Thursday, April 22, 2021

Happy Earth Day

Hello Crafty Friends! It's Laurie here! I am sharing my Earth Day Card as my Design Team Inspiration Card for Paper Nest Dolls using the cute digital stamp Ellie With Flower Pot.

My Design Team Card

For those that don’t know what Earth Day is, it is an annual celebration that honours the achievements of the environmental movement and raises awareness of the need to protect Earth's natural resources for future generations. Earth Day is celebrated on April 22.

I thought Ellie With Flower Pot was perfect for my Earth Day Card! So, I coloured her with my Copic markers. I used recycled paper including some cardboard that I repurposed. The Green Stack is 70% recycled paper. The piece behind Ellie has such words as Wonderful World, Go Green, Blue Skies, Environment, Earth, Green Trees, etc. Perfect for an Earth Day card! The cardboard was some that I had kicking around the house. I pulled it apart and kept the middle corrugated part that I tore to fit my card. I just loved using all these recycled bits for my Earth Day card!


Copic Markers:

Skin: E04/E11/E21/E00/E000/R20
Hair: Y21/Y26/YR24/E25
Jeans: B99/B97/B95/B93/B91
Reds: R22/R24/R27
Yellows: Y32/Y32/Y38
Soil: E37/E35/E33
Leaves: YG11/YG23/YG/25/G28

Close Up of My Design Team Card


Card Recipe for My Earth Day Card:

Ellie With Flower Pot, Paper Nest Dolls
Paper Basics - Stamper's Select White Cardstock, Papertrey Ink
The Green Stack 70 % Recycled Paper Nature Themed, DCWV
2020-22 In Color 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up!
Cardboard, From My Stash 
Labeler Alphabet, Stampin’ Up!
World Map Dies, Stampin’ Up!
Fanciful Flourish, Cheery Lynn Designs
Real Red, Missy Moonlight, Gumball Green and Whisper White Card Stock, Stampin’ Up!

Finished card size: 5.5” x 5.5”


“The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” —Lady Bird Johnson

Hope you like my Design Team card using Ellie With Flower Pot!

Thank you for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Riding Hood - By Cat

 Hi Everyone! 

It's Cat!

Popping in today to share a card made using the digital image Riding Hood 

Which you can purchase

 Here as a digital image 

Here as a Rubber Stamp 

I have coloured the image and the scene with Promarkers 

I have then used a Monochrome backing paper and some red card to place the image on. I have then die cut a fence and trees from Magnolia Dies and the toadstool from Tattered Lace. 

I then Die cut the sentiment 'Wishes' which is from Heffy Doodles and Heat embossed the sentiment Birthday. 

Finally to complete I added some Red Pearls 

I hope you like it! 

Crafty Hugs


Friday, April 16, 2021

Gamer Boy by Noelene

Hi all, it's Noelene back again today to share some D.T inspiration with a masculine card I made.

For my card today I am using the really cool Gamer Boy stamp from the Build Your Own Nest (Gamers). I have also coordinated the Gamer Boy with the couch from the Build Your Own Nest (Family Room).

The Build Your Own Nest (Gamers) set comes with 3 digital images: a gamer boy, a gamer girl and a game console/games. The Build Your Own Nest (Family Room) set contains 30 digital PNG images so you can build your own scene/room. This sets are so versatile, because you have so many options to mix and match and have fun & make many different scenes with just using 2 stamp sets! 

Build Your Own Nest (Gamers) is available in digital format here & Build Your Own Nest (Family Room) is available in digital format here.

Don't forget to check out another set which goes great with these 2 sets called Build Your Own Nest (Girl Time). 

Thanks for stopping by!


Noelene x


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Rainy Friends Forever

Hello Crafty Friends! It's Laurie here! I am sharing my Rainy Friends Forever Card as my Design Team Inspiration for Paper Nest Dolls using the new digital stamp release Rainy Day Owen.

Rainy Day Owen Card


Copic Markers:

Skin: E04/E11/E21/E00/E000/R20
Hair: E21/E23/E25/E27/E29
Jeans: B99/B97/B95/B93/B91
Reds: R24/R27/R29/C5
Yellows: Y11/Y15/Y17/E13
Soles of Boots: C5/C3/C1
Duck: Y11/Y15/Y17
Duck Beak: Y35/Y38/YR04
Boat Sail: C3/C1/0
Water: B01/B00/B000/B0000/0/Glossy Accents

Close Up of Rainy Day Owen


Card Recipe for Friends Forever Card:

Rainy Day Owen, Paper Nest Dolls
Paper Basics - Stamper's Select White Cardstock, Papertrey Ink
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Stampin’ Up!
Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up!
Stitched Cloud Edges Die-namics, My Favorite Things
Spring Showers Dies, Lawn Fawn
Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Up!
Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes, Stampin Up!
Tuxedo Black Memento Marker, Tsukineko
Balmy Blue Classic Ink Pad, Stampin’ Up!
Blending Brushes, Stampin’ Up!
Glossy Accents, Ranger
White Gelly Roll Pen, Sakura
Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point, Gorgeous Grape and Whisper White Card Stock, Stampin’ Up!

Finished card size: 5” x 6.5”


No matter the weather
we’re friends forever!

Hope you like my Design Team card using
Rainy Day Owen by Paper Nest Dolls!

Thank you for stopping by!


Sunday, April 11, 2021

April new release: Rainy Day Owen

Hi PND Fans! Betty back with a card using a new release! "When life throws you a rainy day, play in the puddles!" Do you know what this means? It means that if you planned for something, but it did not go as planned, then make the best of what you have. You take that rainy day and turn it into something extraordinary. I thought this sentiment was perfect for this April new release stamp by Paper Nest Dolls called Rainy Day Owen.  This stamp comes in digital format and in red rubber (soon).

I made an A6 size card using the digital version of the stamp. This way, I can make the image as large as I want. I first printed the stamp and then colored it using Copic markers. I used the markers to make the rain showers. Colors are listed below.

Copic markers used:
Hair: E99, E97, E55, E53
Skin: R56, E11, E21, E00, E000
Blue clothes & boots: B39, B37, B26, B24, B32
Red Shorts & boat: R59, R37, R35, R24, R32
Duck: V01, Y13, Y11; beak: YR15, YR12, YR21
Raindrops & Water: C3, B23, B12, B01, B00
White sail: T3, T1, T0, Blender

I used patterned paper I had in my stash to make a mat for the card base. I matted the card front with white cardstock. I created the sentiment in MS-Word and printed it with my printer then trimmed it to fit the card. I also matted the sentiment with white cardstock and adhered it to the card. Since this card is made for a male, I did not add any bling. The card was finished.

This is a really cute stamp that could be used for birthdays, get well, friendship, hello, and more! So cute and easy to color! Hope you give it a try. Have a creative week! ~Betty~

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Little Chick Emma by Noelene

 Hi all,

Noelene back today to share some D.T inspiration using the super cute image from Paper Nest Dolls called Little Chick Emma.

After colouring my image with Copics, I created a Spring themed gift bag using some matching pretty papers & layered with dies. Lastly I added some flowers to embellish.

Little Chick Emma is available in rubber here & digital format here.

Thanks for stopping by!


Noelene x

Friday, April 9, 2021

New image - Emma with Pinwheel

  Hello my crafty friends!!   

It's Candace here today on the Paper Nest Dolls blog!!

Today I'm showcasing the new stamp Emma with Pinwheel.  She is just darling! I found some perfect papers and embellishments in my stash that made this card come together.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Splishin' & Splashin' in My Wellies

Hi Crafty Friends,
Have you been getting April Showers? Waiting on those May flowers? Me too. I love the rain but it makes my puppy muddy and messy! I have a fun rainy day card for you using Paper Nest Dolls NEW Rainy Day Owen stamp! I created a stenciled background with a raindrop stencil and he is ready to splish and splash in his yellow wellies.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What color are your rain boots?
A: Me? Red

Don't forget to subscribe, follow, and comment on my blog for your chance to win my April Prize and for more giveaways and inspiration follow me on Instagram @MadeByMeghanK

Paper Nest Dolls Rainy Day Owen
Stamplorations Raindrop Stencil
Kat Scrappiness Wavy Wonky Rectangle Die
Lawn Fawn Stitched Cloud Dies

Friday, April 2, 2021

Sunny Gnome Garden

 Hello Everyone! 

Cat here with todays inspirations. 

Here in Wales Spring has begun, we have had some beautiful sunny days which has made every one happy and smiley. 

This has influenced my card for today - with a bright sunny sky and the gnomes have venture out into their garden to plant their flowers - which is what I shall be doing later! 

I have used the Gnome digital Set which you can purchase here 

The images have been printed out on a laser printer and coloured with Promarkers before being fussy cut.

To create this DL card, I created the background on a scalloped Dl piece of card with Tim Holts Distress Inks (Mustard Seed, Fossilized amber for the sky and for the grass I used Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint) with some stencils. 

I then added the images to the background with Glue and Foam pads. 

I created the sentiment ' Welcome to the secret Garden' in word and printed out and die cut into a heart.  

Finally I added some white sequins to complete! 

I hope you like it! 

Crafty Hugs



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