Friday, February 28, 2020

Friday with Amy: Just wanted to say | Lawn Fawn

Hello and Happy Friday!  It's Amy here and I'm so excited to share my project for today.  It features some of the new Lawn Fawn release:

Here it is:

I've been reading a bunch of questions on different FB boards about the Magic Iris and if it is difficult to put together.  This is my first go at it and I'll be making more!  I'm definitely not a mechanically oriented crafter but I have to tell you that Kelly Marie's YouTubes are FABulous.  I sat through her Magic Iris video and then played it again while I was putting mine together.

Let's chat about my card.  I love the Sunshine Remix and Dandy Day papers.  They're so fun + happy.  The Scalloped Add On was cut from Dandy Day.  The card base is Sunshine Remix and the interior Iris is an older Lawn Fawn 6x6 from my stash, Let's Polka. I also used the polka on the pull tab arrow piece.

The Hey Lady set is so CUTE.  I used the leaf and all three ladybugs plus one from from A Bug Deal.  This interactive design is so amazing:

The interior sentiment is from Love Poems.  The size was perfect!

Here's more of a step-by-step photo progression of the card:

I'm so excited to create more designs with this interactive die.  I'm already throwing around ideas for a caffeinated version [of course!]. 

These are the copics I used:

R05 | R08
Y08 | Y19
YG03 | YG05
C1 | C4

 I can't wait to see how this release inspires you!

Links to the products used are listed below:

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Tuesday with Toni: Honey Bee Happy Mail

Have you all seen the Honey Bee Post Box dies? They're so fun and full of possibilities!
  • As I've done here with the post flap able to open.
  • The post flap and other elements flat.
  • Imagine the interactive post flap and when you open it, a shaker!
  • Not mounting the post box on a card base but instead using two to make a shaped card.
Ack!  Not enough hours in the day to craft!

In this card, I paired the dies with the new Honey Bee Back to Basics 6x6 paper along with Lawn Fawn Spring Fling 6x6 paper.

Florals and geometrics are just so IT.  Love them together!

I added additional patterns by using the Lawn Fawn Polka Heart backdrop as an impression plate on the pink card stock. Did you notice the Doodlebug Tiny Heart Shape Sprinkles I added as bolts to the floral panel?

To stuff the post box, I used a number of the Lawn Fawn Candy Hearts dies--some floral, some solid, and even one using the same Doodlebug Design washi tape I used at the bottom of the post box. Happy mail indeed!

I hope you've enjoyed today's card.  I'll see you again next week!

Until then, you can check out my other creations by visiting my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, my Instagram, or my Pinterest Board.

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Friday with Amy: Let's Celebrate | Mama Elephant

Happy Friday!  It's Amy and I'm sharing a fun birthday card that features Mama Elephant:

Here's how I was inspired:

I need to stockpile a bunch of birthday cards for work.  There are several people celebrating their birthday next month.  Have you picked up the Pinata Party yet?  Oh my goodness, talk about pure cuteness.

I'm not sure if I love that mole or the bear better.  You can't readily tell but the mole has lavender glasses.  That bear, he's so cute with his vest and tummy.

The sentiment from Celebration Balloons fit my design perfectly.  That star paper is Avery Elle Spring Collection 6x6.

The copics I used:

YR01 | YR02
BV0000 | BV000
E50 | E51

Links to products used are listed below:

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Tuesday with Toni: MFT Floral Focus

Hello, my lovelies. I am working with the MFT Floral Focus set today. It's such a gorgeous image, isn't it?

I twice stamped the image using Versafine Onyx Black onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper. I extended the stems a bit using a Copic Multiliner before cutting with my Scan n Cut.

I watercolored the lot using Zig Real Brush Watercolor Markers. Zigs are quite vibrant so I toned the colors down using an overlay of Zig 072 Beige on the flowers. 

For the sentiment I stamped one of the MFT Essential Sentiments with Versamark and embossed it with Ranger White Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder. I cut that out with an MFT Skinny Strip. The strip and a few of the blossoms that I had used as filler are mounted on Scotch Foam Tape.

If you'd like to check out my other creations, you can visit my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, my Instagram, or my Pinterest Board.

Links to supplies used are listed below:

Friday, February 14, 2020

Friday with Amy: Galentines | Avery Elle

Hello and Happy Valentine's Day!  It's Amy and I'm sharing a handful of Galentine's that I made for some friends.   They feature Avery Elle's:

I used the MFT Stamps On-Point Patterns 6x6 Paper Pad because the colors coordinated with my copic coloring.

Here they are all together:

The Cool Beans set is so fun to play with because it basically has an empty canvas just waiting to be filled up.  The More Furry Friends set was perfect sized and I have tons of friends that are dog + cat owners.

I think the cat ones are my favorite.  I put grey cats at the top of my list because they have such sweet personalities.  The copics I used for the cats:

C00 | C1 | C2 | C8

The grey stripes are so fun, aren't they?

The other grey cat one has a lively panel of pattern paper, don't you agree?

The dog cards are copic colored with:

BG10 | BG11
C00 | C1 | C2 | C8

My intention wasn't to use the same pattern background more than once but I thought the grey stripes looked nice with the poodle cup to.

This last one makes me smile.  I love the bold stripes and the puppy's sweet face.

Do you celebrate Galentine's Day?  It's on Valentine's Eve, February 13th.  

Thank you so much for visiting today!

Links to supplies used can be found below:

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Tuesday with Toni: MFT Farm

Hello, everyone! My farm girl heart is doing a happy dance with the re-release of MFT Green Pastures stamps and the MFT Barn dies!

I paired them with MFT The Whole Herd which, surprise!, has a whole bunch of cute animals to choose from.

I stamped the various images and colored them up with Copics. I added a paper-pieced shirt made from MFT Tiny Check 6x6 paper to the MFT Green Pastures girl.

I usually use an A2 card base but I wanted to jam pack so many elements on I just couldn't get it to work to my satisfaction so I made a slimline card instead.

Then since I had so much space with the slimline size, I decide add lots of layers with the scenery.

I sponged MFT Mini Cloud Edges at the very top with Distress Oxide Salty Ocean then used DO Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn for the grass, followed by DO Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso for the ground. I spattered a touch of water too and used my water brush for grass.

I added a tiny of bit of Distress Oxide Weathered Wood to the Sugarpea Designs Farmscape Border and MFT Rolling Hills fences to give them a bit of definition.

After that I assembled the various layers, ending with the fence from the MFT Spring Scene Builder dies for the fence nearest the barn. It's got lots and lots of layers, including a little foam on the girl, but still flat enough to mail. Yes, I'm a bit obsessed with ease of mailing. Go to the actual post office? Eww!

I'll see you next week.  In the meantime, if you'd like to check out my other creations, you can visit my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, my Instagram, or my Pinterest Board.  

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Friday with Amy: All A-Boat You

So last week I had the pleasure of spending time on Kauai, Hawaii.  It was our first time on that island and we loved it.  It was a family trip that included my kids and my mom.  She's going to be celebrating her 80th birthday later this month so it was an early birthday gift.  My project today was inspired by one of the places we visited while on vacation.  More about that in a bit. Here are the Lawn Fawn supplies I used:

We traveled to the KÄ«lauea Lighthouse on Kauai.  It's a beautiful area and had me so inspired to use the Lawn Fawn Smooth Sailing set.  I was going to add a couple more sets to create a scenery card but decided to just focus on Smooth Sailing.

The copics I used:
R05 | R08
Y17 | Y38
E30 | E31
C0 | C2

 Here's a one of the many photos I took during our vacation:

Thank you so much for visiting today!

Links to supplies used can be found below:

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Tuesday with Toni: MFT Cute Chemists

Hello, everyone! Today's card is cute to me on many levels.  I was in the chemistry field for quite a few years both in education and work so geeky sets (yes!) have a special place in my heart.

The MFT Cute Chemists set is right up my alley. Not only is it super cute Birdie Brown but it's beyond punny. Swoon!

I colored the male image with Copics, after waiting a bit for the Copic Multiliner 0.2 enhanced glasses to dry. I used a LOT and didn't want to chance it smearing--yes, that's a horrible lesson learned.

In the meantime I worked on the background.

I stamped the MFT Our Story lamps then masked them before sponging Distress Oxide Fired Brick through the MFT Small Brick Wall stencil.

I also masked beneath the lamps and sponged some DO Mustard Seed lighting in.

For the flooring, I used a leftover strip of Sunny Studio Subtle Grey Tones 6x6 paper. Stencils and paper are a really quick way to create a background, let me tell ya.

Now, had you noticed something different about the chemist?  Shouldn't he be holding a beaker and flask?  Yes, but I masked those out while stamping then added in the MFT Friends at First Sip coffee to-go cup. I had to draw in a bit of his lab coat but that was easy enough!

I'll see you next week!  In the meantime, if you'd like to check out my other creations, you can visit my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, my Instagram, or my Pinterest Board.

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