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Lawn Fawn Pick of the Patch Pivot Pop-up Card

Oh man I’m so excited to share today’s card with you. I was at a truck show with my husband all day Saturday, which was really fun. But you know my fingers were itching to be crafty as soon as I got home. And this is what came of my brain percolating all day long.

Here’s the front. I used fabulous Lawn Fawn striped paper for the background, ink blended and water spritzed a night sky. Then popped up the Lawn Fawn spooky fence with foam tape. I glued the pumpkins and squirrels from Pick of the Patch directly down and heat embossed my sentiment. Isn’t this card front so sweet? But wait! There’s more!!!

Ta-da!!!! Here’s the inside of this fabulous card! I love it so much!

If you need instructions for the pivot pop-up mechanism head over to the Lawn Fawn YouTube channel. Their videos are fabulous! Here’s a quick rundown on how I put the inside together.

  • Ink blended the inside of the card to match the panel on the front and heat embossed my sentiment toward the top.
  • Ink blended the pop up pieces and cut an additional layer of stitched tree border for added spooky and assembled it all.
  • I stamped, colored and die cut all my critters and pumpkins and attached them.
  • Last, I decided to add a grassy border for the bottom and happened to have an extra pumpkin which gave a cute, rounded out look.
  • One extra thing I did that you can’t see was adding a piece of black cardstock to cover the back of the card. I’m a messy ink blender so this covered up that issue plus gave the card extra stability.

I love it! Don’t you??? I really do hope you enjoyed it! What creative things have you made lately?

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook Alpaca My Bags

Welcome back for day 2 of my Newton’s Nook llama cuteness! Although today, I suppose they are alpacas based on the sentiment I chose for my card.

This card base is a stand up base using a Sizzix die called Step Up Card. Here are the details how I put it all together.

  • Die cut the card base from white and then ink blended two panels with distress inks for the orange to yellow ombre look, cut them to match the card shape and attached them.
  • Cut wood grain strips for flooring and attached those.
  • Stamped, colored and cut my llamas, blankets, bags and cacti from Newton’s Nook Loveable Llamas and glued them directly to the card base.
  • Last, I stamped my sentiment and for finishing touches I added glossy accents to the llama noses, sunglasses and cactus pot.

Here you can see all the shine from the glossy accents. It really adds so much fun to the card. I love it! These cards are so fun to give because the recipient can set them out and enjoy them since they stand up on their own.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook No Prob-llama

I’ve been dying to use these adorable llamas since they arrived and the newest Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge was the perfect opportunity! Today and tomorrow I’ll be sharing the first two cards I made then them and am also linking up to the challenge. I hope you enjoy them!

For this card:

  • I blended distress inks on a white card base over a new Rabbit Hole Designs stencil called diamond flower. I used cracked pistachio and spiced marmalade.
  • I stamped, colored and cut out my llama and his blanket from Newton’s Nook Loveable LLamas and popped them up with foam squares.
  • Last, I stamped my sentiment and then scattered Nuvo Crystal Drops throughout the background. My last final touch was to add glossy accents to my llama’s nose.

It was a really simple card to create but I am so happy how the background and the llama go together and the colors work perfect for the Inky Paws Challenge too!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

The Rabbit Hole Designs Narly Shaker Card

I’m back again with another great caffeinated critter from The Rabbit Hole Designs. Today it’s a square shaker card featuring the Caffeinated Narwhal. I don’t make square cards often but it just struck me as perfect when I was planning the design of this card.

To make this card, I…

  • Stamped, colored, cut and set my narwhal aside.
  • I cut a circle frame and a sheet of acetate and glued them together. Then covered the back of the frame with a double layer of foam tape. This creates the shaker window.
  • I cut a square card base at 4.25×4.25 and adhered red wood grain paper to that. To complete the shaker part I added a pile of shaker bits to the center of the card and lined up my shaker window, sticking it down.
  • Next, I wrapped twine around the shaker window twice to cover the foam tape and give it a rustic look, then glued my narwhal and sentiment flag down.

I love the primary colors that came together for this card. It’s not a typical color palette for me but sometimes you just have to go back to the basics.

Here are the stamps I used:

Caffeinated Narwhal Stamp Set

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The Rabbit Hole Designs #Buzzed Bumblebee

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I’m sharing this wobbly rainbow Caffeinated Bee from The Rabbit Hole Designs. He’s hanging out on an action wobbler so he buzzes when you flick him. It’s great fun! Trust me…

To make this card, I…

  • Stamped, colored, cut my bee and set him aside.
  • Die cut cloud borders for the top and bottom of the card, stamped the sentiments and inked the edges with distress ink.
  • I stamped the caffeine molecules from my various caffeinated critters in rainbow order, skipping yellow because my bee is yellow.
  • I adhered the stamped background to a yellow card base and then popped the clouds up with foam tape.
  • Last, I added Wink of Stella glitter brush to the bee’s wings and popped him on the card with an action wobbler for a little interactive element on this fairly simple card.

He sticks up pretty far but compresses totally flat to fit in an envelope. Also, when you pull the card out of an envelope the bee naturally buzzes a little on its own to give the recipient a hint that he moves. Super fun!

Here are the stamps I used:

Caffeinated Bee Stamp Set

Perfectly Blended Stamp Set

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Lawn Fawn Costume Party Card

Who’s ready for fall??? Okay, if you know me, you know that my hand is raised the highest right now. Needless to say I’ve been having a blast with fall and Halloween cards lately. I’m super excited how this one turned out and couldn’t wait to share it.

So much cuteness and here’s how I did it:

  • Started by blending distress inks – I posted the background on Instagram last week after it turned out so well. I did spray it with water for distressing afterward.
  • Then I stamped, colored and die cut all my kiddos and accessories.
  • Next, I stamped and heat embossed my sentiments and cut them into thin strips.
  • Last I popped it all up with foam tape – kiddos and sentiments alike.
  • For finishing touches I added Wink of Stella glitter pen to the unicorn horn and band on the witch’s hat and scattered gems across the background for some shine.

I love it! I love it! I love it! Don’t you? It’s just so much fun and makes me want to start brainstorming costumes with my daughter.

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Rabbit Hole Designs Pretty in Peony Thinking of You Card

Welcome back everyone! I’m over at The Rabbit Hole Designs blog today with this beautiful Pretty in Peony card.

Here’s how I did it:

  • Stamped, heat embossed, colored and cut my peonies and leaves.
  • Blended salty ocean distress ink starting in the center of a white panel working my way out.
  • Working my way up I layered the striped paper, black cardstock and inked white panel. Then adhered the peonies and leaves with glue and foam squares for dimension.
  • Last I heat embossed the sentiment in white on black cardstock and popped it up with a foam strip.
  • For finishing touches I added a scattering of clear sequins and ice blue stickles dots.

Such a bright cheery card to share with someone. And I can’t get enough of those peonies.

Here is the stamp set I used:

Pretty in Peony

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The Rabbit Hole Designs – T-Wreck

Welcome back everyone! I hope you’re having a great day! Today I’m sharing a simple Caffeinated Dino card from The Rabbit Hole Designs with a different take on the repeated stamping background technique.

Here’s how I did it:

  • Stamped, colored, cut my dino and set him aside.
  • Stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and cut it into a small rectangle.
  • For the background, I stamped the sentiment at an angle repeatedly across the teal panel in teal ink for a tone-on-tone look and adhered it to the card front.
  • Next, I attached the wonky frame to that panel and popped up the dino and sentiment with foam squares.

And voila! This card is all finished in all it’s T-Wrecking glory!

The stamps I used today are:

Caffeinated Dino Stamp Set

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This card was entered into the Caffeine Fueled Paper Play challenge.

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Newton’s Nook – Prickly Before Coffee

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I’m currently a little obsessed with this style of card after the Caffeinated Flamingo turned out so well last week. Today I’m sharing a set I got in my recent haul from Newton’s Nook – Cuppa Cactus.

To create both backgrounds, I arranged stamps from the set on a block and stamped them with gray ink all over the card front creating a patterned paper look. I also stamped colored and cut out the cactus images. Here are the rest of the details for each card:

This one has a strip of paper glued to the left side of the card front. Then I layered a white circle on the wood grain circle and stamped the sentiment. I adhered this to the card front and popped up the cactus with foam squares. To finish it off I added Nuvo Crystal Drops in light gold on the circles and in the flower center. I love the darker bold colors of this card. Not my typical color palette but it goes together well.

For this next card I chose lighter colors for a brighter card and made it landscape.

I used some silver washi tape from my stash to line the edge of the teal strip and also inked the edge of the white panel with peacock feathers Distress Ink before stamping my sentiment. I adhered that all to the card front and popped up the cactus with foam squares. For finishing touches I scattered Nuvo Crystal Drops across the card front.

Such a fun pair of cards! I love these images and the sentiments are adorable too! Goodness knows we all need caffeine to survive this thing we call adulting.

These cards were entered on the Caffeine Fueled Paper Play challenge.

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It’s an Avery Elle Christmas!

I’m over the moon to share this set of Avery Elle Christmas cards with you today. I got so excited when I came up with the design that I immediately stamped three sets, knowing that I couldn’t decide on just one color scheme.

I stamped, colored and die cut the images from Christmas Magic, cut the Chevron Mat for each card and set them all aside to create the backgrounds.

The first two cards have distress inked backgrounds – peacock feathers and mowed lawn to match the elements of the colored images. The third is red glitter paper from my stash.

Then I started layering the pieces together. The teal and red cards have the mat adhered directly to the card front while the green one is popped up with foam tape.

The images for the first two cards are adhered directly to the card front and on the last one they are popped up with foam squares. Each card is essentially the same design with little differences here and there. Each one is also finished off with a combination of glossy accents, Nuvo crystal drops and Stickles on different elements of each card.

I made a point to use all of the sentiments from the stamp set; since there were three, I thought it was perfect!

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