Mini Advent Calendar 2020 (Blog Hop)

Hello friends!

Today I am happy to be part of a little blog hop! A couple of German crafters have been doing a “Secret Santa” swap of mini advent calendars and today we are all gonna show you what we made! A big thank you to Birka for organizing this again!! 🙂

If you are hopping along, you should be arriving from Janine aka Ellabella. She made such a cute advent calendar for me with Mama Elephant stamps!! I was very happy when I got it and it arrived super early so I have been enjoying it for a couple of weeks already!  ❤

AND the kittens have mostly left it alone (they usual chew on everything), so yay! 😉

For the calendar that I made I chose a BUNCH of Lawn Fawn critters and dies as well as “Layered Snowflakes” Die-namics from MFT Stamps. If you place all 6 boxes next to each other you kind of get a continuous scene. I got to send my calendar to Katrin (your next stop!) and I really hope she likes it!! 🙂

HERE’S MY ADVENT CALENDAR!

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A CLOSER LOOK AT THE LAYERED SNOWFLAKES:

Mini Advent Calender Snowflake Detail

I also made a matching card to go along with my advent calendar which I have already posted here! I used the same color scheme as for the mini calendar. Since Katrin and I both own cats I knew I wanted to send her something kitten-related. 😀

Here’s the full hop list again:

Have an amazing Sunday! ♥

Rosali

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Lawn Fawn – Birthday Shutter Card

Hello everyone!

How is your week so far? I hope you have things to look forward to during this time.

I’m dropping in to share a card with you that I first postet on my Instagram page and on The Foiled Fox’ blog a couple of days ago. It features a bright, happy shutter card with the newest mice set from Lawn Fawn, which is “A Creature Was Stirring”. If you have been following my card making for a while you know that I love to think of creative ways to use my stamp sets and really get the most out of them. So with this card I will show you an example of how to use the mice Christmas set for a birthday card!

First, let’s take a look at the outside of my birthday shutter card! I left it pretty simple so it will be extra special when the recipient opens the card and sees the interactive part.

SHUTTER CARD FROM OUTSIDE:

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I used different patterned papers for my card, all from Lawn Fawn. The card base is die-cut from the 12×12 Really Rainbow Collection Paper Pad – Yellow Brick Road paper. The hello die from the shutter card set is also cut from that paper!

On the inside of the shutter, I added a little scene with two mice and a birthday cake, colored with Copic Markers.

THESE MICE STIRRED UP A YUMMY BIRTHDAY CAKE:

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For the shutters, the inside rectangle and the belly band I used the 6×6 Sunshine Remix Paper Pad – pink dots paper and banner paper. For the birthday sentiment I die cut two of the Fancy Wavy Banner dies and layered them up. I used Kraft cardstock for the top banner. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn’s Critter Concert.

I hope you like my card! ♥

Rosali

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MAIN USED PRODUCTS:

Lawn Fawn – A creature was stirring stamps and dies, Shutter card die set, 12×12 Really Rainbow Collection Paper Pad, 6×6 Sunshine Remix Paper Pad, Critter concert stamps, Fancy Wavy Banners die set

Lawn Fawnatics – Baby Card

Hello and happy Sunday!

I took some time to craft today and it felt super good to just sit down and make something pretty! Did you create something as well this weekend or were you busy with other things?

My project for today was to make a baby card for the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge! In anticipation of Kelly-Marie’s and Mike’s baby boy that is going to arrive into this world very soon, they chose the theme of this challenge. In case you don’t know, they are two of the owners of Lawn Fawn. And Lawn Fawn is one of my favorite stamp companies out there! Not only do they make the cutest stamps and dies, they are also very kind and well, I am just a fan! 😀

So, I decided to make a special Lawn Fawn themed baby card that I am planning to send to them. My first idea didn’t work out as I had envisioned it but luckily I got another idea today and finished my card just in time to enter it to the link-up.

I combined rainbow colors, watercoloring and cute critters! Three favorites of mine in card making! Are you ready? I bet. 😉

My Baby Fawnie Card:

Hello Baby Fawnie Card

Here’s a how-to:

  • I chose a Sunflower yellow card base as I know from her videos that yellow is Kellys favorite color.
  • I used light blue watercolor to losely put down a wash onto watercolor cardstock. I applied two layers and also some small splatters after it was dry.
  • The letters are die-cut from Lawn Fawn’s Rainbow Cardstock Pack. The colors are (from left to right): guava, fake tan, sunflower, mermaid, peacock, blue jay. I also die-cut the letters two times from white cardstock and glued the colored ones on slightly offset, so they look like they have a small white shadow.
  • The “Hello little” part of the sentiment I stamped directly onto the watercolor panel with black pigment ink to make it really dark and crisp.
  • I colored a bunch of baby animals from various stamp sets with watercolors, die-cut them and glued them on with foam tape. I chose more neutral, earthy colors for the critters to make the colorful letters stand out. The fox was a must since I know it’s from Kelly’s favorite stamp set. (Told you I am a fangirl! :-D)
  • Lastly, I added a little speech bubble with a stamped heart on the top right.

Hello Baby Fawnie Close-Up

This card makes me happy! I think I will return to this combination of rainbow colors, super cute animals and loose watercoloring in the future!

USED SUPPLIES BY LAWN FAWN:

  • Large Stitched Rectangle
  • Letters from: Louie’s ABCs
  • Stamped sentiment from: Hello Baby
  • Baby animals from: Smooth Sailing, Snow Day, Dad + Me, Upon A Star, Beary Happy Holidays
  • Die-cut speech bubble from: Rawr
  • Colored cardstock in guava, fake tan, sunflower, mermaid, peacock, blue jay

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Have an amazing day! ♥

Rosali

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