I used C00, C1, R20 and blender for the bunnies; YR16, Y11, Y15 and R20 for the chicks; BG10, BG32, Y13, Y17, V22 & V28 for egg 1; E29 & E37, C3, V22, V28, & V99 for the brush; BV20, BV13 & BV17, R81 & R83, BG10 & BG15 for egg 2; 13, Y15, Y17, R81, R83 & R85 for egg 3;V22, V28 & V29, E33, E34 & E37 for the paint bucket; Y11 & Y15, YR14 & YR16, R37 for butterfly 1; Y15, BG10 & BG32, R32 & R37 for butterfly 2; and YG25 & YG17, R32 & R37, V25 & 22, Y11 & Y15, and BG10 & BG32 for teh tulips. I used the coordinating dies to die cut.
Hello friends. I had to use the free stampset, Furever Friends, I received from Lawn Fawn with the purchase of products from the new Spring release. The kitties and mice are so cute! They’re very simple images but so sweet.
Hello friends. It’s time to start my Easter series! It’s going to be a Lawn Fawn Easter this year. I got lots of goodies from the new release and happy to begin sharing some creations with you. Lots of cute stamps and dies in this release!
I colored the images with Copic Markers. I used N1, N2, N4, and R20 and blender for the bunnies; RV25 and RV55 for the egg; YG25 & YG17, YR07 & YR14 for the carrots; and R20, YR14 & YR07, Y11 & Y15 for the butterfly. I used the coordinating dies to die cut.
Hello friends. St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Here is a fun way to make a shaker card. I used the Lawn Fawn Lucky Clovers dies to create windows for this fun shaker card background. This card also uses NO stamping. I know some folks out there don’t like stamping. It’s just not there thing so using dies will eliminate stamping.
Hello friends. I am in love with the Ranger Simon Hurley Lunar Pastes! So many beautiful colors and I love the metallic sheen too! Need to get more of them! I used it a stencil created from shaped dies. So much fun to use!
Hello friends. I’m bringing out an oldie but goodie from Honey Bee Stamps to make this fun St. Patrick’s Day card. I used the Honey Bee Stamps Frappe Shaker Card (which I’ve used a ton because I truly love it!) and combined it with the Lawn Fawn Lucky Clovers to make a quick card. Who doesn’t love a green drink?!
For the second card, I CASEd a card by Renata Dolezel because I loved how the greeting was bold and the focal point of the card. I cut a piece of Neenah 100lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base. I also cut pattern paper from Authentique 6 x 6 Emerald Paper (discontinued) to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ and 3-3/4 x 5″.
On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy add-on stampset and added a 1 x 4″ strip of the pattern paper from the top panel. I also added a clover which I colored with Copic Markers (YG25, G07 and 0 blender).
Hello friends. I decided to challenge myself and make Valentine’s Day cards using Dollar Tree products and a few of my own stamps and dies. My Dollar Tree doesn’t have an abundance of craft supplies like stamps but they have enough that you can create some fun crafts. Three of the cards use only Dollar Tree products.
I found some gift bags in the Valentine’s Day section that I used to replace my pattern paper as well as some doilies, 5/8″ ribbon, and confetti I used to decorate my cards. The doilies (30 count), ribbon (9ft), and confetti (1oz.) packages contain enough product to make several type of crafts so it’s a steal at $1.25! Ok let’s get into the making of the cards.
For the first card, I cut a piece of Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade 8.5 X 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base. I took one of the gift bags and fussy cut out the heart on one side and then die cut the background from the other side of the bag using the Lawn Fawn Quilted Heart Landscape Backdrop. I also cut a piece of a metallic gift bag I also purchased at the Dollar Tree to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ to back the background.
For the fourth card, I cut a piece of Neenah 100lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 7 x 10″ and scored at 5-1/2″ to create a card base. I took one of the gift bags and cut a piece to 4-3/4 x 6-3/4″. I added a sentiment piece from another gift bag to the front panel as well.
I finished the card off by adding some Nuvo Liquid Mercury Drops (discontinued).
I left the inside of the card blank and added a 1 x 5-1/2″ strip of the same gift bag.
Hello friends. Valentine’s Day is next month and we all want to make cute decor and gifts, right? Times are tough right now, everything is ridiculously expensive so why not save some money on crafts?!? I made this cute floral decor piece using only Dollar Tree products.
Everything you see in this post except the Fabri-tac glue can be found at Dollar Tree. You can use hot glue in place of the Fabri-tac which can be found at the Dollar Tree for sure! I cannot be trusted with hot glue (second degree burns on fingers are not fun :)) so I won’t be using that!!!
I cut the floral foam down with a knife to fit inside the pail. This foam is very soft and easy to trim down. You literally can just shave the edges with a knife. You can glue down the foam to the bottom of the pail if you like. I did not need to because once I added the moss it secured it in place.
Next, I figured out how tall I wanted my flowers and trimmed them using wire cutters. Don’t try to cut these with scissors; it will not work well and you may hurt your hands (ask me how I know?:) ) I seperated out the stems so I could arrange them better. It’s much harder if you leave them in the bundle. I place them into the foam and fluffled them out. You can easily bend the stems so you can spread your flowers out better to create a full arrangement.
I stamped the images from Stampin’ Up!’s Warm & Toasty Stamp Set (retired) onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored them with Copic Markers. I used YG03, YG17 & YG67, C1, C3 & C5 for the sleigh; N1, N2 & N4, R20 & R46 for the bunnies; R46 & R32, C1 & C3, YG03 & YG17, R20 for the mice; and R17 & R46, Y06 & Y17 for the ornaments.
Hello friends. Have you ever tried using your dies to emboss or stencil your backgrounds?!? It’s super easy and you can make quick cards using these techniques. I created three cards demonstrating these techniques using the Catherine Pooler Retro Ornament Dies. Let me show you how easy they are to make. For more stenciled backgrounds using dies check out my previous post.
I took the ornament dies from the Catherine Pooler Designs Retro Ornament Dies and embossed the background panel. For my Sizzix Big Shot machine I used the following sandwich from the bottom up: 1.) Multipurpose Platform, 2.) Cutting Plate, 3.) Emboss mat, 4.) Paper. 5.) Die face down, and 6.) Cutting Plate. Check your machines guide for the proper snadwich. I also added additonal paper to deepen the embossing a bit.
For this third card, I made a fun shaker pocket card. I cut a piece of Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock (retired) to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and piece of patter paper from my stash to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2” for the inside of the shaker panel.
Hello friends. It’s time to make some holiday cards. Starting things off with some super easy cards using dies to emboss backgrounds. It’s a super easy technique and produces some really cool results. You can use the embossed or debossed side as well.
For the first card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and piece of Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4” for the top panel.I used the Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes dies (retired) to emboss the background. I followed the sandwich for wafer dies on my diecut machine (Sizzix Big Shot) and added another piece of cardstock to get a deeper impression. Play around with your sandwich and add a shim if necessary to get the desired raised effect.
I die cut snowflakes from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, Stampin; Up! 12 x 12 Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper (retired) as well as some pale and bright pink glitter paper from my stash. I used the Hero Arts Fancy Snowflake Die (discontinued), Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes (retired) and Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons.
I die cut snowflakes from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ as well as some bright pink glitter paper from my stash. I used the Catherine Pooler Designs Delicate Snowflake Die (discontinued), Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes (retired) and Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons.
Hi friends. I needed a birthday card for my dad and even though my dad is completely fine with whatever type of card he receives I wanted to keep it kinda masculine bit modern. So I chose a geometric stencil, modeling paste and a few distress inks and made this easy background. Let me show you how easy it is to make!
Thanks for reading this post! I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to make this easy masculine birthday card yourself! If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.
For all the above bags, you can just decorate one side or do both sides if you like. I added the trim all the way around on some of the bags.
Thanks for reading this post! I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to make these cute Halloween gift bags yourself! If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.