So Jelly – Low Bulk Shaker Card

My oldest son is turning 9 next week so I wracked my brain thinking about what I would make for him. I only thought of this Lawn Fawn So Jelly Set because Noah is the brightest little boy I know. He has always excelled in everything at school and he makes my husband and I very proud.  He’s our little superstar when it comes to academia.

Noah’s also a goofball and makes tons of faces in pictures, so it was really hard for me to find a good one of him. This is a picture of him and my second oldest, Evan.  They’ll never admit it – but they’re the best of friends:

Noah and Evan

photo by Bethany Wears Photography

I wanted to make a shaker card and have been thinking about using m sewing machine on a card for a while, so this was the perfect card. I used some watercolor paper to make distress ink background and glued my images (colored with Copic markers) to it, then I created a shaker front using a stamp pocket (Simon Says Stamp or MFT – the two the I use).

So Jelly 3

I stamped the sentiments directly on the clear piece using staz-on ink – which can be sticky and quite tricky. I didn’t show myself stamping twice for each sentiment – but I was crazy enough to try to line them up and ink again to get better inking. I definitely should have used my MISTI or a stamp-a-ma-jig to ensure perfect line up…but I’m glad it turned out OK.

So Jelly 1

I sewed the shaker frame on, leaving an opening at the top to add sequins, then sewed the top to close.  It was a very quick card despite spilling all my clear sequins and running out of thread while I was sewing – don’t do that when you’re making a card like this!

So Jelly 2

I hope you like this card! Here’s my video if you want to watch the process:

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Copic Sketch Markers — RV13, RV23, RV14 (Jelly Fish 1) V01, V12, V15 (Jelly Fish 2), YR61, YR65 (Star), Blush (didn’t work out too well)

Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks — Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch

LF So Jelly
LF So Jelly
EH | SSS | LF
LF So Jelly Dies
LF So Jelly Dies
EH | SSS | LF
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
EH | SSS | AMZN
Stazon Jet Black Ink
Stazon Jet Black Ink
EH | SSS | AMZN
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
EH | SSS | JOANN
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
EH | SSS

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Ranger Mini Mister
Ranger Mini Mister
EH | SSS
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
EH | SSS
ATG Gun
ATG Gun
EH | SSS | AMZN
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
EH | SSS
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
EH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
EH | SSS

Paper Snips Scissors
Paper Snips Scissors
PPP Aquamarine 4mm
PPP Aquamarine 4mm
EH | SSS | MFT
PPP Aquamarine 6mm
PPP Aquamarine 6mm
EH | MFT
PPP Cobalt 4mm
PPP Cobalt 4mm
EH | SSS| MFT
PPP Cobalt 6mm
PPP Cobalt 6mm
EH | MFT
PPP Cornflower 4mm
PPP Cornflower 4mm
EH | SSS | MFT
PPP Cornflower 6mm
PPP Cornflower 6mm
EH | MFT

Sequins Moonshine 3mm
Sequins Moonshine 3mm

Sequins Moonshine 5mm
Sequins Moonshine 5mm

Sequins Moonshine 6 mm
Sequins Moonshine 6mm

Craftmates 2XL Lockables 14 Comp
Craftmates 2XL Lockables 14 Comp

SSS Clear Storage Sleeve
SSS Clear Storage Sleeve

Happy Harvest – Fall Card

Hi Everyone!

I’ve been playing with the Heidi Swapp Minc Machine all week and I’m having no luck with foiling stamped images. I recorded the whole process but at this point, I feel like it’s pointless to make a video of my failures. Has anyone had success with this? I have no doubt that toner-printed images will foil fine – the sample tags that came with the machine turned out beautifully. As soon as I can get what I like to print, I’ll be trying that out.

I’ve been in a crafting rut lately. I haven’t felt very good and my energy level is way down – so I feel bad that I’m only making one card a week as opposed to the 2-3 that I was doing when I was living in Ohio. I recently placed a small Stampin’ Up! order so I’ll have new holiday card ideas very soon. Today’s card features another Lawn Fawn product.  I didn’t get matching dies this time – I have to say – I love the way it looks without the white paper trim that dies leave – but it takes quite a bit of patience to hand cut all these stamped images. In the end…it is always worth the trouble. I love how this card turned out!

Happy Harvest 2

I used distress ink blending to cover the base and tall grass piece. Then I colored in each stamped image with Copics. It’s fairly straight forward but we all know coloring takes patience too!

Happy Harvest

Happy Harvest 1

I used some Sakura Gelly Roll pens to highlight the eyes and to add white accents to the sunflowers. I also added some Wink of Stella Clear shimmer to the flowers and pumpkins. I hope you like this card!

Happy Harvest 3

Here’s my video for this card – Enjoy!

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Copic Sketch Markers — Overalls (B24, B26), Shirt/Hat (R29, R39), Hat/Sunflower Stems (G14, G05), Straw (Y21, Y23), Cheeks (R20), Face (YR30, E30), Sunflower center/Stick (E39, E29), Crow Beaks/Pumpkins (YR16, YR07), Crows (W6, W8), Sunflower Petals (Y13, YR21)

Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks — fossilized amber, stormy sky, tattered rose

LF Happy Harvest
LF Happy Harvest
EH | SSS | LF
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
EH | SSS | AMZN
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
EH | SSS

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb

Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads
EH | SSS | AMZN
LF Grassy Border
LF Grassy Border
EH | SSS | LF
ME Peek a Frame
ME Peek a Frame
EH | SSS | ME
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

Sakura Black Gelly Roll
Sakura Black Gelly Roll

Sakura Gelly Roll
Sakura Gelly Roll
Wink of Stella Clear
Wink of Stella Clear
EH | SSS | AMZN

SSS Friends Die
EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
EH | SSS
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
EH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
EH | SSS
ATG Gun
ATG Gun
EH | SSS | AMZN

Absorber
Absorber

MISTI
MISTI

Sandy Allnock Hex Chart
Sandy Allnock Hex Chart
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills
EH | SSS | AMZN
Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools
EH | SSS | AMZN
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
EH | SSS

Tip Top Taupe Ink
Tip Top Taupe Ink

Toboggan Together Penguins

Is anyone excited for holiday products?  I’ve been stalling on a Stampin’ Up! order because i still don’t know if I want to force myself to buy stuff to stay an active demonstrator. I have a few holiday sets from Lawn Fawn that are super cute and I’m going to share the Toboggan Together set today. I’m also blending with distress ink for the first time so this card was fun!

Tobaggan Together Peguins 2

Lawn Fawn sets are always filled with SMALL adorable stamps.This really deterred me at first – because why would I want to fussy cut ALL those tiny images? So when I got this set, I talked myself into getting the matching dies. It’s hard to avoid with Lawn Fawn (I think they do this on purpose!). There’s no denying that their stamps are super cute.

Tobaggan Together Peguins 1

Tobaggan Together Peguins

There are deers and penguins – but I chose penguins for this card and I love how it turned out! I hope you like it! If you want to watch the process, here’s my video. Enjoy!

I got my MINC Foil Applicator in the mail today – so I’ll be playing with foiling again very soon. I’m convinced now that I don’t have the right laminator for foiling. We shall see!

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Not Listed: Recollections Pearl White, Transparent Embossing Powder (Michael’s)

Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass

Copic Colors — C00, C0, C2, C8, C10 (Penguin); YR65, YR15 (Penguin feet and beek); E35, E27 (Sled); R29, R39 (Hat)

LF Toboggan Together
LF Toboggan Together
EH | SSS | LF
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
EH | SSS
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
EH | SSS | AMZN
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
EH | SSS

Whisper White Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock

Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads
EH | SSS | AMZN
LF Toboggan Together
LF Toboggan Together
EH | SSS | LF

SSS Stitched Slopes and Hills
SSS Stitched Slopes and Hills

VersaMarker
VersaMarker

Memento Tuxedo Black Marker
Memento Tuxedo Black Marker
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills
EH | SSS | AMZN
Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools
EH | SSS | AMZN
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

Heat Tool
Heat Tool
ATG Gun
ATG Gun
EH | SSS | AMZN

2-Way Glue Pen
2-Way Glue Pen
EK Success Craft Tweezers
EK Success Craft Tweezers
EH | SSS | AMZN
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
EH | SSS

MISTI
MISTI

Paper Snips Scissors
Paper Snips Scissors
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
EH | SSS

Money Slider Card + My Foiling Failures

HI Everyone!

I had some major frustrations the other day trying to use foiling on my latest project. I made a slider money holder for my sister with every intent to use foiling on it and it turned out to be a major FAIL. But failures teach us things so I thought I would share what I did and how it turned out.

But first, here’s the money holder for my sister:

Wedding Money Slider Card 1

I was so frustrated with the foiling failures – I don’t know how much luck others have but everything I tried did not work and I did them just as Jennifer McGuire showed on her videos!

The first thing I tried was embossing the sentiment in Superfine Clear WOW embossing powder. I ran it through my swingline laminator twice:

foil 1

The second attempt was with Stampin’ Up!’s Heat & Stick Powder. I also ran this through the laminator twice. It had better coverage, but the heat really smushed the adhesive:

foil 2

The third and final attempt was using the Heat & Stick Powder. I activated it like previously with a heat tool, but I did not run it through the laminator. It worked a little better than clear embossing powder, but still inadequate coverage.

foil 3

I know I’m using a standard paper laminator – but Jennifer McGuire makes it look so fool-proof! Definitely did not work for me! Please tell me if you’ve tried this with a standard laminator and if it worked well for you. OR…if you have the Heidi Swapp Minc machine and it works great for you – I’d love to hear some testimonials. The reviews on Amazon are not convincing to me that I should invest in it. GRRR…bc I have lots of foil I’d like to use up. I need to try different adhesives too, I suppose.

Anyway…after all those failures, I went with traditional heat embossing – which is fool-proof for me!

Wedding Money Slider Card

This has been a long week! My husband and I “celebrated” our 11th anniversary yesterday and my sister is getting married tomorrow. We’re doing so much for the wedding that we really didn’t have time to do anything for each other besides have dinner together…a big THANKS to my friend Jessica for watching my 3 boys!

If you’d like to watch my many failures and how I created this money slider card, you can watch my video here:

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Not listed is Stampin’ Up’s Designer Series Paper (called Something Borrowed).


For The New Two
For The New Two

Sahara Sand Ink
Sahara Sand Ink

Sahara Sand Cardstock
Sahara Sand Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
EH | SSS

Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads
EH | SSS | AMZN
MFT Stitched Traditional Tag STAX
MFT Stitched Traditional Tag STAX
EH | SSS | MFT
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag
EH | SSS | SU
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
EH | SSS | AMZN

Heat Tool
Heat Tool

Heat & Stick Powder
Heat & Stick Powder
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
SSS | AMZN
WOW Metallic Gold Rich Regular Embossing Powder
WOW Metallic Gold Rich Regular Embossing Powder
SSS | JOANN

iCraft Deco Rose Gold Foil - VP
iCraft Deco Rose Gold Foil – VP
3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape
EH | SSS | AMZN

Sticky Strip
Sticky Strip – Retired
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
EH | SSS