Sunday, August 13, 2017

Lawn Fawn Shadow Box Copycat

I am not ready for the summer to end, but I just got this Winer Wonderland set from Pretty Pink Posh and really wanted to play!The trees in the background are in the Whispering Pines set from Newton's Nook. They are more of a shadow stamp but I inked it and stamped it on a plaid background and then stamped that plaid background with the inked image on card stock to get that look.

I really love the idea of the new Lawn Fawn Shadow Box Die. Unfortunately, I am not a patient person and the die is on Pre-order!!!! UGH!!! So I decided to make a copycat recipe until I can order it and play. I am sure there are others that may not be patient either, so I am going to share my copy cat!

You need to cut and score two pieces of card stock . Measurements and score lines are on my picture above. I used SU real Red

To make the opening in the shadowbox card, I used the Nestibilities Classic Large Rectangles S4-132. I used the third rectangle out of the set. It measures approximately 2 3/4"x 2 1/8". You will only center and cut it out of ONE of your pieces of cardstock.

Then I cut a piece of designer paper to  what will be the back of the box. I didn't glue it on because I am going to glue the two red pieces together then add the background paper to cover the 1/4" overlap.

You need to cut out two of these 3 3/4" pieces of card stock and score them at 1/4" on both sides. They will be what I used to glue the hills to.

This is the tricky part....I made these two pieces ONLY to mark the inside where I am going to glue the 3 3/4" pieces to so they are equal on both sides. The sides of the box are 2 1/8" so the marks are not in exact thirds. If you set it up the way I have it in this picture, you should be good to go. If you notice, the long arrow points to the 1/4" score line on both red pieces BUT the mark lines are reversed. 

Next I glued my hills to the 3 3/4" pieces. I also have glued my two red pieces together then covered the back with the background paper. I didn't  take a picture of that part. Sorry!

Next I glued the white Pieces on to the red piece with the fold right on those pencil marks I made.

You will then need to glue the folds on the other side to the white pieces on the marks. 

I am new to doing step by step instructions, so I did not take a picture of that either so this is what it would look like using my original sample...I will have to come back and edit this!

Finally, I added my stamped and colored images and my glitter. I glued the front of the box closed and added the evergreens, twine bow and mini bells. Then finished it off with my Merry Christmas sentiment. I hope you like my card and my pattern for this box. Please give me credit for the pattern if you use it and post your card. Thank you!

Polar Bear: C0, C1, C2, E01
Penguin: N0, N1, N2, N7, N9, YR15, YR18

Stamp Sets: Pretty Pink Posh Winter Wonderland, Newton's Nook Whispering Pines, Memory Box Snow Globe Wishes (for the Merry Christmas)

Dies: Pretty Pink Posh Winter Wonderland dies, MFT stitched Snowdrifts, Nestabilities classic large rectangles S4-132, Martha Stewart autumn branch punch

Card Stock and Designer Paper: SU Real Red, SU Whisper White, CTMH Olive, Kraft, Photo Paper Mad Plaid.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Pineapple Crush Shaker

I made this pineapple shaker card for my daughter's friend. Pineapples are the big rage and my daughters and their friends are all wrapped up in it right now. I had so much fun with this card. This is the Paper Smooches Pineapple Crush Stamp set. The pineapples and rabbit were colored with Tim Holtz distressed ink and a watercolor brush. I the used MFT Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames and Heidi Swapp Happy Die. The paper is Echo Park For the Record 2. I used various sequin for the shaker part, but I also used those little plastic pieces that you use to make the melted plastic sun catchers. I had a bunch sitting around from when my kids were little so I threw some of the yellow pieces in. I hope you like it! Click on THIS LINK to view my mini video to see it shake...


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Ah Crap! Bird Crazy....

I watched the Blow Straw Painting video that was posted on the Unity stamp Co website and thought Stampers Anonymous Bird Crazy would pair awesome with this technique! So I tried it out (perfect timing since I was late to make my brother-in-law's birthday card.) I failed miserably on doing the actual technique properly, but it was fun to try. I used Gansai watercolors for the "poop" and tim hotlz distressed ink for the bird.

The "Ah crap" stamp was from Unity Stamp Co. and the "I missed your birthday" was printed off my computer.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Hello Lovely Mother's Day Cards

For Mother's Day, I made my mom and my mother-in-law the following two cards. The doily is from Stampin' Up! on the first card. I used Fern, Sea Glass and Glacier ink from CTMH for the flowers and leaves. I colored in Happy with CTMH blush ink. Both cards are sanded for that distressed look.

I used a coffee filter to make the doily. I really liked the texture of 
the filter for this card. I love this floral paper from the CTMH Hello Lovely paper pack. The colors are so pretty together.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Happy Nurse's Day!

I was a day late on getting my card made for Nurse Nancy at my school, but I really wanted to thank her for being such wonderful person. So for Nurse's Day I used my Tailored Expressions "Melissa" stamp set and Ctmh "Hello Lovely" paper pack to make her card.

The card base is 8" x 5 1/2" and is scored at 2", 3",5", and 6". "Happy Nurse's Day" was printed off my computer using the Always*Forever font. 

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Tulle Shaker Card

I just LOVED the tulle shaker card that Jennifer McGuire posted a couple of days ago here: Tulle Shaker card. It is such a pretty twist on shaker cards. I was looking for something new to try this weekend and that fit the bill! The best part was that revisited a couple of old supplies that have been in the closet forever.

On of my dusty supplies used was that old DYMO Label Maker! I used CTMH black cardstock with the white core cut to 3/8" and put into the DYMO label maker then sanded for the white to show through. 

I really love how the tulle makes the card look so soft verses the clear sheet.

I used Wendy Vecchi Buttercup Mica Spray to give the butterflies a gold shimmer to match the gold cardstock used for "Happy" and the gold sequins.

The supplies that I used in this project are:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Succulent Garden DSP, Mint Macaron, brushed gold CS and
CTMH black CS
Stamps: Tailored expressions Make it amazing stamp set
Dies: Altenew word die "Happy", Pretty Pink Posh scallop Ovals
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow and Royal Garden
Other accessories: White tulle, Ranger Ink/Wendy Vecchi Buttercup Mica Spray, and Dymo Organizer Xpress label maker

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Spring Bunny shaker Ornament/Gift Tag

Hello! I had really gone a little crazy buying the small round ornaments from Oriental Trading for my girls to make bath bombs with...I didn't realize they were going to reuse them DUH! Since I had so many extra, I tried to come up with something cute for friends I get together with each month to craft.  I am going to see them this weekend so I needed to work fast! I just had to use the bunnies in the stamp set Wishing You by WPlus9. I LOVE them. All of the images are so stinkin' cute! The basket is from Pretty Pink Posh "Easter Friends". I hope you like them!

The designer paper is from Jillibean Soup. It is from a 6x6 pad called Southern Chicken Dumpling Soup.

Friday, February 24, 2017

CTMH Some Kind of Wonderful card

Hello! I just received my order from CTMH and had to play with the Some kind of wonderful Stamp and thin cuts set. I love the little fox. He is so cute! I also used Your own kind of wonderful (D1627) stamp set for the saying. I used Blossom pigment ink with clear embossing powder on the saying. I also used Poppy card stock and Dreamin' Big DSP. It is a simple card and it was fun to make!

I hope you like it!