Crafty Stripes

April 10, 2018

I have been receiving the Simon Says Stamp Monthly Card Kits for almost a year now. I really am enjoying these kits. They provide me with some products I would never buy and stamp sets that are different than my usual style.  One of the best examples of this is the patterned papers. I love looking at patterned paper, but almost never buy it. The papers included in the card kits are always so pretty. I hate wasting any of it. So for each kit, I usually create a few cards that use up the strips that I always have left over. I made four cards with the papers from the Simon Says Stamp February 2018 Card Kit.

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Details

Size:   A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began these cards with four panels of scrap card stock cut to 4.25” x 5.5.” I adhered strips of the patterned paper to each panel at a diagonal.  To add some interest, I added some stamping to a few of the strips.

Once the panels were completely covered, I adhered three of the panels to white card bases as is. I trimmed the other paper panel with a rectangle die for a slightly different look. I also white heat embossed the sentiment on this panel.

I die cut some more rectangles form coordinating colors of card stock. I added my sentiments using either white heat embossing or an aqua ink. I adhered the sentiments to the card fronts. I added frames on two of the cards for interest and a stamped image on the final card.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Crafty Friend

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

Paper: Echo Park’s I’d Rather Be Crafting

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Merman, Plastic Flamingo, and Fake Tan

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Birthday Bookmarks

April 9, 2018

I just got the new Lawn Fawn bookmark stamp set called Slow Down and Enjoy. I couldn’t wait to make some bookmarks with it. I also needed four birthday cards soon. So I combined the two and created four cards with removable bookmarks.

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Card Front with Bookmark in place

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Card Front without Bookmark

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Inside of the card

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Back of Card

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Pink Versions of cards

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Bookmarks

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Back of Bookmarks

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I made four cards but gave one away before I got the pictures taken. Each card is same design; I just switched papers and animals around.

I began these cards by stamping and coloring the animals, hats, gifts, and present images. I used Prismacolor Pencils to color everything in. I matched the colors of the accessories to the colors in the patterned papers. I used matching dies to cut the animals, gifts, and hats out. I fussy cut the cupcakes out leaving a small white border to match the die cuts.

While I had my die cut machine out, I also die cut two of each bookmark from one piece of pattern paper. I adhered the two bookmarks together so that the pattern on the front and back matched. I also cut the bookmarks from some white card stock. I stamped a sentiment on each white bookmark and trimmed it on the stitched lines with my scissors. I adhered the white panel to the front of each bookmark. I added the animal fronts and backs as well. I added a birthday hat to each animal for some color and fun.

Once the bookmarks were made, I began working on the cards. Using a stitched rectangle die, I cut two dark blue panels and two pink panels. I white heat embossed a frame and sentiment on each panel. I fussy cut out the center of each frame to create an opening.  I added a small rectangle of patterned paper to each of the four white card bases. I adhered the panels of to the card bases with foam tape. I made sure to line the opening of the frame up with the pattered paper on the card base. Now the bookmarks can slide in and out of the frame opening.

For the inside of the cards, I added a strip of the same pattern paper. I adhered three animals head along the strip of pattern paper. I added some accessories to each animal. I stamped the sentiment in six colors of ink that matched the patterned papers. I added the back of the animals to the back of the card.

To finish the cards, I added some twine to the bookmarks and a small star shape tag that tells the recipient that there is a bookmark.

 

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog: Happy Birthday

Simon Says: Happy Birthday!

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s For You Deer, Slow Down and Enjoy, Happy Happy Happy, Flirty Frames, Lovable Legends, Baked with Love, Lights Out, and Happy Howlidays

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, For You Deer Dies, For You Deer Add On, Slow Down and Enjoy Dies, Slow Down and Enjoy Add On, Lovable Legend Dies, Tiny Tags, and Happy Howlidays dies.

Paper: Echo Park’s Summer Dream

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Carrot, Lemonade, Minty Fresh, Merman and Deep Sea

Simon Says Stamp’s Hollyhock Hybrid Ink

 

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Bunnies with Stripes

April 9, 2018

These are two of the cards I made to send to family for Easter. I was playing around with first and second generation stamping to create softer colors.

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First generation stripes

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Second generation stripes

 

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began these cards by creating the striped backgrounds. I cut two panels of white card stock. I inked the wide stripe stamp with ink and stamped the first panel. I used the same stamp without re-inking on the second panel. I used 6 different ink colors to create a rainbow background.

Once the panels were completely stamped, I die cut them with a stitched rectangle die. I adhered the panels onto light grey card bases.

For the sentiment, I die cut smaller cross stitched rectangles and stamped the sentiment on the left side of the rectangle. I adhered the sentiment panels to the cards with liquid glue.

I stamped the bunny images on some white card stock. I used Prismacolor pencils to add some shading. I fussy cut the bunnies out right on the black stamped line. I painted the edges with a black marker to hide any cutting mistakes. Lastly, I adhered the bunnies to the cards with a Mini Action Wobble for some fun.    

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Hoppy Easter

Simon Says Stamp’s Choose Joy

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

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn Inks in Bubble Gum, Peachy Keen, Lemonade, Minty Fresh, Moon Stone, and Fresh Lavender

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Easter Pivot Pop Up Card

April 8, 2018

This is an Easter card I made for an aunt of mine that hosted Easter Dinner this year. There are 5 children who come to each holiday dinner, so I included the 5 kids on the inside of the card.

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Card Front: I love that the front of the card gives no hints about what is on the inside of the card.

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Inside of the card

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by creating the water color panel for the front of the card. I used ink smooshing and an acrylic block to create the blocks of color around the frame. I added some interest to the water color piece by flicking some clean water and some of the same inks onto the background. Once the panel was dry, I used two cross stitched rectangle dies to create the frame.

I used the same ink colors to water color the tree tops for both the inside and outside of the card.  I used the blue ink and a DIY cloud stencil to add the sky area behind the frame to the front of the card base. I layered some grass borders behind the frame. I tucked the trees into the grass. I stamped my sentiment on the front layer of grass. I added a few white die cut clouds to the front of the card also.

Once the front of the card was complete, I began to the inside of the card. I lined the top with a blue paper. I used the same DIY cloud stencil and some white pigment ink to create a similar sky scene. The bottom was covered the same green card stock I used for the grass die cuts. I stamped another sentiment on that panel, making sure to leave room for the hand written message.

Then I created the Pivot Panel Pop Up. I LOVE this die. It is easy to use and is so unexpected. Using the same green and blue card stocks, I created the panels. I decorated the panels with more water colored trees and some white cloud die cuts. I also added five kids from the Easter Party stamp set. I stamped, colored, and fussy cut those out a few days before constructing this card.

I added the Pivot Panel Pop Up to the inside of the card and everything was done.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Easter Party, and My Silly Valentine

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Pivot Panel Pop Up, Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, and Puffy Cloud Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Oxide Inks in Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, and Mermaid Lagoon

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Easter 2018 Place Cards

April 8, 2018

These are the place cards I made for Easter Lunch. My kiddos help me to pick out the colors and characters for each person

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Extra Details: I began these place cards by stamping and coloring all of the images; include the kids, accessories and frames. I used Prismacolor Pencils to color everything. I fussy cut everything out leaving a small white border.

Next, I created the place cards. Sadly, I don’t remember the exact dimensions of each card. Then I added some color and pattern to the place cards with a gingham background stamp. I choose softer color for the background so that the images could stand out more.

Lastly, I adhered everything to the place cards with liquid glue.      

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Easter Party, Riley’s ABCs, Gingham Backdrops, and Flirty Frames

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn inks in Bubblegum, Peachy Keen, Lemonade, Minty Fresh, Moonstone, and Fresh Lavender

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Quack Me UP

April 8, 2018

This is a funny card I sent to my nephews around Easter.

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Card Front

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Inside of the Card

Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card but stamping and coloring the kids. I used Prismacolor Pencils to add the color. I fussy cut the kids out leaving a small white border.

Then I googled bunny/chick/duck jokes. I found this one that I thought was perfect. I used two alpha stamp sets to stamp the joke on a separate panel of white card stock. I used the same two alpha sets to stamp the punch line on the inside of a white card base.

I adhered a strip of blue patterned paper to the front of the card base. Using a speech bubble border die, I die cut the panel with the joke. I adhered that to the card base. Lastly, I added the kiddos with some foam tape.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Easter Party, Riley’s ABCs and Clark’s ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Speech Bubble Border die

Paper: Echo Park’s I’d Rather Be Crafting

Ink: Versa Fine

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Flower Girl Hello

April 8, 2018

Even though I haven’t been blogging my cards like I should, I was still playing along with the Lawn Fawnatics Challenges. This one was created for the Rainbow Challenge, but I didn’t get it blogged in time to enter it.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a white card base. I used a large solid chevron stamp to create a rainbow pattern on the card front. I didn’t love my spacing, so I added some flowers in the same colors in the open areas.

I created my focal panel with a small rectangle of white card stock. I added some clouds with an ink blending tool and a cloud die cut that I used as a stencil.  I used the same rectangle to die cut some green card stock. I used a grass border die to cut the green rectangle. I added some chevron stamping to the green grass to help tie everything together.

I stamped and colored the flower girls on some scraps of white card stock. I used Prismacolor Pencils to color them in. I fussy cut them out leaving a small white border.

Lastly, I adhered everything together using liquid adhesive.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Chevron Backdrops, Easter Party, Penelope’s Blossoms

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

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn Inks in Plastic Flamingo, Carrot, Lemonade, Freshly Cut Grass, Merman, and Juice Box

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Trio of Thanks

April 8, 2018

A friend of mine visited over the spring break with her three kids. This is the thank you card that we sent to them after the visit. I have been loving the little kiddos from Lawn Fawn’s Easter Party set.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping and coloring the three little kids on a scrap of white card stock. I used Prismacolor pencils to color the kids in. I fussy cut them out leaving a small white border.

I used some water color paper and four shades of Distress Oxide inks to create the center panel. I smooshed the ink on my acrylic block, sprayed it with water, and then smooshed it on the water color paper.  I let the block sit for a few minutes to intensify the color. Then I removed the block and let the panel air dry. Once it was dry, I added some more pigment with a paint brush. I flicked the extra pigment on the paint brush around the panel to add interest. To finish the panel, I flicked some water on the panel and blotted it up. Once the water color panel was dry, I die cut it with a cross stitched rectangle die and a script thanks die.

I dry embossed a panel of grey card stock with a dotted embossing folder by Darice. I adhered this panel to a white card base.

It was at this point that I decided I wanted t make a shaker card. I adhered some clear plastic to the pack of the water color panel. I lined the edges with foam tape and added the sequins and beads. I used regular tissue paper to close up my shaker element. I used double sided tape to adhere to layers of tissue paper together to make it strong enough. I used a strong liquid glue to adhere the panel to the card base.

Lastly, I added the three kids around the panel.

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: A Trio of Something

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=12383

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Easter Party

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

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Oxide Inks in Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, and Mermaid Lagoon.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Have a Beautiful Day

April 8, 2018

I LOVE the Simon Says Stamp April 2018 Card kit. The stamp set, the patterned papers, the colors, the stencils…. They are all the best. This is the first card I made with this kit. As soon as I saw the reveal, I know I wanted to white heat emboss those butterflies and water color them.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a panel of water color paper. I stamp and white heat embossed the butterflies all around the edge of the panel. I added my sentiment and leaves with a black ink. I love the effect that was created by using both black ink and white embossing.

I used the Crayola Fine Line Markers to add color and a water brush to move the color around.  Once the card front was dry, I added some Wink of Stella all over background for some sparkle.

Lastly, I adhered the panel to a white card base and the card was done.

Challenges Entered:

               LOVE Flickr Challenge #28: Spring Fling

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lovehandmadecards/discuss/72157692073294172/            

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Beautiful Day

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Christmas Peek a Boo Card Set

April 8, 2018

I am still working on the Christmas Card Collection for my grandmother. This is the latest set I made for her. In the end, I made four cards, but I only photo graphed two.

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Both types together

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Close up of the front

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Close of the Inside

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began these cards by stamping and coloring all the images on some white card stock. I used Prismacolor Pencils to color in the images. For the pine needles, I used a mini ink blending tool and the same cool ink to color the paper. I used the dies for the deer and the polar bears, but I fussy cut out everything else.

I used a gingham backdrops stamp and black ink to stamp the red panels for the front of each card. I die each red panel with a stitched rectangle die and created the opening with a stitched circle die. I used the same circle die to create the openings in some black card bases.

I adhered the red panel to each card base. Then I adhered the pine needles around the circle opening to look like wreath. Once the pine needles were dry, I added the critter peeking through the card.

I created white panels for the inside of each card. I stamped a sentiment in red ink and adhered the colored images to complete the scene.

Lastly, I added the sentiment banner. I die cut each banner from some white card stock and added the sentiment.  I scored the banner twice on each side and folded the ends under to create some dimension. I used foam dots and liquid glue to adhere the banners.

Challenges Entered:

               Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #26: Card Sets

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/announcement/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-26-card-sets   

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Gingham Backdrops, Deck the Halls, For You Deer, Christmas Dreams, and Toboggan Together

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s For You Deer Dies, and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black, Lobster, Chili Pepper, Freshly Cut Grass, Jalapeno, and Noble Fir

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!