Friday, April 12, 2024

Happiness is Homegrown Card


Hello Crafty Friends! It's Laurie here! Spring has finally arrived here! So, I am sharing my Happiness is Homegrown Card as my Design Team Inspiration Card for Paper Nest Dolls using Little Chick Emma

The Details of My Happiness is Homegrown Card

Don’t you just love Emma in her patchwork dress! So, sweet! I coloured this cutie with my Copic markers in Spring colours to match my papers.

For my card, I decided to use the Simple Stories paper since it had a farm theme, and I loved the soft colours! I had some scraps with chickens left over from a previous project, but not a lot. So, I created two squares and placed them in opposite corners on the blue/green polka dotted card base. Great way to use scraps!

Next, I added a die cut white fence to add some interest to the background.

The sentiment and banner were from the matching Simple Stories Bits & Pieces. The needlepoint look was perfect for Emma with her patchwork dress! An adhesive-backed pink heart on the banner mirrored the pinks in Emma’s dress.

Finally, for embellishments, I added more adhesive-backed hearts and flowers in addition to Star Dust Stickles to the hearts on Emma’s dress.

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Copic Markers

Skin: E04/E11/E21/E00/E000/R20
Hair: E18/E15/YR23/Y21
Pinks: R22/R21/R11/R00 
Blues: BG13/BG11/BG10
Greens: YG63/YG61/YG03
Yellows: Y38/Y35/Y18 
Chicks/Polka Dot Patches: Y38/Y35/Y18/Y15/YR09/YR04
Flowers: R22/R11/Y18
Sky: BG10/0

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Card Recipe for My Happiness is Homegrown Card

Little Chick Emma, Paper Nest Dolls
Paper Basics - Stamper's Select White Cardstock, Papertrey Ink
Homegrown 6” x 8” Paper Pad, Simple Stories
Homegrown Bits & Pieces, Simple Stories
Picket Fence Die-namics, My Favorite Things
Adhesive-Backed Hearts & Flowers, Stampin’ Up!
Star Dust Stickles, Ranger

Finished card size: 5 ½” x 4 ¼”

Stamp Size: 4”

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Hope you like my Design Team Inspiration Card using Little Chick Emma by Paper Nest Dolls!

Thank you for stopping by!

Hugs,
Laurie

Friday, March 29, 2024

My Happy Easter Tag


Hello Crafty Friends! It's Laurie here! Who’s ready for Easter? There is always time for one last Easter tag! So, I am sharing My Happy Easter Tag as my Design Team Inspiration for Paper Nest Dolls using Egg Coloring Lulu

The Details of My Happy Easter Tag

I coloured this cutie with my Copic markers in Easter colours to match my Easter paper and card stock.

For my tag, I decided to use several Easter dies including a pink Easter Egg and the reverse Happy Easter words. I also added a purple floral border behind Lulu to make her pop and give some visual interest behind her. I used paper snips to trim the edges of the border piece to fit my round corners of my tag.

Next, I went with a Polka Dot Tulle ribbon since it reminded me of Easter tulle. The Happy Easter ribbon in purple was a perfect colour for the theme of my card! I used some Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine to tie this all together.

Finally, to add some sparkle, I used Star Dust Stickles on Lulu’s heart on her smock and Wink of Stella on her egg. As well, a scattering of Glossy Dots that matched my colour scheme were placed around the sentiment.

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Copic Markers

Skin: E04/E11/E21/E00/E000/R20
Hair: E49/E47/E44/E42
Pinks: R85/R83/R81 
Blue/Greens: BG15/BG13/BG11
Purples: V17/V15/V12
Whites: C3/C1/0
Shoes: BG15/BG13/BG11/C3/C1

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Card Recipe for My Happy Easter Tag

Egg Coloring Lulu, Paper Nest Dolls
Paper Basics - Stamper's Select White Cardstock, Papertrey Ink
Hoppy Easter 12” x 12” Paper, Doodlebug Inc.
Bracket & Tag Dies, Photo Play
Easter Eggs #2, Frantic Stamper Inc.
Reverse-Cut Spring Words Dies, Frantic Stamper Inc.
Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Stampin’ Up!
Easter Collection Ribbon, Celebrate It, Michaels Arts & Crafts
Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine, Stampin’ Up!
Glossy Dots Assortments, Stampin’ Up!
Star Dust Stickles, Ranger
Clear Wink of Stella, Stampin’ Up!
Paper Snips, Stampin’ Up!

Finished Tag size: 2-7/8” x 5 -3/8”

Stamp Size: 4”

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Hope you like my Design Team Inspiration Card using Egg Coloring Lulu by Paper Nest Dolls!

Thank you for stopping by!

Hugs,
Laurie

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Goodnight Hippo

 Hello Crafty Friends, Noelene back today with some D.T. inspiration for the Paper Nest Dolls

Today I have a baby card to share using the adorable Goodnight Hippo stamp.




I created my card on a 5"x7" base & die cut a panel then shaded the background with some splaters. I fussy cut my image after colouring & stuck into place. Lastly I added the sentiments & some shaped sprinkles to embellish.




Copics:
Clothes: Y15, Y17, Y19, YG11, YG13, YG17, YR12, YR14, YR16
Hippo: C0, C1, C2, C3, C4
Bear: BG000, BG01, BG02




Goodnight Hippo is available in digital stamp here

Supplies:
Sentiment: Doodlebug Design - All Occasions
Distress Oxide - Tumbled Glass
Paper: Doodlebug Design - Petite Prints
Accessories: La La Land Crafts Scalloped Rectangles Die,  Doodlebug Design Sprinkles.

For more inspiration, check out my Instagram!


Thanks for stopping by!


Hugs

Noelene x

Friday, March 22, 2024

My Easter Egg Hunt Card


Hello Crafty Friends! It's Laurie here! Easter is just around the corner. So, I am sharing My Easter Egg Hunt Card as my Design Team Inspiration Card for Paper Nest Dolls using Lulu with Easter Basket

The Details of My Easter Egg Hunt Card

I coloured this cutie with my Copic markers in Easter colours to match my Easter paper. I just love these soft colours!

For my card, I decided to use the gorgeous Tulip Dies as a backdrop for Lulu. I just bought these dies and was eager to use them! So, I went with white card stock and a soft pink that has some texture on it so as not to detract from Lulu. The sentiment “Easter Egg Hunt” was from the Welcome Easter Paper Pad and perfect for my theme.

To decorate my card, I added die cut Easter eggs that matched the colours of Lulu’s eggs in her basket. Next, I added several Brass Butterflies floating from the focal point.

Finally, to add some sparkle, I used Wink of Stella on Lulu’s eggs, hair bow and basket bow.

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Copic Markers

Skin: E04/E11/E21/E00/E000/R20
Hair: E37/E35/E33/E31
Pinks: R85/R83/R81 
Blue/Greens: BG15/BG13/BG11
Shoes: BG15/BG13/BG11/C3/C1
Bunny Ears/Dress Trim: C3/C1/R000/RV42
Yellows: Y38/Y35/Y32 
Greens: YG63/YG61/YG03
Purples: V17/V15/V12


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Card Recipe for My Easter Egg Hunt Card

Lulu with Easter Basket, Paper Nest Dolls
Paper Basics - Stamper's Select White Cardstock, Papertrey Ink
Welcome Easter 6” x 6” Paper Pad, Echo Park Paper Co.
Tulip Doily Creatables Dies, Marianne Design
Basket Builder Framelits, Stampin’ Up!
Brushed Brass Butterflies, Stampin’ Up!
Clear Wink of Stella, Stampin’ Up!

Finished card size: 5 ¼” x 5 ¼”

Stamp Size: 4”

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Hope you like my Design Team Inspiration Card using Lulu with Easter Basket by Paper Nest Dolls!

Thank you for stopping by!

Hugs,
Laurie


Thursday, March 7, 2024

Avery with Cross by Noelene

  Hello Crafty Friends, Noelene back today with some D.T. inspiration for the Paper Nest Dolls




I have made a Holy Communion card using the super sweet image called Avery with Cross
I created my layout on a 6x6 base & added lots of dies cuts & flowers for my card




Copics:
Flowers: R81, R83, R85, YG41, YG45
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E31, E33, E35, E37, E39
Dress: W0, W1, W2
Cross: C0, C2, C3



 
Avery with Cross is available in rubber here & digital stamp here




Supplies:
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Paper: Maja Design - Sofiero
Accessories: Spellbinders Elegant Ovals & Fall Foliage Dies, Leane Creatief Special Occasion 1 Dies, Magnolia Doohickey Heart Swirl Dies, Scrapiniec Host Chipboard, WOC Flowers


For more inspiration, check out my Instagram!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs

Noelene x

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

My Favorite Song Card

Hello Crafty Friends! It's Laurie here! I am sharing My Favorite Song Card as my Design Team Inspiration Card for Paper Nest Dolls using Decade Collection Roller Skating Ellie. There are ten dolls in the Decade Collection that come in both rubber and digital stamps. You can find all the digital versions here.


The Details of My Favorite Song Card

I had coloured this stamp with my Copic markers a while back…in fact, since I liked her so much, I coloured her twice at the time! Lol! So, I decided to finally get this one onto a card especially since I bought the perfect Walkman dies by My Favorite Things!

For my card, I thought that the Walkman would make a fun shaker. So, I built my Walkman using the dies and even added four layers to the red foam ear pieces to give them some dimension! I used a Window Sheet for where my shaker sequins would go. Once that was built, I added Foam Adhesive Strips between the top and the cassette paper to enclose my sequins. I thought that the cassette paper was a great backing for my Walkman! The skates and disco ball paper behind my focal point was perfect for my theme!

The sentiment was from a retired Stampin’ Up! Stamp Set, but you could easily type this out on your computer and printing it. It was stamped in black ink and die cut out using the Stitched Rectangles.

To add some sparkle to the card, I used Stickles on Ellie’s pompoms on her skates. For the musical notes, I used holographic paper to give them an iridescent look! Very hip for the 80’s. Lol! The final touch was adding Glossy Accents to her Walkman case.

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Copic Markers

Skin: E04/E11/E21/E00/E000/R20
Hair: Y21/Y26/YR24/E25
Shirt: B99/B97/B95/B93/B91
Shorts: R29/R24/R22/C3/C1/0
Tummy Sack: G99/G94/G21
Black on Skates: C7/C6/C4
White on Skates: C3/C1/0
Red on Skates: R29/R24/R22
Headphones: C7/C6/C4/R29/R24/R22
Walkman: C7/C6/C4/B91/B95/Glossy Accents
Socks: R29/R24/R22/G99/G94/G21/Y38/Y35/Y32/YR09/YR07/YR02

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Card Recipe for My Favorite Song Card

Decade Collection Roller Skating Ellie, Paper Nest Dolls
Paper Basics - Stamper's Select White Cardstock, Papertrey Ink
Seventies 6” x 6” Paper Pad, Ciao Bella
Portable Jams Dies, My Favourite Things
Violin and Music Notes Dies, Cottage Cutz
Holographic Trio Specialty Paper, Stampin’ Up!
Galvanized Metallic Paper, Stampin’ Up!
Window Sheet, Stampin’ Up!
Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stampin’ Up!
For the Record Stamp Set, Stampin’ Up!
Versafine Black Ink, Tsukineko
Glossy Accents, Ranger
Star Dust Stickles, Ranger
Peaceful Poppies Sequins, Stamin’ Up!
Foam Adhesive Strips, Stampin’ Up!
Real Red, Basic Black, Basic Gray, 
and Basic White Card Stock, Stampin’ Up!

Finished card size: 5 ½” x 4 ¼”

Stamp Size: 4”

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Hope you like my Design Team Inspiration Card using

Thank you for stopping by!

Hugs,
Laurie

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Baby Animal Train by Noelene

 Hello Crafty Friends, Noelene back today with some D.T. inspiration for the Paper Nest Dolls

 Today I have a baby girl's card to show you, using 3 out of the 5 adorable images in the Baby Animal Train set from PND.



I have used the no lines technique to colour my images up. This is not something I do often as I am not confident to do so, although I love how it turned out! I should try it more often! I then created a simple slimline card with some enamel dots to embelish & finished of with raised sentiments.




Copics:
Violets: BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV02
Yellows: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
Pinks: RV10, RV11, RV13
Greys: N0, N1, N3, N5
Blues: B21,B23



Baby Animal Train digital stamp can be found here





For more inspiration, check out my Instagram!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs

Noelene x

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Amara with Donut by Noelene

 Hello Crafty Friends, Noelene back today with some D.T. inspiration for the Paper Nest Dolls


 I have made a birthday card using the super sweet image called "Amara with Donut".




 I created my card on a 5"x7" base with some pretty sprinkled patterned paper in the background. After printing & colouring my image I created some donuts to embellish, using a die set & stuck them all over the paper. Now let me tell you, yes all of those sprinkles were individually glued on, one by one! Phew! You can say I bit off more than I could chew, "no pun intended", haha. Although I love how it turned out in the end and I think it was worth every sprinkle. What do you think?




Copics:
Donut: E31, E33, E35, RV09, Y08, G09, B04, R81, R83, R85
Clothes & Shoes: Y02, Y04, Y08, RV21, RV23, RV25
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13, R20
Hair: E51, E55, E57, E59



 
Amara with Donut is available in rubber here & digital stamp here




For more inspiration, check out my Instagram!


Thanks for stopping by!


Hugs

Noelene x

Thursday, February 1, 2024

My Kitty Love Card


Hello Crafty Friends! It's Laurie here! I am sharing My Kitty Love Card as my Design Team Inspiration Card for Paper Nest Dolls using the New Release Kitty Love with the Snow Globe Bundle!

The Details of My Kitty Love Card

For my card, I decided to combine the Snow Globe Bundle with the Kitty Love stamp since the kitty fits so perfectly in the snow globe! I used Microsoft Word to size and insert the kitty into the globe. In addition, I used Word to add Happy Valentine’s Day to the plaque on the base.

I haven’t coloured a snow globe before and wanted to challenge myself. So, I used the 3.0 Mini Class Bundle from Kit and Clowder as a reference and used my Copic markers to colour the image. It was a lot of fun getting the shine on the glass! Once it was coloured, I added Glossy Accents to the plaque on the globe base and Stickles to all the hearts.

I decided to use the French Kiss Doodlebug Paper since it had hearts, envelopes, and happy mail on it. Perfect for my card! To ground the snow globe, I used a solid piece of red paper that was already embossed with hearts to add to my Valentine theme.

Next, I added some die cut hearts in opposite corners for balance. A die cut glassine envelope with die cut hearts inside and an adhesive-backed heart to seal it was added to mirror the letters in the mailbox. 

For embellishments, I used a piece of white lace trim and white resin hearts.

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Copic Markers

Cat: W3/W2/W1/W0/R20
Scarf: R29/R27/R24/R22/R85/R83/R81
Mailbox: C3/C2/C1/C0/R29/R27/R24/R85/R81
Post: E49/E47/E44/E43
Letters: E41/E40/R29/R27/R24
Globe Base: E49/E47/E44/E43/C3/C2/C1
Box: E44/E43/E42/E41/E40/R29/R27/R24
Glass: B91/B00/BG10/0
Snow: BG60/BG000/0


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Card Recipe for My Kitty Love Card

Kitty Love and Snow Globe Bundle, Paper Nest Dolls
Paper Basics - Stamper's Select White Cardstock, Papertrey Ink
French Kiss 6” x 6” Paper Pad, Doodlebug Designs Inc.
Valentine’s Day 5” x 7” Paper Pad, Recollections, Michaels Arts & Crafts
Sending Love Glassine Sheets, Stampin’ Up!
Sending Love Dies, Stampin’ Up!
Candy Hearts Dies, Lawn Fawn
Two of Hearts Dies, Cheery Lynn Designs
Resin Hearts Embellishments, Stampin’ Up!
Adhesive-Backed Hearts & Flowers, Stampin’ Up!
1 ½” Lace Ribbon, Celebrate It, Michaels Arts & Crafts
White Gelly Roll Pen, 
Glossy Accents, Ranger
Star Dust Stickles, Ranger
Basic White, Real Red and Polished Pink Card Stock, Stampin’ Up!

Finished card size: 5 ½” x 5 ½”

Stamp Size: 3 ¾”

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Hope you like my Kitty Love Card using
Kitty Love and Snow Globe Bundle by Paper Nest Dolls!

Thank you for stopping by!

Hugs,
Laurie

Monday, January 22, 2024

Season to be Freezin’ Card

Hello Crafty Friends! It's Laurie here! I am sharing my Season to be Freezin’ Card as my Design Team Inspiration Card for Paper Nest Dolls using Yeti with Tree. Paper Nest Dolls has several Yeti stamps to the point you could have a whole Yeti family!

The Details of My Season to be Freezin’ Card

For my Yeti, I had coloured him with my Copic markers before Christmas but didn’t get a chance to get him onto a card. So, I decided to create a winter themed card for him. I coloured his fur texture with individual strokes in the shadows and left the highlights white. The tree was also coloured with individual strokes to create lots of texture.

The Doodlebug paper that I used, had Yetis on it, but I went with more neutral papers to create my wintery scene. The sentiment was from the matching Chit Chat and was perfect for my wintery theme.

Next, I added a birch tree die cut for my wintery scene and, to add interest, I used a Stitched Hillside Die to complete my scene.

For embellishments, I used some wooden snowflakes that I had in my stash for that rustic look.

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Copic Markers

Fur: W3/W1/W0/0
Face: E43/E42/E41/E40/RV00/0
Horns/Nails/Tree Trunk: E44/E43/E42/E41
Tree: G29/YG63/YG03

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Card Recipe for My Season to be
Freezin’ Card

Yeti with Tree, Paper Nest Dolls
Paper Basics - Stamper's Select White Cardstock, Papertrey Ink
Winter Wonderland 6” x 6” Paper Pad, Doodlebug Designs Inc.
Winter Wonderland Chit Chat, Doodlebug Designs Inc.
Slimline Stitched Hillside Border Dies, Lawn Fawn
Woodland Collection Birch Tree Forest, Sue Wilson
Wooden Snowflake Embellishments, Stampin’ Up!
Shaded Spruce Card Stock, Stampin’ Up!

Finished card size: 5 ½” x 4 ¼”

Stamp Size: 3”

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Hope you like my Season to be Freezin’ Card using
Yeti with Tree by Paper Nest Dolls!

Thank you for stopping by!

Hugs,
Laurie

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