Monday, March 25, 2013
So, I am incredibly organized with my good crafting paper, but when it comes to various household papers like bills…not so great. When Craftwell and Lawn Fawn challenged the Design Team to create spring home décor projects, I instantly thought of spring cleaning…and that led me to organizing…and that led me to my nemesis, the household paperwork. So with that in mind, I came up with something that I hope will help me out a bit.
I got the idea from Pinterest and just couldn’t resist using the gorgeous Lawn Fawn Pink Lemonade papers. I grabbed an old hardcover book from my stash and wrapped the book in the papers. Once that was complete, I took 2 pages at a time and folded them over in half. When I started, I was adhering the pages in place, but quickly found out that that wasn’t necessary as long as you tuck in the edges nice and tight into the binding.
Once that was done, I grabbed some more Pink Lemonade papers and stamped my favorite little house from the Home Sweet Home stamp set five times. I then lined up the coordinating die and cut each one out with my precious eBosser. I grabbed another paper and cut out five more houses. I then adhered the two houses together at the top and got them nicely lined up. Then I added a little adhesive inside the two houses and sandwiched them on top of some of the folded pages. I decided to space them out to allow some extra room in the front and the back so that if I need to add more houses, I can do that at a later time.
To finish things off, I grabbed the alphabet stickers that come with the Pink Lemonade paper pack and added my labels to the book pages right next to the houses. Now, I can tuck in bills, receipts or notes inside the organizer and actually know where everything is LOL! Wish me luck that my Home Sweet Home Organizer does the trick!
Don’t forget that Craftwell and Lawn Fawn are giving away a Pink Lemonade Paper Pack!
Monday, March 18, 2013
Happy Monday eBosser Lovers!! Are you all ready for Spring Break? I am definitely in that Spring type mood and the papers from Lawn Fawn are really inspiring me lately.
For today’s card, I took a piece of olive green cardstock and embossed it with a Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folder in my trusty eBosser. Then I started building a base with some of my favorite papers from the Daphne’s Closet paper pack from Lawn Fawn. The house, banner and sentiment are all stamped with Lawn Fawn’s Home Sweet Home stamp set and cut out with their coordinating dies. There is another piece of Daphne’s Closet paper tucked behind the green cardstock to frame it all on the white card base.
With Lawn Fawn’s stamps, papers, dies and of course my eBosser, I find it amazing how everything works together so well!
Be sure to come back next week as Craftwell and Lawn Fawn have challenged the Design Team, and I know you will not want to miss how all of us have risen to the challenge!
Monday, March 11, 2013
Hi everyone!!! Today, I have more Lawn Fawn goodness coming your way with a Puzzle Card! Now, I have to say that I honestly don’t think I have ever seen this before, but that doesn’t mean that someone has not done this before me. Today I am going to show you how I did it so that you can run out and get some of these amazing Lawn Fawn dies, stamps, and paper and do exactly what I did. First, let me show you the final results.
When I was thinking of this project, I definitely had kids on the brain. Both of my sons love puzzles, but my youngest Mason, is incredible with them. I love to watch him put together puzzles and one day while I was watching him, I was trying to remember his first puzzle. That is when the idea for this card hit me. So let’s get this show on the road. First, you want to pick your foreground paper and your background paper. Then you want to take a thin sheet of chipboard and adhere it to the back of your foreground paper.
Make sure that the chipboard is thin enough to be cut with your Lawn Fawn dies and your eBosser. For my project, I am using the Lawn Fawn Home Sweet Home stamp set with coordinating dies along with the gorgeous Daphne’s Closet paper pack. Next step is to arrange your stamps on an acrylic block.
Once you have them in place, stamp them onto your foreground paper and your background paper without changing the placement of the stamps in between.
After that, you will line up the dies with your stamped images. This is a big reason why I like Lawn Fawn for this project because the opening in their dies line up perfectly with the stamped image, so you can really see where it is going to cut. Once you have the dies lined up, you will use a little piece of tape to hold them in place. Since I am going to use both the positive and the negative pieces, I had the tape adhere to the paper on the inside of the dies. The reason for this is that if the paper tore when I removed the tape, since I was decorating those pieces, I knew that I would have a good chance of being able to cover it up. I also figured that if I had to re-cut one of the pieces, would not be a big problem and cutting one piece would save me some waste as opposed to cutting the whole background again. As it turned out, I did have a couple of small blemishes from removing the tape, but my instinct was right and I was able to hide them with the decorations.
After decorating the puzzle pieces, I then took out my trusty hole punch and I punched a small notch into the side of each opening of the background.
I then lined the foreground on top of the background paper that I had stamped earlier and adhered it in place.
I trimmed out the background paper with my Xacto knife and finished up my card.
I am very happy with how it turned out and Lawn Fawn’s products are just perfect for a project like this! Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and be sure to come back everyday this week to see what the rest of Craftwell’s Design Team have in store for you!
Monday, March 4, 2013
Lawn Fawn is here! That’s right this month, Lawn Fawn is our sponsor and they have a bunch of brand new stamps, paper packs, and dies that were recently released! My first project is a card made with the Pink Lemonade Paper Pack along with the Home Sweet Home stamps with coordinating dies.
The first thing that I did was cut off a bit of the card front from my A2 white card base. I then added a strip of vellum and adhered the vellum to the card base using one of the cardstock stickers borders found in the Pink Lemonade collection. I then took one of the oval label cardstock stickers and cut off a piece of it and adhered right above the border. I cut a strip of one of the Pink Lemonade papers and added it to the inside of the card so that you can see it through the vellum.
Then I stamped the houses from the Home Sweet Home stamp collection three times onto white cardstock and once onto another paper from Pink Lemonade. Cutting out the stamped images is easy to do with the eBosser! Just line up you stamped image inside the opening in the die. Once I get it lined up, I use a little piece of tape to hold it in place. Run it through the eBosser and you end up with a perfectly lined up image. A little foam adhesive, add part of circle cut with my eCraft and another cardstock sticker for the sentiment and we are all done.
Hope you enjoyed my project today and I will be back next week with more of the wonderful Lawn Fawn!