Love & Friendship, Valentine's Day, Valentines Day, Watercolor

Stretching Your Stamps: Valentine’s Day Cards

Hello friends. I came across these two birthday gift stampsets I have from Lawn Fawn while organizing and thought they would be cute on some Valentine’s Day card. These stamp sets are meant for birthdays but why not try to make Valentine’s Day cards instead. It’s time to challenge myself.

I used the Lawn Fawn, Party Pig, which I received as my birthday gift from Lawn Fawn in 2021 but also decide to use the Party Panda stamp set I received in 2020 as well. I combined them with the Giant Be My Valentine sentiment die to create a lovely focal image. Combining this die and some pattern papers helped me create two very quick cards!

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 the card base. Then cut another panel of Simple Stories – Sweet Talk Collection – 6 x 8 Papers (had some left over from my SSS Feb 2021 Card Kit – Love You Beary) to 4 x 5-1/4″.

I diecut a piece of Stampin’ Up! Real Red 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Lacy Heart Stackables which I embossed it using the Crafters Companion Embossalicious Grand Dots Embossing Folder (retired but I linked a similar one).

I diecut the sentiment from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ (3x) using the Lawn Fawn Giant Be My Valentine Die and stacked them.

I stamped the panda image and cupcake from the Lawn Fawn Party Panda mini stampset (2020 birthday gift with purchase) onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

I colored them with Copic markers. Then I used C1 & 0 to add shading to the panda; R81, 83, & 85 for the cupcake, E23 & E29 for the cupcake wrapper, and R17 for the cherry on top of the cupcake. I die cut all the images with the coordinating dies and added some Stampin Dimensionals to the panda before adhering to the card. And added some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Mix Cupped Sequins to finish it.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy add-on Stamps with Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink.

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For the second 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 the card base. Then cut another panel of Simple Stories – Sweet Talk Collection – 6 x 8 Papers (had some left over from my SSS Feb 2021 Card Kit – Love You Beary) to 4 x 5-1/4″.

I diecut a piece of Vellum Cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Lacy Heart Stackables which I embossed it using the Crafters Companion Embossalicious Grand Dots Embossing Folder (retired but I linked a similar one).

I diecut the sentiment from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ (2x) and one from Stampin’ Up! Red Foil 12 x 12 Cardstock (retired) using the Lawn Fawn Giant Be My Valentine Die and stacked them together.

I stamped the pig and gift images from the Lawn Fawn Party Pig mini stampset (2021 birthday gift with purchase) onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copic markers. I used RV52, RV55, RV66, C1, C3, C7 & 0 to for the pig; R17 & R27, E29 & E27 for the gift. I die cut all the images with the coordinating dies.

I added some Stampin Dimensionals to the pig before adhering to the card. And added some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Mix Cupped Sequins to finish it.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy add-on Stamps with Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink.

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Cards, Love & Friendship, Slimline, Stenciled Background, Valentine's Day, Window Cards

Valentine’s Day Slimline Window Scene Cards

Hi friends. The Lawn Fawn Scent With Love Clear Stamps and Dies is great for scene cards so I decided to make a slimline card. But had so much fun making them I made four instead. 🙂

For these cards, I cut two pieces of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, one piece of Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 100# COTTON CANDY and one of Stampin’ Up! Blushing Bride 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 7 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 3-1/2″ to create four card bases. I die cut the scallop slimline panel from two different pattern papers from my stash and two from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, using the Catherine Pooler Essentials Slimline Die.

On the white panels, I stenciled hearts using the Simon Says Stamp Stencil Tumbling Hearts Stencil with Tim Holtz Distress Kitsch Flamingo Distress Oxide Ink and on the other panel, clouds using My Favorite Things Cloud Stencil and Mini Cloud Edges Mix-ables Stencil with Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Oxide Ink. I die cut out the windows using the Catherine Pooler Essentials Slimline Die. These dies make it so easy to make a 3 window slimline card.

I added a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to the back of the pattern paper backgrounds and a piece of vellum behind the stenciled panels, cut to 3-1/2 x 8-1/8″. Before adhering stenciled backgrounds to the card, I added the negative pieces of the window to the card. I stenciled some tiny hearts onto the background of the white windows with Hero Arts Heart Confetti Fancy Die (I die cut acetate to create the stencil) and Catherine Pooler Be Mine Ink.

I stamped a bunch of images from the Lawn Fawn SCENT WITH LOVE Clear Stamps and Dies and the Lawn Fawn SCENT WITH LOVE ADD-ON Clear Stamps and Dies onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

The images were colored with Copic colors. I used R14, 27 & 46 for all the red items; R81, 83, & 85 for all the pink items; YG25 & 17 for all the greenery; C1, 5, & 7 and 0 for the skunks; and E74 & 79 for all the chocolate items. I die cut all the images with the coordinating dies.

I finished them all by adding some Tonic Fresh Snowfall Nuvo Glitter Accents.

On the inside of the pink cards, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 3 x 8″ and stamped a sentiment and the three hearts from the Lawn Fawn SCENT WITH LOVE ADD-ON Clear Stamps and Dies with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. For the white cards, I just stamped the image directly inside the cards.

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Holidays 2022, Love & Friendship, Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Card featuring Lawn Fawn Giant Sentiment Dies

Happy New Year friends. Here’s some quick and simple cards you can make using the Giant XOXO and Giant Be My Valentine Dies. I also used the Lawn Fawn Quilted Heart Backdrop: Landscape Die which may be one of my new favorites!

For the first card, I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 100lb Doll Pink 8-1/2 x 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. Then diecut the front panel with the Lawn Fawn Quilted Heart Backdrop: Landscape Die from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and a piece of Stampin’ Up! Red 12 x 12 Glitter Paper (retired) to 4 x 5-1/4″ to add behind it.

I diecut 3 of the XOXO sentiment from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ using the Lawn Fawn GIANT XOXO Die and 3 from Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock. I used Picked Raspberry Distress Ink to create an ombre effect on teh three sentiments then adhered them to the black ones, slightly shifting to create a shadow effect. I adhered all the pieces to the card base and this card is done! Super quick as I said previously.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4″ and adhered it to the inside of the card and stamped a sentiment and the hearts from the Lawn Fawn SCENT WITH LOVE ADD-ON Clear Stamps and Dies with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink.

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For the second first card, I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 100lb Lipstick Red 8-1/2 x 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. Then diecut the front panel with the Lawn Fawn Quilted Heart Backdrop: Landscape Die from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and a piece of Stampin’ Up! Black12 x 12 Glitter Paper (retired) to 4 x 5-1/4″ to add behind it.

I diecut the Be My Valentine sentiment from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ using the Lawn Fawn GIANT BE MY VALENTINE Die and one from Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock. I used Worned Lipstick and Candied Apple Distress Ink to create an ombre effect on the sentiment then adhered it to the black one, slightly shifting to create a shadow effect. I adhered all the pieces to the card base and this card is done!

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4″ and adhered it to the inside of the card and stamped a sentiment and the hearts from the Lawn Fawn SCENT WITH LOVE ADD-ON Clear Stamps and Dies with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink.

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Love & Friendship, Valentine's Day, Valentines Day, Watercolor

Valentine’s Day Card featuring Lawn Fawn Scent With Love

Happy New Year friends. Hope you all had some quality safe time with family and friends and are ready for a new and hopefully better year!

For my first cards of the new year I am making some cute Valentine’s cards using Lawn Fawn SCENT WITH LOVE Clear Stamps and Dies and Giant XOXO and Giant Be My Valentine combined with some simple watercolor/smooshed backgrounds. I haven’t done any watercoloring techniques in a while and wanted to play with this technique again. It’s great for quick backgrounds!

For the first card, I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100lb Surf Blue 8-1/2 x 11″ Card Stock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. Then cut another panel of Simple Stories – Sweet Talk Collection – 6 x 8 Papers (had some left over from my SSS Feb 2021 Card Kit – Love You Beary) to the same size as the card base (4-1/4 x 5-1/2″).

I took a piece of Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Smooth Paper, measuring 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ and Catherine Pooler Cummerbund Ink to create the background. I used the smoosh technique (you put ink on an acrylic block or glass surface, add ink and lots of water and press your paper doen onto it) which is super easy and fun. Then I had to wait for it to dry….(always hard for me since I’m super impatient. LOL). Once dry, I used the Catherine Pooler Scallops & Dots Dies (I used the largest scallop) to cut it out. Always make sure the paper is completely dry before die cutting or it will tear the paper!

While waiting for the background to dry, I stamped a bunch of images from the Lawn Fawn SCENT WITH LOVE Clear Stamps and Dies and the Lawn Fawn SCENT WITH LOVE ADD-ON Clear Stamps and Dies onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

I colored the images with Copic colors. I used R17, 27 & 46 for all the red items; R81, 83, & 85 for all the pink items; YG25 & 17 for all the greenery; C1, 3, 5, & 7 for the skunks; and E74 & 79 for all the chocolate items. I die cut all the images with the coordinating dies.

I diecut the sentiment from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ using the Lawn Fawn GIANT BE MY VALENTINE. I cut two of them and stacked them on top of each other. I stamped the rest of the sentiment from Lawn Fawn SCENT WITH LOVE Clear Stamps and Dies with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and cut it to 1/2 x 3-1/2″. I chose a little skunk and the rose to add to the front of the card.

I finished it by adding some Kat Scrappiness 6mm Metallic Red Solid Heart Sequins.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4″ and adhered it to the inside of the card and stamped a sentiment and the heart balloon from the Lawn Fawn SCENT WITH LOVE ADD-ON Clear Stamps and Dies with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

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For the second 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 the card base. Then again cut another panel of Simple Stories – Sweet Talk Collection – 6 x 8 Papers to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″.

For the background again I used Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Smooth Paper, measuring 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ and Catherine Pooler Pink Champagne and Pucker Up Inks to create the background, using the smoosh technique again. Once dry, I used the Catherine Pooler Scallops & Dots Dies (I used the largest scallop) to cut it out.

For this card, I diecut the sentiment from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ using the Lawn Fawn Giant XOXO. Again cut two of them and stacked them. I stamped the rest of the sentiment from Lawn Fawn SCENT WITH LOVE Clear Stamps and Dies with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and cut it to 1/2 x 3-1/2″. I chose a two little skunks, the envelope, and heart balloon images from the Lawn Fawn SCENT WITH LOVE Clear Stamps and Dies and Lawn Fawn SCENT WITH LOVE ADD-ON Clear Stamps and Dies.

I finished it by adding some Metallic Bright Gold Nuvo Crystal Drops.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment and the heart scent trail from the Lawn Fawn SCENT WITH LOVE Clear Stamps and Dies and the Lawn Fawn SCENT WITH LOVE ADD-ON Clear Stamps and Dies with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

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