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’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!)
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.
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!
As always, your comments & feedback are welcome and appreciated! Thank you for reading this far & I hope see you again for my next project!
In the summer, going to the park, or outside anywhere in general to blow bubbles is my favorite thing to do. So when I saw this super cute Ella & Friends stamp set from Mama Elephant I knew I had to have it!
I created this card specifically for a good friend of mine who was going through a difficult time – and I included a coffee card inside as a little treat for her.
Here is my card:
To create the grass & sky scene, I first created masks for all of the images, including the bubbles! It was easy to do with plain post-it notes. I just stamped the images and cut them out and placed the post-it over top of the colored images. I used the foam blending tool to blend shabby shutters & mowed lawn for the grass, and broken china with tumbled glass for the sky. To make the clouds, I used a die cut of the balloons from the Up & Away creative cuts as a mask while I was blending in the two blue inks.
Ella was colored with Spectrum Noir markets IG1, IG2 & IG3. Her little bunny helper was colored with BG2. The bubbles turned out really well using TB1, TB2 & TB3 and topped off with a white gel pen to make the shiney pop out.
With summer officially here, I was inspired to pull out my Make Lemonade mini set from Lawn Fawn. When the gingham backdrops set was released I just knew these two sets would be perfect together, so I thought I would finally try and create something.
Here is my card:
Here is what I used for this card:
- Make Lemonade ( Canada – US & International )
- Gingham Backdrops ( Canada – US & International )
- Stitched Circles ( Canada – US & International )
- Stampin Up Real Red
- Memento Tuxedo Black
- Spectrum Noir
- CT1, CT2 CT4
The latest from the Lawn Fawn release, Gleeful Gardens goes so well with the new Gingham Backdrops stamp set. It took me a few tries to get the gingham to stamp in alignment all the way across, so I just fudged it and cut a strip of the best stamped part 😛 That worked out well in the long run as it inspired me to come up with this card. The snail is super cute and I love how the daisy flower just automatically inspires sunshiny feelings!
All colored with Spectrum Noir markers this card took less than 20 minutes from start to finish to make – so I suspect I will be making a few more to keep on hand.
Spectrum Noir Colors Used:
Daisy: CT1, CT2, GB4, IG2, Blender
Stem: LG2, LG3
Tall Grass: LG2, LG3, CG4, JG2
Snail: EB2, GB8, GB10
Shell: FS9, OR1, OR2
Flirty Frame: TB1, Blender
It’s been absolutely gorgeous in Vancouver this winter, temperatures hovering around 10 degrees since January while the rest of east coast has been getting tortured with insane amounts of snow and crazy cold temperatures!
That is what inspired me to make this card from Lawn Fawn, using their Hello Sunshine stamps & coordinating dies. I have been coloring with my Spectrum Noir markers and I have been really starting to get the hang of it. While I still have tons to learn, I was happy with the way these little tweety birds turned out so I knew I had to use them on a card right away!