Thursday, October 6, 2022

Planning Interactive Card Layouts

Hi, everyone!  Toni here with you today sharing a fun and simple interactive holiday card using the Lawn Fawn Peekaboo Pop-Up dies combined with Avery Elle Carolers images and a Sunny Studio Penguin Party sentiment.

I started by watching the Lawn Fawn video.  I highly recommend you do as well. There are quite a few different options presented and even more if you just play around with the pop-up folds yourself.

Figuring out the layout was the most challenging part for me.  Not the mechanism but what I wanted to pop up and so on.  Decisions, decisions!  

I ended up wanting my mechanism to come up from the left, rather than the right so had to put my thinking cap on. 

Once I basically knew what I wanted to happen, I colored up the the Avery Elle Carolers and cut out the Lawn Fawn Peekaboo Pop-Up from Lawn Fawn Let It Shine Snowflake 6x6 Paper and a sturdy white cardstock.

I did remember to add the Sunny Studio Penguin Party sentiment to my snowy hill before assembling thanks to Kelly's warning on the LF video.  Thanks, Kelly!

I added a few Lawn Fawn Mini Snowflakes to the background as well as elements hidden in the folds like additional musical notes and that adorable mouse.

I'll see you again soon.  If you'd like to check out my other creations in the meantime, you can visit my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, my Instagram, or my Pinterest Board.  Have a great rest of your day!


Wednesday, October 5, 2022

I Love You Snow Much with Mama Elephant...


Hello everyone. Happy Wednesday. I am sharing a fun winter-themed card with you today. I used the cute Penguin Favor Bag Accessory die set. 

I began by die-cutting the layers to create the penguin using the   Penguin Favor Bag Accessory. Next, I used the Backdrop Stitched Snowflake die to die cut the base layer for the card. I added color to this panel using Salvaged Patina Distress Ink, Peacock Feathers, and Uncharted Mariner Distress Oxide inks. 

I then used the Backdrop Snow Flurries die set to create the snowflake border for the card. Next, I used the hat, mug, and candy cane dies from the Woodland Critter Huggers Winter Add-On die set. 
I then used the speech bubble from the Happy Village stamp set along with the sentiment from the Penguin Party stamp set. Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Penguin Party stamp set onto a small banner. 

I hope you enjoy the card I created to share with you today. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. I hope you each have a wonderful and blessed day. Please feel welcome to visit me on my blogIG or Pinterest.

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Monday, October 3, 2022

A Nightmare Before Christmas

Hi, everyone!  Toni here with you today sharing a fun and rather unexpected holiday card using Lawn Fawn Fangtastic Friends.  Yes, bats!

I started the card by masking a circle on the card base using Inkadinkado Masking Paper and a circle die.  I then sponged Distress Oxide Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire to create a night sky.  

I also used a sponge dauber and Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink to create a halo around the moon.

While that was drying, I colored up the Lawn Fawn Fangtastic FriendsFangtastic Friends Add-on and Lawn Fawn Beachy Christmas (stocking) using Copics.  I added some craters to the moon with a Copic as well.

For the branch, I quickly swiped the Sunny Studio Out on a Limb diecut with Distress Ink Vintage Photo and added the Lawn Fawn Christmas Palm Tree lights.  I needed about 1.5 cuts of that.  I also used the hanging baubles from that die set.

My final steps before assembling the scene was using the Lawn Fawn Snow Flurries Background Stencil with Versamark, embossing it in white. I spattered some Copic Opaque white too.

The sentiment is a combination of Lawn Fawn Fangtastic Friends and Lawn Fawn Yeti or Not, because why the yeti not?

I'll see you again soon.  If you'd like to check out my other creations in the meantime, you can visit my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, my Instagram, or my Pinterest Board.  Have a great rest of your day!


Friday, September 30, 2022

Quick and cozy Christmas cards!

Hello, Doodlebugs friends!  Michele here and I 
have a quick-and-easy Christmas card design to share with you today!
TOO EARLY for Christmas??  Not on your life!
I share hundreds with my friends at Bringing Smiles to Seniors each year!
Truth of the matter is I'm WAY behind!  Let's go...

I've used this gorgeous new Spellbinders Tufted embossing folder that embosses a half-sheet of card stock at once!  You do realize that's TWO card fronts at once, right?  What a time saver!

Speaking of time savers, I added this fabulous hot foil set to
my Christmas shopping basket at Doodlebugs!  It takes a minute [or twelve] to set up the die, but once they are foiled this clever little die [yes, it does come with] cuts the one you want to use just perfectly!

Don't forget to foil the negative, too! Just use one of these
solid plates, and heat it just a bit longer than normally for 
the best results.

There are 30 sentiments in this set - I found a few that sounded cuddly
for my tufted embossed pieces!

They coordinate so well with these Waffle Flower Crafts Merry Christmas
hot foil plate and die duo!

I found this piece of cardstock in my stash - sure wish I knew who made it!
Isn't it the prettiest 'satin-y' finish?

For an elevated elegant look, I used a gold foil from Michael's next...
but how gorgeous would they be in Lawn Fawn's gold and silver foil?

I cut this one down a bit to allow for a perfect white border.

I hope I've given you an idea for quick-and-easy card designs for Christmas!  See you again soon!
=] Michele

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