Recipe Cards with Lawn Fawn

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I have this go-to cookie recipe for delicious oatmeal cranberry and white chocolate cookies that are easy to make and yummy! So when I made them as a thank-you gift for my friend Jessica last year she called me the next day and asked for the recipe. Her and her kids absolutely loved them and I’ve made them a couple of time just for them. I wanted to give her the recipe, but of course in my own creative way! I got these adorable stamp sets from Lawn Fawn which are just perfect to make recipe cards with. I used Baked with Love and Sally’s ABC’s for these.

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That same week was my sister Jacqueline‘s birthday, and after fretting for a few days on what to get her, I thought: why not a recipe card as well? I gave this one a moustache from the Love you a Latte stamp set, which is also where the spoon comes from because I thought this one was cuter {so sue me}. I couldn’t give her just a tiny card though, {although I did make a kick-ass bright piñata card} so I made her entire package with all the ingredients she would need. Now she has everything to make her own cookies!

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With tea, of course. This was so much fun to put together and to make! Jacqueline absolutely loved it and can’t wait to hear how the cookies turned out.

Cattitude painting

Hi guys! OMG another post so soon? Yeah, it’s a new thing I’m trying, I hope you like it.

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I made this adorable painting for my mother-in-law {who is secretly a crazy cat lady}. She is just awesome and helped us remodel our kitchen, which is now so pretty! I wanted to make something for her to thank her. I found this art journal page through pinterest, made by Nika in Wonderland. I loved the design and wanted to make something like that, but more in my style and in her colours.

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First I painted a gradient in turquoise and purple and added the cat sillhouette. Then I added some texture to the page using stencils, which was for me a first time using this technique.

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I looked at some art journaling pages for ideas for the edges, wanting to do something that was more ‘me’ than the original page. Then I added the quote, which I printed out on normal paper, and added the decorative borders. She absolutely loved it and couldn’t wait to hang it on the wall. It was my first try in the ‘art journal’ style and it was so much fun to do! I’ll definitely be doing more in this style, whether it’s in an actual art journal or on canvas again. Fun!

Business Card Holder

As promised, part two of my homemade holiday gifts! Last time I showed you the small angel themed altar I made for my mother. This time I want to show you guys the business card holder I made for my amazing sister!

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My sister’s dream is to start her own photography studio and she’s working really hard towards making that dream come true. She’s an amazing photographer who, not only took my wedding photos, but the photos of me on the This is Me page as well. I know, without a doubt, that she can do it and she will kick ass! So this holiday season I wanted to make something for her studio, something cute and functional. I spend some time browsing pinterest and eventually chose to make a business card holder.

The camera is made from clay, following this tutorial. I rolled out some white clay and cut it with a scalloped fondant cutter. I then cut the scalloped circle in two, with one piece slightly larger than the other. The tiny birdy was also made from polymer clay.

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The colours she uses in her studio branding are white, orange and gray/black, so I wanted to make sure I used these colours as well. The tiny bunting line is made from two cakepop sticks with some bakers twine strung between them. The buntings themselves are washi tape! Everything was put together on a birch slice which fits the rest perfectly, I think.

It’s not perfect, but I am quite proud of it, actually. My sister adored it, which is of course what it was all about!