Card Making

Pink Lemonade Hello Card

Hello again! After I posted last night, I was ready to get in my craft room to try to come up with a card for the Lawnscaping Challenge: Create a Background.

Yesterday I bought the Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Mini Kit #1 and a Versamark Emboss Ink Pad and I REALLY wanted to use both with this card. For this challenge, I had to create my own background using stamps. I went with Lawn Fawn’s Sophie’s Sentiments and used the little happy face, flower, and heart.

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I created the background with the distress inks, and used white embossing powder for the pattern. I cut the sides with Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Scallop Border and the sentiment with Scripty Hello in three different colors. The background was then added to the card with foam tape.

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I’m very happy with how it came out and I can’t wait to submit more cards to the Lawnscaping Challenges!

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I’m really happy with how the card came out and I look forward to submitting more cards to the Lawnscaping Challenges.

Card Making · Paper Crafts

Kiss Kiss

Muah! Smooch! Or as my husband and I like to text each other, Kiss Kiss! I love love love the shape of lips! I thought about using lips as my “signature” on the back of my cards but I didn’t because 1. I hardly have any (lips) and 2. I never wear lipstick. But even though I’m so plain Jane, I can’t help but buy lipstick when I pass the MAC makeup counter at the mall. The colors are just so gorgeous! It’s like I’m a kid in a candy store!

So of course I was excited to use one of my “lips” stamps for a Valentine’s Day card. I decided to submit this card to the Make It Monday Challenge.

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Part of the challenge is to use at least one Papertrey Ink item and use homemade foam stickers. The paper, ink, and rectangle die are from Papertrey Ink. I made the XOXO foam stickers with black glitter paper and foam paper I bought at my local Hobby Lobby. I cut them out with Lawn Fawn alphabet dies and my cuttlebug. The stamp, Kiss #127C by Rubber Stamped, was also bought at Hobby Lobby (a couple of years ago). Super simple but sweet!

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Card Making · Paper Crafts

Cotton Candy Birthday Card

Today I decided to play with a Paper Smooches stamp set, Spectrum, which I think is such a cute stamp set. I’ve been waiting for a good reason to use it and then I realized my niece has a birthday this month!


I have a couple of Copic markers and even though I’m not that good at coloring, I want to try to use them more often. If I’m going to color in a stamp, I’ll stamp it more than once in case I mess up on the coloring.



I also stamped and die cut a couple of clouds and stamped a star burst. I also used my new Tim Holtz stencil for the background and I finished off the card with clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and a Lawn Fawn sentiment.


Hopefully the birthday girl will love it!