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. 🙂 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.

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

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. 
  • 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!

Avery Elle Polar Playtime Slider Card

Welcome back! I’ve been slowly getting bits and pieces from the new Avery Elle holiday release and I finally got a chance to play with the Polar Playtime set. As soon as I saw the set I knew I wanted to make a slider card with it. That sled was just asking for it! 🙂

Here’s how I made it:

  • Stamped, colored and die cut my images from Polar Playtime.
  • I stamped the sky from Starry Scene on the card front.
  • Using my images for reference I die cut a stitched hill and then cut the slider track from that.
  • I inked the top of the hill with distress ink to set it apart from the background and popped it up with double layer foam tape leaving room for my slider penny to slide freely. If you’re not sure how to make a slider card here’s a video to show you.
  • I added my images to the background and popped my sled on the slider penny.
  • Last I used my Misti to stamp my sentiment on the bottom left in the same ink I used for the sky.
  • For finishing touches I used white gel pen on all of the images, glossy accents on the penguin beak and bear nose, and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the top of the snow hill and the snow caps on the mountains.

Here’s a closer look at the cuteness! This set is a fabulous addition to the Avery Elle collection and I can’t wait to use the other images on cards coming up soon!

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

Lawn Fawn Fortune Teller Tabby

Thanks for stopping by again! Today I’m excited to share a fun card using the new Fortune Teller Tabby from Lawn Fawn. My daughter really wanted this stamp set and while I was home sick with her yesterday I made this fun card to surprise her with.

If you’ve never made a reveal wheel card before you should watch this video to get the gist. After that you’ll see that I just stamped, colored and die cut my images, stamped my sentiments on my wheel and adhered it all together. I kept this a one layer card (minus the foam squares to help the reveal wheel spin) because I’m planning to put it in my daughter’s lunch for a fun surprise.

For finishing touches on this card I added glossy accents to all the animal’s noses, white gel pen accents to the images, black glaze pen to the bunny’s eyes and scattered Nuvo Crystal Drops and some star gems I had in my stash across the card.

Here’s a look at each sentiment on the wheel. I chose the 4-up version so I could use each sentiment from the stamp set.

I’m really excited to make this in a Halloween style card and put candy in the crystal ball and the Costume Party kids watching. I think that idea is so absolutely cute!

I love interactive cards, don’t you? Do you ever make them? Let me know in the comments.

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

2019 Oregon State Fair Card Entries

So, a few weeks back I decided to do a thing and entered 14 of my recent cards into the Oregon State Fair Creative Living Competition. It was totally on a whim and I had zero expectations but thought it would be fun.

To my astonishment and surprise, I ribboned 10 out of the 14 cards.

Let’s start with the third place (white) ribbons.

From left, The Rabbit Hole Designs Caffeinated Narwhal was entered in the “card with movement” category, below that using Spellbinders dies went into “die cuts,” Inky from The Rabbit Hole Designs was entered in “coloring with alcohol inks” and the Avery Elle Christmas Magic card was entered in “Christmas.”

For the second place (red) ribbons we have…

The Lawn Fawn Costume Party card was entered into “Halloween,” and the Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends were in the “thank you/thinking of you” division.

And for the first place (blue) ribbons… Drum roll please…

Ta-da!!! The Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends were in “Halloween,” The Rabbit Hole Designs Pretty in Peony was in “thank you/thinking of you,” Newton’s Nook Scuba Newton was in the “birthday” division and finally The Rabbit Hole Designs Mermaid Hair was in the “coloring with alcohol inks” division.

I’m still flabbergasted and honored to have been recognized so many times over and in so many different categories. This was a really fun experience and plan to do it again next year.

Have you ever entered anything into your state fair? I think it would be fun to try my hand at other crafts and see how they do too.

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