Lawn Fawn – Let’s Go Camping

So, I’ve really been in the mood to go camping lately. I’m ready for summer and the warm sun. As I was perusing my stamps to decide what to play with it hit me and I could make a fun camping scene with some awesome older Lawn Fawn sets that I have. Here’s what I came up with.

I started by stamping so many critters and other images from Love You S’More and Critters in the Forest and colored them with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. I die cut 2 white panels from my Trinity Stamps Slimline Stitched Panels set – the middle size and ink blended them. The sky is on one whole panel while I split the other panel between grass and dirt and used my Slimline Scenic Border dies to cut them apart.

Then I moved on to assembling everything. I glued all of the scene layers together with tape runner and arranged my images how I wanted them. Once that was decided I glued them in place too. This panel was attached to a Slimline Scalloped Border panel with foam tape and adhered to a white cardbase measuring 3.5×8.5 inches.

For finishing touches on this awesome scene, I added black glaze pen to the critter eyes and white gel pen accents to the images. Then I took a white glaze pen and added starts to the sky. I think the ink colors look like it’s just starting to be dusk when you can just start to see the stars come out.

I’m so ready to make s’mores over a campfire in the middle of nowhere. It’s going to be amazing! Do you like camping?

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

Neat & Tangled – Puppy’s Favorite Things

Welcome! I picked this sweet puppy up from Neat & Tangled a while ago and finally had a chance to ink him up. He’s just adorable and so fun to color! I paired him with some fun Newton’s Nook products to create a birthday card for a change of theme these days.

I started by stamping and coloring the images from Puppy’s Favorite Things and then used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I grabbed my Newton’s Nook balloons stencil and my Trinity Stamps blending buddy brushes to ink up the balloons different colors. Then I used the Framework dies from Newton’s Nook to cut the panel out along with an orange woodgrain floor. I trimmed down a teal piece of cardstock to 4 1/8×5 3/8 and popped the stenciled panel on it with foam tape. This is all glued to a white card base.

I had used the special die to cut the puppy’s hands out so he could hold the cupcake so I glued that in place. Then I added foam squares to the back of all my images and put them in place. Last, I die cut a banner from the Newton’s Nook Frames and Flags set and stamped my sentiment. This banner is also popped up with foam squares.

For finishing touches I added white gel pen accents throughout the images, black glaze pen to the puppy’s eyes and nose and glossy accents on a few images. I also added sprinkled sugar Stickles to the cupcake frosting and yellow Stickles to the top of the birthday hat.

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Thanks a Latte

Hey all! It’s another Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog and I’ve got a fantastic card to share with you!

I am so excited with how this fun card turned out. I started by stamping images from Lawn Fawn sets – Thanks a Latte, Oh Gnome and Gleeful Gardens. Then I cut some masking paper for the mugs and stamped the flowers and mushrooms from Oh Gnome on them. I set to work coloring everything with my copic markers and then used the coordinating dies to cut it all out.

I set those aside and started working on my background. I took three white panels and inked them up with distress oxide inks for dirt, grass and sky. I used tea dye and gathered twigs, twisted citron and mowed lawn, and tumbled glass and salty ocean. Then I spritzed the panels with water, blotted them dry and die cut each with the largest stitched rectangle. I glued the blue one to a card base and die cut the other two with hills from the simple stitched hillsides. Then I adhered those as well and started deciding on final placement all of my images.

Everything is glued directly to the cardfront, tucked behind the hills with tape runner, with the exception of the hummingbird in the sky, the cups, gnomes and snails on the bottom.

I used my MISTI to stamp a sentiment at the top and moved on to finishing touches. At first I wasn’t going to do much but that went out the window quick. I added unicorn Stickles to the flower centers and glossy accents to the mushroom dots. Then I added Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the hummingbird. I thought I was done but I was wrong. 😉 I added glossy accents to the snail shells and mugs and then for fun, I added Wink of Stella to the whipped cream and marshmallows too.

It’s a super busy card but I love it! It’s like we’ve discovered a little gnome coffee date in the middle of a flower garden or something.

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

Lawn Fawn – Star Shape Card Set

Hey there! Happy weekend everyone! I’m up on the Scrapbookpal.com blog today with this awesome set of cards today that were inspired by my friend, Jenn Bena’s, video a couple weeks ago. Hers were uber fabulous and although I don’t have all the same goodies she does, I dug in my stash and found some fun things to use instead.

To make these cards I started with a ton of die cutting. Here’s a list to get you going:

  • From the largest of the puffy stars
    • 4 black stars
    • 2 white stars
    • 2 iridescent vellum stars
    • 4 white stars folded in half for the card base – crease line about 3/4 inch below the cut line
  • Take your white and vellum stars and use the puffy cloud borders to cut your clouds. You can get 2 from each star.

From here I actually adhered everything together then took the stars from Upon a Star and heat embossed them in the sky with silver embossing powder. This looked a little plain so I created a cloud mask and splattered the sky with gold and pearl watercolors. I love this now!!!

I stamped, colored and die cut the small fox and bunny from Upon a Star and popped them up with foam tape on the cloudy ground. Last, I pulled out my Lucky Stars sentiments and stamped them on two cards. Then for the other two I split the sentiments from Upon a Star part on the front and the large word inside the cards.

These cards fit in a standard A2 size envelope and mail with a regular stamp. But how much fun would it be to received these fun shaped cards! Such a small change makes a huge impact on your card.

Do you make shaped cards? Share in the comments. I’d love to know.

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

Lawn Fawn – Thankful For You

Thanks for stopping by today! I’m sharing a fun card that was inspired by my friend Tammy at Paper Pretty Boutique. She made a great design with the new Pretty Pink Post hedgehogs and while I love those hedgehogs I immediately wanted to try the design with what I had at home. I showed my daughter and told her my idea but she got SO EXCITED and shared a totally awesome idea that I had to jump on it immediately!

To make this awesome card, I die cut the largest rectangle from the Lawn Fawn large stitched rectangles set and then lightly marked it into four equal quadrants. Then I went searching through my dies to find something that would cut windows in all the sections. I ended up landing on the oval window from the shadow box die set. I die cut it four times and erased my pencil lines.

Next, using my windows as a guide, I used distress oxides to ink up the card front so the colors showed through each window and spritzed it with water. Going clockwise from top left, I used twisted citron and mowed lawn, scattered straw and mustard seed, spiced marmalade and wild honey, and tumbled glass and salty ocean.

Then I stamped, colored and die cut my images from the Tree Before n’ Afters set. I adhered my images to each window and chose a sentiment for my card. I liked how versatile this one was and how it perfectly fit in the center of the windows. After stamping that I moved on to finishing touches for my card.

For those I stamped additional things for interest in some of the windows like extra snowflakes and the windy lines for the leaves. Then I added white gel pen accents throughout, glossy accents to the apples, flower centers and leaves and Stickles to the butterflies and snowflakes. At this point I thought my card was missing something, so when it was completely dry, I went ahead and used my MISTI to stamp faces on the tree trunks for a little extra fun.

I love how this turned out and think this is a really fun card to send to someone any time of the year.

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

Mama Elephant – Just Wanted to Say…

Hi there! I’m back with another card from the bundle of Mama Elephant Stackable Cutie cards I made. This one was super quick to come together but it’s so adorable! I just love it!

To make this card I took some Perfectly Plaid Lawn Fawn paper and die cut it with a stitched rectangle. Then I cut the My Favorite Things Rectangle Peek-a-boo Window from that. Using the window as a guide I inked a pink shadow with my blending buddy brush, and then popped my frame and elephant up with foam tape.

Using my MISTI I stamped a speech bubble above the elephant with the same ink I used for the background. I also stamped part of a sentiment from the Trinity Stamps Hello Senti-mini set and popped it up with a foam strip. Next, I stamped the hello from the same set on the inside of the card in a light blue dye ink.

For finishing touches I added black glaze pen to the eyes, white gel pen accents and a scattering of clay hearts around.

A simple, super sweet card perfect for someone in my life!

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

Lawn Fawn – Magic Picture Changer Birthday Card

Hello everyone! I hope your week is going well. Thanks for stopping by to check out this fun magic picture changer card featuring Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. This card was a request and it turned out so fun I wanted to share it here too.

Here it is closed like it’s coming out of the envelope.

And here is a look at it opened up to reveal the eaten cake!

To make this card, I started with the Magic Picture Changer portion. I stamped my cakes from Birthday Before ‘n Afters and colored them in. Then die cut the pieces and assembled the mechanism. Next, I pulled out my patterned paper and started decorating the card front and the front of the interactive portion too. I did use the Magic Picture Changer Add On along with the original dies.

It seems kind of backward but this is when I pulled out my robots from Beep Boop Birthday to decide all the images I wanted to add to my card. After stamping and coloring them, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

For assembly, I used foam tape on the back of the Magic Picture Changer and then a combination of liquid glue and foam tape on my images. Last, I popped the card in my MISTI and stamped the sentiment on the front and a simple “Happy Birthday!” on the inside. Both sentiments are from the Birthday Before ‘n Afters set.

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

Merry Christmas Card From Me to You

Merry Christmas Crafty Friends! I made one last Christmas card just to share with all of you today.

Just a simple card featuring Trinity Stamps narrow card and bookmark die set and Lawn Fawn’s Stamptember set Merry Christmouse.

I die cut all the components and glued them together. Then stamped, colored and die cut my images. After deciding placement I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment and then popped up my images.

These little mice are so stinking cute! They make me smile every time. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday filled with events and people who make you happy!

I appreciate you taking a moment to stop by. Merry Christmas! Have a fabulous day!

Peek-a-boo Pals Tag

Hello everyone! I hope you had a great weekend and are all ready for Christmas! I’ve been super busy with family holiday stuff but finally managed some time in the craft room to make a couple of last minute projects.

Today I’m sharing another Christmas tag. I loved the star-shaped tag I did before so I decided to try a heart. I love how it turned out!

I used the Lawn Fawn scalloped hearts and inside out stitched hearts paired with Avery Elle polar peek-a-boo pals stamps.

I die cut the scalloped heart from blue cardstock and then the inside out stitched heart 3 times from white. One went on the back with the recipient’s name and the other 2 got ink blended and glued to the front. Then I stamped, colored and die cut my pals and adhered them as well.

For finishing touches I used black glaze pen to the eyes and small noses and white gel pen accents throughout. Then I added glossy accents to the deer hooves and nose and penguin’s beak. I added Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the antlers, hats and scarves and Stickles to the pompoms on the hats.

The last thing I did was punch a hole and thread some baker’s twine through it.

Super cute and I loved using non-traditional colors for a Christmas tag.

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

12 Days of Christmas Tags Winners and a Bonus Tag

Thanks so much for stopping by today to see if you’re a winner from the 12 Days of Christmas Tags series! I want to thank everyone who took a moment to check out my creations, like, comment and share the love through this event and every day. It really does mean a lot and I love reading the comments to see what catches people’s eye and what draws them in. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Today I wanted to share a bonus tag with you as well. But if you’re really here for the winners, you don’t have to wait, just scroll down to the bottom of this post. ❤

This tag is a mash-up between Trinity Stamps and Lawn Fawn dies. I took the bear from Have an Ice Day, stamped, colored and die cut him and then started on my tag shape. I wanted something I hadn’t used but I didn’t have any other true tag die cuts so I made my own again. I die cut the add-on to the flippin’ awesome as my base in white and dark blue cardstock and again in iridescent vellum. Then cut the vellum with a simple stitched hillside border to make my ice.

Next, I took my blue tag base and splattered it with gold and pearl watercolor and adhered the ice to it. Then I glued the white tag to the back so I can add the recipient’s name later on. I popped up my bear with foam squares and added a holly jolly candy cane from Trinity Stamps to the bear’s hand.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the skates and bear’s nose. Then, I took my Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the scarf, mittens and tops of the boots. I also added black glaze pen to the bear’s closed eye and then some ribbon through the hole I punched.

This is also one going under my tree for Christmas so the secret name was die cut and glued to the back just the the others. I hope you’ve enjoyed this series! Thank you for hanging out with me!

On to the WINNERS!!!!!!!!!

Winner 1 – $15 gift card to Newton’s Nook
The random number generator chose Day 4, comment 8 which was Krystal.

Winner 2 – Loaded enveloped of fun goodies that I made
The random number generator chose Day 5 and the IG comment picker chose @beccay217.

Winners please direct message me on Instagram or Facebook or email me at twiddlersnook@gmail.com to claim your prizes. You have until Monday at 6 p.m. PST or I will choose new winners.

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