Monday, December 10, 2018

Heart treat boxes (Lawn Fawn valentine release week)

Hi there!

Welcome to another day of new products reveals, all part of Lawn Fawn's valentine release week. Today, we're showing off the cutest little Heart Treat Boxes:

heart boxes (Lawn Fawn valentine release week)


I die-cut a little collection of boxes, in pink and gingham pink papers. Then, I used another die set, the Candy Hearts dies, to cut the heart toppers for each one. I love how the heart unfolds to open the box!

heart boxes (Lawn Fawn valentine release week)

It's the perfect size for a chocolate truffle! They are cute and easy to make, and would be perfect for class treats.

Check out the Lawn Fawn blog this morning for more inspiration: click!

♥.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

I love you(calyptus) - Lawn Fawn valentine release week

Hi there!

Welcome to day 2 of Lawn Fawn's valentine release week. Today, we're showing off a mini stamp set, I Love You(calyptus):

I love you(calyptus) - Lawn Fawn valentine release week


I colored the koala and bunch of sprigs. I die-cut the Reverse Stitched Scalloped Circle Window and nestled the koala into the opening, layering the bamboo shoots all around. I then heat-embossed the sentiment onto black cardstock and used that to ground the images.

I love you(calyptus) - Lawn Fawn valentine release week

Underneath the sentiment flag, I used a brand new product you'll see later on this week - the Polka Heart Backdrop.

I hope you like it! Check out the LF blog this morning for more inspiration - click!

♥.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

A toast! (Lawn Fawn valentine release week)

Hi there!

Welcome to the first day of Lawn Fawn's Valentine release week! On December 13th, everything will be available for purchase. Until then, the design team is here to show off the new stamp sets, dies, new cardstock and ink pads.

Today, we're kicking things off with a first look at Let's Toast! It comes with a coordinating die set, as well as an extra die set you can purchase to make the toast really pop up:

A toast! (Lawn Fawn valentine release week)


Start with the one longing, lonely toast.... then, pull the tab upwards, and...
a toast! (Lawn Fawn valentine release week)

Ta da! I just think it is so cute! With the tab pulled up, the toast pops up!

a toast! (Lawn Fawn valentine release week)

I hope you like it! There's so much more to see on the Lawn Fawn blog this morning - click!

♥.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Spellbinders small die of the month

Hi there!

I'm taking a break from Christmas-y cards to show off the new dies from the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month. This month's set of dies is so great for tags and cards alike!

Do you know about the die of the month? It's a subscription that gives you a brand new set of dies in the mail each month. There are different subscription options to check out:

Small Die of the MonthLarge Die of the MonthCard Kit of the Month

Here's my card for today:
Spellbinders small die of the month (guest post)


I started out with a piece of grey cardstock, cut slightly smaller than the white folded card-base. I then layered crisp white sprigs all over the grey layer, and used scissors to trim off wherever they ran off the edges.

Spellbinders small die of the month (guest post)

I then used the birthday Warm Wishes Circle Die to create the focal point for my card. I cut it out of white cardstock, and layered it onto a circle of pink cardstock. I also cut out an ivory scalloped circle to tuck in behind.

I die-cut the flowers 9 times, layering 3 flowers together to create fullness. To add color, I used a light pink copic marker and concentrated the color at the centers of the flowers before adding little gems. I used copic markers to color the leaves a light green, and tucked them in behind the flowers.

I hope you like what I've created today! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

A winter deer family (Neat and Tangled)

Hi there!

I'm here and on the Neat and Tangled blog this morning, with a Christmas card that mixes a few sets to create a family of winter deer:

A winter deer family

Before I start chattering about the card, I would just like to say that thank goodness I treated myself to an external flash for my camera recently! I still prefer to take pictures in nice lighting, but at least I have an alternative now. What do you think?

Back to the card! I started out by stamping out my deer. The mama and papa deer are from Oh Deer, and the little one making a tiny snowman is from Santa's Wonderland. I think they all look so cute together!

I colored them all using my favorite brown copic marker trio: E30, E31, and E34. I went back in and added some W5 in the spots that would be most shaded.

I added rolling snowbanks beneath their hooves, using our Stitched Slopes dies.

A winter deer family

I added a gingham paper sky and popped up the focal images before creating a frame using 2 rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn.

I stamped out the greeting, from Nativity Play to the bottom of the frame using a crisp black ink. I'm so happy to have this french greeting for all of our teacher cards this year! We live right outside the city of Montreal, and our kids are in a french-immersion program.

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.

Friday, November 23, 2018

EBE favorites blog hop

Hi there!


Ellen Hutson is celebrating 12 years! The design team has gotten together to celebrate, by creating cards with our favorite Essentials by Ellen stamp sets. It was too hard to choose one, so I chose 2:

EBE faves blog hop

I used Plaid Maker to create my background. I stamped the solid block image in black ink onto red cardstock. To create the lighter squares, I first stamped off onto scrap paper before pressing down onto my red card. I usually take more time to make sure the plaid is perfect, but I eyeballed everything here. I wanted it to look homespun and hand-painted. To finish off the plaid, I inked up some stripes in white ink. It looks so cozy!

The focal image snowman is from my other favorite set, Snow Buds. I colored his scarf, hat and mittens to match the background. I dangled his mittens again like I did in *this card.* I love the look!

The only sentiment I needed was from the Neat and Tangled set, Stay Cool. I overlapped the mittens onto the sentiment and adhered them to a kraft-colored circle. I used a white paint pen to color the outside edge of the circle, and dotted little snow flakes to the inside.

I hope you like it!  If you're shopping today, check out Ellen Hutson's Black Friday sale:


♥.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

A sweatered llama

Hi there!

I posted this card to my instagram yesterday, but I thought it would be fun to show you how I made the little sweater for the Neat and Tangled Fa La Llama llama:

A sweatered llama

I started out by inking the llama image, but I wiped off all of the ink for his scarf and saddle detailing. Is it a saddle? dude, I have no idea. But you can see what got stamped on the right. I used a pencil to doodle a sweater design, and then traced over my doodle with a copic-friendly pen (like this one!)

A sweatered llama

I then colored him in using copic markers. I think he is just so sweet! The next step was to use him on a card:

Sending warm fuzzies


I could help but stamp the Santa from Elfs And Their Shelf, and have him ride on the llama's back. I also stamped out the little snowman from Snow Fun, and tucked him behind a gift.

Sending warm fuzzies

The sentiment, from Snow Days, was heat embossed, and I used a white gel pen to add little snowflakes to the background. The whole thing was set against a cozy knit patterned paper (by Lawn Fawn.)

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.