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Christmas Card #3

Hi again! My third Christmas card for this season features the new Lawn Fawn Here We Go A-Waddling and Winter Village stamp sets. I bought a whole bunch of their Christmas stamp sets this year, but I’ll try to give it a rest for the next few cards. Just had to work with this cute penguin and the little village scene.

I started by die-cutting a piece of white cardstock using the largest die in the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables set (3 3/4″ x 5″) and I airbrushed a soft sky (could be a winter sunrise?) using Copic Y32 and E11.

I die-cut a few more pieces of white cardstock using that same Rectangle die and then die-cut one piece using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Mountain Borders dies and the other a few times using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillsides dies.

Before I adhered the mountains, I lightly airbrushed the tops of them with Copic E41 and E42 to add just a hint of color under the snow caps. I stamped the sentiment from the Here We Go A-Waddling stamps on the bottom of my largest hillside piece. Then I layered and adhered the hillsides.

I adhered a piece of ribbon around the cardstock above the sentiment and then adhered the whole piece to a patterned paper and the card base.

I stamped and colored all of the images with Copics and die-cut them using the coordinating dies. The little trees in the Winter Village set come with a string of Christmas lights stamp, so I stamped that in Versamark on each tree and heat embossed with a red Zing embossing powder.

The inside of the card has a cute surprise!

I used the Lawn Fawn Gift Card Pop-up die and trimmed it down for the fold line of this card. I love the clever dies they come up with!

Hope you enjoyed my card today and thanks for stopping by!

Lawn Fawn

Christmas Card #2

Hi there! Christmas card making season is in full swing around here and I’m starting to panic! There’s only 50 days until Christmas and I have a ton of cards and gift boxes, etc. that I’m really wanting to make this year. I’ve got a decent start and here’s my second card using Lawn Fawn’s new “For You, Deer” stamp set and coordinating dies.

I chose the bear for this one since I wanted to keep it mainly a red and white color scheme and I love the bear peeking out from a cut out in the card front.

I started by die-cutting a red patterned paper with the largest rectangle in the My Favorite Things Blueprints 31 die-namics and adhered this piece to my card base. All of the papers I used on this card are from a super old Recollections paper pad called “Frosty Cabin”. I try to use papers that I already have in  my stash because, quite frankly, I have a TON of paper and really don’t need to buy new.

I die-cut the wood grain paper from the same die and adhered it to the inside of the card.

Next, I taped a Spellbinders circle die that was close to the size of the circular strip die in the Blueprints 31 set face down on the top center of the card and ran the card base through a die-cutting machine, making sure to open the card flat. I had to run it through several times to get a clean cut since it was going through 3 layers.

 

I stamped the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Toboggan Together stamp set in Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

I die-cut the circular strip from the Blueprints 31 set and adhered that paper around the hole in the card and then tucked the little bear on the frame. The coordinating dies to this set are really neat as they cut the little arms to slide over the edge.

For the inside, I adhered that adorable bear tush and then reverse stamped the Santa hat using my MISTI and the Paper Smooches Mirror Images stamp set. Those 2 products make reverse stamping really easy!!

 

I die-cut and adhered another woodgrain piece to the inside since this would be visible behind the bear when the card is closed.

To finish, I punched a few pine branches using a Martha Stewart punch and a few small red circles using a 3/16″ hole punch and adhered them to the top of the frame.

Pretty simple and I hope it gets a grin!

Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!

Lawn Fawn

SHADOW BOX CARD TAKE 1

Happy Friday! Now that Halloween is past, it’s time for Christmas everywhere! I really didn’t want to come in this early with Christmas cards, but I plan on making a bunch of them this year and I needed to get on it. This card is my first using the Lawn Fawn Shadow Box card die and I really really love this die! This was so fun to make.

There’s a great video on the Lawn Fawn YouTube channel showing how to assemble the shadow box card and it’s pretty straightforward. I die-cut the box portion from a medium weight gray cardstock and die-cut 3 of the hill inserts from a textured white cardstock.

I adhered a piece of Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Chill paper on the back for the sky and I’ve heat embossed a few snowflakes on it using white embossing powder. You’ll want to adhere any paper to the inside before you fully assemble the shadow box. Much easier this way.

I stamped, colored and die-cut a tree from the Lawn Fawn Snow Day stamp set and added some “snow” to the tree with an embossing pen and white embossing powder. I stamped, colored and die-cut the bears and ice from the Lawn Fawn Beary Happy Holidays stamp set.

For the banner, I stamped an image from the Lawn Fawn Bannerific stamp set on a piece of Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes paper, stamped a sentiment from the Beary Happy Holidays set and cut around it with scissors. I added a little die-cut snowflake next to the banner and you can’t see it in the photos, but it’s coated with clear Wink of Stella.

I die-cut and adhered more of the Perfectly Plaid Chill paper to the sides and back and Watercolor Wishes for the frame on the back. I kept this area on the back for a little note to the recipient.

This is a really versatile die for all different types of themes and the best part is the shadow box folded flat fits in an A2 envelope. There’s even room to add fun stuff to the top of the box card as I’ve done with the banner.

Hope you enjoyed my card today and have a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lawn Fawn

Ahoy, Matey!

Lawn Fawn Scalloped Pop-up Box card die, Lawn Fawn Ahoy Matey stamp set

Happy Friday! I’m excited to share this little box card I made using the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Pop-up Box card die. I’ve had this die for a couple of months and I have to admit, I was a little intimidated by it. I watched a few Lawn Fawn videos on how to put it together and it’s a good thing I did. There’s no way I would’ve figured out the little tricks to it, so I highly recommend checking out their instructions.

This was a little (a lot) time consuming, but so worth it in the end! I used the Lawn Fawn Ahoy, Matey stamp set and coordinating dies and a tiny little shark in the very front of the scene from the Lawn Fawn Duh-nuh stamp set. All of the images are colored with Copics and the clouds in the background are die-cut using the Lawn Fawn Simple Puffy Clouds dies.

I’ve got 5  layers in the card that I die-cut using the MFT Ocean Wave and Scenic Safari die-namics and inked with Distress inks.

I’ve got a lot of patterned paper in my stash and I found the FancyPants “Down by the Shore” 6×6 paper pad to go perfectly with my theme. I’ve cut out flowers from these papers on some of the flaps and the front of the box for a little tropical feel.

On the back of the box, I’ve left a blank area to write a little message to the recipient. This is a little idea that Kelly Alvarez from Lawn Fawn suggested and I think it’s a great one to keep the message private, but still be able to display this card on a desk, etc.

The whole concept of this die is just fantastic! It folds flat to fit in an A2 size envelope. I found that the weight of the cardstock you use for the box is pretty important. If it’s too heavy, the box may not fold flat. If it’s too light, you may get cracking along the score lines of the flaps. I had to construct 2 of these boxes before this one to figure out what weight worked best and I found a medium to lighter weight kraft cardstock to work quite well.

Here’s what the front of the card looks like folded up:

 

There’s so many different themes and scenes you could make using this die, so I know I’ll be having fun with this again in the future!

Hope you enjoyed today’s card and hope you have a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lawn Fawn

Limited Edition Lawn Fawn Stamp Set

Hi there! My card today features a really cute Lawn Fawn stamp and die combo set called Love Ya’ Bunches and it’s designed exclusively for EllenHutsonLLC. The store has teamed up with several stamp companies in their “United we Flourish” campaign and once these sets are gone, they’re gone, so check them out soon if you’re wanting them.

I’ve used MFT Stitched Dome Stax and Frames die-namics on this one and I started by die-cutting a piece of white cardstock with one of the larger Stitched Dome Stax dies for the background behind the monkeys. I sponged the entire piece with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Wild Honey and then taped a Hero Arts Swirl stencil over the top and inked with Memento Potter’s Clay.

Next, I cut a piece of jungle patterned paper for the mat on the card (this is Paper Studio brand from Hobby Lobby) and adhered this and my inked dome die-cut centered left and right on the card and about 3/4″ below the fold line of the card.

I cut a piece of kraft cardstock 3 3/4″ x 5″ and die-cut using a smaller Stitched Dome Stax die than the one I used on the background about 3/4″ from the top edge and centered left and right. I then die-cut a Stitched Dome Frame from dark brown cardstock and adhered this around the opening.

Before I adhered the kraft cardstock to the card, I die-cut a few leaves from the MFT Wild Greenery die-namics set and adhered them on the dome background and stamped a sentiment from this set on the kraft cardstock above the dome cut out. Then, I applied dimensional tape to the back of the kraft cardstock along the edges and a few pieces around the dome opening and adhered it to the card.

Now the really fun part! Coloring monkeys! I used Copics on the stamped images and then die-cut them with the coordinating dies in this set. The monkey tails are designed to wrap around the vine. Too cute! I adhered the monkeys and vine with dimensional adhesive so they look like they’re coming out of the jungle background.

I finished the card off by stamping another sentiment from this set on dark brown cardstock using versamark ink, heat embossing with fine detail white embossing powder and die-cutting around the sentiment with an MFT stitched sentiment strip. I added a few more leaves around the dome opening with the same Wild Greenery die-namics set.

Hope you enjoyed my swinging monkeys and have a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lawn Fawn

Aloha

Aloha! My card today features the new Lawn Fawn Aloha stamps and lawn cuts with a bit of stenciling. This is a really cute set and the sunglasses are pretty awesome!

I started by cutting a plain white cardstock piece to 4″ x 5 1/4″. I like to use 110lb Georgia Pacific when it just involves inks and sponge daubers vs. Copics. Saves on the good expensive stuff.

Next, I stenciled a couple of pineapples using Memento inks and sponge daubers and the Inkadinkado Pineapple stencil. Colors used are Cantaloupe, Peanut Brittle, Pear Tart and Bamboo Leaves. Towards the bottom of the cardstock I stenciled just a bit of the Neat and Tangled Rice Paddies stencil with Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. I’m currently in love with this stencil. It adds so much even just using it for the sentiment base as I’ve done here.

I matted this white cardstock on a patterned paper cut to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhered it to my kraft card base.

I wanted a bit more blues and greens on the card so I die-cut a couple of patterned papers with a My Favorite Things Stitched Basic Edges die-namics and overlapped/adhered them to each side.

I colored the Lawn Fawn Aloha lawn cuts die with Copics to get a nice blend from light to dark with R30, R21 and R22. It would’ve been nearly impossible for me to get a good blend with the Copics had I die-cut it from white cardstock and tried to color this scripty font, so here’s a little tip on how to accomplish this:

I cut a rectangular piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock slightly larger than this Aloha die and then colored/blended this piece with the Copics. You’ve got to work pretty fast in such a large area, but even if it’s not perfectly blended, it won’t show on the finished die-cut.

I then placed the Aloha die cutting-edge down on the cardstock, taped it in place and die-cut.

I die-cut the Aloha twice more from coral cardstock and layered all of them together for a little dimension. I spread Tim Holtz clear texture paste over the top to give it a little gloss.

I stamped the pineapple with a happy face, colored it with Copics and used the coordinating die from this set.

Then, I die-cut the sunglasses from black cardstock and adhered them with dimensional adhesive.

 

Hope you enjoyed!

Thanks for stopping by!