Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Thanks Bunches

I used a flower die from the sweet Lawn Fawn Little Flowers die set to make a thank you card...ok...REALLY loving the rainbows, of late!!...
I used the larger of the two daisy flowers in the set, and die cut in white, as well as 6 different colored cardstocks.  I layered each flower and added an enamel dot that went along with the color of each flower.  I stamped the Paper Smooches sentiment and clear embossed.  I die cut a curved border, and added a piece of patterned paper below that die cut border.  I adhered each of the flowers to the curved panel and adhered it to a card after adhering the black polka dotted piece.  Here's a close up...
Simply done, but this sweet flower and and a cute sentiment is all you need(the rainbow is pretty sweet, too😊😊!!).  Rainbows make me happy...and who doesn't need more happy??!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Monday, July 16, 2018

Debra Mandala

I used the beautiful new Simon Says Stamp Debra die to make a thank you card...
 I die cut and layered the die cut three times.  I adhered it to a piece of Lawn Fawn rainbow paper.  I added gold embossed Simon sentiments on vellum.  Here's a close up...
A beautiful die and the right piece of patterned paper...it's love...and so much fun!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Rainbow Tulips

I had purchased the Paper Smooches Garden Blooms dies a while back, just pulled them out to play with and made a card...
 I thought these flower dies were so fun looking!  I've simply used them, today, with only the die cut outline/border.  These flowers can have a variety of looks, depending on what/how many pieces of the flowers you choose to use and how you choose to color them!!  I chose to use 7 different colored pieces of cardstock, die cut and layered the tulips once with white and the top two layers, the color of the flower.
I adhered them to a card that I had stamped a My Favorite Things sentiment onto, as well as some Tonic black crystal drops in between the sentiment.  You might be asking...why THAT sentiment?  Well, even if you weren't asking, here's why:)!  I had to look through MANY birthday sentiments until I found one, this one, that fit 3 across the card perfectly for this design.  They had to fit without running off the card, but had to be long enough to fit below all the flowers, and have no partial sentiments...I had a "look" in mind, and this one was the only "happy birthday" that fit all the requirements:)!  Simple design "looks" simple, but sometimes takes a bit of work, as simple can be complicated!!  Here's a close up...
 Flowers, Rainbows, a birthday, and simple design...aaahhhhh...happiness in my heart!!!  What fun!!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Bicycles x 3!

I used the fun new Simon Says Stamp Classic Bicycle die to make three cards...all simply made, with a slightly different look to the bicycles...
This die is so stinkin' cute and fun!!  The first one, I simply die cut the bike, left it all a light blue, and die cut the tires and left them white.  I layered both the bike as well as the tires, and adhered to a card with a sentiment from the Vacation Time stamp set.  I also used the Miss You Block die, die cutting in the same color as the bicycle, and layering!  Here's a close up...

The second one, I did the same as the first, except I colored the tires and spokes...the tires with a black mark it marker, the spokes and a few of the possible metal parts of the bike with my silver Prismacolor marker...
I stamped the Simon Deco Diamonds stamp on the card for a background, and then used the Vacation Time stamp set, again, for the sentiments on my card.  I did used a tiny brad on each of the back wheels, coloring this and the one below, to match the color of the bike.  Here's a close up...

The third one, I adhered strips of colored cardstock together on thinner cardstock and die cut for a rainbow colored bicycle...
I thought the rainbow made for a beautiful bike(you know me and rainbows...I think they are amazing!!!!) and on this one, I left the spokes white, and simply colored the tires.  I used sentiments from two older Simon stamp sets, that I thought perfectly spoke to my pretty bike!!  Here's a close up...
LOVE this cute little 3D bike...SO MUCH FUN!!!!!  
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Monday, July 9, 2018

Happy Birthday Balloons

I don't know about you, but I have lots of birthdays in June and July!!  A birthday card made with the new Simon Says Stamp Everett Solid Letters dies (I LOVE these letter dies!!), a Simon balloon stencil and a Simon birthday sentiment stamp...
 I die cut and layered the "happy" letters, sponged the balloons, and added a birthday sentiment.  I hand drew strings from the balloons with a fine point marker, and a striped strip on the bottom(recycled gift card paper:)!)  Here's a close up...
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa