Wednesday, April 16, 2014

hello {lawn fawn inspiration week}

hi and welcome back to another day of lawn fawn's april inspiration week.  On today's showcase: dream, stitched scallop borders and the grassy border.

I gave the stitched scallop border a more translucent feel like cutting layers of it out of crepe paper.  What else is a girl to do with party supplies as far as the eye can see? heh heh.

hello {lawn fawn inspiration week}

I layered the scallops onto a piece of blue patterned paper, and then die-cut it using a circle die.  I love that the color underneath peeks through.

hello {lawn fawn inspiration week}

The stitched detail is so pretty, especially on a thinner material like crepe paper!

Visit the lawn fawn blog for even more inspiration.

♥.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

penelope's blossoms {lawn fawn inspiration week}

Hi there, and welcome to another day of lawn fawn's april inspiration week.  Today, we're all floral and sweetness with Penelope's Blossoms.

You may remember that I styled an easter egg hunt for lawn fawn, using penelope's.  (click!)


And, for a little something new, I created a flat card that would be perfect for mailing out:

penelope's blossoms {lawn fawn inspiration week}

I stamped a cluster of blooms and branches, masked off the bottom (very roughly, no precise cutting required!) and stamped the banner so that it overlapped the florals.

penelope's blossoms {lawn fawn inspiration week}

I then colored the inside of the sentiment banner with a blue copic marker, feathering the edge that meets the blooms with a colorless blender.

I could see making a full card set, with each sentiment banner a different color!

Visit the lawn fawn blog today for more penelope's inspiration.

♥.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

critters from the past {lawn fawn inspiration week}

Hi there! it's the first day of lawn fawn inspiration week this month, and we're all about critters from the past.

critters from the past {lawn fawn inspiration week}


I used one of lawn fawn's polkadot notecards, and kept it pretty simple (I'll admit, that's my theme for the month, with our 3 birthday parties starting this next weekend!)

All of the greats who do simple well, do it with a twist. A little enamel dot here, some clever die-cutting there.... or, just a dinosaur holding dino-egg-shaped balloons. hee.

critters from the past {lawn fawn inspiration week}

I stamped an egg, masked it to stamp the other one behind it, and then drew the balloon end and the string with a copic multiliner.  I also added some extra details to the T-rex.  I love using the copic pens to customize stamps!  Once all of the coloring was done, I cut out the focal image and popped it onto a couple of birthday tags.

I hope you like it!

Visit the lawn fawn blog  for some truly amazing design team creations!

♥.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

say it by panda {mama elephant designer series}

I'm on the mama elephant blog today, sharing a little set of pandamonium flat cards.

say it with pandas {mama elephant designer series}

They all feature pandas, with something to say.

say it with pandas {mama elephant designer series}

When you open the package, you find...

say it with pandas {mama elephant designer series}

An assortment of flat, postcard-style cards.  The speech bubble leaves room for whatever you have to say. Because, sometimes you have the inside-of-a-card's-worth to write, but other times a quick hey! how've you been? is enough to brighten your friend's day.

say it with pandas {mama elephant designer series}

I'm pretty sure this one is saying: go on and celebrate!

I mean, with the balloon and all...

say it with pandas {mama elephant designer series}

I hope you like them!  Here's a supply list in case you'd like to whip up a batch of panda cards for yourself:

stamps: pandamonium, love quotesgood times, honey bunny
creative cuts: femme frames, honey bunny

say it with pandas {mama elephant designer series}

♥.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

no-calorie, white chocolate bunny.

Welcome to my slot in the lawn fawn/may arts collaboration week!


With some sunny yellow ribbon, lawn fawn stamps and a clear card box, I whipped up something to give to the kiddies for Easter in lieu of more chocolate:

no-calorie white chocolate bunny


I traced the shape of a chocolate bunny, cut it out of 2 pieces of felts, and sewed it up.  The May Arts ribbon was perfect for tying around its neck.

no-calorie white chocolate bunny

To decorate the box, I cut off the top and created a ribbon handle with more of the same yellow polka-dot ribbon. Inside, I slid a piece of cloudy patterned paper and some shredded paper that is so popular right now, leading up to Easter.

no-calorie white chocolate bunny


A quick little tag, in matching yellow and pink, and it's ready for gifting.  When you've whipped up one, you'll want to make a bunch more!

Sofia spied the bunny and begged to let her friends "make" one each at her upcoming bunny-themed party. So I did whip up 8 of these, sewing up all but the opening at the bottom.  They will stuff and accessorize their white chocolate bunnies, and I'll just zip them closed on the machine.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

let's ori kami together...

I'm still enjoying my new Altenew stamps. Some sets are already sold out, but Ori Kami isn't! It features fun origami images, which my daughter and I enjoyed using yesterday.

let's ori kami together...

I went a bit old-school with this one, stamping a notebook background and then adding random butterflies over-top.

let's ori kami together...

The coloring was meant to be a bit retro as well, and the only bit of dimension comes from the one butterfly that I curled out.  The pictures don't show the glimmer at all, but I went over all of the white butterfly parts with a glitter pen. It's so fun in real life.

My soon-to-be-nine-year-old Sofia asked if she could "CASE" my card.  I stamped her the same notebook paper background, and she eyed my butterfly and label stamping while making her own.

let's ori kami together...

She broke out her own markers (I gave her my entire collection of Stampin' Up markers so I could keep my copics to myself, haha) and she did her thing.  Coloring together is always so much fun.

If you haven't checked out Altenew, go on and do it.

♥.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Altenew blog hop winner!

Altenew is open for business! If you liked what you saw, you can now go and fill up your cart. Click!

The winner of the 2 stamps sets that I featured (painted flowers and label love) is:


Penny, congratulations!  I will be emailing you within 5 minutes of publishing this post.  I know you will love these sets!

Thank you to everyone who commented - the response was amazing!

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