Featured on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

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Yay!! My entry for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge; Make a Rainbow was featured in the Designers Spotlight!

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Here is what was said:

#220 Rebecca Lynn’s Crafts – Andrea says: I really like the bright pop-art feel this card set has and it was a real treat to be able to see so many variations of color mixing and matching. And who knew that radishes could be so stylish? Excellent project!

 

Punny Veggie Box

April 10, 2017

The school my kids attend is having a basket auction fundraiser soon. I am donating a card set to the auction. I choose to do a set of punny vegetable cards. I choose this theme for a few reasons; a) they are fairly generic so the cards can be sent to anyone for almost any occasion, b) my kids school plants a garden every spring, and finally, c) I found a fun vegetable pun that made me laugh.

I made three different card designs and envelopes for this card set. Now, I needed something to present all of these goodies in. I looked around my house and found the box from the Simon Says Stamp Card Kit, then inspiration hit. I had a lot of fun creating this box. I am sure I will be doing this again.

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Front of Box

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Side of Box

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Inside of Box with Cards and Envelopes

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Inside of Lid with pen pocket and a place for stamps

Details

Size:  9” x 12.5” box

Extra Details:  I started by creating the dividers for the inside of the box. I used 1.5” strips of blue card stock that I folded in to fourths. I used very strong double sided tape to adhere the bottom folds to the bottom of the box. I also folded the ends of each divider to adhere them to the sides of the box or the other divider.

I also cut blue card stock strips to cover the sides of the box. I cut a large blue rectangle to cover the top of the box. I adhered everything with strong double sided tape. I used a small rectangle of the same card stock to make the pen pocket.

Then I began the decorating process. I cut strips of white card stock to 1” and .75”. I stamped the leaves and stakes on the strips. I included the detail and work stamps also. I adhered these strips to the sides of the box and the lid (inside and out).

Next, I created the label for the top of the box. I used two of my alpha sets to stamp the title and the contents. I added the same veggie tops stamping to the bottom of the panel. I die cut the panel with a cross stitched rectangle and adhered it to the lid.

Lastly, I filled my box. I only included 10 of the 13 cards I made. I kept one of each design and matching envelopes. I wrapped each card set and the envelopes in a strip of clear page protector. I did this to keep them together and closed.  I put each design in its own area. I added the pen on the stamps to the inside lid of the box and closed it up.

I really really LOVE this box. I can’t wait to make more.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Rooting for You

Dies: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp Ink in Smoke

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid ink in Key Lime

Memento Dew Drops in Cottage Ivy

 

Hope you enjoyed the box!

Punny Veggie Envelopes

April 9, 2017

The school my kids attend is having a basket auction fundraiser soon. I am donating a card set to the auction. I choose to do a set of punny vegetable cards. I choose this theme for a few reasons; a) they are fairly generic so the cards can be sent to anyone for almost any occasion, b) my kids school plants a garden every spring, and finally, c) I found a fun vegetable pun that made me laugh.

I made three different card designs for the card set. I wanted to do something fun with the envelopes also. I keep all the envelopes the same.

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Front of the Envelopes

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Back of the Envelope and Cards

Details

Size:  A2 envelopes

Extra Details:  I started with some pre-made white envelopes. I stamped the veggies tops in green ink on the bottom edge of the front of each envelope. I left a space for the stake, which I stamped in gray ink.  I added the leaf details in a darker green ink. Next, I added the words on the stake with black ink.

On the back flap of the envelope, I stamped the watering can in the same gray ink. I also used that stamp and ink for the back of my cards.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Rooting for You

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp Ink in Smoke

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid ink in Key Lime

Memento Dew Drops in Cottage Ivy

 

Hope you enjoyed the envelopes!

Upbeet Day

April 8th, 2017

The school my kids attend is having a basket auction fundraiser soon. I am donating a card set to the auction. I choose to do a set of punny vegetable cards. I choose this theme for a few reasons; a) they are fairly generic so the cards can be sent to anyone for almost any occasion, b) my kids school plants a garden every spring, and finally, c) I found a fun vegetable pun that made me laugh.

This set used beets. I used the same design for each card but moved the focal point around and rotated the colors around the circle. I did this to make each card interesting and individual.

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Card 1

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Card 2

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Card 3

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Card 4

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All 4 cards together

Details

Size:  Vertical A2 cards; There are two top fold cards and two side fold cards

Extra Details:  I started by making the card bases. I had already made the radish cards with the variety of folds, so I did the same for this card set. I used many of the same Distress Inks that I used on the Radish cards to create the background for these cards.

I started by making a circle mask. I temporarily adhered the mask to each card base. I used Mini Distress Ink Blenders to blend eight colors of Distress Ink around the circle. Then, I moved the mask to a new card base. I rotated the mask, so the colors would be in a different position on each card.

Next, I decided to add some splatter to the card bases. I used pink, yellow, and blue Distress Inks to add the splatter. I replaced the mask and flicked some ink on to the card base. I tried to keep the splatter in its own area of the color wheel I had created.

While the card bases were drying, I stamped the beets on a scrap of water color paper. I added the leaves, faces, and other details. Once the beets were all stamp, I fussy cut them out.

Because the sentiment stamp is a clear stamp, I was able to bend it to match the curve of my circle. I stamped the sentiment in black ink. Lastly, I adhered the beets and the cards were complete.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make a Rainbow

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=8714

LOVE! #16: Anything Goes

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2158384@N23/discuss/72157682080285165/

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Rooting for You

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Dusty Concord, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet, Antique Linen

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid ink in Key Lime

Memento Dew Drops in Cottage Ivy

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Turnip the Fun

April 7th, 2017

The school my kids attend is having a basket auction fundraiser soon. I am donating a card set to the auction. I choose to do a set of punny vegetable cards. I choose this theme for a few reasons; a) they are fairly generic so the cards can be sent to anyone for almost any occasion, b) my kids school plants a garden every spring, and finally, c) I found a fun vegetable pun that made me laugh.

This set used turnips. I used the same design for each card but changed up the colors. I also put the turnips in different spots.

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Card 1

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Card 2

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Card 3

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Card 4

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All 4 cards together

Details

Size:  Vertical A2 cards; There are two top fold cards and two side fold cards

Extra Details:  I started by making the card bases. I had already made the radish cards with the variety of folds, so I did the same for this card set. I used many of the same Distress Inks that I used on the Radish cards to create the background for these cards.

I smooshed three colors of Distress Ink on to my acrylic block, making sure to cover most of the block. I sprayed water on to the block and then stamped the whole thing down onto my card base. I used a paper towel to sop up any large pools of water before letting the card bases dry. Once the card bases were dry, I flicked some more ink onto the card bases. I only used one color of ink when flicking the ink on each card base.

While the card bases were drying, I stamped the turnips with Distress Inks, Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Ink, and Memento Dew Drop Inks. Then, I fussy cut out all of the turnips and adhered them to the dry card bases. To keep the cards interesting, I changed up the placement.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in black ink.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make a Rainbow

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=8714

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Happy Birthday

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-happy-birthday-5/

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Rooting for You, and Clark’s ABC’s

Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Happy Howlidays

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet, Antique Linen

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid ink in Key Lime

Memento Dew Drops in Cottage Ivy

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

You’re RADish

April 6th, 2017

The school my kids attend is having a basket auction fundraiser soon. I am donating a card set to the auction. I choose to do a set of punny vegetable cards. I choose this theme for a few reasons; a) they are fairly generic so the cards can be sent to anyone for almost any occasion, b) my kids school plants a garden every spring, and finally, c) I found a fun vegetable puns that made me laugh.

This first set I made used radishes. The layout for each card is the same, but the colors change in each card.

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Card 1

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Card 2

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Card 3

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Card 4

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Card 5

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All 5 cards together

Details

Size:  Vertical A2 cards; There are two top fold cards and three side fold cards

Extra Details:  I began by creating the card bases. I had some extra half sheets of water color paper laying around that I used to turn into card bases, which is why some are top fold and some are side fold. Then, I created the square grid using Mini Distress Ink Cubes. I used a water brush to even out each of the squares.

While the card bases were drying, I stamped the radishes in the same Distress Ink colors on a scrap of water color paper. I added the leaves using the same colors. I used a water brush to even out the ink on each of the radishes and leaves. Once the radishes were dry, I stamped the faces and leaf lines with black ink. I stamped the cheeks in white pigment ink and added some dots with a white gel pen.

Then, I spend a lot of time fussy cutting out each of the 45 radishes. I adhered the radishes to the card bases with liquid glue and glue dots. I was running out of everything as I made these cards, so I used whatever I could get my hands on.

Lastly, I added the custom sentiment. I LOVE these cards.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make a Rainbow

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=8714

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Happy Birthday

Simon Says: Happy Birthday

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Rooting for You, Sally’s ABC’s, Best Pun Ever, and Happy Happy Happy (for the “ish”)

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Wild Christmas Tags

April 5, 2017

The newest Simon Says Stamp products in my craft room are from the Simon Says Stamp April 2017 Card Kit. I love the stamp set and ink colors, but I wasn’t sure what to do with the kraft tags. I really only use tags at Christmas time; and usually I make my own white tags. In the end, I did have fun creating this tags and I already know which holiday gifts they will be going on.

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Details

Size:  tags

Extra Details: I started by stamping and coloring my animal and hat images. This was the first time I used the penguin from this stamp set.   I used colored pencils to color everything. After fussy cutting everything out, I painted the edges with a black marker.

For the tags, I started by ink blending some white pigment ink in the center area of each tag. Then I stamped the falling snow in the background with the same white pigment ink.

While the ink was drying, I created the snowy hills. I die cut a stitched hillside for and trimmed it down to the size of the tag. I adhered the hills to the tags and stamped the sentiments in black ink.

I adhered the hats to the critters with glue dots. I adhered the critters to the cards with double sided tape. To finish the tags, I added some red and white twines form my stash.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #68: Something New

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157678653537924/

 

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Wild Cuddly Critters

Lawn Fawn’s Hats Off to You, Snow Cool, and Happy Happy Happy

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Hillside Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags

Sympathy Dogs

April 2, 2017

This week, two different friends lost their dogs. I made these sympathy cards to send to them.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and die cutting the dog images. I also die cut two small stitched rectangles while I had the die cut machine out.

I used Walnut Stain Distress Ink to water color in the dogs. Using an ink blending tool and Distress Inks, I added some color to the white rectangles. I tried to keep the colors soft and airy.

While the dogs drying, I created my card bases. I used kraft card stock for each card base. I added some wood grain stamping for interest.

I added the sentiment with Versa Mark Ink and gold embossing powder. Then I adhered the white rectangles to each card base. Next, I adhered the dogs. I felt that something was missing, so I dug through my box of pre-stamped and pre-colored images. I found some tiny butterflies and a flower. I think these small images finished off the card nicely.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Things with Wings

Simon Says: Things With Wings

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Happy Howlidays

Lawn Fawn’s Wood grain Backdrops, Sophie’s Sentiments, and Mom + Me

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Happy Howlidays

Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Memento Dew Drops in Rich Cocoa

Distress Inks in Walnut Stain, Cracked Pistachio, and Salty Ocean

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Anyway You Slice It

April 1, 2017

The owner of our favorite local pizza shop was sick this week. He also happens to be a family friend, so I made him this card. I will write a get well message on the inside of the card.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and coloring my pizza images. I used colored pencils to color the images. I added the topping with colored inks, once I was finished with the colored pencils. I used my Cutter Bee scissors to fussy cut out the images. I painted the edges of the images with a black marker to hide any cutting mistakes.

Next, I used my die cut machine to die cut a stitched circle and a white banner. I stamped my sentiment on the banner. I used Distress Inks and mini ink blending tools to add color to the circle.

I created a card base form kraft card stock. I stamped the toppings all over the card base using a brown ink. Once, I finished that, I adhered the circle die cut to the card base with a tape runner and some fun foam for dimension. To adhere the banner, I used dimensional glue dots and tape runner. I used small glue dots to adhere all of the other small images.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Anything Goes

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-37/

LOVE! Challenge #16: Anything Goes

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lovehandmadecards/discuss/72157682080285165/

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Pizza My Heart and Best Pun Ever

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Everyday Sentiment Banners

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drops in Lady Bug, Dandelion, Cottage Ivy, and Rich Cocoa

Distress Inks in Walnut Stain and Salty Ocean

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Lion and Mouse

March 31, 2017

I am still loving the Simon Says Stamp April 2017 Card Kit. Here is another card I made using the kit and the Cuddly Critter Accessories Set. The lion’s eyes amuse me and I couldn’t help myself. I had to make him look at the mouse.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a panel of white card stock. I stamped the outline heart strip in black in over the whole background. I left some black areas for interest. Using the ink cubes included in the kit, I filled in some of the hearts with the solid heart strip. I offset the stamping for added interest.

Using a stitched rectangle die, I cut the stamped panel down to 4.25 x 5.5.” I used a Polaroid frame die to cut out the center of the panel. Using the same die, I cut a black fun foam frame and a black card stock frame.

I stamped the critter animals on a scrap of white cardstock and used colored pencils to color them in. Once, finished I fussy cut them out and painted the edges with a black marker.

I stamped the sentiment and some more hearts on the black card stock frame and embossed them in white. I adhered the black card stock frame to the fun foam one.

I created a card base form some white card stock. I adhered the heart panel to the front of the card base. I pieced the black frames into the hole. I added a scrap of pattern paper cut with a grassy border die to the card base. I used a blue colored pencil to add the sky in the frame.

Lastly, I adhered the mouse inside the frame and the lion outside of the frame.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Cuddly Critter Accessories, and Wild Cuddly Critters

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

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Ink in Watermelon, Orange Slush, and Lemon Zing

 

Hope you enjoyed the card