Monday, August 13, 2018

Good stuff inside! (for Neat and Tangled)

Hi there!

I'm here and on the Neat and Tangled blog today, with a trio of Christmas treat boxes:

Good stuff inside!


I used our new Gift Card Box to create these fun packages. I don't know about you, but between teachers and my sisters, I give a lot of gift cards over the holidays. I love being able to make a gorgeous packaging for them! This box is a snap to put together, and doesn't require a lot of glue. I like that it's just one piece, fold on the score lines, adhere and done. No need to cut a second piece and fiddle to put it together.

Good stuff inside!


To decorate the top of the boxes, I heat-embossed both the frame and the sentiment from Thanks So Much. I feel like this set, which coordinates with the box die really makes both must-haves. I love how Miriam designed these products!

I also added a few images to the tops of the boxes: the snowman from Get Yeti and the little trees from Bunny Slopes.

A few wooden stars adds an accent to balance out the other side.

Good stuff inside!

When the box opens, I shredded some white computer paper to make the gift card presentation feel more special.

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.





Thursday, August 9, 2018

Christmas cheer (Avery Elle Fall/Winter release blog hop)

Hi there!

I'm thrilled to be joining the rest of the Avery Elle team to show off our newest release!

Avery Elle Fall/Winter release blog hop!

I colored the adorable images from A Merry Little Christmas and gave them a sparkly rolling snowy hill to stand on.
Avery Elle Fall/Winter release blog hop!


The little mice in their onesie pyjamas are my fave! I die-cut a snow-fall in the background, and gave that layer the lighter blue-ink haze.

I hope you like it! There's more to see today!

To celebrate the Fall 2018 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  To enter to win just comment on their post today (click!)  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, August 12th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, August 20th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.
To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:

  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts and/or on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow Avery Elle on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow AE on Facebook (we are www.facebook.com/AveryElle ) and share us with your friends - make sure they tell us you sent them.
  4. Follow AE on Pinterest
  5. Become a blog follower through email (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow us)
  6. Join the Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already belong)
The next stop on your blog hop is to the amazing Nicky - click!

♥.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Happy 6th birthday, Neat and Tangled!

August is Neat and Tangled's birthday month!



To celebrate, there are mini blog hops going on every day this week. AND, you don't have to wait until Friday to purchase the new goodies - they are in the store right now! There are also some big giveaways going on this week - check out the NT blog for all of those details.

I illustrated one set this month, and am sharing it here and on the NT blog this morning:
happy 6th birthday, Neat and Tangled!


I designed Floral Frame so that I could have stamps for when my mom says: I need a grown-up card, please. haha.

happy 6th birthday, Neat and Tangled!

You can have the middle of the frame cut out or not, depending on your preference. And, there are extra florals that you can stamp and fit around the frame, if you want to have a fuller look.

happy 6th birthday, Neat and Tangled!

I am obsessed with this gift box that Miriam designed. Mostly because she designed a matching stamp set, Thanks So Much that features sentiments to fit on the front of the box, and lots of fun art-deco-ish touches. I added some of my florals so that it could match the birthday card.

I created a second card to share with you today:

happy 6th birthday, Neat and Tangled!


Instead of stamping the frame in black ink like I did for the first card, I gold heat-embossed it. I love both looks! I then did the simplest watercoloring, and fit it over a bright pink paper layer.

happy 6th birthday, Neat and Tangled!

I hope you like what you see so far! Be sure to celebrate with Neat and Tangled all week long!

♥.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Fintastic! (for Ellen Hutson)

Hi there!

I took a few weeks hiatus from card-making and I was itching to play with some new goodies. I inked up the images from Inner Mermaid and had some fun:

fintastic! (for Ellen Hutson)


That tail is so gorgeous! I colored it in shades of purple using copic markers. Once the images were colored and die-cut, I reached for a few Avery Elle dies to help design the card.

fintastic! (for Ellen Hutson)

I die-cut the Waves die, and, without removing any of the pieces, I did some ink blending to compliment the mermaid tail colors. I used Victorian Velvet and Tumbled Glass to color the background, blending them together behind the tail.

To frame the images, and break up all of that purple, I used Avery Elle's Burst die.

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Airplane party (for Lawn Fawn)

Hi there!

I'm really falling behind in terms of keeping up with my blogging this summer! You may have already seen this party on the Lawn Fawn blog a few days ago, but I wanted to share it here too.


Airplane party (for Lawn Fawn)


My nephew turned 3! and I asked if I could make a cake and some fun decorations for his party. I used Lawn Fawn stamps and dies to make it happen.

Airplane party (for Lawn Fawn)


The red airplanes (from Plane and Simple) are so fun! And what better to pair them with than this vanilla cake with strawberry jelly and piled strawberries on top? yum!

Airplane party (for Lawn Fawn)


Having the cake match the handmade decor goes a long way into making everything look tied together. And, if you're thinking - but I don't bake! - here's a little secret. When I don't have the time to bake, I'll just hack my way into things. I went to the supermarket and straight for the ready-made cakes. I found 6 inch cakes, that had weird things on top, but otherwise matched my decor. But they were too short. I bought 2 of them (at $5 each!) scrapped off the stuff on top I didn't like, and piled strawberries on top. Not bad, right? Hardly any effort on my part, and it was a huge hit. It tasted good and cost less than making it from scratch.

Airplane party (for Lawn Fawn)

That's my party planning PSA. ha.

Airplane party (for Lawn Fawn)


More red airplanes, this time on the water bottles.

Airplane party (for Lawn Fawn)

The little banners flying behind the planes were perfect for personalization. I hand-wrote each kid's name.

Airplane party (for Lawn Fawn)

For every party I put together, I always try to think of at least one out-of-the-box item. These red suitcases are my favorite things ever! I used the Fancy Box Die to make them. They were cut out of red paper and then decorated very simply. I cut strips of blue cardstock and wrapped them around. Then, I took a die-cut circle and cut it into 4, one for each corner of the suitcase. I used a strip of which cardstock for a handle. This took the longest out of anything else I crafted for the party, but they are so cute!

Airplane party (for Lawn Fawn)

For a finishing touch, I added a Tiny Tag onto the front of each suitcase, stamped with the airplane from Plan On It: Vacation.

Airplane party (for Lawn Fawn)

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Holiday Helpers (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)

Hi there!


Lawn Fawn is showing off their Fall/Winter release all week long! Everything shown this week will be for sale at the end of August.

Today's I'm showing off the cute little elves that you've already been eyeing in the sneak peek banner. I love them so much! Holiday Helpers is an adorable set, with mirror imaged girl and boy elves and all kinds of toy-shop accessories.

Holiday helpers (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)

I used the Peekaboo Backdrop die to create little vignettes within each opening. The little boy elves are hanging out, playing in the boxes, drinking hot chocolate, while the girl elves are doing all the work. haha.

Holiday helpers (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)

I created all of the little scenes, and then set them against a blue gingham paper background.

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I love the little slit in the box, so that toys (or elves) can be tucked in! So fun!

I also used the Holiday Helpers elves along with the Say What? Christmas Critters and Say What? Gift Tags to make a fun set of Christmas tags.

Holiday helpers (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)

I love these tags! They are small (read, easy to put together,) but not too small, with room for images without crowding the recipient's name. I love that you can make shaker tags out of them! I kept it simple for my first time out.

Holiday helpers (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)

I love how the holiday colors really pop against the simple white tag. I hope you like what I've created for you today! Be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn blog this morning for all of the sneak peeks - CLICK!

♥.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Woodland critter huggers (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)

Hi there!


Lawn Fawn is showing off their Fall/Winter release all week long! Everything shown this week will be for sale at the end of August.

Today, I'm showing off a set of add-on dies for the Woodland Critter Huggers. The Woodland Critter Huggers Winter Add-On set includes mittens, a scarf, a santa hat, and earmuffs!

I've used a good number of them on this card:

Woodland treat huggers (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)

I made a little reindeer treat hugger, and gave him a piece of dark chocolate to hold. I love a card and a treat all in one!

Woodland treat huggers (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)

I added a scarf, the santa hat and a pair of mittens to the reindeer. Little white gel pen accents help everything really pop!

Woodland treat huggers (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)

At his feet, I placed extra die-cuts from the set: the present, the little mug filled with whipped cream and the candy cane. I love how these dies were designed! For the present, I die-cut the box in white and the little ribbon in red. They fit together perfectly. Likewise, the candy cane is 2 dies - one for the white and one for the red part. And the mug has a slit in the top, so that the whipped cream can slide in.

I hope you like what I've made today, and be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn blog for so many more new product reveals - CLICK!

♥.