Sunday, April 7, 2024

Lawn Fawn | Beaver Appreciation Day + Beaver Birthday Card

Hello, crafty friends! Did you know that it's International Beaver Day and Beaver Appreciation Day? My family and I have been making beaver cards for a long time and you can find all those HERE, including the Halloween costumes and Minecraft story that that started our obsession with beavers.

This was actually the card I made for my husband's birthday last year, 11 months ago, but I had made it right after my dad died and it was around that time that I stopped creating for six months. I had every intention to make a reel and post it because I think it's too cute not to share so I'm happy to be able to do it today, on this unusual holiday!

The two main Lawn Fawn bundles featured here are Wood You Be Mine? and Den Sweet Den. It took me forever to collect the latter but once the beavers were released, I just had to get it because they complement each other so well! Obviously, the Stitched Dens were a necessity, too, so I could create the perfect home.

I customized the framed sentiment for this birthday scene and included all the things that my husband loves. The smaller items not included in the above-mentioned sets are the soccer ball from Tiny Sports Friends, wine/cheese/baguette from Bicycle Built for You, and the birthday cake from Party Animal

All of the images were stamped and heat embossed on watercolour cardstock, then watercolored with mini distress ink pads, all of which are listed below. I also ink blended some greens and blues on the white woodgrain cardstock on the card base, before attaching everything on the card base with a mix of liquid glue and foam squares.

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Spellbinders Guest Post feat. Doodlebug

Hello, crafty friends! I'm on the Spellbinders Blog with three sweet cards featuring different ways to use the new Doodlebug Gingham-Linen Rainbow Petite Prints 12x12" Cardstock Paper Pack, one of many awesome paper packs now available in the Spellbinders store!

Affiliated product links are listed below at no extra cost to you. Details on how I made each card and more photos are on the Spellbinders Blog. Thanks so much for stopping by! 


Friday, April 5, 2024

Lawn Fawn | Miss You Travel Card

Hello, crafty friends! Today's card is essentially the twin of THIS CARD that I made for my son's friend. Last month, my husband was required to travel for three weeks on business and our family tradition is that we make him a card to take along with him to keep us close. This was that card!

As with the previous design, the star of this card is Lawn Fawn's Simply Celebrate Critters clear stamps and dies, with the Simply Celebrate Critters Add-On stamp set. The jokes and sentiments are from Dad Jokes, other small sentiments are from the Virtual Friends Add-On stamp set and the heart is from Meow You Doin'.

Since the Squishmallow Avery is my son's most cherished stuffie, and the Miniso bunnies are also a family favourite, I chose the row of little birds and added the adorable bunnies below. All of the Copic markers are listed below, as is the white gel pen I used to add highlight details.

To create the background, I cut three panels of Moonstone, Cornflower and Portobello cardstock using My Favorite Things' A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1. Then I used Concord & 9th's Stitched Hearts Card Front Die on the Moonstone panel before cutting that panel and the Portobello panel with Spellbinders' Color Block Scenic Scape Dies.

I glued the three panel layers together before attaching them to a Noble Fir card base. Finally, I added foam tape to the back of all four die cuts and attached them to the tri-coloured panel.

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