Spring Brights Gorjuss by Santoro Decoupage ~The Dreamer Greeting Card Kit

Hello Crafters!

Today’s project is very different from my usual style, but I have been really smitten with these Gorjuss by Santoro’s decoupage kits that I keep seeing in my local craft store.

The kit includes die cut pieces, and four pieces of A4 (8.5×11″) sheets of coordinating patterned paper. I chose to make the little lady with the most pink – since it’s my most favorite color ❤

I can’t believe how cute it turned out, and took me about 15 minutes to make! It was my first one, so I will be devising a way to get rid of the little nubbins that were left behind from taking them out of the diecut sheet.

I punched the small mushroom from the actual package that the card kit came in – I love that the ENTIRE package can be used for crafting!

You can’t see it in the photo, but I added some Wink Of Stella clear to her hair and the clouds. I can’t wait to make the rest of them – there are EIGHT decoupage projects in the kit, with four full sheets of patterned paper.  All I really needed was half a sheet of card stock for the base, some foam pop dots & a bit of glue.  I used some ribbon I had kicking around, but there are enough spare bits & pieces on the inside of the packaging that if you didn’t have anything like that on hand, you could still make a really cute Santoro Gorjuss character card with only glue and foam squares.

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Home For Christmas Card featuring Stampin Up Designer Series Paper

Hi Stampers!

It’s been a busy few weeks for me – I have had three very successful workshops that featured a card made with the Home For Christmas designer series paper from Stampin Up.  I LOVED the vintage retro look of the pattered paper and I knew I had to use the paper in a workshop!  The fun sentiment was stamped with the Cozy Christmas stamp set, once in Real Red, then again in Mossy Meadow.  I cut the ‘season’ word out of the first stamped image then adhered it to the mossy meadow image using some dimensionals after I punched the mossy meadow image out using the 2.5″ circle punch and finally attached that to the doily using  my tombow.

I created tags based on a pin I found, and two cards:  this is my favorite card that we made.  I was so happy with how it turned out that I will be using these for my Christmas card list this year too 😛

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Home For Christmas Card featuring Stampin Up DSP created by Wendie Bee of  Stamp Right Up

Home For Christmas Card featuring Stampin Up DSP created by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

 

That’s all for now stampers – if you love the materials I used to make this card & live in Canada I can have any of it shipped direct to your door.  Just email me to place an order!

Happy Birthday Balloons with Mama Elephant Make A Wish & Lawn Fawn Ink Pads

Hi Stampers!

Today’s project is a super bright & festive Happy Birthday card.  I am lucky enough to be able to make cards for my fellow workmates at my day job – this was one that I created.

The first try I had at this card the balloons didn’t turn out very well…. but I had already stamped & embossed the sentiment & I really didn’t want to have to do it again – so I had the idea to fussy cut the image out & I am actually quite pleased with how it turned out!  Using the Mama Elephant sentiment from Make A Wish I gold embossed it, then stamped the stars in gold Encore ink.  The balloons were stamped using Lawn Fawn inks: Peacock, Fake Tan, Sunflower and Sugar Plum.  I had drew in the strings and used a white gel pen to add the shine accents.

Hope you like my project – don’t forget comments are welcome & very appreciated!

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Hey Ghoulfriend inspired card 

Heya Stampers! Just a quick post today showing my version of a Lawn Fawn design team card using the super awesome Halloween style Booyah stamp set that was just released in Lawn Fawn’s fall / winter & seasonal release. Rather … Continue reading

Lawn Fawn Ready Set Snow Shaker Mini Card

I made a Christmas shaker card!  I have tried to make shaker cards before, and have only had a few successes – but the Ready Set Snow shaker add on from Lawn Fawn took all the guess work out of the construction of the shaker card & all I needed to do was stamp, color and assemble.  When I first got this add on die set I was, admittedly betwixt as to how it actually worked.. But once I saw the How To video it all came together.

This card is case’d from the video – I always try and make original card designs, but I tried twice to make a background I loved, and they both turned out, well…. meh. It was getting late & I really wanted to finish the project so I created this cute little guy.  I stamped & colored the penguin and his Santa hat from the Toboggan Together stamp set, then die cut him out.  I used the snowy sky background die from the Ready Set Snow Shaker Add on dies, then blended some Broken China & Tumbled Glass Tim Holtz distress inks along the top into the middle to give the piece some added dimension.

When it came time to assemble my card, I chose to use two layers of standard fun foam to make sure there was ample room for the sequins and seed beads to move around.  I found that the cupped sequins I had needed a little more than one layer.

 

Now that I have had time to play with this, I am already thinking of the many other things I can create with this set!

 

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Lawn Fawn’s Ready Set Snow Shaker Add On Mini Card by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

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Here are the tools I used to create this card:

  • Markers:
    • Hat:  DR6, DR1, IG1, Blender
    • Penguin:  IG7, IG8, IG9
    • Beak & feet:  OR1, OR2, OR3
    • Wood on snow globe:  EB5, EB4, EB3
    • Brass sentiment plate:  GB4, GB2
  • Distress inks used to blend some color on to snowy background:  Broken China, Tumbled Glass

 

 

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Lawn Fawn Ink Pads with Party Animals Fox Balloon Note Card

I finally got a chance to try out my new Lawn Fawn ink pad haul!!  I learned how to stamp using only Stampin Up inks, so I wasn’t sure how well I would do with them.  They worked GREAT!!  I cannot get over how beautifully the colors layered over each other!! I just love Lawn Fawn ink pads & they are great for both beginner and advanced stampers a like.  If you are completely new to stamping, check out the introduction video on Lawn Fawn`s You Tube channel showing you how these ink pads work, and what to expect.

For my card, I used Spectrum Noir markers to color the fox which was stamped in Memento tuxedo black ink. I stamped the red balloon first, then layered the rest over each other randomly – I love how it turned out!  Using a white gel pen I added the little shine marks to the balloons for some extra pop.

The spectrum noir marker colors I used for this was: OR 1 – 3 for the fox, FS9 for the belly & ear accent shading, IG1 for the shadow effect under the fox.

The sentiment from Starry Backdrops stamp set was perfect for this card too – but there was quite a few that I thought would have worked just as well

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Lawn Fawn Ink Pads with Party Animal Fox stamp by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

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Macro of Lawn Fawn Ink Pads Balloons by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Materials used but not listed below: Mermaid note cards

Lawn Fawn Critters Ever After Unicorn Puffy Clouds Notecard

As soon as I saw Lawn Fawn’s puffy cloud die, I knew it would be perfect to pair with the Critters Ever After set. The stand alone clouds from Spring Showers die set filled out the card perfectly too.

I cut a piece of 100lb white card stock to 4bar notecard (3.5 x5), then a piece of tide pool from the Pint-sized Patterns: Beachside paper petite (6×6) collection.

The unicorn, from the Critters Ever After set was colored with Spectrum Noir markers:  LY1 – CT1, CR2 – PP2, IB1 – OB2.  To add a little bit of sparkle, I used the silve wink of stella glitter pen – after all, it isn’t a unicorn without a little bit of sparkle right?!

Here is the card – I hope you like it!  As always, your comments are welcome and appreciated:

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Lawn Fawn Critters Ever After Unicorn In Puffy Clouds by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawn Sweet Wishes Deer Party Animal Note Card

I have finally moved, unpacked and organized (sort of) my craft area.  YAY!  So I set about to use one of my new Lawn Fawn stamps ~ Party Animals!

Using the Butternut 4bar note card, I used the stitched rectangle dies, along with the puffy clouds, and stitched hillsides to make the scene for my little deer (moose?) critter.  He looked a little lonely, so I thought a tiny mushroom from the Gleeful Gardens stamp set would work great, along with a leaf from Critters From The Past. The sentiment was from Milk & Cookies; I thought it was perfect for this layout.

 

Here is my card:

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Lawn Fawn Party Animals Butternut Notecard by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

The Spectrum Noir alcohol marker colors I used in the project are:

  • Deer / Moose:
    • Body – EB2, GB8, GB 10
    • Antlers – EB1
    • Tummy – FS1 & Blender pen
  • Ice Cream:
    • Scoop – PP1, PP@, CE2
    • Cone EB1, EB2
  • Mushroom:  LV1, HB2
  • Leaf:  LG1, LG2, CG4

Quick tip: I stamped the sentiment from Milk & Cookies in Stayzon black ink onto the vellum as the Memento will smear

 

Other items used not listed below:  Lawn Fawn Lemon Cord, Lawn Fawn Butternut Notecard

 

Mama Elephant Ella & Friends

In the summer, going to the park, or outside anywhere in general to blow bubbles is my favorite thing to do. So when I saw this super cute Ella & Friends stamp set from Mama Elephant I knew I had to have it!

I created this card specifically for a good friend of mine who was going through a difficult time – and I included a coffee card inside as a little treat for her.

Here is my card:

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Mama Elephant Ella and friends elephant card by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

To create the grass & sky scene, I first created masks for all of the images, including the bubbles! It was easy to do with plain post-it notes.  I just stamped the images and cut them out and placed the post-it over top of the colored images.  I used the foam blending tool to blend shabby shutters & mowed lawn for the grass, and broken china with tumbled glass for the sky.  To make the clouds, I used a die cut of the balloons from the Up & Away creative cuts as a mask while I was blending in the two blue inks.

Ella was colored with Spectrum Noir markets IG1, IG2 & IG3. Her little bunny helper was colored with BG2.  The bubbles turned out really well using TB1, TB2 & TB3 and topped off with a white gel pen to make the shiney pop out.

 

Lawn Fawn Blue Skies Hot Air Ballons with Scripty Sayings Thinking of You Card

One of the owner’s & face of Lawn Fawn, Kelly Marie Alvarez recently revealed to us Lawn Fawn fans that she was battling long term Lyme disease.  As a person who suffers from chronic pain I can understand the rollercoaster chronic health issues can be; so I thought I would send her a card to hopefully brighten her day.

When creating the design for this card, I had recently seen the LawnScaping design team challenge for anything ‘pink’.  Anyone who knows me knows that pink has been my favorite color since forever, so I thought I would play along – here is what I came up with:

 

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Lawn Fawn Blue Skies Thinking Of You Scripty Sayings card by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Here are some tips & tricks that you can use if you would like to make this card as well:

  • I cut an extra cloud to use as a mask to blend on the color for the sky
  • Sponge blend some pink ink on the brown polka dot paper to change the white spots to the coordinating pink
  • A glue pen worked great to apply the glitter to the outside edge of the clouds
  • Adding a sponged border of pink to the vanilla cardstock strip for the sentiment really brought the embossing sentiment out