Wednesday, May 25, 2016

let's flamingle!

The newest Lawn Fawn collection had me itching to create something tropical for this month's mini party post:

let's flamingle!

I used the new Flamingo Together stamp set to create a few party decorations.

let's flamingle!

My kids started to try and make nonsense of any 2 words: let's choco-ingle, let's tac-ingle... I was pretty direct: it pretty much only works with f-l-a-m-i-n-g-l-e. So stop it.

let's flamingle!

I made the simplest cupcake toppers, but so cute! I just think he's adorable.

let's flamingle!


I dressed up some yummy cupcakes (really, so good. I bought the new cookbook Cookies and Cups and made the brown sugar cupcakes, with the marshmallow buttercream. ugh, I wish I had some right now.)

let's flamingle!

The stitched scalloped cupcake wrappers, stamped with the wave image from Loveable Legends, makes the perfect base for the flamingo.

let's flamingle!


I dressed up waterbottles with a simple white wrap, stamped with palm trees from Flamingo Together.

let's flamingle!

It looks like a shirt my mom used to have in her closet. I am not joking.

let's flamingle!

Every party needs a fun favor box! I used the pillow box die, the leaves from the blissful botanicals die set, and the owl scales from the Give A Hoot dies to create these pineapple favor boxes.

let's flamingle!

I cut the owl scales, then flipped the box around and cut them again on the other side.  To hide the space in the middle, I stamped and die-cut the large thanks sentiment.

let's flamingle!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you liked my tropical flamingo party!

♥.

Monday, May 23, 2016

donut balloons and circus bears

Hi there!

This card posted on the NT blog yesterday, but in case you missed it, I'm sharing it here too.  I can't get enough of the fun images in Big Top Birthday. It's such a fun set to play with!

donut balloons and circus bears


I stamped and colored the clown, strongman, and circus bear, and popped them up onto a circus-friendly-red-and-white-stripe circle.  Instead of holding up the cake (or the bear!) the strongman is holding up the sentiment banner.

To avoid having white die-cut outlines where the strongman's hands line up with the banner, I masked his hands and stamped the banner in place before I used the die to cut him out.  For a little bit of extra effort, I like that it looks more seamless.  You can see it better in the photo below:

donut balloons and circus bears

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

fairies and flowers

Hi there!

I have a sweet little Avery Elle card to share with you today:

fairies and flowers 

I love the idea of these fairies flitting around flower canopies. Very Disney-esque, no? I combined the Canopy stamp set with the Pixie Dust set to create this very girly birthday card.

My 6 year old Maia demanded it for herself, and it's been sitting on her dresser for about a week now.

I hope you like it!

♥.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Say yes to donuts + giveaway winner!

Hi there!

All of the new stuff is now available in the Neat and Tangled store, and I couldn't help but craft one more card for you today:

say yes to donuts!


I used Say Yes To Donuts, and piled all the kids onto the one donut.

say yes to donuts!

The more, the merrier!

I also have a winner to announce:


Taunya, congrats! Shoot me an email at mom2sofia(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your copy of Say Yes To Donuts!

Danielle has a list of winners on the NT blog as well - check it out!

♥.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

sweet on you

Hi there, and welcome back to another day of Neat and Tangled's May release week!

Today, we're showing off the new Stitched Starburst die!



I think it works so well with Big Top Birthday:

sweet on you


Here, I only used the stitched lines die (without the actual die-cut starburst.)  I thought it added a soft and subtle texture to highlight my balancing lion. Especially when backed with the amazing hexastar die! I cut away some of the hexastar panel to make it fit better in the space.

sweet on you

I borrowed the sentiment from Say Yes To Donuts (speaking of which, have you entered my personal giveaway for that set? Leave me a comment *here* to enter! You have until tomorrow.)

I hope you like today's card! Check out the NT blog this morning for more - click!

♥.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Donuts and coffee and a giveaway

This is my 2nd post today! If you're looking for Lawn Fawn flamingos, scroll down or click *here*

I am so excited to share 2 other sets that I designed for Neat and Tangled's May release. The donut images may be familiar, if you've followed my blog for any length of time. Last year, I threw my kids a donut-themed birthday party that looked like this:


Since then, I dreamed of having these images in stamp form. I tweaked the images a bit so that they worked for card-making, and I hope you love Say Yes To Donuts as much as I do:



I made a main donut boy and a main donut girl. I like to think of myself as an equal opportunity stamp designer. haha. I hate having nothing to use for boy cards! And then, there are the extra heads that could peek out from behind the sides of the donut, or drape over the top. I think it would be totally fun to use the birthday hats from Big Top Birthday on these little guys.

I also worked on a separate, 3x4 set (my first mini set!) to bring you what I love best with my donuts: COFFEE. Big Bold Brew features the boy holding his giant mug of coffee, and a mix of fun (and I hope fresh) coffee-themed sentiments.



I thought I would make a simple card showing how the 2 sets could work together:

donuts and coffee

I really did draw them to work together, aren't they cute? I love his giant mug, and how the coffee is spilling out. 

donuts and coffee

The hardest thing about designing coffee and donut sets? Coming up with some fresh sentiment ideas! I hope you like some of the ones I picked. 

Before you go, I am doing a giveaway for a copy of the Say Yes To Donuts stamp set. Leave me a comment on this post and tell me what you think of these new sets! I'll announce the winner on Friday morning's post. 

Now hop over to the NT blog to see what the rest of the DT made - click!

we flamin-go together {new Lawn Fawn}

Hi there!

Welcome back to another day of Lawn Fawn inspiration. The summer release is flamin-go hot, as we showcase today's set, Flamingo Together!

we flamin-go together {new Lawn Fawn}


I finally got my dies! haha. Just in time for the last day! I stamped, colored and die-cut the flamingos, and perched them onto a black sentiment banner. I love the pop of the white heat embossing again the rest of the scene.

The palm trees stamped onto the card base make me think of a cheesy hawaiian shirt.

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!