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Simon Says Stamp & Pretty Pink Posh STAMPtember Exclusive 2017

By on September 15, 2017

Hello crafty friends!

I am lucky enough to have my hands on this amazing stamp set, Damask Greetings, an exclusive collaboration between Simon Says Stamp and Pretty Pink Posh. This set is so interesting. It isn’t my usual style but I am so happy to be pushed out of my comfort zone because I am in love with what I made with it. Actually, while I was making it, all these other ideas came to me so I will probably be making a few things with this set to share!

I created a pattern using two of the stamps from the set and some Memento Dye Ink in New Sprout and Summer Sky. I used my trusty Misti stamping tool to get clean stamps each time. This ink can be tricky in that it takes a few stamps to get a good solid image. I used qStitched Borders 2 die at the bottom and mounted this panel to a piece of teal cardstock with foam tape for dimension. I mounted this entire thing on an A2 card base and it was done!

It was still looking like it needed a little more, so I took out my favorite 3mm sparkling clear diamonds and a few sparkling clear confetti and added it to the damask pattern. The shine is everything! It totally finished the card and I can’t stop looking at it!

I hope you liked the card as much as I do. Thank you for stopping by!

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Pretty Pink Posh – Fly A Kite

By on August 3, 2017

Hi everybody! Sorry I’ve been so quiet lately. Real life has been tough and it’s been interfering with my crafty life. I’ve had to focus on a few things and today’s card kind of pulled me out of a difficult time for me. I was looking at my stash and noticed this set on the top of my pile. I’ve been meaning to make something with it for quite some time, and this sentiment just stood out to me. “Let Your Dreams Soar”. I needed to hear this as I make a few life changing decisions for my future as well as my family.

This card is pretty simple but it’s also a good reminder that life can be just that – simple. I started out by creating a background of clouds using a cloud stencil I made myself, Distress Ink in tumbled glass and a blending tool. I like to use Bristol Smooth paper for blending. It makes the blending effortless and you can get professional looking results with not a lot of elbow grease.

Today I decided I wanted to use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers so I stamped the Fly a Kite stamps onto Bristol Smooth card stock as well. I colored the images and fussy cut each one. Can I tell you? I thought it wouldn’t be possible to cut out those kite tails by hand, but I did it! I felt so accomplished and it was actually very therapeutic!

I ran the background clouds through my Cuttlebug with my favorite Stitched Border die at the bottom. I mounted all the images onto the cloud background. I then mounted that on foam to the pink striped pattern paper. The entire piece was then adhered to a top folding A2 card base. I finished the entire card with a few Sparkling Clear confetti and it is exactly how I imaged it to be!

I love these kites and I hope you liked my card! Thank you for stopping by!

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Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 9 – Color Inspiration Board

By on July 20, 2017

Hi crafty friends! Today I am sharing a card I made for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 9 – Color Inspiration Board. It’s been a while so I’m excited to make something for these fun series of challenges. Everytime I feel a creative slump, I would work on a challenge to get the creative juices flowing again. And it’s also fun to see what others do to get some inspiration for your own creations!

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Here’s the color inspiration board for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #9

The Process

I decided to use Lawn Fawn Happy Trails stamp set for this card. I stamped everything on Bristol Smooth card stock because I had some out. I used Memento Tuxedo black ink since it’s Copic-friendly and I knew I will be coloring with Copic Markers. After coloring, I fussy cut all the pieces with my scissors.

I used my Cuttlebug to die cut a large 4 inch circle. I cut another 4 inch circle then used Lawn Fawn’s grass die to cut a line of grass. For the grass piece, I blended Distress Ink in Mowed Lawn. For the larger circle, I blended Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers for a teal blue sky. I then splashed on water and ink over it to get some texture for my background.

After the background dried, I adhere the grass to the sky with some strong adhesive tape to a piece of patterned paper I cut down to 4 1/8 x 4 1/8. I arranged my trees and adhered them with a tape runner as well. I then mounted the car and trailer on foam tape, and adhered them to the card. I decided to stamp the sentiment onto a Lawn Fawn Bannertastic banner I stamped first just to give it a little more structure. I also adhered the sentiment banner with foam tape for dimension. I finished the card by adhering the entire thing on a 4.25 x 4/25 inch card base. You can see a little of the white sticking out and I really like that look.

 

I think I overdid the orange but I didn’t plan on using the pattern paper until the end. I receive it with a Lawn Fawn order so I decided to use it last minute. Also the pinks I chose weren’t pink enough. Overall, I’m happy with the card and it was a lot of fun to make!

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Pretty Pink Posh July Release: Summer Friends, Smile Shaker & Sunny Days Sequin Mix

By on July 10, 2017

Hi friends! Today I’m sharing a card I made for Pretty Pink Posh’s July Release. I can’t get enough of these summer friends! The little girl in the unicorn floaty is my favorite!

I stamped the two little girl, little boy and beach ball from Pretty Pink Posh’s Summer Friends Stamp Set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored everything with Copic markers.

I cut the smile die in white cardstock. This die is very delicate but it cuts well. (Don’t forget to save the dot for the ‘i’!)

I used yellow polka dot cardstock and cut it to 4×5.25 (slightly smaller than an A2 card). I cut a circle where the smile frame will go with a circle die that is around the same size.

I used the same circle die and cut it out on white cards as a front base for the shaker. I also cut out the same size white Bristol Smooth card stock for the back which I inked up with Distress Ink tumbled glass for a background behind the Smile did. Now that I got all the piece done, I assembled the shaker and filled it with Sunny Days sequin mix.

I adheres the stamped images to the front of the card and we are finished!

Thank you for stopping by! Happy crafting!

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Happy Birthday, Rina!

By on June 21, 2017
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Lawn Fawn Party Animals – A Birthday Card for Rina

Happy Birthday, Rina!

I made a card for my crafty friend who’s birthday is today! (Check out her YouTube channel to see her amazing craft room!)

I also wanted to make a card for the Lawnfawntic Challenge – Watercolor so I combined the two projects into one card!

For Rina’s card, I used Lawn Fawn Party Animals. I love it when I am able to incorporate the tiny detail stamps, like the confetti and asterisk, that comes with the stamp set! I don’t know why but I always feel a real sense of accomplishment when I do this! Ha!

All the stamped images are colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. The background is watercolored with Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers. I adhered all the critters to the background and popped up the two little birds and the items the parties are holding with foam tape for dimension. I glued on some tiny star confetti to the background and voila! Rina’s card is finished!

 

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Pretty Pink Posh Camping Friends

By on June 18, 2017
Pretty Pink Posh - Camping Friends
Pretty Pink Posh – Camping Friends

Summer Days and Camping Adventures

School is officially out and summer has begun. Every year we take a camping trip as a family. Normally we do it in the summer but this year we did it early for Spring Break since we decided to go to Cancun over the summer instead. We just got back from Cancun but I saw this stamp set on my desk and it made me think about the fun memories we make during our camping trips. So I decided to make a fun scene using Pretty Pink Posh Camping Friends. This card just puts a smile on my face!

I colored all the images with Copic Markers and die cut grass using one of the stitched border dies from Pretty Pink Posh. The grass is Distress Ink Crushed Olive and the sky is Distress Ink Tumbled Glass. I aded a few sparkling clear sequins to give it a little something special and shine!

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You Are Wonderful – PPP Woodland Critters

By on June 9, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh Woodland Critters

Extra Images – What to Do with Them

I always stamp out extra images and color them “just in case”. Sometimes a color doesn’t work out or I”m not happy with the stamped images.

In this case I colored the mushrooms red and decided it clashed too much with the previous design so I decided not to use them. But I also didn’t want them to go to waste. I used the extra bear and wood stump and paired them up with the mushroom for a simple card. I kept everything white and stamped the sentiment in the same brown Versamark ink. It turned out so cute for something that wasn’t exactly planned! I love that I didn’t waste any of the images I colored and got two cards from one coloring session!

 

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Ahoy, Matey! – Shaker Card

By on May 25, 2017
Lawn Fawn Ahoy Matey Shaker Card
Lawn Fawn Ahoy Matey Shaker Card

Ahoy! You’re a Treasure!

Today’s card features Lawn Fawn’s Ahoy Matey stamp set! I made a shaker card using Pretty Pink Posh’s Stitched Pieces die. I wanted to make the middle window look like an exploding box of treasure so I kept the shaker bits in golds and silvers. I even threw in a few stamped images of the coins and diamonds from the stamp set. The other two windows has an island and a pirate ship on “water” of white sequins and glitter. I blended peacock feather Distress Ink on the top and faded it down. The sentiment is stamped with the same Distress Ink as the background. I had to utilize my Misti and stamp that a few times to get the word “Treasure” sharp and crisp. I used Lawn Fawn bannertastic for the sentiment as well. I love how versatile Bannertastic is. I definitely recommend this set for your collection.

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Everything is S’more Fun with You

By on May 14, 2017

 

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Lawn Fawn Love You S’more Handmade Card

I Made S’more Cards!

Yup, here’s another card I made using Lawn Fawn stamps. I just love their stamp sets so much! This one isn’t any exception. I got this set from Markerpop.com a month ago. I was going on a camping trip with the kids for spring break and when I saw this, I know I had to have it (like every Lawn Fawn stamp set I come across, really, but who’s counting?)

I definitely knew that I was going to make a scene for this stamp set! I ended up coloring everything and was disappointed that I couldn’t arrange them to fit onto an A2 card. If I knew, I would have started out with a 5×7 card base!

But I am more than happy with how this came out. Do you love it as much as I do?

S’more About How I Put This Together

I started with some Bristol smooth paper and blended Distress Ink in Fossilized Amber in the middle in a circular motion to get a sunset/fire glow from the campfire. I think blended Spun Sugar from the bottom of the card and around the circle I just blended. From there, I blended Shaded Lilac and Stormy Sky up on top to make it darker. I love how it turned out! I heatset the entire thing and used Versamark ink to stamp starts and the cute sentiment into the sky. I covered it all in white embossing powder and melted it all with my heat gun.

lawn fawn love you s'more handmade card

I stamped everything in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic markers. The twins and logs I stamped with Memento Dew Drops. The trees are stamped in New Sprout and the logs and sticks are stamped in Desert Sand.

I die cut a piece of light green cardstock to make a grassy hill side for all the critters to sit and toast their marshmallows on. I adhered everything with foam tape to give it a fun dimensional look.

S’more Surprises Inside

Inside the card, I decided to add one final surprise. I used my Mama Elephant pop-up die on a piece of 65 lb. white card stock. After the last card, I found if I tried to make it lighter on the inside, the card will close better and not appear too thick. I was a little worried it would be too flimsy but it turned out exactly like I wanted to. I put in an adorable s’mores image with a winky face inside and stamped the sentiment, “Let’s Toast” with a little red heart to finish off the card. I admit, it doesn’t exactly match the outside, but I got carried away by all the cuteness!

lawn fawn love you s'more handmade card

I hope you like this card as much as I do. If you do, come back for s’more!

Okay, done w/ the puns.

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Mother’s Day Card for my Pretty Momma

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Handmade Mother’s Day Card for my Pretty Momma

For the Number One Woman in My Life

Mother’s day is coming and I made this card for the most important woman in my life – my mom. Being a mother myself now, I understand firsthand all that sacrifices that she made for me. Like all the wonderful moms out there, she deserves to be recognized, not just today, but every day!

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Close up of my Mother’s Day card for my own pretty momma.

I wanted to keep things simple but sweet for my mom. I got this set from Paper Smooches a month ago with every intention to use it for Mother’s Day!

I started by stamping the cameo image and the word, “mom” onto watercolor paper. Originally I intended to do some emboss resisting with water color but after I stamped and embossed the images in gold, I decided I liked it just the way it was and forego the watercoloring.

paper smooches - pretty momma handmade mother's day card

I used border die cuts to create the top and bottom scalloped edges to finish off the top panel.

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