Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Lawn Fawn Thanksgiving!

Good morning! Kim from the Lawnscaping FIT team this morning sharing a fun and easy Thanksgiving project. It was Thanksgiving in Canada this past weekend and I always make nameplates for everyone as my husband and I collectively have a large family, this makes everything so much easier! My project would also work for the current Lawnscaping Challenge - Sentiments , which is open until tomorrow so you still have time to submit!

I die cut Kraft 4x4 squares and folded them in half, die cut the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Leaves also from Kraft. I used various colours of Distress Inks to colour the leaves. I then used Milo's ABCs for the "give" and the names on the black tags, I used the Scripty Thanks die and cut from black and orange cardstock and I used Gathered Twigs Distress on the orange and glued them offset so the black would allow for a shadow.  Once everything was glued I felt the Holiday Party Animal Pilgrim Hat would be a cute topper to the "h" in the thanks. I used older Lawn Trimmings in the Orange and Brown to attach the nametag!  Don't forget you still have time to submit to the current challenge sentiments the lucky winner of this challenge will receive a $25.00 gift card from the fabulous Ellen Hutson on-line store!

Thanks for taking the time and for more wonderful inspiration go to the Facebook inspiration page 


Monday, October 12, 2015

Using Small Stamps to Create a Focal Point featuring Blue Skies and Joy to the Woods

Christmas Cards by Jess Gerstner using Lawn Fawn Joy to the Woods and Blue Skies

Hello crafty friends! It's Jess and today I have a card set featuring Lawn Fawn's Peace Joy Love papers, Blue Skies stamps and Joy to the Woods stamps and dies. Since the current challenge is all about focusing on the sentiment I decided to use the arrows from Blue Skies to draw attention to my sentiment. For more on how I achieved this look check out my video.

As discussed in the video I used Hero Arts Ombre Inks to get the gradation in color with the arrows. There are some background sets out there that use arrows in a similar way but isn't it nice to be able to use what you have and customize? Of course you could use any sentiment and papers but I wanted to make some Christmas cards for the Caring Hearts Card Drive.

Christmas Cards by Jess Gerstner using Lawn Fawn Joy to the Woods and Blue Skies

I hope you enjoyed my cards and video! Don't forget to participate in the latest challenge to use sentiments!

Christmas Cards by Jess Gerstner using Lawn Fawn Joy to the Woods and Blue Skies

Friday, October 9, 2015

A cup of fall inspiration!

Hi, everybody! Happy Friday! Suzanne here with a new card that's inspired by a familiar coffee cup you may have seen around this fall. Here's an example of the design:

Several of my crafting friends have made cards lately with an extra paper cup like this one, but I always seem to put mine in the recycle bin before I think to save it for crafting!

So, I took out my Lawn Fawn stamp sets to see what stamps I could use to make a similar design, and this is what I came up with:

I've posted a list of all the stamp sets that I used on my blog, but I used the Love You A Latte set for the sentiment and coffee cup on the piece of kraft card stock. The bigger leaves are from the retired Harvest Season set, but there are leaves in other Lawn Fawn sets that you could use if you don't have that one. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you're inspired to take a look at your Lawn Fawn stamps (even the tiny ones) and create something new!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

No stamping autumn thanks

Its Kate here today and i have four cards and not one single bit of stamping.
I wanted to show off some of my favourite dies from Lawn Fawn.

This first card was going to be my project for today but as I was making it my mind was just flowing with ideas so i went with them lol.
I wanted to just do some inlaid die cutting  but I only inlaid the leaves from the Stitched leaves dies.
Once each piece was cut I coloured it with distress inks.
Everything was adhered back in place and I wanted some extra detail so I used the awesome stitched borders dies...seriously these are the most versatile dies.
The scripty thanks sentiment was cut from black card stock and adhered over the leaves.
Everything was adhered and placed on a ready made  card blank.

Next up I started with a white panel and using a scrap piece of  card that had 3 of the small stitched leaves cut from it i used it as a stencil.
I covered the whole panel and overlapped the leaves and went through a range of distress inks in autumnal colours.
I had a spare large leaf die cut so coloured that in the same colours and added to the panel before placing the scripty thanks over it.
It was then finished with some gold glimmer  mist some gold sequins and gold twine from lawn fawn.

Card number three and that centre panel is the stencil i used on card two. 
No waste here :)
I simply used a scrap card and double sided tape and made a panel using the gold lawn fawn twine to go behind the open spaces.
Before adding the scripty thanks i added some drops of gold glimmer  mist to the panel.

And lastly I used the three small leaves left from making cards two and three. 
Again i coloured them with distress inks and then tapped the lower section of the leaves onto a gold inkpad.
I then did the same with the black scripty thanks.
They were all adhered to a white panel that had been die cut with the scripty borders.

Thanks for looking.