Thursday, May 28, 2015

Double Take- Lawn Fawn's Here's the Scoop

Hi and welcome. Today I'm bringing back what I like to call, "Double Take". It's where I create two different cards with one stamp set. I'm featuring THIS adorable stamp set for today's cards...
Too cute. Here is my first card...
I decided to go bold and bright on this one because those colors make me happy. I stamped the images in THIS ink and heat embossed them using clear embossing powder. This helps keep the watercolor in the right areas. I chose "skittles" colors from THIS awesome watercolor set to color in the Popsicles.

I decided to keep the background simple since my images are so bold. I stamped THIS background stamp using black ink on a piece of THIS cardstock. I heat embossed a sentiment from the same set in white on a banner that I die-cut from THIS die set. A closer look...

I chose a softer color palette for my next card...
I stamped the ice-cream images on to different patterned papers from THIS paper pad. I adhered them to a white panel I cut with THIS fun die. I created a background using a couple of heart images in the stamp set.

I finished off the card by adding THIS to the ice-cream tops along with THIS for some added shine. A closer look...

There you have it. Two totally different looks using the same stamp set. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Quick Crafty Tips- Keeping Tidy

Hello. I hope you had a great weekend. I'm back with another quick tip. (If you're new to my blog, click HERE and HERE to see my previous quick crafty tips.) This one is all about keeping tidy.

I'm one of those people that has to clean up my work station before starting another project. However, sometimes I have deadlines and have multiple projects going on at once. I find that I'm not very creative when things are not organized, so I went searching for something that would help me keep projects separated.

I had a few of these plastic trays left over from my son's third birthday party...


They were the perfect size to sort my projects and keep them tidy. For example, here are my leftovers from the SSS June card kit. (You can see my projects using the kit HERE and HERE) I'm not ready to tuck the remaining product away yet, so I keep it in this tray on my work table...



These trays make it so easy to clean up quickly and move on to another project, keeping all the materials together so you can come back to it. I purchased these trays at Party City and they were very inexpensive. However, you could use things you already have around the house. Experiment and see what works best for you. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Teacher Gifts

Hi! Last week I mentioned that I would be sharing more ideas using the new Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit. I shared a couple cards already (that can be found HERE) and now I want to share a couple of teacher gifts...
First up is ice-cream treat bags. We all scream for ice-cream, right!? The Doodlebug Papers included in the kit are awesome because they have a few sheets filled with squares of cute images. I simply cut them out and punched a hole to make a tag. Super simple...


So what's inside these cool treat bags? 
A gift card to UDF (a local convenient store with the best ice-cream) and a bowl and spoon to go with the theme and make it pretty (they were free since I bought the gift cards...score!). I also covered a piece of chipboard with some of the adorable patterned papers in the kit. I did this to give it a sturdy base for the bowls to sit on. 

Here's another fun gift that I whipped up that would be perfect for a teacher gift, or for an office worker, or bus driver,...you get the point...
I picked up a few smiley face cookies at a local bakery and packaged them in clear treat bags. I stamped the front of the bags with a sentiment from THIS stamp set that is included in the kit. I used Staz-on white ink since it was a slick surface...

The kit also comes with some rainbow washi tape and I used it to seal up the bags...
Again, very easy and so darn cute. 

I hope this has inspired you to create a fun little gift for a special person. It's a simple way to spread a little sunshine. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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Monday, May 18, 2015

CASEing Genius


Hello there. I hope you had an awesome weekend! I wanted to pop in and share that my sweet friend, Kelly Latevola, is featuring me on her amazing blog HERE.


Kelly and I met at a craft retreat and became instant friends. Besides being a sweetheart, she is one of the funniest people I've ever met . My cheeks hurt from laughing every time I see her. Love her. If you're not familiar with her blog, you must check it out HERE. Good stuff.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

SSS June Card Kit

Hello! Simon Says Stamp revealed their June Card Kit today. Check it out...
It's called, "Be Happy" and the name fits it perfectly. I love all the happy colors and it screams summer and sunshine. Simon sent me one to play with and I made several projects. I will be sharing more over the next week but today I want to share a couple of cards...
The first card was so simple to make. I die-cut the patterned papers in the kit with a banner die and adhered them down on to a white note card (made from a piece of cardstock in the kit) in rainbow order. The patterned paper also has a couple of sheets with decorative squares. I cut one out for the sentiment and framed it with a scalloped vellum square. I finished off the card with a cute epoxy sun.

A closer look...

My next card...
...used the same banner die pieces (I had leftovers from die-cutting). I die-cut a vellum heart using THIS die and die-cut the new smile die in the kit from black cardsock. Adhering vellum can be tricky so I decided to stitch it on with some thread. I stamped a sentiment and heart icon from the kit's stamp set (which you can buy separately HERE) using black ink along the bottom of the panel. I created a mat around the panel using black cardstock and adhered it to a white note card using THIS for dimension. I added a few stitched lines along the sides of the card using THIS fun die. 

I also heat embossed the smile die-cut using clear embossing powder for added shine. A closer look...
Like I said, I will be sharing much more over the next week using THIS fun kit! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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