“No lion, I love you!” Card

I used this cute lion on a valentine for my little nephew and cut out some extras to make some kid-friendly cards for Operation Write Home.  Coincidentally, the 2nd challenge of the OWH President’s Day Virtual Cardmaking Party (VCMP) was to make a kid-friendly critter card!

Seeing the challenge was an extra push to create a few of these cards instead of just having the pieces “lion” around ; )

Sarah Bailey Love Lion Silhouette, Lawn Fawn Jessie's ABC's

Sarah Bailey Love Lion Silhouette

I made my own sentiment with an alphabet set and popped up the end of the tails with some foam tape to add a bit of dimension.  The lion was cut on my Silhouette (a surprise Christmas present from my husband).

Thanks for taking a look and hope you have fun making cards for kids too!



Stamps: Jessie’s ABC’s (Lawn Fawn), Chevron (from Avocado Arts’ Thankful for You Clear Stamp Set)

Die-Cut: Love Lion (by Sarah Bailey at Silhouette America Online Store)

Other: Bahama Blue Memento Ink (Tsukineko), Versafine Onyx Black Archival Ink (Tsukineko), Layering Paper (Recollections), Paper Trimmer (X-Acto), Detail Scissors (X-Acto), Silhouette Cameo (Silhouette America), Silhouette Pick-Me-Up Tool (Silhouette America), Advanced Tape Glider (ATG) and Adhesive (Scotch), Glue (Tombow Mono Multi), Stamp Runner (Tombow), Foam Mounting Tape (3M)


February 21, 2013. Tags: , , . Card. 1 comment.

Watermelon “I Love Your Smile” Card with Chevrons

I have been playing around with this card for awhile now. . .playing around with how many watermelon slices to use and where to place them. . .the colors of the layers . . . then settling on one watermelon slice within a heart in a place I think works well with the sentiment.  As an added touch, I used some added glossy accents on the “rind” to make it shiny.

I hope I didn’t over-think it!  Here it is:

Hero Arts Zig Zag Thanks Cling

It is a take on Operation Write Home sketch #158, February ODBD fruit challenge, and President’s Day VCMP Challenge #1 (Using Chevrons).  I’m a little slow in getting started, but I’m looking forward to catching up with some of the other OWH VCMP challenges!

Thanks to Our Daily Bread Designs for sponsoring the February OWH challenge and provide shipping funds to Operation Write Home!



Stamps: Zig-Zag Border Cling (from Hero Arts Zig-Zag Thanks Cling Set that I won in a prize pack – thanks Hero Arts!), “Love your smile” Sentiment (Clear Stamp by Katie Pertiet for Autumn Leaves), Watermelon Slice (retired clear stamp from www.cleardollarstamps.com)

Other: Cardstock (Bazzil and various), Ribbon, Heart Punch (McGill), Versafine Onyx Black Archival Ink and/or Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (Tsukineko), Paper Trimmer (X-Acto), Detail Scissors (X-Acto), Advanced Tape Glider (ATG) and Adhesive (Scotch), Glue (Tombow Mono Multi), Stamp Runner (Tombow), Glossy Accents (Ranger)

February 21, 2013. Tags: . Card. 2 comments.

XOXO Hearts, Circles, and Love You Card

The October Operation Write Home Our Daily Bread Designs challenge is to make a card with circles.

I decided to make another love card and I just kept the card design and colors simple in the hopes that it wouldn’t be too feminine.  I paper pieced the little hearts in the “Love you” sentiment to add a little more color.

Clear Stamps by Doodlebug Design Inc. / Hampton Art, Masculine or Unisex Love You Card

And thanks to Our Daily Bread Designs for supporting OWH by donating shipping costs through their monthly challenge!


XOXO Heart and “Love You” (Clear Stamps by Doodlebug Design Inc. / Hampton Art)


Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento, Tsukineko), 1 ½ inch Circle Punch (EK Success), Detail Scissors (Exacto), Advanced Tape Glider (ATG) and Adhesive (Scotch), Glue (Tombow), Paper Trimmer (Exacto)

October 16, 2012. Tags: . Card. 1 comment.

Sending Some Love Your Way . . . with Parachutes! Card

This card idea had been floating around in my head, and then floating around as a sketch on a post-it note, and finally I sat down and stamped it out!

Avocado Arts Stamped Card using "Zip n By to Say Hi" "Hello Friend" "Perfectly Perfect Day"
I had fun playing with some Avocado Arts stamp sets that I purchased at a recent scrapbooking convention and I combined stamps from different sets.  Also, the stamps are reversible, so I stamped the solid green parachutes first and then flipped the stamp over and stamped the parachute outlines.  (I also flipped the cloud stamp to get solid and outlined clouds, but I stamped those last).

Also, to help with the alignment of the hearts and strings, I made a template, stamped the hearts, removed the template and stamped the connecting strings last.  I also used some post-it note masks when stamping the middle, shortest string and with the lowest parachute when stamping the nearby cloud.

And on the theme of parachutes – did anyone else watch the video of the recent record-breaking skydive? Crazy!

But back to cards, these finished ones will go in my pile for OWH🙂

Avocado Arts - combining stamp sets example


The “parachute” is a highway sign turned upside down from Avocado Arts’ “Zip n By to Say Hi” stamp set.

The dotted “string”  is a spider’s silk from Avocado Arts’ “Thankful for You” stamp set.

The heart and “sending some love your way” sentiment are from Avocado Arts’ “Hello Friend” stamp set.

The cloud is from Avocado Arts’ “August 2012: Perfectly Perfect Day” stamp set.


Memento Ink (Tsukineko)

October 16, 2012. Tags: . Card. Leave a comment.

Card for Sweetheart

I found this cute stamp set on clearance and thought it would be perfect for making “I love you!” cards.

Here is one I made for my OWH box:

"Sweetheart, You Make My Heart Sing" Doodlebug Design Inc. Hampton Art Stamps, Melodies and Lace Michael's Stamp

Partial Supply List:

Stamps: “Sweetheart”, “You Make My Heart Sing” and Kissing Birds (Clear Stamps by Doodlebug Design Inc. / Hampton Art)

Melodies & Lace Music Stamp (Michael’s)

Other: Heart Punch (McGill’s), Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento), Corner Punch, Ribbon, Detail Scissors

September 28, 2012. Tags: . Card. Leave a comment.