Happy Happy Happy

March 19, 2017

I wanted to play with Lawn Fawn’s new Happy Happy Happy stamp set. I love the three large Happy’s and the matching dies. After creating a half sheet of patterned paper, I was able to make three cards with it.

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Card One: Mowed Lawn and Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink

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Card Two: Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral Distress Ink

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Card Three: Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I started with a half sheet of water color paper. I used the three large Happy stamps, the small Happy stamp, and the little happy face stamp to create an all over pattern. I used Versa Mark ink and white heat embossing powder for all of that stamping. I also heat embossed some supporting sentiment on black card stock.

Next, I used some rectangle dies to cut two stitched rectangles. I added some cross stitch detail to the edge of my left-over rectangle. I used a banner die to cut out the supporting sentiments.

I used Distress Inks to smoosh some color on each panel. I let the first layer air dry and then added a second layer of ink.

As the panels were drying, I created my card bases. I made two green card bases and one grey card base. I used a very light grey ink to stamp some arrows on the card bases for interest.

After the ink smooshed panels were dry, I die cut a window using a die from the Happy Happy Happy set. I lined the panel up with the card base and carefully stamped Happy through the die cut. I used a gel pen to color in some of the word. I used fun foam to pop the ink smooshed panel up off the card base. I adhered the black banners flat to the ink smooshed panels.

For the last card, I used a grey die cut for the sentiment. I adhered everything flat to the card

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Bit O’ Green

Simon Says: Bit O’ Green

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy, Into the Woods, Wish You Were Here, Woodgrain Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy, Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, and Stitched Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Cracked Pistachio, and Peacock Feathers

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards

Watercolor Flowers

March 18, 2017

I made this card for the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. I don’t have a ton of flower stamps or dies, so I used an old card of my mine as inspiration.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started by die cutting a stitched rectangle from water color paper. I used Distress Inks to stamp the jar, flowers and leaves. I used damp paint brush to smooth out the ink. I didn’t worry about masking anything off; I just layered the colors on top of one another. I used Peacock Feather Distress Ink to add some color to the background of the water color panel.

As the panel dried, I worked on my card base. I used light grey card stock to create the card base. I felt the plain card stock was too plain, so I added some clouds and speech bubbles with a very light grey ink.

I stamped the sentiment on the water colored panel just before adhering it to the card base.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Handmade Flowers

Simon Says: Handmade Flowers

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods, Penelope’s Blossoms, Scripty Sayings, and Summertime Charm

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

Ink: Simon Says Stamp Inks in Fog and Smoke

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, and Wilted Violet

Hope you enjoyed the card

Easter Egg Grids

March 16, 2017

I am still using the eggs I created almost two weeks ago.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started with two green card bases. I adhered the eggs with foam tape. I didn’t really measure, I just eye balled the placement. Once, I had the eggs adhered, I realized that the background needed more. I carefully pulled all of the eggs off and added some grass behind each egg. I was stamping around the foam tape sometimes. I added the sentiments and the cards were finished.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Chirpy Chirp Chirp, Mom + Me, lots of Lawn Fawn Background stamps

Simon Says Stamp’s Cuddly Critter Accessories

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Memento Dew Drops in Cottage Ivy

Distress Inks

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Fox Pop Up

March 14, 2017

Snow Day means Crafty Day! My kids spent the morning painting and I spent the afternoon card making. Overall, a great way to deal with too much snow!

I made 3 cards with pop –up insides today. I used the same card base as the Balloon Pop Up cards. I wanted to keep the decoration of this card simple. I love the way it turned out.

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Card Front

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Card Inside

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details: First, I created my card bases from some light blue cardstock. I made four card bases like this. I stamped a variety of clouds on the front and inside of the card bases using white pigment ink. For the solid cloud images, I used second generation stamping for a lighter impression.

Next, I stamped my sentiment speech bubble and the little fox. I used a red ink for the speech bubble. Distress Inks became water colors to add color to my fox

Then, I pulled out my die cutting machine again. I cut the Forest Border form darker green card stock and the Grassy Border from some lighter green card stock. I made four of each. I used the Everyday Pop Up dies from Lawn Fawn to on the darker green panel to create some pop up tabs.  I fussy cut the speech bubble and the fox out. I also cut an extra strip of the Grassy Border from a scrap of light green card stock.

I created the insides of my cards first. I started by adhering the darker green pop up panel to the card base. I used glue dots on the pop up tabs to adhere the grassy border piece.  I used strong double sided tape to adhere the second grassy panel to the first one.

I adhered the speech bubble to the front of the card with foam tape. I tucked the fox into the grass on the inside and stamped my tiny I love you sentiment.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods, Mom + Me, Partly Cloudy, Starry Backdrop, and Sunny Skies

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Everyday Pop Ups, Forest Border, and Grassy Border

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drop Ink in Lady Bug

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment ink

Distress Inks in Fired Brick, Tattered Rose, and Vintage Photo

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards

Thanks Rainbow

March 15, 2017

I wanted to make a thank you card that was beautiful but could be sent to anyone. I prefer to make cards that are meant for a particular person and often struggle with more general cards.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started with a panel of water color paper that I die cut with a Cross Stitched Rectangle. I stamped the large Thanks ten times down the center of the panel. I used Versa Fine ink for one impression and Versa Mark ink for the other nine times. I heat embossed everything with clear embossing powder. I used Distress inks to create the water color stripes.

Once the Distress Ink was dry, I cut the panel smaller and added some stitched to the edges. I used fun foam to pop the panel up on a black card base. Lastly, I added some clear sequins.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s A Good Apple

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Chipped Sapphire, and Wilted Violet

Hope you enjoyed the card

Balloon Pop Ups

March 14, 2017

Snow Day means Crafty Day! My kids spent the morning painting and I spent the afternoon card making. Overall, a great way to deal with too much snow!

I made 3 cards with pop –up insides today. The following two are the same card design with different colors.

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Pastel Heart Balloons Front

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Pastel Heart Balloons Inside

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Bright Balloons Front

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Bright Balloons Inside

 

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by die cutting the balloon shapes with a Simon Says Stamp die. After die cutting, I used my Mini Ink Blending tools to add color with Distress Inks.

Next, I created my card bases from some light blue cardstock. I made four card bases like this. I stamped a variety of clouds on the front and inside of the card bases using white pigment ink. For the solid cloud images, I used second generation stamping for a lighter impression.

I stamped and white heat embossed the Happy sentiments on some scraps of white card stock. Using some of the same Distress Inks, I added color to the Happy’s. I also stamped the Bigfoot images using two shades of grey ink. I water colored the Bigfoot images with Distress inks also.

Then, I pulled out my die cutting machine again. I die cut the Polaroid frame twice from white card stock and twice from some white fun foam. Then, I adhered the card stock to the fun foam. I also cut the Forest Border form darker green card stock and the Grassy Border from some lighter green card stock. I made four of each. I used the Everyday Pop Up dies from Lawn Fawn to on the darker green panel to create some pop up tabs.  I used the matching dies for the Happy sentiments and the Bigfoots.

I created the insides of my cards first. I started by adhering the darker green pop up panel to the card base. I used glue dots on the pop up tabs to adhere the grassy border piece. I repeated this on the other card bases. I only used two card bases for these cards. I saved the other two for future cards.

Next, I decorated the front of the cards. I adhered the balloons to the card bases with liquid glue.  I tried to make the balloons look natural by allowing some of them to hang off the edge of the card base. I used the smaller pieces to fill in empty areas on other edges. I stamped the smaller part of the sentiment on the frames and adhered the Happy die cut. Then I adhered the frame to the card front.

Lastly, I created a balloon bunch for each Bigfoot using glue dots. I adhere the balloons to the Bigfoot, and the Bigfoot to the grassy panel. I also added a few balloons behind the Bigfoot on the card base it’s self.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy, Into the Woods, Lovable Legends, Partly Cloudy, Starry Backdrop, and Sunny Skies

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Everyday Pop Ups, Forest Border, Grassy Border, Lovable Legends Dies, and Say Cheese die

Simon Says Stamp Cuddly Critter Accessories dies

Ink: Versa Mark

Simon Says Stamp Smoke and Slate ink

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment ink

Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac, Spiced Marmalade, Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade, Tattered Rose, Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, and Wilted Violet

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards

Easter Egg Trees

March 14, 2017

I’m still working on using up all of the water color Easter eggs I made last weekend. I love the way this card turned out.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by cutting stitched rectangles from blue card stock and green card stock. The blue panel became my base. I cut two stitched hillsides from the green panel. I used Mowed Lawn Distress Ink to ink the edges of the green hillsides. I also die cut the Stitched Tree Borders from kraft card stock. I adhered one of the green hillside to the tree border. Then, I adhered both to the blue panel.

I added the sentiment to the other hillside using white embossing powder. I adhered this hillside with foam tape to the blue panel.

The chicks, eggs, paint brushes, hats and buckets were in my box of colored and cut images. All of them were water colored with Distress Inks. I made sure to paint the edges with my Black Soot Distress Ink Marker. I adhered all of these pieces with liquid glue.

I stamped the solid egg image form Chirpy Chirp Chirp on the front the white card base. I used Distress Inks to stamp those. Lastly, I adhered the panel to the card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Chirpy Chirp Chirp

Simon Says Stamp’s Cuddly Critter Accessories

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Simple Stitched Hillside Borders, Stitched Hillside Borders, Stitched Tree Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn, Cracked Pistachio, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar, and Salty Ocean

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Reina’s Fairy Card

March 13, 2017

Today was a coloring type of day. My daughter created this card “just cuz I want to.”

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Front

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Back of Card

Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We started by stamping MANY MANY images on a sheet of white card stock. My daughter colored everything in with her Crayola markers. I fussy cut out the images for her. I also die cut a cloud and grass border for her.

Then she sat down with a stack of glue dots, her images and a blue card base. She also added the year to the back of the card. She had such a good time creating this card with only a little help from me.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fairy Friends and Mom + Me

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Border Die and Puffy Cloud Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Hot Dog Hot Dog Hot Diggity Dog

March 12, 2017

Every time I see the hot dog in the Let’s BBQ set, I start singing the Hot Dog Song from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. So I turned that idea into a card.

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Front of the card

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Inside of the card

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began by stamping and water coloring the hot dog images on a scrap of water color paper. I used Distress Inks to water color.  Once the ink was dry, I fussy cut the hot dogs out.

I die cut a two stitched rectangles from water color paper; one is the panel for the front of the card and one is the panel for the inside of the card. I stamped some grass at the bottom of the front panel for interest. Then I stamped the custom sentiment. I didn’t really measure the placement at all.  Then, I adhered the hot dogs to the panel with foam tape.

For the inside panel, I stamped the sentiment in black ink. I stamped the smoke lines in a very  light grey and again in a slightly darker grey so it could be seen. Then I adhered another hot dog.

I created a card base from red card stock. I stamped the hot dog image all around the edge in light grey ink. It’s a subtle detail but I love it.  Lastly, I adhered the panels to the card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s BBQ, Clark’s ABCs, Chirpy Chirp Chirp, and Year Seven

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp’s Ink in Fog and Smoke

Memento Dew Drops in Cottage Ivy

Distress Inks – I water colored the hot dogs so long ago, I can’t remember which inks I used.

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Pink Pinata

March 12, 2017

We have a friend who turns four at the end of the month. I couldn’t wait to use the new Year Seven stamp set for this card.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:   Using a scrap of water color paper, I stamp the piñata and the candy. I used Distress Inks to water color the images. Once everything was dry, I cut the images out with the matching dies. I also cut a cross stitched rectangle form water color paper. I stamped the sentiment on the white panel. I also stamped the confetti on the panel using the same Distress Inks. I used a water brush to pull the color form the outline of the confetti pieces into the middle of the confetti pieces.

I created a pink card base and used a very light grey ink to stamp the candy and confetti images all over the card front. It is hard to see, but I love the added detail.

Then, I began to assemble the card. I adhered the piñata to the white panel with some foam tape. I used liquid glue to adhere the candy pieces. I also stamped a string in a grey ink at this point. I wanted to get the placement right, which is why I didn’t stamp the string before. Lastly, I adhered the panel to the card base.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: For a Special Lady/Girl

Simon Says: For A Special Lady/Girl

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Year Seven and Toboggan Together

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Year Seven dies and Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp Inks in Fog and Smoke

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, and Wilted Violet

 

Hope you enjoyed the card