It’s been a while, so I wanted to make sure I started the New Year off right by getting more of my creations posted for you all!
One big change you will notice: I will always now be posting the measurements of all cardstock & pieces used on my cards! I know it’s super frustrating for me when I go to case a really cool card I found, only to not be able to recreate it just so because my proportions or measurements are off.
So – if you like my work, and you want to recreate it, I will make it easy & fun to do so! All I ask is that you link to the original post or tag me from Facebook, Twitter or Instagram 🙂
Without further ado – here is a really cute, and easy card to whip up. This card is great for a make & take event or if you need a card on the go.
Supplies used to make this card:
Coffee Cafe Stamp & Die Bundle
Coffee Cafe Designer Series Paper Pack (Selected Pattern Paper: 3.25″ x 4″)
Blushing Bride cardstock & ink (Base: 4.25″ x 11″, scored at 5.5″)
Sahara Sand cardstock & ink (First layer: 4″ x 5.25″)
Early Espresso ink
Whisper White – for stamping coffee cups, lids & mini tag & for inside panel in card
Natural bakers twine
As always, your comments are welcome and appreciated!
Thanks for stopping by – hope to see you again soon ❤
Everyone who knows me, knows my absolute favorite stamp company is, and has been for many many years: Lawn Fawn. When I saw that Lawn Fawn had created a new challenge blog, called Lawn Fawnatics, I knew I had to play along! Their first challenge theme is: Birthday. Since it coincided with their 7 year birthday it was a perfect match.
Here is my card I made – all supplies I used can be found at the end of post.
LawnFawnatics Challenge #1: Happy Birthday by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up
Thanks for stopping by! As always, your comments are welcome & appreciated!
Did this project inspire you? I would love to see what you made too! Comment with your project – I love to share & see other crafty projects ❤
Simon Says Stamp monthly card kits are always fun, but as an avid crafter I find I already have a lot of the supplies in the kit, so I usually just order the kit items a la carte. Except October’s kit. I needed EVERYTHING in that kit!! From the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid fall 6×6 paper, to the gorgeous audrey blue & burnt orange card stock, I needed it ALL!!
I ordered the kit and had a blast re-creating the projects that the design team had created from the inspiration sheet that is included with the kit.
This card however, I made on my own for my osteo path who has helped me tremendously! I am forever grateful to her and wanted to send her a thank you note to let her know.
This card uses the audrey blue card stock for my base color to punch it up a bit and add some color to off set all the brown. I inked up my die cut Lawn Fawn stitched leaves with distress inks to give them a bit of dimension and really help the stitching pop as well. For the stitching detail around the card I used a dark brown marker rather than black – it tied everything together nicely and kept it a CAS card as I was intending.
I loved how this card turned out, and the best part is it would be easy to mass produce if you needed a lot of thank you cards too.
Thanks for stopping by & checking out my project – your comments & feedback are always welcome & appreciated!
Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the month October 2016 Nutty About You by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up
It’s always a happy day in my house when I get new orders, especially when it’s new LAWN FAWN! This recent release included some new colors to Lawn Fawn’s dye ink pad family – there are now 27 colors in the collection, with a few more expected to be added throughout this year. (YAY!)
I have created swatches of all of the colors, and have shown each of the new colors in a group with similar inks from previous releases so you can see how they coordinate together. In this new collection release, Lawn Fawn added:
Butter Dye Ink
A gorgeous pale yellow, this butter ink color really is going to be a go to for me! Use for creating shadows or even highlights, this ink can really showcase full stamped images like the veggies in the new Rooting For You stamp set, or something as classic as stamping little stars to create you own background.
This is a warm grey – meaning, a grey with brown tones. This would be great for stamping some critters, like the skunk from Into The Woods, or the Narwhal from Critters From The Arctic.
A lovely vibrant orange-yellow, this would be great for stamping just about anything! It reminds me of sunshine 🙂
Crisp, bright true green this would be great for foliage, trees and even sentiments.
Seriously, just about the BEST ‘pool’ or aqua ink color on the market! Bright true turquoise, this color is my new favorite aqua pool ink pad color.
Here are my swatches – the full collection, and then each of the new colors with their color families.
Lawn Fawn Dye Ink Pad Swatches and Review Complete Collection by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up
Lawn Fawn Dye Ink Pad Swatches Review Blue Color Family: Mermaid MerMan, PeaCock, Fish Tank & Deep Sea Color Family reviewed by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up
Lawn Fawn Dye Ink Pad Swatches Review Yellow Orange Family: Butter, SunFlower, Carrot, Fake Tan, Pumpkin Spice Color Family from Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up
Lawn Fawn Dye Ink Pad Greys Neutrals Collection Swatches Review including Manatee ~ Hippo ~ Soot & Black Licorice Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up
Lawn Fawn Dye Ink Pad Swatches Review Greens Collection including ~ Celery ~ Cut Grass ~ Jalapeno & Noble Fir swatched by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up
Interested in the getting your own Lawn Fawn ink collection or adding to your already growing Lawn Fawn ink family? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below.
Happy Crafting Everyone!
I have been really in to the shabby chic, ‘prettier’ cards lately. As you know, generally my style is more on the cutesy side, but I have been making an effort to diversify my skills and I have been trying out papers and collections that I have really loved.
This Gilded Lily collection from Graphic 45 was no exception. I had the opportunity to create a gorgeous album with this collection at the CHA summer show in Chicago this past summer and I really loved how versatile the paper and chipboards are!
I needed to make a birthday card for a co-worker and I knew she would appreciate something pretty – so I pulled out my Graphic 45 and leafed through the stack and decided on the two papers from the collection.
Here is a list of supplies if you would like to make this card at home! Just comment below if you would like to have the measurements for this card & I will be happy to share that with you!
I recently attended a class at my local craft store. I very rarely attend classes anymore, but I knew I just had to go when I saw that the new Kaisercraft Fairy dust collection was featured for this class. The talented Denise designed 4 gorgeous card for us, and when the class was over, we were left with scraps of paper to take home. I went home and immediately sat down and created 3 more 4bar notecards with the scraps! The paper in this Fairydust collection is just gorgeous, and is really, really easy to use. One of my challenges in crafting is using more patterned paper – and this collection has really gotten my creative juices flowing!
I ordered 2 more full pads of the paper and the coordinating Collectables ephemera and have been going to town creating!
The lavender and seafoam green colors are so versatile and brightens up the winter blahs! Here are the cards I created – I would be happy to share the measurements with you, just leave a comment for which card ❤
There is a list of the supplies I used listed below for you to check out to see if any of these would make a nice addition to your craft stash. One thing that is great about this paper collection, is it’s 6.5″ square, a half inch bigger than a standard 6×6 stack! That means more paper to use & work with 😀 I can tell you I love this paper so much I bought two 6.5″ stacks!
Kaisercraft Fairydust Card Set created by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up
Kaisercraft Fairydust 4Bar Notecard Set created by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up
It’s that time again! Each year Stampin Up has a great promotion where you can earn FREE product for every $60 you spend. And the selection you can choose from is AWESOME, from photopolymer stamps, to foiled vellum to Project Life, the choices are gorgeous!
For this project I chose to use the ‘two-step’ photopolymer set “What I Love” that I earned for free with a $60 purchase.
A ‘two-step’ stamp is one that has multiple stamp images that layer together to make a single image. I love that Stampin Up creates the tabs you see in the video that really help with placement to make sure that you get a proper stamped imaged every time!
Here is my video tutorial on how to make the project – I hope you like it!
To follow along, here are the measurements for the card stock & supplies you will need to create this project at home:
so saffron 4.25 x 11, scored at 5.5 to make an A2 card base
second layer – 4 x 5.25
top layer 3.75 x 5
Crumb cake sentiment strip 0.75 x 3.5
Vellum strip 0.5 x 3.25
gold embossing powder
gold 1/8″ ribbon
tombow mono-multi glue
foam dot dimensionals
Stampin Up Sale A Bration Photopolymer Two Step Stamping What I Love Video Tutorial by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up
Are you new to watercoloring for card makers? Watercoloring with Stampin Up inks & a waterbrush is much easier than it seems! I love the illustrative style of the balloons on this Honeycomb Happiness stamp set that is one of the FREE stamp sets for Sale A Bration 2016.
Stamping the balloon images in Stayzon black ink, I added Soft Sky ink to the sky for a background, then colored the balloons with Blushing Bride and adding a touch of Smoky Slate to the bows.
The absolutely-to-die-for new Blushing Bride glimmer paper tiny dot accents and heart I punched out with the owl punch – I love how versatile the Owl Builder punch is! The super nifty little honeycomb embellishment is new to the Stampin Up in the Occasions 2016 catalog. They come in 3 different colors: Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron and the white as pictured below.
Stampin Up always comes out with such great releases and I can’t wait for you all to see the new Sale-A-Bration mini catalog, and of course, the Occasions Spring Mini catalog.
When I first saw Tim Holtz Crazy Birds, I knew they would be pretty much perfect for anything watercolor. So, when I first got my Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush pens I thought I would have a go at coloring those awesome crazy birds.
My first attempt stunk. Like really not good. So I put them aside a little frustrated at having investing in them and stinking at it, until recently when I visited my local craft store I was shown how much of a difference it makes to use proper watercolor paper (Thanks Natalie)! This is the Strathmore cold press watercolor paper and it really makes a huge difference in the performance of the pens when watercoloring! If you ever find that you are not getting great results from your pens, try investing in some good quality watercolor paper, Strathmore cold press can be inexpensive with a coupon from Michaels, Hobby Lobby or Joann’s, but the Tim Holtz watercolor paper is by far the best choice for card makers: it has the best smooth finish and is the lightest weight (thin) but still gives great watercolor performance.
Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Talk Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Pen Watercolor Easy Card Stamp Right Up
Want to make this card at home too? Here are the supplies I used to make this project: