Awesome Autumn Inspiration with Samantha!

Samantha is here today to share an awesome slimline card for our new Awesome Autumn challenge! She created a long scene for a long sentiment!

Samantha used Large Slimline with Sliders to die cut a tall panel and blended Distress Oxide inks in Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers. She added some dimension by sprinkling water to react with the oxide ink to leave random droplets.

She stamped and colored with Zig markers images from Into the Woods, Dandy Day, Really High Five, Super Star, A Bug Deal, You’re Just My Type and Love Poems. She arranged the images and attached them with foam tape.

The timely sentiment was white embossed on Black Licorice cardstock using Harold’s ABCs. Samantha trimmed the words into strips and popped them up on the card with foam tape. As a finishing touch, she added a bit of sparkle to the acorns with Prisma glitter!

Thanks so much for inspiring us today, Samantha!


We hope you are enjoying the change of season’s! Happy crafting!

Samantha’s Adorable Woodland Classroom!

Hey everyone, Samantha here with a card that is inspired by the current Back to School challenge! I always loved the beginning of the school year. It was so much fun to get new supplies and find out what friends were in your classes. Another reason why it is so great is that fall is right around the corner!

I created a fun woodland scene with the most adorable critters. The classroom is on a large stump, from the Forest Feast stamp set, and the owl teacher is joyfully welcoming the new students. The teacher’s outdoor classroom is full of books, a fun banner, and a chalkboard.

I created a small chalkboard by hand cutting small two rectangles layering them together. I didn’t have to worry about having a perfect frame all the way around the base rectangle, because the tree branches would cover the sides. Then I layered a small strip of cardstock on top of the rectangles for the chalk holder. The hello, from the Speech Bubbles set, was the prefect size for a welcoming message on the chalkboard!

You still have time to enter this super fun challenge! The Back to School challenge is open until Sunday, September 20 at 11:59 EST. It is always so amazing to see all of the creative projects that are submitted! 

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

This sweet card is so inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing with us today, Samantha!


Have a wonderful weekend, friends!
We hope you have lots of time to craft!

Samantha’s Punny Holiday Card!

Samantha Mann visits the blog today to share a “jawsome” ocean-themed holiday card! She used Stitched Hillside Borders dies in a unique way to inspire you for our Fun with Dies challenge!

Samantha used the Stitched Hillside Borders to create the wavy borders on the top and bottom of her ocean scene! She blended Distress Oxide inks in Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet, then splattered water over the top for a fun bubbly look! The punny sentiment is stamped with clear embossing ink with Harold’s ABCs then white embossed so it pops on the black cardstock banner!

The cute shark from Duh-Nuh borrowed some fun accessories from Christmas Fishes (Santa hat, seaweed and rock) and Winter Narwhal (scarf)! Samantha colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers before fussy cutting them to add to the scene!

Thanks so much for this amazing inspiration today, Samantha! I love the punny sentiment!

We hope this inspires you to get creative and join the Fun with Dies challenge! The challenge will be open until Sunday, December 1st at 11:59PM ET.


Happy crafting from your friends at Lawn Fawnatics!