Tomorrow is the official first day of summer this year so let’s celebrate all the things that make summertime fun! Create a project filled with all the summery things that make you smile!
We invite you to share your creativity by linking up your crafty projects at the end of this post! Your project should feature Lawn Fawn stamps, dies, stencils and papers. This challenge will run for 2 weeks and be open until Sunday, July 3rd at 11:59PM ET.
For each challenge, we will randomly select an entry to receive a $50.00 gift certificate to the Lawn Fawn shop! Everyone who enters a challenge has a chance to be the random drawing winner! Woohoo!
We will also be highlighting a few of your fabulous projects at the close of each challenge! By linking your projects to our challenges, you will give permission for us to post your work to this blog and our social media sites. Check out the How to Play page for a few guidelines to play along. We want this to be FUN, so we’ll keep the rules to just a few!
Design Team Inspiration
What could be better than a sunny summer day spent at the park? Samantha shows us how the squirrels are having fun at the playground! She combined Let’s Play with squirrels from Let’s Go Nuts and Happy Hugs! She also used Grassy Hillside Border, Spring Showers and Yay, Kites!
One of my favorite things to do when the weather is hot is to jump in a pool! Christy clearly had the same idea with this amazing shaker card featuring Pool Party, On the Beach, Stitched Pond and Stitched Pond Frame! I love the Brick Stenciled patio and how she used All the Dots paper for the pool!
Summer is a great time for swim meets! Catherine‘s super clever design features the cute mice from Simply Celebrate Critters with hand-drawn swim caps! She also included Stadium Seating so the mouse parents can cheer on their favorite swimmer! The pool is a shaker element backed with Stitched Ripple Backdrop. And I love how she added a Bunting Borders banner in All the Dots striped paper.
The ultimate in backyard summertime fun is a friendly water balloon competition! Mimi brings this to adorable life with the Scent with Love skunks! She used Paint Splatter Background Stencil and more paint splatters from Art Supplies as water and Henry’s ABCs for the greeting! She used Clear Glaze on the letters to make them look “soaked”! The rest of the sentiment is pieced together from a few Plan on It sets!
Here is a list of the clever ways she repurposed stamps from her stash to create all the amazing details for this happy scene: Rub-A-Dub-Dub: tub, bubbles as water balloons, also part of the faucet; Sweet Smiles: knob for the faucet; Beary Rainy Day: puddle and water splashes; Coaster Critters and Year Four: balloons; Happy Village and Winter Village chimney smoke: popped water balloons; Baked with Love: piping bag tip as the hose nozzle.
A favorite childhood memory is a cold, sweet popsicle on a hot summer day! Jenn brought this memory to life with these yummy I Scream, You Scream popsicles! They are inked to perfection in bright fruity colors. She added a greeting from Yay, Kites and the exclamation point from Big Scripty Words. Then she backed it all with woodgrain cardstock cut with Simple Stripes: Portrait.
We will share more Design Team inspiration for you over the next 2 weeks and we’ll announce our Featured Fawnatics and random winner for Challenge 126 – Beach vs Mountains tomorrow! Now it’s time for you to create some summertime fun!