One Set, Four Cards

Let’s just say I reacted rather gleefully when I spotted this stamp set in my local scrapbook shop, Perfect Day Scrapbooking in Huntington Beach. I may have squealed, done a happy dance, and shouted “I NEED THIS!” It is rare that I love every single stamp in a set, so this was absolutely a must buy. Critters Ever After from Lawn Fawn.

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Over the last two days I’ve made four cards with these, and I have a feeling a lot more will be coming. These photos were all taken with my iPhone, so I apologize for the poor image quality.

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I stamped the smaller images from the set with Versamark, then embossed them with clear, glittery embossing powder. The heart outline is made with shimmer paper, and there are stickles on the Unicorn’s horn and hooves.

Supply List –

  • Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury Base Weight White, Blackberry Shimmer from A Muse Studio
  • Ink: Memento Black
  • Accessories: Copics, Stickles, Heart Framelits from Stampin’ Up

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I love unicorns (obviously) so I can’t stop mixing them with hearts. On this one, before adhering the heart down I placed it on my acrylic block and then bent the sentiment around to follow the curve of the heart.

Supply List –

  • Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury Base Weight White, Blackberry Shimmer from A Muse Studio
  • Ink: Memento Black, Versamark
  • Accessories: Heart Framelits from Stampin’ Up, White Embossing Powder

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I generally go for a more clean and simple style, so I had to attempt one with these stamps.

Supply List –

  • Paper: Bermuda and Sugar from A Muse Studio
  • Ink: Ocean from A Muse Studio
  • Accessories: Ocean Ribbon from A Muse Studio

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I saved the best for last. I cannot even say how much I love love love this card!

Supply List –

  • Paper: Sky, French Roast, and Grass from A Muse Studio, Watercolor Paper
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Accessories: Black embossing powder, Aqua Painter, various Stampin’ Up dye inks

I’m off to make more unicorn cards!

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You Light up My Life

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Note to self: Use my white photo background when taking pictures of a card with a black mat! I love this Clean and Simple card, even if I didn’t get my lightbulbs lined up perfectly.

Supply List –

  • Stamps: Sending My Love from A Muse Studio
  • Paper: Watercolor paper, Bashful Blue and Basic Black from Stampin’ Up
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Accessories: Black embossing powder

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I love watercoloring with dye re-inkers. Just a drop of ink, a watercolor brush (with water in the barrel for maximum laziness!), and some paper. Super fast, easy, and tons of fun. Looking at these photos again makes me want to go watercolor something right now.

One Layer Love

I love the look of Clean and Simple cards, but I have such a hard time not adding layers and layers of cardstock. This one was a challenge for me, attempting to leave as much white space as possible without any layers.

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Supply List –

  • Stamps: Well Scripted and Hearts A Plenty from A Muse Studio
  • Ink: Amethyst, Heather, Bermuda and Ocean from A Muse Studio, Versamark
  • Paper: Sugar from A Muse Studio
  • Accessories: Black embossing powder

I didn’t do a great job stamping here. I was so worried about smudging my hearts that I didn’t get a clean impression. That is 100% my fault, but I actually don’t mind it here. I love how the hearts look like they are floating up and off the page.

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The single layer of white gives the entire card such a clean look.

I’m Here Bears

It seems that I’ve hit that age where every time I turn around someone has just had a baby. I use baby cards just as quick as I can make them! I always try to make fun and/or silly baby cards, especially since no one really thinks I’ll send a sincere card. Who? Me? Not be sarcastic? No way!

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Supply List –

  • Stamps: I’m Here from A Muse Studio
  • Paper: Cocoa, Onyx, Ocean and Sugar from A Muse Studio
  • Ink: Ocean and Memento Black from A Muse Studio
  • Accessories: Copic Marker for the bear ears, X-acto knife and quilting ruler for the windows

I’m not sure what it is about this little bear that caught my attention, but as soon as I saw it I knew I needed to make a cheerful, happy card. The window panel was cut from Onxy cardstock. I then attached a bit of Sugar cardstock behind the “windows”, and adhered the whole thing to the piece of Ocean. I then used foam squares to pop that off the Sugar background.

The bears were stamped with Memento Black directly on Cocoa cardstock. I then used a pink copic marker to color their ears – it did a great job coloring over the brown cardstock! The bears were fussy cut out while I watched some tv one evening. I don’t know about you, but my fussy cutting is never perfect. I hide that by taking a black marker and going around the cut edge – it covers up any white imperfections. (I did the same thing around the inside of the windows on the onyx panel.)

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Once the panel was complete I slipped the bears into place. It took some playing around before I was happy with each one. They are adhered with glue dots on their hands and torsos, then I used a foam square behind each one’s head. That gave them just enough dimension to look like they were popping through the windows without making the card too thick to mail.

I might just like this one too much to give away!