"Bright Side" paper: Lawn Fawn Inspiration week

February 25, 2012

Hey there, everyone!  So, weren't the samples for Gnome Sweet Gnome the cutest?!!  I loved how different all of our cards were...and I think we used up every single image and sentiment in the set for you all to see!  And didn't the set just go perfectly with how fun and bright the new Lawn Fawn papers are?  Loving it!

Today we are showcasing the Bright Side papers again!  Because it is a completely new product line for Lawn Fawn, we want to make sure you get plenty of inspiration for it!  So that when you get these new papers in your hands you will be so excited to use them!  I wanted to show how these papers can be used for a sophisticated and elegant card today...because while they are super cute for the most part, there are some patterns & colors that are sleek and sophisticated.  Like the grey chevron prints, which are so trendy in everything right now... and you would never know that there is a super cute flower print on the purple paper when folded into an accordion shape.  They paired perfectly with this clean and graphic sentiment as well.  Here is what I created!
  "Many Thanks" supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics (silver shimmer)
Paper/Twine: Lawn Fawn (Bright Side: glass half full, silver lining, 6x6 pad)
Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Many Thanks set)
Ink: Tsukineko (Momento Dye: london fog)
Ribbon: Renaissance by Design
Buttons: Basic Grey & SEI
Flower: Prima Marketing
Jewels: Doodlebug Designs
Border Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts (Scallop 3 Dot)

Instructions:  Make card from shimmery silver cardstock.  Cut large chevron paper slightly smaller and adhere to the front.  Cut a banner edge to a strip of small chevron paper, and adhere to the left side.  Punch a scalloped border to purple patterned paper, then cut a 1-inch strip.  Scor the paper every half inch, fold back in forth in an accordion.  Adhere each end together, fold in to make the flower shape, then adhere to a square of cardstock.  Repeat the accordion fold with a smaller strip of chevron printed paper.  Thread two buttons with twine, then adhere to the top of each accordion flower.  Tie a bow from green dotted ribbon, then layer the accordion flowers, the fabric flower and the ribbon to the front of the card.  Stamp the sentiment to a thin strip of white paper, cut banners on both edges and adhere to the bottom.  Accent the background banner with three jewels to finish.

Card Challenges Used:
-Allsorts challenge #143- anything goes
-Raise the Bar #93- purple, green + one color (grey)
-Divas by Design #23- bling it up
-Creative Belli #137- recipe challenge (1 ribbon, 2 papers, 3 colors, 4 rhinestones/pearls)

Don't forget to check out what the other Lawn Fawn designers have created for today, including our newest members!! 

And like always, there will be LOTS of giveaways!  Be sure to follow the commenting instructions to increase your chances for winning!

I hope that you have a wonderful day!  Be back tomorrow when we showcase a new background stamp set!! ♥♥♥ 

Until later,
~Lea L.


  1. Beautiful card. Love the mix of all the papers and your flowers are fabulous!

  2. such a beautiful card. Love the chevron!

  3. Wow! Just gorgeous! Love the beautiful blooms! :)

  4. Wonderful card - great Design. Thanks for joining Stamp with Fun.
    Big hug

  5. Super card! thanks for joining us at Diva's this week would love to see you next week too

  6. beautiful! just love the tone color and the use of colorful elements to brighten the card.

  7. Love this card!! Beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

  8. Fabulous card.

    thanks for joining us this week at Diva's.


  9. What a pretty card!! Love the colors and the chevrons! Your rosettes are pretty too!!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs!!

  10. Love this card. I love purple to began with. I am so excited to try and make that purple flower. The paper is great all of it, but was pleasantly surprised by these colors.

  11. Gorgeous card! Love your colors and the flowers! Thank you for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

  12. I love the softness of colors for the card base. It really makes an emphasis on the flowers. Beautiful.

  13. Wow what a gorgeous card!!!!
    Beautiful flowers Thanks for playing with us at crestive belli

  14. Very pretty and cheerful! Love the 3 gems! I hope you'll join us again at Frosted Designs!

  15. Beautiful card! The person that receives this lovely card will be delighted. Thank you for playing along at Frosted Designs!

  16. Hi Lea,

    A stunning creation and I particularly love the flowers. Thankyou for entering this into the Allsorts Challenge this week.
    Good Luck! Jo x

  17. Very pretty flowers and love the bling! Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.


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