Mom + Me

Here’s a quick little shaker card note that I created using some fun dies and stamps. The inside of the shaker card is filled with yellows, golds and some green butterflies to go for a twilight theme. Sometimes cards don’t need to say a lot – this is one of them and a simple note to say I love you.

Snowy Trees
Say Cheese
Mom + Me
Critters in the Forest

The main component is the Polaroid die and Snowy trees which I blended with ink to color them. I stamped the tree stump in brown and added a little shading but kept it simple. Then I only had to spend some time coloring the details of the owl.

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps:
Shaker Maker Foam Tape – White
Snowy Trees

Lawn Fawn:
Say Cheese
Mom + Me
Critters in the Forest

Copic Colors:
E21, 74, 77, 79
YR16, 30, Y15
T2
YG23, 17

Audrina Swinging By To Say…

Hello friend! For this project I pulled out my stash of dies to create the scenery and then colored up Audrina Swinging By Tire Swing to enjoy it. It’s been so hot this summer that I’m ready for cooler temperatures and for those autumn colors to emerge. Sigh. It will be a while for that to happen. But in the mean time, I hope you enjoy this project.

Audrina Swinging By Tire Swing
Peekaboo Backdrop Die

I started this project by building from the background forward. I knew I was going to use the Peekaboo Backdrop Die so I kept that in mind when I was placing the other elements. The top-left window features trees and the word “Hello” on top. The top-right window features stenciled clouds and the word “FRIEND” in the sky.
I colored Audrina Swinging By Tire Swing with the no-lines technique which means I stamped her in a light color. This allowed me to add a few more details such as more rope, add a nose and change her mouth. I colored her eyes the same way I did last time which seams to work out well with this style. I’ll have to try green eyes next time. 😉
The leaves were cut from mulberry paper that was already died in the autumn colors. That was so I didn’t have to worry about coloring them and they also have a bit of texture to them that is reminiscent of leaves. I chose autumn leave colors so that the tree and foreground would stand out more than the background and to keep the focal point moving around the card.

List of Common Supplies

Audrina Swinging By Tire Swing

Scripty Hello Die
Happy Large Word Die
Peekaboo Backdrop Die
Stitched Border Trio Die
Peekaboo Backdrop Die
(unknown dies)

Copic Markers:
BG11, 13, 18
B12, 16, 18
E30, 23, 25
T2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
BV23, 25
E23, 25, 27, 29
E000, 01, 02, 30, 31

Loads of Fun

I was inspired by the Loads of Fun washing machine set and thought it would be funny to have a spinning load of socks – all of them mismatched, of course. So when I spotted the Reveal Wheel, I knew that was the combination I needed. The trick was to combine the shaker card idea with the wheel. What I thought was going to be easy ended up taking forever. But it worked and it’s so fun to play with.

Loads of Fun
Reveal Wheel
Card Builder Windows

To make this a shaker card, I used the spinning wheel die to cut the top and bottom layers from white card stock. Then a third time from thin double-stick foam. The top cardstock layer was cut with a circle die that I also used on the washing machine. This allowed me to assemble a wheel part just like any other shaker. However, don’t forget to add the brad into the bottom layer before sealing it up.
Once the shaker wheel was figured out, I put the rest of the card together with foam tape and arranged my colored images to top. I made sure I used lots of socks. This was also my the debut of my first Purple Onion Designs stamp – that turtle reading was the perfect little critter to wait for the laundry to finish.

List of Common Supplies

Lawn Fawn Stuff:
Loads of Fun
Reveal Wheel
Everyday Sentiment Banners

Whimsy Stamps
Card Builder Windows
Shaker Maker Foam Tape – White

August by Purple Onion Designs
My Mind’s Eye Out of the Blue paper

Copic Markers:
BG11, 13, 57, 10
C2, 4, 6
BV23, 25
R05, 27, 29
YG21, 23, 17, 67
Y28, YR30, 31
T2, 4, 6

Monster Mash

Sometime little notes are needed which I have made a few. They have been quick to put together and I’ve enjoyed using the simple images from Lawn Fawn. This one for example – I stamped the characters in black which makes coloring very quick and less time consuming that no-lines coloring. Plus these little notes are a great way to brighten up someone’s day.

Monster Mash

List of Common Supplies
+ unknown note card die with row of hearts

Lawn Fawn Stuff:
Monster Mash

Copic Markers:
R32, 35
Y21, 11, 15, 38, 28
BG11, 13
E04, T3
YG21, 23, 17, 67
T1, 3, 4, 6

Loads of Fun

Every once in a while there has to be a card that doesn’t turn out the way we wanted and this one of them that I couldn’t fix. I’m just not happy with it. I think it’s the laundry! I might have to color up a new spin and change it.

Loads of Fun
Wonky Stitched Rectangles

The basic card is created using decorative paper cut with stitched-border and scalloped dies. Ii didn’t want the sentiment to be the focal point so I stamped that in black at the bottom to help give the card a solid bottom.
The markers I used to color aren’t matching the paper very well and I think that’s what is throwing off my groove. However, this load is set up on an action wobble so the receive can spin the load. That’s really fun to have that center part wobble back and forth.

List of Common Supplies

Main Stuff:
Loads of Fun by Lawn Fawn
Wonky Stitched Rectangles by Whimsy Stamps

Copic Markers:
(unknown colors)

Color My World

For this bookmark, I decided to represent my family by their favorite colors. I was surprised everyone chose either red or blue – I thought for sure there would be a pink or green involved. But to coordinate with the paper I chose, I decided I would choose black for myself since black absorbs all colors and therefor would be considered a rainbow in my mind. 🙂 White is a lack of color. It’s a geeky thing or perhaps just a me thing.

Color My World by Lawn Fawn
Peakaboo Window Die 3 by Whimsy Stam

List of Common Supplies

Main Stuff:
Color My World by Lawn Fawn
Peakaboo Window Die 3 by Whimsy Stamps

Copic Markers:
T0, 2, 4, 6, 8
B0000, 00, 12
R02, 05, 29, 59
R32, 35, 37, 39
B12, 16, 18
BV23