Cards

Sweet Ice Cream Birthday Wishes

Hello friends. To celebrate the new Lawn Fawn’s Reveal Wheel add-on products, I made this little interactive birthday card. I love the Reveal Wheel dies. They are awesome! They make it super easy to make cute and fun cards and Lawn Fawn keeps making new dies and stampsets to go along with it.

Ok let’s get to the card making! After all that’s why you are all here. I began by cutting out all the Reveal Wheel pieces (including the ice cream cone frame with the LF Reveal Wheel Sweetest Flavor Add-on) out of Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock. It’s a good idea to use heavy cardstock; it gives the wheel more stability. The last thing you want is the wheel to bend while the recipient is playing with their card. Ugh! You need to cut out two panels (one with the cutout window and one without – this will be your back piece).

Next I stamped sprinkles from the Lawn Fawn Sweet Friends  stampset all over the top panel in the following colors, Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Pie, Stampin’ Up! Granny Apple Green, Stampin’ Up! Highland Heather, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, Catherine Pooler Designs Be Mine, and Catherine Pooler Designs Shea Butter. Then I cut the rainbow paper about 1 1/2” x 4, just large enough so you can trim with the Reveal Wheel main die. Glue that panel onto the front panel (the one with the window) and rerun it through your diecut machine using the die for the main panel. This will give you a stitched border on the rainbow paper. At this point, I added a piece of gold glitter washi tape (~1/8” wide) onto the panel.

I put this aside for now and got to stamping and coloring my images. I stamped the ice cream cone image from Lawn Fawn Sweetest Flavor 3 times and the cherry in Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight ink on Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock. I will be coloring these with my new Prismacolor Pencils, Blending Stumps and Gamsol.

TIP: Make sure to use a water- based ink if using alcohol markers and an archival ink for water-based mediums such as pencils (if using gamsol), water-based markers or watercolors.

I let the ink dry and colored the images as well as colored the ice cream cone frame. Then diecut the stamped images using the coordinating dies. I also fussy cut the cone off of one of the ice cream cones and the ice cream cone frame. While those dried, I stamped the sentiment onto Stampin’ Up! Vellum and cut it down to 11/16 x 3 3/4”.

Time to work on the Wheel itself. I colored the Wheel the same color as the middle ice cream scoop using my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. I stamped the faces from both Lawn Fawn Sweetest Flavor and Lawn Fawn Sweet Friends around the wheel. Ok. All that’s left to do is assemble this little card. Attached the little Wheel to the larger one with a tiny brad, added 3 Stampin’ Dimensionals behind the tiny wheel and it to the back card panel. Added the black one, behind that and glued it all to the card base. Next I added the ice cream, sentiment strip and little tiny arrow to the card. Embellished with some Nuvodrops in a few different colors and it’s all done. And always make sure your card is fully functional by playing with it. LOL.

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Hope you’ve enjoyed this process post and I hope I’ve inspired you to create some cards of your own. Thanks for stopping by and once again please leave questions in the comments or feel free to email me if you prefer.

DIY Projects, Holidays 2019, St. Patrick's Day, Wreaths

St. Patrick’s Day Wreath

Happy Friday everyone. I don’t know about you but we are starting to get ready for spring in my house. And with Spring comes green…and lots of it. So let’s start it off by celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! My husband is Irish and so I like to put up decorations for the holiday. Since I don’t have one yet, I made a wreath for the front door. My neighbors must think I’m crazy about holidays or just plain crazy because I’ve had a different wreath and welcome mat for every holiday since we moved in last September. LOL

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DIY Projects, Holidays 2019, Valentines Day, Wreaths

Valentine’s Day Mesh Wreath

Hello everyone. I’ve always loved been making wreaths. I started making them when I lived in my small NY apartment and could not keep alot of decorations. A wreath has the ability to capture a holiday, a season, a theme or occasion in a small space. I had to put my passion on hold for awhile due to lack of space (apartment living, arrgh). Now that I have space to store and make them, it’s reignited my love of wreath-making. Look for more wreaths to come in the future!

I have never made one before so, of course, I turned to Youtube. Where else do you learn how to do everything in life, right? You can learn to change a tire, put on makeup and make a wreath all in one day. LOL. I came across this very funny Youtuber, This Southern Girl Can who makes them. She’s pretty much got it down to a science at this point. She uses dollar store supplies to make budget friendly wreaths. Check her out her Youtube channel.

Check her out her Youtube channel.

Step 1. Gather supplies.

Step 2. A) Cut mesh pieces that are approximately 6 inches in length. This will give you 6 x 6 squares. Alternatively, just roll each piece of mesh over itself so it makes one full loop. Cut ribbon 9 inches long (this is 1.5 times the length of the mesh pieces). B) Also cut your chenille stems (pipe cleaners) in half and then fold those pieces in half again.

Step 3. Take 3 pieces of mesh and 1 piece of ribbon. Roll mesh into coils (rolls). Hold each between your Index and 3rd fingers while you roll the other 2 pieces and pinch all together. Add ribbon with pattern side out away from your finger, then tie with a chenille stem piece. Twist once or twice to secure.

Step 4. A) Now add this bundle to your wreath form by feeding the chenille stem ends through the middle two wires on the wreath form. (see picture Step 4A). B) Continue adding bundles until you fill the whole form. I used 10 bundles per section. A section consists of the space between the 2 vertical wire pieces There are 6 sections so you will use 60 bundles when complete (you can see the sections in picture 4A).

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Cards, Holidays 2019, Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day Cards Day 4

Hello friends. This card wraps up my Valentine’s Day card series for 2019! I’ve enjoyed sharing my cards with all of you. For this last one I broke out one of my Stampin Up! Christmas stampsets. Unfortunately it was recently retired so it’s no longer available. But no worries if you don’t have this stampset because you can use any small stamp you may have to recreate the look. If you absolutely must have it though, check Etsy or EBay. Lots of people sell SU! Stamps in both places. Enjoy!

Making Every Day Bright Valentine Card

This card was super easy to make. I just stamped the little light bulb image in Stampin Up! Blushing Bride ink all over the background. Using a stamp positioner is the key to aligning them in rows. Also, stamped the light bulb “glow” in red over the middle bulb.

Then for I stamped one light bulb in Stampin Up! Real Red ink and quickly added Wow clear embossing powder over the image. To add some interest I added splatters of both the pink and red inks to the background. I also colored in the hearts inside the pink bulbs with my Stampin’ Write Markers in Blushing Bride.

I mounted that to a piece of red glitter paper and then to the card base. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the red light bulb and added to the card. I stamped ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ from the Lawn Fawn HOW YOU BEAN Conversation Heart Add-On with Versamark clear embossing ink and Wow white embossing powder onto a piece of Real Red Cardstock and cut it down into a strip. Used more Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere it to the card. And for some additional interest, added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Autumn Red.

Card Base = 5 1/2 x 5 1/2″ Real Red Cardstock
Glitter Panel = 5 x 5″
White Panel = 4 1/2 x 4 1/2″ Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock
Sentiment Strip = 1/2 x 3 1/8″ Real Red Cardstock

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Cards, Holidays 2019, Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day Cards Day 3

Hello friends. My Valentine’s Day card series is coming to end soon. I’ve had lots of fun making these cards. For this card, I had to pull out the adorable Lawn Fawn HOW YOU BEAN? stamp set and Valentine’s add-on. I just love a good mason jar stamp, don’t you?!? And Lawn Fawn was brilliant in creating add-ons for this set so you can use it over and over again. That’s a great value for your dollar!

I will also be posting a DIY Valentine’s project this coming Monday. I love making holiday decorations so I thought I’d share this one with you all. It’s budget friendly but looks like beautiful once complete. So look out for that post! 🙂

Happy Heart Day Shaker

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Holidays 2019, Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day Cards Day 2

Hello everyone. Since the temperature here in the Northeast has been absolutely frigid, I thought I’d share some cards to warm the heart. 😀 To all my fellow Northeasterners and my friends in the Midwest who are worse off than we are, I wish all a warm and safe weekend. And for everyone elsewhere in the country and around the world, have a great weekend!

Heart-shaped Cards

Heart-shaped Cards 1

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Heart-shaped Cards 2

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Holidays 2019, Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day Cards Day 2

Hello everyone. Since the temperature here in the Northeast has been absolutely frigid, I thought I’d share some cards that warm the heart. 😀 To all my fellow Northeasterners and my friends in the Midwest who are worse off than we are, I wish all a warm and safe weekend. And for everyone elsewhere in the country and around the world, have a great weekend!

Heart-shaped Cards

Heart-shaped Cards 1

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Heart-shaped Cards 2

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