Combining Lawn Fawn Stamp Sets with Kelly Marie Alvarez

Hi friends! Happy Wednesday & happy Summer Solstice! Today, I’m super excited to share this adorable card with you combining some great Lawn Fawn stamps and dies by Kelly Marie Alvarez! In this card, Kelly combines the brand new stamp & die sets Plane & Simple and Upon A Star, as well as an older but awesome set, Elphie Selfie! The background is made even cuter with the Stitched Cloud Backdrop Portrait die! For more information, be sure to watch the video & enjoy!

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Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Kelly for being our guest!

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Work it Wednesday June 2017

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Hi readers! Happy Wednesday! Welcome to Work It Wednesday for June 2017!

In case you’re wondering what ‘Work It Wednesday’ is, let me explain: On the second to last Wednesday of every month, we want to see what you’re creating! The Simon Says Stamp community is so very talented, and we want to see more of your cards and projects every month.

We thought this would be a great way for all of you to ‘stretch your creative muscles’ and share what you’ve been working on. So we’ll give you a little challenge each month, and you’ll have until the following month to share what you’ve made. Please limit entries to 3 per month.

Each month we’ll pick a few random participants to win a Simon Says Stamp grab bag!
The projects and cards that were shared for April were so great! We loved what you made, and we look forward to seeing what you make for this challenge.

Do you want to see all of the cards and projects that were shared for May 2017 Work it Wednesday? Check them out!
The following three participants were randomly chosen to win a goody bag from Simon Says Stamp:

Preeti D.!
Mary-Anne V.!
ArtCardBox!

Please email Samantha@SimonSaysStamp.com with your mailing address and she’ll get your prize sent out to you.

Now on to this month’s challenge! Summer icons! Use a flamingo, pineapple, sunglasses, swimsuit, ice cream.. etc! Just keep it summery!

Once you’re done creating, share your project below!
What are you waiting for? WORK IT! ;)


DIY Outdoor Craft: Cacti Plant

Hello everyone! With Summer nearly upon us, it’s only fitting to start spending even more time outdoors in the sunshine and warm temperatures, don’t you think? But what about CRAFTING with our beautiful nature? Today’s video is a fun example of how you can use a simple thing found outside and turn it into an amazing craft project!

For this video, I will be sharing how I used small rocks and turned them into a cacti plant. Cacti is such a popular thing these days, and I too love the look of them. With just a few colors of Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, I was able to paint these rocks to look similar to cacti.

I went for a more playful style with the painting of these rocks by choosing brighter colors and painting on some white dot details. But you could also adapt the design to look even more realistic and “true to nature”.

This cacti plant is very small; only about 3 1/2″ in height. I found a small cup that I could place my “plants” into. I had some moss that I could fill the cup with as the base for my cacti. You could use grass, twigs and dirt from outside if you don’t have any moss.

I also used some Prima paper flowers from their Wild & Free pack. I always loved the look of flowers on a cactus, so I just had to add some onto my arrangement! The florals from the Wild & Free pack reminded me of desert flowers.

I adhered all of the pieces of my cacti arrangement with hot glue. You could try other adhesives but I wanted to make sure everything stayed in place. Hot glue was the adhesive on hand that I thought would do the best job.

I hope that today’s post has been inspiring to you and that you will give this unique DIY project a try! More details – along step by step instructions – for this project are in the video below. This was such a fun project to create, and really was very simple. It also would make a great kids craft also… summer craft days were always something I loved when I was a kid!

Thanks for stopping by and spending your day with me… I’ll be back next week with a new Studio Monday video to share!

 

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