Cards, Celebrations, Christmas, Halloween, Slimline

Stretching Your Dies: One Die Four Cards featuring Scrappy Tails

Hi friends. When I saw Jennifer McGuire’s video featuring the Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Dies and add-on dies from Scrappy Tails, I knew I had to have them. They remind me of the Honey Bee Stamps House Card Dies and Add-ons which as you may have figured out I love so much! These dies are just as versatile and allow you to make tons of different types of cards for all occasions.

For the first card, I started by diecutting the Slimline Bird House and the side pieces which create the pop up feature from Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock (retired) with the Scrappy Tails Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Dies. Then diecut the roof, base, and 2 scalloped circles from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″. I diecut the woodgrain from Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock (retired) with the Scrappy Tails Slimline Woodgrain Background Die and adhered the negative pieces onto the card front.

I cut out the two windows using the circle from the birdhouse die set. I adhered the scallop bosrders on the window as well as the roof. Then diecut some grass using the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border from Stampin’ Up! Granny Apple Green 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock, trimmed it down to size and adhered it to the bottom of the card. I added the white base on top of the grass.

I stamped some leaves and flowers from the Catherine Pooler Designs Bloomin Bouquet and Lovely Flowers Stampsets (both were from Stamp of Approval collections no longer available) onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Catherine Pooler Designs Lime Rickey, Catching Rays, Flirty Fuchsia and Coral Cabana Inks. For the sentiment I used the direct-to-paper technique with Flirty Fuchsia and Coral Cabana Inks onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and diecut “HOME” 2x and “tweet” from the Scrappy Tails Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Dies. Lastly I adhered the two side panels and the card back.

I left the inside of the card blank.


For the second card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5 3/4″ then diecut it with the Slimline Bird House from the Scrappy Tails Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Dies, making sure to leave on edge of the die off the edge of the card base. I also diecut a second house front which will be adhered on the front of the card.

I diecut the roof 2x, chimney, and window frames from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with the Scrappy Tails Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Dies and Scrappy Tails Slimline Neighborhood House Pop Up – Add On Die. I backed all the windows with a piece of bright yellow cardstock from my stash. I diecut the Scrappy Tails Slimline Brick Background Die from Stampin’ up! Basic Gray 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and adhered the bricks only to the house and chimney. Then adhered the chimney to the back of the house. I also adhered one roof to the front of the card and the other to the inside after adhering the panel to the card base.I diecut several of the snow drift border with the from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″.

I added the windows to the card and diecut some window boxes from Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with the Scrappy Tails Slimline Neighborhood House Pop Up – Add On Die. Then added leaves and flowers diecut with the same dieset from Stampin’ Up! Granny Apple Green 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock, Stampin’ Up! Real Red 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock, yellow, purple, orange and aqua cardstock from my stash.

I left the inside of the card blank.


For the third card, I started by cutting a piece of Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 9″ then diecut it with the Slimline Bird House from the Scrappy Tails Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Dies, making sure to leave on edge of the die off the edge of the card base. I also diecut a second house front which will be adhered on the front of the card and a chimney.

I stamped a web using Tim Holtz Cling Mount Stamps: Trick or Treat, Tsukineko Versamark Emboss Ink Pad Watermark and Wow Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White onto the house then diecut the brick background using the Scrappy Tails Slimline Brick Background Die from Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock.

I adhered some bricks to the chimney and house and inked them with Black Soot Distress Ink before adhering to the card, diecut the roof, window frames (I backed the windows with Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black Cardstock– I added the ghost inside the window before adhering the window back) and one door from Simon Says Stamp 100lb FOG Gray Card Stock with the Scrappy Tails Slimline Neighborhood House Pop Up – Add On Die which I cut out the door part and another from Stampin’ Up! Old Olive 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock. I also diecut the spooky fence with the Lawn Fawn Spooky Fence Border from Simon Says Stamp 100lb FOG Gray Card Stock. I inked them with Black Soot Distress Ink before adhering to the card.

I diecut a tree from Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black Cardstock with the Papertrey Ink – Tiny Town: Spooky Yard Die. I stamped the ghosts and bats from Lawn Fawn HAPPY HAUNTING Clear Stamps and the web and spider from Catherine Pooler Designs Everything but the Broom Stamp Set onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Black Tuxedo Ink. I colored the ghosts with COPIC Markers C1 and 0 and R20 for the cheeks and diecut them with coordinating dies.

On the inside of the card, I diecut one house from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with the Scrappy Tails Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Dies and cut down about 1/4 inch smaller. Then stamped a sentiment from Catherine Pooler Designs Everything but the Broom Stamp Set with Memento Black Tuxedo Ink.


For the fourth card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5 3/4″ then diecut it with the Slimline Bird House from the Scrappy Tails Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Dies, making sure to leave on edge of the die off the edge of the card base. I also diecut a brick background from the Scrappy Tails Slimline Brick Background Die from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and one from Lawn Fawn Paper Bag 8.5 x 11” Cardstock. I adhered the white brick outline to the card base then inlaid the paper bag bricks.

I diecut the roof and base with Scrappy Tails Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Dies and the chimney and window frames with Scrappy Tails Slimline Neighborhood House Pop Up – Add On Die from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″. I diecut the snow drift border from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Honey Bee Stamps Gingerbread House Add-On Dies. I backed the windows with Stampin’ Up!’s Chocolate Chip 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock (retired); I adhered the gingerbread people before backing it.

I diecut the door from Stampin’ Up!’s Real Red 8-1/2 x 11”Cardstock with the Scrappy Tails Slimline Neighborhood House Pop Up – Add On Die.

I stamped the trees and candy canes from the Honey Bee Stamps Gingerbread House Add-On 6×6 Stamp Set and the gum drops, gingerbread people and peppermints from Lawn Fawn SWEET CHRISTMAS Clear Stamps onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Black Tuxedo Ink.

I colored the images with COPIC Markers. I c olored the peppermints and candy canes with R27, R46 and C1, YG17 and YG25 for the trees, E34, E37, R20, C1 and 0 for the gingerbread people, and R81 and R85 for the gumdrops.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment and candy canes from Lawn Fawn SWEET CHRISTMAS Clear Stamps with Memento Black Tuxedo Ink.


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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 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 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 6×6 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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Cards, Holidays 2021, Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Jar of Flowers Slimline Card

Hi friends. Mother’s Day (in the U.S.) is coming up so I decided to make a nice floral bouquet for mom. I had to pull out my well loved mason jar stamp set from Lawn Fawn to give the flowers a cute holder. I love the How You Bean? stampset! So many cute cards you can make with it.

I decided to make modified slimline card. I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 7 x 7-1/2″ and scored to 3-1/2 and a top panel to 3-1/4 x 7-1/4″. I used the My Favorite Things Mini Cloud Edges Stencil and Tim Holtz TUMBLED GLASS Distress Oxide Ink Pad by Ranger to create a cloud background.

Next I stamped the mason jar from Lawn Fawn How You Bean? onto the top panel with Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink and the stems and leaves from Queen & Company’s Love Jar Kit stampset with Catherine Pooler Eucalyptus Ink. I added a little shading to the mason jar with BG000 and 0 Copic Markers and diecut it using the coordinating dies. I also diecut two additional jars from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock which I adhered behind the image to add dimension.

I stamped several flowers from the Queen & Company’s Love Jar Kit stampset onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Catherine Pooler Be Mine, It’s a Boy, Queen For a Day, Tutti Frutti, and Limoncello Inks. I diecut them all with the coordinating Love Jar Flowers & Stem Dies.

I adhered the card panel and mason jar to the card base and the flowers, using Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up some of the flowers. I stamped the from the Lawn Fawn HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Stampset onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Catherine Pooler Tutti Frutti Ink and Catherine Pooler Eucalyptus Ink. I diecut the “happy” with the coordinating sentiment dies and trimmed the “Mother’s Day” to 1/2 x 2-1/4″. I finished off the card by adding some Nuvo Drops in Ivory Shell to the flowers and highlights to the mason jar with White Gel Pen.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Well Said Stampset with Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink and added some extra diecut flowers.

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Cards, Love & Friendship, Slimline, Valentine's Day

Using Only Dies to Make A Slimline Valentine’s Day Card

Hi friends. Need a quick and easy card for Valentine’s Day??? This card uses only dies and paper and came together very quickly. Here’s how it came together.

I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 7 x 8-1/2″ and scored a at 3-1/2″. I used the Honey Bee Stamps Slimline Thin Frames Dies and Stampin’ Up!’s Poppy Parade 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and a pink cardstock from Hunkydory Matt-tastic Adorable Scorable Core Colourways Collection to cut out the frames. This die is cool because it cuts all 14 frames at the same time so I just had to run it through two times. I adhered used the five largest frames to the card base, alternating colors. I cut a piece of the Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 2-1/4 x 7-1/4 and embossed it with the Craftwell Delicate Dots 8.5 X 11″ Embossing Folder, and adhered to the front of the card.

For my sentiment I diecut the word ‘LOVE’ from Simon Says Stamp 6 x 6 Red Glitter Cardstock using the Honey Bee Bee Bold Alphabet Dies as well as from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ two times and adhered those stacked to the card. To finish it off, I added two small hearts which I cut out using a heart punch from Stampin’ Up!’s Poppy Parade 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Add-On Stampset with Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade Ink and added another punched heart.

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Cards, Christmas, Fall

Gingerbread House Card featuring Honey Bee Stamps

Do you love decorating gingerbread houses but don’t like the mess? Fear not I have the perfect craft for you! This gingerbread house features Honey Bee Stamps Gingerbread House Add-On Stamps and Dieset. Combine it with the House Builder Card Dieset to make tons of cute house cards for all occasions.

For this card, I started by diecutting the house card base 2x with the House Builder Card Dies, chimney (from Honey Cuts Gingerbread House Add-on), and one gable from Lawn Fawn Paper Bag 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock, the roof, 2 scalloped windows, the scallop door frame, the round gable window and snow for roof and chimney from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, the door from Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock. I inked around the edges of all those pieces with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I wanted to make the gingerbread and frosting look more like real so using the ink especially around the “cookie” pieces helps give it dimension.

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 stenciled a brick pattern on the front of the card using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and Tim Holtz Bricked Layering Stencil. I diecut small rectangle window frame from the House Builder Card Dieset with Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red 110lb 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and the window and door inside pieces from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ using the circle and rectangle dies from Honey Cuts Gingerbread House Add-on and the House Builder Card Base Dies and inked with Tim Holtz Mustard Seed Distress Ink Pads.

I adhered the roof, windows, gable the scallop door frame, the round gable window and snow and door to the card.

I used Stampin’ Up! Old Olive 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock for trees, wreath and some gumdrops, Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red 110lb 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock for some gumdrops, the wreath bow, and berries on wreath, Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock for gumdrops, Neenah Classic Crest, 80lb Solar White for all the peppermints and two candy canes (which I colored with Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Marker), Stampin’ Up Chocolate Chip 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock (discontinued) for the chocolate kisses and the tree trunks (which I stamped with the tree trunk stamp from Gingerbread House Add-On Stamps and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink), and a gold metallic paper for the door knob, diecut with the House Builder Card Base Dies. I also stamped two lollipops from the Gingerbread House Add-On Stamps and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Neenah Classic Crest, 80lb Solar White and colored them with Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint Distress Markers.

Once adhered to the card, I added sparkle to the snow on the roof, chimney and gumdrops with a Spectrum Noir CLEAR OVERLAY Sparkle Pen, some “snow” with Nuvo Crystal Drops in Gloss White and white higlights with Uni-Ball Signo Broad Point White Gel Pen.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Add-On Stamps.

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Birthdays, Cards, Celebrations

Creating a Coffee Themed Birthday Gatefold Card featuring Honey Bee Stamps

Honey Bee Stamp’s new release includes this many coffee themed items so of course I was all in! I’ve seen many people stack the images from the Treat Yo Self 6×6 Stamp Set to create their cards so I thought how fun would it be to make a gatefold card with stacked coffee treats. What I really love about this stampset is how large the images are. And of course, Honey Bee Stamps also release sentiment stamps and dies to go with this coffee collection. What could be better I ask?!?! I won’t be using those on this card but stay tuned because there will be more cards coming using this collection.

I started by cutting a piece of Montval Acid-Free Cold Press Watercolor Paper to 5-1/2 x 11-1/2″ and scored at 4″ and 8-1/2″ on the long side. I used watercolor paper instead of my traditional Neenah 110lb because distress inks blend beautifully on it. More on that later…

I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso to ink up the left flap on the card, creating an ombre effect. Then I stamped all the coffee beans from the Treat Yo Self 6×6 Stamp Set with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Ink. Then I cut a piece of Stampin’ Up!’s Irresistibly Yours DSP (discontinued) to 3 x 5-1/2″ and used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Broken China and Vintage Photo to create another ombre, revealing the embossed areas on these papers and adhered it to the card. Stampin’ up needs to bring these papers back because they are great for easy backgrounds and you can color them with anything you want.

I stamped four images from the Treat Yo Self 6×6 Stamp Set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″. I colored them with COPICS markers. I used R32 + R37, G07 + G09, C1 + 0, BG000 + 0 and E37 + E27 for the first cup; BG000 + BG01, G07 + G09, and C1 + 0 for the second cup; R32 + R37, E37 + E29, C1 + 0 and BG01 for the third cup; and E23 + E37, R30, R32 + R37, E23 + E29 and C1 + 0 for the pie. I diecut them using the Treat Yo Self coordinating dies.

I adhered the three coffee cups to the card and trimmed off the excess of the card flap. I stamped a sentiment from the Treat Yo Self 6×6 Stamp Set with Tim Holtz’s Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink and cut it with the coordinating die. I added it to the card with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished it by adding Love from Lizi Pin Stripe Peel-Off Stickers in Brown Mirror to the right panel and some Fresh Brewed Sequin Mix to the front of the card.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn Village Shops and coffee beans from Treat Yo Self 6×6 Stamp Set with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Ink and added the pie image. And that completes this card.

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Cards, Fall, Stampin' Up!, Thank Yous

3 Easy Thank You Cards and Using Leftover Scraps featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Guilded Autumn Suite

Hello friends. Need some quick thank you cards for Fall or Thanksgiving? Normally I would say these would be great to give a host after attending their dinner party. But since this year’s celebrations will look very different and we may not be gathering with friend and family, you can send these after receiving a gift or to a teacher for all the hard work they have had to do during these uncertain times. I made 3 cards and then found myself with extra leaf pieces from the squares I punched out so I made a fourth card.

I started by cutting a piece of Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze, and Early Espresso 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create 3 card bases. I diecut three panels using the smallest rectangle from Lawn Fawn’s Large Slimline with Sliders Die Cuts and trimmed them down to 5-1/2 in length each. I used two pieces of Very Vanilla 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and one from Copper Foil 12 x 12 Paper. You can use any stitched rectangle die you may have in your stash.

I stamped the leaves from the Beautiful Autumn Stampset on the card base in the same ink as the Cardstock. I used Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso Inks and adhered the stitched strips of Very Vanilla 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and Copper Foil 12 x 12 Paper to the card base. I used my Stamparatus to stamp them in the same exact spot on all the cards. I also stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Autumn Stampset in Early Espresso Ink on the Mint Macaron and Cajun Craze cards and heat embossed with Versamark Ink and Gold Emboss Powder on the Early Espresso card.

I die cut three 1-3/16” squares from the Guilded Autumn 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper using the Layering Squares Dies, punched out the leaves with the Autumn Punch Pack, and adhered those to three 1-7/16” squares in Very Vanilla 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock, Copper Foil 12 x 12 Paper, and Gold Foil 12 x 12 Paper, respectively. On the Cajun Craze card, I backed the images with Early Espresso 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and then the Copper Foil 12 x 12 Paper, and on the Early Espresso card, I back the images with Very Vanilla, Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze, and Early Espresso 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock, respectively and adhered them to the stitched panels. I added some Linen Thread to each and adhered them to the card bases. And that completes the front of the cards.

On the inside of the cards, I added two pieces of Guilded Autumn 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper to each. One I cut to 1 x 5-1/2” and another to 1-3/16 x 5-1/2” and adhered them to the cards. I cut two pieces of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4” for the Cajun Craze and Early Espresso cards before adhering the Guilded Autumn 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper.

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So after punching out all the leaves from the Guilded Autumn 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper, I had a bunch of patterned leaves, so I made another card! I started again by cutting a piece of Early Espresso 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base. Then diecut a panel using the smallest rectangle from Lawn Fawn’s Large Slimline with Sliders Die Cuts and trimmed them down to 5-1/2 in length each. I used Gold Foil 12 x 12 Paper this time. I diecut three 1-7/16″square windows in the panel.

I stamped the leaves from the Beautiful Autumn Stampset on the card base in the same ink as the Cardstock, making sure not to stamp the leaves in the windows. I used Early Espresso Ink for this one. I stamped a sentiment from the Beautiful Autumn Stampset with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Gold Emboss Powder.

I added 3M Foam Tape to the back of the stitched gold foil piece and adhered it to the card base. I diecut three 1-3/16″ squares from Very Vanilla 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock using the Layering Squares Dies, adhered the leftover leaf images to each one, and adhered them inside the windows. And this completed this card.

On the inside of this card, again I cut a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4” and added two pieces of Guilded Autumn 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper, measuring to 1 x 5-1/2” and 1-3/16 x 5-1/2”.

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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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Birthdays, Cards, Summer

Shop Your Stash Day 4: Reveal Wheel Mason Jar Aquarium

When I was going through my die stash I remembered how much I loved my Reveal Wheel dies from Lawn Fawn as well as the Lawn Fawn How You Bean? Stamp sets so I decided to combine them and see what happens. After all fish fit in a mason jar right?? (I probably wouldn’t put real fish in the mason jar but it’s fine for fake fish!)

For this card 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″. Then I used the Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel Die to diecut the 2 wheels and two panels of the reveal wheel base. I diecut the the window into one of the panels with the Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel Semicircle Add-on Die Cut and then turned it 180 degrees and diecut it under the first window.

I inked up the panel using MFT’s Snow Drifts Coverup Die (not available) as a stencil ccombined with Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon, Mowed Lawn and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink. I created a gradient using Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon first, then turned the die 180 degrees and used Mowed Lawn to layer over it, and finally Tumbled Glass over all of it to mute it some. I used the same color combo on the large wheel, without the stencil. I sprayed some water on everything with my RANGER Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER and blotted it.

I set that aside to dry and stamped all the images from the Lawn Fawn FINTASTIC FRIENDS onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I also stamped the large fishtank (I will use just the sand) and the mason jar from Lawn Fawn HOW YOU BEAN? (onto clear acetate) with Tsukineko Stazon Black Ink .

Once the inked panel was dry I added splashes of white acrylic paint and heat embossed bubbles and a sentiment from Lawn Fawn FINTASTIC FRIENDS. I prepped the surface with an anti-static tool first (make sure the acrylic paint has dried) then used Versamark Ink and WOW Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White Super Fine. I assembled the reveal wheel using 3M Foam Tape and adhered it to the card base. To see how to assemble the reveal wheel check out this video from Lawn Fawn.

I colored the images with COPIC markers. I used Y06, Y15 and YR04 for the goldfish, E53, E33, and E37 for the sandcastle, B95 and 97 for the shark, YG25 and YG03 for the plants, R05, R14, R17 and R27 for the crab, R05 and R12 for the coral, Y06, Y15, B24 and B26 for the striped fish and E53 and E33 for the sand in the jar tank.

I diecut all the images and adhered them to the card using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. I used Glossy Accents Glue Adhesive to adhere the mason jar. I stamped the arrow from Lawn Fawn’s Push Here stampset with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto the card base and finished it off by adding White Blizzard Nuvo Drops and a few Pretty Pink Posh 4MM ClearDroplets.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn HOW YOU BEAN? with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and an extra sandcastle I had colored.

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Birthdays, Cards, Celebrations, Spring

Gnome Birthday Card

Happy Sunday friends! Hope you are safe and having a good weekend. Today I am bringing you this card featuring the very cute gnomes from Simon Says Stamp Lil Gnome Wafer Dies. This die was included in the December 2019 card kit and but is great for Spring, Easter or any occassion cards! I paired them with some cute Lawn Fawn border dies to create a fun little Spring cards. This card is mostly ink blending and diecutting so if you don’t like stamping or coloring, this card is for you!

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″, one piece to 4 x 5-1/4” and two pieces of Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Card Stock 100# 8.5 x 11″ to 4 x 2 3/4″ and 4 x 1 7/8″. I diecut the edges of the Apple Green Cardstock pieces with the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border.

Card front

I used the My Favorite Things Mini Cloud Edges Mix-ables Stencil and Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink and Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink with my ink blenders to add clouds to the top 2/3 of the panel. Then I used Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink to add color to the grassy areas. Next I diecut two strips of Lawn Fawn Straight Flower Border Die from Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Card Stock 100# 8.5 x 11″ and the flowers from Stampin’ Up! Real Red 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and Stampin’ Up! Elegant Eggplant Cardstock 8.5 x 11″ (retired), as well as some yellow scraps from my stash for the flower centers. I adhered the flowers to the flower border strips and those to the back of the grassy border pieces.

I diecut two gnomes with the Simon Says Stamp Lil Gnome Wafer Dies. I used pink plaid paper from Lawn Fawn 6×6 Perfectly Plaid Spring Petite Paper Pack and the purple pattern paper from the Really Rainbow Petite Paper Pack for the bodies, Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ for the nose, beard and background and pink scrap and Stampin’ Up! Elegant Eggplant Cardstock 8.5 x 11″ (retired) for the hats.

I assembled the two gnomes and moved on to assembling the card. I adhered the sky background to the card base and the added the back grassy border to the card with glue and the front grassy border with 3M Foam Tape. I added the gnomes to the card, adhering one with glue and one with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped “Happy Birthday” from the Lawn Fawn Oh Gnome! stampset with Versamark Ink onto a piece of Stampin’ Up! Elegant Eggplant Cardstock 8.5 x 11″ (retired) and added WOW Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White. I trimmed it down to 1/2 x 2-1/2″ and adhered it to the card front with 3M Foam Tape. To finish it off, I added Tonic White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops.

On the inside of the card, I stamped another greeting from the Lawn Fawn Oh Gnome! stampset in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and added some tulips that were left over from the front of the card. And that completes this card.

Card inside

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