Lawnscaping #34: Embossing (+ Giveaway Week on My Blog!)

It’s time for another Lawnscaping Challenge. This one is going to be a hit. There are so many techniques possible with this theme!


Here’s what I came up with for the challenge. I used some good old fashion dry embossing for this one:

This Seeing Spots embossing folder by Cuttlebug was perfect to accent the circles that contain one of my favorite sentiments – from Many Thanks – and this cute little butterfly from Beautiful Botanicals. I finished off the third circle with some Lawn Trimmings twine in the teal color. I love this cool triangle effect that the three white circles have!

A huge thanks goes out to Lawn Fawn for sponsoring this challenge. We wouldn’t be here without them because we are a challenge inspired by them. Make sure to check out the Lawn Fawn website heretheir awesome blog here and of course their full line of stamps and now a full paper collection over at Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Now make sure to hop over to the Lawnscaping blog for a ton more inspiration and details on how to enter the challenge. I can’t wait to see what you create for this challenge!

Giveaway Week – Day 1

Now for some extra fun. This week, I’ll be giving away at least one prize pack each day of goodies as my appreciation to you, my blog readers. It’s a thank you to YOU for reading. Here are the rules for entering:

  • 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!

Here’s a peak at today’s prize package featuring some Lawn Fawn!

To enter to win, leave a comment on this post telling me about your favorite stamp set right now. (Or whatever you’d like to say… but I’m always up for some enabling!) I would love to find some new favorites. :) Cheers to a new week! See you tomorrow for another card and giveaway.



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121 Responses to Lawnscaping #34: Embossing (+ Giveaway Week on My Blog!)

  1. My favorite stamp sets right now are the 19th Century French Script (AC015), the Butterflies and Print (CG328) and the Lattice Background (331065), all Hero Arts.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win! How wonderful of you! :-) xx

  2. Thank you so much for the chance to win! My fav stamp set is Critters Ever after from Lawn Fawn…

  3. This is just gorgeous! I only recently discovered heat embossing but love it! (Just don’t like the mess I make!). I haven’t done any dry embossing for a while though so might pull out the cuttlebug and have some fun!

    Favourite stamp set… hrmm, I don’t know! I have been buying up big lately! I am loving My Creative Time stamps for sentiments though, and totally in love with all the Hero Arts cling stamps for backgrounds!

  4. Kristy B

    Still newish to the cardmaking scene but my favourite stamps are Paper smooches pretty phrases and geograhic, Hero arts cling hearts & flowers and everything lawn fawn!

  5. Amanda

    Hi Britta! Just love your blog and all that you do, this card is no exception.
    Favoriter stamp I could bye in Sweden is for the moment the bake me a cake set.
    Wish we had more stores in Sweden that sells more of the law fawn stamps.

  6. I love all lawn fawn and paper smooches stamps at the momens.

    Thank you, I didn’t know I could hear emboss and use a cuttlebug folder.

  7. Victoria h

    My favourite stamps are the movers and shakers sentiments from Papertrey ink along with their zippers die.

  8. Britta –
    I would have to say my favorite stamp set right now is from Paper Smooches – Debonair and Geo-graphic. Of course I love all LF stamps – and I’m not just saying that! I have a few sets, but still trying to build my collection. Thanks for your awesome giveaways this week! **Fingers crossed that I am a lucky winner**

  9. Hey Britta, thanks for the awesome giveaway! I might be biased since I am on their DT, but my fave stamps right now are from Clear and Simple Stamps. :)

  10. Beautiful card, I love the purple! Great giveaway as well! My favorite right now (and call be conceited) is Retro Foundations by The Craft’s Meow. Just being introduced this week and I’ve already made tons and tons of cards with it!

  11. I think your card turned out great!
    I’ve been using myStampBOX stamps and love them…but I’m on their DT..hee, hee!!

  12. michaela

    Right now I am loving my favorite things stamp sets I have several and can’t just pick one.

  13. love the pearl triangle Britta! you are on the hunt for new faves, im on the hunt for new background stamps! those lawn fawn lines are on my wishlist! i have really been loving all of the mini sets from We R Memorykeepers lately. theyre so simple and fun (and an affordable endulgence)

  14. Heli

    My new favorite stamp set is Lawn Fawn chevron backdrops. I just love chevron at the moment. Thank you for chance to win =)

  15. Nancy L.

    My fave right now is from PTI YOF-violets.

  16. Laura Jane

    I just bought my first 2 LAWN FAWN stamps sets CRUISING THROUGH LIFE and SMITTY’S ABCs.

    I have to say that the ABCs are my favorite…SO easy to make my own sentiments and fun sayings!

  17. Very pretty card! I love the teal and purple together! I don’t think I could choose a favorite stamp set right now! I have so many that I love : )

  18. Linda

    I always look forward to your creations!!!

  19. I’m pretty obsessed with all Lawn Fawn stamps right now. I have two sets (Critters Ever After and Just My Type, Too) and I can’t wait to collect more of them! I want them all.

  20. Carole RB

    Hi Britta
    I’s a cardmaker and for the time being I really love digi stamps from Make it Crafty. I love coloring those long hair with my copics. But ther is so much choice for stamps and I loooove a lot of the other companies and characters too. My favorite stamps change from one week to the other. Thanks for the opportunity to win this yummy blog candy!
    Have a great week!

  21. FAB card, Britta! Thanks so much for the chance to win this awesome giveaway! My favorite stamp right now happens to be the HA/SC lattice background and I am loving all of the HA/Sizzix framelits and stamp sets, especially the bold pop designs set.

  22. Carmen

    I am want to be card maker, who has been following your blog for quite some time. Thanks for the giveaway and for the great video about die cutting.

  23. My favourite stamp set right now? It’s not a set, but individual stamps, both Hero Arts. One is their wood mounted Hydrangea, and the other is a wood mounted stamp, Classic Tea Flower. I am using those two stamps ALL THE TIME, I think I’ve made about 2 dozen cards/ATCs with them in the last month alone.

  24. Can’t wait to enter the lawns capping challenge. Lovely card! My favorite stamp set right now is Critters Ever after!! I’m having a lot of fun colouring them in.

    Thanks for this giveaway week looks like fun!


  25. Most of my stamps are Hero Arts and papertrey ink. I recently start to buy more Paper smooches and lawn fawns.

  26. I love your card!!!! My favorite stamp set right now is… well I can’t say, you will have to wait a week to find out more. LOL But it’s worth the wait! BTW, please don’t enter me in your giveaway as I already have those fab items. I just wanted to tell you that I really loved your polka dot card! :)

  27. Natalie Winterstein

    Britta – love the card. I am going to have to give the three circles a try! :)
    Hmm, I would say my favorite stamp set right now is Rosie Posie by Papertrey Ink. It’s uhhh-mazing and one of those sets that everything I have tried with it I LOVE. Super awesome. :)

  28. Melissa R.

    I just got Seeing Spots and haven’t used it much yet. I love this card! Right now my favorite stamp set is The Observant Traveler by Ali Edwards and is one of her Studio AE sets. I just it all the time for my travel journals! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  29. What a fun card, Britta. Please leave me out of the giveaway. Just want to pop in to say hi. :)

  30. Hanne-Marit

    Hi Britta!
    I really love your “how to” and cardmaking videos! My favorite stamp set right now is Pattern Hearts and Flowers from Hero Arts for feminine cards and Inspired by Up, up and Away with dies from My favorite things for more maskuline cards. I have not yet had the chance to try Lawn Fawn stamps, so I’m so greatful for the chance to enter your giveaway! Thank you!

  31. Jose McEwan

    i love your blog and I would love the chance to win your giveaway, thank you!!

  32. Janet Mack

    I love all the videos you have had lately, fun.. My favorite set is from Hero Arts, its old and I don’t know what its called but is an assortment of birthday sentiments.

  33. Love all those circles – which are so representative of a love that never ends! My favorite stamp sets of the moment are the sets that come with the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge bundle. CTMH stamps are such high quality. I love them! Thanks for the chance to win this sweet collection of crafting products.

  34. I just got my first 2 Lawn Fawn sets and am excited to ink them up. Otherwise I am crazy about Papertrey.

  35. haya

    ooh! purple and turquoise/teal are so pretty together. i am currently obsessed with butterflies. have to often physically stop myself from putting them on every single card i make!

  36. MaryM

    I’ve had my eye on those notebook lines.

  37. Karen Kuschel

    Right now my favorite is one I don’t have yet! LOL It’s a scooter one and I believe its by Paper Smooches…

  38. Lori B

    Just picked up Lawn Fawn’s Critters on the Farm–so much fun. We live on a farm & raise cattle & used to have sheep, so these will be great for scrapbooking my farm pictures too. Thanks for the chance to win!

  39. Angie Ha

    Nice card for the YCU challenge. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve been in the craft room an there wasnt much stamping going on, but I’m itching to use some of my Gorjuss and Some Odd Girl stamps that have been lying around for too long.

  40. Terri (blindstamper)

    I’m always a freak for butterflies. Right now, Papilon from A*Muse Studios, Antique Butterflies from Hero Arts, and Flutter By from Lawn Fawn are my favorites. Thanks for the chance to win!

  41. Love this card Britta! I really hope I can find time to do this weeks challenge! Here’s a stamp I currently want – don’t know if it’s really your style, but here it is ;)

  42. This is an amazing card… Love the color combo.. Simple yet awesome.. Thanks for a chance to win..!!

  43. Great card and challenge! My favorite stamp set right now is Lawn Fawn’s Flutter By set.

  44. Marla H.

    Cute card and a great challenge. I am in love with a new stamp company I discovered that has a great monthly stamp kit called SP&Company stamps that are made right here in the U.S. You can find them at They are wonderful. Go and check them out. Thanks for a chance to win some amazing goodies!!!

  45. Kimberly

    First, welcome back! Hope you had a wonderful trip but selfishly so glad to have you back posting and inspiring us all. Probably my favorite set right now is the Hero Arts sentiment set, Say it All (2012 CL574). I have been using washi tape to make full card backgrounds, then using this set to make banner sentiments and voila – super cute card sets to give as gifts!

  46. Leonie Viljoen

    I love all Heroarts stamps. Great card!!!! Sometimes it is the old fashioned way that inspire us to make the best cards!!!!!!!!!!! Like the pro’s say BACK TO BASICS.
    The card is my fav colour, love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. anna

    I dont have many stamps but the one I use the most is a letter set by Typo (looks like typewriter letters). I love lawn fawn stamps but haven’t bought any yet.. i cant choose which one i want the most lol

  48. I love this little giveaway set. Thanks Britta! Welcome back!
    Looking forward to your projects/videos!

    I hope you’re having cheez-its, lasagna, and cheese curds!!! :)


  49. Melissa M

    Love watching your video’s & seeing what you’re creating, thanks for your inspiration. Just got my first Lawn Fawn set today – Cruising Through Life, and I love it. The images stamp really smooth and crisp. Have also become addicted to Hero Arts recently. Thanks for the chance to win.

  50. My newly discovered ‘favourite’ stamps are from Inspired Stamps :-). Formerly it was Layers of Colors, but they have sold out to Penny Black :-(

  51. Revital

    Hi’ i love your blog especielly totoriols. ( english is not my mother tung so excuse my misstakes) i just bought langfawn stamp- “say cheese” so i am thinking of things to do with that.
    thank you for the oppertunnity to win!

  52. Adrian

    Beautiful card, I love embossing folders. Thanks for a chance to win! My favorite stamp set right now is “Gnome sweet gnome”.

  53. Jeannie L

    Lovely card. Love the distressed look.

    I love LF Flutterby but I don’t own it yet. It’s in my wish list. For now, I’m loving Gnome Sweet Gnome and You’ve Got Mail. I also have my favorite stamps from Papertrey Ink.

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  55. I love the new Hero Arts/Studio Calico stamps from the Abroad collection. Thanks for the chance!

  56. Stella Paeglow

    My faves right now are from PTI but I don’t have any Lawn Fawn stamps yet but I’m going to take the plunge soon and order a bunch since I’ve seen so many cute cards lately that have utilized Lawn Fawn stamps.

  57. Renita Y

    Oh it’s definitely the polka dot background from hero arts / basic grey (I cannot think of the exact name right now). It’s the best semi-distressed background stamp I own!

  58. Angie Hall

    I am using my Bannerific stamp set from Lawn Fawn so much. It’s great for adding sentiments to cards. The cute little birds can be used to hold the banners. Thanks for offering us such generous prizes.

  59. Susan DR

    Saying which stamp set is my favorite would be like saying which of my children was my favorite – LOL. I LOVE them all! And I love buying more as I see something that I must have! Thanks for your wonderful posts and the givewaway.

  60. This card is so cute! I love the embossed dots and the purple!

    I have a few favorites right now, but as far as Lawn Fawn goes, my favorite set is Flutter By — I’ve been using it non-stop since I bought it!

  61. Marisa

    I think my favorite right now is actually the LF Flutter By set. I am still LOVING playing with my Tim Distress Markers and the images in Flutter By are great for coloring. They are also really pretty for paper piecing so they work for both of my current obsessions :)

  62. Meagan Vaughn

    My favorite stamp set right now is the Hero Arts CL231 A Happy Hello, i know its an older one but I use it all the time

  63. Krista D

    Hmmmm favorite stamp set?? I really don’t have a favorite….they are all great!

  64. Kathy Mc

    Love your dry-embossed card and the three circles balance it out perfectly. Will have to try that layout. Hmmm, a favorite stamp set right today would be PTI’s Rosie Posie, but I’m loving chevrons right now so have to get with it. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway from Lawn Fawn (would give me the opportunity to try another stamp company).

  65. Heather

    Your card is so cute. I can’t wait to get my hands on the new spring distress inks. I love Lawn Fawns Critters In The Forest and anything hero arts.

  66. Anne V

    My Lawn Fawn favorite is “sew lovely” stamp set…which is(unfortunately for me) out of stock!
    Just finished watching the Big Shot Video..great, and thanks for all the info.

  67. Maureen Chandler

    How can I pick a favorite stamp??? I love the Hero Arts backgrounds and use them all the time. Thanks for your blog and all you share!!

  68. Jane Tipton

    Great card! It’s one I would make and would love to receive.

  69. That sentiment is super cute, it’s one of my favorites! I really love the color combo on this card, it’s pretty and cool!
    How generous of you, I love those goodies! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  70. Brenda

    I like Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn and many other stamp companies…can’t pick a favourite. Thanks for sharing your talents and for the chance at the giveaway!

  71. Carole Toppen

    Britta, first of all, welcome back. It’s always great to get home isn’t it. Thanks so much for the giveaway. I love all of the Hero Arts stamps (the ones that I have are all my favs), but I just ordered Lawn Fawn’s chevron stamp and can hardly wait to use it.

  72. Lisa Geraty

    My favorite stamp set right now is…..huh, I’m having trouble picking just one. I love the tiny sentiments stamp set from HA, they work great on little banners to let the rest of the card shine. And there is a sentiment for pretty much every occasion.

  73. Barb Ghigliotty

    Hi Britta ~ LOVE your card! Thanks so much for the inspiration, and for a chance to win!

  74. Goat Girl

    Love the colors you used on this card…so beautiful! And I think Lawn Fawn and Tim Holtz products are my most used and favorite prodct lines!

  75. Beverley Leeson

    Hi Britta. I am actually a long time Subscriber at Lawn Fawn and agree with you that their Products are Wonderful as is the Card you have made Today. I Love the way you have done the Layout it’s so very Effective. Right now my favourite Stamp Set is “Sew Happy” from The Crafts Meow but I tend to change Favourite’s quite frequently as there are just so many to choose from nowadays. Thank You so much for your Generosity in sharing your Amazing Talent and Giveaways……..

  76. Love the card! Oh darn, I have so many favorite stamp set. But there’s this stamp that I just got by Gorjuss Girl and I’ve been playing with it alot lately.

  77. I’m finding that one of the little $5 frame sets from Papertrey Ink has a pretty regular rotation in my cardmaking . . .

  78. Sandi

    My favorite stamp set right now is Penny Black Touch of Whimsy. I love colouring it setting up scenes it’s just a warm fun set to use perfect for spring and summer.

  79. I love the partly cloudy stamp set currently ! It has always been my all time favorite ! So cute and versatile !

  80. Debra HH

    My favorite stamp set right now is Rosie Posie from PTI. But I am about ready to move on for a bit. Hmmm, what next? It’s time for some new stamps! BTW, I’m loving your current obsession with teal. It’s such a great color.
    Thanks for the fun, Britta!

  81. Rachel T

    I love LF’s stamp designs and i’m gonna get started on my collection! But, i have no idea which set to buy first. Thanks for the chance to win (:

  82. Cathy

    Such a pretty card-love the purple! I don’t have a favorite, but I do love background stamps-especially woodgrain lately for all the masculine cards I’ve been making. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

  83. Regina

    This card looks just beautiful!
    One of my favorites stamp sets is Humminbird from Kaisercraft. It’s so cute!
    Thank you for the chance to win!

  84. kaybee

    I’ve recently become obsessed with all Papertrey stamp sets! Thanks for the chance to win!

  85. Buncobuddy

    In this “phase” of my card making, I’m loving all the Stampin Up “roses.” Can’t get enough of them (from several different stamp sets). I’m depleting all my reds and pinks inks! Thanks for the giveaway! Good luck everyone!

  86. Krista D

    Beautiful card! I have several favorite stamps…couldn’t name just one =0)

  87. Debbie Alvarado

    Oh boy! Right now I’m actually in the middle of trying a new organization system for all my stamps! So I’m rekindling a few old flames but I would have to say I definitely missed using my good old fiskar stamps… especially the rubber cling sets. I forgot how well they stamped!

  88. LaRina

    I love this card! Inspiration is flowing! Muchas gracias Amiga!

  89. Linda Abel

    That card is adorable. I’m just getting started, so can’t really say what my favorite is. Right now I’m working mostly with floral designs. Thanks for the great tips and ideas.

  90. Love the blended purple background on your card! =) I don’t know about choosing a favorite, but I am really excited about the new “Attic Treasures” set from Tim Holtz. I just got it the other day and I’m excited to play with it!

  91. Lucy

    Another Britta Beauty! You always come up with something stunning. I don’t have a current favorite stamp, but my all-time favorite stamps are from the Lovely as a Tree collection from SU! It’s one I’d never think of getting rid of. And, wouldn’t you know it, this would be a perfect prize since I don’t have a single Lawn Fawn stamp but have watched you use them many times, coveting more than a few of them. Thanks for the generous giveaway opportunity.

  92. Mary-Anne V.

    My fav. stamp set right now is Party Posse by Paper Smooches…so adorable! I love Lawn Fawn and would love to win. Thanks!

  93. Jennifer S.

    I have a couple favorites right now but they are all from Lawn Fawn! I love her alphabets! They are so versatile and easy to line up. I am using them on almost every project right now!

  94. Kathy Waxler

    Right now I think my favorite stamp set is Garden Variety which is a co-brand of Cosmo Cricket and Unity Stamp Company. Lots of cute animals and a smiling tomato! Thanks for the chance to win those cool Lawn Fawn ‘lines’ stamps.

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  96. Tricia H

    My favorite stamp set right now is the Bannerific from Lawn Fawn. I got it as a gift and wasn’t really sure I would like it, but I am using it all the time and just love putting the little birdies at the edge holding the banner.

  97. Anna Stone

    Wow, Britta I love this card. The colours are just gorgeous.
    I’m really loving my floral stamp sets at the moment. I have the Blossom set from Stampin’ Up and some others I got from etsy. Just got some new Kaisercraft ones that I will hopefully be able to try out this weekend. They were Technologic and Little Toot. Really cute and masculine designs.

  98. I am new to stamping so I don’t have a favorite stamp set. I am visiting blogs to learn as much as I can and came to your blog from the May Arts Blog. Your embossed card is beautiful.

  99. Love that dot embossed card with purple, so pretty. I like how you lightly inked the circles in blue to pull the card base color in. Thanks for the giveaway too. If I look at my desk, ehem mound-of-crafty-crap, I’d say my fav is the Hero Arts Newspaper Background or Lawn Fawn’s Grand Greetings :)

  100. Would love these Lawn Fawn goodies (their stamps rock and I’d love to play with the paper). Favorite stamp set… humm… I keep pulling out My Favorite Thing’s Let’s Toast this week, but mostly the dies.

  101. BettyP

    I LOVE the’ Thank You From The Bottom Of My Heart’ card above! I wish I were as creative as you!

  102. I love to use anything with doilies at the moment. :)

    Thanks for the chance!

  103. Judy

    My favorite stamps are Lawn Fawn, Hero Arts and Penny Black. Thanks for this fun giveaway and a chance to win!

  104. Loving my reflections stamps right now.

  105. Mary Rogers

    Its hard for me to pick one favorite when it comes to stamps or stamp sets. I could much more easily center on a common theme, which right now seems to be focusing on all things Americana with the upcoming Memorial Day and 4th of July holdays ahead.

  106. Zig Zag stamp from Hero Arts!!! Would love to see some video from you using the stamp :D

  107. Holly

    At the moment I am loving Darcie’s UP UP AND AWAY. Very cute. Sweet sentiments too :)

  108. Mary Tilman

    My favorite stamp is usually whichever one I have in my hand right now, although lately I’ve been having fun with Paper Smooches Geo-graphic and Metropolis (just love that little car!). Hero Arts Newspaper series is another current favorite. That Lawn Fawn School backdrop is on my wish list, however, along with Chevron backdrop and a few others!

  109. Nadege

    My new favorite is delicate blossoms from Hero Arts, even though I pretty much like every single stamp I own. I ordered the designer woodgrain, the leaf and floral background and the houndstooth and I am sure they will also become my new favorites. They are all so gorgeous, it’s hard not to love them all. I am stamp addicted.
    Thanks for this giveaway and congrats on you videos, I just discovered you yesterday and I almost watched them all.
    Have fun in Spain and I know what you mean about European prices, I live in France and it’s crazy expensive.

  110. Tiffany

    Oh my, I can’t pick just one! I am really loving some of the new background stamps I’ve picked up lately (even though they aren’t new)!

  111. Cheryl

    Love your blog! :)

  112. Meghan

    I think my favourite stamp set right now is from There She Goes Stamps: Bee Happy!

  113. Vickie white

    I am in love with the

  114. Hila

    My favorite stamps are Hero Arts and Lawn Fawn. Thanks for this great giveaway and a chance to win!

  115. Great I do not have any Lawn Fawn stamps.. could this be a first?? thanks for the chance.. of course who doesnt have Hero Arts love them too. Thanks ; )

  116. Hi Britta,
    I really love the colours you used in this card – purple and blue/teal are my absolute favourite! The pearls are gorgeous and I also really like the embossed detail on the card – got to try that soon!!!

  117. so cute! love your card.

  118. SuZeQ

    YES! Please?

  119. Buncobuddy

    I’m hoping to win you of YOUR stamp sets — and that will be my favorite!

  120. Carmen

    My favorite stamp are the paper planes from Lawn fawn, super cute