Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Dash across the Lawn...

8 Minutes and 7 seconds later...
with a few of my favourite things...
Die cuts,
Foam tape,
Fussy cutting,
Patterned paper,
Combining Challenges,
Living in the Land Down Under...

So what's a girl to do when Lawnscaping Challenged with using her favourite supplies to create a card?!? Here's what I did!  

First up start the clock for the 10 Minute Craft Dash!  Then adhere a piece of brown Fancy Pants paper to cardstock before stamping this gorgeous Lawn Fawn Critters Down Under roo & kanga, once onto the brown and once onto the teal Childish papers, then fussy cut the images (see the first 10 Minute Tip below on how to save time when fussy cutting). Next up die cut Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABCs - the BEST thing about Lawn Fawn alphabets is that they come with ALL the letters - which means that "baby" was cut in one pass through the machine! Cut the Fancy Pants Childish check paper to size and adhere to the cardstock base. Position and adhere the die cut "baby" and stamp the "welcome" sentiment in Cup O Joe ink (another favourite!) Pop dot the roo & kanga, and stop the clock!

I interpreted the gorgeous overlapping hearts from Lisa's Wanna Sketch as the baby and mama roo - 'cause you can't get much more overlapping hearts than that!

10 Minute Tips...

  • When fussy cutting overlapping images, first cut the top layer image edges that overlap (in this case the back of the roos head around to his nose) before adhering to the bottom layer image, then you can cut the common outline (in this case the front of the roos head) with the two pieces already glued together so you only need to cut the outline once.
  • Choose a die cut alphabet which has ALL the letters -  the b and the q, the d and the p, the n and the u - which means that you can die cut words such as "baby" in a single pass through the machine!
  • I find glue pens are the easiest adhesives to use for smaller fiddly pieces - especially when you are in a rush!
  • Grid or check background paper makes aligning stamping & die cuts a breeze! 

Also playing along with Simon Says Stamp Animal Antics!


  1. oh my... if only I could express how adorable this card is!!! I can't believe you combined so many challenges with a 10 minute dash challenge. THAT is impressive. SERIOUSLY love the little kangaroos and your amazing take on wanna sketch. Thank you so much for playing along!!!

  2. Aww, this is so very sweet! I love it!
    Thanks so much for playing along with the 10 Minute Craft Dash!

  3. This is absolutely ADORABLE!!! No wonder that Kangaroo is a favourite - I LOVe her!
    Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

  4. So hiper cute, makes me said awwwww. Those kangaroos are too awesome together and in different colors. I alwyas love all your tips.
    Thanks for playing with us in the 10 Minute Craft Dash.

  5. perfect take on these combined challenges! i love roo and her joey...a sweet card!

  6. Honestly just the cutest Lyndal! Thanks for the 10 minute tips too.... I need all the help I can get lol.

  7. aww this is sooooo cute :) and thank you for the quick tips they will really be useful for me :)Lyndal, I have been seeing and admiring ur cards since quite a few months but have no reason to tell that why did I not followed you yet :) your creations are such an inspiration :) I am ur new follower :)

  8. This is just darling! I love the blue baby roo. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

  9. So cute! That baby kangaroo is adorable!! :)

  10. ADORABLE! I am scared to death to try fussy cutting in 10 minutes, and yours is perfect! Thanks for playing with the Craft Dash!

  11. Lovely card, Lyndal. The kangoroos are sooooo cute. Thanks for playing along with us in the 10 Minute Craft Dash and hope to see you again.

  12. So stinkin' cute. Love this card.


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