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SNS Live, Love, Lavinia Blog Hop

Friday, September 4th, 2020

Welcome to the September Scrap N Stamp blog hop- Live, Love, Lavinia!  We are hoping the cards you see will bring a bit of magic your way as we share projects featuring this British company that is new to SNS, Lavinia Stamps!

if you like what you see, you can save some money shopping this weekend since all Lavinia stamps are 20% off until Sunday at 9pm, PST!

I’ve used an assortment of stamps on my card today: Make a Wish & Three Dancing Fairies by Lavinia Stamps and Dandelion Wishes stamps with the Fairy Wings stencil by Picket Fence Studios.   I’ve also used a bunch of Distress Oxide Inks and Paints to tie this fun angled tri fold slimline card together!  It was a fun challenge and I hope you like how it turned out!
Here’s a peek at the center panel on the folded card. I used Distress  Paints to get a marbled effect for some fun contrast to the rest of the straight lines. It’s a bit messy, but I think it works well with the finished card!

Here is a look at the open card!  I started by inking all three panels on white, then added the stamping and more inking after I trimmed them to size to fit my angled design.  It was fun to create a sort of continuing scene across the panels with the fairies and the dandelions.  One I got going, I challenged myself to use every stamp in the sets (and I did!).  The final touches included paint splatters (I love the Distress Oxide Sprays for this!) some sequins and glitter glue & markers.


The hop today continues over with Nancy, and I can’t wait to see how she makes a clean & simple card with Lavinia stamps!

Here’s the full hop order: 

HERE at SNS with me, Tara








Happy hopping!  Don’t forget to leave comments here and on other social media for your chance to win one of three surprise packs!


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Slimline Card Using MFT Stamps!

Sunday, June 21st, 2020

Happy Saturday AND Happy First Day of Summer! I’m not sure where you live but if you are in Manitoba, it definitely has not felt very summery. Or Springy, for that matter! It is currently 7C here right now (it’s about 10:30pm) and we’ve had the heat on in the house. In fact, we haven’t yet turned it off for the season :(. I really hope for some improvement soon!

Anyway, today’s card is a slimline card which measures 8.5 X 3.5 inches and fits nicely into a regular business envelope. It’s also going to be a graduation card for my niece who is graduating tomorrow! They’ve put together a very interesting “drive-in” grad with social distancing rules in place. I’m interested yet can’t help but feel sad at the same time. These kids have been dealt a crappy hand this year. But they will no doubt make the best of things!

What’s really awesome about making this card size is that after you trim your 8.5X 11 piece of cardstock to make this card, you’re left with a piece that makes a great layer. I trimmed half an inch off this strip. This left a nice space to add some patterned paper. This particular paper came from my stash. I’ve had it for years and think I got it at Micheals.

On the layer, I used the Cloud Stencil from MFT along with a rainbow of Gina K inks! I worked my way down the panel which resulted in this super pretty background. The butterflies come from the newer stamp set, Brilliant Butterflies, also from MFT.  I used this set in a different way. It is a stamp layering set but I only used the detail layer along with silver embossing powder. I did use the co-ordinating dies but just trimmed the excess off.

Not using the solid layering stamps resulted in a much “lighter” butterfly. I didn’t want them to overtake or compete with the background. I did add a little bit of colour to the centres of each butterfly.  I foam mounted each butterfly. The sentiment comes from the a set called Essential Sentiments (MFT) which unfortunately isn’t available in the shop…so sorry!

I white embossed the sentiments onto strips of black cardstock and used foam adhesive to adhere them. I added a spattering of sequins to finish the card off!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you’re first day of summer is spectacular!

See you soon!