Sunday, February 25, 2024

Lawn Fawn | Happy Purrthday!


I made this custom birthday card for one of my son's friends who just turned 16. You may recall THIS POST last year when my son was too embarrassed to give that card to the same friend. Well, things have completely changed and we now know that his friends all enjoy the cute things in life. They are, after all, cat owners!


I used six different stamp sets from Lawn Fawn to create the images and sentiments for this card! The adorable cats, speech bubbles and some of the sentiments are from the ever-so-popular Simply Celebrate Critters clear stamps and dies. The remaining sentiments, including the joke, are from the Dad Jokes stamp set. I love that Lawn Fawn offers so many different critter sets and add-on sentiments that you can mix and match to customize your cards. 


The cats were all coloured with Copic markers and I've listed all the colours in the supply links below. There are a lot but that's what it took to get the shading and colour variation perfect! I also used a white gel pen to add highlights to the ears and pink cheeks. The extra images stamped in Cove Blue ink are from Critter Concert (music notes), Tiny Sports Friends (soccer ball) and Meow You Doin' (paw print).


To create the background, I cut panels from Moonstone, Cornflower Blue and Noble Fir cardstock using My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1 Dies. Then I cut both the Moonstone and Noble Fir pieces using Spellbinders Color Block Scenic Scape Dies. After running the the Moonstone panel through with Concord & 9th's Cloudy Double Card Front Die, I glued all the pieces on to a Kraft card base and popped up the die cuts with foam squares.


Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you again soon!

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

Spellbinders | Through the Arbor Garden Collection


Hello, crafty friends! Today, I'm sharing two cards made with products from the Through the Arbor Garden Collection by Susan Tierney-Cockburn. I'm not great with real life or card-based floral arrangements so using these products was definitely way out of my comfort zone. Still, it was fun to have the opportunity to use these products!


I needed a new baby card so that was my drive for both of these card designs. This first design features my favourite product from this collection, the Arbor & Ivy 3D Cut & Emboss Folder. I just love that gorgeous archway in Sea Salt cardstock! 


I die cut the flowers from Nasturium and Galvanized Wash Bucket in Doll PinkBurnt Orange and Peach Sorbet. I used centres from Vintage Florals because I wanted them to be flat and mailable, even though I'm sure I'll deliver this card in person.


I used the coordinating sentiment die to cut a second piece from Mirror Gold cardstock to create a shadow that matched the centres of the flowers. Any extra bits of gold are always a nice touch and, since the sentiment panel blends well into the background, this shadow helps to highlight the sentiment a bit more.


The sentiment from Sentiments for Everyday was heat foiled with Aura Hot Foil on Sea Salt cardstock to blend in with the elegant archway background. After arranging the flowers, I popped up the pink flowers with foam squares and glued the others flat on the panel.


My second card features flowers and leaves from the Mock Orange die set from the Through the Arbor Garden Collection. For the colour palette, this card also features Burnt Orange and Peach Sorbet, like on the first card, but I swapped out the pink for Bermuda


I just love all the details on the flower petals and leaves! For both cards, I used shader brushes and coordinating inks in Be Mine, Terracotta, Bellini and Uptown to add shading to all the die cuts.


This card also features a sentiment from Sentiments for Everyday, which was heat foiled with Aura Hot Foil directly on to the Burnt Orange cardstock. To finish, I embellished the centres of the flowers with Oyster Pearls.

Have you heard about SpellbindersCardmaking Super Star Contest? It's running from February 13th through March 13, 2024 and you could win a $300 shopping spree! Visit this link HERE or click on the image below for all the details.


Be sure to check out the current Die-lightful Die Cutting Sale running February 20-28, 2024. You can save up to 40% on select products, including many of my favourites! Visit this link HERE or click on the image below for all the details.


Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you again soon!

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Saturday, February 17, 2024

Spellbinders | February 2024 Monthly Club Kits


Hello again, crafty friends! Today, I'm sharing projects featuring the February 2024 Monthly Club Kits from Spellbinders. My first card features the "Stitched Floral Focal Card Front" Stitching Die of the Month and the "Daffodil Spray" Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month.


I love designing several cards with the same colours and it was so easy with this amazing colour combination. The Spellbinders cardstock colours featured on both cards are Barely Peach, Dahlia, Wild Berry and Teal Topaz.


For this first card featuring the "Stitched Floral Focal Card Front" Stitching Die of the Month, I cut the base panel from Teal Topaz cardstock.


Then I cut the A2 leafy panel from Wild Berry cardstock and stitched the four largest leaves with Light Silver Metallic Thread. After glueing it on to the Teal Topaz base, I added Bella Pearls in three different sizes.


Next, I die cut the large centre flower from Dahlia cardstock and stitched it using Light Silver Metallic Thread. I popped up this panel on foam squares.


The sentiment was created by heat foiling one of the sentiments from the "Daffodil Spray" Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month. I used Pewter Hot Foil on Barely Peach cardstock and also popped that on to foam squares.


For this second card featuring the stunning "Daffodil Spray" Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month, I cut pieces of Barely PeachDahliaWild Berry and Teal Topaz cardstock and taped them together at the back.


Then I heat foiled the "Daffodil Spray" on to the panel using Satin Champagne Hot Foil. This foil is pinkish gold so it was the perfect shade for the peachy pink shades of cardstock. It's subtle and still makes quite the impact on this simple design.


I needed a Get Well card so I chose a sentiment from All You Need Sentiments, which was the November 2023 Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month and now available for purchase.


I heat foiled the sentiment using Pewter Hot Foil on Teal Topaz cardstock. I also die cut an extra banner from Black Glitter cardstock and offset it before popping it on to the card panel with foam squares. To finish, I embellished the card with a few carefully placed Silver Pearls.


Here's a list of monthly club kits I share, as well as some of the value kits offered by Spellbinders:


Have you heard about SpellbindersCardmaking Super Star Contest? It's running from February 13th through March 13, 2024 and you could win a $300 shopping spree! Visit this link HERE or click on the image below for all the details.


Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you again soon!

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