Happy Tuesday everyone! It’s time for tea over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers. Today we’re playing with die cuts to create a sweet critter hugger thank you card featuring Lawn Fawn goodies that I’ve been neglecting.
Let’s be real…I need a bundle of thank you cards these days and I also finally ordered the spring critter hugger dies which made me want to play with these cuties in the meantime. Lol! I’m a total problem.
I simply die cut the pieces to make a squirrel critter hugger and colored the edges with E30 copic markers to give it a little depth. I used liquid glue to adhere the pieces and set it aside to dry while I created my background.
For the background, I die cut the landscape polka heart backdrop from white cardstock. I used a blending brush and guava ink to ink up the edges and then splattered some watered down guava ink all over the panel. I layered it over a piece of teal paper from my stash with liquid glue and adhered it to a white card base.
Next, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Thanks a Latte and cut it into a strip. I popped it up with a foam strip and adhered my squirrel in place too.
For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the squirrel’s nose and unicorn Stickles to the cheeks and coffee mug. Super fast to put together and absolutely adorable too!
Hey crafty friends! I’m back with a pair of super fun cards featuring the Weird digital stamp set from Jane’s Doodles. I just love these images and had so much fun getting inky creating scenes for them.
I started by printing out the whole set of images and sentiments from the Weird digital stamp set. I used my copic markes to color them and the scan-n-cut to cut them out. Then I cut 2 of the sentiments out with sentiment banner dies and set it all aside while I made a horrendously awesome inky mess!
For my first card, I inked up 2 strips of white cardstock with distress oxides in various green colors. One was crushed olive and mowed lawn while the other had those colors plus twisted citron for some bright areas. Then I took an A2 panel and inked it with salty ocean and tumbled glass distress oxide. I spritzed this panel with water and blotted it dry. Then I flicked some watered down blueprint sketch on the whole panel for added texture and interest.
I cut the green panels with the Lawn Fawn tropical vines and tropical leaves dies and arranged them on my blue panel. The vines were longer than my panel so I cut them and inserted the smaller sections in different areas to fill in the scene more. Once everything was where I liked it, I used liquid glue to adhere them all down.
Next, I popped up my sentiment and sloth image with foam squares and added a little glossy accents to his nose. To help the eyes pop a little I added black glaze pen to those and my card is all finished.
But we’re not done yet. Let’s get a whole new set of colors out and have some more inky fun!
This time I inked up white cardstock strips with twisted citron and and crushed olive distress oxide inks and spritzed them with water. I flicked watered down mowed lawn distress oxide ink and gold watercolor on those panels too. Once they were dry I die cut them with the Lawn Fawn tropical leaves border die and set them aside.
For my background panel, I inked up seedless preserves and wilted violet distress oxide ink on an A2 panel. I spritzed it with water and flicked more gold watercolor on it too. It seemed a bit brighter than I wanted so I added a little tea dye distress oxide around the edges after the watercolor was dry.
For assembly, I added the purple panel to a card base and glued one strip of leaves to the top. Then I cut a white cardstock strip 1.5 inches wide and popped it up with foam tape. I added a strip of washi tape before popping my image and sentiment banner up with foam tape as well.
For finishing touches on this card I added glossy accents to the sloth’s nose and flower centers. Then I glued down a few red clay hearts for a little extra something. I think they are so sweet and love the touch they add.
I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and found some inspiration to create something wonderful!
Happy Wednesday friends! Today I have a card (although I actually made 2 of the same one) and a couple of treat boxes to share with you. I absolutely love the Lawn Fawn Tiny Gift Box die set and all of the critter add-ons they have for it. Sometimes I’m not in the mood to color and playing with all die cut creations is so much fun!
I am only missing a few of the add-ons for this die set and the ladybug was one of them…until last week! Yippee!!! So naturally I had to create with it right away and thought it would be fun to make a Valentine creation. So I cut the pieces to create a one-dimensional ladybug, not a box and adhered them all together. Tip: I don’t have a cardstock that I like for skin tone so I cut that piece from white and colored it with E50 and E51 copic markers instead.
For my background, I used the Lots of Hearts stencil on an A2 size white panel and inked one layer up with ballet slippers ink and the other with chili pepper ink. Then I ran the panel through my die cutter with the Simple Stripes Portrait die. It just gives the background added texture and interest. After cutting it out, I used liquid glue to adhere it to a white card base.
Next, I cut the dimensional banner from the Fancy Wavy Banners die set from black cardstock and heat embossed a sentiment from Wavy Sayings in white. I folded and adhered the banner and added foam squares to the back before adding it to the bottom center of my card front. Then I used a large action wobbler to adhere my lady bug above that so it flies! It’s SO CUTE!!!
Since these cards are going to two very special recipients, I took a moment to stamp extra fun things inside the card too. I used images from Hey Lady, another Wavy Sayings sentiment and finished it off with a second sentiment from the Scent With Love Add-On stamp set. I colored the ladybugs really quick, signed these cuties from my family and then went in the mail today!
Here’s a little video of the ladybug on the front in action.
However, after playing with the ladybug I had the itch to make more. Another fun thing I like to do with these dies is create themed boxes for holidays and special occasions…like Valentine’s Day!
So I pulled out the dies and created a couple of fun boxes while I was at it. I created a pink duck and a red skunk! Aren’t they so fun in non-traditional colors? I think so! I’m excited to add a little treat and surprise some people next Monday!
Welcome to a fresh new week everyone! I’m stopping by today to share that a couple of weeks ago I posted my first YouTube video…it was pretty horrible but I had to kick myself to stop making excuses and just try it.
From that I had a fantastic friend reach out and offer to help me. So today I’m sharing that I posted a second video of this adorable Bee Yourself card.
I know I still have a lot to learn but I would love it if you’d head over and check the video out when you get a chance.
My goal is to have weekly videos but I don’t want to promise anything yet. Haha. Feel free to leave comments if there is anything that you would like to see a video of versus regular blog posts or that you’ve seen me create before but would like the video version. I’m ready to try new things.
I would also really love to know if you’d like me to still write up the usual blog post when I share a video or not. I know everyone has different preferences so please let me know in the comments.
Welcome everyone! Today I’m over on the Jane’s Doodles blog with a super sweet card featuring the new digital stamp set – Stinks. I absolutely adore these skunks and had so much fun creating this card.
I printed the whole set on copic xpress paper and colored them all with my copic markers. Then I used the scan-n-cut to cut them out. I chose these two sitting together and set the others aside for another project later on.
I cut a piece of white cardstock and used the new Lawn Fawn Lots of Hearts background stencil. I inked the first layer up half and half green and blue and the second layer half and half purple and pink. The colors blend together in the middle. Then I took a piece of green cardstock and cut some grass. I adhered it to the stenciled panel with foam tape and inked the bottom edge for a little dimension.
I added the skunks with foam squares, die cut a sentiment with a Pink & Main sentiment strip and popped it up as well. Then I added foam tape to the back of the panel and popped it up on a white card base.
This is silly and a bit sad but you all know how I love my glossy accents…especially on critter noses and beaks. Well, I went to add it and my nozzle clogged…it happens. But when I tried to clear the blog I ruined my pin and couldn’t find anything in my whole house narrow enough to get in there. So I regained my composure and decided it would be fun to add unicorn Stickles to the noses and beaks instead. I also added a little dot in the center of the flower. Last, I went ahead and added black glaze pen on the eyes to help them stand out too.
Needless to say, I popped on and ordered a new fine tip for my glossy accents and I’m anxiously awaiting its arrival. But on a good note, this card is super cute and the sparkly stickles give a little extra whimsy effect which I love!
Hello there! Today I’m over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers for the first Tuesday Tea of 2022!!! Can you even believe it?!? Time just flies by too fast. I hope you all had a wonderful New Year holiday and are ready to jump into fun crafting! I’ve got a shaker card today featuring so many companies and highlighting embellishments from the Twiddler’s Nook shop. We just had our mini Valentine release yesterday and I couldn’t wait to start creating with it!
I recently picked up these adorable unicorns from Heffy Doodle that I’ve been eyeing for an eternity and I’m so happy to color them up in Valentine colors! Aren’t they adorable!?! Then I used the Lawn Fawn stitched mug die sets to create a shaker and filled it with three embellishments from Twiddler’s Nook – sweethearts clay hearts, holographic hearts confetti and rosetta pixie dust micro beads. The whipped cream on my mug is from the Lawn Fawn cupcake die set.
To create the background for my card, I cut a white panel to 4×5.25 inches and inked the top and side edges with Lawn Fawn mermaid ink and a blending brush. Then I cut two layers of clouds used the Lawn Fawn cloudy border dies and inked the tops of those with the same color before adhering all the layers with liquid glue.
Next, I used my images as guides before stamping my sentiment in the top left sky area. Then I started adding everything with either foam squares or liquid glue, or a combo.
For finishing touches today, I added Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the unicorn horns, sweetheart clay embellishments to the whipped cream and heart on the mug and a scattering of holographic hearts around the sky.
I probably had way too much fun creating this card but I’m just so happy with how it turned out and think it would make anyone smile when they opened it! Don’t you?!?
Hello everyone! It’s hard to believe but today is the last Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog for 2021! Another year has completely flown by! Today I’m sharing a fun mash up card with Newton’s Nook images and some Lawn Fawn dies.
I started my card by stamping images from Newton’s Nook Sending Hugs and Snowman Greetings stamp sets. I colored them with my copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. Then I die cut my background panel from white cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflake Backdrop die and inked it up with some Lawn Fawn dye ink and a blending brush. I smooshed some of the ink on my glass mat, sprayed it with water and used a paintbrush to flick it on the background for added texture.
With my background finished, I used it along with my images as guides to die cut a white snowy hill to ground my scene. Then I combined a few Lawn Fawn sets to create a custom sentiment to make this a fun winter thank you card to use after the holidays. The top and bottom sentiments came from Thanks a Latte and the middle word came from Big Thanks. After that was stamped I flicked some paint on the hill as well to tie in the speckles a little. Then I popped it up with foam tape on the bottom of my card front.
Last, I added my images with foam squares and liquid glue and switched over to finishing touches. For that I added glossy accents to the snowman nose, buttons and heart, and the other critter noses and beaks too. Then I added black glaze pen to the eyes with a little white gel pen highlight on Winston. So that everyone had a little shiny interest I also added glossy accents to the coffee cup lid and ribbon on the gift. Then to complete my scene I adhered a scattering of snowflakes from Twiddler’s Nook’s Snowy Day embellishments.
Have you switched gears yet or are you still holiday crafting? I am doing a mix of thank you cards and still making holiday things as I’m inspired. I’ve even thrown in a couple Valentine’s Day cards already too. So fun!
Hi there! I’m back today with a fun project for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall | Winter Hop! Instead of a card today, I have a set of treat boxes that I made with my all-time favorite die set – the Lawn Fawn Tiny Gift Box! This box is fun to decorate on its own but when you add the mountains of add-on die sets Lawn Fawn has created, give me all the things and let me make boxes for decades!!! Seriously, I love it all! So today I have a set of kitties to share with you.
Aren’t these just the most adorable things you’ve ever seen?!? I know you agree! Here’s a link to the Lawn Fawn video on how to create the boxes with the cat add on options. I won’t bore you with those details.
After creating my kitty boxes, I went digging for a coffee mug for them to hold. I found the one in the Den Sweet Den set and it is absolutely PERFECT for this! I stamped and colored 3 of them, used the coordinating dies to cut them out and slid them in the kitty’s paws for each box.
Filling for these boxes today is a folded up Starbucks Via packet and chocolate covered espresso beans! YUM!!! Super excited to share these and also can’t wait to create more with the other critter add ons too!
Happy Tuesday friends! It’s time for Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers. So be sure to grab a cuppa and settle in because I’ve got a really fun project to share with you today!
I couldn’t resist this super fun Halloween set from Ellen Hutson called Halloween Treat Tags. The ghost and bat in this set are beyond adorable! Today I’m just using the ghost for a super fun coffee sleeve with the Bear Cozy Kit and then switching gears to a card that coordinates!
For the cozy, I die cut the bear cozy main die from black felt and trimmed off the ears with scissors. Then I cut the ghost from sprout, lilac and sunset felt. I placed the negative from one of the ghosts in my MISTI and used it to align the stamp. Then I simply placed each ghost in the negative and stamped the image right on it. I happen to have a craft ink pad for fabric but I did a little research and you can you Ranger Archival ink on fabric too! I used Thermoweb Fabric Fuse liquid adhesive to adhere my ghosts in place and set it aside to dry.
While it was drying, I die cut a piece of black cardstock with a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle. Then I took the die from the Bear Cozy kit that gives you stitching holes to sew your cozy together and cut two strips on my black cardstock. I dug through my embroidery floss and stitched a fun, random mess back and forth across the cardstock. I adhered the ends on the back with some washi tape. Then I cut the Lawn Fawn diagonal striped cover plate from coordinating cardstock and adhered it to a card base. Once that was done I used scrappy tape to adhere the stitched panel in place.
I chose sentiments from Tag It Halloween and stamped them in coordinating colors. Then I used a Pink & Main sentiment strip die to cut them all out. I stamped another ghost and used the coordinating die to cut him out and popped everything up with foam strips and squares.
With my card all finished and the ghosts on my cozy dry, I used the stitching die to cut holes on both ends, sewed a fun blanket stitch on the edges and then sewed the ends together, completely my little gift set!
This is going to be such a fun set to give away! I’m super excited!
Hey friends! I have an adorable slimline card to share with you today. I snagged the new Lawn Fawn Lovely Latte die set and had some fun creating different cups with my stash of Lawn Fawn papers.
I cut all the pieces from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Christmas paper pad and white cardstock. I used copic markers to color the coffee part of my cups – E35, E34 and E31. This seems to be my go-to combo for coffee most of the time. For the whipped cream I used E000 and E0000. I used liquid glue and adhered all the pieces together onto the base layer.
To create the background I inked up distress oxides in candied apple, dried marigold and tattered rose. I spritzed it with water and adhered it to a white card base. Then I cut the awesome Pink & Main Plaid Slimline die from white cardstock and layered it on top. I added foam squares to my mugs and popped them in place.
Next, I die cut the Lawn Fawn Scripty Cheers sentiment from white cardstock 3 times and glued them together. Then I glued the stack to the card front below the cups. For finishing touches I came in with a Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the sentiment and whipped cream. Such a fun little touch of shimmer.
I am loving this new line of dies Lawn Fawn has come out with. I hope a few of the other iconic characters get added to the mix too!