Saturday, August 1, 2020

Lawn Fawn August Blog Post

Hello my friends! Its the first Saturday of the month and I am up on the Lawn Fawn Blog to share a fun interactive card with you today! 

For my card, I combined a stamp set from the new Summer Release with others, from years past, to create a holiday inspired underwater scene. One of my favorite types of cards to create has underwater scenes involved. Last year, Lawn Fawn released Christmas Fishes stamp set. Who can resist the ocean creatures with Santa hats?! I wanted to get the octopus and jellyfish from the new Ocean Shell-fies stamp set in on the fun. I stamped the images that I wanted for my scene on Lawn Fawn White Cardstock and colored them using Copic Markers.


For the front panel, I die cut a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock using the largest stitched rectangle from the Large Slimline with Sliders Die Set. Starting at the bottom, and working towards the top, I ink blended Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide Inks. I then die cut a partial rectangle using the same die and die cut that piece again using one of the Stitched Hillside Borders. I ink blended Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Inks to create the sand at the bottom. To add extra texture and sparkle, I flicked on diluted Vintage Photo Ink and a bit of metallic gold watercolor paint.


Do you notice a little something towards the top of the design? For a bit of surprise, I added a hidden panel using the pull tab die from the new Magic Iris Camera Pull Tab Add-On Die Set and second smallest stitched rectangle from the Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables Die Set. When you pull the pull tab.... 


...the ocean scene extends up, revealing more critters from the deep! Who wouldn't love this surprise?!

I hope that you have enjoyed seeing my card and thank you so much for coming to visit today! If you are interested in a complete list of supplies that I used, please visit the Lawn Fawn Blog. There are also direct links to the Lawn Fawn Shop there. Until next time, stay safe and well! Bye!


Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Lawn Fawn with Simon Says Stamp

Hello friends! I am delighted to be on the Simon Says Stamp Blog today. I am sharing a card using some amazing new products from the Lawn Fawn Summer Release! The whole release has such a whimsical and fairy tale feel to it and I love it all so much!

Lately, I have really enjoyed making slim line cards. This style allows even more room to add images to your card designs and Lawn Fawn recently released three awesome Slimline Die Sets. These sets add a beautiful stitching detail to the edges of the panels and make creating this style even easier.

For my card today, I used the new Unicorn Picnic and All The Clouds Stamp Sets. (A picnic with unicorns?! Yes, please!) These sets are packed full of images to create fun scenes. The only limit is your imagination! I also added in the previously released Critters Ever After Stamp Set to round off my scene.



To create my unicorn card, I started by stamping my images out and coloring them with Copic Markers. I then die cut them out using the coordinating dies. 


Next, I die cut a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock using the stitched rectangle die from the Small Slimline with Lift the Flaps Die Set to make the focal panel. I then ink blended the panel using Distress Oxide Inks with a blending brush in the following order from top to bottom: Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass. To add some fun gold speckles, I water down a little metallic gold watercolor from the Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors set and flicked it over the panel. 


I then die cut a second rectangle from Bristol Smooth Cardstock and a piece of Lawn Fawn Pearlescent Vellum using the same die. I used the largest die from the Cloudy Hillside Pop-Up Add-On to die cut both of those to create the clouds at the bottom of the design. I ink blended Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet at the bottom of the Bristol cloud panel to finish the rainbow ombre inking. Then, I stamped the sentiment using Lawn Fawn Clear Ink and heat set Lawn Fawn Gold Embossing Powder over the top. Next, I adhered the two cloud layers together and used foam tape to pop them up on the bottom of the card front.



I used a mixture of Lawn Fawn Glue Tube, glue dots, and foam tape to adhere my images to the front. I then popped the front panel onto a piece of Lawn Fawn White Cardstock that I trimmed to slightly less than 8 1/4" x 3 1/4" and adhered that to a die cut panel of Lawn Fawn Mermaid Cardstock.

Thank you so much for joining me today! Please be sure to check out all of these amazing products from Lawn Fawn. There is a complete list of products that I used over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog. I hope that you have a wonderful day!



Monday, July 6, 2020

Summer of Stamping Hop with Ellen Hutson and Lawn Fawn: S'more the Merrier Stamp Set




Happy Monday! I have two cards to share with you today using a new stamp set from Lawn Fawn called S'more the Merrier! This set was designed exclusively for Ellen Hutson and I am so excited to be a part of a joint blog hop to celebrate! (S'more the Merrier is sold as a set only at Ellen Hutson and includes the stamps and dies.) I have to warn you...this set is off the charts adorable and you are definitely going to want to get your hands on it. You've been warned!


For my first card, I used the Double Slider Surprise Die Set to create an interactive card. I really love this set because I love to make my scene cards really full. What you can't fit on the front panel, you can use on the two surprise panels that slide out. YES!


I created a night scene using two of the critters from the S'more the Merrier Stamp Set on the front panel. When the recipient pulls on the tabs located to each side it reveals the rest of the scene.


Lawn Fawn has a distinctive style and does an amazing job of creating products that go seamlessly together. With this in mind, I pulled other sets from my stash to complete the woodland scene. (Complete with cheeky squirrels from Pick of the Patch and the bear from Really High Five.)


For the sentiment, I started it on the left hand slide out, carried it to the center, and then across to the right slide out panel. I used Oliver's Stitched ABCs and 123s Die Sets and used the s'more image from Sweet Friends.

I was inspired by the amazing Grace Camou for my second card. She makes the best Center Picture Window Cards! You can find her on Instagram by clicking here. Please check her out. I had so much fun making this style of card and will definitely be making more in the future!


I tried to keep it fairly simple on the front by using the sweet little owl from the So Owlsome Stamp Set perched on the picnic basket from the Crazy Antics Stamp Set. I filled the basket to over flowing with goodies from the S'more the Merrier Stamp Set.


When you open the card, a three dimensional scene unfolds with the adorable fox roasting marshmallows and the sweet hedgehog and owl enjoying the fruits of his labor. Too cute!



Thank you so much for coming by and please be sure to hop along with us! I hope that you find tons of inspiration along the way! We've got a super fun prize too!!! One random and lucky commenter will win $25 to the Ellen Hutson Shop! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! And don't forget to comment here too for a bonus entry! Comment before Saturday, July 11th at 11:59pm PDT. The winner will be notified by email. 


Below, I have linked the products that I used to create my card to the Ellen Hutson Shop. (For any products not available for purchase at Ellen Hutson, I have added links to the Lawn Fawn Shop.) This is solely for your convenience. I hope that you have a great day!

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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Lawn Fawn July Blog Post







Hello and welcome! I am on the Lawn Fawn Blog today with a fun interactive card to share with you using the Reveal Wheel Die Set. I absolutely this set! Lawn Fawn continues to release new add-ons and accessories to go with the Reveal Wheel. It just keeps getting better and better!


The inspiration for my card came from the arrival of the newest addition to the Lawn Fawn family. Little Miles is absolutely precious and I wanted to create something extra special to congratulate the proud parents. What could be cuter than a mama/daddy elephant spraying their baby elephant? (Who just so happens to be in a bubble filled tub with a little duck toy!) 


To make the design even more fun, when the recipient turns the wheel, the water sprays down on the baby. This is bound to put a smile on anyone's face!

Thank you for visiting my blog today! If you are interested in the products that I used, please visit the Lawn Fawn Blog for a complete list with links. I will be back on Monday, July 6th, for a special collaboration that you are not going to want to miss! See you soon!


Saturday, June 6, 2020

Lawn Fawn June Blog Post

Hello friends! I am elated to be on the Lawn Fawn Blog today to share another card with you! It has been a couple of weeks since I popped on here, but rest assured that I have been working on more projects to share with you. They will be featuring new stuff coming your way later this month! YES!

I don't know about you, but life has just seemed so out of sorts lately. For so many, school was a safe constant in their life. No one saw it coming to such an abrupt halt in March. Fast forward to now and the school year is wrapping up or completely finished. Students are only returning long enough to grab personal belongings before bidding farewell for who knows how long. Lots of kiddos are missing the security of school and the wonderful teachers that they have been separated from in the wake of the pandemic. That is where the idea for my card came from.


Last month, Lawn Fawn had a mini release that included the Village Heroes Stamp Set. This set has so many wonderful images meant to celebrate the some of the essential workers that help make life as we know it possible. It also combines perfectly with the other village themed sets previously released from Lawn Fawn. Included in it are some sweet school images that I used to create my card. 

To create my card, I used the Village Heroes Stamp Set and combined it with several other sets to set the scene. The kids seated at the bottom are distance learning. They have the set up to learn from home, but are most definitely missing their days at school. I thought that this would be a wonderful way to send a special thank you to a teacher that has touched so many lives. As affected as the kids are, the teachers had no warning of this either. They truly miss the face-to-face interactions with their students. 


I hope that you enjoyed seeing my card today! If you are interested in the products that I used, please be sure to visit the Lawn Fawn Blog. You will find a complete list of Lawn Fawn products and links to the Lawn Fawn Shop there. Please be safe everyone and try to remember that brighter days are ahead. Big hugs to you all!


Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Mama Elephant Designer Series


Hello again! This is Megan Quinn and I am so honored to be back guesting for Mama Elephant this month! I hope that you have loved the May release as much as I do and that you have enjoyed seeing the amazing samples that the design team has created to share with you.

The card that I created for today features the new My Pet Puppies Stamp Set and Creative Cuts. (These puppy images stole my heart as soon as I laid eyes on them! Who could resist those sweet faces?)

The inspiration for my card came from hearing friends talk about their pets crossing the rainbow bridge when they pass away. Losing a pet is such an incredibly difficult time. I can't think of a better way to let someone know that you are thinking of them than to make them a card. It's like a paper hug, right? These gestures are especially important now in the time of social distancing.


To create my card, I began by building the background. I die cut a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock using the stitched rectangle from the Slim Card Basics Creative Cuts and ink blended clouds using a stencil and pale blue ink. I then die cut a second piece of Bristol Cardstock and a piece of vellum using the cloud shaped die included in the Slim Card Basics Creative Cuts for the bottom of the card to make the foreground.  


To give the puppies a place to stand, I stamped the images with clouds from the Wish Upon A Star Stamp Set and die cut them using the coordinating Creative Cuts. For the rainbow bridges, I used the Rainbow High Creative Cuts and colored them using Copic Markers. As a final touch, I used stars from the Wish Upon A Star Stamp Set and placed them across the card front. 

Thank you so much for visiting the Mama Elephant Blog today! I truly appreciate the opportunity to guest design for Mama Elephant and hope that you have enjoyed seeing my designs here. I have listed the products that I used for my card below with links that will take you directly to the Mama Elephant Shop. I hope that you have a wonderful day!

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Monday, May 25, 2020

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: Zodiac Pig

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and welcome! I have another card to share with you featuring new products from the Mama Elephant May Release. The Zodiac Pig Stamp and Creative Cuts are on the menu today, so let's get started!

I started my card for today by stamping images from the Zodiac Pig, Blogging Buddies, and Book Worm Stamp Sets using a warm brown hybrid ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I then used the coordinating Creative Cuts to die cut them out.


I then took a piece of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock and ink blended Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Candied Apple, and Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks through a brick stencil to create a backdrop for the precious pigs.


To frame the design, I used the new Four Window Cover Creative Cut and die cut a piece of Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock and then ink blended a bit of Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges to warm it up a bit. I then adhered the images using liquid glue and foam adhesive.

I hope that you have enjoyed visiting with me today and found inspiration here! If you are interested in any of the products that I used to create my card, I have listed the Mama Elephant products that I used below with direct links to the Mama Elephant Shop. I will be back tomorrow with my final post as guest designer for Mama Elephant so please come back then. I think that you will really like what I have coming your way. I have so enjoyed my three month guest spot with them and cannot thank them enough for this amazing experience! 

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Lawn Fawn August Blog Post

Hello my friends! Its the first Saturday of the month and I am up on the Lawn Fawn Blog to share a fun interactive card with you today!  ...