Friday, September 30, 2022

Are you afraid of vampires? I am!!!!


Hello,

Everyone should be afraid of Vampires!  But not Vampire Owen.  Owen is the sweetest and cutest vampire, and he lives for chocolate!  Look at that face!  Hims little fangs are not even big enough to harm any living creature.

Owen is posing in the back yard which just so happens to be against the woods where he plays often; it just looks scary on Halloween Night.  I hope he fills his pumpkin full of chocolate to share with his Mummy.

Owen is one of the youngest children of the Paper Nest Dolls family.  He helps his mommy a lot, getting ready for weekend stamp shows.  He really is a sweetie.

Do you know something?  I was so into coloring this that I didn't keep track of my colors.  It has been a while; I just need to get back in the swing.

Thanks for reading today's post and all about sweet little Vampire Owen.  You can find him at Paper Nest Dolls in the digital section.

Rhea Weigand

 

Friday, September 23, 2022

Giddy Up! It's Party Time

Hi Crafty Friends,
I love the Farm Animals in the "Down on the Farm" Stamp Set from Paper Nest Dolls. I am sharing the Horse today with this Giddy Up birthday card.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What is your favorite color horse?
A: Me? Blonde Mane with Brown Fur



Supplies:
Paper Nest Dolls Down on the Farm Stamp Set
My Favorite Things Double Stitched Rectangle Die-Namics

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

A Magical Ever After Card


Hello Crafty Friends! It's Laurie here! I am sharing A Magical Ever After Card using Magical Wedding by Paper Nest Dolls for my Design Team Inspiration Card.

The Details of My Card

Don’t you just love the mouse ears on these cuties! This stamp is so perfect for a magical wedding card! If you know anyone getting married at Disney, this stamp is for them! 

I had fun colouring these cuties with my Copic markers. I decided to give the groom a light gray suit with darker trim on which I used Wink of Stella to give the trim a satin look. For the matching pops of red on the Bride and Groom, I used Star Dust Stickles to give them some sparkle. For the Bride, I went with the traditional white. The banner, I kept quite simple with white for the banner and white doves.

The background cathedral lace frame was perfect to set off these cuties! I popped it up from paper that had a Disney theme. You could use a more Disney themed piece, but I went with a black/white stripe with confetti on it. Very elegant!

I decided to add a cluster of embellishments at the bottom right side that consisted of some flowers, a black glimmer die cut Mickey balloon and a red glimmer die cut “love”. These all tied in the theme and colours perfectly! The only other embellishment was a scattering of rhinestones to add more sparkle. 

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Copic Markers:

Groom
Skin: E000/E00/E21/E11/E04
Hair: E57/E43/E53
Suit: C5/C4/C2/C2
Suit Trim: C9/C7/C6/Clear Wink of Stella
Ears/Shoes: C9/C7/C6/C4
Reds: R39/R37/R35/R32/Star Dust Stickles


Bride
Skin: E000/E00/E21/E11/E04/R20
Hair: E49/E47/E44/E43/E42
Dress/Veil/Shoes: C3/C1/0
Ears: C9/C7/C6/C4
Reds: R39/R37/R35/R32/Star Dust Stickles
Bouquet: R39/R37/R35/R32/C3/C1//0/Y17/Y15/Y11/YG67/YG03

Banner
Just Married Part: C3/C1/0
Birds: C3/C1/0/YR04/YR02/YR01

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Card Recipe for A Magical Ever After Card:

Magical Wedding, Paper Nest Dolls
Paper Basics - Stamper's Select White Cardstock, Papertrey Ink
Value Pack Cards & Envelopes by Recollections, 5” x 6 ½”, Michaels
Magical Adventure 2, 6 x 6 Paper Pad, Echo Park Paper Co.
Doily Die-Cathedral Lace Frame, Cheery Lynn
Magical Balloons Dies, Stamp AnnieThing
Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies, Stampin’ Up!
Real Red Glimmer Paper, Stampin’ Up!
Black Glimmer Paper, Stampin’ Up!
Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Up!
Mini Paper Flower Embellishments, Recollections, Michaels Arts & Crafts
Star Dust Stickles, Ranger
Clear Wink of Stella, Stampin’ Up!
Brother Scan & Cut
Real Red Card Stock, Stampin’ Up!

Finished card size: 5” x 6 ½”

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Hope you like my Design Team card using
Magical Wedding by Paper Nest Dolls!

Thank you for stopping by!

Hugs,
Laurie

 

Monday, September 19, 2022

Happy Birthday To Moo!

Hi Crafty Friends,
Paper Nest Dolls has the CUTEST Farm Animals in the "Down on the Farm" Stamp Set. I am sharing the cow today with this MOO-ervolous birthday card.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What is your favorite farm animal?
A: Me? Horse


Supplies:
Paper Nest Dolls Down on the Farm Stamp Set
Ink N' Splatter Cow Hide Stencil

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Back-To-School Mini Slimline Card

My Back-To-School Mini Slimline Card

Hello Crafty Friends! It's Laurie here! I am sharing my Back-To-School Mini Slimline Card using the digital stamp School Girl Avery by Paper Nest Dolls as my Design Team Inspiration Card.

The Details of My Card

I can’t believe that it’s September and the kiddos are back in school! Where did the summer go??

I had fun colouring Avery with my Copic markers to match my Doodlebug paper! Look at those gorgeous curls! They were a blast to colour in a strawberry blond! I decided to give her a “Mad Men” look with black glasses, but the red and green make her look like the schoolgirl she is.

The Photo Play Notebook die was a recent purchase, and I knew it would be perfect for my mini slimline card! I couldn’t resist using the practice letters paper from Doodlebug. Who else remembers practicing their letters in school? The die cut flags in various Doodlebug paper were from the Photo Play Die set.

The circle tag with the apple was something I picked up a long time ago and thought it suited my theme. Of course, I had to thread some linen thread through the hole and tied it with a bow! I strategically placed the tag so that an apple on the flag beneath shows through the die cut apple on the tag.

Don’t you just love the shaker apple! It’s a sticker from Michael’s that I had in my stash waiting for a back-to-school card. The stars are Doodlebug Sprinkles that tied in my colour scheme.

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Copic Markers:

Skin: E000/E00/E21/E11/E04/R20
Hair: E18/E15/YR23/Y21
Reds: R29/R27/R25/R22/C5
Greens: YG67/YG63/YG03
Blacks: C7/C5/C3
School Bag: E37/E35/E33/E31/R27/R22


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Card Recipe for My Back-To-School Mini Slimline Card:

School Girl Avery, Paper Nest Dolls
Paper Basics - Stamper's Select White Cardstock, Papertrey Ink
School Days, 6” x 6” Paper Pad, Doodlebug Design Inc.
Notebook & Banners Etched Dies, Photo Play 
Circle Tag with Apple Die, From My Stash
Apple Shaker Stickers, Recollections, Michael’s Arts & Crafts
School Sprinkles Shapes, Doodlebug Design Inc.
Linen Thread, Stampin’ Up!
Star Dust Stickles, Ranger (on heart on bag)
Glossy Accents, Ranger (on glasses and apple)
Real Red and Granny Apple Green Card Stock, Stampin’ Up!

Digital Stamp Size: 4 ¼” Tall

Finished card size: 3 ½” x 6 ¼”

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Hope you like my Design Team card using
School Girl Avery by Paper Nest Dolls!

Thank you for stopping by!

Hugs,
Laurie

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Love You Lots Card


Hello Crafty Friends! It's Laurie here! I am sharing Love You Lots Card using Raining Hearts by Paper Nest Dolls for my Design Team Inspiration Card.

The Details of My Card

My 28th wedding anniversary is coming up and I thought this cutie would be perfect for my hubby’s card from me!

I had fun colouring her with my Copic markers, especially the red! My hubby knows it’s one of my favourite colours. I even coloured her hair to look like mine when we first met. Don’t you love the falling hearts and her bucket filled with love!

The Smitten paper pulled out the red and pinks of my colouring. It has roses and hearts with keys on it. So, I decided to pull out my key embellishments as a nod to my Hubby having the key to my heart. I threaded it through some Real Red Ruffled ribbon to make it look like it was hanging from the card.

The die cut pink heart border added some popped up dimension to one side. All I added was some resin hearts to tie in the red colour scheme.

A pink stitched die cut heart and wooden heart added the perfect backdrop to my white embossed sentiment tying in my red and pink colour scheme!

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Copic Markers:

Skin: E000/E00/E21/E11/E04/R20
Hair: E29/E27/E25/E23/E21
Reds: R29/R27/R25/R22
Yellows: Y38/Y35/Y32/E15
Hearts: R85/R83/R81
Soles of Boots: E27/E25/E23
Ground: E51/E50
Sky: B000/B000/0


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Card Recipe for Love You Lots Card:


 Raining Hearts, Paper Nest Dolls
Paper Basics - Stamper's Select White Cardstock, Papertrey Ink
Smitten, 6 x 6 Paper Pad, Authentique Paper
Cross Stitched Frame Borders Dies, Memory Box
Give it a Whirl Dies, Stampin’ Up!
Love Notes Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Up!
Sealed with Love Stamp Set, Stampin’ Up!
VersaMark Ink Pad, Stampin’ Up!
White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Stampin’ Up!
Real Red Mini Ruffled Ribbon, Stampin’ Up!
Resin Hearts Embellishments, Stampin’ Up!
Metal Key Embellishment, Michaels Arts & Crafts
Sending Love Embellishments, Wooden Heart, Stampin’ Up!
Clear Wink of Stella, Stampin' Up! (on hearts)
Glossy Accents, Ranger (on boot and bucket)
Real Red and Rococo Rose Card Stock, Stampin’ Up!

Digital Stamp Size: 4” Tall

Finished card size: 5 ½” x 4 ¼”

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Hope you like my Design Team card using
Raining Hearts by Paper Nest Dolls!


Thank you for stopping by!

Hugs,
Laurie

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

My Doll Detectives’ Slimline Box Card

My Doll Detectives’ Slimline Box Card

Zoinks! Hello Crafty Friends! It’s Laurie here! I am sharing My Doll Detectives’ Slimline Box Card using Doll Detectives by Paper Nest Dolls for my Design Team Inspiration Card. This bundle comes with 6 digital stamps including 2 boys, 2 girls, a dog, and a van.

The Details of My Card


I had so much fun colouring these cuties with my Copic markers that I made another card with them, but a slimline box card instead! I will add a link to the other card I made at the end of this post.

For my card, I thought a torture scene would be perfect for them using Enchanted Kingdom and Enchanted Forest Slimline Paper by Whimsy Stamps. This paper makes creating scenes so easy because it’s so detailed. Since the paper is so amazing, I decided to use the whole sheet, even though my card would be larger than a usual slimline.


To create my scene, I decided to a box card would be fun allowing for 3 different layers on the front and another one for the back of the card. For each layer, I sponged a stencil to create the cobbled floor and road.


For my sentiments, I thought speech bubbles with their iconic sayings would be such fun! So, I created them in Microsoft Word and used my Brother Scan & Cut to cut them out. For Jinkies and Jeepers, I wanted them to hover above the girls’ heads. Hence, I used a thin strip of window sheet for each and glued them to the layer behind them. I will include a link to a PDF of the sentiments that I created that you could download at the end.

The only embellishment that I added was the cute magnifying glass beside the main sentiment. Tip: use Glossy Accents to glue it to the card. I found it worked the best.

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Copic Markers:


Girl 1
Skin: E000/E00/E21/E11/E04/R20
Hair: E57/E37/E08/E15/YR27
Shirt: YR68/YR65/YR61
Skirt: E37/E08/E15
Magnifier: W4/0
Glossy Accents on Glasses and Magnifier


Boy 1
Skin: E000/E00/E21/E11/E04
Hair: E57/E25/E99/YR27/YR24
Shirt: G07/YG09/YG05
Pants: E37/E08/E15
Shoes: W8/W6/W4
Sandwich: E50/E51/YG03/Y17/YR24/R08


Dog
Fur: E27/E25/E23
Collar: B18/B26/B24/B12
Tongue/Ears: RV00/R20
Nose/Spots/Eyebrows: W8/W6
Dog Tag: C3/C1

Boy 2
Skin: E000/E00/E21/E11/E04
Hair: YR24/Y35/Y13/Y11/Y00
Sweater: C3/C1/C0/0
Pants: B18/B26/B24/B12
Scarf: YR09/YR16/Y17
Shoes: E50/E53/E55


Girl 2
Skin: E000/E00/E21/E11/E04/R20
Hair: E08/YR18/YR07/YR04/Y17
Scarf: G07/YG09/YG05
Dress/Shoes/Headband: BV04/BV02/BV00
Stripes/Tights: V12/V01/RV00

Van
Green: G07/YG09/YG05
Blue: BG57/BG45/BG53
Wheels: C9/C7/C5
Steel Parts: C5/C4/C3
Flowers: YR09/YR16/Y17


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Card Recipe for My Doll Detectives’ Slimline Box Card:


Doll Detectives, Paper Nest Dolls
Paper Basics – Stamper’s Select White Cardstock, Papertrey Ink
Enchanted Kingdom Slimline Paper Pack, Whimsy Stamps
Enchanted Forest Slimline Paper Pack, Whimsy Stamps
Window Sheet, Stampin’ Up!
Microsoft Word for sentiments
Brother Scan & Cut
Rocky Road Stencil, Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps
Blending Brush, Stampin’ Up!
Basic Gray Ink Pad, Stampin’ Up!
Glossy Accents, Ranger
Tranquil tide, Basic Black, and Basic Gray Card Stock, Stampin’ Up!

Finished card size: 8 6/8” x 3 6/8”


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To download a PDF of my Doll Detectives’ sentiments, please click here.

Here is the other Doll Detective card that I made. Please click here to find out more about this card.


Hope you like my Design Team Inspiration Card using Doll Detectives by Paper Nest Dolls!

Thank you for stopping by!

Hugs,
Laurie
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