Cards, Christmas, Encouragement

Fun Minty Cards featuring Lawn Fawn Dies

Hello friends. When Lawn Fawn came out with the How You Bean? Mint Add-on, I knew I had to get it. I love that they keep adding sets to go with the How You Bean? set. They are so much fun to play with and endless possibilities for cards. I used the same background die for both — the Lawn Fawn Peppermint Stripes Backdrop along with the same two stamp sets above to make two cards for different occasions.

For both cards, I cut two pieces 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 card bases. Then I die cut Stampin’ Up! Real Red 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock and Lawn Fawn Guava 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Peppermint Stripes Backdrop and adhered each to the card base.

For the first card, I die cut a panel from Vellum with the Catherine Pooler Scallops and Dots Die Set and embossed it with one of the embossing folders from the the Queen and Company Embossing Folder Bundle.

I stamped the mason jar from Lawn Fawn HOW YOU BEAN? stampset with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and the lid with Tsukineko Stazon Midi Jet Black Ink Pad onto a piece of Stampin’ Up! RED & GREEN 12″ X 12″FOIL SHEETS. Then stamped the peppermints from the Lawn Fawn Set How You Bean? Mint Add-on with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″.

I used Copic Markers to color the jar and add some shading to the peppermints. I used BG000 + BG01 and C1 and C00 for the peppermints. I diecut all the images with the coordinating dies and adhered them to the card, popping up a few peppermints using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Merry Messages Stamp Set with Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and trimmed it before adding to the card.

I finished it by adding some Tonic FRESH SNOWFALL Nuvo Glitter Accents.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Merry Messages Stamp Set and peppermints from the Lawn Fawn Set How You Bean? Mint Add-on with Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink.

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For the second card, I die cut a panel from Vellum with the Catherine Pooler Scallops and Dots Die Set. I stamped the mason jar from Lawn Fawn HOW YOU BEAN? stampset with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and the lid with Tsukineko Stazon Midi Jet Black Ink Pad onto a piece of Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Metallic Kraft Stock. Then stamped the peppermints from the Lawn Fawn Set How You Bean? Mint Add-on with Stampin’ Up! Old Olive Ink onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″.

I used Copic Markers to color the jar and add some shading to the peppermints. I used BG000 + 0 and C1 and C00 for the peppermints. I diecut all the images with the coordinating dies and adhered them to the card.

I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn Set How You Bean? Mint Add-on with Lawn Fawn Guava Ink onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and trimmed it before adding to the card.

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

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment and peppermints from the Lawn Fawn Set How You Bean? Mint Add-on with Stampin’ Up! Old Olive Ink.

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Supplies

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Birthdays, Cards, Celebrations, Encouragement, Fourth of July, Holidays 2021, Summer

Honey Bee Stamps House Builder with Treat Shop Add-on

Another great add-on dieset from Honey Bee Stamps! The Treat Shop Add-On Dies and Stamps coordinate with the House Builder Card Base Dies and allow you to make lots of sweet cards. You can create a bakery, ice cream shop or candy shop. The possibilities are endless with this set.

For this card, I started by diecutting the house card base 2x with the House Builder Card Base Dies from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″. I adhered the two houses with the pre-scored strip that comes in the House Builder Card Base Dies to create the card base. Be sure to use double-sided tape or something very strong so they don’t come apart.

Then die cut the roof and window awnings from both Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock from the Honey Bee Stamps Treat Shop Add-On Dies. I cut out every other strip on the awnings and adhered them to the white one to create a cute striped awning. I diecut out the windows from the front of the card.

I diecut the door from some Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock (discontinued) and Stampin’ Up! Pool Party 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock and the steps from Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG Gray Cardstock with the Honey Bee Stamps Farmhouse Add-On Dies.

I stamped images from the Honey Bee Stamps Treat Shop Add-On Stamp Set onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I used Y17, BG01, R09, and E29 for the banners; BG000 and 0 for the glass display case and cake display; C3 and C5 for the cake base, RV06, RV09, and RV21 for the three tier cake, and E25, E29 and E49 for the heart on the cake. RV06 and RV09, E24 and E29, Y13 and Y17, and C1 and C3 for the cupcakes; YG05 and YG17 for the bush and E24, E29 and E49 for the planter. C1 and C3 for the bakery and specials signs and the table; Y13 and Y17, BG000 and BG01, RV06 and RV21 for the balloons; and BG000 and BG01, RV06, RV09 and RV21 for the umbrella.

I used direct-to-paper technique with Stampin’ Up! Magenta Madness, Mango Melody and Pool Party Inks onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and diecut the flowers from the from the Honey Bee Stamps Treat Shop Add-On Dies and adhered them to the building.

I finished off the card by adding some Tonic Liquid Mercury Nuvo Crystal Drops for the door knob and Tonic IVORY SEASHELL Nuvo Crystal Drops to the flower centers.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Village Shops Stampset with Stampin’ Up!’s Magenta Madness and some tiny cupcakes from the Honey Bee Stamps Treat Shop Add-On 6×6 Stamp Set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.


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Birthdays, Cards, Celebrations, Encouragement, Fourth of July, Hello, Holidays 2021, Just Because, Love & Friendship, Summer

Farmhouse Card For Any Occasion featuring Honey Bee Stamps

Another great add-on dieset from Honey Bee Stamps! The Farmhouse Add-on Dies and Stampset coordinate with the House Builder Card Base Dies and allow you to make lots of cute cards. The last card I made was very patriotic but for this one I decided to make a more traditional farmhouse which can be used for any occasion.

For this card, I started by diecutting the house card base 2x with the House Builder Card Base Dies from Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler 8.5 X 11″ Cardstock. I adhered the two houses with the pre-scored strip that comes in the House Builder Card Base Dies to create the card base. Be sure to use double-sided tape or something very strong so they don’t come apart.

Then die cut the roof and porch steps, and chimney from Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG Gray Cardstock and stenciled bricks on the front of the house with Tim Holtz BRICKED Layering Stencil and Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate Ink, the Lawn Fawn Yeti Ink.

I adhered the roof and chimney to the card base and diecut the porch header 2x from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and added some Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG Gray Cardstock behind the headers. I also diecut the window frames, porch rails, porch beams/columns, porch rail beams, deck/porch foundation also from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″. I diecut the window backs from Stampin’ Up! Pool Party 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock, the curtains from House Builder Card Base Dies with Doodlebug Designs Yankee Doodle 6×6 Paper Pad (I believe it’s discontinued) and the door from some brown cardstock from my stash. I stamped a wood pattern on the door using Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso Ink and Stampin’ Up!’s Hardwood Clear Mount Background Stamp (retired) and used Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Metallic Kraft Stock for the doorknob. Before adhering all the diecuts to the card, I used the Scrappy Tails Slimline Brick Background Metal Craft Die and Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler 8.5 X 11″ Cardstock and adhered them to the card.

I diecut the flowers and leaves from the House Builder Card Base with green, pink, yellow and navy blue cardstock from my stash.

I stamped the decorative star, two rooster weathervanes, two lanterns, two hanging pots, the table, chair, one plant and a mailbox onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I used B23, B24 and B26 for the star and hanging pots, B21 and B23 for the chair, YG11 and YG17 for the plants, Y02 and Y13 for the flower pot, mailbox and lantern light, C1 and C3 for the lanterns and W3 and W5 for the table.

I left the inside of the card blank.


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Card Kits, Cards, Encouragement, Just Because, Love & Friendship, Slimline

5 Cards 1 Kit: Rainbow Is My Favorite Color (Simon Says Stamp June 2021 Card Kit)

Hi everyone. This card kit just makes me happy. It’s all about rainbows and what’s not to like about that?!? The Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Is My Favorite Color 6×8 inch clear stamp set has a ton of rainbow images and cute sentiments to go along with them. Lots of options with this one. You can also use the straight stripe in non rainbow cards or make no traditional rainbows. I was definitely inspired my several of the design team cards I’ve been seeing posted on instagram @ #sssck.

The Kit includes:

For the first card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. Then cut a piece of the aqua tiny cloud pattern paper from the Doodlebug Custom Rainbow 2021 6×6 inch paper to 4 x 5-1/4″ and a strip of the rainbow striped paper (also from the same paper pack) to 5/8 x 5-1/4″ and adhered them all to the card base. I added White Love from Lizi Pin Stripe Peel-Off Stickers on each side of the striped strip.

I diecut 1 rainbow from Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock with the Simon Says Stamp Hello Rainbow die and used the Simon Says Stamp 1 inch cube ink pads in Jellybean, Sunshine, Hot Lips, and Audrey Blue and Mini Sponge Daubers to create a rainbow. I stamped and fussycut two clouds from the Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Is My Favorite Color 6×8 inch clear stamp set onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I used Copic Marker BG000 + 0 (Blender) to color the clouds. I adhered them to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Is My Favorite Color 6×8 inch clear stamp set onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, which I cut down to 1-1/16 x 2″.

To finish it off, I added a tiny pink heart from the Doodlebug Chasing Rainbows Shape Sprinkles and lots of the Memory Box Fairy Jewels.

On the inside of the card, I added a strip of the same paper Doodlebug Custom Rainbow 2021 6×6 inch paper I used on the front cut to 3/4 x 5-1/2″.

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For the second card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock to 7 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 3-1/2″ to make a card base. Then cut another piece to 3-1/4 x 8-1/4″.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Build A Rainbow 6×9 inch stencil with the Simon Says Stamp 1 inch cube ink pads in Jellybean, Sunshine, Hot Lips, and Audrey Blue and Broken China Distress Ink to create my scene. I stenciled the clouds first with Broken China Distress Ink, the rainbows next with the 4 colors included in the kit and lastly the sun. I traced the outer rainbow onto piece of post-it note paper to use as a mask before adding the sun. I adhered the panel to the card base and stamped a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Is My Favorite Color 6×8 inch clear stamp set onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, which I fussy cut and added to the card.

I added some yellow jewels from the Memory Box Fairy Jewels to the sun and some clear ones to the card.

On the inside of the card I stenciled some clouds at the bottom edge of the card with the Simon Says Stamp Build A Rainbow 6×9 inch stencil and Broken China Distress Ink.

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For the third card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock to 7 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 3-1/2″ to make a card base. Then cut another piece to 3-1/4 x 8-1/4″.

I kept this card pretty simple and the rainbows didn’t take as long to stamp as I thought they might. Using my MISTI made the process faster. I stamped three rainbows from the Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Is My Favorite Color 6×8 inch clear stamp set onto Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock using the Simon Says Stamp 1 inch cube ink pads in Jellybean, Sunshine, Hot Lips, and Audrey Blue inks and fussy cut them. I stamped the clouds from the same stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto more Neenah card stock and fussycut those out as well.

I cut a piece of the pattern paper from the Doodlebug Custom Rainbow 2021 6×6 inch paper to 1-1/2 x 3-1/2” and stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto it.

I adhered the pattern paper to the card and used 3M Foam Tape to adhere the rainbows and clouds to the card. I stamped the three hearts from the stamp set with Hot Lips Ink and added Glossy Accents over them.

On the inside of the card I cut a piece of the same pattern paper as the front of the card to 1-1/4 x 3-1/2″.

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For the fourth card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock to 7 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 3-1/2″ to create a card base. And a second piece of Neenah Cardstock which I diecut using the large die from the Lawn Fawn Large Slimline with Sliders Die. I Inked it with Audrey Blue Ink to create an ombre effect.

I diecut four rainbows from the 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of Simon Says Stamp Holographic Rainbow cardstock with the Simon Says Stamp Hello Rainbow die. And stamped several clouds from the Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Is My Favorite Color 6×8 inch clear stamp set onto Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored them with C1 and 0 Copic Markers and fussycut them out.

I adhered the clouds and rainbows to the card. Then stamped the sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Is My Favorite Color 6×8 inch clear stamp set onto the card with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.I finsihed it off by adding puffy clouds and hearts from the Doodlebug Chasing Rainbows Shape Sprinkles. I also added some clear Memory Box Fairy Jewels.

On the inside of the card I adhered another rainbow diecut from the 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of Simon Says Stamp Holographic Rainbow cardstock.

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For the fifth card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base and another piece to 4 x 5-1/4″. I stenciled the sune and clouds using the Simon Says Stamp Build A Rainbow 6×9 inch stencil and Sunshine and Audrey Blue Inks.

I also stenciled the cloud border on another piece of Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock which I cut to 1-3/4 x 4″, then fussycut the top edge of the clouds. I stamped a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Is My Favorite Color 6×8 inch clear stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto the cloud border.

Next, I used Deco Foil – Transfer Gel, a palette knife and the Simon Says Stamp Build A Rainbow 6×9 inch stencil to add a rainbow onto the card. Once it dried, I added Therm O Web RAINBOW SHATTERED Deco Foil Transfer Sheets and ran it through my lamination machine.

I adhered the cloud border to the bottom of the card panel with 3M Foam Tape. I finished it off by adding some Memory Box Fairy Jewels.

I left the inside of the card blank .

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Cards, Encouragement, Just Because, Love & Friendship, Spring, Summer

Two Cards Using One Background Die and Trying to Be Less Wasteful

Hi friends. When I purchased the Sunburst Strips Cover Plate Die from Catherine Pooler Designs I knew that I had to try rainbow colors but also glitter paper because your sun rays need to sparkle! Rainbow sunshine rays to come for sure! Stay tuned. I decided to alternate the colors of the rays but also cut off the top of the rays with a circle and add another circle for the sun. I ended up with extra pieces of rays which I then used on a second card. No waste here!

For the first card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 6-1/4 x 10″ and scored at 5″ to create a card base and to make it easier to adhere the sun, I also cut a top panel to 4-3/4 x 6″.

I diecut the Sunburst Strips Cover Plate Die from Gold and White Glitter Cardstock. I didn’t have any light yellow glitter paper so I used the white and colored with some old alcohol markers. WARNING: Coloring glitter cardstock with markers will ruin the tip of the marker so if you use a good alcohol marker like a copic make sure you have extra nibs. I taped the back of each diecut piece of cardstock and then used a 3″ circle die to cut off the narrow end. You can use whatever size you want here. Then cut a 2-1/2″ circle from the White Glitter Cardstock. I adhered all the sun pieces to the 4-3/4 x 6″ panel I previously cut and that to the card base.

I diecut two umbrella bases using the Catherine Pooler Designs Under the Umbrella Dies from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″. I used the direct-to-paper technique with CP Flirty Fuschia Ink on the handle only and cut it out. Then diecut the patterned sections from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, and again used direct-to-paper technique with Coral Cabana, Tiki Torch, Lime Rickey, and Fiesta Blue and adhered them to the umbrella base and adhered the umbrella to the card.

I stamped the small and medium rain drops from the Catherine Pooler Designs Pitter Patterns Stamp Set with CP Something Borrowed Ink then die cut them with the Pitter Pattern Dies. I adhered three of them and the umbrella to the card.

I stamped a sentiment from the Catherine Pooler Designs Pitter Patterns Stamp Set with CP Midnight Ink and cut it to 1/2 x 3-1/2″. Then finished it off by adding some Catherine Pooler Designs Portland Sequin Mix and some Glossy Accents to the rain drops.

I left the inside of the card blank.

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For the second card, I did the exact same things with a few exceptions. I cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 9-1/2 x 5-3/4″ and scored at 4-3/4to create a card base and thIs time I adhered the sun directly to the card base and didn’t leave any border around it.

I diecut two umbrella bases using the Catherine Pooler Designs Under the Umbrella Dies from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ again and used the direct-to-paper technique with CP Something Borrowed Ink on the handle only and cut it out. Then diecut the patterned sections from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, and again used direct-to-paper technique with Party Dress, Orange Peel, Aquatini, and Something Borrowed and adhered them to the umbrella base and adhered the umbrella to the card.

Again, I used a few small and medium rain drops from the Catherine Pooler Designs Pitter Patterns Stamp Set stamped with CP Something Borrowed Ink then die cut them with the Pitter Pattern Dies. I adhered three of them and the umbrella to the card.

I stamped the same sentiment from the Catherine Pooler Designs Pitter Patterns Stamp Set with CP Midnight Ink and fussycut it this time. And added some Catherine Pooler Designs Portland Sequin Mix.

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Cards, Encouragement, Hello, Just Because, Love & Friendship, Shaker, Spring

Spring Shaker Card Featuring Catherine Pooler Designs Pitter Pattern Stampset

Hi all. Need a fun card for Spring or to pick someone’s spirits up? This fun shaker using Catherine Pooler Designs Pitter Pattern Stampset is a great option.

I started by cutting 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 a top panel to 4 x 5-1/4″. I stamped the medium and large rain drops from the Catherine Pooler Designs Pitter Patterns Stamp Set with CP Cummerbund, Suede Shoes, and Juniper Mist Inks, then dies cut four of them with the Pitter Pattern Dies. I added 3M Foam Tape to the back of the panel to create a shaker panel, added some Catherine Pooler Designs Porland Sequin Mix and adhered it to the card base.

I diecut two umbrella bases using the Catherine Pooler Designs Under the Umbrella Dies from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″. One I colored with CP Chiffon and Limoncello Inks, using an ink blending tool and the other I used the direct-to-paper technique with CP Black Jack Ink on the handle only, cut it out and adhered to the yellow umbrella base. Then diecut the patterned section from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, adhered them to the umbrella base and adhered the umbrella to the card.

I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 13/16 x 3-13/16″ which I colored with CP Chiffon Inks using the direct-to-paper technique. I stamped a sentiment from Catherine Pooler Designs Pitter Patterns Stamp Set onto another piece of Neenah Cardstock with CP Black Jack Ink and cut it to 5/8 x 3-1/16″ and adhered them to the card I finished the card by adding some sequins from the Catherine Pooler Designs Portland Sequin Mix.

I left the inside of the card blank.

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A Quick Emboss Resist Background Featuring Catherine Pooler Designs Bloomin’ Wellies

Hi friends. I don;t know about you but I love a cute pair of wellies! And this stampset from Catherine Pooler Designs, Bloomin’ Wellies, is adorable. For this card I tried creating a completely covered distress resist background but I didn’t like it in the end so I diecut it into a circle and I think this works so much better. So if you make a background and you don’t quite love it, use only a portion of it and that usually solves the problem.

I started by cutting 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 a top panel to 4 x 5-1/4″ (which will get diecut later). I used Versamark Ink to stamp the rain drops from the Catherine Pooler Designs Pitter Patterns Stamp Set, added some WOW Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder and heat set it. Then I used Ranger Tim Holtz Broken China Distress and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks and water to create a watercolored background.

I set that aside to dry and stamped the wellies image from Catherine Pooler Designs Bloomin’ Wellies stampset onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink. I also stamped additional flowers from the stampset which matched the ones in this wellies pair. Then colored it with Copic Markers. I used RV 63 + RV55 + RV66 for the wellies, YR31 + YR23 for the polka dots, YG25 +YG17 + YG67 for the leaves, BV17 + BV13, BG45 +BG05, RV52 + RV63, and YR16 + YR07 for the flowers. I diecut it with the Bloomin’ Wellies Dies.

I diecut the background panel with a 3-3/4″ circle with the Sizzix Framelits Die Set and another from Simon Says Stamp BLACK 100# 8-1/2 x 11″ Card Stock and adhered both to the card base. I adhered the wellies and additional flowers to the card, using some Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop them up.

I stamped a sentiment from Catherine Pooler Designs Bloomin’ Wellies stampset onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink and fussycut it out before adhering it to the card. I finished it off by adding some sequins from the Catherine Pooler Designs Porland Sequin Mix.

I left the inside of the card blank.

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Faux Embossed Background Using Dies

Hello friends. This faux embossed technique that I discovered a few years ago and is a great way to add dimension to your card without having to emboss. It can be done with most images and all text. I used the word dies from Nothing’s Better Than Bundle from Stampin’ Up! to create an embossed background. But to step it up I also decided to add a shaker element to the card.

I started by cutting a piece of Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base. I die cut the “Cocktails” word with the Love You More Than Dies from Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock several times. I adhered them to the card using Tombow Mono Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I added some Bumblebee Classic Stampin’ Ink to the top of the text and edges of the card base with a Sponge Dauber. Adding ink gives it more of an embossed look because it highlights the raised edges.

I stamped the outline image of the cocktail again as well as the sentiment onto a scrap piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I used the solid stamps with Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Ink and Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin’ Ink to create an ombre effect for the drink. I used a Sponge Dauber to soften the line between the two colors on the stamp before stamping. I colored the glass with Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blends and the Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter.

I stamped a second version of the solid image. I used Bumblebee Classic Stampin’ Ink for the fruit and Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin’ Ink for the umbrella. I trimmed the image to a piece, measuring 1-1/2 x 2-1/4″ and left the second solid image without diecutting. I cut another piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 2 x 6″ and used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch to punch one end, creating a tag. I adhered the rectangle piece with the image to the tag and then cut out the center of the drink. I stamped a sentiment from Nothing’s Better Than Stampset with Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Ink onto the tag. Then added Acetate and Foam behind the tag, some Clear Diamond Shaker Toppings, adhered the extra stamped cocktail beverage behind and adhered the tag to the card. I finished it off by adding ribbon in Misty Moonlight. Since I don’t have any Misty Moonlight Ribbon I found some white grosgrain ribbon from my stash and colored it using Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin’ Ink and added some Pearls which I colored yellow with a Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.

On the inside of the card, I stamped another sentiment from the Nothing’s Better Than Stampset with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and the cocktail outline image with Bumblebee Classic Stampin’ Ink.

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Cards, Encouragement, Fourth of July, Fourth of July, Summer, Summer

Shop Your Stash Day 5: Halloween in July

Well I’m sure you have heard of Christmas in July, but have you heard of Halloween in July??? Quite frankly, I love making Halloween cards anytime of year! It’s my favorite holiday ever!!!

For this card, I started by cutting a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Card to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ and diecut a panel and the peekaboo panels with the Lawn Fawn Peekaboo Backdrop. I stamped the jack-o-lantern face from Papertrey Ink Pumpkin Expressions Mini Stamp Set onto a scrap of Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, cut it to 2 x 2″ then inked up the edges with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. I stamped the sentiment from Stampin’ Up! (retired) Versamark Ink and WOW Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White Super Fine onto a piece of Stampin’ Up! Elegant Eggplant 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock (retired), cut it to 2 x 2″ then inked up the edges with Dusty Concord Distress Oxide Ink. Then adhered both to the back of the top panel and the peekaboo windows to each respective area of the card.

I cut a piece of the aqua Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6 x 6 Paper (not available) to 2 x 3-1/4″ and a piece of Stampin’ Up! Old Olive 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 1-1/2 x 3-1/4″ and used the Lawn Fawn Simple Grassy Hillsides to diecut the edge. I inked the Perfectly Plaid Rainbow with Tim Holtz Distress PEACOCK FEATHERS Ink and the grass with Stampin’ Up! Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Ink and adhered the pieces together and to the back of the top panel. I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100# Fog Gray Card to 2 x 3-1/4″ and created an ombre effect by using Black Soot Distress Ink.

I stamped images from Lawn Fawn’s Pick of the Patch and How You Bean Candy Corn stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with COPIC markers.

I used 0 and C1, Y02 and Y06, YR12 and YR16 for the candy corn, YR16 and YR09, YG01 and YG25 for the pumpkins, Y02 and YR12 for the pumpkin guts, BV11 and BV17 for the scoop, C1 and C3, N5 and N7 for the knife and W1, W3, and W5, E15, E23, and E37 for the squirrels. I diecut the images and adhered them to their respective panels and adhered those to the back of the top panel. I used Stampin’ Dimesionals to adhere some of the images and then to the card base. Then I adhered the rest of the images around the panel.

I stamped sentiments from Lawn Fawn’s Push Here stampset with Versamark Ink and WOW Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White Super Fine to the peekaboo panels. I finished it off by adding highlights to the images with Uni-Ball Signo White Broad Point Gel Pen and VIOLET GALAXY Nuvo Drops.

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 stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Pick of the Patch with Dusty Concord Distress Oxide Ink. I added a candy corn image and that completes this card.

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Shop Your Stash Day 3: Making Summer Cards Using Honeybee Stamps Frappe Shake Card Dies

While it’s probably no surprise too many that I love coffee, I love coffee stamps and dies even more. This Honeybee Stamps Frappe Shake Card Dieset as well as their Honey Bee COFFEE CUP CARD Dies are my favorites! They have everything you need to make cute coffee cup and frappe cup shaped cards and shakers. And they fit in an A2 size envelope which is great!

I thought it would be fun to reuse this dieset to make some non-coffee cards, instead make brightly colored summer beverages. I don’t know if you all remember the rocket bomb popsicles that were red, white and blue. I remember many summers as a kid eating those popsicles (they were refreshing and turned my tongue red or blue, depending on which end I ate first—what could be better??). LOL That was the inspiration for my first card.

I started by diecutting card bases using the large card, coffee cup, and the whipped cream dies in the set from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ 3 times. I also diecut 3 sets of the lid and its rim from Acetate.

I also went ahead and added Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink to the lid section of the card base on all 3 cards to create a background for the lid. Then, used Tim Holtz Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink, Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink and Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Ink to create an ombre effect on the coffee cup, leaving the middle area white. I sprayed some water onto it with my Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER and blotted it with a paper towel.

While the ink dried, I diecut the straw and the larger circle from the dieset from a piece of Doodlebug Designs Yankee Doodle 6 x 6 Pattern Paper (no longer available) and used the smallest star from the Sizzix Framelits Stars Die Set and Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash METALLIC KRAFT STOCK to diecut a small star. I adhered the star to the circle, the coffee cup and whipped cream to the card base and then cut the straw in half and adhered it to the front of the card using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. I adhered the circle to the card front and added some silver confetti stars from Fanci-Fetti Stars (silver) Party Accessory to the whipped cream and then the clear lid on top of the stars (I used Ranger GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive to adhere the acetate and metallic stars).

On the inside of the card, I stamped “Happy 4th of July” with a very old stampset I had (sorry don’t know where it came from) using Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Ink and added 3 silver stars.

Card Inside

For the second card, I decided to make a delicious watermelon smoothie. Who doesn’t like a tasty frozen watermelon beverage on a hot summer day?!? I’m now craving a smoothie while writing this post. LOL.

For this card, I started by using Tim Holtz Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink, and Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink to create an ombre effect on the coffee cup. I cut a small triangle from some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and also inked it up with the distress oxide inks. I sprayed some water onto it with my Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER and blotted it with a paper towel.


While the ink dried, I diecut the straw from a piece of Brutus Monroe Fresh Melon 6 x 6 Paper Pad. I adhered the coffee cup and whipped cream to the card base and then cut the straw in half and adhered it to the front of the card using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. I added Nuvo EBONY BLACK Crystal Drops to the whipped cream and then adhered the clear lid on top of the stars (I used Ranger GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive to adhere the acetate). I cut a slit in the watermelon slice and adhered it to the card. I stamped a sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps SHAKE IT OFF Clear Stamp Set onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I fussycut it and adhered it to the card front and added more Black Nuvo drops. I left the inside of the card blank.


And if I’m making fruity drinks for the summer, I can’t forget about a refreshing frozen lemonade! Yum!

For this card, I started by using Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink to create an ombre effect on the coffee cup. I sprayed some water onto it with my Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER and blotted it with a paper towel. Then I stamped a couple of slices from the Stampin’ Up! Lemon Zest Clear-Mount Stamp Set (which was retired recently) and Ranger Archival Chrome Yellow Ink onto the cup and one onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″.

While the ink dried, I diecut the straw from a piece of Catherine Pooler Designs Black Tie Gala Patterned Paper. I adhered the coffee cup and whipped cream to the card base and then cut the straw in half and adhered it to the front of the card using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. I added Nuvo DANDELION YELLOW Glossy Drops to the whipped cream and then adhered the clear lid on top (I used Ranger GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive to adhere the acetate). I cut a slit in the lemon slice and adhered it to the card. I stamped a sentiment from Stampin’ Up! Lemon Zest Clear-Mount Stamp Set (which was retired recently) onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and cut it out with a 1-3/4 inch punch. I adhered to the card with 3M Foam Tape

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Lemon Zest Clear-Mount Stamp Set (which was retired recently) with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and lemon slices with Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink.

Card Inside

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