A few weeks back I got into a stamping kick – specifically stamping colorful backgrounds for my cards. I think it was because I discovered how well the Stamper’s Secret Weapon works. I had bought it on a whim to try it out and HOLY MOLY was I impressed! I am now able to get such a clean, crisp image when I stamp with solid images. I’m so darn impressed. Only wish I had bought this thing sooner!!
I’m sharing a set of fun cards I made from Paper Smooches Clear Stamps. I had stamped and colored these little guys with various methods: Copics, colored pencils, etc. But the stamped backgrounds were all done with some Papertrey Ink Polka Dot background stamps – something I’ve had in my stash for years. Such a great stamp set.
Here’s a close up look at each of the cards:
The images in this stamp set are so darn cute. I love how this set of cards turned out.
If you’re looking for more info on how I create my colorful hand stamped backgrounds, check out my recent Craftsy blog post. I share some tips and how-to’s. Thanks for looking!!
I’ve been having some fun playing with Lawn Fawn stamps that I grabbed at the CKC convention a few weeks ago. Here are some cards that I’ve been making. They are simple, but fun! Love coloring these cute images. The stamps and dies used for these cards are from “The Best Pun Ever” stamp set.
I’m offering the above cards as a set of 3 in my Etsy shop. I think these cards would be great to have on hand when you need to send a card out to anyone. They are great for all occasions.
These next few I made with some “Get Well Soon” Lawn Fawn stamps. I do love the ease of using the coordinating dies, however I do think buying dies gets expensive! I try to only buy ones that I really know I will get a lot of use out of.
This is a set of 3″ x 3″ cards…these little stamps were a perfect fit for a set of tiny cards. Just love those little band-aids!
I recently bought the Envelope Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers and I couldn’t wait to try and make these super cute bows. There are a lot of tutorials out there, but I found this one helpful. On the ends of the bow, I used a square punch instead of the punch board. I like my ends more straight versus curvy. Just a matter of preference!
I made several cards – how fun is this for a wedding or anniversary?
I created these for Father’s day. I think these bow ties make perfect cards for guys…and even little boys!
This one is pretty elegant. I am trying to decide what it would be best for. I think maybe a card for Father’s Day, Birthday – or maybe for your son on his wedding day?
I know I keep saying this, but I am uploading these to my Etsy shop every few days. I totally appreciate any and all orders thus far. It totally helps keep my crafty habit going…so I don’t feel badly about buying new goodies Thank you all!!
I have some more Teacher thank you cards to share today. I decided to make a set of 3″ x 3″ cards because I think they are just the right size to give with a small gift.
These have matching envelopes that fit the cards perfectly.
This next card I created with one of my new stamp sets: A Good Apple from Lawn Fawn. I was totally inspired by all of the great cards here on the Lawn Fawn Blog.
The chalkboard on this was fun to figure out. I ended up using Mowed Lawn Distress Inkto create the green background. I then smeared some white pigment ink to give it the look of a chalkboard. Fun!!
And finally, just a few more simple ones…
You should be able to find most of these in my Etsy Shop! Thanks for looking!!