Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Lawn Fawn Collage

I have been making and loving clean and simple cards - those with few layers, minimal embellishments, no clutter, crisp edges.  They appeal to me and I like making them.  Best part?  It's easy to put them in the mail. Typically a forever stamp will do.  I'm better at making the card than sending it, so if it requires a trip to the post office, most birthday cards will need the extra word "belated."  LOL.

Having said that, I admire those cards and scrapbook layouts with layers and embellishments and have always wanted to be able to make one of those.

So I gave it a try, with the cutest Snow Day paper and many dies from Lawn Fawn:

Perhaps I like it because of the cute paper from Lawn Fawn.  Perhaps I like it because it is a Christmas card.  Perhaps I like it because it is my first attempt.  Who cares?  I like it!  Yay!  My first attempt appears to be a success!

I didn't start making this card without any research.  I have browsed through a lot of cards and layouts and studied them.  But you know, sometimes it is difficult to quantify those parameters.  My observations and conclusions for these cards are: a)  Variety of patterns and shapes; b) Contrast between each layers; c) it's ok to show only part of the image.

With those rules in mind, I started cutting my paper away and used a variety of Lawn Cuts to build my card.  I had a blast and am determined to try it again!

My card is linking up to the following:
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Weekly Christmas Card - Anything Goes
Christmas cards all year round - Christmas Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Joyce, love your card! Just wanted to let you know that we're featuring it on our Christmas Card Challenges FB page today! -Jessica CCC DT (

  2. Love your card! I love anything that is Lawn Fawn :).

  3. Well done , Joyce . Fabulous paper and colour combination . Love the sweet collection of embellishments too .Thanks for sharing on Christmas Card Challenge Blog

  4. What a pretty, festive card Joyce and I love your background paper.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

  5. Adorable card, love all the layers. Thank so much for joining us at Though the Craft room Door challenge.
    Fabulous ideas and great inspiration.
    Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
    rubber stamping is my game blog

  6. Love all of the layers - and the fun colours!
    Thanks for joining us at CCC this week!
    Margo (DT)

  7. Very cute and lovely. Lovely design. Thanks for joining us over over at Party Time Tuesdays.
    Love n hugs