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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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


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

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

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