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

Beam Me Up

This is a fun interactive card that I made for a birthday using Beam Me Up from Lawn Fawn. The alien can actively beam up to the space ship and there’s also a glow-in-the-dark component with the stars in the sky. It was a fun card to create! With both the glow-in-the-dark and pull tab, this will be a fun interactive card to receive.

Beam Me Up

The idea started out with the Nuvo Crystal Drops where I wanted to make glow-in-the-dark eyes with them. So I dropped the white, then the green, followed by black and a small dot of white again. I let those dry while I worked on the card. I later came back to color the aliens and cut them out.
The ground was created using the Forest Border die with black paper and cut the rest of the project with the border dies and slider dies. The beam was stamped on mulberry paper. I would have liked vellum but I didn’t have any. This was the the second best choice.
The background was cut using a die and I blended ink on top using purples and black. I popped that layer up with foam tape after positioning the slider mechanisms. Then I used Nuvo Crystal Drops, the glow-in-the-dark ones, to fill in the stars and holes. It worked out great.
The larger alien just barely fits behind the space ship so that when it’s pulled all the way up that one is hidden. It would have been fun to have only one alien which appeared inside the ship but I couldn’t figure out how to get that double mechanism to work out. So that’s why I added the little guy to man the ship.

List of Common Supplies

Lawn Fawn Stuff:
Beam Me Up
Snowy Backdrop
Forest Border
Let’s Toast Pull Tab Add-On
Everyday Sentiment Banners

Copic Markers:
BG11, 13, 34, 10
B000, 01, 12, 16
V04, 06, 09

Springtime Girl

I have a love-hate relationship with this project and I for one am very happy it’s off my desk and ready to send to someone. The main components are Springtime Girl stamp from Stamp Anniething and the Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel die. Either of these on their own would be simple but I had the idea of using all four images for Springtime Girl in the wheel. I mean, how cool is that?! I’ll describe some of my troubles below but in the end, I’m very happy that it worked out. Yay!

Quick Supply List:
Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel
Springtime Girl stamp

So my problems were two fold – first, I’ve never used the Reveal Wheel before so there was quite a learning curve. Then second, I was using a digital stamp and the Reveal Wheel relies on stamping the images on the wheel. My first wheel was a disaster but then I found a solution that worked by fussy cutting around the image and then gluing it onto the wheel.
Lastly, the puzzle I had to work out was where to put the window. I hadn’t taped down the wheel, like it was suggested, and ended up with a double cut in the window making it difficult to work around. (mainly because I had already cut the heads off of the part that goes on the wheel so the misalignment meant she didn’t have a chin. LOL Which really shows up with the cactus one.) So even though it’s higher than I would have liked, having the frame there (to help cover the mistake) was actually a cute addition.
The fence in the background is from Polka Dot Pals Fern to help complete the scene. My favorite part, beside feeling accomplished, is the face. I think I like how her eyes turned out and might be the right look I was searching for. It’ll be something I try again.

General Supplies:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
My Mind’s Eye Out of the Blue decorative paper
Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel
Liquid Pearls
Make it Crafty chipboard sentiment
My Favorite Things Ink Cubes
Tsukineko Memento Ink Tuxedo Black

Stamps:
Springtime Girl
Polka Dot Pals Fern (fence)
Polka Dot Pals Khadija (sentiment)

Copic Markers:
YG21, 23, 17, 67
E30, 31, 35, 0000, R12, E04
BG11, 13, 45, 57
E08, 09, 13
Y11, 19, 28
Y11, RV12, 04, 09
BV23, 25
E71, 74, 79
C1, 3, 5, 7
E21, 23, 35, 29

Sealed with a Kiss

This is a quick post to match how quickly the project came together. I think I did this little note in less than ten minutes. Perhaps I was too hasty because I just noticed the paper doesn’t match any of the colors I used. Ha! The stamp is Lawn Fawn’s Sealed with a Kiss and an easy addition to your Amazon cart. At least, that’s what happened with me! I drew the ice the seals are on and kept the coloring simple. It’ll be a fun bookmark for someone special.

You’re Just My Type

These literary mice are at it again, typing poems for those they care about. Last week I had bookmarks to share and from that I expanded and also created a card using the same theme. However, with the card being larger, I was able to include more of the accessory stamps.

I used the same colors and supplies as the bookmarks so I only had to grab a few extra things to complete this. The poem itself, is very long. In addition to not rhyming, I thought that would be humorous when pulling it out, and out and out even more.
I didn’t want to add so many new colors so when I did the background, I kept with the brown from the mice and the gray/white from the paper.
I didn’t show the whole poem, but there are three more segments. The pull tab goes all the way down to the bottom of the card when it’s inserted all the way. To do this allusion, I assembled it with two layers of foam in between and then cut the slit all the way down to the 2nd to last layer (but not the base)

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
My Mind’s Eye 6×6″ Paper – Follow Your Heart
Nuvo Crystal Drops
self-sticking gems, tickets

Lawn Fawn Stamps:
You’re Just My Type
Love Poems

Copic Markers:
BG11, 13, 49
T2, 4, 8
E000, 21, 23, 13, R11
E71, 74, 77
Y11, BV25, T1