Category Archives: fun with paper and ink

Smiley Veggies

May 19, 2016

What to do when you are home with sick kids who want to do nothing but watch cartoons that you can’t stand? Make a lot of cards.

I love the veggies in Lawn Fawn’s Rooting for You stamp set. I used Distress Ink to stamp and watercolor them in. This technique always gives me beautiful results for this stamp set. I used a background stamp form Lawn Fawn’s Interlocking Backdrops stamp set to give my card base some interest.

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Details

Size: Vertical top folding A2 size card

Extra Details: The center panel and watering can are both popped up on fun foam. I added white and gold gel pens to add details to the brown dirt. I, also, used the white gel pen to add a line to the blue sky.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Rooting for You, Interlocking Backdrops and the free Smile set I got with an order

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Inks: Distress Inks in Fired Brick, Mermaid Lagoon, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Pine Needles, Spiced Marmalade, Walnut Stain, Hickory Smoke, and Ripe Persimmon

Hope you enjoyed the card J

Veggie Diorama card

May 19, 2016

The winner for the Lawnscaping Challenge #129 made a very cool diorama card, which inspired me to try my hand at a diorama card as well. I love the results. I got the directions from https://littlegreenbox.wordpress.com/2012/11/07/pop-up-diorama-tutorial/. I found the tutorial very easy to follow. My favorite part is that this card will still fit in a regular envelope. I did adjust the measurement to fit the dies that I own.

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The front view

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View from the top. You can see the four frames that pop up from each other.

Details

Size: Horizontal side fold 3.75 x 5” card

Extra Details: I ink blended the dirt hills and grass with Distress inks to give them some depth and interest. I fussy cut all the veggies out after water coloring them with Distress Inks. I added a side fold card base to the back of the pop up panel to give me a space to write.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Rooting for You

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles, Grassy Border Die, Speech Bubble Border

Inks: Lawn Fawn Yeti White Pigment Ink

Distress Inks in Dusty Concord, Fired Brick, Ground Espresso, Hickory Smoke, Mermaid Lagoon,

Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Pine Needles, Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade, and Ripe Persimmon

Hope you enjoyed the card J

Cool Kid card

May 16, 2016

I love the way my paper pieced tea pot card turned out so much, that I had to try paper piecing again. This time I made a card for my nephew.

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Details

Size: Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I added some shading to my popsicles with grey colored pencil. I also stamped the popsicles directly on the kraft panel and colored the sticks in with a brown colored pencil.

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

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitch Borders

Papers: American Crafts paper pad

Hope you enjoyed the card

Fungi card

May 15, 2016

A quick puny card for my dad

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Details

Size: Vertical top folding A2 card

Extra Details: The mushroom was fussy cut and adhered to the card

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s To a Fungi and Interlocking Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Borders and Small Stitch Rectangles

Papers: The blue paper is by Lawn Fawn and came with one of my orders. The red paper is by Echo Park and was part of the March 2016 card kit.

Hope you enjoyed the card

Teacher Thank You Card

May 20, 2016

This card was part of Lawn Fawn’s Fawny Flickr Friday today!! This is my first card to be featured on anything other than my own blog.

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May 14, 2016

School is ending soon and my kiddos have some awesome teachers this year. Here is the Thank You card that I made this year. I ended up making 7 of these cards for my kiddos’ teachers and teacher aides. The layout and sentiment is the same for all the cards. The books and calculators are colored differently on each card.

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The apple and the paper airplane are popped up on some DIY foam squares. Everything else is adhered flat to the card. Here is the inside of the card.

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The nerd birds represent my kiddos. Even though, they have different teachers, each card will be from both kiddos. One of the perks of attending a small school, everyone knows everyone.

Details

Size: Top folding A2 sized card

Extra Details: All images were fussy cut out and adhered to the card base. The sentiment on the front of the card is heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s School House Backdrops, Science of Love, Wish You Were Here, Sweet Smiles, Flying By, My Silly Valentine, and A Good Apple

Papers: Watercolor paper

Hope you enjoyed the card

Sweet Smiles

May 14, 2016

I needed a thank you card today with lots of smiles so I reached for the Sweet Smiles stamp set by Lawn Fawn.

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Details

Size: Vertical top folding A2 card

Extra Details: I used my kiddos’ Crayola markers for this card. I wanted brighter colors than I could get with colored pencils.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Sweet Smiles

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp Stitch Circles

Inks: Simon Says Stamp Smoke and Slate Inks

Hope you enjoyed the card

Love from New York

May 14, 2016

I am missing a friend who lives half way around the globe today, so I made her this card. I used four different shades of grey colored pencil to color in all the states, expect New York where I live.

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Details

Size: Vertical top folding A2 card

Extra Details: The USA map is fussy cut out and popped up on fun foam.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Wish you Were Here, Clark’s ABCs, Sally’s ABCs and the Hugs, Love and Smiles are free stamps I received with my Lawn Fawn orders

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitch Rectangles

Papers: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Polka Mon Amie

Hope you enjoyed the card

Antsy for Summer card

May 14, 2016

The weather was cold and miserable this weekend. What happened to spring? To help improve my mood, I made a summery card in hopes of warm weather soon. I tried to double stamp some of the ants, and that did not turn out well. I still love this card design and may try it again someday.

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Details

Size: Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details: I ink blended the grass and clouds to add interest. All the food and clouds was fussy cut out and adhered to the grass panel with tape runner.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Summer, Baked with Love, Best Pun Ever, Make Lemonade, and Sunny Skies

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitch Rectangles and Grassy Border die

Papers: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Polka Mon Amie

Hope you enjoyed the card J

Graduation Fungi

May 13, 2016

This card was made for a recent college graduate. The colors of the hat and tie match the colors of the university that the graduate attended.

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Details

Size: Top folding A2 sized card

Extra Details: The mushroom and hat were fussy cut out and adhered to the circle shape.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s To a Fungi, Hats off to You, Fairy Friends

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Border Die

Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles Dies

Papers: Simon Says Stamp Fog Cardstock

Inks: Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Seedless Preserves, and Fired Brick

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

You’re a Star Watercolor card

May 8, 2016

My nephew won a big prize this last weekend. Here is the congratulations card that I made for him. I heat embossed everything with gold embossing powder and used Distress Ink to water color everything in.

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Details

Size: Horizontal top folding A2 card

Extra Details: I used gold embossing powder to heat emboss everything before water coloring. I used gold and white gel pens to add some details to the sand and trophy. The bubbles in the water were added after with a white pigment ink

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Best Puns Ever, So Jelly, Fintastic Friends, and Love You S’more

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitch Rectangles

Inks: Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Brushed Corduroy, Chipped Sapphire, Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber, Mermaid Lagoon, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, and Twisted Citron

Hope you enjoyed the card J