Take It Easy
Hello friends and TGIF! I hope you have fun things planned for the weekend ahead! I am super excited because I am getting out of work early this afternoon to go to The Inspiration Station in Stafford Springs, Connecticut, for an afternoon of classes with my friends and Lawn Fawn's own Jenn Shurkus! If you are lucky enough to have Jenn come teach at a store near you, I highly encourage you to sign up for a class. Her classes are filled with tons of inspiration, helpful tips and tricks, and all around crafty fun. I can't wait to see and use (and mostly likely buy) all the new Lawn Fawn spring release products! : )
Be sure to follow along for some behind-the-scenes action here on my Instastories.
Now, on to today's get well cards, which were entirely unplanned for today's post, yet somehow seem appropriate given the current state of the world. No one ever wants to have to send get well cards, but if you do, the "Take It Easy" stamp set and "Cozy Bed" dies from Papertrey Ink are perfect!
*A full list of supplies is available at the end of this post. Both cards were made the same way, I simply used a different color combination for each.
The base of each A2 sized card was either made from Balmy Blue or Pineapple Punch cardstock. I cut a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock as the first matted layer. In the upper left corner of each card I stamped the sentiment in the corresponding ink color. Using the Cozy Bed dies from Papertrey Ink, I die cut each bed scene from either yellow or blue cardstock. The patterned paper on the bedding is all from the Lawn Fawn Spring Fling 6" x 6" paper pack. I stamped the cute images (pajamas, hot water bottle, tissues box, newspaer, etc) in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a separate sheet of white cardstock. I colored the images before adhering them to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. The fun thing about this "Take it Easy" stamp set is that you can customize your newspaper greetings with a whole array of fun sentiments or news headlines!
Thank you for taking the time to visit and I hope you have a wonderfully creative weekend!
List of supplies:
Hello readers! I am so excited to be a guest designer for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers today. A big thank you to co-hosts Amy and Chaitali for having me! Because we are still just a few days away from Christmas, I have created a seasonal inspired coffee themed card to share with you.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Kraft 80lb cardstock. Using the Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangle dies, I cut the first layer from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I heat embossed the sentiment in gold embossing powder in the upper right hand corner of this scalloped piece. Using both the pine leaves, berries and branches from the Papertrey Ink Holiday Greens and Papertrey Ink Spruce and Sprig stamp set and dies, I cut branches and berries in evergreen cardstock, rich cherry cardstock and gold glimmer paper. I adhered all of these die cuts directly to the white scalloped cardstock using a Mono tape runner.
I die cut the coffee mugs, cozies and lids using the Hero Arts Coffee Cup Tags Frame Cuts. The lids were cut from solid cherry cardstock and the coffee cups and cozies were cut from the Echo Park Here Comes Santa Claus paper pack. I adhered the two coffee mugs to the card using foam adhesive for added height and dimension. Lastly I added two pine cones cut from gold foil paper and a red bow die cut from red sparkle paper to the center of the coffee mugs for lots of added glitz and sparkle!
In my mind these two mugs are filled with extra chocolate-y hot cocoa or overly nutmegged chai, since I’m not a coffee drinker. I call that my “Christmas in a cup!”
I hope you have enjoyed today’s card. And, once again, a big thank you to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers for having me as a guest designer. Thank you for visiting and happy creating!
Altenew Potted Plants
Hello readers and happy Friday! I hope you have some fun plans for the weekend ahead. We have nothing specific planned yet, but sometimes no plans are the best plans!
Today I am sharing two cards I created using a new stamp set that I recently purchased from Altenew called Potted Plants. I did not inherit my mother's green thumb, so stamping plants instead of actually potting them is about the only way I'm guaranteed to keep them alive! Altenew has some of the most beautiful and realistic looking stamps and I have come to love their products very much. Their layering flower stamps like this hyacinth and these Peruvian Lilies are among other personal favorites of mine.
Here is the Potted Plants bundle by Altenew that I used to create these cards. The bundle is both the stamp set and coordinating die, but you can purchase each individually as well.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Crumb Cake cardstock. Using the Papertrey Ink Mix and Mat Plaid Die, I cut the frame from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using Memento Tuxedo black ink, I stamped the sentiment at the top of the card. On a separate sheet of white cardstock I stamped the three plants in Garden Green ink and Pear Pizzazz ink. Using the coordinating dies, I cut out each plant. I stamped the two plant pots in Versamark ink and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder. I die cut the plant pots using the coordinating die. I adhere the plants and plant pots to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension.
For the second card, I created the base from Pear Pizazz cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in the lower left corner using Intense-ified black ink. I die cut the black frame from Basic Black cardstock. Sorry - I can't recall who makes this die! I cut a sheet of white cardstock to fit behind the window frame and stamped the plants in Garden Green ink and Pear Pizzazz ink. Lastly I stamped the palm plant in Pear Pizzazz ink and die cut it using the coordinating dies. I stamped the plant pot in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in white embossing powder. I die cut the plant pot and then I adhered this palm plant to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful weekend friends!
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