Relish the Day

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 a thank you card for a family friend. She spoiled my two kiddos rotten one day over the school break. My friend has a strong dislike of ketchup and my son loves it. This leads to many intense discussions. So, I knew that she would need a card that had ketchup on it somewhere.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping a background design on my card base. I used a very light grey ink. I stamped the focal images and the sentiment on a stitched circle die cut. I used Distress Inks to water color the images. I attached the stitched circle to a scalloped circle and used an Action Wobble to adhere the circles to the card bases. Action Wobbles are so much fun. Lastly, I added a few details with a white gel pen.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s BBQ and Interlocking Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scalloped Circle Stackables

Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink

Distress Inks

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Reindeer 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 thank you cards that my children sent to their grandparents this month. The Polaroid frames were originally intended to by ornaments but I ran out of time. So I repurposed them for thank you cards instead. The frames are adhered with Action Wobbles for added fun.

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Both cards

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Card One

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Card Two

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping the card bases. I intended to use a light grey ink for both, but accidently used the dark grey ink on the first card. I stamped all of the images on to smaller rectangles with dark grey ink. I used colored pencils and gel pens to color everything ink. I adhered the smaller rectangles to the back of some frames die cut from patterned paper. I die cut some banners from white card stock and stamped the sentiment. I adhered the banners to the frames and used Action Wobbles to adhered the frames to the card bases.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Toboggan Together, Cheery Christmas, and Sharp Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Say Cheese and Everyday Sentiment Banners

Ink: Simon Says Stamp ink in Slate and Fog

 

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

Wooden Bird 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.

This year for Christmas, my family gave my grandmother card sets. This is second set I made. I wanted to keep them simple because I knew I would be making multiples of each design. I also kept the ease of mailing in mind while designing these cards.

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All four cards in the set

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The vertical cards

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The horizontal cards

Details

Size:  A2 card

Extra Details: I wanted each card to be slightly different than the others. To accomplish this, I used different ink colors, orientations, images, and layouts. Even with all of the differences, I tried to keep the sets looking like they belonged together.

I began by stamping the woodgrain background on all of the card bases in medium grey ink. I die cute two rectangles and two circles for the focal images. I added the birds, speech bubble and vines with colored inks; grays and red. I used second generation stamping to fill in the bird. Lastly, I adhered the die cuts to the card bases.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Woodgrain Backdrops, Cheery Christmas, and Peace Joy Love

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Simon says Stamps Stitched Circles

Ink: Simon Says Stamp Ink in Smoke and Slate

Memento Dew Drop Ink in Lady Bug

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Welcome Baby Snowman Pop-Up

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.

There are many new babies arriving this month. This is a pop-up card, I made for a family friend expecting baby #5. I was looking through my stash and found a few snowmen that would make a cute baby card for a winter baby.

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The front of the card

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The inside of the card

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  The snowflakes on the front are white heat embossed. I ink blended some darker blue ink on top to help the white embossing stand out.

All the coloring was done with colored pencils and gel pens.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Winter Gifts, Frosties, Sally’s ABCs, Ready Set Snow

Mama Elephant’s Tiny Ninjas

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Forest Border, Small Stitched Rectangles, Puffy Cloud Borders, Simple Stitched Hillside borders, Stitched Hillside Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Ink in a blue color

Memento Dew Drop ink in a green color

Hope you enjoyed the card

Waving Penguins 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.

This year for Christmas, my family gave my grandmother card sets. This is first set I made. I wanted to keep them simple because I knew I would be making multiples of each design. I also kept the ease of mailing in mind while designing these cards.

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All four cards in set one

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The vertical cards

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The horizontal cards

Details

Size:  A2 card

Extra Details: I wanted each card to be slightly different than the others. To accomplish this, I used different ink colors, orientations, images, and layouts. Even with all of the differences, I tried to keep the sets looking like they belonged together.

 I dry embossed the snowflakes into each background first. I added some ink blending using Distress Inks.  I stamped, colored, and fussy cut out the penguins. I used colored pencils that were a close match to the colors of Distress Inks to make the cards feel like part of a set. I white heat embossed the sentiments on some dark grey cardstock. Lastly, I adhered all of the pieces together.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool, Mermaid For You

Ink: Versa Mark

Simon Says Stamp ink in Slate

Distress Inks

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Ninja Thank You 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 a thank you card my kids helped design for a friend of theirs. The focal panel is attached with an Action Wobble. Now if I can just get it in the mail before my kids break it.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping a background on my card base using a light grey ink. I did not cover the entire card base for added interest. I stamped the image and sentiments on a stitched circle. I used Distress Inks to water color the images. I added a red scalloped circle behind the stitched circle and adhered both to the card base with an Action Wobble.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Interlocking Backdrops

Mama Elephant’s Tiny Ninjas

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scalloped Circle Stackables

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp’s Fog ink

Distress Inks

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Welcome Baby Dinos

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 card is for a family friend who welcomed baby #3 a few days ago. The new baby has two big bothers that are very excited to meet her.

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The inside reads: (translation: welcome baby!). I forgot the picture

 

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I masked the dinos with Post It tape so I could stamp the grass behind them. I colored everything with colored pencils. I got a new white gel pen and have really enjoyed added details to my images

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Chirpy Chirp Chirp and Critters from the Past

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drops

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Welcome Baby Chick 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.

A cousin of mine just welcomed her 3rd baby. I made this card with one chick for each of her children. I love the Chirpy Chirp Chirp set, it’s so cute.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I used Post It tape to create some masks so I could add the illusion of dimension on my one layer card. I colored everything with colored pencils. I added some details with some colorful gel pens

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Chirpy Chirp Chirp

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drops

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Warm Wishes 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.

This year for Christmas, my family gave my grandmother card sets. This is third set I made. I wanted to keep them simple because I knew I would be making multiples of each design. I also kept the ease of mailing in mind while designing these cards.

I stole this design from my daughter. She created two birthday cards with a very similar design. I tweaked it to match my aesthetic.

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All four cards in the set

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The pink cards

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The green cards

Details

Size:  A2 card

Extra Details: I wanted each card to be slightly different than the others. To accomplish this, I used different ink colors, orientations, images, and layouts. Even with all of the differences, I tried to keep the sets looking like they belonged together.

I started by creating a mask from the Tiny Tags dies. I applied one mask to each card base and added the background stamping in a dark grey ink. I added the small details and dots in a pink and lime green ink. I added some ink blending to each card before removing the masks.

Once the distress ink was dry, I heat embossed the sentiment using silver embossing powder.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Love You a Latte, Best Pun Ever, Snow Cool

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tiny Tags

Ink: Simon Says Stamp Ink in Slate

Memento Dew Drops in Rose Bud and Pear Tart

Versa Mark

 

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card