Lawn Fawn Intro: Meadow Borders and Simple Stitched Hillside Borders

Hello and Welcome to Lawn Fawn’s April 2016 Inspiration Week! We will be showcasing Year Six, Donut Worry and Celebration Scripty Sayings along with 6 of our new stand alone dies and our new coordinating die sets! All of these products are available now at and at your favorite crafty stores.

We already have four places you can leave comments to win:
Our Big Giveaway Post!
Our Year Six and Donut Worry Post!
Our Scripty Friends, Scripty Mom, Mother’s Day Border, Thank You Border Post!
Our Celebration Scripty Sayings Post!
AND today’s post too!

Today is our showcase of Meadow Borders and Simple Stitched Hillside Borders! These Lawn Cuts die sets are perfect for building beautiful scenes and adding pretty layers to your projects! The Design Team has some awesome inspiration for you! Enjoy!

Remember to click on the person’s name to see all of the details and leave these wonderful DT girls some comment love!

 Yainea created such a happy little scene for her Mother’s Day card! I love how she layered the Meadow Border and the Simple Stitched Hillside Border. Those pretty birch trees from Joy to the Woods are perfect for setting the scene year-round!

 Chari used a Meadow Border to create a pasture scene for the Critters on the Farm cow and mouse. The cute sun is part of the Spring Showers die set; I love the smiling face and rosy cheeks she added using stamps from Rooting for You.

 Latisha‘s card is so fun with a mix of cardstock colors and that adorable bear from Love You S’more! By adding Scripty Congrats and the Hats Off to You mortarboard it makes a wonderful graduation card. This same design could be used for lots of occasions just by switching out the Scripty die and giving the bear a different hat!

 I love Lynnette‘s sweet Fairy Friends card! The Simple Stitched Hillside cut from pretty patterned paper sets the scene for the cute stamped and colored images.

 Melissa‘s Year Six design is so clever! I love how she added machine-stitched detail to the Mermaid frame and to the colorful layers of Simple Stitched Hillside Borders.

Nichol‘s beautifully stamped Rooting for You card uses Simple Stitched Hillside Borders to create a fun layered garden!

I hope you have enjoyed this look at Meadow Borders and Simple Stitched Hillside Borders. Tomorrow we have another fun set to show you! For now, though, it’s giveaway time! Leave us a comment telling us your favorite way to build a scene for your cards by April 20th at 5:00pm EDT, and we will randomly pick one winner for these stamp sets! (If you already own this set and win, you can choose another set!)

Make sure to come back tomorrow, Wednesday April 20th for our next inspiration week post!
Thank you so much for all of your excitement for our inspiration and release week! Your comments, tweets, facebook, instagram and YouTube messages mean so much to us! Every one puts a big smile on our faces! We think Lawn Fawn fans are the best in the world. We love you guys! 🙂

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Have an amazing day,


208 thoughts on “Lawn Fawn Intro: Meadow Borders and Simple Stitched Hillside Borders

  1. Another awesome post!! love these—and i am envious of these amazing scenes. I am still learning them, and while I am loving my dies and such, my scenes seem to come out… My 6 yr DD loves them, though, and to see her smile, is all that matters!

  2. Truthfully…I am terrible at scene/card layout, but I LOVE the web for so much inspiration. I really most always have to borrow the base idea and then add my own spin off! I adore Lawn Fawn images and your blog!!!

  3. I always start by stamping out a bunch of different images I think I might use – I've found it easier to have a bunch of cute things to play with in case I end up changing things around 🙂

  4. Fabulous collection of cute scenes. I like layering with distress ink and masking for background layers and then some foreground dies and then die cut or hand cut images.

  5. I prefer building a scene with die cuts, hillborders f.e.
    I'm not so into masking … but these cards today are super cool! I need the tree die*-*

  6. I love these borders! I have the original hillside borders and grassy borders coming in the mail this week, and am so excited! while I love to layer, I also love the challenge of making single-layer cards with masking.

  7. Each day just gets cuter! You ladies are all so talented! My favorite way to build a scene is to use a slope die or to just cut it freehand. I also like to make thick and thin layers to focus in on the focal part of the card and get more color.

  8. Oh my my! What beautiful scenes using hillside and meadow borders! You rocked once again! And I always love to create scene using LF dies, and puffy clouds are my fave one, so versatile!

  9. I like to use a combination of DI and dies to create scenes but its not something I am entirely comfortable with yet. I always feel a bit intimidated when I begin a scene card.

  10. I love using different layers as hills, waves, clouds etc. when I'm building a scene. Usually I tend to include three different hill layers

  11. I love how these two new border dies work well together!! Because of Lawn Fawn and the inspiration that I found with the products, I find that there are numerous fun ways to build a scene using the stitched borders, clouds, sun, etc. I also like to sponge in some colors for a sky background. My fave is making a night time sky though.

  12. Gorgeous cards from everyone! Chari's card reminds me of a few days ago when my hubby saw a little mouse walking on the patio roof gutter … he looked at my hubs, my hubs looked at him, and then the mouse twittered his little nose (as if to say hello!) and ducked down and sped away. lol I have never made a "scene" card. I need the right dies for that still. Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. For building a scene I love to use depth- I made sure to use foam so things seem a little more 3-d and it really pops out of the card. I love these two die sets- Lawn fawn you make me want everything you create!

  14. I start by coloring and cutting lots of animals and other bits. Then I just start placing them together on my card base adding and taking away elements as I go.

  15. I use my stitched border dies 95% of the time on my cards, and I like to use foam sheets or tape to build up the elements of my scenes.
    Everyone loves it when I use Lawn fawn stamps to create my cards.

  16. I usually start with stamping off the whole set a couple of times and then coloring them all, then die cutting then cutting my rectangles, clouds, grass hills etch then mixing and matching and laying it all out till I'm happy with it! Love playing with Lawn Fawn!

  17. What amazing scenes on these cards! I am still learning to build scenes but I like to use distress inks and the hillside border dies. And lots of cute critters!

  18. This is such a great inspiration! The cards are al so cute! I usually take a lot of time to build a scene because I'm always changing my mind about where the different elements go.

  19. When I want to build a scene I watch a Nichol Magouirk video and go from there. She's the Queen of the Scene! I want to be her when I grow up. 😉

  20. Love all of these cards!!! My favorite way to build a scene is to start with my main image, then make something around it. Sometimes that can be a frame, or hillside, or other images … or everything … who knows! I keep adding more until I am done 🙂

  21. Hope you are feeling better soon. Your videos are my favorite. My favorite way to build a scene is always with grass and some cute plants or trees.

  22. Oh wow! Such lovely cards!!! I'm a "newbie" and I'm learning to build scenes but I love to try inspiration from the great cardmakers like Jennifer McGuire or Nina Marie trapani and a lot of other incredible women!!!!

  23. I have not made very many scene cards, but I enjoyed making one where I ink blended the background (grass and sky) and then added a sun, clouds, and trees on top. I'm a newbie so I would love to win these border dies so I have more to work with.

  24. I like watercoloring the background first and then adding outdoor elements such as grass and the hills. I guess it makes me feel happier looking at a bright outdoor scene when I've been cooped up indoors all winter. 🙂

  25. I build my scene cards with dies and stamps! I make a lot of scene cards – it's one of my favourite styles of cards! Lawn Fawn has so many awesome scene building dies and stamps! Love seeing this inspiration!

  26. Gorgeous cards, I love the fairy friends and rooting for you stamp/die sets.
    I usually stamp/ink my scenes but having seen your dies I think they'll speed up the process!x

  27. Gorgeous cards, I love the fairy friends and rooting for you stamp/die sets.
    I usually stamp/ink my scenes but having seen your dies I think they'll speed up the process!x

  28. I usually start with what my main focal image is going to be, then out come the dies. The Meadow Borders and Simple Stitched Hillside Borders would be excellent additions to my scene building dies. Fabulous inspiration cards. Makes me want to go build a scene.

  29. I usually select my background and many times I will place the stamps/dies I intend to use directly on the scene before I stamp, color and cut them all. Lawn Fawn makes it so easy to create great scenes with so many varieties of stamps that are easily mixed and matched!

  30. SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE to use my Dies or Watercolor for my Scene Building and then add in my main Stamped Images too!! Thanks for sharing the Inspiration is AMAZING!! Have a Fabulous Week!! 😉

  31. These cards are so bright and cheerful. Love them all. I usually try and make a quick sketch before starting to actually create the card. Helps keep my mistakes down lol.

  32. Fab designs! I always seem to start with one (or more!) of my critters and then try and build the scene up from there – it is something I struggle with though so I love seeing the great ideas the DT come up with! I think one of my favourites is to do an underwater scene in a shaker card, always fun to do and so cute

    Laura K, Portsmouth x

  33. My cards are usually more simple but I love the scenes you guys build! The Fairies are my absolute favorites! On time as we left our cottage the sun was just setting and all the fireflies rose from the bean fields- it was magical!!

  34. I'm loving Nicole's gorgeous cards where she distresses a background, layer some hills in wellum and adds stamping and die cuts. She makes it looks so easy though, take me ages 🙂

  35. My scene cards aren't as elaborate as these!!! I just stamp a couple background images on the card front and then stamp some of the other images and die cut them out and pop them out on top. Maybe a little sponging or coloring of grass or ground and sky and that's it!

  36. Scene building is not my forte, but I usually start with cute colored and fussy cut critters and build a grassy hills ground and blue cloudy sky masked and blend on Distress Ink.

  37. Awesome cards and projects by the DT!!! I either stamp direction only a card panel and do some masking or stamp, color and die cut, then arrange them on a card in a scene.

  38. Beautiful creations as always! Building a scene for cards have been a challenge for me, but with die cut panels now and stitched hillside borders as an example, it's easier and I build the scene from there and layer up.

  39. I start by picking what stamp set and dies I want to use. Then I start with a blank card and work my way outward. So, I use my sponges and ink (maybe some dies)to create my background. Then color and die cut my my trees, rocks, flowers; etc. and then I color, die cut and place my critters or images where I want them making sure to leave room for my sentiment.

  40. I love to build scenes layering stitched hillside borders onto distressed ink backgrounds. Add some grassy border die cuts with some die cut trees. Add some cute die cut critters & a sentiment to finish.

  41. I love all kinds of scene building – masking for single layer cards, patterned paper and cardstock layers with die cuts. Lawn Fawn has so many great sets and dies that it makes the possibilities endless! 🙂

  42. I love the scene of the Mother's Day card. Beautiful! I build a scene for my cards by starting with what stamp set I will be using. Lawn Fawn has so many great die sets that it makes building scenes easy and fun! There are so many possibilities that sometimes it's hard to choose which direction to go! Love it!

  43. Love all of the cards, and love the meadow border dies! I'm not good at building scenes at all… I take inspiration from other folks, and start from there. Usually that helps me think of how to build one up.

  44. Adorable cards. I really have to rely on inspiration obtained from others in building scenes. I wish I had more talent on my own. Thankfully, I can always rely on the Lawn Fawn blog to help me!

  45. Such cute ideas! I already picked these up at my local store. Can't wait to find some time to play with them. 🙂

    My favorite way to build a scene is to ink up my background with distress inks or airbrush with my Copics and then to layer the stamped images over the top. 🙂

  46. Love these amazing stitched border dies! What a fabulous way to help build a scene! I always start with my focal images first and try and figure out where I want them on the page before I start creating my scene and then I build my elements around it!

  47. The creativity of your DT is incredible! So many awesome scene cards! I'm still learning to create lovely scenes, but I start with my main image (critter, flower, tree…), then work my way out from there. Thanks once again for the wonderful inspiration!

  48. Love inspiration week! Amazing work! First I find my favorite Lawn Fawn stamp set. Next, I look at my Lawn Cuts to see what inspires me to build a scene with my stamp set I have chosen!

  49. One of the things I love best about Lawn Fawn stamps and dies is how well they all work together to build scenes! You can literally mix any sets together and create the cutest cards and scrapbook pages!

  50. such adorable ideas and inspiration. Watercolors are my new fave go to – I start creating my scene with a watercolored background and then add lots of layers of cute stamped and die cut critters.

  51. I like to paper piece scenes with die cuts and those old decorative scissors for grass! Having these stitched dies would make it so much easier.

  52. I think of who my card is going to. Then I plan my scene and theme from there. Right now it's get well cards for my 6 yr old grandson, every other day I send him a card!! Today was "what's kraken" he loves them and is saving all of them. He has a great Lawn Fawn card collection!!

  53. I usually build my scene based on my stamps and use the grass or the hillside borders. However I learned some new ways to build my scene today due to your wonderful blog with your amazing DT cards.

  54. SUPER CUTE cards with SWEET scenes – LOVE the curved and grassy borders!!!
    I have to confess that while I LOVE layers, I haven't created many scenes, with the most adventurous ones being some race cards driving along a hilly road. I start them by layering the curves of the hills for the background, adding some clouds & a sun then popping the cards on last.
    Thank You for the INSPIRATION and the chance to win 🙂

  55. I usually use distress inks to create sky and grass backgrounds and dies for other parts of the scene like grass clouds sky. I do not have the distress ink, I use only the dies.

  56. Scenes are new and challenging to me! I've just worked out how to do great clouds so I'm incorporating lots of cloudy skies and simple grassy hills – looking forward to playing more with my sets to improve my skills!

  57. Im not any good at scene cards however when i have done them i found getting critters and extras that are different sizes also watching nichol's videos always help me 🙂

  58. I like to take 15 minutes here and there to stamp and die cut the images so I have a pile ready when I have time. I have a bowl of fishies on my table waiting for a tank!

  59. I don't have any favorite way to create scenes, I just create 🙂 But usually, when I create scenes, I use critters, grass or hills dies and clouds.

  60. I started with a grass border punch but then I liked using it as a mask with green distress inks for a single layer. Then adding ink for sky and clouds. Or using a wavy border punch for a water scene.

  61. Thanks for sharing all of the sweet projects. LoVe them. My favorite way to build a scene in with a few hills a some cute little Lawn Fawn critters.
    Crafty hugs,

  62. Those root veggies always make me smile! I just used my set to help my son with his diorama project on worms. Worms and compost help grow Happy Veggies! I like to build a scene by layering the background using the hillside borders and the puffy clouds.

  63. I need to get better at building scenes like the great ones showcased in this post, but I tend to start with my critters or main images first.

  64. I don't always build scenes for my cards, but I usually start with the papers – finding ones that I love to coordinate together and start from there. I build the background to go with the stamps I chose for that card and go from there. 🙂

  65. Gorgeous cards! I have a thing for owls so I'm crazy about Christine's card! Beautiful! I love to build scenes by setting up the perspective first, then finding dies that will fit with the perspective. For example, I make sure the reindeer on the roof isn't larger than the house itself, that sort of thing. I love it when I can find new ways to use my dies!
    Take Care!

  66. I usually stamp and die cut some elements and then start layering them. Once I get an arrangement I like, I start adhering them to the card not very scientific, but fun!

  67. Love the designs. I usually have a bunch of sets I want to use but can't decide which ones and how so I love to make a bunch of pieces and then layer them and move them around until I put something together I love.

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