Sunday, September 15, 2019

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Christmas Fishes

Welcome back friends! Today, we are highlighting the new Christmas Fishes Stamp Set from Lawn Fawn. This might be my favorite stamp set from this release! It is a tie between this set and the new Yeti Or Not Stamp Set...

For my card share today, I used the Square Reveal Wheel. I love the Reveal Wheel so much! It makes creating an amazing interactive design so easy and so, well, just WOW! I oriented it on the bottom of my focal panel. This allows me to place the sentiment up top without detracting from the scene below. 


With the underwater critters caroling, I thought that it would only be appropriate to use the Little Music Notes Die Set to create a sheet music feel for the sentiment and somewhere for the additional music notes to float about. So fun!

I will be back tomorrow for another day of cards to share with you. Please stop back by then! Don't forget that Lawn Fawn is giving away prizes all Inspiration Week. For a chance to win, leave a comment over on their blog. Have a great day!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Build A House Christmas Add-On, Tiny Christmas, and Snow Globe Gift Tag

We are on the fourth day of Inspiration Week at Lawn Fawn. Can you believe it?! Today, we are taking a closer look at the Build A House Christmas Add-On Die Set, Tiny Christmas, and the Snow Globe Gift Tag Dies.

The Build A House Add-On sets are designed to work perfectly with the Reveal Wheel Die Set, but they can be used on their own as well. For my first card, I used the Build A House to create a Christmas Scene with Santa in the front.


I used images from the new Tiny Christmas mini stamp set on the reveal wheel behind the upstairs window. As you spin the wheel...


The scene in the window changes from the adorable little boy, to the cute pup, to the sweet little girl, and the kitty. (The cat is from the Tiny Halloween Stamp Set.) I absolutely love how versatile the Reveal Wheel Die Set is and how Lawn Fawn continues to come out with new add-ons to make it fresh and exciting!

For my next card, I used the Snow Globe Gift Tag dies on my card front. Who doesn't love a shaker card?! I created a Snow Globe using the tree from the new Yeti Or Not Stamp Set. I placed Santa and Mrs. Claus on either side. Of course Santa has his milk and Mrs. Claus has cookies to share. 


I used the Happy Holidays Line Border Die for my sentiment along the bottom. For the background, I wanted to create a the feel of a quilt. I used the new Four Square Backdrop: Portrait Die and the revisited Snow Day Remix Patterned Paper for this.

I hope that you had fun visiting today! I will be back tomorrow with more to share with you. Until the, I hope that you have a wonderful day! Big hugs!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Ho Ho Holidays and Rooftop Border

I absolutely love the new Ho Ho Holidays Stamp Set from Lawn Fawn! Today, the design team has created some amazing samples to share with you featuring this new set and the new Rooftop Border Die Set.

For my first card, I created a fun scene where Santa is flying off to deliver presents on Christmas Eve night. I adore the lovely Mrs. Claus image included in the set!

I have had several questions about the North Pole that I made. I mean the North Pole needs the North Pole sign right?! Haha! The pole is from the Sweet Christmas set, the topper is from the Toboggan Together set, and the sign is from the Holiday Helpers 


For my second card, I created a rooftop scene using the Rooftop Border Die Set. This die set creates the cutest rooftop scenes and it doesn't have to be limited to Christmas or winter scenes either. I have seen some absolutely adorable card designs that have used this set for Halloween. Brilliant!


I thought that it would be super fun to use the pull tab from the Let's Toast Pull Tab Add On Die Set to make a surprise element for this card. When you pull the tab, Santa pops up out of the chimney! Love it!


Thank you again for stopping by and visiting with me today! Don't forget to run on over to Lawn Fawn's Blog and leave a comment. There are prizes to be won so, get going! I will be back again tomorrow with more to share.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Mice On Ice and Stitched Pond Die Set

Welcome friends! We are having another amazing Inspiration Week from Lawn Fawn! I am so happy that you chose to visit my blog today and I have two cards to share with you featuring the newly released Mice On Ice Stamp and Die Sets and the Stitched Pond Die Set. 

For my first card, I created a Reveal Wheel card. These little mice are just the cutest! They are in various skating poses that allow you to create the most adorable little scenes with them. 


I used the Reveal Wheel element to create movement on my card. By flipping flipping the front panel upside down before decorating it, I was able to make the pair of skating mice included in the set to have one skating away from the other.


By using the Square Reveal Wheel, I was able to have the main focal scene up top and still add the beautiful script sentiment with another mouse down towards the bottom. I really like how this layout turned out!

For my second card, I combined the Mice On Ice Stamp and Die Sets with the Stitched Pond Die Set to create another sweet scene. I added in some additional critters from the Beary Happy Holidays and Smooth Sailing Stamp Sets. The little bunny peeking out from behind the tree just makes me smile!


To add subtle shimmer and texture, I used Nuvo Crystal Drops to outline the pond. I also white heat embossed the snow flakes from the Mice On Ice Stamp Set onto vellum to add here and there on the card front.

I hope that you enjoyed your visit today and found some inspiration here! Please be sure to stop on over at the Lawn Fawn Blog for more samples from the design team. Also, leave a comment there and you will be entered to win amazing prizes all week! I will be back tomorrow with more Lawn Fawn goodness to share! I hope that you have a great day!

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Lawn Fawn September Blog Post: Schoolhouse Treat Box

Hello and welcome to my blog! I have a fun back to school gift box to share with you all today. I was so inspired by the Build A House card that Grace Camou created for Inspiration Week. I wanted to create some treat boxes for my little one's teachers and I thought that Grace's gorgeous schoolhouse design would be perfect. Click here to see her card. It is fantastic! *I have  a picture and a list of the die cut pieces necessary to create this treat box at the bottom of this post.*

I purchased the Milk Carton Die awhile back and, sadly, I have never used it. I wanted to change that! As I looked at the die, I started to wonder if I could use Grace's schoolhouse with it. Turns out that the Build A House is the same width and almost the same height as the Milk Carton Die! It was meant to be!


I started by die cutting the Milk Carton die twice from Chili Pepper Cardstock and putting it together. (Kelly made a fabulous video for the Lawn Fawn YouTube channel on how to assemble the milk carton. Click here to see it.) I then die cut the siding for the box using the larger siding die from the Scalloped Treat Box Dog House Add On eight (8) times. This will give you sixteen (16) siding pieces. I also die cut two (2) of the siding pieces that are used for the top row, trimmed to 2". I trimmed eight (8) of the pieces to 2" to use on the sides and eight (8) of the pieces to 2 1/16" to use on the front and back of the box. (I wanted the siding pieces on the front and back to overhang the sides slightly.) I used Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink to sponge the edges of the siding to create some depth and dimension on these pieces. It gives the box an almost rustic look that I love!


I die cut two (2) of the top siding pieces and two (2) of the main die from the Build A House Die Set from Fog Cardstock. I then used the My Favorite Things English Brick Wall Stencil with Hickory Smoke and Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink onto the cardstock to create the brick effect. Instead of blending, I used a pouncing motion to give a textured look.   


For the front door, I die cut the door from the Scalloped Treat Box Spring Add On Die Set from Black Licorice and Sunflower Cardstocks. I trimmed the Sunflower door along the embossed fold line  and adhered it to the Black Licorice door. This really makes the door pop on the front of the schoolhouse.

For the windows at the top of the schoolhouse and the front door, I die cut Lawn Fawn Vellum using the window backer die included in the Build A House Die Set. I adhered these to the windows that I die cut from Black Licorice Cardstock using liquid adhesive.

For the sign over the front door, I white heat embossed "School" onto Rainforest Cardstock from the newly released Plan On It: School Stamp Set using Lawn Fawn White Embossing Powder. (This is my all time favorite white embossing powder! It melts beautifully and gives crisp white detail every time.) I then used the smallest banner die from the Extra Sentiments Banner Die Set and lined it up to cut from the front of the sentiment. After the banner was die cut, I repositioned the die cut back inside of the die, lining it up with the back of the sentiment, and die cut it again. This allows you to get the perfect sized banner every time! (I learned this trick from the amazing Kelly Marie Alvarez. 😉)


To cover the small gap at the bottom of the sides of the box, I die cut a piece of Cilantro cardstock using the largest die from the Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables Die Set. I then used the Grassy Border die to create some grass. I then cut the grass into two (2) 2" pieces and attached them to the box.

To close the top of the box, I used a small hole punch and punched a hole in the top of the milk carton. I then threaded a piece of Lawn Fawn Black Tie Lawn Trimmings through the hole and tied a cute little bow. The bottom of the Milk Carton box has tabs that slide together. Even though the top is tied closed, the recipient can still open the box from the bottom and you can still fill it with goodies there as well.


Die Cuts Needed to create Schoolhouse Milk Carton Treat Box:
- Two (2) Milk Carton pieces from Chili Pepper Cardstock
- Two (2) Build A House house pieces from Chili Pepper Cardstock
- Two (2) Build A House house pieces from Fog Cardstock
- Four (4) Build A House windows from Black Licorice Cardstock
- One (1) door from the Scalloped Treat Box Spring Add On Die Set from Black Licorice Cardstock
- One (1) door from the Scalloped Treat Box Spring Add On Die Set from Sunflower Cardstock
- One (1) Build A House door knob from Black Licorice Cardstock
- Sixteen (16) siding pieces from the Scalloped Treat Box Dog House Add On from Chili Pepper Cardstock
- Two (2) top siding pieces from the Scalloped Treat Box Dog House Add On Die Set from Chili Pepper Cardstock 
- Two (2) top siding pieces from the Scalloped Treat Box Dog House Add On Die Set from Fog Cardstock
- Two (2) awning pieces from the Scalloped Treat Box Spring Add On Die Set from Black Licorice Cardstock
- Two (2) Build A House awning pieces from Black Licorice Cardstock
- Five (5) Build A House window backer pieces from Lawn Fawn Vellum
- Two (2) Build A House roof line pieces from Black Licorice Cardstock
- One (1) Build A House steps from Storm Cloud Cardstock
- Four (4) Build A House foundation strips from Narwhal Cardstock
- One (1) Grassy Border cut from Cilantro Cardstock die cut using the largest rectangle from the Large Stitched Rectangle Die Set

I hope that my directions make sense and that you have been inspired during your time here. Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!



Friday, September 6, 2019

Simon Says Stamp STAMPTEMBER: Lawn Fawn Snow Bunnies

Hello! I hope that you have been loving Simon Says Stamp STAMPTEMBER so far! If you haven't heard of Stamptember before, I will give you a quick run down. Stamptember is a month long celebration hosted by Simon Says Stamp every September. They feature exclusive stamp and die sets available while supplies last only, so if you see something that you like, run don't walk and buy it! The stamp community lives for this time of year and it is so much fun! There are tons of giveaways and chances to win. This Stamptember is extra special because it is the 10th anniversary! You know that this celebration is going to get better and better!

Today is the day that Lawn Fawn's exclusive stamp and die set is released and it is so super cute! You are definitely going to want this one. Here is your warning. Lawn Fawn's set always sells out. Always. And fairly quickly too, so grab it while you can.

Ok, enough with the ominous warnings! Let's get started. I have two cards to share with you using this set. My first card features the newly released Flippin' Awesome Die Set. This interactive die set is too much fun! I love making changing scenes using it and that is what I have done for this card.


As you pull the tab to the right of the card, the adorable little bunnies start to build a snow bunny. The first panel shows the beginnings of the snow bunny. 


Then the eyes are added...


and the carrot nose...


and finally the top hat, stick arms, and a broom! How cute is that? (I borrowed the broom from Costume Party, the top hat from Snow Cool, and the bow from Christmas Dreams stamp sets. Don't you just love how Lawn Fawn's sets always blend seamlessly with each other?! Me too!)

For my second card, one of the sweet bunnies is building a snow bunny again with beautiful vellum snow flakes drifting down at the top of the design. Down below, I created a bunny burrow for a fun interactive surprise! 


When you pull on the tab marked "pull", the bunny burrow door opens to reveal...


another bunny inside with a Christmas tree decorated with, of course, carrots! So sweet!

I hope that you have found some inspiration here! Please be sure to hop on over the Lawn Fawn's Blog and Simon Says Stamp Blog for more details on this set and some more inspiration and samples from the design team! I will be back tomorrow with another blog post for Lawn Fawn as part of my monthly blog contribution for them. Come back then and big crafty hugs! I truly appreciate you stopping by!

Friday, August 23, 2019

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Cake Slice Box Pie Add-On

That's right! An extra day added onto Inspiration Week! That means more projects from the design team featuring new products! Yippee!

During the Spring Release, Lawn Fawn debuted the Cake Slice Box Die Set. As Lawn Fawn is well known for, they have created an add-on set to stretch the original even further. Now we have the Cake Slice Box Pie Add-On! It turns the piece of cake into a piece of pie that will be perfect for your upcoming holiday festivities. Use it to present a small gift or to add a fun element to your tablescapes as place cards. The possibilities are endless!

I created a piece of cherry pie to share with you and it looks delicious!


I used the Striped Backdrop Die to create the lattice topping on the pie by die cutting it twice from Lawn Fawn Kraft Cardstock. I laid one out face up, flipped the second die cut piece to the reverse side, and layered that on top, adhering them together. I then die cut the two layers using the die that cuts the top of the cake slice. I used a stencil to stencil small circles on the parts of the box that show the inside of the pie to give the illusion of cherries.

I die cut the dollop of whipped cream and used Copic markers to give it some depth. The cherry is from the previously released I Scream, You Scream Die Set and adds the perfect finishing touch!


I have loved sharing my projects this week with you! Thank you for stopping by and I can't wait to see what everyone creates with the new Release! Big crafty hugs and I hope that you have a fantastic weekend!

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Christmas Fishes

Welcome back friends! Today, we are highlighting the new Christmas Fishes Stamp Set from Lawn Fawn. This might be my favorite stamp set fro...