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"A Few of My Favorite Things..." with Lawn Fawn!

Happy Thursday crafty friends, Ashley D. here.  The recent Lawn Fawnatics blog challenge – “inspired by a book, movie, or song” really got my wheels turning and it made me think of one of my late father’s favorite musicals, and one of our favorite songs growing up – the Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic “My Favorite Things.”  


And coincidentally, this month also happens to be the 54th anniversary of the release of film adaptation of The Sound of Music.  Oh, and the tune is also getting some attention again, reinterpreted in the current chart-topper “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande.  So I just knew I had to turn it into fun card!  


 


I revisited all 13 items listed in the song, wanting each to be represented, so I started by die cutting a frame from the Mama Elephant Grid Window die in white cardstock (the Mama Elephant Circular Grid die would work too), and backed it with a background created by  ink-blending Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock, working from bottom and top, leaving the middle the lightest.  I used several Lawn Fawn sets to create each item (listed below).  Since there were 12 windows and technically 13 items in the song, I chose to remove the most difficult one – “schnitzel with noodles."  Each was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers, with highlights of white Gelly Roll 08 pen, cut out with the coordinating dies.











  • Cream Colored Ponies – Lawn Fawn Critters Ever After; E50, E51, E53, E31, E33, R00; Critters Ever After Lawn Cuts








I adhered the frame to the inked background with foam adhesive for added dimension, and then on to a piece of black cardstock, leaving a 1/8” border.  I added one item to each window of the frame with foam adhesive.  For the sentiment, I masked the ‘YOU ARE MY’ from Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Add-On:Family and ‘THING’ from Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy set using my MISTI tool and the same black ink, die cut with Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners dies, trimming the ends.  


To emphasize the ‘favorite,’ part of the sentiment I die cut it out in black cardstock using the Essentials by Ellen Letterboard Script 2 designer dies (Ellen Hutson exclusive), glued to a strip of vellum, and then onto the card front.  I added the two sentiment strips above and below with foam adhesive.  Viola!  “These are a few of my favorite things….!”

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  1. THIS is WOW!
    I'm going to share it in the Coffee Loving Papercrafters fb group!

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    1. Awesome! Thank you so much Amy! �� ❤️❤️❤️

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