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.

30960332485_eee861993e_o

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.

30989420765_782d359513_o

Close up of one card

30901423081_ab75460187_o

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.

30954326076_6f917a06d0_o

The card front

30873133392_6a97b88ef7_o

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.

22779930058_67e5588382_o

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

Ghost Brownies

October 28, 2016

My son wanted to take ghost brownies to school for his birthday. This is what we created.

30165342923_352d433f81_o

I baked brownies in a Wilton Brownie pop silicone mold. Once, they were cool, we poured melted white chocolate over them. Some ended up a little lumpy, because my chocolate was starting to cool. After the white chocolate was set, I used some black writing gel to add faces.

Hope you enjoyed.

Apples and Cookies

October 20, 2016

I made two cards today using the same technique. Using my acrylic block that has grid lines and my grid mat, I was able to create a pattern. I covered an entire card for one card and only created a few rows of images for the second card.

30335055176_e751504714_o

Card one: I added a banner to hold the sentiment on this card

30073274220_f371869861_o

Card two: I only made three rows on this card and left one apple off to match the sentiment.

Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 cards

Extra Details: I started with two card bases made form water color paper. Using the grid mat and acrylic block with lines, I stamped the cookies and apples on each card base. I spaced each image about an inch apart.

I used the faces form Thanks a Bushel and Sweet Smiles to give all the images some cute faces. I added sentiments next. The apple card’s sentiment is right on the card base. The cookie card’s sentiment is on a banner with another cookie. I forgot to leave myself room for the sentiment and I had a smudge I wanted to cover up also. I felt that the sentiment and cookie banner did not stand out enough, so I added a kraft banner underneath.

Lastly, I added color to my cards with water color pencils. I smoothed the coloring out with a water brush, and added some white gel pen dots on the cheeks. Once the cards were dry, they were ready to mail.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Thanks a Bushel, Milk and Cookies, Sophie’s Sentiments, and Sweet Smiles

Ink: Versa Fine

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

S’more Fun With You

October 19, 2016

Last weekend, my family and I were invited to a bonfire at a friend’s house. We had a great time roasting marshmallows and playing with their new dog.

This is the thank you card that the kiddos and I created to thank our friends.

30370238775_3717d1c41f_o

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I wanted to make a one layer card so I started by creating a card base from water color paper.  Next I stamped the images on the card base. I only masked the single marshmallow on the stick. I wanted that marshmallow to be on fire and on the stick. We burned quite a few marshmallows that night.

I added the sentiment on the top section of the card and used a thin black Sharpie to draw in the horizon line.

I used some water color pencils to color the whole card. The kiddos helped me with the grass and sky. It worked out great. I was able to add water to smooth out the coloring. I kept the color away from the sentiment so that it would remain readable. Once the card was dry I was able to mail it.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Love You S’more

Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Happy Howlidays

Ink: Versa Fine

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

You’re A – Maize -ing

October 18, 2016

I was just having fun playing with my stamps today. I made this card using some of the scene builder stamps from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Harvest.

30370237525_d2f4d2bb92_o

Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started this card by die cutting a stitched rectangle from kraft card stock. Next I stamped the corn stalks with Crushed Olive Distress Inks. I knew that I was going to add a strip for the sentiment, so I was able to stamp the bottom of the corn stalks again to make them taller. I added another layer of the corn stalks in Antique Linen Distress Inks. I added some Vintage Photo Distress to the edges of the panel.

On a separate piece of kraft cardstock, I stamped the sentiment and some of the corn cobs. I heat embossed everything in gold. I added some Fossilized Amber Distress Ink on the corn cobs to give them some color. I fussy cut the corn cobs out and attached them to the stamped panel.

I used my paper trimmer to trim my sentiment strip and popped that on the stamped panel with fun foam. I also added a crow form the same stamp set. I had already stamped and colored him on white card stock.

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

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Harvest

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Antique Linen, Black Soot, Crushed Olive, Fossilized Amber, and Vintage Photo

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

You’re A-Maize-ing

October 17, 2016

I was just having fun playing with my stamps today. I made this card using some of the scene builder stamps from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Harvest.

Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started this card by die cutting a stitched rectangle from kraft card stock. Next I stamped the corn stalks with Crushed Olive Distress Inks. I knew that I was going to add a strip for the sentiment, so I was able to stamp the bottom of the corn stalks again to make them taller. I added another layer of the corn stalks in Antique Linen Distress Inks. I added some Vintage Photo Distress to the edges of the panel.

On a separate piece of kraft cardstock, I stamped the sentiment and some of the corn cobs. I heat embossed everything in gold. I added some Fossilized Amber Distress Ink on the corn cobs to give them some color. I fussy cut the corn cobs out and attached them to the stamped panel.

I used my paper trimmer to trim my sentiment strip and popped that on the stamped panel with fun foam. I also added a crow form the same stamp set. I had already stamped and colored him on white card stock.

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

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Harvest

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Antique Linen, Black Soot, Crushed Olive, Fossilized Amber, and Vintage Photo

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Pony Birthday Party

October 16, 2016

My daughter and I made this card last month for a birthday party she was invited to. I typed a blog post and them my computer ate it and refused to give it back. I have finally decided to try this blog post again.

29691773231_552432ccb6_o

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by covering a standard white card base in a piece of patterned paper. I also die cut a stitched rectangle from some water color paper. From the stitched rectangle, I partially die cut a stitched circle. To make the partial die cutting look finished, I added a stitched detail to the straight edge.

Next up is the stamping. I stamped the ponies and cake on a separate piece of paper. My daughter colored the images in with her Crayola markers. On the stitched rectangle piece, I added some banners and the sentiment. I fussy cut the ponies and cake once my daughter was finished coloring.

Now it is time to assemble the card. I added some clear plastic to the back of the semi-circle die cut. I added fun foam to the back of the same panel. My daughter added the sequins to the window and we adhered the card base to the stamped panel.

To finish the card, we attached the ponies and cake to the front of the card.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Hats Off to You

Simon Says Stamp and The Greeting Farm’s Mini Pony Party

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drop Ink in Rose Bud

 

Hope you enjoyed the card