Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week--Wheelie Like You

Monday, April 13, 2015

Today I created something a little different compared to all of my pastely and bright cards. I actually found the inspiration for this particular card on Pinterest one day when I was browsing. I thought this would look really sweet on a card using the little critter image from the mini stamp set, Wheelie like you. I love that this card is dark but it's still cute and romantic with the shadow of the moon. If you take a close look at this card you'll notice it's a one layer card. I did a lot of masking and used a variety of distress inks to achieve this look, as well. I think the hardest part of creating this card was having to hand draw the shadows of the guinea pig using a dark gray Copic marker. I also wish that my camera would have picked up on how awesome the moon really looked in person. I did some soft watercoloring to make the moon look life like and neon.

I also had fun using some of the darker pattern papers form the awesome 6x6 Beach Side petite paper pack. That pack of papers has so many great patterns and I love all of the darker hues in that collection.

Lawn Fawn always does such an amazing job of packaging such cute images and sentiments into their mini stamp sets, and this one is no exception. There is so much you can do with this set and if you need a little more inspiration using this set you can ahead over to the Lawn Fawn blog by, clicking here. On their blog you can view all of the DT samples and even leave a comment for a chance to win this set, too!

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you were inspired!

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week--Critters In The Jungle

Monday, April 13, 2015

I love creating cards for inspiration week--and I hope you've enjoyed all of the cards the Lawn Fawn design team has created thus far. Today we are creating with the adorable stamp set, Critters in the Jungle. I absolutely love this set. The adorable images and sweet sentiments are so much fun to create with. I think you may have noticed that my favorite image in this set is the elephant. Lawn Fawn images are always so adorable and irresistible! What's create is that this stamp set (like many other LF sets) comes with so many little images and elements to create a scene on  your card.

Aside from using the, Critters in the Jungle stamp set and it's coordinating dies, I also used the mini set, Love you Tons, for the "Love you Tons" sentiment. For the shaker window and panel I used the stitched rectangle stackables as well as the Stitched Squares Stackables dies. When I was creating this card I was thinking of using a plain white card base (to go behind the shaker panel) but this card was fun and colorful so I thought it would be nice to have a bit of color in the background so I pulled out my trusty Lawn Fawn 6x6 paper pad--the Let's Polka Mon Amie collection and used this green striped paper, mint line dance. For a bit of added charm I also used some of the new lawn trimmings in Tangerine. For the shaker I used the new Lime Sorbet sequins by Pretty Pink Posh as well as the Marshmallow sequins, and Sparkling clear sequins.

I hope you've enjoyed this card and thank you so much for stopping by!

Dream Big--Pretty Pink Posh, Stitched Banner Duo

Thursday, April 9, 2015

I thought it would be fun to create a custom banner for my craft room--So I'm using the Stitched Banner duo dies by, Pretty Pink Posh, to make it! This banner die is so adorable and mini--which makes for a cute banner. Not only could you use this die to create banners but you could also use it as a panel for a greeting card, a tag for a oversized treat bag, or even a cake topper! The possibilities are endless this with this great product. I'm so happy that the stitching detail on stand alone dies is popular right now because it adds so much to an otherwise plain banner shape. I always get asked about the stitch detail on dies from individuals that don't craft so I know it's a hit with everyone!

I love that this duo die set also comes with a stitched square die! It's so great to have some variety in a die set and you could use the stitched square die for so many other things like, cupcake toppers, details for card fronts, or you can use them to cut out windows for shaker cards.

I chose the saying, "Dream Big" to remind myself to keep improving my craft and to always remember to dream big; or, bigger! As a (very small, haha) business owner I'm always thinking of ways to take my shop to the next level or offer more products. So, this reminder will always keep me on my toes.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Lawn Fawn Inpsiration Week--Stuck On You

Monday, March 23, 2015

Welcome back to my blog for another day of Inspiration! Today I'm sharing this card I created using, Stuck on You, by Lawn Fawn--for their inspiration week. I live in California and I'm a huge fan of music so I thought I'd use this stamp set to create a fun desert scene and I was going for like a Coachella sky for this card, hehe. I colored the entire ground and sky using distress inks, and I did some simply stamping and die cutting for the rest of the card. I really love the simplicity and shadows to give the card some added interest. This card would be great for giving all year round. I just love how you can do that with any of Lawn Fawns stamp sets just by combining them with other stamped images or creating your own sentiments.

To view other cards for this inspiration head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog and view all of the other design team cards and projects. Click here to be directed to their blog for a chance to win a prize!

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week-Scalloped Cupcake Wrapper Die, Grassy Cupcake Wrapper Die, and Scripty Hugs

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Today is filled with lots of inspiration because Lawn Fawn is focusing on three dies today--The grassy cupcake wrapper die, the scalloped cupcake wrapper die, and the scripty hugs die! If you know me, you know that I love creating party decorations. So when these two cupcake wrappers were first shown to the design team I was incredibly excited. I already have so much fun using them now and I can't image wheat I'll do with them once the holidays start getting closer and closer.

When I created the wrapper using the scalloped cupcake wrapper die I wanted it to be used for  a safari theme so I used the grassy stamp from the new set, Critters in the Jungle and simply did some masking to create one long strip of continue grass. Once that was done I simply added color using some distress ink--it was that simple! I think that technique would also work for coordinating banners, invitations, etc. When I created the Easter theme wrappers it was rather simple but still appealing to the eye because I used some of the adorable Lawn Fawn pattern paper from the, Let's Polka Mon Amie paper collection--with the grassy cupcake wrapper die. So simple yet so soft and pretty. Lastly, I wanted to take the scripty hugs die and do something really colorful and fun with it. So I did some simply wet on wet watercoloring on some Tim Holtz watercolor paper, and stamp out a few fun critter/monster images along with a banner, and frame and combined them all together for this fun and happy card!

I hope you've enjoyed all that I created for this day of inspiration! Feel free to head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog and view all of the other amazing DT samples and get a chance to win these items by leaving a comment there. Click here, to go to the LF blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week--Let's Play

Friday, March 20, 2015

Today the Lawn Fawn Design team is sharing the cards we made for inspiration week, day 3! We're using the new stamp set, Let's play, from the latest collection and I just love this set. It's perfect for spring and it has so many adorable little critters and elements to create wonderful scenes. When I was creating this card I wanted to use as many images as I could on this card so I made it rather large, hehe. I used Distress inks, Copic markers, and watercolor pencils to make this card as colorful as I could--and I really love the end result. I mixed together two sentiments in order to get this custom one, "Friends make life fun". In order to add some dimension to this card I used 3D adhesive foam, and for a bit of contrast I adhered this panel to a Kraft card base. This card was so much fun to make!

Feel free to click here to be directed to the LF blog to view all of the other DT samples and also get a chance to win this set! What is your favorite stamp set from the new collection so far?!

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week--Year Five, Happy Birthday Border Die

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Welcome to another Lawn Fawn inspiration week! Today we are sharing inspiration for the new mini stamp set, Year Five, along with the, Happy Birthday border die! For this card I combined both the stamps, it's coordinating dies, and the stand alone die to create one fun and colorful card. I used a variety of colored cardstock and heat embossed some white clouds in the background for some added interested.

I wanted the otter to look like he was sailing down the river with his adorable party hat and gift. So I also used the grassy border die and the stamps and dies from the set, Gleeful Gardens, to help set the scene.

For more inspiration feel free to head over to the Lawn Fawn blog by clicking here. There you can view all of the Design Team samples and even get a chance to when a prize! Thank you so much for stopping by!
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