Category Archives: Card sets

Deer Note Card Set

December 31, 2016

I don’t know how it happened or how I survived, but I did. I have made it through another December. The kiddos had a great holiday season with visits to Santa, plays, gatherings with family and friends, baking sessions, and many gifts to open. My poor blog has been much neglected this month. I am taking this last day of 2016 to post everything I made in December. The details may be scarce but at least there are pictures.

This year for Christmas, my family gave my grandmother card sets. This is fifth set I made. I wanted to keep them simple because I knew I would be making multiples of each design. I also kept the ease of mailing in mind while designing these cards.


All four cards in the set






Size:  A2 card

Extra Details: I wanted each card to be slightly different than the others. To accomplish this, I used different ink colors, orientations, images, and layouts. Even with all of the differences, I tried to keep the sets looking like they belonged together.

I started by die cutting four stitched rectangles. I used three shades of Distress Inks to water color an ombre background on each rectangle. Once the ink was dry, I heat embossed the trees, sentiment and the deer on each panel. I used gold or silver embossing powder. After the embossing powder was cool, I added a layer of clear embossing powder all over each panel. I did this to prevent the Distress Inks from reacting with water. Lastly, I adhered each panel to a card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Sophie’s Sentiments

Mama Elephant’s Winter Wonderland

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles


Ink:  Versa Mark

Distress Inks


Hope you enjoyed the card

Snow Place Like a New Home Card Set

November 29, 2016

My mother in law loved her house warming card so much that she asked if I would make her holiday cards this year. I based the design on the orginal card. I did try to simplify things where I could as I was making 36 of them.


The outsides


The inside


Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by creating all 36 card bases. I used 3 shades of blue paper and basically cleaned my stash out of all blue cardstock. On each card base, I stamped the snowy backdrop in Yeti White Pigment ink.

While those were drying, I die cut each snow hill. I used the Speech Bubble Border die and trimmed off the little triangle. Next, I added the stamping to the snow hills. I started with the blue tree. Then sentiment was stamped all at one time. Then, I added the penguin and igloo. The ornaments were last. I added the color to the ornaments with Memento Dew Drop inks and the solid stamps.

Using my water color pencils I added color to the stamped images. The pencils made it really easy. I created an assembly line; color everything that needed to be blue on all 36 panels, use a water brush to blend out the blue areas on all 36 panels, then move on to the next color. By the time I had finished the last panel, the first panel was day and I could add the next color. Once all the coloring was done and dry, I added the snow hills to the card bases.

I added a white panel to the inside of the card as well with a Christmas message and room for a short note. I cut each panel out with a stitched rectangle and just added the stamping.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool

Hero Arts’ Joy & Love

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

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn White Yeti Pigment Ink

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


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.


Close up of one card


All six cards in the set


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

Water Colored Sky with Pine Trees

September 27, 2016

What to do when you can’t sleep? Look at old Lawn Fawn Blog post for inspiration of course. Late one night last week, I found Lizzy’s video from October of 2014. She created two sets of cards with water color backgrounds. The part that inspired me the most was the use of the pine branches from Deck the Halls as trees. I love her results so much I decided to make my own set of cards.


Close up of one card


The whole set


Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by die cutting five stitched rectangles form some water color paper. Using Post It tape, I masked off the edges of each piece. I stamped and heat embossing the falling snow from the Snow Cool stamp set. I used clear embossing powder. I added the trees in black ink along the bottom at this point also.

Then I began water coloring. I used three shades of Distress Inks; Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, and Seedless Preserves. I added a few layer of color before I got the effect I was looking for.

After the ink was dry, I peeled off the Post It tape and finished my stamping. I added the sentiment first and used a border stamp from the Deck the Hall stamp set for the edging.

I adhered each panel to a black card base and was finished.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Deck the Halls, Snow Cool, and Hello freebie

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, and Seedless Preserves


Hope you enjoyed the card

Campy Thanks

August 22, 2016

I helped to run a summer day camp at my kiddos’ school this summer. There were six outstanding teenage volunteers who helped me out. I made six of these cards; one for each volunteer. I wanted to give the cards a campy feel, so I used tiny images from a lot of different Lawn Fawn Stamp Sets.



Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a full sheet of water color paper. I stamped the gumball from Sweet Smiles in a loose grid. I filled the gumballs in with the faces and used a Sharpie to add the hair. I filled in the open spaces with small images from a number of different stamp sets.

Using Distress Inks, I water colored everything in. I didn’t stress too much about staying in lines; I think it added to the camp feel.

While the water color panel was drying, I made the card bases. I started with a kraft A2 sized card base. I stamped a wood grain pattern on the front of each card base.

I cut the water color piece into six pieces, approximately 3 inches by 5.5. I ran each strip through my die cut machine to add the cross stitched detail to the edges and die cut the word Thanks.

Lastly, I adhered the water color panel to my card bases, making sure to include the little pieces from the inside of the letters.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Critters from the Past, Critters in Costume, Deck the Halls, Stinkin’ Cute, Sweet Smiles, and Woodgrain Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Thanks and Stitched Borders

Ink: VersaFine

Distress Inks in Aged Mahogany, Black Soot, Brushed Corduroy, Bundled Sage, Ground Espresso, Hickory Smoke, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Pine needles, Salty Ocean, Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo, and Lucky Clover


Hope you enjoyed the card

I Moved Card Set

August 4, 2016

My grandmother recently moved and I wanted to give her some change of address cards as a house warming gift. I had just bought the Happy Trails stamp set and thought I could make the camper a moving trailer. I did some experimenting and found that my idea worked. I, originally, started by coloring the images in with markers, but that idea changed. The Lawnscaping blog posted their new challenge (#135: Patterned Palooza) and I wanted to play with paper piecing. I ended up with 30 finished cards; 24 with paper piecing and 6 with the original coloring.


Version One with the trail of smoke


Version Two with the wind lines


The original design with coloring


Some of the cards all lined up


Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by carefully inking up the camper stamp.  I only inked the edges. Once stamped, any missing areas I filled in with a thin black Sharpie. I stamped the “camper” on two colors of patterned paper. Once, I had all the “campers”, cars, and trees stamped, I fussy cut them out. I painted all of the cut edges with a black marker to hide any cutting errors.

Once the cutting was complete, I created by card bases. Using a ruler, I drew a light pencil like as a guide. I stamped the car, camper and trees on each card base. I did not worry about the door or windows on the camper this time because I knew I would be covering them up. I also stamped all of the sentiments at this time.

I adhered the thing grey road down first. I started with half inch strips of grey card stock for the roads, but they were too wide and looked to straight. So using the largest scissors I own, I cut the strips roughly in half. The imperfect cutting looks more natural to me. I really like the way the roads looked on the finished cards.

Then I glued all of the paper pieces down to the card bases. Once the glue was dry, I added the wind or smoke puffs. This completed the cards.

I added some trees to the envelope flaps to added interest.

Challenges Entered:

Lawnscaping Challenge #135: Patterned Palooza


Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Trails, Clark’s ABCs and Critters in Costume

Ink: VersaFine

Simon Says Stamp Smoke Ink

Memento Dew Drop Bahama Blue


Hope you enjoyed the card

Thanks in Many Languages

July 12, 2016

I just got another order from Lawn Fawn. Yay!! The free mini stamp was Gracias. I love the free mini stamps and that they have so many ways to say thank you. I wanted to combine them all to make a thank you card. It turned out that I made two thank you cards. Love when that works out.


Card One


Card two: This panel is popped up on fun foam.


Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a 4.25 x 5.5” panel of white card stock. I stamped thanks in diagonal rows. I used all the thanks sentiments I could find in my Lawn Fawn Stamp sets, including the freebie stamps. I wanted to include some other languages as well, so I used my alpha stamps. I used Distress Inks to stamp because I have the most colors of those. After the panel was complete, I die cut it with a stitched rectangle and the Scripty Thanks die.

I used dark blue cardstock for both card bases. I added some interest my stamping chevrons in VersaMark ink on the card bases. Then I adhered everything together.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s A Good Apple, Chevron Backdrops, Clark’s ABCs, Good Fortune, Riley’s ABCs, Sally’s ABCs, Sophie’s Sentiments, and Summertime Charm

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles and Scripty Thanks

Ink: VersaMark

Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Shaded Lilac, and Tumbled Glass

Hope you enjoyed the card

4 Popsicle Cards

July 8, 2016

One of these cards was featured on Lawn Fawn’s Fawny Flickr Friday. It was one of two of my cards included.

The link:

June 28, 2016

I just watched Kelly Latevola make four really awesome popsicle cards on Simon Says Stamp’s Blog. Although, I do not own the stamp set or Copic markers that Kelly used, I knew I needed to try to make some popsicle cards of my own. They just screamed summer to me.


All four cards


My Fourth of July card. This one is also my favorite of the four.

Kelly Latevola used Copic markers to create Rocket Pops and I loved them. I also just finished making a set of Fourth of July cards and was still feeling patriotic. I used Blueprint Sketch for the blue part of the pop. I don’t own a true red Distress Ink, so I blended Fired Brick and Pick Raspberry together. I thought that combination worked quite well. I put a lot of ink at the far ends of the popsicles and used clean water to help blend the colors into white in the middle of the popsicles. After fussy cutting out the popsicles, I ink blended some Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon on the card base. I stamped a custom sentiment in black ink. I used DIY foam squares to pop up the popsicles.


Rainbow pops

This was the card featured on the Lawn Fawn Blog.

This is actually the last set of popsicles that I water colored. I only had two popsicles left and a bunch of ink on my pallet still, so I decided to make multi colored pops. I used three colors per popsicle and tried to keep colors that would blend well next to each other. I fussy cut these out as well. I was a bit tired of using blue behind all of my popsicles, so I switch to Abandoned Coral. I used a sentiment from Best Pun Ever and black ink. I popped the popsicles up on DIY foam squares for dimension.


I made this for my best friend and her family. I used their favorite colors for the pops.

I definitely owe my best friend and her family a card. I haven’t sent one in over a month. They currently live outside of the USA and would not receive a Fourth of July card in time, so I started thinking about summer cards. Once I had all the popsicles stamped, I knew that one of these cards would be for them. I water colored one popsicle in one family member’s favorite color. Once they were dry, I fussy cut them out. I ink blended some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on the card base. I used a sentiment from Happy Summer with black ink. I popped the popsicles up on DIY foam squares for dimension.


A rainbow of frozen goodness.

I had six little popsicles, so I immediately thought rainbow. After the Distress Ink dried on these, I added some lines of clean water to lift the ink away. I was trying to create the look of the indents that some popsicles have. After fussy cutting the popsicles out, I ink blended some Tumbled Glass Distress ink on the white card base.  I used sentiment from Happy Summer in black ink. I popped the popsicles up on DIY foam squares and was done.



Size:   A2 cards

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and white heat embossing all of the popsicles. I was using scraps of water color paper, so I stamped until I ran out of room. Using my Distress Inks, I added color to all the pops. At this point, I started thinking about card layouts. I wanted all the cards to be clean and simple cards with the popsicles being the main focus. I used white card bases for all the cards. The details for each card are under the picture.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Best Pun Ever, Sally’s ABCs, and Happy Summer

Ink: Versa Mark

Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Fired Brick, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron

Hope you enjoyed the card

Fourth of July Cards

June 27, 2016

Fourth of July is coming up fast. I also recently bought the Wish You Were Here stamp set. I wanted to make something patriotic with it. I ended up with four cards.


All four cards


Gold heat embossing

27845141432_e55867631c_oSilver heat embossing


Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and heat embossing the continental USA on water color paper. I used gold embossing powder on two of the images and silver embossing powder on the other two. Using my Distress Inks, I water colored the images in the style of the American Flag.  I do not own all of the Distress Ink colors, so I had to get creative on my red stripes. I mixed Fired Brick and Picked Raspberry in the hopes of getting a truer red. I think it worked out fairly well. I tried one with thinner red strips but didn’t like the way it looked. After the Distress Inks dried, I added white stars with a white pigment ink on the blue area. Then, I carefully fussy cut the images out.

Next, I prepped my card bases. After scoring and folding the card bases, I masked out some stripes. I started by stamping the word July in red ink in all the open areas. I then ink blended over the top of the words. It created some really cool texture.

After the card bases were dry, I started assembling my cards. I die cut two layers for each card; one from kraft card stock and one from navy blue card stock. I stamped and white embossed the sentiment on the blue layer. I wanted a little bit of texture on my kraft layer, but was having a hard time figuring out what I wanted. I, eventually, settled on using the vein stamps from Rooting for You as fireworks. I stamped them in metallic pigment inks. They are very subtle but in person they add that little something extra. I adhered the layers flat to the card. I did pop the USA map up on DIY foam Squares for a little dimension.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Wish You Were Here, Sally’s ABCs, Rooting for You

Clearly Besotted’s All Year Round

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink:  VersaMark

Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Fired Brick, and Picked Raspberry

Memento Dew Drop Inks in Lady Bug

Brilliance Dew Drop Pigment Inks in Galaxy Gold and Starlite Silver

Hope you enjoyed the card

Ballerina Thank You Card Set Version 2

June 16, 2016

I loved the images in Penny Black’s Tutu Sweet stamp set. I already used one little girl on a different card set and wanted to use this little girl also. So I made a second card set using her.

The circle with the thanks is a left over from a previous project.


Close up of single card


All four cards in the set.


Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by die cutting the frames for these cards. I used the inside pieces on the other ballerina thank you cards I made yesterday. I stamped the ballerina in VersaMark ink right on the black card base and added white embossing powder. After heat setting and letting that cool, I colored the heart on the leotard in with silver gel pen. I adhered the pink frame to the black card base. Lastly I added the die cut circle and trimmed the edge flush with the card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Sharp Backdrops

Penny Black’s Tutu Sweet

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

Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles

Ink: Versa Mark

Hope you enjoyed the card