Thursday, August 1, 2013

LWD design team showcase: Echo Park & Lawn Fawn

Hello! It's Friday and my first official blog post as a design team member for Lone Wolf Designs. If you haven't heard of Lone Wolf, be sure to hop over to the Facebook page and check out all of the great brands Kris carries - and you ALWAYS get 25% off MSRP. That's the kind of deal I like. :)

Today I'm showcasing Echo Park and a little Lawn Fawn as well. I snatched up this great EP 'beautiful life' 6x6 pad recently, my stacks of other 6x6's not withstanding. Pretty paper.. I cannot live without my pretty paper!! 
So pretty. And no, I'm not a manicure sort of girl. 
So. My first step after flipping through several times was to tear out the papers I most liked and see what combinations jumped out at me. For layering, I used kraft and navy. Hello, Mama was right - basics never go out of style...

So many choices!!
This is so crazy to type, but school starts the day after Labor Day. Each year I give some cards to the teachers as little gift sets - 2 or 3 cards with a tag or two, but I'm perpetually creating them at the 11th hour. No more. I figured a 3 card set and a couple of tags - with an extra to wrap up and tie on the gift - would be a great crafting night project. 

I started with the cards. This one had me wildly thinking for a bit; I didn't know what to do with those doilies... and then Lawn Fawn's Jessie's ABCs to the rescue! Oh my gosh, can I tell you how much I used to HATE alphabet sets? I sold every single set I had because I never used them. And then I went to Scrapfest last year (Mall of America, Bloomington MN, every September. Can you say "girls weekend?") and saw Kelly Marie of Lawn Fawn in action (if she lived closer we'd have to be stamping buddies. she is the sweetest!), and how EASY these are to use. You just line up the bottom of the individual letters on your acrylic block, and they are perfectly aligned. Genius. It's pure genius. So I dug 'em out and stamped the "love u". 
Echo Park beautiful life
Nestabilities - labels 8
Lawn Fawn Jessie's ABCs
Tim Holtz Fired brick ink
I don't normally use ivory as a layer (or white), but I like it here!
A little tape kept the layers from sliding while I figured
out where all the pieces were going. 
I broke out my dies from my new ArtBin magnetic organizer for this card! Did you see my review? I LOVE THIS THING. Seriously. But not as much as I love my pretty paper, so to keep going...
Then I decided to go for a simpler card. Everyone always needs a card that could work for multiple occasions .. I love these tiny butterflies and they are the perfect backdrop for this Lawn Fawn sentiment. :)
Echo Park beautiful life
Lawn Fawn Flying By
Sizzix buttons 5 die
Twinery twine
Tim Holtz ink in crushed olive
What, you don't stamp your sentiment in multiple colors to decide
which you like the best? I couldn't decide!!!
Tim Holtz fired brick, victorian velvet, and crushed olive
This sweet floral print was the perfect backdrop to use a doily die - and some more Jessie's ABCs. I had the 'o' upside down originally. One stamp and that was clear - and so I flipped it back around!
Echo Park beautiful life
lawn Fawn Jessie's ABCs
Tim Holtz weathered wood ink
Nestabilities small circles dies
Quickutz doily die
ribbon from stash
Yeah, that o is upside down!!

Fixed!!

So pretty! LOVE this color scheme!

And I am my father's daughter, right? I needed to create some coordinating tags to use up all of the scraps I while making cards. :) For me, taking the smaller pieces and finding a fun design is such fun. This was the first one I made:
Echo Park Beautiful Life
Lawn Fawn Clear to See
We R corner chomper
Tim Holtz fired brick ink
And then I made this one! I took two different sentiments from the Lawn Fawn Stay Tuned set to create the sentiment. I LOVE how easy it is to do that with Lawn Fawn stamps.
Echo Park beautiful life
Lawn Fawn Stay Tuned
Jillibean Soup faux button, Twinery twine
Tim Holtz walnut stain ink
Walnut Stain...aside from Antique Linen, it's my go-to ink color.
Please pardon the mess. It's controlled chaos.
Trying to figure out where it all goes.
I love this tiny set. I love most of LF's tiny sets. :)
I used the "tuning in to say" and the "you rock" together to
create my custom sentiment. 
This one was a total cleaning-up-putting-away-inspiration-strikes-get-it-all-back-out tag. Do you ever have moments like that?

Lawn Fawn Clear to see
Echo Park beautiful life
Marvy Uchida GB684
Tim Holtz walnut stain
Twinery twine

I can't wait to use up the rest of this 6x6 pad! I hope I've inspired you today!

You can find these and many more products for your crafting projects at 25% off MSRP at Lone Wolf Designs, LLC. All you have to do is join the Lone Wolf Designs Discount Craft Supplies Facebook Group. If you haven't joined us yet, you are paying too much for your craft supplies!

Jen

4 comments:

  1. Awesome first post! So glad to have you as a part of the LWD Design Team. :) That paper is just too cute! I've started picking up those smaller stacks, too. They are just perfect for cards.

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  2. Jen, thank you for sharing your creativity with us and for being part of the LWD team! Like DeAnna said....awesome first post! Keep 'em comin'!

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  3. Great ideas and thanks for the tip on alpha letters. Sounds like you have fun fun fun in your future with LWD

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  4. Great first post! All great projects but I especially love the "be unique" tag...it's awesome!!

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