Saturday, April 11, 2020

Spring Critter Huggers - Bunny

Hello everyone! It's Lisa here with an Easter project to share with you. 

I made this cute bunny treat box using the "Spring Critter Huggers" dies from Lawn Fawn. I used the original dies and added a few simple things to make a treat basket where you can place candy or goodies inside. Here's a video of the process. I hope you enjoy it!

I started by die cutting the bunny frame 2 times out of some Neenah white 110 lb. cardstock. 
Then I die cut the face, which adds the stitched details with the whiskers. 

After this, I die cut all the little elements or accessories needed to decorate the bunny. I die cut the belly and puffy tail out of some gray cardstock. The feet were cut out of white cardstock. The inside of the ears, nose, and mouth, I die cut out of some pink cardstock. The two dots of the eyes I die cut out of white cardstock and colored them black. 

After I die cut all the elements, I adhered them unto the bunny with some Ranger Multi Medium Matte. 

To make the sides of the bunny, I die cut 2 pieces of white cardstock 2.75 inches by 2.25 inches. On the long side (2.75"), I scored each side at .25 or 1/4 of an inch with my bone folder. These scored sides create a hinge which you glue to the back side of each bunny, joining them on the sides. 

To make the base, I die cut a square piece of white cardstock to be a little smaller than 2.75 inches, and I scored all sides at .25 or 1/4 of an inch. After scoring all the sides, I cut a small notch on each side with scissors to glue the sides together. You will glue this little base to the bottom or feet of the bunnies to enclose the bottom of the box so that you'll be able to put treats inside. 

And that's it! Your bunny treat basket is done! You can decorate the outside by adding some Easter eggs for the bunny to hold. 

You can place candy or goodies inside and give as a gift to a friend. 

I hope you enjoyed today's project. Thank you for joining me today and if you have any questions or comments, please write them below!

Materials used to make this card: • Neenah 110 lb. white card stock • Lawn Fawn - Spring Critter Huggers dies • Sizzix Big Shot • Pink cardstock • Gray cardstock • Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive • EK Success Craft Tweezers • Marvy Uchida - Jewel Picker Gina K Designs - Connect glue • Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz Comfort Trimmer • Martha Stewart 12x12 scoring board • Teflon Bone Folder
• Lawn Fawn - Happy Easter stamp

 Spring Critter Huggers - Lawn Fawn

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Male Room Challenge #116 - Surf's Up

Hello everyone! It's Lisa here and I am very excited to be doing my first post as a Guest Designer for "The Male Room" challenge blog. 

 The Male Room Challenge Blog

This new challenge is "Surf's Up!" and it runs from July 24 to August 6. I encourage you to give this theme a try. All you have to do is create a masculine card for any age with the "Surf's Up" theme. It's a lot of fun! 

For today's post, I created a birthday card with a beach scene and of course a surfboard. 

Doesn't it make you want to go surfing? 🏄

I started by cutting a panel of 110 lb. Kraft card stock. Then I made some splatters with some "Vintage Photo" Distress Oxide ink, "Tarnished Brass" Distress Paint, and some "White" acrylic paint. I used an acrylic block and a paintbrush to create the splatters. 

After the paint had dried, I cut some sand dunes with Lawn Fawn "Stitched Hillside Borders" die. 

On a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth 110 lb. card stock, I used a "Drifts and Hills" stencil from My Favorite Things to create waves. I used my Ranger rounded ink blending tool to ink up the stencil with "Salty Ocean" and "Peacock Feathers" Distress Oxide inks. 

Then I used a brush from Momenta to lightly ink the sky with "Salty Ocean" Distress Oxide ink. 

After I finished inking up my waves, I adhered the kraft sand dunes and trimmed my card to approximately 5.5 x 4.25 inches. 

To add my sentiment, I used the "Loopy Letters Lower Case" die from Sunny Studio. These are awesome and it's super easy to create your own sentiments with these loopy letters. 

I didn't have a surfboard stamp or die, so I created my own surfboard by tracing and cutting out the shape out of some white card stock. I added the word "Aloha" with the Concord & 9th "Perfectly Penned" stamp set and some Lawn Fawn "Mermaid" ink. Then I inked up the edges of the surfboard with some "Antique Linen" Distress ink and a mini ink dauber to make it look aged and rugged. I also cut out some strips of blue and turquoise card stock and adhered them to my surfboard. 

I added the surfboard to my card behind a sand dune. Then I adhered a sun to the top right corner and added a little starfish from Hero Arts "Mermaid Kisses" stamp set. To finish the card, I adhered the card panel unto a 5.5 x 4.25 light blue note card. 

I hope you guys enjoyed my card! I encourage you to try this challenge and link up your masculine cards here at The Male Room Challenge blog. 

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to write below! 😏

Here's a video on the process of making this card. 

Monday, July 15, 2019

Crayon Box card

Hello everyone! It's Lisa here with another card to share with you. For today's project I was inspired by a card made by the awesome Chari Moss. She created a beautiful crayon box using Lawn Fawn's "Shadow Box Card" die. You can see her project here

Since I don't have the specific die she used, I used Lawn Fawn's "Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up" die and modified it. 

I started by die cutting the Lawn Fawn "Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up" twice from yellow card stock. I trimmed the top flaps from the box and left only the bottom part to assemble the box. 

Out of one of the panels I traced a line using Lawn Fawn's "Stitched Hillside Borders" and cut it out with my scissors. 

Since I was die cutting, I also die cut 2 inserts for the inside of my box. 

The crayons I stamped from Lawn Fawn's "Color My World" stamp set with black archival ink from Ranger. I colored them with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol

I adhered the crayons to the box inserts using Lawn Fawn liquid glue. 

Then I used Lawn Fawn's "1/4 inch Double-sided tape" to adhere the inserts to the box card. This double sided tape is very strong and holds very well. It's also acid-free and heat-resistant. 

I assembled the box card by scoring along the score lines that the die creates and added a green panel to the back of the card. 

To create the lines on the front of the card, I cut out some strips out of 2 tones of green card stock and traced some lines on the yellow panel to know more or less where to place my pieces of green card stock. 

Once I adhered the strips, this is how it looks:

I needed something for the focal point of the card, so I decided to add the age of the recipient of the card. She's turning 34, so I used Lawn Fawn's "Finley's 123s" 

To the back panel, I added a Happy Birthday sentiment from Lawn Fawn and I heat embossed it with Ranger white embossing powder. 

I added some green panels to the sides of the box card using the stitched rectangles included in the Lawn Fawn's "Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up". I heat embossed the sentiments from Lawn Fawn's "Tiny Tag Sayings Birthday" with Ranger white embossing powder. 

I hope you enjoyed today's project. Thank you for joining me today and if you have any questions or comments, please write them below!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Birthday card - Modern Mandala

Hello everyone! It's Lisa here with another card and crafty video. Today I created a birthday card using the "Modern Mandala" die from Pink Fresh Studio and some Distress Oxide inks. 

I started this card by tracing the mandala die onto some white cardstock in order to have a guide as to where to place my colors. Then I ink blended some Ranger "Distress Oxide" inks in rainbow colors in a circular pattern. At first it looks like a mess but trust me that once you glue the mandala die cut, it looks MUCH better. 

Then I die cut a circle slightly smaller than the mandala die cut piece using We R Memory Keepers "Nesting Circle Dies". I used my heat tool to speed up the ink drying process. I sprayed some "Sheer Shimmer Spritz" sparkle from Imagine Crafts and dried it with my heat tool again. You can barely see the shimmer in the video, but believe me that it sparkles

After that, I glued the white mandala die cut to my inked circle using some Ranger "Multi Medium Matte" adhesive. Then on a strip of white cardstock I stamped the Simon Says Stamp "CZ Simple Sentiments 2" with some Ranger "Archival" ink. I adhered the sentiment strip with some double-sided foam strips. 

To finish off the card, I adhered this piece onto some light blue cardstock using Gina K "Connect Glue". I hope you enjoyed this card. Thanks for joining me today and if you have any questions, feel free to write in the comments below. 

Here's a video with the process on how I made this card. Enjoy! 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Shaker card tutorial

Hello everyone! It's Lisa here with a new card and my first crafty video. It's been over a year since my last blog post, but one of my 2019 resolutions is to post at least once every 2 or 3 months. We'll see how that goes! 🙌

Today I made a shaker card. I started with a square piece of blue striped patterned paper. I die cut a heart in the center using Lawn Fawn's "Heart Stackables". Then I adhered a slightly smaller piece of acetate on the back. Still on the back of the card, I outlined the heart shape with some Darice double sided adhesive strips to create the well for my sequins. (This tape is the best for creating shaker cards. ❤ It's so easy to bend and shape into the space you need.) I also added strips of that same foam tape around the corner edges of the card. Then I filled the heart well with blue sequins. Since I wanted to fill the area with sequins and not show a lot of white space, I added A LOT of sequins. After I was happy with the amount, I took a square card base and placed it on top to close the shaker card. 

To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiment you make me from Altenew's "Halftone Smile" stamp set with some Lawn Fawn mermaid ink. I also stamped and die cut the happy sentiment from Lawn Fawn's "Happy Happy Happy" stamp set with the same ink. I adhered the happy sentiment with Ranger's Multi Medium Matte and the you make me sentiment strip I propped up with some 3D foam squares. 

Here's a short video of the process of making this card. 👍

I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial. Thanks for joining me today! 💕