This week I want to show you some stamp and die sets from Lawn Fawn. I love their fun style, attention to detail, and the fact that the various stamp and die sets can often be mixed and matched to create your own unique creations. That’s a great plus! Here are my projects —
My first card features the Happy Trails stamp set and coordinating die set. This card was so easy to do — it was as simple as stamping the various pieces on an appropriate color of cardstock, and then cutting the items with the matching dies. I did need a couple of stamp or die sets to finish my little scene — first I needed sunshine in the upper right corner. For this I used the sun die in the Hello Sunshine coordinating die set. The entire sun wouldn’t fit on the card, so I simply used as much as I wanted and then trimmed off the rest. Easy solution. Because I wanted quick and easy cards so I can go and enjoy the summer sunshine, I was looking for a few short-cuts. All of my cards feature notecards by Lawn Fawn. They measure 3-1/2″ x 4-7/8″ (so are smaller than A-2 cards), and they fit into an envelope size called 4-bar.
My second card is a fun thank-you card that features the Float My Boat stamp and die set. This was so very simple too. First I used the Stitched Journaling Card die set to cut the white layer. I love the detail in this die! The rounded corners and stitched detail enhance any project! I added the “You’re a Lifesaver” sentiment in the lower center of the card using blue ink, and separately stamped two red and one blue lifesavers. I cut the lifesavers using the coordinating dies, and then attached them to the card using a low dimensional adhesive. A very simple, fun card!
My last card features the Summertime Charm stamp and die sets. This set includes a mason jar and a number of things that can be put into the jar. Of course I chose the fireflies — a summer activity that most of us have engaged in. Again the card was quite simple. I cut a journaling card as a base layer, and stamped the sentiment at the bottom. On a separate sheet of white cardstock I stamped the fireflies in black ink. When they were dry (its a little icky-sticky here right now, so my ink needed just a little bit of extra time to dry), I colored the bottom part with my Squeezed Lemonade Tim Holtz Distress Marker. I also used my Tumbled Glass marker to add just a little blue at the base of the wing near the body (this gives the appearance of a little dimension). Once the fireflies were colored, I cut them using the coordinating die. Isn’t that just amazing that they created a little die for the fireflies? I don’t think I would have fussy cut five of them!
My last project is for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday — a little decoration for my house. I started with three picture frames from the dollar bin at my local craft store. The frames were already conveniently painted red, white and blue. My first step was to open one of the frames and measure the size of paper needed for a background, and then I cut a red, a white, and a blue background. Because the frame opening had rounded corners, I needed to round the corners on my background too to make it fit properly. I wanted something fun as a layer for my USA letters, so I chose the Lawn Fawn Puffy Stars Stackables dies. I love these pudgy little stars! They are perfect for kids cards, etc. and one of the smaller sizes fit perfectly into these frames. Following my color theme, I cut one star each out of red, white and blue cardstock. I wanted to add larger letters to spell out “U-S-A” in the frames, but did not have any Lawn Fawn alphabet sets. I chose a My Favorite Things Die-Namics die set, Peek-a-boo Alphabet Set, to cut the letters into the stars (this die set does not cut out a letter, rather it cuts small holes in the shape of a letter). Once all of this was ready to go, I assembled the frames making sure to mix the red, white and blue colors. My final detail was to add an ant parade onto the bottom of the frames. I did this by stamping and cutting the line of ants from the Happy Summer stamp and die set by Lawn Fawn. Too fun! I couldn’t believe that they had a die set to cut out something so small with a fair amount of detail. Not only was there a die for the line of ants, but there was a die to cut the single ant that appears to be standing (you see him holding a flag on my “A” frame). I wasn’t sure that my Angel Craft tape would be the best choice for attaching the ants to the frames — instead I used my Angel Craft Podge to do it, and it worked perfectly. I also attached the flag pick using Angel Craft Podge. Here are separate pictures of the frames, as well as a close-up of the ant parade and flag-holder ant on the “A” frame.
Oops! I think I might have cut that “S” upside down. Geez . . . .
I had so much fun with all of these great Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. Please see my short video for a closer look at the stamps and dies that I used, and some additional information on how I made my projects.
There was an announcement on yesterday’s Cut@Home blog about a sale on select Lawn Fawn products (while supplies last) so this is a great time to boost your Lawn Fawn stamp and die collection. I know that you’ll enjoy using them as much as I do.
Supplies from Cut at Home:
Lawn Fawn stamp and die sets — Float My Boat stamp set (SKU LF654) and companion Float My Boat die set (SKU LF661); Happy Trails stamp set (SKU LF601) and companion Happy Trails die set (SKU LF609); Hello Sunshine companion die set (SKU LF798); Summertime Charm stamp set (SKU LF449) and companion Summertime Charm die set (SKU LF493); Stitched Journaling Card die set (SKU LF578); and Puffy Star Stackables die set (SKU LF521).
Sizzix Big Shot (SKU 657900)
Angel Craft Tape 1/4″ (SKU ACT1414)
Angel Craft Podge (SKU ACP6SG)
Supplies from my stash: Lawn Fawn Happy Summer stamp and die sets; three purchased frames; assorted cardstock, Lawn Fawn notecards, American flag pick, Taylored Expressions Build a Scene On the Road, My Favorite Things Die-Namics Peek-A-Boo Alphabet die; Versafine inks (satin red, majestic blue, onyx black); corner chomper
Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!