Teacher Thank You Spinner Card | Lawn Fawn

Hey y’all! Today I am sharing a thank you card for a teacher and this card is special because it is a spinner card!! The stamp set I used for this card is the Thanks a Bushel set from Lawn Fawn.

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I started this card by stamping a bunch of the apples and the basket of apples on Neenah cardstock with Gina K Jet Black Amalgam ink. I then stamped faces from the set on each of the apples. I colored in the images with Copic markers and then cut them out with my Scan N Cut.

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I die cut a circle out of Lucky Clover cardstock from Gina K and a ring out of Green Apple cardstock from Simon Says Stamp. I then stamped the Plank background from Simon onto a 4.5 x 4.5 piece of Dark Chocolate cardstock from Gina K. I adhered that background to a 5 x 5 card base made from Kraft cardstock.

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Using foam tape around the inside of the Green Apple ring of cardstock I started making my spinner on the card. I closed it up with the Lucky Clover circle. I then glued the apples all around the spinner and the basket of apples to the center.

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For my sentiment I stamped the Thanks a Bushel stamp on Neenah cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink and cut it to a strip. I popped that sentiment up with foam tape on the card. I then added a second sentiment to the inside of the card which says “for being a great teacher.”

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For the finishing touches on the card I added highlights to the apples with a white gel pen.


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Interactive Mermaid Spinner Card | Mama Elephant

Hello my friends! Today I am sharing a really fun interactive card using the Little Mermaiden Agenda stamp set from Mama Elephant. First I stamped all of the images from the Little Mermaiden Agenda stamp set on Bristol Smooth paper with Gina K Designs Jet Black Amalgam ink. I colored them in using my Arteza watercolor markers and then I cut them all out with my Scan N Cut.

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On a large piece of Bristol Smooth paper I blended a background with Distress Oxide inks. I used the colors Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, and Blueprint Sketch. I then placed the Waves stencil from Simon Says Stamp over the background and blended over it with white pigment ink. Once that was dry I went over it once more with the Distress Oxide ink to darken it up a little.

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I cut down my background panel to be 5.75 x 5.75. I then cut two different size rings out of Bristol Smooth paper with the Hero Arts nested circle dies. I blended over these circles trying to match the same blending on my background panel. I also cut a ring out of some thick, durable plastic which I cut from some packaging. I took the smaller of the two blended rings and glued it to the middle of the background.

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Using the ring on the background as a guide I very carefully placed a long piece of doubled up foam tape around the inner circle to make a shaker area. Next I placed the plastic ring around the foam tape ring. I glued a piece of acetate to the second blended ring to make a window. I filled up the shaker area with clear Micro Pearls from Brutus Monroe and Sea Glass sequins from Simon Says Stamp. I then closed up the shaker with the window piece.

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I glued the little mermaid images that I colored all the way around the plastic ring. This ring is able to spin around because of the way it is put together. I stamped a sentiment from the Beautiful Mermaids stamp set from Simon Says Stamp on some Neenah Solar White cardstock with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink. I popped up the sentiment on the bottom of the shaker and glued one of the mermaids on the shaker window.

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For the finishing touches I first took a white gel pen and added highlights to all the mermaids. I also added some dots on the shaker ring to look like small bubbles. I glued three of the little fish images from the Little Mermaiden Agenda set across the shaker. Lastly, I added a few Raindrops embellishments from Lucy’s Cards.


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Pop-up Shadow Box Card | Rainbows & Unicorns

Today I created a whimsical pop-up shadow box card using the Rainbows & Unicorns stamp set from My Favorite Things.

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First I cut two pieces of Blue Violet cardstock from Simon Says Stamp to be 5.5 x 7.5. I added some score marks on both ends of both pieces of paper and the .5” and 1” score line. Check out the video to understand this a little better. I also cut a piece of Wild Wisteria cardstock from Gina K Designs to be 5.5 x 5.5. Using the Hero Arts nested circle dies I cut a large circle out of one of the Blue Violet panels and the Wild Wisteria panel.

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I stamped some images from the Rainbows & Unicorns stamp set on Neenah Solar White cardstock with Gina K Designs Jet Black Amalgam ink. I colored them in with Copic markers and cut them out with my Scan N Cut. I also stamped a sentiment from the set on a strip of white cardstock. I adhered that sentiment strip behind the Wild Wisteria panel and then glued that panel on top of my front card panel. I added two of the vellum clouds to the back of the front panel so you can see them peeking through the window.

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I glued a piece of Really Rainbow patterned paper from Lawn Fawn to my back card panel. I then glued two of the vellum clouds and the rainbow image on top of that. I glued my unicorn image to a strip of sturdy plastic and then sandwiched that strip in between my front and back panels.

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To finish up the card I added some white gel pen highlights and some Wink of Stella glitter.


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Snowman Slider Card | Brutus Monroe

Today I created a fun slider card using some stamps from Brutus Monroe.

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I started by taping a 6x6 piece of Canson watercolor paper to a board. Taping it down helps to prevent warping while I paint. I used Aqua Pigment paints from Brutus Monroe to do the painting. I used the colors Tinsel Blue, Blue Green, Turquoise, Blue, Blue Violet, and Black. I didn’t wash my brush between colors, and because the Tinsel Blue is metallic all of the other paint got really sparkly. After finishing the painting I used a white watercolor paint to add stars. I got a paintbrush really saturated with paint and tapped it over background to create the stars. Once the paint was dry I removed the tape and trimmed the panel down.

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Next I took the Snow Friends stamp set from Brutus Monroe and stamped a bunch of the snowflakes on the background with embossing ink. I embossed them with Alabaster, Sterling, and Rainbow Sparkle embossing powders.

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I stamped one of the snowmen from the stamp set onto some Bristol Smooth paper with Raven Detail Ink. I colored the snowman in with Aqua Pigment paints and fussy cut it out. I cut a curve out of a piece of white cardstock to create a hill for my background. I painted the cardstock with Pearl Aqua Pigment paint so that it would be nice a glittery. I used a slider die from Lawn Fawn to cut a slider area along the edge of the hill. Check out the video to see how the slider was put together! Once the slider was made I glued my snowman to the penny so that it slides down the hill.

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To finish up the card I took my background panel and adhered it to a 6x6 card base. I used another stamp set from Brutus Monroe to add a sentiment to the inside of the card which says “Let it Snow.”


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Birthday Bear Rainbow Shaker Card | Brutus Monroe

Hey everyone! I am back again today guest designing over on the Brutus Monroe blog. I took a break from Christmas cards today and made a colorful birthday shaker card.

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I started out by stamping a bear from the Birthday Bears stamp set by Brutus Monroe on some Bristol Smooth paper with Raven detail ink. I used Aqua Pigment paints to color in the bear. I mixed together the Yellow and the Brown paint colors in order to get the color for the fur. I also used the colors Green, Red, and Orange for the cupcake and hat. Finally, I watered down some Pink to add some blush to the cheeks. Once the paint was dry I fussy cut the bear out.

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Next I taped down some Canson watercolor paper to a board. I taped the paper to a board so that it doesn’t warp as much when I paint. I wanted to create a rainbow background for my card. I used the colors Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Turquoise, and Blue Violet. I adhered the rainbow background to a card base.

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I created a square frame out of some watercolor paper using a square die. I used watercolor paper due to the size, all of my other white cardstock is already pre-cut. I glued the frame to a piece of vellum cut to be slightly larger than the frame. I picked out a rainbow mixture of sequins and place them in the middle of the card base. I added foam tape behind my frame and placed if on the base over the sequins to make my shaker.

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I took the little bear that I had fussy cut and glued him to the vellum window of my shaker. I created a sentiment strip by stamping one of the stamps from the Birthday Bears stamp set onto some Licorice Twist cardstock with Versamark ink. I embossed it with Alabaster embossing powder. I popped that strip up under the bear on my card.

For the finishing touches I used my white gel pen and my Wink of Stella glitter brush. I used the gel pen to draw a drop shadow under the bear to ground him. I also added some highlights and details to the bear. I used the glitter brush on the sentiment strip and also on the vellum border around the frame.


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