Polar Bear Shaker Card!

Hopefully I'm back for a while haha. My mondays ended up being really busy this year so I might switch to a new day, but we'll see, 
Anyway, today I have a shaker card! I started off with a piece of kraft cardstock and die cut the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Frames die. I kept the 'Christmas' letters in. Then I set that aside and used a piece of white cardstock. I stamped the polar bear and masked him off, then stamped the tree. I cut out two snowbanks and adhered those down. I faintly coloured in the polar bear with distress ink just to give him some shading.

Then I put the shaker card together. I am pretty sure you guys have seen it a million times haha. Used a piece of acetate from some packaging and some foam tape and filled the shaker part with some little bead things from Michaels. I stamped the background on the cardbase with white pigment ink and then adhered the shaker to the card base. I used my wink of stella on the 'Merry Christmas.'

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Busy, Busy, Busy.

Sorry, I haven't posted in the past two weeks. I've been busy with school, work, drama and dance. I will do my best to try and resume my regular Monday posts next week!


Christmas Tags with Lawn Fawn!

I made a set of 5 gift tags. I used a My Minds Eye paper pad which is unfortunately retired and couldn't link to. :/
But these were quick and easy to make using only one stamp set. I first stamped, embossed and die cut all the tags and then decorated accordingly. To make matching reinforcements I 'smooshed' the versamark ink pad onto some scrap paper and poured embossing powder all over and die cut out of the embossed paper. 
Not much to explain haha. They're pretty self-explanatory.
I also did the backs and since the paper is double sided it made it a lot quicker. 

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Balloon Travel + SSS Wednesday Challenge

I'm just squeezing this in to a Monday post. haha. It's 11:30 where I live. Ooops. 
But today I'm entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: (Floating away on balloons counts as a type of transportation, right? haha)

I started by stamping and masking the balloon repeatedly to create the cluster of balloons, then took a black sharpie to create the strings. I stamped the deer and then coloured the deer and balloons in with distress inks and a water brush. I also water coloured the grass. I die cut the balloons from white cardstock and adhered them down. 
 I inked around the edges with tumbled glass distress ink and then adhered it to an A2 card. I chose to not add a sentiment because I felt like it would have been too much on the card and I didn't want to add anything else. I loved how it turned out, and it would work well for almost any occasion! 

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Gingerbread Holiday!

Hello, hello, 
I just love how this card turned out. Everything just came together. It was a crap ton of fussy cutting, so definitely not one I will be making a lot of. haha.
I paper pieced everything haha. I started off with the house then stamped and cut out the gingerbread men and the trees. I cut a slit on the side of the door so I could tuck the little gingerbread man behind. 
 I inked the background with distress inks and stamped a few snowflakes along with the sentiment. I even cut out the little blue accents on the dress! Dedication. ;)  I cut two snow banks from white card stock and then adhered everything together. Some with foam dots, some flat. I also doubled up the foam dots on some pieces, To finish it off, I added my Clear Wink of Stella to the trees, gingerbread man and the tops of the trees, added some pearls and matted it onto a white A2 card. I tried to capture the shimmer for you. You can kinda see it on the gingerbread men. Everything just really worked together well. A short and sweet blog post today, hope you enjoyed! 

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Simon Says Stamp Haul!

Who doesn't love happy mail? My day was completely made when I came home to this! haha.

The first thing I got was the Clearly Besotted Honeycomb stamp set. this video by Kristina Werner really sparked my interest in this stamp set.
 I ordered my first couple of SSS ink pads! I don't really know why I ordered Coral Reef though. haha. I'm not a huge orange fan. It was random choice. But oh well. I'll make use of it! 
 I ordered Peeled Paint because when I was going through my distress inks I didn't have a good green to stamp trees in. I had Pine Needles, but it has such a strong blue undertone to it. So this one is perfect.
 Pretty self explanatory. haha.
 I don't know why it took me so long to hop on the Wink of Stella train, but man am I ever glad I did. haha. It's definitely worth the hype! 
 A cute and sweet little stamp. I ordered this with the intention of using it on gift tags! 
 This stamp set is so fricken cute and has been on my wishlist forever. Didn't get the matching dies though which is sad. Being on a budget sucks haha. (ps. A card will be going up on Monday featuring this stamp set)
 Okay, I didn't realize how much I loved every single one of Avery Elle's stamps! They're all perfect! They have such a unique look to them! This one is Storybook. And they just came out with a 'part two' and I can't wait to get my hands on it! 
 Because you can never have too many snowflakes, right? haha. And these ones by Lawn Fawn have the cutest little stitching detail! 

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(InLinkz is being weird. The Stitched Snowflakes and the Coral Reef inkpad would not come up. I don't get what's going on haha.)


Glittery Gold Autumn Leaves

Oooh fall is in the air! This is the prettiest season by far. Golden leaves, crisp weather, wheat fields and cozy sweaters! :)
For this card I started with a piece of cream cardstock. I used white modelling paste (but actually looks translucent. I really need to invest in the Wendy vechhi one. haha) through a Heidi Swapp stencil. I let that dry and moved onto the leaves. I did the same thing that I did on my last card haha. I stamped using the reverse side of the stamp and then used the right side with a darker colour. I sprayed each one with a gold colour shine.
 I fussy cut them all out. I heat embossed the sentiment and cut banner edges. I took another leaf stamp and stamped it in gold ink so they're just peaking out behind the panel.  I layered everything together and that was it! It's a very classy and elegant card! I definitely will do more of these haha. The only downfall is fussy cutting out all the leaves. They're such a pain! 

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(Again, I used recollections cardstock and couldn't find a link to the modelling paste I used, So I linked to alternatives which in my opinion would be better anyway! haha.)


Happy Fall + SSS Wednesday Challenge: Stamp it.

Hello all. For this card I started with the little chipmunk. I stamped him on some craft cardstock and then stamped him again on patterned paper (Unfortunately I used Teresa Collins Now & Then 6x6 paper pad and couldn't find a link ANYWHERE to it. I checked everywhere.) to get his tail and tummy. After I had him all paper pieced I used a leaf from a Hero Arts set and actually took the reverse side of the stamp to get a solid splotch of ink and then used it the right way with a darker colour of ink right on top. (Did that make any sense? haha. oh well.)
 Then for the background I took a tiny leaf and acorn stamp and stamped them repeatedly across the whole card base in different colours. Then I stamped and cut the sentiment and adhered it flat and popped up the leaf and chipmunk. I also rounded the bottom corners!
I love the patterned paper I chose for the chipmunk. Besides the fact that it looks absolutely adorable. The words on it are also really suited towards the holiday. Like 'thankful'. It really is the little details! haha. Hope you enjoyed! 

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Modern Baby Card.

This card is very Julie Ebersole inspired. I love her style! It's so unique and fresh and different!
To start I inked a piece of cardstock with various distress ink colours and then used a Heidi Swapp stencil and some gold spray. I then stamped the elephant in black archival ink.
For the background I used that same stencil with Brilliance Gold ink and also splattered some of that same gold mist on the background. I white heat embossed the sentiment and popped up the elephant piece and that was it!
 A very quick and simple card. I love the softness of the inked piece against the boldness of the background!

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Christmas Already? Oh Dear.

I was really kicking myself because I didn't post on Monday. But I was in Edmonton at the time and then I have been extremely busy since I got back and had no time to make a card. 
I did sneak some time in yesterday and made this one. The fact that I made a Christmas card worries me a little bit. But I just got Lawn Fawn's Making Frosty Friends and a snowglobe die and I couldn't wait to use them!
I stamped and cut then snowman and his accessories on various patterned papers. I stamped the snowflakes in the background using a white pigment ink. I layered everything together and put a piece of acetate over top. I found that the American crafts solid tape runner was basically completely invisible underneath the acetate! So I used a little bit of it around the edges. I cut a few strips of patterned paper to layer underneath and tied some bakers twine around. 
 This stamp set has been on my wishlist forever and I'm so glad I finally got my  hands on it! Look how darn cute this snowman is! Lawn Fawn is my weakness. They get me everytime. Ugh. I just want all their stamp sets!

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Oh Heck. .

So, I know I'm not the only one who has trouble with masculine cards and when I make them they always tend to be very, very distressed and with trucks. haha. This card was a step out of that rut haha. I didn't have a fish stamp so I found some in a patterned paper from this paper pad. I used watercolour cardstock and a few distress inks to create my background. Then I cut a piece of patterned paper from a Simple Stories pad to get the sandy bottom. I then heat embossing the sentiment with gold embossing powder. (The sentiment is from a Studio G stamp which I unfortunately can't link)

 I added the fish next. One flat one popped up and my favourite part is how the bottom fish is tucked behind the sentiment. I took my craft knife and cut around the letter so I was able to tuck it behind. Then I popped up his head so it looks like he's coming from behind it. To finish it off, I matted it with a piece of patterned paper.

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Make It Sparkle

I had no idea where I was going with this card when I started. haha. I stamped the main image onto watercolor cardstock. I started colouring the image in with distress inks, but wasn't liking how it was looking, So I switched to just doing an entire wash of color over the entire thing. Then I went back and darkened up the image with more saturated colour.  Then I took a piece of black cardstock and inked around with white pigment ink and stamped two different sentiments repeatedly from the Fiskars Round of Applause stamp set in white pigment ink too. 
 I then adhered the water coloured piece to the black cardstock using pop dots and put a piece of washi tape on the top. Then I stamped and cut out the part hat. To finish it off I used various colours of stickles on the main image.

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Simon Says Stamp Summer Vacation Kids Challenge!

For this card I started out by pressing a piece of watercolour cardstock from Tim Holtz into Wild Honey, Iced Spruce and Tumbled Glass distress ink; repeatedly pouncing into the colour until I was happy with it. I inked around the edges with Iced Spruce and Vintage Photo. I stamped the man from the Paris Memoir stamp set and inked him up with various distress ink colours. I stamped a gear (which ended up being kinda hidden) with a hand made stamp using a gear die and craft foam. I adhered the piece of tissue tape with modpodge. 
 I tied around some twine and threaded a word  band through it. I stamped the sentiment in Timber Brown ink and popped up the little french man. haha.

This card has a lot more steps than I would usually put into a card. I would usually save something like this for an art journal or canvas, but I really think it all works well together! 

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Schedule + Shower Cards

So, I decided I am going to try and be more regular. I know I've said that before, but in order to try and actually achieve this, I'm going to set a schedule. I'm going to start off by trying to post every Monday. That way I have the whole weekend to make something I'm proud of and write up a blog post. If this goes well I might try and bump it up to twice a week. (But lets not get ahead of ourselves haha)

So for today I have a set of four shower cards. They could be very easily mass produced as I made these in a very short amount of time. No colouring or any fancy techniques, just very simple and cute. These are 3 1/2 inch square cards.

For the first two I used Memento Bahama Blue ink for the background and bows because the patterns were more bold and bright. On the card on the right I used this stamp set from Fiskars to get the word 'wedding.' I edged around the edges using the same Bahama Blue ink. 

 For these two I used Memento Summer Sky ink because the patterns I chose were more muted and soft. I did the same thing for these ones just switched out the sentiments.  To finish of the cards I stamped and cut out bows from Lawn Fawn's Winter in the Park set. I really think that finished it off. I was going to add glitter or sparkle but I really like the simplicity of these cards.

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For some reason Lawn Fawn's Hello Baby won't come up on InLinkz, does anyone know why?


Lots of Dots

This is my entry for this weeks Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge. The theme was 'Spots and Dots'
This challenge really got my creative thoughts spinning. As soon as I seen it I knew I had to enter, so I raced down and made this card. 
I love how it turned out! I think the rainbow order was definitely a good choice. hahaa. 
I punched a bunch of circles using an EK success 1/2 inch circle punch and a standard hole punch out of a variety of cardstock colours. I adhered them all down with liquid glue. I stamped and embossed the sentiment on black cardstock with gold embossing powder and cut a banner edge on the end. 

 I popped the sentiment up with pop dots. To finish it off I used stardust stickles on all the small dots. I really think that finished it off! (I was going to round the corners, but the cheap corner rounder I have wouldn't cut through the stickle-covered dots. This must be a sign I need to invest in the We r Memory keepers one, eh? hahaa)

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(Since I used recollections cardstock, I linked to another alternative, which in my opinion would be the better option anyway. haha)


Hello Sunshine

Can you tell that I'm really loving the stamp sets I got? hahaa. I have so many ideas! This idea isn't very original though. I had saw so many people doing it and I thought it was so adorable that I had to do it for myself anyway. Of course I put my own twist on it, but it's very inspired by this card over at Christy Gets Crafty. 

I first stamped the clouds in the background using Broken China and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I then stamped the 'wire'  and the birds in black archival ink. And embossed the sentiment with black embossing powder. I paper pieced the birds and then popped them up with foam adhesive. 
 The sun was a last minute addition because it was looking a little plain to me. It was die cut from the Spring Showers lawn cuts from patterned paper. 
I love the dimension you get from popping up the birds but still having it stamped underneath. (It's also a great trick so you can get the little feet). I've been doing a lot of one layer cards recently; I really like the Clean & Simple look you get.

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Oh Happy Day!

Hello all. I have another card to share with you. For this one I started out by stamping the balloons. Since I used distress inks and the images are so solid they are a little splotchy. So I stamped directly over top a second time to get a smooth flawless image. I went around the edges with a black dotted line to make them stand out a bit more. I then stamped around those with two different cloud images, a solid and a dotted.

I stamped the bunny on a piece of patterned paper and cut it out. I used the same black pen to draw the the balloon strings. I used a piece of paper as a stencil to get the grassy hill. To finish it off I stamped the sentiment in black ink. 

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Baby Shower

Two days in a row? Whoa. I'm on a role. hahah. 
So today I got two new stamp sets delivered to me, and about a week ago I got a new die set, all of which are from Lawn Fawn. (Go Check out Bonnie's blog; she is the lovely lady who got me the die set among other things: http://bonnielynnsblog.wordpress.com/ ) 
So logically I had to get playing with it all right away and this is one of the cards I came up with! I love how it turned out! Absolutely adorable if you ask me.
I took a piece of water colour cardstock (I seem to be going through that like crazy lately, anyone else?) and I used my water brush and distress ink to lightly get a puddle look at the bottom of the cardstock. Then I paper pieced the duck and umbrella with various 6x6 papers. (Supplies Are listed down below) I popped them both up with dimensional adhesive.  I second generation stamped the grey outline clouds, also with distress ink and die cut two clouds. I absolutely love the stitched outline on them! 

I finished if off by stamping the sentiment and the rain drops and inking around the entire piece with distress ink as well! I love the paper pieced duck and umbrella! It's adorable and a lot easier then watercoloring it in! 

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Hello; It's Been a Long Time

So, I haven't posted anything since February. FEBRUARY! I've still been making cards I just haven't gotten around to post anything. But Today I have a card to share. It was super easy to make but I loved how it turned out!

I started off with a piece of water colour paper. I ripped some pieces of washi tape and put them around the edges of the cardstock to create a border. Then I used two colours of distress inks and created a water colour background. Then I stamped these flowers in a gold ink and went around the edges with the same ink.

 My favourite part of this card is the sentiment. I didn't have a small enough 'Hello' that I wanted so I went into some book paper and cut the letters I needed and pieced them together to get the sentiment I wanted! I love how it turned out!

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*Unfortunately I couldn't find a link to the stamp I used. It was Stampendous Flower Fields. 


I Love You; Anniversary Card

For this card I used papers from a Prima paper pad. It has the prettiest patterns ever. I took a piece and cut it down to 5 1/2 by 4. I die cut an opening on the side from a Spellbinders Die Set. I then die cut another one from a piece of Tim Holtz kraft resist paper. I clear embossed the two little people on it. I also clear embossed the sentiment on more Tim Holtz Kraft Resist paper. 
 I then took a piece of real birch bark and adhered it down. Everything is popped up with pop dots except the two little people. I love this 'in lay' look.  The real birch bark adds a lot of interest and dimension.

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