Hi all! In today’s video I am sharing a cute and playful card using Lawn Fawn products + tips on how to match the inside of your card with the outside of it. Today is a special day! It’s Lawnscaping Challenge’s 100th challenge if you can believe it! I have been invited as a special party guest by Design team Member Laurel Beard. Be sure to head on over to the Lawnscaping Blog where you can see ALL of the Design Team projects as well as ALL of our special party guest projects.

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I created a background using the Peek-a-Boo die cut from Pretty Pink Posh. This is such a fun die and you can open those little pieces to create a window. I colored all of these panels using Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink. Next, I created a whimsical scene using the Grassy Border die cut from Lawn Fawn along with the adorable Monster Mash stamp set.

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In today’s video and blog post I’m sharing some tips on how to match the inside of your card with the outside! First, I recommend stamping a custom made greeting using an alphabet stamp set. I used the Milo’s ABCs stamp set. I love this font! Next, you could stamp little details inside of your card using the stamp set you used for the outside. I used the little heart stamp, but you could even stamp another monster on the inside. Since I want the colors to match, I used the same yellow ink for the inside. That way everything matches together nicely.

Would you like to see some more quick tips? Like creating matching envelopes? Let me know in the comment box below.

CELEBRATION

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As I mentioned, this video is part of my friend Laurel Beard‘s special celebration. Laurel and the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog DT are celebrating the 100th challenge. The Lawnscaping Challenge Blog posts biweekly challenges that focus on Lawn Fawn products. I am a huge fan and if I had more time, I’d be entering every single challenge! Today’s challenge is a fun and easy one…. birthdays!

I am so happy to be part of this celebration! Be sure to visit the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog for more details about this special celebration. 

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(Multiple shops are linked. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, PPP for Pretty Pink Posh.)


Hello there! Just popping in to share some coupon codes since it is President’s Day in the U.S.A. this Monday, February 16th. I will come back now and then to add extra coupon codes whenever I find some more. So be sure to check back from time to time.

ELLEN HUTSON: SAVE 15%

Save 15% on every in-stock item at Ellen Hutson. Use coupon code “prettypenny”. This offer is valid Sunday, February 15th and Monday, February 16, 2015 (Pacific Time) on in-stock items only. Shop early for best selection.

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Here are some goodies that caught my eye:

PRETTY PINK POSH: SAVE 10%

Save 10% on all in-stock sequins, confetti and die cuts from Pretty Pink Posh. Use coupon code “flag15“. Expires February 16, 2015.
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Here are some of my favorite PPP goodies:

 


Hey, stampers! In today’s video I am introducing the MISTI stamping tool and I’m also showing you how to create four quick and easy Easter cards. You probably heard a lot about this tool already, but I decided to record a video sharing my thoughts and tips on how to “set up” this tool.

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Thanks to the MISTI stamping tool, these four Easter cards came together in only half an hour. First, I used the bunny stamp from the Easter Gift Tag stamp from Studio Calico. I have had some trouble with this stamp set, to be honest. When I first used this set, the stamps wouldn’t stamp as crisp and even as other clear stamps. After cleaning it excessively with baby wipes I was able to use it without any problems. Phew! 😉

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I stamped a wreath using different stamps from different sets. In total, I used four stamp sets to create the wreath. You could also use other tiny stamps to create a heart wreath, a star wreath, etc. The possibilities are endless! Lots of people are a bit scared to cut their clear stamps apart. There’s no need to be scared because you can easily mount the stamp back together. I cut the greeting stamp from the Easter set I used apart this time because I didn’t like the lines.

Julie Ebersole is a card making royalty. I watched a video from her today and she created a dotted background using a stencil and a black pen. I thought: “Hey, I have a stencil I could use!” so here I am. I used the Medium Dots stencil from Simon Says Stamp along with a black pen. Finally, I adhered 6MM Silly Eyes from Pretty Pink Posh on these bunnies. I think it is the perfect finishing touch to these cards. 🙂

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When you order the MISTI tool, it will come with the black foam insert. You will have to purchase the grid paper and super magnets separately. You might think you don’t need those two extras, but I highly recommend getting those anyway. It will make the stamping even more easier! The trickiest part of “setting up” your MISTI is applying the vinyl to protect those grid lines. However, I found an easy way to apply it without any bubbles. It’s a bit hard to explain it in words, but be sure to watch my video to check out my technique.

So, my final thought about the MISTI stamping tool? It is definitely a must-have tool for stampers who like to mass-produce cards since your stamp will be mounted on the exact same spot for the whole time.  I am a huge fan of the tool and I absolutely love it.

That’s it for today! Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂

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(Multiple shops are linked. Click MSP for My Sweet Petunia, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, PPP for Pretty Pink Posh, W&W for Winnie & Walter.)


Hello! In today’s video I am showing you how to create sequin garlands. They look super fun and festive! 🙂

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I love when stamp companies have new releases. When I saw the new release from the German company Create A Smile, I was giddy. My favorite stamp set of the release is Eggstaordinary Egghunt. This stamp set includes adorable critters and matching sentiments. Perfect for spring themed cards! Next, I created a bokeh background using the Big Bang Confetti stamp set from Winnie & Walter.

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These sequin garlands look fun, don’t you think? The best part? They are very easy to create! Simply take a piece of white thread and adhere some sequins on top of it. You could use any type or color of sequin! I used different sizes of Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. They are my favorite because they match with every single color.

That’s it for today! Thanks so much for visiting! 🙂

WINNER

The winner of my birthday giveaway last week is Tracy Moloney. 🙂 Congratulations! Thanks everyone for leaving comments. They all made my birthday extra special.

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(Multiple shops are linked. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, PPP for Pretty Pink Posh, W&W for Winnie & Walter, EH for Ellen Hutson.)