Lawn Fawn/Avery Elle – Magic Iris Ocean Card

Hello everyone! I have been enjoying playing with the Lawn Fawn Magic Iris dies. They are so fun to create with. It seems like each time I create a card with them it spurs another idea I’m excited to try out.

Here’s a look at today’s card in all the stages from closed to open.

To create this card I started by inking up 3 panels with distress oxide inks in mermaid lagoon, peacock feathers and salty ocean. I spritzed them all with water and started die cutting the pieces to my magic iris, including the magic iris add-on. 

Next I stamped, colored and die cut my images from Avery Elle’s Sea-prise. Then I took the cover to my magic iris and stamped the solid fish image from the stamp set randomly on it along with the sentiment. 

I moved on to assembly by following the Lawn Fawn Intro to Magic Iris video on YouTube. Once that was complete, I die cut a large stitched rectangle from Really Rainbow Scallops paper in yellow and adhered it to a cardbase. Then I used my magic iris for placement and glued the inside pieces in place, including my fish and his party blower. 

Next, I die cut waves from one of the panels I inked earlier and adhered them with my shark to the front of the card. For finishing touches I just added a few white gel pen accents to the images and stamped the second sentiment from the stamp set on the inside.

This was a birthday card for my sister-in-law and I’m so excited that I finally got to give it to her the other day and that now I can share it with all of you. I hope you enjoyed it!

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

Lawn Fawn – Love You S’more

Hello everyone! I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July weekend! We had so much fun playing games outside and lighting fireworks…and the best BBQ spread to go with it all. Such a great, relaxing weekend.

Today I’m here celebrating my 13th anniversary with my husband. We don’t do much but I wanted to make him a fun card to tell him I love him…s’more every day! 😉

I started by die cutting some Lawn Fawn plaid paper with my largest stitched rectangle and adhering it to a white card base. Then I took a strip of green wood grain paper from Lawn Fawn and die cut it with the same rectangle so the stitching matched up. I adhered it over the top, to the left side. Then from the same wood grain paper pad but in brown, I die cut a stitched circle. I started by heat embossing part of my sentiment on the circle in red and then stamped the rest of it. I popped the circle up with foam squares. Last, I stamped and colored my s’mores from the Love You S’more set with copics. I added 2 different faces to them and cut them out with the coordinating dies. Then I popped them up with foam squares too.

Then I finished this silly, sweet card off with some clay hearts scattered about.

We’ve been talking about camping a lot lately so I thought the s’mores would be on par for that thought and the sentiment is fitting for us. Life’s too short to be serious so we rarely are. ❤

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Avery Elle – Suns Out Buns Out

Hello again! The week is just flying by! I’m back today with another installment of happy, bright fun from my recent haul of the Avery Elle summer release. Today I’m playing with the mini set with that cute bunny laying on the unicorn floaty. This is so me in the pool. Just laying about, soaking up the sun. Sounds fabulous!

To create this card, I started by die cutting a panel with the Avery Elle Ray die. I used distress oxides in squeezed lemonade, carved pumpkin and abandoned coral on the panel. Then on the white card base I added some wild honey behind where the hole would be. It gave a little contrast for my sunshine. Then I took a panel and inked it up with salty ocean and mermaid lagoon. I cut that panel with the Lawn Fawn ocean wave borders die to give me 2 waves for my scene.

I stamped my image from Suns Out and colored it with my copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut it out as well. Instead of stamping the sentiment on a banner or directly on the panel I thought it would be fun to put it in a speech bubble. For this I used the Avery Elle speech bubbles set but the sentiment from Suns Out. Now we moved on to assembly.

The sunny panel is popped up with foam tape and the first wave border is adhered to that with liquid glue. The second wave was added with foam tape and then the bunny was tucked under it with foam squares behind it. The speech bubble was added with foam squares as well.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the bunny’s glasses and nose, unicorn Stickles to the unicorn horn and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the “hair” of the unicorn. Last, I thought it would round the design out to add some Lemon Drop Dream Jelly Drop Hearts from Trinity Stamps around the sun.

Such a silly card, but I really love how it all came together. I’ve been inspired by Jenn Bena to try and create a set of different cards with the smaller mini sets and this one might be fun to start with. I’ll be sure to share when I get brave enough to try it out.

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

Trinity Stamps – Release Day

Happy Friday everyone!!! Today is release day for Trinity Stamps and I’m soooo excited for all of you to pick up new goodies and start creating. You’re going to love it all!

Today I’ve got a fun card featuring a couple of new products to share with you!

To create this card, I used the new waving hello stencil in 2 different teal and blue inks on a lighter teal cardstock. Then I colored and die cut my images from Shellabration, along with stamping and die cutting my sentiments. The cool thing about most of the sets is there are coordinating dies for your sentiment too! Don’t you love it? I do!

I adhered the octopus and his goodies to my stenciled piece and adhered it to a white card base. Then I took some wood grain patterned paper and die cut a port hole frame from Lawn Fawn. I cut the same frame from black cardstock and adhered those to an acetate panel.

It looks like you’re inside the ship looking out and seeing this awesome octopus ready for an amazing shell-abration! Haha! I seriously love puns. They are the best.

I adhered my sentiments and then for finishing touches I added Nuvo Crystal Drops in silver living to the port hole frame so it looks like bolts holding it in place.

Today marks the final Instagram Hop to celebrate the new release going live. So be sure to head HERE and join in on that fun too!

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

Trinity Stamps – You’re Totally Amazing

I want to start off with a big Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads out there. I’m so lucky to have an incredible dad and my daughter is super lucky to have one too! These men have supported me through thick and thin and I appreciate them more than words!

That brings me to my card share today. This is the card I made my husband for Father’s Day.

To make this card I started with stamping and coloring my image from Trinity Stamps’ Totally Amazing. I used the coordinating dies to cut it out and found some coordinating cardstock to the markers I used.

I trimmed the cardstock down into thin strips and adhered them to a base. After I filled it up, I trimmed the edges down to 4×5.25. This panel is popped up on a white card base with foam tape.

Then I die cut a stitched circle from iridescent vellum and glued my image to it. Next, I glued it to the card front. I did it in this order so I could hide the glue behind the stamped image.

I still thought it needed a little something so I pulled out Trinity Stamps’ So Appreciative and used the banner die with a small sentiment. I colored it with copics, glued it together and then to the card front.

Since this is a masculine card I held off on the glitter but I want you all to know it was painful and against my better judgement. Lol.

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

Lawn Fawn – Sea You Soon

Words can’t even begin to express how excited I am that #1 today’s card exists for me to share with you and #2 it was sooooo easy and incredibly fun to assemble!!!

Okay, now to make a little more sense…I recently bought the Lawn Fawn Magic Iris dies from ScrapbookPal. Since it came, I have been researching and watching all the videos from different crafters putting it together. It seemed doable but I was skeptical after another not-so-happy run in I had with a past interactive die of theirs. However, this is the real deal and they totally did an amazing job designing this so you can actually succeed!

To create this awesome underwater scene I started with lots of paper and my distress oxides. I inked up 2 quarter sheets with peacock feathers and mermaid lagoon, splattered them with water and then flicked blueprint sketch on them as well. Then I took the 3 sausage pieces for the iris and inked those up the same way. I took a scrap and inked it with tea dye and gathered twigs and flicked some gathered twigs on it for texture.

Then I moved on to lots of die cutting! To be specific, I cut out all the pieces needed for the magic iris mechanism. Be sure to check out the main Intro to Magic Iris video for assembly instructions. Then I used the stitched hillside borders to cut the brown inked panel for sand.

After everything was die cut, I set it all aside and stamped my images which were from Mermaid for You and You are Sublime. I colored them with my copics and used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

I started by attaching my background panel to a card base and then the sandy ground to that with foam tape. Then I glued down my magic iris mechanism and started adding images.

I used liquid glue to adhere them all down because I find that works better on the distress oxide panels. Then I popped my whole card in my MISTI and stamped the sentiment at the top of the magic iris frame.

I’m so incredibly excited how this card turned out! I now have a whole list of ideas so I don’t forget them and can’t wait to make more and share them with everyone!!!

My daughter and I can’t stop playing with this one. Seriously, it’s so fun to watch that mermaid appear over and over again! Soooo much fun!

Do you enjoy making interactive cards? If you’re not a crafter, do you enjoy getting them? They are my favorite to create and most of all to give, especially to my non-crafty friends who think I’m some kind of witch when I make paper do fun things. hahaha!

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Paperie Ink – SeaSUN of Fun

Oh my goodness, the art that Paperie Ink creates just seems to get cuter and cuter with each release! This last time I ordered two new sets. I had a moment to ink up the cute little piggies from Seasun of Fun this week and create a fun, sunshiny card to share with you!

I started this card with a general idea of what I wanted to create so I stamped my images and colored them with my copics. Then I used my scan-n-cut to cut them out. I trimmed down a white panel to 4×5.25 and used the next-to-largest outside in stitched scalloped circle from Lawn Fawn to cut a window. I also trimmed a second panel down smaller than that and stamped the sunshine where I wanted it to peek through the window. I used my copics to color a little sand and sky and started assembling my card.

I trimmed down some patterned paper and adhered it to a card base, then added my scene to that. I put foam tape on the back of the window panel and used it as a guide to line up my images and adhere them. Once those were in place I removed the release paper and put my window panel in place.

Finally I added the couple of images I had left to the front of the window. I just love the way this looks – like the scene is spilling outside of the opening.

Last, I stamped the sentiment on yellow cardstock and trimmed it in to a flag. This was popped up with foam squares and adhered to the upper right of the card.

I could seriously squeal over these piggies! They are just so cute! I can’t wait to ink up the rest of the set, along with the other one I picked up too!

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

Spellbinders – Oh Happy Day

Hello everyone! I recently joined the world of alcohol inks by purchasing a few bottles of the alcohol pearls and couldn’t wait to play! I created a coffee card last week with my first background but who can stop with just one when you’re playing with those inks??? No one, that’s who! So, of course I kept going and then had a fun idea what to do with them…hence today’s card!

I created a few backgrounds with the various colors that I have and then used my new Spellbinders Pool with a View die set to die cut the various pieces. I found this fun yellow Avery Elle patterned paper in my stash and used it for a background for my scene.

The shimmer that the alcohol pearls give is so pretty in the light. I love it! And the different texture they give is so fun too!

I adhered all the pieces together with liquid glue and popped the umbrella up with foam squares for a little dimension. The yellow panel was then popped up with foam tape and put on a white card base.

I pulled out my Hello Sunshine Lawn Fawn set and stamped a sentiment from that on the front as well.

Isn’t this card so happy?!? It has been dreary and rainy at home so this was my bit of sunshine during the storm.

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Mugs and Kisses

Happy Tuesday everyone! It’s Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today and I have a gorgeous, sparkly fun card to share with you! I recently got the amazing Brewtiful stamp set from Miss Ink Stamps and couldn’t wait to ink it up! This set has so many fun images that can be paired in so many combos and will be great to combine with other sets as well.

I create this card, I started by laying my stamps out on an A2 card base to decide if the idea in my head would work. After I figured it out, I stamped and colored my images, then cut it all out with my scan-n-cut. Next, I found a yellow cardstock that matched my mug and used the scallop stencil with some white glitz gel. I left this overnight to dry and came back to assemble everything the next day.

Whenever I stencil a large panel, I always use a piece bigger than what I need so I can trim it down. So, that’s what I did with the yellow panel first – trimmed it down to 4×5.25 and popped it up with foam tape on a white card base. Then I die cut a scalloped frame from Lawn Fawn and adhered it with liquid glue. Because of the glitz gel, I put a few acrylic blocks on top and left it for a little bit to dry before moving on.

I attached most of my images with foam squares, with the exception of the small flowers behind the X and the sentiment strip on the upper right. Those were adhered with liquid glue like the frame.

Finally, I moved on to finishing touches. I started with some white gel pen accents to the images and moved on to glossy accents on the mug dots and stamen of the flowers.

I am in love with this card and can’t wait to share it with someone. It’s so bright and cheery and is certain to make someone smile!

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

Newton’s Nook – Picnic Box Card

Welcome back! I’m up on the Newton’s Nook blog today with this fun interactive box card. The critters are having a picnic and you’re invited!

I had a blast creating this adorable card! I started by stamping all of the critters and the soda bottle from Woodland Picnic and colored them with copics. I cut them out with the coordinating dies and moved on to creating my box card.

I die cut all of those pieces from the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card from white cardstock. I took three of the panels for decorating the box and used the gingham stencil with red ink and my blending buddy brushes. Then I stamped some of the ants for fun. For the last one I used the clouds stencil and some light blue ink and also stamped my sentiment with black ink. I also used my brushes with green to create some grass for my layers in the box. I die cut these with the land borders grass die. The grass pieces are glued to the actual divider tabs that are part of the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card. With all of the pieces done, I assembled the box card and started adding my critters.

I adhered all of the images with tape runner to the box card and made sure it still closed up properly. I had one too many images to fit in my card so I added the bunny to the back of the card where I’ll write my message to the recipient. It just adds a fun little whimsy to that part too!

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