Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Fancy Pants Designs: Summer Sun Card

There are a few spring/summer collection releases from Fancy Pants Designs.  They are called Summer Sun & Making Waves, both have an undertone of nautical + summer, one being super bright and happy with yellows & pinks, and one more traditional with blues & reds.  I adore both of them tremendously.  Today, I am sharing a card using the Summer Sun collection.

This combination of colors is one of my favorites, red/pinks, yellow and aqua.  I am always drawn to that combination, add in some whales and anchors and I'm a little smitten for sure!  When you buy a collection, it makes the process so easy, because it all perfectly coordinates!!


Summer Sun




1.  Trim cardstock 3 3/4 inches by 5 1/2 inches.
2.  Adhere pattern paper panel to card by using foam tape.
3.  Die cut hearts into a panel of pattern paper.
4.  Using different pattern paper, again die cut hearts.
5.  Adhere the panel to the card using foam squares.
6.  Place heart diecuts into the empty heart spaces, using foam squares.
7.  Tie twine around the card & add tag.
8.  Adhere sequins to the card.


Materials Used:
Spellbinders Pierced Hearts
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam tape
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam squares
Lawn Fawn yellow trimmings

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Wheelie Like You & Gingham Backdrops

You know how you first see a stamp set, and you are just so excited...that it even exists because it makes you happy?  That is how I felt when I first saw this mini stamp set from Lawn Fawn called Wheelie Like You.  I mean who doesn't love a hamster?  So cute!

The details on my card are below the picture.

In the mean time, head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog for more great projects using this stamp set!



Instructions:
1. Cut/score card stock to create a card base.
2. Repeatedly stamp the Gingham Backdrop stamp in Mermaid ink, until the white panel is covered.  This creates your own personalized background paper.
3. Diecut lime paper using the stitched circle die.
4. Stamp sentiment in black ink onto the diecut.
5. Stamp hearts onto the diecut.
6. Stamp the hamster and wheel onto white card stock, then die cut them out using coordinating dies.
7. Color in the hamster and wheel using Copic markers.
8. Adhere them to the circle diecut using foam adhesive.
9. Adhere circle diecut to the gingham panel using foam squares.
10. Tie lime twine around the panel.
11. Adhere the panel to the card front using foam adhesive.

Materials used:
Lawn Fawn Wheelie Like You stamp set
Lawn Fawn Wheelie Like You die set
Lawn Fawn Gingham Backdrops stamp set
Lawn Fawn lime trimmings
Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle die
Lawn Fawn mermaid ink
white cardstock
lime cardstock 
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam squares
black ink 


Monday, April 13, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Critters in the Jungle

Hello there!
Today the Lawn Fawn designers also known as the "fawnies" are showcasing projects using the latest critters stamp set called Critters In The Jungle.  It has a monkey, elephant, parrot a snake and a few other images in this set.  The critter sets are always crowd favorites, I especially love to color in the critters.
Make sure you head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, for more inspiration using this stamp set and coordinating dies as well as a chance to win these items!


Instructions:
1. cut/score white card stock
2. trim assorted pattern papers to create a rainbow.  adhere down the paper
3. round the bottom corners.
4. stamp "many thanks" sentiment in black ink at the top of the card.
5. stamp leaves and parrot in black ink onto white card stock.
6. die cut images.
7. color in images.
8. adhere diecuts to the card using foam squares.

Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Critters in the Jungle stamp set
Lawn Fawn Critters in the Jungle dies
Lawn Fawn assorted pattern papers
Lawn Fawn Many Thanks stamp set
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ez runner
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam squares
corner rounder
black ink
copic markers
white cardstick 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Best Pun Ever

This week Lawn Fawn is showcasing a few stamps and dies for the April Inspiration week. Today I created a card set using the stamp set called Best Pun Ever & coordinating dies.
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog for more great ideas using this set.

One of my favorite things to give away are card sets.  I like to keep a few sets on hand for last minute gifts. Pairing this set with the Lawn Fawn Notecards made this card set really easy to create.


Instructions:
1. Die cut white card stock using a stitched circle die.  You will need four diecuts.
2. Stamp the images you plan on using onto white cardstock.
3. Die cut the images out using coordinating dies.
4. Color in images.
5. Stamp sentiments onto the white circle diecuts.
6. Adhere the images to the circles using foam squares.
7. Adhere the circles to the card fronts using foam adhesive.
8. Add washi tape underneath the circles.  This helps to balance out the card.





Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Quick & Easy Gift Cards

I needed a few super easy gift cards, to give to my children.  I do not get them Easter baskets anymore, just their favorite candies, maybe a small gift and then gift cards.

I used a gift card die template for my projects, you don't even need to find a way to enclose them, because they latch shut.

I used some Fancy Pants Designs pattern paper & stickers from Everyday Circus and Burlap & Bouquets.  The sticker sheets have a ton of different alphabet fonts, and great little elements that made decorating these gift cards so very easy.




Materials Used:
washi tape
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam squares

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Stuck On You

Hello there!
There is a fun, and trendy stamp set from Lawn Fawn called Stuck On You.  It has some great sentiments, not to mention trendy succulent images.  Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, to see more inspiration from the design team using this set!


This set has a matching die set, but when I originally created it, I did not have the coordinating dies.  But that doesn't mean I wasn't able to achieve the same look.  With a little bit of fussy cutting, I was able to add some dimension to the card.

Instructions:
1. Die cut green paper to create a card base.
2.  Using a smaller stitched die, diecut white cardstock, to layer onto the card base.
3.  Stamp leaves all around the white die cut.
4.  Stamp sentiment in black ink.
5.  Stamp images.
6.  Stamp, and then cut out another image.
7.  Pop up pot & succulent using foam squares.
8.  Add ribbon to embellish.
9.  Adhere white die cut to the card using foam squares.


Monday, March 23, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Pint Sized Patterns: Beachside

Today, the Lawn Fawn designers are showcasing projects using the Beachside Collection.  Honestly, if I was not on the design team, I would be buying up oodles of this collection.  I think because it has all of the colors I love, and it lends itself very easily for masculine projects; layouts, cards, etc.

I am sharing a card and a layout using this collection.  Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog for more great inspiration.




Sunday, March 22, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Let's Play & Cupcake Wrappers

For some reason my blog post never went live the last few days, so I am combining them today!

I am sharing a few Lawn Fawn projects using the new stamps set called Let's Play & a scalloped circle cupcake wrapper!
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, to stay up to day on all of this weeks going ons, to see great projects & for a chance to win some cool product.

For this first project, I created a cute little basket using the cupcake wrapper die from Lawn Fawn.  I adhered the wrapper closed, then added a circle die cut to the bottom, added ribbon & put chocolates into the basket.


This card was created by using the new stamp set called Let's Play.  It really is so adorable and has cute little critters hanging out at the park, with the most fun sentiments.  Once I stamped & diecut the images, I colored them in using Copic markers, and adhered them to the card.


Friday, March 20, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Year 5

The next few days I will be sharing some fun projects I have made for the Lawn Fawn March Inspiration Week.  Today I have a cupcake topper & wrapper using some Lawn Fawn die along with the Year 5 stamp/die set.

Make sure to head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog to see how the other designers using this stamp set as well.


I am loving the Pint Size patterns paper collection.  It has all of the colors that just make me happy.  So when I was looking at using the Year 5 set, and making a party ensemble, I knew I had to use these paper along with it.


What is so great about coordinating dies/stamps is that it really finishes your project and gives it that little extra professional looking touch.


Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Year 5 stamp/dies
Lawn Fawn Pint Size Patterns paper collection
Lawn Fawn twine
Lawn Fawn stitched circle dies
Lawn Fawn scalloped circle die
Lawn Fawn scaalloped cupcake topper

Thursday, March 19, 2015

MD Hobby & Craft Chicken Wire Frame tutorial


Back in January, I attended a Bloggers Networking meet up at the CHA-Winter in Anaheim.  Not only was I introduced to many new bloggers, but manufacturers as well.  One of them being M-D Hobby & Craft.  They manufacture some really cool DIY products.  Such as chicken wire, magnetic chalkboard, and all of the tools you would need like, metal working gloves, hobby shears among others.

I don't know if Prime Publishing picked what we received or if it was random, but each blogger was sent a box of product to use and blog about.  


Did you know you can purchase the MD Hobby & Craft products at Joanns Fabric & Craft Stores?  Well you can!!  How awesome is that! Click here to go to the Joann's website, to find your nearest Joann's store.




I decided to to make a chicken wire frame, to go above my makeup table, to store earnings and necklaces.




MD Hobby & Craft have gold metal sheets as well.  so I decided to die cut a butterfly using the metal sheet to create a fun embellishment on the clothes pin.




Creating the chicken wire frame was quite easy.

Materials Used:
pine frame
white paint
paint brush
staple gun

Instructions:
1.  Trim the chicken wire to fit the frame using the Hobby Shears.  The frame is 12x12 inches.

2.  Using a staple gun or nails, attach the chicken wire to the back of the frame.  The wire can be a little harsh on your fingers, so wear the metal working gloves.

3.  Lay the frame onto newspaper, to prepare to paint.

4.  Paint the frame and the chicken wire.

5.  Die cut a butterfly using the Brass sheet.

6.  Paint some clothespins and embelish using the diecut butterfly.

7.  Finish decorating the frame, hang on your wall, and you are done.













Saturday, March 7, 2015

Fancy Pants, MFT & Donuts

Happy Saturday!!
The older my children get, the more busy we become.  I try to do special little things for them, whether its buying certain things for their lunches, having one on one time with them after school, or getting them little surprises.  Parenting teenagers is a lot different that parenting littles.

One of my children's love languages is food.  They appreciate all kinds of deliciousness.  My husband have lots of errands to get done today, but a quick trip to Krispy Kreme, and a quick DIY topper, my kids have a little note and sweet surprise when they enter the kitchen.

I mean who doesn't love donuts?  Right?  I really don't care how fattening, sugary, or carb loaded they are.  I am all about moderation, and my life is happier with donuts in it.

I am using the super fun Donuts and Sprinkles stamp set from Laina Lamb Designs, found at My Favorite Things Stamps, as well as the Die-Namics LLD Donuts dies.  Like how perfect are these!!  I am kinda in love right now.  It could be the sugar rush I am feeling from the donuts.  Not sure, don't care lol.

The donuts were die cut using the new Flutter paper line from Fancy Pants Designs.  One, I am totally digging the texture this line has, not to mention the bright colors that remind me so much of Florida.






Materials Used:
Fancy Pants Designs Flutter, Caterpillar paper
Fancy Pants Designs Flutter, Drifter paper
Fancy Pants Designs Flutter, Float paper
My Favorite Things, LLD Donuts & Sprinkles stamp set
My Favorite Things, Die-namics LLD Donut Dies
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam squares
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner
Lawn Fawn ink

Happy Birthday Lawn Fawn!!

Happy 5th Birthday Lawn Fawn!!!

Can you believe it?  The company with such cute stamps, dies, paper, ink, twine & more is turning 5! I have loved every minute of the last five years being on this design team.  The owners Kelly Marie, Mike & Erica, really are the sweetest people you will ever meet, and happen to be my friends too, which is the added cherry on top.

Today, the design team for Lawn Fawn all have created a little something in honor of Year 5 of this fabulous company.  So please hop on over to their blogs to say hello.



Since its a birthday party.  I decided to make some cupcake toppers with coordinating wrappers, along with some candy treat boxes.


Cupcake topper



Cupcake wrapper



Candy Treat boxes



Ensemble



Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Year 5 Lawn Cuts
Lawn Fawn Stitched circle die
Lawn Fawn scalloped circle die
Copic Markers
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Power Tape


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Lawn Fawn & Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

This week Lawn Fawn and Scrapbook Adhesives By 3L are partnering.  Make sure you visit both company blogs everyday to check out the fun projects and videos being shown.  Also to win some product too!

Today I am sharing a card using a few of my favorite products from both companies.  Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog for more details!


Materials Used:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Creative Foam Sheets
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Permanent Refillable dots
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam Squares




Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Lawn Fawn Let's Polka Mon Amie

I am sharing a layout and a card, using the new Let's Polka Mon Amie paper collection from Lawn Fawn.  Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, for some really spectacular projects, as well as a chance to win this collection.


I love using dies on my layouts.


This card was created by using the 6x6 inch paper paper.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Flirty Frames

Today, I am sharing a card using the Flirty Frames stamp set and coordinating dies from Lawn Fawn. There are two stamps sets being shown on the Lawn Fawn Blog today, so be sure to head on over there to check out Scripty Sayings!

I wanted to create a frame that matched the soft pink, and eggshell colors that are in the Mon Amie Collection.  So I stamped and diecut two frames, colored them in (stamped the sentiment) using Copic markers and adhered them together using foam squares, to give the flat card some dimension.

To the card front, I added some pattern paper to coordinate with the stamped images, added twine, adhered the frames and added a few pearls for a soft embellishment.  I really wanted to round the bottom corners, but my corner rounders were no where to be seen, they must have overdosed & passed out somewhere from Valentine's Day chocolate lol.