Saturday, January 4, 2020

Lawn Fawn Blog Post: Interactive Chibitronics Yeti Card

Hello friends! Can you even believe that it is a new year?! Last year flew by for me and seems to do so more quickly with each passing year. It has been a few since I have blogged, so let's jump back in!

I am so excited to share an interactive card with you today featuring some of the new Valentine Release products from Lawn Fawn! I have added several other sets to the mix, as per usual... teehee! 

I absolutely adore the Yeti or Not stamp set that was part of the Winter Release. Anytime, I can include the cutie patootie yetis into a design, I do. I am so over the moon that Lawn Fawn gave us more furniture images in the new You're Just My Type stamp set!  My idea was to have the yetis composing a letter of encouragement and/or cute romance. The “Just a note to say...” sentiment is from the Love Poems stamp set. 

What do you do when you want to make a card over the top and even more interesting for the recipient? You make it interactive! I chose to add Chibitronics to my design to do this. When you push the heart in the lower right hand corner marked "Push Here", the lamp on the desk lights up! So fun!

To make the light coming from the lamp even more prominent, I die cut a piece of vellum using the Sunray Backdrop die. I then colored the back of the die cut piece with yellow Copic markers to give it a warm glow. 

I hope that you like my card and thank you so much for stopping by! Please visit the Lawn Fawn Blog for more information on my card and for a complete list of products that I used to create it. Have an amazing day!

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Trinity Stamp Guest Design Spot: Sleepy Hollow Double Slider Card

Hello! I am so happy to be guest designing for Trinity Stamps again today! I created a holiday themed interactive card to share with you. There is just something extra special about a card that allows the recipient to be involved.

For today's card, I used the Sleepy Hollow and Gingerbread House Stamp Sets. I cut the images out using the coordinating dies for each set. The main tree image from the Sleepy Hollow Stamp Set has two dies, so you can either use the image with or without the center cut out. 

To make my card interactive, I chose to die cut the hole from the center of the tree image. I created a double slider mechanism using the slit die from the Let's Toast Die Set from Lawn Fawn that allows you to pull the toast image up from the toaster. The double slider allows you to use a pull tab to make an image appear or move in the opposite direction. 

When you pull the tab located at the bottom marked "Pull"...

...the adorable little fox from the set pops into view. He's slumbering away in his tree trunk home. I added in some festive accessories like the stocking and present from the Gingerbread House Stamp Set to give the scene a more holiday feel. 

Since the Sleepy Hollow set does not include a sentiment, I borrowed one from the Mice On Ice Stamp Set from Lawn Fawn. I thought it complimented the homey touches that the fox has used for his home.

Thank you so much for visiting with us today! I hope that you enjoyed my card and that you will try to make your own double slider card. Have a great day!

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Lawn Fawn Blog Post: Holiday Reveal Wheel Surprise

Hello and welcome to my blog today! I am up on the Lawn Fawn Blog as well to share with you a fun take on the Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel. I love how this design turned out and I hope that you like it as well!

I was inspired by the Disney Classic Lady and the Tramp for this card. The troublesome and sneaky Siamese cats from the movie gave poor Lady such a fit. Well, they are back today with more shenanigans in this holiday scene.

The Reveal Wheel Die is intended to be used with the curved portion die cut from either of the long sides of your card. I wanted to have it on the short side of my card instead to allow for more room to build a scene to the left. In order to do this, I die cut the largest rectangle from the Large Stitched Rectangles Stackables Die Set from Bristol cardstock. I then lined up the top right corner of my die cut piece into the top right corner of the largest die in the Reveal Wheel Die Set and partially die cut the panel. Once that was done, I built up the card like a normal Reveal Wheel card.

I love that Lawn Fawn has the coordinating Reveal Wheel Keep On Swimming Add On Die Set to go with the Keep On Swimming Stamp and Die Set! They always think of everything and it makes it so much easier to create interactive cards.

As you continue to spin the Reveal Wheel, the scene in the bowl changes. The little fish is happily hanging out in the bowl...

...then it notices that the cat perched on the mantle has put something new into the bowl...

...and then...where did the fish go?! Lady and the Tramp don't seem to be any the wiser to the tricks of the two cats at all.

I hope that you enjoyed my card share for today! For a complete list of supplies, please visit the Lawn Fawn Blog. Thank you so much for all of your support and kindness! Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: You're Just My Type, Love Poems, Reveal Wheel Square Window Add-On, Reveal Wheel Templates: Square

Hello friends! Today is the first day of inspiration for the Lawn Fawn Valentine's Day Release. Once again, Lawn Fawn has knocked it out of the park! I can't wait for you to see it all! The new products will be available for purchase in the Lawn Fawn Shop and your favorite retailers starting on December 12, 2019.

Lawn Fawn is featuring the You're Just My Type and Love Poems Stamp Sets. These are not only perfect for the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday, but anytime you need to send someone a pick me up or adorable card. There is also a new Reveal Wheel Square Add-On Die Set and Reveal Wheel Templates: Square to help you use both of the new stamp sets to create a Reveal Wheel Card.

For my card, I created a love themed card using the mice from these two new sets. (Aren't they just the cutest?!) As you turn the Reveal Wheel, the message inside of the square window (a.k.a. the note) changes to three different sayings. 

I love this idea so much and can't wait to make more of these. Plus, did you notice the new piece of furniture included? A desk! For those who love to build scenes, there are so many possibilities!

Just for you guys, I snuck in a product that will be featured later this week with the A Little Note Line Border Die. Shhhhh! Don't tell!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Please be sure to visit the Lawn Fawn Blog and leave a comment to be entered in to win a chance to win prizes all Inspiration Week long. I will be back tomorrow with more fun to share.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Butterfly Reflections Ink Birthday Instagram Hop

Hello again! I am so happy to be a part of a Instagram hop to celebrate the owner of Butterfly Reflections Ink, Vanessa Middleton! When she contacted me about participating, I jumped at the chance because Vanessa is seriously amazing. She works so hard to make sure that her customers know how important they are and her shipping time is absolutely incredible! I can't say enough nice things about her and her shop. If you haven't checked it out, please do so. 

I have created a birthday card to share with you to celebrate Vanessa's big day and I will link the products that I used. I do not make anything off of these links. I simply want to make it easier for you to find what I used if you're interested. Without further ado, let's get started.

Lawn Fawn's Double Slider Surprise Die Sets is still one of my favorite interactive die sets out there. It's been awhile since I have used it, so I pulled it out for my card today. I am so glad that I did! I had almost forgotten how fun they are. 

To create my card, I started by die cutting the Double Slider Surprise panels from Bristol Smooth Cardstock. For the front portion and the bottom sliding panel, I used the Grassy Edges Stencil from MFT to create a ground for my scene. I ink blended Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover Distress Ink over the stencil and then splattered the Lucky Clover over the grassy area. I then blended Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers Oxide Inks from the top of all of the panels and splattered Peacock Feathers and Copic White over them for added texture. 

I pulled several Mama Elephant stamp sets from my stash for this card including: Me and My Yeti, Birthday Monkeys, Animal Parade, and Circle of Friends. (I absolutely adore the yeti from Mama Elephant. Isn't he darling?!) I stamped the images using Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink and colored them in using Copic Markers. I used the coordinating dies to die cut all of the images out and adhered them using the Lawn Fawn Glue Tube.

To frame the interactive scene, I layered it onto a white panel that I die cut using the Sweet Feline Die Set from Mama Elephant. I added water to Peacock Feathers Oxide Ink that I smooshed onto my craft mat and flicked it onto the scalloped panel. This tied it into the splattered background of the scene and added a little color to the panel without being distracting. I then layered everything onto a panel that I die cut from Lawn Fawn Peacock cardstock using the largest rectangle from the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables Die Set.

Thank you so much for joining me today! If you have a chance, jump on Instagram and wish Vanessa a wonderful birthday. She is a wonderful lady and small business owner! I will see you again soon! 

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Two Cards with The Gray Muse

Hello! I am thrilled to be guest designing for The Gray Muse Blog today! I have two cards to share with you, so let's get started.

For my first card, I used the Cats in the Craft Room Stamp Set. The images in this set are just darling and perfect for cat lovers everywhere that love to create and craft!

I created a custom sentiment at the bottom using letter dies and colored them with Copic Markers in a fun rainbow color scheme. Who doesn't love rainbows?! I wanted to tie the sentiments from the set together with the general theme of my card which is creating with a friend. 

I cut the images out using my Scan-N-Cut and layered them into polaroid style frames. I love how doing this gives the illusion of capturing a moment in time to share.

My second card features the Dogs in the Craft Room Stamp Set. I love all critters, but I am definitely a dog person. Who can resist unconditional puppy love? Not this girl! The Dogs in the Craft Room Stamp Set has super adorable images that remind me of the corgi breed of dog. 

I used one main image from this set several times and positioned them popping out of a fence at different angles for a more whimsical feel. I then stamped different sentiments in the sign that the pup is holding. 

I absolutely adore the faces on the dogs in this set! They are sure to bring a smile to face of to anyone.

I hope that you enjoyed seeing my cards and that you found inspiration here! Please be sure to check out these sets, as well as, the other clear stamps that are now available at The Gray Muse shop. The owner, Rubeena Ianigro, is just the sweetest! Her store also carries the most amazing enamel pins. Some of which are interactive! 

Monday, November 11, 2019

Trinity Stamp Guest Design Spot: Slimline Gingerbread House Card

Hi friends! I am so excited to be guest designing for Trinity Stamps! I have created a full winter themed scene card using some of amazing products from the latest release.

This is my first slimline card ever. I know! What took me so long? Well, I will be honest. I love the way card panels look when they are die cut. (Even more so when there is a pretty stitched or scalloped detail on the edges.) When I saw the new Slimline Card Series line of products offered by Trinity Stamps, I knew that I had found the answer! No more trying to remember the measurements or get the perfect cut on a paper trimmer. Just run your paper thru your die cutting machine and you are all set!

I adore the images in the new Gingerbread House Stamp Set! There are so many images included in this set and they all work perfectly together. If you have ever seen my designs before, you know how much I love to combine different stamp sets to create my scene cards. No need here! There are plenty of images included in this set to not only fill up a standard A2 style card, but this longer slimline design as well.

To give the illusion that this scene is perched high up in a tree, I used the Slimline Card Series: Stitched Card Panels and Windows from a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock to create the front panel. I blended Distress Oxide Inks in Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean using a stencil for the clouds. I also die cut a second panel from Bristol Smooth Cardstock using the same die to give stitching along the sides and bottom. I then used a die from the Slimline Card Series: Scenic Border Die Set to create the foliage. I blended Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink on the greenery and  it with more of the Peacock Feathers Ink. Lastly, I watered down some Copic Opaque White and flicked that over the entire front panel to look like snow.

For the sentiment, I stamped a sentiment from the Gingerbread House Stamp Set onto a banner that I die cut from black cardstock using a die from the Slimline Card Series: Scalloped Card Panels and Banners Die Set. I wanted to give the card a little bit of shimmery goodness, so I used liquid adhesive to adhere Irisdescent White Snowflake Kisses Confetti to the sky part of the front panel. To finish the card off, I adhered the front panel to a piece of sparkle cardstock that I die cut using the largest scalloped rectangle from that set as well.

Thank you so much for visiting today! I hope that my card has inspired you to create a slimline card. I am hooked now! Have a great day!

Lawn Fawn Blog Post: Interactive Chibitronics Yeti Card

Hello friends! Can you even believe that it is a new year?! Last year flew by for me and seems to do so more quickly with each passing year...