Monday, November 12, 2018

Lawn Fawn Fawny Holiday Week

Today is the start of Lawn Fawn Fawny Holiday Week! Who is excited? I have a super cute holiday project to share with you! I created an adorable ornament using the Lawn Fawn Woodland Critter Huggers and Woodland Critter Huggers Winter Add-On Die Sets. I was inspired to create the penguin after seeing Elise's project last month for the Woodland Critter Huggers Winter Add-On Die Set. It was just too sweet!

To create my ornament, I die cut the pieces that I would need from felt that I found in my stash. I then stitched them together using coordinating embroidery floss. The dies cut through the felt beautifully! Who said these dies are only for paper crafting?! Haha!

Sometimes ornaments turn and twist once they are hung on the Christmas tree so, I wanted the back to be finished as well. I even added a heart on his bum as a fun touch!

Thank you so much for visiting today! I hope that you are inspired to create something unique for the holidays. There will be tons more inspiration as the week goes on. Please check out the other amazing projects by the design team over on the Lawn Fawn blog. Have a great day! 

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Lawn Fawn North Pole Double Slider Surprise

Welcome to the weekend! I am up on the Lawn Fawn blog today and I have another Christmas Card to share with you using a ton of Lawn Fawn-y goodness so, let's get started!

For my card today, I created a double slider surprise card featuring a North Pole work shop scene. I combined numerous stamp and die sets to create my card. For a complete list of products, please go to Lawn Fawn's blog. They are listed there with links straight to the store for easy shopping! 😉

When you pull the tabs on either side of the front panel, the scene extends out on each side to reveal even more elves, reindeer, and toy making. (I just cannot get enough of the Double Slider Surprise Die Set!)

Thank you so much for visiting today! I had so much fun creating this card and will back the first Saturday in December with my next blog contribution for Lawn Fawn. Don't forget that November means a jam packed week of amazing projects from the design team! Fawny Holiday Week is November 12-16 and I can't wait to share my project with you all!

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Mama Elephant Christmas Card

Hello! If you are like me, you are trying to get started on your holiday cards. Things are getting ready to get super hectic and in order to get ahead, I have started making cards to send out to family and friends. 

Today, I have a Christmas card to share with you today using some amazing Mama Elephant products. It is a fun interactive card that just keeps delivering on the surprises! I used the adorable  Santa's Sleigh, Me and My Yeti, Animal Parade, and Tea with Friends stamps and die sets to create a wintery, Christmas Eve night scene.

For the background, I used the Mama Elephant Galactic Cover Die and the On The Hills Die Set. I die cut a circle to create a mask for the moonlight ring around the moon then blended Distress Inks on Bristol Smooth Cardstock. I die cut a slightly smaller circle than the mask from Bristol Smooth Cardstock as well and painted a moon using Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors watercolor paint. I love the shimmery softness!

To make the card interactive, I used the Sunny Studios Sliding Window die. When you pull the tab at the top of the card, the front panel slides back, revealing another adorable addition to the scene. 

I attached my images using foam tape and liquid glue. I used a strip of acetate to gift the illusion that the reindeer is flying and the effect is so neat! I used Nuvo Crystal Drops in White Blizzard and Gloss White to add details to some of the images. The Gloss White is perfect for reinforcing the snow falling.

I also decorated the inside of the card with more images that coordinate with the scene on the front. Thank you so much for stopping by! I will have another Christmas card to share this Saturday, November 3rd for my monthly blog contribution for Lawn Fawn. Be sure to stop back by then!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Outside In Stitched Christmas Trees Stackables/Stitched Christmas Tree Frames

Hello! Today, Lawn Fawn is showcasing the new Outside In Stitched Christmas Tree Stackables Die Set and the Stitched Christmas Tree Frames Die Set.

I wanted to make something a little different to share today so I created a fun Christmas ornament instead of a card.  By using the die sets and some wool felt that I had in my stash, I created this adorable little tree in some not so traditional colors.

For the aqua section, I die cut two of the largest trees from the Outside In Stitched Christmas Tree Stackables set and stitched them together using white embroidery floss. I then used the largest tree from the Stitched Christmas Tree Frames dies and die cut one frame from a piece of lime green felt. I used the negative portion of the die cut and stitched that onto the front of the aqua portion. I then die cut the ornaments using the ornament dies from both sets using various colors of coordinating felt and sewed them on as well. I also added an iridescent sequin and sea bead to each ornament to add some fun dimension and sparkle. The trunk and star are doubled up as well and stitched to the front and back so when the ornament spins, it looks finished from both sides. To finish the ornament off, I took a piece of silver thread and sewed it through the top of the star.

I hope that you like my project for today and thank you once again for taking the time to stop by! I hope that you have a great day!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Tiny Gift Box Deer Add-On Die Set/Reverse Stitched Windows

Welcome back for another day of fun! Today, Lawn Fawn is featuring the new Tiny Gift Box Deer Add-On Die Set and the Reverse Stitched Windows: Rectangle, Square, and Circle Die Sets. I created several samples to share using these products.

My first sample is a cute little gift bag that I decorated using the Tiny Gift Box Deer Add-On Die Set. I created layers and a winter scene for my reindeer using several Lawn Fawn Die Sets and the super pretty Pixie Dust Sparkle Cardstock. I also stamped a sentiment on the front of the gift tag that I die cut using the Say What? Christmas Critters Stamp set.

For a fun surprise, when you flip the little bags over, I created a matching scene and the backside of the reindeer! How funny and cute is that? I used a foam square to pop up the top of the tail and the top half of the reindeer on the both sides.

The next two samples I have to show you have already been shared, but they help to show the versatility of the new Reverse Stitched Windows Die Sets. For the first card, I used the rectangle set. 

For the next card, I used the square set of Reverse Stitched Windows Dies.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope that you found some inspiration and that you have an amazing day!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Gingerbread Friends

Hello and thank you for stopping by my blog today! The Lawn Fawn has some really amazing projects to share with you today using the new Gingerbread Friends Die Set.

When I saw this set, I know that I wanted to create a fun little gingerbread family. (Almost like a photo Christmas card that you send out at the holidays.) I die cut the pieces for the gingerbread people from the new Kraft cardstock from Lawn Fawn and added a baked color to the edges using Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink. I then die cut the accessories from the new White Cardstock from Lawn Fawn and colored them with my Copic Markers. 

To make the scene images more cohesive, I stamped images from the Sweet Christmas and Christmas Dreams stamp sets onto some more of the Kraft Cardstock and colored them in using my Prismacolor Colored Pencils. I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I think this stamping them on Kraft helped to create a more gingerbread feel than stamping the images onto white cardstock and end up with a harsh white outline. 

Then, I stamped the sentiment from the new Simply Winter Sentiments stamp set on a piece of Lawn Fawn Vellum and die cut it with the banner die from the Shadow Box Card Ocean Add-On Die Set. To frame up the "family photo", I used the largest die from the Stitched Scallop Rectangle Frame Die Set.

I hope that you enjoy all of the samples we have to share with you today! Be sure to hop on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog and leave a comment for a chance to win there. Have a great day!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Reveal Wheel Holiday Sentiments

Lawn Fawn is featuring the new Reveal Wheel Holiday Sentiments Stamp Set. This is a perfect companion set for the Reveal Wheel Die Set, Reveal Wheel Square Add-On Die Set, and Reveal Wheel Sentiment Stamp Set!

For my card, I created an fun underwater scene using my favorite manatee images in the whole wide world from the Manatee-rific Stamp Set. You might remember me making a similar card using the Reveal Wheel die set, in a different way, showing the female manatee swimming in a circle. I wanted to create a home for the holidays scene with the same couple.

The same characters are back and celebrating the holidays together. In the picture collage below, you can see how the sentiments change as you spin the reveal wheel.

Thank you for stopping by today and please visit the Lawn Fawn Blog as well. They are having amazing give aways every day of Inspiration Week. All you have to do is leave a comment on their blog for a chance to win. 

Lawn Fawn Fawny Holiday Week

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