Thursday, December 20, 2018

Get Cracking on Christmas: Sending Cheer Stitched card

Hello! It's the last Get Cracking on Christmas post of the year! We made it! If you haven't noticed me and my friends have been making one Christmas card a month all year because when it becomes holiday time we tend to get too busy and never get to play with our Christmas goodies.  This year is no exception.  I put up our tree but past that the Christmas spirit has eluded me this year.  But I do have a holiday card to share today that is non-traditional colors so really the idea could be used any time of year.

Sending Cheer Stitched

I stitched a quilt square kind of pattern onto a card base that I die cut with Paper Smooches stitching die.  I wish I had the square stitched die but I do not, so to improvise I pushed my colorful design to the top so that the bottom was more solid and would be the perfect place for my sentiment.  The sentiment is from WPlus9 and I love that even though it is a holiday product it could be used year round. To finish it off I added some silver snowflake sequins from my stash.

Please visit my friends Jenn, Libby and Caryn to see their final Christmas projects for the year as well. And if you want to join in share your holiday projects on social media with the tag #getcrackingonchristmas.


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Lawn Fawn Release Week: Polka Heart Backdrops

Today is the last day of Lawn Fawn Release week. You know what that means, all new products will be avaliable tomorrow! But, in the mean time I have some projects featuring the newest backdrop dies, Polka Hearts Backdrops.


My first card has a tone on tone background using the Polka Heart Backdrop die. I layered Pixie Dust glitter cardstock behind a die cut white panel for a subtle look.


I added some Candy Hearts cuts out with ballet slipper cardstock on top and Guava cardstock behind.  The sentiment is also a mix of a Guava cardstock strip with white embossing and Mermaid cardstock with Rose Gold embossing.


My second set of cards features some distress oxide ink blending. I created a rainow background as a base for each card.  For one I cut the Polka Heart Backdrop from white cardstock and layered the rainbow panel behind.  I added a simple sentiment with scripty be and scripty mine cut from black glitter cardsock. 


For my second card I sprayed the inked panel with perfect pearl spray for a pearlized shine.  Once dry I used the Polka Heart Backdrop to cut the inked panel.  I layered this over a black background for a different look. I used the toaster and toast from Let's Toast on this card.  I white embossed the toaster on Storm Cloud cardstock and stamped the toast on kraft cardstock eliminating the need for too much coloring.

Be sure to stop by the Lawn Fawn blog for more projects from the Design Team.


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Lawn Fawn Release Week: Candy Hearts + Border Dies

Today I'm back with another post for Lawn Fawn Release week. Today we are focusing on some new dies.  Candy Hearts, XOXOXO line border die and Sending Hugs line border die. I have a few cards to share using these new dies so I'll get right to it.


For my first card, I embraced the rainbow of the Really Rainbow strip paper and cut a rainbow of hugs hearts.  I popped the hearts up on foam to create a shade behind where the words were cut.


I used the new sending hugs line border die to cut black cardstock for a sentiment that would stand out on the colorful background.


Continuing with the rainbow them. I used the wide rainbow strip paper from Really Rainbow and created a 4 bar size card and covered the entire front.  I cut the hearts from pixie dust glitter cardstock and layered Narwhal cardstock behind them. I popped them up off the card base with foam adhesive.


I again used black cardstock to cut the XOXOXO line border from and adhered it toward the bottom right of the card, trimming off the excess line. I finished it off with some clear iridescent sequins.


On my last card, I used the candy hearts cut from Watercolor Wishes paper to create some balloons. I used the raccoon from Holiday Party Animal and the sentiment from Love Letters.


Be sure and visit the Lawn Fawn Blog today to see more projects from the Design Team using the Candy Hearts and new sentiment border dies.  You can also see how I created my first two cards as part of the Candy Hearts Intro video.


Saturday, December 8, 2018

Lawn Fawn Release Week: Let's Toast

Hello! I know it's not even Christmas yet but I have been working on making some fun Valentine projects for you with the new Valentine release from Lawn Fawn! Today we are featuring the new set Let's Toast and it is so super cute!  I have lots of cards to share so I will get right to it!


First up is a fun shaker card with the cute pop tarts popping up out of the toaster.  Get ready because this set is full of the puns.  I stamped the tarts around on the background to create my own pattern paper and cut out an outside-in stitched heart for the window.


My second card features the toast in the set with some cute heart shaped butter on top. I love the gingham paper behind it, almost like a tablecloth. 


I love the teal and yellow with the pink for a less traditional Valentine look. 


Finally, I have some super simple lunch box notes to share using all the images in the set.  I made a set of 4 bar size cards from kraft cardstock and added various gingham papers cut with the 4 bar stitched rectangle.   


These were quick to make with a few colored images and a simple stamped sentiment.  I added some colored hearts to some to fill the space a bit more. I just love the smiling toast!



This fun set also has an interactive die that creates a fun way for the toast or tart to pop up out of the toaster.  Be sure to visit the Lawn Fawn blog and YouTube channel to see how all these cards came together as well as how the fun interactive add-on die works as well.  Thanks for stopping by today.


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