donderdag 25 mei 2017

HAPPY TRAILS (1)

With the Happy Trails stamp set I created this card, to wish someone a happy holiday or vacation.


I started by creating the scene. The sky is from Peacock cardstock. I die cut the mountains from Kraft cardstock, with the Stitched Mountain Borders. The snow caps I die cut from plain white cardstock. I die cut the hills from Noble Fir cardstock, with the Stitched Hillside Borders. And the houses with the Little Town Borders, from Guava cardstock. The lights on the inside of the houses are from Sunflower cardstock.


I assembled the elements and stamped the sentiment. Then I stamped the caravan and card from Happy Trails and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Caravan: BG23 – BG49/ C2 – C5
Door + curtain + car: R22 – R35
Windows: B00
Light: YR16
Wheels: C2 – C5


I fussy cut the images and added them to the scene. I adhered the panel onto a white cardbase.

This card really fits my profession, since I work in an outdoor store.

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IT'S A SPECIAL DAY (1)

Sometimes you get a brilliant idea, for no reason. Well, that’s what happened with this card. It just came to me and I love the result. I made this birthday card with the Wild For You stamp set from Lawn Fawn.


I took some Blue Jay cardstock and created a cardbase. I took the Starry Sky Vertical stencil from My Favorite Things and put it on top of the front of the cardbase. I taped the stencil down with washi tape. I wanted to use Shimmer Paste from Nuvo, to make sparkly stars. I used the color Silver Gem.

Tip: clean off the shimmer paste immediately after using it, because it dries very quick and it’s a big mess.

I set the cardbase aside and went over to my images. I stamped the mouse and the small elephant and colored them with Copic Markers. Really simple coloring. Here are the colors I used:
Mouse: W0 – W2
Elephant: W0 – W2 – W5


I fussy cut the images. I die cut a moon, with the Sun and Moon dies, from Sunflower cardstock. I also die cut two cloud borders, with the Puffy Cloud Borders.

I wanted a banner for the sentiment. The banner is from Bannertastic. The inside of the banner was stamped with Ballet Slippers Ink and Bubblegum Ink. I also added a star to the banner on each side of the sentiment. The sentiment and the star are both from the Out of This World stamp set. I fussy cut the banner and started assembling the card.


As a finishing touch, I added some glitter to the moon, with the Clear Sparkle Pen from Spectrum Noir. I also rounded off both bottom corners.

Sparkly!!! This card can be used for any special day, whether it’s a birthday, graduation, promotion, first communion.

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HAPPY FATHER'S DAY (1)

I made this Father’s Day card with the new Plane and Simple stamp set from Lawn Fawn.


I started with the background. I die cut a piece of watercolor paper with the Stitched Cloudy Backdrop: Landscape die. I used some Distress Inks to watercolor onto the background. I wetted the paper, and applied Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink onto the paper. I let it air dry.


I stamped the two airplanes, the banner and the little hearts. I colored the images with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Planes: Y00 – Y02/ R22 – R35/ YG41 – G02
Hearts: R22 – R35
Banner: W0 – W2


I fussy cut the images. I also die cut some clouds with the Puffy Cloud Borders. I stamped the sentiment onto the cloud border, with Merman Ink.

I assembled the card and added the panel onto a piece of Guava cardstock.

I think I’m going to give this to my dad on Father’s Day.

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zondag 21 mei 2017

CUTE AS A BUTTON (1)

For this love card, I used the Sewn with Love stamp set from Lawn Fawn.


I started by die cutting a piece of white cardstock, with the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables. I traced a circle on the panel with a pencil, this is going to be my guideline. I stamped the thimble, button and spool repeatedly onto that penciled circle. When the ink dried, I erased the pencil line and colored all the images with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Spool: E41 – E31/ YR00 – YR02
Purple buttons: BV000 – BV02
Red buttons: R22 – R35
Thimble: C2 – C5

I also stamped the scissors, that I colored with Copic Markers as well. I used:
Scissors: C2 – C5/ YR00 – YR02


The word cute I stamped in Fresh Lavender Ink and I die cut this and the scissors with the coordinating dies. I adhered them to the card and also stameped the rest of the sentiment onto it, with Wild Flower Ink.

I added some Nuco Crystal Drops to the panel. I used three colors: Bubblegum Blush, Sweet Lilac and Red Berry.


I adhered the panel to a piece of Perfectly Plaid paper and added the panel onto a white cardbase.

It turned out exactly how I wanted it!

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YOU ARE JAWSOME (1)

With the mini set Duh-Nuh from Lawn Fawn, I created this underwater themed friendship card.


I started by die cutting some watercolor paper with the Stitched Hillside Borders. I’m using them as water and waves this time. I got four pieces and I blended all of them with a different Distress Ink color. From top to bottom I used: Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio. I added water to all the pieces and dabbed the drops off with a paper towel.


I stamped the sentiment onto the bottom wave and die cut some waves from one of the pieces, with the Ocean Wave Accents dies.

I stamped the shark, the fish twice and the cluster of bubbles twice. I colored all the images with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Shark: C2 – C5/ C0
Fish: Y17 – YR68
Bubbles: B00 – BG000


I assembled the card and finished off with some Nuvo Crystal Drops. I used the color Emerald City.

Don’t you just love that sentiment! A real fun underwater scene.

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HAVE A WILD BIRTHDAY (1)

For this birthday card I used the Wild For You stamp set from Lawn Fawn, my favorite from the new summer 2017 release!


I started by stamping all the animals. I colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Elephants: W0 – W2 – W5
Mouse: W5 – W7
Giraffe: Y21 – Y38/ E57 – E29/ E00 – E11
Lion: Y21 – Y38/ E 57 – E29
Crododile: YG11 – G21
Striped party hats: Y06 – YR16 – R17 – G14 – BV05
Polka dot party hats: YR16 – BV05/ G14 – R14
Crown: Y06 – Y15 – Y38


I fussy cut the images and went over to all the elements for the scene. For the background I took a piece of watercolor cardstock. I used Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and an ink blending tool to color the sky. I die cut two grass borders, with the Meadow Borders dies, and used Mowed Lawn and Old Paper Distress Ink for this. I added water drops to all the blended pieces and dabbed them off with a paper towel.


I heat embossed the sentiment with Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder from Wow. I assembled the card and adhered it all to a white cardbase.


I already know I’m going to use this set a lot. This is super fun!!!

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zaterdag 20 mei 2017

DAD, HAPPY FATHER'S DAY (1)

We just had Mother’s Day, so now it’s time for the dads. I created this Father’s Day card with the Dad + Me stamp set from Lawn Fawn.


I die cut a piece of Mermaid cardstock with the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables. I also die cut two grass borders, with the Meadow Borders from Noble Fir cardstock. The sun, from Sun and Moon, I die cut from Fake Tan and Sunflower cardstock. The hills were cut from kraft cardstock, using the Stitched Mountain Borders.


I stamped the dad moose (I added the glasses) and the little moose and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Moose: E57 – E29
Antlers + hooves: E41 – E43


I fussy cut the images and assembled the card. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment with Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder from Wow. I added the card to a Blue Jay cardbase.

An easy card to make, using only Lawn Fawn products. Thanks for visiting my blog. Please leave a comment and follow/ subscribe to my blog! Or e-mail me at joyfulthingsdesign@outlook.com

HAPPY BIRTHDAY (19)

I wanted to create a birthday card with a hidden gift card. I used one of Lawn Fawn’s newest sets: Ahoy, Matey. And man, this is a fun set to work with. For the gift card, I used the new Lift the Flap die set.


For the front of the card, I started with the die cutting of all the scene elements. I die cut hills and water with the Stitched Hillside Borders. For the background I used Lawn Fawn’s new background die: Stitched Cloudy Backdrop: Landscape. I used watercolor paper for all the die cutting.

To add color to all the scene elements, I used Distress Inks and a blending tool. For the sky I used Peacock Feathers, for the hills I used Antique Linen and Scattered Straw, for the water I used Mermaid Lagoon. I stamped the sentiment onto the water piece and heat embossed it with Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder from Wow. To add a distressed look, I drops some water onto the pieces and dabbed the droplet of with a paper towel.


I stamped the images (the fish is from Fintastic Friends) and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Skin: E00 – E11
Hair boy: E57 – E29
Pirate hat: W5 – W7
Skull: W0
Vest + shoes + bandana + cloth around girl’s waist: R14 – R17
Dress + pants: B18 – B39
Hair girl + peg leg: E41 – E43
Dots bandana + shirt boy: W0 – W2
Treasure chest: E57 – E29/ Y21 – Y17
Coins: Y02 – Y08
Fish: YR15 – YR68
Parrot: YG11 – G21/ YR15
Map: W0 – W2


I fussy cut the images. For the water border, I decided to add a bit more detail. I took the new Ocean Wave Accents dies, from Lawn Fawn, ad die cut some wavy lines into the ocean water. I then assembled the card.

For the inside of the card, I die cut a piece of watercolor cardstock with the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables. I used Antique Linen and Scattered Straw Distress Ink to give it some color. I stamped the mountains and the compass with Doe Ink. The X I stamped in Lobster Ink. I die cut the largest flap, from Lift the Flap, to create a hiding spot for my gift card. I adhered the piece on the inside of the card and used a little piece of double sided adhesive to adhere the gift card. The cardbase I used is from Peacock cardstock.

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What a super fun set to craft with and what a great way to add a gift card to your creation!

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vrijdag 19 mei 2017

CRAFTY HAUL (13)

Yay, the new Lawn Fawn release is online and I just got my order in. Here is what I picked up:


The Stitched Cloudy Backdrop: Landscape is an expensive die, but one I know I'm going to use very often. It's such a great die, that can be used for so many different scenes.

That background die is perfect in combination with the Plane and Simple stamp set. I didn't have anything like this yet, so I wanted it in my stash. This set is great for more masculine cards and cards for boys.

There was one stamp set that I immediately needed when I first saw it. And that's the Wild For You stamp set. I just love those animals and it's been a while since we've had an all critter set. I already have a lot of ideas with these cute stamps.

Ahoy, Matey is another original set. Such cute pirates and additional images. Great to create a treasure map or a fun beach scene. I can't wait to craft with these stamps.

The Lift the Flap die set is fun for so many things. You can hide an image or sentiment on or inside the card, but it's also the perfect hiding place for a gift card. Loving it!

This mini set, called Duh-nuh, is just super cute. Who tought a shark could be this cute. I can combine it with Ahoy, Matey, but also with some other water themed sets I have, like Mermaid For You and Fintastic Friends. And I just love those sentiments!

And to finish off that water theme, I also got the Ocean Wave Accents. When you die cut with these, you can slide in an element to make it look like it's in the water.

I can't wait to craft with all these great goodies. Happy Crafting everyone!!!



woensdag 17 mei 2017

SENDING BIRTHDAY BEAR HUGS (1)

I used the Beary Special Birthday for a birthday card. What a surprise!


I started by die cutting a piece of white cardstock with the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables. I also die cut a piece of Perfectly Plaid Rainbow paper with this die. All from Lawn Fawn.

I stamped one of the bear images and the balloon cluster three times. I colored the images with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Bear: E00 – E11/ E57 – E29/ E04
Cake: W0/ RV13 – RV23/ W5
Candles: Y02/ YR16
Red balloon: R14 – R17
Orange balloon: YT07 – YR16
Green balloon: G14 – G05
Blue balloon: B00 – BG01
Yellow balloon: Y02 – Y06
Purple balloon: BV000 – BV02
Pink balloon: RV13 – RV23


I fussy cut the images and assembled the card. I stamped the sentiment and added the panel onto a Mermaid cardbase.


Super cute, the perfect card for a cheerful birthday party!!!

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WITH SYMPATHY (2)

The Altenew stamps are perfect for more classic, elegant cards. I made a sympathy card with the Bold Blossom stamp set.


I stamped the flower twice. It has three layers so I used three different tones of yellow/ orange ink from Lawn Fawn. I used Butter Ink, Sunflower Ink and Carrot Ink. For the leaves I used two ink: Minty Fresh Ink and Merman Ink. The flowers look very realistic.

I fussy cut the flowers and leaves and went over to my background. I took Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink and added brush strokes onto a watercolor piece of cardstock. My paper reacted weird, but I worked out fine. Because I like the look if the result.


I adhered the leaves flat and the flowers with foam tape. I heat embossed a sentiment from the Oh Happy Day stamp set from Avery Elle with Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder from Wow. I fussy cut the sentiment and adhered it to the panel.

I adhered the panel onto a white cardbase and added some White Crystal Drops from Nuvo onto the card. I rounded off the top left and bottom right corner of the card.


Bright colors for a sympathy card, but soothing. I like the result.

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WISHING YOU A BEAUTIFUL DAY (1)

Someone asked me to make a card for a boy’s first communion. I don’t make them often, so this was a challenge. But I think I did a good job. I also entered this card into the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge.


For the background I wanted to create clouds. I die cut a cloud border with the Puffy Clouds Borders from Lawn Fawn. I used this as a mask. I took Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and applied it onto the paper coming off from the mask. This way the background is very subtle.

All the dies I used are from Lawn Fawn. I took the Leafy Tree Backdrop: Landscape and die cut the tree from brown cardstock. The leaf cluster and separate leaves I die cut from Noble Fir cardstock. I also used Noble Fir cardstock to die cut the grass, with the Meadow Borders die. The flowers were die cut from Sugraplum and Guava cardstock. Last I die cut the sun, with the Sun and Moon die, from Fake Tan and Sunflower cardstock.


I stamped the images. The boy and the ballons are from the Bicycle Built For You stamp set. The rock is from Mermaid For You. I colored the images with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Skin: E00 – E11
Hair: E57 – E29
Sweater + shoes: C2 – C5
Pants: R14 – R46
Balloons: YR04 – YR07/ Y17 – Y38/ R14 – R46
Basket: E57 – E29
Rock: W0 – W2


I die cut the images and started assembling the card. I stamped the sentiment in Manatee Ink and added the panel to a Fake Tan cardbase.

I love this card and I think I managed to create a fun first communion card. Please check the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog, so you can see all the other entries or maybe participate yourself.


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donderdag 11 mei 2017

THANKS FRIEND! (1)

For this thank you card, I used the Critters in the Forest stamp set from Lawn Fawn.


I die cut a piece of blue (Mermaid), white and green (Noble Fir) cardstock with the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables from Lawn Fawn. From the green cardstock I die cut a gras border, with the Meadow Borders. And from the white I die cut a cloud, with the Puffy Clouds die.

I stamped the images and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Tree: YG11 – G21/ E57 – E29
Racoon: W2 – W5 – W7
Fox: YR15 – YR07 – E08/ E00 – E11
Dragonfly: YG41 – G02/ B18 – B39


I fussy cut all the images and started assembling the scene. I adhered everything and stamped the sentiment in Hippo Ink. The wavy line from the dragonfly I stamped with Manatee Ink. This stamp is from the Chirpy Chirp Chirp set.


I die cut some yellow (Sunflower) cardstock with the Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and adhered it to the back of the panel. I added the complete panel to a white cardbase.

I had no plan for this card, it just happened.

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