12 Days of Christmas Tags – Day 4

Welcome back everyone! today I’ve got a set of 4 fun double tags to share with you. They are easy to make with just about anything in your stash.

To make each of these I cut a white circle tag – mine happen to be from Close to My Heart but tons of companies make them. This is where the sentiment is stamped and your to/from goes on the back.

Then I cut more of the same size tag in blues and a couple more from white to add clouds, ice and water. I stamped, colored and die cut my images and began building them all.

The images were from a bunch of Lawn Fawn winter sets: winter sparrows, winter otter, winter penguin, and winter unicorn. I always have fun playing around with the mini sets they come out with!

After the scenes were adhered together, I took the scene and coordinating sentiment tag and looped twine through them. These were super easy to come together and absolutely adorable! Also, perfect to personalize that gift for someone special in your life.

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12 Days of Christmas Tags – Day 3

Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing 2 sets of the same tags. One take a little longer and the other is fabulous for mass production if you have lots to make. Let’s jump right in!

These tags are from the awesome Lawn Fawn sets – Slow Down and Enjoy and For You Deer. I was so excited when they came out that I’ve just made them over and over again. Sometimes they are tags, others are bookmarks. I also just hang the critters on things because they are so stinking fun to make!

Today, I did the same tags twice. The ones above are colored with copics which took a little bit of time. Not a ton but definitely more than the ones below.

These were cut from colored cardstock and then the accent colors were added with colored pencil. Both versions are super cute and really, the recipient could use them for bookmarks after they take them off of the gift too!

I never tire of the adorable Lawn Fawn critters. They’re just so much fun!

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The Stamping Village – Lawn Fawn

Hello there. I hope your week is going well. I’m back today with another card featuring The Stamping Village Holiday Seals. Today I’m using the Lawn Fawn deer seal. I love the Lawn Fawn critters. They are just adorable!

For this card I pulled out my Lawn Fawn large wreath and die cut it from 3 different green cardstocks and layered them together. Then I cut the berries from red cardstock and glued them on top. I made the bow from teal cardstock and adhered it to the top. I stamped, colored, cut out my seal and put it in the center of the wreath. I thought it was a perfect frame.

For the rest of the card, I used the largest stitched rectangle and cut some perfectly plaid paper, then the next size down rectangle cut in white cardstock and glued them to a card base.

After I adhered the wreath and seal to the white stitched rectangle, I added black glaze pen to the reindeer’s eyes and glossy accents to his nose. Then I added Wink of Stella glitter brush to the berries and put glossy accents over that.

The shine and shimmer is super fun and adds lots of interest to this simple card.

These seals have the sentiments in them which keeps these cards quick and great for mass production. I love them! I’ll be back soon with another card idea featuring these seals soon.

Thank you for sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Ink Pink! with a Special Guest

Happy Friday Everyone! I am so excited to be apart of a special Instagram hop called Ink Pink! It’s a group of cardmakers getting together to bring a different awareness and thought to the Think Pink movement. We’ve all made pink inspirational/thinking of you cards to share with you. There are prizes up for grabs too so be sure to check it out.

I have a fun card to share with you today and I also have a very special guest joining me to share a card as well. My daughter was excited about this event and wanted to get in on the action as well. I hope you enjoy both cards we are sharing today. Be sure to leave her some comment love to let her know how she’s doing.

Aren’t these cards so fun! I’ve never made a monotone card before but it was so fun I’ll have to try it again. And my daughter thought it was great fun to color penguins in silly colors.

Here’s the recipe for my card:

Micaela’s card recipe:

Didn’t these pink cards turn out so great?!? I love them both! My daughter leans toward clean and simple; where white space terrifies me and makes my brain hurt. LOL! I love how our opposite looks achieve the same things…smiles for the recipients!

Be sure to head over to Instagram and hop along with the group for wonderful inspiration and comment for chances to win fun prizes from great sponsors! You can start with me and keep hopping until you end up where you began. My Instagram handle is @twiddlersnook.

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

13 Days of Tricks and Treats – Day 11

We’re closing in on the end of our tricking and treating adventures. Just a few days left. I hope you’ll continue to join me for these last few.

I’m absolutely in love with how today’s project turned out. In all actuality, there are about 7 shown here but I’ll be making close to 50 of them to hand out to various people in our lives. They are so fun and were really quick to come together.

Spooky right?!? Ha! Well, here’s how I made them…

Starting with reaching WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY back into my stash. The ghosts are a die from the original Sizzix series that showed up in craft stores almost 20 years ago. Yes, I still have them. No I will probably never let them go because I love them. šŸ™‚ Also used, from pretty deep into my stash, was the scalloped tag topper punch from Stampin’ Up.

The general idea was to stamp the Lawn Fawn gingham backdrop stamp on 2×3 inch tagboard (quite literally the cardboard backing from your notepads; I keep them), punch with the tag topper and corner rounder. Die cut 1″ circles from gold cardstock and glue them down. Then adhere the ghosts and add some fun spiderweb washi tape to the bottom. I threaded some orange grosgrain ribbon from my stash and then tied it with black and white baker’s twine. Last, I added washi tape to one side of a clothespin and used it to clip the tag to a mini bag of candy corn.

Here’s a less cluttered look at just one of these fun treat tags! Isn’t it so fun??? There are always so many ideas that lead to other ideas and these have my mind swirling.

I think it would be great to write a message on the back of the tag, use a simple to and from stamp or just leave it blank. In the past I have glued strong magnets to the back of clothespins like these too. That would make for an extra gift with your gift!

I hope you’re enjoying the fun treat giving ideas and will join me for the last few. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any.

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

13 Days of Tricks and Treats – Day 9

Welcome to Day 9 of our Tricks and Treats series! Today’s boxes were so much fun to make! I actually ended up making 8 of these and we filled them with a variety of fun things and gave them to different kiddos in our lives.

One extra thing I love about this treat box is that it can hold a gift card with some little candies perfectly. Such a fun way to spruce up the typical gift card holder. I’ve also been known to squish rolled up socks in these for a total surprise to the recipient.

Now that I’ve given you a few ideas what to fill these with, let’s get on with the show.

All of the products I used today are Lawn Fawn except the paper (It’s just from my stash.). I used the scalloped treat box, spooky fence, stitched hillside borders, pick of the patch and jump for joy.

For these boxes, I figured out my general layout and then did them assembly line style – die cut all the pieces; then stamped, colored and die cut the images; then assembled them all. Pretty easy and I got all 8 of them made in an evening.

Here’s a closer look at one of them all put together. They are so fun and I’m sure the kids will have a blast finding what’s inside.

Do you give treat holders out for Halloween? What sort of goodies do you give? Leave a comment below and tell me about it. I’d love to hear.

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

13 Days of Tricks and Treats – Day 8

Welcome back! Today we’ve got a super cute mini milk carton treat holder to share. To make these cuties I used an older die from Stampin’ Up but many other companies have milk carton style dies available.

To whip these up I just die cut the carton, stamped the starry night background stamp from Lawn Fawn and then assembled the boxes with scrappy tape. Next I stamped, colored and die cut my Happy Howloween pups and accessories and glued them directly to the milk carton. You can glue the carton tops shut but I found over the years that the mini clothespin is super cute and it allows you to open the whole top to get treats in and out so the boxes don’t get destroyed in the process.

Here’s another look with the cartons open. You can see that the clothespin is offset just a bit so it stays on when you open and close the carton. I put some chocolate balls inside that are wrapped in foil to look like eyeballs. It made me laugh to look inside and have something looking out at me.

I hope you’re enjoying all of these treat ideas and find some inspiration in at least one of them.

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

13 Days of Tricks and Treats – Day 5

Welcome back! Today I’ve got a really fun treat holder for you and can be adapted for other candies and your toppers could be for any occasion! I’ve made these with cute apples on top for Teacher Appreciation Week before and filled them with Smarties. They were a total hit!

These treat bags are from Stampin’ Up but you can get them almost anywhere. They happened to hold 3 packages of Sixlets perfectly which I loved because of the colors being darker and bolder for fall.

For the topper, I die cut 2 Lawn Fawn stitched circles (next to the smallest) for each one and stamped a star background stamp in yellow ink for a little interest. I stamped, colored and die cut my bunnies from Critters in Costume. Then stamped, heat embossed and die cut the word bubble from the same set. The bunny and speech bubble are both popped up with foam squares. Finally, to seal them off I used Scrappy Tape on the back of both circles so they are adhered to each other and to the top of the bag.

These have inspired me to think Christmas and make another set filled with red and green M&Ms. I think that would be so cute! Don’t you?

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

Lawn Fawn Monster Mash Clear Birthday Invitations

Thanks for stopping by today. I love watching Jennifer McGuire’s YouTube videos. She’s always got great inspiration and ideas to share. Recently she had one involving laminating pockets for windows. It was a great idea and came at a perfect time. She made wintry snow scenes with hers but I immediately thought of my daughter’s upcoming birthday invitations that needed made. I showed her the pictures Jennifer had posted and she loved the idea.

Together we dug through confetti, stamps, paper and copic colors and planned out her invitations together. It was a lot of fun and we both love how they turned out.

Here’s how we did it:

  • Opened the laminating pocket and sprinkled confetti all over, closed it and ran it through the laminator twice. It’s probably not necessary but I thought it might help seal the confetti inside.
  • Next I trimmed the sheets down to two 8.5×5.5 inch pieces and scored them at 4.25. After I folded them, I ran them through the laminator again to solidify the crease. It worked great!
  • For the stamping, coloring portion…we cut a yellow strip to 1.75×5.5 and stamped a polka dot background stamp in yellow for a tone-on-tone look.
  • Next we stamped, colored and die cut images from Lawn Fawn’s Monster Mash, Beam Me Up and Year Four stamp sets. I love being able to mix and match stamps.
  • And last we just glued them all in place with liquid glue.

Here’s a closer look at those cute monsters.

One thing to note: We glued extra yellow panels to the inside and back of the card so everything is covered. It hides the glue and gives a nice finished look. In the end we have four strips of yellow cardstock covering the fronts and back of the clear card.

Now, my poor daughter has to wait to hand these out until next month. Waahhh. Lol.

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Avery Elle Cocoa Stand

Let’s start this week off right…with cocoa and a cute bear to run the stand!

Today’s card features Avery Elle’s Cocoa Stand, some fun ink blending and lots of sparkle!

Here’s how I did it:

  • Blend salty ocean and blueprint sketch distress inks on a 4.25×5.5 inch panel. Spritz with water and then also splatter with pearl watercolor.
  • Die cut a white border with Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border and splatter with pearl watercolor too.
  • Stamp, color and die cut images from Avery Elle’s Cocoa Stand.
  • Heat emboss stand sentiment on the top with white embossing powder.
  • Glue background panel and “snow” border to card front.Ā 
  • All of the images are popped then up with foam squares.
  • Last, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from Avery Elle’s Christmas Kids in silver embossing powder.
  • Finishing touches are Wink of Stella Glitter Brush pen on the mug and presents and glossy accents on the lights, Christmas tree base and the bear’s nose.

Here’s a closer look at the details. It’s so fun and whimsical! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it!

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