Thursday, February 11, 2016

Pebbles & Lawn Fawn Quick & Easy Valentine's Day cards

Hello there!  I'm back with one last Valentine's Day post sharing some quick and easy card ideas that are currently being featured in the Spring issue of CardMaker Magazine.  All of these ideas were created with a limited amount of supplies (listed below) just to show you don't need a lot on hand to create something fun.


Lawn Fawn & Pebbles Quick & Easy Valentine's Day cards by Mendi Yoshikawa


Up first is a card I created by cutting a number of small hearts from patterned paper to create a backdrop using a versatile nesting die set.  I then heat embossed the darling elephant stamps and sentiments onto red cardstock to make them pop and to save time (vs. stamping them onto white where I would feel the need to color them in with markers or colored pencils).



Lawn Fawn & Pebbles Love You Tons Elephant Valentine's Day card by Mendi Yoshikawa


My second card utilized that same nesting heart die set, this time using the larger heart as a mat for the darling hedgehogs.  



Lawn Fawn & Pebbles Sending Hedgehugs Valentine's Day card by Mendi Yoshikawa


My last card showcases a number of fun prints from the collection with a series of hand-cut pennants.  I finished off each card with some faux stitching created with my favorite gel pen by Uniball.  I think it helps the mats for each card pop off the page and not get lost with all the other prints.



Lawn Fawn & Pebbles Whale You Be Mine? Valentine's Day card by Mendi Yoshikawa


Each of these cards were created in under 30 minutes (I'm slow so you may be able to do it even quicker) using these 9 basic supplies:

1. Pebbles We Go Together 6x6 paper Pad
2. Bazzill Smoothie Red Cardstock
3. Lawn Fawn Whale You Be Mine 2x3 stamp set
4. Lawn Fawn Love You Tons 2x3 stamp set
5. Lawn Fawn Hedgehugs 2x3 stamp set
6. Little B Heart Dies
7. VersaMark clear ink pad
8. Ranger Super Fine white embossing powder
9. Signo Uniball White Gel Pen

I hope I've inspired you in your last minute cardmaking.  ;)  I'll be back tomorrow with a layout using Doodlebug's new Pot O' Gold collection in an everyday application.  Until then...



Interested in the products I used to create my projects today?  To make supplies easier for you to find, I have linked them or similar products below (affiliate links included). 

Supplies Used (available at Scrapbook.com)

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Lori Whitlock February Hop: Valentine's Day Layout & Gifts



Hello there!  The Lori Whitlock team is back with our monthly blog hop.  You should be arriving here from Corri's blog or if you are just joining in, you can start from the beginning at Lori's blog.  :)

Today I have several Valentine's themed projects to share with you using Lori Whitlock's fun cutting files and papers from Pebbles We Go Together collection. 

Up first is a little Valentine's Day card and matching gift box...

Valentine's Day Gift Box & Card set by Mendi Yoshikawa (using Lori Whitlock mailbox cutting file & Pebbles papers)

I used Lori's adorable 3D Mailbox, adding scalloped trim by welding together several of her scalloped borders from her Simple Borders set.  I love the extra touch of detail this extra step added!

Valentine's Day Gift Box by Mendi Yoshikawa (using Lori Whitlock mailbox cutting file & Pebbles papers)

For the matching card I used one of Lori's 3x4 life cards as a little tag to go inside the life card folders.  By sewing up the edges I was able to turn it into a pocket to hide a little message in.  I finished off my card with a Pebbles epoxy sticker from the same "We Go Together" collection.


Valentine's Day Pocket Gift Card by Mendi Yoshikawa (using Lori Whitlock cutting files & Pebbles papers)

Up next I have a layout I created with the same collection of papers.


Pebbles We Go Together Valentine's Day Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa (using cutting files by Lori Whitlock)

The hearts from Lori's Valentines Borders 2 was the perfect shape and size for some Pebbles Be Mine Puffy Heart Stickers I had on hand.  For my title I die-cut part of the Valentine's Day Script title and paired it with some October Afternoon stickers which I stitched in place.


Pebbles We Go Together Valentine's Day Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa (using cutting files by Lori Whitlock)

I hope I've inspired you to document your Valentine's Day with a mini photo shoot of your own
 Just to recap, today I used the following cut files available in Lori's shop:

This week you can get 30% off all her and Kolette Hall's amazing cutting files and fonts in her online store using the code "FEB2016" through February 15, 2016.  :)



She also is having a sale at Snap.Click.Supply for 30% all her digital products using the code "DIGIFEB16", but you must hurry!  The sale is only for today.  :)



She is also giving away this awesome cutting today at her shop.  If you haven't checked out her newly updated shop, I would recommend going over and taking a peek.  ;)


And if that wasn't enough, she is also giving away a $20 gift card to her shop to one lucky winner.  Leave a comment on her blog for your chance to win.  ;)



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Don't forget to check out all the inspiring projects at my fellow teammates blogs.  Your next stop in the hop is Traci's Blog.  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by.  :)



Interested in the products I used to create my projects today?  To make supplies easier for you to find, I have listed them below (affiliate links included). 

Supplies Used (available at Scrapbook.com)

Monday, February 8, 2016

Lawn Fawn Bugs and Kisses Valentine's Day Cards

Hello there!  How have you been?  I'm so sorry for being absent over the past week or two.  I have been hard at work designing the summer stamp release for Sunny Studio, but I am back this week with lots of cards, gift boxes and layouts to inspire you for Valentine's Day and beyond.  ;)

Today I thought I would share two takes on the same card.  

Lawn Fawn Bugs & Kisses Valentine's Day Cards by Mendi Yoshikawa (with papers from Doodlebug's Lovebugs collection)

For my first card I created a quick and simple version perfect for stampers who don't enjoy coloring or might not have a lot of time or supplies on hand.  To add interest I heat embossed the little bugs & winged creatures onto tone-one-tone patterned paper from the collection.

Lawn Fawn Bugs & Kisses Valentine's Day Card by Mendi Yoshikawa (with papers from Doodlebug's Lovebugs collection)


To step up my second card, I stamped the images in black Memento ink onto white cardstock and colored them in with Copic markers, matching my marker colors to the colors found in the patterned paper.  For the banner I also colored it with Copics and then heat embossed the sentiment in white.  I also added a little die-cut border to the edges of this card for a subtle detail and to create some separation between the two patterned papers.



Lawn Fawn Bugs & Kisses Valentine's Day Card by Mendi Yoshikawa (with papers from Doodlebug's Lovebugs collection)

I hope I've inspired you in your Valentine's Day card making.  I'll be back tomorrow with some more ideas as part of Lori Whitlock's February blog hop. Until then, I hope you have a wonderful day!  :)



Interested in the products I used to create my projects today?  To make supplies easier for you to find, I have listed them below (affiliate links included). 

Supplies Used (available at Scrapbook.com)

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