Make the Sentiment the Star Inspiration with Samantha!

Samantha cleverly spelled out hello on a card featuring Smooth Sailing for our Make the Sentiment the Star challenge!

Samantha set the scene by inking the Stitched Wave Borders with Distress ink in Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers. The images from Smooth Sailing and the letters from Quinn’s ABCs were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and cut out by hand.

To give the sentiment the starring role, Samantha popped up letters to spell hello on 2 of the sailboats. The she white heat-embossed the rest of the greeting on a vellum Fancy Wavy Banner!

Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us today, Samantha! It’s such a fun and creative take on the challenge theme!

This challenge is open for another week and a half so you have plenty of time to challenge yourself to Make the Sentiment the Star of your next project!


Happy crafting!

Summertime Fun Inspiration with Samantha!

Samantha joins us today to share some beachy inspiration for our Summertime Fun challenge!

These cute bears are enjoying a day at the beach in this colorful scene! The bear from On the Beach is getting some sun, the Really High Five bear is playing in the waves and there’s the little bear from Smooth Sailing peeking out from behind the sandcastle he’s building!

Samantha used scene building border sets, Stitched Wave Borders and Stitched Hillside Borders, to create layers of ocean waves and sandy beach! She added a greeting from Reveal Wheel Sentiments!

Thank you so much for this happy inspiration, Samantha! I’m sure we would all love to join this cute bear family at the beach!

The new Summertime Fun challenge will be open until Sunday, August 2 at 11:59PM ET. We hope you will join us!


Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Crafting!

Christy’s Stud Puffin Card Inspired by the Challenge Color Palette!

Hey friends, it’s Christy! I hope all who celebrate had a very Merry Christmas! I’m here today with another card for our Inspiration Board Challenge. I focused on that gorgeous cool-toned color palette and colored my cute Stud Puffins with Copic markers, adding in images from Mermaid for You and You Are Sublime to complete the look.

Then I took Mermaid, Moonstone, and Blue Jay cardstock and trimmed them down with the Stitched Wave Borders. I adhered two of them flat to my card base, then stamped a sentiment on the third with Peacock ink and popped it up with foam tape. I used a combination of Glue Tube and foam tape to adhere my images.

To finish things off, I added two clouds from the Spring Showers dies and stamped a seagull from Life Is Good in the sky. If you’d like to see how this card came together, I have a video tutorial on my YouTube channel, Christy Gets Crafty. You still have another week to play along in our last challenge for 2019! We can’t wait to see what you create!

Our Inspiration Board challenge will be open until Sunday, January 5th at 11:59PM ET. We hope you will join us!

Thank you so much for sharing with us today, Christy! Your beautiful scene is absolutely brilliant!


Wishing all of our Fawnatics friends a very happy New Year!