Christy’s Cool Birthday at the Beach!

We hope you enjoy today’s inspiration! We are looking forward to seeing your Summertime Fun creativity! The Challenge 127 – Summertime Fun is a 2-week challenge and will be open until Sunday, July 3 at 11:59PM ET.

Hey friends, it’s Christy with another card for our Summertime Fun Challenge! I started this one by stamping out the images from Pool Party and On the Beach in Jet Black Ink. I colored them with Copic markers and trimmed them out with the matching dies.

For the background, I used three panels of Bristol Smooth Surface Cardstock blended with Distress Oxide Ink. For the sky, I blended some Salvaged Patina and Peacock Feathers. For the water, I trimmed off the top with the Stitched Wave Borders and used the same two shades, plus some Mermaid Lagoon, then used the Stitched Ripple Backdrop to give it some texture. For the sand, I trimmed off the top with the Stitched Simple Wavy Borders and blended on Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs. Then I splattered both the sand and see with Liquid Stardust.

For my sentiment, I colored some white cardstock with Copics in shades of orange and die cut the C and L using Finley’s ABCs. I added the pool floaties for the Os to spell out the word COOL. The rest of the sentiment I white heat embossed onto Black Licorice Cardstock and cut down into strips. I glued everything down with liquid glue and finished with a bit of Stardust Stickles.

If you’d like to see how this card came together, you can check out the video tutorial on my YouTube Channel, Christy Gets Crafty. If you haven’t yet entered our Summertime Fun Challenge, there is still another week to play! We can’t wait to see what projects you’ll come up with!


Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to join the Summertime Fun challenge!

Samantha’s Life is Good in the Summertime Inspiration!

We hope you enjoy today’s inspiration! We are looking forward to seeing your Summertime Fun creativity! The Challenge 127 – Summertime Fun is a 2-week challenge and will be open until Sunday, July 3 at 11:59PM ET. 

Samantha created an amazing beach scene with summertime fun! Take it away, Sam!

I can’t resist a good beach scene for the summer! And this time, the crab from Life is Good are up to some summer-y antics! I love how cute they are! All of the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut out. I used images from Life is Good, On the Beach and Pool Party! I even added some details to the images with a white gel pen.

The background was created by die cutting out some sandy shores with the Stitched Hillside Borders. I used Distress Inks in Vintage Photo and Fossilized Amber to add color. Then splattered white acrylic ink, water and ink color on top to add the sandy texture.

I used some white cardstock, and the Stitched Ripple Backdrop for the ocean! I added color with Distress
Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Salvaged Patina, and surprisingly, I held myself back from any splattering! Ha! I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto some black licorice cardstock and cut it into a banner.

Thanks so much for this delightful inspiration, Samantha!


Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 127 – Summertime Fun

Tomorrow is the official first day of summer this year so let’s celebrate all the things that make summertime fun! Create a project filled with all the summery things that make you smile!

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, stencils and papers. This challenge will run for 2 weeks and be open until Sunday, July 3rd 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! Everyone who enters a challenge has a 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!

Design Team Inspiration

What could be better than a sunny summer day spent at the park? Samantha shows us how the squirrels are having fun at the playground! She combined Let’s Play with squirrels from Let’s Go Nuts and Happy Hugs! She also used Grassy Hillside Border, Spring Showers and Yay, Kites!

One of my favorite things to do when the weather is hot is to jump in a pool! Christy clearly had the same idea with this amazing shaker card featuring Pool Party, On the Beach, Stitched Pond and Stitched Pond Frame! I love the Brick Stenciled patio and how she used All the Dots paper for the pool!

Joyce used our new Tiny Sports Friends set along with Peekaboo Backdrop to create a sports-themed design! Summer sports camps are so much fun, and these little athletes are having a ball!

Karin‘s sweet design features sunshine and flowering trees from Window Scene: Spring! The cute critters from Butterfly Kisses are enjoying a lovely sunny day!

Summer is a great time for swim meets! Catherine‘s super clever design features the cute mice from Simply Celebrate Critters with hand-drawn swim caps! She also included Stadium Seating so the mouse parents can cheer on their favorite swimmer! The pool is a shaker element backed with Stitched Ripple Backdrop. And I love how she added a Bunting Borders banner in All the Dots striped paper.

The critters from Ocean Shell-fie are having lots of fun in the summer sun! Franci used Stitched Wave Borders and Let’s Toast Pull-Tab so the octopus can ride the waves!

Samantha brought the Pool Party critters to the beach for some summertime fun! She used palm trees from Ahoy Matey along with Stitched Wave Borders to set the scene!

The ultimate in backyard summertime fun is a friendly water balloon competition! Mimi brings this to adorable life with the Scent with Love skunks! She used Paint Splatter Background Stencil and more paint splatters from Art Supplies as water and Henry’s ABCs for the greeting! She used Clear Glaze on the letters to make them look “soaked”! The rest of the sentiment is pieced together from a few Plan on It sets!

Here is a list of the clever ways she repurposed stamps from her stash to create all the amazing details for this happy scene: Rub-A-Dub-Dub: tub, bubbles as water balloons, also part of the faucet; Sweet Smiles: knob for the faucet; Beary Rainy Day: puddle and water splashes; Coaster Critters and Year Four: balloons; Happy Village and Winter Village chimney smoke: popped water balloons; Baked with Love: piping bag tip as the hose nozzle.

A favorite childhood memory is a cold, sweet popsicle on a hot summer day! Jenn brought this memory to life with these yummy I Scream, You Scream popsicles! They are inked to perfection in bright fruity colors. She added a greeting from Yay, Kites and the exclamation point from Big Scripty Words. Then she backed it all with woodgrain cardstock cut with Simple Stripes: Portrait.

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 126 – Beach vs Mountains tomorrow! Now it’s time for you to create some summertime fun!

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