Saturday, January 13, 2018

SSS Friends Blog Hop

Hi everyone! I am happy to take part in the Simon Says Stamp Friends blog hop, to celebrate the latest release, which is called Friends. If you are following along the hop, you have come here from Heather Hoffman, and I am sure she shared some wonderful card ideas with you.


The Friends collection consists of forty gorgeous dies, stamps and stencils. Most of them are very versatile and can be used for many different projects and themes.

I made two things for the tutorial, and both have step photos below. There are two similar Valentine's cards that I made for my boys, and a board book that I made for my youngest to help him learn the colors.

Layers of ink - Scalloped Zebra Cards Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Let's start with the cards. These are Valentine's cards, but I forgot to immediately hide them, so my oldest have already seen them. Anton likes to check out what is going on on my desk every day, and never fails to notice new things. I used the very cute Picture Book Zebra for the cards. Do you spot the mistake on the cards? The last thing I did was to quickly stamp what I thought was 'I love you' in the upper right corner, but when I took the photos, I realised it read 'I love and', so the phrase should have had a continuation (check the stamp set below). I will fix it later, but didn't have time to take new photos.

Layers of ink - Scalloped Zebra Cards Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with SSS Friends Collection

These are the stamps and dies that I used from the Friends collection: Stained Glass Love, Handwritten Love, Picture Book Elephant, and Picture Book Zebra.

Layers of ink - Scalloped Zebra Cards Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I started with a piece of watercolor paper that had been colored with Paper Artsy's Infusions. It came from a Winter Penguin card that I made at the end of last year, with the Picture Book Hugging Penguin. I die cut it with the 3 Sided Scallop to make a shaped card.

Layers of ink - Scalloped Zebra Cards Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with SSS Picture Book Zebra

The Picture Book Zebra was die cut from wool felt and pieced together. I don't know if you can see it here, but I didn't use black felt, but really dark blue felt. It looks almost black. I keep reaching for felt when using the Picture Book dies, since they look so soft and lovely in felt. For another example, check out the Framed Animals Baby Gift nursery decor that I made for my nephew, and on that project, I turned this Zebra into a giraff instead.

Layers of ink - Scalloped Zebra Cards Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Die cut the Sketch Heart from Deep Sea Blue glimmery cardstock, and from white cardstock and vellum. Use only the center piece of the latter two and stamp a sentiment from Handwritten Love on the white one.

Layers of ink - Scalloped Zebra Cards Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Die cut the Birthday Wishes frame from White Diamond Glimmery paper and cut away the sentiment and trim the bottom edge.

Layers of ink - Scalloped Zebra Cards Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I also die cut a piece of vellum with one of the Eyelet Arch Borders dies. The small sentiments come from the Stained Glass Love set, and the larger one is from Handwritten Love. I will use Label Letter stickers to write 'you' over the 'and' in that sentiment at the top.

Layers of ink - Scalloped Zebra Cards Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

The sentiment that I wanted to use for this card was too large for the heart, so instead I stamped it on a die cut Stitched Circle. It was stamped with a dark blue ink, Night Archival ink from Dina Wakley.

Layers of ink - Scalloped Zebra Cards Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with SSS Picture Book Zebra die.

The only part on the Zebra not done with felt are the eyes, which I die cut from black cardstock. I like to press the die into a piece of cardstock to make an impression and cut that out roughly with scissors to give myself a base to work on with the Picture Book dies. It makes it much easier to glue everything down.

Layers of ink - Scalloped Zebra Cards Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I really like the speckled look of the background here.

Layers of ink - Scalloped Zebra Cards Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Here's the second Zebra card, which is pretty similar to the first one.

Layers of ink - Scalloped Zebra Cards Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

The sentiment fitted perfectly into the heart.

Layers of ink - Scalloped Zebra Cards Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

The hearts were die cut with the Clipping Heart die, from the same white and dark blue felt that was used on the Zebra.

Layers of ink - Happy Colors Board Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with SSS Friends Collection

My little one, Leo, is learning the colors, but struggles to say most of their names, and has made up his own words instead. For some colors he uses the names of the fun kid's characters called Babblarna. He loves elephants and when I saw the Picture Book Elephant, I thought it should be the star in its very own book. So this is Leo's Happy Book of Colors.

Layers of ink - Happy Colors Board Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzx Journal die.

I used Eileen Hull's Journal die to die cut the pages, but you can do them by hand too. The base is Little Sizzles Mat Board and I cut each panel in half, cut off the binding part and rounded the corner where I had made the cut. The pages are 4.3 x 4.5 in.

Layers of ink - Happy Colors Board Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with SSS Friends Collection

Stamp Happy from Stained Glass Love on the mat board with blue, red, yellow and green.

Layers of ink - Happy Colors Board Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with SSS Picture Book Elephant

Die cut elephants using SSS cardstock, which comes in such a lovely range of colors. I also die cut the eyes and the tusks from white paper.

Layers of ink - Happy Colors Board Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with SSS Picture Book Elephant

The elephant on the front cover is the original grey one, and got googly eyes to make him extra fun. I also stamped some small hearts on the cover, from the Stained Glass Love set.

Layers of ink - Happy Colors Board Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with SSS Picture Book Elephant

Punch holes with a Crop-a-dile.

Layers of ink - Happy Colors Board Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with SSS Friends release

I wanted doors that he could open on the inside and used Simple Stories Basics papers, making the doors look like wood. If you want a more elaborate version, you could use a different paper for the background and a second one for the door. I cut the doors with a metallic ruler and a craft knife.

Layers of ink - Happy Colors Board Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with SSS Friends release

Glue the elephants inside the doors. Have a look at the elephant's eyes here - later you will see that I added a black dot, to make them look more alive.

Layers of ink - Happy Colors Board Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with SSS Friends release

On the opposite cover, I stamped the name of the color using the Sketched Alphabet set and a variety of SSS inks.

Layers of ink - Happy Colors Board Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with SSS Friends release

Repeating the same word in different colors work well for many types of backgrounds, and all the words in the Stained Glass Love set could be used like this. Or you could stamp them many times with the same ink, or perhaps emboss with a pretty powder.

Layers of ink - Happy Colors Board Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with SSS Friends release

I bound the books with rings, which was lucky, since I forgot to include a brown elephant, and will add that later.

Layers of ink - Happy Colors Board Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with SSS Friends release

Blue is the first panel, because he names that color correctly.

Layers of ink - Happy Colors Board Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with SSS Friends release

Each wood paper is different. You can use any type of patterned paper, or use cardstock and stamp a background on it instead.

Layers of ink - Happy Colors Board Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with SSS Friends release

Here you can see what a difference the black dot makes for the eyes. You can also die cut them from black and add a white highlight.

Layers of ink - Happy Colors Board Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with SSS Friends release

The green cardstock and the green ink matches almost perfectly. 

Layers of ink - Happy Colors Board Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with SSS Friends release

This is my favourite of the wood papers. You can also use the same technique for the inside or outside of a card. Kids always enjoy interactive projects.

Layers of ink - Happy Colors Board Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with SSS Friends release

The pink elephant was die cut from glimmery paper, which gives such a nice shine.

Layers of ink - Happy Colors Board Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with SSS Friends release

And here the purple elephant peaks out. There is also a yellow, orange and black elephant, but I don't want to load this post with too many photos.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Of course there are prizes to be won too! On every stop of the hop a $25 Simon Says Stamp gift voucher will be given away. All you need to do is to leave a comment. The winners will be posted on the SSS Store blog on Wednesday.  Don't miss the Friends blog hop that took place yesterday too, for even more inspiration.

Your next stop on the hop is the wonderful Barb Engler, who will share fantastic cardmaking inspiration. She made a lot of cards, and there is also an example of how to use that little sentiment that I made a mistake with. :) If you get lost along the hop, these are all the stops:










Anna-Karin Evaldsson (you are here)



Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you will have a lovely weekend!

Happy crafting!!

Anna-Karin

Supplies:



Simon Says Clear Stamps STAINED GLASS LOVE
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Simon Says Clear Stamps HANDWRITTEN LOVE
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Simon Says Stamp PICTURE BOOK ELEPHANT
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Simon Says Stamp PICTURE BOOK ZEBRA
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Simon Says Stamp CLIPPING HEART
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Simon Says Stamp BIRTHDAY WISHES FRAME
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Simon Says Stamp SKETCH HEART
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Simon Says Stamp EYELET ARCH BORDERS
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Simon Says Stamp STITCHED CIRCLES
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Simon Says Stamp 3 SIDED SCALLOP
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Simon Says Clear Stamps SKETCHED ALPHABET
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Simon Says Stamp MELON
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Simon Says Stamp BLUE JAY
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Simon Says Stamp TEENY BIKINI
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Simon Says Stamp GREEN APPLE
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Simon Says Stamp SCHOOLHOUSE RED
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Simon Says Stamp DUCKLING
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Simon Says Stamp LAVENDER Purple
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock GLIMMERY ASSORTMENT PACK
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock GLIMMERY WHITE DIAMOND
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock GLIMMERY DEEP SEA BLUE
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Simon Says Stamp VELLUM
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Simon Says Stamp Wool Felt Sheets NIGHT SKY
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Simon Says Stamp Wool Felt Sheets White Felt
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SET OF 24 COLORS
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# RAINBOW PACK
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Sizzix JOURNAL die
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Simple Stories BASICS 6 x 6
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Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium MATTE
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Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS
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Sizzix LITTLE SIZZLES MAT BOARD PACK 6x13 CREAM
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Ranger DINA WAKLEY MEDIA Archival Mixed Media Palette
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Paper Artsy A BIT JADED Infusions Colored Stain
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Paper Artsy IN THE NAVY Infusions Colored Stain
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Canson MONTVAL WATERCOLOR 9x12
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE
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Sizzix MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM STANDARD FOR WAFER THIN DIES
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Sizzix PURPLE WITH SILVER GLITTER
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We R Memory Keepers Cropadile CORNER CHOMPER
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We R Memory Keepers CROP-A-DILE
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER
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3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER 0.25 Inch Adhesive Glue Gun CAT 085
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3M Scotch ATG 0.25 Inch GOLD REFILL TAPE Adhesive 36 Yards Acid Free
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp SMALL BLOCK TRIO CLEAR ACRYLIC BLOCKS
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology TINY ATTACHER
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Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET 15 X 18
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology DESIGN RULER
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Tim Holtz Tonic CRAFT KNIFE
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology LABEL LETTERS
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248 comments:

  1. Really fun projects! I love the idea of making a child's book with those dies, and the book of colors is wonderful. I'm sure he'll love it.

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  2. Wow! Love the use of the Paper Artsy Infusions! That background really sets off that cute giraffe and heart die cut!

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  3. The felt looks amazing - adds dimension as well as interest! Love this - a great way of using dies and lots of different ideas x

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  4. love how you combined the frame, heart and stamps to make this wonderful project

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  5. These are all fantastic, I love the cards, we should be thanking you for making things so special. That colour book is amazing and such a great idea for little ones.

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  6. WOW you have been so busy and I love it all especially your felt Giraffe and the scallop shaped card!!

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  7. The picture book animals are so cute and your color book is precious!

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  8. Wow! Anna-Karin! I love these two projects! The Valentine Cards are awesome with all the texture... I love the alternate colors from traditional Valentines. And your color book!!! Amazing... I might have to do something like this for my grands! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. My oh my but I sure do love what you've done with the scallop die, the color book is fantastic! What fun for any little one.

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  10. GREAT release! WOWZERS! what fantastic projects! I especially love tour scallop die cut valentines!

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  11. I love your projects. They are simply fantastic!

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  12. wonderful projects with those cute storybook animals - love how you did the zebra in felt!

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  13. Love the cards you made for your sons. I also love the color book you made for your youngest!!

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  14. Cuteness overload! The felt giraffes melt my heart.

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  15. Love the Valentine's Anna-Karin, the felt giraffes are so sweet. I was wondering how to read them, I thought it was me and that I wasn't "getting" something. Haha
    Your board book is fantastic, what a great idea. Very nice work as always!

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  16. What terrific projects! So glad you shared!

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  17. Your background is so incredibly beautiful!! Great card!

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  18. Leo is one lucky little guy with a Mama with such talent and fun ideas. Love this color book. I have twin grandbabies that aren't quite ready for colors yet but I'll keep this idea in mind. Love the texture of the cards. Great mixed media!

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  19. That Elephant mini book is just so cute!

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  20. Your projects are wonderfully done!

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  21. Love the scalloped die on the Valentine cards!! And, the cute little color book is just too adorable.

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  22. ARE You serious?? Your post blew me away!!! It was AMAZING!!! Just stunning! That first card is going to cost me some money cus I fell in LOVE with it, I have to come back to your blog and order all those dies, I think I only have 1 of them I love how you made that. I am going to copy that if you don't mind. I wish you had some videos, that would of been amazing, I really enjoyed stopping at your blog, and I will be back. Thanks, so much.

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  23. Cute card & mini book! Love the felt accent..perfect touch!

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  24. I agree with Tracy above! These are amazing! I love the little book you made. I will have to try that for my grandson to learn his colors . You are so creative! And the zebra cards are wonderful! Thank you for so much inspiration!

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  25. I've never bought Critter stamp sets, but these are adorable & have now been added to my wishlist. I love the mixed media look of the two cards you made for you boys.

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  26. Fantastic creations, love the Infusions backgrounds!

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  27. These are very unique. I like that you didn't use the traditional Valentine's Day colors.

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  28. WOW!! Really love your Valentine cards!! The zebra felt definitely looks black...would not have known it was dark blue if you hadn't told me!! Now I have to say little Leo is one lucky little fellow! That is such a perfect idea for the color book and it's super cute!!

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  29. There is so much to love about this card! I love the texture, the background, the felt and more!

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  30. So much inspiration! I had to PIN your gorgeous cards! The backgrounds are amazing!

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  31. So clever to make a book to teach your little one colors with these fun stamps. I don't know if I would EVER have thought of that one! Lovely cards, too! Thank you.

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  32. seriously AMAZING! what great design ideas!

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  33. Thanks for the ideas! I really like this release!

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  34. Thanks for the ideas! I really like this release!

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  35. So cute, so cute and so cute. Love so much about your projects and now so much I need to order.

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  36. Love the background on the zebra card.

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  37. So creative! Your card is gorgeous and the book of colors is just too sweet! xoxo ~Jenifer

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  38. Very creative projects. Love the Stained Glass Love Stamp set! If I win a gift card I’m ordering immediately!

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  39. Wow! Stunning and fabulously unique cards. Amazing and clever color book.

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  40. How creative and cool are these?! Absolutely love the backgrounds on your cards, and the colour book is simply so amazing!

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  41. Fantastic projects!~ Love that color picture book! That would be great for my little grandson! Thanks for sharing such fantastic tips and ideas! I leave here with a great idea to use! Thanks so much!

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  42. Your cards are so cute and I love the background. The book idea is sweet clever and cute!! :)

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  43. The scalloped card has a really pretty background. And, the book of colors is such a clever idea. Think I will try that for my youngest grandson.

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  44. wow your projects are so fun and creative - thanks for showing us how you made them - very creative:)

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  45. great shapes!!! and great, cool color/design on the first one. LOVE it.

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  46. Great projects! Love the color book idea!

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  47. Love your projects! Like the nontraditional colors for the Valentine's Day cards. And that color book is so creative! I love elephants, too!

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  48. Great cards for your boys--I like the felt zebras. Love the idea of the board book for colors.

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  50. Love you work! The book is a fantastic idea - can't wait to do one myself. Thanks for the idea!

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  51. Love the colors and different media you used on your card but the little book idea is sooo cute!

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  52. Lovely cards and adorable little book. Thanks so much for sharing...

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  54. Thanks for posting a boys Valentine's cards. It's hard for me to come up with ideas for boys card because most of my friends,relatives, etc are females. The picture boook is a nice gift idea for a little person! Thanks for the many ideas. Awesome dies and stamps to add to my collection.

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  55. Your book of colors is wonderful!

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  56. What a fun book for kids! I love how you designed it and the card as well -

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  57. Love the backgrounds you created for the valentine cards. Cute idea for the preschooler.

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  58. I love all the dies you used for the card. I love shaped cards, so now I have to grab that scalloped one. The color picture book is such a great way to use them and get your child involved. So cute. TFS!

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  59. What a great idea to make a color book. It turned out great! and I love the valentine cards.

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  60. Cute cards and book. Thanks for sharing.

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  61. Your card and book are amazing. That watercolor background I am in love with...so perfect for your little scene.

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  62. What a great idea with the book! Love the detail in the card. Great talent!

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  63. Awesome cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  64. Adore the felt giraffe and your Picture Book is darling. What a great idea! Great inspiration, thanks.

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  65. Love the first card with the zebra and the heart. The second project is such a fun and great idea too. Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

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  66. Wow! The Paper Artsy Infusions make a beautiful background! Always looking for ideas for Guy cards for my grandsons. thanks for sharing.

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  67. BEAUTIFUL WORK, Anna-Karin! I LOVE that you did the little Zebra in felt, but I must say, I think your little color book IS WONDERFUL!!! DONE from the heart for your little one! ;) PERFECT!!!!

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  68. These are just tooo cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  69. Wow!, I have to come back and see more of your work. I really love your cards, they are great! Thanks, Denise

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  70. love the cards but that book is so special thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

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  71. Wow love the felt zebra on your cards. The color book is so great. I am sure it will help him learn his colors and have fun too.

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  72. That color book was a great creation. If only I had a small child to create it for. I will definitely have to try the animals in felt. Thanks fof the blog hop

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  73. I love your idea of making a color book, it would be fun to make and kids would love it.

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  74. Love that zebra! Precious, unique cards.

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  75. LOVE the felt hearts. Had not thought about that. Making the book to teach colors is unique too.

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  76. Love your cards! And such a sweet book.

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  77. Wow, simply adorable little books. Great job!

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  78. Like the heart love your projects.

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  79. Very different color combination. Good for a masculine card.

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  80. Gorgeous - I love the shades of blues you used, and that sketched heart in that gorgeous blue. The use of the animal die cuts is adorable!

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  81. Fun way to teach a child their colors.

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  82. Fabulous cards and color book, love your creative designs and beautiful colors.

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  83. Oh, these are just too fun!!! Love the watercoloring on them!

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  84. Love how you showed a giraffe die can be a zebra die. More options

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  85. What a sweet little book about colors💛

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  86. I love the fuzzy zebra and hearts! and the color book is so wonderful!

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  87. Unusual colors, and that's what make them special, lovely work!

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  88. Wow, these are great! Love the background on your cards and I absolutely love your children's colour book! Such a cool idea!

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  89. loved your zebra cards but then you blew me away with the elephant book. Cutest idea in the world and good for you. Such a wonderful Mommy!

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  90. Love your use of texture and the creative way you use the die cuts to create the book.

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  91. The zebra card is awesome. I love the background and colors you chose!!

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  92. Love the giraffe card. I need one for my sisters birthday. Thanks for the inspiration

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  93. Such cute creations! I love these story book dies. They are so cute!

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  94. Oh Anna-Karin! What awesome Valentine's Cards-- adorable Zebra, wonderful background. But the color book is so special -- what a great idea! You should be happy your son is interested in what you create -- my adult sons will humor me but they aren't really interested . . .

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  95. Oops! Stroke brain. Think the government raffles might be zebras.

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  96. Love your cards!!! And that book Adorable!!!!Tfs!!

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  97. I love that book! So very clever.

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  98. I didn’t even notice your little stamp boo-boo because I love your zebra so much. The picture book animals are my favorite and these cards are simply adorable. Your son is a lucky boy to receive the color book. It is just fabulous!!

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  99. Love that you thought outside the box and used felt for the black of the zebra great idea such a wonderful card. The elephants is a great idea for children and great starter book also great for children with autism. Wonderful.

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  100. Great picture book project! I love all the texture in your cards and i LOVE that you used felt for the Zebras!

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  101. What neat projects. I love those animal dies. Thank you for sharing.

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  102. Great idea for teaching a youngster their colours. Wow!

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  103. LOL I did giggle at your sentiment story, I couldn't quite figure it out! Your giraffe makes a fabulous Valentine, and I LOVE your colour book, what a great idea!

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  104. I loved all of you projects. The picture book concept is a GREAT idea. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

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  105. It's great to use our dies and paper for something other than cards. I love your projects.

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  106. The zebra die is cute and perfect for a little boys Valentine's Day card!

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  107. the cards are absolutely amazing, but the little book you created for your son is fabulous!!

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  108. Anna-Karin, what a delightful set of creations. Love your combination of products for these cards. The color learning book is such a clever idea. tfs for sharing it all.

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  109. Love the cards! The little book is so cute and very creative!!

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  110. Super cute cards and a great idea this book for the little ones !!

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  111. Artistic, creative & wonderful!

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  112. Your elephant book of colors is so adorable...I bet your son loves it! And, your zebra cards are super cute! Your kids are lucky to have such a creative Mom! Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity with us!

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  113. so cute! your boys probably wouldn't notice any mistake!

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  114. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration, love the backgrounds!

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  115. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity! These projects are super awesome and creative !

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  116. Wow! What a fun and creative project! I love the color book! That is just amazing!

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  117. whoa! That is such a neat little color book! great job!

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  118. What a wonderful idea! I have made something similar for my grandbabies!
    Thank you for sharing your talent

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  119. Really like how you did the background on the first cards, the colours are amazing. Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

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  120. Wow - I am blown away by your creativity!

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  121. Awesome projects! I'm totally in love with your zebra cards! The backgrounds are so yummy, and the felt is such a great idea!

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  122. What a fun idea, a color book for children. I can also see how this would worm with a photo album with a color scheme.

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  123. WOW your work is amaze-balls! lov this release.

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  124. Love ypur card and the book is such a great idea. 😍

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  125. The zebras are cute, and great idea to make a color book!

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  126. Your Valentine cards have so many amazing elements, including that darling giraffe! The book for your youngest is so clever and a such wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing all this wonderful inspiration!

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  127. I didn't order the Sketch Heart but now that I've seen it on your card, it's a must order!

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  128. The colors book is an adorable idea for your son. And I love that you used so many elements on the 2 cards. Turned out great despite the "type" LOL!

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  129. Cute valentine cards & clever book design!

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  130. Great cards and Leo’s book is amazing!

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  131. So impressed with your Valentine cards using different colours. Love that!
    Leo's Happy book of colours will most definitely be a fun interactive read! Thanks for more ideas with the storybook gang.

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  132. I have purchased all the picture nimals and Snowman and Santa. Mi just love these dies.

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  133. This book of colours is a great idea!!!! Love this animals dies!

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  134. Your color peek a boo book is SO great! I'm sure your youngest loves it! Great job!

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  135. The colors and animals book is a lovely idea for a child!

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  136. I love the background on the zebra card and how clever to cut out the zebra using felt…so pretty!

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  137. Very unique uses for these products. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  138. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  139. Your card are great and I didn't even notice the mis-stamp! That colour book for your son is perfect.

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  140. I love your elephant color book. My grandson is three and he would love it.

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  141. Darling animals, clever ideas. Thanks for sharing

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  142. Hi Anna-Karin ! So nice to visit you ... you know I always love your work; your sons cards are adorable! OMG color book such a cool idea especially with that elephant :)

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  143. Darling Valentines and book! Love the animals!

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  144. I loved the unconventional colors on your valentine cards for your boys. I tend to choose girly colors for my cards ALWAYS. But, I have a grandson on the way soon, so I will have to be brave and try some different colors, patterns, dies and techniques! Thanks for sharing your cards.

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  145. Wow! What unique projects. Great work.

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  146. Darling critters!! Love your felt zebra! Adorable! Your backgrounds are so pretty. Love your elephant colors book. What a fun idea!

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  147. The Valentines cards are wonderful! I love the colors you used as well as the zebra and sketchy heart! Your little one is going to love the adorable elephant book!

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  148. Fun color book! Great cards as well. Thank you for sharing.

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  149. Cool color book! Such a great idea!

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  150. Very sweet cards! And a wonderful little book too!

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  151. WOW!What great inspiration - I love the "color book". How fun!! And would be fun to create it.

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  152. I love that sketchy heart die and all the texture you created with the felt! Just fantastic!!

    Also, the cute little book to teach colors is so creative!! What fun my 1-1/2 year old grandson would have with something like that!! Little Leo is lucky to have a mom who is so talented!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  153. Great cards, love the backgrounds you created!! The mini books are so cute!

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  154. This hits me where I live. I started card crafting so I had something to send to my nieces to let them know they were remembered and loved. So as far as I'm concerned these are the pinnacle of what these products can achieve. I love the felt zebra (and the dark blue totally reads as black on my computer), and that color book is such a labor of love and so sweet. I just want to give you a hug on behalf of your son who has yet to understand what an amazing gift that is. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

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  155. What a darling album and that card is adorable! I love the sweet felt giraffe-turned-zebra! Too too cute!! Thanks so much for the super awesome inspiration!!

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  156. Thank you so much for the inspiration! Love the little book idea. My one Grandson would love it. :)

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  157. Wow that board book is so so cute! What a clever way to use your craft supplies!

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  158. I love your designs. I wouldn't have thought to use the dies to make a book. Your zebra card is unique. I love it.

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  159. Oh my!!! Your projects are really adorable!!! Your colouring is amazing!!!

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  160. Awesome cards. Your color book is so clever with the windows!!!

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  161. Thanks for sharing the adorable and clever mini-book!

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  162. Cute cards and nice to know even experts make mistakes. The book looks like it will be very helpful.

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  163. Both projects are fabulous! Am totally in love with the zebra card, its so fun!!

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  164. The color book is a great gift idea.

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  165. Absolutely love the card design! and the book to teach colors is awesome...what a great idea!

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  166. Amazing projects love your style!

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  167. must get the birthday wishes frame. Love your little book idea.

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  168. Wow! Such beautiful and creative ideas on these projects!

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  169. So much creativity! Thanks for the inspiration!

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