Today I have a belated birthday card, featuring Lawn Fawn, for those times when you either forgot, or as in my case, was just too sick to get the card out on time! Yes, I caught one of the nasty flu strains floating around this season; no fun, I tell you! But I had this card in my head the entire time, so I was so happy this weekend when I could finally find the time to sit down and make it! I paired new and old Lawn Fawn (LF) sets for this card: Hang in There stamp set and coordinating die set, Year Two stamp set and coordinating die set. The LF die sets used for this card are Simple Stitched Hillside, Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Stackables, and their Stitched Rectagle Small Stackables and the Large set. I used LF’s Jet Black Ink for all the stamping; this ink is so dark and crisp, and perfect for coloring with Copic Markers. Then I used LF’s Mermaid Ink pad and my Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tool to create the background sky. The patterned paper comes from LF’s 6×6 Perfectly Plaid Chill paper pack. The sequins are Pretty Pink Posh’s 3mm and 4mm Sparkling Clear Cupped Sequins. Thanks for stopping by! Have a GREAT WEEK, and Happy Crafting!
When I saw this new Valentine’s Day kit from My Favorite Things (MFT), I fell in love (hee hee, “fell in love”, get it? OK, bad pun); it was a great kit for this upcoming special day, and unfortunately it is sold out and they will not be restocking it. HOWEVER, you can still buy the products in it separately! I have them all listed in my Products List at the end of this post. I’ve made 4 cards from this kit so far, and I brought in a few MFT Birdie Brown pet stamp & die sets to personalize 3 of the cards to the recipients and their pet(s). All of the colored images are colored with Copic Markers. The first one is for my mom & my step-dad, and their sweet dog, Ellie. I picked the BB You Make My Tail Wag stamp set and die set to feature this sweet and silly doggy: The second card features my brother’s and his wife’s 2 kitties, Tiggo & Kinley. These 2 cute cat images come from the BB I Knead You stamp set and die set: And for my dad & my step-mom, here is their card featuring their sibling kitty-cats, Hayden & Mac. This kitty image is from the MFT BB Cool Cat stamp set and die set: The last card doesn’t have any pets on it, but is just as cute! I hope you have a great Valentine’s Day, and Happy crafting!
Wow, it’s been over a couple months since my last post! I started a fantastic new job 3 months ago, and I think that took up every ounce of energy I had; but NOW, I have settled in VERY nicely (and LOVING this new job!) and my creative bug has arisen once again (thankfuly! I missed it!). Last week I was looking around the Simon Says Stamp Lawn Fawn section, and I noticed this set that had somehow escaped me – the Sewn with Love stamp and die set. There was no question about it; I HAD to have it. My mom is an avid sewer, and it will be perfect for a bunch of cards for her (or maybe to make a set of cards with and give to her as a present)! For today’s card, I decided to make a “just because” card. Now that we live almost 4 hours apart (since I moved a year ago), I think she’d definitely like this one. The images are stamped with my new Jet Black ink by Lawn Fawn (OMG, this color is AMAZING, stamps perfectly, and colors beautifully with Copics). The cute plaid paper is from Lawn Fawn’s orginal Perfectly Plaid 6×6 paper pack; I cant find it anywhere on-line for purchase, Lawn Fawn Rainbow Cardstock collection. I die cut the plaid paper with the largest die in the Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Stackables set. I painted the word “Sew” with my Zig Clear Wink of Stella, then covered it in Glossy Accents to really give it “pop”. My adhesives on this project consist of my favorite tape runner, MyStick Adhesive, 3D Foam Squares to pop a couple of the images up higher than the others, and Tombow Mono Liquid Glue to glue some of the smaller elements down. I hope you enjoyed ths project! Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!
OK, I am really getting into this Reverse Confetti thing! DriveByCrafts, I think you have really started something here! Today I am featuring Merry Christmoose; this holiday card is 4 3/4″ square. I stamped the background trees onto Copic-friendly paper, then stamped them again onto masking paper. I cut them out, covered up my trees in the scene, and created the background sky using Distress inks. Then I colored the trees. For the moose, I stamped him, colored him, and hand-cut him out with a white border. I have to admit something… when I went to stamp the cute sign image in the set, it was GONE! Yes, I had taken it out earlier, and somehow I lost it. I have looked EVERYWHERE (and went through my FULL crafting garbage can piece-by-piece, AND crawled around on my crafting room floor for a long time meticulously looking everywhere – ugh!), and it is lost. So, the cute scene on this card can still be adorable without the sign, but image how great it would look WITH it! So, my advice for you today is DON’T TAKE STAMP IMAGES OUT OF THEIR PACKAGING UNTIL YOU’RE READY TO USE THEM! LOL, thanks for stopping by!
I’m so excited to share this fun new stamp set with you by Taylored Expressions (TE)! I’m guest designing for them this month, and if you haven’t seen the Sneak Peek days, head over to their blog! This stamp & die combo set is called If Snowmen Could Talk; I made a standard A2 size card, and I was having so much fun with the different faces that I made a mini card, also. I stamped the snowmen in Copic-friendly ink, and colored them with my Copic Sketch markers. For the background skies, I used a stencil I made, rubbed Tumbled Glass Distress ink onto the paper with my Mini Ink Blending Tool – easy peasy! The great frames that say Happy Holidays and Merry are made using the Picture Perfect Vertical die set. I painted Zig Clear Wink of Stella on both snowmens’ buttons. What fun these 2 cards were to make! And this stamp set has so many other cute faces to choose from, along with great sentiments! Thank you for stopping by, and you can see the entire October Release here!
I just love participating in The Daily Marker‘s 30 Day Color Challenge! Not only does it give me a great excuse to do a little coloring every day for 30 days straight, it then leaves me with a bunch of colored images that are then ready to be used at any time! That’s how this project for today started – I had 2 Mama Elephant stamp sets entirely colored and die cut, so I decided to make Halloween cards with them! The stamp & die sets I used are the Meowlloween stamp set and coordinating die set, and the Meowlloween Extras stamp & die set. The grass is die cut using the shorter grass die from the My Favorite Things (MFT) Grassy Fields die set, and the fence is die cut using the MFT Farm Fence die set. The scalloped frame is from Pretty Pink Posh’s Scallop Frame die set. And the last die I used was for the outer rectangle cut; that was the largest die from th Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackables Rectangles die set. The background sky is created by blending Dusty Concord Distress Ink and Black Soot Distress Ink onto Watercolor Cardstock with my Ink Blending Tools; I used Squeezed Lemonade for the moon. The adorable Halloween paper all come from Doodlebug’s October 31st 6×6 paper pad.
I stamped the sentiment on the imside with Lawn Fawn’s Yeti ink. Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day, and Happy Crafting!
Hello! Today I’m thrilled to be guest designing for Taylored Expressions and their October Release! Today we’re featuring the new stamp set, Sleigh Bouquet and it’s coordinating die (it also comes as a set!)! This stamp image is so beautiful – a sleigh full of poinsettas and Christmas decor! I just love it! First I stamped the sleigh image with Copic-friendly ink and colored it with my Copics. Then after I die cut it I decided I wanted some dimension; so I stamped it 2 more times and colored 2 of the flowers again, cut them out, and mounted them on the first image with Foam Square Adhesives. For the berries, I added a small white dot of white ink with my white gel pen to each berry, then a small drop of Glossy Accents to each one. When I was all done with the main image, I die cut the sleigh’s shape again out of a piece of foam adhesive, and applied the image to the foam so it would “pop” from the card. The white trees background is created using the Seasonal Trees steel die. For the blue sky, I applied 3 Distress inks (Stormy Sky, Blueprint Sketch, & Black Soot) onto watercolor cardstock with my Mini Ink Blending Tool. I added a snowy texture to the white card base with the Snowfall Embossing Folder. My final touch for the scene was gluing sequins from the Snow Flurries Sequins in the background. For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment, then stamped the main image and colored the flowers I wanted, cut them out, and glued them down. Thank you so much for joining me today! Make sure to head over to the TE blog for more inspiration!
I have a cute birthday card featuring Lawn Fawn, for the DriveByCrafts blog today! I’ve always wanted the Plane and Simple stamp set, and I finally got it this month! I think the airplanes are so adorable! I decided to make it a birthday card with the plane pulling the banner (and you can put different sentiments in the banner – I love it!). The die I used to create the houses at the bottom is called Village Border. I die cut it out, then chose subtle Copic colors to color the different buildings and trees. I used a piece of paper from the Perfectly Plaid collection for the background base. Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a great weekend!
Today I’m featuring my first Reverse Confetti stamp! I have always loved their images, so when DriveByCrafts started carrying them, I was thrilled! This set is called Bearing Gifts; isn’t it just so cute? A bear driving a car! Hee hee! I stamped the image with Copic-friendly ink, and colored it with Copic Sketch markers. I chose to make the car slightly 3D by stamping the front end of the car again, coloring it, cutting it out, then mounting it with adhesive foam squares. I also stamped a couple of the trees and did the same thing. The patterned papers are both from Lawn Fawn petite paper packs: Knock on Wood, and Perfectly Plaid. I die cut them out using older Lawn Fawn stackables die sets. This set is just so cute, I can’t wait to use it again! Have a great day, and happy crafting!
When I saw this stamp set by Neat & Tangled in the Drive By Crafts store, I just knew I had to have it; it’s their new Merry Kisses stamp set, and I can’t get enough of these pretty foxes hugging eachother! Then, the flying bird and the mistletoe?! So perfect for a holiday card! I stamped the all the images on my paper with Copic-friendly black ink, then stamped them again onto masking paper (Post-It notes work good, too), and cut out the images. I covered up my stamped images on my final project sheet wuith my cut out stamped images, and took out my Distress Inks to create the background. When I was done inking the background, I then took out a snow stencil and covered my stamped & background-colored sheet of paper with it, and applied embossing paste to creae the snowy background. Then, it was time to remove the masking and reveal the images beneath (I love doing that part!); they were untouched and ready to color (which I did with Copics)! Then I applied the red frame around the scene to pull it all together. I was very pleased with the result! My final step was stamping the rest of the sentiment on the inside of the card. Thank you for stopping by! Head on over to the Drive By Crafts blog for more inspirstion, and their store for the latest and greatest products! Be sure to check out their Clearance Section, too; right now it’s 40% off!
Good morning, and welcome to Day 2 of Taylored Expressions’ (TE) September Release Sneak Peeks Week! I am thrilled to be guest designing for TE this month, and today I am featuring the new Winter White stamp set. I decided to take these beautiful snowflakes in this gorgeous stamp set and go with a non-traditional color theme; I made the snowflake different shades of pink and yellow with my Copic markers! First I stamped the images with a light gray ink, then got to coloring (all of the stamping for this card was done with my Mini Misti so that I knew the images woud stamp perfectly each time, and so I could make sure the placement of each image was in just the right spot). The card really is beautiful in person; I’m afraid the photo doesn’t do it justice! The sentiment is from the new, pretty Snowed in Sayings stamp set that is just too fun because it works perfectly for snowflakes or snow scene cards. First, I cut a piece of vellum paper a little bit wider than the sentiment width; then, I rubbed powder all over the paper with my powder tool. I then stamped the sentiment and small snowflakes onto the vellum with VersaMark ink. I sprinkled white embossing powder on the paper, then heat embossed all the images. I adhered the vellum to the card by applying tiny beads of Tombow glue to the back of the vellum behind the white letters or stars. My final step was gluing Snow Flurries sequins on various places on the vellum strip for some sparkle. Head over to the TE Blog for more inspiration, and to have a chance to win one of the new products! And don’t forget to check out yesterday’s Day 1 Release! All of the new products will be available at the TE WebStore this Thursday at 7am PST. Thank you for stopping by today, and Happy Crafting!
Hello, crafters! I hope you had a great weekend! Today I have some cheerfulness for you, featuring Paper Smooches’ products! I just LOVE this Pineapple 2 die; it’s so cute, and when you put the sunglasses with it, it really makes me smile! The sweet sentiment comes from the Kindness Sampler stamp set. I stamped the red heart with Lawn Fawn’s Lobster Ink. The background is created using Distress Ink; I smeared some of the inks onto my craft mat, spritzed it throroughly with water in my Mini Mister, then put my Watercolor Paper into the ink. I was happy with it from the first “go”, so I stopped at this point. This was a sinple card to make, and I coud see making a bunch of these to keep on hand! Thank you for stopping by; have a great day, and Happy Crafting!
Happy Wednesday! Today I’m using “old” to show off the “new” for Drive By Crafts!! All the stamp sets on these mini cards are older Lawn Fawn sets, but they look GREAT with Lawn Fawn’s new paper pad, Knock on Wood! These cards are 4 1/2″ square. All the stamps and all the dies I used are Lawn Fawn. The background skies were put on Ranger Watercolor Paper using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and a Mini Ink Blending Tool. The colored images are colored with Copic markers. Thank you so much for stopping by! You can find these products that I used at the Drive By Crafts store!
Hello, Crafters! Today I have a Halloween card, and I had fun using stamp sets that really aren’t for Halloween! Well, the new sentiment set is, but the cute trick-or-treaters are from the Ahoy, Matey set, and the black kitty is from Bicycle Built for You! The sentiment is from the new Happy Happy Happy Add-on stamp set and coordinating die set. The orange scalloped frame and the brown scalloped frame are die cut with papers from the new Knock on Wood paper pack. The sky is created by rubbing Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink and Broken China Distress Oxide ink onto watercolor paper with my Mini Ink Blending Tool. Then I stamped the stars with Lawn Fawn’s Yeti ink and poured their new White Embossing Powder over them, then heat embossed them. And I could not forget my trusty stamp shammy to help me keep my stamps clean in between all the stamping! Thank you for stopping by; have a great day, and happy crafting!
How about some cute and spooky today? I have that by featuring a bunch of Taylored Expressions products! Some of the products are newly released, and some are from past releases. At the bottom of this post are links to each product I used. The black kitty and the bat are both colored with Copic sketch makers. The background cloudy sky is created using Distress Inks. My final touch was adding Zig Clear Wink of Stella to the flying witch and bats. I’ll be entering this project into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Stamp It, and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Stamp It Thank you very much for stopping by!!
Hello and Happy Monday; I’m here for the DriveByCrafts blog today! I have always loved the Best Buds stamp set by Paper Smooches; so I was so happy when they came out with the coordinating die set for it! My card today is, of course, featuring that pretty set. First, I stamped the main images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored them with my Copic markers. I then die cut them out with their coordinating dies. For the background, I stamped the images with Lawn Fawn’s Manatee ink, and then colored them with very light colored Copics. After mounting the main images on the card, I added some Marshmallow colored sequins, and painted Zig Clear Wink of Stella on the banner. Hope you like! Have a great day, and a wonderful week!
How about some more Paper Smooches (PS)?! Yup, I’m featuring another one of their sweet die sets for the Drive By Crafts blog today! I created a shaker card using the PS Pineapple 2 die set; hee hee – a pineapple with sunglasses – I love it! The sentiment comes from the PS Kindness Sampler stamp set. The green paper and the frame were die cut with older PS die sets I have – Stitched Borders, and Frame 2. And the orange paper was die cut with Lawn Fawn’s older Large Stitched Rectangle die set. I filled the shaker portion with some clear sequins, and also glued some on the front. Then I painted some Clear Zig Wink of Stella on the purple sunglasses frame – too fun! This card didn’t take me very long, it made me smile the entire time, and I could see making a bunch of these to send out to the special people in my life! Thanks for joining me today, and have a great day; happy crafting! ~Valerie P.S. Make sure you check out the Paper Smooches September Release Blog Hop!!! It’s GREAT!
Happy Tuesday! I’m here for DriveByCrafts today! The Kind Bear die from Paper Smooches is just so sweet; and I had a great time making three cards with it! I wanted to color the bear in 3 different ways, so you could see the difference in color mediums on it. All of the sentiments are from the Paper Smooches Kindness Sampler stamp set. This first one is just die cutting the image in different colored papers. I really do like the way this one looks, very clean and simple. For the second card, I die cut the image with Copic friendly paper and colored all the pieces with Copic markers. And on the last one, I die cut the image with watercolor paper and used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. Thank you so mcuh for stopping by today! Don’t forget to check out the Drive By Crafts Clearance Section! Close