Monday, April 27, 2015

Easter Candy Boxes

Hi everyone! It's Yuki here. I know it's not Easter anymore, but I wanted to share with you some cute Easter candy boxes I made for my family using non-Easter stamps. I actually don't have any Easter-specific stamp sets, so to improvise, I used the cute bunnies from the "Snow Day" set and created my own custom sentiment using "Harold's ABCs."

Lawnscaping Challenges: Happy Easter Candy Boxes by Handmade by Yuki | "Candy Box" Die and "Snow Day" by Lawn Fawn

I made a total of 4 candy boxes and they were super quick and easy to make. I colored the bunnies with Copic Markers and cut them out using the coordinating dies. I kept the coloring simple, but just added a touch of blush and shading to give them a little bit more depth. I used my black Sakura Gel pen on their eyes and noses to make them pop and added small white dots with my white Sakura gel pen. I used one of the frames from "Flirty Frames" to frame the sentiment. The center of the frames were stamped with the "Gingham Backdrops" stamp in light yellow ink (a bit hard to tell in the photo). I then lightly distressed the inside portion using "Antique Linen" distress ink. I then die cut the candy box die from "Let's Polka: Mon Amie" pattern paper 8 times. I filled the candy boxes with chocolate eggs and sealed them with yellow twine.

I hope you were inspired by today's post and would love to see what you create using this new candy box die! Thanks again for stopping by and be sure to visit the Lawnscaping Challenges Facebook page for even more awesome inspiration and visit my blog for a full list of supplies used to create today’s projects. And don't forget to check out the latest Lawnscaping Challenge: Sketch, you have until Wednesday to play along! ♥

Friday, April 24, 2015

FIT April blog hop .... It's all about PINK!!!

Hi Lawnscapers!! :)   It's Lenny from the FIT here with you!! Today is the last Friday of the month! And, yes, that means "blog hop time"!!  Are you ready for another FAB and FUN FIT blog hop???

This month we're inspired by the color  "PINK". 



I already saw all the cards... and they are FANTASTIC!! My teamies rocked this blog hop again!!  There was a Lawn Fawn set that was very popular ... :) :) 

Can you guess which one???

It's the "Baked with love" stamp set!! Totally understandable, don't you think??
This is such a fun and adorable set. Perfect for lots of occasions!

The Ink Road is sponsoring this month's blog hop again! yay!!  Be sure to check out the shop: click HERE and the blog click: HERE!! The winner of the FIT Team hop will receive a gift certificate to her adorable store!

Winners of the monthly blog hops will be notified by e-mail ... so, don't forget to include your e-mail address somewhere so that we can reach you!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

I'm So Thankful for You!

Good morning! Roxanne here today to show you a colorful project that I created for a Mother's Day card. I'll be making a few more for those special women in my life.

I love using bright colored images with black. It really makes your bright images pop off the page or card.

I chose a simple white base for my card. I always use a folded 4.25x5.5 card. It fits perfectly into an A2 envelope. You can get fun colored envelopes if you'd like, too! Adds a fun touch to someone's mailbox :)

I used a 4x5.25 piece of shimmering cardstock (Crafter's Companion, Silver Starlight) and a dotted stencil (Heidi Swapp) with some embossing paste (Dreamweaver Stencils, Embossing Paste). This was my first time using it and I'm definitely using this more often! It was really quite easy and fun, just took a little time to dry. After it was dry, I rubbed on some Versamagic ink in Thatched Straw just in one section. I love the look of this in person!

For the focal point, I used the Lawn Fawn Tag You're It dies to cut out the tag and hole. For the tag, I used Memento Luxe in Wedding Dress with various images from the Lawn Fawn Flutter By. I just am loving the chalkboard look lately. The hole for the tag was cut out on the yellow striped paper from the Lawn Fawn 6x6 Let's Polka Petite Paper Pack. Little touches make an impact I think.

The butterfly, rose, and leaves were stamped onto white cardstock with Memento in Tuxedo Black. I then colored them in with my Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils. I used the paper stumps and blending solution to blend my coloring. I cut them out leaving a slight white border. Using foam adhesive, I glued them to the tag I created. I love the punch of color!! The cord at the top of the tag is a little piece of cord from Lawn Fawn's Lawn Trimmings, Pink Lemonade. It matched the pink in the rose I colored.

The sentiment blocks were stamped on white cardstock with Memento in Tuxedo Black and I simply cut around them in a rectangle shape. These are from the Lawn Fawn Happy Feast set.

I used foam adhesive to glue down the tag and sentiment blocks to the embossed piece. There you go!  A beautiful Mother's Day card. I hope you're inspired to create some beautiful, and simple, cards for those special women in your life for Mother's Day :)

Monday, April 20, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge: SKETCH Inspired sponsored by Lawn Fawn

Happy Monday folks!!!! It Laurel Beard here today bringing you the next Lawnscaping Challenge! We thought we would create a fun sketch for you all to use as your inspiration today. You can interpret it any way you'd like. Flip is sideways, switch up the shapes.... Totally up to you! :) That's the beauty about this craft! Inspiration can be seen in many different ways and we can't wait to see yours!

Today's challenge is sponsored by the always amazing Lawn Fawn! These folks just rock and they have offered the winner a free stamp set of the winner's choice! So many stamps to choose from, I know. It's tough. We just heart them all! Thank you Kelly Marie and gang for sponsoring us! YOU ROCK!

Please welcome back our April Guest Designer, Emily Leiphart! Look at this amazing treat bag she created based off the sketch! See? You don't have to make just cards!!!

And now.... For some DT Inspiration for you! If you click on the name under the image, you will be taken to the individual blogs with all of the juicy details on the projects!


PLEASE READ the rules in the sidebar in order to be eligible for the prize!!!!!

• You have until Wednesday, April 29th  to submit your entries!

Don't forget to keep checking our Facebook page, where our Facebook Inspiration Team will be sharing projects throughout the challenge!