Kind Flowers

December 18, 2017

My Simon Says Stamp November 2017 Card Kit was lost in the mail.  Because of this, I haven’t been able to use it as much as I would have liked yet. But the holiday break is coming, and I hope to really play with it then.

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Both cards

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Purple card

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Blue Card

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Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I wanted to dry adding white embossing over a color pencil colored image. Once I had the stamp aligned in my MISTI, I decided to make two cards with slightly different colors.

I stamped the floral image on two strips of light grey paper. I used colored pencils to color in both images. Then I re-stamped the images with Versa Mark ink and white heat embossed them. I didn’t do a great job with the embossing, but the overall look is cool.

I created two card bases next; one blue and one purple. I used white pigment ink to stamp the individual floral images all over the card bases.

Then, I got out the die machine. I added some stitching to the edges of each grey panel. I also cut some scalloped borders for each card.

I stamped the rest of the sentiments with gray ink on small strips of white card stock. I adhered these strips to the stamped panels using foam tape.

Lastly, I adhered all the layers to the card bases.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Kind Flowers

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Scalloped Borders and Stitched Borders

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Santa Card

December 18, 2017

This is the only card I made from the Simon Says Stamp December 2017 Card Kit. I just couldn’t bear to cut into this cute scene. This is the card my kiddos will leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve.

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Details

Size:  5.5 inch top fold square card

Extra Details:  I trimmed the patterned paper down to 5.25 x 5.25 inches and adhered it to a kraft card base cut at 5.5 x 5.5 inches.

Paper: Doodlebug’s Milk and Cookies

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Christmas Tags 3.19

December 17, 2017

I combined a few Lawn Fawn stamp sets to create these panoramic tags. Santa is going to put them on my kiddos’ gifts this year. I love how I was able to create a large scene across 6 tags.

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Details

Size:  2 x 3 inch tags

Extra Details:  I began these tags by cutting some water color paper into 2 x 3 inch tags. I created a mask for the reindeer and stamped pairs of reindeer on four of the tags. I stamped a single reindeer on one tag. I stamped the sled on the last tag. I used partial stamping to make the sled longer and I added a pile of gifts. The Santa I had in my stash of pre-colored and cut images.  Using first and second generation stamping I added trees to the bottom of the tags.  I used white embossing powder to add a few snowflakes to each tag also.

I used colored pencils to color in all of the images. I used Distress Inks to add the blue to the backgrounds. I added some splatters of ink for interest. I used some red ink and more masking to add the reins that “connect” all of the reindeer.

I felt that the tags were missing something, so I stamped, colored and cut out the Merry Christmas labels. I adhered those with liquid glue. I added some red puffy paint to Rudolph’s nose.

I used a wide red ribbon to finish off the tags.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Hats Off to You, Gnome Sweet Gnome, Ready Set Snow, and Toboggan Together

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Lobster and Jalapeno

Distress Inks in Chipped Sapphire and Faded Jeans

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags!

Christmas Tags 3.18

December 17, 2017

I love the penguins from Lawn Fawn’s Here We Go a Waddling. I used them on a set of Christmas Tags.

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Details

Extra Details: I began with a half sheet of white card stock that I scored a grid pattern into. I used the grid pattern to help me stamp the Fa La La La La background. I used three shades of green ink, a red ink and a gray ink. Once the stamping was complete, I die cut 5 tags from the panel.

On a separate piece of white card stock, I stamped and colored the penguin carolers. I used colored pencils. I fussy cut out each group of penguins leaving a small white border.

I adhered the penguins to the tags using strong double sided tape. Lastly, I added some green twine and the tags were complete.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Here We Go a Waddling, and Sally’s ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Freshly Cut Grass, Hippo, Jalapeno, Lobster, and Celery Stick

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags!

Penguining to Look

December 17, 2017

This is the card I made for my kiddos’ piano teacher. It has an action wobble on the front and a hidden gift card on the inside.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

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Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by cutting two 4.25 x 5.5 inch panels from some water color paper. One panel is for the front of the card; the other is for the inside.

I used a stitched hillside border to cut the front panel. From the top part of the panel, I also die cut some stitched circles. I used versa mark ink and white embossing powder to add stars or music notes. I used Distress Inks as water colors to create my night sky. The embossed resist worked beautifully.  I added a light blue was to the bottom of the panel for interest. Once dry, I adhered all of the pieces to a white card base.

For the inside panel, I used the Ellen Hudson Zipper Panel Die to create the hidden chamber. I adhered this panel to the inside of the card base.

On a scrap of water color paper, I stamped the penguins in Versa Fine ink and clear embossed them. I used the same Distress Inks to water color them in. Once dry, I fussy cut everything out leaving a small white border. I adhered the penguins to my card using liquid glue. I used a mini action wobble on the penguin playing the guitar.

Lastly, I added the sentiments and a few music notes in black ink.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #18: Emboss Resist

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/announcement/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-18-emboss-resist

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Christmas/Winter Holidays

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10935

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Stitch It

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-stitch/

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Here We Go a Waddling, Starry Backdrop

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Hillside

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Ellen Hudson’s Zipper Panel Die

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail and Clear Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Work Lipstick, Black Soot, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Christmas Tags 3.17

December 17, 2017

I got my Simon Says Stamp’s December 2017 Card Kit in the mail this week. I don’t typically make a ton of Christmas cards, so I turned the kit into tags. In the end I made over 40 tags, I even used all the paper. That’s a first.

There are a few more tags, but my kiddos have already claimed them and tied them on packages.

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Extra Details:  I began these tags by cutting the kraft and white card stock from the kit in to tags shapes. I was able to get 10 tags from each sheet of card stock. I added a sheet of white and kraft card stock from my own stash, so I had 40 tag bases when I was finished.

I used the cut apart patterned paper into the rectangles and strips. I used these to decorate my tags and add some sentiments. I also used some of the strips from the paper with the long strips.

I trimmed most of the rest sheets of patterned paper from the kit into 3 inch by 6 inch rectangles. My tag die is longer than three inches, but I liked the extra cardstock at the bottom of each tag. It offered a nice place to put a sentiment.  I was able to get 4 tags from each patterned paper. I adhered the patterned paper tags to the cardstock tags.

I stamped and colored the images from the stamp set on some white card stock. I used colored pencils to color everything. I fussy cut everything out and painted the edges black to hide any cutting errors.

Next up is the funniest part. I started decorating the tags. My kiddos helped me decided on a few of the tag layouts. I added the Doodlebug sprinkles to some of the tags for added dimension. I also used a few of the sequins included in the kit to decorate the trees.  I added sentiments from the stamp set where needed.

I cut the hole re-enforcers from the glitter cardstock included in the kit. I adhered these with liquid glue and then added some twine to finish off the tags.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Christmas Squad

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It

Paper: Doodlebug’s Milk and Cookies

Ink: Versa Fine

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Christmas Tags 3.16

December 3, 2017

It’s the time of year for Christmas tags! I used two different Christmas tree stamps for these tags. The stamps are from different companies, but have similar feels. I love the way they coordinate with each other.

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Both types of tags

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The Simon Says Stamp tags

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The Lawn Fawn tags

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Extra Details: I began by cutting a full sheet of watercolor paper into six rectangles. I rounded the corners with a corner rounder. I stamped and clear embossed the trees and sentiments on each tag. I used Crayola Fine Line Markers and a water brush to add color to everything.

Lastly, I punched a hole in each tag and added some twine.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #17: Color Challenge

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 17 – Color Inspiration

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Christmas Dreams

Simon Says Stamp’s Christmas Squad

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Clear Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Fine

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags!

November 2017 Welcome Banner

November 24, 2017

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Full Banner

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Close Ups

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Size:  Each panel is 4.25 x 5.5 inches

Extra Details:  I began with a panel of cream colored cardstock. I stamped some birch trees on each panel, keeping them off the center area. I added a kraft colored hillside to each panel.

I inks smooshed some fall colors onto water color paper, let it dry, and die cut a lot of leaves from the Fall Tiny Tags I added these to the bottom of the panels. I added a few to the top for interest.

Then, I raided my box of pre-colored and cut images. I pulled out all of the forest critters that I could find. I adhered these around the bottoms of the panels as well.

Lastly, I die cut the letters for the work WELCOME from some kraft, yellow, orange, red and brown cardstocks. I layered the letters together to make a thick embellishment and adhered them to the middle of the panels.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods, Mom + Me, Cheery Christmas, and To a Fungi

Mama Elephant’s Winter Wonderland

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Hillsides, Fall Tiny Tags, Quinn’s Capital ABCs

Ink: Versa Fine

Hero Arts Ink in Pumpkin Pie

Lawn Fawn in Doe

Various Distress Inks

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Christmas Tags 3.15

November 24, 2017

I watched Nichol Spor create her beautiful tags on Lawn Fawn’s YouTube Channel and I knew I wanted to give that idea a try. I used all the sizes of the Stitched Ornaments dies and I used more traditional Christmas colors than Nichol did. In the end I made 72 tags. I love the way they turned out.

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Group of Tags

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Close Up of a few tags

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Extra Details:  I began with a full sheet of card stock in six colors; red, Kelly green, apple green, grey, glitter red and glitter green. I cut four of each size of ornament from each color. I also die cut a merry word from each color and a number of snowflakes, hearts and the line of diamonds.

I also die cut the backers for each tag from white card stock and the ornament toppers from silver glitter card stock. Then I spend a lot of time gluing everything together. It was fun to play with all of the different elements to create ornaments that went together but didn’t all match.

For the finishing details, I used Glossy Accents on the scripty merrys. I used fabric puffy paints in clear glitter, silver glitter and red to add dimensional dots to the ornaments. I think that the puffy paints worked well.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy Add On

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy Add On Die, and Stitched Ornaments

Ink: Simon Says Stamp Ink in Slate

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags!

Christmas Tags 3.14

November 24, 2017

I am a red and green Holiday Tag kick lately. I made these tags using Distress Inks and metallic embossing powders

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Extra Details: I began these cards by water coloring half sheets of water color paper with Distress Inks. I did one half sheet with red inks and the other with greens. Once the inks were dry, I die cut them with a stitched circle die. I was able to get six circles from each half sheet.

I used Versa Mark ink, gold and silver embossing powder to add the sentiments to each circle. I added the red berries with some puffy paint. I think it added some fun dimension.

While the puffy paint was drying, I die cut some white scalloped circles to back each water colored circle with. I adhered the two circles together; hole punched a hole, and added some ribbon.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Peace Joy Love

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scalloped Circle Stackables

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Gold and Silver Ultra Fine

Ink: Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Festive Berries, Candied Apple, Evergreen Bough, Pine Needles, and Lucky Clover

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags!