Saturday, December 12, 2020

Let it Snow Card - Snowman 3

This is my third snowman card using the Hello Bluebird Winter Woods Overlay Die set. I'm making multiples of these cards to send out for Christmas. I changed the design slightly and used different papers on each of the snowman cards so I wouldn't get bored making the same card over and over. The slight changes were enough to keep me from losing interest in making my cards. There are links to the other cards at the end of this post.

 

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Friday, December 11, 2020

Let it Snow Card - Snowman 2

This is my second snowman card using the Hello Bluebird Winter Woods Overlay Die set. For this card I opted for winter papers instead of Christmas papers. The Echo Park Warm & Cozy papers were perfect for this winter-themed Christmas card. I love the softer color palette. I wanted the snowman to hold a tiny gift so I dug around in my stash until I found the perfect die. The Home for the Holidays die set from Tim Holtz has a gift box die small enough to fit the proportions of the snowman. I topped the card with a bunch of pine cones and holly and berries to complete the card. 


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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Let it Snow Card - Gnome 1

This is my third card using the Hello Bluebird Winter Woods Overlay Die set. I decided to change things up this time and use a gnome die instead of the snowman die that comes with the set. For this card I used Simple Stories Very Merry papers that I had in my stash. I love the black, red and green and white color palette. I scattered a few mushrooms on the snowbank to go with the gnome theme of this card. The tiny mushroom dies from the Gnome Place Like Home die set from My Favorite Things were used to make the tiny mushrooms. I topped the card with two clusters of holly and berries.


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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Let it Snow Card - Snowman 1

 

I enjoy creating cards with patterned papers and dies because they don't require tedious coloring and shading. This card has only 2 stamped images. One is on the front of the card and the other is the sentiment inside the card. That's definitely a bonus if you need to make multiples of the same card to send out for Christmas! I plan on making several of these cards. I'm also making a second version of this card using a different paper collection. 

 

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Sunday, December 6, 2020

Christmas Ornaments

My daughter wants to give something handmade to her close group of friends this Christmas. She asked each of them to name their favorite animal. I made an ornament for them based on their responses. I really hope they like them! I'll make one for my daughter as well. I have the perfect die set to use for her ornament! Shhh....it's a secret. 

 

These ornaments were s0 much fun to make. I used dies from my collection as well as papers from my stash. The plastic dome ornaments are very inexpensive and can be found at most craft stores during the holiday season.


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Christmas Wish Scrapbook Layout

I created this layout using the Very Merry Collection from Simple Stories. The floral papers in this collection are beautiful. I love how the red and green pops against the black background. I decided to scrap this black and white photo because I love how it looks with the colors in the collection. You'll notice from my other scrapbook layouts that I usually scrap only 1 photo per page. The photos I choose to scrap are my favorite photos. I decided a long time ago that I wouldn't scrap every photo. It was just too overwhelming to attempt to scrap all of them. By choosing only a few favorites I feel less stress and I can enjoy taking my time creating each layout!

 

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Friday, December 4, 2020

Winter Scrapbook Layout - Flurries

I really love Simple Stories scrapbook papers and embellishments. The Freezin' Season Collection is adorable and very girly. The perfect collection to match my daughter's winter photos. It goes perfectly with her pink snowsuit! The little houses, trees and mountains are whimsical and cute. I used lots of adhesive foam dots to create dimension and machine stitching to add some additional texture to the layout. I added a lot of details to this page, but the adorable photo of my daughter is still the focal point of the layout. My daughter is now 20 and a junior in college. I'd say I'm a tad behind on my scrapbooking. I know a lot of you can relate!


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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Christmas Wooden Block - Winter Deer

This is the second wooden block I've made using lots of Tim Holtz products and techniques. The Tim Holtz pine cone paper was the starting point for my project. I knew I had to use it because it's absolutely gorgeous! Neutral colors and pops of gold were also used to create this wintry Christmas scene. I leave this piece out during the winter months because it doesn't look too Christmasy (is that a word?). I love the tiny Tim Holtz deer and trees that are adorned with gold baubles. The tiny packages wrapped in Tim Holtz papers complete the scene on top of the block. Tim Holtz dies were used to create the winter scene on the front of the block.

 

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Monday, November 2, 2020

Winter Moose Burlap Panel Vignette

I made this burlap panel vignette to display during the winter months. It was created using the backside of a Tim Holtz burlap panel along with dies, papers and Idea-ology products from Tim Holtz. I became a Tim Holtz Addict about 2 years ago after seeing projects that were made using his products and techniques. I was immediately hooked! I joined the Tim Holtz Addicts Facebook page and started following him on social media along with many of his Makers. I'm so glad I discovered this fun and creative community of crafters because I've learned so much from each and every one of them! I'm hoping through my blog I can inspire others as well.


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Sunday, November 1, 2020

Sloth Christmas Card

My daughter loves a lot of things and sloths are one of those things. When I saw this sloth die set from Katelyn Lizardi for Sizzix I knew I had to have it for my daughter's Christmas card. Ideas were already forming in my head even before I put the die set in my cart! I was so excited when the sloth arrived in the mail. I couldn't wait to get started on her card! 


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Saturday, October 31, 2020

Christmas Wooden Block - Beach Theme

I made this Christmas decor piece for a friend of mine that loves Tim Holtz products and techniques. I decided on a beach themed Christmas piece because she owns a home on the beach. The Sea-Maiden paper collection from Authentique was the starting point for my idea. It's the perfect paper for this project because it matches the decor in her beautiful home. I also love that the papers are vintage inspired beach designs. The collection is absolutely gorgeous! I had so much fun making this Christmas piece because it's non-traditional looking in color and theme.  

 

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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Fall Pumpkin Card 4

I can't stop making cards using the Jaded Blossom Fancy Pumpkin die! This is the fifth card I've made using the die and my fourth fall card. I used the Gracious Collection by Authentique for this fall card. The earth tone patterns in this collection are absolutely beautiful! I really love how this card turned out. 

 

If you'd like to make this card, keep reading for the instructions, as well as a full list of the supplies I used to create the card.

 

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Give Thanks Burlap Panel

Fall is my favorite season. I enjoy the cooler temperatures, but I especially love the various shades of yellow, orange, red, purple and brown as the leaves change color during the fall season. I live in Wisconsin, so my family gets to enjoy the 4 different seasons in their full glory!

 

This piece is a celebration of fall and Thanksgiving. The majority of this fall burlap decor piece was made with Authentique papers, Tim Holtz dies and cardstock. I was very happy with how it turned out. I purchased an easel so it could be displayed in my living room.

 

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Halloween Tray

I finally made a Halloween tray. I've seen many different versions on Pinterest and I wanted to make one myself. Hobby Lobby had the trays on clearance a few years ago and I stocked up on black and white trays. I found a bunch of Jolee's Boutique Halloween embellishments at Tuesday Morning that were the perfect size to fit inside the little cubbies. Of course, I also had some Halloween embellishments in my stash along with the Teresa Collins papers and chipboard pieces! The little skeleton couple is my favorite part of the tray. I just love them! 

 

You can use up your leftover Halloween embellishments from other projects to decorate one of these trays. Scraps of leftover Halloween paper could easily be used  because very little paper is needed for this project. This piece took me about 2 hours to create and I enjoyed making it. I will definitely make a Christmas and winter version using the white trays. 

 

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Monday, October 12, 2020

Fall Pumpkin Card 3

Can you tell I love the Jaded Blossom Fancy Pumpkin die? This is my third card using the die and I still have more ideas for other cards! I just love it so much! It can also be used for Halloween cards, but so far I've only made fall cards using the die. I may have to make a Halloween card next! For this third card I decided to go with a non-traditional black and white farmhouse inspired card with subtle pops of color. I really love how it turned out!


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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Fall Pumpkin Card 2

Fall is my favorite season and I love making cards to celebrate the season. This is the second fall card I've made using the Jaded Blossom Fancy Pumpkin die along with the Simple Stories Fall Farmhouse paper collection. This paper collection is so pretty!

 

If you'd like to make this card, keep reading for the instructions, as well as a full list of the supplies I used to create the card.

 

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Saturday, October 10, 2020

Fall Pumpkin Card 1

This is my entry into Jaded Blossom's October Challenge: Pumpkin Power!

 

 I enjoy using dies to make cards because I love patterned papers. Fall papers are favorites of mine because I think the color palette is beautiful. The Fall Farmhouse collection from Simple Stories that I used to make this card has a fall color palette along with a few non-traditional fall colors. My favorite paper from the collection is the gorgeous floral pattern that was used to make the pumpkin. Speaking of pumpkins....how cool is that pumpkin die? It's the Fancy Pumpkin Die from Jaded Blossom and I'm in love with it! I really like how this card turned out and I'll definitely make more of these cards using a different combination of fall papers.  

 

If you'd like to make this card, keep reading for the instructions, as well as a full list of the supplies I used to create the card.

 

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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Vintage Inspired Halloween Candy Tin

My love of vintage Halloween decor inspired me to make this vintage inspired Halloween mini candy tin arrangement. I found the mini flip top candy tin at Tuesday Morning. It's not a Halloween tin, but I thought the colors worked for this project. I used stickers and chipboard pieces from the Simple Stories Vintage Halloween collection along with Jolee's Boutique halloween candy embellishments and a Tim Holtz pumpkin to decorate the tin. I also made a Halloween rosette and attached it to an orange and black stripe paper straw to add height to the arrangement. I was able to fit a lot of vintage looking Halloween pieces into this tiny little tin! 

 

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Monday, September 21, 2020

Halloween Stacked Coffins

I made this Halloween stacked coffin piece after being inspired by a blog post by Sarah R. I went into my Halloween stash and pulled out things that I thought would look cool on the coffins. A skeleton, skulls, bones and pumpkins definitely needed a spot on this piece! Since Authentique always makes the best Halloween papers, I decided to cover the coffins using a combination of their Mysterious and Moonlit collections. The skeleton paper is perfect for a coffin! I absolutely had a blast making this piece! 


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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Happy Halloween Scrapbook Layout

My daughter was a pink poodle for Halloween 2005. I sat on those photos for years waiting for the perfect Halloween scrapbook paper to come along that included pink in the color story. The Simple Stories Happy Haunting Collection was the perfect paper to scrap those photos. The papers and embellishments have pink in the color scheme along with the traditional orange and black Halloween colors. It also doesn't hurt that the embellishments are super cute! 


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Friday, September 11, 2020

I Wanna Be a Care Bear Scrapbook Layout

Being behind on scrapping photos can sometimes pay off. This Halloween photo of my daughter from 2003 (yes, 2003!) was sitting around waiting to be scrapped until the perfect paper collection finally came along. The Simple Stories Dream Big collection isn't a Halloween collection, but it had all the colors and elements I needed to scrap this adorable photo of my daughter as Cheer Bear. Think outside the box when looking for papers to scrap Halloween photos. Sometimes the perfect papers are from collections that are not traditional Halloween themes. I'll admit that I stocked up on this collection because it's just so cute! I know I'll be able to use it to scrap other photos of my daughter. I'm in love with how this layout turned out. It's just so bright and cheery! 


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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Baby Boy Clothes Card

I love baby clothes so I had to buy this adorable Jaded Blossom baby die set. It's the perfect die set to make baby cards if you do not enjoy or want to color tiny images. I used papers from the Echo Park Baby Boy 6x6 paper pad to make the clothes. The small prints of the papers look perfect on the tiny baby clothes. I kept the background simple because I wanted the line of baby clothes to be the focal point of the card. Tumbled glass Distress Oxide Ink and a My Favorite Things Mini Cloud Edges Stencil were used to create the puffy cloud background. I used the oh baby dies from the set to make the title. I also made a baby girl version of this card which I will also be sharing on my blog. Stay tuned!

 

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Sunday, August 23, 2020

Baby Girl Onesie Card

I absolutely love a baby in a onesie! The Jaded Blossom baby dies are my favorite dies to use on a baby card because I also love to mix different pattern papers to create my cards. Look at how adorable those onesies look in the Darling Girl papers from Authentique! This was a very quick and easy card to make once I decided which papers I wanted to use on the card. I always try to use papers from a 6x6 paper pad on my A2 cards because the prints are smaller in scale and look better on a small card. You can see in the photo that the smaller size prints are the perfect size to go with the onesie dies. The background paper was also from the Darling Girl collection. It's the perfect background paper for this card because it's subtle and not too overwhelming of a print, but it still adds some interest to the card. If you look closely you will see that the paper looks like vintage baby ads from a newspaper. So cute! I used adhesive foam dots to attach the middle onesie to the card because I wanted some dimension on the card. The "oh baby" title is four layers cut out of gray cardstock using a Jaded Blossom die. The layers were glued on top of each other to add one more dimensional element to the card. That's it! A quick and easy baby girl card. 

 

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Friday, August 21, 2020

Halloween Haunted House Clipboard

Fall is just around the corner and it always makes me want to make Halloween mixed media projects. I made this spooky Halloween haunted house clipboard using tons of Tim Holtz products and techniques. His haunted house dies are always fabulous! The Distress Oxide Ink and Distress Mica Spray background set the scene for this spooky haunted house and graveyard mixed media piece. The headstones look like they've been sitting in the graveyard for hundreds of years and the fence looks like real wrought iron. I absolutely love how this project turned out!

 

I need to give a special shout out to Emma Williams because I've learned so much from her and it helped me gain the confidence to make this project. Thanks, Emma!

 

Keep reading for more details on this spooky Halloween haunted house clipboard!

Monday, August 17, 2020

Ghost Halloween Card

These is my first Halloween card of the year. I used the adorable Hello Bluebird Frightful Little Bits stamps and dies along with their Spooky Scene die set to make this card. I fell in love with these little ghosts as soon as I saw them! The ghost with the glasses is my favorite. I used Distress Oxide Inks, Martha Stewart Sterling Glitter Paste and a cloud stencil to make the spooky background.

 If you'd like to make this card, keep reading for the instructions, as well as a full list of the supplies I used to create the card.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Dog Scrapbook Layout

I created this scrapbook layout to honor our dog Bert. We adopted him from the Wisconsin Humane Society in September of 2005. He was our constant companion and family member for 13 years. Sadly, we had to say goodbye to him in March of 2018. There isn't a day that goes by that we don't think fondly of him and how much he meant to us. We are finally at a place where we can talk about him and not tear up. He really had a big personality for such a little guy. In the words of my daughter, "Bert was a legend." If you have ever wondered if a shelter dog would make a good family dog, the answer is YES! Please consider adopting a pet from a shelter or rescue. They have so much love to give and you definitely won't regret it!

If you'd like to create this layout for your dog, keep reading for the instructions, as well as a full list of the supplies I used to create the layout.

 

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Beach Theme Card

 

This is my second entry into Honey Bee Stamps Buzzworthy Challenge #57 Beach Theme.

I really love the Simple Stories You Are Here! paper collection that I used on this card. It's the perfect collection for a beach theme or tropical inspired card. I combined it with flip flops, a flamingo, a starfish and palm trees. Distress Oxide Inks were used to make the sand and water portions of the card. It really makes me wish I was at the beach!

If you'd like to make this card and learn how I made the starfish look like it's covered in sand, keep reading for step-by-step instructions, as well as a full list of the supplies I used to create the card.

 

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Monday, August 10, 2020

Llama & Cactus Christmas Card

  Jaded Blossom and Lawn Fawn Cactus and Llama Card

I won Jaded Blossom's July Color Challenge and I chose their Succulent Christmas stamp set as my prize. It's a very cute set! I used one of the cactus stamps from the set along with the Winter Alpaca stamp set from Lawn Fawn to create this card. I think the two stamp sets look adorable together! I combined a few different techniques to create this card and I loved how it turned out. 

 


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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Life is Better in Flip Flops Slimline Card

This is my entry into Honey Bee Stamps Buzzworthy Challenge #57 Beach Theme

I was on the fence for months about slimline cards. The many wonderful slimline cards I've seen online have inspired me to take the leap into doing something different. If you aren't sure if you want to spend MORE money on dies, don't! You really don't need to purchase special dies to make a slimline card. You simply need to cut the paper to size and that's it. The front of this card measures 4"x 9" and I trimmed the wave and hillside borders to fit the card. It's that simple. You also won't need to purchase special envelopes. This size card fits into a standard business envelope. You can purchase a box of envelopes at Dollar Tree so your investment will be minimal. I hope you like my first slimline card as much as I enjoyed making it!


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Monday, August 3, 2020

Hope Your Birthday Is Poppin' Card

Funko Pop Avatar Birthday Card

I made this birthday card for my Funko Pop loving husband. What is a Funko Pop? They are licensed pop culture vinyl collectibles and collecting them is addictive! I wanted to make him a birthday card that incorporated his love of collecting Funko Pops. I was so excited when I discovered the Funko Pop! Yourself custom pop avatar maker on Funko's website! I knew immediately that this would be the theme of my card. I was able to come up with a very close depiction of my husband, complete with his signature raised eyebrow. The clothing is also very accurate as he enjoys wearing gray t-shirts under zip up hoodies. The resemblance is uncanny! LOL! I used a computer generated sentiment using the Bebas Neue font which resembles the font used on Funko Pop boxes. Yes, I thought of every detail! I mounted the photo onto black cardstock and made a black frame using a Lawn Fawn stitched square frame die. Needless to say, he absolutely loved this card! It will be displayed in a prominent spot surrounded by his Funko Pop collection.




Ingredients:

  • Funko Pop! Yourself Avatar Maker

  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Square Frame Die

  • Cardstock: White, Black

  • Computer Generated Sentiment

  • Bebas Neue Font





Saturday, August 1, 2020

Super Hero & Coffee Birthday Card

Today is my husband's birthday. Happy Birthday, Nik! I made this card for him by combining two of his favorite things, his love of coffee and super heroes. Kind of an odd combination, but I think I made it work. The super hero themed papers from Echo Park were the perfect choice for this comic book inspired card. I also used the coffee cup die from the My Favorite Things Hot Cocoa Cup die set to incorporate the coffee theme. I really love how this card turned out. It's such a fun card and it makes me smile. Most importantly, he loved it!


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Thursday, July 30, 2020

You Warm My Heart Mug Card

Hot Cocoa Christmas Winter Card

I made this winter card to keep my mind off of the hot and humid weather we've been having in the midwest. I pulled out my favorite mug die set from My Favorite Things along with papers that have been sitting for way too long in my stash. I enjoy making cards using contrasting papers and the Perfect Winter paper collection by Echo Park is gorgeous. I love how the red and blue floral paper and the red and blue stripe paper look on the mugs. The colors really pop against the neutral faux wood background. Tim Holtz Grit-Paste and Distress Clear Rock Candy Glitter along with a snow stencil were used to give the faux wood background some dimensional texture. A Tim Holtz crochet die was used to make the beautiful red doily border. I added the blue snowflake washi tape to add another blue element to the red, blue and white color scheme of the card.


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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Cat Lady Birthday Card

DCWV Playful Pets Paper

I made this birthday card for one of my cat lady friends using only a few supplies from my stash. The Momenta Cat Lady stamp set and Playful Pets Mat Stack from DCWV that were used to make this card are absolutely adorable! The stack contains cat, dog, bunny and goldfish themed papers. I picked up both the stamp set and the mat stack from Tuesday Morning a few months ago. Who doesn't love a good Tuesday Morning find? This card is fairly simple because I wanted the focal point of the card to be those cute cat papers and the cat lady stamp. 


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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Birthday Wishes Cake Card

My Favorite Things Cake Die

This is my card entry into the My Favorite Things Color Challenge #146


I used the Cake die set from My Favorite Things along with one of their Stitch Rectangle Scallop Edge Frame dies to create this card. The cake dies are small so you can easily use scraps to make the layers of the cake. A Darice numbers embossing folder was used to create the background of the card. I love how the colors of the cake pop against the stark white background. A small sentiment stamp was used to finish the card. This card took only a few minutes to create. It's the perfect solution if you need to make a last minute birthday card, but still want something that looks pretty. You can also make several of these cards to have in your card stash, changing the color scheme for variety.


If you'd like to make this card, keep reading for the instructions, as well as a full list of the supplies I used to create the card.

 

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Rainbow Bridge Pet Sympathy Card

Dog Cat Card

This is my entry into the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #499.


This is a card I hope I won't have to mail to a friend or family member any time soon. Unfortunately, the need for a pet sympathy card does arise from time to time and it always makes me sad when I have to make one. We lost our Bert a little over two years ago and I know how it feels to lose a furry member of the family. A small gesture like a handmade card lets the recipient  know you care and are there for them during this difficult time. I find it's better to make a few of these in advance because it's more difficult for me to make them immediately after the loss of a pet. I love the idea that our beloved pets go to the Rainbow Bridge when they are no longer with us. This sympathy card represents the pet crossing over to the Rainbow Bridge.


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Monday, July 20, 2020

Warm Wishes Card



It's Christmas in July! I entered this card into the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #498. This is the first time I've entered a card into their weekly sketch challenge. I saw the sketch and immediately knew that I wanted to use their Hot Cocoa Cup dies for the challenge.  The American Crafts Hot Cocoa paper that I used has been sitting in my stash for a few years. I'm sure everyone can relate to having paper in their stash that they have yet to use. Right? This 6x6 stack has a lot of cute papers that are perfect for winter themed cards. The red and black buffalo check is my favorite from the stack. I love how this card turned out. The red and black papers really pop against the stark white embossed background. I thought making a winter card would help get my mind off of the very hot weather we've been having. As the saying goes "I can't wait for it to get cold again so I can complain about how cold it is." LOL!


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Sunday, July 19, 2020

Treat yo' self Card

HAPPY NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY!

I was in the mood to make an ice cream card yesterday because the heat index was 100 degrees! What could be better than ice cream on a hot and humid summer day? I pulled out my Jaded Blossom ice cream cone stamp set and starting to think of ideas for my card. We like to use the phrase "treat yo' self" at my house because we are huge Parks and Rec fans. I decided to combine the ice cream cone stamp set and the "treat yo' self" quote to make this card.  Keep reading for directions on how to make this card as well as a full list of supplies. 


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Thursday, July 16, 2020

I'm Gnome For Loving Coffee Card

I was so excited when I went to my mail box this morning and saw that the new Gnome Brewed Stamp Set and Coffee Bean Stencil from Jaded Blossom had arrived! The coffee gnomes are even cuter in person if that's even possible! I knew I wanted to purchase this set after seeing the sneak peeks and projects using this stamp set. I'm obsessed with gnomes, and this coffee themed set is really unique. I made this card today because I couldn't wait to create something with it. I hope you like it!


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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Birthday Cake Card



I created this card for the My Favorite Things Color Challenge #145. This is a really nice color palette and it works well for a masculine card. I'll probably use it again on other cards and projects. The Stampendous Party Background stamp is the perfect background for a birthday card. It gives the background some interest without taking away from the awesome My Favorite Things Birthday Cake die cut. Keep reading for instructions on how to make this card as well as the full list of supplies.


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Monday, July 13, 2020

The Man, The Myth, The Legend Card


I wanted to make a masculine Father's Day card for my husband, but I couldn't find stamps that I really loved. It was time to start digging into my stash to see if I could come up with something without buying more stuff. I pulled out my Graphic 45 gear die and some large alpha dies from my stash. I knew I could make this work. Our daughter has always called my husband Da. Not Daddy. Not Dad. Not Father. "Da." It stuck and she's been calling him Da since she was able to talk (almost 20 years!) Try finding a Da stamp! My alpha dies would definitely come in handy for this card! 


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Sunday, July 12, 2020

St. Patrick's Day Gnome Card



At the beginning of the year, I challenged myself to use this gnome for every season and holiday throughout the year. So far, I have used it on winter, Valentine's Day, The 4th of July and now a St. Patrick's Day card. From the moment I saw this gnome die, I just knew I wanted to make a St. Patrick's Day card with him. I used Authentique St. Patrick's Day themed papers for this card. You really can't go wrong when it comes to Authentique papers! I used an embossing folder to make a Swiss Dot pattern on the white paper, which made it so the oval background would have some interest and texture to it. Additionally, I used a Tim Holtz clover punch to make the smaller clovers. To make the larger clover I die cut 4 small hearts and arranged them to look like a 4-leaf clover. To top it all off, I added a sparkly gold enamel dot in the center of the large shamrock. I used a computer generated sentiment to complete the card.




I was flattered that Authentique chose this card to be included in their April 2020 Fan Feature.


Ingredients:

  • Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Gnome Die
  • Authentique Paper Emerald Collection
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables Die
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Oval Stacks Die
  • Tim Holtz Clover Punch
  • Tiny Heart Die
  • Gold Sparkly Enamel Dot
  • Cardstock: green, white, orange
  • Darice Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
  • White Gel Pen
  • Twine

Baby Animals Baby Card


For this card, I decided to go with a more neutral color palette. This way, it could be used no matter what gender baby your friend or family member might be having. The baby animals look absolutely adorable in the light green, yellow, and pink papers. They pair perfectly with the plaid background paper I chose. I like to use various textures on my projects, so I chose cardstock that looks like linen and Swiss dot cardstock. Additionally, I used a peek-a-boo die from My Favorite Things and tucked the animals inside, so they look like they are peeking out from the card. For the "oh baby" phrase, I die cut 4 layers in light blue cardstock and stacked them on top of each other. In doing so, it has some dimension and is not be flat against the card. I like using this technique better than using adhesive foam dots. I will probably make a few more of these cards, just to have then on hand. After all, you never know when you may need a baby card!


Ingredients:

  • Sizzix Baby Jungle Thinlets Die Set
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Window and Edge Die
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
  • Jaded Blossom Oh Baby Die
  • White Swiss Dot Cardstock
  • Textured Cardstock: Lt. Green, Yellow, Pink & Lt. Blue
  • Authentique Plaid Baby Paper

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Gnome Terrarium

As you may have already guessed, I love everything gnome related! This gnome stamp and die set, along with the mushroom die set, were my first Lawn Fawn purchases. There were a lot of ideas floating around my head, but I knew I wanted to make something to display in my craft room. In the end, I decided to make a gnome terrarium. Not just any gnome terrarium, though. Each gnome represents a member of the family - my husband, daughter, and myself. Although the beard my husband sports doesn't look the same, he's definitely getting there! Also if you look closely, you can see I even personalized the door of the mushroom house. Additionally, I added some moss along the bottom of the terrarium. Doing this ties together the woodsy feel of a gnome home, while staying true to a traditional terrarium. I especially like the shape of the terrarium I chose, as it adds extra character to the project as a whole. Finally, I finished it off by adding a burlap bow and a tag that says, "There's Gnome Place Like Home."




Meet my gnome family!




Close up of my family and our personalized door.


 I was delighted that my gnome terrarium was featured on the May Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog. It's a special piece and I'm glad so many people enjoyed it!


Ingredients:

  • Lawn Fawn Oh Gnome! Stamps & Dies

  • Lawn Fawn Mushroom House Die Set

  • Glass Terrarium

  • Burlap Ribbon

  • Tim Holtz Wire Pin

  • Prismacolor Premier Pencils

  • Cardstock in various colors

  • Moss