Samantha’s Penguin Christmas at the Beach

We are looking for fun and festive holiday projects for our Challenge 128 – Christmas in July! Time to get a jump on your holiday crafting and enter the challenge before Sunday, July 17 at 11:59PM ET. We can’t wait to see how this challenge inspires you!

Samantha takes the holiday fun to the beach in a whimsical card featuring Penguin Party and Christmas Fishes!

The penguins are celebrating a festive holiday on the beach! Samantha built this happy scene with Stitched Hillside Backdrop: Landscape and Simple Stitched Wavy Borders. Instead of snowy details she colored the hills, igloo and snowman in sandy colors and replaced the traditional Christmas tree with one made of seaweed from Christmas Fishes. Then she added the sentiment from Joy to the Woods to finish this Christmas in July design!

Thank you for this delightfully whimsical inspiration, Samantha! It’s such a fun idea!


Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 115 – Happy New Year Inspiration Board

Can you believe that 2022 is less than two weeks away? For this new challenge let’s make projects to welcome the new year using the fabulous photos in our Inspiration Board! Feel free to be creative and use what inspires you, keeping with the Happy New Year theme!

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, January 2nd 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! We have doubled the prize for our random winners starting with this challenge! Everyone who enters a challenge has an equal 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!

Let’s see what our amazing Design Team created to inspire us!

Jessica created a “celebration in a card”! She used Stitched Fireworks with a splash of color which looks amazing on the black background! For the greeting she combined Oliver’s Stitched ABCs with a Happy Happy Happy coordinating die. The glittery gold cardstock makes this design so special!

Christy was inspired by the colorful ornaments to create a sweet and joyful woodland holiday scene! Those cute squirrels are found in Cheery Christmas along with the ornaments. She combined branches from A Bug Deal with pine boughs and snow from Frosty Fairy Friends! The beautiful sentiment is from Joy to the Woods!

Joyce is welcoming the new year with a super “hoppy” card! She started by stenciling the confetti in the background, then she added those adorable frogs from Toadally Awesome and Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy! For the greeting she combined Oliver’s Stitched ABCs with Happy Happy Happy Add-On!

Samantha made the most gorgeous set of cards featuring alcohol inked backgrounds! She added Snowflake Background Stenciled with White Stencil Paste over those beautiful pops of color!

As a finishing touch, Samantha embossed the sentiment from Snowy Backdrops onto a vellum Fancy Wavy Banner!

It’s a party on Samantha‘s awesome card! A Penguin Party that is! She used the happy colors from the inspiration photo to add lots of cheer to her Happy New Year card! I love how she layered black cardstock with the sparkle cardstock using Peppermint Stripe Backdrop!

Caly captured the pretty bokeh lights in the inspiration board using the Let’s Bokeh set with Yeti ink! The beautifully inked background shines behind the bubbly bokeh pattern! She gold embossed the sentiment on black cardstock to create a dramatic and festive greeting!

Franci‘s Cheery Deer card is so sweet! It sends Happy New Year wishes with Merry Messages in a clean and simple design!

Karin‘s gorgeous design is sure to start the new year off right! The gold splashes on the black background recreate the sparklers in the inspiration board! The sentiment is gold embossed on black; it’s from Magic Holiday Messages! The flowers and vines are combined from Happy Hibiscus and Magic Iris Birdhouse Add-On.

Jenn finishes out this festive collection with her joyful design! She combined critters from Beary Happy Holidays, Yeti or Not and Penguin Party to send happy wishes! She paired a greeting from Winter Big Scripty Words and Winter Scripty Sentiments! All of those awesome stars in the background are found in Outside In Stitched Stars and Puffy Star Stackables along with Hearts and Stars Skinny Tag!

I hope you have been inspired by these amazing projects! 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 114 – Card Sketch tomorrow! Now it’s time for you to get creative!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Christy’s Cool New Year Yeti

Merry Christmas to all of our Lawn Fawnatics friends who are celebrating today! We wish you the happiest of holidays!

Hey friends, it’s Christy here with another card for our New Year Challenge! This challenge will be open until Sunday, January 3 at 11:59PM ET.

For this card I used the adorable Yeti or Not stamp set, along with an ornament from Joy to the Woods and the mountain range from Over the Mountain Borders. My idea for this card is that the yeti is making off with the New Year’s Eve ball! I colored my images with Copic markers and trimmed them out with the matching dies.

For the background, I cut out a Stitched Circle Stackable out of Bristol Smooth Surface Cardstock. I blended on Distress Inks in Spun Sugar and Speckled Egg to create my sky. I splattered on some Liquid Stardust and Copic Opaque White to create some stars. Then I die cut the mountain range to fit and layered it over top.

I trimmed down my Let It Shine 6×6 patterned papers with the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables for the cream print with the gold foiled dot. I also selectively die-cut the pink polka dot with the Stitched Party Banners die and cut the aqua and white stripe with the Scalloped Circle Stackables. I layered these onto a Speckled Eggshell card base and popped my focal panel up with foam tape. Then I adhered my images and added an Everyday Sentiment Banner stamped in Manatee Ink. I finished the card off with a sprinkle of sequins, and some Stickles glitter glue because the new year needs to sparkle!

If you’d like to see how this card came together, I will have a video tutorial on my YouTube channel, Christy Gets Crafty, on Monday, December 28th. Since it’s Christmas and I already have one Lawn Fawn video up today (with the card featured on the Lawn Fawn blog), I thought I would spread the love over two days!

In the meantime, you still have time to play along with our New Year Challenge! We can’t wait to see what you create!


Have a lovely weekend, friends!