Friday, August 26, 2022


  Happy Friday!!!  It's time for a new challenge from the Cut It Up Challenge Blog.  This week, the challenge is: Grandparents' Day (this is a good time to create something to celebrate a favorite Grandma or Grandpa)

And our fabulous sponsor is:
Lawn Fawn

Here is my card for your inspiration:
I got this adorable stamp set from Lawn Fawn a while ago (read: a couple years) and had yet to pull it out and ink it up.  So, this was the perfect opportunity to give it some love.  I started out by die cutting my frame out of a light gray card stock and then figuring out how I wanted to orient it to best create a scene.  I kind of made it backwards and created from the top most layer back to the base layer, but, hey, it worked.  I created my "cliff" with a Lawn Fawn stitched hillside die and a dark gray card stock and added the lighthouse on top of the cliff.  (Side note, I live in Rhode Island so we have a lot of lighthouses along the coastline).  I created my "sandy beach" layer with some kraft card stock , then stamped the "GRANDPA" part of the sentiment and added a few stamped hearts with a kraft colored ink and added some grains of "sand" with two different markers.  I created my "ocean" with some Aqua Mist card stock die cut with a wave die.  I used some matching ink to define the edges a little and stamped some waves with the same ink and some white ink.  For the sky, I used a cloud stencil to add some interest and stamped my birds directly onto the background before adding the puffy clouds.  I finished it all off by stamping the rest of the sentiment on navy card stock (to go with the nautical theme) and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you will hop over to the Cut It Up blog for the full details of the challenge and to see what the rest of the Design Team has created. 

Stamps: Lawn Fawn "Smooth Sailing"; Papertrey Ink "World's Greatest" the word grandpa
Dies: Lawn Fawn "Peekaboo Backdrop" frame, "Stitched Hillside Borders"; MFT "Ocean Motion"
Taylored Expressions "Set the Scene: Clouds" stencil

Cards Galore #102--anything goes
Unicorn #79--summer time
Crafty Calendar--anything goes
Sheepski Designs #65--anything goes
Creative Inspirations--anything goes
613 Avenue Create--anything goes
NBUS--never before used stuff (never used the stamp set before)
Penny's Challenge #528--anything goes
Creative Fingers #237--anything goes
Cupcake Inspiration #551--hobbies (for some people, sailing is a hobby)

Cardz 4 Guyz #303--use a stencil
Little Red Wagon #688--a day at the beach


ScrappyHorses said...

Such a sweet and fun card with highlights of Rhode Island; perfect for your card! Those little cuties in the boat are too sweet! Great frame!

Liz said...

Wonderful card, Heather. I love the design. xx

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Beautiful card Thank you for sharing your creation with us over at 613 Avenue Create and we would love to see you in our future challenges
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Chris said...

A sweet and lovely card for Grandpa! Cute images and fabulous design. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month.

Melanie Hungerford said...

What a fantastic card, love all the details and the cloud stenciling looks just perfect! Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guys.

Liz said...

Popping back with my Guest Designer hat on to say thank you for sharing your beautiful card over in the NBUS Challenge this month.
Liz xx

Chrissy said...

So adorable Heather, I love your sections of sweet cute images, gorgeous card..
Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Little Red Wagon, hope you will play again..


dj said...

what a sweet the little critters peeking over the side of the boat!! That cloud stencil is a great size...smaller clouds than the one I have and I like that!! Thanks for playing along with our "stencil" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!

Nora Noll said...

This is so sweet!! I LOVE the little images you used and the whole design of this card. Thank you for playing with us this week at CIC551.

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Anet's Crafting said...

Just beautiful and perfect for our challenge. Love the cute scene you created. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT


Wonderful creation!
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge August "ATG".

Sari / Granne said...

Love your card, so many details to make a lovely scenery. thank you for joining SheepSki Designs "Anything goes" challenge. I hope to see you joining our new "Feature a Creature" -challenge also.

Kathy Pisupati said...

Sailing is definitely a hobby and this card is adorable! Thanks for participating in this Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!! Kathy-Design Team Sweetie

Kanan Pandya said...

Absolutely sweet card. Love the design. Thanks for playing with us this week at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge! Kanan - DT

Gerda said...

What a fabulous card!! Love all the cute little images you used!! Love it!!
Have a great day,

Billie A said...

So cute. Great layout and background. Thanks for sharing over at Cardz 4 Guyz.