Happy Easter!

I have been making a lot of cards lately and wanted to share the ones I made for Easter.

I won this stamp set from Lawn Fawn, and I’m glad I decided to buy the coordinating dies as well. They are just the cutest characters for Easter, and Spring in general.

After watching this video by Jennifer McGuire, I decided to use colored pencils and gamsol to color the characters. I still need to practice my coloring, but I like how these came out.

Then I cut them out using my Sizzix Big Shot.

They look so cute all cut out!

I used the sentiments from the stamp set and added the little flowers to the inside.

I cut the egg shape with my Silhouette Cameo and then embossed the panel with the Big Shot. I think they turned out so cute! Thanks for this adorable stamp set, Lawn Fawn!

…Happy Easter! I hope you all had a wonderful day!

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Halloween Decorations

Here are the Halloween decorations I made with my Silhouette Portrait this year:

Happy Halloween

I also tried a new technique with the “Something Wicked” phrase: print & foil! The phrase is a free Silhouette cut file and printable from Dawn Nicole Designs. I printed the file on black card stock, cut it out with my Portrait, added a couple extra spider webs, and then used silver foil to show off the words. I love how the silver foil looks on black card stock!

I don’t have the Heidi Swapp Minc. foil applicator, although I would love it if I did ;) Instead, I used a laminator to apply the foil to the printed phrase. There is a great post from Jennifer Mcguire Ink about using a laminator, and 4 other ways, to add foil to your crafting projects. Now I want to foil all the things :D

Shapes Used:

Happy Halloween

Have a spook-tacular Halloween! :)