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Monday, February 26, 2018

Happy Spring double z fold card

Hi Everyone!

I am constantly amazed by the many styles of cards that fit into a standard A2 envelope.  Last night I made a double z fold card that fits perfectly in one of those envelopes.  I learned how to create the card from the tutorial at this link.  It truly was one of the easiest cards I have ever made. 

Here's the card I made last night.  Click on the photo to make the image larger. 

With the exception of the stems on the tulips all of the papers I used are from Lawn Fawn's watercolor collection.  I used green tag from my stash for the stems on the tulips. 

The small tulips were created with a Martha Stewart paper punch.  I used a Sizzix die to create the large tulips in the background.  The sentiment was stamped with a Northwoods woodblock stamp.

Have a great night!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Frog Side Step Card

Hi Everyone!

I have a side step card to share with you today.  I learned this technique from Split Coast Stampers at this link

Here's the card I created.

I used Lawn Fawn's watercolor paper for the layering papers.  I stamped a DRS Designs woodblock stamp to create the cattails on the card.  The cattails are colored with a gold Wink of Stella pen and green Momento markers.
I stamped the Hero Arts frog onto patterned paper and fussy cut the image.  I added wiggly eyes to his face and used foam tape to adhere the frog to the card.
The dragonflies are gems from Favorite Findings.  The sentiment was created with Momenta alphabet stickers.   
I'll share some other frog cards tomorrow.
Have a great day!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Easter Scrabble Frame

Good Morning Everyone!

This past Christmas I used some letter tiles from Michaels to create a Christmas Scrabble frame. 

I liked it so much that I ordered a large set of letter tiles from Amazon.  I used them to create personalized Scrabble frames for my sister Paula and my son.  At Valentine's Day I created one for myself. 

Now I've been decorating for Easter so last night I created a new Scrabble frame.

I created and saved a grid on my computer that is 9 squares across and 12 squares down.  I print out that grid each time I want to create a Scrabble frame.  I write a list of the words I want to use and try to arrange them on the grid.  I often end up not using all of the words on my list. 
When I finish arranging the words I print the blank grid on patterned paper.  I put that grid inside a  frame.  I use a hot glue gun to adhere the letter tiles to the patterned paper.
The paper I used for my Easter frame is from an Echo Park Collection Kit.  The stickers were a part of that kit. 
There are endless possibilities for this idea. 
Have a great day!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Easter Step Card

Hi Everyone!

Yesterday I was trying to remember a technique that I haven't done in years.  I finally found what I wanted in one of my blogs so I promised myself I would try to post more often. 

When I started to think about Easter cards I went through all of my clear stamps and pulled out all of the bunnies that I found.  I temporarily put them all together in a cd case.  I put some bunny dies in with them.

I took out some of the stamps and stamped them on scraps of patterned paper.  I heat embossed and fussy cut each of them.  I used some of the dies and punched them out of scraps too. Then I used Glossy Accents to adhere a tiny white pompom tail to each bunny.

I folded a piece of Echo Park Easter paper into a step card.  Then I used a Fiskars grass border punch to punch out some strips of grass.  I adhered the grass to the carrot patterned paper.  Then I added lots of bunnies to my card.  Some are adhered directly to the card.  Others are attached to the card with foam tape. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn. 

Have a great day!