Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Wish Big!

Hello everyone!!

I posted this on my Instagram account a while back but thought I share it today as I am not in my craft room much this week.

I have a bookmark that I did up with the new Avery Elle Bookmark dies.  

I die cut one end and then turned the die around, extended the die and ran it through my Big Shot again.  By doing this it gave me matching ends.   I then scored and folded in half.  

I used the Gleeful Gardens stamp set from Lawn Fawn and stamped it with Ranger Archival ink along with the sentiment which is from the Avery Elle Storybook set.   I coloured in the images with distress inks (festive berries, fired brink, crushed olive, forest moss & walnut stain) and used Ranger enamel accents to fill in the spot on the mushroom and a white Gelly roll pen for the tiny dots.

I then glued down magnets with glossy accents.  I used one of those magnetic picture holders you get at the dollar store and cut it up.  They work great as they aren't so weak that the bookmark doesn't do the job and they aren't so strong that they rip the pages.

I then used some Lawn Fawn silver lawn trimmings and added it through the end.  And voila!  

Thanks for stopping by!

See you again soon.

Coralynn  :)

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Happy Birthday!

Hi everyone!

Well I have to say this post is bitter sweet for me as it's my last one for the Jan-Mar DT term is now coming to an end.  But you haven't seen the last of me!

With that, here is my card.

I used the WPlus9 Sunshine Layers dies for the panels.  The inside panel is from MME  and I used the 3x4 die in this set and the pink panel is regular card stock and I used the scalloped die.

I used a piece of scrap card stock and from WPlus9 More Fresh Cuts I stamped the Happy birthday sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed it with Hero Arts white embossing powder.  I also used the Scribbles MFT dies and cut them out vellum.  In the corners of the card base I used the corner stamp from the LF Blissful Botanicals which is an oldie but a goodie and I used Hero Art soft pool ink just to give it a bit of interest.  I finished off the card with a few sequins.  

I'm the type that I keep my newest goodies on my desk in a basket but to me as soon as they go in their storage pockets, it's like they aren't new anymore.  So just to make it easier to get in and out of the packaging here is what I do. 

I take my scissors and I cut the tops off the packaging.  So I can take the stamp set out the top and I don't have to deal with the sticky strip that keeps the bottom closed.  I normally end up getting that stuck to the stamps as I'm trying to get it back into the packaging. 

Nothing fancy but it makes for faster crafting!!

Don't forget to stop by the BRI shop as there is so much awesomeness going on, it's hard not to put everything in my cart and check out!!!!  

Thanks for stopping by!

Coralynn  :)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sending Sunshine

Hello everyone!

I'm back with a card that I hope will brighten your day.  We are still getting hit with more snow again this weekend and I needed something to brighten my day, that's for sure!

I started with a standard A2 size card base and I taped off the sides with some post-it tape to give me a 1" border.  I took a straight edge and I used Hero Arts shadow ink, Pumpkin Pie, Butter Bar and Soft Vanilla and a blending tool and made rays of sunlight.

I used the Sunshine Layers dies and the Sending Sunshine stamps from WPlus9 for the sentiment.  I put some of the Pumpkin Pie ink on some white card stock and cut it out with the "Sunshine" die.

I use the Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen on the Sunshine die cut and then coated it in a good layer of Glossy Accents.   I used Memento Onyx black ink for the other part of the sentiment. 

WPlus9 Sunshine Layers Dies
WPlus9 Sending Sunshine stamp set

Thanks for stopping by!  See you again soon.

Coralynn  :)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Online Card Class - Stretch Your Dies

Hello everyone,

I'm back with a few more cards for the Online Card Class and it's the last day so I thought I would post a few of the cards I made.

This is Day 5 and I was inspired by Shari Carrol's card.

Mama Elephant: Freestyle Florals, MFT diagonal stitched dies, MME enamel dots, Clearly Besotted sentiments.

Day 6 and I based this one on Laura Bassen's card.
WPlus9 Hello die, distress inks: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold, Barn Door & Aged Mahogany

Day 7:  Based on Jennifer McGuire's card.

Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABS's, sequins (from my daughter's stash! ;)

Thanks for stopping by, I had lots of fun.

See you again soon!

Hugs,  Coralynn  :)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

OCC Day 2 - Happy Birthday

Hello there,

I'm back with a card for Day 2 of the Online Card Classes "Stretch your Dies".    There is still time to join in on the fun!

I was inspired by Kristina's card using dies and masking paper.  It turned out better than I thought.  I used the circle die here but thought I would try a square die or even a rectangle die shape next.

I used an Avery Elle "Hand written notes" stamp set and I finished off the card with some American Crafts twine and Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Coralynn  :)

You Brighten My Day!

Hello again!

Coralynn here and I have another Lawn Fawn card just because I just can't get enough of these awesome little critters!

I combined a few sets to create this cute scene for today's card.  First one is the Critters in the Burb's and used the tree from that set and I fussy cut it as I don't have the dies.  I coloured the tree with my copics and I paper pieced the top of the tree out of paper from the Sweather Weather 6x6 Lawn Fawn petite packs and popped it up to give the card more dimension.  

Next are these sweet little snails and mushrooms which are from the Gleeful Gardens stamps and dies sets.  I also coloured them in with my copics but added Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to the shells.  I coloured all the other images mostly the same way as I just love how the red gives the card a pop of colour.  The lady bugs are from the Bugs & Kisses stamps and dies and I am partial to lady bugs.  

The grass was cut out with the Grassy borders lawn cuts out of the "Let's Polka, Mon Amie" and the "Pint-sized patterens" 6x6and 12x12 paper packs.  I used the stitched rectangle dies to cut out the panels and put them on an A2 sized card base on white card stock.  For the sentiment I used the one from the Summertime Charms and used Versafine to stamp in out.   Last but not least I used the smallest cloud from the Spring Showers lawn cuts. 

Lawn Fawn:
Gleeful Gardens Stamps and Dies
Bugs & Kisses stamps and dies
Summertime Charm stamps
Critters in the burbs

Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Glossy Accents

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!!

Coralynn  :)