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 Pillow Box Die – Halloween & Thanks(giving)

Lawn Fawn’s pillow box die has now become my go to die for anything party favor, candy box, or even a gift card or a coffee card – it’s the perfect size to fit any standard sized gift card as a matter of fact. I just LOVE this pillow box.  Lawn Fawn never disappoints, and this one really hit it out of the park for me!

The die takes less than one half of a 12×12 sheet of cardstock, and create score lines that make the box ridiculously easy to assemble.  One strip of tape or Tombow and that`s seriously it.  I love how the top of the pillow box opening has a little notch in the underside flap to make it easy to open.  And the semi-circle scored perforations make it super easy to fold the tabs down when you’re ready to close it too.

With fall / autumn quickly approaching – and people are now thinking about pumpkin spice lattes ( 😛 ) I had so many ideas on hwo to use this pillow box die!

I made two Halloween party favors, or candy boxes; and one fall themed pillow box that could be equally as good for either a thanksgiving hostess gift, or just a thank you gift with a Starbucks coffee card inside!

Here are my projects: two Halloween party favors or candy boxes, and one that could double for either a Thanksgiving hostess gift, or just a Thank You gift with either candy, a gift card, jewelry, you name it! The sky`s the limit with this adorably perfect pillow box.

 

This first box I wanted to try and make something that would be easy to replicate – for a classroom treat, or party favor.  Using the Trick or Treat stamp set, I stamped out the candy corn in Lawn Fawn’s new Pumpkin Spice ink, and filled in the color with my Spectrum Noir markers (OR3 & CT2).  The bat was stamped in Black Licorice Lawn Fawn ink and die cut wit the newly released coordinating dies.  For the focal sentiment, I stamped it in the new Sugar Plum ink, and die cut it out with Lawn Fawn’s stitched circles.  I punched a small hole in the circle, popped up both my little candy corn and my bat, and tied it closed with the Lawn Fawn Spooky twine.  Their twine is awesome because it’s made from hemp, making it thicker than regular bakers twine.  What does that mean? That makes bows easier to tie, and they will stay put after you have positioned them! (yay!)

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Lawn Fawn Pillow Box Die using Trick Or Treat stamp set for Halloween by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

 

For my second Halloween box, I stamped out my own backround paper using the Trick or Treat stamp set in Lawn Fawn’s new Doe ink.  The belly band for the pillow box I cut a 2″ wide strip from the new Let’s Polka In The Dark mini 6×6 pad.  From the same pad, I pulled out a witches brew sheet and die cut circle for my racoon that was stamped from the Holiday Party Animal set.

 

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Lawn Fawn Pillow Box Die with Holiday Party Animal stamp set for Halloween candy box or party favor by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

 

This box was created with fall / autumn in mind – but I wanted to make it versatile so that it could be either Thanksgiving OR just a regular Thank You gift box.  Using the wood grain’s backdrops set I stamped the entire pillow box after I die cut it in Doe ink.  The new Mini Stitched Leaves came in handy as accents for my Fox (from Party Animals) and my Bear (from Love You S’more).  Die cutting each leaf in a vanilla card stock, I blended distress inks onto each leave to create color and really bring out the stitching.  The Thanks sentiment was also from the wood grain backdrops set as well.  Finished off with Lawn Fawn’s Gold Sparkle twine I was super happy with the finished project!

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As always, your comments & feedback are welcome and appreciated! Thank you for reading this far & I hope see you again for my next project!

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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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

Accidental Crafter: Washi Tape & Circle Punch Straw Container

So I use a lot of straws. I drink from a tumbler with a lid (like from starbucks): it stays cold longer, and if I spill in my craft room, it does not ruin… well, everthing 😛

Today I went to go get a straw, and had, as usual, a struggle with the dang box. I either can’t get any straws out, or a whole pile of them come flying out when I tap the box to loosen one out :\

So, the save myself the peril of throwing straws all over for the floor for the last time, I turned to my handy circle punch and grabbed my favorite roll of washi tape.  All I did was punch a hole in the lid of the  box, then sealed it shut with my washi tape.  And BAM – easy peasy DIY streaw dispenser.

Crazy crafter wins the straw battle.

 

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Wendie Bee_Stamp Right Up ~ Life hack Straw dispenser with a circle punch & washi Tape

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