Saturday, September 16, 2017

A Magical Day

Hi there and Happy Saturday!  I'm popping in today to share a trio of cards that I made using the Avery Elle stamp set, Be a Unicorn.
The first thing I did was to stamp my images and color them using Copic markers.  Next I die cut my images using the Be a Unicorn dies and set them aside while I worked on my cards.  I cut three white square card bases from white cardstock, three square frames using the Single Stitched Line Square Frames die and six sections of clouds using the Puffy Cloud Borders dies.  After that, I die cut a square from a piece of computer paper to make a mask and added temporary adhesive to the back of it and placed it over the front of each card so that I could stencil in some clouds for my background.  A while ago I was in need of a cloud stencil and I improvised by making my own using the cloud dies I have and die cutting them from pieces of scrap watercolor paper.  So that's what I used on each card front (see photo below).  I used shaded lilac, spun sugar and tumbled glass distress inks and just moving the die cut cloud pieces around and flipping them over and blending on some distress ink and there you have it, clouds.  Once my background was finished on each card, I used my Misti tool and stamped my sentiment then I glued on my die cut frames and adhered the die cut clouds, popping up the top layer, and then added my stamped images.  To finish off my cards, I added some Wink of Stella glitter pen to the unicorns and some icicle Stickles to the stars.
These cards were so fun to create!  So girlie!  And of course I always dress up my envelopes with some stamping and washi tape.  I made goodie bags up for my daughter, her roommate and my niece, who all go to the same college, and put these cards inside them.  

Avery Elle Steel Die BE A UNICORN DIES 023659

My Favorite Things SINGLE STITCH LINE SQUARE FRAMES Die-Namics MFT951

Lawn Fawn PUFFY CLOUD BORDERS Lawn Cuts LF915

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

SMILE - (CTD460)

Hello!  It's time for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge!
For my card, I used the My Favorite Things stamp set Plentiful Petals along with the Plentiful Petals Die-namics to create a birthday card.  I started out with a white card base, then I die cut a panel of white cardstock using the Single Stitched Rectangle Frames and using the inside of the frame I used the Chevron Grid Stencil and blended on some brocade blue ink.  Next I glued on my stitched frame and adhered my stenciled center panel and stamped my sentiment from the All Smiles stamp set.  After that, I blended on some new leaf ink onto the bottom of a piece of new leaf cardstock and die cut my large Double the Smiles Die-namics sentiment and glued that above my stamped sentiment.  Next I stamped my three flowers in pacific point ink, the leaves in new leaf ink and the centers in limeade ice ink and die cut them out.  I adhered my flowers, popping up the largest one, and my leaves and glued on some sequins in the centers and two iridescent green on the stenciled panel.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Tammy Hershberger - September Guest Designer


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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Happy Halloween Pop-Up Card

Hi there!  Today I'm popping in to share a fun Halloween Pop-up box card I created.  Yes I know, Halloween is more than a month away but since fall is my favorite time of year I figured I'd get started making some projects.
I used the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop-up die to create my card base and the adorable Halloween Lawn Fawn stamp set Booyah along with the coordinating Booyah dies.  The ghost from this set are just too cute and so fun to mix and match with different costumes.  I'm entering my Halloween pop-up card into the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge which is to create a scene.  Hopefully my card counts as a three dimensional scene.
Above is a quick video of my card and how it folds flat for mailing and what it looks like from different angles.
I stamped out my different images from the Booyah set, along with a few images from the Spooktacular stamp set, and colored them with Copic markers and added some white gel pen highlights. (The picture above is from my Instagram page where I'm playing along with The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge). Next I die cut the Scalloped Box Card from black cardstock and the side panels from some Doodlebug Designs Halloween Parade designer paper.  I also die cut the Cute Cobweb from black cardstock and glued it to the front lower panel and the smaller spider to the side panel.  For my Happy Halloween sentiment, I used the Happy, Happy, Happy stamp set and dies and the Halloween sentiment from the Booyah set I stamped onto a Fancy Folded Banners die.  The hills inside the box were created with lavender lace cardstock which were die cut using the Stitched Hillside Borders and then I blended on some wilted violet distress ink.  Attached behind each hill, I added a black fence using the Little Picket Fence Border die and then I attached all of my images.
It's difficult to see in the pictures, but I added some silver glitter gel pen to the lightning bolt in the purple hair of the one ghost and some yellow glitter gel pen on the bolts and buckle on the other two ghost.  And I added some yellow Stickles on the stars on the background panel.

Lawn Fawn BOOYAH Lawn Cuts Dies LF933

Lawn Fawn SPOOKTACULAR Clear Stamps LF698

Lawn Fawn SPOOKTACULAR Lawn Cuts Dies LF699

RESERVE Lawn Fawn CUTE COBWEB Lawn Cuts LF1492

Lawn Fawn HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Clear Stamps LF1334

Lawn Fawn HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Lawn Cuts LF1335

Lawn Fawn FANCY FOLDED BANNERS Lawn Cuts LF1367

Lawn Fawn STITCHED HILLSIDE BORDERS Lawn Cuts Dies LF772

Lawn Fawn LITTLE PICKET FENCE BORDER Lawn Cuts LF1379

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Thoughtful - (CTD459)

Hello there!  It's Wednesday and time for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge.  Before I get to my card, I'd like to extend a welcome to our September guest designer and Color Throwdown alumni, Tammy Hershberger.
For my card, I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set Gran's Garden along with the coordinating dies to create a thank you card.  I used a white card base, then added a die cut stitched panel of true black striped patterned paper.  On top of that I added a die cut scalloped tag which I stamped my thank you sentiment from the PTI It's the Thought stamp set, then added my leaves which I stamped in black and basic gray and my roses which I stamped in real red and scarlett jewel with black for the centers.  I popped up one of the roses for some added dimension and added black glitter to the center of the roses and black rhinestones as an accent.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Tammy Hershberger - September Guest Designer


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