Friday, February 16, 2018

Pivot Pop-Up (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there, and welcome back to the 2nd day of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week. We're showing off a very fun new interactive die, the Pivot Pop-Up. This die set includes everything you need to create a 4-panel scene that twists and pops-up as you open the card.

pivot pop-up (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I started out by decorating the outside of the card. I used images from the new Hay There stamp set, nestling them into rolling green hills.

When you open the card,

pivot pop-up (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


the panel twists,

pivot pop-up (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


and unfolds into such a fun surprise!

pivot pop-up (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I didn't anticipate loving this die as much as I do, but the kids and I took turns opening and closing the card for quite awhile. I kept it pretty clean-and-simple, letting the pop-up panel shine, but next time I'd love to go all out like some of the other girls on the design team did.

Check out all of their amazing creations on the Lawn Fawn blog this morning - click!

♥.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Rub-a-dub-dub (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's February inspiration week. Today, we're showing off Rub-a-dub-dub, an adorable take on bath-time with little duckies (real and rubber, haha.)

rub-a-dub-dub (lawn fawn inspiration week)

This set is one of my favorites from the new release. I adore the little duck peeking up over the top of the bubbles to see his little toy boat! I doubled up on the bubbles and tucked that little ship in between.

I used some new Gotta Have Gingham patterned paper to make this card come together quickly, and left room at the bottom to stamp the greeting. It almost looks like a fun wallpaper!

rub-a-dub-dub (lawn fawn inspiration week)

I love the sentiments in this set, the whole concept is so fun and fresh.

There are more ducklings to see on the Lawn Fawn blog this morning - click!

♥.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

a toucan of thanks (Avery Elle spring release blog hop)

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Hi there, and welcome to Avery Elle's Spring release blog hop!

I'm so excited to be able to show off the Toucan Party stamp set:

a toucan of thanks (Avery Elle new release blog hop)

Isn't it so fun? I love all of the birds as well as the floral/leafy elements. It's such a well-designed set! I colored the birds in quirky colors and set them up against a pink chevron background.

a toucan of thanks (Avery Elle new release blog hop)


I drew in some dots with a white gel pen and framed out the focal image strip by adding white cardstock to the top and bottom. The leaf/floral images added some drama, and I stamped the greeting in a dark grey ink at the bottom.

I hope you like it!

To celebrate our spring 2018 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  To enter to win just comment on this post.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, February 11th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, February 12th.  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.
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you make everything s'more fun (Neat and Tangled release week)

Hi there!

It's the 4th day of this month's Neat and Tangled release week. Everything will be available for purchase in the store tomorrow morning, 8am EST.

We're highlighting my second set of the month, S'more Fun:

you make everything s'more fun (neat and tangled release week)

They've been available for some time as a digi stamp in my Etsy shop (which is sorely in need of new images! ack) but now I'm thrilled to be able to have them in my collection as stamps.

This card is so simple, but so fun. I stamped out the images, die-cut them and stamped out the sentiment. Doesn't get much easier than that!

you make everything s'more fun (neat and tangled release week)

I added a little bit of shading under each s'mores component and placed the heart on the O of S'more.

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the NT blog this morning - click!

♥.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

moving day (neat and tangled release week)

Hi there!

It's day 3 of this month's Neat and Tangled release week, and we're showing off more goodies designed by Miriam: the Geometric Circles cover plate and stencil.

I used the cover plate with Ride With Me (both available in 2 days!) to create this new home announcement card:

moving day (neat and tangled release week)

Like I did on Monday's card, I borrowed the little flag from Beach Day, and this time the sun as well.

I ink blended a piece of white cardstock in shades of blue, and then splattered soft brown ink over-top. The coverplate was trimmed down a bit so that it fit the upper portion of the card. I cut a strip of grey cardstock to simulate the road.

The coverplate gives it a bit of a retro vibe, no?

moving day (neat and tangled release week)



I filled up the wagon with the moving day image, and joined the wagon to the bike with some grey twine.

moving day (neat and tangled release week)

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the NT blog this morning - click!

Don't forget to leave a comment before you go - a winner will be chosen at random from the design team blogs. On Friday, you could be the winner of a 25$ gift card to the Neat and Tangled store. Good luck!

♥.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

you have my heart

Hi there!

I'm on the Pinkfresh Studio blog today with this floral number:

you have my heart

I used Fleur 1 and Fleur 2 from the most recent release for all of the blooms. They work so well together!

you have my heart

The sentiment is from Bird With Flowers. I trimmed it out and adhered it with foam squares to give it a bit of a lift.

I hope you like it!

♥.

Panda die (Neat and Tangled release week)

Hi there!

It's day 2 of this month's Neat and Tangled release week and we're highlighting the new Panda die and So Many Sentiments stamp set - both designed by Miriam Prantner.

With one pass in your die-cut machine, out comes this cute Panda face:

Panda die (Neat and Tangled release week)


This is the quickest card I have ever made, and the kids kept trying to steal it. They cut a few panda faces for themselves too.

I die-cut the panda out of white cardstock, and then used foam adhesives to glue it onto a black layer. Instant panda face. I added some googly eyes and rosy cheeks and white gel pen accents to dress him up a bit. The little cheeks are so cute.

Panda die (Neat and Tangled release week)

The sentiment, from So Many Sentiments, was white-heat-embossed to keep with the black and white panda theme.

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the NT blog this morning - click!

♥.