Just popping in to share a quick card I did with Lawn Fawn and Memory Box products. That little fox? He is a cutie…
So that little fox doesn’t come all dressed up for winter. I just drew my own simple hat and scarf and added it to him. This is a great way to stretch your non-holiday critter stamps to a holiday card. I just LOVE that little guy! Oh, and of course I added Black Enamel Accents for the eyes and nose.
The background? Well I did that with the very cool Memory Box Swirling Snowflakes Die. Instead of cutting with the die, I sandwiched my paper between the die and a Tan Embossing Mat and ran it through my die cut machine as if I was doing an embossing folder. This results in the die leaving a cool impression on the paper instead of cutting it. Embossing folders cannot achieve impressions of such detail! (You can do this with any die cut machine! To see this technique in action, check the video HERE.)
I also stamped the notecard with one of my favorite backgrounds – the Impression Obsession Thin Stripes.
Come on… isn’t that fox the cutest??!!
I have some winners to announce:
Below are the products featured above. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH…
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I love this time of year! With the CHA show right around the corner, companies are releasing lots of new products. Just a little warning – you may want to start saving your pennies!
Want proof? My friends at Lawn Fawn are showing off their newest products. And – OH MY – are they adorable. Be sure to stop by their blog and comment on all their CHA Sneak Week posts for chances to win new products! (Giveaways are open until 7/23/13.)
I picked up my favorite sets and started playing. A tree for stamping carved initials? Yes, please. Here is a peek – I will show the finished card in August when they start shipping all the new stamps…
Fun, huh? You can see all the fun of Lawn Fawn’s release on their blog.
Leave a comment here by 7/23/13 at 11:59pmEST for your chance to win the Lawn Fawn Woodgrain Backdrops and Milo’s ABCs stamp sets I peeked above. Good luck! (Prizes will not be shipped until they are available.)
See you soon. Will be back with giveaway winners soon. And I will be back to also share some new Hero Arts stamps. What new products are you seeing and loving?
Sometimes you just need to surprise your kids and make them smile.
And that is what I was going for when I put this into my son’s lunch. (He never has a treat in there, so I am sure he was thrilled.)
The best part? This was so easy to make. (For more information on it, you can head over the the Paper Crafts Connections blog. There are some other kids ideas there, too.)
Start with a 10 ¼” x 4” piece of cardstock (I used Bazzill) and add score lines at 2”, 2 ¼”, 6 ¼”, and 6 ½”. That is it! Just fold it up and you have a cookie holder. I also added a die cut window with the new Lawn Fawn Puffy Star die to the front panel so you could see the cookie inside. Here is what it looks like unfolded…
After I put a cookie in, I used an old Thicker letter sticker to hold it closed.
I had to add some stamping, of course… with a repeated Hero Arts circle (a great image!) and a Paper Smooches pencil. And I stretched a die cut banner (with a computer-generated greeting using the Ever After free font) across the star opening.
Here is a look at the awesome Lawn Fawn Puffy Star nesting dies set I used for the window. Adorable, huh?
And the repeated circles? It is from this Hero Arts set. Lots of good images here for building backgrounds on many styles of cards.
Colin loved this treat. I bet your little one would, too. Do you ever do any lunch surprises? Would love to hear ideas.
Below are the supplies used for this card. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH…
There are lots of good people in this industry.
And one of my favorites? That would be Kelly Marie – the owner of Lawn Fawn. I was happy when she came to town to be part of a retreat with friends. Her energy is amazing.
She also brought with her some of her newest designs. When I saw her teacher set, I had to create something right away. So I have been holding on to this card for a few weeks… just waiting until she released the set…
Aren’t those images fabulous? And perfect for Colin’s teacher. She just rocks.
I heat embossed everything with white embossing powder and colored it in…
Lawn Fawn has recently released lots of great stamps and dies. Head over to their blog HERE to catch all the release party fun. (You can also get their newest products at Lawn Fawn directly or at Simon Says Stamp HERE.)
Oh… and I thought it would be fun to share this photo. Kelly and I were laughing so hard… and I have no idea why. Ha! It makes me smile.
See you soon!
I am back again for another guest designer spot with my my friends over at the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog. This blog offers some fun challenges with great prizes and shares lots of ideas for using Lawn Fawn stamps… which I love so much.
This challenge was to create a card inspired by anything. For mine, I was inspired by the heart trail on Emily Leipharts’s card HERE. (Isn’t her card the cutest?!) She did hers with a Lawn Fawn stamp, but I don’t have that set so I did my heart trail with a white pen…
I turned the little lightning bugs into bees by adding stripes and coloring with Copics. Oh, and a quick coat of Glossy Accents gave them some shine. The greeting? I did that myself with alphabet stamps…
I also stamped the hexagon border repeatedly with black ink on a black notecard. Really fun in real life…
Be sure to head over to the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog to learn how you can play along and possibly win…
I just realized I have two of my favorite Lawn Fawn stamp sets – the A Birdie Told Me set. So leave a comment here by 4/19/13 at 11:50pmEST for your chance to win it! Good luck.
Today I am a guest designer for my friends over at the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog. This blog offers some fun challenges with great prizes. This month is embossing and and the prize is a gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp!
Here is my card, using lots of fun Lawn Fawn goodies and a fun heat embossing technique…
This is one of those looks-super-cool-in-real-life-but-doesn’t-show-well-in-a-photo techniques. I simply clear embossed the Lawn Fawn word bubbles and greetings on white cardstock and then covered them generously with Distress Ink. (The embossing will resist it.) I then did the unthinkable – I ironed. I just put the pieces on a cloth and then put a piece of typing paper over it. I then ran an iron over it at medium heat… causing the embossing to transfer to the scrap paper. That left my stamped pieces perfectly matte and oh so yummy. (Disclaimer: Every iron is different. Please practice first. If you would like to see this technique in action, you can find it in the recent Pattern Play class.)
Oh – and I used the Hero Arts White DYE Ink on their charcoal paper with a Lawn Fawn border stamped repeatedly. I LOVE the white dye ink on darker papers. It is subtle and creates the coolest affect. LOVE…
Be sure to check out the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog for more fun.
Thanks for stopping by! (By the way, I will be back to announce a bunch of winners soon!)