Wood you be mine?

I just think these little images by Elena Roussakis for Neat and Tangled are adorable!  I used them previously on a series of holiday cards you can find here , here or here.  ūüôā  Super versatile!

This card was made using ‘Lumberjack Love’ and ‘Falling Hearts’.  First I stamped the little scene and on an A2 panel of Neenah card stock and then stamped them again on masking tape.  I cut out and then placed the masked images over the originals before stamping the ‘Falling Hearts’ repeatedly across the top of the card.

To finish the card I colored the images and foreground in with copic markers.  Thanks for stopping by!

Birthday Floral

I’m trying to keep my cards simple after all of those handmade holiday cards!  I wanted this birthday card to be ‘bright and happy’ and selected my ink colors to reflect that.

The stamps and die cut I used are both from Lil’ Inker Designs: Doodled Daisies and Boxed Up Birthday Greeting die.

The first thing I did was die cut my greeting so I could get an idea for placement and where I would stamp my flowers.  I took a pencil and lightly marked around it before bringing my A2 panel to my MISTI.  I stamped the black part of the flower first and then lined up the solid part of each flower using a mix of Simon Says Stamp die inks.


My birthday greeting melted into the background so I ink blended a panel of card stock in a matching color in an ombre pattern.  I then die cut the panel and stacked it on top of my original cut greeting – using glue to adhere the two.

That completes my card – super simple!



Bubble Talk Valentine

With a few tweaks to the phrases, this card could be used any time of the year. ¬†I’ve made several valentines for the approaching holiday and I’ve strayed from the traditional red and pink colors for this particular card. ¬†The recipient’s favorite color is yellow and I just had to go with it!


I started by stamping a ‘Miss Anya Summer’ image from The Greeting Farm. ¬†Then using ‘Bubble Talk’ by Papertrey Ink I stamped all of the speech bubbles in a variety of Simon Says Stamp Inks. ¬†The majority of phrases stamped in the bubbles are from the Simon Says Stamp sets – ‘Sending & Wishing’ and ‘Best Hugs’. ¬†The little ‘XOXO’ sentiment is from Papertrey Ink ‘Swoosh’ stamp set.


To color the girl I used my copic markers: hair Y11, Y21, Y26, Y28; skin E000, E00, E21, E11; shirt BG70, BG10, BG23; shorts BG15, BG18.


Have a great day and thanks for reading!

Heartfelt Thanks

With the holiday season over, it is time to send out cards for all those thoughtful gifts even if we are halfway through January! ¬†This card uses a mix of stamps ‘Autumn Acorns’ and ‘Red and Goldie’,¬† from Ellen Hutson and Avery Elle respectively.


To make my scene I pulled out my stamps and played with the placement before stamping Red, the fox, and the greeting.  I needed to leave myself enough room for the leaf and acorn arbor at the top.  I like that the leaves and acorn are larger than red and her friend Рit gives the impression you are looking into this scene.


I stamped my images with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink on an A2 panel and then colored my images in with copic markers.

Red- Cape: R14, R24, R29, R39 Dress: B21, B45, B39 Skin: E000, E00, E21, R20                    Fox- E07, E19, E41, E43

Thanks for stopping by!


Neat and Tangled round 3

The MISTI (stamping tool) is pretty awesome and is a life-saver when making multiples of the same card. ¬†So with the intent of making holiday cards “easier” this year I stamped the same card three times and began coloring the sweet boy and girl images from ‘Lumberjack Love’. ¬†I couldn’t do it. ¬†I colored all three sets of the boy and girl and instead made several different cards. ¬†You can see the others I’ve posted¬†here or here!



I used Copic markers to color my image as follows, hair: E43, E47, E49 and skin: BV00, E000, E00. ¬†I cut her out and then “colored” along the edge of the image with my black Memento marker. ¬†The card uses some ‘My Mind’s Eye’ papers for the background and paper pieced trees. I layered the ‘Punchinella’ die, also from Neat and Tangled, under the girl and played with the placement of my greeting and holly dies. The ‘Joy’ die and greeting are from Ellen Hutson and the Holly die is from Reverse Confetti.

I finished this card by adding some glossy accents to both ‘Joy’ and the holly berries! ¬†Thanks for stopping by!



A Play on Plaid

In order to make quick work (okay, quicker work) of making christmas cards,  I took 4 A2 panels and stamped them with the same plaid background.  To make the plaid I used Simon Says Stamp ‘Jumbo Stripe’ and a mix of inks: gold, schoolhouse red, catkin, steel blue and soft navy.  From there I used a mix of images I’d previously colored but hadn’t made into cards yet.  Read further for photos and details on what I used!

The main image for this card is from The Greeting Farm which I colored in with Kuretake Zig Clean Color Brush Markers.  After cutting her out I used my Memento brush tip to “paint” around the outside of the image for a finished appearance.  Once I figured out her placement I stamped and heat embossed my greeting from Avery Elle in Stampendous Detail Gold.  I finished the card by die cutting a pine tree bough from gold paper using a Concord and 9th die cut which I attached to the card with some twine.

The focal image on this card is Simon Says Stamp ‘Ugly Sweater’ combined with sweet little animal images from Lawn Fawn.  I attached the sweater to a die cut panel that I had stamped in a gold stripe.  The sentiment is from an Ellen Hutson Christmas set and was stamped in Versafine ink.  Like the previous card, I finished by attaching the pine tree bough die cut with twine.

Truthfully, this little angel has been sitting in my ‘unused’ pile since last Christmas.  Her left wing had been lopped off by my die cutting machine and I’d been too lazy to fix her…until now!  She is from an older kit by The Greeting Farm and was colored in using copic markers.  She is actually quite tall and I trimmed her down to balance out the card.  The sentiment is from Altenew and was heat embossed in Stampendous Detail Gold.

Last, but not least, is this card using a mix of Sweet Stamp Shop and Mama Elephant images.  I colored both the pup and the tree in with copic markers.  I ripped a piece of vellum and then embossed the edges with detail gold and then the sentiment in Ranger Liquid Platinum.  The sentiment is from Studio Calico.

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Halloween Heroine

This cute halloween card is made using a mix of Mama Elephant and Lawn Fawn stamps along with my hand drawn background and a lot of copic coloring!


Originally I stamped my little super heroine, her pup and sentiment from Mama Elephant on an A2 panel. ¬†Taking a ruler and a copic friendly black pen I created my sunburst background. ¬†After I colored everything in I decided that the card needed a bit more of a halloween feel. ¬†In order to incorporate more halloween images I used a stitched border rectangle from Lil’ Inker Designs to cut down the panel.

Using 80lb Neenah solar white card stock I created a top folding card base. ¬†I stamped several halloween images from an older Lawn Fawn set called ‘Critters in Costume’ and then colored them in, again using copics. ¬†To finish the card I layered my super heroine panel on top of my card base, popping it up a bit with some scrap card stock.

Here is a close up of my heroine panel.  Thanks for stopping by!


Lawn Fawn Halloween

Hi! ¬†I know Halloween is still a ways away but this cute Lawn Fawn stamp set and slider die were calling to me! ¬†I made this card for my brother, who just turned 12, and even he will think my card is ‘cool’! ¬†I am posting this card to a Lawnscaping Challenge which can be found here¬†which challenges you to use texture! ¬†I’ve added texture in several ways through the use of glitter, embossing powder, patterned paper, and even shiny card stock. ūüôāimg_1526

To make the background I used several pieces of patterned paper by American crafts and cut them down to an A2 size. ¬†Using the ‘forest¬†border’ and ‘stitched hillside borders’ dies by Lawn Fawn I cut two of my patterned papers to create my scene. ¬†Taking one of the small slider dies I cut my largest panel so that my owl would appear to fly across the night sky. ¬†Next I cut shiny gold card stock with a round 1″ punch and adhered it to my background.


I stamped the owl and bunny on Neenah solar white card stock and then colored them both in with copic markers before cutting them out. ¬†After I cut out any image I go around the edge with a black Memento marker giving the impression that it is perfectly cut. ¬†I stamped the owl again on double sided sticky paper and cut out his mask. ¬†The sticky paper has release paper on both the top and bottom, so I removed one side to adhere it to the owl’s original mask. ¬†I then removed the release paper from the top of the mask and then covered it in glitter. ¬†The particular glitter I used is called Silk Microfine Glitter by Elizabeth Crafts – it is truly super fine and has a beautiful shine to it.

I adhered my bunny to the card and then using a penny and a small amount of foam adhesive attached my owl. ¬†The entire panel was them adhered to an A2 card base with foam tape to allow the penny room to move behind the front panel. ¬†To finish the card I embossed a sentiment from a new Avery Elle called ‘Merriest’ in Wow orange embossing powder. ¬†Oh, and lessons learned…first heat emboss and then add foam tape to the back of the panel! ¬†Otherwise your foam tape melts a wee bit!

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Hi!  I made two cards using the Flourish stamp set by Concord and 9th.  By changing the colors slightly in my stamped pattern I was able to treat one as a background and the other as a focal point.  

On this first card I stamped an A2 panel in various inks using my MISTI stamping tool.  By using this tool I could easily stamp the same image multiple times to get really solid ink coverage.  Next I stamped Concord and 9th ‘Tree Ring’ on vellum in VersaMark ink and  heat embossing it with black powder.  After trimming it out I attached it to the panel with foam tape. 

I covered some white card stock in the same ink I used for stamping the largest flowers and cut a tag from Bags & Tags die by Concord and 9th. I added some hemp twine and added it to the card with a clothespin.  Lastly, I added my sentiment covered in Nuvo Crystal Drops.  

The second card uses the same Flourish stamp set – the addition of a bolder red flower incorporated into the pattern and black dots give it a more graphic feel. 

After stamping my pattern on an A2 panel I trimmed it down with a scallop border from the Bags & Tags die set twice.  The second piece I cut I covered in embossing powder before heat setting it.  

The ‘friend’ sentiment is from the Flourish stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment repeatedly on a top folding card and then attached the floral panel and embossed border with foam tape.  Finally, I cut out a banner and embossed ‘Hello’ on it in black.  I trimmed the banner down and attached it with foam tape.  The final touch was to add an enamel dot using Nuvo Crystal Drops.  

Thank you so much for stopping by!    

Neat and Tangled round 2

This is part of a mini-series of cards using¬†the same Neat & Tangled ‘Lumberjack Love’ to make holiday cards. ¬†Click here to see one of the others and for details on the copic markers I used!

For this version I cut a panel of brown card stock and embossed it with the Darice ‘wood grain’ folder before cutting a circle from it with an Avery Elle stitched circle die. ¬†The mountains are cut from patterned paper using a Mama Elephant die and then cut with the same Avery Elle circle die so it fits snugly in the ‘window’.

I top folded a piece of 110# card stock and put red and white striped washi down each side before adhering the brown panel on top and glueing the mountain and stars inside the ‘window’. ¬†After arranging the woodcutter and trees I adhered them using Glossy Accents to ensure they wouldn’t come off in the mail. ¬†Last, I die cut ‘merry’ by Ellen Hutson out of gold foil card stock and a banner out of white paper. ¬†I stamped ‘& BRIGHT’ using an Ellen Hutson stamp set and then adhered the banner to my panel and ‘merry’ on top.

Thank you so much for stopping by! ¬†Feel free to leave feedback below – I’d love to hear from you!