Category Archives: fun with paper and ink

Birthday Cards with the Kiddos

November 13, 2016

It is time to make birthday cards at my house again. Both of my kiddos have a friend with a birthday in the coming week.

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This is the card my son made for a little girl in his class. Her favorite colors are purple and pink.

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This is the card my daughter made to mail family friend for his 6th birthday.

Details

Size:  Both cards are standard A2 card

Extra Details:  We started by stamping the images on a panel of water color paper. I used some masking on the deer card. Once the ink was dry, the kiddos colored their images with Crayola markers. While, the kiddos were coloring, I added some images to the colored card bases.

For the pink card, we die cut the images with a Polaroid die. I die cute two extra frames and layered them together with liquid glue. We glued the Polaroid frame to the card base, added the inside picture and the card was done.

For the blue card, I fussy cut the images along the top edge. I had smeared some ink while stamping on the top of the panel, so I just cut off the smeared part off. We attached the stamped piece with dimensional glue dots and the card was done.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Toboggan Together, Happy Harvest, Happy Howlidays, Bake Me a Cake, and Year Two

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Say Cheese

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drop Dye Inks in Bahama Blue

Distress Inks in Wilted Violet

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards

Spirograph Flowers

November 12, 2016

I found my kiddos Spirograph today. I loved playing with the Spirograph with I was a kid, and was excited to use it again.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by creating some “flowers” on gray and black cardstocks. I used a white gel pen and a black marker to create the “flowers.” I let the inks dry and then fussy cut the flowers out. I added some details to the flowers with a white and silver gel pens.

I adhered all the flowers to the card base. I used liquid glue, DIY foam dots, and dimensional glue dots. I trimmed anything that hung over the edges with my scissors. I also added some dots to the card base with the black and silver pens.

Lastly, I added a sentiment and the card was done.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s A Good Apple

Ink: Versa Fine

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

No Place Like Home Map

November 11, 2016

I have been watching a lot of Christmas card videos on YouTube this week. Julie Ebersole made a card using some tiny little stamps and I knew I wanted to make a similar card.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began with a left over piece of water color paper that is slightly thinner than a standard A2 card base. I stamped the sentiment first. I used a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool Set, but I replaced the work Snow with No that I made with an alphabet set. I then stamped the village and the car. Next, I added the dotted line and the trees. I used Distress Inks to water color all of the images.

While the stamped panel was drying, I added some red chevrons to the card base. I was going for a candy strip look, but didn’t have any stamped that looked exactly the way I wanted, so I got creative.

Next, I added some stitched lines to the stamped panel’s long edges. Lastly, I popped the stamped panel up on fun foam before adding it to my card base.  Then the card was finished.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool, Plan on It, Ready Set Snow, Chevron Backdrops, Wish You Were Here, Love You S’more, and Clark’s ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drop Ink in Cottage Ivy

Distress Inks

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Dairy Christmas

November 10, 2016

I’ve seen a lot of fun new holiday stamp sets. I love the new Art Impression’s Dairy Christmas Stamp. After seeing that stamp set, I knew exactly what card I wanted to make to send to my uncle who is a farmer.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began with a panel of water color paper that I die cut with a stitched rectangle. I stamped the cow and lights on the panel. I added a custom sentiment that I created from an alpha stamp set and another stamp set. I stamped the hat on a scrap of water color paper and die cut that out.

I used Distress Inks to water color all of the images. I created a kraft card base while the ink was drying. I added some snowflake detail with Versa Mark Ink to the card base to give it some interest.

I added the stamped the panel to the card base and was done.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Critters on the Farm, Cheery Christmas, Clark’s ABCs, Frosties, and Peace Joy Love

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Santa Paws

November 9, 2016

I don’t make many Christmas cards to send out, because I typically send photo cards of my kiddos. However, every year I always make a few because sometimes I can’t fit my whole idea on to a tag.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a panel of water color card stock that I die cut with a stitched rectangle. I also die cut a slope on the top edge of the panel. Next, I stamped the images and sentiment on the panel. I stamped the hats and red nose on a scrap of water color paper and die cut them out.

I also hand cut another slope from another scrap of paper. Using the slope and some Distress Ink, I added a snow bank to my scene. I didn’t worry about masking the dogs because I knew I would be coloring them a much darker color and the ink blending would show.

I used Distress Inks to water color all of the images. I also added the paw print in the snow with a very little blue Distress Ink. I attached the hats with some dimensional glue dots and the nose with a glue pen.

While, the panel wad drying, I worked on the card base. I cut and folded some dark blue card stock into a standard A2 card base. Using Post It tape, I masked the edges along the sides and top to match the stamped panel. I used white pigment ink to stamp the snow directly on the card base.

Lastly, I adhered the stamped panel to the card base, making sure to align the edges with the edges of the snow stamping.

Challenges Entered: SSS Flickr Challenge #58

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157674909958082/

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool and Toboggan Together

Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Happy Howlidays

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles and Speech Bubble Borders

Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamps’ Happy Howlidays dies

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

Distress Inks

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Cheery and Bright Christmas

December 1, 2016

This card was featured on Lawn Fawn’s Fawny Flickr Friday.

http://lawnfawn.blogspot.com/2016/12/fawny-flickr-thursday-12116.html

 

November 8, 2016

So many fun holiday stamp sets are coming out this year. I just saw Essentials by Ellen’s Tree Farm stamp set and fell in love with the concept. I don’t own that set and won’t before Christmas, so I made do with the stamps I have. This is just one more thing to love about paper crafting and stamping.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a panel of water color paper cut to the exact size of an A2 card front. Next, I stamped my images. I started with the deer, sled, and trailer. I didn’t want to do any masking, so I made sure to stamp the focal images first and build around them.

The trees were stamped to fill in the background. I used two different tree stamps to add some interest. I also used a green pigment ink for the solid tree images. Just as I added my last tree on the left hand side, I remembered that I hadn’t stamped a sentiment yet. So, I looked through my stash and found a sentiment that would fit the area I had left.

I used Distress Inks to water color everything with. I even used some dark green Distress Ink to add shading to my solid stamp trees.

Once all of the Distress Inks were dry, I adhered the panel to a card base and the card was finished.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Trails, Toboggan Together, and Cheery Christmas

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

 

New Home for the Holidays

November 7, 2016

My mother in law is moving into a new house on December 1st. I made this special card for her. I’m hoping I can make her smile in the midst of all the packing/moving craziness.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top side A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a panel of water color card stock that is 4.25” x 5.5”. I used a die to cut a rounded edge at the top of the panel. Next, I stamped my images and sentiment on the panel. I used a blue pigment ink for the tree. I used red, yellow and green pigment inks to fill in the ornaments and the star.

I used the sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool stamp set, but added a few words to fit the situation.

I added some ink blending the edges of the panel with Distress inks. I used a scrap of paper to create a mask so I could ink blend in a snow bank also. I, also, used Distress Inks to water color everything in.

While the panel was drying, I worked on the card base. I made the card base from dark blue card stock. I used Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment ink to stamp the falling snow on the card base.

Once the inks were all dry, I adhered the stamped panel to the card base and the card was complete.

Challenges Entered: LOVE Challenge #11

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2158384@N23/discuss/72157674543800212/72157676580326685/

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool and Riley’s ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Speech Bubble Border

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

Distress Inks

Memento Dew Drop Inks in Bahama Blue, Lady Bug, Cottage Ivy, and Dandelion

Hope you enjoyed the card

Pumpkin Thank Yous

November 6, 2016

These are the thank you cards from my son’s birthday. I needed to make something that fast and easy to make.

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Close up of one card

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All six cards in the set

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I started by cutting some strips of patterned paper. The paper is from a Die Cuts With a View Halloween paper pack. I cut the strips to be 2.5” x 5.5”. I added some stitching detail to the edges with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders Dies.

I also cut a strip of black card stock for each card. This strip of was 3” x 5.5”. I dry embossed these strips with a dotted embossing folder by Darice. I layered the patterned paper strip on the top of the black strip. Next, I adhered the strips to the white card bases.

I made the sentiment strips next. I stamped the Thanks in black ink. I used three colors of Distress Inks to add color to my sentiment banners. I cut in a fish tail end on each banner and attached them to the cards. As a finishing touch I colored parts of the letters in with a white gel pen.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s A Good Apple

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Carved Pumpkin, Wilted Violet, and Twisted Citron

Hope you enjoyed the cards

Fortune Cookie Birthday

November 5, 2016

My co-teacher’s birthday is in a few days. Here is the card I made her.

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The card front

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The inside of the card

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and coloring all the images on some water color paper. I used my kids’ Crayola colored pencils to color everything in. Once I was done coloring, I fussy cut all of the images out.

Then, I created a card base. I added some interest to the background with the large snow background from Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool set. I added the snow to both the bottom and top edge for a different look.

I added a black strip of card stock the front of the card base and adhered my images to it. I used the left over images to decorate the inside of the card.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool and Good Fortune

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drop Inks in Bahama Blue

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Halloween Treat Boxes

October 31. 2016

These are the treat boxes my children made for their classmates. Each box had a Halloween tempory tattoo, the skeleton sunglasses, and a very small piece of candy in it.

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Details

Size:  Pillow boxes made from 6 x 6 patterned paper.

Extra Details:  I die cut the stitched rectangles from white cardstock. I stamped the sentiments and images on each rectangle. Using water color pencils I add some color to the edges of each rectangle. Once dry, the children signed their names.

I cut some 12 x 12 patterned paper into 6 x 6 squares. I used the We R Memory Keepers pillow box punch board to create the pillow boxes. I stuffed all the goodies inside and attached the rectangles to the outside. The glasses wouldn’t fit, so I just tucked the arms into the boxes.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah and Winter Gifts

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

 

Hope you enjoyed the card