Here today with a quick little card I put together the other day to send to a good buddy just for the fun of it.
Created this guy mostly with products from Jillibean Soup.
I picked up the scallop die (from Jillibean’s Square die set) from a stamp store as it was closing awhile back. I just loved it, plus it was super affordable. Like $4. Can’t beat that.
The little critters (and words and wave) were stamped with a couple sets – Octopus and Whale Done. I’m a big fan of mixing and matching stamp sets together so really enjoyed that these little sea critters could play together…. so speak.
To add the dots to my windows, I pulled out my white gel pen. And then I just added the dots… slowly and surely. It took a little patience to add so many dots, but I think the final result makes it worth it.
Alrighty! That’s what I have. Ok. Maybe I have a little more… but it’s super duper later and I’m super duper tired…. so I’ll be back again later. Thanks, as always, for stopping by. I sure appreciate it when you do.
Ps. If you are on Instagram, don’t miss this awesome giveaway Jillibean Soup has going on. You could win a lot (and I mean A LOT) of stamps from them. Seriously good stuff. Be sure to comment on their post.
Back again. Today’s project isn’t a card. I know… shocking. (Wink, wink!)
Today’s project is a little something planner. A little something string art. I present to you, today’s project!
I made this little sign with a couple of my planner friends in mind.
It was pretty easy to make. I created a little heart piercing pattern and temporarily adhered it to a wood panel. (You can pretty much use any wood panel for string art! As long as it can take nails, it’s good. In fact, my next string art project is going to use some reclaimed weathered fence boards. I’m so excited!)
Anyhoo, I just whacked small nails through the pattern with my $1 store hammer. True story.
And then to do the “plan” word, I used some old scrapbooking letter stickers as a template on where to add nails. I certainly could have sketched out the letters on my board, but, having a pile of unloved letter stickers, certainly has its benefits. 😉
Once I added the nails for the letters, I removed the letter stickers and tore off the heart template. And then I went to town, adding string around the nails over and over… over again.
I finished my project off by stamping a few additional words, “all the things.”
Keep in mind, I made this with a couple planner friends in mind. They are super duper active planners and totally could appreciate the “plan all the things” phrase.
I think it turned out pretty fun, and I can’t wait to make another one! See you again soon, friends.
Are you like me? Always have big dreams of making all. the. things. to give as gifts but run short on time? Yeah. I know.
So here’s an idea. Instead of making a handmade gift, make a sweet stamped tag and tie it onto a store-bought gift.
I’m up on the Technique Tuesday blog today sharing a step-by-step tutorial for making a tag like this. It’s incredibly easy to make with their Many Candles stamp set, cardstock, ink and a few basic crafting supplies.
One thing I super loved about making this tag? Adding color outside the lines! When is the last time you’ve done that? If you haven’t lately, I’d like to encourage you to be rebel and go for it. It’s liberating. 😉
Anyway, hope you will check out the post!
See you again soon.
I’m here again with a couple thank you cards that were just plain fun to make.
Meet card #1.
Meet card #2.
And meet card #3.
I created the backgrounds for each of these cards using some stencils from Honey Bee Stamps. Take a look and you’ll see each one is a little different.
The first card uses an entire stencil the old fashioned way: Set it down and apply ink.
On the second card, I used one of the stencils to apply a dark layer of yellow ink. Then I moved it over the left and applied a lighter layer.
On the third card, I did some layering with different stencils. It’s hard to tell but look real close and you’ll see it.
All the words and images on these cards are from Honey Bee Stamps too. I didn’t quite have phrase to use with the thanks word so I took a phrase from their Forest Friends set and masked off part of it when I inked it so only part of it would stamp on my cards.
Alright! That’s what I have for you.
Supplies from Honey Bee Stamps used for these cards:
Ps. Check out The Scrap Review for a recent review I did about the Hexi Patterns Background Stencils from Honey Bee Stamps. They are just lovely.
I’m bringing a little something home decor’ish to the blog today.
I had the chance to attend Art Impressions’ Warehouse Sale last year and picked up a pack of some printed Pop-Ups elements they had for cards. I pulled them out the other day to make a card and decided to do something different.
I have a few “hair” ladies in my life who I thought would get a good kick out of them so I made this little frame with the Pop-Ups.
The images just cracked me up!
Since I used lots of Crafty Foam Tape to piece the parts together, I removed the glass from the frame. I really wanted the bulk and pop to be there.
I simply made a little mat of cardstock and patterned paper and added all the elements to it.
To give them even more pop, I added some Glossy Accents, glitter glue and Nuvo Crystal Drops to the cut-outs.
I like how the little details just add a little something. 🙂
Hopefully, the hair ladies in my life will enjoy this as much as me.
Thanks for stopping by.
Let me tell you a secret: I make cards all the time. You’d think the ones I send the most are for birthdays and special occasions.
Confession time. I always am late to the game when it comes to that. So truly, the cards I send most are cards to friends who I’m just thinking of.
So meet today’s card. This is one I made with a couple friends in mind, that I was just thinking of.
One of things I enjoy most about Technique Tuesday’s Animal House stamps is mixing and matching the different critters together. I’d been anxious to create some kind of scene with their most recent sea creatures so this card was my reason to do it!
And let’s chat for a minute about realism and cards. So there’s probably not a gigantic seahorse (stamped with the Simon & Sandy Seahorse stamps and dies) in the sea, but it’s kind of fun to imagine there is one as almost as big as Olive the Octopus. 😉 Anything can happen in the stamping world! That’s what I’m sayin’.
I wanted to really build on the notion of a hug so I added all the other little critters to scene. (All the other little creatures were stamped and cut with the two stamp sets, by the way.) I also added a few die-cut hearts.
I don’t often use a lot of soft colors when I color in images with markers but I decided to for this card. It was nice change.
Also I added a few “drops of water” to the underwater scene with my old friend, my trusty bottle of Glossy Accents. Always a fun addition.
Alright! That’s it for now. I’ll be back again later, gators. Thanks, as always, for stopping by. It’s a real treat when you do.
Technique Tuesday products in this post:
Ps. I’m totally sending a shout-out to my friend, Dana Joy! She created an awesome card with the Olive the Octopus stamp set and Technique Tuesday’s Waves on the Border dies. She’s got a video on her blog, showing how she made the wavy scene. You should check it out.
I’m up on the blog for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L today, sharing this fun little card set.
I had so much fun making this. Not often you get to go clean and graphic when adding a little bit of glitz with foil and flock. 🙂 But I did…. and, man, it was fun!
Swing by their blog for the scoop on making a set like it. I’ve also got a few tips for adhering down teeny, tiny words (like the Awesome word my cards). They’ve got the perfect adhesives for that. Oh yes, and there are tips for using adhesives with foil and flock too.
Hope you will check out the post!
See you again soon, friends.