Category Archives: fun with paper and ink

Turtle Thank You

May 25, 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 an overdue thank you card; which is why I used the turtle image.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I used second generation stamping on this card.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Year and Sunny Skies

BoBunny’s You’re Invited

Hope you enjoyed the card

Robot Explosion

May 18, 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 had just seen a video tutorial on how to make an explosions card and had to try it. I also needed a thank you card so I combined the two.

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Front of the card

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Inside of the card

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold 4.25 x 4.25” card

Extra Details:  You need a square piece of paper to make the explosion inside the card, so I made a square card. I started with the panel for the front of the card. I stamped the robot and speech bubble. I also made masks for the images. I wanted to add droplets of color, so I smooshed my dye ink pads on an acrylic block and add a little water. Using a paint brush, I sprinkled some ink drops all over the panel. Once the ink was dry, I removed the masks and adhered the panel to the front of a square green card base.

Then I started on the explosion panel. I started with a flat piece of typing paper. I stamped the sentiment first. Then, I stamped the robot and speech bubble. I did some more masking to make the speech bubble big enough to fit my custom sentiment. The robot looked to be floating in air, so I added a strip of thin patterned paper to help ground him.  I stamped the beep boop sentiment in the same colors I used to splatter the front panel.

After all the ink was dry, I folded the paper following the tutorial’s instructions and adhered it to the inside of the card.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Beep Boop Birthday and Riley’s ABC’s

Ink: Memento Dew Drop Inks in Bahama Blue, Pear Tart, Lady Bug, Tuxedo Black, Dandelion, and Cottage Ivy

Hope you enjoyed the card

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

In Print Thank Yous

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.

My kiddos needed to send thank you cards to a family friend. They each wanted to make their own and this is what they created.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Stamps Used: Clearly Besotted’s In Print

BoBunny’s You’re Invited

Hope you enjoyed the card

Lots of Happy Birthdays

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 a birthday card I made when I first started creating cards.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping the white panel with all the versions of Happy Birthday I owned at the time. I used 4 different colors of ink for some interest. I added a banner to highlight a different sentiment. I used a strip of colored card stock to create a frame to help the white banner stand out against the background.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Sophie’s Sentiments, Beep Boop Birthday, Year Two, and Baked with Love

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

Gray Birthday

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 card is for a friend who loves grey and was celebrating her birthday.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a grey card base. I cut some patterned papers at an angle to give the card some interest. Before adhering the papers, I stamped the sentiments and images on the same angle. I glued everything together and call it done.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Beep Boop Birthday and Penelope’s Blossoms

 

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

Kathy’s Bridal Shower Thank You Cards Box

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 creating all the thank you cards for Kathy’s bridal shower, I needed to find a way to package them. I made this simple box and added a few tags as embellishments.

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The front of the box

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The back of the box

Details

Size: 4.5 x 5.75 x 1” box

Extra Details:  My daughter helped me stamp all the flower images on the box. I found tutorial on line that showed me how to make a box using my Martha Stewart Mini Score Board. After the box was put together, I made the tags for the front. I fussy cut them out and used a white ribbon to tie everything together.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Penelope’s Blossoms and Winter Gifts

Hope you enjoyed the card