Cards, Get Well Soon, Love & Friendship, Watercolor

Get Well Soon Bear Card (feat. Lawn Fawn)

Hi friends. Here’s a quick and easy cut little get well card featuring the Lawn Fawn Here For You Bear stampset.

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4-1/2 x 9″ and scored at 4-1/2″ to create the card base.

I cut a piece of Montval Acid-Free Cold Press Watercolor Paper, 140 lb, 18 X 24 in, Natural White to about 4-1/4 x 4-1/4″ and used the Catherine Pooler ink refills in Party Dress, Tiki Torch, Limoncello, Lime Rickey, Something Borrowed, and Grape Crush to create drips on the panel. I just squirted a dot of the ink onto the very top of the panel then using a brush dripped water onto it and let it run down the page. I added some splashes with a few of the same inks.

Then I diecut the panel using the second largest die from the Sizzix Framelits Die Set 6/PK – Squares, Scallop (4-1/8 x 4-1/8″). I cut a piece of Vellum with the next smaller scallop square (3-3/8 x 3-3/8″) as well. I stamped a background with the raindrop from Lawn Fawn’s Here For You Bear stampset with Ranger Archival Manganese Blue onto the vellum piece.

I stamped the images and sentiments from Lawn Fawn’s Here For You Bear stampset onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored the images with Copic Markers.

I used Y02, Y13 & Y18, E33, E37 & E29, E00 & E33 (nose) for the bear; R14 & R27, Y13 & Y18, B02 & B06 for the rainbow; BG000 & 0 for the clouds and the puddles. I fussycut the images and trimmed the sentiment strips to 7/16 x 2-1/2 and 7/16 x 1-3/4 and added some Stampin’ Dimensionals to the rainbows to pop them up.

I finished off the card by adding some Morning Dew Nuvo Drops.

On the inside of the card, I stamped another sentiment and rainbow from Lawn Fawn’s Here For You Bear stampset with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

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Birthdays, Cards, Shaker

Strawberry Shaker Card (feat. Lawn Fawn)

Hi friends. I had lots of fun making this cute strawberry shaker card using the Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Strawberry Die Cuts and Lawn Fawn Strawberry Patch Die Cuts. I love that this large strawberry die comes with face elements you can add to make it cuter.

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. I also cut a piece of Stampin’ Up! Real Red 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 4-1/2 x 4-1/2″ for the top panel. I die cut the strawberry window from the panel using the Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Strawberry Die Cuts.

Next, I die cut a ton of the seeds with the same die set from Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Cardstock and adhered them around the window. I diecut the leaves from Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Strawberry Die Cuts and Lawn Fawn Strawberry Patch Die Cuts from Authentique 6 x 6 Emerald Papers (retired) and added some dimension by coloring them with Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn Distress Oxides Ink. I cut the flowers from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock and colored the back piece with Lawn Fawn Guava Ink.

Next, I built the shaker element by adding a piece of Acetate behind the window and two layers of 3M Foam Tape behind. I added shaker bits from Queen and Company Fruit Toppings, Pastel Diamonds Toppings, and pink pearls from Bring On Spring Topping Refill. I sealed the shaker by adding a piece of Lawn Fawn 100lb Guava 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock.

For the sentiment, I stamped part of it from the Lawn Fawn HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Stampset and the rest from Lawn Fawn Simply Sentiments onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Ink and cut them down into strips. To finish off the sentiment, I die cut the word “BERRY” from Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 X 8 Paper Stash Metallic Jewels Kraft Stock with Honey Bee Tailgate Alphabet Dies. I also added the eyes and a mouth from the Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Strawberry Die Cuts which I cut from Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Cardstock.

Lastly, I finished it off by adding some highlights with a White Gel Pen.

I left the inside of the card blank.

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Birthdays, Cards

Pattern Paper vs. Ink Blending (feat. Lawn Fawn Strawberry Dies)

Hi friends. I saw a video by Nicol Spohr comparing these two techniques with Easter Cards and I thought it would be cute to try it with the strawberry dies from Lawn Fawn.

For the first card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 7 x10″ and scored at 5″ to create the card base. I also cut a piece of Lawn Fawn GOTTA HAVE GINGHAM RAINBOW 6 x 6 Collection Pack cut to 4-3/4″ x 6″ and a piece of Doodlebug CUTE AND CRAFTY 12×12 Inch Petite Print Assortment Paper Pack cut to 4-3/4 x 6-3/4″ for the top panel. To seperate the two papers I added Love From Lizi Pin Stripe Peel-Off Stickers in Lilac Mirror.

I diecut the bowl, strawberries, and leaves from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Strawberry Patch Die Cuts and Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Strawberry Die Cuts. Then used distress oxide inks to color all the pieces. I used Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick and Candied Apple Distress Oxide Inks for the strawberry fronts and sprayed some water on them with a Distress Sprayer bottle, Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink for the strawberry backs, Black Soot Distress Ink for the eyes and mouth, Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Ink for the cheeks, Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Inks for the leaves, Broken China Distress Oxide Ink for the bowl, Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick and Tumbled Glass for the flowers.

After I adhered all the images to the card, I stamped a bee and a bee trail onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock from the Simon Says Clear Stamps BEE YOURSELF Stampset with Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored it with Copic Markers. I used Y13, Y17 & Y18, N5 & N8, R20, BG000 & 0. I popped him up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn HOW YOU BEAN STRAWBERRIES ADD-ON Clear Stamps and Dies onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Ink and cut it to 3/8 x 2-7/8″.

I finished it off by adding some highlights to the strawberries with a White Gel Pen and Tonic Ruby Slipper Nuvo Glitter Drops to the white flowers and Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops to the eyes.

On the inside of the card, I adhered a piece of Lawn Fawn GOTTA HAVE GINGHAM RAINBOW 6 x 6 Collection Pack cut to 1 x 5″ and a piece of 1-3/16 x 5″ of Doodlebug CUTE AND CRAFTY 12×12 Inch Petite Print Assortment Paper Pack. Then diecut the word ‘happy’ from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Honey Bee Stamps Donut Worry Dies (retired) and colored it with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink to create an ombre effect. I stamped a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn How You Bean? Stampset with Memento Tuxedo Ink. I also added a small strawberry to the bottom.

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For the second card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 7 x10″ and scored at 5″ to create the card base and another cut to 4-3/4 x 6″, which I inked with Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink and sprayed some water on them with a Distress Sprayer bottle. I also cut a piece of Lawn Fawn GOTTA HAVE GINGHAM RAINBOW 6 x 6 Collection Pack to 4-3/4 x 6-3/4″ for the top panel. To seperate the two papers I added Love From Lizi Pin Stripe Peel-Off Stickers – Gold Mirror Moondust.

I diecut the bowl, strawberries, and flowers from Doodlebug CUTE AND CRAFTY 12×12 Inch Petite Print Assortment Paper Pack, the eyes, mouth and flower centers from Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Cardstock, the leaves from Authentique 6 x 6 Emerald Papers (retired) and the cheeks from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock.

Then I used distress oxide inks to color the strawberry fronts, the bowl and the leaves to add some dimension. I used Tim Holtz Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink for the strawberry fronts, Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Ink for the cheeks, Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink for the leaves, Broken China Distress Oxide Ink for the bowl.

After I adhered all the images to the card, again I stamped a bee and a bee trail onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock from the Simon Says Clear Stamps BEE YOURSELF Stampset with Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored it with Copic Markers. I used Y13, Y17 & Y18, N5 & N8, R20, BG000 & 0. I popped him up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used the same sentiment as the previous card and cut it to 3/8 x 2-7/8″. I finished off the card by adding some highlights to the strawberries with a White Gel Pen and Tonic Ruby Slipper Nuvo Glitter Drops to the white flowers and Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops to the eyes.

On the inside of the card, I adhered a piece of Lawn Fawn GOTTA HAVE GINGHAM RAINBOW 6 x 6 Collection Pack cut to 1 x 5″ and diecut the word ‘happy’ from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Honey Bee Stamps Donut Worry Dies (retired) and colored it with Worn Lipstick and Candied Apple Distress Oxide Inks to create an ombre effect. I stamped a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn How You Bean? Stampset with Memento Tuxedo Ink. I also added a small strawberry to the bottom.

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Card Kits, Cards, Holidays 2022, Mother's Day, Mother’s Day

I Cut Apart Stamped Images to Make Them Fit My Cards! OMG!

Mother’s Day Cards featuring the Simon Says Stamp Easter Joy Stampset and Lawn Fawn Giant Sentiments

Hi friends. If you want to combine a large sentiment like the Lawn Fawn Giant Happy Mother’s Day Die and a stamped image like floral wreath from the Simon Says Stamp Easter Joy stampset but they don’t necessarily fit on the card together? Well, you can make a larger card right?!? Yes, but if you don’t want to do that you can also cut apart your stamped images. What? OMG No! If this sounds horrifying to you, you’re not alone. But I really like this wreath and obsessed with the Lawn Fawn Giant sentiment dies lately and wanted to combine them. The only solution is to cut the wreath apart. And I’m glad I did.

For the first card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. I cut another piece to 4 x 5-1/4″ and embossed it with the Darice Wire Fence Embossing Folder.

I stamped the wreath from Simon Says Stamp Easter Joy stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored the images with Copic Markers. I used YG17, YG25 and YG67 for the leaves and stems; R81, R83, & R85, Y17, Y18,BG11 & BG32, YR12, YR16, & YR09 for the flowers. I diecut it using the coordinating dies. Then cut the wreath in half and eventually further cut it apart.

I diecut the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn GOTTA HAVE GINGHAM RAINBOW 6 x 6 Collection Pack as well as two more times from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Giant Happy Mother’s Day Die. I stacked and adhered them together before adding to my card.

I stamped the wreath from Simon Says Stamp Easter Joy stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored the images with Copic Markers. I used YG17, YG25 and YG67 for the leaves and stems; R81, R83, & R85, Y17, Y18,BG11 & BG32, YR12, YR16, & YR09 for the flowers. I diecut it using the coordinating dies. Then cut the wreath in half and eventually further cut it apart.

I adhered the parts of the wreath around the sentiment using some Stampin Dimensionals to pop some of it up. I finished off the card by adding some Nuvo Drops in Ivory Shell.

On the inside of the card, I adhered a piece of the same pattern paper from the Lawn Fawn GOTTA HAVE GINGHAM RAINBOW 6 x 6 Collection Pack cut to 1 x 4-1/4″.

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For the second card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. I also cut a piece of Lawn Fawn GOTTA HAVE GINGHAM RAINBOW 6 x 6 Collection Pack cut to 4 x 5-1/4″ for the top panel.

I diecut the sentiment 3x from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Giant Happy Mother’s Day Die. for the top one I used Catherine Pooler It’s A Girl Ink to create a gradient then adhered all 3 diecuts together, creating a very dimensional sentiment.

I stamped the individual flowers from Simon Says Stamp Easter Joy stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored the images with Copic Markers. I used YG17, YG25 and YG67 for the leaves and stems; RV21, RV14, & RV29 for the tulips; B0000, B01, B02 & Y13, Y06, Y13 & Y18 for the flowers. I diecut it using the coordinating dies. I popped up some of the flowers with some Stampin Dimensionals.

I finished off the card by splatters with White Acrylic Paint and some faux stitching with a White Gel Pen. I also added some shimmer to the sentiment diecut with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen.

On the inside of the card, I adhered a piece of the same pattern paper from the Lawn Fawn GOTTA HAVE GINGHAM RAINBOW 6 x 6 Collection Pack cut to 1 x 4-1/4″ and some of the extra tulips I had stamped and colored.

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Cards, Holidays 2022, Mother's Day, Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Card featuring Lawn Fawn Magic Iris Floral Wreath Add-on

Hi friends. Mother’s Day is fast approaching and if you need a card and don’t love to stamp and color images, this one is for you! I only used dies and inks to create this card.

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 5 x10″ and scored at 5″ to create the card base. I also cut a piece of Echo Park My Favorite Easter 6 x 6 Paper Pad cut to 4-1/2 x 4-1/2″ for the top panel.

I stamped the wreath and many flowers from Lawn Fawn Magic Iris Floral Wreath Add-on Die Cuts twice from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock. I colored the wreath and flowers with Distress Oxide Inks. I used Tim Holtz Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Inks for the leaves and stems and Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Broken China, Milled Lavender and Wilted Violet for the flowers.

I adhered the wreath to the card. Next, I die cut a sentiment from the Queen & Co Sentiment Stacker Dies #1 from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock and the shadow from Vellum Paper. I cut three of the”Mom” word to create a more dimensional sentiment.

Lastly, I finished it off by adding Nuvo Drops in Ivory Seashell.

On the inside of the card, I adhered a piece of Echo Park My Favorite Easter 6 x 6 Paper Pad cut to 1 x 4-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Stampset with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink. I also added a flower to the bottom.

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Card Kits, Cards, Easter, Holidays 2022

Bonus Easter Card featuring Simon Says Stamp Limited Edition Easter Joy 2022 Card Kit

Hi friends. Easter is almost upon us! Here’s another quick card using the Limited Edition Simon Says Stamp EASTER JOY 2022 Card Kit, which is full of tons of goodies to make cute Easter cards as well as for other occasions.

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. I also cut a piece of Echo Park My Favorite Easter 6 x 6 Paper Pad cut to 4 x 5-1/4″ and another to 1-3/4 x 4″ for the top panel.

I stamped the wreath from Simon Says Clear Stamps Easter Joy stampset 2x onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored the image with Copic Markers. I used YG25 and G07 for the leaves; V06 and V09 for the tulips; Y13, Y17 and RV66, BG01, BG02, and V09, RV52 and RV55, YR09, YR04 and YR12 for the other flowers. I diecut it using the coordinating dies. I fussycut the four flowers for the second wreath image and adhered them with 3M Foam Tape on to the original wreath. I also used 3M Foam Tape behind the wreath.

Lastly, I stamped a sentiment from the Simon Says Clear Stamps Easter Joy stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I cut it down to 9/16 x 3-3/8″ before adhering to the card. I finsihed it off by adding Nuvo Drops in Pale Gold.

On the inside of the card, I adhered a piece of Echo Park My Favorite Easter 6 x 6 Paper Pad cut to 1 x 4″ and another to 1-1/8 x 4″.

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Card Kits, Cards, Easter, Foiling, Holidays 2022, Techniques

Create a Foiled Background Using Stencils

Simon Says Stamp Limited Edition Easter Joy 2022 Card Kit

Hi friends. Here’s a cute and easy card featuring the Limited Edition Simon Says Stamp EASTER JOY 2022 Card Kit. I created the background using a foiling technique. Really quick and easy.

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah Environment Smooth Desert Storm 80lb Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. I also cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 3-7/8 x 5-1/8″ for the top panel.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Layering Eggs Stencil set (the patterns layer) and applied Therm O Web Transfer Gel Duo DecoFoil with a spatula to the top panel. I let it dry completely for a few hours then ran the panel through my laminator with Therm O Web Gina K Designs Glimmering Gold Fancy Foil Deco Foil. Once completely cooled I used distress inks to color the eggs using the solid stencil layer.

I used Tim Holtz Spun Sugar, Abandoned Coral, Mustard Seed, Speckled Egg, Stormy Sky, Dusty Concord Distress Inks. I adhered the panel to a piece of Therm O Web Gina K Designs Glimmering Gold Fancy Foil Deco Foil cut to 4 x 5-1/4″ and then onto a piece of Echo Park My Favorite Easter 6 x 6 Paper Pad cut to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″.

For the sentiment I cut it out from a Lawn Fawn pattern paper scrap I had in my stash with the Lawn Fawn Giant Happy Easter Die Cut. I also die cut three from Stampin’ Up! Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock which I stacked and adhered behind the pink sentiment.

Lastly, I added a strip from the Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips Reverse Easter Wishes to complete the sentiment.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″ and strip of the pattern paper from the front, cut to 7/8 x 4″.

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Card Kits, Cards, Easter, Holidays 2022, Love & Friendship, Slimline

5 Cards 1 Kit (Simon Says Stamp Limited Edition Easter Joy 2022 Card Kit)

The Limited Edition Simon Says Stamp EASTER JOY 2022 Card Kit is full of tons of goodies to make cute Easter cards as well as for other occasions. I will be posting some Mother’s Day cards using some items from the kit in April. Stay tuned for that! While the kit is now sold out, you can buy most of the items in the kit seperately. The list below has all the links.

The Kit includes:

For the first card, I started by cutting a piece the piece of 1 sheet Simon Says Stamp 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock in Green Apple in half (5-1/2 x 8-1/2″) and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a two card bases. I’ll set one aside for now. I foiled the Deco Foil Kraft Toner Card Fronts – Basket of Fun with the 6×6 inch Therm O Web Gold Foil, using my laminator and trimmed it down to 4-1/8 x 5-3/8″.

I diecut the easter basket, eggs and chick from the Echo Park My Favorite Easter 6×6 inch paper using the Simon Says Stamp Large Easter Basket die set. I also cut one egg from Simon Says Stamp Aqua Glitter 6×6 Cardstock (not included in the kit) and one from Altenew – Glitter Gradient Cardstock Set – Forest Canopy (not included in the kit) . I added some black cardstock behind the chick and colored his beak with a Copic marker.

I die cut the sentiment 3x from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Giant Happy Easter Die Cut (not included in the kit) and created an ombre effect on one of them with Catherine Pooler Designs Sweet Sixteen and Pixie Dust Inks. I finished it off by adding some white grosgrain ribbon to the basket.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Easter Joy 6×8 inch clear stamp set with Pixie Dust Ink.

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For the second card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 7 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 3-1/2″ to make a card base. I foiled the Deco Foil Slimline Toner Card Fronts – Basket of Fun included in the kit with Therm O Web RAINBOW SHATTERED Deco Foil Transfer Sheets using my laminator. I trimmed it down to 3-1/4 x 8-1/4″.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Set of 2 Layering Eggs 4×9 inch stencils to ink all the eggs onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock in a rainbow pattern. I used the base stencil with Tim Holtz Kitsch Flamingo, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Ink. I added some of the Ranger Icicle Mini Crackle Paste over the eggs and let it dry. Then I used the pattern stencil with Modeling Paste over the eggs to add some texture. I should mention that because I used distress inks to color my eggs the modeling paste will absorb some of that ink and not remain pure white.

I fussycut the eggs but before adding them to the card, I cut a piece of from the sheet of 8.5 x 11 inch Simple Foundations translucent Vellum Paper which I cut to 2-7/8 x 8-1/4″. For the sentiment I cut out strips from the Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips REVERSE EASTER WISHES.

On the inside of the card I kept it simple, I added a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips EASTER WISHES with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink and some leftover eggs.

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For the third card, I started by cutting a piece the piece of 1 sheet Simon Says Stamp 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock in Cotton Candy in half (5-1/2 x 8-1/2″) and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a two card bases. I’ll set one aside for now. I also cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4” which I inked with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink.

I stamped the Some Bunny Loves You sentiment from the from the Simon Says Stamp Somebunny Loves You 3×4 inch clear stamp onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink and die cut it with the Simon Says Stamp Somebunny Loves You coordinating die set.

I die cut the grass from Simon Says Stamp 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock in Green Apple with the Lawn Fawn Hillside Grassy Border and the eggs from the Echo Park My Favorite Easter 6×6 inch paper using the Simon Says Stamp Large Easter Basket die set.

I popped up the sentiment and the grass with 3M Foam Tape and finished it off by adding some Nuvo Fresh Snowfall Glitter Drops.

On the inside of the card I adhered a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock, measuring 4 x 5-1/4″ and just added a sentiment strip from Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips Easter Wishes and some extra die cut eggs.

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For the fourth Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base. I die cut a panel from one of the pattern papers in the Echo Park My Favorite Easter 6×6 inch paper using the the Catherine Pooler Scallops and Dots Dies and cut out a window with the egg die from the Simon Says Stamp Easter Joy 6×8 inch clear stamp set.

I added another piece of pattern paper from the Echo Park My Favorite Easter 6×6 inch paper using behind the window. I stamped a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Easter Joy 6×8 inch clear stamp set onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink and cut it with the coordinating dies (not included in the kit). I added a bunny and some carrots from the Doodlebug Mini Icons Easter Express Stickers. I finished it off by adding ribbon from Tim Holtz Velvet Ribbons.

On the inside of the card I added a sentiment strip from Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips Easter Wishes, a 1 inch strip of pattern paper of which I die cut the edge with Catherine Pooler Scallops and Dots Dies and some stickers from the Doodlebug Mini Icons Easter Express Stickers.

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For the fifth card, I decided to do two versions of this just to see the different results I would achieve using acetate versus vellum with Copic Markers.

I used the other half of the Simon Says Stamp 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock in Green Apple and Cotton Candy which I had cut to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card bases. Then I cut a piece of Neenah 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock in Desert Storm to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ and another to 4 x 5-1/4″.

I stamped the flowers from the Simon Says Stamp Easter Joy 6×8 inch clear stamp set all over the backgrounds, using Versamark Ink on one and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink on the other panel. Then die cut a window from the center of both using the egg included in the Simon Says Stamp Easter Joy Wafer Dies.

I stamped the egg flower image from the Simon Says Stamp Easter Joy 6×8 inch clear stamp set onto a piece Acetate and a piece of the 8.5 x 11 inch Simple Foundations translucent Vellum Paper larger than my window with Tsukineko Stazon Midi Jet Black Ink. I colored both with Copic Markers.

For the acetate piece, I used YG25 + G09 for the greenery; BV08 + V17 and RV19 + RV55 for the tulips; BG02 + BG05, YR04 + YR09 and Y17 for the flowers; BG02 + BG05 and RV19, BV08 + V17 and Y17 for the eggs.

For the vellum piece, I used YG25 + YG67 for the greenery; R32+ R37 for the tulips; BG02 + BG15, Y13 + Y18, BG01 + BG02 for the flowers; Y13 + Y18, R32+ R37, YR14 + YR16, BG01 + BG02 for the eggs.

I stamped two different sentiments from the Simon Says Stamp Easter Joy 6×8 inch clear stamp set onto Stampin’ Up! Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Versamark Ink and used WOW OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE Super Fine Embossing Powder and popped them up with 3M Foam Tape.

I finished off the cards by adding some Nuvo Drops in Bottle Green, Duck Egg Blue and Rosewater to one and Crushed Grape Gloss and Orange Marmalade to the other.

On the insides of the cards I adhered a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock, measuring 4 x 5-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment and a flower from Simon Says Stamp Easter Joy 6×8 inch clear stamp set with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink.

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Cards, Distress Ink Techniques, Stenciled Background, Thank Yous, Tips and Tricks, Watercolor

Easy Distress Backgrounds (Part 2): Let’s Make Cards

Hello friends. In part 1 of this post I showed how I created six backgrounds using distress inks, markers, and crayons. It’s time to make some cards with these. I kept them pretty simple to show that you don’t need to always make complicated cards (even though I tend to).

For the first set of backgrounds, I started the cutting a piece of Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the two card bases. I cut the watercolor paper panel down to 4 x 5-1/4″ and left the Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper one 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″.

Watercolor Paper Panel

For this card I decided to make a shaker card. I diecut a stitched rectangle from the center with the Catherine Pooler Scallops & Dots Dies. Then added a piece of acetate and 3M Foam Tape behind it, added some pink, black and white sequins from my stash (I tried to pick flat ones) and adhered the panel to the card. I diecut the sentiment from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and the shadow from Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Cardstock using the Honey Bee Stamps Thanks Die (this is an older die and I don’t think it’s been retired). I finished it off by adding some additional black sequins.

On the inside, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4″ and stamped another sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Thanks Thanks Thanks stampset with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink.

Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper

I diecut the sentiment from the panel using the same die and a second two more from Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Cardstock and stacked them. (If you do this diecut technique make sure to save the pieces from the insides of the letters to add back. I just used put some post it tape over the whole sentiment before popping it out from the panel.) I stamped the rest of the sentiment onto some Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Cardstock with Versamark Ink using the Lawn Fawn Thanks Thanks Thanks stampset, embossed it with WOW Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White Super Fine, and cut it down to 7/16 x 2-5/8″. I finished it off by adding some Tonic Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops.

On the inside, I stamped another sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Thanks Thanks Thanks stampset with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink.

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For the second set of backgrounds, I started the cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the two card bases. I cut both panels down to 4 x 5-1/4″.

Watercolor Paper Panel

I diecut one set of letters from the Honey Bee Bold Alphabet Dies from Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Metallic Jewels Kraft Stock (the dark gray or black) and two sets from Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Cardstock and stacked them. I stamped the rest of the sentiment onto some Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Cardstock with Versamark Ink using the Lawn Fawn Thanks Thanks Thanks stampset, embossed it with WOW Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White Super Fine, and cut it down to 1/4 x 3-3/4″. I finished it off by adding some Tonic Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops.

On the inside, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4″ and stamped another sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Thanks Thanks Thanks stampset with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink.

Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper

I started by diecutting the sentiment from the panel using Honey Bee Stamps Thanks Die which turned out to be an epiq fail because I ran it through two times becuase it wasn’t cutting and it shifted so then I had to cover it so I cut a piece of purple metallic cardstock from Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Metallic Jewels Kraft Stock to 2-1/8 x 4″ and added some Love From Lizi Black GlitterPeel-offs. Then diecut the 2x from Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Cardstock with the Honey Bee Stamps Thanks Die and the shadow from Vellum. Then stamped the rest of the sentiment onto some Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Cardstock with Versamark Ink using the Lawn Fawn Thanks Thanks Thanks stampset, embossed it with WOW Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White Super Fine, and cut it down to 1/4 x 2-3/8″.

On the inside, I stamped another sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Thanks Thanks Thanks stampset with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink.

Dimensions


For the third set of backgrounds, I started the cutting two pieces of Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstocktock 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the two card bases. I cut both panels down to 4 x 5-1/4″.

Watercolor Paper Panel

I diecut a scalloped circle (measuring 2-1/2″) from the center with the Stampin’ Up! Layering Circles Dies. (Just a note about these layering circles as well as the other layering dies from SU!. I never thought I would get so much use out of them but I actually have so they kinda paid for themselves by now, And that’s crafty win in my book!).

Then added a piece of acetate and 3M Foam Tape behind it, added the Catherine Pooler {Portland Sequin Mix as well as some larger green sequins from my stash (I tried to pick flat ones) and adhered the panel to the card.

I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn Thanks Thanks Thanks stampset with Tim Holtz Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and then die cut it using the coordinating word dies. I also stamped the rest of the sentiment from the same stampset onto some Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Versamark Ink, embossed it with WOW Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White Super Fine, and cut it down to 9/16 x 3-3/16″. I finished it off by adding some Tonic Dark Walnut Nuvo Crystal Drops.

On the inside, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4″ and stamped another sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Thanks Thanks Thanks stampset with Tim Holtz Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink. I also added two pieces of the leftover scalloped cirlce from the front.

Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper

I started by stamping the sentiment from Lawn Fawn Thanks Thanks Thanks stampset onto some Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Versamark Ink, embossed it with WOW Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White Super Fine, and then die cut it using the coordinating word dies. I stamped the rest of the sentiment onto the card panel with Versamark Ink and embossed it with WOW Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White Super Fine. I finished it off by adding some Tonic Caribbean Ocean Nuvo Crystal Drops.

On the inside, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4″ and stamped another sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Thanks Thanks Thanks stampset with Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso Ink.

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Supplies

Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to give these easy cards a try for yourself. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email.

Cards, Holidays 2022, Spring, St. Patrick's Day

Pop Up St. Patrick’s Day Scene Card

Lawn Fawn Oh Gnome!

Hello friends. Today I’m bringing you a cute pop up scene card featuring Lawn Fawn’s Oh Gnome! Stampset and Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Pop-Up Die. This is fun die that can elevate any card for every occasion.

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4-1/4 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. Then, die cut three of the Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop: Landscape with Stampin’ Up! Soft Suede 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock for the branches and Lawn Fawn 6×6 Perfectly Plaid Spring Petite Paper Pack (I believe this is no longer available but any pattern paper will work) for the tree top/leaves. I also cut two hillsides using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Pop-Up Die from Stampin’ Up! Old Olive 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock. For the tree on the inside for the card, I cut off the border and for the hillside on the front I used just the larger protion of the pop up piece.

For the sky on the outside of the card, I cut a piece of some random Lawn Fawn Paper Paper I had in my stash (it either came in a Simon Says Stamp kit or sent with a Lawn Fawn order) to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″. For the inside, I used Lawn Fawn 6×6 Perfectly Plaid Spring Petite Paper Pack cut to the same size. If you need a tutorial on how to assemble the Pop Up Card mechanism, please watch this Lawn Fawn video.

I diecut the mushroom house from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ using the Lawn Cuts Custom Craft Die-mushroom House and colored it with Copic Markers. I used RV000 & 0 and R81 & R83 for the roof; E25, E27 & E49 for the house; YG25, YG17 & G07 for the door and window; N4 & N7 for the chimney; Y13 & Y06 for the keyhole and window backs; and V01 & V04 for the butterflies. I also added some embellishments with a black marker and a white gel pen.

I stamped all the images I needed from the Lawn Fawn Oh Gnome! Stampset and the shamrocks from the Simon Says Stamps WOOLY-LUCKY stampset onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored them with Copic Markers and die cut using the coordinating dies.

I used YG17 & G07 for the shamrocks; E57 & E29, R81, R83, & R85, RV00, RV10 & RV11 for the mushrooms; N4, N5 & N7 for the cart. For the gnomes I used E00, E01 & R20 for the faces; C00, C1 & 0 for mustaches and beards; R14 & R27, R81 & R83, Y06 (belt buckle), and N4 & N7 (shoes and belt) for the red gnome; YR04 &YR09, YR12 & YR04, E23 & E25 (hair), and N1 & 0 (apron) for the orange gnome; Y13 & Y18, Y11 & Y02, Y06 (belt buckle), and N4 & N7 (shoes and belt) for the yellow gnome; G07 & G09, YG25 & YG17, E23 & E25 (hair), C1& 0 (apron), and N7 (shoes) for the green gnome; BG01 & BG05, BG10, BG15 & BG32, Y13 (belt buckle), and N4 & N7 (shoes an00 & BVd belt) for the aqua gnome; B24 & B26, B12 & B14, Y13 (belt buckle), and N4 & N7 (shoes and belt) for the blue gnome; YG25 & YG17, Y18 for the tiny daisy patch; YG25 & YG17, Y13 & Y18, C5 & C7 for the large daisy; and YG25 & YG17, V01 & V04 for the tulip and bud.

I stamped the sentiment from the from Lawn Fawn HATS OFF TO YOU Clear Stamps with Catherine Pooler Pixie Dust Ink on the inside of the card.

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Supplies

Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to give this card a try for yourself. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email.