Snowflake Cards

Hi everyone, I'm on the Rubber Buggy blog using lots of products available in the store.

It may still be the middle of summer, but there is no better way to cool off than by creating winter themed cards.

I used Maja Designs Vintage Summer Basics 1916 to create both cards, die cutting the papers with PoppyStamps Craft Die - Snowflake Lattice Frame.  As this paper is double sided, I created two cards using both sides of the paper.

Use the Spellbinders Tool 'n One to remove the left over die cut pieces that remained in the die.

Mat the die cut panels with the same paper, then wrap each  panel with May Arts Sheer Light Blue Stitched ribbon.  This gives the cards a wintry feel.

The Maja paper gives each card a wintry feel.

Add the die cut panels to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" cards created from Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock and Bazzill Icy Mint cardstock.  Use Nuvo Crystal Drops to create pearls in each of the snowflakes.  Allow to dry completely.

Die cut Tutti Designs Oval Dies from the same paper and place atop the cards with Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam  for dimension.  Stamp and die cut the bench and lamp post using Lawn Fawn Winter in the Park stamps and dies and Lawn Fawn Soot Dye Ink.   Place them atop the oval and add to the card with foam adhesives.

Die cut  Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Let It Snow Line  Border Die.  As the die cut phrase is flexible, you can customize the die cut for your projects.   I wanted to shape them in the form of an arch on my cards.

Finally add Yellow Ice Stickles to the lanterns.



Lavinia World Challenge #32

Hi everyone, it's time for the next challenge at Lavinia World Challenges.  Please check it out and join in the fun.

I love Moments Like These as she seems so serene siting by herself.   I envisioned her sitting in a flower strewn meadow so I created a background using Lindy's Shimmer Sprays in Glory of the Seas, Marigold, and Drop Dead Gorgeous Green.  Before spritzing the green, I used a torn strip of paper to help create the hillside.

I stamped the fairy on the hillside using VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink.  Mini Flowers were stamped on the hillside in VersaFine Clair Blue Bell and VersaFine Clair Paradine Inks.  Slender Mushrooms were stamped off the edge with Nocturne Ink.

To fill in the space in the upper right, I used the Words of Spring stamp with VersaFine Clair Summertime Ink.  I wanted the words to be subtle and not overpowering.  

Next, I added stickles to her wings and the tulips.  Finally, I added dots of glue randomly about the flowers on the hillside and poured on  Fairy Hugs Silver Lightening Glitter.

Isn't she lovely?

Would love to see what you create for Challenge #32.  The winner of the challenge will receive a
$15 gift certificate to Lavinia World to shop for more goodies.   Remember there is a new challenge every other Thursday.  Can't wait to see what you create.

Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Instagram: LaviniaWorldStore
Join our NEW Anything Lavinia Facebook Group here
 Don't forget to include #laviniaworldstore on your projects and tag us at @laviniaworldstore so we can be sure to see and comment on your Lavinia projects!
Sign up to receive our Lavinia World Challenges and all the amazing inspiration from our Designers sent directly to your emails.

Please note that although we carry the full Lavinia range, we are not part of any other entity or Facebook group that carries Lavinia stamps. ONLY the cards posted to Lavinia World Challenges will be entered into the drawing for the Lavinia World prize.  Also note that the gift certificates are ONLY valid at the Lavinia World website.

Can't wait to see what you create.


Congratulations Card by Steph

Hi everyone, I'm on the Rinea blog with a sweet congratulations card that I think would make a lovely baby card.

Die cut all the elements needed for the card from the Lawn Fawn  Bayou Backdrop die set.  This die set has everything you need to create a sweet card.

I used Sapphire/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper for the background panel and adhered the die cut Emerald/Emerald Starstruck panel on top.  The pond was die cut from Turquoise/Turquoise Starstruck, the stem from Copper/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and the ducks from Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.

The card was assembled and placed atop a Silver/Silver Starstruck panel before being added to the card.

Congratulations was stamped and die cut then added to the card.  Liquid Pearls were added to the ducks eyes.

Thanks for stopping by.



Christmas in July with Bowdabra

Hi everyone, I'm on the Bowdabra blog with a Christmas in July post.

Stop by the blog for details on how to create amazing bows with Bowdabra.

Thanks for stopping by.



Pretty in Pink Pocket Card

Hi everyone, I'm on the Rinea blog today using an assortment of  foiled papers and die cut elements to create a pocket card.  These are really sweet to create and give to the special people in our lives with an encouraging tag slipped inside.

Using a large pocket die from Elizabeth Craft Designs, I die cut Fuchsia/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.  The foils cut beautifully and the design is stunning.

Folding on the scored lines, I created the pocket.  Next, I cut Blush/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper to fit behind the die cut panel and adhered it in place for a tone on tone effect.

I then wrapped 2 different sizes of ribbon around the panel.  Then adhered the panel to white cardstock creating the pocket for the tag.

To decorate the pocket, I  used Heartfelt Creations dies to die cut  assorted sized roses from Fuschia/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and leaves from Emerald/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.

After forming and gluing the roses together, the roses and leaves were placed off to one side of the pocket panel.

A tag was created from cardstock and Blush/Gold Foiled Paper was layered on top.  A  phrase was stamped on cardstock and then adhered to the tag.  The same ribbon used to wrap the pocket was added to the top of the tag with a brad.

The tag slips inside the pocket and can be easily removed.  Finally, a  phrase was stamped on a scrap of Fuchsia and placed behind the rose.

 Thanks for stopping by.



Hello Bird Houses cards

Hi everyone, I'm on the ClearScraps blog with a set of cards using the Bird Houses Chipboard Embellishments.

I started by inking the bird houses with assorted colors of  inks.

I placed the 4x6 Hello Spring Stencil on yellow cardstock and taped it in place.  Then I inked over the flowers with assorted colors of ink.

I then realigned the stencil on another piece of yellow cardstock and inked over hello.

The card was created from orange cardstock and  the stenciled panel was adhered to the card.  

The blue bird house was adhered to the left side of the card and hello was die cut, matted with a larger die and added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.  Liquid pearls were added to the flower centers to finish

For my 2nd card, I die cut Rinea Emerald Starstruck Foiled Paper with a Memory Box die.  I adhered the die to a script background, then adhered the panel to a white card.

The purple bird house was added to the card so it appears to be hanging from the card.  Hello was die cut from Rinea Marigold/Gold Glossy Foiled  Paper and matted with Rinea Ebony/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper, then adhered to the card.

Thanks for stopping by.


Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop

Image may contain: text that says 'Maker's MOVEMENT.'

Hi everyone,  I'm participating in the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop, and this month we are working with themakersmovement.com.

I received this fun die - Great Outdoors Die Set.

This die set comes with everything you need to create these fun camping cards.

The main die  is used to die cut the front of the card.  Create the sky by cutting a panel to fit the card, then use the included dies to create the mountains, the trees and shape of the ground.

Mix up the colors and papers to get different  style cards.

Mix cardstock and Rinea Foiled Papers to get different effects.  
I've used Mocha Starstruck for the mountain range, Ruby Starstruck
and Turquoise/Gold Glossy for the tents, Emerald/Gold Glossy for the trees, Gold/Gold Glossy and Marigold/Gold Glossy for the campfire and moon.

I also used Turquoise Starstruck for the mountain range along with the other foiled paper colors for this card.

To finish, stamp a phrase inside the card and give to your favorite camper.

Stop by themakersmovement.com as they are having a buy 2/get 1 free for the month of July.

Be sure to stop by the Designer Crafts Connection blog for more inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by.



Rustic Christmas Wreath with Bowdabra

Hi everyone, I've got a rustic inspired Christmas wreath on the Bowdabra blog.

Please stop by the Bowdabra blog for details.

Thanks for stopping by.



Quick and Easy Etched Floral Container

Hi everyone, I've used etchall dip 'n etch liquid to etch a glass bottle that can be used as a vase.  I love hunting for different shapes and designs of glass bottles and jars that can be etched and perhaps used for a purpose it was not originally intended for.

Using a selection of floral stickers, place them around the bottle.   Be sure to burnish them so they are adhered well to the bottle.  

Place the bottle in a container of dip 'n etch liquid.  Allow to sit for 15 minutes then remove the bottle.  Since dip 'n etch is reusable, return the liquid to it's original container.

Rinse off the container and remove the stickers.  Rinse again and dry it completely.  Since I wanted the design to stand out, I used my finger to cover the entire bottle with  Prima's Art Alchemy Aged Brass Wax.

Buff the bottle with a cloth to remove the excess wax.  You can see that a hint of color remains and highlights the etched design.

Decorate by wrapping a strip of  Rinea Sapphire Starstruck Foiled Paper around the top of the bottle.

Add several flowers die cut from Rinea Fuchsia Starstruck Foiled Paper along the band then place some Robin's Nest dew drops about the etched flowers.

Fill with real flowers or create some beautiful flowers using assorted Rinea Foiled Papers and the Rinea 3D Hyacinth Die Set.

Thanks for stopping by.