Revisiting a few Lawn Fawn sets

While I was cleaning my craft area, I decided to make a few cards, with the supplies that were out.  They are one stamp to mail kind of cards.  I used Lawn Fawn stamps on both cards, and snuck in a little bit of the Bright Side 6x6 pattern paper, on the first one. On the second card, I colored in the balloons with Copic markers, in shades of orange and red.  Red is a good birthday color (to me anyhow).  
It was nice to use these stamp sets, I'm sure they were feeling a little neglected.  Revisiting older sets, sometimes makes them feel new again.

Wishing You Well

Happy Monday!  Monday's are so hard for me, to start moving after a relaxing weekend.  But, here we are, so I guess I will start it with a pretty card.
I did a little die cutting, some stamping, a little coloring and paper piecing...and of course a pretty bow.  The image and sentiment, are both from the March stamp set from Avocado Arts, called Wishes and Kind Thoughts.
A few other fine ladies have created something special with this set as well, so hop on over to their blogs.

materials used:
Avocado Arts stamps
My Minds Eye pattern paper
Spellbinders Edgabilities die template
pink satin ribbon
Memento Ink
Copic Marker
foam tape

Introducing...Bright Side!!!!

There is exciting news!  Lawn Fawn is debuting a paper line at CHA called Bright Side.  Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog for a chance to win this fun line!!

a blurb from Kelly.

The video above was entirely made with Lawn Fawn paper and stickers! That's right! Lawn Fawn paper!!!!! From the very beginning we had this happy little dream for Lawn Fawn and adding this paper line fulfills a huge part of that dream! We could not be more thrilled to be able to offer 10 new stamp sets, 8 12x12 papers (two of which are a beautiful kraft), a 6x6 paper pad, a 12x12 alphabet sticker sheet, a 12x12 collection kit and two different "Lawn Trimmings" hemp cord packs! We hope that you guys are excited as we are! We have been working on this for so long, and we are so glad to finally be able to spill the beans!

a closer look of the paper


My Stud Muffin

Here is a fun card, perfect for the stud muffin in your life (ha ha ha), that sentiment and image combined gives me serious giggles.  I'm thinking, I might leave it in my husbands car one day, so he will find it on his way to work.  Something cute like that, would make is day a little better.
For this card I used a few different Lawn Fawn stamp sets, Love n' Breakfast and Bannerific.  I really like the layout of this card, it would be really easy to change out the image and sentiment.

Materials Used:
Love n' Breakfast
red cardstock
My Minds Eye pattern paper
Spellbinders M-bossabilites
Want2scrap black bling
memento ink

Hugs, Hugs, Hugs

Happy Sunday folks.  I hope you are bundled up and keeping warm today.  I know down here in Florida the temperatures have dropped a little...more like a lot, but it is a nice excuse to go to Starbucks lol.
Anyhow, today I am showing you a fun card, clean just the way I like it, with a little pop of color.  I have a few friends who don't live anywhere near me, but I wish I could give them a big ole hug...that is where the inspiration came from when I was making this card. The image and sentiments are both from Avocado Arts.  The cute little owl is a sneak from the February set called, Wishes and Kind Thoughts.  It is hard to see in this picture, but I added Glossy Accents to the glasses (too stinking cute).  Glossy Accents is a cool liquid adhesive, that when used alone, when it dries it can resemble stuff.  
The entire team is posting today (there are some new faces), so be sure to check them out too!

materials used:
Avocado Arts stamps
Memento Ink
Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles
Spellbinders Valor M-Bossabilities
pink lace
Colorbox black and red ink
Copic markers
Helmar foam tape
May Arts Twine
White card stock

Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy Day One

Welcome to the first day of the Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy!

Spellbinders™ Paper Arts is absolutely thrilled to bring you our largest product releases ever! These new collections are some of the most innovative and beautiful die cutting and embossing templates in the world! The Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy allows you a sneak peek of our introductions for the 2012 Winter Craft and Hobby Association trade show later this month. 

Win today’s new Spellbinders products!

Be eligible to win the Grand Prize by entering each day, see the schedule below!

This contest is now closed 
Enter my Blog Frenzy from 12:00 am Eastern Standard Time (EST) January 12, 2012 until 11:59 pm January 13, 2012.

Today’s participating Blog Frenzy includes my blog and Debbie Olsen and Michelle Woerner’s blogs.
See the Spellbinders Blog for the complete schedule of designers and contest rules.

Thank you Spellbinders Paper Arts for sponsoring this contest!

Here are the new dies I introduced:

Sku Name S4-354 Splendid Circles
MSRP: $24.99

1. ¾ inches
2. 1 ½ inches
3.  2 3/8 inches
4.  4 inches

Today, I am going to share with you how I made this quick and easy mini book.

First, I started by gathering my supplies.  Bazzill cardstock, pattern paper, KaiserCraft stickers, Beacon Adhesives, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares and tape runner, Pictures, Spellbinders Die Templates, Spellbinders Grand Calibur®, ribbon and button.

To create the cover, place the die templates blade side down onto the cardstock on the cutting plate.   To ensure the dies did not move during this process, I used a low tack tape (painters tape).  The cardstock is ready to be cut.

Once the diecuts are cut out, run through the Grand Cailbur® Die Cutting and Embossing machine once more to emboss.  Using the A Base plate, dies with paper attached (blade side up),Tan Embossing Mat and B Embossing Plate, run through the Spellbinders Grand Calibur Machine. (This is the sandwich to emboss)

Now, that the paper is cut and embossed, it is time to adhere it together.  Take the Zip Dry adhesive and liberally spread it over the back side of the patterned paper, then place it in the center of the orange card stock. 

Apply foam tape to the white die cut.

Apply to the pattern paper.

Cut/emboss picture using die template #2 from the Splendid Circles set. Again, I used painters tape to keep the die in place.

Apply die cuts to the front, and add letter stickers to create a title.  To create depth, add foam tape to die cuts.

Use larger pictures to create the inside pages.

Apply adhesive to the backside of the cover.

Adhere picture to the cover.

Keep repeating these steps, until your mini book has enough pages.  Once you are finished, bind the pages using a D-ring, and add ribbon to decorate (if you want).

Completed project:

For a second project, I created a tag that is ready to be used on a gift, gift bag, or even on a card.

By entering the Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy you agree to the Official Rules.   For questions on the Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy, send an email to; no entries will be accepted at this email address. 

My blog is open for entries from 12:00 am, January 12 2012, until 11:59 pm, January 13, 2012, EST.

1) Send your Blog Frenzy email entry to: now closed

2) The subject must be S4-354 Splendid Circles

3) Send!

Be sure to visit all the Designers on their Blog Frenzy dates!

Daily winners will receive an email within 24 hours of the blog frenzy’s closing. The winners will have 72 hours to reply to that email to claim prize. If a winner fails to respond within 72 hours, a new winner will be drawn. 

To be eligible for the Grand Prize, enter each and every Blog Frenzy within its designated time period, send your entries from the email address for each entry.  The Grand Prize has a retail value of over $1900 and includes the complete Spellbinders line of die cutting  and embossing templates released at the 2012 Winter CHA show, and a Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine!

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Personalized Envelopes

I had every intention on getting my New Years photo cards out already, but I have not.  I'm still working on the envelopes.  It is funny how I simplify things by getting photo cards made, but make the process so much harder by decorating the envelopes lol.  I had stamped and personalized a few envelopes for the Christmas cards I handed out (there were only a few...) and I thought it was so much fun and cute to decorate them, that I decided to do it again.  I love personalizing things for my friends.
It is very simple and easy to do, you just have to be careful because the paper that envelopes are made out of is really thin.  So if you color on them with copics (like I did) have a very light touch because the ink wants to spread.  I also put a sheet of paper on the inside, so the ink wouldn't bleed through the entire envelope.
Now all I need to do, is address these, put a stamp on them and drive 30 minutes to the nearest post office lol.  

Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Blissful Botanicals
Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABC's
Lawn Fawn Say Cheese
Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest
Copic markers
Memento ink
photo envelopes

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