Saturday, March 17, 2018

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge

The current Lawn Fawnatics challenge is to have fun with dies.  And, since I love dies, this is the perfect challenge for me. I made three cards for the challenge.

I find Lawn Fawn dies appealing because of how well designed the die sets are -- they fill the sets with accessory dies that can be used with the die set, with other die sets and independently.

My first card is a get well card for a friend of mine.  She has been under the weather and I wanted to cheer her up.  The cute little elephant from Elphie Selphie is perfect for the card I wanted to create - I wanted Elphie to deliver a tissue.  That's the scene on the front of the card.  I masked Elphie and inked around her with Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide ink.  Then I used the Gift Card pop-up die, cut out of the purple paper from the Gotta Have Gingham 6 x 6 paper pack and tucked a tissue in the gift card slot.  The last step was to add a get well sentiment from the Scripty Saying stamp set.  I'm hoping she finds this card amusing!

My second card is an Easter card for my Mom.  I am going to send it to her through the mail and I wanted to include bunches of flowers, so I used the flowers from the Little Flowers die set and the branch and flowers from the Spring Sprig set.  The Scalloped Box Card pop-up was perfect to create a card with a bunch of flowers in it.  I made the box out of pink Gina K. cardstock and decorated the box with the multicoloured plaid patterned paper from Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid Spring 6 x 6 paper pack.  The sentiment is from the Happy Everything stamp set.

My third card for the challenge is an Easter card for my Dad.  He likes receiving a handmade card and, like my Mom, truly appreciates the work that goes into a card.  I've been dying to use the new Pivot pop-up card die, so this was my chance.

The front of the card is covered with blue paper from the Gotta Have Gingham 6 x 6 paper pad and I used a green plaid paper from the Perfectly Plaid Spring 6 x 6 paper collection.  The chick and egg dies are from the Happy Hatchling die set (I love that I can crack and egg and make no mess!) and the sentiment is from the Happy Everything stamp set.  I decorated the panel of the pop up with the same die set and accessory dies from the Pivot pop-up die set.  The inside of the card is covered with the Quilted Backdrop.  I used scrap paper from my stash to die cut the chicks, the eggs and the backdrops.  I added a piece of white cardstock, cut with a Stitched Rectangle Stackable, to write on.

The card bases are all Neenah Solar White cardstock, 80lb.


  1. OMG - I love the explosion box! I've only made one, ever and got frustrated when it didn't fold right the first time! (card-maker error). Once I realized what I had done wrong, it was fine and turned out cute! This one is adorable. I also love the pivot card! I really want to add that to my collection! I love how it works! Bet your Dad loved it! Fantastic work, Ashlyn!

  2. I love all of these cards! They are so clever! The elephant card is adorable and the chick card is so cute, I love how you used the patterned paper.


Thanks for taking the time to comment. Your input is appreciated.