funny glasses and offset my panel to cover the extra ink. I popped the panel up on fun foam and called it a day.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Dad + Me and Clark’s ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Border Die and Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp Smoke

Distress Inks in Aged Mahogany, Antique Linen, Crushed Olive, Hickory Smoke, Mowed Lawn, and Tumbled Glass

Hope you enjoyed the card

Ballerina Thank You Card Set Version 2

June 16, 2016

I loved the images in Penny Black’s Tutu Sweet stamp set. I already used one little girl on a different card set and wanted to use this little girl also. So I made a second card set using her.

The circle with the thanks is a left over from a previous project.

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Close up of single card

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All four cards in the set.

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by die cutting the frames for these cards. I used the inside pieces on the other ballerina thank you cards I made yesterday. I stamped the ballerina in VersaMark ink right on the black card base and added white embossing powder. After heat setting and letting that cool, I colored the heart on the leotard in with silver gel pen. I adhered the pink frame to the black card base. Lastly I added the die cut circle and trimmed the edge flush with the card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Sharp Backdrops

Penny Black’s Tutu Sweet

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles, Scripty Thanks

Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles

Ink: Versa Mark

Hope you enjoyed the card

Ballerina Thank You Card Version 1

June 15, 2016, 2016

My daughter’s dance recital is coming up this weekend. I wanted to let her dance teachers and assistants know how much she enjoys dancing with them. I also made four of this design because while I had everything out.

The thanks die cut and circle are actually left-overs from another card set I made.

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Close up of single card

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All four cards in the set.

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I die cut the pink paper with a stitched rectangle. I stamped the little ballerina in black ink and added clear embossing powder. I adhered that to a black card base and added the thanks die cut circle piece I had left-over from a previous project. I trimmed the bottom of the circle off. Lastly, I colored in the heart on the girl’s leotard with a silver gel pen.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Sharp Backdrops

Penny Black’s Tutu Sweet

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles, Scripty Thanks

Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles

Ink: Versa Mark

Hope you enjoyed the card

Fairies with Diagonals

June 13, 2016

I made this card set to enter in the Lawnscaping Challenge #131 Off Kilter. My daughter needed some thank you cards so I used her favorite colors and stamps.

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A close up of the front

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All four finished cards

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started this card by embossing the pink panels. I cut a standard 8 x 11” piece of paper into two 4.25 x 11” pieces. I used the Stitched Borders dies to create the diagonals on the pink panels. It took a lot of trips through my Cuttlebug machine to fill up all the paper, but I love the effect. Then, I die cut four Stitched Rectangles from the pink panels. I adhered these to the white card bases. I die cut Stitched Circles from water color paper. I stamped the fairy and the sentiment on the circles using VersaMark ink so I could add gold embossing powder. After I had heat set the embossing powder, I water colored the fairies in using Distress Inks. I also added some Distress Ink to the edges of the circles and card base with a mini ink blending tool. Lastly, I popped the stamped circle up on some fun foam and adhered each to a card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fairy Friends

Dies: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Border Die, Small Stitched Rectangles

Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles

Ink:  VersaMark

Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Scattered Straw, Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose, and Tumbled Glass

Hope you enjoyed the card

You Blew Me Away

June 12, 2016

I made this card to enter in the Lawnscaping Challenge #131 Off Kilter. I was inspired by Lawn Fawn’s new Yay Kites stamp set. I do not own that set yet, so I made due with stamps I already own.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started this card by cutting a panel of water color paper to 4.25” x 5.5”. I then cut that panel at an angle on my paper trimmer. I stamped all my images on the angled panel with grey ink.  I covered the images with masks and created my background. I stamped the clouds from Partly Cloudy on some Post It tape close together to make a DIY cloudy border stencil. I added some Tumbled Glass Distress ink with a mini inking tool. I stared on the DIY stencil and brushed the ink out slightly. I moved the DIY stencil down and repeated the process. When, I was done with the background on the angled panel, I water colored the mouse and kite with Distress Inks.

I prepared my card base next. I stamped the custom sentiment in Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and added the wind lines. It was looking a little bare, so I add some cloudy borders with my DIY stencil. I rubbed the Tumbled Glass ink pad on the edges of the card base and the angled panel. Lastly I attached the angled panel to the card base with fun foam.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Merry Christmouse, Critters in Costume, Partly Cloudy, Sally’s ABCs, Scripty Sayings, and Sunny Skies

Ink: Simon Says Stamp Smoke Ink

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Hickory Smoke, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, and Vintage Photo

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You Shine

June 9, 2016

I needed four cards for some kindergarten graduates. I don’t usually make cards on week nights. I just don’t have enough time to pull everything out, create a card, and still get all the other stuff done that needs to be done. Once in a while, however, I just need to make a card because I need it the next day. This is what happened today. Even though I was short on time, I wanted the cards to be special. I immediately thought of my embossing powders to add shine in a hurry.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and heat embossed Starry Backdrops in silver on the dark grey card base. I die cut some circles from polka dotted velum. I stamped the sentiment and an extra star on the circle. I heat embossed those in gold embossing powder. I adhered the velum circle with Ranger’s Multi Medium in the Matte finish, which you can see. I think my little dots on glue where too big on squished out from behind the letters.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Starry Backdrops, and Lucky Stars

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles

Paper: Simon Says Stamp Slate card stock

Ink: Versa Mark

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A-Moose-ing Father’s Day Card

June 6, 2016

Father’s Day approaches and my kids have lots of ideas. They loved the Veggie pop up diorama card I made and wanted to made a similar one. Here is what we came up with. . I got the directions from https://littlegreenbox.wordpress.com/2012/11/07/pop-up-diorama-tutorial/. I found the tutorial very easy to follow. My favorite part is that this card will still fit in a regular envelope. I did adjust the measurement to fit the dies that I own.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold 3.75 x 5” card

Extra Details:  First, I stamped and colored all the images. The outline images were stamped in black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The solid images were just stamped in Distress Inks. I water colored the outline images in with Distress Inks also. I fussy cut all the images out. I die cut 9 frames form kraft card stock. Following the directions at Little Green Box, I put my frames together to make the pop up diorama. My kraft card stock is on the thin side so I used to frames for each layer and one on the blue sky bottom layer.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Dad + Me and Mom + Me

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Antique Linen, Blueprint Sketch, Brushed Corduroy, Crushed Olive, Ground Espresso, Hickory Smoke, Mermaid Lagoon,  Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain

Hope you enjoyed the card