Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Lawn Fawn July Guest Designer ~ Summer Themed Cards

I am so giddy I can hardly stand it!  I had the pleasure of creating some happy cards using Lawn Fawn's newest stamp sets which were featured on their blog today.  I have been a huge fan of theirs since their very first release so I am so thankful to Kelly Marie for this wonderful opportunity.

My first card features their adorable "Fintastic Friends" set & the little irresistible fish bowl.  To start I cut a panel 4.25" x 4" from white cardstock and then used a circle die to cut out the semi-circle from the top.  I then set to work sponging on distress inks.  When I was done, I took that same color of distress ink and used the various bubble stamps in the set to stamp on a random background pattern.

When I was done, I felt like the top of my card was a bit empty so I sponged on some more distress inks in the corners to give my little fish bowl a bit of a frame.  To tie in the sentiment strip I inked it up using those same colors of ink before stamping "best fishes".  The rest of my images were colored using Copics.

For my next card, I wanted to created the look of an aquarium so I die-cut my cardstock and vellum using the negative space created from the Stitched Scalloped Borders.  To give my card a bit of dimension, I stamped the reef images as a border on the cardstock layer so that it could peek through the vellum.  I wanted to use the stitched labels for my sentiment, but they wouldn't quite fit so I decided to put part of the phrase on the label and spell out the remainder using Finley's ABCs dies.

Up next is a card featuring the darling "Let's BBQ" set.  All the images are just so cute, I wanted to try and fit as many of them as possible on my card.  I decided a grid design was the perfect solution.  These images are so much fun coloring with Copics!  I think the sentiment is perfect for a summer birthday or holding onto until next Father's Day.

My last card features more of the same adorable images.  I decided to reserve the cute little faces for the the mustard and ketchup bottles to reinforce my sentiment.  To stamp them on two separate lines and different colors I ended up cutting the stamp apart.  There are ways to get around this, but doing it just makes it so nice and easy.  ;)

I hope I've inspired you to pull out your stamps and have fun coloring.  I took a bunch of these stamped images with me on a summer road trip so that I could color and cut them out while on the go.  It was so nice to have them ready to create with as soon as I got home.  :)

Interested in the products I used to create my projects today?  To make supplies easier for you to find, I have listed them below (affiliate links included). 

Before I go I wanted to pass on a cool promo code. is offering free shipping for orders over $60 through July 10th at 11:59 pm PST using the code JULYSHIP.  :)

Supplies Used (available at

Supplies Used (available at Simon Says Stamp)


  1. Your cards are awesome-I especially like the ones using the let's BBQ set! Your scrapbook pages are AMAZING! So glad I saw your cards on the LF blog :) TFS

  2. Awesome cards and coloring!!!

  3. Mendi these cards all turned out so adorable!! Lawn Fawn has the best stamps to color in and their adorable faces help make them more personable! I love all of your cards, so colorful and happy!

  4. What adorable cards! Congratulations on your guest spot! I love Lawn Fawn products and you have done such cute things with them!!

  5. I am SPEECHLESS - Flabbergasted, really!! Not sure what I can say to match the complete and total AWESOME-SAUCE that is THESE cards!! You have outdone yourself and set a wonderful example of how these fun stamp sets can be used - I am just so in love with the way you do things - so crisp, so precise!! There is never ANYTHING ho- hum about what you create!! Please don't visit my blog today because my latest card is so ho-hum!! You amaze me and inspire me so much!!!

  6. These are so so cute Mendi! I love the fishies! I may have to get into stamping - you make it look so easy!! Great job cute friend!

  7. Beautiful cards, So adorable! I can't choose which one I like best, they're are all awesome! Have a lovely weekend Mendi!


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