Card Making · Paper Crafts

I Look Up To You

Hi there! I hope you guys are having a great April so far! It has been a very cloudy and rainy week here in west Texas. But, while I wait for warmer and drier weather, I’m crafting it up in my craft room!

I just recently bought the Zoo Crew stamp set from Paper Smooches and I couldn’t wait to use it because I love how PS designs their critters. I knew I wanted to make a partial die cut with this set once I got it, so of course I needed to get the matching die set. I did the partial die cutting with one of circles from Lawn Fawn’s Circle Stackables die set and the giraffe die.

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For the background, I heat embossed Simon Says Stamp clear embossing powder on white paper. You can see on the picture below how well the embossing powder melts. I really like this embossing powder, it melts so fast, and I never have a problem with my paper warping.I Look Up To You 1

I used Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, and Limeade Ice from Papertrey Ink with my Ranger blending tool to finish off the background.

I Look Up To You 2The giraffe was colored with Copics (I’m still trying to master those). I used foam adhesive to adhere the top layer over the patterned paper and I stamped the sentiment on Ripe Avocado paper. Because I don’t have any enamal dots, I made my own using Liquid Pearls from Ranger.

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I hope to make more cards soon with the rest of the Zoo Crew critters. I can’t seem to get away from the Paper Smooches website, I’m obsessed and I just want MORE!!!

Anyway, I hope you guys like my card, and please bare with me as I explore all the infinite options of photographing my cards! I’m just having a lot of fun with my camera… and random objects and backgrounds, you get the idea.

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Marvy Embossing Heat Tool

Card Making · Paper Crafts

We Really Really Miss You

Hello everyone! Can you believe March is almost over? Where is the time going? I just now realized I need to start preparing for my Top 5 for March.

I wanted to share a new card I made using Mama Elephant stamps and dies. I don’t know what I like most out of the three sets I used.

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First is the Three Amigos stamp and die set, I mean, how cute are these little amigos? Each amigo actually holds his own little sign.

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I decided to change things up and have them holding one big sign, which is the Bold Banner die. This banner is awesome, it is perforated on both ends making it easy to fold. I also used one of dies in the Sew Fancy dies set for the border. This is just one of the dies it comes with, it has another border die, a couple of circle dies, a tag die, and a stitched string die. This set is a must have!!!

We Really Really Miss You 2So now you know why I said I don’t know which set is my favorite! I love the quality of Mama Elephant stamps and they come out with awesome die sets as well. I can’t wait to use them again, I already have some ideas for each set.

I hope you guys have a great rest of the weekend!

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Me & My Big Ideas Mambi Sheets

Card Making · Paper Crafts

Unforgettable Birthday

Nat King Cole plays in my head anytime I hear the word “unforgettable”, please tell me I’m not the only one!  Great music to listen to while crafting, but anyway… I finally made a card with WPlus9’s Unforgettable stamp set! It has been a little hard to come up with something good because this set is so popular right now and everybody has been making all these great cards with these cute elephants, so it’s a little intimidating. I also wanted to bring out the copics and try to get some more practice on coloring.

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I wanted a blue-ish “watercolor” background so my elephant looked like he was up in the sky. I did it by daubing (<- is that right?) my Aqua Mist ink pad from Papertrey Ink onto my craft mat, spritzing some water on it, and then just placing my piece of cardstock on top of it. I sewed on a couple of velum clouds which are also from WPlus9.

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I’m very happy with how the card came out, I love the pop of yellow and I like how the aqua/yellow/gray combo came out. This set is just too cute to let sit for so long and I’m glad I finally made a card with it!

Well that’s it folks! Please don’t forget to check out The Lovely Pear Facebook page and feel free to share! I want to say thanks again for all the “likes” and all the nice comments I’ve been getting on Instagram, seriously, thank you! I love this community because everybody is so nice and welcoming!

Have a great weekend!

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Recollections Specialty Paper Translucent

Card Making · Paper Crafts

Bee Happy

Hi guys! I am back with a new card, and I’m pretty excited about this one! I doodled! Now, my doodling is not all that but all in all the card came together the way I envisioned it in my mind.

I’m submitting this card in the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge: Anything Goes.

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I fell in love with the Paper Smooches bee when I first saw it, and I knew it would be perfect for this card. I wanted something with a pop of color since the card was going to be black and white. I really want the “Bee Mine” stamp set but because I’m so impatient I decided to go ahead and use the free digital stamp of the bee and use the “bee happy” sentiment. I cut my bees with my Cricut Explore and I printed the sentiment with my printer.Bee Happy 3

As you can see in the picture below, my bee didn’t have a perfect black outline because of the way the Cricut cut it. I used my Copic pen to go over the edges to make the outline better. Then, I added the bees to my card with foam adhesive.
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I finished off the card with a couple of sequins and voila!

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That’s it for now, hope you guys liked my card! Don’t forget to check out The Lovely Pear on Facebook and Instagram!

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Cartwright Sunflower 6mm Slightly Cupped Opaque Sequins
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares

Card Making · Paper Crafts

Dear Friend

Happy Friday guys! I had some extra time to craft today because work was cut short because of the weather. We had a nice little snow storm today but nothing too crazy, Texans just aren’t too fond of snow.

Snow DayFirst, I wanted to say I am VERY excited because I won my first card challenge! My card You’re Awesome! won the Paper Smooches SPARKS February Anything Goes Challenge! Click on the badge below to see the blog post (if you haven’t clicked on my pin or FB post, hey, I ‘m excited!)

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Second, I made a Facebook page for The Lovely Pear. If you get a second, click on my link and give my page a like (it’s a work in progress)!

button - facebookI finished up a card I started last night. I LOVE LOVE LOVE two step/three step stamping! Delightful Dahlia is my favorite stamp set from Papertrey Ink. I used to look at this and think, how do they do that? The end product is just beautiful!
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I finally used my new sewing machine, and like I told my husband, I know the line is crooked, it gives my card character! (My husband and son are my harshest critics!) Yes, I did mess up a little on that but I actually really messed up on the velum paper. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on it and you could hardly read the small print because the letters melted together so I ended up adding the matching paper over it.Dear Friend 2

I found some awesome corrugated cards by Recollections at Michael’s Craft Store and that is what I used as my card base.

Well guys, that is it for now, my next post will be my Top 5 Products for the Month meaning we are done with February!

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Recollections Box of Corrugated Cards
Recollections Specialty Paper Translucent