Lawn Fawn and May Arts: What a Hoot!

You're a Hoot Card


Hi all! I’m so happy to share this little card with you today. Lawn Fawn is once again collaborating with May Arts in an inspiration-packed week of fun! I used three different May Arts ribbon to create a little backdrop for my cute Lawn Fawn owl, with everything grounded by a hexagon pattern. I love how it turned out! I totally realize that the owl isn’t available for purchase, as it was a free gift offered over last Thanksgiving, but it has similar styling to Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods set and a little fox would be adorable with this card design. Maybe, if we’re really, really good, Kelly will bring You’re a Hoot back!

Now, onto the ribbon! Really, it was the ribbon that inspired the entire look of this card. With three different colors and textures to work with… I couldn’t choose just one! I love that wide satin ribbon with the smooth and ribbed double texture. I could seriously use that in every color!  And the twine underneath it is the softest cotton… it makes me want to knit something. (Hee!) The multi-tone yellow grosgrain is fabulous for wrapping around a card multiple times. The thin width makes this a great go-to ribbon that you can use whenever you might use twine on a card; it’s so versatile and you can even thread a large button with it!

As a side note: the ink colors I used here are Stampin’ Up!’s Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, and Wisteria Wonder.

PS. Forgive the shadows in my photo—I took this in the late afternoon, and there was just no way to help it.

Be sure to watch the Lawn Fawn blog all week long for more ribbon-tastic projects!

Hi There Card with Bird Silhouette

Fawnie Friday: Say Cheese + Sophie’s Sentiments

Hi There Card with Bird Silhouette

I hope you all had a spectacular week! Just thought I’d share a little spring-inspired Lawn Fawnie goodness to celebrate the fact that we’re going to have 60 degree weather here in Utah this weekend. Hooray!

You may be wondering about the “Fawnie Friday” in the title of this post. Then again, maybe not. (Hee.) I’ll explain: I’m going to try to post a Lawn Fawn project each Friday because, well, I’m a sucker for alliteration and these stamps make me happy. Good enough of a reason, I think! That, and I’m trying to put some structure around my blogging. (Gasp! What?)

Hi There card recipe: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Glitz Design; Stamps: Lawn Fawn; Ink: Stampin' Up!; Spray ink: Studio Calico; Washi tape: Kamoi Kakoshi; Punch: EK Success.

Tea for Two

It’s been awhile, friends! Things have been rather hectic, but I’m going to get to enjoy a bit of time to relax this holiday season. So, what better way to get in the spirit than to share some . . . not Christmas cards. I made these using a stamp set from Papertrey Ink that I absolutely love. It doesn’t get much better than those cute, chubby teapot images. The line-art image in that set is fabulous for paper-piecing! I’m planning to make an entire set of teapot cards to give as a gift at some point. I think they’re perfect for autumn, but with a slight tweak to the color palette, they’d make wonderful wintertime cards as well.

Birthday Tea Recipe: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Crate Paper and October Afternoon; Stamps: Papertrey Ink; Ink and punch: Stampin' Up!; Brad: My Mind's Eye; Fabric Strips: Studio Calico and United Notions; Mulberry paper: K&Company.

Get Well Recipe: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Crate Paper and Studio Calico; Stamps: Papertrey Ink; Ink and punch: Stampin' Up!; Fabric: United Notions; Brad: My Mind's Eye; Mulberry paper: K&Company. Note: The background patterned paper comes from a coupon/ad included in a Studio Calico kit.

ribbon flowers

Last week, I decided to try making some ribbon and button flower embellishments. The Sage Shadow one turned out great! The Dusty Durango polka-dot one? Not so much. I think my problem was that I was doing this with Mini Glue Dots when hot glue would have been a much better option. Also, I finally found an instance where I wanted Pop Up Glue Dots instead of foam dimensionals. That button need a little extra “somethin’ somethin'” to secure it through the middle of the ribbon to the card. Whoa!

Adhesive madness aside, the ribbon flower was very easy to make.

  1. Run a piece of thread through the top of the ribbon.
  2. Gathered the ribbon to the center of your thread.
  3. Tie the two ends of the thread together creating a ribbon circle.
  4. Finish by adhering the ribbon to the back of the button.

Hot glue would have definitely helped with that final step!

The color combination was inspired by this week’s SPCC challenge, but Creamy Caramel is one of those colors that I just can’t use, so I substituted Kraft and pulled in Really Rust in place of the Dusty Durango ink.

recipe: stamps: autumn 2009 tags (pti); cardstock: kraft + very vanilla (both su); patterned paper: nutmeg (cosmo cricket); ink: really rust (su); fibers: dusty durango polka-dot grosgrain + district ribbon originals (both su); buttons; dark chocolate (pti); tools: crop-a-dile corner chomper (we r memory keepers) + 1-3/4" circle punch (su)

raspberry suite challenge 17

Here’s the funny thing. I originally made this card for the Embellishments magazine call but, for some reason that I can’t quite remember, I decided not to submit this one. It just didn’t seem right for the call. But when Dawn’s challenge popped up with the same colors I’d used on this card . . . well the design felt perfect. Isn’t it strange how that happens?

I tried to keep this card clean and simple and modern, but with rustic details like the worn polka-dot pattern from The Write Stuff Designer Series paper and the twine. Throw in a fancy flourish from Friends 24-7, plus a greeting with elegant script, and you’ve got a fun eclectic card that’s much simpler than the last eclectic card I made (but I love it just as much).

Home sick today, and I don’t feel up to making anything, but figured I could do a little easy cropping and color-correction. Yeah . . . this took me far, far longer than it should have. {sighs heavily} It’s very cold and rainy here in Utah today, which seems sort of fitting given how bleh I feel.

recipe: stamps: friends 24-7 + autumn 2009 tags; card stock: very vanilla + kraft; patterned paper: the write stuff designer series paper; ink: baja breeze + chocolate chip; fibers: vintage cream twine; accessories: latte buttons; punches: small corner rounder punch + scallop edge punch

polka-dot paradise, oh yeah

Oh, how in love am I with the new Embellish online magazine? Even though the first issue hasn’t hit the Internet yet, the challenges have been superb! First, the challenge for the actual issue (kraft, red, blue, chocolate, and twine), and now this fun style challenge for the weekend: orange, light orange, burgundy, cream, and polka-dots. Difficult, but so rewarding. These challenges are similar to the style challenges that Cards magazine does in their monthly pubs calls, but while I haven’t been inspired by the ones that Cards has come up with, I’ve really enjoyed both of the ones that the Embellish team has posted so far. I think great things are in store here.

I wanted to try something totally different for this card, and whipped out Stampin’ Up!’s Extreme Elements set to create a splattered backdrop. I think it looks awesome with the very prim Bravo Burgundy polka-dots pattern (from the Parisian Summer collection, I believe). Of course, I totally inked up the polka-dots with some direct-to-paper to give it more of a grungy-vintage feel. Then I punched a quick scallop border to up the prim factor. Love, love the way grunge + preppy/prim look together!

On the home front, we’re making slow but steady progress. We were working on getting the baseboards finished now that the floor is in, but lost a few days due to rain. It looks incredible, and I have so many ideas for decorating for the holidays! Two years, man, two years without a Christmas tree. Oh, there’s going to be some holiday madness this year. {giggles}

Recipe: Stamps: Extreme Elements, Autumn 2009 tags; cardstock: very vanilla + pumpkin pie textured; patterned paper: bravo burgundy polka-dots from Parisian Summer collection; ink: bravo burgundy + crushed curry + marigold morning + pumpkin pie, tea dye; fibers: summer sunrise twill; tools: small corner rounder punch + scallop edge punch + 1-3/4" Circle punch + paper-piercing tool + mat pack + sponge daubers, staples