Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hoppy Halloween!!!! (10/31/2012)

Today's card is one of my all-time favorites!  What can be more fun than Halloween, bunnies, Lawn Fawn, Distress Inks and Copic coloring?  Squeal!   Eek!  Yikes! 

The card I made with all of these things!  Let's meet it shall we?

One of Lawn Fawn's recent releases was a Hoppy Halloween mini set!  The set has a vampire bunny, carrot, star, moon and a "hoppy halloween" sentiment.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have it - and I had to make Kelly a card with it cuz she loves bunnies and Halloween!  It was PERFECT!

I whipped out some black cardstock and made my card.  I also got some white X-press Blend It paper and used it for my stamped images, and created a panel for my background too.  I stamped out images from the Hoppy Halloween set, and also stamped out the house from Lawn Fawn's Happy Haunting set.  I was inspired to build the Lawn Fawn haunted house in three layers on Kristina Werner's blog.  She is AMAZING!  Scraplifting from Kristina, I stamped three images of the house, and colored in the house with my Copic markers.  I fussy cut out the house in layers, and adhered the house together with pop dots.  Here is a close up:
I also scraplifted Kristina's idea to make the house on a "mound" and stamped the fence from the Happy Haunting set as well..  But first, I stamped the Hoppy Halloween star on my white paper with versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  Then,
I pulled out several yellow, orange and red distress inks and went to town blending and inking the background to make it kinda like a sunset or twilight.  I also stamped the full moon from Happy Haunting, then stamped again over the moon to make a crescent, colored it with Copics and cut it out.  I added crystal effects over the windows and to the moon, and the carrots to give them a little dimensional shine.

I also stamped, colored and fussy cut the carrots and the bunny. 

I freehand cut out some black paper and used that as my ground/hill.  I curved the rickety fence stamp on an acrylic block, stamped the fence, and added in all my stamped, colored & cut images and adhered some of them with pop-dots.

I really love Halloween, it is my favorite holiday, and this card was really fun to make!  I wish Halloween was every day, so I could make tons more of these kinds of cards!  It was so much fun!

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day!


Monday, October 29, 2012

Boxes, Boxes and More Boxes! (10/29/2012)

Today's project wasn't a card ... nope, I made a ton of boxes!

My awesome peeps at work (one special PEEP in particular) organized some birthday wishes for me - when I got to work on my birthday, my office was full of balloons, each holding a birthday wish :)  I felt like Dory and Nemo's Dad "swimming through the jellyfish" because I had to weave through the balloons ... anyhoo, it was awesome, and I decided to make little thank you boxes for everybody who left me a birthday wish.  I made about forty of these boxes....

Here are some more of them:

To make them, I pulled out all sorts of paper, brought my paper to Stampadoodle, our local Mom & Pop paper crafting store, and die cut up a storm.

Then, I used my Cuttlebug to cut out all sorts of little bitty tags, and stamped Lawn Fawn's thank you stamps they include in each order.  I cut out numerous lengths of Lawn Fawn's Retro Triple Pack Cord lawn trimmings and the Vivid Triple Pack Cord set too.

I folded, then adhered each box together, filled each box with candy, and tied it shut and added a little tag.  These boxes were definitely fun to make!

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day!


Friday, October 26, 2012

Rosette & Washi Thanks TIMES Two! (10/26/2012)

Today's card is really TWO cards.... Let's say howdy:

I made some thank you cards using washi tape and rosettes.  I pulled out several Lawn Fawn thank yous that they include in each order.  I stamped around the card edge in Versa Mark ink to add a little bit of texture and movement, stamped a thank you sentiment in black, added three strips of multicolored washi tape, and topped it all with a rosette.  Above is card #1, and below is card #2:

And here they are side-by-side:

I used these to say Thank You to two wonderful and funny friends - we had a paper crafting evening, filled with laughter and good times.  These cards were just a little thank you from me to both of them for such a great evening. You two are the best!

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day!


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pumpkin-ey Thanks! (10/24/2012)

Who doesn't love polka dot punkins?

This card was fun to make ...

I whipped out this quick thank you by stamping out Lawn Fawn's So Thankful punkins & leaves on several different solid & patterned papers, fussy cut them, and layered them on a solid background cardstock.  I used the exclamation point from the set to add dashes and dots around the edge - kinda a cool usage of punctuation :)

I stamped the set's sentiment on cardstock, cut it into a banner shape, and framed it.  Mounted it on pop-dots, and adhered it to the card.

Easy peesy!

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day!


Friday, October 19, 2012

Flowerly Colorful Happy Birthday (10/19/2012)

This card is for a very dear friend of mine, who shares the same birthday as me :)  So, I had to do a fun birthday card for her!

And, here it is:

I am having some lighting issues right now, so please cut me a little bit of slack on the color and light!  The card colors really POP more than what show here - and it is brighter white too.  Oh well.

I was inspired by a "Thinking of You" card I saw on Pinterest recently.  The concept was stamped floral images around the edges, a die cut negative space, and a sentiment.  I scraplifted this one for sure :)  I decided to not shade the flowers, even though I used three pink Copic colors.  The floral stamps I used from Lawn Fawn's Flutter By lended themselves to solid colored leaves instead of shaded leaves. 

I also used Lawn Fawn's Grand Greetings for the sentiment.  I did something I have done only once before ... I *CUT* my stamp apart so I could more easily stack the sentiment in the available space!  Eeks!  It is kinda scary to do it, but it is really no big deal once it is cut.  It works out well to do this.  I might have to do it again :)

I hope Lori has a fabulous birthday - I'll be sending her birthday wishes all day :0

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day!


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Quinns Welcome Baby Banner (10/17/2012)

Today's card, is um, not a card ... but I used some Lawn Fawn Quinns ABCs on it!  Woo hoo!  Let's check it out:

Just like what it says, "Welcome Baby Henry" and it is a banner, if you haven't figured it out yet :)

We had a baby shower for lil' baby Henry, and I decided to make a banner.  It was fairly simple - I stamped out the letters on some striped patterned paper.  I then went to my local copier store and used a color copier to blew up the little Quinns ABC letters onto text paper.  I fussy cut out the letters (MUCH easier to fussy cut a large image, tee hee!). 

I strung the letters onto Stampin' Up ribbon, using The Rubber Cafe's Scrap Happy glue (awesome glue!). 

This banner was fun to do - and I really liked having the fun, cute shape of Quinns ABCs for the letters, but having them much bigger.  I just might have to do something like this again!

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day!


Monday, October 15, 2012

Welcome Baby Card (10/15/2012)

Howdy!  So excited to see you, and I have something fun to share today.  I really like this card, even though it is really simple.  I just can't wait any longer - so let's get right to it:

This card is to welcome a little baby to our world.  I immediately thought of Lawn Fawn's Critters Down Under set, and wanted to put the mama and joey kangaroo on the card.  I stamped out the critter, and the tree (over and over, to create a forest-type effect) and leaves using Memento Black Tuxedo ink on white paper.  I colored these images using Copics and then fussy cut each image.

To frame the image, I decided to create a circle out of a panel from the same light brown colored cardstock and matted the circle with a darker shade of brown.  I went with a scalloped circle because it just felt right, and added a little bit different texture and dimension from a plain circle.

I layered the trees on the card, and adhered the circle-cut and matted cardstock panel with popdots.  I adhered the mama & joey over the trees and pulled some of the trees and leaves through the top and sides of the circle for a little more added dimension:

I layered the leaves across the bottom to anchor the kangaroos, and stamped the "welcome baby" sentiment, from the same stamp set, on a strip of paper matching the circle matting.

This was a fun card, and I like the layered trees, kinda fun!

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day!


Friday, October 12, 2012

Sending Hugs (10/12/2012)

A friend of mine needed a little hug, so I sent her one:

I stamped Lawn Fawn's Flutter By butterfly on white paper, Copic colored it and fussy cut it.  I also stamped out the sweet lil frog from Lawn Fawn's Critters Ever After set on some Doodlebug paper.  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's On the Mend set. 

I made the card from purple cardstock, and then ran a cardstock panel through my Cuttlebug using one of my favorites: D'Vine Swirls embossing folder. 

I layered everything, added the sentiment strip, tossed on some pearls on the sentiment strip and the butterfly, and this card was ready to give a hug to my friend.

Here's hoping she feels better soon!

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day!


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Flower Pens (10/10/2012)

Okay, another NON-paper project day ... today's project is flowers, and pens, or actually a vase of flower pens :)

I made these flower pens so that I'd have some cool pens to write with at my desk.  But, another office in my area really liked them, so I gave them to their office.  They LOVE them - and that is what makes all this crafting and giving fun.  Nothin' like getting a random thanks, a smile, or even some appreciation :) 

These were really easy - I got a cheap clay pot, got some random fake flowers from a big box store, a box of pens and some floral tape later, I had a pretty vase of flowers that will always be perky and happy.

Hope these put a smile on your face :)

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day!


Monday, October 8, 2012

Speedy Recovery Card (10/08/2012)

Today's card is very bright!  And, colorful :)  We gotta check it out.

This card was pretty fun and it came together fast!  I made a card from yellow textured cardstock, and cut a panel just a smidge smaller.  Then, I pulled out the ol' Cuttlebug and cut out a negative space in the center with my fav Reverse Wonky Rectangles die, and also ran the panel "frame" through the Cuttlebug with a leopard embossing folder.

This card is to send a little cheer to a friend who just had surgery - so I pulled out my Lawn Fawn On the Mend stamp set, and stamped out the sweet little vase stamp on the yellow insert, colored it with copics, and stamped the sentiment on a strip of paper and trimmed it, then penned in some stitch lines.  Layered everything all together, added more black stitching lines around the embossed panel, and this card was done.  Like I said, pretty easy to pull together.

I hope my friend feels better soon!

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day!


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Lawnscaping Challenge: Texture: Wedding Gown card (10/07/2012)

I am submitting this card for the current Lawnscaping Challenge, which is Texture! 

I used some textured/embossed pink paper for the background and the dress, some tulle, and pearls.  Lots of dimension on this card.  Let's say HEY shall we:

I used Lawn Fawn's Happily Ever After set for the dress and the sentiment.  I stamped out the dress on the textured paper and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.  I fussy cut it out, and layered gathered and dyed tulle over it.  I dyed the tulle with Distress Ink.  I colored teeny tiny pearls with copic markers and adhered them to the tulle on the skirt.

Here is a closeup:

I stamped the sentiment on the textured paper, also heat embossed it with black embossing powder, matted it and then cut it into a banner and adhered it with pop-dots.

All-in-all, a lot of texture, and very dimensional.  It was fun to make. 

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day!


Friday, October 5, 2012

Lawnscaping Challenge: Texture "Reach for the Sky" card

Today's card is a submission for the current Lawnscaping Challenge, which is TEXTURE:

This challenge involves adding texture into projects. So, I scraplifted from myself, and made a card with dry and heat embossing, hemp cord, and paper sanding.  It was kinda fun!  Let's check it out:

I created a card from black cardstock.  I created a panel from a Coredinations paper (black outer, with green core), and dry embossed it with my Cuttlebug Bamboo folder.  Then, I started sanding, to remove the black outer paper and released the green core paper. 

I matted the black/green coredination paper with green and tied some Lawn Fawn Vivid Triple Pack Cord Lawn Trimmings. This hemp cord is really easy to use and holds it shape.  I made a bow and kinda curled the ends too.

I cut another green panel and stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Sunny Skies with versa mark ink and heat embossed it with black detail embossing powder. 

So, there are several kinds of texture here even though it is subtle.  I hope you enjoyed it!

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day!


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Washi Happy Birthday (10/03/2012)

Howdy Ho!  Today's card has Washi tape on it .... let's say hello:

It is hard to tell, but both the gold and green cardstocks are sparkly.  I made the card from the gold sparkly paper, and used a green sparkly paper for a card panel.  I stamped out a cake from Lawn Fawn's Bake Me a Cake stamp set, colored it with my Copic markers, and die cut it out.  I also stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment and die cut it out too.  I layered some strips of Washi tape over the cardstock panel, and layered the two stamped & die cut images. 

Here is a close up of the tape and paper:

All in all, a card with a gold/champagne color theme for the birthday girl.  Here's hoping she likes it!

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day!


Monday, October 1, 2012

Washi Thanks (10/01/2012)

Another day, another Thank You card ... but with a T*W*I*S*T (or at least A*D*H*E*S*I*V*E) tee hee!

Let's say HELLO right now!

I made this Thank You card pretty quickly ... you know how it goes, all of a sudden you need a Thank You card, and just need to whip it out in a few minutes - that was today!  I pulled out my trusty Lawn Fawn Many Thanks stamp set, and my box-o-Washi tape.  I also pulled out a random piece of cardstock for the card base - and viola, it was pink.   I cut a panel and decided to cover it in Washi tape.  I coordinated my Washi tape by trying to make it go with pink (originally was heading toward monochromatic) and pulled out some white/black (with silver & gold highlights) and started adhering strips on the panel.  It felt like I needed a bit more color, so also pulled out a thin green polka dotted Washi tape.  Kept repeating the pattern until the front was covered.  I trimmed the edges of the tape that hung over the edges. 

Then I stamped the sentiment on a smaller piece of white cardstock, and added on some Spun Sugar Distress Ink to color the cardstock and inked the edges too.  I adhered everything together, then used my Martha Stewart glitter glue in hot pink to add a little sparkle to the candy swirls and corraled the sentiment.  Let's peek a little closer:

This was one of the fastest cards I have ever made - but I think it is fun, bright, colorful and will hopefully help convey how much I appreciate my friend.

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day!