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Fall Card Series #4 Leaves BONUS Recycle with me series #19 Scrap paper Leaves

Hello There, today I've got 3 cards for you they are a part of two series over on my YouTube channel.  They are part of my 2019 Fall card series and also a part of my Recycle with me series.   The reason they are part of the Recycle with Me series is I used all scrap paper to create the leaves on the cards. The cards were very simple. I made three cards with the same look switching it up a bit here and there to create different yet similar looks.  I used Simon Says Stamp Fall Leaves Die (that I believe is no longer available, but there are similar sets from other companies). I will link to a few more options for Fall Leaf dies down below.  I used the Sixxiz SideKick machine to cut out a bunch of leaves from the scraps of paper. For the first card I made a wreath with the leaves and adhered them with the Xyron Sticker Maker.  Then I used a Ranger black emboss it pen to add my own sentiment inside the wreath. I wrote "Be Thankful" and then grabbed out the Ranger clear

Fall Card Series 2019 # 2 Simon Says Stamp Fall Flowers

Hello I'm back with two new cards in my Fall Card Series over on my YouTube channel.  For Today's card I used Simon Says Stamp Floral Mix Background stamp.  I used Simon Says Stamp clear embossing ink to ink the stamp and used my stamping platform to stamp on some watercolor paper.    After the image was stamped I used Simon Says Stamp White embossing powder over the stamped image and heat set that with the Marvey Heat tool. Then it was time to watercolor my stamped image. I used some water colors I have in my collection. I actually got these watercolors in Armenia when I visited there a few years back.  I used a Sakura water brush to water color the flowers. When the water coloring was all done I cut the background into two so I could make two cards.  I adhered the background pieces onto the card base with the Scotch Advanced Tape Glider.   Then I took the clear wink of stella pen to add some sparkle to the flowers.  When using the wink of stella pen on watercolor you

Recycle with me #18 Bubble wands and distress oxide inks

Hello there,  I have two fun birthday cards to share with you today.  I love how this turned out and they were so fun to make.  These cards are part of my Recycle with me series over on my YouTube channel.    So for today's cards I used some bubble wands as a stencil along with my distress oxide inks to create these fun backgrounds for my cards.  As I was going through my kids summer toys and organizing I had an idea come to my mind to use these bubble wands as stencils.  So of course I had to experiment. Also one of the handles had broken off and there are just so many fun shapes in these bubble wands.  It would also be a great stencil for  kids to learn how to draw shapes.  Now your bubble wands can have a use all year long. These cards were super simple to make.  For the first card I used Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink and blended it onto my card base with the Dollarama make up brush.  Then I took the star bubble wand and placed it on the card base.  At this point I too

Fall 2019 Card Series/Avery Elle Birthday Bus switch up to the Fall Bus #1

Hello there, today starts my Fall card series here on my blog and over on my YouTube channel. I am so excited to be starting this card series.   Stay tuned for more Fall themed cards and projects over the next month or so. Now on to today's card I used the Avery Elle Stamp "Birthday Bus". I was going to make a birthday card that was fall themed and I could of still. But as I started coloring the bus became the "Pumpkin Patch Express" and for the bigger sentiment I decided to write "Happy Fall" with the black wink of stella pen. I stamped the bus in Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black ink and colored the image with my spectrum  noir markers.  I don't recommend this ink for coloring with alcohol markers. If you watch the video you will see it smudges with the colors quite a bit. I actually took a black pen and outlined the stamp to help bring it back out since it smudged a bit. For the pumpkin I used Hello Bluebirds "Halloween Party" stamp se

Lawn Fawn Pop up box card "Summer Edition"

Hi there, today I've got a video over on my YouTube channel using the Lawn Fawn pop up box die to make a card.  This kind of card is so fun as it folds flat to fit in an envelope but when you take it out it pops up into a box.  It's easier to watch the video for me to explain it here, it's a long video but I hope you enjoy it.  All the pieces to make the box were cut on the the Big shot Machine.   Thank you so much for coming by today. I hope you enjoy this summer card as summer fades away and fall comes.   To watch the Video directly on YouTube <-------CLICK HERE Affiliate Link Disclosure: I participate in various affiliate programs. That means I receive a small commission, at no additional cost to you, when you purchase products through links I provide here on YouTube and my blog. By participating in affiliate programs I am able to generate income by sharing links to the products I love. I only share product info for things I love and use in my projec

Lawn Fawn Hammock & Tree Die "Have a relaxing Day"

Hello there I'm back with another card for you today.  It features some Lawn Fawn products once again.  There is also a video over on my YouTube channel.  I started by blending my background on the card base.  I used broken china, black soot and fossilized amber distress oxide inks and blended them using the Dollarama make up brush to create a scene.   Then I used a paint brush and water and splattered it over the distress oxide ink and used paper towel to lift the ink off the paper. Then I used the Sixxiz sidekick machine to cut the Lawn Fawn Hammock & tree dies.  Once those were all cut I used some chalk markers to draw some simple doodles on the black ground.  The idea behind this was my kids drawing on the cement in our backyard.  To adhere the Hammock and trees to the card I used the Xyron Sticker maker and assembled the hammock together. For the sentiment I used the stamp set On the Beach from Lawn Fawn and used the sentiment "Have a relaxing Day". I u

Lawn Fawn Peacock Before and Afters

Hello there, I've got a very simple card for you today using the Lawn Fawn stamp set Peacock Before and Afters. I cut down a card base from Micheal's Recollection card stock.  I then used the bone folder to smooth out the card fold and make sure it was flat. At this point I stamped the peacock from the stamp set in memento tuxedo black ink and colored it in with spectrum noir markers.  I used JG6, CG1, BT9 and CT4 to color the peacock for a camouflage look.  After cutting out the peacock and I used cracked pistachio distress oxide  ink and the Dollarama make up brush to create a circle for the peacock to sit on. Then I was ready to work on the sentiment which was also from the same set.  I stamped strut your stuff, shake your tail feathers! and you must be proud as a peacock! on some green card stock. I used Simon Says Stamp clear embossing ink to stamp it.  Then I used Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder and melted the powder with the Marvey heat tool.   I love how

Recycle with me #17 Frozen Raspberry Package

Hello there it's been awhile since I shared a card or two with you.  I've been enjoying summer with my family and things just kept coming up in the last month that kept me from posting. I was still creating though and I've got lots to share with you soon. I've also got lots of ideas for cards and projects so stay tuned. Today I've got two very simple cards to share with you. They a part of my Recycle with me Series over on my YouTube channel.   For Today's recycle with me cards I used a frozen raspberry package.   I was able to create two cards with the picture of the berries on the packaging. I first started by cutting out the raspberries on the packaging to use on my card.  Then I grabbed a white card base that I had previously cut from Micheal's Recollections card stock.  At this point I was ready to adhere the berries to my card base. To do that I used the Scotch Advanced Tape Glider to adhere the berries to the card.  Next came the sentiment I use

Recycle with me #16 Dollar Tree Summer Tags

Hello there, today I've got 3 card to share with you today. They are part of my Recycle with me series over on my YouTube channel.  For Today's cards I recycled product tags from some Dollar Tree items I bought over the summer. For the first card I used a super cute Toucan tag from a decor sign I bought from Dollar tree to decorate for summer.  To make the card I used a white card stock for the base.  I added some blue twine to the tag in a loop.  I used some thin blue washi tape from Dollar tree and added into a boarder around my sentiment.   For the sentiment I used a wood mounted stamp from Micheal's that says "Toucan have my heart".  I stamped it in My Favorite Things after midnight hybrid ink.   At this point I also cut out some hearts from some left over Valentine's day cards to add to my card.  A bonus recycled material.   After stamping the sentiment and the toucan from the stamp I used my spectrum noir markers to add a bit of color to the bird. I

Encouragement Card Hop- Celebrating all Crafters -Lawn Fawn Summer Concert

Hello there today I'm apart of a encouragement card hop.  The Encouragement Card Hop is different than the typical hop.  It is not a blog hop, or video hop, it’s a card hop.   This is a hop organized to include all crafters.   There are three ways to to find inspiration along the way: YouTube videos, blog posts,  and a future YouTube video sharing cards that were mailed in just for the hop. I'm participating in a YouTube video. I started off stamping the stump from Lawn Fawn's forest feast stamp set in vintage photo distress ink.   I colored the stump in with a brown pencil crayon to add some color.  Then I also stamped the stump on some Inkadinkadoo masking paper and cut out the mask. Then I put the mask over the stump and I was able to create m background. I used broken china distress oxide ink for the sky. I used a Dollarama make up brush to blend the ink onto the card base.  For the grass I used Mowed Lawn distress ink.    After I'd blended the background I

Christmas in July Video Hop

Hello I've got one more Christmas in July card for you.   This is for another Christmas in July video hop over on YouTube. I started off by stamping the fireplace from the Cosy Christmas stamp set from Clearly besotted.  I stamped it in memento tuxedo black ink on the card base. Then I also stamped the fireplace on some Inkadinkadoo masking paper.  I also cut a half circle out of the masking paper for the carpet in the scene. After placing the masks down I was ready to use distress oxide inks to blend my background. I used vintage photo, broken china and cracked pistachio distress inks. I used the Dollarama makeup brush to do the blending.  Then it was time to take off the masks. Then I colored the fireplace and added some details to the carpet with spectrum noir markers. Next I stamped the penguins from the Lawn Fawn Here we go a waddling in memento tuxedo black ink.  I also colored  these in spectrum noir markers.   The colors I used were BG8, BG6, BG4, CR10, CR11, CT4,

Craft Collabs Christmas in July Video Hop

Hello there I've got another Christmas card to share with you for my Christmas in July series.  This one is a collab with a bunch of other creative people from craft collab.  So definitely check out my video for some Christmas inspiration and hop along on the other videos for even more Christmas inspiration. For my card today I used the stamp set by Newton's Nook called Sun soaked Christmas.  I love this stamp set, it's so fun Santa hanging out at the beach. This is perfect for Christmas in July. I started of my creating my background using distress oxide inks and the Dollarama make up brush to blend it. I used fossilized amber and vintage photo for the sand and broken china distress oxide ink for the water. Then I stamped the images from the Newton's Nook stamp set  in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with spectrum noir markers.  I used the colors DR5, EB2, CT4, BT7, JG6, IG6, CR10, TN7, LV2, IG10, CG1, IG4, JG6, EB8 and the colorless blender.  I stamp

Christmas in July Recycle with me #15 Christmas packaging

Hello there, I've got a another card in my Christmas in July mini series over on my YouTube channel today.   It's also part of my Recycle with me series over on YouTube. For Today's cards, I made three of them over on the video.  I used a Rae Dunn Christmas mug set box.  I really liked the designs on it and it reminded me of stamp designs that you would stamp on your projects.  I also loved the red on the kraft color.  Stamping on craft card stock can look so good. I feel like this recycled piece already accomplished that look with one less step. I cut apart the box and cut out the red designs.  Then I was ready to make the cards.  I used the Advanced Tape Glider to adhere various pieces from the packaging to the card base.  Then used nuvo drops in different spots to create some very simple cards. I used autumn red, might night blue and English mustard nuvo drops. to   To watch the Video directly on YouTube <------CLICK HERE Aff

Christmas in July Recycle with me #14 Candy Cane Green Tea

Hello there, today I start my Christmas in July series over on my YouTube channel. There will be 4 videos in total in this series. Today’s card is a super simple one. My friend Diane send me this Trader Joes candy cane green tea packaging.  I know I needed to turn it into a card.   I simply cut down a cardbase. Cut a few lines off the green packaging and trimmed down the cardboard where the image with the polar bear was.  Then I grabbed out the scotch advanced tape glider to adhere the two stripes and the bigger picture onto the cardbase leaving room between. Then to finish off the card I used Autumn red crystal nuvo drops to add a raised effect to the card. This also allowed me to bring the red from the packaging out a bit more.   You could definitely add a Christmas sentiment to the front or inside of this card but I personally wanted this Recycled piece to shine. To watch the video directly on YouTube <-----CLICK HERE Thanks so much for coming by to

Caffeinated Dino- 1 Stamp set, 2 ways Collab with Jessica Shier

I've got a fun card today using the caffeinated dino from the Rabbit Hole Designs.  Of course there is a video over on my YouTube Channel where you can watch the process.  Today's video is also a collab with Jessica Shier she did a video over on her channel too. We both used the same stamp set and did a summer theme. We came up with two different cards. I started off by using the sixxiz sidekick machine to cut out some grass using the My favorite things "Grassy edges" die.  Then I used the Big shot machine to cut out the sun rays embossed background using a Tim Holtz embossing folder and my big shot machine. Next I adhered the embossed background to the card base with the Scotch advanced tape glider. I then adhered the grass with the Xyron sticker maker over the embossed sun rays. At this point I was ready to stamp and color the dino. I stamped it in memento tuxedo black ink and colored it in spectrum noir markers.  The colors I used were CG1, JG6, TB3, CT3, T