I’m back again! This time it’s for the next Lawn Fawn Challenge. The theme this time is “Cheerful Get Well”. In my opinion, anytime you use Lawn Fawn products, your creation is always cheerful. They are all so cute how could it not be! But back to the theme. For me, this was kind of a project of just pulling out anything that might work and see what happens. Once I had a general idea what I wanted to do, I discovered that I wanted some kind of tote but wanted it to be flat. Then it just bloomed from there. Here is the final card:
(c) Nancy Roth
Taking my cue from the red cross I planned for the chickie’s hat, I picked out a muted red patterned Lawn Fawn paper covered with stars. I used the same color of cardstock for my back layer and then a layer of Bazzill white textured cardstock which reminded me of a nurses uniform. Now the fun begins.
I cut my tote from the Lawn Fawn Tote Bag but instead of making it 3D I cut just the front and a bit of the bottom from the die. I then scored 1/4″ down the right and left sides and trimmed the bottom to 1/4″ from the score line. I folded all three sides in, put 1/8″ strong double sided tape on each flap and attached it to the middle of the card with the bottom almost to the lower edge of the white cardstock. I left the handle loose for now.
Next using the Lawn Fawn stamps and dies from Get Well Soon I stamped the pill bottle and chickie nurse on white super smooth cardstock. I also added the red cross to the chickie’s hat using red ink. I stamped the bandage on tan cardstock. I colored them all with Copic markers and then cut them all out with the coordinating dies. I also dotted the chickie’s eyes with a Sakura black glaze pen. I ran a strip of bright, cheerful yellow cardstock through my Xyron and then I cut out the sentiment using Lawn Fawn’s Get Well Soon Border die.
The final step was to place everything on the card. I started by adding the yellow border towards the bottom of the card*, clipping off each end to match the outer layer. I then added the chickie and the medicine bottle to the bag. I was wondering what to do with the bandage when inspiration struck! What do bandages do? They fix boo-boos! So I pulled a corner of the white cardstock away, tore it a bit and then used the bandage with foam tape to “fix” it. Cute! Lastly I tucked two real bandages into the tote and tied a bit of red and white twine around the handle to finish it off. To keep everything in place I put a tiny piece of foam tape under the top of the handle and attached it to the card.
Hope you enjoy my version of the Lawn Fawn challenge. Take care and stay well!!
* A hint for putting the borders on straight. I first put an adhesive on the back of the cardstock that I am going to die cut. I usually use my Xyron as the backing is thin. Run the die through your machine both forwards and back to make sure the paper will stick in the die. Using a pick, gently pull off the backing sheet making sure to keep the cardstock in the die. Then take the die and lay it over your project where you want it. Once you have it in place, poke through the holes in the die to push the die cut onto your project. Voila! A perfectly placed die cut! I then use my brayer or my bone folder to make sure it is stuck tight.
For those of you who think I only use Lawn Fawn items this post is going to be a treat for you! I am using products from several different companies including My Favorite Things, Stampin’ Up, Sue Wilson (Creative Expressions) and yes Lawn Fawn. Enjoy!
Within the last couple of months I have gotten two sets of new neighbors directly across the street. As I have mentioned before I live in a newer development and these two lots sat empty for quite awhile. Although I was sad to see the view of the woods and animals go away, I am happy to get to meet new friends and neighbors. I wanted to do something a bit special for them, so I decided to make welcome cards that would match their houses! Since the houses sit right across the street from my craft room window I had easy inspiration…..all I had to do was look out my window, and this is what I saw:
And here is MY version:
I started with the basic white A2 size base card. I then layered cardstock on to match the color of the house. I embossed the Stampin’ Up cloud embossing folder on a light blue mottled cardstock and layered that onto the first layer. Next I used the middle one of Lawn Fawn’s Simple Grassy Hillsides to cut the grass out of textured green Bazzill cardstock. I love using the Bazzill textured cardstock as it really adds a nice texture to something that could be rather plain. I also tipped the grass with Tsukineko’s Eucalyptus Walnut Stain (with dauber top) to add a bit of depth. I layered that on to the card with foam tape to raise it up a bit, and gently pulled the grass blades forward.
Now that the backgrounds were done, I started on the details. Several items were the same between the cards. Using Simple Puffy Clouds from Lawn Fawn I cut one large and two small clouds and placed them on the sky. At this point I colored them with my clear Wink of Stella pen, but frankly if I do this again I won’t use that as it made the clouds look gray as well as sparkly. I would probably use some pearlized swirl cardstock that I have on hand. Anyway……I then added a tree to each from the My Favorite Things Die-namics Home Sweet Home set. I cut the trunk from some dark brown cardstock and the tree tops from some very fibrous green cardstock that has been hanging in my stash for many years now. I placed these on the cards using a bit of foam tape behind the green part only. Lastly I stamped the sentiment from My Favorite Things No Place Like Home onto white cardstock and cut it out with Sue Wilson Pierced Flags die from Creative Expressions. After trimming the length to fit, I used my finger to curve the piece in the center and flag ends and attached at both ends with foam tape.
Now to the good part……….. Again using My Favorite Things Die-namics Home Sweet Home set, and while looking out the window, I cut the house, door, windows, and roof for each house using the color schemes of the real houses. Green house with light yellow eave and black door, and white house with red eave and red door. I cut the windows with white on both to match the trim as well. I assembled them using Art Expressions Dries Clear liquid glue and even put a dot on the doors with my gel pen for a door handle. I added a bit of yellow behind the windows for the inside lights and dotted the lower half of the green house with 3-4 colors of Copics to simulate the stone on that house. I also edged the tops of the roof with black to simulate the edge of the shingles. A chimney in black finished them off. Lastly I added them to the cards, behind the grass, using foam tape.
I’m hoping they will enjoy a little crossover of their world and mine! Hoping you enjoyed it as well. That’s the nice thing about making your own cards……….you can really personalize them to the recipients and they will enjoy them even more.
Take care and have a great day!!