Hello friends. St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Here is a fun way to make a shaker card. I used the Lawn Fawn Lucky Clovers dies to create windows for this fun shaker card background. This card also uses NO stamping. I know some folks out there don’t like stamping. It’s just not there thing so using dies will eliminate stamping.
Hello friends. I decided to challenge myself and make Valentine’s Day cards using Dollar Tree products and a few of my own stamps and dies. My Dollar Tree doesn’t have an abundance of craft supplies like stamps but they have enough that you can create some fun crafts. Three of the cards use only Dollar Tree products.
I found some gift bags in the Valentine’s Day section that I used to replace my pattern paper as well as some doilies, 5/8″ ribbon, and confetti I used to decorate my cards. The doilies (30 count), ribbon (9ft), and confetti (1oz.) packages contain enough product to make several type of crafts so it’s a steal at $1.25! Ok let’s get into the making of the cards.
For the first card, I cut a piece of Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade 8.5 X 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base. I took one of the gift bags and fussy cut out the heart on one side and then die cut the background from the other side of the bag using the Lawn Fawn Quilted Heart Landscape Backdrop. I also cut a piece of a metallic gift bag I also purchased at the Dollar Tree to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ to back the background.
For the fourth card, I cut a piece of Neenah 100lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 7 x 10″ and scored at 5-1/2″ to create a card base. I took one of the gift bags and cut a piece to 4-3/4 x 6-3/4″. I added a sentiment piece from another gift bag to the front panel as well.
I finished the card off by adding some Nuvo Liquid Mercury Drops (discontinued).
I left the inside of the card blank and added a 1 x 5-1/2″ strip of the same gift bag.
I stamped the images from Stampin’ Up!’s Warm & Toasty Stamp Set (retired) onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored them with Copic Markers. I used YG03, YG17 & YG67, C1, C3 & C5 for the sleigh; N1, N2 & N4, R20 & R46 for the bunnies; R46 & R32, C1 & C3, YG03 & YG17, R20 for the mice; and R17 & R46, Y06 & Y17 for the ornaments.
Hello friends. It’s time to make some holiday cards. Starting things off with some super easy cards using dies to emboss backgrounds. It’s a super easy technique and produces some really cool results. You can use the embossed or debossed side as well.
For the first card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and piece of Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4” for the top panel.I used the Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes dies (retired) to emboss the background. I followed the sandwich for wafer dies on my diecut machine (Sizzix Big Shot) and added another piece of cardstock to get a deeper impression. Play around with your sandwich and add a shim if necessary to get the desired raised effect.
I die cut snowflakes from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, Stampin; Up! 12 x 12 Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper (retired) as well as some pale and bright pink glitter paper from my stash. I used the Hero Arts Fancy Snowflake Die (discontinued), Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes (retired) and Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons.
I die cut snowflakes from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ as well as some bright pink glitter paper from my stash. I used the Catherine Pooler Designs Delicate Snowflake Die (discontinued), Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes (retired) and Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons.
Hi friends. The little mice in the Lawn Fawn You Autumn Know Stampset are so stinking cute that I just had to make this mini slimline card and added some texture to the background by using an older Crafters Companion Embossing Folder.
Thanks for reading this post! I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to make this cute mini slimline card yourself! If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.
Hello friends. I came across these two birthday gift stampsets I have from Lawn Fawn while organizing and thought they would be cute on some Valentine’s Day card. These stamp sets are meant for birthdays but why not try to make Valentine’s Day cards instead. It’s time to challenge myself.
I used the Lawn Fawn, Party Pig, which I received as my birthday gift from Lawn Fawn in 2021 but also decide to use the Party Panda stamp set I received in 2020 as well. I combined them with the Giant Be My Valentine sentiment die to create a lovely focal image. Combining this die and some pattern papers helped me create two very quick cards!
I colored them with Copic markers. Then I used C1 & 0 to add shading to the panda; R81, 83, & 85 for the cupcake, E23 & E29 for the cupcake wrapper, and R17 for the cherry on top of the cupcake. I die cut all the images with the coordinating dies and added some Stampin Dimensionals to the panda before adhering to the card. And added some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Mix Cupped Sequins to finish it.
I stamped the pig and gift images from the Lawn Fawn Party Pig mini stampset (2021 birthday gift with purchase) onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copic markers. I used RV52, RV55, RV66, C1, C3, C7 & 0 to for the pig; R17 & R27, E29 & E27 for the gift. I die cut all the images with the coordinating dies.
Hello friends. This festive holiday card features several of the Scrappy Tails Crafts add-on dies for the Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Metal Die. These are tons of fun to play with and quickly becoming another favorite house builder set. These standalone dies are especially great for those of you who dislike or struggle with stamping.
I love this new Patchwork Pumpkin Stampset from Honey Bee Stamps! You can create all kinds of cute pumpkins. You can also add flowers and the coordinating dies makes it easy to cut everything out. I made three cards using different color papers and coloring methods but with the same embossing powder. I wanted to see how to create different cards by just making subtle changes. Using pattern papers and embossing folders is also an easy way to add interest.
For the second card, I started by cutting a piece of Catherine Pooler Sand Dunes 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock (discontinued-any kraft cardstock will work) to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make the card base and cut a piece of the purple paper from the Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad to 4 x 5-1/4″.
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.
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.