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You Are Jawsome

By on June 18, 2017
Lawn Fawn Duh Nuh Handmade Card
You are Jawsome

This last LawnFawn release was just pure gold. I had to get this Duh-nuh stamp set when I saw the cute shark! And the duh-nuh mini sentiment is so cute and funny!

I used a frame die and a few stamps from Mermaid for You to have enough images for my own happiness and satisfaction. Haha. I colored everything in Copic Markers. The background was Distress Inks in Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon blended together! I added some water droplets onto the background to lift off some color so it looked like ocean bubbles! A few sequins finished off this card and it’s so cute and fun!

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Pretty Pink Posh Design Team!

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Bee handmade card
First Post on the Pretty Pink Post Design Team

First Design Team

I am so excited and thrilled to announce I have been asked to be on the Pretty Pink Posh Social Team. I will be designing cards for social media that showcase products from Pretty Pink Posh. I absolutely love their products which makes this more fun than it is work!

First Card

It was difficult to choose among all the great things I received to showcase as my first card. I decided to stay true to myself and my style and keep it simple. This chubby bee from Bee Friends was the first PPP stamp I ever used when I made my first slider card a few months ago. I decided it was the perfect stamp to showcase as my first card on the team.

I blended Distress Ink in Twisted Citron and Tumbled Glass for the background. The bees and flowers are colored with Karetake Clean Color Real Brush Watercolour Brush Pens. I finished the card with PPP Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix which gives it a little sparkle and shine. I also added a few Peridot Mist sequins to the grass area to anchor the card and add even more interest.

I can’t wait to share more Pretty Pink Posh projects with you all! Be sure to follow me on Instagram!

 

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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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Friends Forever – Woodland Critters

By on June 8, 2017
Pretty Pink Posh Woodland Critters
Pretty Pink Posh Woodland Critters

Pretty Pink Posh Woodland Critters

I took advantage of the Memorial Day sale and picked up this back-in-stock Woodland Critters stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh. I wanted to use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to water color so I decided to do it with this new set!

There were so many cute images to color I didn’t even use all the critters that came with the stamp set!

I really wanted to try a soft sepia look, so I stamped everything in Versamark Sepia ink then colored everything in muted tones.

The background was created by blending Distress Ink Bundled Sage for a soft grass and the sky is Stormy Sky for a muted gray blue.

I finished the card by making a frame out of Mama Elephant dies and adding white sequins.

PPP Woodland Critters

 

A close up of the images shows a few details I added with a white gel pen. I feel this gives the images a little extra something special!

PPP Woodland Critters

I love these hedgehogs. I went a little too crazy w/ the white pen on the first one. Haha. Lesson learned!

PPP Woodland Critters

This card will always be near and dear to me. It’s what caught the attention from the team at Pretty Pink Posh and how I was invited to join their design team – my first design team! I love their products so I said yes immediately! I can’t wait to share more PPP projects with everybody!

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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

 

lawn fawn love you s'more handmade card
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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paper smooches - pretty momma handmade mother's day card
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!

paper smooches - pretty momma handmade mother's day card
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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You Make My Life Magical

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MFT Stamps - BB Magical Dragons
Sweet card for my sweet little boy who loves dragons.

Cards for Boys

Because I mainly buy stamp sets that I like, I found I had an abundance amount of unicorns and mermaids. However when I sat down to craft with my children, my son, Aidan, told me, “Mom, how come you don’t have any boy stamps.” I guess the unicorns and mermaids weren’t for him. I sought after a few sets he would like and this dragon one was one of them. I decided to make him a card for his room (currently my daughter displays all the cards I make on her book shelf.)

DIY Cloud Stencil

MFT just came out with a cloud stencil. Since I’m trying to be good and not buy all the things, I decided to make use of the cloud die I already have and make my own! I die cut a piece of 110 lb card stock and used it as my stencil to make the background of my card and it worked out great! It’s still in great condition and can be used again.

I colored the dragons with Copic markers and mounted the entire card onto pretty pattern paper. I gold embossed the sentiment to have it match the patterned paper and voila! We have a card for Aidan!

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Work Less, Play More, Enjoy Life with Stamping Bella

By on May 11, 2017
Stamping Bella Uptown Girl - Sandy and her Sombrero Handmade Card
Handmade Card using Stamping Bella Uptown Girl – Sandy and Her Sombrero

Work Less, Play More, Enjoy Life!

I love this sentiment and I love Stamping Bella Uptown Girls! They’re just so darn cute and I can’t think of any of my girlfriends who wouldn’t want to receive one of these images on a card! Today I used Stamping Bella Uptown Girl – Sandy and Her Sombrero to make a playful card for the workaholics in my life – which is almost everybody I know! We all work so hard, sometimes we need to be reminded to make some time to “play more” and most importantly, “enjoy life!”

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl - Sandy and her Sombrero Handmade Card
Close-up of Sandy and her sweet drink.

No Zigs, No Problem

I colored Sandy with Copic markers. I usually like to watercolor things but since I have not invested in Zig Clean Real Brush pens yet, and my Sai watercolor brush pens are very limited in color, I decided to use my Copics. I went with a fun purple look to contrast w/ the orange polka dot background I picked so I could create something for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, “Go Dotty.”

This was an easy and quick card and I haven’t decided who will be receiving it yet! Hopefully whoever I decide on loves it as much as I do!

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl - Sandy and her Sombrero Handmade Card

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Mermaid For You Spinning Wheel Card

By on May 10, 2017
lawn fawn mermaid for you handmade card
Spinning Wheel Card featuring Lawn Fawn Mermaid For You

First Spinning Wheel Card

I watched a YouTube video tutorial of how to make a spinning wheel card from Sandy Allnock’s YouTube channel and decided I really wanted to make one! It just looks so fun to do! Well let me tell you, she is a very skilled crafter because she makes it look SO much easier than it was. It wasn’t difficult as much as there was a lot more engineering and foresight needed. I had to cute the hole out twice because my first one was too close to the edge! But the end results was completely worth it!

The Process

This is a lengthy process so I recommend watching Sandy Allnock’s tutorial video on how to make a spinning wheel card. I will only be describing my specific design.

I created the background by blending Distress Ink in Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers. I added some water droplets and lifted some of the ink to make it look like bubbles in water.

lawn fawn mermaid for you handmade card

I colored and cute out a mermaid, merman (Who loves Zoolander like I do?!), a narwhal (my favorite sea creature), a rock, seaweed and coral. Everything was stamped in Memento ink – I used Memento dew drops for the coral and seaweed.

The mer-people, narwhal and rock were colored with Copic colors.

lawn fawn mermaid for you handmade card

I then assembled the card using the tutorial from Sandy Allnock and the rest is history! Please enjoy the video I made of the card in action below:

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