Joyce’s Inspired Acorn House!

There are already lots of great entries for the Halloween and Fall Inspiration challenge! Be sure to check out all the great ideas at the Challenge 86 post and join the fun! This challenge will be open until Sunday October 18th at 11:59PM ET.

Joyce joins us today to share a fun Fall design that was inspired by the Autumn colored leaves in the inspiration photo!

Joyce used the Large Slimline with Sliders to create the background for this super cute long scene! The leaves are changing color and the adorable squirrels from Let’s Go Nuts are busy gathering nuts to store for winter!

Joyce ink blended the background in warm tones and used warm cardstock colors to die cut a bunch of leaves from Acorn House! She also added some inky shadows to the base of the Acorn House.

Thank you so much for sharing this fun inspiration with us today, Joyce!


Happy Crafting, friends!

Featured Fawnatics and Challenge 85 Random Winner

Big thanks to everyone who joined us for our Awesome Autumn challenge! We loved seeing all the amazing creativity and the fun designs you all shared with us!

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 Lisa
using Happy Harvest, Acorn House, and Let’s Go Nuts

by Christy
using Thankful Mice, Leafy Tree Backdrop: Portrait, and Mom & Me

by Isha
using Small Stitched Leaves, Shutter Card, Shutter Card Add-On, and Into the Woods

by Lynn
using Car Critters, Happy Harvest, and Slide on Over

by Rosali
using Stitched Leaves, Small Stitched Leaves, Simple Wavy Banners and Beary Happy Holidays

by Begoña
using Scripty Thanks, Tree Before ‘n Afters, and Simple Grassy Hillsides

by Leontine
using Jump for Joy, Den Sweet Den, Snow Much Fun, and Waving Pull Tab Starter Set

by Mona
using Jump for Joy, and Say What? Gift Tags

And now we have our random drawing winner from Challenge 85 who wins a $25.00 gift certificate to our shop,! And the winner is…#89

Congratulations to Megan N! 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 86 – Halloween/Fall Inspiration! This new challenge runs until Sunday, October 18th at 11:59PM ET.

Thank you so much for joining us each month for our Lawn Fawnatics challenges! You inspire us with your amazing creativity and kindness!

Christy’s Squirrely Acorn House!

Hey friends, it’s Christy here with another card for our Awesome Autumn challenge. I am so flipping excited about the Let’s Go Nuts squirrels, I just had to use them again! This time I’m also featuring Acorn House, which was so much fun to play with.

I started by stamping my images in Jet Black ink and coloring them with Copic markers. Then I trimmed them out with the matching dies and set them aside.

I pulled out a whole bunch of gorgeous shades of Lawn Fawn cardstock and began die-cutting the elements for my Acorn House. I used Kraft for the base, and dark brown Woodgrain for the roof, door, and window frame. The light behind the window, the keyhole, and some leaves were cut from Sticky Note, and then a bunch more leaves were cut from Chili Pepper, Fake Tan, and Raspberry.

I used Noble Fir for the vines, and also for my grasses, which I die-cut with the grass from Mushroom Border. I cut the steps out of Narwhal, and then traced the door frame on that as well, so I could trim out a piece to fit behind.

I stamped a sentiment on the bottom grass panel in Noble Fir ink

For my card base, I cut down and folded a piece of Mermaid cardstock, then I added one grassy border flat to the card, and popped up the front one with foam tape.

Next I built my little house, adding a squirrel inside the door, sleeping on the job of guarding the nuts! Then I decorated the house with vines and leaves and added my sweet little squirrels to complete the scene. As a final touch, I added a few stamped grasses from Mom + Me in Noble Fir ink.

If you’d like to see how this card came together, you can check out in the video tutorial on my YouTube channel, Christy Gets Crafty. 

We are loving the projects we’ve been seeing come in for our Awesome Autumn challenge! If you haven’t had a chance to join us yet, you still have time to play along; this challenge is open until Sunday, October 4th at 11:59PM ET.


We hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by!