Must Love (Baby) Bunny

Season’s Greetings Card Crafters!

(I can’t even believe it’s the Christmas season already!)

Are you all busy paper crafting?

So I figured it was time to update my blog.  It’s been quite a long time since I shared anything with you all.  I’ve been such a busy bunny lately!

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Yep, that’s right, we are expecting our first baby.  This is the handmade card that I gave my husband to share the news with him.

The supplies for this card are as follows:

  • Mama Elephant Arctic Penguins Stamp Set
  • Stamp Blocks
  • Alphabet Detachable Block (I got mine at Michael’s Crafts) – the possibilities are endless with this craft supply!
  • Alcohol Brush markers

So yes, I’ve only had a chance to make a handful of greeting cards over the last few months.  I will try to set some time aside to share some of them with you (I managed to at least take pictures prior to gifting them to my loved ones).

So with that said, I’m in nesting mode (already).  And I’ve been missing blogging so much.  I’ve been thinking I will start blogging about home/baking/cooking/baby, so stay tuned for a Must Love (House) Bunny WordPress blog to be created (I’ll link it in my “About” page).

It’s amazing how much life has changed, I couldn’t be happier.

Warmth,

Kim

p.s. I haven’t even thought about my handmade Christmas cards this year (this is now behind in life I am right now).  In the meantime, check out the cards I made last year below/here:

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p.p.s. I clearly need some last minute inspiration on some card crafting handmade Christmas greeting cards, so please leave me a link to your work in the comments. 🙂

 

Cheers to you, Dad! Handmade Card

Why Hello There Paper Crafters,

Let me start off with saying I’ve been so busy.  Summer is in full swing and I can’t keep up with anything in life it seems.  With two vacations under my belt thus far and Stampede quickly approaching I wanted to make sure I get a blog post in before my life becomes more of a Stampede (see what I did there, bwahaha)!!  Alright, so a very important day happens in June every year, Father’s Day!  So today’s post is all about dad.  Let’s drink to him, and that!

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So, as you can see I went with a beer theme.  Which is “different” than my recent work (my recent work has included a lot of stamp work), but more closer to my work that I originally started out with (using stencils and designs).  I actually set out to use my Silhouette cutter for this project.  I was on a mission.

So I opened the Silhouette Studio and off I went.  So I searched “Fathers Day” and found this project by JMRush and loved the look of the beer mugs.  So I proceeded to purchase that project and started thinking up what the card will look like.  However, side note, because I’m all about making things harder then they should be I actually found (now that it’s one month later) another project template here (also note it’s by the same designer, JMRush – and don’t worry I purchased this project today so I don’t forget about it the next time I want to make one of my beer-loving friends a card) that would have been perfect for this card and would have required far less manipulation. Sigh. Well, you’re welcome!

So after playing around with the original template (I can’t even harbour a guess at how long it took me to manipulate it to the correct size I wanted it) – yay for learning how to use my Cameo!  In the end, I came up with this beer mug with “hoppy bubbles”.

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And yes, I added glitter (because there is nothing more manly than glitter, I’m sure you agree):

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For this handmade greeting card you will need:

  • Your chosen stencil of a beer mug (or free drawn if you are oh-so talented), or the Silhouette Studio project templates here (for you adventurers like me this one, or for the more practical and sane crafters this one – see above my long winded side-note).
  • Cameo (or scissors if you are using a stencil or hand-drawn)
  • Card stock
  • Colouring weapons of choice
  • Glue
  • GLITTER!!!

Cut out your beer mug stencil.  Prior to assembling all of the layers, I coloured in the “hoppy bubbles” with my brush markers.  Arrange all of the mug layers so that they overlap (refer to photos above and below) and add chosen “greeting”.  Glue all layers and greeting together.  Using a glue stick (I used a glue pen above but I think a stick would have worked better as I had to press down the glue and glitter once I had everything on the card stock) add accents of glitter to the “beer windows” and “hoppy bubbles”.  Let everything dry overnight and paste your finished mug onto your card.  I finished the card off by stamping a greeting of “Hoppy Father’s Day” on the inside, because, well, it was just so fitting for the card.

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And there you have it!  A fun card for the beer drinker in your life.  I hope you enjoyed it!  What did you dream up for your father’s day cards?  Until next time!

Warmth,

Kim

 

Happy Plaid Birthday, With Googly Eyes On Top!

Hello Fellow Paper Crafters!

I know it’s been a while since I’ve shared some handmade cards with you – I’ve been awfully busy.  Case and point, I’m just getting around to playing with my May 2016 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.  So yeah, if you are keeping track here, I am one card kit behind.  So… I unsubscribed for the time being with plans to order once a quarter.  As much as I love card crafting, life is just too hectic to use up all of my monthly goodies.  Plus, we are heading into summer and my garden is calling my name.  Any who, below is the May card kit.  I just loved this kit!  It was perfect for spring-time.

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So what project did I dream up with this card kit?  A friend (who is pretty much a brother to me) was celebrating their birthday at the beginning of June so I used this kit to create him a birthday card.  Of course I took some time for colour-therapy with these stamps.  Just. So. Freaking. Cute.

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Side note: I still have not tried stamps with coordinating die sets, but it looks and sounds so attractive!  I mean I don’t mind taking the time to cut my stamps out, I just think of how much time would be saved (and my poor hands with those crafting scissors – yikes).  Some stamps are just so intricate (i.e. the umbrella handle on the stamp above).  So the next stamp set I get, I promise, I’m going to break down and buy the die set as well. 🙂

So birthday card!  Focus!  🙂  Below is what I came up with. Yup, I can’t even.  I added googly eyes (**smiles uncontrollably**), because well, googly eyes are never a bad idea.  See for yourself?  Cute right?

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For this birthday greeting card you will need:

  • Card stock (I used Lawn Fawn plain white for the card base, solid blue and green, and plaid patterned paper – all from the May SSSCK)
  • Paper trimmer
  • SSS Happy Days stamp set, ink, and stamp block
  • Colouring weapon of choice (I used brush markers)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes (aka “Jiggly Eyes”- I bought mine at my local Walmart)
  • Ribbon bows and string
  • Sequins

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Measure and cut out the solid and patterned paper of choice.  I just eye-balled my pieces and then used my paper trimmer to get them down to size.  Stamp, colour, and cut out your little darling stamps of choice.  I arranged all of my paper pieces before gluing them all down.  You can use my layout above as inspiration or play around with other stamps and combinations.  These sets are so versatile, there are so many possibilities!

Once you’ve organized your layout, trim some string and glue it to your kite stamp.  Glue all paper pieces down.  Stamp your chosen greeting (I found that it’s easiest to stamp this prior to adding your googly eyes – add these last).  Finally, add your ribbon bows to your kite string (I got these cute little bow stickers at my local dollar store – I use them lots in card crafting!), googly eyes and sequins (I added six in total to the right corners of the card).

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So cute right?  My friend that I gave this to is quite a fan of plaid, so the card stock that came in the SSS card kit was perfect!  I was so excited to share this one with you (ohmegosh googly eyes!!!!), I hope you enjoyed it!  Did you receive this card kit or stamp set?  Leave me some love in the comments so I can check out your card crafting adventures!

Warmth,

Kim

Hello Baby Handmade Card

Greetings Card Crafters!

The weather is phenomenal here in YYC and I’ve been so busy lately.  I received my recently ordered baby stamp set (and yes I went with Lawn Fawn) and have been antsy to create greeting cards with them.  Today I finally set some time aside to play with this darling stamp set: “Hello Baby“.

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I’m really getting the hang of these brush markers.  Blending is fun!  When I grow up, I want to own copic markers, but until then I will stick to my amateur Home Sense markers.  Speaking of brush markers, I was pleasantly surprised to find how pretty the back of my colouring page was.  It looks like watercolour versions of the little darling stamps.

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Pretty right?  Who would have thought that all of this beauty was happening while I was trying to create something on the other side.  It’s these little things in life that truly inspire me.  I didn’t use these versions for my projects today but who knows in the future!

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I can’t get over these little cuties and I can’t wait to give them to my expecting friends.

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For this greeting card you will need:

  • Lawn Fawn Hello Baby Stamp
  • Grass Stamp (Or you could just use a green marker to draw tall grass) – cut out the grass so you can place the bunnies within the “strands”.
  • Coloured (of choice – I used blue/green and white polkadots) and white cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Exacto knife (I used these to cut slits into the puddle of water to insert the duckies
  • Glue
  • Sequins

Stamp ’em all out, colour ’em up, and cut ’em out.  Chose your coloured paper for choice.  Arrange your card how you like it.  Use my arrangements as inspiration above for come up with your own.  All of the animals are so cute and there are endless combinations.  Glue everything down.  Stamp out your greeting and add a few sequins.

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Just. Too. Freaking. Cute. Right?  I had a design all picked out for the Frog Prince so I will share that one once it is finished.

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I hope you enjoyed these new baby handmade cards.  I would like to see how you used this stamp set so please leave me a comment so I can follow your card making adventures.

Warmth,

Kim