Monday, April 17, 2017

Anniversary love

I made this card for my husband for our anniversary.  I used the die from Lawn Fawn's "Happy Mail" to make the tiny envelopes. and hearts. I used Aleene's tack it over and over glue for the hearts so they would stick the envelopes shut but not tear when opened.  Inside each little envelope I put a special memory, like places we've been, things only the two of us would know.  He loved it. 

Welcome Baby Morgan!

My good friend Stelisa was having her first baby a boy, and I made this card for her baby shower. She had a penguin theme for the shower and her nursery, so  I used the Stitched Hillside Pop Up die, the clothing from Little Bundle, and the penguins from Toboggan Together, all from Lawn Fawn.  Lettering is Milo's ABC's, also from Lawn fawn. 

Happy Engagement/Happy Wedding!

My daughter Megan and her boyfriend Jack recently got engaged.  To celebrate this happy milestone,  I made this card.  Two bunnies wishing on a star, looking out at the vast sky, and all that is to come!  <3

I used the little bunny from Lawn Fawn's Hello Baby stamp set.  Snowy Backdrop die, grassy hillside border die also from Lawn fawn.  I colored the bunnies with copics and created the night sky with Distress Inks.  I placed some Crayola stardust paper behind the stars to give them some sparkle.  I also put a star shooting across the sky for the bunnies to wish on by using Lawn Fawn's starry sky die.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Lawnfawnatics Challenge #1, card two

For this card I used the Lawn Fawn "Fairy Friends," and "Gleeful Gardens," and "Happy Happy Happy" stamp and die sets, as well as the "Hillside Pop Up," "Grassy Pop Up Add On," "Forest Border," "Leafy Tree Backdrop: Landscape," "Everyday Banners" and "Stitched Rectangles" dies.  All images colored with Copic markers.  I also used the Perfectly Plaid and Watercolor Wishes papers from Lawn Fawn.

Monday, March 27, 2017

LawnFawnatics Challenge #1, card number 1

Happy 7th Birthday Lawn Fawn!  And how fun to kick off the LawnFawnatics blog with a birthday themed challenge! 


The first is a circle slider card using Lawn Fawn the "Mermaid for You," "Finatastic Fishes" "You're a Star," and "Little Shellfish" stamp and die sets.  All images colored with Copic markers.  To create the channel for the slider, I used a Lawn Fawn circle die and a smaller Spellbinders circle, since I didn't have the Lawn Fawn circle slider die. 

Monday, January 2, 2017

Welcome 2017! Christmas card review.

Well, I don't know about you, but that last year---what I'm thinking of as "the year who will not be spoken of anymore" ---was a really bad year.  But a new one is here and we will dismiss thinking of "that year" now.  Bye Felicia!

I made 70 Christmas cards this year.  I started late, in November, and I have a resolve to make Christmas cards throughout the year so I can send more out to more people next year.    Here are the designs I came up with this year. 

I liked this one very much, I loved the vibrancy of the colors!  I used black embossing powder and embossed images on watercolor paper I'd previously painted.  I can't remember who made the Nativity stamp but the sentiment was from Avery Elle.

This one I lifted the design from Nicol Spohr's video on You Tube.  I loved the soft "glow" the overlay of vellum gave to the lights.  Die set here is String of Lights from Lawn Fawn. 

This card was kind of a simple design.  I liked the retro feel of the paper, which is from Pebbles, Inc.  I stamped the sentiment (which is from Avery Elle) using Versamark watermark ink and embossed using red glitter embossing powder from Zing.

I KNEW I had to make some cards addressing the nature of this past year.  So I chose "Oh Snap" from Lawn Fawn.  I have a ton of this gingerbread paper, too.

This was the original watercolor card I made.  I only made one of these, as I felt it wasn't Christmassy enough.  I liked the glitzy nature of it though.  Sentiment is from Avery Elle.

For this card I  kept things simple. Using older papers from my stash.  I also had the paper already die cut out from a craft show I had done last year so it was easy to put together. I like using kraft papers for Christmas cards, and I liked the sheer gold ribbon.  Gold embossing powder on the sentiment here, which is from Avery Elle.

This one was another design idea from Nichol Spohr, from a video on you tube.  Stamps from Lawn Fawn, colored with Copic markers.  I fell in love with that deer tangled in the Christmas lights!

I used a Di-namic die for this card, and made a snow background with clear glitter embossing powder.

This card was my favorite.  I made this card for my brother in law who has a French bulldog named Franklin.  Franklin lives in San Diego, and he'll never have a white Christmas, but he does on this card!  Presents, tree, dog dish are all from Lawn Fawn, as is the stitched hillside border.  That adorable doggie is from Avery Elle.  I colored this with Copics.  I had some tan paper with white dots on it and I used a layer of vellum over it to make it look like a snowy winter sky.

I did make a few others that I neglected to get pictures of, unfortunately.   Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

A "deer" stamp set for Christmas

If you look up the word cute in the dictionary, I'm willing to bet you would see a Lawn Fawn stamp set to illustrate the meaning.  This company has such charming and sweet images and somehow these Christmas/winter themed stamp sets are even more adorable than usual!   I knew when I saw these in their preview in August, I HAD to have them for my Christmas cards this year. 

Toboggan Together and Ready, Set, Snow!  are made to coordinate, and each set has matching dies available. 

The critters have the patented Lawn Fawn charm, and are just made to be colored with Copics. 
If you don't have Copic markers, you can get some colored pencils and color them in with those.  Ordinary colored pencils can do a good  job and you can shade with them by just making the edges of the images darker and going toward the light in the middle.  Just keep layering the colors on and you can use an eraser to adjust the lightness in the middle.

The Ready, Set, Snow stamp set has two sets of coordinating dies with them. One has all the critters and the other has more detailed dies for the snow globe, as you can see. 

The die set on the left cuts out the snow globe's window as well as the exterior of the snow globe.  It also contains a die for the "snow" to go in the globe.   The die set on the left includes one that cuts out the exterior of the snow globe that is the same as the one in the other set, and includes all the critters.

With the additional snow globe dies, you can easily make shaker cards by layering the globe window die (pictured upper left), with acetate, foam and cardstock.

The first card I made was this one.   I used a stand-up card from Stamps of Life.  I simply layered the papers and colored the images with Copic markers.  The die that cuts out the "snow" makes a nice effect when used with glitter paper, as I used here.  If you are making a shaker card, you can also use the "confetti" pieces that the snow background die makes as a filler for your shaker.   

I really like the little Santa and his reindeer shadow going over the little town. I layered the trees by popping one up with foam mounting tape.  The snowy patterned paper was from the dollar store a long time ago when they had patterned paper. I think it was Miss Elizabeth brand.

I made shaker ornament separate from the card base for this one.  Kelly from Lawn Fawn has a tutorial showing how to make shaker cards with this set using foam and cardstock.  I colored the deet with Copic markers and filled the shaker with some small beads, bugle beads and some tiny snowflakes I had a die for.  Papers are from Echo Park. Twine from the Twinery.  I punched two little holes in the base of the card and tied the string from the top of the ornament in the bow, so the ornament will be able to be easily removed and can be hung on the card recipient's tree. 

Thanks for looking!