Lawn Fawn Pick of the Patch Pivot Pop-up Card

Oh man I’m so excited to share today’s card with you. I was at a truck show with my husband all day Saturday, which was really fun. But you know my fingers were itching to be crafty as soon as I got home. And this is what came of my brain percolating all day long.

Here’s the front. I used fabulous Lawn Fawn striped paper for the background, ink blended and water spritzed a night sky. Then popped up the Lawn Fawn spooky fence with foam tape. I glued the pumpkins and squirrels from Pick of the Patch directly down and heat embossed my sentiment. Isn’t this card front so sweet? But wait! There’s more!!!

Ta-da!!!! Here’s the inside of this fabulous card! I love it so much!

If you need instructions for the pivot pop-up mechanism head over to the Lawn Fawn YouTube channel. Their videos are fabulous! Here’s a quick rundown on how I put the inside together.

  • Ink blended the inside of the card to match the panel on the front and heat embossed my sentiment toward the top.
  • Ink blended the pop up pieces and cut an additional layer of stitched tree border for added spooky and assembled it all.
  • I stamped, colored and die cut all my critters and pumpkins and attached them.
  • Last, I decided to add a grassy border for the bottom and happened to have an extra pumpkin which gave a cute, rounded out look.
  • One extra thing I did that you can’t see was adding a piece of black cardstock to cover the back of the card. I’m a messy ink blender so this covered up that issue plus gave the card extra stability.

I love it! Don’t you??? I really do hope you enjoyed it! What creative things have you made lately?

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Lawn Fawn Costume Party Card

Who’s ready for fall??? Okay, if you know me, you know that my hand is raised the highest right now. Needless to say I’ve been having a blast with fall and Halloween cards lately. I’m super excited how this one turned out and couldn’t wait to share it.

So much cuteness and here’s how I did it:

  • Started by blending distress inks – I posted the background on Instagram last week after it turned out so well. I did spray it with water for distressing afterward.
  • Then I stamped, colored and die cut all my kiddos and accessories.
  • Next, I stamped and heat embossed my sentiments and cut them into thin strips.
  • Last I popped it all up with foam tape – kiddos and sentiments alike.
  • For finishing touches I added Wink of Stella glitter pen to the unicorn horn and band on the witch’s hat and scattered gems across the background for some shine.

I love it! I love it! I love it! Don’t you? It’s just so much fun and makes me want to start brainstorming costumes with my daughter.

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Christmas in July with Lawn Fawn

I can’t even believe that we’re already half way to Christmas! This can’t be happening and someone needs to slow down the clocks big time! I thought it would be fun to celebrate this little occasion by making a Christmas card and sharing it with you today.

Lawn Fawn has historically been one of my favorite brands, especially for holiday cards so that it what I chose to use.

Here’s how I did it:

  • Stamped, colored and die cut all my images from Here We Go A-Waddling and set them aside.
  • Die cut the stitched hillside backdrop and inked the hills with distress ink to offset the white a little. I also inked the top of the card front so the sky stands out just a bit.
  • Using the images and hillside as a guide I stamped my sentiment and some music notes in the background.
  • Next I glued the hillside backdrop and light post to the card front and popped up all of the critters up with foam squares.
  • For finishing touches I added glossy accents to all the penguin beaks and bells, Stickles to the hillsides and light, and then Wink of Stella glitter brush to the hats, earmuffs and music books.

Up close you can see the shine and shimmer from all the little details. This is such a fun card and, dare I say, it got me in the mood to make more Christmas cards ahead of time.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Lawn Fawn Puffy Stars Wands

Happy 4th of July to all of my American followers! I hope you have a happy and safe holiday!

I love making my own decorations for the 4th. I don’t know why but I’m drawn to them every year. This year I made some wands to display in a jar at the table with our snack food and thought they would be fun to share with you.

Here’s how I made them:

  • Die cut 2 of the largest puffy stars and one of the smallest from all 3 Doodlebug papers that I had.
  • Scored each large star from the point to the indent directly across on all 5 points. Then fold the score lines alternating hill and valley around all of the stars.
  • Hot glued the tips of the coordinating stars together and then hot glued a paper straw inside the bottom of each.
  • Next, I hot glued a contrasting small star to the front of each large star and topped that with a clear sequin and a red gem stone.
  • Last I found some random red, white and blue ribbons in my stash and tied them to the straw for a little extra interest.

Here’s a closer look at the stars where you can really see the layered embellishments.

As a family, we love the 4th and are super excited to bbq, play games outside and celebrate all day long. What are you doing this year? I’d love for you to share in the comments below.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Rabbit Hole Designs Tea Conversation Card

Hello everyone! It feels like it’s been a while since I’ve been on here. Things have been so busy at home with the end of the school year, my daughter’s dance recital this weekend and then Father’s Day to top it all off. We’ve survived it and are ready for a relaxing summer!

Today I’m stopping by with a really simple but fun, no coloring involved card. Just die cutting and stamping. The dies are all Lawn Fawn and the stamps are from The Rabbit Hole Designs.

Here’s how I did it:

  • Start by choosing the color scheme for the speech bubbles.
  • Then I chose which sentiments from The Rabbit Hole Designs Perfectly Blended stamp set I wanted to put in which order and matched the right size speech bubble die to that sentiment. I kept these all tea themed but you could do coffee or a combo with this set.
  • I chose to die cut the speech bubbles before stamping but you could do it either way.
  • I trimmed my plaid cardstock down and adhered it to the front of the card base and then glued down the scalloped frame.
  • Last I popped the speech bubbles up with foam strips for a little added interest on this simple card and finished it off with a rainbow of crystal nuvo drops scattered all over.

I am quite a tea drinker myself and have lots of friend who do as well and I know they would all get a kick out of getting this card in the mail.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Lawn Fawn Upon a Star Magic Picture Changer Card

Well, it’s official. My (not so) little girl finished 6th grade today. I can’t believe how much she embraced the change to middle school and completely rocked this year! She kept a 4.0 all year along with many other accomplishments. We couldn’t be more proud of her and I wanted to make her a special card to let her know.

She loves watching me in the craft room and occasionally making her own cards as well. However, the interactive cards are always her favorite so I knew I wanted to make something along those lines for her. Ultimately I decided to use the Lawn Fawn Upon a Star set and the Magic Picture Changer dies. Above is a picture of the mechanism closed and below is what it looks like open.

Here’s how I did it:

  • I started by taking a full sheet of cardstock, cutting it in half longways so it gave me two 4.25×11 pieces. Then blended distress inks all over both pieces. I chose blueprint sketch, mermaid lagoon and worn lipstick. Once it was all blended, I lightly went over everything with black soot to dim it down like a night sky.
  • I chose the two constellations I wanted to use, stamped and heat embossed one on each sheet of cardstock with silver embossing powder.
  • Then I die cut the two main pieces to the magic picture changer, the pull tab stopper and the cover from the add-on set and put it all together to create my interactive mechanism. For instructions on this watch the Lawn Fawn You Tube video here.
  • Next I cut the largest of the stitched rectangles from the distress inked background so the night sky covered the whole card.
  • I stamped, copic colored and die cut my bunny.
  • For the grass, I used the stitched rectangle to cut a scrap and then the grassy border to cut it the correct height. I also used black soot distress ink on this to dim it down, since it is night time after all.
  • I adhered the magic picture changer mechanism with foam tape and then the grassy border the same way. The bunny is glued directly so the grass with tape runner.
  • I die cut a wavy banner, stamped a sentiment from Lucky Stars and glued that down as well.
  • I glued the whole thing to a card base and, voila, it’s ready to go!

Sorry for the lengthy how-to this time. It really wasn’t that complicated but there are definitely more steps to the interactive cards. They are so worth it though! I love how this turned out and hope my daughter will to!

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CAS Graduation Card

Thanks for stopping by. Today I’m here with a CAS graduation card using Honey Bee Stamps Awesome Sauce sentiment set, Hooray die cut set and Lawn Fawn Hats Off to You stamps and coordinating dies.

I started with a card base and chose my color palette. I took cardstock of the colors I chose and cut thin strips. I didn’t measure them, trying to make them vary in thickness. Somewhere between 1/8 inch and a 1/4 inch.

Then, I put tape runner on the section of the card that I wanted to add my stripes to and laid the strips down, pressing firmly. I trimmed the excess off the edges of the card sides.

Then I die cut the hooray sentiment from blue, gray and white cardstocks to match the stripes and glued the layers together.

I stamped, color and die cut the graduation hat from the Lawn Fawn Hats Off to You set and laid everything out. At this point I decided to add the “You Are Awesome Sauce” sentiment below the stripes.

After stamping the sentiment I glued the hooray down and popped the hat up with foam squares.

This awesome graduation card is finished and so simple to customize for any senior’s school colors.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Distress Ink Emboss Resist Cards

Hi there and thanks for stopping by! Today I’m going to share a simple and very impactful technique – distress ink resist. You can use this with any stamps you have, heat embossing supplies and distress inks.

With a large background stamp, like I’ve chosen, or any individual image you choose, stamp with an embossing ink such as VersaMark. Sprinkle with embossing powder and heat set. I almost always use white for this but you can use colored powder if you choose.

Next, choose your distress inks and blend them right over the top of your embossing. Once it’s blended how you want, take a clean cloth or paper towel and buff off any ink that’s sitting in top of the embossing. Now you have this fabulous background that on its own is beautiful!

With these two, I trimmed them down to 4×5.25 and glued them to a black card base.

For the green/blue one, I die cut the hugs sentiment from the Avery Elle Simply Said Hugs 4 times from white cardstock and glued them together. Then I glued that to a vellum die cut of the shadow that comes in that same set. I adhered that to the card front. Next, I stamp and heat embossed the other sentiments from the same set, trimmed them into thin strips and popped them up with foam squares.

For the rainbow card, I die cut the Lawn Fawn scripty thanks sentiment 4 times from a teal cardstock and glued them all together. After adhering that to the card front, I stamped and heat embossed the small sentiment underneath from the Avery Elle Peek-a-boo Pals stamp set and popped it up with foam squares.

To finish both of these cards off I scattered sequins randomly from the bottom left to the top right corner.

I hope you’ll give this technique a try. I know you’ll love it!

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Lawn Fawn Beam Me Up Galaxy Card

Happy Sunday! I’ve had so much fun in the craft room lately. Busy trying new ideas. The other night I decided to get messy again, in a new way. This time I cut a bunch of cardstock to A2 size (4.25X5.5 inches) for backgrounds and got out my distress inks and blending tools. I almost always make a bunch of these at a time when I’m doing them just like the ink smooshing idea. After I had done a couple that were just simple ink blending across the paper I decided to try out a galaxy idea.

To do this, I used the four colors on the right and covered the background. The colors are Abandoned Coral, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Mustard Seed and *not pictured, oops* Dusty Concord. After I covered the whole background randomly with each color, I took my Black Soot and went over the whole piece with a light hand. After I did it once, I went around the edge a second time to add another layer of color. Then I spritzed it with a water sprayer and dabbed up the water drops with a paper towel. Once I liked how much distressing I had with the water, I got out my silver watercolor and flicked it all over the paper. This is the key to a really cool galaxy background. It’s amazing how much dimension the metallic watercolor gives the whole thing. Stars everywhere!

While that was drying I got out my Lawn Fawn Stiched Puffy Cloud Borders and cut two different layers of those out of white cardstock. I also reached for my Lawn Fawn Beam Me Up stamp set to figure out what characters I was going to use. I stamped the aliens and space ships out on Copic XPress cardstock and colored them with copic markers. I stamped and heat embossed the “beam” from the spaceship on velum with white embossing powder and then die cut everything.

I adhered the galaxy background to a black card base and then the bottom layer of clouds directly onto the background. I stamped my sentiment on the second layer of clouds and popped it up with foam tape. The big spaceship, alien and beam are also popped up so they meet the level of the clouds the red alien is standing on. The large alien and small spaceship are glued directly to the card front.

And just like that, this super cute encouragement card is all finished and ready to be mailed. I love these aliens. They are sure to make the recipient smile.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and will give the galaxy background a try. They always come out different and are so fun to make over and over again.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends Thinking of You Cards

Yesterday I shared the process of making these awesome faux watercolor/ink smooshing backgrounds and today I wanted to share two of the final products that came out of them.

The mini story behind this project was my lack of creative motivation and my daughter’s desire to help me out of the slump. She chose the stamp sets and the color palettes and told me to go! It was great fun and lots of giggles in the craft room.

I actually started by taking a half sheet of copic xpress paper and filling it with all of the images from the Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends and Gleeful Gardens stamp sets. Then I colored them with copic markers that matched the color palettes I used for the backgrounds. I die cut everything out and sorted it by color family. Then I used my largest Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle frame to cut the backgrounds down to A2 size and started laying out my cards.

Here is the first one with the pink/orange/yellow color palette. I just love the whimsy of these fairies paired with the background. To finish it off I added a stamped, heat embossed sentiment from Avery Elle and some clay hearts from Honey Bee Stamps.

Next I moved on to the blue/purple background and set of images. It’s close to the same layout with a few variations. These fairies never get old for me and I love the snails with them.

Adding the snails to this card made the bottom feel heavy. I needed to counter this with a substantial sentiment which came from the same Avery Elle stamp set.

This time instead of the hearts, I used Nuvo crystal drops in caribbean blue randomly throughout the background. I love the texture these give.

I added white gel pen accents to everything in both cards and also Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to all the fairy wings.

I love how these cards turned out and am excited to see what comes of the other two backgrounds I still have waiting to play with.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!