Category Archives: Occasions

Welcome Baby Boy Turtle

June 25, 2015

When I updated my blog in February 2016, I lost all the posting I had already done. I am doing my best to put the posts back up but I do not remember all the details for each card.  Unfortunately, the details for this project may be a bit scarce.

A family friend is welcoming a baby boy into their family soon. This is the card I made for them. I got the idea for the shaped card from Sandy Allnock’s YouTube channel.

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The front of the card

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The inside of the card

Details

Size:  Shaped top fold card that fits in an A2 envelope

Extra Details:  I used some tone on tone stamping for this card.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Year Two and Sophie’s Sentiments

Hope you enjoyed the card

Happily Ever After

June 24, 2015

When I updated my blog in February 2016, I lost all the posting I had already done. I am doing my best to put the posts back up but I do not remember all the details for each card.  Unfortunately, the details for this project may be a bit scarce.

I made this for a friend who was getting married. I love the fairy tale feel to the sentiment.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I stamped the images on a panel of white cardstock that is smaller than an A2 sized card. I used purple ink for the hearts. I colored the crowns with colored pencils. I added a layer of patterned paper between the stamped piece and the card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happily Ever After

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Bridal Shower Floral Banner

June 13, 2015

When I updated my blog in February 2016, I lost all the posting I had already done. I am doing my best to put the posts back up but I do not remember all the details for each card.  Unfortunately, the details for this project may be a bit scarce.

This banner is for the bridal shower that started the whole crazy stamping thing. After I made all the invitations and thank you cards, I knew I wanted the decorations to match as well. I started with this banner.

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Close up of banner

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The whole banner

Details

Extra Details: I started by cutting the scalloped circles from some patterned paper on my Cricut machine. I also cut the white letters with my Cricut machine. I created each panel for the banner out of white card stock. I adhered the scalloped circles and letters to the panels. I stamped the floral images on each panel. I tried to make them look random and organic without making myself crazy. I also added a few bees for interest. After all the ink was dry, I hole punched the top corners and used white ribbon to attach them all together.  

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Bee Mine and Penelope’s Blossoms

Ink: Distress Ink in Dusty Concord

VersaMagic Chalk Dew Drop Inks in Perfect Plumeria, Purple Hydrangea, and Spanish Olive

Hope you enjoyed the card

Knotty Wedding Card

June 8, 2015

When I updated my blog in February 2016, I lost all the posting I had already done. I am doing my best to put the posts back up but I do not remember all the details for each card.  Unfortunately, the details for this project may be a bit scarce.

This is a wedding card I made. Lawn Fawn had just release the Happy Wedding stamp set. I loved the knot stamp in that set, but didn’t really want to buy the whole set just for that. So I used the twine that Lawn Fawn sends with your order to recreate the same look.

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The front of the card

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The inside of the card

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I dipped the twine in tacky glue to help it hold it’s shape better. The glue also adhered the twine to it’s panel. I very carefully inked two sentiments from Happily Ever After to create the greeting on the inside of the card.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happily Ever After and Penelope’s Blossoms

Paper: The patterned paper is a freebie from Lawn Fawn. It was included in my order.

Hope you enjoyed the card

Kathy’s Bridal Shower

June 6, 2015

When I updated my blog in February 2016, I lost all the posting I had already done. I am doing my best to put the posts back up but I do not remember all the details for each card.  Unfortunately, the details for this project may be a bit scarce.

This is the card I made to go with my gift for the bridal shower that I helped with. I wanted a card that matched the shower.

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Details

Size: Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I paper pieced the cake using the same patterned paper I used to decorate the bridal shower with. I also cut the front of the card base a bit shorter and glued some patterned paper to the inside so it would show through.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Bake Me a Cake and Penelope’s Blossoms

Hope you enjoyed the card

Purple Anniversary

May 31, 2015

When I updated my blog in February 2016, I lost all the posting I had already done. I am doing my best to put the posts back up but I do not remember all the details for each card.  Unfortunately, the details for this project may be a bit scarce.

Oh my first attempt at ink blending. I only owned one color of distress ink, no ink blending tools, no dies, and only post it notes to use as masking paper.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I had cut a mask using post it notes. I used a makeup sponge to blend my ink. I did some first and second generation stamping for the flowers in the background.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Penelope’s Blossoms and Sophie’s Sentiments

Ink: Distress Ink in Dusty Concord

Hope you enjoyed the card

Bridal Shower Floral Nametags

May 29, 2015

When I updated my blog in February 2016, I lost all the posting I had already done. I am doing my best to put the posts back up but I do not remember all the details for each card.  Unfortunately, the details for this project may be a bit scarce.

These nametags are for the bridal shower that started the whole crazy stamping thing. After I made all the invitations and thank you cards, I knew I wanted the decorations to match as well. I also made nametags for the important people who would be at the shower.

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Details

Extra Details: I started by cutting the scalloped circles from some patterned paper. I free handed a flower design for these. I cut the white circles on my Cricut machine. I added the lettering first in black ink. I filled in the empty spaces with florals that matched all of the other decorations. I adhered the white circles to pieces of patterned paper. I used a large safety pin on some duct tape so that people could wear them at the shower.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Penelope’s Blossoms and Riley’s ABCs

Ink: Distress Ink in Dusty Concord

VersaMagic Chalk Dew Drop Inks in Perfect Plumeria, Purple Hydrangea, and Spanish Olive

Hope you enjoyed the card

Kathy’s Bridal Shower Invitations

May 4, 2015

When I updated my blog in February 2016, I lost all the posting I had already done. I am doing my best to put the posts back up but I do not remember all the details for each card.  Unfortunately, the details for this project may be a bit scarce.

This is the card that started all my card making craziness. I was asked to be the Maid of Honor in my friend, Kathy’s wedding. Part of being Maid of Honor is helping to throw the bridal shower. I was looking around for ideas and happened on some card making and stamping videos on YouTube and was hooked. I ordered a few stamp sets and inks and have been hooked every since.

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The front of the invitations and a matching envelope

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The back of the card. The groom is a bee keeper and I wanted to include a bee in the design.

 

Details

Size: Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by creating the inside of the card. I typed all of the information on Word and printed it on white cardstock. I then cut the sheets into card bases. Then the fun of stamping began. I started by stamping the sentiment in the center first. I added the florals to the bottom edge. I also put a few floral on the inside of the card, but did not get a picture. I stamped and colored the bee image and was done.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Penelope’s Blossoms and Year Two

BoBunny’s You’re Invited

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

VersaMagic Chalk Dew Drop inks in Purple Hydrangea, Spanish Olive, and Perfect Plumeria

Distress Ink in Dusty Concord

Hope you enjoyed the card

Kathy’e Bridal Shower Thank You Cards

May 4, 2015

When I updated my blog in February 2016, I lost all the posting I had already done. I am doing my best to put the posts back up but I do not remember all the details for each card.  Unfortunately, the details for this project may be a bit scarce.

After I made all the invitations for Kathy’s bridal shower, I started to think about the gift I wanted to give her. After thinking for some time, I thought about thank you cards. A set of matching thank you cards would be the perfect finish to her bridal shower.

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One thank you card and matching envelope

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The invite and thank card together

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This is the back of the invitation but I added the same bee to the back of the thank you cards also.

Details

Size: Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by creating my card bases. Next came stamping the sentiment in the lower left corner. Then, I added the florals to the upper right corner. These cards were very simple to create.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Penelope’s Blossoms and Year Two

BoBunny’s You’re Invited

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

VersaMagic Chalk Dew Drop inks in Purple Hydrangea, Spanish Olive, and Perfect Plumeria

Distress Ink in Dusty Concord

Hope you enjoyed the card

Kathy’s Bridal Shower Thank You Cards Box

May 4, 2015

When I updated my blog in February 2016, I lost all the posting I had already done. I am doing my best to put the posts back up but I do not remember all the details for each card.  Unfortunately, the details for this project may be a bit scarce.

After creating all the thank you cards for Kathy’s bridal shower, I needed to find a way to package them. I made this simple box and added a few tags as embellishments.

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The front of the box

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The back of the box

Details

Size: 4.5 x 5.75 x 1” box

Extra Details:  My daughter helped me stamp all the flower images on the box. I found tutorial on line that showed me how to make a box using my Martha Stewart Mini Score Board. After the box was put together, I made the tags for the front. I fussy cut them out and used a white ribbon to tie everything together.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Penelope’s Blossoms and Winter Gifts

Hope you enjoyed the card