Monday, October 3, 2022

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #134 - Monochromatic

happy Monday!

let's start this week off with a NEW challenge over at the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!



yay!
 
   
 

I love a color inspiration and keeping the card in monochromatic tones totally was a challenge and was so inspiring for me!

what fun, right? lol!
I used warm goldy-oranges for my color!

Thankful for You Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Monochromatic, Distress Oxide, Autumn, Fall, Card Making, Handmade Cards, birch trees, Embossing Paste, Die Cuts, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #distressoxide #leaves #diecutting
 
I used Distress Oxide Inks in Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemonade on a piece of 80lb white cardstock.
then I used the Birch Tree Stencils with some white embossing paste to add texture  to the scene! 

Thankful for You Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Monochromatic, Distress Oxide, Autumn, Fall, Card Making, Handmade Cards, birch trees, Embossing Paste, Die Cuts, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #distressoxide #leaves #diecutting
 
I used the Stitched Leaves dies for the leaf shapes, and die cut them out of vellum from Lawn Fawn and also some typed vellum from my stash!

Thankful for You Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Monochromatic, Distress Oxide, Autumn, Fall, Card Making, Handmade Cards, birch trees, Embossing Paste, Die Cuts, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #distressoxide #leaves #diecutting

I used my sewing machine to stitch on the leaves. then I splattered some gold and white paint on top of the leaves!
I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto some peachy/orange cardstock from You Autumn Know!

I really can't WAIT for you to play along! you could win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn!!!!
enjoy!

Sunday, October 2, 2022

flippy flappy holiday sweaters card!

hi there!
today I have a card up on the Lawn Fawn blog, and it's always a pleasure and a treat to work with Lawn Fawn goodies!
and bonus!! I made a video!
you can check it out here, or my youtube channel!

Flippy Flappy Ugly Sweater Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, Interactive Card, Flippy Flappy, Christmas, Distress Inks, Christmas Card, Card Making, handmade cards, #lawnfawn #distressinks #flippyflappy #interactivecards #cardmaking #handmadecards #christmascard

I started by stamping all of the images from Ugly and Bright and then coloring them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! I used Strathmore Mixed Media Vellum Surface paper, and then heat set the stamped images before coloring.

Once everything was colored, I used the coordinating dies to die cut them out! So fun and easy! 
I attached the Santa sweatshirt to the reindeer and the snowflake to the ‘grizzly’ bear with foam tape, for a bit of dimension.


Flippy Flappy Ugly Sweater Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, Interactive Card, Flippy Flappy, Christmas, Distress Inks, Christmas Card, Card Making, handmade cards, #lawnfawn #distressinks #flippyflappy #interactivecards #cardmaking #handmadecards #christmascard


Flippy Flappy Ugly Sweater Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, Interactive Card, Flippy Flappy, Christmas, Distress Inks, Christmas Card, Card Making, handmade cards, #lawnfawn #distressinks #flippyflappy #interactivecards #cardmaking #handmadecards #christmascard


I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto a strip of Black Licorice cardstock and the popped that up with foam tape too! 

For the background, I used a piece of patterned paper from the Knit Picky 6x6 Paper Pad that was trimmed to 3 and 3/4 x 5 inches. I then used Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch to add some shading to the top and corners. Then I splattered some water and white acrylic ink on top, to mimic snow!



Flippy Flappy Ugly Sweater Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, Interactive Card, Flippy Flappy, Christmas, Distress Inks, Christmas Card, Card Making, handmade cards, #lawnfawn #distressinks #flippyflappy #interactivecards #cardmaking #handmadecards #christmascard

I die cut out some some snowy hills with the Stitched Hillside Borders dies and then attached it to the card front. 

I trimmed another piece of white cardstock, also to 3 and 3/4 x 5 inches and then used the main part of the Flippy Flappy die set to die cut out the 3 sides of the rectangle with the scored lines. I also die cut out the pull tab with 110b cardstock, the white strip of cardstock to cover one of the flaps, and the flippy-uppy tab from clear acetate!

Flippy Flappy Ugly Sweater Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, Interactive Card, Flippy Flappy, Christmas, Distress Inks, Christmas Card, Card Making, handmade cards, #lawnfawn #distressinks #flippyflappy #interactivecards #cardmaking #handmadecards #christmascard

I followed the instructions on the intro video to create the card - SO easy. 



Flippy Flappy Ugly Sweater Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, Interactive Card, Flippy Flappy, Christmas, Distress Inks, Christmas Card, Card Making, handmade cards, #lawnfawn #distressinks #flippyflappy #interactivecards #cardmaking #handmadecards #christmascard

I was totally intimidated to try to use the die set, but finally convinced myself to ‘be brave’ and it was WAY easier than I had anticipated! Lucky me! I’m so happy!
be sure to check out the card on the Lawn Fawn blog, and the video, too!
enjoy!

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

nutty life!

hi there!
today I have this card up on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!
the current theme is all about autumn, and I couldn't resist using these cute squirrels again!

Here for You Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawantics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, Fall, Autumn, Squirrel, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #cardmaking #squirrels

I stamped the images from Let's Play, Critters in the 'Burbs, Into the Woods, Happy Hugs, Let's Go Nuts and colored them all with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I kept the colors in pinks, reds, and corals!

Here for You Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawantics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, Fall, Autumn, Squirrel, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #cardmaking #squirrels

I used Distress Inks in Pickled Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and Worn Lipstick to splatter the color on top of those trees!
the background of the card is the gorgeous White Woodgrain Cardstock. love that subtle texture, especially for a fall card!


Here for You Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawantics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, Fall, Autumn, Squirrel, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #cardmaking #squirrels

I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto black cardstock and then popped it up with foam tape.

be sure to check out the card up on the Lawn Fawnatics blog, and play along with your own autumn-themed card!
enjoy!

Simon Says Stamptember 2022 + Newton's Nook Designs

 yahoooo - it's time to celebrate an awesome, unique and totally exclusive Newton's Nook Designs stamp set with Simon Says Stamp!

I just LOVE this stamp set!! it's SO cute, and funny and perfect for the fall, thanksgiving season! Can you guess which images is my favorite!? hint: I actually didn't use it on my card! ha!! too many good choices!

Stamptember Card with Newton's Nook Designs by Samantha Mann, Handmade Cards, Card Making, Stencils, Distress Inks, Ink blending, #stamptember #newtonsnookdesigns #newtonsnook #cardmaking
I stamped and colored everything with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. then i fussy cut it all out and popped the cute sleeping puppy and the blanket!
I couldn't resist coloring the couch in the warm pinks! so fun!

Stamptember Card with Newton's Nook Designs by Samantha Mann, Handmade Cards, Card Making, Stencils, Distress Inks, Ink blending, #stamptember #newtonsnookdesigns #newtonsnook #cardmaking

for the background, I used Hills & Grass stencil as a mask to create the wispy-background! then I used the  Falling Leaves Stencil with Distress Inks in Ripe Persimmon, Squeezed Lemonade and Picked Raspberry. then I splattered some white acrylic ink and gold ink on top!
 
Stamptember Card with Newton's Nook Designs by Samantha Mann, Handmade Cards, Card Making, Stencils, Distress Inks, Ink blending, #stamptember #newtonsnookdesigns #newtonsnook #cardmaking

be sure to head over to the Simon Says Stamp store to pick up this ADORABLE and exclusive stamp and die set! they'll be available *only* until they're gone!! so hurry up!! 
enjoy!

I hope you liked my projects today using this new exclusive set. 
Remember, you can only get this design at Simon Says Stamp while supplies last! 

Check out the Newton's Nook Designs blog to see even more sweet cards with this set!
enjoy!

Thursday, September 22, 2022

thanksgiving themed layout

hello!
today I have a layout up on the Newton's Nook blog!
it uses the new Autumn Paper pad, but on a scrapbook page!

Thanksgiving Scrapbook Layout by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, mixed media, scrapbooking, watercolor, autumn, leaves, stencil #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #scrapbooklayout #scrapbooking #watercolor #mixedmedia

I super LOVE the colors!
I used the Falling Leaves stencil and some white embossing paste on the background. then once it was dry, I did lots of watercoloring!! i set that aside to dry, too.

Thanksgiving Scrapbook Layout by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, mixed media, scrapbooking, watercolor, autumn, leaves, stencil #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #scrapbooklayout #scrapbooking #watercolor #mixedmedia

I definitely channeled the colors of traditional fall for this! I die cut out lots of leaves with the Autumn Leaves Die Set! I also die cut the leaves from vellum for some extra texture. I also sprinkled in some leaf stickers from my stash!

Thanksgiving Scrapbook Layout by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, mixed media, scrapbooking, watercolor, autumn, leaves, stencil #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #scrapbooklayout #scrapbooking #watercolor #mixedmedia

lastly, I used my sewing machine to stitch on the sentiment! easy peasy!

Thanksgiving Scrapbook Layout by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, mixed media, scrapbooking, watercolor, autumn, leaves, stencil #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #scrapbooklayout #scrapbooking #watercolor #mixedmedia

so fun, and so awesome! ha!
be sure to check it out on the Newton's Nook Designs blog!
enjoy!

Monday, September 19, 2022

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #133 - Awesome Autumn

happy Monday!

let's start this week off with a NEW challenge over at the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!



yay!
 
     
 

awwww, I am so in love with fall themed cards! and I can't wait to see what everyone makes!
I used a bunch of stamp sets for my card!

Have an Uplifting Day Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Autumn, Fall, Squirrels, Distress Inks, Cards, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #autumn #fall #cardmaking #squirrels

what fun, right? lol!
I used the super cute squirrels from Let's Go Nuts and Happy Hugs! some of the leaves are from You Autumn Know, and the other leaves and the branches, are form A Bug Deal. all of the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut out with the coordinating dies.

Have an Uplifting Day Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Autumn, Fall, Squirrels, Distress Inks, Cards, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #autumn #fall #cardmaking #squirrels
 
I used Distress Inks in various sunset-inspired colors (Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and Dried Marigold) to create the background. Then I splattered some water and white acrylic ink on top.

Have an Uplifting Day Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Autumn, Fall, Squirrels, Distress Inks, Cards, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #autumn #fall #cardmaking #squirrels

the sentiment was heat embossed in white onto a strip of black cardstock.

I really can't WAIT for you to play along! you could win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn!!!!
enjoy!

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Get Cracking on Christmas - Nutcrackers

hello!!!

today I'm joining Jenn Shurkus as she continues to Get Cracking on those Christmas cards!! I'm sooooooooo excited to be joining her since I just love building up my stash all year long! ha!!

be sure to join in the Christmas fun!!
if you create a project, share it on social media with the tag: #getcrackingonchristmas and comment on Jenn's blog!
as an added bonus...Jenn will be doing a live event on her YouTube!

LIVE on YouTube, Thursday, Sept 15th at 8p ET

ok, let's get onto my card!
I used the super cute Nutcrackers stamp set from Newton's Nook! love these guys!

Nutcracker Card by Samantha Mann for Get Cracking on Christmas Card Series with Jenn Shurkus, Newtons Nook, Distress Inks, Newton's Nook Designs, Card Making, paper crafts, #getcrackingonchristmas #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #christmas #christmascard #nutcracker #cardmaking

so cute!
I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out!
I also used the coordinating dies for the sentiment! i'm just singing it along in my head right now! ha!

Nutcracker Card by Samantha Mann for Get Cracking on Christmas Card Series with Jenn Shurkus, Newtons Nook, Distress Inks, Newton's Nook Designs, Card Making, paper crafts, #getcrackingonchristmas #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #christmas #christmascard #nutcracker #cardmaking

I used Distress Inks in Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles to ink blend in the top left corner. then I used the same colors and the Music Stencil for a subtle tone-on-tone background!

Nutcracker Card by Samantha Mann for Get Cracking on Christmas Card Series with Jenn Shurkus, Newtons Nook, Distress Inks, Newton's Nook Designs, Card Making, paper crafts, #getcrackingonchristmas #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #christmas #christmascard #nutcracker #cardmaking

I also used the Deco Foil Duo Gel and the Holiday Foliage stencil. once it was dry, I used flock in light and dark green! because what's better than some flock on a christmas card?! lol!! I really love that idea !

don't forget to comment on Jenn's blog post and play along, too! 
enjoy!