Monday, July 9, 2018

1 Set 4 Ways Episode 4


Hey friends! Happy Monday! Today I'm bringing you Episode 4 of my popular series 1 Set 4 Ways. I created four cards using the adorable Hello Bluebird Pig Day stamp set.


The images were colored with Copic markers during The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge. I trimmed them out with the matching dies, and kept them in a little dish on my desk until I was ready to use them.


I also pulled in accessory images from Puddle Play and McGregor's Garden, such as the ducklings, birds, and veggies.





I stamped my sentiments on the kraft strip with Lawn Fawn Walnut ink, using a different sentiment on each for the most variety.



Then I played around with my images until I was happy with the arrangements, and then adhered them down to the focal panels with the Glue Tube.


For my patterned papers, I chose the Doodlebug Down on the Farm 6x6, which I thought went perfectly with these sweet piggies. I chose five patterns and tried to use similar strips on each to tie them all together.



I also did some fun stamping on the insides, which you can check out in the video. Click the YouTube icon at the bottom right to watch it there in HD, and don't forget to like and subscribe! Your support means so much.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Thrilling Birthday - Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #32


Happy Monday, friends! It's time for another Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, and this time we've got a fun color combo to inspire you! I decided to pull out Coaster Critters and do a boyish birthday card.



I colored my images with Copics and trimmed them out with the matching dies. For the focal panel, I trimmed out both light blue and white cardstock with the Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frames, and added my images using a combo of foam tape and glue tube.


On top of my Moonstone card base I layered some Perfectly Plaid Spring 6x6 paper trimmed down with the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables. Then I added my focal panel on top with more foam adhesive for added dimension.


On the inside I did some fun stamping with Moonstone ink, which you can check out in the video below. Click on the YouTube icon to watch there in HD and don't forget to like and subscribe!


And now it's time to head over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog and check out the other amazing design team creations! And don't forget to link up your own color inspired projects and play along!

Friday, June 22, 2018

Soft & Subtle Succulents - Lawn Fawnatics June Feature


Hey friends! Today I'm lucky enough to be featured over on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog with a soft and subtle succulent card. I used Stuck On You and some Lawn Fawn inks and added shading with Copic markers for an easy no-line coloring look. I'll have all the details and more pics over on their blog so I hope you'll hop over and check it out!

You can also check out the video below, or click on the YouTube icon at the bottom right to watch it there in HD. And don't forget to like and subscribe! It means so much!


There's still time to enter our Flowers, Floral & Foliage challenge! I can't wait to see what you create!


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things - June


Hey friends! Today I'm excited to bring you the June edition of Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things! This month I was inspired by the cute kitties from Meow Mix. So darling! 


One of my favorite things about June is all the pretty flowers popping up in gardens and yards and I thought that would be the perfect place for my kitty to spend the day. I added in extra flowers from Beautiful Day and the bird from Sending A Smile and colored them all with Copic markers.


To keep with the whimsical style of the images, I created a fun background with the Moroccan Mosaic Stencil. I added a Grassy Hills Border and adhered my images with a combo of liquid glue and foam tape. 

I trimmed down some Plaid Patterns patterned paper with the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2 and a strip of Calm & Cozy Chevrons with the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges and adhered those to a Peach Bellini card base. I popped my focal panel up with more foam tape and added a little Stickles glitter glue as a finishing touch.


To see how this card came together, check out the video on MFT's YouTube Channel or click on the video below. Don't forget to click the like button and leave me a comment! I'd love to hear your feedback. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Garden Friends - Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #31


Hey friends! Happy Monday. Today I'm excited to bring you another Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, and this one is definitely a good fit for the season.


I started out with Gleeful Gardens and added in a few images from Fairy Friends and the bee from Bugs & Kisses. I colored them all with Copic markers and trimmed them out with the matching dies.

To create a focal panel, I used the Stitched Journaling Card die to trim out some pale aqua cardstock and the Grassy Border die to cut out two different shades of green. I added the darker one in the background and popped the lighter one up with foam tape to give the scene some depth.


Then I added in my images, staggering them behind both grassy borders to continue that look of dimension, even though they are all adhered flat to the panel. Then I popped up my snails and bees with foam tape to draw your eye and give them the focus.

I layered my patterned papers on my card and added my focal panel on top with more foam tape. I adhered a sentiment trimmed out with an Everyday Sentiments Banner. As a final touch I dabbed on a little bit of Stickles here and there for some sparkle and shine.



I also did some stamping on the inside of the card, which you can check out in the video. Click the YouTube icon to watch it there in HD and don't forget to like and subscribe! Your support means the world.


Now please head on over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog and check out the other amazing design team projects, and don't forget to link up your floral projects and play along!

Have a great day!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Scuba Diver's Delight - Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #30


Hey friends! Welcome to Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #30! This round is all about card for guys! I decided to make a card inspired by my brother, who is a scuba diving instructor, using the new You Are Sublime stamp set. So much fun!


To really set the scene, I also pulled in images from Mermaid For You and Fintastic Friends. I colored them with Copic markers and trimmed them out with the matching dies. Then I created a Distress Inked background for my scuba diver and sea creatures to live in. I used Antique Linen, Blueprint Sketch, Lucky Clover, and Peacock Feathers, then sprinkled on a bit of water to give it a mottled effect to look like bubbles.


I adhered my focal panel to my Blue Jay card base, then added my images with a combination of liquid glue and foam tape. I stamped a sentiment and a few extra images on the inside with Deep Sea ink, which you can check out in the video. As a finishing touch, I added a little Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen to the fish for a bit of shimmer.


Click on the YouTube icon to watch the video there in HD and don't forget to like and subscribe! Your support means the world.


And now you're going to want to head over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog and check out the other amazing design team samples. And don't forget to link up your own guy-themed cards to play along!

Have a great day!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Breathe Rainbows Blog Hop!


Hey friends! Welcome to the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog Hop! Today we're showcasing a brand-new exclusive set, Breathe Rainbows, a collab with artist Kimma Parish. Aren't these images just darling? The whole set is filled with cheeky cuteness!


I stamped and colored my images with Copics, then fussy cut them out so that I could pop them up with foam tape for some added dimension. For my focal panel, I cut out pale blue and pale gray cardstock with the Reverse Confetti Scalloped Squares for a two-toned effect. Then I layered that over some Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful 6x6 patterned papers.


As a finishing touch, I added a sprinkle of Studio Katia Iridescent Crystals and some Crystal Stickles

To see the entire process, click on the YouTube icon to watch the video there in HD, and don't forget to like and subscribe! Your support means the world.



And now for the rest of the hop, where you'll find loads more inspiration for the Breathe Rainbows set, exclusively sold at Butterfly Reflections Ink!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Birthday Boy Mouse


Hey friends! Happy Memorial Day to those of you in the States. Today I wanted to share a cute card I made using adorable Hello Bluebird stamps. One of my favorite Hello Bluebird images is the sweet little mouse from Joyful Mouse. It's actually a Christmas set, but I thought this guy would be perfect on a birthday card.

Of course, he needed some friends, so I stamped the birds and party hat from Pig Day and added in the balloon from Greetings Bear. I colored them all with Copics and trimmed them out with the matching dies.


I pulled my color palette from the Echo Park Happy Birthday Boy 6x6 pad, then cut down all the patterns I wanted to use. Starting with the cupcake print, I die cut that with Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables, then used the Stitched Party Banners to give the blue piece that decorative fishtail edge. For the focal panel I used the Stitched Circle Stackables, and edged it with a Scalloped Circle Stackable in red. 


In the video, I share tips on how I pull my patterned papers together and layer them on a card. Click the YouTube icon at the bottom right to watch it there in HD, and don't forget to like and subscribe! It really means a lot. 

By the way, I switched up my photo background and props. What do you think? Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Let's Shell-ebrate - Lawn Fawnatics May Feature


Hey friends! Today I'm happy to be featured over at the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog with a card using a bunch of the new products from the most recent Lawn Fawn release. I'll have more photos and all the info over there so I hope you'll go check it out! 

The star of my show is obviously the adorable manatee from Manatee-rific, but I combined it with two other sets, to round out my scene. 

You can see how this whole card came together below. Click the YouTube icon at the bottom right to watch it there in HD, and don't forget to like and subscribe! Your support means the world.


You still have some time to enter in our Inspiration Board Challenge! Link up your projects at the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog. I can't wait to see what you create!




Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things - May


Hello friends, it's time for the May edition of Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things! This month I absolutely fell in love with sassy flamingos from Let's Flamingle. There were so many great images and sentiments, that I couldn't create just one card. I ended up making four.


I colored all four flamingos in with Copics and die cut them with the matching Let's Flamingle Die-namics. Then I die cut four focal panels with the outside frame of the Scallop Cross-Stitch Tag and sponged on a gradient of Distress inks from the bottom left corner.


When that was dry, I gold heat embossed a few images from Pressed Flowers to add a little background and depth to my scene. I found some black two-toned ribbon with a gold thread in the center and tied that onto each tag.


For my card base, I used Razzle Berry Cardstock scored and folded to a standard-sized card. Over that, I layered a piece of Pink Lemonade trimmed down with the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2. Then I popped my focal panel up with foam tape.


To finish off the cards, I gold heat embossed my sentiments on Black Licorice cardstock, and added a sprinkle of 6mm Metallic Gold Sequins to pull all my gold accents together.


Visit MFT's YouTube Channel to watch the entire card set come together or click on the video below. Use the YouTube icon at the bottom right corner to watch it there in HD and don't forget to hit that like button! And leave me a comment if you enjoyed the video. I love to read your feedback.



Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Nautical Father's Day - Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #29


Hey friends! It's Christy here with a nautical-themed Father's Day card for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #29! This time we've got a gorgeous inspiration board that is sure to get your creative juices flowing!


One of my favorite images for masculine cards is the lighthouse, especially for dads, who are a beacon of wisdom and love. So I decided to create my card using Life Is Good and Dad + Me. I colored my images with Copics and trimmed them out with the matching dies. Then I used Ocean Wave Borders to cut down some Mermaid and Blue Jay cardstock to set the scene.


I die cut the entire panel with the Large Stitched Scalloped Ovals and created a mat as well with white cardstock, then added the whole thing on top of some Really Rainbow 6x6 paper. To finish things off, I added a dab of Crystal Stickles to the light inside the lighthouse.


To see how this video came together, watch below or click on the YouTube icon at the bottom right to view it in HD. And please don't  forget to like and subscribe! Your support means the world.


And now it's time to head over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog to check out the other amazing design team samples and link up your Inspiration Board projects to play along.

Happy crafting!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Owl Mama - Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #28


Hey friends, today I'm sharing a sweet Mother's Day card for our current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge. This time we're doing one of my favorite type of challenges -- the card sketch!


For my card, I colored in my owls and tree stump from Mom + Me with Copic markers, and die cut them with the matching dies. Then I created a background scene with some pale blue cardstock and a Stitched Hillside Border in green.

I trimmed down my Perfectly Plaid Spring patterned papers with the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables, allowing a bit of the Ballet Slippers cardstock to show through, and cut a window out of it with the Circle Stackables. I created a halo effect by die cutting a ring of Really Rainbow patterned paper, and layering it on the inside of the window, bringing extra attention to the image. Then I popped up that whole panel with foam tape.

To finish things up I added an Everyday Sentiments Banner greeting and a few Studio Katia Iridescent Crystals scattered across.


To see how this card came together, click the YouTube icon at the bottom right corner or watch below. And don't forget to like and subscribe! Your support means so much!


And now it's time to head over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog and check out the other amazing design team samples, and don't forget to link up your own card sketch projects and play along!

Have a wonderful day!


Monday, April 30, 2018

Water-filled Rain Cloud Shaker


Hey friends! Today I've got a fun card to share with you all. Earlier this month I did a shaker card using MFT's Puddle Jumper that you guys really seemed to enjoy. Today I thought I'd do a girl version using Rain or Shine -- BUT with a twist! Instead of doing the usual shaker, I wanted to create a rain cloud, complete with water.


That's right! I said water! But before I get to that, I first colored my images with Copics and trimmed them out with the matching dies. Then I created my background using Distress inks and die cut the opening using the Cloud Shaker Window & Frame. Then I lined the  front of the Cloud Shaker Pouch with Scor-Tape and adhered it to the back of the focal panel.


To build my raincloud, I filled a zip top baggie with a little water, and dropped in a few Sparkling Clear Sequins and a pinch of chunky glitter. I lined that up on a Cement Gray Cardstock panel, on which I'd stamped my sentiment, folded it over the top and adhered the rest to the back with more Scor-tape. Then I added foam tape all around the bag and lined my focal panel up right over top.

It's a little tricky to explain, but luckily I have a tutorial on the whole process! Click the YouTube icon to watch it there in HD, and don't forget to like and subscribe! It really means a lot!


Thanks so much for watching! I hope you have an amazing day!

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