Weekender with Wanda – Lawn Fawn Spotlight!

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Hey friends! Happy Saturday! Welcome back to this edition of Weekender with Wanda on the Simon Says Stamp blog! SO happy to have you here with me for a bit of your weekend. I always love to see you! We’ve been having some fun here, haven’t we? Today’s project is all about cheery Spring colors! I’m featuring some of my favorite products from Lawn Fawn. Their stamps always make me smile and they are so much fun to create with. (Tip: You can now pre-order all the new Lawn Fawn items we saw at CHA!) The best thing about Lawn Fawn is that you can mix and match all the stamp sets together. They are all the same style and scale,  and I like to pull sentiments and other elements from different sets to create my scenes. For this post I used the adorable Milk Carton Die and decorated it with flowers and bees.

Here is my finished treat container! I filled it with candies….but you could easily fit a gift card inside, or a small present.

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To make the Milk Carton, you need to cut out two of the die pieces and glue them together. It comes together very easily and quickly. I like that the die itself fits onto a 6×6 piece of paper. that makes it very easy to use with your die cutting machine, and most of us have lots of 6×6 paper! I used the Lawn Fawn Let’s Polka Papers for this project.

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To add my sentiment, I hand cut out a strip of white cardstock and stamped the words from Gnome Sweet Gnome. The little bee is from that set also! The Stitched Circle die is an exclusive from Simon Says Stamp.

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Here are my Copic Marker color choices for today!

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So I want to talk a little bit about how I made these buzzy bees on the top! I stamped and cut out the bees and added some Diamond Stickles to their wings. I knew I wanted them up above the box….so I brainstormed a bit. Then it came to me! I used pearl head stick pins to make little coils. I wrapped the pins around the top part of a small paintbrush with my fingers, and this is what happened! I used glossy accents to glue the bees to the pin heads. Since they are pins, the ends are sharp, which made it easy to poke them into the top fold of the milk carton. EEK! So fun!

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Here is the back of the box, and you can see the pearl pins too! I added one little bee on the back and tied pretty yellow cord around the top.

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The little grassy hill was die cut from the smallest die in the Wavy Scallop Borders die set from Simon Says Stamp. I stamped and die cut out three daisies from the Gleeful Gardens stamp set and colored them with my Copic Markers. I also added Diamond Stickles to the flower petals. I adhered them to the box with foam squares. By now you know I own stock in foam squares! LOL.

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That’s it for this weekend! Thank you for spending part of your Saturday with me here! Hope you have a wonderful day – nice to see you! BEEEEE Happy!

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  1. Great idea for the bees! For anyone who doesn’t have stick pins, you could use a thin strip of acetate too. I just made a box card with lots of balloons as the pop ups and I used packaging acetate to make strips to attach them. Worked like a charm because they’re clear and don’t distract from the design!

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