Friday, March 15, 2019

Spring shadow box (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's March inspiration week! I was nursing a migraine yesterday, but my dino magic picture changer card was featured on the LF blog. Click *HERE* to see the card in full, but here's a teaser of what I should have posted for that post:

magic picture changer (lawn fawn inspiration week)

Now, onto today's project! We're showing off add-on dies to the previously released Shadow Box Card die set.

spring shadow box (lawn fawn inspiration week)

I loved making these little shadow boxes! They are EASY, and so cute. I used the Park Add-On dies for the aperture and the trees. I flipped the little half-circle upside down, because I wanted the soft, curved opening.

spring shadow box (lawn fawn inspiration week)

I did a double-row of trees, so it looks all forest-y in there, and cut out 3 different colors of Spiffy Speckles paper: the pink ground on the outside of the box, the leafy tree tops, and the blue speckled sky for the back.

The stamped critters are from a few sets: Eggtra Amazing Easter, Rub A Dub Dub, and Butterfly Kisses.

And speaking of butterflies, you only see the pair of them when you peer in from the top. It's a fun little surprise.

spring shadow box (lawn fawn inspiration week)

I hope you like it! Check out all of the amazing shadow-box projects on the LF blog this morning - click!

♥.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Eggstra special (for Neat and Tangled)

Hi there!

I'm here and on the NT blog this morning with a card that's a little... eggstra:

eggstra special (Neat and Tangled)

I started out by stamping the main bunny-and-egg image from Eggciting 2 times. I kept one intact, but cut the egg away from the bunny for the 2nd. It takes the 2 bunnies to haul this giant egg!

I paper-pieced the egg-wrapper for a different look, stamping the image onto floral patterned paper, trimming out that section, and over-laying it onto the die-cut egg.

The sentiment was borrowed from an older set that I illustrated, Eggstra Special. That egg is definitely a little extra!

eggstra special (Neat and Tangled)

For one final touch, I brought in the butterfly and dotted trail line from All The Bunnies.  I love how it connects the sentiment to the large egg.

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Everybunny (Neat and Tangled release week)

Hi there!

The Neat and Tangled new release has already been teased to you in full (we're doing a smaller release this month!) and all of the new product will be available for sale tomorrow morning. In the meantime, the design team is hosting a bonus day of inspiration! We're showing off more projects using our new goodies.

I couldn't help but color another bear, from All The Bunnies:

every bunny (Neat and Tangled release week)

I placed him onto a sheet of pink polka dot patterned paper, and flanked him with a bunny on either side.

every bunny (Neat and Tangled release week)

The sentiment is from another new set this month, Eggciting. I love the size of the bear, and how he fills up the card-front!

I hope you like it! Be sure to check out what the rest of the team crafted for today on the Neat and Tangled blog - click!

♥.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Llama! (Neat and Tangled release week)

Hi there!

Welcome to the third day of this month's Neat and Tangled release week. We will tease you with new products all week long and then they will be available for purchase on Friday morning in the store.

Today, the team is showing off dies made in collaboration with Benzie Design. I played around with the llama die:

Llama! (Neat and Tangled release week)

I could have just stuffed and stitched a little llama, but I decided to try something a little more... involved. I'm so glad I did because it is just so cute!

Llama! (Neat and Tangled release week)


I made a llama box! It's the perfect size for keeping on your desk and filling with little stamped die-cuts, or on your dresser to hold your rings. I gave it to my daughter and she filled it some plastic jewelry and it's adorable.

I started out by cutting 4 of the main llama shapes out of felt, and another 2 out of very sturdy card-stock. So sturdy, it's almost cardboard. I then stitched 1 llama to each piece of cardboard/cardstock, and just so you don't see all of the thread-work, I glued on the remaining llama shapes to the back of each. You don't necessarily have to stitch anything on those layers, but I did so that it would look more polished. I just ran the thread through, but didn't stitch those layers to anything. Does that make sense? So each llama is comprised of a felt llama, a cardstock llama, and another felt llama.

Llama! (Neat and Tangled release week)

Next. I cut myself a box out of that same heavy cardstock, and adhered it between the 2 llamas. You could stop right there, but I opted to cover the cardstock box in white felt.

I hope you like it! Be sure to leave me a comment before you leave - Danielle will choose a winning comment from among the design team's blog posts this week. You could win a $25 gift card to the NT store. Now hop on over to the NT blog to see what the rest of the team created using this set - click!

See you tomorrow!

♥.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

All the bunnies (Neat and Tangled release week)

Hi there!

Welcome to the second day of this month's Neat and Tangled release week. We will tease you with new products all week long and then they will be available for purchase on Friday morning in the store.

Today, the team is showing off another stamp set that I designed, called All The Bunnies:

All the bunnies (Neat and Tangled release week)

I love that big bear with his bunny ears! He's got me completely fooled. ha! I really wanted the images to fill up the entire card-front, so I brought in the huge egg and bunny from yesterday's set, Eggciting, and cut the image so that it looks like the string is really long, in back of the bear.

I couldn't help but add another bunny to round out the right side of the card, and added a butterfly as well.

All the bunnies (Neat and Tangled release week)


I hope you like it! Be sure to leave me a comment before you leave - Danielle will choose a winning comment from among the design team's blog posts this week. You could win a $25 gift card to the NT store. Now hop on over to the NT blog to see what the rest of the team created using this set - click!

See you tomorrow!

♥.

Monday, March 4, 2019

How eggciting! (Neat and Tangled release week)

Hi there!

Welcome to the first day of this month's Neat and Tangled release week. We will tease you with new products all week long and then they will be available for purchase on Friday morning in the store.

Today, the team is showing off a 3x4 stamp set that I designed, called Eggciting:

how eggciting! (Neat and Tangled release week)

The bunny from Eggciting got more egg than he bargained for! The other bunny and butterflies are from a set you'll see more of tomorrow.

I started out with a dusty rose colored patterned paper that has gold flecks covering the top (and before you ask, I have no idea where this came from!) and it set the tone for my pretty and pastel card.

how eggciting! (Neat and Tangled release week)


I colored the bunnies in a soft brown using copic markers (E41, E42 and E44) and then added a floral detail to the egg wrapper. I used the sprig image from Magical Day, and added some dots with a black pen. I love how this looks! When illustrating the egg, I purposefully left the egg wrapper plain so that you could add your own creativity to it. There is a small open circle included in the set, to add polka dots to the wrapper, or you could even paper-piece it for a completely different look.

I hope you like it! Be sure to leave me a comment before you leave - Danielle will choose a winning comment from among the design team's blog posts this week. You could win a $25 gift card to the NT store. Now hop on over to the NT blog to see what the rest of the team created using this set - click!

See you tomorrow!

♥.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

big floral thanks (with Ellen Hutson)

Hi there!

I have a few days with nothing to post, so I think I will go back and share projects that I made at the beginning of the month that were never blogged yet.

Let's start with this big beautiful floral number, from the Mondo Gerbera Daisy stamp set:

big floral thanks (Ellen Hutson)


I can't even tell you how much I adore the entire "mondo" flower line of stamps that Ellen Hutson has in their store. I hope they make more of them. (You hear me, Julie? you genius, you!)

And this daisy image is so perfect for a quick and easy card. I am the world's slowest colorer (it's been documented) but this card came together in under 30 minutes. Because I only really had to color the stems and the middle of the flowers, I got the drama from the large floral without the coloring-time-commitment. In case you'd like to know, I used copic markers - Y02, Y11, and Y17 for the yellow centers.

big floral thanks (Ellen Hutson)

I started with a card base, onto which I did a little ink blending with Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Ink.  Before the ink could dry, I flecked water droplets onto the entire think, for that dreamy bokeh effect.

Next, I layered on the flowers, and stamped the greeting in the lower right hand corner to finish things off.

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.