Christy’s Cool Birthday at the Beach!

We hope you enjoy today’s inspiration! We are looking forward to seeing your Summertime Fun creativity! The Challenge 127 – Summertime Fun is a 2-week challenge and will be open until Sunday, July 3 at 11:59PM ET.

Hey friends, it’s Christy with another card for our Summertime Fun Challenge! I started this one by stamping out the images from Pool Party and On the Beach in Jet Black Ink. I colored them with Copic markers and trimmed them out with the matching dies.

For the background, I used three panels of Bristol Smooth Surface Cardstock blended with Distress Oxide Ink. For the sky, I blended some Salvaged Patina and Peacock Feathers. For the water, I trimmed off the top with the Stitched Wave Borders and used the same two shades, plus some Mermaid Lagoon, then used the Stitched Ripple Backdrop to give it some texture. For the sand, I trimmed off the top with the Stitched Simple Wavy Borders and blended on Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs. Then I splattered both the sand and see with Liquid Stardust.

For my sentiment, I colored some white cardstock with Copics in shades of orange and die cut the C and L using Finley’s ABCs. I added the pool floaties for the Os to spell out the word COOL. The rest of the sentiment I white heat embossed onto Black Licorice Cardstock and cut down into strips. I glued everything down with liquid glue and finished with a bit of Stardust Stickles.

If you’d like to see how this card came together, you can check out the video tutorial on my YouTube Channel, Christy Gets Crafty. If you haven’t yet entered our Summertime Fun Challenge, there is still another week to play! We can’t wait to see what projects you’ll come up with!


Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to join the Summertime Fun challenge!

Samantha’s Life is Good in the Summertime Inspiration!

We hope you enjoy today’s inspiration! We are looking forward to seeing your Summertime Fun creativity! The Challenge 127 – Summertime Fun is a 2-week challenge and will be open until Sunday, July 3 at 11:59PM ET. 

Samantha created an amazing beach scene with summertime fun! Take it away, Sam!

I can’t resist a good beach scene for the summer! And this time, the crab from Life is Good are up to some summer-y antics! I love how cute they are! All of the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut out. I used images from Life is Good, On the Beach and Pool Party! I even added some details to the images with a white gel pen.

The background was created by die cutting out some sandy shores with the Stitched Hillside Borders. I used Distress Inks in Vintage Photo and Fossilized Amber to add color. Then splattered white acrylic ink, water and ink color on top to add the sandy texture.

I used some white cardstock, and the Stitched Ripple Backdrop for the ocean! I added color with Distress
Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Salvaged Patina, and surprisingly, I held myself back from any splattering! Ha! I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto some black licorice cardstock and cut it into a banner.

Thanks so much for this delightful inspiration, Samantha!


Featured Fawnatics and Challenge 126 Random Winner

Well, the results are in, and it looks like the beach is your favorite! All of your amazing projects inspired us so much! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us! Be sure to check out the Beach vs Mountains challenge gallery for some wonderful inspiration!

If you are one of our Featured Fawnatics today, we invite you to grab this badge to share on your blog or other social sites!

by Tanja
using Platform Pop-Up, Scootin’ By, Life is Good, Stitched Wave Borders, Pool Party, On the Beach

by Bianca
using Flamingo Floatie, Really High Five, Meow You Doin’, Snow Much Fun, Ocean Wave Borders

by Debbie
using Pool Party, Stitched Pond Frame, Stitched Mountain Borders, Forest Backdrop, Rub-A-Dub-Dub

by Antonella
using Swish ‘n Pop Pull Tab, Stitched Wave Borders, Crazy Antics, Bubbles of Joy, Life is Good

by Donna
using Stitched Mountain Borders, Toucan Do It

by Rachel
using On the Beach, Scootin’ By, Toucan Do It, Ahoy Matey

by Vita
using Platform Pop-Up, S’more the Merrier, Build-A-Campsite, Mountain Stencil

by Kathrin
using Simply Celebrate Critters, Tropical Backdrop, Pool Party, Chirpy Chirp Chirp, Ahoy Matey, Quinn’s Capital ABCs, Lovable Legends, Plan on It: Vacation, Sunburst Backdrop

And now we have ourandom drawing winner from Challenge 126 who wins a $50.00 gift certificate to our shop,! And the winner is…#14

Congratulations to Selena! Please send an email to fawnies(at)lawnfawn(dot)com with “Lawn Fawnatics random winner” in the subject line. Then grab this winner badge to display on your blog and social media!

We will share Design Team inspiration during the next 2 weeks for Challenge 127 – Summertime Fun. This new challenge runs until Sunday, July 3rd at 11:59PM ET. We can’t wait to see all of your fun summery entries!