Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Shaker Ornament and Card Combo

Hi friends! It’s time for Tuesday Tea and I’m really excited to share with you today so grab your cuppa and settle in. Today’s project is a card with a removable shaker ornament on it! I just love how it turned out!

I started my card thinking it would be a shaker snow globe with the cute bear and her coffee inside it. Once everything was colored and die cut I realized that she’s just a bit too big for my liking so I switched gears.

I used the Ready, Set, Snow set by Lawn Fawn to create the snow globe shaker and decided it would be fun to have the bears on either side. Even better, if I use foam tape behind the bears, they hold the ornament in place for a cute card front and removable ornament! I’m quite please with myself in this moment, you have no idea.

Here’s a little peeky peeky at the card and ornament separate too. I wanted to hide something behind but nothing I tried worked for me so I let go and left it how it is. I did, however, decorate the back of the shaker so it doesn’t matter how it hangs on the tree.

Simple but super cute and the glitter paper I used for the snowflake will catch the lights on the tree nicely I think.

How are your Christmas cards coming along? I still need to come up with one of those simple, mass produce-able designs but things like today’s card keep popping in my head and I can’t resist!

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

Lawn Fawn – Critter Christmas

Hey there! I’m back with my daily entry and inspiration for the 2020 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Hop! I had some fun die cutting last night and playing with my Lawn Fawn goodies, which I don’t do as often anymore.

This card is pretty straight forward, die cutting my critter hugger elements and the holiday add on elements too and then I glued it all together. I used the scalloped stitched frames in green woodgrain over the plaid stitched rectangle. Then I pulled out the stitched snowflakes in white glitter paper for a little extra interest. I finishing things off with scripty merry and stamped Christmas from Cheery Christmas and cut it into a strip.

For finishing touches I added Unicorn Stickles to the mittens, whipped cream, holly berries and owl’s cheeks. Then I added glossy accents to the owl’s eyes and beak.

You can guarantee I’ll be playing with these cuties again very soon! I think maybe some shaped cards for Thanksgiving place markers would be a blast! Writing a thankful message inside each one! Wouldn’t that be great?

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

Lawn Fawn – Spooky Cocoa

Hey friends! I’m over on the Scrapbook Pal blog today and we’re having some spooky cocoa. The weather is changing and things are getting ooky spooky around here! It’s great since this is my favorite time of year!

I had 2 new goodies from Lawn Fawn that I have been dying to use and thought it would be so much fun to combine them! So today we’re having Halloween themed cocoa with some ghostly steam rising from our cup!

I created my Lawn Fawn Stitched Mug shaker mechanism, filled it with fun embellishments from Trinity Stamps and sealed it up. Then I stamped and colored my Lawn Fawn Booyah ghosts with copics, using the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I used liquid glue to adhere the accessories to each ghost.

To create my background, I used some Tombow brush pens on watercolor paper and did some messy ink smooshing. I always have so much fun with this technique! Once it was dry, I trimmed it to 4×5.25 and popped it up on a black card base with foam tape. I adhered my whipped cream and spoon to the back of my mug and glued it directly to the card front, while the ghosts were popped up with foam squares. (The whipped cream came from the frosting of the stitched cupcake dies from Lawn Fawn.)

Then I stamped and heat embossed a banner from Bannertastic and a sentiment from Booyah and die cut it. I used a quickie glue pen to adhere my banner, trying to hide the glue behind the embossing lines.

For finishing touches, I added black glaze pen to the Frankenghost’s eyes, glossy accent’s to the witch’s hat buckle and spider and white gel pen accents throughout the images.

I had so much fun mixing and matching and making things a little spooky for Halloween!

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

Lawn Fawn – Let’s Go Nuts

I’ve been having so much fun with the little bit I ordered from the Lawn Fawn fall/winter release and today I’m excited to share a card with you featuring some of those goodies! It’s a little more involved in cutting and measuring so I’ve got a step-by-step for you with measurements in case you want to follow the design completely.

1. Cut card base from kraft cardstock and score at 2 1/8 from each side and crease. Cut 2 plaid panels measuring 1 7/8 x 5 1/4 and adhere them to either side.
2. Die cut shutter pieces from kraft cardstock and crease the score lines. Cut a woodgrain panel 2 3/4 x 6 and score 1/4 inch from the top and bottom. Cut a white piece of cardstock measuring 3 x 5 7/8 and adhere it behind the woodgrain panel. Then use the circle die from the shutter card components set and run them through your die cutter.
3. Die cut another circle from yellow plaid and using your shutter components adhere it to the inside of your card base.
4. Stamp, color and die cut your images from Let’s Go Nuts and Big Acorn however you like.
5. Using scrappy tape, adhere your kraft shutter pieces to the inside of your card and then adhere the woodgrain panel over the top of them. 
6. Using liquid glue or tape runner adhere your images inside the shutter and on the woodgrain panel however you choose. Don’t forget to stamp and heat emboss your sentiments and cut them into strips too. Then close your card up to create the belly band that keeps it closed. 
7. Cut a white strip that measures 2 x 8 1/2. Instead of scoring at a specific spot, I just wrap the strip around my card and crease it where it folds. This still gives you over a 1/4 inch overlap to adhere the band together. 
8. Die cut a plaid circle with the stitched circle stackables and adhere the woodgrain circle you cut from the inside of your card to it. Cut another woodgrain circle for a ground and use the simple stitched hills to cut the top. Adhere it along with your images and sentiments. Then add the whole circle to your belly band. I glued it over the seam so the band looks seamless but you could put the seam in the back too.
9. Slide your belly band over the top and VOILA your card is all finished and ready to wow the recipient!
I hope you enjoyed today’s card. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

A few notes about today’s card…where I love all things Lawn Fawn, I decided to go with the My Favorite Things shutter card components dies because they give you more control and flexibility where your opening will be and the opening is larger too. Keep this in mind if you want to use any of the add-ons for the Lawn Fawn version though, they won’t work with this one. But today’s card could easily be modified for that shutter die set too.

If you have questions or need clarification on anything, just comment below, email me from the contact form or message me on IG or Facebook. I’m super happy to help in any way I can!

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice

Hi there! It’s that fabulous time of year again…pumpkin spice everything! Which happens to be exactly what my shirt says today. I love pumpkin everything and this time of year is my absolute favorite! But I digress…

It’s release week for Miss Ink Stamps and we have some super fun sneak peeks for you! Today I’m sharing Pumpkin Spice Latte. This set is so much fun! I had a blast coloring it, especially with these bold, fall-type tones.

I paired the image with the stripes stencil from the basics stencil bundle and a vellum die cut Lawn Fawn stitched circle. I also heat embossed my sentiment on a strip and cut banner ends with my scissors.

I finished things off with some white gel pen accents to the images and glossy accents on some key areas like the coffee beans, decoration on the mug and the gnome’s hat. Then I glued down some Trinity Stamps boiled sugar jelly drop heart embellishments too.

Today is your last chance to comment over on Instagram for a chance to win before the release goes live for purchase tomorrow!

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

Lawn Fawn – Birthday Gnomes – AND A SALE

Happy Friday everyone!!! I want to hijack the beginning of my own blog post to let you know that we’re running a SALE through the Labor Day weekend over at the Twiddler’s Nook shop! So be sure to head there and treat yourself!

Now, let’s get on with today’s super special card share! Yesterday was my mom’s birthday and since I gave her her card already, I get to share it with all of you today!

To create my card I pulled out a couple of great sets from Lawn Fawn – Oh, Gnome and Gleeful Gardens, stamped some images and colored them with my copics. Then I used the coordinating dies and cut them all out. Next, I took an A2 panel and inked it up with mowed lawn and twisted citron distress oxide inks. I spritzed it with water and used the stitched hillside borders to cut some ground.

Next, I took my card base and lightly inked the edges with broken china distress oxide and the center with squeezed lemonade to look like the sun peeking over the horizon. Then I began to place my images and adhere them down with liquid glue. The gnomes and their accessories are popped up with foam squares for a little dimension.

My sentiment is from wavy sayings and it’s stamped on a wavy banner with a yellow border layered over the top of the stitched banner. This is adhered with liquid glue as well since it falls a little behind the standing gnome. The second part of my sentiment is stamped directly on the grass with Versafine onyx black ink.

Finally, I moved on to finishing touches. For those I added some white gel pen accents to the images and then glossy accents to the mushroom dots, gnome buckles, flower centers and the ribbon on the gift.

My mom really likes garden gnomes and has plenty around the yard so I thought this card was just perfect for her. I think she really liked it which, of course, made me happy.

Don’t forget to stop by the SHOP and pick up some goodies over the weekend. The sale runs today through Monday.

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

Lawn Fawn – Magical Happy Birthday

Welcome to a new week. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I recently had a moment to play with some new goodies I ordered from It was mostly supplies but I had to throw in a few fun things too and one of them was the new Little Dragon mini set.

To create my card, I started by stamping and coloring my images with my copics. I used the Little Dragon and Critters Ever After stamp sets to create this scene. Then I inked up a panel with distress inks for a darker sky and spritzed it with water. Next, I inked up 2 other panels – for grass and a hill – and die cut them with my grassy border die and one of the stitched hillside borders.

I die cut a stitched rectangle from an old Beachside paper pad I’ve been hoarding. Then I cut the largest outside-in stitched scalloped circle from the center. Using my images as a guide I stamped some stars in the sky with VersaMark ink and heat embossed them in white. Now, it’s time for assembly.

I adhered the hill and grass together and then to the back of the panel with the circle hole. I line the back of that with foam tape and adhered it to my inked panel. This whole panel was then glued to a card base and I started on my images. Those are adhered with a combination of foam squares and liquid glue.

For my sentiment, I die cut one of the wavy banners and stamped “Happy Birthday” from the wavy sayings stamp set. After folding on the crease lines I added a little glue to the folds and popped the banner up with foam squares.

To finish this card off, I added unicorn Stickles to the stars in the sky, glossy accents to the dragon horns, flames and flags on the castle and a black glaze pen on the dragon’s eye. Last, I glued down a scattering of Fortune Teller flat back beads from Trinity Stamps.

I had so much fun creating this card! I hope you enjoyed it and find a little inspiration to make something wonderful.

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Shark Week

Hellooooooooo everyone!!! I’m so excited that shark week has begun! I always love this week on TV. So today, for our installment of Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog, I decided it would be fun to celebrate with a silly themed card.

I love this Shark Hugs stamp set by Avery Elle! It comes with a variety of things you can fit in the shark’s fins but I decided to think outside the box a bit and found a coffee mug the perfect size! This die set can be tricky so I started by using the die made to cut the slits for his fins, then I stamped my image over that, lining up the fins with the cut marks. Then I colored him with my copics and cut him out. I snagged a mug from the Lawn Fawn Love You a Latte set, colored it up and die cut it too. I used liquid glue to adhere the mug in the shark’s fin.

Next I blended distress oxides on a panel – salty ocean, blueprint sketch, chipped sapphire and black soot. Then I spritzed it with water and flicked pearl watercolor on it for a little extra texture. I adhered that to a card base and die cut my Avery Elle plus frame. I popped the frame and shark up with foam tape and moved on to my sentiment.

I stamped the speech bubble from the Avery Elle speech bubbles set and stamped part of my sentiment from Shark Hugs, masking off what I didn’t want. Then I pulled out Thanks a Latte from Lawn Fawn and added the word “coffee” to finish off the statement. The speech bubble is popped up wtih foam squares as well.

To finish off this fun card, I scattered a few confetti sequins about and adhered them with liquid glue as well. I added black glaze pen to the shark’s eye and white gel pen accents throughout.

Happy Shark Week everyone! I hope you enjoy it, even if you aren’t binging Animal Planet all week long.

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

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. ❤

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