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I was a blog hop winner a few weeks ago and I had won the Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit. I included a really cute stamp set call Watts Up

 

watts up Simon Says Stamp Super cute, right?

 

I created a few cards with it so far. This first one is definitely my favorite so far.

Watt Up Simon Says Stamp

I heat embossed some clear powder over a background stamp to give the card a little more texture and interest but, otherwise I kept the card clean and simple.

Watts Up card idea

The second card I made was a little more involved. I strung some word stamps together and repeatedly stamped them to create a background for the card. Then I cut squares from patterned paper and slit them nearly all the way from corner to corner to create photo tabs. And finally I paper punched a heart and then coated it in Glossy Accents and hung it from some baker’s twine.

Watts Up Clear Stamp Set

This card is similar to the one I made before it but, I decided to simply mount the image and sentiment onto patterned paper rather than making photo tabs.

I am entering my first card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Keep It Clean and Simple

Happy Stamping,

Mo

 

 

Hippity Hoppity with Papertrey Ink

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My own children are 15 and 18 this Easter and suffice to say some of the mystery of the Easter Bunny is gone. But I still enjoy all of the cute images of chicks, bunnies and eggs that go along with Easter. So thank goodness for nieces, nephews and grandnephews and grandnieces!

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I made two versions of this card featuring a rabbit from Hippity Hoppity by Papertrey Ink. The first card featured this cute bunny in blue for one of my grandnephews. I used the matching Hippity Hoppity die set to cut out the bunny and the eggs. The trees are from Lawn Fawn’s Critters Down Under and the birds are from Lawn Fawn Home Sweet Home. And the grass is made with a paper punch.

Hippity Hoppity Papertrey Ink

I made a pink bunny for my brother’s daughter. As  you can see the two cards are similar but, not the same. This second card also includes the chick from the Hippity Hoppity set.

Easter Bunny Punch Card

 

I also made a ton (125 to be exact) of these Easter Bunny Punch Cards for the Council on Aging too. The assembly of them was pretty easy since I had Peggy and Joan and a few other ladies helping me out. The woodgrain paper is made with a woodgrain stamp on brown cardstock and the circles and ovals can be taylored to create whatever sized bunny you would like.

Happy Easter,

Mo

It’s Kind of a Big Deal

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Recently one of our good friends, who also plays poker with my husband, turned 40. He is the last of our group of friends to do so and so it really was a big deal.

I had seen a card in a crafting magazine a year or so ago that featured a big poker chip on the cover with the words “50 It’s a Big Deal”. Although it was cute, I knew I wanted to feature a hand of cards as well as poker chips.

Poker themed card

 

I cut out the numbers using Paper Trey Ink By the Numbers die and By the Numbers Mat die sets. I cut out the wider mat set a second time in gold to give the 40 a little more sparkle. The chain of circles is stamped in a shiny gold ink to add even more glitz.

I snagged a couple of images from Google images to create the Royal Flush hand of cards and the poker chips. In order to make the playing cards pop up, I simply cut two vertical slits in the center of the card and then pushed the cut portion forward from the back of the card.

Follow this link for a detailed view Pop Up  Card Instructions

The sentiment was created using individual letters from a Martha Stewart clear alphabet stamp set.

If you haven’t attempted to make a Pop Up card before, you really should try. This card is a good illustration of just how easy it can be.

Happy Stamping,

Mo

I Heard You’re Amazing

Just a quick post to share a card that I made this morning before work. I don’t have to work until 10am and sometimes I get some good crafting done in the morning hours before then. This card features a Simon Says Stamp exclusive clear stamp set, called Shoot for the Stars and a red rubber hand stamp from Purple Onion Designs.

Shoot For the Stars Simon Says Stamps

 

The stripes on the bottom are a patterned paper that I trimmed to fit the card. I included an orange stripe as well and was meant to be a Halloween paper. I cut the orange off to keep the design more streamline.

I will be submitting this card to the Simon Says Stamp: Work it Wednesday Challenge.

Happy Stamping,

Mo

A Pack of Party Animals

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First off I want to draw your attention to the Yeti’s hairy little chest. Doesn’t the Fun Flocked fuzziness just make you smile? I bought several jars of Fun Flock when it was on clearance at a local craft store a year or  so ago.  And I finally opened some of these colors for the first time yesterday.

This fuzzy jar of fun is so easy to use. Just apply a thin layer of glue to the area you want to flock and then shake some of the flocking onto it and press lightly. Tap off the excess flock and return it to your jar. Avoid rubbing or touching the flocked area for a few hours to allow the glue to dry.

Yeti, Set, Go

 

Of course I added some Glossy Accents to my card too. It wouldn’t be a Card by Mo unless it had some element that was covered in shiny goodness. (Each Yeti’s tongue is covered in G.A. too)

Lawn Fawn Yeti, Set, Go

 

I don’t often create cards that aren’t the A2 size (4.25″ x 5.5″) but, I wanted to create a rainbow effect with the Yetis and I need  more paper space to do that. I colored the little monsters with Copic markers and I stamped the balloons with Hero Arts Neon stamp pads. The Yetis are from the Lawn Fawn set; Yeti, Set, Go and the balloons are from a clear that I have had in a zip lock bag for so long that I don’t remember where I got it from or what it’s called.

This is my final entry into the Lawnscaping Challenge, Dust Em Off.

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Happy Stamping,

Mo

 

Magical Birthday Wishes

I have been having fun with my new Critters Ever After stamp set from Lawn Fawn. The little magical animals featured in the set are so cute! This first card features a Unicorn on a pathway of sparkly stars. (My 15 yr old daughter Sam went gaga over it, so I must be doing something right) The sparkles are all thanks to various colors of Stickles gels. I put an extra coat of Glossy Accents over the Stickles once it’s dry. That prevents the any loose glitter from falling off.

Unicorn on Star path

 

This next card features a Dragon,a Griffon and a Castle! Perfect for a Potterphile like me. I have a Har Repotter stamp from Bugaboo Digital stamps that I may try to pair with these images down the road. But for now I just featured them in front of a forest of hand scribbled Pine trees with a sky full of doodled balloons. I doodled a cobblestone path too but, when it was done I realized that it needed to be larger in the foreground to create the proper depth perception.  And when I enlarged it you could see where I added on to it on either side. Luckily the recipient of this card will likely be age 10 or under and that age group tends to be “big picture” types who will overlook my artist shortcomings. ;)

Castle Party

 

This last card features a pair of star crossed lovers. Although they are both cold blooded and both are mythical, I wonder how they would really fare in a relationship. (Care for frog legs, anyone?)But love conquers all they say.

Dragon Loves Frog

 

I was on a doodling kick last night and so I added in some grass and hand drawn flowers to my scene. It has been quite a long time since I have added my own elements like that. I tried to use a card making technique that I hadn’t used in a long time so that I could enter one of these cards into the Lawnscaping Challenge: Dust Em Off

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Happy Stamping,

Mo

Yeti, Set, Go Birthday!

Lawn Fawn is featuring a challenge called Dust Em Off. The challenge is to use a stamp set that you haven’t used in a long time. However, I have really just purchased my Lawn Fawn stamps in the last few months so I have been using them quite a lot. I am going to enter my card in anyway because, I love Lawn Fawn and I love the chance to win prizes! :)

Yeti with Balloons

The cute little monster flying away with the balloons is a Yeti. He is from the Lawn Fawn set Yeti, Set, Go  I paired him with some balloons from Mama Elephant’s Up and Away set. The clouds are made by just lining the outer edge of the balloon stamp with a blue stamp pen. And the birthday sentiment is from a Fiskars set called Birthday Cheer.

The challenge I am entering this card into is Dust Em Off by Lawnscaping Challenge

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You have until February 26th to play along for a chance to win a Lawn Fawn set of your choice!

Happy Stamping,

Mo

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