Getting Started with Lawn Fawn + Giveaway Day 5!

Happy Friday! I saw a glimpse of the sun this morning, and it was glorious. Then it was swallowed up by the clouds. Boo! Let’s hope the sky will clear up for good one of these days. I want to go outside and enjoy this temperate weather while I still can!

Today’s post is another part of my Tips and Trick series. This one is about getting started with Lawn Fawn. The other day when I asked what your favorite stamp set was at the moment, I noticed a lot of people saying that they want to try Lawn Fawn but didn’t know where to start. Here’s my answer to hopefully help you out! After you watch the video, I have links to all of the stamps listed as well as a handy little half-page PDF for you to print out. Enjoy the video!

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Here’s a look at my final first order. I love seeing the products all lined up like this. I need to try shopping in my own scrap stash store more often. ;)

Here’s another look, just because Lawn Fawn goodness makes me happy.

Here’s the handy PDF for you that basically just puts everything I talked about in the video in a printable format. Click here to download the PDF in full quality (below is a .jpg picture just so you can see what it looks like).

I hope you like this Tips and Tricks Friday! I had a lot of fun doing it, even if takes a little longer than a usual post. :)

Giveaway Day Five! This giveaway is closed. To see the winners, click here. Thank you!

And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for… My favorite giveaway for the week! This one is all about Distress Inks, and I love, love, love it! Here are the rules for entry:

  • To enter, leave a comment on today’s post in order to win today’s prize.
  • Only one comment per person on each post, please.
  • All giveaways this week are open internationally (exceptions will be noted on that post).
  • Comments will close at 11:59 pm CDT on Sunday, May 27th.
  • Winners will be posted on Tuesday, May 29th here on my blog.
  • Good luck!

There are two prize packs today – the first one is 8 Distress Inks from the standard collection (Barn Door, Wild Honey, Crushed Olive, Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans, Tea Dye and Walnut Stain) and the second of ALL of the Seasonal Distress inks released so far. If you are a Distress Ink fan, you know how awesome these limited edition colors are! (Included are the Fall, Winter and Spring collections. Fall is completely sold out, so the only way to get it is to win it!)

If you would only like to enter to win the seasonal inks, please put {seasonal inks only} in your comment. I want to make sure I’m not sending you a ton of duplicates! :)

If you’re as big of a Distress Ink fan as I am, make sure you check out my e-book No-Stress Distress Inks. As part of my giveaway week, you can save $5 off No-Stress Distress Inks with the code giveawayweek until Tuesday evening. Click here to go to my store and check out the book and bonus tutorials!

To enter to win, leave a comment below. If you would like, leave a comment answering this question: what video tutorial would you like to see on my blog? Your answers will help me plan what videos I do next and are always very helpful!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun week as much as I have. I hope to be doing some more giveaways soon. I’ll be back tomorrow with a fun linky post. I’ve been collecting so many good links lately, and I can’t wait to share them with you. Have a happy weekend!



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100 Responses to Getting Started with Lawn Fawn + Giveaway Day 5!

  1. Lucy

    How generous of you — 2 great giveaways and a video! I enjoyed the Lawn Fawn lesson and have started a list of my own, thanks to you. I’ve really enjoyed the projects showcased on blogs using the Distress Inks and Stains. I only have one, so one of these would be a wonderful thing to win. Looking forward to your next video.

  2. MaryM

    I’d really like to see a new video with papertrey products :)
    seasonal only

  3. I love love love Lawn Fawn! This post is so fun!

  4. Great video! This is really helpful for people just starting out with Lawn Fawn!
    What a sweet giveaway! You are very generous this week!!!

  5. Hey Britta, great video! I’d like to see something different from you maybe a scrapbook layout? I really enjoyed the video of you making a goals journal. Ya I’s like to see a scrapbook layout. thanks for the chance!!


  6. Heather

    This week has been fun! I love watching technique/tip videos. I would love to know of any tips or techniques that you have for embossing, distressing or stamping.

  7. Angie Ha

    I love distress inks. I’d like to see more videos using the distress stains. I only have one color and don’t seem to use it. I bet seeing some new tips would put that bottle use and maybe force me to buy more ;)

  8. Meagan Vaughn

    I would love to see more things with heat embossing and the different kinds of powders you can use. Thanks for sharing all of these videos this week. I love them all!

  9. Kaybee

    I love distress inks! Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Anne V

    Seasonal Inks Only if I am lucky enough to win. I would like to see a video on how to add shadows(using inks, markers, copics, etc) to show some depth in a project. I struggle with flatness …

  11. ooh… the inks are so pretty. I wish I had the seasonal ones… I can’t find them anywhere. As for videos, I really enjoy your tutorials on the distress inks. I would love to see a video on distress markers and maybe what to do with the distress stains, crackle paint…. even alcohol inks. I love Tim Holtz and buy everything, but don’t always use it. Thanks!

  12. You are so amazing Britta! All the time and effort and fun you put into each of your posts and videos is so evident! I really get so excited whenever I see a new post in my email :) I am a HUGE Distress Inks and LF fan, so I’m just in paradise tonight !!!! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!

  13. I would love to win the seasonal stamps! Thanks so much for sharing!

  14. Andrea P Thomas

    Hello, just wanted to say “thank you” for the” getting started with papertrey inks” video on youtube. I really enjoyed all 10 of the videos I watched after that one. I appreciate your attention to the details and all the “series” videos. I will subscribe to your blog now. Again, Thanks!

  15. I would love to see a video with the crackle paint or the distress stains. I have been wanting to buy them, but I don’t know how to use them. I love distress inks as I have most of the ones in the standard collection. I would love to win the seasonal inks!


  16. Love distress inks – they are so versatile!! thanks for the opportunity to win.

  17. Thank you for this wonderful guidance on how to incorporate Lawn Fawn products in my crafting fun. Love your blog and your videos are top notch!

  18. Krista D

    Awesome giveaway…you are too kind!!

  19. I love distressed inks, would love more tips on your distress markers, that looked fun.

  20. Carole RB

    Hi Britta
    Great video. Thanks for the opportunity to win these seasonnal D.I. I have all the other 36 DI and those seasonnal would be more than welcome.

  21. Marla H.

    I LOVE distress inks and I would LOVE to see your card making processes and other techniques with distress ink.

  22. Melissa M

    (Seasonal Inks) Great video, I’ve just started buying Lawn Fawn (2 so far) but now you’ve made it easier to decide what to purchase next. Good advice is always welcomed. Next video? How about your creative process and planning projects? Do you start with products and let it flow, or sketch & plan, make alterations and then create, or do you just create?

  23. Brenda Smith

    Thanks for the chance to win. I’ve got so much to learn in the stamping arena that I’m up for any video tutorial you’ll offer :)

  24. Karen G (Cardcrazed)

    Thanks for the chance to win some Distress Inks. I personally only need the seasonal ones, but if I win the regular ones, they’ll be going to friends who are now collecting Distress Inks, thanks to my addiction to them.

    LOVE the Lawn Fawn getting started post. I have a few sets from LF and want to get more, this will help me immensely.

  25. Love your tips on Lawn Fawn> I have a few but not as many as you!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway, Britta!!!
    And great showcasing for LF.

  26. Great video on Lawn Fawn, I dont have any of the stamps but sure loved some that your showed. Love the chevron one.. now just have to find a place to buy them. Is it only on line and what blog??

    thanks for the chance to win on your giveaway.. you are too kind. Love your videos.

    • Thanks for your comment! You can buy the chevron stamp through lawn fawn directly, locally by searching their store directory on their site ( or you can pick it up at my favorite online store, Simon Says Stamp – Chevron Backdrops – it’s in stock there as of right now. :) Clicking on the little pictures of the products used will always take you to a place when you can purchase the item. Hope this helps and I’m glad I could enable. Hehe!

  27. Great video. I would love to see a video on emossing folders. Thanks for the giveaway.

  28. Revital

    Hi Britta, Thanks again for the opperunitty to win…. about your question- i would love it if you sometimes show a page of a scrappbook allboom 12X12 and although i never saw you made it but a small mini allbum….what i try and learn from you is how you dicide what to do in a card- what elements, how do you choose collours. i even like it wene you are not so sure couse then i see how you decide. i learned a lott from your totoruells….Revital

  29. Kathy Mc

    Lawn Fawn has some fabulous products. Thanks for sharing this great video and your favorites. As far as Distress Inks/Stains, I’d love to win even just one as have never tried them yet but love your results. A suggestion for a video would be how you decide which paper packs to buy so you get the most use out of it and matching them up. There are just so many out there by so many different companies. On a fixed income now so need to be really cautious with my purchases! Thanks for a great week of giveaways, Britta ~ you rock!

  30. Kristy B

    Hi Britta, I am loving these prize packs I hope I can win one! I would like to see how you use some products like paper punches, perfect pearls or crackle paint/accents. Also any more of your fave stamps, because I love them! Thanks!

  31. anna

    I would love the chance to win the seasonal distress inks only. I was going to ask for a where to start with lawn fawn video! But a video on the processes of creation would be awesome. The things you think about when creating a peice.

  32. Would love to see a similar series on Hero Arts Stamp :)

    Thank you for all your hard work and for the chance to win!

  33. Mary Rogers

    I would love some videos that feature the use of items around the house that everyone is likely to have. So often so many don’t have certain types of stamps or spray inks or punches seen in online videos. Then they miss out on the fun of feeling creative. Having all of the latest tools and gadgets is great, but not everyone can afford it. I have done fun things like making my own spray inks using concentrated Kool-Aid or leftover acrylic paints. Also some videos concentrating on utilizing stencils for backgrounds would be fun!

  34. I can’t tell you how exciting it’s been seeing your videos in my subscription box lately! So glad you’re back. Thank you so much for this chance at some yummy Distress inks!

    I would love to see some tutorials on Mini Albums (I participate in project life, and I find that mini album layouts are great inspiration!) or see how your goals journal is progressing. I also really enjoyed all of your videos on how your interpret a sketch or a particular embellishment into a card.

    Hugs! =)

  35. Anna Stone

    Hi Britta, great video. I really like the tips and tricks tutorials you do. I love the lawn fawn products. Such cute stamps! I also liked the paper trey ink video you do in a similar way. Sometimes it can very overhwelming deciding what to order from a company so these getting started vids are brilliant. Id love to see more with other of your favourite suppliers. I also love to see some suggestions for recycling and upcycling in papercrafts too. Also maybe a simple and basic tutorial on how to use fabric in cards and other papercrafts.

    Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway. I actually found ya blog while searching for videos on distress ink techniques on youtube.

  36. Holly

    I always love to see colouring with copics. Also, do you have any tips for embossing with black or dark coloured embossing powders? My clear powder never sticks but I cannot stop other powders from sticking and feel like I have wasted products sitting in the cupboard because I can’t use them! I have seen the EK Success powder tool. Do you know if this works well enough to be worth buying?

    • Thanks for the suggestions! I would definitely recommend a powder tool for embossing. By rubbing it over the paper, it reduces the static cling that causes your darker powders to stick. Also try lightly tapping on the back of the paper before you emboss. That should knock away excess powder before you heat it up. :) Hope that helps! I need to get my embossing powders out soon… I have so many of them!

  37. Hi Britta! I’m really enjoying these videos – keep them coming! I don’t have any Lawn Fawn stamp sets yet but I have been eyeing them off so thanks a lot for this video!

    I would love to see a video using Hero Arts products as I am falling in love with them lately. I am slowly building up my collection of their cling background stamps; but am also eyeing off there “shadow ink” range, and would love to see some inspiration using those. I am wanting to use the colours for sentiment stamping on the fronts of my cards but am worried they will be too light?

    But really… I just love being enabled, so show me anything!!! <3

  38. Debra HH

    Hello Britta! Another give-away? Fun, fun, fun! I am a newbie so I only have one of the distress inks. Oh, I would love to win either of the sets. I’m so happy to have found your blog. Thanks for the chance and good luck to every one.

  39. Carol Beuth

    Hi there!
    I’m pretty new to distressing and came across your series on distress inks on youtube. They’re WONDERFUL!! Even if I don’t win, (which I would LOVE to do), I just wanted to let you know I have loved reading your blog and appreciate everything you’ve done to educate people on these wonderful products.
    Thank you so much,

  40. Maureen Chandler

    Thanks for the video and all that you share and explain. I would love more videos on cards for boys and men. I have a lot of them in my life and am always looking for new ideas. Thanks so much for the chance to win!!! Hugs!

  41. Thanks for the chance! Love the cardmsking videos. Haul videos are fun too. A little enabling never hurts!

  42. Janet Mack

    This is a great list for beginers, very versatile. I tend to pick stamps just because I like them.
    I would love to see anything Tim Holtz. I am interested in the stains now. I love, love, love Distress Inks so add me to the Seasonal Inks only list. Thanks.

  43. Amanda

    Hey! i love all your films about distress inks! Helped me a lot!! Would like to see a film with a comparision on different colouring technics.
    Have a great weekend!!

  44. SuZeQ

    Love this post, Britta. Too fun. Winning anything t!m is fabulous – he has the greatest stuff!

  45. chanelle

    I would really like to see different ink color comparisons. I’m always curious what the difference in color really is from one ink pad to another.

  46. Sue Alg

    Thanks for much for the great giveaways! Your videos are always so informative–I learn so much. I’d love to see more videos either coming die cuts with stamps, or electronic die cutting machines with stamps.

  47. Mayumi O

    Lawn Fawn is one of my favorite stamps too! I don’t have much Lawn Fawn’s stamp set but I definitely keep collect them. Your video tutorial was very helpful, thank you for sharing! :)

  48. Victoria h

    It would be good to see why people fuss over picket fence distress stain. Glad you are back blogging again after your travels.

  49. Regina

    Hi, Britta! I’d like to see something about how to get started with copics. That’s something I want to try, but I don’t know were to start. Nice video!
    And thanks for the giveaway! I’m in love with distress inks.

  50. Lynsey

    So glad to see a video about using Lawn Fawn stamps and products. I have not ventured into that company yet, but I always love the cards you make with their products.

  51. Thanks so much for sharing and being so generous with your giveaways. I really loved your Stamptember double emboss resist episode and wish you would do another one using different stamps and distress ink colours. For lawn fawn I have been meaning to buy a number of sets and am keen on the one with the post box and the one with the breakfast toaster, eggs etc. Hope you get a chance to do videos featuring those. And finally, I would really love to get some tips on how you store your craft goodies. I liked how your Lawn Fawn clear stamps were stored in those clear plastics. More tips on how to get my craft things organised would be really great!
    Thanks again!

  52. What a wonderful giveaway. I would love to get my hands on the seasonal ones. Love the videos you do. Thank you. Watching your videos makes me want lawn fawn stamps and more distress inks.

  53. Goat Girl

    I would love a video (or series) on repurposing my stamps and other products in ways that I would never think of.

  54. Lisa Geraty

    Seasonal distress inks please :)
    I would like to see more videos on on the alcohol inks and glossy paper.

  55. BunnyC

    I love the distress inks. Work more with those if possible . Thank you.

  56. Ooh, that’s a good question. You’ve got so many videos already . . . have you done a where to start type of video with Hero Arts products?

    • Nope, I haven’t done a getting started with Hero Arts video yet! Hero is the company that most people know about first, so that would be a tricky video to make. I love hero, though! I’m definitely going to add that to my list. :) Thank you!

  57. Haejin

    Wow! Great giveaway! I would love to see more tutorials on different coloring mediums (watercolor, ink, colored pencils, distress markers/ink, copic markers, etc.) I love watching other people’s process when they color. :)

  58. Thanks for a great video!
    I’d love to see some tips on embossing. Which powders are good etc. :-) xx

  59. Thanks for the wonderful informative video Britta. I am loving Lawn Fawn too and my daughters as well…lol. Thanks for this Awesome giveaway, I have these limited inks in my wishlist for some time now:)

  60. Kimberly

    I would love to see a series of videos using stamps in a non-traditional way. For example, using an ornament stamp to serve as a vase or a hot air balloon to be the petals of a flower. Always looking for ways to bring new life to old stamps. Thanks!

  61. Marissa M.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaways! I love LF stamps :) You already do so many great videos. Maybe more background techniques. Thanks again!

  62. Terri (blindstamper)

    I’ll have to think about the tutorials…I always love any that you do. What a great give-a-way week!

  63. Nadege

    Thanks for this tutorial, I didn’t know Lawn Fawn just heard about it a couple times.
    Thanks for the great giveaway. Seasonal distress only as I am a huge fan of these inks and have a lot of them, except seasonal that I can’t fid in France.

  64. Carole Toppen

    Britta, Thanks so much for this great video. I love Lawn Fawn but, like you said, I was in a qauandry as to where to start. I did finally break down and bet the chevron background stamp and love it. I don’t really have any suggestions for videos because I am a newbie to stamping and scrapbooking so anything to post is really apprieciated.
    seasonal only

  65. Mary Tilman

    Great introduction to Lawn Fawn! and thanks for the PDF. I’d like to see more on using HA Shadow Inks. Also, do you index your stamps in a book or file? How do you keep track of what you have? Would love to win Seasonal Distress Inks–have most of the others. What a wonderful giveaway–thanks!

  66. Kim Kutie

    I love the distress inks. Thanks so much for sharing!

  67. Heli

    I love all the technique videos you do. Distress ink series was great so more that kind of videos.

  68. Brenda

    Thank you for sharing your love of the craft and creativity. If I was lucky enough to win, seasonal distress inks would be wonderful. Thanks for the chance.

  69. Angie Hall

    I love the Bannerific set from LF. They are great for stamping or typing sentiments. Gina K recently gave a PDF chart for keeping up with the distress inks you have. I’m sure you can get it from Tim Holtz web site too. It helps me keep up with which ones I need to add to my collection. All your videos are so informative so anything is fine with me. Thanks for the great giveaways you’re having.

  70. Arianna

    Hi Britta!

    Thanks so much for your videos! I’d love to watch one about making a scene on a card.

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  72. Tiffany

    A video on good layout practices. Like, the rule of three you always talk about and things like that!

  73. Hey Britta…I love all of your video tutorials- anything you do will be perfect!

  74. Cheryl

    I loved your series on Distress Inks and would love to see more on those…maybe some using the seasonal trios specifically. Thanks you for the great videos and ideas on your blog. You’re very generous to hold these giveaways! :)

  75. Thanks for the ideas and videos. I would like to see a video tutorial on how to emboss and maybe different ways to cut paper when not having a regular paper cutter.

  76. Ali B.

    Thanks for all the chances to win the goodies. I love your tutorials and would like to see something on how you choose the colors for your cards. I have a hard time coming up with colors that look good together – maybe I just overthink.

  77. Brittney Baker

    Hi Britta, I’d love to see a video tutorial of how to use UTEE on a card or scrapbook page. I have a big bottle of the stuff and I’m out of ideas!

  78. Meghan

    Just about everything I know about Distress Inks, I learned from you! Thank you! I’d love to see you work through your interpretation of a card sketch on a future video.

  79. I just got my first Lawn Fawn sets a couple weeks ago and need to ink them up, but as you can see I’m reading your blog. Love Distress Ink. Need to use it more. I enjoy all your tutorials.

  80. Susan DR

    You are so creative that any video is helpful to me. I love to learn how to use new products and also different ways to use the products I already own (hoard). Thanks!

  81. Thanks so much for the chance to win! :> As for what I video I would like to see you do….hmmmmm……I don’t really know you do such a fine job with clever ideas already! :> Oh I know what I wanna know can you get MFT dies to cute felt?

  82. Rhiannon S.

    I really love all your videos, particularily the tips on organizing and trying new products & techniques. I adopted you storage board for the distress ink blending foams, as well as a few other ideas you’ve shared. I know your predominantly a card maker, but would like to see any tips you have for scrapbooking (I’m new to that area and love to see what ideas are out there). Thanks again for the chance to win!

  83. Leonie Viljoen

    i love all inks from distress inks, however it is not possilbe to buy the seasonal inks South Africa. what a pity. your blog is awsome!!!!!!!!! i would like to see something with flip it dies from sizzix. have a great day!!!!!!!! lov from cold langebaan, south africa!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  84. Vickie White

    I’ve had my eye on the new seasonal distress inks! Also am interested in more tutorials on the new distress markers. Thanks again for every opportunity to win your fabulous giveaways!!

  85. Hila

    Thank you so much for the great attention you put in your videos. love it! I would like to see more about heat embossing and powders. Thanks again for sharing your talent with us!

  86. diana

    Any & all videos using Distress Markers, Stains, Inks … always looking for more ideas & inspiration to use my own stash! :-)

  87. SuZeQ

    A true papercrafter can never have enough inks … myself included!!!

  88. Kathy Waxler

    Since I’m still arguing with myself about which Lawn Fawn set to buy first, this video was perfect. I struggle with how to most effectively use background stamps, so a video on different ways to use them might be helpful. Thanks for the opportunity to win some Distress Inks (I don’t have any). Glad to have your videos back after your ‘vacation’ in Spain.

  89. Buncobuddy

    I’m having a hard time finding a video to make a gift box for A2 cards and envelopes. I like to give them as presents (just because) and I can’t seem to find a nice (and easy) one. The box should hold at least 6 – 8 cards and envelopes. Thanks.

  90. makalah

    I’m new to your site, so I have some videos to explore! :)

    seasonal only please – I think I have most of the other ones! :)

  91. Denise Bryant

    Heartbroken to learn my lss isn’t going to get the spring set… I haven’t ordered it anywhere because I thought they’d get it! And now I see places online are out of stock already. Love the colors, particularly the new spring set!

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