LawnFawnatics Inaugural  Challenge: Happy Birthday

Everyone who knows me, knows my absolute favorite stamp company is, and has been for many many years: Lawn Fawn.  When I saw that Lawn Fawn had created a new challenge blog, called Lawn Fawnatics, I knew I had to play along! Their first challenge theme is: Birthday.  Since it coincided with their 7 year birthday it was a perfect match.

Here is my card I made – all supplies I used can be found at the end of post.

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Happy Birthday Stamp Right Up Wendie Bee Into The Woods Party Animals

LawnFawnatics Challenge #1: Happy Birthday by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

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Thanks for stopping by! As always, your comments are welcome & appreciated!

Did this project inspire you? I would love to see what you made too! Comment with your project – I love to share & see other crafty projects ❤

 

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Lawn Fawn Full Ink Pad Collection Review & Swatches

It’s always a happy day in my house when I get new orders, especially when it’s new LAWN FAWN! This recent release included some new colors to Lawn Fawn’s dye ink pad family – there are now 27 colors in the collection, with a few more expected to be added throughout this year. (YAY!)

 

I have created swatches of all of the colors, and have shown each of the new colors in a group with similar inks from previous releases so you can see how they coordinate together.  In this new collection release, Lawn Fawn added:

  • Butter Dye Ink
    • A gorgeous pale yellow, this butter ink color really is going to be a go to for me! Use for creating shadows or even highlights, this ink can really showcase full stamped images like the veggies in the new Rooting For You stamp set, or something as classic as stamping little stars to create you own background.
  • Manatee
    • This is a warm grey – meaning, a grey with brown tones.  This would be great for stamping some critters, like the skunk from Into The Woods, or the Narwhal from Critters From The Arctic.
  • Carrot
    • A lovely vibrant orange-yellow, this would be great for stamping just about anything! It reminds me of sunshine 🙂
  • Jalapeno
    • Crisp, bright true green this would be great for foliage, trees and even sentiments.
  • Merman
    • Seriously, just about the BEST ‘pool’ or aqua ink color on the market! Bright true turquoise, this color is my new favorite aqua pool ink pad color.

Here are my swatches – the full collection, and then each of the new colors with their color families.

 

 

Lawn Fawn Dye Ink Pad Swatches and Review Complete Collection by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawn Dye Ink Pad Swatches and Review Complete Collection by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawn Dye Ink Pad Swatches Review Blue Color Family: Mermaid MerMan, PeaCock, Fish Tank & Deep Sea Color Family reviewed by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawn Dye Ink Pad Swatches Review Blue Color Family: Mermaid MerMan, PeaCock, Fish Tank & Deep Sea Color Family reviewed by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawn Dye Ink Pad Swatches Review Yellow Orange Family: Butter, SunFlower, Carrot, Fake Tan, Pumpkin Spice Color Family fromWendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawn Dye Ink Pad Swatches Review Yellow Orange Family: Butter, SunFlower, Carrot, Fake Tan, Pumpkin Spice Color Family from Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawn Dye Ink Pad Greys Neutrals Collection Swatches Review Manatee Hippo Soot Black Licorice_Wendie Bee_Stamp Right Up_Canada

Lawn Fawn Dye Ink Pad Greys Neutrals Collection Swatches Review including Manatee ~ Hippo ~ Soot & Black Licorice Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawn Dye Ink Pad Swatches Review Greens Collection Celery Cut Grass Jalapeno Noble Fir_Wendie Bee_Stamp Right Up_Canada

Lawn Fawn Dye Ink Pad Swatches Review Greens Collection including ~ Celery ~ Cut Grass ~ Jalapeno & Noble Fir swatched by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Interested in the getting your own Lawn Fawn ink collection or adding to your already growing Lawn Fawn ink family? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below.
Happy Crafting Everyone!

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Pink Cupcake Shaker Card for Share Handmade Kindness Week #4: Strangers

It’s week four of the Share Handmade Kindness Challenge hosted by Jennifer Mcguire. This week’s recipient: strangers. I knew that this would be the perfect opportunity to create a card for Jennifer’s card shower.

Share Handmade Kindness Cupcake Shaker Card Hero Arts Wendie Bee Stamp Right Up

Share Handmade Kindness Cupcake Shaker Card Hero Arts Wendie Bee Stamp Right Up

I created this shaker card using the Hero Arts stamp created in partnership with Jennifer for the Share Handmade Kindness initiative.  Stamping with Stayzon never works well for me – thank goodness for my Misti!! I had to double stamp this for the sentiment to show as boldly as I wanted so my Misti was the shining star for this project for sure 🙂

The sequins & confetti were from Simon Says Stamp (moonshine sequins, Pretty Pink Posh gold confetti) – and the tiny hear confetti’s are from a Martha Steward pack; although I have found a great indie shop that has a TON of fun confetti’s – they are literally called Ton, you can check them out here

The glittered cupcake was from my post here – since Emily’s favorite color was (dark) pink, I knew this would be the perfect project to use it on!  I was hoping to include one of my handcrafted matching scented cupcake necklace; I have emailed Jennifer to ensure that is ok first though.

I hope she likes it! I will be including a personal message for her, and even some Canadian flag stickers in the envelope for her too that she can share with her little sister 🙂

That’s all for this project – thanks for stopping by & see you next time!

Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug Hello Ewe Design Team Card

Hello Stampers,

Just wanted to share with you my latest design team post for Scrapbooks By Design.  I love that a lot of the holiday stamp sets from Lawn Fawn can be used throughout the year, and Baaah Humbug is just one example.

You can check out the project, and see all the supplies I used for this card over on the SBD blog – here is the card I made:

Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug Hello Ewe design team post for Scrapbooks By Design created by Wendie Bee

Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug Hello Ewe design team post for Scrapbooks By Design created by Wendie Bee

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Share Handmade Kindness Challenge #1 ~ Lawn Fawn Making Frosty Friends No Bulk Shaker Card

Hi Everyone,

I normally don’t get into many challenges, but this one had me at kindness…  Jennifer McGuire is hosting a ‘Share Handmade Kindness‘ challenge.  For the whole month of November there will be challenges to share the art of creating with someone – each week will be different.  This first week, will be share something with a friend or family member.  Jennifer wanted to do something to share kindness, and has teamed up with Hero Arts creating two exclusive stamps for a charity with a cause I really believe in: anti-bullying. What I love even more is that a significant portion (25%) of the proceeds will be going to the charity!

You can get both the photopolymer set on the left, and the single wood mount stamp from Simon Says Stamp or Hero Arts. I got mine today 💕

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My card was made for my friend Carmen, who is gentle, kind, understanding and always patient with me even on my worst days.  She is a great friend and I really wanted to let her know that with this card ❤

Carmen lives in a different province than I do, so I wanted to make a card that I knew would survive mailing.  My new We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool just arrived the night before I made this.  I ordered it explicitly for the use of making no-bulk shaker cards and confetti pockets , so I couldn’t wait to try it out!

To make the window, I die cut the rectangle using Lawn Fawn’s large stitched rectangle dies.  Then, using an Avery Elle stamp storage pocket, I fastened the die to the pocket with washi tape, and ran the fuse tool over three of the four sides along the inside of the die – using it as a guide.  Leaving the top open, I filled it with iridescent confetti large glitter and added a few snowflake sequins,then fused the final top side of the inner part of the die.  (You can see an example of how this is done in one of Jennifer’s YouTube videos.)

The snowmen buddies were stamped in memento tuxedo black and die cut with the coordinating dies. Using my Spectrum Noir markers, the scarf was colored using DR1, DR6, DR7; the earmuffs were LV3 & LV2 with a light touch of the colorless blender to blend a little more.  OR1 & OR2 were used on the carrot noses, and IB1 was run along the outline of the snowmen to make them look icy cold 🙂

Because the stamp pocket is plastic / acetate, I knew only Stayzon white would work – I stamped the sentiment, then realized that it needed a little something more, so added a few stamped snowflakes for added interest.

So that I had somehwere to write a note, I added a 4 x5.25″ top folding note card inside.  The white sentiment got kind of lost when I did that, so I blended some Broken China distress ink fading to white along the top of the inner note card to highlight the sentiment when the card was closed.

This is entry for the #sharehandmadekindness initative.  I love Jennifer’s videos, she is a beautiful artist, and an even lovelier person.  This challenge is something that really means a lot to me, and I hope you will join me, Jennifer and thousands of other crafters & artists in turning our love of creating into the kindness of giving!

Lawn Fawn's Making Frosty Friends no bulk shaker card for the Jennifer McGuire Ink Kindness Challenge #1 ~ created by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawn’s Making Frosty Friends no bulk shaker card for the Jennifer McGuire Ink Kindness Challenge #1 ~ created by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up


Lawn Fawn's Making Frosty Friends no bulk shaker card for the Jennifer McGuire Ink Kindness Challenge #1 ~ created by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawn’s Making Frosty Friends no bulk shaker card for the Jennifer McGuire Ink Kindness Challenge #1 ~ created by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up


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Lawn Fawn’s Making Frosty Friends no bulk shaker card for the Jennifer McGuire Ink Kindness Challenge #1 ~ created by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up


Lawn Fawn's Making Frosty Friends no bulk shaker card for the Jennifer McGuire Ink Kindness Challenge #1 ~ created by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawn’s Making Frosty Friends no bulk shaker card for the Jennifer McGuire Ink Kindness Challenge #1 ~ created by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Happy Birthday Balloons with Mama Elephant Make A Wish & Lawn Fawn Ink Pads

Hi Stampers!

Today’s project is a super bright & festive Happy Birthday card.  I am lucky enough to be able to make cards for my fellow workmates at my day job – this was one that I created.

The first try I had at this card the balloons didn’t turn out very well…. but I had already stamped & embossed the sentiment & I really didn’t want to have to do it again – so I had the idea to fussy cut the image out & I am actually quite pleased with how it turned out!  Using the Mama Elephant sentiment from Make A Wish I gold embossed it, then stamped the stars in gold Encore ink.  The balloons were stamped using Lawn Fawn inks: Peacock, Fake Tan, Sunflower and Sugar Plum.  I had drew in the strings and used a white gel pen to add the shine accents.

Hope you like my project – don’t forget comments are welcome & very appreciated!

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Hey Ghoulfriend inspired card 

Heya Stampers! Just a quick post today showing my version of a Lawn Fawn design team card using the super awesome Halloween style Booyah stamp set that was just released in Lawn Fawn’s fall / winter & seasonal release. Rather … Continue reading

Lawn Fawn Ready Set Snow Shaker Mini Card

I made a Christmas shaker card!  I have tried to make shaker cards before, and have only had a few successes – but the Ready Set Snow shaker add on from Lawn Fawn took all the guess work out of the construction of the shaker card & all I needed to do was stamp, color and assemble.  When I first got this add on die set I was, admittedly betwixt as to how it actually worked.. But once I saw the How To video it all came together.

This card is case’d from the video – I always try and make original card designs, but I tried twice to make a background I loved, and they both turned out, well…. meh. It was getting late & I really wanted to finish the project so I created this cute little guy.  I stamped & colored the penguin and his Santa hat from the Toboggan Together stamp set, then die cut him out.  I used the snowy sky background die from the Ready Set Snow Shaker Add on dies, then blended some Broken China & Tumbled Glass Tim Holtz distress inks along the top into the middle to give the piece some added dimension.

When it came time to assemble my card, I chose to use two layers of standard fun foam to make sure there was ample room for the sequins and seed beads to move around.  I found that the cupped sequins I had needed a little more than one layer.

 

Now that I have had time to play with this, I am already thinking of the many other things I can create with this set!

 

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Lawn Fawn’s Ready Set Snow Shaker Add On Mini Card by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

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Here are the tools I used to create this card:

  • Markers:
    • Hat:  DR6, DR1, IG1, Blender
    • Penguin:  IG7, IG8, IG9
    • Beak & feet:  OR1, OR2, OR3
    • Wood on snow globe:  EB5, EB4, EB3
    • Brass sentiment plate:  GB4, GB2
  • Distress inks used to blend some color on to snowy background:  Broken China, Tumbled Glass

 

 

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Lawn Fawn Pillow Box Die – Halloween & Thanks(giving)

Lawn Fawn’s pillow box die has now become my go to die for anything party favor, candy box, or even a gift card or a coffee card – it’s the perfect size to fit any standard sized gift card as a matter of fact. I just LOVE this pillow box.  Lawn Fawn never disappoints, and this one really hit it out of the park for me!

The die takes less than one half of a 12×12 sheet of cardstock, and create score lines that make the box ridiculously easy to assemble.  One strip of tape or Tombow and that`s seriously it.  I love how the top of the pillow box opening has a little notch in the underside flap to make it easy to open.  And the semi-circle scored perforations make it super easy to fold the tabs down when you’re ready to close it too.

With fall / autumn quickly approaching – and people are now thinking about pumpkin spice lattes ( 😛 ) I had so many ideas on hwo to use this pillow box die!

I made two Halloween party favors, or candy boxes; and one fall themed pillow box that could be equally as good for either a thanksgiving hostess gift, or just a thank you gift with a Starbucks coffee card inside!

Here are my projects: two Halloween party favors or candy boxes, and one that could double for either a Thanksgiving hostess gift, or just a Thank You gift with either candy, a gift card, jewelry, you name it! The sky`s the limit with this adorably perfect pillow box.

 

This first box I wanted to try and make something that would be easy to replicate – for a classroom treat, or party favor.  Using the Trick or Treat stamp set, I stamped out the candy corn in Lawn Fawn’s new Pumpkin Spice ink, and filled in the color with my Spectrum Noir markers (OR3 & CT2).  The bat was stamped in Black Licorice Lawn Fawn ink and die cut wit the newly released coordinating dies.  For the focal sentiment, I stamped it in the new Sugar Plum ink, and die cut it out with Lawn Fawn’s stitched circles.  I punched a small hole in the circle, popped up both my little candy corn and my bat, and tied it closed with the Lawn Fawn Spooky twine.  Their twine is awesome because it’s made from hemp, making it thicker than regular bakers twine.  What does that mean? That makes bows easier to tie, and they will stay put after you have positioned them! (yay!)

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Lawn Fawn Pillow Box Die using Trick Or Treat stamp set for Halloween by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

 

For my second Halloween box, I stamped out my own backround paper using the Trick or Treat stamp set in Lawn Fawn’s new Doe ink.  The belly band for the pillow box I cut a 2″ wide strip from the new Let’s Polka In The Dark mini 6×6 pad.  From the same pad, I pulled out a witches brew sheet and die cut circle for my racoon that was stamped from the Holiday Party Animal set.

 

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Lawn Fawn Pillow Box Die with Holiday Party Animal stamp set for Halloween candy box or party favor by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

 

This box was created with fall / autumn in mind – but I wanted to make it versatile so that it could be either Thanksgiving OR just a regular Thank You gift box.  Using the wood grain’s backdrops set I stamped the entire pillow box after I die cut it in Doe ink.  The new Mini Stitched Leaves came in handy as accents for my Fox (from Party Animals) and my Bear (from Love You S’more).  Die cutting each leaf in a vanilla card stock, I blended distress inks onto each leave to create color and really bring out the stitching.  The Thanks sentiment was also from the wood grain backdrops set as well.  Finished off with Lawn Fawn’s Gold Sparkle twine I was super happy with the finished project!

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Lawn Fawn Pillow Box Die using Party Animal & Love You S’More stamp for Thanksgiving or coffee card thank you or hostess gift Holder_Wendie Bee_Stamp Right Up_macro

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Lawn Fawn Pillow Box Die using Party Animal & Love You S’More stamp for Thanksgiving or coffee card thank you or hostess gift Holder_Wendie Bee_Stamp Right Up_macro

As always, your comments & feedback are welcome and appreciated! Thank you for reading this far & I hope see you again for my next project!

Lawn Fawn Ink Pads with Party Animals Fox Balloon Note Card

I finally got a chance to try out my new Lawn Fawn ink pad haul!!  I learned how to stamp using only Stampin Up inks, so I wasn’t sure how well I would do with them.  They worked GREAT!!  I cannot get over how beautifully the colors layered over each other!! I just love Lawn Fawn ink pads & they are great for both beginner and advanced stampers a like.  If you are completely new to stamping, check out the introduction video on Lawn Fawn`s You Tube channel showing you how these ink pads work, and what to expect.

For my card, I used Spectrum Noir markers to color the fox which was stamped in Memento tuxedo black ink. I stamped the red balloon first, then layered the rest over each other randomly – I love how it turned out!  Using a white gel pen I added the little shine marks to the balloons for some extra pop.

The spectrum noir marker colors I used for this was: OR 1 – 3 for the fox, FS9 for the belly & ear accent shading, IG1 for the shadow effect under the fox.

The sentiment from Starry Backdrops stamp set was perfect for this card too – but there was quite a few that I thought would have worked just as well

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Lawn Fawn Ink Pads with Party Animal Fox stamp by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

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Macro of Lawn Fawn Ink Pads Balloons by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Materials used but not listed below: Mermaid note cards