Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Back to School!

back to school!

Our kids are starting back at school today, and I set up a little something to get everyone excited:

back to school!


I used props from around the house to pull this together, and used some Lawn Fawn dies to add some fun, crafty touches.

back to school!

I rolled red fondant into little apple balls and placed a toothpick stem and die-cut leaf to make an easy cupcake topper! The school-lined paper cupcake wrapper adds to the look.

back to school!


These decorated milk bottles are my fave! They look like cut apples, thanks to the little raindrop-turned-seeds die (from Spring Showers.) I also added a stitched leaf to each straw, which adds a nice pop of color!

back to school!

I made a flash-card banner, using Louie's 123s and the Large Stitched Journaling Card.

back to school!

To make the plus signs, I just cut my own strips of paper and adhered them together.

I used the set-up as a backdrop for my kids' back to school portraits:

back to school!


I can't believe Sofia is starting grade 6 today! She is looking forward to being on top this year ::wink::

back to school!

Thomas begins grade 4. This kid is a munchkin. I want to ruffle his hair and straighten his glasses. Always.

back to school!


Maia is a bundle of excited nerves for today - she's always apprehensive to start something new, but she gets a real desk in grade 1!

Happy back to school!

♥.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

pop-up halloween card (lawn fawn inspiration week)

Hi there, and welcome back to our final day of Lawn Fawn's August inspiration week. Do you know what that means? The entire fall/winter release becomes available TOMORROW. woo hoo!

The design team is going out in style, with everyone using the new Everyday Pop-Ups and Stitched Hillside Pop-Up dies to create fancy cards.

I'm usually such a lazy crafter, but this was fun! I used the dress-up clothes from Happy Howloween, but put them on the little reindeer from Toboggan Together for something different:

pop-up halloween card (lawn fawn inspiration week)

The card-front is pretty plain, but that's so you can be really surprised when you open it up to find allllll of this:

pop-up halloween card (lawn fawn inspiration week)

The Toboggan Together reindeer met up with his friends from the new Cheery Christmas set for Halloween! I love that the little tutus and other accessories can fit on other critters!

I cut a starry night sky out of blue paper, and then rubbed our Deep Sea ink around the edges to give it more depth.

A little tip: the contrast of the white border around each die-cut was too jarring next to the dark hillsides and dark blue sky so I inked around the edges of each critter to make everything blend better. I also lightened up the heavy black elements with the help of a white gel pen. It helped create balance between the light and dark elements.

I hope you like it!

pop-up halloween card (lawn fawn inspiration week)

Visit the LF blog for so many more pop-up cards!
♥.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

sledding in a winter wonderland (Avery Elle)

Hi there! I'm back with Avery Elle for a closer look at the new falling snow die.

sledding in a winter wonderland (Avery Elle)

I used the sledding critters from Snow Much Fun as the only real pop of color on my card-front. Aren't they adorable? The goggles are the bear are too much.

For the background, I used the Falling Snow die and layered a light blue cardstock behind it so that it would show more. Can we talk about the genius of that die? The irregular snow circles are amazing, and you can use it to die-cut a strip of snow, or a full sheet - with no weird overlap. I will be using it again and again for Christmas cards and tags this year. It's a must-have.

I used cloud border dies to mimic the mounds of snow everywhere. It looks like Montreal in the winter, for sure!

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.

cute pie! (lawn fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

I'm back with the Lawn Fawn team, highlighting the mini set, Cutie Pie.

cutie pie (lawn fawn inspiration week)

I created a little scene in between 2 strips of plaid patterned paper. The little squirrels from Cheery Christmas are holding up a little banner in front of the pie.

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!

♥.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Perfectly plaid halloween (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Lawn Fawn's August inspiration week continues, with all new products becoming available in just 3 more days!

Today, we're showing off the plaid papers for fall - they are so cozy and warm looking!

perfectly plaid halloween (lawn fawn inspiration week)

I made a little card and favor box combo for Halloween using some favorite older sets, and combined them with a new plaid paper. The colors I used for the images are all found in the plaid, which makes everything come together.

perfectly plaid halloween (lawn fawn inspiration week)


Supplies:

Pumpkin wagon (from Happy Harvest)
Ghosts and sentiment (from Spooktacular)
Green frame (from the retired set, Sweater Weather)
Starry background die (actually Snowy Backdrop)
Favor box (milk carton

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!

♥.



Sunday, August 21, 2016

scalloped treat boxes (lawn fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!  Lawn Fawn inspiration week continues with a look at my favorite gift packaging die yet, the Scalloped Treat Box.

It's itty-bitty, and just perfect:

Scalloped treat boxes (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I dressed up the box with a strip of plaid paper from the Perfectly Plaid Fall collection. I ran my strip through the die-cutter so that it would have the same stitched edge at the top. It's a fun way to dress up your boxes if you don't want to use up too much of your patterned paper.

The boxes feature either the fox or the owl from Jump For Joy, and a trio of stitched leaves hanging by some plain twine.

Scalloped treat boxes (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I hope you like them! There's more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!

♥.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

happy howl-o-ween {lawn fawn inspiration week}

Hi there, and welcome back to another day of Lawn Fawn's August inspiration week!  We're showing off our best hallowieners today - Happy Howloween is an amazing dog-themed Halloween set, where you can dress up your pups in all sorts of cute costumes.

happy howl-o-ween!

I kept my scene simple and cute, with the male pup handing over his Halloween winnings to his lady friend. Right?

I'm still a huge fan of using a black copic-friendly pen to fill in the lines once the die-cuts are in place. The images look so much more seamless like this!

happy howl-o-ween!

Without adding the black lines and coloring the white spaces, you wouldn't be able to tell that the bucket strap is in the dog's mouth. It would just look like it's resting on top.

It's an extra step that take hardly any time, but makes a huge difference!

I hope you like it - there's way more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!

♥.