Wednesday, April 30, 2014

{Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge} Anything Goes

Welcome to the last Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge in April! This week's challenge is Anything Goes and the design team is featuring Lawn Fawn products. You don't have to use it but we'd love to see some if you have it.

I used patterned papers from Studio Calico's Wanderlust 6x6 paper pad to create the scenery and paper piece the trailer and car from Lawn Fawn's Happy Trails and Happy Trails Lawn Cuts. The sentiment from the same set was heat embossed with Zing! Rouge embossing powder. The U.S. map was die cut from the patterned panels and stamped into the negative space on the base of the card using Wish You Were Here and Wish You Were Here Lawn Cuts.

One winner will be chosen at random to win a $50 gift voucher to the awesome Simon Says Stamp Store!

It could be you!

I hope you will play along with us this week!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Wednesday. :)


Thursday, April 24, 2014

{Paper Smooches} Pet Sympathy Card with Feathers Dies as Angel Wings + Video!

A close friend of mine recently lost her cat of 18 years. After that much time, you can imagine how big of a loss it was. I thought this card would make a great tribute to that furry friend. Of course, I was going to use the Nine Lives stamp set and coordinating Nine Lives dies. I wanted to use the Feathers dies as angel wings since they are shaped just right with the notches to look like individual feathers within a bigger wing.

I created a windowsill for the cat to sit on, using the Duo Dies 3 frame, and embellished it with the Flowers dies as well as a butterfly using Flap Happy and Butterflies 2 dies. The sentiment is from Word Up. I customized the flowers using purple and red which are the recipient's favourite colours. Here's my video showing how I assembled this card:

Thanks so much for stopping by!