Celebrate Today, and Everyday

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a new card using some Paper Smooches products.

Here is my card —

Celebrate Today and Everyday

I started this card with a Core’dinations yellow card base which I cut to a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 card. Then I cut a piece of Neenah Solar white to 4×4 to be the front panel. For the images, I used some free digi images from the Paper Smooches blog. I colored the feathers with Copic markers (check the supply list for all the colors I used).

For the border strip, I cut the scallop punch from American Crafts on Simon Says Stamp Smoke card stock. I adhered that to the left side of the front panel. On top of the strip, I placed a bunch of feathers, which I tied with some black twine from Doodlebug, I finished the bow with a gem Hero Arts.

For the sentiment, I used the Pretty Phrases from Paper Smooches and embossed it on Black Licorice card stock from Bazzil.

To finish the card, I added some stitch lines on the setiment strip and added more gems from Hero Arts around the card.

That’s it for this card. Thank you for reading.

For a full list of products and tools I used, please check the supply list below: (InLinkz to follow)

  1. Core’dinations Bright Smooth A2  cards and envelope (yellow)
  2. Neenah Solar White card stock
  3. Simon Says Stamp Smoke card stock
  4. Bazzil black licorice card stock
  5. American Crafts Knock Outs – scalloped punch
  6. Paper Smooches Pretty Phrases
  7. Paper Smooches Feather freebie
  8.  Copic Markers – (PINK – RV000, RV52, RV55 BLUE – B01, B04, B06 YELLOW Y00, Y13, Y18)
  9. Doodlebug Black Twine
  10. AC Zing White embossing powder
  11. Sakura Gelly Roll white pen
  12. Hero Arts white / black gemstones
  13. Tombow tape runner
  14. Scotch foam tape

Happy Birthday! (Lawn Fawn Critters)

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a birthday card I made using Lawn Fawn stamps.

Here is my card –

Happy Birthday Critters

(I’m sorry for the picture quality but it was quite dark and gloomy when I took this picture and I had to do a lot of editing to make this picture bright.)

I started this card with a 4 bar Neenah Solar White card base. I attached the piece of patterned paper with the same size as the card base from the Lawn Fawn Daphne’s Closet paper collection. For the front panel, I stamped various critters from different Lawn Fawn Stamps. I used the masking technique to make the critters look like they are behind and/or in front of each other. When I finished stamping, I colored the images with Copic markers. For the sentiment, I stamped the birthday sentiment from Year 1 using Versafine Onyx black ink and clear embossing powder.

I centered the biggest stitched rectangle die from My Favorite Things on the image to create the stitched panel. To finish the card, I adhered the panel to base with foam tape and highlighted the party hats with the Zig Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush.

This card is an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The theme for this week is Anything Goes.

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For a complete list of all the tools and products I used, please check the supply list below.

That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading.

SUPPLY LIST

  1. Neenah Solar White card stock
  2. Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest
  3. Lawn Fawn Hats Off To You
  4. Lawn Fawn Year 1
  5. Lawn fawn Year 3
  6. Lawn Fawn Daphne’s Closet 6×6 paper pad
  7. Assorted Copic Markers – B01, B04, Y00, Y13, Y18, RV000, RV52, RV55, E70, E74, E79, N0, N2, R17, G43, G46, G94, G99, BG11, BG13, E13, E15, E18, 
  8. My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Die
  9. Elmer’s Tape Runner
  10. Scotch Foam Tape
  11. Zig Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Marker

(I will post an InLinkz Supply List as soon as a I can.)

 

Happy Birthday!

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card using a couple of sketches from 2 different challenges. I know it’s ironic that I decided to combine two sketch challenges because realistically it would just be a mess. But both sketches I used are very similar.

This card is an entry for the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge. This is the sketch —

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And this is sketch for the My Favorite Things sketch challenge.

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So when you look at both sketches, they are very similar. A frame/panel, a focal point on the left and the sentiment next to it. The only difference is the orientation. So I may be crazy but I decided to incorporate both sketches and make it my own.

Here is my card —

Happy Birthday Doggie

 

I started this card with some Carnation layering paper from Hero Arts cut to a landscape card with the fold on top. I used the star backdrop from Lawn Fawn’s Teeny Tiny Backdrops. I wanted to stamp the background and have a tone on tone effect, so I used Cotton Candy ink from Simon Says Stamp. For the frame, I used the two biggest rectangles from the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle dies. I cut a frame from some gold paper from the Glitzy Glitter paper pack from Die Cuts With A View.

For the focal image, I stamped the dog from the Cupcake Cutie set from My Favorite Things and colored it in with Copic markers. I will have all the colors in the supply list below. I cut the image with a circle punch and I cut another balloon and adhered it with foam adhesive. I also added some clear Wink of Stella to the balloon and the ribbon on the dog. Then I added Glossy Accents to the balloon. For the sentiment, I stamped the birthday greeting from the same Cupcake Cutie set on a strip of Carnation layering paper with Versamark and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.

To finish the card, I placed some gold and pink enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye.

That’s it for this card. For a complete list of the supplies I used, please check the supply list below.

Thank for reading! See you soon.

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Happy Birthday Foxy!

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card for a couple of challenges that I am combining. I will have the names and pictures of the challenges at the end of the post.

The specifics of the challenges are – using a fox image, using patterned paper, and using critters. I tried joining those 3 requirements on my card.

Here is my card —

Happy Birthday Foxy

I started this card with some Neenah Solar White card stock cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. I used the woodgrain paper from Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods 6×6 paper pad to cover the entire front of the card. For the focal point, I created a shaker panel using more papers from the Into the Woods 6×6 paper pad and the Into the Woods sequin mix. I used a double layer of foam  tape to raise the image. For the circle panel and scallop borders, I used the Sizzix Framelits nesting dies.

I used the fox from Lawn Fawn’s Critters in the Forest stamped on Simon Says Stamp 120lb card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored it ion with Copic markers (Thank god for the upcoming Online Card Class — I need all the help I can get). I cut the image out and attached it to the shaker panel with foam squares. For added interest, I covered the fox with some Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen.

For the sentiment, I used the ‘Happy Birthday” semtiment from Lawn Fawn’s Hats Off To You set combined with Milo’s ABC to create a custom sentiment to match the fox.

That’s it for this card.

I am entering this card for the following challenges —

1. Moxie Fab World Foxy Foxes Challenge

2. Virginia’s View Challenge  – using patterned paper

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3. Lawnscaping Challenge  – Critters Galore (using a critter)

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For a list of the products I used in this card, please check the supply list below.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone! My card for today is an entry for the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge. Here is this week’s sketch —

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This card is also an entry for the Moxie Fab World Fabulous Friday challenge. The theme is Trendy Triangles. Here is the inspiration graphic —

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Here is my card —

Birthday Wishes

I started this card with a standard size piece of Neenah Solar White card stock with the fold on top. I also cut some masking paper to the same size. I die cut the triangle dies from the Sizzix Banners Framelits to accommodate the sketch. After die-cutting, I stuck the masking paper on the front of the card. I stamped the Hero Arts Tiny Flags background stamp with Versamark ink and and heat embossed it with white embossing powder from American Crafts. I removed the mask and added a new mask using the Post It tape to mask each triangle. I blended some Distress Inks in 2 colors for each triangle. For the first triangle, I used Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers. For the second, I used Salty Ocean and Seedless Preserves. For the third triangle, I used Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberries.

After blending the colors, I stamped a birthday sentiment from the It’s Your Day set by Hero Arts in black pigment ink by ColorBox. Then I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder to give it some shine and dimension. To finish the card. I trimmed a little on the edges making it smaller than a standard size card and I also added some enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye.

That’s it for this card.

For a list of the products I used, please check the supply list below.

Thanks for reading!

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Shaker Card – Sending Big Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone! I’m here today with an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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The theme for this challenge is SHAKE IT! I was pretty excited because I have been enjoying making shaker cards. This is just my 3rd shaker card and definitely not my last.

Here is my card —

Sending Big Birthday Wishes Front

I started with the process of making the shaker part of the card. I used the Sizzix Majestic Labels #2 and cut a label. I stamped my sentiment using a Christmas sentiment from Simon Says Stamp and replaced part of the sentiment with a Hero Arts birthday stamp. I started with a sentiment from the Big Holiday Wishes stamp from Simon Says Stamp. I stamped each line in a different color. When I got the the holiday part, I used the a birthday stamp from the It’s Your Day stamp set from Hero Arts. I used 4 different colors from Memento and Hero Arts. Then I made the foam part. I used the same size die as the base and a smaller one to create a foam frame. I adhered that with Glossy Accents. Then I put in my sequins. All the sequins I used are from Pretty Pink Posh. Then I cut an acetate piece the same size as the base and adhered it on top. To finish the shaker panel, I cut a piece of patterned from Lawn Fawn’s Hello Sunshine paper pack the same way I cut the foam frame. Then I adhered it to the top using Glossy Accents.

Sending Big Birthday Wishes Top

For the card base, I used the Blush Layering papers in Carnation from Hero Arts cut to a top folding standard size card. I stamped the circle border stamp from the Thinking of You stamp set from Simon Says Stamp in Hero Arts Ultra Pink ink. Then I attached the shaker panel towards the top of the card. To finish, I put some May Arts Natural Twine for added interest.

Please find below the tools and supplies I used to make this card.

That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading!

CAS(E) THIS SKETCH CHALLENGE #83 – Happy Birthday and Many More!

Hi everyone! Im here today with an entry for the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge. It’s not a secret that I love flower stamps and this sketch by Gayatri really made me want to join.

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I kind of made some choices that altered the sketch a bit, but I think the main components are still very much present. Here is my card —

Happy Birthday and Many More

I started this card with a 3 3/4 inch square panel of Neenah Solar White card stock. On another piece of Solar White card stock, I cut the dies from the More Fresh Cuts from WPlus9 and started building the flowers with a variety of inks from Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp and Memento. I arranged the flowers like it was shown on the sketch and adhered it with different levels of thickness using glue and foam squares. The bottom layer of flowers were adhered straight down to the paper with a Zig glue pen. The second layer was adhered with one foam sqaure and for the top layer, I doubled  the foam for a rising look.

For the sentiment, I used the It’s Your Day set from Hero Arts and it is filled with many birthday sentiments and some can even be used for congratulations. I stamped the scripted Happy Birthday in Memento Grape Jelly ink. I wanted an embossed and raised feel and I learned this technique from one of Gina K.’s videos where she stamps first in VersaMark and then straight on the color and when you stamp it on your paper, the VersaMark is still there so embossing powder sticks to it. So you can customize any ink color you have with this technique. I tried it with different brands of ink and I think it works best with Memento Dye inks. Then for the banner sentiment, I cut the banner from Simon Says Stamp on some Wisteria card stock from the Neenah Creative Collection pack and white heat embossed another sentiment from the same It’s Your Day set.

I rounded the corners and adhered the panel on the same Wisteria card stock from Neenah cut a to a 4 1/4 inch square card with foam tape. To finish the card, I accented the flowers with the Wink of Stella clear glitter brush. For the center of the flowers, I used the Sakura Stardust pen for more glitter. I wanted to add some sequins but I decided against it since there wasn’t much white space left.

Please check the supply list below for all the products and ink colors I used for this card.

That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading