Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Plaid papa (Ellen Hutson)

Hi there!

If you're looking for my Lawn Fawn post, scroll down or click HERE.

I'm thrilled to be showing off a card I made for my daddy for Father's Day. I haven't given it to him yet, so thank goodness he's not a social media kind of guy! We're waiting for the family to get together this weekend, and I think he'll love it.

The card was made using colors from this inspiration board:


It's always amazing to me that I could use colors that match but come out with a card that has such a different feel than the storyboard.  This is what I came up with:

plaid for papa (Ellen Hutson)


I used the EBE Plaid Maker set to create the background plaid - I tried my best to keep it all straight but I don't mind the little imperfections - they make it all look more handmade and whimsical. Creating a background like this was an easy way to pull in all of the inspiration colors!

plaid for papa (Ellen Hutson)

For the sentiment, I stamped the first part onto a sentiment banner and then used the Block Words to spell out B-E-S-T and the Classic Block Alpha dies to cut out P-A-P-A.

I hope you like it! Check out the Ellen Hutson blog for more color board interpretations - click!

beautiful music (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

On the final day of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week, I'm showing off the Happy Anniversary Border die:

beautiful music (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Ever since I laid eyes on the music-themed set, Critter Concert, I wished for this sentiment! I decided to make my own - ack! Because I was definitely using the Happy Anniversary border, I needed a smallish font, something that could fit into the banner flag that fit the die-cut-border's proportions.

I found Plan On It: Spring Cleaning in my stash and went to work, stamping the letters out one at a time. All the letters I needed were in that set, save the F in beautiful - but I don't think you can tell that I drew it in myself. And to clarify, yes, I did cut up the letters in the Plan On It set, and I do that often with sentiments in any set. ha. I have no problems surgically giving my sets new life!

beautiful music (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

To build my card, I cut a heart and did some watercoloring on it in shades of pink. Then, I colored my band critters, stamped out extra music notes and added them to the heart along with the 2-part sentiment.

beautiful music (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I layed those pieces onto a layer of Polka Dot coverplate (which I trimmed down using a rectangle die) and placed everything onto my white base.

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!

♥.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

the dog house (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Lawn Fawn's June inspiration week is winding down, with only a few days left to enjoy. Today, we're showing off the Scalloped Treat Box Dog House Add-On. I love Lawn Fawn's Scalloped Treat Box! It's so versatile, and the fact that you can turn it into an adorable dog house with the add-on dies is so much fun.

the dog house (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Wouldn't this box make the cutest favor for a dog-themed birthday party? I cut the treat box out of white cardstock, and then cut extra strips for the front. I used a tiny hole puncher to punch little "nail heads" so it could look like barnwood that was nailed down. Behind the holes, I colored the main box with a grey copic marker so that it could look like silver nail heads.

Then, I cut out the pieces that came with the die: a red roof and doggy bowl, the big bone tag and smaller bone treat, as well as the dog and tennis ball.

I stamped a sentiment from Happy Howloween onto the big tag and attached it with a red and white twine.

the dog house (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I wanted to make it look like the puppy was peeking out from inside the dog house, so I chopped a little and stuck him onto the black doorway. I used a brown marker to darken his ears and color around his one eye. Just those little touches take a flat die-cut from boring to super cute.

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!

♥.

Monday, June 18, 2018

you're a star! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome back to another day of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week. Today, we're showing off the How You Bean? Star Add-On stamp set:

you're a star! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I used the original How You Bean? jar and the How You Bean? Shaker Add-On dies to create this jar full of stars!

I wanted to make it look like the stars were floating out of the jar, and creating a light in the night sky. I blended some blue inks, and kept it darkest around the edges to achieve the look.

you're a star! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I heat-embossed the sentiment onto a kraft banner and added little white Nuvo drops around the floating stars to add to the dreamy effect.

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!

♥.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Cloud shaker (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

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Welcome back to another day of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week! Today, we're showing off the Outside In Stitched Cloud Stackables and the Stitched Cloud Frames.

cloud shaker (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I combined both on this sweet card. I grabbed a white cardstock panel, and did some soft ink blending. I then flicked some water over it to add a dreamy quality to the sponged color.

cloud shaker (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I then cut into the panel with the cloud dies, and created a little shaker in the negative space.

Down below, I created a little scene using the sweet ducklings from Rub-A-Dub-Dub.

cloud shaker (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)



They are holding up a banner from Bannertastic. I love the little duck looking up at the clouds!

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!

♥.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

let's go out (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

For day 2 of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week, we're heading to the shops! Village Shops is a cute set filled with little shops and things you'd find in a quaint town. It reminds me of some of the beach towns we've visited.

let's go out (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I colored all of the shops with copic markers in all kinds of subtle colors. I set everything against a light blue paper sky and created little vignettes with the Peekaboo Backdrop die.

let's go out (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I love the little ice cream truck! When we first moved into our house a few years ago, the kids and I heard what sounded like the sweet ding-ding of an ice cream truck on our street. We tore outside so fast, only to find it was a knife-sharpening truck. ha. I wasn't as disappointed as the kids were (mama needs her sharp knives!) but I totally wish we had ice cream trucks here!

There's so much more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!

♥.

Friday, June 15, 2018

i scream you scream (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

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Welcome to day 1 of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week! Today, we're showing off sweet summer treats that you could scoop up with the I Scream You Scream dies:

i scream you scream (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I die-cut all of the pieces for my ice cream, complete with a chocolate drip and a cherry on top! I matted the cone with a piece of sunny yellow gingham paper, and framed it out with a Stitched Scalloped Circle Frame.
i scream you scream (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I heat-embossed the sentiment onto a piece of blue cardstock, and brought in more subtle pattern with the kraft-colored polka dot layer.

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!

♥.