Cardmaking – Let It Snow (featuring Lawn Fawn stamps)

Here is another Christmas/Winter themed card that I created back in December.

This card uses the heat embossing/watercolor resist technique and I love the background it created!

Enjoy!

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Cardmaking – Magical Holiday (featuring Lawn Fawn Stamps)

I enjoy incorporating watercolor painting with stamped images.  This technique allows imperfect watercolor painting to create a really fun background.

Enjoy!

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Cardmaking – Let It Snow (featuring Lawn Fawn Stamps)

During Christmas time, I like to make my own cards to hold gift cards for friends and family.

I tend to make a lot of cards.  To make things run faster, I like to use stamps.  In this video, I use Christmas themed Lawn Fawn stamp sets to create a card!

Enjoy!

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Cardmaking – Four Quick and Easy Valentine’s Day Cards

In this video, I create four different card fronts by using metallic brush markers and a nice thick, black cardstock.

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Valentine

I know, it’s a little late for Valentine’s Day inspiration….

I had every intention of creating several examples of Valentine’s Day cards, but only ended up doing one..

So, here it is!

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This is a 4bar-sized card, similar to the gift card holder cards seen here.  I really like this size for quick and simple cards.  This size seems to be perfect for making multiple Valentine’s Day cards for a class, or for a bunch of friends.

I used Sweet Stamp Shop stamps for the sentiment and the little images.  I think they are so super cute.  I stamped them individually on watercolor paper and colored them with watercolor paints.  Then I fussy cut each piece and placed them where I wanted them to be.

The bottom heart border is from a Lawn Fawn stamp set.  I love the alternating solid and outlined hearts.

I hope every one had a great Valentine’s Day weekend.  I hope you were able to get your crafty juices flowing and came up with some great Valentine’s Day crafts and cards for you and your loved ones!

Christmas crafts 2013

It seemed nearly impossible to get everything ready for this Christmas.  Not only did I have to deal with being away from my craft table for a week due to being out of town, I also had to deal with a sick toddler.. Did I mention that I got sick too?

When I got back to my craft space.. it was a definite race to the finish line.. I made 20+ gift tags, 10 gift card holders and 5 cash gift holders..

Here are some pictures straight from the craft space.. sorry for the photo quality, but because of the rush to finish, I didn’t have time to set up good pictures.  I hope you enjoy!

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I used a lot of Lawn Fawn stamps and some Sweet Stamp Shop.  The “To” and “From” stamps came from a Joy’s Life stamp set.  I used Versafine Ink in Onyx Black and the photos show the other inks I used during the crafting.

I do love Christmas crafts.  I just need to learn to start planning earlier so I’m not rushing to finish!

Merry Christmas everyone!  I hope you all have a blessed holiday!

Projects 8 & 9 of 50 – Mother’s Day Cards

Mother’s Day 2013 was a few weeks ago and I want to share what I made for the two mothers in my life, my mother and my mother-in-law.

This was the first year that my daughter was old enough to help me out. If you don’t follow my personal blog, here, I have a 20-month-old daughter.

At this stage of her life, she’s really into crayons and coloring.

I wanted to personalize the cards of my mother and mother-in-law because they are very important to my daughter. They love her dearly and she loves them so much too!

That’s why I wanted my daughter to be a big part of the card creation. I wanted it to be a super simple card that really focused on my daughter’s contribution..

I gave my daughter a piece of white cardstock (from Paper Source) and her pile of crayons. I didn’t choose the colors she would use. I left it completely up to her. She chose green and blue. Lucky for me, I had those colors in cardstock thanks to her daddy’s (my hubby’s) birthday party in February!

I trimmed down my daughter’s drawing to 5in x 3.75in. I cut a piece of green or blue cardstock for the backing. I cut that to 5.25in x 4in. Then I adhered it to a simple white cardbase.

I stamped the card with “happy mother’s day” from Lawn Fawn’s “Happy everything” stamp set and a heart from the same set..

On the bottom corner I wrote “Malia’s Original Art 2013.”

Here are the finished cards:

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My daughter is only 20 months, so all we get from her are these scribbles, but I know that the sentimental value of this cards is priceless.

I’m hoping to incorporate her more as she gets older.. there are so many occasions she can help me with!

What did you do for your Mother’s Day cards?