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 Scrapbookpal.com. 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!

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!

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