Lawn Fawn: Scripty Joy

Joy by Kim Jackson

 

Hi everyone! Time for another Lawn Fawn card! Today, I focused on the Scripty Joy die rather than Winter Penguin… I’ve used the greeting from Winter Penguin twice this week already. Yup, it’s that versatile. (LOVE!) So, I decided to do some die-cut piecing with Scripty Joy, a Stitched Snowflake, and the Stitched Journaling Card for a cozy, sweater-inspired look. I cut “Joy” from the bottom of two die-cut journaling cards and then pieced the bottom of the card back together to re-construct the greeting.

Happy die cutting!

Lawn Fawn: Hedgehugs!

Holiday Hedgehugs by Kim Jackson

 

Hi there! This little hedgie has a surprise—his spines are covered in glitter! It’s a bit hard to see in the photo, but this is such an easy way to add a holiday touch to any stamped image. A little glitter… and he’s a holiday hedgie! I simply colored his back with a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. (Which is, by the way, my absolutely favorite new thing in the world!) This card is a small and sweet 3-1/2″ square. The perfect size for tucking into a gift!

A quick note on the greeting. I masked off the “s” from “Holidays” in the Winter Penguin set and cut apart the “Sending Hedgehugs” stamp. I’m a huge fan of cutting apart clear stamps to separate the words. That way, I can quickly use just part of the greeting, reposition the words to fit around images, or put it back together on an acrylic block to use it as it came.

For more hedgehog hugs, check out today’s post on the Lawn Fawn Blog!

Lawn Fawn: Joy to the Woods and Love You a Latte

Joyful Wishes by Kim Jackson

 

Hi everyone!

Oh my word, have you been following Lawn Fawn’s September release week? Those girls…. they never cease to amaze me with what they come up with! For my part, I went minimalist with my Joy to the Woods card and “Peppermint Mocha holiday” for my Love You a Latte/Stitched Rectangles card.

Inspired by the awesome Debby Hughes, I used a small, 4-Bar size for all of my cards in this release. I love this size! Combine a 4-Bar card with Lawn Fawn’s smaller images, and you can easily create adorable scenes with little effort. You can’t really tell from the pictures, but the “mustache face sleeve” is popped up over the coffee cup for the tiniest bit of dimension.

Speaking of tiny details, I die cut windows in the Joy to the Woods card using the set’s coordinating dies, and put the Snow Day patterned paper behind the windows to create the ornaments. The bows are die cut and put on top of the card for a bit of extra dimension that is really only noticeable when you’re holding the card. Still counts as a one-layer card, right?

Smile! by Kim Jackson

I’ll be back later this week with some more fun Lawn Fawn 4-Bar cards!

 

Seasons Giving Logo

Seasons Giving Blog Hop 2013

Seasons Giving Logo

Thank you all so much for joining us for the Seasons Giving Blog Hop this year! It’s been a whirlwind of a year, hasn’t it? Definitely filled with a lot of crafting and excitement. I haven’t posted as frequently as I would have liked this year, but we do the best we can, right? Even though I wasn’t able to share everything I created here, I was creating… always a win in my book! So, to celebrate the small victories, here are a few projects that I particularly liked creating this year… and how I hope to carry on what I learned from each project.

Joy Card

This elephant card was my favorite project from the whole year, and one that I felt really captured the style of cards that I love. Clean. Modern. Trendy.

For You Puppy Card

This puppy card was one that I did when I was really into watercoloring this summer. I love how the shading on the puppy turned out, and I would like to combine more watercolored images and backgrounds with clean lines. I learned this year that Copics aren’t my thing. I can do them, but I’m too critical of my results and never like how it turns out. But, oh, do I love watercolors.

sunshine

This scrapbook page was the one layout I did this year that felt truly unique to me. This was shortly before I decided I was burned out on scrapbooking and refocused my efforts on cardmaking. I love the multi-print background and summery colors.

Hello Circle Card

Finally, I love the combination of colors on this Hello card and the fun shape. More shapes, more color in 2014!

Anyway, I hope you had a wonderful holiday and that 2014 brings you happiness and love. To get things off on the right foot, how about a little giveaway! Leave a comment here by Wednesday, January 8th at 11:59 pm MT for a chance at a box of surprises. I’ll pick the winner by end of day Saturday, January 11th, and post her name here. Unfortunately, I cannot ship outside the US at this time, so US peeps only for this particular giveaway.

Remember: each stop on this blog hop will offer you a chance to win some goodies. Hooray! Give the girls and companies in the Hop list some love. {grin} There are a lot of familiar names participating and a lot of fantastic new talents that you’ll love adding to your must-read blogs in 2014.

Lawn Fawn

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My Favorite Things Stamps

CAS-ual Friday Stamps

Fresh Squeezed Stamps

Julee Tillman: Verve Stamps

Avocado Arts Stamps

A Jillian Vance Design

Latisha Yoast

Amber Hight

Amber Kemp-Gerstel

Alice Wertz

Debbie Corbari

Vera Wirianta Yates

Lori McAree

Carolyn King

Sharon Harnist

Amy Tsuruta

Beth Pingry

Becky Oehlers

Angie Blom

Julia Stainton

Sharon Johnson

Michelle Woerner

Cindy Lawrence

Lori Tecler

Daniela Dobson

Savitri Wilder

Theresa Momber

Giovana Smith

Kimberly Crawford

Maria Levine

Colleen Schaan

Lydia Fiedler

Kelly Klapstein

Kim Kesti

Laura Williams

Shanna Vineyard

Jennifer Gallacher

Heather Pulvirenti

Stacey Schafer

Leigh Penner

AJ Otto

Teri Anderson

Julie Overby

Margie Higuchi

Jimmi Mayo

Tenia Nelson

Lee Ann Barrett

Iwona Palamountain

Linda Lucas

Sarah Gough

Dina Kowal

Elena Roussakis

Lisa Henke

Jodi Collins

Joanne Basile

Melanie Muenchinger

Mary Dawn Quirindongo

Darsie Bruno

Libby Hickson

Dana Joy

Jody Morrow

Heather Campbell

Savannah O’Gwynn

Lee Murphy

Lisa Arana

Emily Leiphart

Jocelyn Olson

Isha Gupta

Piali Biswas

Ashley Harris

Bunny Vance

Anabelle O’Malley

Andrea Murdock

Stephanie Muzzulin

Alyssa Bennett

Christiana Reuling

Laurel Seabrook

Melody Rupple

Emily Branch

Megan Hoeppner

Lawn Fawn: Introducing Summertime Charm

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I can’t even tell you how excited I was when Lawn Fawn announced this set to the design team. I’ve been wanting a cute mason jar stamp for ages, and with all the extras that Lawn Fawn packed into Summertime Charm, well, I’m tickled pink!

My first project is a simple card with a surprising pleated background using Lawn Fawn’s new Daphne’s Closet 6″ x 6″ paper pad (a little sneaky peek for you guys). Don’t you love that subtle aqua color? The plaid pattern from this paper collection makes a pretty label. And the “Hello” sticker from Lawn Fawn’s Pink Lemonade collection made for a quick and easy greeting.

A little about the paper pleating, because I bet some of you are going to want to know: I learned this technique from Online Card Classes’ Clean & Simple Card Making 2. Jennifer McGuire does a fantastic job demonstrating how this is done, in case you’re interested in learning.

And back to Summertime Charm:

LF-SummerCharm_Layout_KJ

Yes, this stamp set is fab for scrapbooking! I love how it coordinates with the cute printed jars on the Pink Lemonade paper. And the combo of Summertime Charm and Pink Lemonade is simply the sweetest thing ever! I just knew I had to scrapbook this picture of my niece enjoying her icy frappe at the 4th of July parade last year. She looks so grown up!

Another quick note about this layout: I double stamped some of the hearts, starting with the outline image, and then stamping inside the outline with the solid image. That created a solid image with a nicely defined edge, which made it easy to cover each of the solid images with Glossy Accents.

LF-SummerCharm_Macro_KJ

I hope you enjoy Summertime Charm and Pink Lemonade as much as I do! I’ll be back tomorrow with even more Pink Lemonade fun. Really, this release just had my name written all over it. Whoo hoo!

Oh, and be sure to visit the Lawn Fawn blog for a chance to get your hands on some super sweet goodies and take a peek at what else you can do with Summertime Charm.

Lawn Fawn Kanga Valentine

Lawn Fawn Valentine’s Week 2013

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This week on the Lawn Fawn blog, we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day! After all, you have to start celebrating early when you have handmade valentines to create and pop in the mail. Am I right?

For my creation, I went with the always adorable kangaroo from Critters Down Under, simply stamped on some graph paper and added to a die-cut file folder piece. An embossed banner with a Happy Everything greeting finishes this baby off. This is one of those quick projects that looks like it takes much more time than it does. Always a good thing! And a flat valentine always reminds me of those sweet valentines I got as a kid.

Check out the Lawn Fawn blog for even more valentiney goodness and to meet our new team member. Yay! You are going to love the other projects….

And a Partridge Christmas Card

Lawn Fawn Holiday: And a Partridge . . .

… in a pear tree! I just can’t help but finish that line of the song whenever I think about this fabulous stamp set: And a Partridge! It feels very Scandinavian to me, and so that’s the direction I went with my cards for the final day of Lawn Fawn’s holiday extravaganza.

Super random side note: Every time I say “extravaganza,” I think “Tony Danza Extravaganza!” and miss the peeps at Stampin’ Up! Ha!

Aaaannnyway… Here’s the first card!

And a Partridge Christmas Card

I die cut the edge using two border dies from Spellbinders — I love the eyelet pattern and thought it had the perfect feel for my card. You can’t really see it in the photo, but when I die cut the front edge of the card, I set the dies in a little so the front of the card was shorter than the back. When the card is closed, you can see a pretty piece of Blue Fa La La paper behind the die-cut edge.

I kept the greeting and image simple: stamped in VersaMark on a separate piece of Kraft cardstock and heat embossed using White embossing powder from Stampin’ Up! Banner-cut the bottom edge, and you’ve got a quick focal point! I layered it over a piece of Fa La La paper for extra Norwegian pop!

The next card is a happy, modern Swedish greeting:

Knit Sweater-inspired Christmas Card

The color combo is Wisteria Wonder, Poppy Parade, and Lucky Limeade from Stampin’ Up! Love! And, of course, I had to use my fave trim: Lawn Trimmings! I’m such a sucker for long twine tails, and Lawn Trimmings curls so nicely, creating these big loops that you can easily twirl into place and adhere with a spot of liquid glue.

Hope you enjoyed these cards! Be sure to check out the rest of this week’s festivities on the Lawn Fawn blog.

(Check back next week: I just might be doing a happy giveaway!)

Pool Party - Let It Snow Card

Lawn Fawn Holiday: Let It Snow

Pool Party - Let It Snow Card

Hi everyone! Welcome to Lawn Fawn’s holiday celebration for 2012. Whoo hoo! This week, I’m sharing cards made with two different stamp sets, starting with today’s Let It Snow cards. This is one of my favorite Lawn Fawn sets. Who could resist those chevron trees? For this card set, I wanted to go with something modern and elegant. Which, somehow, translated into glitter. Lots and lots of glitter! It didn’t help that it was snowing this weekend, and I felt the need to create a winter wonderland on my cards.

Melon Mambo - Let It Snow card

Anyway, as you can see, I combined all that glitter and the stamped images with two simple, dry-embossed cards that I die cut windows in. Super easy but, boy, do window cards look amazing!

Have an amazing Monday, and be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn blog for even more holiday happiness!

Lawn Fawn!

I’m so excited to finally get to share this — ’cause keeping a secret for more than a week is painful. I’m a part of the Lawn Fawn stamps design team! This is my first design team gig ever, and I’m over the moon to be able to work with my darling friend Kelly. Not to mention all the superstar designers on the team. Hooray!!

I seriously can’t wait to share Lawn Fawn’s super cute designs with you, and I thought I’d start with a quick, belated valentine using Hello Friend. Okay, technically, I started with my Delish layout from a few weeks ago, which featured Lunar Lights. I was just so thrilled, I had to make something right away. (I know. Nerd!)

If Friends Were Flowers card recipe: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs; Sticker: Crate Paper; Stamp: Lawn Fawn; Ink: Stampin' Up!; Lace: Webster's Pages.

Stash & Dash Bags for Cyn

Amy Butler Stash & Dash Bags

Stash & Dash Bags for Mandy

Sometime last March, I picked up the pattern for Amy Butler’s Stash & Dash bags. Super cute! I’d never sewn much more than simple lines before, but I knew it would come in handy sometime. Skills? Totally unnecessary, right? Hee!

Then back in November, I had the pleasure of going to Seattle with Megan for a Creating Keepsakes Convention. While we were in town, we stopped at Pacific Fabrics, a fabric and yarn shop in Bellevue packed with all kinds of textile-y goodness. Now, my mom is currently teaching me to sew, so I was a little out of my league surrounded by all those gorgeous bolts of fabric. But then, behind the counter, I saw the new Lotta Jansdotter fabrics. I’ve been coveting them since I saw sneak peeks on the Purl Soho blog. Kill me now! So pretty! And . . . perfect for my friends! I picked out four prints and happily hauled home about a half a yard each in my tiny overnight bag.

Stash & Dash Bags for Cyn

The combo resulted in a fantastic holiday gift for my good friends, Cyn and Mandy, and some fun time spent with my mom while making them. And bonus? New skill! What new hobbies, skills, and challenges have you guys been tackling?