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Happy Purrthday! Wishing You A Pawsome Day (Lawn Fawn)

Hi Everyone, as a massive fan of Lawn Fawn, I love it when they issue their new releases. Well, artistically, I love it but the wallet doesn’t love it quite as much. Haha! I’m sure many of you can relate! The latest release had so many wonderful things but sadly, I just couldn’t get them all. One item which nearly didn’t make the cut was the Meow You Doin’? set. I’m a dog person so tend to favour the dog images but there was something about this set I couldn’t resist. I’m so glad I got it as it is such a fun set to use. I have only just started to explore this set. Initially, I started to create with this set as part of my quest to design an 18th Birthday card (see this post) but I decided to go in a different direction for that project. Nevertheless, since the stamp set was out, I just had to create with it! The one thing I *wish* I had done differently? Purchased the coordinating die set! This is now on the Wish List! It would have made the putting together of some of these cards even simpler! The following set of four shows variations of the same theme but I hope you will see something in one of the designs which will inspire you.

Here’s the first card…

Happy Purrthday
Materials used: Stamps – Meow You Doin’? (Lawn Fawn); Dies – Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Stitched Party Banners (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Inks – Black Licorice, Manatee, Celery Stick, Freshly Cut Grass (Lawn Fawn), Tumbled Glass (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Copic Markers and Wink of Stella – Clear.

 

Here’s the second card…

Happy Purrthday: Wishing You A Pawsome Day
Materials used: Stamps – Meow You Doin’? (Lawn Fawn); Dies – Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, (Lawn Fawn), Die-namics Blueprints 13 (My Favorite Things); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Inks – Black Licorice, Plastic Flamingo, Celery Stick, Freshly Cut Grass (Lawn Fawn), Tumbled Glass (Tim Holtz/Ranger), Black Licorice Hybrid (My Favorite Things); Copic Markers, White Embossing Powder and Wink of Stella – Clear.

 

Here’s the third card…

Wishing You A Pawsome Day
Materials used: Stamps – Meow You Doin’? (Lawn Fawn); Dies – Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Inks – Black Licorice Hippo, Manatee (Lawn Fawn), Black Licorice Hybrid (My Favorite Things); Copic Markers; Sprinkles Shapes: Hearts (Doodlebug Design) and Wink of Stella – Clear.

And here’s the final card…

Wishing You A Pawsome Day
Materials used: Stamps – Meow You Doin’? (Lawn Fawn); Dies – Grassy Border, Stitched Party Banners (Lawn Fawn); Circle Die (Unknown); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Inks – Hippo, Celery Stick, Freshly Cut Grass (Lawn Fawn), Tumbled Glass (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Copic Markers; White Embossing Powder and Wink of Stella – Clear.

So there you have four simple birthday cards using the Meow You Doin’? stamp set by Lawn Fawn. I really cannot wait to use this set again and see where else it leads me.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

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(DISCLAIMER: Although a member of the Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com Affiliate program, all items used to create my projects were purchased by myself. I only link to items I have used (although I might link to different sizes), like to use and actually recommend.)


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Happy 18th Birthday (Altenew/Stampin’ Up!)

Hi Everyone, a couple of weeks ago I was surprised to receive a message from the mother of a friend of mine asking me to make a birthday card. Her Granddaughter was about to turn 18! Whilst I make my work cards every year, I had never been asked to make a card for someone else. I asked for a few details about her requirements and was told she likes the colour purple, cats, and had just bought a car. She suggested that it have a particular phrase and that maybe, it could have a pop up on the inside. With that guidance, I sat down to create and that is when I realised that all of those things didn’t really go together. I decided to make a couple of cards which focussed on different things from the list provided and the Grandma could choose the one she liked the best.

For the first card, I decided to make it more elegant with a lovely sentiment across the front panel. The Altenew Painted Butterflies (whilst being neither cats nor cars) seemed like they would be a sweet addition. I stamped the images using Lawn Fawn ink and I think they came up well. Once I was finished stamping, I smooshed the lightest ink onto an acrylic block, then added some water. I then flicked this inky water over the card. Finally, I added some purple rhinestones from Kaiser Craft and I think it finished off the card beautifully. I don’t always add a lot of decoration to the inside of the card (sometimes just a panel of cardstock) but since this was a special occasion, I decided to continue the theme inside.

Here’s the card…
To my Granddaughter on your 18th Birthday

To my Granddaughter on your 18th Birthday
Materials used: Stamps – Painted Butterflies (Altenew); Cardstock -Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Rhinestones (KaiserCraft); Minc; and Minc Gold Foil.

Here’s the inside…
To my Granddaughter on her 18th Birthday - Inside

To my Granddaughter on your 18th Birthday
Materials used: Stamps – Painted Butterflies (Altenew); Cardstock -Knights Smooth, American Crafts.

 

For the second card, I decided to go for a more playful design – with a pop up in the middle, as had been suggested. I created the inside first using a die I had purchased from Stampin’ Up! – Love this die! So fun! (And you can use the letters which pop out on another project). As the inside was the “main event”, so to speak, I thought the front of the card should be a little more subdued. It did need to have a big hit of gold though because who doesn’t love some gold bling!

Here’s the card…
Happy 18th Birthday

Happy 18th Birthday
Materials used: Dies – Lots of Labels Framelits Die (Stampin’ Up!); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Patterned Paper -Unknown (American Crafts); Minc; Minc Gold Foil; Enamel Stickers – Purple (Francheville); Lawn Fawn Lawn Trimmings (dyed with Copic Marker ink).

Here’s the inside…
(excuse the fingers)
Happy 18th Birthday - Inside

Happy 18th Birthday – Inside
Materials used: Dies – Party Pop Ups Thinlits Die, (Stampin’ Up!); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; It’s My Party Enamel Dots (Stampin’ Up!); Washi Tape – Stampin’ Up!.

Happy 18th Birthday - Inside

Happy 18th Birthday – Inside
Materials used: Dies – Party Pop Ups Thinlits Die, (Stampin’ Up!); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; It’s My Party Enamel Dots (Stampin’ Up!); Washi Tape – Stampin’ Up!.

Can you guess which card the Grandma chose?

Actually, it was neither. I sent her a picture of them both and she asked me to make the first card again but this time include the Granddaughter’s name on the front. Sadly I do not have a picture of this card. I had to space it a little differently to fit the name in but it otherwise looks very close to the first image. I believe both Grandma and Granddaughter liked the finished product.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are having a great day!

Happy Stamping!

 

Supplies Used:

(DISCLAIMER: Although a member of the Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com Affiliate program, all items used to create my projects were purchased by myself. I only link to items I have used (although I might link to different sizes), like to use and actually recommend.)


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Wishing you a beautiful birthday (Lawn Fawn)

Hi Everyone,

When the Bicycle Built For You stamp set was released by Lawn Fawn recently, I, like a lot of people, was so excited about the idea of putting my little characters on the bike and creating all manner of scenes based around this concept. In fact, when I sat down to create with the set for this first time, that was my plan. Of course, things never go to plan, do they? lol And on this occasion, I am thankful they didn’t. You see, it crossed my mind that the bike flag looked a little like half of a swing set. I then got to thinking about how I would *love* it if Lawn Fawn released a rope swing to hang from their tree dies. How fun would that be! As they currently do not have this as part of their range, I had to create it for myself. They do have a tyre swing but it wasn’t quite what I had in mind (and I don’t believe the sizing was correct). It’s not the most perfect of swings as you can see and I really want to play around with this design some more but I really do love the concept. (Please, Lawn Fawn, create a swinging rope and swing set to go with the tree dies. Oh, and while I am at it, a large wooden bench to go under the tree too. I have plans! haha).

Here’s the card…

Wishing You A Beautiful Birthday
Materials used: Stamps – Bicycle Built For You (Lawn Fawn); Dies – Grassy Border, Leafy Tree Backdrop: Landscape (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock – American Crafts, Knights Smooth; Ink – Tumbled Glass, Broken China (Tim Holtz/Ranger), Black Licorice (Lawn Fawn), Black Licorice Hybrid (My Favorite Things), Plastic Flamingo (Lawn Fawn); Copic Markers and Wink of Stella.

For my second card, I wanted a fuller green tree look and to have the girl wear a brighter pink to more closely match the Plastic Flamingo ink I used for the sentiment. I also decided to brighten the sky and add a little more grass.

Here’s the card…

Wishing You A Beautiful Birthday
Materials used: Stamps – Bicycle Built For You (Lawn Fawn); Dies – Grassy Border, Leafy Tree Backdrop: Landscape (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock – American Crafts, Knights Smooth; Ink – Tumbled Glass, Broken China (Tim Holtz/Ranger), Black Licorice (Lawn Fawn), Black Licorice Hybrid (My Favorite Things), Plastic Flamingo (Lawn Fawn); Copic Markers and Wink of Stella.

Finally, as you all know I *love* Lawn Fawn products so I was very excited to read they have started a new challenge blog called Lawn Fawnatics. I am going to enter the above card in this challenge.

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope these cards tempt you to look at your stamps a little differently instead of how they were originally intended to be used. As for me, I’m off to create some more! It might even be a third attempt at this card design as wouldn’t it look ever so pretty if there was a field of flowers at her feet…or at the very least a few flowers. lol Oh, and I’d like to try and position her so she is holding onto the swing. I didn’t mind that she wasn’t in my cards above as I thought she might be about to jump off. So fun! Okay, happy creating! Have a great day!

Happy Stamping!

 

 

Supplies Used:

(DISCLAIMER: Although a member of the Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com Affiliate program, all items used to create my projects were purchased by myself. I only link to items I have used, like to use and actually recommend. I have included both sizes of distress ink pads as you may prefer the mini over the regular size.)


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Have an unbelievable day (Lawn Fawn)

Hi Everyone,

Despite the silence on my blog in recent times, I have actually been creating! I hope to have a few more regular posts coming up as I share some of my creations. The card I am sharing today is the birthday card for my youngest nephew, Max. He turns 13 tomorrow (and I feel pretty confident in posting the card as I know he doesn’t read my blog. lol). I decided to make a scene card for him – lots of die-cutting and inking…and it was so much fun. I haven’t made a scene card in the longest time!

Here’s the card…

Have an unbelievable birthday

Have an unbelievable birthday

It’s not a traditional looking birthday card and is rather “dark” but I was trying to avoid going too cutesy and girly. I’m definitely going to have to build up my masculine card stash!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

 

 

Supplies Used:

DISCLAIMER: Although a member of the Simon Says Stamp Affiliate program, all items used to create my projects were purchased by myself. I only link to items I have used, like to use and actually recommend. I have included both sizes of distress ink pads as you may prefer the mini over the regular size. I have also linked to the dies which match the stamp set although in this case I decided to fussy cut out the images.


Happiest of Birthdays to You (Stampin’ Up!)

Hi Everyone,

One of my favourite stamps sets to use lately has been the Birthday Blooms stamp set from Stampin’ Up! I have made a lot of cards recently with this set – it is fun to colour and it also versatile enough to be used for birthday, thank you, thinking of you, or even sympathy cards. I have three cards to share today – all variations of the one theme.

For the first card, I stamped the images a few times around the edge of a panel of white cardstock and then coloured them in with Copic Makers. I added some washi tape to the edges of the card base and then placed the decorated panel in the centre. You could always pop up this middle panel with some foam tape.

Here’s the card…

Happiest of Birthdays to You Materials used: Stamps - Birthday Blooms (Stampin' Up!); Washi Tape - It's My Party Designer Washi Tape (Stampin' Up!), and Copic Markers.

Happiest of Birthdays to You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (Stampin’ Up!); Washi Tape – It’s My Party Designer Washi Tape (Stampin’ Up!), and Copic Markers.

The second card came about because I still had a piece of designer paper on my desk from an earlier project and thought it matched well with the pink I had used to colour the flowers. I placed this down the left hand side of the card base. Before adding my panel to the card base, I added a few hearts around the sentiment which I highlighted with some Wink of Stella. I then popped the panel up using foam tape.

Here’s the card…

Happiest of Birthdays to You Materials used: Stamps - Birthday Blooms (Stampin' Up!), Lunar Animals (Mama Elephant); Designer Paper - Garage Days (KaiserCraft); Copic Markers and Wink of Stella.

Happiest of Birthdays to You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (Stampin’ Up!), Lunar Animals (Mama Elephant); Designer Paper – Garage Days (KaiserCraft); Copic Markers and Wink of Stella.

My final card came about because I had been looking back at some of the cards I had made during 2015 and one card just jumped out at me. You can see the card I refer to here. I decided to use this card as inspiration and I think it came out super well.

Here’s the card…

Happiest of Birthdays to You Materials used: Stamps - Birthday Blooms (Stampin' Up!); Punch - Triple Banner (Stampin' Up!); Distress Inks and Copic Markers.

Happiest of Birthdays to You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (Stampin’ Up!); Punch – Triple Banner (Stampin’ Up!); Distress Inks and Copic Markers.


This really is a super fun set and I LOVE colouring those flowers. I stamped and coloured a whole pile of these flowers so will hopefully have more cards to share in the future.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

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Hope Your Birthday is Unforgettable (WPlus9)

Hi Everyone,

A super quick post today (mainly because it is getting late and I need to get to bed! lol). I totally forgot it was my boss’s birthday today and I’ve always given her a card for her birthday. I felt so bad even though I did actually wish her a happy birthday in person. So tonight, the plan was to make a birthday card. (Turns out I don’t actually make a lot of birthday cards so I need to remedy that too and put a few away for days like these). At first I thought I would use the WPlus9 stamp set Unforgettable as it has a couple of sentiments related to forgetting birthdays but when I sat down I decided to just make a regular birthday card.

Here’s the card…

Hope your birthday is unforgettable Materials used: Stamps - Unforgettable (WPlus9); Dies - Die-namics Blueprints 13, Landscape Trio (Mama Elephant); Cardstock - American Crafts, Knights Smooth; Designer Paper - Hello Sunshine (Lawn Fawn); Distress Inks, Copic Markers and Rhinestones (KaiserCraft).

Hope your birthday is unforgettable
Materials used: Stamps – Unforgettable (WPlus9); Dies – Die-namics Blueprints 13, Landscape Trio (Mama Elephant); Cardstock – American Crafts, Knights Smooth; Designer Paper – Hello Sunshine (Lawn Fawn); Distress Inks, Copic Markers and Rhinestones (KaiserCraft).

Hope you enjoyed my card! Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

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Happy Birthday (Penny Black)

Hi Everyone,

Sorry for the long blog absence. Lots of things going on…except creating.

When my family got together the other day for my birthday my niece and one of my nephews wanted to see what I had been making. I really didn’t have much to show them as I hadn’t been creating. They both asked if they could play so I set them up with the necessary equipment. They picked out stamps and off they went. Love creating with children as they are so creative. They really experiment with colours and design. At one stage, however, my nephew said to me, “Auntie Kylie, would you please colour my owl as I can’t do it?” I said, “No, buddy, you can do it”. He said, “I can’t do it right though.” I said to him, “There is no right. Play, experiment and see what happens”. He did but he wasn’t happy with his efforts. I pointed out to him that he was using markers he was unfamiliar with, he hadn’t coloured in a long time, and that not every attempt would be a work of art. We need to practice and learn how to use the mediums. At that point, I thought…someone should be listening to her own advice. lol So, I sat down and played. Some of the cards are okay, some are in need of improvement BUT I had fun. I’m out of practice. I’ve forgotten colour combos which I used to use all the time so never thought to write down. It doesn’t matter though. It was wonderful to dip my feet back into the water.

So without further babble, here is what I came up with. For card one, I decided to stamp directly onto patterned paper. I think it is my favourite out of all the cards I made.

Happy Birthday Materials used: Stamps - You're Retro! (Penny Black); Designer Paper - KaiserCraft; Cardstock - American Crafts, Doodlebug Design; Copic Markers; Signo Broad - White (uni-ball); and Wink of Stella.

Happy Birthday
Materials used: Stamps – You’re Retro! (Penny Black); Designer Paper – KaiserCraft; Cardstock – American Crafts, Doodlebug Design; Copic Markers; Signo Broad – White (uni-ball); and Wink of Stella.

Next up, I wanted to try putting a country scene…had trouble with my greens so it is quite bright. lol

Live Life in the Fast Lane Materials used: Stamps - Let's Play (Lawn Fawn); You're Retro! (Penny Black);  Cardstock - American Crafts, Doodlebug Design; Dies - Tim Holtz Alterations - Here & There (Sizzix); Copic Markers; Signo Broad - White (uni-ball); and Wink of Stella.

Live Life in the Fast Lane
Materials used: Stamps – Let’s Play (Lawn Fawn); You’re Retro! (Penny Black); Cardstock – American Crafts, Doodlebug Design; Dies – Tim Holtz Alterations – Here & There (Sizzix); Copic Markers; Signo Broad – White (uni-ball); and Wink of Stella.

For card three, I decided to stick with the country theme. In order to soften the brightness of the greens, in particular, I went with distress inks for the background. The colours are a bit weird though. lol

Live Life in the Fast Lane Materials used: Stamps -  You're Retro! (Penny Black);  Cardstock - American Crafts, Doodlebug Design; Dies - Tim Holtz Alterations - Here & There (Sizzix); Copic Markers; Distress Inks; Signo Broad - White (uni-ball); and Wink of Stella.

Live Life in the Fast Lane
Materials used: Stamps – You’re Retro! (Penny Black); Cardstock – American Crafts, Doodlebug Design; Dies – Tim Holtz Alterations – Here & There (Sizzix); Copic Markers; Distress Inks; Signo Broad – White (uni-ball); and Wink of Stella.

I decided to make one more card to try and nail the green. It kind of missed the mark again but it isn’t too bad.

Happy Birthday Materials used: Stamps -  You're Retro! (Penny Black);  Cardstock - Unknown, Doodlebug Design; Copic Markers; Signo Broad - White (uni-ball); and Wink of Stella.

Happy Birthday
Materials used: Stamps – You’re Retro! (Penny Black); Cardstock – Unknown, Doodlebug Design; Copic Markers; Signo Broad – White (uni-ball); and Wink of Stella.

And just like that the drought is broken. 🙂 Lots of practice still to do but it is great to be back at my craft desk creating again.

I hope you are all happy and well…and creating up a storm.

Happy Stamping!