Stirring Up Holiday Critter Fun in the Kitchen with Jess!

We hope you are having fun with the Happy Holiday Critters challenge! It will be open for 2 more weeks so you have plenty of time to get crafty with your critter sets and play along!

Good morning! Jess here with a card for our current Holiday Critters challenge! This is such a fun way to focus on all the adorable critters Lawn Fawn has to offer!

To start I blended Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink over the Brick stencil onto a panel of Strathmore Bristol smooth cardstock focusing the color on the top right of each brick to give it a little color. I wanted the effect of white subway tiles in my kitchen scene! Next I used Copic markers to sketch a granite countertop and adhered it to the brick background panel.

Then I stamped a bunch of images from A Creature was Stirring, Baked with Love, and Sprinkled with Joy using Copic-friendly Jet Black ink and then colored them with Copic markers. I die-cut them with the coordinating dies and added a few accents with a white gel pen.

I arranged all the images onto my kitchen scene and adhered them with a mix of regular adhesive and foam mounting tape for a little extra dimension. Then I die-cut the Mini String of Lights from white cardstock and silver glitter cardstock. I colored the light bulbs with Copic markers and then adhered them to the silver light strand. I adhered them to the scene and then added a sentiment from A Creature was Stirring heat-embossed on black cardstock. Once everything was adhered I added a little glitter to the lights and coated them with Nuvo crystal glaze for shine. Finally I finished the card by adding a little grit paste to the spoons and scene for a little messy frosting! 😉

And that’s it! You have two more weeks to get crafty and I can’t wait to see what you’ll create! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic weekend!



Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 88 – Oh Christmas Tree

It’s the start of a brand new month and time for a holiday challenge theme; Oh Christmas Tree! For this challenge, make the tree the star of the design!

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 and papers. This challenge will run for 2 weeks and be open until Sunday, November 15th at 11:59PM ET.

For each challenge, we will randomly select an entry to receive a $25.00 gift certificate to the Lawn Fawn shop! 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!

Now let’s check out the amazing inspiration by our Design Team!

Karin‘s rainbow trees are from our Snow Day stamp set! That pretty greeting is also found in this cute and classic set! This is such a beautiful slimline design!

Samantha backed her charming Christmas Fishes seaweed tree with lots of sparkle! Her cute little scene includes the happy Winter Narwhal!

Franci‘s whimsical little scene features the tree from Christmas Dreams. I think those cute Snow Cool penguins might have some trouble fitting it inside their home! That perfect greeting is from Merry Messages!

I love how Caly made the tree cookies the star of her card! This adorable design features How You Bean? and the Christmas Cookie Add-On! She created a kitchen counter backdrop with the Brick Stencil and Woodgrain cardstock!

Samantha M created a gorgeous rainbow of trees from the Snow Day set! The beautiful sentiment is from that set as well. She added pretty texture in the background with Snowflake Trio Stencil!

Joyce made her Christmas Dreams tree stand out with some beautiful ink blending with Victorian Velvet and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide ink! The cute Cheery Christmas critters are busy trimming the tree!

Christy‘s warm and rosy scene is a combination of Christmas Dreams and Den Sweet Den! The pretty tree takes center stage inside the Stitched Den!

Jessica‘s underwater scene shines the spotlight on the unique Christmas Fishes tree! She combined lots of fish-filled sets to complete this festive holiday gathering!

Jenn‘s gorgeous design features the sweet Christmas tree from the Trim the Tree set! She used her inky magic with Distress regular and oxide inks on the tree and the colorful background. She finished the card with a sentiment from Winter Scripty Sentiments and the Snowflake Border!

We will share Design Team inspiration for you over the next 2 weeks and we’ll announce our Featured Fawnatics and random winner for Challenge 87 tomorrow!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Caly’s Adorable Shutter Card Inspired by the Card Sketch

Hi there, Caly here today. I’m excited to share today’s project with you for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge-87! We’ve got a card sketch and I hope it’s loaded with inspiration for you! There’s still a lot of time to create and join the fun if you haven’t started.

When I saw this sketch, I thought it looked like the inside of a Shutter Card – I think many of you will agree! I wanted the focus to be something different so instead of using a heart element or the circle, I tweaked and played to create an oven using the Magic Picture Changer Oven Add-On.

I started with a piece of cardstock that is large enough to cut out the shutter card base (6” x 8”). Before die-cutting, I stenciled it with the Brick Stencil and Tattered Rose Distress Oxide Ink to prevent harsh ink marks from the score lines. After die-cutting, I burnished the lines and cut out a center panel to ink-blend with the same stencil except I faded to white. To create my window, I used the square die from the Magic Picture Changer Oven Add-On to trace the inner square so I could use a ruler and kraft knife to cut my window. The die cuts the frame for the oven door, which I die-cut in Narwhal cardstock along with the burner and pan. I added some Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks to these to give them a bit of shading too.

I then cut a square using my trimmer slightly bigger than the oven door that I ink-blended with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink. Then I die-cut my shutter panels using vellum. I also reserved a piece of vellum 1 ½” x 8” for a belly band. I adhere nothing together yet because I need to add my image behind the window panel first.

Now to the coloring! I stamped my images from A Creature Was Stirring and colored them with Copic markers.
Gingerbread: E30, E33
Bread: YR30, Y23, YR24
Mice: R20, W1, W3, W5
Oven Tray and Background: C0, C1, C3, C5
Reds: R32, R35, R27
Yellows: Y02, Y08
Greens: G14, G17
Teals: BG11, BG34
Purples: BV000, BV01, BV04

Once the images are die-cut, I can start building my scene! The background panel for the oven is a piece of cardstock that I colored with Gray Copic markers. Then I added the pan, bread and steam before attaching that to the card panel behind the window. I adhered the center panel to the tabs at this point and built the rest of my scene. To finish, I attached my sentiment that I embossed in white over black cardstock.

I hope you enjoyed this project!! I’m so glad you’ve stopped by – thank you! The Card Sketch challenge ends on November 1st at 11:59pm PT! I hope you’ll join the fun!
Have a wonderful day!