Lawn Fawn

Happy, Happy, Happy

Hello friends and Happy Easter.  Today's blog is all about a new Lawn Fawn stamp set (with coordinating dies) called "Happy, Happy, Happy" (pictured below).  This is a very clever and useful stamp set that can be used to make cards for many occasions.  The coordinating dies cut out the three "Happys" which are different in size, font and script.


My first sample combines one of the happy's with three of the other words in the set.  I colored the words in an ombre fashion with Copic markers and added a strip of one of Lawn's Fawn's new papers and some sequins.Happy-ThoughtsHappy Thoughts – Lawn Fawn stamp set with coordinating dies Happy, Happy, Happy; design inspired by Nancy Sheads

For this card I selected cardstock in primary colors then stamped the "Happy" in a matching ink.
Happy-Thoughts5 Happys – Lawn Fawn stamp set with coordinating dies Happy, Happy, Happy; design inspired by Latisha Yoast

For this card I stamped each "Happy" in Versamark ink then heat embossed them in white.  Next I cut them out and mounted them on a Stitched Rectangle matted with a Postage Rectangle.
Happy-Thoughts4 Happys – Lawn Fawn stamp set with coordinating dies Happy, Happy, Happy; My Favorite Things die Brushstroke Greetings (last “happy); Memory Box die Postage Rectangles and Stitched Rectangles; design inspired by Chari Moss

Next I made a Pop-Up Box which honestly looks a lot better IRL than in this photo.
Happy-ThoughtsPop Up Box – Lawn Fawn stamp set with coordinating dies Happy, Happy, Happy; Taylored Expressions dies Up, Up & Away and Little Bit Candle and Confetti; Lil Inkers die Balloons; Memory Box die Stitched Squares; design inspired by Chari Moss

My last card combines the Happy set with dies from several other companies. Cake-PlateCake Plate – Lawn Fawn stamp set with coordinating dies Happy, Happy, Happy; Newton’s Nook die Love and Chocolate; Taylored Expressions dies Stitched Rectangles, Inside Scallop Rectangles and Little Bit Candle and Confetti; design inspired by Chari Moss

Spring Cleaning Sale

Our Spring Cleaning Sale is in full swing!  We have stamps and dies for $1, $2, $3 and $4 as well as miscellaneous products for as low as 50 cents!

All Halloween, Fall and Christmas dies and stamps are on sale for 35% off.  We need the room for lots of new things coming so come in and enjoy the savings!

New Lawn Fawn Products

Hello fellow papercrafters.  We have just received new Spring 2018 Lawn Fawn products and they are soooo wonderful.  You've got to see them for yourself ... but in the meantime, I will share some samples with you.

First I will show you the dies and stamps:

LittleFlowersLawn Fawn die Little Flowers

QuiltedBackdropLawn Fawn die Quilted Backdrop

SpringSprigLawn Fawn die Spring Sprig
Lawn Fawn die Stitched Garden Border

Lawn Fawn stamp set Some Bunny (has matching dies)
SpringSprig Lawn Fawn die Stitched Basket

SlideOnOverSemicirclesLawn Fawn Slide on Over Semicircles

Now for samples of these dies in action!


I am not quite sure why this photo is a little fuzzy looking.  The background paper is new from Lawn Fawn and it is so bright and colorful.  The white daisies are so reminiscent of spring.  Here are the products I used on this card:  Lawn Fawn dies Little Flowers and Thanks Line Border; Taylored Expressions die Open Scallop Border and Stitched Rectangles; design inspired by Kelly Marie Alvarez
The Stitched Garden Border lets you plant flowers or vegetables and bunnies can be tending your garden if you use the Some Bunny stamp and dies.  Friends are Flowers – Lawn Fawn dies Little Flowers, Quilted Backdrop and Stitched Garden Border; Lawn Fawn clear stamp set Some Bunny; design inspired by Kelly Marie Alvarez

The new Quilted Backdrop is a real favorite of mine.  The tiny four-petal flowers pop out when die cut and the openings reveal the paper behind the die.  It's so pretty and delicate and perfect for spring.  Thanks So Much – Lawn Fawn dies Little Flowers and Quilted Backdrop; Taylored Expressions dies Banner Day 1 (with coordinating stamps) and Frame in Frame 2; design inspired by Lizzy Criman


The Spring Sprig die is a small set but it can make the card as it does in the one above.  All the  flowers and greenery, except the two yellow flowers, are from the Spring Sprig set. Hello Friend – Lawn Fawn dies Spring Sprig, Little Flowers and Quilted Backdrop; Taylored Expressions dies Banner Day 1 (with coordinating stamps) and Frame in Frame 2; design inspired by Lynette Kaufman

Isn't this the cutest card?  The Spring Sprig can make a complete wreath or simply frame the bunny as it does here.  Again the Quilted Backdrop is perfect for such a sweet card.  Happy Easter – Lawn Fawn dies Spring Sprig and Quilted Backdrop; Lawn Fawn clear stamp set Some Bunny with matching dies; Taylored Expressions die Stitched Rectangles; design inspired by Kelly Marie Alvarez Stitched-Basket-MineLawn Fawn's new Stitched Basket is a real bargain because the die set (only $26.99) includes everything that you see in the photo above including grass, flowers, a butterfly and an Easter Egg (not shown).   Even the precious little bow on top is part of the set.


Bunnies watering their garden ... so sweet!  Some Bunny – Lawn Fawn dies Stitched Garden Border; Lawn Fawn stamp set with matching dies Some Bunny; Taylored Expressions die Wispy Grass Border; design inspired by Kelly Marie Alvarez


I love slider cards because they are interactive plus they are really easy to make.  I Carrot ‘Bout You – Lawn Fawn dies Slide on Over Semicircles, Little Flowers and Stitched Garden Border; Lawn Fawn stamp set with matng dies Some Bunny; Taylored Expressions die Stitched Rectangles; design inspired by Elise Constable

Another slider as the bunny jumps for the carrots!  Happy Easter Line Border – Lawn Fawn dies Happy Easter Line Border, Slide on Over Semicircles  and Stitched Garden Border; Lawn Fawn stamp set with matching dies Some Bunny; Taylored Expressions die Stitched Rectangles; design inspired by Chari Moss

One more card and  this one is a little bit different, colorful and happy!  The die set includes the three rectangular speech bubbles and the one little square bubble plus all the words you see on this card and the little heart.  Not shown is the word "thanks."  You can position the words you select any where in the speech bubble.Speech-BubblesSpeech Bubbles – Lawn Fawn dies Speech Bubbles and Woodgrain Backdrop; design inspired by Kelly Marie Alvarez

There's more Lawn Fawn products coming so reserve yours now with a quick phone call to me at 915-833-9500 or email me at

Happy (almost) Spring! 

Christmas in July ... or August!

Hello Friends and Happy Christmas in July ... or rather August!  Do I hear a collective "ugh?"  Well the holidays are coming and I know that you will want a new stamps or dies to inspire you so I am sharing some exciting new things from Memory Box, Poppystamps and Lawn Fawn.  These are in stock now so stop in after Tuesday, September 5 and see them for yourself, or call/email me to reserve yours.

Memory Box and Poppystamps dies and stamps

You can see the entire Holiday collection (complete with sizes) from Memory Box here or from Poppystamps  here.

Snowman Heart Collage $13.99 -- see a darling card by Laura Fulcher here.
Snowy-CabinSnowy Cabin $5.99 -- be sure to see the tiny fawns, snowmen and polar bears below because they will be darling with this cabin!  See a great sample here.Snowy-CabinMerry Christmas Gift Scroll $8.99 -- this die will cut out all these pieces so you can place one or more colors of cardstock behind the openings or inlay the pieces cut from another color cardstock back into the openings. 

Polar-Bears-TinySnowscape $13.29 -- can't wait to place the little snowmen into this scene!  See a great card here.
Polar-Bears-TinySloping Hillside $9.99 -- snowmen, fawns and polar bears -- oh my!
Polar-Bears-TinySimple Little Snowmen  $4.49 -- too cute and great for little scenes.
Polar-Bears-TinyTiny Fawns $5.99
Polar-Bears-TinyTiny Polar Bears $5.99 Polar-Bears-TinySmall Polar Bear  $4.49 Polar-Bears-TinyBrilliant Leaf Frame  $27.99 -- This frame is gorgeous and it will look wonderful cut from copper paper and layered over an oxide ink background just like the one Dave Brethauer (Owner of Memory Box/Poppystamps) shows you how to make in this video.  And we also have the Floral Fantasy die and all the colors of Oxide ink that Dave uses in the video.  Polar-Bears-TinyBrilliant Leaf Border  $14.39 -- Same design as frame above but in a border.

Polar-Bears-TinyStitched Maple Trio  $10.49 -- These maple and oak leaves will look great scattered across the Windy Backdrop die from Lawn Fawn (see below).Stitched-Maple-LeavesStitched Oak Trio  $9.39 Polar-Bears-Tiny

Lawn Fawn dies and papers

Lawn Fawn Windy Backdrop die  $30.99.  These stitched swirls make a wonderful windy sky, starry night, or underwater ocean scene. Size: 5½” x 4¼”.  See a video introducing this die here.

Stitched-Windy-BackdropSnowy Backdrop  $30.99 is perfect for creating a snowy scene for your cards!  Size: 5½” x 4¼”.  See a video introducing this die here. Snowy-BackdropBrand New -- Stitched Woodgrain Backdrop  $30.99 instantly create a beautiful woodgrain texture with this large background die!  Size: 5½” x 4¼”.

Stitched-Woodgrain-BackdropBrand New -- Gift Card Pop-Up Die – This pop-up surprise is sure to make anyone smile! Adhere this gift card pop-up inside a standard sized greeting card, and tuck the gift card inside the slot to create a pop-up surprise. Scalloped and stitched details make this functional die extra cute! Approximate die size:
5½ " x 2⅝”.
Magic Color Slider –  Everything is black and white… until you pull the tab to “magically” reveal a colorful scene! This fun set of dies contains everything you need (minus the color!) to create an impressive interactive slider, including multiple choices for frame style, pull tab, and some bonus goodies. See a video demonstrating the Magic Color Slider die here.


Let’s Bokeh in the Snow decorative papers The Let’s Bokeh in the Snow papers is a versatile holiday collection featuring beautiful bokeh patterns and stripes. With hues like holly berry, pine needle and ice blue your creativity will shine bright!  Papers are 12” x 12” with coordinating pattern on the reverse. See a video working with this paper here.  Ice-Blue-Twist

Memory Box and Poppystamps other new dies and stamps

In stock now are more new dies.  Check these out.

Mini Faeries $6.69 -- Faeries are still very popular and these are very small so they will fit anywhere on a card or page layout.
Mini-FaeriesLeafy Ring $15.49 -- you can see a beatuiful card using this die and the Hibiscus Flower here.  You can also stamp or die cut a sentiment to fit inside the wreath.  I think it is so delicate and pretty.

Pinpoint-Single-FrameSheer Circle Wreath  $7.99.  What a pretty circle -- use it to highlight any card.
Pinpoint-Single-FramePinpoint Circle Frame  $18.79.  The center piece comes out so you can use it as a frame or pop it up for a dramatic mat for another stamp or die cut.  Jennifer McGuire did an interesting technique with this die here using Nuvo Crystal drops which we also have in stock.

Pinpoint-Single-FramePinpoint Single Frame  $14.59.   Pinpoint-Single-FrameStitched Frame  $14.59.  Love the loops on the corners of this die.Stitched-FrameFloral Fantasy  $27.99.  Place over a sponged ink background, various colors of cardstock or inlay colored cardstock back into the openings.Pinpoint-Single-Frame


Perky Beautiful Day Die  $6.59.  What a lovely card this sentiment will make.  Use it with the Floral Fantasy frame above. Pinpoint-Single-FrameBeautiful Day Clear stamp set  $8.99.  These phrases coordinate with the die above.
Pinpoint-Single-FramePerky Thank You Die  $5.99 Pinpoint-Single-FrameThank You Sentiments Clear stamp set  $8.99 Thank-You-Sentiments

So many stamps and dies ... so little time!  The Stamp Act is closed Monday, August 21 through Labor Day so stop in on or after Tuesday, September 5 to see all the new products for yourself.  Thanks!

Quick Contemporary Christmas Cards

Hello Friends and Merry Christmas!  It's crunch time for all of us so if you still have "make Christmas cards" on your list or if you want to start on next year's stash, I've got some great ideas for you.  Not only are these handsome cards quick to make, but you need only a few inexpensive supplies -- all available at The Stamp Act. Yeah!

The cards start with this 12" x 12" acetate sheet of Christmas designs from PinkFresh Studio's Oh Joy collection.  The sheet is printed in bright gold on heavy acetate.  Each sheet yields at least 10 focal images and costs only $2.00!

PinkFresh-oh-Joy-acetate PinkFresh Studio Gold Acetate Oh Joy Christmas sheet $2.00

I also used PinkFresh Studio's Oh Joy 6" x 6" paper pad.  You will love this paper pad and be pleasantly surprised by the heavy weight of the paper.  The images are unique and each pad of 32 pages has 2 each of 16 designs.  Here's a link so you can see the individual designs.  The paper pad is $7.00.

PinkFresh-oh-Joy-paperPinkFresh Studio Oh Joy paper pad 6" x 6"  $7.00

To add sparkle and shine to the cards I used gold and red glitter tape from Best Creation.  It's great as an adhesive, a border or just an accent. 

Glitter-tape-goldBest Creation Gold Glitter Tape $2.29 Glitter-tape-redBest Creation Gold Glitter Tape $2.29

Here are the cards I made with these supplies.  For this first card, I cut the packages image in half so I could make two cards with it. I adhered the acetate to a white card with the red glitter tape; stamped the sentiment (Taylored Expressions In & Out Christmas) and embossed it in white; and added gold stars (die cut from gold mirror cardstock with Taylored Expressions Starry Nights die).

Ho-Ho-HoFor this card I used a sheet of paper printed with the packages from the Oh Joy paper pad and added the Christmas lights die cut with the TE Skinny Mini Borders Christmas.  I die cut them from white cardstock, colored them with Copic markers, glued them to the card and added Glossy Accents to the top of each bulb.  The sentiment is from TE's In & Out Christmas stamp set.

Lights-PackagesThis is a quicky card.  Mount the acetate image over the decorative paper and adhere to the card with tape or glue.  Add some gold glitter tape as an accent to the top and the Joy (TE Script Joy) die cut from white glitter paper.  Done! 

Make-it-a-DecemberFor this pretty card simply adhere the decorative paper to a white card and cut aout 3/4" off the bottom of the front panel.  Adhere the acetate border (I used Tombow Mono Multi glue) to the bottom of the front panel, die cut the sentiment (Poppystamps Old Fashioned Merry Christmas) from gold mirrorcard and adhere it above the acetate border.  Add a few sequins and you're done!
The next card is just as easy.  Cut the mistletoe panel, adhere with glitter tape over decorative paper (adhered to a white card) and add a festive sentiment (Penny Black stamp set Festive Snippets).

MistletoeLove this next card -- probably because it's so colorful!  Again adhere the decorative paper to a white card and color in the trees with a green Copic marker.  Die cut the Gift Stack solid background (Impression Obsession) from red cardstock, and the gift stack outline image from red striped and green polka dot papers.  Cut the gift stack outline from white cardstock and adhere it over the red cardstock background.  Paper piece or inlay the stripe and dot papers and add a sweet sentiment (Penny Black).

No-peekingHere's where I used the other half of the packages acetate image.  Same design as the first card above.

Santa-Coming Another pretty card with decorative paper (Memory Box), gold acetate image and gold glitter tape.  I added a snowflake cut from gold mirrorcard.

ShineSame design as the cards above with a sentiment (Taylored Expressions Deck the Halls) that matches the swags of lights.

Shine-Bright Another quickie using decorative paper, a sentiment embossed in white and mounted on top of gold glitter tape with a few stars.

Tis-the-Season Similiar design on this card.


 New Products at The Stamp Act!

In addition to the products used above, we've just gotten in some really fun products. 

Delicata Inks are shiniest shimmer inks available and the brand new white and black shimmer have just arrived at The Stamp Act.  Seeing is believing so here's a link to a video by Jennifer McGuire where she uses the white ink pad.  Check it out and come and get them!  We also have Delicata inks in gold and silver.  Price is $11.00.

Delicata-shimmer-whiteDelicata Metallic and Shimmer Inks, $11.00

Need a great stocking stuffer for your crafty friends that won't break the bank?  Check out the new Pentel set of Gold and Silver gel pens.  Priced at just $4.39 for the set, it's a great buy!  And they write smooth and vivid!

Pentel-gold-silverPentel Gold and Silver Gel Pens, $4.39

Several customers have already bought the Tonic/Tim Holtz Guillotine Comfort Trimmer for themselves for Christmas!  Priced at just $26.49, this cutter is economical and efficient.  This is the cutter that I have used for more years than I can count and the blade stays sharp and the cuts stay true.  The ruler across the top goes to 6" so there's no need to get out the bigger cutter to cut a typical A2 size card.  Trust me, this will be the last cutter you buy!

Tonic-comfortTonic/Tim Holtz Guillotine Comfort Trimmer  $26.49

Lawn Fawn Dies

When Christmas is over and you are looking for something new, check out these Lawn Fawn dies for creating interactive cards that move and pop up. With the Slide on Over die you can make all kinds of slider cards and this die matches/coordinates with the stitched hillside borders below.  Check out this video that introduces you to all the possibilities of the Slide on Over die.

Slide-on-overLawn Fawn die Slide on Over, $16.99

Now make any kind of pop-up card easily with these dies that cut the pop-up mechanism for you.  Need ideas?  Check out this video.

Everyday-Pop-UpsLawn Fawn die Everyday Pop-ups, $16.59

The next three dies coordinate with each other as well as with the slider die above.  So many possibilities!  See this video for ideas.

Stitched-Hillside-BordersLawn Fawn die Stitched Hillside Borders, $16.59


Lawn Fawn die Forest Border, $7.99

Grassy-Hillside-BordersLawn Fawn die Grassy Hillside, $24.99

The Hampton Arts Stamp Perfect

Our first order of Stamp Perfect tools has sold out, but a new order will arrive in a few days.  Great tool for stamping layering stampsand much more.  Reservie this hot item now!


Stamp Perfect Positioning Tool, $24.99

Holiday Hours

Good luck with your Christmas preparations.  The Stamp Act will have some crazy holiday hours -- here's what I know now:

Closed Tuesday, December 13 for one day only

Close early at 3pm on Saturday, December 17

Closed Tuesday, Dec 20 and maybe Wednesday, Dec 21

Closed for Christmas Sat, Dec 24 through Monday, Dec 26

Closed for New Years Sat, Dec 31 through Monday, Jan 2

Merry Christmas!!!

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