Presents and Pinecones… and a Puppy!

Presents and Pinecones… and a Puppy!

This is my favorite pattern from Stampin’ Up!’s Presents and Pinecones Designer Series Paper. I’ve been wanting to use it for something really special, and when this challenge appeared at the Global Design Project, I knew it was the perfect time.  Brian King style layers are a great way to show off beautifully patterned papers like this one.

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First Flakes with Snow Place

First Flakes with Snow Place

This is the first card I’ve made with this little snowman. I’ve used the penguin from this set a lot, but only because you can get away with stamping penguins in the summer. It’s a little harder to get away with little guys actually made of snow. I’m so glad to have the chance to finally give him a spin!

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Bear Hugs Bringing Warmth and Cheer

Bringing Warmth and Cheer to Children for Christmas with Bear Hugs!

I have a toddler that loves cards. He reads each one like it is a book, even though it only has one page. And like most toddlers, he loves to tear things off of them. If you are going to make a card for a toddler, I’ve learned that it is impossible to make a card so sturdy that a two year old can’d destroy it. Instead, I’ve gone the other direction.

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The Three Little Bear Hugs: An Interactive Card for Kids

Interactive Card for Kids

In my experience, the best card for small children are interactive ones.They spark imaginative play and creativity.

I made this pop-up three bears card for my two year old son (just because) and we spent almost 45 minutes playing with it together after he opened it.

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Foxy Florals for Irresistible Friends

For the Love of Irresistibly Floral Paper

I have been loving Irresistibly Floral Paper from Stampin’ Up! It is white with embossed white flowers on it. It’s incredibly easy to add a little ink with a sponge and get gorgeous colorful backgrounds. It’s the perfect paper, because it can can be any color and can coordinate with anything!

In today’s card, I combined this new favorite paper with one of my all time favorite stamp sets: Foxy Friends. In doing so, I also tried out a new technique!  Continue reading “Foxy Florals for Irresistible Friends”