Sending Love your Way ensemble

Today the designers from Lawn Fawn, are showing projects using the You've Got Mail stamp set.  This set is for anyone who mails cards, but for those of you who have a military service member in your family, or a friend, or maybe you send cards to Operation Write Home.  This set will, become a staple for you.
I created this little set of cards for a daughter of one of my friends.  Her Daddy, will go on his first deployment this year.  My heartstrings get pulled when I see little ones not understanding why their parent is gone, it is heartbreaking.  My children loved and still love to get little things in the mail when Jess is gone, for that moment they are special.  I hope this will brighten her day.
I am sending her, four little note cards to send her Dad, and a mailbox tin filled with bubblegum, lady gaga play sunglasses, and some ring pops, and it is all in a pretty bright pink.  So girly and perfect.
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, to see what all of the designers created, also for a chance to win this set.

Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn You've Got Mail stamp set
bright pink cardstock
kraft cardstock
white card stock
gingham ribbon
pink satin ribbon
pink twine
black ink
versamark ink
foam tape

Just a Sweet note

Happy Leap Year!  Fun fact, my Aunt Dolores and her Grand-daughter, were both born on February 29th.  How crazy is that?  I think it is neat that they get to share a really rare birthday.  This has been a busy week of birthdays, my daughter turned 16 on Monday, and my Dad had a birthday yesterday.
Anyhow, today I am sharing a sweet note card using the March stamp set called Springtime Celebrations from Avocado Arts.  
Check out the other designers to see what projects they have made with this set as well.

materials used:
Avocado Arts March 2012 stamp set
white card stock
coral cardstock
lime green card stock
gingham ribbon
black ink
lime green ink
Versamark ink

Thank You Tag

Today, I am showing a quick and easy tag using the Bright Side pattern paper, Hemp Cording & stamps from Lawn Fawn.  I love to make tags!  If you have some scraps of paper, and any kind of die template, it is so easy to do.  I also made a few flower embellishments to go on the bottom, using the same line of paper, and just added a button in the center.  The great use for tags is that you can put them on anything!  A card, gift, bag, wine bottle, a wrapped present...the sky is the limit really.
All of the Lawn Fawn designers have a project to share using the Bright Side line, head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog to check it out.  Plus there is a chance to win lots of goodies too!!
Material Used:
Lawn Fawn Bright Side Pattern Paper
Lawn Fawn Sophies Sentiments stamp set
Lawn Fawn Hemp Cording (teal)
Black ink
button
foam tape
Beacon Zip Dry
Spellbinders Die Templates
Spellbinders Grand Caliber 

Chevron Love

The chevron pattern is definitely in style right now.  Just the other day, I bought a few chevron striped fabric bins at Target.  So, it is no surprise to see this trend pop up in stamping as well.
Today, I am sharing a card I made using the Chevron Backdrops stamp set from Lawn Fawn.  This is a background builder stamp set, and it give you different sizes of chevrons to choose from.  I see this becoming a staple go to set.
I inked up one of the stamps with Versamark ink.  One of the great things about Versamark, is that you can heat emboss, embossing powder on your paper crafting projects.  So while the ink was still wet on my card stock, I liberally applied clear embossing powder over the stamped area, then gently tapped the excess off (you can save the left overs and put it back into the container).  I then took out my heat gun, and embossed the image.  You know it is embossed when the powder crystalizes (so to speak) onto the card stock, you will see this happen, the powder all of the sudden turns darker.  
I used Versamark in another way on this card, as a watermark ink.  The postage meter image was stamped with Versamark.
To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment, added a cute pin, some buttons, and rounded the bottom corner.
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, for a chance to win this set, and to see more projects created by the design team.

Material Used:
Lawn Fawn Stamps
kraft cardstock
pink card stock
red cardstock
pink and red buttons
twine
heart stick pin
corner rounder
Versamark ink
black ink

Natural Beauty Layout

Here is a layout I did using the Bright Side pattern paper from Lawn Fawn.  This line has a mix of neutrals with pops of color.  I think it is pretty gender neutral.  If I were making a layout of my son, I could use the paper with kraft, grey and green in them.  Some paper lines are either too masculine or too feminine, but Kelly did a good job making this user friendly for all people :)
The natural beauty in this layout is of my daughter, it is always nice when she lets me take her picture.
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, to see more projects using this line of paper. (and for a chance to win it too!)



Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Bright Side papers and stickers
Spellbinders die templates
adhesive
scissors

Gnome Sweet Gnome, Bee Happy tag

Lawn Fawn introduced a stamp set called Gnome Sweet Gnome last month at CHA, and today the design team is showing some samples of projects using this set.
 One of my husbands co-workers just retired, and I needed a tag to place on a wine bottle (we wrote a message on the backside).  This sentiment, kind of says it all.  After 23 years serving his country, I think one deserves to be happy.
This die cut was in my scrap pile (cut/embossed using a Spellbinders die template), so all I needed to do was trim a little off.  I layered the die cut, white card stock, and adhered them with foam tape onto the kraft tag.  The gnome was stamped, colored in, cut out, and popped up with foam tape as well. and did the same with the bees  Let me back up a minute, I stamped the sentiment and bee's first before adhering anything.  To finish the tag off, I punched a hole at the top, and added ribbon.
This is such a cute set, head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, for a chance to win this set, and to see what the other designers created as well.
materials used:
Lawn Fawn stamps
kraft cardstock
white card stock
yellow card stock
copic markers
black ink
gingham ribbon
foam tape
Spellbinders dies
There are so many wonderful things going on over at the Lawn Fawn blog today.  New designers were added to the design team, a new paper line & stamps were introduced at CHA, and there is a chance for YOU to win the entire new CHA release + the 10 spring stamps sets!!!  Whoa mama, is that awesome or what?  I think so!
Today, the Fawnies are showing a project using the new pattern paper line called Bright Side.  Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog to check all of the happenings out!
For my card, I used the 6x6 Bright Side paper pad, the paper is so happy and fun.  I love the look of layered circles, so after I adhered a few strips of pattern paper onto the card stock, I layered some circles, and popped a few up with foam tape.  No fancy technique or tools needed for this card, just the basics that most crafters would have on hand.
Have a great Friday!
materials used:
Bright Side pattern paper from Lawn Fawn
Lawn Fawn stamps
circle punch
corner rounder
foam tape
black ink
white card stock
yellowish/orange bazzill card stock
I hope all of you had a nice Valentine's Day, and feel very loved.  I spent mine with my children, as my husband had to work late.  He made it up to me by bringing home a molten chocolate cake (from Chili's). I think the lovey dovey feeling from Valentine's Day, seeped a little into this card.  I really like how certain shades of pink, go with a nice red.  Those two colors scream love and femininity to me.

Today, all of the Avocado Arts designers have a project to share with you, using the February & a sneak of the March set.  I snuck in a border stamp from the newest add on set, which has awesome border builders and a ton (i mean a ton) of sentiment!

Check out the rest of the ladies, and the projects they created to share today:


Materials Used:
Avocado Arts Stamps
Pink Cardstock
Red Cardstock
White Cardstock
Yellow Bakers Twine
Clearsnap Colorbox Strawberry Ink
Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Foam tape

Feel Better Soon

For paper crafters, this is always such an exciting time of year.  With CHA wrapping up, I can't wait for my favorite stores to be filled with new product.  Not that there is anything wrong with "older" stuff, but there is something about the newness of something that brings a freshness to projects I make.
For this card, I used the February stamp set from Avocado Arts called Wishes and Kind Thoughts.  I stamped the sentiment onto the Pebbles chipboard, then stamped, colored in, and cut out the flower (popped up with foam tape).  It was just luck, how the stamped flower matched perfectly to the flower chipboard.  The embossed background was created, by running card stock through my Grand Calibur, inside a new M-bossabilites folder.
My fellow design team members, have created something special using this set as well, so if you have a minute, hop on over to their blogs too.

materials used:
Winter White Cardstock
Avocado Arts stamps
Pebbles pattern paper & chipboard
gingham ribbon
copic markers
Spellbinders M-bossabilities
memento ink
foam tape

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