Card Making


Hello friends! I’m back with a new card I made using some new Mama Elephant stamps. One of the stamp sets I used is Freestyle Florals, freaking awesome! The flowers on this set look doodled and of course I had to get it because I’m so into the “doodled” look.Congrats 1

I also used my sewing machine, and did more than just one line. I made a little pocket with my paper and some vellum. I then put some sequins in and closed it off with more sewing.
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I colored the flowers with some Copics and then went over them with some clear Wink of Stella. I don’t remember the brand of the striped paper but I bought a single sheet of it at Hobby Lobby.
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Hope you guys enjoyed, see you next time!

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Additional Supplies:
Cartwright Blue 6mm Slightly Cupped Opaque Sequins
Cartwright Red 6mm Slightly Cupped Opaque Sequins
Cartwright Sunflower 6mm Slightly Cupped Opaque Sequins
Recollections Specialty Paper Translucent

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.

Unforgettable Birthday 1

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.

Unforgettable Birthday 2

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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Additional Supplies:
Recollections Specialty Paper Translucent

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February ’15 Top 5

Hi everyone! I’m back with my top 5 favorite supplies for the month of February. Even though this month was fast and very cold, it was still a good month. Not much happened other than I turned 32 and won my first challenge! Also, I got brave and made Valentine chocolate lollipops, which is the first time ever I give away something edible that I made.

Not too bad for my first try!

And now, on to my top 5:

Feb Top 5

1. Brother XL2600I Sew Advance Sew Affordable 25-Stitch Free-Arm Sewing Machine

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This was my birthday present from the hubby. I had been wanting this since I first saw it on Jennifer McGuire’s video My Favorite Crafty Things 2014 – Crafting Tools. My mom taught me how to sew when I was real young but I hadn’t touched a sewing machine since I was about 12 so I was a little nervous about sewing again, but this is real easy to use. I haven’t used it that much but I plan to change that soon.

2. Canson Cold Press 140lb Watercolor Paper 

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I’ve been trying to get more into watercoloring and I found this paper at Michael’s Craft Store. I bought this because it was a little cheaper than the Strathmore paper I had purchased previously and I have been real happy with it. Below is a picture of some watercolor airplanes I made (I used PTI’s Fly Away stamp and die set).Feb Faves 53. WPlus9 Sunshine Layers DieFeb Faves 6

I added quite a few things to my WPlus9 collection this month and they just have the most awesome stamps and dies. This die comes with the matching stamp set, which I don’t have yet, but this can pretty much be used by itself. It has borders, a sentiment, and cute shapes. I love the stitched look, look at those clouds!

4. WPlus9 Unforgettable Stamp Set
Feb Faves 7Ok, how freaking adorable are those elephants?! I’m on an elephant kick right now, I also had another elephant stamp set on January’s top 5. Not only are the elephants great but the sentiments are also! Plus you get other little shapes in this set, not to mention, you can stamp your elephant to carry the balloon or flower, it can also wear a little bow or party hat. How do they come up with this stuff?!

5. Copic Multiliner Fine, Black, 4PC Set

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I love cards that have doodling on them. Usually I only see lines drawn to frame a card but recently I saw this card on instagram and thought “I must doodle more!” I definitely need to practice some more with different doodles. I bought a Zig Millennium pen to play around with but then decided to splurge on this Copic set. I can’t help it, I’m addicted to anything Copic!

Well there you have it! I hope you guys keep checking back on my top 5 for each month, it’s a lot of fun trying to decide what to pick. I already ordered more stuff that I’m sure will make it into March’s list!

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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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Additional Supplies:
Recollections Box of Corrugated Cards
Recollections Specialty Paper Translucent