Driver’s Test Congrats Card

March 12, 2017

My co-work’s son is taking his drivers’ test later this month. I made her two cards; one congratulations card and one better luck next time card.

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Card Front

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Card Inside: I haven’t decided if the list should include things like; grocery store, practices, gas station, dry cleaners, and picking your sister up. Or if it should be: safely, with your seat belt on, at or under the speed limit, radio not too loud and not texting.

Details:

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a die cut rectangle of white card stock as my base. I layered a Stitched Tree Border and a Stitched Hillside Border to the white card stock. I also adhered a strip of grey card stock to the white panel. I added some clouds to the sky using second generation stamping.

I created a slider panel using grey card stock, fun foam, Stitched Hillside Borders and my scissors. I also added a green hillside border to the slider panel. I stamped my sentiment on the small green hillside. I adhered the slider panel to the white panel using very strong double sided tape.

Then, I worked on my card base. I created a card base from white card stock. I stamped the sentiment and check boxes. I also added some little cars and a dotted line for added interest.

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

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Flamingo Together, Happily Ever After, Happy Trails, Plan On It, and Starry Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Hillside Borders, and Stitched Tree Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drop in Bahama Blue

Simon Says Stamp Ink in Smoke

 

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Better Luck Next Time

March 12, 2017

My co-work’s son is taking his drivers’ test later this month. I made her two cards; one congratulations card and one better luck next time card.

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Details:

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with the white card base. I stamped some lines in both red and blue. I distressed the edges with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.

I die cut a red rectangle and backed it with some black and white text paper. I used my paper trimmer to make the text paper only slightly larger than the red rectangle. I did the same thing with dark blue patterned paper. I also die cut a white circle and a circular frame from the text paper.

I stamped the custom sentiment with and alpha set on the white circle. I popped the car up on foam tape.  Lastly, I adhered everything together and attached it to the card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Schoolhouse Backdrops, Riley’s ABCs, and Happy Trails

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangles

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drops in Lady Bug and Bahama Blue

Distress Inks in Hickory Smoke. The car was also colored with Distress Inks

 

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Peep Flowers

March 11, 2017

While I was making my Peep Shaker Cards, I thought that the Peeps would make fun flowers. This was the result.

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Card 1

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Card 2

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I started with strip of water color paper that measured 4.25” by 12”. I used Distress Inks to stamp the Peeps, as I have the most of these types of inks. I didn’t really plan anything out, I just started stamping. I did layer two colors of ink on top of one another to give each “flower” more interest. I added some dots in Cracked Pistachio ink to fill in the open spaces. I used the outline and solid dot stamps.

I die cut two panels from the stamped piece using a stitched rectangle die. I stamped the sentiment in Versa Fine ink.

Lastly, I adhered each panel to a colored card base.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make your Own Background

Simon Says: Make Your Own background

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

Simon Says: For A Special Lady/Girl

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s My Kind of Peep

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Cracked Pistachio, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade,  and Spun Sugar

 

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Peep Shaker Cards

March 10, 2017

My daughter just received a set of Crayola Fine Line markers as a gift. She very nicely let me use them to create this card set. I used a water brush to blend the color out and was very pleased with the results.

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Two of the four cards

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Two more cards

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a full sheet of water color paper. I white heat embossed the Peep outlines all over the sheet. I used the Crayola Fine Line Markers to add a single line of color around all around the inside edges of each Peep. I used my water brush to add a very small amount of water and pull the color into the middle of each Peep. Once the Peeps were dry, I used a light blue marker to add color to the background. I added a line of color around the outside of each Peep and used my water brush to pull the color out.

White this sheet was drying; I realized that I hadn’t added a sentiment…. So I got a half sheet of water color paper and stamped the sentiment and some more Peeps. I used the same markers and technique to create the sentiments and the Peeps for the inside of the shakers.

When everything was dry, I began die cutting. I used two Cross Stitched Rectangle dies to cut the outer frame and the inner piece for each card. I used the same dies to cut some frames from fun foam to use in the construction of the shakers. I used the coordinating Peep die to cut out each of the extra Peeps. I fussy cut out each sentiment.

Next, I began construction my shaker cards. I adhered the inner rectangle directly to each white card base. I added the fun foam frame around the inner rectangle with strong doubled sided tape. Then, I adhered the clear plastic to the cardstock frame. I adhered the sentiment to the outside of the clear plastic. I added small piece of fun foam behind the sentiment. I added the die cute Peeps, some clear and white sequins to the well created by the fun foam frame.  Then, I adhered the card stock frame to the fun foam frame. Lastly, I trimmed away any fun foam that was sticking out and the cards were done.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make Your Own Background

Simon Says: Make Your Own background

LOVE! Flickr Challenge # 15 – Bringing Spring Smiles

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lovehandmadecards/discuss/72157680815680106/

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge # 66 – Coloring

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157677538465903/

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s My Kind of Peep

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s My Kind of Peep Dies

Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Mark

 

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Gold Foil Thank You Cards

March 9, 2017

Some of my daughter’s friends gave her a coloring book and some markers this week. It’s an adult coloring book with gold foiling and some very fine time markers. She is very excited about it. She decided to make her friends Thank you Cards using a page from the coloring book.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  First, my daughter picked a page from her new coloring book and colored it in with her new makers. The markers are water based so we used a water brush to move the color around and smooth it out.

Once the page was complete and dry, we die cut stitched rectangles that would cover an A2 card front. We adhered the panels to the white card bases.

I used a scrap of water color to create the water colored Thanks. I scribbled a blue marker, and then used a water brush to smooth the color out. Then I die cut a Scripty Thanks. I repeated the process with a green marker. I layered one Thanks over a strip of black card stock. The other I layered with a left over black Thanks die cut. Once the Thanks were adhered, the cards were complete.

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

Paper: Foil Fanatic Coloring Book by Horizon Group

Ink: Crayola Fine Line Markers

 

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Ninja Birthday

March 8, 2017

My daughter had another birthday party to attend; this time for one of her male classmates. We created a ninja card for him.

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Front of the card

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Inside of the card

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We began by die cutting the dark blue rectangle from some Lawn Fawn patterned paper. First, I cut a cross stitched rectangle that would cover an A2 card front. Then, using some stitched circles die, we cut out some windows. I lined the dark blue piece up on the card front and lightly traced the circles so I would have a guide for the stamping. Next, we stamped the Ninja’s so only part of them would show in the circles.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the custom sentiment and some more ninjas. My daughter colored everything in with colored pencils and gel pens.

Lastly, I adhered the dark blue panel to the card front using foam tape.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy and Riley’s ABC’s

Mama Elephant’s Tiny Ninjas

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

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Paper: Lawn Fawn freebie

Ink: Versa Fine

 

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St. Patrick’s Day Leftovers

March 7, 2017

I had two small strips left over from the clover paper I created for my St. Patrick’s Day set of 6 cards. I couldn’t bear to throw it out, so I created two more cards.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started with the strips of clover paper. I backed them in some black card stock and adhered them to some green card bases. I added some stamping to the card fronts using an Interlocking Backdrops stamp from Lawn Fawn. I used a line green ink and I don’t like the way it looks on this green card stock.

Next, I die cut a large scalloped circle from some green glitter cardstock and a smaller one from black card stock. I cut each circle in half and layered them together. I white heat embossed St. Patrick’s Day on the black half circles, before adhering them to the card bases.

Lastly, I added some die cut Happy’s that I created while making the other St. Patrick’s Day card set.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy, Hats Off to You, and Interlocking Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scalloped Circle Stackables

Ink: Versa Mark

Memento Dew Drops in Pear Tart

Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Crushed Olive, Evergreen Bough, Lucky Clover, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles, Twisted Citron, and Spiced Marmalade

 

 

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St. Patrick’s Day Card Set

March 6, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up soon, so I have clovers on the brain. I made my own background paper on a 12 x 9 sheet of paper. I cut that paper down to create six cards.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I started with a full sheet of water color paper. I used various sizes of heart stamps to create clovers. I used my Distress Inks to stamp the hearts and a water brush to even the color out a bit. I added some outline hearts and the one clover stamp I own for variation. I also evened out the color with a water brush. I added some splatters of green and orange inks.  I added some orange ink to the back ground of half of the panel.

Once everything was dry, I cut the sheet into 6 panels that were 3 x 5.5 inches. I created six black card bases. I adhered the water color backgrounds to each of the card bases. I varied the placement of the panels for interest. I added orange glitter tape to the edges of the panels that didn’t have an orange background.

I stamped and water colored the tops hats with the same Distress Inks. I fussy cut out the hats once they were dry.

Next, I worked on the sentiments. I stamped and white heat embossed the three different styles of Happy on green glitter cardstock, orange glitter cardstock, and white water color paper. I used the matching dies to cut out the Happy’s. I added Distress ink to the white Happy’s. I white heat embossed the rest of the sentiments on black card stock and die cut it with a banner shaped die.

I adhered the sentiment pieces and top hats to the cards and the cards were done.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make Your Own Background

We’re Making Our Own Backgrounds On The Monday Challenge

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Hat’s Off to You, Happy Happy Happy, Woodgrain Backdrops, Love You S’More

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy die

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Crushed Olive, Evergreen Bough, Lucky Clover, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles, Twisted Citron, and Spiced Marmalade

 

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Robot Tag Birthday Card

March 5, 2017

I think my kiddos know more people than I do. This is a card we made for a friend of my son.

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The front

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The inside

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We began by die cutting all of the layers for the front of the card. We created a light blue card base, a stitched rectangle from black patterned paper, a stitched rectangle from grey paper, and a white cardstock tag. I dry embossed the card base and grey layer with a Darice gears embossing folder. I adhered the black layer and grey layer to the blue card base at wonky angles. We added some stamping to the tag. My son used colored pencils to add color. To finish the tag, we added a black re-enforcer and some twine. We used strong double sided tape to adhered the tag to the card front.

Once the front was done, we started work on the inside. We lined the inside of the card with some white card stock. Next we added the stamping using black and colored inks. My son finished the card by coloring the images.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Tag You’re It

Simon Says: Tag You’re It

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Beep Boop Birthday, Happy Howlidays, and Chirpy Chirp Chirp

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dye Inks in Bahama Blue, Rose Bud, and Cottage Ivy

 

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Colorful Eggs

March 4, 2017

Spring is coming and I’ve got Easter, baby animals, bright colors, and eggs on the brain. Today, I played with an Easter egg stamp. I ended up with 105 eggs after I was done. I used some of the eggs on 7 cards today. I still have many left and you will see more egg cards in the future.

This week’s Simon Says Monday Challenge is “Based on a Book” and one of my children’s favorite spring books is Max and the Chocolate Chicken, by Rosemary Wells. So I created a few cards with that book in mind.

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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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Card 6

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Card 7

Details

Size:   A2 cards

Extra Details:  I started by creating my eggs. I stamped 35 eggs in black ink and decorated them with a variety of small stamps. I used my Distress Inks to water color in those eggs.

For the other set of eggs, I white heat embossed a variety of background patterns on some white water color paper. Then, I heat embossed the same egg outline over the background patterns. I used Distress Inks to add color to these eggs. I used a Mini Ink Blending Tool for this application.

After all the ink was dry, I fussy cut out each egg. Yes, that was a lot of fussy cutting.

Next, I looked in my paper stash for some green pattern papers. I found six 6 x 6 pieces of paper. I cut these pieces into strips and then used a grassy border die to give the strips a decorative edge.  Then I layered the strips on to some white card stock. I tried to vary the way I layered the different grass strips, so some pieces turned out to be larger than others.

I used some rectangle, circle, and scalloped circle dies to trim up the grass pieces. Using glue dots, I tucked some eggs into each grassy piece.  For the panels with black outlined eggs, I added the sentiment in black ink. For the panels with the white heat embossed eggs, I stamped the sentiments on white banners with a grey ink.

Lastly, I created the card bases. I used pink, light blue, grey, and kraft card bases. I felt that the bases were too plain, so I added some texture with a background stamp. I used white pigment ink to help everything look bright and springy. After I adhered the grassy panels on the card bases, the cards were done.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Based on a Book

Simon Says: Based On A Book

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Chevron Backdrops, Chirpy Chirp Chirp, Interlocking Backdrops, Penelope’s Blossoms, School House Backdrops, Sharp Backdrops, Snow Cool, Starry Backdrop, Summertime Charm, and Woodgrain Backdrops

Simon Says Stamp’s Cuddly Critter Accessories and My Kind of Peep

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

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s free papers with order

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks

Lawn Fawn’s White Yeti Pigment Ink

 

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