Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week Day Eight: Say What? Christmas Critters and Gift Tags

We are wrapping up Lawn Fawn's September Inspiration Week with a look at the new Say What? Christmas Critters stamp and die sets and the Say What? Gift Tags die set. These goodies make it so easy and fun to make adorable gift tags for any occasion!

The cute images from this set coordinate wonderfully with their adult counterparts in Winter Unicorn, Critters Ever After, Toboggan Together, Snow Cool, Here We Go A-Waddling, Winter Alpaca, Cheery Christmas, Party Animal, and For You, Deer stamp sets. That is one of my favorite things about Lawn Fawn! The illustrations have the same feel to them and therefore mix and match seamlessly. YES!

I want to say a big thank you for all of the love, support, and encouragement! I read every comment and appreciate you all! Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week Day Seven: Winter Skies/Snowfall Backdrop

Today, Lawn Fawn is showing off the new Winter Skies stamp and die sets. I know that the name implies that it is a Winter set, but I wanted to show how versatile this set can be by making a Fall themed card instead.

My idea was to show a mama and daddy bear trying to find a few moments of peace to enjoy the view. Of course their mischievous baby bear showed up and is peaking out to see what he's missing. Isn't that just the way? Haha! 

To create my scene I added the log from Toadally Awesome, the pumpkins and birds from Happy Harvest, and the leaves from Jump For Joy. I also used the Leafy Tree Backdrop: Portrait, Stitched Tree Borders, Stitched Hillside Backdrop: Portrait, Stitched Rectangle Frames, and the Grassy Hillside Borders die sets.

My second card has already been shown on last month's bonus day. For more details on how I made this card, here is the link to that post lawn-fawn-inspiration-week-bonus-day.html. I used the new Snowfall Backdrop Die: Portrait to create the wintery sky. 

Thank you for stopping by today and please come back tomorrow for more inspiration and fun! Remember that Lawn Fawn has chances to win on their blog all week if you leave a comment there, so get going!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week Day Six: Merry Christmas Line Border Die

Hello and welcome to the sixth day of Lawn Fawn's September Inspiration Week! The design team is highlighting the new Merry Christmas Line Border Die today. Lawn Fawn's collection of line border dies are phenomenal for setting off an element or scene on your cards and projects. (To save from being redundant, all products that I used to create this card are from Lawn Fawn unless I specify otherwise.) I die cut it from red Sparkle and white cardstocks and layered them to create a drop shadow sentiment.

For the front of my card, I die cut a circle opening using the Circle Stackables Die Set into a piece of the light brown woodgrain cardstock. I sponged on Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide Ink to accentuate the texture of the cardstock. To create the wreath, I used the Large Wreath Die Set to die cut Cilantro and Noble Fir Cardstocks. I blended some Lucky Clover Distress Oxide Ink onto several of the Cilantro pieces to create a mid tone color. I then layered the pieces, alternating the three colors as I went. To set the wreath off, I die cut berries from red Sparkle Cardstock and adhered them with glue dots. I then die cut the bow from the Knit Picky Petite Paper Pack and attached it to the bottom center of the wreath.

You might remember that last month I created a similar card using the Happy Fall line border die and the deer from the Woodland Critter Huggers Die Set. I loved it so much, that I wanted to make one with a fox this time. I have the adorable little fox peeping out of the wreath to the front, and when the recipient opens the card, the fox remains to be part of a wintery scene.

I die cut the fox using Canned Pumpkin, Vanilla Malt, Black Licorice, and Ballet Slippers Cardstocks. The fun accessories are from the Woodland Critter Huggers Winter Add-On Die Set and die cut from the Knit Picky Petite Paper Pack. I love how this new addition allows you to accessorize these adorable little critters! How fun is that?! The sentiment is from the Beary Happy Holidays Stamp Set stamped in Red Lobster Ink. I used a white Gelly Roll Pen to add shine markers to my cute little fox also.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope that you have a wonderful day! Be sure to come back tomorrow for more inspiration!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week Day Five: Reveal Wheel Square, Snowflake, and Shooting Star Add-On Die Sets

We are continuing with the Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week today. I have three cards to share today using products from the Lawn Fawn Fall/Winter 2018 release. Let's get started!

For my first card, I used the new Reveal Wheel Square Add On Die Set. This is a companion die for the amazing Reveal Wheel Set that was released last time around. These cards are so much fun to make and have a fun interactive element for the recipient!

I created a Fall themed scene by using images from the So Owlsome, Thanks A Bushel, Jump For Joy, and Happy Village stamps sets. I stamped the images using Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink and colored them in with Copic markers. For the sentiment, I used the new Reveal Wheel Holiday Sentiments set. I heat embossed them onto the wheel and front panel using the Lawn Fawn Clear Ink Pad and Lawn Fawn White Embossing Powder. The Reveal Wheel Square Add On Die Set includes new shapes to create windows for the rotating wheel and this super adorable scalloped frame. I love the finished look it gives the oval window! Below, I have included a photo showing the four different sentiments that I chose.


For my second card, I used the new Reveal Wheel Snowflake Add On dies and the Reveal Wheel Holiday Sentiments stamp set. I die cut the framing snowflake from Lawn Fawn Pixie Dust Sparkle Cardstock and adhered it using a liquid glue pen. 

I used Bristol Smooth Cardstock and Distress Oxide Inks to create my background panels. I then flicked water onto the panels to add a fun distressed look to resemble snow falling.  I stamped the "Turn Me" sentiment from the original Reveal Wheel Sentiments set onto the back panel of the Reveal Wheel Section to let the recipient know that the card is interactive.

I created the fun winter scene using images from Sealed With A Kiss, Critters in the Arctic, Mermaid For You, You Are Sublime, and Manatee-rific stamp sets and colored them in using Copic markers. I then used the coordinating dies to die cut my images before adhering them to the front panel using foam squares and glue dots. As a final fun embellishment, I added some Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard to give the effect of snow.

My final card today using the new Reveal Wheel Shooting Star Add On Die Set. You may have seen this card during the Sneak Week back in July. I just love these unicorn images!

Thank you, once again, for visiting my blog! Please visit Lawn Fawn's blog for a chance to win some fantastic prizes this week! I hope that you have an amazing day!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Mama Elephant Stampede: #Celebrating6Years Anniversary Event

Hello and welcome to Mama Elephant's #celebrating6years Anniversary Release Stampede with our wonderful crafty friends and designers! The wait is finally over! The release is now live and available for purchase in the shop!

To celebrate with you, we have this amazing sale and promotion and giveaway! Keep reading to the end!

From 9/15 - 9/17
10% off entire store! No code required!

From 9/15 - 9/30
Spend $100* - receive 1 free 'Color Me Letters' 4x6 stamp set.
Spend $150* - receive 1 free 'Color Me Letters' 4x6 stamp set and 'Hilly THANKS' dies.
Spend $200* - receive 1 free 'Color Me Letters' 4x6 stamp set, 'Hilly THANKS' dies, and 'Hilly HELLO' dies.

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Hello again! Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I am so ecstatic to be a part of the Mama Elephant 6th Anniversary Celebration! I have created two cards to share with you. Let's get started, shall we? YES!

If you have followed me for any time at all, you know how much I love to combine stamp sets to create fun scenes. There are so many amazing new stamps and dies released this month! I was lucky enough to be chosen to highlight the new Yappy Woofmas stamp and die sets. It has some of the most adorable puppies you have ever seen doing some of the cutest (and mischievous) things!

For my first card, I combined the new Yappy Woofmas stamp set with the previously released Carried Away stamp set. The little boy and girl from Carried Away are joining in the snowball fight. I stamped all of the images with a Copic friendly ink, colored them in with Copic markers, and die cut them with the coordinating dies.

For the background, I die cut a panel of Bristol Smooth Cardstock using the large stitched rectangle from the Peek a Frame die set. I ink blended Distress Inks onto the panel then I spritzed it with water to create some fun distressing.

I also die cut some more Bristol Smooth Cardstock using the On The Hills Creative Cuts die set and blended Distress Inks on those pieces as well. To make the images, seem to pop off of the card base, I used small foam squares on the top half of the back of the images and glue dots on the bottom of each.

To finish the card, I heat embossed a beautiful sentiment from the Jingle Greetings stamp set using white embossing powder to make it stand out in contrast to the dark blue sky. I also used a shimmer pen to make the snow sparkle. I used a black Sakura Glaze pen and a white Sakura Gelly Roll Pen on the eyes of the characters and Ranger Glossy Accents on the noses and berries.

For my second card, I combined the Yappy Wolfmas stamp set with the previously released Merry Mantle, Cozy Christmas, and Tandem Ride stamp sets. I stepped outside of my comfort zone on this one, but love how it turned out! I stamped the images on Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock and colored them using Prismacolor pencils. It gives a totally different look and takes longer than using markers, but is so worth it when it's finished.

I created a cozy scene using some patterned paper and finished the card off by heat embossing a sentiment from Cozy Christmas with white embossing powder.

Who doesn't love a giveaway?!? Well, Mama Elephant has an amazing one for you! The details are below, so be sure to see how you can enter. Thank you for stopping by my blog today and enjoy the rest of the hop and anniversary celebration!!!

To celebrate this mega anniversary release, we are giving away of ten $25 ME gift certificates throughout the 3 day stampede! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. Winners will be announced on the last day of Stamp Highlights. You have up to 4 chances to qualify to win!

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Joining us on this wild ride of a stampede are our favorite crafty designer friends! Please visit them to see what they did with the new goodies!

Make sure you come back tomorrow as another line up of designers are ready to rock the new release!

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week Day Four: Thanks A Latte

I have a fun card to share with you today using the Lawn Fawn Thanks A Latte stamp and die sets.  To create my card, I stamped several of the images included in the set all over an A2 sized piece of white cardstock in Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink and I colored them using Copic markers. By doing so, I was able to make my own patterned paper to match the images I planned to use on the front of the card.

To mute the colors on the patterned paper that I made, I die cut a piece of Vellum using the largest stitched rectangle in the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables set by Lawn Fawn. I then stamped additional images from the Thanks A Latte, Toadally Awesome, and Winter Village stamps sets to use on the front panel and colored those with Copic Markers as well. I layered the images onto the vellum panel and adhered them using glue dots. 

Next, I die cut the Scripty Hugs die by Lawn Fawn out of the new red Sparkle Cardstock. To give the die cut word more stability and dimension, I die cut several "hugs" from white cardstock and stacked them under the red sparkle one. I then heat embossed a sentiment from the Thanks A Latte set in Lawn Fawn White Embossing Powder using the Lawn Fawn Clear Ink Pad onto the vellum panel. 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Be sure to go to Lawn Fawn's blog as well to see more inspiration from the design team. If you leave a comment on Lawn Fawn's blog, you will have a chance to win some fun prizes at the end of Inspiration Week! 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week Day Three: Simply Celebrate Winter and Simply Winter Sentiments

Today, Lawn Fawn is featuring the new Simply Celebrate Winter and Simply Winter Sentiments stamps and die set. These sets are amazing for creating fast and simple cards, all the way up to over the top creations. The images in the Simply Celebrate Winter are illustrated to pair seamlessly with other similar images in the Lawn Fawn product line. 

For my Double Slider Surprise Card, I chose the adorable gingerbread people. I thought, "How cute would it be to have mom and dad gingerbread cookies baking up a whole little family?" The front panel features images from the Sprinkled With Joy and Oh Snap stamp and die sets.

When the recipient pulls on the tabs located to the left and right side of the card, the scene extends to show more sweet little gingerbread kids! The additional baking essentials are from the Baked With Love stamp set by Lawn Fawn.

And if that wasn't enough, the oven from the Sprinkled With Joy stamp set has an accessory die available that makes the oven door open for another fun interactive element. You can tell by the little heart inside of the oven that all of these little cookies were created with love!

Thank you for stopping by! Lawn Fawn is giving you another chance to win today by leaving a comment on their blog so, head on over there for more inspiration!

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week Day Eight: Say What? Christmas Critters and Gift Tags

We are wrapping up Lawn Fawn's September Inspiration Week with a look at the new Say What? Christmas Critters stamp and die sets and th...