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Sunday, February 9th, 2020

I was thinking back to when my girls were little and they would want to give Valentine’s to all their classmates.  You know those boxes packed full of little Valentines – there were different themes like Batman, Barbie, Cinderella – I’m sure they still have them today. Both my girls would pick a box and read each one before deciding which class mate got which card – they put a lot of thought into it. I remember a couple of years though when my youngest wanted to hand make the cards for everyone and of course I said yes and we dove right in. It was fun. I miss those days.


I decided to make a Valentine’s card inspired by the ones found in those boxes.

I started with one of the dinosaurs from My Favorite Things Delightful Dinosaurs Stamp Set. I stamped him with Versafine Nocturne ink, colored him in with Prismacolor pencils (#1076 & 1082) and cut him out with the coordinating die. I’ve used the dinosaurs on a Christmas card that you can check out HERE if you like and on a birthday card that you can see HERE. It was one of those sets that always caught my eye but I didn’t think I’d use it much. I’m so glad I ordered it because I love it and use it a LOT!

I cut a panel from white card stock using a stitched rectangle die from Lawn Fawn and using a Picket Fence Life Changing Blending Brush and blended on some sky and grass with Lawn Fawn’s Celery Stick and Mermaid Inks.

The set of dies I used for the RAWR is no longer available but I linked to a set very similar below. The hearts on the bottom of the card (cut from the same paper as the RAWR) are from Taylored Expressions Filled With Love Stamp and Die set. The stamped heart with the Be Mine and the Happy Valentine’s Day sentiment are from the same set. I used a fine black sharpie to add the hashtags.

I adhered everything to the panel with liquid glue and then adhered the panel to the card base with some craft foam for dimension.  The red hearts on the bottom weren’t part of my original plan but I love how they look – they finish the card off and make it more like the ones from years ago that my girls gave out.

It was nice to take a trip down memory lane while making this card. I think I might just make a couple more for my girls.



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You’re My Zebra with My Favorite Things!

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

Hello and happy Saturday! Laurie with you today to share a fun and easy card featuring the Zippy Zebras Stamp Set and co-ordinating dies from My Favorite Things!

This is an adorable set and lends itself well to quick cards. Because zebras are black and white, these images don’t even need to be coloured. Although, I did add some quick shading with Copics.

I did some ink blending on the front of a white, 4.25X4.25 card base with a light blue ink using my Taylored Expressions Blending Brushes. Love these, by the way. They are totally different than the Picket Fence Studio brushes. Much softer and sturdier, in my opinion 🙂  I used a wavy grass die from Lawn Fawn and used a light green ink to add some colour.

I coloured and die cut a few of the images from the Zippy Zebras set and set up my scene using foam adhesive and a little bit of liquid glue.

Because I can’t leave well enough alone, I took a black pen and quickly added a simple black line and some dots around the card. I often do this if I think a card is a little too clean and simple!

And that’s my quick and simple card for today!  I hope you can swing by the Scrap N Stamp online store and check out ALL the new goodies!

Thanks for dropping by! Have a great weekend!



Fast & Easy Card!

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Hello!! Laurie here to share a very fast and easy card that still packs a punch! If you’ve ever needed a card ASAP, this technique is for you!

I started by stamping the Big Butterfly stamp from Taylored Expressions. This is a big, bold line art stamp that lends itself to numerous techniques. But like I said, this is going to be quick! I used Memento Tuxedo Black Ink for the stamping but I regret that decision…I’ll show you why later.

After stamping, I took three different sizes of heart dies and cut out portions of the butterfly. My initial plan was to colour these positive hearts with my alcohol markers. But that would’ve taken too much time, haha!

I used a light pink ink along with a Picket Fence Blending Brush to apply ink to each die cut heart. I mounted the butterfly panel onto black cardstock to make it pop off the white card base.

To make the hearts pop up I used craft foam for a nice solid base. Now, this is where the mistake of using the Memento Ink came in to play. Because it is not a waterproof ink, it started to bleed when I added the shimmer pen. I tried to be careful but in the end, some of the lines were blurred.

I added a generous amount of Nuvo Crystal Glaze to each heart and stamped a “thank you” greeting from the From the Heart stamp set from MFT.

This card is definitely more impactful in real life. But if you’re looking for a quick and easy creation, this is it! Thank you for dropping by!

See you soon!