Lawn Fawn Mom + Me Mother’s Day Card

Here’s a card I made last night for my Mom. This card took me about 35 minutes which is a good time frame in my opinion. There’s times that a card can take me over an hour to complete. This one hit that sweet spot where there’s still coloring and detail but it didn’t take me an astronomical amount of time to complete. A list of supplies will be listed below the pictures.

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Here’s the clickable list of supplies I used:

•Lawn Fawn Mom + Me Stamp Set (25% off in our store right now!) Also available at Simon Says Stamp by clicking the picture below.
Lawn Fawn MOM AND ME Clear Stamps LF1134

• Lawn Fawn Celebration Scripty Sayings (for inside sentiment) (25% off in our store!). Also available at Simon Says Stamp by clicking the picture below.

Lawn Fawn CELEBRATION SCRIPTY SAYINGS Clear Stamps LF1059

• Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Paper (discounted in our store as a set) . Also available as a set from Simon Says Stamp by clicking the picture below.
Lawn Fawn PERFECTLY PLAID 12 x 12 Collection Pack LF1115

• Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers from Amazon or Simon Says Stamp by clicking the picture below.
Zig CLEAN COLOR 12 set Real Brush RB-6000AT

• Water Brush from Amazon or Simon Says Stamp by clicking the picture below.
Sakura KOI MEDIUM WATERBRUSH Water Brush Watercolor #6 xqr-m

• Staedtler Ergosoft Watercolor Pencils from Amazon by clicking the picture below.

•Colorbox Petal Point Pinwheel for the Purple and Blue inks used on the front and inside sentiment from Amazon by clicking the picture below.

• Colorbox Cateye Ink in Brown for the Tree Trunk from Amazon by clicking the picture below.

• Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain used on the owl stamp from Amazon or Simon Says Stamp by clicking the picture below.
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WALNUT STAIN Ranger TIM19534

• 140 pound watercolor cardstock from Amazon or Simon Says Stamp by clicking the picture below. (Also a great item to buy with a coupon at Michael’s)
Strathmore WATERCOLOR PAPER PAD 9x12 Bound 360109

• Scotch ATG Gun to adhere everything firmly and securely from Amazon or Simon Says Stamp by clicking the picture below.
3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER 1/4 Inch Adhesive Glue Gun

• Card Bases and Envelopes to make assembly and sending easy from Amazon or Simon Says Stamp by clicking the picture below. (Tip: I also like to buy the bulk sets at Hobby Lobby with a coupon!)
Core'dination WHITE Smooth A2 Cards And Envelopes GX800079

That completes the list of necessary supplies. This card came together so nicely and I had a lot of fun making it. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel so you can see the making of this card when the video is posted! Thank you for stopping by!

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End of Year Sale on the ENTIRE Store!

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That’s right! For 3 days ONLY we are offering an additional $5.00 off for every $20.00 you spend. This is an additional savings on top of the other sales and discounts we have going on right now.

This offer applies to all items in the store priced up to $40.00!

This is our best sale all year long and it’s the perfect time to load up on craft essentials and new Valentine’s products!

To see what’s for sale Click Here! 

Black Friday Sale!

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No Coupon Codes Required! Just add at least $100 of product to your cart and you will get an EXTRA 10% off and Free Shipping. The best part is, you can still use your coupon codes to save even more. Seriously! 

JUST CLICK HERE TO GET TO THE STORE! 

The sale starts NOW and ends at midnight on November 30th!

Buy 1, get 1 at 35% Off! All Memory Box & Avery Elle!

Looking for a great deal on Christmas crafting supplies that isn’t last minute?

Well, it’s just a click away! Right now we have Buy one, get one 35% off on all of our Memory Box and Avery Elle products! That is a seriously awesome deal. It’s like getting 17.5% off each which is a bigger discount than we normally do! Plus, you can mix and match. You still qualify for the deal if you want one Avery Elle product and one Memory Box product. Isn’t that great?

Click here to see all of the great NEW RELEASE products that are discounted! 

Website Update and a Coupon Code!

Now all of the great items you love to buy from Intoxicating Arts on our E-bay Store are available on our website!

You might wonder why this is such a big deal or how it will benefit you as the consumer, so let me explain!

  1. Selling the products on our website allows us to create a searchable data base making it easier for you to navigate the website. Having a search bar allows you to type in what you are looking for and the website will come back with relevant suggestions.
  2. You still get the deep discounts you are expecting to find from us, PLUS you can use coupon codes!
  3. You still get $5.00 flat rate shipping on orders over $40.00, PLUS if you spend just $10.00 more and have an order total of $50.00 or more, you get FREE SHIPPING within the United States!
  4. You can still check out using Paypal or check out as a Paypal guest and use whatever credit card you want.
  5. Create an account with us one time and have quick and easy checkout every time after.

So, why else would you buy directly on our website instead of e-bay? If you found us through e-bay and are a returning customer, we are so happy that we provided you with a great experience and you want to come back! I’m sure you are aware that e-bay makes commissions for providing the online marketplace for us sellers.I’m grateful that e-bay exists for that reason alone. However, I’d rather offer craft supplies at even lower prices and benefit my customers rather than e-bay. If you buy directly on our website, we’ll pass the savings on to you with coupon codes and additional shipping discounts.

Let’s celebrate with a coupon code! Just for being a reader of this blog, you can get 10% off your order on our website. There is no minimum purchase to use this coupon code. The code will expire on October 31st, 2015. Limit one use per customer. Please feel free to share this code with all of your friends and family! On the checkout screen enter “BLOG” , just the word without the quotations. CLICK HERE TO GET TO OUR WEBSITE NOW! 

Thank you for being a blog reader and have a wonderful day!

NEW LAWN FAWN IN STOCK – UP TO 15% OFF!

We have new Lawn Fawn products in stock and ready to ship tomorrow!

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL OF THE LAWN FAWN PRODUCTS WE HAVE LISTED! 

For a limited time, you can save up to 15% off new Lawn Fawn Products!

Get 10% off all Lawn Fawn items with an MSRP over $5.00, plus an extra 5% off your entire order when you spend $50.00 or more.

As always, you get $5.00 flat rate shipping on all orders over $40.00.

We have stamps, dies, inks, twine, and papers ready to ship tomorrow for the big release!

Don’t delay! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas will be here before we know it. Get crafting now and be ready for the holidays!

To see all of the new Lawn Fawn products and to get inspired, visit the Lawn Fawn Blog. 

Here’s a look at some of the adorable projects the design team has made :

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I hope you’re inspired and excited for the new Lawn Fawn Releases! I know I am!!

Are you Bird Crazy?!

Tim Holtz just released some awesome add-on Stamp Sets for all of your Bird Crazy people out there! We’ll be getting them in stock shortly and I’m taking pre-orders! You will still get 20% off even though these are a new release. Click the pictures below to get to the listings!

Crazy Talk $24.00

Crazy Things $24.00

Bird Crazy $17.60

Here’s some inspirational pictures :

What craft supplies do you buy the most?

I need your help. I am expanding our inventory further and I need to know what YOU want! I know that I personally tend to spend more on tools than disposable items such as charms and embellishments. I also buy a ton of inks and paints so I can have a large color palette to choose from. So, you tell me, what do you buy the most?

12 Tags of 2015- July Tag

I managed to do two tags in a row. Wahoo! Below is my tag for July.

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As always, I was missing many of the items necessary to duplicate Tim’s tag. I always try to make do with what I already have in my craft room because most of the time I can substitute items and even techniques. I made a video of the making of this tag. It just needs to be edited and I will add it to this post when that is done. I really enjoy doing these tags! Here’s a link to Tim’s tag and the tutorial : http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2015-july/ 

Here’s a few things that I did differently because I was missing supplies:

1. I used a different stamp set that had mini blue prints in it. Since I didn’t have the USA blueprint I decided to stamp it with some letters from one of my Tim Holtz stamp sets and add my own blueprint looking lines and arrows.

2. While I do sell the Distress Microglaze, I try not to take items that I have limited inventory on out of stock. (Which I am glad I didn’t because I am down to one as of this morning!) I had some wax laying around because I’ve been meaning to get in to encaustic wax painting. I had made my own encaustic wax using Damar Resin and Beeswax. I grabbed a chunk of wax and rubbed it over my stamped and colored images. I proceeded to watercolor over it hoping the wax layer would be sufficient. Apparently, it was too sufficient because I had rubbed all around the image and I ended up with more white background than colored background. At least now I know that is an option!  I didn’t have much control over where the wax would be placed when I was rubbing with that solid block. I think that’s a good reason to get the Distress Microglaze as you will get more control with your placement. The microglaze is paste-like and you only need a tiny bit to cover and protect a space from water methods.

3. I do not own a sewing machine. I considered buying a small one for the craft room, but I am really trying to limit myself of larger tools that take up space. So, I just did faux stitching with a pen.

4. My embellishments are different. The number 4 is a grungeboard piece that I painted with a metallic distress paint. The little star is one that I had laying around, and I didn’t have any good charms to add to the top. I really wish I did because it looks a little empty up there.

5. For the spritzing, I had to make my own black marker. I applied some Black Soot ink onto an acrylic block and picked it up with my water brush. The water brush I have will not fit in the spritzer, so I had to hold it carefully and spritz. It ended up working well enough.

6. The crinkle ribbon technique had to be done differently too. I used some seam binding and ran the piece through an ink pad. It laid down the color just fine and it looks about the same in the end. I did have less control over the placement of the color though. If I had the Distress Markers, I would of had a more defined white space in the middle.

So, there’s the differences and how I overcome not having all of the supplies. I hope that might help some of you who are lacking supplies. Just try to think of another way to get it done with what you have. Thank you for stopping by!

P.S. One product I can not substitute is Distress Ink! If you need some, we have it in stock and at a great price!  JUST CLICK HERE!

12 Tags of 2015 – June Tag

Here’s my Tag for June of 2015. I don’t own the die set he used , so I cut my own. There were a few other items I was missing,  but I think it came out cute!

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Supplies Used that we currently have in stock:

Tim Holtz Layering Tag Stencil – Stripes $4.79

Distress Ink Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean. Available in Mini Distress Ink Kit #2 along with Fired Brick and Seedless Preserves for the incredible low price of $5.59 (That’s nearly 50% off!).

Did you know that we have 75 different Ranger Products in stock right now?! To see them, click here ! 

Here’s the Youtube video tutorial of making this tag :

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you take part in the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 because it’s so much fun!