All posts by Rebecca Straub

Peep Hugs

March 20, 2016

Easter is fast approaching. Who knew it was at the end of March this year?!? I ordered the Simon Says March 2015 card kit, because I just could not resist the stamp set and dies. It was about four more dollars for the card kit over just the stamps and dies, so I splurged and got some more fun goodies.

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A close up of the the card design. I ended up making a bunch with different papers to send to family members.

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All the cards together

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I adhered all the colored cardstock together first, then die cut the heart shape to make a window. Then I adhered the paper peep behind the window.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp My Kind of Peep

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Pizza My Heart Dies

Simon Says Stamp My Kind of Peep Die

Paper: Simon Says Stamp cardstocks from the March 2016 card kit

Lawn Fawn papers from Sweater Weather and Let’s Polka

Ink: Lawn Fawn Yeti White Pigment Ink

VersaFine

Hope you enjoyed the card

Hey There Carrots

March 13, 2016

I have a friend with a great sense of humor and red hair. Once I saw this carrot paper from the Simon Says Stamp March 2016 card kit, I knew I had to make her a card with it. I love how it turned out.

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The front of the card

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The inside of the card

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I fussy cut the frames and bunny out, and then adhered them flat to the card.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Flirty Frames, My Silly Valentine, and Rooting for you

Simon Says Stamp’s My Kind of Peep

Paper: Paper by Echo Park included in the Simon Says Stamp 2016 card kit

Hope you enjoyed the card

Blue Heart Friend Card

March 5, 2016

I tried some ink layering in this card.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I stamped the sentiment first and covered it with some post it tape cut into a heart. Then, I stamped the hearts.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Woodgrain Backdrops

Paper: Simon Says Stamp Slate card stock

Ink: Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, and Salty Ocean

Hope you enjoyed the card

Blue Heart Sympathy Card

March 5, 2016

This is another attempt at a sympathy card. I also tried some ink layering in this card.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I stamped the sentiment first and covered it with some post it tape. Then, I stamped the hearts.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Sayings and Woodgrain Backdrops

Paper: Simon Says Stamp Slate card stock

Ink: Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, and Salty Ocean

Hope you enjoyed the card

Pink Sympathy Card

March 5, 2016

I really struggle with sympathy cards. I made this one for the family members of a woman who loved pink.

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Details

Size: Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I stamped the floral images first, and then misted them with water to help soften the look. After that had dried, I ink blended some pink Distress ink on top for more interest. Lastly, I added self adhesive gem stones to some of the flowers.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Penelope’s Blossoms and Scripty Sayings

Paper: Water color paper

Simon Says Stamp Slate card stock

Ink: Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio, and Picked Raspberry

Hope you enjoyed the card

Thanks a Bunch Veggies

March 5, 2016

I do not own a lot of colored inks, but I do own quite a few of the Distress Inks. When, I got the Rooting for You stamp set, I knew I would be using my Distress Inks and smoothing them out with water. I think it looks awesome.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I stamped the veggies with Distress Inks and then moved the ink around with a damp paint brush. After the first color was dry, I stamped the detail images in another color of Distress Ink. I created my own sentiment with an alphabet stamp set in white pigment ink and popped it up on DIY foam squares.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Rooting for You and Riley’s ABCs

Paper: Simon Says Stamp’s Slate cardstock

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

Distress Inks in Fired Brick, Dusty Concord, Mowed Lawn, Cracked Pistachio, Spiced Marmalade, and Seedless Preserves

Hope you enjoyed the card

Thinking of You Mouse

March 5, 2016

I got a chance to play with my Distress Inks today.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I ink blended on a panel of water color paper, and then flicked on some water to give it some texture. I stamped the lamppost, sentiment and bench directly on the water color panel. I adhered the fussy cut mouse flat to the panel. I trimmed the panel a bit and added it to a grey card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Sayings, Merry Christmouse, and Winter in the Park

Paper: Simon Says Stamp’s Slate Cardstock

Ink: VersaFine

Hope you enjoyed the card

Legendary Birthday Card

February 29, 2016

I find making birthday cards for men to be the hardest type of card to make. This card for my father, however, just came to me when I saw the Lovable Legends stamp set by Lawn Fawn.

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Details:

Size: A2 side fold card

Extra Details: Three fold card

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn Lovable Legends and Riley’s ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn Lovable Legends

Papers: Simon Says Stamp Fog card stock

Blue patterned paper by American Crafts

Brown patterned paper by Lawn Fawn in Sweater Weather Petite Paper Pack

Inks: Distress Inks in Salty Ocean, Iced Spruce, and Bundled Sage

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Panel One

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Panel Two

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Panel Three

Hope you enjoyed the card J

Hey There Bee

February 28, 2016

I have been having fun using Kraft card stock for card bases lately. I like adding a different colored panel to really highlight the sentiment or images I used.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I tried to line up the images on the stamped panel with the images on the Kraft card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Bee Mine, Flirty Frames, and Sunny Skies

Ink: Memento Dew Drops in Bahama Blue, Lady Bug, Rose Bud, Pear Tart, and Cottage Ivy

Hope you enjoyed the card

Rooting for You

February 28, 2016

I made this encouragement card for my nephew. When, I saw the veggies I could resist adding a bunny to the garden scene as well.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I water colored the veggies with Distress Inks. There are multiple layers to this card but no foam tape. Everything is adhered flat to the layer underneath.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Rooting for You and My Silly Valentine

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Sweater Weather paper

Ink: Distress Inks in Antique Linen, Dusty Concord, Fired Brick, Mowed Lawn, Iced Spruce and Seedless Preserves

Hope you enjoyed the card