Category Archives: Challenges

A Thrilling Birthday!

  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Coaster Critters”
  • Dies – Lawn Fawn “Coaster Critters,” “Coaster Critters Slide on Over Add-on,” “Outside In Stitched Scalloped Square Stackables,” and “Stitched Hillside Borders”
  • Patterned paper – Lawn Fawn “High Seas” from Beachside Collection
  • Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Blueprint Sketch, Faded Jeans, Broken China
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Copic markers
  • Detail White Embossing Powder

I was very proud to create this interactive card and have it work correctly the first time! This is Trenton’s birthday card (20th! Yikes!). He always likes critter cards, so I think it will be a hit.

I started out by creating the Distress Oxide paper using three different blue inks and lots of water drops. I used this for the sky in my scene. I cut it out using the scalloped square die and did the same with bright green cardstock. I then cut “hills” from the green and layered them onto the blue piece. I stamped, colored (with Copics) and cut out all of the roller coaster and critter pieces. I die-cut the slider with the roller coaster in place and then popped up the background, attached the pieces and inserted a penny with the roller coaster car adhered to it, into the slot. The bunny in the roller coaster car slides along the roller coaster very nicely! Love it! I heat-embossed the sentiment onto a strip of red cardstock and cut fish-tail flags on either end. I adhered all of the pieces onto a card base, making a 5-1/2″ X 5-1/2″ square card. I confess to playing with it, sliding the bunny car back and forth, before I put it in the mail. It is only slightly used!

Happy Birthday, Trenton!

Challenge: Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #37 – Something Old, Something New – I used “Stitched Hillside Borders” and the “High Seas” paper with the “Coaster Critters” stamps and dies, which I had never used before.

Thanks for stopping by!

 


Little Band Shadow Box

 

  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Critter Concert”
  • Dies – Lawn Fawn “Critter Concert,” “Shadow Box Card,” “Shadow Box Card Theater Add-On,” and “Little Music Notes”
  • Patterned paper – Lawn Fawn “Really Rainbow” petite paper pad
  • Cardstock

I love the Lawn Fawn stamp and die sets featuring talented animals playing band instruments. They’re the best! Then when I saw the little theater stage pieces that I could add onto the shadow box, I knew I had to build one! The really cool thing is that it will fold flat and slip right into an envelope if I want to mail one to someone.

Here is a shot from above the box–it is hard to share a good view of this little 3-D box.

I colored the animals with Copic markers. I then created a small scene on the stage with the bear and bird, and also decorated the sides of the box with other animals in the band and some musical notes. It is so fun to work with these critters and the little theater. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenge: Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #33: Fun Folds

 


Deepest Thanks Lift the Flap Card

 

  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn: “You are Sublime,” and “Push Here” sets
  • Dies – Lawn Fawn: “You are Sublime,” “Lift the Flap Circles,” and “Porthole Frames”
  • Copic markers
  • Embossing powder – Ranger -Silver Pearl
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Paper Accents

This card was very fun to make. I die-cut the round flap, making a window in the top piece of grey cardstock. I colored my cast of characters with Copic markers and created the scene with the sea creatures in a layer underneath on light blue cardstock and adhered it behind the opening in the grey cardstock. I added the porthole frame around the circle flap and stamped “open” on the flap tab. The tab can then be tucked into the porthole frame. I colored the submarine image with metallic gel pens and adhered it to the outside of the flap. I then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, adhering it to the bottom of the front panel. I then adhered the grey cardstock to the polka-dot, top fold card base. As always, Lawn Fawn has produced some great stamps and dies to create scenes with. I’m only getting started! Thanks for visiting.

Challenges:

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #32 – Inspiration Board

Create and Makes Challenge #22 “Anything Goes”

Paper Craft Crew Challenge #297 “By the Sea”


Raccoon Surprises

  • Stamps – Newton’s Nook “Raccoon Rascals”
  • Embossing folder- Darice “Birch Tree”
  • Die – Just Rite Custom Dies “Vintage Labels Two”
  • Button – Prima Wood Buttons
  • Patterned paper – Ella & Viv Paper Company “Oxidation”
  • Core’dinations cardstock
  • Bazzill cardstock
  • Copic markers

I am behind in posting here. I made this card some time ago. I created the background by using an embossing folder and then sanding the paper to make the embossed tree trunk images stand out. I colored the stamped raccoons with Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment, that came from the same stamp set as the raccoons, and die-cut it. I’ve had the button in my stash for years, and I thought it fit this card very well. It was really fun putting this card together. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge:

Sunny Day Crafting – Challenge #26 – Any Animal on a Project

 

 

 


A Musical Father’s Day Greeting

  • Stamps –
    • Lawn Fawn “Critter Concert” and “Forest Feast”
    • Hero Arts “Father’s Day Message”
  • Dies – Lawn Fawn “Critter Concert,” “Forest Feast” and “Scalloped Rectangle Stackables”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Copic Markers

I love mixing and matching elements from different Lawn Fawn sets! I love the new musical critter set, and it was fun to place them on the big stump from the “Forest Feast” set in my stash. I colored each of the stamped and die-cut images with Copic markers. I made this card for my husband, and we are enjoying the company of our one son who just returned home for the summer from his first year of college. Thanks for visiting today!

Challenge:

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #30 – Cards for Guys

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – Challenge #15


Sunflowers Artist’s Trading Cards

  • Napkin – Hoffmaster “Sweet Sunflowers”
  • Stamp – Indigo Blu “Bunnies Dinkie”
  • Copper embossing powder
  • Sequins – 28 Lilac Lane
  • Cardstock – Neenah

I participated in a swap that had a “sunshine” theme recently with a group of online friends (some of whom I’ve actually met!). We trade these baseball card-sized Artist’s Trading Cards (ATCs) with each other from time to time. This time around the theme was “Here Comes the Sun.”

I made my cards using a pretty cocktail napkin as a base, adhering it to cardstock with gel medium which makes a nice texture.

 

I heat embossed the stamped sentiment onto vellum, cut it out and added it to the cards strategically so I didn’t cover the flowers completely. I’ve had this stamp for quite a while and have always liked the sentiment on it. Finally I arranged sequins from my stash around for a little visual interest. You can get a closer look at one here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges:

Shopping Our Stash #358 – Summer Color Palette

Crafty Gal’s Corner – Challenge #167 ~ Summer Colours

 


Mixed media birthday gent

  • Stamps –
    • Stamper’s Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection “Little Things”
    • Hero Arts “Petite Birthday”
  • Patterned paper – BoBunny “Enchanted Garden Periodical”
  • Ranger Distress Collage Medium – Crazing
  • Washi tape – Little B and Tim Holtz Ideaology Tissue Tape – “Sketchbook”
  • Stencil – Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection “Houndstooth”
  • Ephemera – Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Dolls, Thrift Shop
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I created this card for my brother-in-law’s birthday. I started with the BoBunny paper, which I lightly gessoed and layered some ephemera and tape on top. I covered the entire surface with collage medium. I applied some Distress inks through a stencil and more inks with a sponge applicator to add some more color. Once everything was dry, I stamped the globe and postage stamp images, along with the birthday sentiment. Finally I adhered the whole panel onto a card base. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge: Crafting by Designs “For the Boys”