Craft haul and Easter shaker cards

Hello crafty peeps! Happy Monday!

Today, I am sharing a craft haul video I made late last week. Joann’s had a FANTASTIC 50% off sale on ALL Scrapbooking and papercrafts 3/1-3/8. So I made a couple of trips:) Enjoy!

Also, am entering the current Lawnscaping Challenge “Dots and Stripes”. I love designer challenges, I don’t know why I don’t enter more often… So fun!

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Here are the last two cards I made out of a set of four for Easter.

I am really happy how they all turned out. I’m really loving the seed beads I have recently acquired. If you love shaker cards..like most of us… You have to try adding seed beads to your shaker element! It amplifies the fun of the whole shaking part:)

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I used Lawn Fawn’s Lets Polka patterned paper and dry embossed the base of the card with various embossing folders. One of my favorite embossing plates of all time is called Linen by Papertrey Ink, which is subtle but gives just enough texture for added interest.

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Thanks for joining me today, I also have craft haul videos on my YouTube channel if you wanna check out more.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week and HAPPY CRAFTING! :)

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Swing into Spring Day 3

Hey guys! I’m back today with another spring card using the new Lawn Fawn set called Eggstra Special Easter. I made another shaker card, but this time using the Easter basket image from the set. I thought it looked kinda plain by itself, so I added a little bunny from Lawn Fawn’s Snow Day stamp set holding the side of the basket. How cute is he?

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The shaker element was made with Papertrey Ink’s tag sale #8 die. It wasn’t  made to be a shaker die, but I thought, why not? And it turned out great! I encourage you to look at your dies differently and use them in more than one way. It keeps card making interesting and fun.. Don’t ya think?

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Well, here’s the finished card. I’m off to make more!:) Thanks for stopping by and always HAPPY CRAFTING!

Swing into Spring Day 2

Hello crafty friends! Today I have a shaker card to share using the new Lawn Fawn stamp set Eggstra Special Easter. I absolutely adore this set!

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Ever since I got this in the mail I haven’t been able to put it down. Today’s card features the chocolate bunny image with the adorable sentiment ” You’re EARRESISTABLE”… How cute is that?!

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I wanted all the focus to be on the shaker, so for the background I simply embossed a panel of white PTI cardstock with the Chicken Wire Cuttlebug embossing folder. I think it ties in the theme of Easter nicely. I then stamped the bunny image in Versamark ink on a piece of PTI dark chocolate cardstock and embossed with white embossing powder. I stamped the image again on white cardstock and colored in the bow and ear with Copics so that I could paper piece those parts onto the bunny.

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I die cut the Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #8 die out of Lawn Fawn’s Lets Polka paper to create my shaker window. I added seed beads from Joann’s, Martha Stewart iridescent heart glitter and flat sequins from Maggie Holmes to the inside of the shaker. Can I say just how much I LOVE SEED BEADS! They create so much more movement and sound than just sequins by themselves. My niece and nephew are going to love shaking this thing!

That’s all for today, I will be back tomorrow with another spring themed card…

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting! :)

Swing into Spring

Hello everyone… Happy March!

I’m so excited for the weather to be sunny and warm:) I have been crafting to my heart’s content with my new Lawn Fawn Goodies! Today I will be posting my craft haul video and the first card of my new series called Swing into Spring. I’ll be posting each day with a brand new spring themed card for about the next 6 days or so. Sit back and enjoy!

Now for today’s card share… I have always been inspired by cards that have really cute scenes with grassy hills, sun and clouds. Not to mention I couldn’t wait to play with my Lawn Fawn dies! I had a ton of fun creating this card.

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I chose two bunnies from a couple of different Lawn Fawn stamp sets ( Hello Baby and Snow Day). I really wanted a layered look for added depth, so I added a stitched vellum slope and vellum cloud. The background was created with a light blending of Tumbled Glass Distress ink.

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A  couple of strategically placed sequins allowed me to adhere the vellum without the glue showing through. You can’t tell on the picture but I kinda went overboard with my Clear Wink of Stella pen. ;) Both the sun and clouds were die cut from Papertrey Ink white cardstock using Lawn Fawn’s Spring Showers Lawn Cuts. The sun and grass were colored using Distress inks and a mini ink blending tool.

I’m really happy with how this card came out… Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

St. Patrick’s and a little watercolor

Hey ya’ll! I wanted to share a card I made for St. Patrick’s day! It was a lot of fun because I just winged it… No planning or anything.

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I used a cheap watercolor set that I got from Joann’s a while back and just played with a green ombré effect. I’m in love with how it turned out. I added the Gold Glittery flower and wanted to add twine leaves. The twine would not keep straight and kept twisting up… It was a happy accident that it ended up glued to the card looking like a flourish. Gold sequins complete the card. I’m dying to get my hands on some Pretty Pink Posh sequins… Hope everyone enjoyed…

Thanks for stopping by, HAPPY CRAFTING!

Emboss Resist with Distress inks

Hi all, today I have a card that I made for my Sister-in-Law who was recently hospitalized. Love you Elsa!

It is another card that was inspired by Laura Bassen’s Craftsy class called Vibrant Stamping: Creative Color Techniques. I can’t say enough about how much I learned and enjoyed from taking this online class!

Today’s card features the Lawn Fawn stamp set “Get Well Soon” and a Hedi Swapp stencil from my stash. I really enjoyed blending the colors and revealing the finished product. I didn’t have the type of background stamp that I wanted to use on this card so I used a stencil to apply Ranger Perfect Medium and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

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After heat embossing I blended several Distress inks, in rainbow order, onto the card panel. I started on the edges and worked my way in adding color slowly and intensifying it as I went.

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I am really happy with the overall “spring” type of feel that it developed into. I die cut a circle in the center for my main image, fighting with myself not to turn it into a shaker. I was SO CLOSE! Lol. I can’t help myself, I love shaker cards.

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Hope everyone enjoyed my card share today, thanks for stopping by and HAPPY CRAFTING!

Clean and simple birthday card

Hi all… Today I will be sharing a card I learned how to make from Laura Bassen. She is a wonderfully talented and funny crafter who is on the Papertrey Ink design team, as well as several others. I enrolled in an AWESOME online class that Laura is instructing on a site called CRAFTSY. It has hundreds of classes you can take for all kinds of crafty things from papercrafts to quilting. I’m really impressed by this site and all that it has to offer. The class is called Vibrant Stamping: Creative Color Techniques.

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And it was totally worth it! Here is my card.

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The class is so interesting and technique driven.. Which I love. Also she teaches a little color theory. SO FUN!

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I created a clean and simple card front with a Papertrey Ink stamp set trying to keep the colors in rainbow order. R.O.Y.G.B.I.V.  I had a lot of fun making this card and hope you guys check out the Craftsy site! Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY CRAFTING!