flower cards

You Make Me Smile…

By on March 24, 2018

Lemon Tea Crafts - Handmade card

Today I felt like mixing it up a little bit…literally. I stretched the supplies I had and made this card featuring Pretty Pink Posh Cherry Blossoms and Lawn Fawn Quilted Background die. (This post contains affiliate links).

This card has huge impact because of the intricacy of the dies and the floral stamp, but it was actually quite simple to make. I colored the flowers with Copic markers then die cut them with coordinating dies. I die cut the frame and quilted background using one piece of paper. What I did to save waste was I cut out the frame first, then I lined up the inside piece into the quilt background die, and die cut that so that I didn’t waste two big piece of paper.

Lemon Tea Crafts

I then inlay the two die cuts onto a A2 top folding card base. Popped up the flowers with foam tape and embellished the card with Pretty Pink Posh 4m clear droplets…my favorite finishing touch with flowers.

For the sentiment, I stamped the Lawn Fawn Flirty Frame and Pretty Pink Posh Encouraging Greetings with Versamark ink onto black cardstock. I fussy cut the frame and popped it onto the card with foam tape and this card is done!

Handmade card by Lemon Tea Crafts

I made this card to play along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Floral Frenzy.

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Make Lemonade | Featured on Lawnfawnatics #24

By on March 20, 2018

Lawn Fawn Make LemonadeI am literally jumping up and down. My card I made for Lawnfawnatics challenge #24 was featured by Lawn Fawn! What an honor! I’m on cloud 9!

I thought I would share how I made this card today!

For this card, I used the following Lawn Fawn Products (this post contains affiliate links):

I actually colored the images from Make Lemonade at Kathy Racoosin‘s Coloring Challenge Roadtrip hosted at Lawn Fawn headquarters a few weeks ago! When I got home, I wanted to make a card with it as my own little keepsake of what I did there. I bought the quilted background die from the new release because it’s amazing and knew I wanted to use it so I decided to design around the images and the die. Turned out it was a great idea! Lol.

I started by diecutting a piece of white cardstock with the quilted background die. Okay, I need to confess this. I made a major mess with all those little pieces in-between the quilt when I poked them out. I didn’t anticipate that while I was doing it but it was worth and and nothing a quick vacuum couldn’t fix!

I decided to use a piece of the yellow paper from the Lawn Fawn rainbow pack to back my quilted piece. I love the color that peeks through the little holes when I first saw all the great cards the Lawn Fawn design team made with this die. It looks just as great in person, guys! I kicked it up a notch by using my inside out stitched heart die and lighted it up to the top 3rd of my quilted background panel. I wanted more of the yellow to show.

I then just glue the quilted piece on top of the yellow piece and it already looked amazing! I popped on the Make Lemonade images onto the open heart.  I mounted the lemon and glass with foam tape for a little dimension against the pitcher. I then heat embossed the sentiment onto some scrap of the same yellow background paper with white embossing powder and adhered it to the card. And it’s done. So simple and so much impact due to the beauty and intricacy of this quilted die!

I hope you like the card and thank you for stopping by!

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easter | holiday | st. patrick's day

Pretty Pink Posh March Release | Blog Hop

By on March 9, 2018

pretty pink posh march release

Hello, crafty friends! I hope you are enjoying the Pretty Pink Posh blog hop so far! I know I am!

Prizes Galore

Before I continue, don’t forget: there are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 3/12/2018. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Pretty Pink Posh St. Patrick's Day Card

Card #1: St. Patrick’s Day Card

Okay, let’s get started! For my first card, I mixed new and old products together to create a fun scene. I started by inking up the background with Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean (around the edges for depth) for a blue sky then splashed with water to lift up some of that ink for interest. While that dries, I moved on to color my little friends from the Best of Luck stamp set. I stamped everything with Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. I didn’t have the dies for this one, so I fussy cut all my images however there are coordinating dies for those who do not enjoy fussy cutting as much as I do.

After I finished coloring and cutting, I moved onto die cut a few pieces to finish off my scene. I used the straight piece from the Scallop Border dies on green card stock to get a piece of grass. While my die cutting machine was still out, I also cut a picket fence using the Picket Fence die in white card stock.

Now we are ready to assemble the scene. At this point, I would make sure that the inked up background is completely dry so you don’t get embossing powder stuck on everything. My background was dry, so I inked up the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. I then adhered the picket fence and the rainbow to my background piece. I popped up the green grass on foam tape then tucked my colored shamrocks in behind the grass. I then adhered the little leprechaun and the pot of gold to my grass. At this point, I felt it looked empty and needed something else. So I decided to go jewel-crazy. I used the beautiful new jewels from Pretty Pink Posh in Shamrock and Sea Glass to match the grass and sky. Photos do not do the “wow factor” of these jewels any justice! And that’s it! I’m finish with my whimsical St. Patrick’s Day card.

PPP Easter Card

Card #2 – Easter/Spring Card

Speaking of Pretty Pink Posh’s new jewels, I created this second card all around the jewels. I knew I wanted to use them in a shaker and had this crazy idea to use the new decorative egg dies to do this. I wanted each stripe to be a different color and I am so happy with the results! There’s almost no stamping besides the sentiment on this card and no coloring at all.

I started by die cutting one of the decorative eggs onto white cardstock. I then cut out the Decorative Tag 1 die on pattern paper to back the egg and give it a little more weight on the card. I wanted to inlay the egg into the tag, so I cut the egg out of the decorative tag piece I just cut.

I then inlayed that piece into another piece of white card stock. I trimmed off the edges with the Scallop Border Die to add more. of a spring feel to my card.

Now I started to build the shaker. I cut a small piece of acetate and adhered it to the back of the egg, I then used foam tape to build the channels between the different color jewels. I used Kristina Werner’s method were I removed the liner on the foam tape so I can easy mold the tape around the curves of the egg. I then filled each of the spaces with a different color jewel: spring green, pink blush, sea glass, buttercream, and pansy purple.  (Yes, I did line up every jewel to face the right direction. Yes, it’s crazy. Yes, it was worth it!) After I finished the shaker element, I mounted the panel with foam tape onto a A2 card base backed with the same pattern paper I used for the decorative tag 1 die to keep it cohesive. I then stamped the Happy Spring sentiment from the Bunny Friends stamp set and adhere 3 jewels to the front of the card.

These are my cards. I hope you like them and I hope you continue to hop along with us! Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate!

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