Happy Birthday tag card

Hi everyone! It’s Hump Day and it’s Day 3 of the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop! The Hop is going on until the 31st, so if you’re a fellow cat lover, come join us! There’s a lot of fun and games to join in every day, and Janis has been busy lining up some pretty awesome prizes to give away at the end!

I have a really fun tag card design of my own to share with you today that features super awesome Laurel Burch stamps! Who doesn’t LOVE to color Laurel Burch stamps (especially the cats)?! The sky is the limit with color choices! The bolder and brighter, the better, I say! ;)

I cut a top-folding card base in the shape of a tag and then picked out two coordinating bright pink papers along with some pink washi tape that I applied at the seam. I stamped, colored and fussy cut the images and adhered them to the panel, then stamped the sentiment and applied several small iridescent gemstones that I colored with a pink alcohol marker. I created hole reinforcements from white cardstock with two circle punches. I punched a hole through both layers of the card base and adhered reinforcements on the front and back side of the front flap. The final step was adding ribbon.

I created the inside panel just like the front panel, stamped the sentiment, added the hole reinforcements, and added a stitched square die cut for the signature area.

And one more peek… I’m in love with this design and see more of these in my future! So fun!

Sharing in the following challenge:
1. Creations in Pink: #27 – Anything Goes in MAINLY Pink

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Darice Dots & Stripes 6×6 paper pack
Stamps: Laurel Burch Feline Blossoms stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 369, 405, 393, 441, 430, 453, 417, 415, 413
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Square STAX die, Stampin’ Up 1/2″ and 1/4″ circle punches
Accessories: Scotch ATG, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Stampin’ Up pink patterned washi tape, Really Reasonable Ribbon Hot Pink Diamond Satin ribbon, Hemptique bamboo cord, Darice iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’ll consider joining us! Pop over to the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop to get all the details! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

I love books!

Hi friends! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend and it’s not too awfully hot yet where you are! It’s pretty warm here! I’m happy to share that I’m guest designing over at The Outlawz Challenges in the Songs & Rhymes Challenge! One of my cards was chosen as a favorite a few weeks back so I was asked to be a guestie, and of course I couldn’t say no! Our sponsor is The Paper Nest Dolls and our inspiration is ‘Books’ so I created a super cute bookmark for our middle granddaughter featuring the adorable Back To School Ellie digital image, some distress inking and reverse stenciling. I added green, pink and yellow ribbon to the top which I secured with a green button tied with bamboo cord.


I printed the image four times, colored one of them with Nuvo alcohol markers and then adhered the other three on the back of the colored one which created some nice dimension. I ran a Memento Tuxedo Black marker around the edge for a finished look. I went with a yellow, pink and green color scheme on the background to pull the colors in from the image. After sponging on the distress ink, I laid a dotted stencil over the bookmark and removed some of the ink through the stencil with a baby wipe. I’ve seen this reverse stenciling technique done lots of times but this is the first time I’ve tried it. What a cool effect – and so easy! I added diagonal strips of cardstock embellished with skinny Washi Tape between the different colors, a computer-generated sentiment at the bottom, and a few pink Dot Sparklers at the top for a little bling.


And here’s one more look… I’m sure loving how this turned out! Our middle granddaughter will turn six in a few months and I’m hoping this bookmark will encourage her to want to read!


Sharing in the following challenges:
Addicted To Stamping and More: #391 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge: #508 – Anything Goes w/optional at least 2 layers
Di’s Digi Challenge: Include A Sentiment
My Time To Craft: #433 – Use A Stencil
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #167 – Animals / Flowers (kitty cat)
Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge: #54 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge: Cute

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, Tim Holtz distress tag
Stamps: The Paper Nest Dolls Back To School Ellie digital image
Ink: Spectrum Noir- FS3, FS6, FS7; Nuvo- 437, 401, 403, 404, 405, 413, 417, 466, 377, 379, 452, 454, 487, 489, 491, 428; Ranger picked raspberry, mowed lawn and mustard seed distress ink
Accessories:  Waffle Flower Media Mat, Memory Box Texture Mini Dots stencil, Really Reasonable Ribbon from Autumn Sheer with Satin Center Assortment, Checkerboard Satin Pink Assortment and Haunted Halloween Assortment; Stampendous pink Dot Sparklers, Hemptique Bamboo Cord, skinny Washi Tape, green button from October Afternoon Sidewalks Miscellany variety pack

I hope you’ve enjoyed this bookmark and will join The Outlawz so you can link up with us in this challenge! Be sure to check out all the other fun stuff you can do while you’re there, and be sure to check out all the amazing stamps at The Paper Nest Dolls! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!

Hey everybody! Happy Hump Day! Hope you’re not too cold wherever you are… we woke up to 1 degree this morning and they say it feels like -14 degrees out there, lol! So it’ll be a cozy crafting kind of day for me today! I’ve popped in this morning with a super fun tag I created using the Twistoon Margarita digital image! The Twistoon Digi Stamps Facebook February Progressive Challenge is underway and this image is being offered free to challenge participants, so go check it out! As I have mentioned before, if you love twisted cartoons images, this is the place for you! I literally LOL’d the entire time this tag was in the making – this chick obviously spent a little too much time in the tanning bed and used a little too much Sun-In hair lightener on her hair! Remember that stuff?! Bahahaha!


First of all, I scanned the image and cut it with my Scan N Cut. My cardstock must have shifted because it was ‘off’ slightly when it cut but I thought it added to quirkiness so I went with it! I cut four more shapes and adhered them on top of one another for a nice thick image which you’ll see in a moment. I colored the image with Bic Mark-It markers and embellished it slightly with a white paint pen.


I cut a 3×5 tag and ‘stamped’ with bubble wrap over the front of it with dried marigold distress ink which created a nice subtle background that didn’t take away from the image. I created a sentiment on the computer and printed it on 60# Hammermill copy paper, trimmed it and layered it on red textured cardstock, and adhered it across the bottom of the tag. I created tag hole reinforcements for the front and back using 1/2″ and 1/4″ circle punches, and then looped red, orange and white ribbon through the hole and tied it with bamboo cord. I adhered the image to the tag and finished it with several tiny iridescent gemstones.


I told you this image was thick – five cardstock layers thick! ;)


And one more look… this was SO fun to create – from too much time in the tanning bed to Sun-In hair lightener overkill! I really DID laugh out loud the entire time! ;)


I’d love to enter this tag into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: February challenge – Anything Goes w/optional Banners and Bows (no twist)
A Bit More Time To Craft: #109 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #2-2020 – Anything  Goes
Cardz 4 Galz: #114 – Use Kraft Paper or Card
Classic Design Challenge: #2 – February Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: February Anything Goes
Jan’s Digi Stamps: #7 – Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #156 – Anything Goes w/optional Mother’s Day (no twist)
Lil Patch of Craft Friends: #125 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock, Darice red textured cardstock, 60# Hammermill copy paper
Stamps: Twistoon Margarita digital image, computer-generated sentiment
Ink: Bic Mark-It markers- Fandango Pink, Rambunctious Red, Peach Parfait, Pink Flamingo, Summer Melon, Yellow Blaze, Margarita Green, Oceanview Blue and Tiki Hut Tan; Memento Rich Cocoa marker, Posca white paint pen, Pentel Slicci Metallic Red and Gold pens, Ranger dried marigold distress ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1/2″ and 1/4″ circle punches
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, bubble wrap; ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon Red and Turquoise, Colors of Autumn and Christmas Celebrations ribbon collections; Darice iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tag! Be sure to check out Twistoon Digi Stamps and join Lisa’s group in Facebook if you’re the twisted cartoon digi type! Thanks for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,