Monday, June 3, 2013

into the woods.

into the woods.

I did a double-take this morning when I realized we were already into the month of June.  It took me a few days to notice....

The good news?  It's time for another lawnscaping challenge:


This one is for all the wannabe copic colorers out there, the ones who own copics but don't really know what to do with them.  Solidarity, my friends.


into the woods.

I was recently asked to make a set of woodsy invitations, oh and by the way, the birthday girl loves gnomes. My kind of girl.  

I started out by coloring all of my gnomes and die-cutting them.  For a little something extra, I added glossy accents to his tall gnome hat.

into the woods.

The circle stackable dies made it easy to create my focal point.  I stamped the fox, mushrooms, and gnome onto a white circle and colored them all in.  Even the gnome.  I like that when you look sideways, you can see a fully colored gnome underneath the pop-up.

The "you're invited" banner at the bottom of the circle hides a folded, flat edge.  All of the party information can be accessed by untying  the twine at the top and opening the folded circle.

into the woods.

I popped the entire circle onto foam squares, so that it would be able to open and close with ease...

into the woods

Here's a quick visual on how I created the folded circle card.  Fold a piece of red cardstock, and lay the circle so that the die overhangs the folded edge at the top.  Secure with washi tape (or post-it notes) and run through the machine.

I hope you like them, and I really hope you decide to play along with our coloring challenge!  Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp


ps, my friend Paulina, over at prettypinkposh is getting to know me better today.  Click over to read the interview!

♥.

15 comments:

  1. They are so darn adorable!! The kids were thrilled when they received them.

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  2. eek!!!! SOOOO adorable!!! as a gnome lover myself, i can totally relate!! lol!!! love love love love that the card folds down to reveal the information!! woah!!! just amazing!!

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  3. Absolutely adorable Elena! I love the colors and the way you've used the die cut circle!

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  4. These are just darling, and I loved reading more about you over on Paulina's blog.

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  5. This is brilliant Elena!!! I love seeing you use Lawn Fawn stamps! You make magic with them! :)

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  6. How cute are these invites! Love the surprise way that it opens! ADORABLE!

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  7. Wow! Wow! wow!
    These invitations are AWESOME!!!
    Totally love 'em!!
    As usual, you totally rocked the challenge theme!

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  8. adorable invitations...thanks for the pic tutorial.

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  9. FABULOUS, love his glossy hat :)

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  10. these are soo great!! love your die cut technique and that shiny little hat!! loved your interview on paulina's blog! cngrats on the feature! you are an inspiration to me and so many others!!

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  11. These are SO clever, and so adorable - they're a perfect example of why you are the best with these types of images!!

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  12. Holy cow, these are amazing, Elena! I'm glad you showed the inside peek, too. The gnome is adorable! You are just so good. :)

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  13. WOW! You simply amaze me with your designs! This is fabo and I am sure she will love it. LF needs a little girl gnomie to go with this one don't you think?! :)

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  14. Such a sweet design and a truly cool die cutting trick!
    Hugs!
    x

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  15. The cutest birthday invitation ever!
    Thank you so much for sharing a die-cut trick! So cool!

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