Thursday, July 23, 2020

Unicycle! (for Avery Elle)

Hi there! Elena here, with a few cards using the Unicycle stamp set from the current Avery Elle release. I might be biased because I drew these cuties, but I just think they bring the party!

Unicycles! (for Avery Elle)



 My 1st card is a 1-layer panel. I got the stamps in the mail and was too impatient to wait for the dies! There was a bit of masking involved but it wasn't difficult. I kind of love all of the images from the stamp set on this one card! They look like a birthday parade coming through... I backed the main panel onto a piece of polka-dotted paper from The Holiday Collection paper pad.

Unicycles! (for Avery Elle)



My next card uses the dies (yay!) I used the extra little die that cuts a slit into the rhino's body so that you could tuck the cake or the present in there. I gave him a balloon too, and a party hat, and sat him on his unicycle. I threw confetti all around and framed him out using the Burst die. I finished off the card with a sentiment from another new set, Peek-A-Boo Coaster.

Unicycles! (for Avery Elle)



I went a lot softer with the color palette on this last card. I used the tower-o-monkeys (hee hee) and gave them the pennant flag to hold. I dotted the sky with puffy clouds from Cupids and gave them a little bee friend (from Beary Good Friends) to look at.

I hope you like my cards for today! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

vroom! (a car party for Lawn Fawn)

Hi there!

a car party for Lawn Fawn!

my nephew turned 5 and loves cars so this party was a no-brainer! I used images from Car Critters as my starting-off point, coloring the cars in a kid-friendly-bright-red. I made a kind of racing car checkered backdrop for the party, simply by cutting black and white cardstock into 8x8 squares. It really pulls everything together!

a car party for Lawn Fawn!


The very simple banner is still impactful because of the white letters on black cardstock. I think the longest part was finding the alphabet dies! gah! do you ever do this? I think I emptied out all of my binders and baggies looking for them. Note to self: figure out a better system for die storage.

a car party for Lawn Fawn!

I think these gable boxes are my favorite part! I stenciled a cloudy sky and placed the car on the road *the road is facing the wrong way, but who cares*

a car party for Lawn Fawn!


I love me a good pun. I used a combo of stamped and die-cut letters to make this little sign. The stoplight treats were the biggest hit of the entire party table! I used ready-made rice krispies treat squares, and pressed in red, yellow and green skittles. Nothing to it! The confetti I used in the mason jars is what comes in our Lawn Fawn boxes!

a car party for Lawn Fawn!


I hope you liked this month's party! Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, July 20, 2020

Avery Elle Summer of Stamping blog hop

Hi there!

I'm excited to be blog hopping for Ellen Hutson's Summer of Stamping - and today's hop is celebrating a new, exclusive set by Avery Elle, called Peek-A-Boo-Pals Camp Wanna Stamp, created just for this event!


Isn't it so cute?? It was so much fun to play with!

Summer of Stamping! (Ellen Hutson+Avery Elle collab)


I created a night-time scene, dotting a dark blue paper with white stars. To make the canoe really stand out, I colored it a bright red and placed the racoon and bunny inside. I gave the bunny a lantern to hold, which is attracting all of the fish! I ink-blended the water portion with different teal inks and left it lighter near the lantern. I used a copic marker to add little ripples in the water. To finish off, I added some clear crystal drops to the water and a sweet sentiment from the set.

Summer of Stamping! (Ellen Hutson+Avery Elle collab)

I hope you like it! Here's a list of blogs to visit today for more:

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

space is great, but (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Today is the last day of projects for July's Lawn Fawn inspiration week. We're showing off the Just Stitching Stars die set, and I created a custom sentiment:

space is great (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

The stars were begging for an outer-space-themed card! I used images from Out Of This World to make a scene on this slimline card, and created the sentiment using Milo's ABCs and Oliver's Stitched ABCs.

I did some heavier dark inking around the edges to bring some extra drama, and a bit of white paint, flicked on, look like a million tiny stars in the distance.

space is great (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the Lawn Fawn blog today - click!

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

A horse and a pig (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to another day of Lawn Fawn's July inspiration week! We're taking a look at products from the latest release, and hoping to inspire you!

Today is our showcase of the Tiny Gift Box Bee Add-On, and the Unicorn and Horse Add-On.

a horse and a pig (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


When I was crafting for this release, my daughter and my niece were hanging out, watching over my shoulder. My niece got all excited for me to make her a horse box, and my daughter held up the die-cut and asked for a pig. It wasn't even a stretch to just cut the pieces out of pink paper and call it a pig.

You'll notice that the die that comes with ears features closed eyes, but the girls wanted their animals to have open eyes. All I did was layer the Bee Add-On on top of the Horse Add-On.

a horse and a pig (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

To finish off, I added blushy cheeks to each animal and used a white gel pen to add some highlights.

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the Lawn Fawn blog today - click!

Monday, July 13, 2020

Build-an-aquarium (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's July inspiration week. All of the products shown are available in their store right now. Today, we're taking a closer look at a very cool die set, Build-An-Aquarium.

Build-an-aquarium (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I think it's just so much fun! I covered the card base with a cream layer of the Sparkle Backdrop. Then, I cut the aquarium frame out of white and soft grey cardstocks. Inside, I used some border dies for the sandy floor and the water backgrounds.

Build-an-aquarium (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I cut everything out of white cardstock and then colored them with copic markers. I love the beady-eyed tiny fish, haha. Everything was placed behind an acetate, to help it look more like a real aquarium.

The sentiment was borrowed from Fintastic Friends.

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

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Wish big! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's July inspiration week! The summer release is in the store and we're hoping to provide a bit of extra inspiration for you. Today is our showcase of the Pop-up Wish Big die. It's a fun way to add some interest to the inside of your card:

Wish big! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

First, check out the front of the card. I used images from Unicorn Picnic and stenciled some purple clouds all over the background. The clouds continue on the inside...

Wish big! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I kept it pretty simple and sweet inside, but something that any little girl would love. I hope you like it!

There's more to see on the Lawn Fawn blog this morning - click!


Saturday, July 11, 2020

Simply celebrate summer (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's July inspiration week! We're taking a closer look at the rest of the summer release, and hoping to inspire you.

Today is our showcase of Simply Celebrate Summer:

Simply celebrate summer (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Simply Celebrate is a whole line of stamps for Lawn Fawn, and the rows of images makes it easy to create quick cards that are still so fun.

I made the background colorful and kept the ice creams icy looking. For an extra pop of color, I used copic markers to also color the frame a bright pink.


Simply celebrate summer (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

The sentiment is from Simply Summer Sentiments and finishes off the card perfectly.

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


Monday, July 6, 2020

Lawn Fawn Summer of Stamping blog hop!

Hi there!

I'm so excited to be blog hopping for Ellen Hutson's Summer of Stamping - and today's hop is celebrating a new, exclusive set by Lawn Fawn, called S'more The Merrier, created just for this event!

Isn't it adorable? I created a fun card using this set:

Lawn Fawn's Summer Of Stamping

I loved putting this one together! I made a night-time scene, so that they could roast all the marshmallows!

Lawn Fawn's Summer Of Stamping


If you look at the close-up, you'll see an extra detail - I stamped an extra "arm" for each critter, and stuck it on top. I like when they actually look like they're holding the stuff. ha.

There are s'more cards to check out today!

We’ve got a super fun prize too!!! One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop!!! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! And don’t forget to comment here too for a bonus entry! Comment before Saturday, July 11th at 11:59pm PDT. The winner will be notified by email.




Thursday, June 25, 2020

Stay cool (Avery Elle)

Hi there!

I have one very coooool card to share with you today!

stay cool (Avery Elle)


These critters crack me up! Aren't they hilarious? They are from the new Avery Elle Stay Cool stamp set. I stamped, die-cut and colored the bear, the bunny, the speech bubble and a slew of stars. Then, I grabbed a sheet of patterned paper from The Spring Collection paper pack and die-cut into it using the Ray backdrop die. It has that gradient effect that makes it so fun!

stay cool (Avery Elle)

I arranged the elements on top of the sunset paper, and mounted all of that with foam squares onto a card-sized white layer.

To finish off, I added a few accents with a white gel pen. It came together so quickly and easily but it packs a cool punch because of all of the happy color!

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!



Celebrating the new Lawn Fawn release (with Simon Says Stamp)

Hi there!

celebrating the Lawn Fawn new release (with Simon Says Stamp)

The new Lawn Fawn collection has hit your favorite stores, the wait is over! To celebrate, I made this fun card:

celebrating the Lawn Fawn new release (with Simon Says Stamp)


You can read more about it on the Simon Says Stamp blog this morning - CLICK!


Wednesday, June 24, 2020

sunshine and rainbows (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

Hi there!

It's the day before the new Lawn Fawn release hits the stores! Today, the team is showing off one last set, All The Clouds.

sunshine and rainbows (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)


I used the images to build an all-over pattern for my card. I did a tiny bit of masking to get the sun to peek from behind the clouds, but apart from that it was all just coloring and doodling. I used a black pen to add little stripes and plaid to clouds, as well as a dot pattern for the inside of the rainbows. I used a white gel pen to add dots to the background and little triangles to a few clouds. It was fun! I could totally see this on a baby's blanket. I really love the non-traditional colors I used on the rainbows.

sunshine and rainbows (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

I added the sentiment onto a skinny strip of cardstock and called it done! I hope you like it.

There is more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Starry night (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

Hi there!

We're almost to the end of Lawn Fawn's inspiration and release week, which means in 2 more sleeps you'll be able to purchase everything you've been eyeing! Today, we're showing off the Starry Sky Stencil:

starry night (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)


My original plan was to use a white embossing paste with the stencil, but it went bad? It was all gloopy and unspreadable. I didn't even know that would happen... after like 8 years. haha. So, I used clear embossing paste instead and then went over the entire card-front with a dry-brush of white paint. I dragged my paintbrush in a circular motion around the top part of the card, trying not to get too many streak marks on the card itself. I was a bit heavy-handed in some spots, but I like how it turned out!

starry night (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

I added my images, from Smooth Sailing, and the school of fish below from Mermaid For You. I placed the sentiment into a Fancy Wavy Banner, and placed clouds to note the separation between water and sky.

I hope you like it!

Monday, June 22, 2020

Build-a-castle (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

Hi there!

Welcome back to another day of Lawn Fawn's inspiration and release week! Today, we're taking a first look at Build-A-Castle dies, and a Tiny Fairy Tale stamp set.

build-a-castle (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)


I die-cut the castle and used the new Brick Stencil to give it a tone-on-tone brick effect. I then placed the tiny princess at the top of a tower, and a little knight, professing his love, at the foot of the castle. A little fairy (from Unicorn Picnic) is flying overhead.

build-a-castle (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

I placed the entire scene onto a Puffy Cloud Backdrop die layer. I also used a new starry night stencil that you'll see more of soon! The sentiment brings it all together.

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

Sunday, June 21, 2020

crazy antics (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

Hi there!

Welcome to another day of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week! Today, we're showing off Crazy Antics, a set that features a mouse picnic, and adds in a bunch of little ant friends.

I decided to let the ants go wild:

crazy antics! (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

I stamped and colored all of the ants and food to build my scene, and set it against a cloudy-day backdrop. I cut 2 layers of rolling hills, one in a slighty darker color to give the scene some depth.

crazy antics! (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

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

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Ocean Shell-fie (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

Hi there!

Welcome to another day of Lawn Fawn's inspiration and new release week! Today, we're showing off Ocean Shell-fie, a super cute underwater set.

Ocean Shell-fie (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

I set the camera onto a rock and had all of the sea creatures pose in front of it, including the school of fish from Mermaid For You! The sentiment also borrowed "waving hello" from that set, and it mixed in perfectly with the new Ocean Shell-fie!

Ocean Shell-fie (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

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


Friday, June 19, 2020

Say cheese! (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

Hi there!

Welcome back to another day of Lawn Fawn's inspiration and release week. Today is our showcase of the Magic Iris Camera Add-On:

say cheese! (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)


I made a camera-shaped card, in a vintage style. This was so fun to put together! I opted to make the polaroid pop out, using the Let's Toast Pull Tab Add-On, instead of the Magic Iris function, but I can't wait to try it the other way too.

say cheese! (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)


Et voila! When you pull the tab, this cute polaroid pops out. What a Super Star.

Just a note: if you'd like to make a camera-shaped card instead of adhering the camera onto a regular-shaped card, you'll need to do some trimming of the Let's Toast mechanism. Nothing major, just a little shave here and there to make it work. And, you'll need a few layers of cameras...

say cheese! (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

To make the back layer cut out without the lens circle, I simply rotated it in my cutting machine, cutting a little bit of the edge at the time, without ever running it all the way through. I hope that makes sense!

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

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Camping critters! (Avery Elle new release blog hop)

Hi there!

I'm so excited to have you stop by my blog today, to celebrate the new Avery Elle release! I illustrated 2 sets in the mix, Unicycle, and the one I'm showing off right now - Camping Critters. Strap in, I have 4 cards to share with you!

Camping critters! (Avery Elle new release blog hop)

My first card is a completely 1 layer panel. It took awhile to get the dies to me across the border, so I started playing around with just the stamps. I ink-blended a night sky, and did some masking to build my scene. Everything was colored using copic markers. Only the sentiment was stamped separately and set on top.

Camping critters! (Avery Elle new release blog hop)


For my second card, which is similarly 1 layer for the most part, I wanted to create a daytime look. Only the tent and the sweet bear, but this time, with a little bunny friend, from Santa Bear, and some little butterflies, from Wheelie Great. I added the sentiment as a skinny strip in the middle of the rolling hills, to cut into all of that solid green.

Camping critters! (Avery Elle new release blog hop)


Once I got the dies, I couldn't help but make another couple of cards! This one features another night scene. I hand-cut an oval shape out of green cardstock for the grassy area, making sure to keep the edges jagged so it really looks like grass. Then, I used a blender brush to spread a black-inked sky, keeping the edges lighter and in line with the grassy piece. I added a blue tent, little critters making s'mores and fireflies in the night sky.

Camping critters! (Avery Elle new release blog hop)


This last card is the simplest. I really wanted to feature the raccoon on a card, I love him holding the little lantern! I added the heart-in-speech-bubble image from Wheelie Great, as well as a few mushrooms from Falling For You. The Star Scene die provided the perfect backdrop.

There are more projects to see today! Here is a full list of blog hop participants:



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Unicorn party (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

Hi there!

I'm so excited to be kicking off Lawn Fawn's inspiration/release week with a first look at Unicorn Party:

Unicorn party (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)


The tiny fairies holding the sprinkle shaker are my favorite! I love how whimsical this new set it! I started out with a sheet of purple Spiffy Speckles patterned paper and a layer of vellum clouds (a new backdrop die!) over it. It's almost impossible to see in the photos, but it mutes the purple and adds another little subtle texture in real life.

Unicorn party (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

I figured out a cloud placement that I liked, and then added the 2 unicorns... on a date? hanging out? who knows. The fairies are helping them out, bringing them all kinds of sweet treats.

I used the label stamp from Ready, Set, Shake for the sentiment at the bottom.

I hope you like it! Check out the Lawn Fawn blog for more amazing projects - click!


Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Don't worry, be hoppy (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to another day of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week. We're taking a closer look at products from the current release, and today is our showcase of Don't Worry, Be Hoppy.

Don't worry, be hoppy (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I made a card full of little tree frogs, with the help of the branches from A Bug Deal. I colored the branches with copic markers and then used a fine-tipped brown pen to doodle little knots and accents on the branches.

I added a slew of leaves and then layered the frogs. I love their skinny legs peeking out!

The whole thing was placed on a blue-sky card-base. I used the Cloudy Stencil and some Kiddie Pool ink to create the backdrop, and then used a coordinating blue copic marker to color in the outside frame of the piece.

To finish off, I added a speech bubble and the sentiment.

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

♥.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Charge me up! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to another day of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week. We're taking a closer look at some of the new products from the current release. Today is our showcase of Charge Me Up:

Charge me up! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I started out by grabbing a sheet of purple Watercolor Wishes paper, and used a complimentary purple ink to shade the edges and give it more depth. I then placed 6 die-cut and colored robots on the card, and stamped the "illumination lines" at the top of each one of their antennas.

Charge me up! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

In the middle, I used a mix of stamped sentiment and Cole's ABCs letters to create the greeting.

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

♥.