Day 4 of the Fawny Holiday Inspiration Week

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Hello everyone! It's another day in the Fawny Holiday Inspiration week--a week full of awesome cards, videos, and giveaways. You get a chance to win a stamp set ever day, this week, on the Lawn Fawn blog. You can click here to be directed to their page for your chance to win. 

I created a card this week on Monday (you can view it here) but today I'm making a video and sharing a fun DIY project. This mini snow globe is simple, clean, and easy to mass produce if you plan on giving them away as little stocking stuffers; or, even just have a fun craft day with the gals! I found this plastic picture snow globes at my local Michaels craft store--but I'm sure you can find them at so many other craft and hobby stores, too. These are the types of snow globes that one would typically place a picture in; however, as a crafter I thought it would be fun to create the snow globe insert pictures out of stamps by my favorite stamp company! I hope you enjoy this video as much as I enjoyed making it! 

Fawny Holiday Week

Monday, November 10, 2014

It's day one in the week long Fawny Holiday celebration week! Lots of crafty gals have gathered to create holiday themed projects to share with everyone; and, I thought it would be fun to step out of my Christmas theme bubble and recognize other great holidays as well--like Hanukkah!

If you're a huge fan of Lawn Fawn like me you might always ask people who also share the same love for LF, "What was your very first Lawn Fawn stamp set?; or, "How did you discover Lawn Fawn?". Well, if you were wondering which stamp set started my healthy obsession with LF it would be this Happy Hanukkah stamp set that I used to create this card! I had opened my Etsy shop prier to finding LF and one day I thought I'd like to have a little variety in my shop by adding both Hanukkah cards as well as Christmas cards. So I searched google and came across a intro video for this stamp set. I watched the video and immediately new I needed to have this set. Then when it came in the mail about a day or two after ordering it I was so happy with the packaging and how Kelly included a free mini stamp set along with my package and then I wanted more! So, I jumped back onto my computer and ordered my second stamp set, Plus one, and the rest was history.

Aside from using the, Happy Hanukkah stamp set for this card I also used a lot of the little snow flake images that came in the new sets, Snow day, and deck the Halls. I also used watercolors to create this blue background on the panel--and I added a little bit if charm with the new, Blue Jay Lawn Trimmings

I hope you really enjoyed this card and my little fun fact about how I found Lawn Fawn. To view all of the other cards and projects for the Lawn Fawn design team, the Lawnscaping design Team, and the awesome gals over at the Lawn Fawn HQ click here--and don't forget to visit the LF blog every day until Friday for lots more Holiday inspiration!

Get Ready for A Fawny Holiday Week!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Next Monday is day 1 of the Fawny Holiday week and there are going to be lots of samples from not only the Lawn Fawn Design Team but from the awesome crafters that work at the LFHQ, as well as all of the fantastic crafters from the Lawnscaping DT! Kelly is also going to be sharing a few intro videos, too.

Since Christmas is around the corner you can visit the Lawn Fawn blog, here, starting November 1st for lots of inspiration as you make your holiday cards! I'll see you there!

Lawn Fawn and Imagine Crafts Week

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Lawn Fawn and Imagine Crafts are teaming up for a week full of inky inspiration! Imagine Crafts was kind enough to send use gals some ink pads and we’re using the new Lawn Fawn stamps to create some fun projects. I created a card using: Radiant Neon in Electric Green, Memento Luxe in Northern pine, Memento Luxe in Love Letter, Delicata in Golden Glitz, and Delicata in Silvery Shimmer.

The Neon Electric Green ink pad is so awesome! I used it for the pine tree images when creating a border around my die cut panel. I love how this color looks and I feel like it’s a bright and fun color to use along with this “Merry and Bright” sentiment from the, Snow Day, stamp set. After stamping the border I took the memento luxe love letter ink and stamped the little berries and also stamped the trio of leaves using the memento luxe northern pine ink. In the image it looks like it’s black but in person it’s got this great dark green look to it—it’s great! I also stamped the Christmas tree in that ink as well. I used the awesome Delicata inks to add a little shimmer and glimmer—with the golden glitz and silvery shimmer pads, too.

Using these inks to create awesome cards is a great alternative to using Copic markers. Not only that but using a variety of ink pads to create cards is a great way to save time and still keep those pops of color on each card. This card didn’t take my too long to make and if you notice it’s also a single layer panel. For a little bit of added interested I simply propped up the panel on some 3D foam adhesive and matched it up with the, Long Johns, Lawn Fawn paper. The Neon Electric Green and this sheet of pattern paper by LF go hand in hand. What’s great about this paper is it’s also on sale by the sheet—so if you like the look of my card you could make many of them! 

DIY--Watercolor labels

Friday, October 31, 2014

I know it’s Halloween and I should probably be posting something a little bit more dark and spooky but I have to be honest—I’m not really much of a Halloween person and plus I think I already got all of my Halloween mojo out in this card (click here to view) that I made for the Lawn Fawn blog. I sort of ran out of Halloween ideas really fast this year. I think my holiday creativity usually starts to pick up around Thanksgiving and Christmas but those blog post ideas will have to wait because I have a really fun and easy DIY for you today!

I’m featuring the Lawn Fawn stamp set, Sweater Weather, and this stamp set is such a hit because of all the fun images and sentiments in this set. But, one other great thing about this set is the beautiful and whimsical boarder image provided. This image screams, label—especially because it also has a coordinating die, making it easy to mass produce.

I’m using watercolor paper—you don’t really need any fancy waterpaper for this project but I do have a rather awesome watercolor block that I purchased from Blick in Los Angeles. What I love about this Fluidwatercolor paper is that it’s adhered down on both the top and bottom so keep the edges of the page from warping and making it impossible to paint—and all of you who have already dabbled in the art of watercolor know exactly what I’m talking about. This block only has 15 sheets in it but it’s a great size; and, it’s really thick paper so your watercoloring won’t seep through pages like one might think. I’ve had a question from a few friends about this block asking if the pages are easy to remove and YES they totally are! I love this block so much I can’t go enough good things about it. I think this pad was under $4.00, too.

I’m using a watercolor brush, and a watercolor set that I purchased from Joanns with a 50% off coupon. The original price for this watercolor set was about $8.00—which means I got it dirt cheap. When I first saw it I was thinking to myself, “there’s no way these are going to be that great” because of how cheap they were but I have to say they’re quite impressive. I tried a range of watercolors—even watercolor pencils and I think these might be my fav!

Now that I’ve covered the two main tools used for this project I’m going to get started on the labels. I just had a little cup of to water by my side and started to get my brush really saturated with water. Next I began to pick up color and simply create ovals on my paper—estimating the size they’d need to be to fit in the frame image from the Lawn Fawn stamp set.

Next I simply take some VersaFine ink in onyx black and start stamping the frame image over the abstract ovals—after they’ve dried, of course.

Once I stamped them all out I took my coordinating die and cut them out using my Cuttlebug. Once they’re all cut out you can store them away and save them for a party or you can use them right away like I did with these treat bags. I stamped out a few names on these labels using the Lawn Fawn alphabet stamp set, Violet’s ABCs. I made the treat bag using the awesome goodie bag die by Lawn Fawn—click here to view it. I also used their new paper line which can also be found, here. If you have any questions in regards to this project please feel free to ask! I really hope you enjoyed this easy DIY and if you have an Instagram feel free to DM me your projects! I love when people do that—it makes my day. You can follow me @unifyhandmade.

Have a great weekend!  

Best Witches

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I created this "Best Witches" card for the Lawn Fawn blog and you can head over there by clicking, here, to view all the stamps and dies I used to create this spooky--yet adorable, card. To create the background sky I used the seedless preserves distress ink, and black soot distress ink. If you look closely you'll noticed that after coloring in the trees with my Copics I also distressed them with the black soot ink to make them match the dark night scene. I also did some masking with the cat and her witch hat then I cut that image out and left a slight boarder around the whole image. I hope you enjoyed this card! Let me know what you think in the comments!

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week--Scripty Joy and Winter Penguin

Monday, October 20, 2014

I'm so excited to be sharing my creations using the new, Scripty Joy die, and the Winter Penguin mini stamp set. I can't say enough how adorable the winter penguin set is! It's a small yet super affordable set, and you can also purchase the coordinating die. I loved working with the, scripty joy, die and I used it on the card shown above with the Violet's ABCs alphabet stamp set to create the sentiment, "Joy to the world". Since it's a well known song I thought it would be fitting to use the music sheet paper from the new Snow Day collection. I love that sheet paper so much! When creating the "Happy Holidays" penguin card I wanted to make it look like she was skating in over a frozen lake so I used the forest boarder die along with the stitched hillside boarder dies to achieve that look. I also used the trees from the, Snow Day, stamp set and stamped them in a few different colors for some added interest. To tie these cards together I also used some of the metallic gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. I hope you love them!

To view the other cards created the Lawn Fawn design team click, here. When you get to the blog you'll also get a chance to win a stamp of your own!
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