Monday, January 14, 2019

Ahoy, Matey Interactive Birthday Card

Hi! Today's card was so much fun to make! I made this for my good friend who is young at heart. I figured this would make him chuckle, and it is interactive, which makes it even more fun. I used Lawn Fawn's Ahoy, Matey stamp set, and used the matching lawn cuts too. I also used the new Lawn Fawn Let's Toast Pull Tab Add-On interactive slider die too ... you will get to see what appears further below! Let's check out this card.

Supply List:
Lawn Fawn Ahoy, Matey stamp set
Lawn Fawn Ahoy, Matey lawn cuts
Lawn Fawn Let's Toast Pull Tab Add-On
Sparkle N Sprinkle Sparkle embossing powder
Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Versamark ink
Gina K Design inks
Anti Static Bag
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Copic markers
Distress inks
Bossy Joscie Crafty Goods Handcrafted By personalized stamp
Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen
Tonic Tangerine machine


I started by stamping out the images, using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, and Lawn Fawn's Jet Black ink, a Copic-friendly ink. I colored the images, and then replaced them back inside the stamp platform and inked them up with Versafine Black Onyx ink, and then sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Sparkle embossing powder, and heat set them. I then die cut out the images using the matching lawn cuts (dies). I also stamped some of the stamp set images, with brown ink, onto cardstock panels. Then, I cut the edges of the cardstock panels to make the edges look distressed and "old map-like" and then blended some brown distress ink to the edges. I also spritzed a bit of water onto the cardstock panels, and then blotted the water drops away to give some more distressing and texturing to the background cardstock panels. I figured out where I wanted to place my images, and the slider surprise element, and then die cut the slider mechanism and die cut the "slit" portion onto the cardstock background panel. I attached everything together, and my slider was ready!

I die cut the "arrow pull tab" and colored it with blue Copic marker and attached it to the edge of the pull tab mechanism. Here is what happens, when you pull up on the pull tab ... the treasure slides out from behind the palm trees! So much fun!!!

For the inside, I stamped out some sentiments using a Gina K Design ink, and then stamped it again with Versamark ink, and sprinkled on more Sparkle embossing powder and heat set it. I layered it inside the card, and this card was done!

I really enjoyed this card - I like how it turned out, and the interactive piece makes me smile. I hope the birthday boy enjoys his card.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Fairy Godmother Thanks card

Hello! Today's card is a thank you card that I made for my "fairy godmother" ... I have a work colleague that gives me advice and supports me on a project, and I call him my Fairy Godmother! This card is for him. Let's check it out.

Supply List:
Impression Obsession Free Spirit Dot Solid background stamp
Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose stamp set
Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose dies
Heartfelt Creations 3D Rose Shaping Mold
Birch Press Design Big Thanks Sugar Script die
Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends stamp set
Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink
Copic markers
assorted inks
Dries Clear adhesive
Bossy Joscie Crafty Goods Handcrafted By personalized stamp
Tonic Tangerine machine


I inked up the Impression Obsession Free Spirit Dot Solid background stamp, and stamped it onto a card panel. I didn't make it a solid ink color, to give the background a bit of softness. I stamped out Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose stamps onto colored cardstock with colored inks, and then die cut them using the matching Classic Rose dies. I then shaped them in the 3D Classic Rose Shaping Mold (a MUST HAVE!, these make the flower petals shape so well!), and layered the flowers and adhered them with Dries Clear glue, and adhered them to the front of the card. I die cut out the Birch Press Design Big Thanks Sugar Script die sentiment (with white cardstock) and background (with black cardstock). I layered them together, and swiped some Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss onto the sentiment to give it some extra sparkle! This photo shows the sparkle, but it is really hard to capture on camera, and is much more shimmery in person.

Because this is for my Fairy Godmother, I had to put a fairy in the card! Lawn Fawn's Fairy Friends stamp set was perfect for this! I stamped a fairy, her wand, some sparkles, and a sentiment, all from the Fairy Friends stamp set, using Lawn Fawn's Jet Black ink, on a card panel inside the card. I colored the fairy with Copic markers and added some dress dots with a white gel pen. I dabbed a teeny bit of Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss pen inside each of the sparkles.

Here is a close up of the fairy. I also swiped some gold ink around the edges of the card panel too, to give it a little bit something extra.

My Fairy Godmother gives me awesome advice and helps me out quite a bit. I really appreciate his advice and help. Thank you, Mike! I hope you enjoyed this card and appreciate all those special people in your life that give you a boost in life.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Rabbit Garden Frenzy card

Hi! My card today is a thank you card using Lawn Fawn's Some Bunny stamp set and lawn cuts (matching dies). This card is also perfect for the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Happy Little Critters so I am entering it there too!

Supply List:
Lawn Fawn Some Bunny stamp set
Lawn Fawn Some Bunny lawn cuts
Lawn Fawn Double Slider Surprise die
Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders die
Lawn Fawn Grand Greetings stamp set (retired)
Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Chill Petite Paper Pack
Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink
Sparkle N Sprinkle Sparkle embossing powder
Copic markers
Distress inks
Tim Holtz Distress sprayer
Anti Static Bag
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Bossy Joscie Crafty Goods Handcrafted By personalized stamp
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss Pen
Tonic Tangerine machine


I used Lawn Fawn's Double Slider Surprise die to make this card interactive and fun! I started by stamping out all the images with Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink, which is a Copic friendly ink. I colored all the images and then put them back in the Stamp Platform, and stamped the images again, using Versafine Onyx Black ink. Then, I sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Sparkle embossing powder and heat set them. I die cut them out using Lawn Fawn's Some Bunny lawn cuts and my Tonic Tangerine die cutting machine. I also die cut out the panels of the Double Slider Surprise die set and then blended Distress Inks onto them and spritzed them with water using the Distress Sprayer. I blotted off the water splotches, and ended up with a nicely textured background! I did the same for the hillside borders - I ink blended them, spritzed them, then die cut them and layered them up to create the ground and garden area.

I assembled the Double Slider Surprise, following the directions in Kelly Marie's reveal video (which are so helpful!) and layered the slider card over a panel of Chill Plaid, layered over a yellow card base. Here is a photo of the card with the sliders pulled out.

This photo shows the Sparkle embossing powder for the images, and the shimmer from the Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss pen. I also added some white highlights with a white gel pen.

And here is the other side of the slider, that cute bunny gardener!!

I made this as a Thank You card, and stamped out a sentiment from the (unfortunately) retired Grand Greetings stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I also stamped some sparkles in that stamp set along the bottom for a little extra fun.

I had a lot of fun with this card and I love how it turned out! Those bunnies make me happy. I love this stamp set! Well done Kelly Marie and Erica!!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Mahalo cards

Today I am sharing some Mahalo cards I made, using Alt E New's Totally Tropical stamp set. I needed to mass produce a lot of thank you cards, and these layering stamps fit the bill! I could get lots of color without having to color each image. I stamped the layers for the hibiscus with several pink inks with a black ink outline, masked it off and then stamped more flowers and leaves with a rainbow of ink colors: yellows, oranges, blues, and greens, along with black ink for the outlines. I made over 30 of these, and will be sending out a lot of thank you notes soon!

Supply List:
Alt E New's Totally Tropical stamp set
Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink
Gina K ink pads
Sparkle N Sprinkle Sparkle embossing powder
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss pen
metallic watercolor set
Distress Oxide inks
Bossy Joscie Crafty Goods Handcrafted By personalized stamp
MISTI stamp platform


After stamping the images, I stamped out the sentiment from Alt E New's Totally Tropical in gold ink and then covered it with Sparkle N Sprinkle's Sparkle embossing powder and heat set it. Then, I did some ink blending with Distress Oxide inks along the outer edges of all the card panels. I also splattered some metallic watercolors onto the panel as well. I created card bases, and then adhered the panel onto the front.

I also jazzed up a few of them. I swiped on Nuvo's Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss Pen onto the pink hibiscus and squeezed on some yellow stickles onto the yellow and blue flower centers. The shine is hard to show in a photo, but it was super sparkly in real life!

My Mom taught me to send thank you notes so these will put a dent in the stack of thank you card I need to send out. Thanks Mom for your life skills teachings!!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

A Brief Note tee hee card

Okay ... so my friend challenged me to use ALL of my stamps ... challenge accepted! I store my stamps alphabetically, by manufacturer, and then by stamp set name. I am starting at the beginning and gonna work my way through. I of course can use things out of order, but I will also be plodding along. So, my first stamp set is this set by Amuse Studio. I don't know the name of the set. I stamped out the flourishes in a few different colors, both first and second generation stamping. I also Copic markered the briefs to make them stand out a bit more. And, a swipe of the Nuvo Shimmer Glitter Gloss Pen over the briefs, a blend of distress ink along the card panel edges, and a 1/4" corner rounder on the card panel, and this card was done! Simple, easy, and fun ... one down, don't know how many more to go!

Supply List:
Amuse Studio stamp set
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss Pen
Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink
assorted colored inks
Distress ink
Bossy Joscie Crafty Goods Handcrafted By personalized stamp


I also stamped the back of it with my new Bossy Joscie Crafty Goods handcrafted stamp set, and used the digital image to add a watermark to my photo above. Bossy Joscie is incredible to work with, and super helpful. I love the custom stamp she made for me!

I am super excited about this challenge ... it is something I have been wanting to do. It is really nice to re-introduce myself to some stamp sets that I haven't used in a long time :)

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Monday, December 31, 2018

Santa Cookies

Today's project are some Santa cookies I made .... Just had to share these :) My friend, let's call her Jody, bakes a LOT and is an amazing cook and baker. She made some amazing cookies recently and I asked her to teach me how to make the Santa cookies. So, being the awesome person that she is, she invited me over and supplied all the goodies. I brought two boxes of Nutter Butters, and we made these Santas!

To make these, melt white melting chocolate and dredge the bottom half of the nutter butter through the melted white chocolate, place a cinnamon dot as the nose, set them aside on wax paper. Once all of the Santas have their beard and nose, dredge the top half of the nutter butter through white melting chocolate again, and then scrape off most of the white chocolate above the wide part of the nutter butter. Immediately dredge the hat part through red sparkling sugar and set aside. Then, dab a drop of white melting chocolate onto the base of a white chocolate chip and place it onto the hat for the tassel. To finish off the cookies, melt a few mini chocolate chips and then dab a drop of melted chocolate chips onto the base of two mini chocolate chips and place them for the eyes. Easy peasy!

So easy ... right? Here are two FUN fails! Or, as they say, "Nailed it!" Yep, sometimes one can make some mistakes :) But, they still tasted good, so it doesn't matter if I have a cross-eyed Santa or a three-eyed Santa. It all tastes the same!

These were really fun to make, and I can't wait to make some more for upcoming holidays ... my friend "Jody" is willing to host me again for more cookie making shenanigans :) THANKS Jody!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Sparkly Unicorn Birthday card

Happy day! I made this magical unicorn card for my niece's birthday. She likes horses, and her favorite color is blue. So, I made a blue magical unicorn :) Let's peek at the card, shall we?

Supply List:
Pinkfresh Studio Magical Unicorn stamp set
Pinkfresh Studio Magical Unicorn die set
Lawn Fawn Moonstone ink
Sparkle N Sprinkle Royal Blue embossing powder
Sparkle N Sprinkle Sparkle embossing powder
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss pen
Lawn Fawn Gift Card Pop-Up lawn cut
Versamark ink [VM-001]
Anti Static Bag [99512]
Versafine Onyx Black ink [VF-82]
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive [200N]
Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen [206N]
Tonic Tangerine machine [138e]
Tonic Easy Clean Craft Mat [1514e]


I started out by laying out the die cuts onto a piece of cardstock to "size" where I wanted things to be. Then, I masked off the area that the ears and the face would be with trimmed post-it notes so I didn't stamp in those areas. I then stamped the star cluster from the Magical Unicorn stamp set, using Lawn Fawn's Moonstone ink. I stamped the star clusters all around the background of the card. I also stamped out the unicorn horn with Versamark Ink and sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle Royal Blue embossing powder. I heat set it and then die cut the horn with my Tonic Tangerine die cutting machine. I also die cut the ears, flowers, and leaves with the coordinating dies. I swiped the ears with Versamark ink and sprinkled on Sparkle embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle. I heat set these as well. I layered up the ears, horn, flowers and leaves (which I had also stamped with coordinating ink colors from my stash), and adhered everything down using adhesive and foam adhesives for some dimension. I stamped the eye lashes and sentiment with Black Onyx ink and then sprinkled on more Sparkle embossing powder and heat set it.

I stamped a sentiment inside the card using Versamark ink and sprinkled on more Royal Blue embossing powder and heat set it. Here is a close-up of the inside sentiment.

And, because my niece wants Costco cash cards for her birthday and Christmas (since she is saving up for a very specific camera at Costco), I made a gift card holder using Lawn Fawn's Gift Card Pop-up lawn cut. I adhered the gift card popup to the inside of the card, and slipped in the Costco gift card.

I think she will love this card, I sure hope so. Happy Birthday to my sweet Hannah!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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This blog post first appeared on Sparkle N Sprinkle's blog.