Happy Birthday to Moo

September 10, 2017

My daughter made this card for her grandmother. I love the scene she created and the play on the Happy Birthday song that she came up with for the inside.

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Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We began this card by stamping and coloring all of the images. My daughter used Crayola Markers to color everything in. I fussy cut the images out for her. I cut right on the stamped line and used a black marker to paint the edges.

Together, we die cut a blue rectangle and a green rectangle. We used some stitched hillside borders and the green rectangle to create two layers for the ground. We adhered everything together using liquid glue. I traced a die to create the string for the bells to hang on. Once the panel was dry, we adhered it to a yellow card base.

My daughter came up with the sentiment on the inside of the card. I used my Misti to stamp it as many times as I could on the inside of the card. We added the music notes and the card was finished.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #12: Create a Scene

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-12-create-a-scene

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Critters on the Farm, Hat’s Off to You, Happy Happy Happy, and Chirpy Chirp Chirp

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

Ink: Versa Fine

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Thanks a Bushel

September 10, 2017

I received a super sweet gift the other day that was apple themed. Of course, I need to send an apple themed thank you card in return.

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Front

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Inside

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping and coloring the images. I used Prismacolor pencils. I fussy cut everything out right on the stamped line. I used a black marker to paint the edges black to hide any cutting errors.

I created a card base from water color paper. I added a blue square using Distress Inks and an acrylic block. I let the block and ink sit on the paper for about five minutes before removing the block and letting the ink air dry.

I used foam tape to adhere the apple basket and apple to the card front. I stamped the sentiment in black ink.

I stamped a sentiment on the inside of the card and adhered another apple for interest. Even this card is simple, I still love it.

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Thanks a Bushel

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Ink in Broken China

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Otterly Merry Christmas

September 10, 2017

My Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn “Christmas Like No Otter” set arrived in the mail this weekend. I couldn’t wait to play with it. Here is the first card I made with this set.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began by stamping all of the images on white card stock. I used Prismacolor pencils to color everything in. Then, I fussy cut everything out. I cut right on the stamped line for everything except the seaweed. I painted the edges of black to hide any cutting errors.

Next, I created a dark brown card base. I used white pigment ink to stamp a wood grain pattern on the card base. While that was drying, I die cut three stitched circles for three different shades of blue paper. I used the lightest blue shade as the sky. I used a scalloped border die to create waves on the other two blue circles. I layered all the circles together to create an ocean scene.

I adhered the seaweed around the circle like a wreath. I added the red bow at the bottom to complete the wreath look. I stamped the sentiment next. I used a mini action wobble spring to adhere the otters to the middle of the circle.

Lastly, I adhered the circles to the card base with foam tape. These otters are soooo cute; I can’t wait to make more cards with them.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Stamp It

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10376

 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Stamp It

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-2/

 

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #79: Just Stamp It

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157688433062305/

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Christmas Like No Otter

Lawn Fawn’s Woodgrain Backdrop

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Scalloped Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Hello Friends

September 9, 2017

I had a scarecrow and a few crows left over from my Happy Harvest card. I didn’t want to waste them, so I created a fairly simple scene card with them.

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Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with some pre-colored images. I used Prismacolor pencils to color all of the images. I fussy cut them out and painted the edges black.

I used water color paper to create a card base. I ink smooshed some green and blue Distress Inks onto an acrylic block. I sprayed the ink with water before smooshing the block onto the card base. I used a bit too much water; you can see where some of the color leak out around the edges of my acrylic block. I added two layers of color with the same technique.

Once the ink was dry, I used foam squares to adhere the scarecrow and crows to the card front. Lastly, I added the sentiment using black ink.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #12: Create a Scene

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 12 – Create a Scene!

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Harvest

Lawn Fawn and Ellen Hudson’s Love Ya Bunches

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Mowed Lawn and Crush Olive

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Happy Harvest

September 9, 2017

Fall is in the air. The temperature has dropped and I am in the mood for anything related to fall. This card is the result of that mood.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping and coloring all of the images. I used Prismacolor pencils to color in everything but the corn stalks. I stamped the stalks in Lawn Fawn Sunflower ink and Hero Arts Pumpkin Pie Ink. Once everything was colored, I fussy cut them out. I cut right on the line for all of the images I colored with colored pencils. I painted the edges black to hide any cutting mistakes. I did leave a white border on the corn stalks.

I used my die cutting machine to create a brown frame, two grassy borders and a blue sky. I adhered the blue sky flat to the tan card base. I added the taller grassy border to the blue sky. I used foam tape on the frame and the second layer of grass. Then, I began placing all of my images. I used foam tape of a few of them to help create lots of dimension on this card.

I added a bushel of apples to the lower left corner of the card. I placed it outside the frame so the sizing of all of the images would make more sense. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment on a strip of velum and adhered that under the apple basket.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #12: Create a Scene

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-12-create-a-scene

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Harvest and Thanks a Bushel

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, and Grassy Border Die

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Sunflower

Hero Art’s Pumpkin Pie

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

If the Crown Fits…

September 4, 2017

As I was creating the patterned paper for the If the Hats Fits… cards, I noticed all of the crowns in my stamp sets also. So I created two similar cards with crowns instead of hats.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by making the crown patterned paper. I had some trouble deciding which color to use as a background color and I’m not sure I make the right choice. I sued Prismacolor pencils to color everything in. I added some detail with gel pens to make the jewels sparkle.

I used a stitched rectangle die to create two panels from the patterned paper. I also created two smaller white panels. I stamped the sentiment on the white panel using two alpha sets. I used a gold gel pen to add color to the sentiment. I also added some gel pen dots to one of the sentiment, but I wasn’t super in love with that look either.

I adhered the sentiment panel to the patterned paper with fun foam. I also colored and fussy cut two crowns for added interest.

I adhered both panels to yellow card bases. I added a white liner to each card and add the rest of the sentiment.            

Over all, I am not as please with these cards as I was with the witch ones.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Hat’s Off to You, Mermaid for You, Fairy Friends, Happy Howloween, Riley’s ABCs, Sally’s ABCs, and Clark’s ABCs

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

Ink: Versa Fine

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

If the Hat Fits…

September 4, 2017

It is STAMPtember at Simon Says Stamp and their new release is fantastic. The If The Hat Fits stamp set is my favorite. I couldn’t get the name out of my head so I made a couple of cards using it.

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Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with half a sheet of white card stock. I found all of the witches’ hat stamps I had in my collection and created a patterned paper with them. I added some stars in the open spaces. I used PrismaColor pencils to color everything in.

I used a cross stitched rectangle die to create two panels from the half sheet of paper. I adhered each panel to a white card base. I added the broom stick and words to the inside of the card bases.

I also die cut two smaller rectangles from black cardstock. I used alpha sets and white embossing powder to create the sentiment. I colored in the large letters with a colored pencil. I added some Wink of Stella to the large letters and orange hat bands. I adhered the sentiments panel to the card base using foam tape.

At the last minute, I stamped, colored, and fussy cut two more hats to add to the sentiment panels. I covered those in Wink of Stella also.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah, Critters in Costume, Happy Howloween, Hats Off to You, Quinn’s Capital ABCs, Riley’s ABCs and Clark’s ABCs

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

Ink: Versa Fine and Versa Mark

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Ghost Hugs

September 3, 2017

I saw this sentiment on a My Favorite Things stamp set. It is soo cute and perfect for October.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by die cutting two stitched rectangles; one from black card stock and one from white card stock. I also die cut the letters for ghost hugs from water color paper. I used Distress Inks to water color the letters.

While the letters were drying, I stamped and white heat embossed the beginning of the sentiment on the black rectangle. I used glow in the dark embossing powder to add the ghosts. They are much more subtle in real life. I glued the letters down to the black panel. I used fun foam to adhere the panel to a black card base.

I used an alpha stamp set for the inside sentiment. I added some ghosts in a light grey ink and then adhered on the inside of the card base.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-41/

LOVE! Flickr Challenge #21: Anything Goes

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lovehandmadecards/discuss/72157688413315245/

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah, and Clark’s ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Large Cross Stitched Rectangles, Quinn’s Capital ABCs

Ink: Versa Fine and Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Hippo and Wild Rose

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Welcome Banner

September 3, 2017

I made this banner for my classroom this year.

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Size:  4 by 5.5 inch rectangles

Extra Details:  I began this banner by cutting 4 inch by 5.5 inch rectangles from some light blue and pale yellow card stock. I used the WE R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board to create the banner shapes and punch the holes.

I used some stitched circle dies to cut a circle in 7 of the blue rectangles. I also cut the letters for some red cardstock. I adhered the yellow and blue banners with double stick tape only at the top. I glued the letters in the middle of the die cut circles.

To decorate the banner pieces, I added some green hills cut with a stitched hillside banner. I also add some stitched tree borders cut from brown cardstock. The leaves were cut from green cardstock and I added some red dots for apples.

Next, I stamped and colored a number of images. I used my Prismacolor pencils to color everything in. Then I fussy cut them out and painted the edges black. I adhered them to the banner.

I strung the banners on white and blue ribbon and hung it in my classroom.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge: School or Study Related

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10010

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Harvest and Thanks a Bushel

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Lawn Fawn’s Quinn’s Capital ABCs, Stitched Hillside Borders, and Stitched Tree Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the banner!