Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Clever

I'm still playing with my dies and some of my beloved and favorite patterned paper from Lawn Fawn. I paired the paper with the Mom + Me stamp set and added some fun enamel dots.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Monday, May 21, 2018

Thanks a Latte

Today's card features a lovely punny sentiment that I've embossed in gold on some black cardstock. I love the embossed sentiment look, but I don't seem to create them often. Since my recent motivation is to make better use of my supplies, I pulled out some dies and my heat tool to make today's card.

Thanks for taking a look!
~Elle~

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Peekaboo Bears

I mentioned wanting to use my dies more, so I pulled out a peek-a-boo circles panel to use on a card. I used a couple of stamp sets from MFT that feature a sweet teddy bear and added one to each circle. A very subtle sentiment on the bottom and a craft card base tied everything together.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Dreaming of you

I really liked this cute sleeping bunny from MFT, and I wanted to make a very simple card that features him. I had a pretty elaborate idea of making a scene card set in a bedroom with lots of layers and textures. But in the end, I just made it very simple and added a starry patterned paper under a frame and a sentiment banner.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Friday, May 18, 2018

Octopi Couple

Today's card is a cute little love card featuring the adorable octopus from Lawn Fawn. I stamped and colored a whole bunch of them, and as I was putting them away, a couple got tangled up together - and it looked just like they're holding hands. So, I added the adorable couple to a simple card and embellished with some hearts and enamel dots.

Thanks for taking a look!
~Elle~

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Shark Bubbles






This is probably one of the simplest cards I've made in ages, but I do like how it turned out. I paired an awesome gradient pattern paper I found in my stash with the cute fish and shark from Lawn Fawn.

I stamped out a bunch of bubbles from the set and added a few clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh to add a bit of dimension and texture.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Glad we're friends


I've got quite a collection of Blueprints dies from My Favorite Things. I do use the more common ones - like the stitched rectangles - to create panels for layered cards, but I tend to shy away from the other bits that are in the blueprints. And, of course, that seems like a bit of a waste.

I thought I'd push myself a little outside my comfort zone and try to use a few pieces I've overlooked in the past. Although I still kept this card super simple, I think it made for a more dynamic and interesting layout. I'll definitely have to keep creating more unique elements with the Blueprints dies.

Thanks for taking a look!
~Elle~

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

LF Sloth Hello


I've played with this adorable sloth from Lawn Fawn quite a bit already - it's been sitting in my "used" pile for a few months. But I recently saw a card where someone used it, and I just had to ink it up again.

I paired the cute sloth with some retired Lawn Fawn paper and a sentiment from an older Stamptember limited stamp set. I think it turned out just darling.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Monday, May 14, 2018

Bits and Pieces: Explore






As I'm cleaning out parts of my crafty storage, I seem to be coming across many little treasures - you know, those things that I fell absolutely in love with and just had to buy, only to set them aside until I've forgotten what idea I originally got them for?

I decided to play with texture again and used an embossing folder I got in a card kit, along with some matching stickers and enamel dots.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~


Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Moms' Day!


Happy Mothers day to all you moms out there!

Today's card isn't strictly for mothers' day, but I think it would bring a smile to any mother's face. After all, there's nothing better than giggles and belly laughs with our children.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~