Friday, July 12, 2024

Mice Day to Celebrate Card Duo


 Hey friends, today I'm bringing you TWO cards, which we came up with in my previous Plan 2 Cards with Me Video. Today we are putting those plans into action and creating cards using the adorable BB Mice Day to Celebrate by MFT stamp set. These little mice are just so cute and make the perfect birthday cards. I colored them all with Copics and trimmed them out with the matching dies.


For the focal panels, I trimmed down white cardstock with the MFT Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2, and blended a little Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide Ink in the center, then stamped a sentiment at the bottom. I layered patterned paper on the card fronts and popped the focal panels up with foam tape, then finished with some Stardust Stickles.


If you'd like to see how the cards came together, you can check out the video tutorial HERE on my YouTube channel. Thank you so much for watching! Enjoy!

Monday, July 8, 2024

Plan 2 Cards with Me - Mice Day to Celebrate


 Hey friends! Today I'm back with my monthly Plan a Card with Me Series, where I take you behind the scenes and show you what goes on in my brain as I'm coming up with a card concept. This month I'm creating TWO cards at once, because the images were so cute that I couldn't do just one. I'm using the MFT Mice Day to Celebrate stamp set and of course, some patterned paper. All supplies will be linked in the description bar on YouTube beneath the video, which you can find HERE on my channel. I hope you enjoy it!

Friday, July 5, 2024

Capybara Collage Card


Hey friends, it's Christy with a fun collage card using the Mama Elephant Little Capybara Agenda stamp set. These critters are so incredibly cute and there are so many to choose from. I  stamped them out in Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink on Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth White Cardstock, colored them with Copic markers, and trimmed them out with the matching dies.


For the background, I took a sheet of Bristol Smooth Surface Cardstock and laid the MFT Verticle Collage Cover-up over top to use like a stencil. Then I did a quick watercolor background using Salvaged PatinaTwisted Citron, and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink. Once that was dry, I stamped my sentiment in Lawn Fawn Walnut Ink.

I cut the die from Light Brown Woodgrain Cardstock and popped it up over the background with foam tape, then glued the focal panel to a Chocolate Bar card base. I popped up my images as well, and finished with a bit of Stardust Stickles. If you'd like to see how the card came together, you can find the video tutorial on my YouTube channel HERE. Thanks so much for watching! I really hope you enjoy it!



 

Monday, July 1, 2024

Berry Grape Birthday Card - Lawn Fawnatics #176


Hey friends, it's time for another Lawn Fawnatics Challenge and this time we're having Fun with Food! I thought this was the perfect opportunity to use the new grape image from the Year Fourteen stamp set. I love a good pun, and while this one was great on it's own, I decided to take it to the next level by combining it with the strawberries from Berry Special.


After I colored the images with Copic markers and trimmed them out with the matching dies, it was time to work on the focal panel. I used the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables to trim down a piece of Bristol Cardstock. Then I blended on Distress Oxide Inks in Worn Lipstick and Shaded Lilac. I did some splatter detail and adhered it to a Sugarplum card base.


Then I cut out a white Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frame and trimmed down a striped piece of Rainbow Ever After 6x6 paper to fit behind. I also die cut the word "BERRY" from some Guava Cardstock using Finley's ABCs and stamped the rest of the phrase on an Everyday Sentiment Banner in Juice Box Ink. I finished the card with a few Clear Sequins and some Stardust Stickles.


If you'd like to see how this card came together, you can find the video tutorial HERE on my YouTube channel. Don't forget to stop by the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog and check out the card samples from the rest of the design team, and to link up your own Fun with Food projects to play along. Thanks so much for stopping by!



 

Friday, June 28, 2024

Mermaid Treat Cart Card - Lawn Fawnatics Feature


 Hey friends, today I'm so excited to share a fun new card over on the Lawn Fawnatics blog for our current challenge: Summertime Fun! I decided to depict an under the sea ice cream parlor by combining images from Treat CartMermaid for YouOcean Shell-fie, and Fintastic Friends. All other supplies and details I'll have listed in my post over there, so I hope you'll check it out! If you'd like to see how this card came together, you can find the video tutorial HERE on my YouTube channel. Thanks so much for watching! Have a lovely day.

Monday, June 24, 2024

Six to a Dozen (or More) Ways to Color Dogs


 Hey friends, today I've got another critter coloring video. Since I showed you six to a dozen (or more) ways to color cats last time, I thought it was only fair that I did dogs next. It was a little bit trickier to figure out how to do this video, since cats pretty much come in the same shape and size, but dogs definitely do not. But the one time in a dog's life when they do look more similar is when they are puppies, so I've got six to a dozen examples of how you can color your dogs, which ultimately you can mix and match with different colors and patterns to create endless possibilities. I'm illustrating these using a dog from the Lawn Fawn Furry and Bright stamp set, stamped in Jet Black Ink on Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth White Cardstock. I really hope that you find this video helpful for your own card making designs! You can check it out HERE on my YouTube channel.

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Ice Cream Birthday Card - Lawn Fawn Feature


Hey friends, today I'm so excited to be featured over on the Lawn Fawn blog and YouTube channel with a card combining two brand-new stamp sets, Treat Cart and Whoosh, Kites. Those adorable mice looked so cute flying their kites, but I thought it might be nice to let them have some sweet treats after their day in the sun! I'll have all other supplies and details in my post over there, so I hope you'll check that out. And if you'd like to see how the card came together, please watch the video tutorial. I really hope you enjoy it! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, June 21, 2024

Birthday Fishes Card


Hey friends, today I've got another card featuring mermaids, using the Hello Bluebird Sea Friends and Sea Life stamp sets. I had this background sitting in a drawer for a couple years and I decided that it was finally time to use it, so I based the entire card design around that. I stamped the images in Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink, colored them with Copic markers, and trimmed them down with the matching dies.


The background is from a Sandy Allnock Class called Underwater Scenes. I'm so embarrassed to say that I got so frustrated trying to get this lesson just right that I never finished the class. I stuck this attempt in a drawer and it's sat there for the last three years. But over time I've come to appreciate it and decided that it was good enough to use on a card and it's even made me want to go back and finish the other lessons in this mini course.


If you'd like to see how this card came together, you can watch the video tutorial HERE on my YouTube channel. I really hope that you enjoy it! And maybe it will inspire you to take one of Sandy's amazing classes as well. Just give yourself a little more grace than I initially did. Have a wonderful day!

 

Monday, June 17, 2024

Dad, I Look Up to You Card - Lawn Fawnatics #175


Hey friends, it's time for another Lawn Fawnatics Challenge and this round is all about Summertime Fun! I decided to ink up the brand new Whoosh, Kites stamp set and create a fun, outdoor scene. I stamped the images with Jet Black Ink, colored them with Copic markers, and trimmed them out with the matching dies.


For the background, I used the Cloudy Stencil to create a sky on Bristol Cardstock with Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide Ink. Then I die cut the Meadow Backdrop: Portrait out of more Bristol, and blended on Twisted CitronMowed Lawn, and Lucky Clover. I stamped a sentiment from Dad + Me at the bottom, popped it up with foam tape, and added my images to complete the card.


I'm giving this card to my dad for Father's Day so I really hope he enjoys it, and that you enjoyed it too! If you'd like to see how it came together, you can find the video tutorial HERE on my YouTube channel, Christy Gets Crafty. Thanks so much for watching!






Friday, June 14, 2024

Let's Shell-abrate Square Card


Hey friends, today I've got a summery square card to share using the Hello Bluebird Sea Friends stamp set. I love these beautiful mermaids and I've been so excited to use them! I combined this set with additional images from Sea Life and Sea Sentiments. I colored them all with Copic markers and trimmed them out with the matching dies.


For the background, I blended Distress Oxide Inks onto a panel of Bristol Smooth Cardstock. I used Antique LinenGathered Twigs, and Vintage Photo for the sand, and Speckled EggSalvaged Patina, and Peacock Feathers for the sea. To fill in the background a bit, I stamped some fish silhouettes with Uncharted Mariner and a sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black.
 

Then I took the Ocean Overlay, die cut it from white cardstock, and layered it over top. I added my images and finshed off the card with some Stardust Stickles. If you'd like to see how the card came together, you can check it out HERE on my YouTube channel. Thanks so much for watching! I hope you enjoy it!

Monday, June 10, 2024

Plan a Card with Me: Under the Sea Mermaid Square


 Hey friends, today I'm bringing you my June Plan a Card with Me Video. This time I am feeling MERMAIDS! I've been wanting to use the Hello Bluebird Sea Friends stamp set for a while now and today is the day! I'll take you through the entire process of coming up with the concept, figuring out the images and layout, and what dies and other supplies I'll be using. I hope you'll enjoy this behind the scenes peek at the creative process! Check out the video tutorial HERE on my YouTube channel. Thanks so much for watching!

Friday, June 7, 2024

Million Little Wishes Card


Hey friends, today I'm bringing you a set that's an oldie but a goodie! I have always loved Mama Elephant's Dandelion Wishes. It's such a darling set and lately I've just been itching to use it. So that's just what I did! I colored the images with Copic markers and trimmed them out with their matching dies.


For the background I used the Lawn Fawn Cloudy Stencil and blended some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink onto Bristol Cardstock. Then I added a smudge of grass at the bottom with Mowed Lawn. I layered some patterned paper from the Carta Bella Here, There, and Everywhere 6x6 and die cut a window using the Sunny Studio Stitched Semi-Circles. I popped that up with foam tape, adhered my images, and finished with a little Stardust Stickles.


Come check out how the card came together from start to finish! You can find the video tutorial HERE on my YouTube channel. I really hope you enjoy it! Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

Monday, June 3, 2024

Yappy Birthday Banner Card - Lawn Fawnatics #174


Hey friends, welcome back to another Lawn Fawnatics Challenge! This time we are featuring stencils. I was super excited to ink up the new Bunting Background Stencils so I based my entire card idea around that. I decided to go with a doggy-theme, since my last card was a cat theme. Gotta show equal love, you know? I stamped out images from Yappy Birthday and the Yappy Birthday Add-on, colored them with Copic markers, and trimmed them out with the matching dies.


For the challenge, I decided to use not just one, not just two, but three stencils! I started with the Cloudy Stencil and some Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide Ink for the sky. Next I brought in the Slimline Grassy Stencil and Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn for the ground. Then it was time for the two part Bunting Background Stencils. I brought in a rainbow of colors for the pennants, including Candied AppleMustard SeedTwisted CitronPeacock FeathersBlueprint Sketch, and Wilted Violet and I used Antique Linen for the strings.


I trimmed that panel down with the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables and glued it to a thin mat of Black Licorice Cardstock. Then cut down one of the prints from the Pint Sized Patterns Summertime 6x6 to fit the front of my A2 standard sized card and added the focal panel over top. I stamped part of my sentiment and cut out the rest using Finley's ABCs and finished with a bit of Stardust Stickles.


I really hope you enjoy the video tutorial, taking you step by step through the creation of this card! You can find it HERE on my YouTube channel. If you do like it, please be sure to hit the thumb's up button or leave me a comment or both! And don't forget to stop by the Lawn Fawnatics blog to see what the rest of the design team created to inspire you with stencils! We hope you'll play along!





Monday, May 27, 2024

Happy Purrthday Card - Hello Bluebird Feature


Hey friends, today I'm over on the Hello Bluebird blog with a feline fine birthday card using our Nine Lives stamp set and Gallery Frame #6 die. I'll have all other supplies and details in my post over there, so I hope you'll check it out! You can also find the video tutorial over there or HERE on my YouTube channel. I really hope you enjoy it! Thanks so much for watching and happy Memorial Day!

Saturday, May 25, 2024

You Desert the Best Card - Lawn Fawn Feature


 Hey friends, today I'm so happy to be featured on the Lawn Fawn blog and YouTube channel with a fun card featuring the brand new Critters in the Desert stamp set. I love this one so much! I'll have all other supplies and details in my post over there, so I hope you'll check it out! If you'd like to watch this card come together, you can also find the video tutorial HERE on my YouTube channel. I really hope you enjoy it! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, May 24, 2024

Cherry Happy Birthday - Lawn Fawnatics Feature


Hey friends, today I'm over on the Lawn Fawnatics blog with another card for our Dies Only Challenge. This time I wanted to use the leftover bits from my previous card using the Honeycomb Backdrop and decided to pair it with Cheery Cherries. I'll have all other info listed and linked in my post over there, so I hope you'll check it out! And if you'd like to see how the card came together, you can find the video tutorial HERE on my YouTube channel. Thanks so much for watching! Have a great day!

Monday, May 20, 2024

Cactus Birthday Card - Lawn Fawnatics #173


Hey friends, it's time for another Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, and this time we're doing Dies Only. I started out my card using the brand new Cactus Hillside Border. I die cut the main piece from Cilantro Cardstock, and gave it a bit of definition with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink. Then I cut the little agave plants from Sage Leaf Cardstock and defined those with Evergreen Bough.


Next I cut out two pieces of Bristol Cardstock with the ground piece of the Cactus Hillside Border, plus another using the second smallest Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables. I colored the ground to look like sand with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink, and the sky with Salvaged Patina and a little Evergreen Bough. I also cut a few lines into the sand with the Ocean Wave Accents.


I created a card base out of Noble Fir Cardstock and did a bit of ink splattering with the green Distress Oxide Inks. Then to give it a bit more interest, I die cut the Honeycomb Backdrop out of Sage Leaf Cardstock and glued that over top. Then I assembled my focal panel, added a sentiment from Tiny Tags Sayings: Birthday and adhered it to the card.


If you'd like to see how this card came together, please click HERE to watch the video tutorial on my YouTube channel or click the thumbnail below. I do hope you enjoy it! Don't forget to stop by the Lawn Fawnatics blog to see what the rest of the design team has created and to link up your own Dies Only projects to play along!

Friday, May 17, 2024

Bee Happy Birthday Card - Hello Bluebird Feature


 Hey friends, today I'm happy to be featured over on the Hello Bluebird blog with a fun and happy birthday card featuring our Bee Happy stamp set and Gallery Frame #2. I'll have all other supplies and details in my post over there, so I hope you'll check it out! And if you'd like to see how this card came together, you'll find the video tutorial below or you can also find it HERE on my YouTube channel. Thanks so much for watching! Have a great day!

Monday, May 13, 2024

Plan a Card with Me - Bee Birthday


Hey friends, today I've got another Plan a Card with Me video for you. This time I'm taking a leftover patterned paper frame and building a scene within that. I'll be featuring the Hello Bluebird Bee Happy stamps and dies, and the paper is from the Carta Bella Here, There, and Everywhere 6x6 pad. If that sounds like fun to you, then check out the video below or find it HERE on YouTube. Thanks so much for watching! Have a great day! 

Friday, May 10, 2024

Six to a Dozen (or More) Ways to Color Cats


Hey friends, today I've got another video showing you multiple ways to color a single critter, and this time I'm showcasing cats! I'll show you six different patterns to use on your feline friends and how to modify those with six additional examples, which will ultimately give you endless possibilities with just a little variation. The image I'm using is from the Hello Bluebird Nine Lives stamp set, and as always I am coloring with my Copic markers on Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock. The images were stamped in Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink. I really hope you enjoy the video and find it helpful for your own card making! Have a wonderful day!

Monday, May 6, 2024

Loaded with Fun Card - Lawn Fawnatics #172


Hey friends, today we've got a fun and different Lawn Fawnatics Challenge. This time we're picking another Lawn Fawn design team member's card or project to inspire us. I get inspired by the other incredibly talented Lawn Fawn designers on a daily basis, so there were so many cards for me to choose from, but I ended up going with one that sparked a personal connection.


This is the amazing card by Catherine Cohen that inspired me to recreate it in my own style. Not only was it SUPER inventive (those hard hats are Ferris wheel cars and the bucket of the dump truck is a bathtub!), but my youngest son happens to work in road construction. I knew this would be the perfect birthday card for him.


I did switch up a few little things to make it my own, but the sets I used are Hay There, HayridesVeggie HappyBeary Rainy DayWheely Great DayRub-a-Dub-DubA Bug DealMermaid for YouKanga-rrific, and the Kanga-rrific Add-on. I colored all the images with Copic markers, modeling the color palette after my son's uniform and truck. Then I trimmed the images out with their matching dies.


For the background, I used the Cloudy Stencil and Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide Ink to blend a sky onto a piece of Bristol Cardstock. Then I cut the grass from Mushroom Border from Algae Cardstock and defined it with Mowed Lawn. Then I took a Simple Stitched Hillside Border and blended on Gathered Twigs. And last, I cut On the Road from Storm CloudSticky Note, and Bristol and blended on Black Soot and Squeezed Lemonade. I added a sentiment using Finley's ABCs and an Everyday Sentiment Banner.


If you'd like to see how this card came together, click the thumbnail below or you can find the video tutorial HERE on my YouTube channel. I really hope you enjoy it! If you do, be sure to like the video and subscribe to my channel! And don't forget to stop by the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog to see whose cards the rest of the design team was inspired by! And to link up your own projects and play along! We can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, May 3, 2024

Jungle Friends Birthday Card


Hey friends, today I've got a fun and festive birthday card to share using Hello Bluebird's Word Buddies Jungle. I love these cute little critters so much! I added in some additional images from Word Buddies Woodland and Cake Time and even a little gift from Christmas is Coming. I colored all the images with Copic markers to match some patterned paper from the Carta Bella Here, There, and Everywhere 6x6 and trimmed them out with their matching dies.


For the background, I started by watercoloring a simple background using Stormy Sky Distress Oxide Ink onto Bristol Cardstock. Once it was dry, I stamped a sentiment from Birthday Script in the center. Then I trimmed down the patterned paper and cut a window in them with the Nesting Circles and popped that up with foam tape over the background. I added my images around the circle and finished with a little Stardust Stickles.


If you'd like to see how this card came together, you can click below or find the video tutorial HERE on YouTube. And don't forget to like and subscribe! I really appreciate your support. Thanks so much for watching! Have a wonderful day!

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