Colorful Cards with Mendi!

We are so happy to welcome Mendi back with another great guest-blogger post!

Hello there! It’s Mendi here today with some colorful cards perfect for the back to school season.

My first card features the adorable Color My World set.  I can’t fully express how excited I was to finally get my hands on this little set.  I decided to stamp them repeatedly (13 times to be exact) and to color them to my heart’s content. They were really fun to color and since I didn’t happen to buy the matching die, I discovered they are also pretty easy to cut out as well.

I thought crayons would make a great thank you card for teachers so I borrowed a sentiment from the Thank You Tags set which I heat embossed with white powder. For the little lines above each crayon I found matching colors of ink and used the fun wavy stitched image from the Gnome Sweet Gnome set. Don’t these little guys just make you happy?

I couldn’t resist making a second card while I had the darling crayon image out so this time I paired it with the Schoolhouse Backdrops to add lines to both my yellow and white papers.

A little punched border along the top completed my theme. And the black chalkboard background? It’s a 12×12 paper called Joy from the Peace, Joy, Love collection. You can find it HERE on sale. I love when I can re-purpose Christmas papers like that!

My last card uses some more favorites of mine; the new Puffy Cloud Borders and Party Animal. Aren’t they both completely irresistible?

For my clouds I sponged on some pale blue pigment ink along the bottom of each 1.25″ high cloud border to make them stand out when stacked. I had originally planned to add a cardstock panel down the center to ground my little bear, but when I got done inking up the clouds, I hated to cover them up. For my balloons I taped pieces of coordinating thread to the back of each of them before adhering them to my card. I have tried to tie them onto the little balloon knot in the past, but this way is so much easier and I think just as cute.

I hope I have inspired you to pull out some bright colors and play along today. I would to thank Kelly Marie and the Lawn Fawn team for having me these past three months. It’s been a dream come true having an excuse to work with my favorite stamps some more.

Thank you so much for sharing these awesome cards with us, Mendi! We have loved having you as our guest blogger for last few months! 

Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

Thanks Teacher by Elena

thanks for a great year!
Elena was inspired by this card by Yainea from Inspiration Week to create this cutie pie card! I love the idea of getting ideas from our crafty friends! I also love how she added a smiley to the Wish You Were Here globe. Too cute!

thanks for a great year!
Elena used a Silhouette cut file to create this shaped card, but this could be freehand cut pretty easily, and I think it is a great idea! That sentiment from A Good Apple is a fave!

Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

Valentine’s Week! Day 3 + a new team member

Hello, everyone! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so we thought we would put together a little Valentine’s Day Inspiration week with the design team! Come by every day this week to see some lovey-dovey projects!
Check out our previous posts:
Day 1
Day 2

Chari‘s card is too sweet!! She used Bee Mine to create a custom background, Here’s the Scoop for her sweet treat, And a Partridge for the sentiment (love that a holiday set can be used year round), and our new set Critters on the Savanna (releases mid February) for the giraffes! She used mirror stamping. Here is a link to a video by Chari that shows this technique!

Next up we have our newest design team member, Elena Roussakis! Elena is fabulously talented, and we are so thrilled to have her join our team! Woohooo!!

Here is a little bit about her:

I drink lots of coffee.  Lots.  I’ve been happily married for 10 years. I’m a 30-something mom of three kids under the age of seven. When I’m not playing dress-up or cooking or cleaning the same messes for the 26th time in the same day, I like to make pretty things.

And here is her super sweet Valentine!

Elena used Dewey Decimal papers for her school themed Valentine. She also used Schoolhouse Backdrops, Check This Out, and Smitty’s ABCs for her custom punny sentiment. My Silly Valentine and Blissful Botanicals helped create her “crest”. This is just too cute!

Thank you all so much for stopping by and welcoming Elena to the team! We can’t wait to show you more Valentine’s Day inspired projects tomorrow! Sending hugs to you all 🙂

Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,