Archive for the ‘Made by Eve’ Category

My in-laws were out of town for about five weeks on an amazing vacation. Eve made them an adorable card for my husband to bring with when he picked them up at the airport. That’s Eve in the middle, with Grandpa and Grandpa on either side. Eve did all of the stamping and coloring herself, except for the arms. I stamped the arms, since they can be very frustrating. Especially when they are the last thing you stamp. She blended the Yo-Yo Yellow and Only Orange Watercolor Wonder Crayons to make the skin on the faces.


Stamps: All in the Family
Inks: StazOn Black
Papers: Pixie Pink, Orchid Opulence, Naturals White
Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons (Bold Brights), Aqua Painter

Grandma & Grandpa were thrilled to get this card, and I was happy to have some stamping time with Eve!


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Eve, who is 6 1/2, decided to give the Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge a try this morning. She wanted to make a card for her cousin Sophia who will be 2 on Monday. She liked this sketch a lot.


What could be better for her two-year-old cousin than a Build-a-Bear card? Eve did all of the designing, stamping, and coloring herself. I just helped by cutting the layers.


Stamps: Beary Best Friends, Beary Nice Wishes
Ink: Basic Black, Orchid Opulence, Pixie Pink
Paper: Pixie Pink, Lovely Lilac, Whisper White, Pawsitively Prints, Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons

I love stamping with Eve! She’s so much fun — and talented and creative besides!

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Eve loves the these new Build-a-Bear Stampin’ items, and has been wanting to stamp with them for a while now. We had some stamping time this weekend, and this was the first set she reached for. She wanted to have plenty of space for her masterpiece, so she chose just to use a white card base without any matts. We did end up matting the “Happy Bearthday” because she stamped it upside down the first time. Two lessons learned from that — One, always check which way the letters are facing and Two, there are very few things in card-making that can’t be fixed with a little embellishing! Crisis averted, phew!

CIMG8407Stamps: Beary Best Friends, Beary Nice Wishes
Ink: StazOn Black
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Passion
Other: Watercolor Pencils

Stamping — it’s fun for the whole family!

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Yesterday was the first day of school for both Eve & I. I am super excited for her to be in first grade and so is she! We made some “Back to School” cards for her teachers (she has two this year).  I went with the classic apple from Tart and Tangy. I love the look of it colored with markers! I also used the new Holiday Windows dies (from the Mini Catalog) with the Movers and Shaper die to create a really fun card. This is the outside of the card I made:

CIMG8396Stamps: Tart and Tangy
Ink: Real Red, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Real red, Whisper White, Jackpot Designer Series Paper
Other: Real Red 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Mover & Shaper Bigz Die, Holiday Windows Die, Big Shot

And here is the card opened up:


Eve also used the same die. It’s really neat how you can move it around to have the opening wherever you’d like. We were both happy to learn that although it is recommended to only cut one sheet of card stock with the Movers and Shaper dies, we were able to cut a piece of cardstock together with a piece of Designer Series Paper, and even two pieces of card stock. We attached the front pieces before running them through the Big Shot. Here is the front of Eve’s card:

CIMG8394Stamps: Tart and Tangy
Ink: Real Red, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Other: Mover & Shaper Bigz Die, Holiday Windows Die, Big Shot

And the card open:


I am also on the Faculty Social Committee here at school. I volunteered to make cards to go in all of the new teachers boxes on the first day of school. Unfortunately, this was Monday afternoon, and the first day of school was Tuesday! I had to come up with something quick and easy, so I used Tart & Tangy again, and made some cute little 3″ x 3″ cards. A big thank you to my husband for punching the circles and scallop circles for me!


Stamps: Tart and Tangy
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Other: 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch

Hope everyone has a great school year!

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Eve has been doing a lot of stamping with me this summer. It’s a great way to spend time together, especially with all of the rain we have been having. I am happy to share three of her latest creations with you. (Eve is my 6-year-old daughter, for those of you that may not know, who has been stamping with me since she was two.)

This first card is of Eve and me together, with our dog Biscuit.


Stamps: All in the Family, Neighborhood Jumbo Wheel
Ink: StazOn Black, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Watercolor Pencils

This second card is Eve’s presentation of all of the new In Colors. She wanted to include them all on one card to make them easier to show people.


Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Ink: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Dusty Durango
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Whisper White

Eve just got her ears pierced, and this final card is a representation of her starter earrings. She picked the Crystal Rainbow Daisy, which you can see at the bottom of this list. (She got it done at Claire’s. They were great!)



Stamps: Pick a Petal
Ink: Pixie Pink, Ballet Blue, Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Basic Black
Paper: Pixie Pink, Whisper White
Accessories: Stampin’ Write Markers

Pretty accurate, huh? I highly recommend stamping with your children! It’s a great way to spend time together!

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Another fun technique we did with reinkers at my last class was the shaving cream technique. This is a little bit messy, but has a great result! To do this technique:

  • Fill an embossing tray or paper plate with shaving cream (foamy, not gel)
  • Smooth it flat with a plastic knife
  • Place several drops of reinker in your chosen color on the shaving cream
  • Swirl the reinker through the shaving cream with the tip of a knife or fork
  • When you are satisfied with the look, lay a piece of glossy card stock on it, glossy side down
  • Press the glossy card stock down, and leave for a minute
  • Remove and wipe off  the shaving cream
  • Enjoy your beautiful creation!

Here is the card we made at the reinker technique class. Want to learn how to do this and other great techniques? Contact me to schedule your class today!

CIMG8089Stamps: Elegant Thank You
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Glossy White
Accessories: Scallop Square Punch, Shaving Cream

Eve had fun playing with the shaving cream too. She made the same size piece as me, but turned it into something entirely different. That’s the beauty of stamping! You can always put your on personal touch on things! (Eve’s 6, by the way)


Stamps: Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories
Ink: StazOn Black, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Glossy White
Accessories: Designer Label Punch, Watercolor Pencils, Shaving Cream

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Eve was a very sad six-year-old last weekend. The strap broke on her absolutely favorite sandals in the whole world. They were white and covered in tiny rhinestones. It was sparkly awesomeness as only a six-year-old can adore. We looked for replacement sandals, but none of the white sandals were sparkly at any of the stores we went to. It was a sad, sad day. We found a pair of cute white ones with flowers, and Eve in her brilliance said, “Mom, can’t you put some Dazzling Diamonds on these to make them sparkly?” And I thought, why yes, yes I can!

Stampin’ Up to the rescue again! I put Crystal Effects in the center of each flower, and also around the outside of the biggest flower (also Eve’s idea), and liberally poured on the Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Wow! It worked beautifully!


Thank goodness I had my Stampin’ Up supplies! You just never know when they are going to come in handy!

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