It’s my Lawnscaping post day!

Hi, everybody! It’s my turn to post today at the Lawnscaping challenge blog and I’m sharing some cards that I made recently.  Since the current challenge is to add dimension to your card, I challenged myself to come up with alternate ideas for adding dimension without using foam tape or a lot of layers.

My first card uses Lawn Fawn’s Bugs and Kisses. I made some custom paper by stamping the bugs in brown ink on kraft card stock, then added some shadows to each bug. I like the effect because it looks like the bugs are popping up off of the background, when they really aren’t!
I used a few Copic markers in the E40 family (E40, E41, E42, and E43) to add the shadows on the kraft card stock. They are very similar to the color of the card stock and make subtle shadows when they’re dry.

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To make the worm in a jar, I stamped the jar, worm and branch on a transparency with permanent ink. I stamped another worm and jar lid on white card stock, then colored them both in. Both pieces are attached to the back of the transparency.

Here’s a closer look at the worm in the jar and the card front:

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My second card features a scene that I created with the Love You S’More set. It took a while to color everything, but I’m so happy with the final result!

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I planned the background by first stamping the flames and the bear. I masked the flames and the bear and drew in light pencil lines where I wanted to stamp the background line of trees and color in the ground where the bear is sitting.

Here’s a closer look at the card front. After I colored the sky, I heat embossed the stars and used a blender pen to push the color around the stars so they each have a glow.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! I’ve provided a list of supplies that I used on my cards at the bottom of my post.

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Bugs and Kisses Card
Lawn Fawn supplies used:
Bugs and Kisses clear stamp set
Into The Woods petite paper pack
Beachside petite paper pack
Other supplies:
Memento ink (colors: Tuxedo Black, Cocoa Brown)
smooth kraft card stock
transparency sheet
permanent ink (Staz-On)
Copic markers
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Lucky Stars Bear Card
Lawn Fawn supplies used:
Love You S’more clear stamp set
Lucky Stars clear stamp set
Beachside petite paper pack
Other supplies:
Memento ink (colors: Tuxedo Black, Cocoa Brown)
watermark ink (VersaMark)
white embossing powder
Copic markers
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Bugs and Kisses goodie bags!

Hi, everybody! I’m up on the Lawnscaping blog today for my regularly scheduled monthly post as part of the Facebook Inspiration Team. 
I’m sharing this sweet little treat bag project featuring Lawn Fawn’s Bugs and Kisses stamp set and the Goodie Bag die!
Lawn Fawn supplies used:
Bugs and Kisses clear stamp set
Let’s Polka petite paper pack
Peace Joy Love petite paper pack
Snow Day petite paper pack
Hello Sunshine petite paper pack
Goodie Bag Lawn Cuts die
Other supplies:
Copic markers
Memento ink (colors: Tuxedo Black, Lady Bug)
Spellbinders Classic Hearts die 
(Lawn Fawn also has a Hearts die set, which would be perfect for this project, but I don’t have it yet.)
single hole punch
transparent film (re-purposed from craft packaging)
I hope you’ll stop by the Lawnscaping blog to see how this project came together, and say hi while you’re there!
Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope your week is off to a great start!
Hugs,

Shrink Plastic Magnets will bring some ODD to your locker!

Hi, crafty friends! I’m up on the Some Odd Girl Stamps blog today with more shrink plastic inspiration! 
I made some bottle cap magnets with images and sentiments from various Some Odd Girl stamp sets. I think you’ll find that this project is perfect for bringing some ODD to a school locker or to your fridge!
Stop by the Some Odd Girl Stamps blog to check out my tips for making your own set!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I hope your week has been going well so far!

Hugs,

Some SWEET tips on adding detail without adding bulk!

Hi everybody! I’m up on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog today with some tips on making fun detailed (and mailable) cards! Here’s a peek at the card I made, featuring Sweet Stamp Shop‘s new “Royal Wish” and “Enjoy Calligraphy” sets!
While this card has a few layers, you’ll see that it’s still thin enough to mail in a regular envelope!

For the full details on how this card came together, check out my post at the Sweet Stamp Shop blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs,

My Some Odd Girl Stamps Weekly Recap!

 Hi everybody! If you’re going to be catching up on this week’s blog posts over the weekend, make sure you check out my tutorial on the Some Odd Girl blog on making reusable stencils with Some Odd Girl cut files!

Here’s a card that I made with the stencil from the tutorial, featuring Some Odd Girl Stamps’ super sweet “Cookies N Milk” clear stamp set:

I also made some pocket scrapbooking cards with the new “Beautiful Amazing Fabulous” sentiment cut file pack by altering the sentiments and pairing them with Some Odd Girl digis to make the pocket cards, which also work great on cards, too! You can find out how I altered the sentiments at this post on my blog.

And finally, don’t forget to hop along with Some Odd Girl Stamps and Chic Tags to check out some very chic and totally odd projects from both design teams! If you love fun, inspiration and PRIZES (and I know that you do), make sure you hop along! The hop kicks off at the Some Odd Girl blog
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with lots of crafting time!
Hugs,

Make your own SWEET designer paper!

Hi, everybody! I’m up on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog today with an inspiration post on making designer paper with your Sweet Stamp Shop sets! 
Here’s a look at some of the patterns I’ve created with a few of the sets, and you’ll see some fun cards that kick the idea up a notch!
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Here’s a peek at the three cards I made for today’s post:
To see the full photos of the cards and find out how they were made, pop over to the Sweet Stamp Shop blog! I’d love it if you stopped by to say HI!
Don’t forget, there’s a new color challenge going on at Sweet Stamp Shop! Here’s my card with that combo, and the colors that we’re playing with!

For all the details, check out this post at the Sweet Stamp Shop blog! When we get more than 25 entries, a lucky winner will receive a SWEET prize!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope your week is off to a wonderful start!
Hugs,