Sunday, February 14, 2016

chirpy chirp tote bags {lawn fawn inspiration week}

Hi there!

I'm finally joining the Lawn Fawn team for inspiration week. I had a couple of cards on their blog already, but they were ones I'd already shared here last month. (In case you missed them, they were of fairies and laundry - click!)

Today, we're showing off the Easter-themed set (and happy Valentine's day to you, by the way, haha) Chirpy Chirp Chirp. I'm showing you how to use the new Tote bag die and make these fun Easter favors:

chirpy chirp tote bags {lawn fawn inspiration week}

I used a few sets to create these packages: the critters from Party Animal got dressed up as well as the little chick from Chirpy Chirp Chirp! I love that the bunny hat is one-size-fits-all. I then gave them each an egg to hold, from Happy Easter. The sentiment is from Hello Baby.

chirpy chirp tote bags {lawn fawn inspiration week}

To create the dressed-up fox, I first stamped the bunny hat, masked it, and then stamped the fox (but I wiped off the ink from his tail.) I then masked the fox's body and stamped the little bunny tail in place of his regular, foxy tail.

chirpy chirp tote bags {lawn fawn inspiration week}\

Same deal with the bear. I then cut them both out with scissors and popped them onto the Tote Bag.

chirpy chirp tote bags {lawn fawn inspiration week}

Since the outside of the Tote Bag is plain white, I used pastel-colored cardstock to create filler for the treats. I think it's a fun touch!

I hope you like what I've made today! There's more to see on the Lawn Fawn blog today - click!

♥.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

bonjour chéri {avery elle}

Hi!

I have a sweet little Avery Elle card to share with you today, using their Mon Cheri stamp set.

bonjour, chéri {avery elle}


I stamped, colored and die-cut the little cherries, and popped them up over a heart background. I used the scalloped and pierced hearts die set for that, coloring the scalloped heart with the same copics as the cherries. Matchy-matchy.

When stamping the sentiment, I cut out the "mon" in between "bonjour" and "chéri" - because it didn't fit on my banner, and because that's still acceptable french. promise.

They all sit over a stamped striped background, using AE's Brushed set.

bonjour, chéri {avery elle}

As a last touch, I coated the cherries with a layer of glossy accents, and echoed the gloss of the cherries in the choice of dew drop embellies (from the Pretty Pink Posh store.)

I hope you like it!


Supplies:

♥.

Monday, February 8, 2016

My Sweet Petunia/Neat and Tangled week winner!

Hi there,

Sorry I'm running late with the winner of last week's Lumberjack Love giveaway.

Without further ado, the winner is:

Yuki! Email me with your specifics and we'll get the set mailed out to you.  Congrats!

Also, the winner of the MISTI giveaway was announced on the NT blog this morning - click!

And, just so you don't have to go away without seeing a new project, I made a simple little tag for you:

My Sweet Petunia/Neat and Tangled week winner!

I showed off the colored axe and stump on my instagram feed last week, and I whipped up a quick tag with what I already had on-hand. Perfect to slap onto the hubby's valentine's day gift next weekend!

♥.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Crazy for you {avery elle}

Hi there!

I have a cute little love-note-of-a-card to share today, using Avery Elle stamps and dies.

crazy for you {avery elle}


I just love this adorkable couple. Aren't they so quirky cute? My friend JJ illustrated them and I thought they were perfect for this card. I stamped the girl, masked her, and stamped her man in behind. Forget behind every great man, yada yada yada - she is front and centre.

Underneath, I stamped out the "crazy about you" sentiment. I love how large-scale the word CRAZY is. It grounds the couple so nicely! The card wouldn't have worked half as well without that huge, thick font.

crazy for you {avery elle}

The "i love you" and "i know" speech bubbles make me giggle. so cute.

I used the wonky stitches rectangle dies to give some interest to the otherwise flat panel, and flicked on some blue ink for a final touch.

I hope you like it!

♥.



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

XOXO, easy valentine's day decor!

Hi!

XOXO, easy valentine's day decor!

I created some simple Valentine's day decorations using only Lawn Fawn dies.

XOXO, easy valentine's day decor!


To start, I'll show you the only thing I freehanded. I cut a heart out of a 12x12 sheet of cardstock and then fringed strips of red cardstock to cover the entire front.

XOXO, easy valentine's day decor!


I really like the look of it. I made something like this a few years ago, but much bigger, for my niece's 1st birthday party (click *here* to see!) I'm still kicking myself for not moving that huge heart into the new house!

XOXO, easy valentine's day decor!

The cupcake toppers were created using Heart Stackables dies, Cole's ABCs dies and little hearts that I added white gel pen accents to. The kraft heart frames are popped up a little, even though it's not visible in these photos.  Wouldn't it be fun to make these into shaker hearts? If I had the fuse tool, so that all the sequins wouldn't fall to the bottom, I would totally have gone that route.

XOXO, easy valentine's day decor!


The simplest diy ever, but how cute are these drink bottle tags? I simply cut Scripty Love out of red cardstock and attached it with twine around the bottle-necks.

XOXO, easy valentine's day decor!

My favorite part has to be this heart banner, with the shadowed letters.  I layered Louie's ABCs letters in red and white.

XOXO, easy valentine's day decor!


A few white gel pen accents to the hearts are a fun touch.

I hope you get inspired to create some simple Valentine's decor for your own home! Thanks for stopping by.

XOXO, easy valentine's day decor!

♥.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

wood you be mine? {neat and tangled/my sweet petunia collaboration week}

Hi there!

I'm super excited to be able to officially gush about the MISTI (Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented.)  The Neat and Tangled team is partnering with My Sweet Petunia (maker of the MISTI and winner of CHA's hot product award!)

The MISTI makes stamping foolproof. Like, no more wasted paper. That is huge for me, a shaky-hands-half-inked kind of stamper. Seriously, the process is always a lot longer for me than you'd think. If I want to line things up just so, the MISTI saves me every time.

neat and tangled/my sweet petunia collaboration week!

For my card today, I grabbed Lumberjack Love, and used the MISTI to stamp the tree stump, the sentiment, and the trio of hearts in one take. Then, I used it again to stamp the bird above the bear and I die cut them together.

I hope you like my sweet little card! Visit the My Sweet Petunia blog for another project, and a chance to win a 100$ gift certificate to the Neat and Tangled Store!

ETA: I'm also doing my own little giveaway on the blog! Leave me a comment for the chance to win a copy of Lumberjack Love. I'll pick a winner by Friday!

♥.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

that's amore! {avery elle}

Hi there!

that's amore! {avery elle}

I did some no-line coloring on the cute couple from Avery Elle's Dreamboat set. I have them taking a Venecian gondola ride at sunset - nothing more romantic, right? I did some ink blending on the card base, and then cut a heart into my wonky stitches rectangle layer.

that's amore! {avery elle}

The couple was stamped with memento desert sand ink, and then colored in with copics. I drew the face and the oar back in with a copic multiliner pen. The couple was die-cut and propped up over the heart.

AVERY ELLE products used:

dreamboat stamp set
dreamboat ellements
scalloped and pierced hearts elements
wonky stitches rectangle ellements


I hope you like it!

♥.