May 2012 archive

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Make Lemonade

Hello fellow crafters!

Today, the Lawn Fawn Design Team is showcasing “Make Lemonade” another mini-set not short on cuteness 😉

I decided to make a wall hanging with one of my favorite adages, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” I altered the color of the “Jump for Joy” Bright Side paper by using a yellow Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelato and my fingertips! I thought the circles resembled lemon slices. It was super easy! And then I used Jessie’s ABCs and various Memento Dew Drop inks to create the white word panel.

Here’s a quick video showing the Gelato technique I used on the paper:

Altering Paper with Gelatos

Hope you enjoyed the video!

I wanted to give a quick shout-out to one of my favorite crafty peeps evah… RYANN! Congratulations on your Moxie Fabber of the Week feature! You can find Ryann’s Blog, Freshly Squeezed HERE (very appropriate for today’s post, lol) and see her feature HERE!

Thank you,

 

Lawn Fawn Release Week: Dad’s Day

Hello again lovelies!

Today, the Lawn Fawn Design Team is showcasing the “Dad’s Day” mini stamp set! I chose to create a mini curio display made all of cardstock by using my eClips, eCAL software, and a file from SVGCuts.com (love their stuff)! My Sizzix eClips cuts like butter! I never have any issues and it makes these sorts of projects SO much easier.

I used the Upbeat kraft patterned paper from Lawn Fawn’s Bright Side Collection and some Java Bazzill cardstock. To emphasize the stamped easy chair and mustache, I stamped and fussy cut 2 other identical images to layer onto foam squares. The little vial is a Tim Holtz idea-ology corked vial and contains a little note from all the kids to Chris :)

Hope you enjoyed my take on Dad’s Day!

 

Lawn Fawn Release Week: Sunny Skies

Hello!!!!

All throughout the weekend, the Lawn Fawn Design Team is showcasing some never-before-seen summer sets! The set we’re previewing today is Sunny Skies!

We don’t get many Sunny Skies here in WA….lol!

My layout started off with the basic die-cutting (using my Sizzix eClips, cutting blade depth of 4, speed 4, pressure 4) of the 3 circle cut-outs from the cream colored Bazzill cardstock. Here’s a screenshot of my eCAL:

Then I added the larger gradient chevron papers from the Bright Side Collection behind the cut-outs and built my layout from there!

Here’s what my journaling reads:

“Most days in Washington are cold, dreary, and rainy. But, you two, CJ and Liam, make it so much brighter with your silly jokes, big bold smiles, and warm cuddles. You are my sunshine(s). ~Mama”

Sunny Skies is perfect for paper piecing! I used the 6×6 Bright Side Collection to paper piece the clouds, sun, and kites. Then I used the reverse/white side of the scraps to piece the birds and banner from Bannerific!

Be sure to check out the rest of the design team on the Lawn Fawn Blog!

Thanks for looking,

Materials Used: Lawn Fawn Stamp Sets (Sunny Skies, Bannerific), Lawn Fawn’s Bright Side Collection (12×12 & 6×6), Bazzill Cardstock (cream), Bazzill’s Card Shoppe (Banana Split), Sizzix eClips Electronic Die-cutting Machine with eCAL software, Washi Tapes, Yellow buttons

 

Operation Write Home & Bazzill Giveaway!

Hello Friends!

The Lawn Fawn Design Team is happily sharing their creations today to promote The Operation Write Home Blog Hop! If you don’t know about Operation Write Home, it’s a special organization that collects homemade cards to give to deployed soldiers for them to give to loved ones back home! Isn’t that a worthy cause!?

If you’d like to find out more about Operation Write Home, you should definitely visit their website HERE!

This time, Operation Write Home challenged us designers to use their various card sketches. Here’s the one I used:

I used Lawn Fawn’s Chevron Backdrops, Fanciful Frames, and Hello Friend stamp sets to create my card! My color inspiration came from the following challenge from Embellish Magazine:

AND, IF YOU ARE HERE FOR THE GIVEAWAY….

I have an entire pack of Bazzill Basics Paper’s Card Shoppe 100# cardstock in all 28 colors to giveaway to a lucky commenter! This cardstock is awesome for all you cardmakers out there that love thick cardstock! It also has a nice tooth to it to absorb ink quickly. I used Robin’s Egg, Cotton Candy, Gummy Bear, and Banana Split to create my card!

Just comment on this post for a change to win! And, don’t forget to check out The Lawn Fawn Blog for more Operation Write Home Sketch inspired creations :)

 

Sizzix May Design Team Tutorial!

Hello Everyone!

I have a fun clean & graphic easy peasy card tutorial on the Sizzix Blog today!

Won’t ya come and visit me?

 

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