Lawn Fawn valentine duo

My 4 year old daughter recently saw a card I made using Lawn Fawn’s Costume Party stamp set and tried to pinch it for herself 🙂 so I made a mental note to make her Valentines Day card with it.

To make this adorable little duo, I ink blended two panels – one in rainbow colours and the other in pink ombre – then cut them down to 4×4″.

Next, I took two 4×4″ white panels and ran them through my Gemini with the Lawn Fawn quilted hearts background die.

I used a corner rounder on each of the panels, then adhered the die cut panels over the ink blended ones.

I stamped out the unicorn from the Costume Party set, and the dinosaur from LF’s RAWR flip-flop set, plus several of the hearts from the same set, and coloured everything with Copics.

I freehand cut two hearts from pink cardstock to sit behind the unicorn and dinosaur. I adhered the hearts to the card panel with liquid glue and added the characters with foam tape.

Next, I embossed the sentiments (from the same stamp sets) on to black card and added these with foam tape, too. Finally, I added the hearts with some deep foam circles, so they really pop off the page!

To finish the cards, I made two 4×4″ card based, rounded the corners, and added my finished panels to the front.

I’m entering these cards in the current Lawn Fawnatics challenge – my first one!

Bokeh valentines card

It’s finally February… Did anyone else think that January lasted forever? As its now the month of love, I thought I’d share this LOVE-ly card I made using the Love Intertwined die by Time for Tea Designs.

I started by making my bokeh background. I ink blended some pink and red shades of Distress Oxides in fairly random patches over my card stock. Next, I applied some Hero Arts Unicorn White pigment ink through the Bokeh Bubbles stencil from T4TD. I shifted the stencil and applied another layer of white ink with more density, until I was happy with the coverage.

Next, I die cut the Love Intertwined die from the bokeh panel and kept the die cut pieces to one side. I then die cut it again from black card, and just kept the outline piece. I glued the die cut pieces from the bokeh panel onto my black card base, using the window in the panel as a guide to make sure they’d be in the right place.

I glued some acetate to the reverse of the bokeh panel, then glued the black outline into the opening in the panel.

I added a double layer of foam tape to the bokeh panel, around the LOVE die cut, then filled the shaker window with clear sequins. Then, I added the panel to the card base so the bokeh die cut pieces all lined up.

Finally, I stamped the word “sending” from the You Got Mail stamp set onto some white card, trimmed it down, and attached it to the card front.

Thanks for stopping by again, I appreciate it! And as always, you can use my discount code T4TJAYNE10 for 10% off anything from the Time for Tea store.

You Take the Cake

Hi everyone, how have you been? I’m so excited to be able to share with you that Wow! Embossing asked me to be a guest designer for their January release, and I had lots of fun playing with the goodies that they sent me! If you’re a Wow! fan (or even if you’ve never done any heat embossing before), you can check out the launch show on the Craft Show (there’ll be a catch-up option on the website – the original shows were at 9am and 2pm (BST) on Saturday 29th January). So much inspiration from the amazing design team!

One of the new release products is this super cool Trio of embossing powders called Birthday Cake. The Trio comprises Cake, Blue Icing and Candles. Such an unusual but striking colour combination! Also, the powders are textured, so they add that extra bit of interest to your project.

For my card, I die cut a panel of white card using my A2 stitched rectangle dies from Pink and Main (I think my panel was 5″ x 3.75″). I then die cut the “You Take the Cake” bold sentiment (from My Favorite Things) out of the panel.

I cut a piece of card big enough to cover the sentiment, and applied Wow! Embossing ultra slow drying embossing ink to the entire panel, and sprinkled each of the three colours from the Birthday Cake Trio in rows over the panel. I heat set the powders with my heat gun, then attached the embossed panel to the reverse of my rectangle panel, so that the embossing could be seen through the sentiment.

To finish this super simple card, I attached the panel to an A2 (5.5″ x 4.25″) white card panel with foam tape for some nice dimension, and I was done! I considered adding some bling, but to be honest, I didn’t want to detract from the trio of colours which were the star of the show!

Thanks for dropping by, and see you again soon! Full list of supplies below:

Wow! Embossing Birthday Cake Trio: https://www.wowembossingpowderusa.com/WOW-Trio-Birthday-Cake-Ashlee-McGregor–_p_821.html

Wow! Embossing ultra slow drying embossing pad: https://www.wowembossingpowder.co.uk/wow-clear-ultra-slow-drying-embossing-pad-1425-p.asp

Pink and Main stitched rectangle dies: https://pinkandmain.com/stitched-rectangles-set-2-dies/

MFT You Take The Cake die-namics: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/My-Favorite-Things-YOU-TAKE-THE-CAKE-Dies-Die-Namics-mft1707-f2mft1707

Have a fairy happy birthday

Hi! The card I’m posting today is part of the new Time for Tea Designs January Release.

Time For Tea is celebrating the new release with a blog and Instahop. There will be one randomly drawn winner for Instagram and one randomly drawn winner for the blog hop. Each prize will be a £25 gift card to the store. Hop along to see some amazing inspiration from the T4TD DT using the release.

All you need to do is: Comment on this post and each of the DT hop participants.

The hop will close at midnight on Sunday 23rd January UK time. A random draw of all those who comment on instagram and/or the blogs of the DT taking part will take place on Monday 24th January and the winners announced shortly after on T4TD Instagram story and the T4TD blog.

The next stop on the hop is the lovely and talented Kitty 🙂

If you get lost you can find the complete list on the T4TD blog HERE.

To make my card, I die cut six panels using the Sky’s the Limit slimline die, and glued 5 of them together with liquid glue. I then added them to a slimline card base. I coloured the area inside the rainbow and the sky sections using copic markers.

Next, I filled the rainbow and cloud sections with sequins and tiny stars. I glued a panel of acetate to the reverse of the final slimline panel, then adhered that on top of my card, sealing in the shaker elements.

I stamped and coloured two of the fairies from the Fairy Garden stamp set, then fussy cut and adhered to my scene using foam tape. Finally, I heat embossed the sentiment (from the same set) in white on black card, and also added it with foam tape.

I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping along with me! If you’d like to shop the new release, discount code T4TJAYNE10 will get you 10% off everything in the T4T store!

Christmas Houses

I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for any stamps and dies that feature houses – I just love them! Especially at Christmas. So I was super excited to get these little house dies from Time for Tea Designs to play with!

The process for making them was pretty simple – I raided my scraps and found some festive colours that I loved – most of these are from Concord and 9th. I die cut each house in a lighter tone and added a door and roof in a darker tone of the same colour, then die cut each house again twice in a pale yellow so I could inlay the window pieces. I used a piece of scrap paper behind each house to adhere all of the pieces to, as I knew I wanted to add foam tape to the back and pop them up later, rather than gluing them straight onto my card base. I die cut the snow from sparkly white card (again, Concord and 9th).

Next, I die cut the joy shadow die from vellum, and the JOY letters from a lovely matte gold, and layered them together. I popped some thin strips of foam tape behind the O, and added glue behind the J and Y (as they were going to be adhered to the houses, which were already popped up).

Finally, I added my card panel to an A2 sized card base using plenty of foam tape. I LOVE how this turned out, and it was so simple – just puzzle piecing the bits together (with a Christmas film on in the background!).

Hope you like it, too. As always, if you’d like to buy anything from the T4T store, my discount code is T4TJAYNE10, BUT there is a huge Black Friday sale starting on 26th November where you can get 30% off selected items, so go check that out first!!

Products Used – Home for Christmas Die Set; Joy Stitched Sentiment Die

Happy crafting 🙂 xox

Northern Lights (with added sparkle)

Welcome to the Time for Tea Designs x WOW Embossing blog hop! Full details at the end of this post 🙂

Have you ever seen the Northern Lights? I was lucky enough to catch them in Iceland a few years back and I couldn’t believe I was actually looking at it in person – one to tick off the bucket list!

When I got my new embossing glitters from WOW, the colours reminded me of the Northern Lights, so I thought I’d see if I could recreate it in a card! I picked the Winter Dreams Trio, which is a lovely festive mix that co-ordinates so well. And who doesn’t want a ton of glitter at this time of year?!

I used a small ink dauber to apply WOW’s ultra-slow drying embossing ink in swooshes across the page. First I added the Icicle Teal colour and heat set, then I went in with the Rose Cheeks, adding a small streak to the sky, and a few shooting up from the horizon. I finished off the sky by ink blending Aqua Sky, Peacock and Midnight inks from Concord and 9th, with my blender brushes.

Next, I made my own snow cardstock by covering a piece of white card in embossing ink, then sprinkling it with Powdered Snow embossing glitter and heat setting. I absolutely love the sparkly snow effect it created!

I used the Slimline Hillside Scene dies from T4T to create the hill shape, and adhered it to the sky background.

I then stamped and coloured the critters from the Life’s Ups and Downs stamp set, toasting their marshmallows over the campfire. I added them to the scene with foam tape (because…dimension!). To finish, I white embossed the sentiment onto black card, trimmed it down and added to the bottom of the scene.

This is the first time I’ve used any embossing glitter, and I do love the impact it creates. I suspect this trio will appear on many more of my Christmas cards this year!

To celebrate this fun collaboration both WOW! Embossing Powder and Time for Tea Designs will be giving away a gift voucher for their stores!
WOW! will be offering a £/$20 voucher for either their US or UK sites and Time For Tea Designs will be offering a £20 voucher to their store!

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is leave a comment on this blog post by 23/11/21!
For more chances to win, hop through to each designers’ post and leave comments there too!

We will choose the winners by 25/11/21 and they will be announced by both brands over on their blog & Instagram.

If you have fallen in love with any of the products from either brand, you’ll find money off vouchers throughout the hop for you to use whilst shopping!
For 10% off at Time for Tea, you can use code T4TJAYNE10.

The next stop in this hop is the wonderful Natasha, of handmadebytasha – https:// handmadebytasha.co.uk/?p=8246
Be sure to head over and see what inspiration they have to share!
If you’d rather, you can head over to WOW! Embossing Powders Blog to start from the beginning of today’s hop!
https://wowembossingpowder.blogspot.com/2021/11/time-for-tea-wow-hop.html

Love you a Latte – Gift card tag

Happy Friday!! I am really feeling the shift into autumn now, and I think that inspired my latest creation – this little gift tag with a space to pop in a gift card for your recipient’s favourite coffee shop. I love the autumnal colours that went into this 🙂

It is NEW RELEASE time at Time for Tea Designs! And we want you to celebrate with us by joining our Blog hop and Instagram hop for a chance to win a giveaway

Make sure you hop along with us for lots of inspiration as well as a chance to win a £30 voucher to the Time for Tea shop! To participate, leave a comment on each of the DT members’ blogs. We are also doing an Instagram hop, so make sure you check that out too!

Here is the complete blog hop list, see you there!:

Annalisa Boccia

Jane Taylor

Jayne Vaughan

Lindsey Turner

Natalia Neila

Natalie Seddons

Silvia Galloni

A random draw will determine our winner* and will be announced right here on the T4TD Blog & IG stories on Friday, the 5th of November.

*one winner will be drawn from the blog and IG hop participants

Here’s how I made my project:

To start, I cut the tag shape from Kraft cardstock, using the tag die from the Large Die set which is part of Time for Tea Design’s new memory-keeping release (which is amazing by the way – check it out if you haven’t already!). I did some partial die-cutting to make sure the tag was long enough to accomodate a gift card – I left the end of the die poking out from my die cutting plates, so the die cutting machine wouldn’t cut that end. I then marked where I wanted to trim the tag down to and trimmed it with my paper cutter. Here’s what I mean:

Next, I die cut one of the square label dies from TFT (the 6th smallest) which was just larger than the width of the tag. I scored it along 3 sides, where the little flap starts:

Next, I ink blended a coffee stain (using the T4T Coffee Stains stencil) onto the pocket using Gathered Twigs distress oxide. I then stamped, coloured and die cut the little coffee cup from the Coffee Lover stamp & die set.

Next, I white heat embossed the “love you a latte” sentiment from the same set onto some black card, and adhered it, along with the coffee cup, over the coffee stain, using foam tape for dimension.

To create the pocket, I folded the flaps from the pocket around the back of the gift tag, and secured in place with liquid glue:

I finished the tag by adding some little red heart sequins, and popped my coffee gift card into the pocket!

Thanks for stopping by, as always, I’m delighted to have you here!

*Discount code* don’t forget you can get 10% off at the T4T store using my discount code – T4TJAYNE10 🙂

World card making day 2021

Did you know that it’s World Card Making Day today? To celebrate, I’m taking part in a hop over on Instagram with Time for Tea Designs, where the design team are each sharing a card made using their favourite technique!

It’ll come as no surprise if you’ve been following me for a while that my favourite technique is making shaker cards! As a bonus, this was a super simple card to make and took just over 30 mins!

I die cut a rectangle out of white card, just smaller than an A2 card. I then made an A2 top-folding white card base.

I used the Big Birthday Wishes die on the card front and stuck a piece of acetate behind it. I then chose some rainbow striped paper from the Brighter Days paper pad and stuck it to the card base, behind the die cut window.

Next, I placed some doubled-up foam tape around the die cut window and the edges of the card front. I filled the shaker window with clear sequins from Lucy’s Cards, then stuck the card front to the base.

Finally, I added some clay rainbow stars to the front of the card with liquid glue, and my card was done! Clean, simple and full of rainbow joy!

Happy World Card Making Day to you all, I hope you get a chance to do a bit of crafting today!

***Discount code*** T4TJAYNE10 will get you 10% off in the T4T store.

Pop up slider card

Hi everyone, thanks for joining me today, it’s been a while!

I thought I’d share with you a card I made recently for my daughter’s friend’s birthday. He loves dinosaurs, so I had to get them in somewhere!

To make this card, I die cut and assembled a slider mechanism using the Heffy Doodle double slider mini dies – there’s a great video on their website / YouTube showing you how to do this.

I then stamped out three of the present boxes from the Popping By stamp set (also from HD), coloured them, and stacked them in a pyramid. I cut a notch from the bottom of the presents where the pull tab was going to go, and a green pull tab semi-circle.

I placed my double slider mechanism behind the presents, using foam tape doubled up to adhere it in place. This gives the slider room to move freely. I did have to trim down the little panels on the mechanism so they wouldn’t be poking up above the first row of presents, but it was still sturdy enough! Then I glued the little green tab with the arrow into the notch at the bottom to make it clear what to do!

Next, I stamped out one of the dinosaurs from My Favorite Things’ A-roar-able Friends stamp set, and the lid of the present from the HD set. I coloured both with Copics, then glued the present lid to the top of the dinosaur’s head and glued him into place on the pop-up slider when it was fully extended. I made sure to test it out so that the present lid would sit right on top of the box when the mechanism was closed.

For my background, I used Concord and 9th die inks to ink blend a rainbow of colours through the Heffy Doodle balloon stencil. The colours I used were: Poppy, Marmalade, Buttercup, Sprout, Aqua Sky and Eggplant.

I then fixed my presents to the background with more doubled-up foam tape (making sure not to get any on the mechanism or it won’t pop up!) and finished off with a pre-printed sentiment strip from Simon Says Stamp that I trimmed right down.

I also added a sentiment from the MFT stamp set to the inside of the card to tie the whole thing together.

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon 😊

Snail Mail slimline slider

I’m so in love with the new release from Time for Tea Designs, especially the pull tab slider dies! Today I’m going to share how I made this cute interactive snail mail card, where the snail is delivering his letter!

There’s quite a lot going on in this card, so I’ll break it down into bullets:

  • Stamp and die cut (or fussy cut) your snail, envelope, mailbox, tulip and row of houses
  • Colour each the elements – I used Copics for everything but the houses, which I coloured with pencils
  • Using the slimline scene builder dies, die cut a hill from green card, the road from grey card (and again from white so you can inlay the road markings into the grey piece)
  • Glue the road and the hill onto blue card so you’ve got sky in the background
  • Take your pull tab slider set and cut out a track horizontally across your scene (any length you like), cut a notch on the side of your scene at the same height as the track, cut the long rectangle from some grey card to match the road (do this twice and stick the pieces together, so you have a nice sturdy slider), cut the pull tab piece with the arrow in from white cardstock, then cut the small rectangle and the “band-aid” shape from some scrap.
  • Score the band-aid shape along the creases and fold it round your long rectangle. With the little flaps that are left popping up, poke them through your track from the reverse side of your card, and flatten the little flaps down on the front side of your card. Position the slider so that the flaps are at the furthest point away from the pull tab, and glue your snail to the flaps.
  • Turn your card over again and line up the rectangle slider so it is in the centre of the notch. Glue the small rectangle, just in the centre, next to the notch. Wrap the small rectangle loosely around the long one, to stop it wiggling about. Glue the small rectangle at the top to secure.
  • Turn your card back over so it is right side up, trim any excess length off the long rectangle, and glue the pull tab in place so it sits snug in the middle of the notch.
  • You should now be able to slide your pull tab so your snail travels along the track!
  • Adhere your other elements to the front of the card.
  • I heat embossed the sentiment “sorry its late” from the snail mail set onto black card and added this to the front, too.
  • Die cut the largest postage stamp shape from the slimline postage dies set.
  • Using foam tape, adhere your scene to the postage stamp shape. You’ll need to use foam tape here to give the slider element room to move – tape runner or glue will squash it down too tightly, and it won’t be able to move.
  • Finally, add the whole scene to a slimline card base.

And that’s it, guys!! I know it’s a bit hard to follow with written instructions, but I’m hoping to do a video tutorial for the June T4TD Blog!

If you love this release as much as I do, make sure you use code T4TJAYNE10 to get yourself 10% off in the store.

Happy crafting!!