Miscellaneous Cards

Hi Everyone!

I’m here to share some recent cards that I made.  Sometimes I feel like I haven’t done a whole lot until I look back and all the photos I’ve taken.  I made a set for a friend this past week and have a few older cards too.

  1.  Princess Thank You cards

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I made this set for a neighbor.  Her daughter turned 1 and she waned a set of thank you cards to send out after the party.  I printed the crowns on cardstock using my laser printer and added some gold foiling using my Minc machine.  I used We Are Memory Keeper Next Level embossing folders for the pink cardstock.  It’s the Quilted set (there are two in each embossing folder set).  The sentiment is from Hero Arts and is a stamp and cut set called Thanks.

2.  Little Bundle

This Little Bundle Lawn Fawn set has been my go-to set for baby shower cards.  I just love that you can make it over and over again and it never gets old.  So…it might look similar to something I’ve shared before.

3.  Happy Pandas

I’ve made a similar card like this in the past as well, but this time, I used Copic markers. Copics and watercoloring are my favorite mediums.  This Happy Panda set is just adorable and super simple to color since Pandas are already black and white.  I just added some gray to them for some variation.

4.  Amazing Peonies

In the past, I have always used just the outline of this Peony Bouquet set to stamp and color.  This time, I decided to use this layering stamp set as it was intended – I used 3 different ink colors and it was effortless.  These cards can be whipped out so quickly!  The sentiments are from a My Favorite Things set called Amazing – imagine that! 🙂

5.  Wedding Cake

Concord and 9th makes amazing stamp sets.  I love this Happy Day stamp set because it can be used for so many occasions!  I made this for a wedding reception we went to last weekend.  I embossed the image in gold and watercolored using Distress Markers – I’ve never done that before and it really works a lot like Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

6. Hello Florals

I used this stamp set for the 30 day coloring challenge in March.  I had to stop and think about that because I can’t believe it’s already May.  This is another set by Concord and 9th called Hello Lovely.  Instead of using black to emboss, I used white.  It really changes the effect of the card.  I used Zig Clean Color Real brush markers for this card.  I love the vibrant colors!

7.  Mickey and Minnie Birthday

Last but not least – I have a card I made using Mickey stamps that I got from Michaels – I don’t have a link for this one, sorry!  I personalized them using My Favorite Things’ Stitched Alphabet Banner dies.  A little personalization always makes a card more fun!

I hope you enjoyed those cards!  You can click on the images to enlarge them.  I have a few Mother’s Day cards to share next time – I hope I remember to share them before next Sunday!  Until then, take care!

XOXO,

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Color My World + My Peeps

Hi Everyone!

I’m sitting alone in my garage trying to sell some stuff this weekend and thought I would use this opportunity to post again. I’m going to share two cards today fr0m March (for April).  The theme, to remind those who are just joining, is “The Little Things.” So these cards are fun and centered around little people, critters or things.

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The first card is this colorful card using a very inexpensive stamp from Lawn Fawn. I die cut some clouds out of velum and sewed them on the card front using my sewing machine. Then I colored these crayons and placed them randomly on the card.  My son, Evan, loved this card!

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This is fun and perfect for kids!

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My second card is more Easter-related. It’s a Peep stamp set by Simon Says Stamp.  I decided to do some tone-on-tone stamping for a light background and simply stamped the images and die cut them out. The grass is made using some fringe scissors – not much to it. I’m a little ashamed of my efforts on this card.  (SHAME).

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Sometimes the visions we have in our heads don’t quite execute the way we think they will. But it’s still cute, right?

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Ok – I’ve got some customers! See you all again soon!

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.).

For the COLOR MY WORLD card:

COPICS:

Red: R46, R39, R14, R24

Orange: YR68, YR09, YR02

Yellow: Y15, Y06, Y02

Green: YG09, YG06, YG01

Blue: B28, B16, FB2, B21

Violet: V09, V25, BV1

LF Color My World
LF Color My World EH | SSS | LF
LF Color My World
LF Color My World EH | SSS | LF

Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads EH | SSS | AMZN
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

Vellum Cardstock
Vellum Cardstock

Pool Party Cardstock
Pool Party Cardstock

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

Sandy Allnock Hex Chart
Sandy Allnock Hex Chart

Janome 6260 Quilter's Companion Sewing Machine
Janome 6260 Quilter’s Companion Sewing Machine
Stazon Jet Black Ink
Stazon Jet Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN

MISTI - Laser Etched
MISTI – Laser Etched

Clear Block Bundle
Clear Block Bundle

Absorber
Absorber

For the MY KIND OF PEEPS card:


SSS My Kind of Peep
SSS My Kind of Peep

SSS My Kind of Peep Die
SSS My Kind of Peep Die
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


SSS Rosie Cheeks Ink
SSS Rosie Cheeks Ink

SSS Lake Shores Ink
SSS Lake Shores Ink

SSS Thistle Ink
SSS Thistle Ink

Wisteria Wonder Ink
Wisteria Wonder Ink

Stamping Sponges
Stamping Sponges

SSS Stitched Rectangles
SSS Stitched Rectangles

Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform

EH | SSS | AMZN

Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads

EH | SSS | AMZN


Wisteria Wonder Cardstock
Wisteria Wonder Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS


Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN


Fringe Scissors
Fringe Scissors

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched

Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board

EH | SSS


Paper Snips Scissors
Paper Snips Scissors
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS


Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Scissors
Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Scissors

Absorber
Absorber

Clear Block Bundle
Clear Block Bundle

Kindergarten Timeline Project

My middle child, Evan (aka: Egg-Head, Egan, Evan-brain – we have lots of nicknames for him), had a project a few weeks ago and he had to create a timeline. So I wanted to share with you what I did to create this accordion-fold timeline using washi tape.

I cut standard 8.5″ x 11″ heavy white card stock in half for each page and adhered them together with washi tape with a slight gap in between each for ease of closure. Washi tape is easy to manipulate and was really easy to work with. I let him write a little about each photo showing the milestones in his life – children’s handwriting is always cute. It’s nothing anyone else can’t re-create and this post is not so much a tutorial as it is just me sharing his cute photos with you.

Here’s our Monkey-brain (another nickname). Isn’t he adorable? I miss him being little – but I also know his cuteness has no end.

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Warning: telling a 5 year old what to write might make you want to pull your hair out.

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He chose his own colors and that was probably the best part about doing this project for him.

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