Birch Press Design – Congrats

Welcome to another wonderful week everyone! Today I’m popping in really quick to share a card that I made for a coworker who recently got married. I used some of the Birch Press Design layering dies, with a Lawn Fawn sentiment and some Trinity Stamps baubles.

I started by die cutting all 3 layers to the Viola Plate layer set from white cardstock. I used liquid glue to adhere them together and then chose a light green card base to glue those to. I pulled out my Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks die and cut it from silver glitter cardstock, the same green as the card base and white and glued them together with liquid glue as well. I added some foam squares to the back and popped it in place.

I love the look the shifted sentiment gives and how much that teeny bit of glitter cardstock adds to the whole design. It’s so pretty!

Last, I finished the design off by gluing some Trinity Stamps Stunning Silver Baubles to the centers of the “flower” areas on the Viola die cuts.

Isn’t this so pretty? It would be beautiful for so many different occasions as is or swapping out the sentiment takes it to a whole other level of possibilities.

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

Jane’s Doodles – You’re a Blast!

Hello everyone! I had some fun crafty time Friday night and wanted to share with you what I made. I’ve had this card in my head for a while and was super excited to get it down on paper finally! I just love this To the Moon set from Jane’s Doodles and absolutely had to pair it with the Trinity Stamps Crater Layers stencil.

I started by inking up a panel with Lawn Fawn inks and my Trinity Stamps blending buddy brushes using the crater layers stencil. Once the crater was complete, I used the negative piece included in the set to block the crater and ink up the rest of the panel.

Then I stamped and colored my images from To the Moon with my copic markers. I used my scan-n-cut to cut out the images and started arranging them. I used liquid glue to adhere everything down except the spaceship. I put my card in my MISTI and stamped the sentiment over the crater. Then, I popped the spaceship on my card with an action wobbler to make this card SUPER FUN!

For finishing touches I added unicorn Stickles on the stars, moon rocks and fire, and glossy accents on bits of the spaceship and planet rings.

This card is so awesome and so much fun to play with! In fact, it’s so fun that I made a slo-mo video to share with you too!

Squeeee!!!! Isn’t that just so much fun! And I’m super excited to finally figure out how to edit these fun videos so I can share them with you more often.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – We’re All Mad Here

Hi again! I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole again…those wonderful Miss Ink Stamps Alice in Wonderland products are ahhhhh-mazing! This time for some reason, when I looked at the rabbit hole stencil looked a bit like the Cheshire Cat’s stripes so I decided to play a little bit.

I took some Glitz Glitter Gel in bubblegum and the rabbit hole stencil from Miss Ink Stamps on purple cardstock! It’s totally brilliant and I love it! I left it overnight to dry and when I came back the next day I did think the purple cardstock was a little flat so I inked up the edges with distress oxide ink in wilted violet and spritzed it with my distress sprayer.

I arranged my stamps how I wanted them and found a Trinity Stamps modern embossed rectangle the correct size and die cut a piece of vellum. Then I stamped and heat embossed my sentiments from Miss Ink Stamps Madness and that awesome image of Chesh’s face from Wonderland Wisdom. I hid some liquid glue behind the embossing and placed it on the stenciled panel, topping it with some acrylic blocks to help it dry flat.

I left it be for a while and came back to finish things up. I trimmed 1/8 inch off each side of the stenciled panel and added foam tape to the back. Then I adhered it to a white card base and my card is finished.

Isn’t it splendid?!? I just love how the bright, vibrant colors turned out! It’s so fun and the Alice sentiments just make me happy.

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

Trinity Stamps – Hello There

Hi again! Popping in with a super bright and happy slimline card featuring Trinity Stamps goodies today too. Hoping these sunshiny vibes will go out into the universe and come back to me in the form of a weather change around here. Haha!

I started by stamping and coloring images from Hello There with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. I stenciled a white panel with the Waving Hello layering stencil in 2 different yellow inks. I die cut a scalloped frame from Slimline Series: Envelope Builder die set.

Moving on to assembly, I used liquid glue to adhere the stenciled panel to a slimline card base measuring 3.5×8.5 inches. I added foam strips to the back of the frame and put that down next. Then I added foam squares to the back of all my images and sentiment and put them in place.

For finishing touches, I added some glossy accents here and there on places like the gnome shirt sleeve and parts of random butterflies. Then I went back and added a little sparkle with unicorn Stickles to other parts of butterflies.

Cheers to better weather soon…I hope. I could really use some sunshine and walks outside soon.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – How You Bean?

Hi everyone! I shared this card on social media earlier in the week but hadn’t had a chance to write up a post about it. Someone had asked so I wanted to pop in with a quick explanation how I created this fun mini slimline card. It features stamps and stencils from Miss Ink Stamps and dies from Trinity Stamps.

I started by die cutting the largest panel from Trinity Stamps Clean and Simple Mini Slimline Panels die set from a melon cardstock and a second from kraft. Then I used champagne metallix gel from Thermoweb over the Circular Harlequin stencil from Miss Ink Stamps and set it aside to dry. I stamped and colored images from Miss Ink Stamps Brewtiful and colored them with my copic markers. Then I fussy cut them all out.

Once the metallix gel was dry I used one of the Trinity Stamps Lift the Flap dies to create a flip up window. Using that panel as a guide, I stamped sentiments on the kraft panel that would show when the flap was opened and moved on to assembly.

I adhered the melon panel to the kraft one with tear tape and then used liquid glue to attach all of my images. The trick here is to not attach something to the flap and the card front. You have to choose one. Haha. I stamped one more sentiment and trimmed it into a small strip and attached it as well. Last, I used liquid glue to adhere the panels to a white card base that measures 3×6 inches and trimmed off images that hung over the edge.

I hope this helps and inspires you to create something wonderful.

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

Trinity Stamps – Missing You So Much

Hey there! I’m over on the Trinity Stamps blog today with a fun idea. I’ve made the same card two different ways…same products and design, same colors and everything but one is slimline and the other is traditional A2 size.

I started these cards with the backgrounds. I really wanted to play with the new Bed of Roses stencil from Trinity Stamps. They make stencils specifically sized to fit slimline and A2 size panels, which extends the life of your product x100 in my book!

I inked up my panels with two different yellow/peach colors of ink so there was a little dimension in the flowers. The darker color is focused toward the center but isn’t perfect.

For the second layer which are the leaves, I used Thermoweb Transfer Gel Blanco and set it aside to dry all the way. Once it was dry, I ran it through my laminator with the awesome green flocking transfer sheets so I have fuzzy leaves! Seriously people, I could play with these all day long. I love this flocking!

To build my cards, I die cut the backgrounds from the modern embossed slimline panels and rectangles so they have a finished look. Then I die cut 2 fences from the Slimline Great Outdoors Borders. I took the clouds from the Slimline Rainbow Builder and cut them from white and vellum. I stamped the bird from Best Place to Be twice and colored it the same, using the coordinating dies to cut them out. Finally, I die cut my sentiment from the Beary Special Sentiments set.

For assembly, I simply used liquid glue to adhered the background panels to card bases and then carefully used liquid glue to adhere the clouds, hiding glue on the vellum pieces behind other pieces. The birds are popped up with foam squares for a little added interest. And last, I added the sentiments with a Quickie Glue Pen because the lines are so fine.

I love how versatile all of these awesome products are and how you can stretch them in different ways.

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

Trinity Stamps – Heart of Gold

Hello everyone! I’m sharing a fun and different card with you today that has a bit of a Valentine feel but really could be for any time to show someone you appreciate them. It features some goodies from the most recent Trinity Stamps release and I also borrowed some sentiments from older sets to complete my card.

I was playing with the new goodies a had die cut the slimline wide heart trio die from a few different colors. I was left with this kraft panel and some white hearts and had an idea! I inked up the bottom of the hearts with a blending brush and some red ink. Then I smeared the top of the heart on my versamark pad and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder. Once all 3 were done I heat set them and then moved on to the sentiment.

I die cut the new scripty heart words for heart of gold from white, black and gold cardstocks. I inked up the white with the same red as the hearts. I cut the shadow from white cardstock and adhered everything together with liquid glue. I wanted this to be a complete phrase so I dug in my stash and found “you have a” in the sentiments on the ocean reef builder and turtley awesome stamp sets. So I stamped them and cut them into strips.

Moving on to assembly, I adhered the wide heart trio panel to a card base with liquid glue. Then I added foam tape the the hearts and popped them in place. The scripty heart words and sentiment strips were also popped up with foam squares. I thought the right side of the card was missing something so I stamped a couple of hearts from Falling For You and cut them out with the coordinating dies. Then I used some gold watercolor to paint them in and popped them in place with foam squares I cut up in teeny pieces.

Don’t you just love the sentiment of this card? I do. It’s different and so sweet. It would be great to share with someone special.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Hippopotamiss You

Hey there again! I’m hanging out on the Miss Ink Stamps blog today with a fun slimline mini scene card. Sometimes coloring in whole card front scenes can be daunting and overwhelming so I decided to try something different and just to a mini scene. I love it and I’m totally hooked! Plus, you know I love these hippos more than words!

For today’s card I stamped my hippo and bird from Hippo Hooray and then also stamped masks for them. After cutting and placing the masks I stamped one of the Scene Builder: Meadow images over the top. I removed the masks and colored everything with my copic markers. I die cut the panel with a stitched slimline rectangle and then cut a second one just a smidge bigger out of yellow.

The yellow one is adhered to a card base with liquid glue and my scene panel is popped up with foam tape. I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Hippo Hooray on black cardstock with white embossing powder. I trimmed it down into a strip and popped it up with foam squares.

Moving on to finishing touches, I added black glaze pen to the critter eyes and, once it was dry added a white gel pen accent back in. Then I added unicorn Stickles to the flowers in the grass for a little shimmer. The last thing I did was add glossy accents to the bird’s beak and hippos teeth and toes for a little shine.

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

Lawn Fawn – Hello & Thanks Embroidery Cards

Hello everyone!!! I’m starting off your week with a big batch of really fun cards featuring Lawn Fawn and Avery Elle goodies. These embroidery dies came out from Lawn Fawn a few years ago and, while I thought they were cool, it didn’t totally interest me at the time. Fast forward to now and I like stitching on paper quite a lot so I picked them both up recently and decided to give them a shot. Obviously I had a problem stopping because I whipped these up in a weekend and was eager to make more.

I did 3 hello and 3 thanks style cards and used different paper and stamps to decorate each one but generally kept to the same layout. Here is a picture of just the hello set.

I had so much fun pulling out stamps that I haven’t used before or very often and was able to decorate these cute stitched panels. Let’s take a look at the thanks set closer too.

For this whole set of cards, I just chose some colors of cardstock I liked and cut them into 3×4 inch panels. I ran them through the die cut machine with the Lawn Fawn hello and thanks embroidery dies and sat in front of the TV stitching one evening. Then I die cut a Lawn Fawn scalloped rectangle frame from white cardstock 6 times and adhered the panels to them. With this part done, I dug through my stamps and paired different sets with the different stitched panels. Some I chose because of the cardstock and stitching colors and some because of the sentiment.

I stamped out the images I chose and colored them all with copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out and put the cards together one at a time.

I know this will get long but I’m going to run through each card individually in case anyone is wondering what I used to create them.

This dino one is my absolute favorite. I have a serious affliction for dinosaurs and these guys are adorable. The paper is an old Avery Elle pad I had in my stash and the stamps are also Avery Elle – Rawr.

This flamingo set also happens to be Avery Elle also and is called Flamingos. It’s retired now but I love how well it framed up the sentiment here. I used the Lawn Fawn ocean waves border for the water panel on the background.

This cuteness uses a Lawn Fawn set from last spring called Hey Lady that I was gifted from a wonderful friend. Aren’t they so cute crawling around on that panel? The paper in the background is Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid. This was one of my favorite pads they created and I’m sad it’s retired now.

Next, we’re tooting our horns with Lawn Fawn Critter Concert stamps and the Perfectly Plaid Chill paper pad. My daughter and I actually scored this at a super discount this summer and she just had to have it. These critters are adorable and I love how the sentiments work together here.

Staying on track with Lawn Fawn, we’ve got those adorable squirrels from Let’s Go Nuts playing around our whole scene. That beautiful floral paper is from the Lawn Fawn Fall Fling paper pad. This card has a fall feel to it but it’s really just pretty and I would totally give it year round. I embellishments on this one are from Trinity Stamps called Glass Slipper.

And for the final card in this set, I chose these cute bunnies from Avery Elle Party Pals. The striped background is a stamp from MFT Stamps called diagonal stripes. The embellishments across this one are Nuvo Crystal Drops in dandelion yellow.

I always like to add those finishing touches to cards so most of these have glossy accents or unicorn stickles in various places too. Black glaze pen on critter eyes is always a must as well. Some also have white gel pen accents added for a little extra interest.

I truly hope that you enjoyed today’s post and found a little inspiration to create something wonderful.

I really appreciate you sharing your time with me, especially for such a long post. Have a fabulous day!

Miss Ink Stamps – Love You This Much

Hi there! I have a super adorable dinosaur card to share with you today featuring the Miss Ink Stamps Unstoppable set. I love these dinos so much! They crack me up!

I started by stamping my dinosaur and then cut a mask for him. Then I stamped down the claw arms and removed the mask. I colored him with my copics and fussy cut him out. Then I moved on to my card front by inking up the Stripes stencil with blue and teal inks. on a white panel. I trimmed it down to 5.5×4. Then I glued a couple of thin black strips behind the edge for a little interest. I die cut 2 hearts from Trinity Stamps nested hearts dies and adhered them together. They are popped up with foam tape on the stenciled background and my dino is also popped up.

I stamped and heat embossed 2 sentiments from the set on black cardstock and cut them into thin strips. Then I added foam strips and adhered them down. The whole panel is adhered to a white card base with liquid glue.

This card is so stinkin’ cute! I just love the idea of a giant T-Rex holding onto those claw extenders because his arms are so short. Makes me giggle.

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