Posts Tagged ‘Lawn Fawn’

Tuesday with Tara {take 270} Coffee Throwback

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!  Today I’m sharing a Coffee themed throwback card from a couple years ago… but the bonus is that the main stamp & die elements I used are still awesome AND still in stock in the SNS online store!  I love it when that happens!  Hope you like it 🙂

For my card, I’ve paired  the Retro Masculine Dies with mugs from the ‘Thanks a Latte’ set by Lawn Fawn.  I die cut the entire set and played around with placement of them to add some fun character to the mugs, which I colored with Copic Markers.  I pulled a 6×6 pad out from my stash (perhaps you recognize this old fave, Mamarazzi, by BoBunny.  It’s probably 7 years old!) and chose papers using inspiration from a recent card sketch I found online.  I’ve switched things up a bit, but you can probably still see the design 😉  One of Tim’s SNARKY small talk sentiment stickers was a perfect fit to help me with my design… After a bit of playing around, I added some ribbon and moved a third mug to the inside of the card, then added a fun border of die cut shapes at the bottom of the card.

I love the personality the die cuts add to my mugs!  As you can see, I added some Glossy Accents to the coffee.  yum.

Inside the card, I added a strip of patterned paper & the smaller mug, which is from the mini Pumpkin Spice stamp set, also by Lawn Fawn.  I can see the three mugs being used together to represent a family (with a mustache on just one, of course!).  The sentiment is from the Thanks a Latte set.  I love that there are so many options to mix & match between the two sets!

I had fun creating this card and making a card that is whimsical, snarky & masculine!

Inky hugs,


Happy Fall Y’all! SNS October Blog Hop

Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Happy Blog Hop Day and Happy Fall Y’all!  We are excited to be celebrating all things FALL with you today!

We have a couple talented bloggers & card makers joining us as guests in the hop today in addition to our regular creative team members.  As always, there is a chance to win prizes and we are randomly selecting a winner for a $50 gift certificate from among all the comments left at each of the blogs.

There’s a SALE this weekend too!  Saturday is World Card Making Day so there will be tons of great products on sale 20-50% off in the online store!  Be sure to check it out!

I’m the lucky one to kick off the fun, and as you may have gathered from some of my recent cards, I’m featuring Autumn Blessings by MFT once again!  I had a card idea in mind, but tweaked it a bit at the end and added some PSL vibes 😉 so I hope you like it!

I colored up the pumpkins from the MFT set and the Pumpkin Spice Latte stamp by Lawn Fawn with Distress Ink & water.   They were all stamped on water color card stock with Archival Ink.  I cut them out with the coordinating dies.  I decided afterwards that this would be a fun project for Distress Embossing Glaze, so I used Clear Embossing Pen to color in the mug and glazed it to give a nice shiny mug!  I used the glaze over Clear Embossing Ink on the sentiment, which I stamped directly on the Kraft card base.

I really wanted to pair these pumpkins with Buffalo Plaid, but my new stamp didn’t arrive in time (I’ll have some fun with it in the near future though!) so I found some patterned paper to use.  A touch of silk ribbon and some glitter (Distress Stickles are the perfect ‘spice’ here… they are discontinued, but still a fave of mine.  Buy some if you find them!) are the finishing touches for my fun FALL card!

I’m not gonna lie, autumn cards are my favorite… so I know that everything the girls have for y’all in this hop will be completely fabulous!  Next up is a visit to see what Susan made!  Here’s all the links if you get lost or need to take a break along the way 🙂

Happy Hopping!  Don’t forget to leave comments for your chance to win the $50 gift certificate!

Inky hugs,


Just for fun- the card featured in our hop graphic this month is actually the card I made for our October 2019 Blog Hop!  You can visit that hop for extra inspiration when you’re done with this one 🙂

Apple of my Iris

Sunday, September 27th, 2020

Happy Funday Sunday!

Crafting is the apple of my iris….and the theme for today’s Blog Post!  I decided to combine the Facebook Challenge word of the day “apple” and the older technique of “iris paper folding” to tackle a common crafters problem…. what to do what all your patterned paper!

I have been doing some craft room cleaning and reorganizing and during this process I have come across a lot of patterned paper that I have purchased over the years with good intentions to use and…..well, I still have it!   So, I decided I was going to finally use these papers and the iris paper folding technique is a fun and easy way to do this!

The first thing you want to do is to search on the good ‘ol inter web for an iris folding pattern that you like.  You can choose from a square, triangle and there are even apple specific templates.  I decided to use a square template as I like its versatility with different patterns and that I could use four different colours.  I printed the template out and laminated it so that I could reuse it.  This will be our guide on where and how to line up each strip of paper.  The next thing to do is pick out a die cut pattern.

I was enamoured with the new Lawn Fawn Stitched Apple Frames and thought they would work so well with this technique to create a fun fall card.  In fact, any shaped die would work well with this technique!  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get this die in time for this post, so I pulled out my Silhouette machine and found a digital cut file that would work and cut the apple out from some kraft cardstock measuring 5 1/2 ” 4 1/4″ (standard A2 size panel).  we will be using the negative cut out portion and I will save the die cut apple pieces to use on another project.

I then pulled together some of the patterned papers that I thought would work well with together and that would look good under the apple.  I cut these papers into strips measuring 1″ wide.  The length of the strips of paper depends on how large your image will be.  I then score and fold each strip of paper in half at the 1/2″ mark.

Now the fun begins!  You will want to turn your negative die cut panel piece so that the “good side” is face down on top of the template.  If you are using the square template, you can move it around to get the best position for the iris.  Once I found the position I liked, I taped the panel down onto the template with some Thermo -Web Purple Tape.

The template I am using already is numbered and colour coded.  I will assign a colour to each patterned paper. Now I just start adhering the paper pieces following the number and colour order.  For this particular die I won’t be started at the number 1, I will have to look for the lowest number and then follow numerical order from there.  You will want to adhere the strips of paper so that the folded edge aligns with the template line (towards the iris).  I trim the strips to the length needed and adhere them down to the edges of the panel.  I am using a double sided adhesive tape runner to do this, however, you can use clear tape as well if you like.

Once you have worked your way around and have adhered all your strips you will be left with a square (or triangle if you are using that template).  For this, you can leave it open or you can adhere any colour of paper to cover the opening.  I chose to use one of the pattern pieces I have already used, but you could also use foil or glitter.

I then trimmed down any pieces that over hang the panel.  There is a bit of bulk to this panel so I thought it was best to adhere the panel to the card base was with some double sided foam tape.

I die cut a scalloped rectangle and used a sentiment from Stampendous Life Words stamp set and VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink.  I also did a little inking on the edge in Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and a finger dauber.  The last thing I added was a twine bow and I adhered that with some Glossy Accents.


For my second card I just switched the pattern papers and die cut the panel with the My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched die.

I really like how both cards turned out and I am looking forward to using up more of my papers on future card projects.

I hope you have an amazing week full of creative energy!