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.
LawnFawnatics Challenge #1: Happy Birthday by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up
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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 ❤
This card I made for a girl at the office who loves bears & recently had a birthday. I whipped this card up pretty quickly using the bear from the Love You Smores set. I don’t have the woodgrain backdrops stamp set so I used one of the walnut note cards as the layer underneath the die cut trees. I added a splash of color to the trees to give it some contrast, and blended in some Broken China distress ink for the sky.
The bear was colored with Spectrum Noir markers Gb10, GB 8 & EB2, I stamped & die cut the hat from Hat’s Off and colored with OR1, OR2 & CT 2.
Lawn Fawn Love You S’more Happy Birthday Bear card by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up
Here is a list of the supplies I used to make this project:
It’s summer time in Montreal, and it is HOT outside! NOTHING makes a kid scream louder than hearing the ice cream truck coming down the road.
I was inspired by a card made by Andrea on her website, this card just has summer written all over it. I have sold this card to stores, and I personally just LOVE this card, so I wanted to share the love by creating a tutorial for you! Scroll down to download the free tutorial with step by step instructions on how to make this card yourself.
Stampin Up Ice Cream birthday card made with Cupcake builder punch & pennant parade punch
I recently made this card for one of my stores that I sell to – it is such a fun card to make!!!
Using Stampin Up’s “Pun Fun” (now retired), I colored the rocket with water color pencils, fussy cut it then popped it up on the base. Using the stamp itself for revference, I hand drew all the little details in fine pointed black pen. Sentiment is from Paper Smooches.
The sizzix Flip-It die was sued to make the base & layers – I trimmed a second color (daffodil delight) down to fit.
**QUICK TIP ON HOW TO CORRECTLY USE THE SIZZIX FLIP-IT DIE**
Have you found that the die was cutting all the way through your card stock – or that the flip-it die cards were falling apart at the scored lines?! I did. It was heartbreaking to go through all the work to make the card just to have it fall apart. So I did some research:
Use ONE cutting plate and your CREASE pad!!! Youtube video’s and other websites will tell you to use two standard cutting plates, but that second plate is what makes the difference.
Put your crease pad on the bottom, your Sizzix Flip-It die in the middle, then your card stock and your cutting plate on top. That should fix any cutting through, or tearing of your scored folds.
Here is what I have been up to lately: CAKE POPS!!
Cake Pops Stampin Up style for Father’s Day gift / treat
These were actually for my partner, who was returning from a week long business trip – I wanted to make something special for him, and I knew he had a sweet tooth.
It occurred to me while I was making them that this would also be a GREAT Father’s day gift as well. It could be a fun thing for Mom’s to do with kids to make the cake pops, then Mom could get in there with her Stampin Up gear and make the labels.
These are a great manly / masculine gift period – I found the trick is to make sure you use ‘manly’ colors – like the brown sprinkles and neutral colored tags etc.
I pretty much used half of my craft room for this – but you could really use ONE stamp set and they would still look great!
Here is the list of Stampin Up tools I used:
** I’m missing a few – I will have to check the exact name – stay tuned **
Night of Navy
Petite curly label
Chalk talk framelits
Small & large tag punch (retired)
The cello bags came from the dollar store along with the curly ribbon. The candy melts & lolly sticks we got at Michaels. I made the cake pop stand out of a styrofoam block (also from Michaels) and I wrapped it in kraft paper (meant for sending parcels) and put a ribbon around it to cover up the tape a little bit 😉
**HELPFUL HINTS & TRICKS FOR THIS CAKE POP PROJECT**
The recipe on the Duncan Hines website states to use half the icing tub – I actually only used a QUARTER of the tub. Using half would probably make your cake pops a little too moist and they may fall off the stick while you are trying to coat them. Try adding a tablespoon at a time until the mix is moist enough to make a into ball.
To melt the (Wilton) candy / chocolate: use the DEFROST button on your microwave if you do not have a double boiler.
Both of these tips are crucial to the success of your cake pops! I tried to make cake pops before and it was a disaster.
I am happy to share any info you would like that I may have missed here – simply leave me a comment!