Category Archives: Card sets

Watercolor Card Set

April 16, 2016

I just got a heat gun and embossing powder recently and couldn’t wait to play with them. I made this set of note cards as a donation for a local fundraising auction. I used some of Lawn Fawn’s backdrop stamps and white heat embossing powder to make a resist for my Distress Ink water coloring. Lastly I added flicks of the same inks all over the cards. All of the sentiments are mini stamps that I received when I ordered from Lawn Fawn.

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Card One

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Card Two

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Card three

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Card four

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Card five: I used VersaFine black ink and clear embossing powder for this card.

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Card six: I ink blended some Mustard Seed on the bottom of this card to help the embossing show a bit more.

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Card seven

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Card eight: I used VersaFine black ink and clear embossing powder for this card

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Extra Card: I made nine cards but only put eight in the set that was put in the auction.

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The set all tied up and ready to go.

Details

Size: All A2 sized cards; some are horizontal and some are vertical

Extra Details: I used white and clear embossing powders to heat emboss these cards.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Chevron Backdrops, Interlocking Backdrops, and Sharp Backdrops. The sentiments are mini freebie stamps from Lawn Fawn.

Papers: Watercolor paper

Inks: Versamark and Versafine inks

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Bundled Sage, Chipped Sapphire, Cracked Pistachio, Dusty Concord, Fossilized Amber, Mermaid Lagoon, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Pine Needles, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, and Twisted Citron.

Hope you enjoyed the card J

Starry Thanks Card Set

April 3, 2016

My kiddos’ school was having a basket auction fund raiser. I donated a handmade card set, because what else would I donate? I had also just gotten a heat gun and embossing powder and was having way to much fun learning how to use it.

I water colored each background with Distress Inks. I wanted the cards to each be different, so I cut each water color piece in a slightly different way. After the backgrounds were completely dry and cut, I gold embossed some stars.  I also used a variety of sentiments to give each card a unique feel.

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The set all together

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The first card

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The second card

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The third card: I tried using a water color pencil on this card. I was not in love with the results and did not use the pencil on any other card.

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The forth card

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The fifth card

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The sixth card

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The seventh card

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The eighth card

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The ninth card

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The tenth card

 

Details

Size: all  A2 size cards

Extra Details:  I used die cuts, embossing folders and velum to add interest to the cards. I used a Darice embossing folder with stars on it.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Starry Backdrops, Lucky Stars and a free Thanks stamp from my Lawn Fawn orders

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Thanks, Small Stitch Rectangles, Stitched Borders

Inks: Distress Inks in Dusty Concord, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, and Salty Ocean.

Hope you enjoyed the cards

2016 Dance Thank You Card Set

March 30, 2016

I made a set of 40 Thank You cards for my daughter’s dance teacher as an end of the year gift. To save my sanity, I made each card exactly the same.

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One of the final cards

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All the cards layed out and drying

Details

Size: Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I used DIY foam squares to pop up the bottom of the ballet shoes. I also layered a black die cut behind the glitter pink one and offset it slightly to add a shadow. I used a Darice Embossing folder with a scroll pattern for the card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Cheveron Backdrops

Penny Black’s Tutu Sweet

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Thanks

Simon Says Stamp Stitch Circles

Hope you enjoyed the card

Bride’s Maid’s Thank You Cards

July 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.

I was the maid of honor in a wedding over the weekend. The other bridesmaids were awesome and did a lot of the work. I wanted to thank them so I made a set of thank you cards. I only needed four cards, but made six just in case. I used a different sentiment on the extra cards.

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All six cards

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The inside of the cards

Details

Size:  A2 card

Extra Details: I started by creating the white panels. I stamped the dresses and water colored them in colors to match the bride’s maids’ dresses. I also stamped the flowers on a separate piece of paper and water colored those in. I fussy cut out the flowers and adhered them to the dresses. Once they were dry, I stamped the sentiments. I adhered the water color panel to a slightly larger layer of patterned paper. I used white card bases for all the cards. I even added a small gemstone to the center of each flower.

I also stamped the dress in a purple ink on the inside of the card to dress it up.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happily Ever After and Sophie’s Sentiments

BoBunny’s You’re Invited

Hope you enjoyed the card

Tank You Water Color Card Set

June 5, 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.

Swim lessons are over for the summer. I made the swim instructors some cookies and these cute thank you cards.

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The whole set

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A close up of one card

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A4 card

Extra Details:  I started by water coloring an entire piece of water color paper. I layered blues, greens and purples until I got a background I liked. I cut the piece into smaller pieces. I ended up with seven panels and three strips. I needed eight cards, so I adhered the panels to a scrap piece of paper to make an eighth panel. I trimmed the top of the panels to look like waves. Then, the kiddos and I started stamping. We used dye inks to stamp everything. I adhered the panels to white card bases and was done.

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

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Ink Pad Flower Card Set

May 9, 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 seeing the bridal shower invitations I made, a friend asked me to make a card set for her to donate to a local charity auction. At this time, I only owned a few supplies, so I got creative. In the end, I made 8 cards and a matching box to put them in.

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All 8 cards

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The front of the box

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The back of the box

Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by using my VersaMagic Chalk Dew Drop ink pads to create flowers. I then stamped a variety of Thank You sentiments on each panel. I added some interest with silver pigment ink and a small stamp from Lawn Fawn’s Penelope’s Blossoms stamp set. I trimmed the stamped panels down to a smaller size, layer a piece of patterned paper from my stash. Lastly I adhered them to the white card bases.

I found a tutorial to make a card box on line. I decorated the box the same way as the cards using the Dew Drop ink pads to create flowers. The only difference was that I used all the colors on the box instead of just one. I added a strip of white card stock with the various Thank Yous on it as well. I tied the box shut with some sheer white ribbon

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

BoBunny’s You’re Invited

Ink: VersaMagic Chalk Dew Drop inks in Aegean Blue, Perfect Plumeria, and Purple Hydrangea

Brilliance Pigment Dew Drop inks in Starlite Silver

Hope you enjoyed the card

One Stamp Set, Too Much Fun

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.

I just got the Baked with Love stamp set and wanted to use all the images. I also just got a bunch of Distress Inks and wanted to try water coloring with them. I had so much fun playing with my new supplies.

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The stamped and water colored piece before cutting

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The finished cards. Some are upside down in the picture because I wanted you to be able to see the whole sheet and the finished cards in the same picture.

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A4 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping a full sheet of water color paper. Using Distress Inks, I water colored all the images in. Once that was dry, I cut the piece up into 12 equal pieces. I went for a smaller card size because I couldn’t bear to throw away any of this sheet. I adhered the water colored pieces to the card bases, added a sentiment to each and was done.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Bake Me a Cake, Baked with Love, Milk and Cookies and Sophie’s Sentiments

Inks: Versa Fine

Distress Inks (I don’t remember which ones)

 

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