Thursday, August 11, 2022

Hello Bluebird August Release Day 3

Hello there! The August Hello Bluebird release is available today and it’s fintastic!! Today I’m featuring the fun Sea Life stamp set and dies along with the Sea Sentiments and Word Bubbles dies and the awesome new Ocean Overlay die!
This was a fun card to create! The fish and dolphins for my card where fun to color and the background was easy to put together! I started out by stamping and die cutting my images from the Sea Life stamp set and a few from the new Sea Friends set, and then coloring them using copic markers. 
For my background, I used a piece of light blue card stock and blended on some mermaid lagoon distress oxide ink along the edges then used the small silhouette images of fish from the Sea Sentiments set and randomly stamped them on the background using the mermaid lagoon ink. Once that was done I die cut my inked panel using the Ocean Overlay die and also die cut one from white card stock. Next I cut a piece of white card stock that was the same size as my die cut Ocean Overlay piece to use as a base and glued on my white die cut piece and glue each inked die cut piece in place. It was like filling in a puzzle.

After my background was done, I stamped my sentiment from the Sea Sentiments set and used the Word Bubbles dies to die cut it. Then I added all of my images popping up several of them with foam tape and then added some Glossy Accents to the bubbles to give them a raised glossy look.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Hello Bluebird August Release Day Two

Hello, hello! It’s day two of sneak peeks for the Hello Bluebird August release and today I’m featuring the adorable new Oh Happy Day stamp set and dies along with the Birthday Script sentiment set and the Nesting Deckle A2 dies.
The Oh Happy Day stamp set is so adorable and fun to create with, for my card I used just four of the characters from the set and combined them with the Birthday Script. I stamped and die cut my images then colored with copic markers. I thought it would be fun to have two of the characters holding balloons so I used the Pig Day stamp set and dies and used the balloon from that set to add to my scene. For my background, I used the Nesting Deckle dies and die cut white card stock then blended on some tumbled glass and chipped sapphire distress oxide ink. Once that was dry I stamped my sentiment from the Birthday Script set and added my images. I cut a tiny slit in the foxes hands so I could slide in the balloon string and then popped up all of my images with foam tape other than the one balloon. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Exciting News! Hello Bluebird

Hello there, crafty friends! I’m excited to announce that I’m guest designing for Hello Bluebird's new release for the month of August!

I’ve always been a fan of Hello Bluebirds since day one and I’m thrilled to share what I’ve created using all of the adorable products from this month’s release!

To create my card, I stamped some of the images from the Bonfire Buddies set, then die cut them using the 
coordinating dies and then colored them using copic markers. Once that was done I used the Campsite Scene die and die cut the different colored pieces of card stock (kraft, green, gray, white & light blue) to create my scene. After that I used some chipped sapphire distress oxide ink on the sky and some vintage photo and ground espresso on the ground piece which I also watered down and added splatters. I also used some going gray and handsome hunter inks to shade the trees and mountains and used a copic marker to add some detail to the birch tree. Once all of that was done, it was fun adding in each piece like fitting together a puzzle. Then I stamped my sentiment from the Skating Together set and then added my images popping up the two main characters with foam tape.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Hive Five - CTD702

Hello everyone! Happy Wednesday! This week’s Color Throwdown Challenge has some very pretty colors to create with and we hope you’ll play along!
For my card I used the new Lawn Fawn Hive Five kit to create a square bee themed birthday card. I used the following products: Stripes n’ Sprinkles paper from kit, Outside in Stitched Square dies, Stitched Scalloped Circle Frames dies, Tumbled Glass distress oxide ink, Cloudy Stencil, Simple Stitched Hillside Borders, Mowed Lawn distress oxide ink, Everyday Sentiment Banners, Hive Five stamps and dies, Copic markers, foam tape and Stickles glitter, for the bee wings and flower centers.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams blog links below or you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and see all of the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
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Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Under the Sea - CTD701

Hello, all! I’m popping in with a mini slimline card that I created for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge.
To create my card, I used the following stamp sets: Ocean Shell-fie, Mermaid for You, Fintastic Friends and Seahorsin’ Around along with the coordinating dies. I used a mini slimline die from Hello Bluebird and used it as a stencil for my background then stamped, die cut and colored my images with copic markers.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams blog links below or you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and see all of the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
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Monday, July 11, 2022

Have a BERRY happy birthday



Hello there! I hope you’re having a good day! Today I’m sharing a card that I created using the Lawn Fawn stamp set Berry Special along with the coordinating dies.
Since the mice from the Berry Special stamp set are on the small side, I thought they would be cute if I made little scenes inside the Peekaboo Backdrop die which I die cut from red card stock. I stamped out a bunch of the images from the set, die cut them and then colored them using copic markers. Next I cut a piece of white card stock to use as my background and used the Cloudy Stencil with some tumbled glass distress oxide ink.
After that, I used some new leaf card stock for the grass and then attached my red frame from die cutting the Peekaboo Backdrop. Once that was done all that was left was to add my images. I popped up  all of the mice, the cupcake and strawberry with foam tape and then added a banner with my sentiment.

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Sweet as Honey

Hello there! Today I’m sharing a card I created using some new products from the latest release from The Greetery.
For my card I used the new Honey Jar stamp set and dies along with the Buzz-Worthy Sentiments which were designed to work perfectly together. I started out by die cutting and stamping several of the Honey Jar images including the bees. Next I stamped the word honey from the Buzz-Worthy set and die cut it along with two extra sets of the word and I glued them together to give some dimension and make it pop. 

As I was laying my card out, I decided it needed some flowers so I used the Container Garden stamp set and dies and die cut and stamped the images then cut the die cut piece in half so that I could have flowers surrounding my honey jar.

  I used a stitched rectangle die and white card stock for to stamp part of my sentiment, then added my flowers and die cut honey word then popped up the honey jar with foam tape. For my background I die cut a piece of so saffron card stock with a scalloped rectangle die and stamped the honeycomb images from the Buzz-Worthy set in two of the corners. After that I added foam tape to my white rectangle piece and added it to my scalloped background piece. To finish off my card I added some brown Stickles glitter to the black-eyed susan flowers and some iridescent glitter to all of the bees wings.
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check in this Wednesday where I’ll have another card using these fun new products!

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Berry Special - CTD698

Hello! Some of you might be wondering why I haven’t posted in so long and the answer to that is the fact that our youngest son has had some serious health issues going on over the past month. He’s past the worst portion of these health issues but still has a long way to go, so as much as I love to craft and create cards, my mind just wasn’t on it. I’m hoping that our family can find a new normal and that I can get back to creating.

Today I’m hostess for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge where I chose this inspiration photo of strawberries and since it’s June and strawberry season here I thought it would be fitting.
For my card I chose to create a mini slimline card using the fun Lawn Fawn stamp set, Berry Special along with the Berry Special dies. I’ve seen so many cute cards created with this set and I’m just now getting to play with it. I started out by stamping a bunch of the images, die cutting and then coloring them with copic markers and added highlights with a white gel pen.
To create my scene, I used the Grassy Border die and some new leaf card stock which I blended on some lucky clover distress oxide ink and then stamped my sentiment. On my white base piece, I blended on some tumbled glass distress ink and stamped the dashed bee trail in the same ink color and then adhered my die cut grass piece.
Once my base was completed, I added all of my images popping up the two mice, strawberry patch, sun and bee with foam tape. Next I added a mat of red card stock and adhered a piece of red gingham Doodlebug paper.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams blog links below or you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and see all of the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Happy Birthday to You - CTD691

Hi there! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted anything here on my blog but I’ve been busy. We’ve had some projects going on at our house that have taken up my time and have been a lot of work but the end is in sight. I’m happy to be back and sharing my card for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge where I created a Mexican themed birthday card for my brother’s 60th birthday which is this week.
To create my slimline birthday card, I used a bunch of different Lawn Fawn stamp sets and dies so instead of actually describing how I made my card I’m going to just list the supplies:

Small Slimline with Lift the Flaps die for my images.
Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean distress oxide ink for my background.
Giant Happy Birthday to You die.
Party Animal set for the balloons.
Scalloped Box Card Pop-up for the banner.
So Smooth set for the margaritas.
Year Ten for the cacti.
Year Nine for the tacos and party hats.
Thanks a Latte for the mustache face on the one taco.
And copic markers for all of the coloring on the images and white gel pen for highlights.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams blog links below or you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and see all of the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Budding Beauties - CTD688

Hello, crafty friends! It’s my turn to host this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge and I’ve chosen some soft colors for us to create with after finding this pretty wedding photo online.
For my card, I used the stamp set, Budding Beauties from The Greetery along with the coordinating dies. I also used the Sprinkled With Kindness stamp set and dies for the watering can. I stamped the hydrangeas in bashful blue, marina mist, lavender lace and highland heather and the roses in pink pirouette and pretty in pink with all of the greenery in mellow moss and old olive. I also used the Market Basket Sentiment set for my sentiment tag and attached it with twine. I used some oval dies to adhere my watering can and flowers, popping up the can, roses and the right blue hydrangea with foam tape. For my background I used a piece of lavender plaid paper from my stash.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams blog links below or you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and see all of the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
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