Monday, January 26, 2015

Birthday Card & Gift Topper

Hi everyone! It's Yuki here with a super fun birthday card and coordinating gift topper. I made these for our dear friends who recently celebrated their son Connor’s first birthday. Our friends have a super cute pet Boxer and I thought it would be so fun to have the Boxer from the “Critters at the Dog Park” set holding a birthday balloon.

I started off by die cutting the background panel using the A2-sized stitched rectangle die. I used “Harold’s ABCs” to spell out “happy birthday” and white heat embossed the sentiment directly onto the background. I then masked off the stitched edges and the clouds from the “Hello Sunshine” set and colored the sky using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I stamped the dotted clouds slightly off-set with a matching blue pigment ink. I then stamped the sun in a yellow pigment ink and inlaid it onto the background panel. I used one of the “Stitched Hillside Border” dies to cut a hill and colored the hill using Shabby Shutters Distress Ink. To complete my sentiment, I stamped the balloon from the “Hello Sunshine” set in blue dye ink and then white heat embossed the “1st” from “Harold’s ABCs” directly onto the balloon. I then colored the Boxer, tennis ball and bone using Copic Markers. To finish the card, I attached some yellow twine to the balloon and tucked it behind the Boxer’s paws.

Instead of a gift tag, I thought it would be a cute idea to make a custom gift topper that my friends could keep and display. To create the gift topper, I die cut Connor’s name using “Finley’s ABCs” from white cardstock and white craft foam. For the O’s, I die cut the balloon from “Hello Sunshine” out of green cardstock and then added some highlights to the balloons using my white gel pen. I colored two of the little birds from the same set using Copic Markers and cut them out using the coordinating dies and also cut them out from white craft foam. I adhered the die cut pieces onto a panel of pattern paper from the “Let’s Polka” 6x6 Paper Pack I had die cut using one of the large stitched rectangle dies. To anchor the balloons, I attached some “Cloudy” Lawn Trimmings behind the balloons and tucked the twine behind the focal panel. To finish the gift topper, I matted my focal panel onto some yellow cardstock I had die cut from one of the larger stitched rectangle dies.

I really love how the card and gift topper turned out and my friends totally loved it too! 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: Create a Background, you have until Wednesday to play along! ♥

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Let's Toast!

Hi everyone! Roxanne here with a cute little card today to show you. My son and I are going on a 2-night "camping" trip (I put that in quotes because hubby says if I'm in a cabin, I'm not camping!) and I really wanted to make a fun card that had a camping feel to it.

I used Radiant Neon Electric Blue ink for the sky. I sponged it on and faded it to white/light blue. I cut out the treelike using the Lawn Fawn Forest Border Lawn Cuts with a sheet of pretty green paper with tiny white dots from the Lawn Fawn 6x6 Snow Day Paper Pack. I thought it was perfect for grass with a little snow falling down.

The moon was stamped onto a shimmery yellow cardstock in Memento, Tuxedo Black. I cut it out and used foam adhesive to pop it up off the sky in the upper right corner. I glued the tree/grass area onto my sky and used foam adhesive to pop that up off my kraft card base.

I chose to use the yeti from the Lawn Fawn Yeti, Set, Go! and colored him in with my Spectrum Noir Markers and paper pieced his belly with a piece of grey striped paper from the Lawn Fawn 6x6 Let's Polka Paper Pack. It adds a fun little touch when you add small bits of paper piecing to your stamped and colored images!

I then took the wood stick from the Lawn Fawn Love You S'More set and stamped it onto kraft cardstock with Memento Luxe in Rich Cocoa and cut that out leaving a small border. The marshmallows are also from the Love You S'More set. I used watercolor paper to stamp those on just because of the texture it gives like a slightly charred marshmallow. I colored them in with my Spectrum Noir Markers and added a little pink dot for cheeks. It gives them life even though ultimately, Mr. Yeti will enjoy them! I also stamped the sentiment (let's toast) onto the watercolor paper for texture in Memento Luxe in Rich Cocoa and cut that out around it. Stuck all of the colored pieces and sentiment down with foam adhesive.

There you go! I hope you enjoyed my little winter camping card!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Love Monsters

Hi there!  Audrey here! So excited to be able to share some Lawn Fawn inspiration with you apart from our bi-monthly challenges.  I will be posting projects for you on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, and today is the day!

With Christmas now over, I've moved on to creating for my favorite holiday... Valentine's Day!  I pulled out one of my favorite Lawn Fawn sets, Monster Mash.  This stamp set was originally created with halloween in mind, but no one says they can't be love monsters too!  Using your stamps for other holidays is a great way to stretch your creativity and get more bang for your buck with your supplies!

I stamped and colored my monsters in shades of pink and red for Valentine's day, and then diecut them with the coordinating Monster Mash dies.  I added a very soft wash of color on a white card front using Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and an ink blending tool.  I wanted the sentiment to stand out, so I heat embossed it with white embossing powder on hot pink cardstock.  To finish things off, I stamped some tiny hearts using the small heart stamp in the set, and added a scattering of sequins.

Love Monsters - LS January 20

I hope my post today inspires you to look at your other holiday stamps when you go to create for Valentine's Day!  By the way, a new Lawnscaping Challenge started yesterday... be sure to join us for your chance to win an awesome prize!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day! :)

Monday, January 19, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge: Create a Background sponsored by Lawn Fawn

Hello Hello!!! Welcome to another Lawnscaping Challenge!! We are just two challenges away from our 100th challenge! Can you believe it????? We have had so much and are so grateful for all of YOU!!! You guys are what keeps this challenge going!

This week we are all about backgrounds!!! We want you to create a background using stamps!!!! It's so fun today and it's definitely a good way to stretch your stamps...

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

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 January 28th, 2015 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!