Craftie Cafe · Easter · Easter Bunnies · Lawn Fawn

Craftie Cafe: Lawn Fawn Easter Cards



Hi All and welcome to today’s blog post for the Craftie Cafe online store.  As you can see by my card creations I am focusing on Easter. Today I have used mainly Lawn Fawn  products as well as Distress Oxide Inks. I have done a very light water colouring on the bunnies but nothing complicated as I made these in bulk.

The most tedious part of the whole card process was the Lawn Fawn Quilted backdrop where I poke all the wholes out to reveal the colour cardstock I used as a card base.

I then heavily foam mounted little rectangles behind each quilted die as you will see in my You Tube video tutorial. I did not hold back with my foam mount adhesive through out these cards lol



Just how sweet are the Heart stack-able dies both the Lacey and stitched?  I love how these Lawn Fawn dies are well co-ordinated to nest within each other.

I colour coordinated the ink and the cardstock as I wanted to keep these simple yet sweet and able to make these in bulk. To do this I used the Ranger Distress Oxide Inks and ranger cardstock.

I plan to send these out to the in-laws for Easter as I wont’ be seeing them during this Easter time.

Do you send Easter Cards out? I would love to know what type of cards you make for Easter? I have lately to gravitated towards cute and sweet cards especially in the past couple of years where as before hand I use to make lots of florals or religious base Easter Cards.


Thanks a million for stopping by.

Happy Paper Crafting

Hugs Jo


Craftie Cafe · Easter · Lawn Fawn

Craftie Cafe: Lawn Fawn Easter Treat Bags


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Hi all, welcome to today’s blog post where I have made some adorable Easter treat bags.

These are super sweet and easy to make. These are for my kids to use  for our Easter egg hunt.

I have used mostly Lawn Fawn products for today’s creation.  I purchased from my local dollar tree store some craft paper bags and some shredded coloured paper to stuff these bags with and yes there is room for Easter Eggs also.

The cardstock from Lawn Fawn Rainbow collection was perfect for die cutting these chickies.

To add colour to the cheeks I have picked ink with a Fantastix bullet tip and dipped into the Lawn Fawn Ballet Slippers Ink. To highlight and add some extra details I have used a white gel pen.

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I have used the Watercolor paper pad collection to die cut the Lawn Fan Fancy Scalloped Circles Stackable dies .  With the same paper pad collection I have also die cut the bows out to tie the whole project in together.

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I have added some inspiration cuts from Lawn Fawn on how else to use these Lawn Fawn Happy Hatchlings dies.


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I have made a quick video on today’s creation. Thanks for watching and your comments are much appreciated.

Happy Paper Crafting Hugs





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Craftie Cafe : Friends Card with Wplus9


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Hi All and welcome to today’s blog post and You Tube brought to you for the Craftie Cafe Online store. Today I demonstrate how I made this fun floral water colour card using some Wplus9 products.

This vibrant watercolour pallet was used with some watercolour oil pastels from Prima. Sometimes it is worth looking at your watercolour mediums and think outside the box. Usually I would draw with these and then blend in with a wet brush. However for today’s card creation I have rubbed the pastels directly on the stamp then spritz it with water to help with the blending process. Not only did it stamp well but it kept the image in tact and I was able to build on the colour with picking up pigment directly from the oil pastel.

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Now let me set the record straight I am not a watercolouring expert and I just wanted something light with some vibrancy that I had a lot of fun experimenting.

Originally I was just playing around on my desk grabbed a handful of stamps and mediums and hit the record button. This card just unfolded with no plan in mind.


For today’s card I also make a “sandwich”  with my Sizzix bigshot with some thick cardstock, rubber mat and stencil to create an impressing on the card base. I am seeing this technique used a lot lately around the You Tube world. I think the trick is to figuring out what type of “sandwich” your machine uses and how deep on an impression you would like to make.


For mine I could have left the layer of the extra thick cardstock out, however I really wanted a deeper impression so I chose to add the extra layer. For a subtle layer I could have easily left it out.  It is hard to see it in the pictures but you can see it in the video of the process.


Hope you enjoyed today’s card creation and don’t forget to like, share or comment.

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Craftie Cafe · Design Team · love · Love Die · MFT · Valentines Day

Craftie Cafe : MFT Tic Tac Toe Card

Hi everyone and welcome to today’s blog post using some fabulous goodies from MFT.

With Valentine’s day coming up I have made this sweet fun interactive card to play along with this month’s Craftie Cafe online store theme.



I love how MFT have created a co-ordinating stampset, dies, pouches AND shaker embellishments / enamel accents which I have used for today’s card. The Design Team is focusing on Love & Friendships this month and I thought I would kick start it to fall in line with Valentine’s Day.

Even though is a rather quick and easy the boldness of the colours and black and white stripes really pop.

When ink blending for the “Love” sentiment I went out to achieve an ombre ink blending where I went heavier handed on one side then lightened my hand pressure towards the other side. I demonstrate this in my You tube video linked below.


Unintentionally I ended up using most of MFT supplies on my card.

To add a pop of colour I have used Distress Ink Candied Apple and I have added a distress look to the inking by sprinting water and picking the excess up with a dry cloth. I have been obsessing about my Distress Oxide Inks lately that my normal Ranger Distress Inks have been a bit neglected so I dusted them off and have started using them again. Watch out for some of upcoming projects as I have revived my love for the inks again.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card creation and I look forward to reading your comments.

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Craftie Cafe: Taylored Expressions Calendar Critters Card


Hi Everyone and welcome to today’s cute card creation using planner stamps from Taylored Expressions for the Craftie Cafe design team.

The cute little critters from the Taylored Expressions Calendar critters stampset are just sooo adorable and I had so much fun playing and stamping with them in my previous Craftie Cafe blog post I just couldn’t help design a card with them. This way you get to see that it is not just for the Calendar Kit but can use them in your everyday stamping and would make a great essential stampset to add to your collection.

Now for the card …… for added Texture to my cards I have started using embossing folders again as the ones from Taylored Expressions do not only add such a unique gorgeous elements to the card but a 3D element that adds texture finishing the overall card creation.

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I have repeat stamped the same little critter that I have penciled coloured in on a sandy gray coloured cardstock to created a faux pattern panel that I adhered down on a white top folding card front on the left hand side with foam tape so it pops off the card front.

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I am just loving the cross stitched die designs from Lawn Fawn. Lawn Fawn offers them in circles, rectangles and squares which are all available in the Craftie Cafe Online Store. These cross stitched designs add an interesting & fun element to otherwise would be a plain die cut shape. Here I have cut a little off the left hand side of the circle to tuck underneath the tag.

If you are yet to try the embossing powder range from Lawn Fawn please do yourself a favour and add them to your collection as the quality is amazing!

Check out my video of this card making process for this fun card creation.

Happy Paper Crafting Hugs


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Craftie Cafe: Taylored Expressions 2018 Calendar Kit


Welcome to today’s fun, family friendly crafting activity. This awesome kit from Taylored Expressions 5″ x 7″ 2018 Calendar Value Kit was just so much fun to create. Both my girls had so much fun with me creating these.

This value pack includes –

1 x Taylored Expressions 5″x7″ 2018 Calendars

1 x Taylored Expressions Dies – Build A Scene – Calendar 5×7 – TE1004

1 x Taylored Expressions Stamps – Calendar Critters – TEFS193

1 x Taylored Expressions Dies – Calendar Critters – TE725

The critters that come along in this kit are just adorable and we thoroughly enjoyed colouring these all in.



To colour these in I have used an array of copics for the critters and build a scene dies. For the background I have ink blended with Distress Oxide inks and a round ink blending tool.

All calendar tabs that we as a family created together will sit in the kitchen area where we can see them everyday and admire our family creation we all contributed to make.

The beauty about this kit as you can go ahead and use the stamps and does not only in your planners but in your cardmaking or crafting creations. It’s not just limited for the calendar only.

I have created a you tube with the feature of my youngest daughter Taja who couldn’t help but give the camera a wave and be part of the colouring process.

Hope you enjoy today’s card creation and I look forward to a fabulous 2018 c eating with you all.13

Paper Crafting Hugs