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Happy Pi Day with Lawn Fawn!

Happy Thursday crafty friends, Ashley D. here!  Happy Pi Day!  Geeks like me everywhere rejoice!  Yes, “Pi,” as in Archimedes’ constant, 3.14 or really 3.1415926535897932….., etc.  Yes, we really do celebrate this “irrational” holiday every year on March 14th!  Really, it’s just an excuse to enjoy some pie.  So of course, I just had to create a special card just for the occasion.  

I also found the cutest little mini pies at Walmart this year to hand out to our preschool teachers and staff.  At $0.50 each, I’m not sure they’re super tasty, but they sure are cute!  These reminded me so much of the darling Table Talk Pies.  These were a childhood favorite of my grandmother growing up in Massachusetts, and something I enjoyed too during our time back east.  The perfect little snack or gift.  

To create my card, I started with a ink-blended background using Distress Oxide ink in Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, and Candied Apple, die cut with Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables (3.75”x5”).  I stamped the Pi number using Lawn Fawn Quinn’s 123s in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them in using Copic markers in a gradient of E000, Y00, Y11, and Y15.  I cut a strip from the inked background and layered the numbers behind with foam adhesive.  I then layered that onto a card base of Lawn Fawn Gotta Have Gingham 6x6 paper in Daisy, die cut with the Mama Elephant Tri Window Cover die, with a 1/8" smidge border of reddish-pink cardstock behind.  Yes, there’s really no need to use this specific die since the actual windows are covered up.  I could have totally used the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables, but didn’t for some reason.   

To play on the Pi/Pie theme, I stamped two pie images from Lawn Fawn Cutie Pie and Forest Feast, the cherry from Lawn Fawn Sweetest Flavor, flower from Lawn Fawn Stinkin’ Cute, and leaf from Lawn Fawn Love Ya Bunches (Ellen Hutson exclusive).   I colored each with Copic markers (Pies -  E50, E31, E33, E35; Cherry and Cherry Filling – R32, R25, R37, R59; Flower – E50. Y11; Leaf – G00, YG41), and die cut with the coordinating dies (Cutie Pie Lawn Cuts, Forest Feast Lawn Cuts, SweetestFlavor Lawn Cuts, Stinkin’ Cute Lawn Cuts).  

To create the cherry pie filling, I simply drew a parallel line to the top of the pie slice with a Copic 0.5 black multiliner pen to create the illusion of a top crust.  For the sentiment I stamped the "Pi" letters and braces from Lawn Fawn Quinn’s ABCs.  The letters were colored with the same yellow Copics as the numbers and the braces left white.  I stamped the "Happy" and "Day" from Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy set in the same Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut them out with the Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners dies, snipping off the ends.  To complete the card, I adhered all images to the background with foam adhesive.  

I then created matching gift tags using the same supplies, except masking the included sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Cutie Pie set for the "Pi" in reddish ink.   Thank you for stopping by and I hope everyone has a super SWEET Pi Day!


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