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-- Michael Bridge

Monday, September 20, 2010

A place to keep my Lawn Fawn stamps cozy ;)

So does anyone else’s stamp collections look like this? Hee hee.

I’ve got all kinds: Tim Holts, Unity, Papertrey Ink, Stampedious, Hero Arts, the list goes on, and on. I really love stamps. Maybe I have a problem. Lately my new favorite stamps are all from Lawn Fawn!! I don’t really remember how I even found Lawn Fawn - online obviously - but I just stumbled on it one day and loved the stamps. What’s NOT to love? Between the beautiful stamps, their awesome Design Team, and Kelly Marie's fabulous video tutorials!! They’ve got everything to make a crafty girl happy.

So anyways, I’ve been TRYING to keep my Lawn Fawn Stamps together in this heap of a mess for a while now. What I did was put two sheets of stamps in each packaging (that the stamps originally come to me in). This worked for a little while, but the packaging started ripping (uh, duh, that’s because they’re only supposed to house ONE sheet, not two). I know. So they were just free floating in my messy drawer for a few weeks now. I do not like that.

I had bookmarked a mini acrylic book used to house stamps that someone made on the Maya Road Blog last year. I though it was too cool! But when I though about making one, I was so overwhelmed because I have so many different brands and types of clear stamps that I though it would just be a crazy/mixed up mess.

Well, this weekend when Alivia laid down for her afternoon nap, and while my sweet son made his own little mini book with his craft supplies, I decided I would be making my Lawn Fawn Stamps a home! I still had a bunch of this Bo Bunny paper (cant remember the line, sorry) so I decided to use my stash on this one. I also used two Clear Snaps tabbed mini books (1 acrylic and 1 chipboard - exactly the same, but I only used the straight edge paged of the chipboard book) that I picked up several years ago and just haven’t used. The cover is acrylic, (I covered the back of it with paper) and then I put the stamps on the tabbed acrylic pages, and a chipboard page in between covered in that beautious paper so that my stamps wouldn’t get stuck and come off. This is a front/back page view. I kept the back super simple. I had this little tin plate from when I subscribed to Crazy Daisy’s Kit Club. It’s just been hanging around my crafty space for a while, and I absolutely love it. It SO inspires me.

Here are the rest of this pics. As you can see, I distressed all of the page edges - because I have a lot of fun doing that - and I also used the sticker element page and letter stickers that came with this line (Bo Bunny) throughout the book. To finish it off, I stamped “Heather’s Happy Place” on the clear tabs and used my Handmade By: Stamp on the back of the book using black StazOn Ink. I also made a cute little pocket for the stamp casing. I have to admit, I was scared to disregard them. What if this great idea doesn’t work out for me? What if my stamps don’t stick? It would be horrible to have all my pretties with no home...just a precaution ;). But I hope it does work. I love it. So fun. A pretty home to do my “Lawn Fawn Loveliness” justice.

The last page is sad because my Heebie Jeebies are all alone :(. but not for long because I just ordered the "Cozy Christmas" stamps...and they're on the way!! Woo Hoo. I'll probably get them today - super excited!! This is the first time I'll be making my own Christmas Cards, and I'm also making some for my Grandma too ;).
So that’s that. Hope you have a great day!!!


  1. Ooh Heather - this is YUMMY!!! I want one!! I have been having exactly the same problems with torn packets (two in one) and I do so love my Lawn Fawn. Glad you've ordered Cozy Christmas, mine arrived today, SO cute! I have been trying to work out how to store my LF loveliness, thanks for the inspiration!! :)

  2. This is too cute, Heather! And I know just how you feel! I LOVE Lawn Fawn and just can't get enough of their fun and quirky designs. You've done your lovelies justice, my dear. :o)