Hello! Kim here from Cardmaking Blonde joining you today with some more inspiration from April’s Flavor of the Month Card Kit. I am in awe of just how much I was able to get out of this collection!
I typically only make cards but this time I wanted to branch out and do a little something different…bookmarks! As a kid and even into adulthood I love bookmarks although I don’t have as much of a need for them with my Kindle and Kindle App on my phone but the need is still there (mostly to save my place in a book of card sketches!).
This was the last thing I created from this collection because I was down to scraps. As I was looking at the pieces I had left and thought about how to use them I spotted the Lawn Fawn die and knew this would be perfect.
There are quite a few elements here from a few different stamp sets. All the images are from Sunny Studio Stamps. The cowgirl and cowboy of course are from April’s kit. The cow peeking his head out and the horse are from Barnyard Buddies and were the perfect additions to this card. I wanted the background papers to really pop which is why I chose black as the cover and finally I embossed the sentiments with white embossing powder.
Here are the bookmarks! The dies are from MFT and I have had them for over a year, this was the first time I used them. They came out so cute that I am itching to make more.
I could NOT get enough of the paper from this collection! (I immediately got my hand on a full paper pad because so many ideas hit me when I saw it.)
The card on the left gave me a chance to do something new to me. The large doily type circle was in my scrap folder (thank you past self) but needed something more. I was crafting with my gal pals virtually (like we do now) and someone said it needs ribbon, well I had twine so I “sewed” it through the holes and voila!
April’s Flavor of the Month card kit is sold out but do not be discouraged! We are about to enter a week of sneak peeks for May’s Flavor of the Month kit and you don’t want to miss it!!! Keep in mind if you want to ensure that you will get your own kit sign up for a subscription. If you want to wait and see what is coming I totally get that just make sure to be quick about buying your one time kit when it releases which will be May 30th at midnight EST. (Which most of us think of being Friday night, I do anyway.)
Thank you for taking a gander at my creations from the Howdy Partner collection! I’m much obliged.
Hello, it’s Stacy from Craftaholicmomma up today on the Scrapping for Less blog with some inspiration cards featuring Collection Three “Bloom Wildly” from the brand new March Flavor of the Month Card Kit called “A Farmhouse Spring”.
I made 5 cards using this collection. It’s a simple layout because I wanted to showcase the beautiful floral papers. This collection is my absolute favorite!! The florals and colors are stunning.
I stamped the image with Lawn Fawn’s Mini Ink Cube Set called Secret Garden. I used the colors Apricot, Pizza Crust and Sage Leaf. Next I die cut the images with a circle die. I then layered these on the vellum included in the kit. I cut the vellum with a scallop circle die.
Next I layered the circles on top of a die cut flag. I dug out two old Martha Stewart punches for the leaves and butterflies. To finish off the card I added the enamel dots and twine from the collection.
I can’t wait to send these out to family and friends.
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Kim here with Cardmaking Blonde and I am sharing a little sneak peek with you before the card kit goes live Saturday at midnight. If you are already subscribed…get excited…I think you are going to LOVE this kit! If you are not yet excited I will include the link right here so you don’t miss out.
Stamped the image in Lawn Fawn pigment ink (2x), stamped the sentiment in VersaFine Black Onyx ink.
This week is full of sneak peeks so have a look before you go and don’t forget to come back this weekend to hop along with us! Thank you so much for stopping in today. Please take care of each of other, wash your hands, and keep on crafting!
Hello there crafty friends! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with a super cute and fun Tri-Fold Window card using the sweet Frosty Friends set by My Favorite Things!! I love when an idea for a fun card turns out!
I started by cutting a 8-1/2 x 11″ piece of white card stock in half so that I had two A2 size cards measuring 5-1/2 x 4-1/4″ (these are side folds not top fold card bases). I knew that I wanted to use a die to create the windows on the card and decided to use the Stitched Arch STAX die from My Favorite Things. I didn’t have to use a stitched die, it’s just what I had in my stash that would create the window I wanted. I set aside the die cuts for another project since I didn’t need them for this card.
Once my first window was cut, I placed the two card bases together and lined up the next die to create my second window. I ran the second card base through my big shot and then set it aside. I searched through my Christmas papers and decided to use the Santa’s Workshop papers by Carta Bella again… I just love the snowy background papers in this paper pack!! Oh, and this paper is on sale in the shop, along with a bunch of other Christmas items… including the Frosty Friends stamp set that I’m using for my card today!! Be sure to check it out…. lots of great deals on sale until Dec. 2nd!!! I love a great sale!
Back to the card, once I had the papers picked out… I trimmed them down to 3-1/4 x 5-1/2″. I lined the papers up for the window layers and used the same arch die to die cut the windows out. It was easy to line up because the bottom portion of the cut out in the card base was visible under the patterned paper. Once the papers were die cut, I adhered them to the card bases. The last Christmas tree paper I just adhered inside the card in tact since it was the inside of the card with no die cuts. Once I had these papers adhered and any excess trimmed off the edges, I adhered the two card base together creating my Tri-Fold card base.
Now I needed my snowy banks for the snowmen to chill out on! I used the Stitched Hillside Borders dies by Lawn Fawn. I tried to keep the height of the hills similar for each layer so there was continuity throughout the card.
I then die cut little strips of the glittered silver paper using the same Stitched Hillside Borders dies. I used the same border die to keep the strips nice and even rather than fussy cutting them and it worked out really well (I hope the picture gives you a better visual of what I’m meaning).
I adhered the snowy banks to each layer of the card and then stamped and colored the Frosty Friends snowmen. I used the following Copic markers to color the snowmen:
I fussy cut the snowmen and traced their outlines on light weight card stock. I fussy cut those out going inside the line a bit… I did this to add an extra layer to the snowmen. That way they were able to lay flat over the extra layer of glitter paper rather than be bumpy in the middle. To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiments using my Stamp Platform. For the last sentiment inside the card, I used the Bitty Holiday Wishes stamp set by My Favorite Things. You’ll notice in the video below that the sentiment was a little messy on the front of the card (I pressed a little too hard and the ‘Us’ was a bit messy). To fix it I just used my white gel pen to clean up the letters, but I forgot to do it before I made the video and then decided that it was okay to show that and share how I fixed it.
I have a video on my blog (link above) showing the Tri-Fold Window card in action.
I sure hope that you’ve enjoyed my card and that I’ve inspired you to try something new!
Happy Holidays Crafty Friends! It’s Stacy here from Craftaholicmomma up today on the Scrapping for Less blog with a cute set of tags with a matching card, perfect for that gift for a dear friend or loved one.
Today I am featuring stamps by My Favorite Things. And the best news is they are on sale right now!! So hurry and grab yours!
I used the Santa and Friends stamp set. I stamped all three images in Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink. I then colored them in with my Copic Markers (exact colors are listed below). I then used my Brother Scan n Cut to cut out the images with a small white border.
I used scraps of pattern paper from my stash and layered everything up with a strip a vellum. I foam mounted the Santa and Reindeer, so that I could hide my liquid glue behind the image and sentiment strip to attach the vellum to the card. **Right now pattern paper is on sale also! Check out the store!
I made two matching tags with the remaining two reindeer images. Adding Cranberry Stickles to their noses finished them off perfectly.
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Hello Everyone! Christine with Pattercrafts with a Spooktacular Halloween card. Today’s card has a variety of dimension and techniques.
To start the card, I am making the background. I grabbed my star stencil and some distress ink. (I made one panel using Mustard Seed – as seen in the photo but ended up doing another panel using Squeezed Lemonade, which is in the final card) I applied the distress ink, wiped down the stencil carefully then applied some versamark. I pulled up the stencil, added clear embossing powder and then heat set the stars.
After the embossing powder was set and cooled I then used Concord Grape, Chipped Sapphire and black soot distress ink to create my sky.
While that dried, I die cut my ground and added some Peeled Paint distress ink to darken my card stock. I then then stamped the sentiment “Happy Halloween” and use more clear embossing powder.
These images are darling and I really didn’t want to use them once they were all colored!! I stamped them with Gina K Black Amalgam Ink and colored them with Copic Markers.
Once all the different elements of this card were ready, it was time to assemble the card.
I started by adding the 1st layer of “grass”/”ground” directly onto the sky piece. I then put 3 Pumpkin Clips from Doodlebug on the 2nd layer of “grass”/”ground”; to keep the clips from moving I used a piece of tape on the back. Between the Pumpkin Clips, I put 2 pumpkins from the Lawn Fawn Costume Party stamp set. I then added a few candy pieces (also from the stamp set). I added this piece to the panel with foam adhesive.
Now to the characters (that I wanted to hoard – hehe) I added them with liquid glue and made sure to add a few Halloween musts! Of course, one would need a plastic pumpkin to collect candy, the witch needs her broom and our little dinosaur is enjoying a piece of fun size candy!
On the inside I added the sentiment “Trick or Treat” from the stamp set, the other 2 characters and a couple more pieces of candy.
Thank You all so much for joining me today! I hope you enjoy and get inspired!
Don’t you just love the colors of Autumn?! I do! And I love coloring floral images with yellow and orange to make a fall bouquet!
I stamped out one of the bouquets from the Pinkfresh Studio Fancy Blooms stamp set and used Copic markers to color in the image. I used R08, YR09, and YR07 for the orange flower. The yellow flower I used YR04, Y17, and Y15. The leaves are BG78 and BG75 and the brown sprigs are E79 and E74.
I cut out a few of my favorite patterns from the Lawn Fawn Fall Knit Picky paper pad with stitched dies and adhered them to a card front. I trimmed out my colored bouquet and added it to the stitched oval with foam squares. I stamped the sentiment from the Sunny Studio Stamps Beautiful Autumn stamp set onto a strip of patterned paper with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink and added it on top of my bouquet.
I added a bit of shimmer to my bouquet with Liquid Pixie Dust to finish the card! Thanks for stopping by today!
Hi! Can I just say how EXCITED I am that’s it’s socially acceptable to create and send fall themed cards?! Haha! I feel like everyone swoons over summer and beaches and now it’s my time! YAY! Sit back and relax as the Scrapping for Less design team shares all about fall projects this month!
I die cut the Foursquare Backdrop die from Lawn Fawn from four patterns of paper in the Lawn Fawn Fall Knit Picky paper pad as well as white cardstock for the frame. I glued the white frame to an A2 card and puzzle pieced in the patterned paper rectangles.
I wanted to use the Sticko Autumn Pumpkin stickers as my focal point images, but I’m just not fond of the look of stickers stuck onto a card. I love the ease of stickers! No coloring, shading and depth is already there … but I always feel like there’s something missing. And that something is a white border! So I added a bunch of the Autumn Pumpkin stickers onto white cardstock and trimmed around them just like I would with a stamped image and adhered them to my card.
This is an A2 or 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 inch card. I used the Knit Picky Fall Paper Pad, found a piece I liked and cut it down to 4 X 5 1/4 inches for the front panel. I cut an oval out of the center with a die to create a frame.
I used Sticko “Autumn Pumpkin” and SandyLion “Tree With Leaves” stickers to create a scene. I popped up the images with foam tape to finish off the card.