Monday, March 2, 2015

Lawnscaping #101 - Dots And/Or Stripes

 Happy Monday to you all! I hope that everyone had a nice weekend. I started a swimming class with my 14 month old little girl this weekend, and it's so much fun watching her reaction to the swimming pool. She doesn't seem to have an opinion about the water yet, but she definitely enjoys the other kids in the pool and the toys! It was so much fun!

We have another fun Lawnscaping Challenge for you today - dots and stripes! You can use dots, or stripes, or dots and stripes! :)

I decided to use a little bit of both. I used some polka dot patterned paper and created a chevron striped card!

It took some time to line everything up, but once you make the first row it goes by a lot quicker. For this card I used Lawn Fawn's "Finley's ABCs" and "Small Stitched Square Dies," along with some "Let's Polka" patterned paper. I also used some patterned paper from Avery Elle. The sentiment is cut from black vinyl so it made a sticker and was really easy to attach to the card. I might use vinyl more often!

To create the chevron stripes, I used the smallest square die to cut a bunch of squares (I think about 5 of each), then cut the squares in half diagonally. Then, I arranged the triangles on the card base to make it look like chevron stripes. I left a little bit of white space around the triangles so that you can't tell if one of the rows is a little bit crooked. I really like how colorful and fun this turned out! :)

Well, thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the rest of the cards from the Lawnscaping Design Team! And don't forget to play along because the winner of this challenge will receive a $25 gift certificate from Ellen Hutson! :)

Thanks! I hope you have a great day! :)


  1. oh
    this card is incredible!! i can't believe the time it must have taken! but like you mentioned - it was SOOOO worthi it! this is brilliant!! it's beyond brilliant! it's perfection! LOVE the happy colors!! i always look forward to seeing your cards!! :D

  2. What a fun and colorful card! It definitely brings a smile to my face :)! LOVE your sentiment, I'll have to give vinyl a try sometime.

    And that's so cute you're doing swimming classes with your little girl! I'm happy she's having fun! Have a wonderful week! ♥

  3. Such a fun card to make. Love the colorful chevrons designs using cut squares. So clever, Elsie.

  4. I love the way you think, Elise! Those chevron stripes are so pretty and I love the vinyl letters, who knew? Enjoy the swim classes with your daughter; my grandson started swimming lessons very young and he loves to swim now at age 3.

  5. What a fun and sweet card! Such great technique! I really like the vinyl...I will have to try it one day! It must be so fun to watch your daughter experience the water :)

  6. Beautiful card, love the vinyl! Sticky vinyl is why I wanted a diecutter in the first place, yet I've not tried it, madness :)

  7. amazing card!! Love all those colors!! :)


Thank you so much for leaving a comment! They brighten my day! :)