Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 114 – Card Sketch

Hello friends! Today is the start of a new challenge that we hope will be lots of fun! Jenn designed a beautiful Card Sketch for you to use to spark your creativity! Feel free to use the sketch literally or see where the inspiration leads!

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, December 19th 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!

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


Karin was inspired to create this gorgeous design using the sketch literally! She featured Puffy Star Stackables, that she inked and arranged beautifully! Adding the sweet little bird from Magic Iris Birdhouse Add-On makes for charming detail!

Christy got really creative and replaced the stars from the sketch with fun rooftop vignettes in her light-hearted holiday card! She used a combination of Rooftop Border and Ho-Ho-Holidays!

Samantha replaced the stars with the adorable Mice on Ice! She placed them on chunks of ice from Critters in the Arctic and Beary Happy Holidays along with a sprinkling of Mini Snowflakes!

Joyce also used Puffy Star Stackables in creating her super cute sketch inspired design! I love how she used the negative space for tucking in the little Say What? Christmas Critters!

Caly‘s beautiful Christmas card design replaces the stars in the sketch with Mini Wreaths! I love the cheery colors she used with the red berries and bows! She included the lovely sentiment from Snow Day!

Jessica‘s gorgeous card is so amazing! She used bright jewel colors for the String of Lights that stand in for the sketch stars. She placed her sentiment, combining Scripty Merry and Merry Messages, according to the sketch.

Franci‘s pastel Christmas cards are so sweet and happy! She recreated the card sketch with Puffy Star Stackables and Winter Unicorn! The wonderful die cut greetings are from Winter Big Scripty Words!

Samantha created an adorable design with an all-over pattern of cute Ho-Ho-Holidays reindeer! One even has a shiny red nose! She used Distress Oxide inks for the beautiful background! For the sentiment she white embossed a greeting from Toboggan Together on Black Licorice cardstock before fussy cutting it and layering it on the strip of vellum. (If you don’t have Samantha’s impressive fussy cutting skills, you could use the Merry Christmas Border instead!)

Jenn interpreted the card sketch with this frosty Jolly Christmas Tree design! She scattered Stitched Snowflakes over the background, then added the pretty joyful wishes greeting that is found in Winter Scripty Sentiments!

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 113 – Holiday Critters tomorrow! Now it’s time for you to get creative!

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Jessica’s Beautiful Birdhouse

Good morning! Jess here with a card for our current Color Inspiration challenge! I love the colors in the challenge and today I decided to focus on the shades of blue and the icy feel of the photo!

To start I blended Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide ink onto a panel of Strathmore Bristol smooth cardstock. I splattered the panel with water and white gouache to create a snowy background. Then I added snowflakes die-cut from the Mini Snowflakes and Stitched Snowflakes die sets with Pixie Dust Sparkle cardstock. I stamped a sentiment from Den Sweet Den onto dark blue cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder before trimming it down to a thin label.

Next I die-cut the birdhouse and pole from Magic Iris Birdhouse Add-On with Light Brown Woodgrain cardstock. I wanted to soften the color so I blended over the cardstock with white pigment ink. I die-cut the birds and trim from white cardstock and then colored the birds with Copic markers. I used the backside of one of the birds to get a reverse image. I also die-cut the Mini Wreath from white cardstock and colored it with Copic markers as well. I used the following colors for my images:
Wreath – BG72 ,BG65, BG78
Berries, Bow, and Birds – R35, R37, R39, R59, and 1000

I stamped the branches from Frosty Fairy Friends onto dark blue cardstock and heat-embossed them with silver embossing powder. I backed the birdhouse with the dark blue cardstock to create a little nest. Then I tucked one bird inside the house and adhered all my pieces to the snowy panel. I used foam mounting tape for the sentiment and bird to give them a little extra dimension. Finally I added a few accents with a white gel pen to finish the card!

And that’s it! You have one more weekend 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! –Jess

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Have a happy weekend! Thanks so much, Fawnatics friends!

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 65 – Fun with Dies!

We have a great new challenge for you! Let’s have fun with dies! For this challenge make Lawn Cuts die sets the focus of your design! Now is the time to use interactive die sets, shapes, bags, boxes, etc! Build scenes, add custom die cut greetings, create a set of shaped tags, the possibilities are endless!

We would love for you to share your die focused 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, December 1st 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, here’s some awesome inspiration to get you started!

Jessica‘s gorgeous holiday card features Happy Mail, Mini Wreath and Stitched Snowflakes!

Christy built cute little Christmas scenes using Peekaboo Backdrop and images from Ho-Ho-Holidays, Christmas Dreams, Holiday Helpers and Toboggan Together!

Karin‘s beautiful alcohol inked background is set off behind an Outside In Stitched Heart! Her lovely design includes Scripty Love and a Fancy Wavy Banner with a sentiment from Wavy Sayings!

I love how Samantha incorporated the Ready Set Snow Shaker Add-On in her beautiful Frosty Fairy Friends design!

Caly‘s brilliant design combines two interactive elements with Flippin’ Awesome and Slide on Over! She filled the flip panels with our Village sets!

Samantha carried her adorable Shadow Box Card scene featuring Holiday Helpers all around the outside of the box!

Franci got really clever and used the A Little Sparkle coordinating die to create an adorable little key chain! She stacked together two layers of cardstock around two layers of craft foam! To make the key chain more sturdy you can laminate the cardstock layers!

Joyce combined the cute penguins from Toboggan Together, Snow Cool and Here We Go A-Waddling to create a very merry Flippin’ Awesome card!

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 64 tomorrow!

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