Wow, it’s been a long time since I have posted. Still affected by my hospital stay back in February. But I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to participate in the challenge sponsored by one of my very favorite stamp and die companies………..Lawn Fawn! I adore all their cute animals and especially the way you can coordinate everything together. The challenge can be found over at Lawn Fawnatics.
The first challenge is Happy Birthday projects. Although cards are probably the first thing you think about, I decided to make a little gift bag instead. Its the perfect size for gift cards, jewelry or even some special chocolates. I ended up using 5….count them, FIVE….different Lawn Fawn die sets and 2 coordinating Lawn Fawn stamp sets.
(c) Nancy Roth
I started out by cutting the Tote Bag out of aqua dotted double sided patterned cardstock. I chose this one because I thought it reminded me of bubbles in the water. Although this is Doodlebug paper, Lawn Fawn has some that would work just as well. Check out Lawn Fawn’s videos on their You Tube channel to see how to make their boxes and bags. I then cut the “sand hills” out of a mottled light brown cardstock that resembled sand using the Stitched Hillside Borders. I used foam tape to raise the front one to give it a bit of depth.
Next, I started making all the cute little additions. I absolutely adore the Year Six stamp and die sets! Lawn Fawn has several cute sets that use puns as part of their sentiments. I stamped the shellfish and the presents (from Home for the Holidays), colored them with Copic markers and then cut them out with the matching dies. I also stamped the “pun” part of the saying on the front sand hill, and the birthday part on a reversed scrap piece of the patterned cardstock. I then cut out that saying with the Stitched Circle Tags die and colored the edge with a Copic marker to make it stand out. I decided that I didn’t really want to hang the tag, so I snipped off the hanger part. A hint for you…..I use a pair of small Fiskars curved blade scissors that I got at JoAnn’s to cut around curves. They are absolutely perfect for this!
Finally I attached the tag and shellfish with some foam tape and flat glued the presents to the tag. For the final touches I used my Wink of Stella clear pen on the inside of the shell to give it some sparkle and added three glitter dots from Elizabeth Craft Designs to look like bubbles. I used some Lawn Trimmings baker’s twine to tie the handles together. I received this twine as a gift in one of my Lawn Fawn orders and decided the colors were perfect for this project.
I hope you enjoyed my first attempt at a challenge. Lawn Fawn is sponsoring these challenges twice a month so come back often to check out the newest projects that I come up with using my Lawn Fawn stamps and dies.