Lawn Fawn Intro: Swan Soirée, Stitched Pond Frame and Cattails Border

Hello and welcome to Lawn Fawn’s March 2020 Inspiration Week! Our Spring 2020 Release is available at your favorite store and! Woohoo!

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Today is our showcase of Swan Soirée and its coordinating dies, Stitched Pond Frame and Cattails Border! I just swan to say… you’re going to love this stamp set! This family of swans, pond accessories, and matching sentiments is great for spring occasions like Mother’s Day, baby shower cards, weddings, and anniversaries. Make a cute pond for swans, frogs, and other critters with our Stitched Pond Frame. Finish the scene with lily pads, cattails, and grassy details. The Stitched Pond Frame pairs perfectly with Stitched Pond, making it great for creating shaker cards! Create backdrops for frogs, swans, and other cute pond critters with this cattails border.

The design team has made the most amazing samples! We also have a pair videos at the end showcasing some fun ways of using these new sets! Remember to click on the person’s name to see all of the details and leave these wonderful DT girls some comment love!

Nichol‘s amazing card combines our three featured sets today! She tucked the pond behind the Cattails Border and added more die cut images from the Stitched Pond Frame! I love how she colored the Swan Soirée images using Jellyfish ink and no-line coloring!

Yainea‘s card is simply gorgeous! I love the pretty watercolor moon! The gold embossed sentiment coordinates wonderfully with the simple gold cord embellishment!

Megan‘s amazing Double Slider Surprise features Swan Soirée in a beautiful nighttime scene! I love how the touches of yellow pop against the shades of dark blue!

Elena used Swan Soirée to create a lovely Mother’s Day card! The colors she chose are so soft and beautiful! I love this layered pond scene!

For her so pretty in pink Swan Soirée design, Elise kept the scene sweet and simple with just a bit of ink blending in the background! She used one of her signature styles by swapping out a word from the sentiment and replacing it with Oliver’s Stitched ABCs! The pretty pastel Shimmer cardstock is the perfect shade of pink!

I love the gorgeous color combination that Tammy used for her Swan Soirée design! She created the layered scene with Stitched Simple Wavy Borders and Grassy Border!

For this gorgeous Swan Soirée design, Elise used a combination of Cattails Border and Grassy Hillside Borders to frame the swans floating in their stamped pond!

Chari‘s cheery baby card is a fun combination of Swan Soirée and Stitched Pond Frame! I love the bright colors of cardstock she used for the cattails, lily pads and lotus flowers!

Kara used Swan Soirée to create a gorgeous wedding card! I love how she added the vellum veil to the swan! To frame the sweet swans she die cut the Cattails Border from Lacy Heart and layered a smaller Lacy Heart in the background!

Grace used the Magic Iris and the Magic Iris Add-On on this fantastic card! She created a shaker card with Stitched Pond Frame and the original Stitched Pond! She sandwiched the shaker bits between two acetate layers so the Magic Iris with the changing sentiment can be seen through the pond! So clever!

Marine used the Magic Picture Changer to make this magical card with a white swan and a black swan as a nod to Swan Lake! I love how she used the cattails, lily pads and lotus flowers from Swan Soirée to set the perfect scene!

Latisha created a beautiful sky with the Cloudy Stencil! It’s a lovely background for her sweet little Swan Soirée scene!

Elise placed her swans in a gorgeous nighttime scene with Bayou Backdrop and a fantastic ink blended pond and sky!

Audrey‘s striking design combines the new Cattails Border with our Bayou Backdrop! Together they are a lovely backdrop for a sweet baby card!

Lynnette‘s card is so filled with happiness! The Hello Sunshine Remix sunburst is the perfect backdrop for a beautiful Mother’s Day card!

Grace‘s gorgeous design shows how perfectly the Swan Soirée images fit in a Center Picture Window Card! I love her beautiful ink blending in shades of blue and green to create this amazing nighttime scene!

Jenn‘s lovely design uses Slide on Over so the swan looks to be swimming in the pond! She decorated the scene with die cuts from Stitched Pond Frame!

Nancy made a simple Swan Soirée scene with just a little ink blending in the background, the color looks great with the pond stamped in Kiddie Pool ink! I love the Bunting Borders cut from Pixie Dust Sparkle cardstock! The sentiment is heat-embossed in silver on the card front and continues on the inside!

Chari‘s gorgeous home decor terrarium is amazing! I love how she filled in the Swan Soirée scene with Birch Trees!

Elise used Stitched Pond Frame in such a clever and charming way! The shape of the pond is the shape of the card! I love the bright colors and those googly eyes get me every time! Her sentiment is from Offset Sayings: Birthday.

Jenn‘s card is so beautiful! I love how she tucked the swans behind the Cattails Border and used the pretty Dandy Day paper as the sky in the background!

Now, I have a little video to introduce Swan Soirée and show some fun ways to use this beautiful new set. I hope you enjoy it! You can watch it below or click HERE to watch at our YouTube channel.

Thank you for watching!

And now, here’s a video to introduce Stitched Pond Frame and Cattails Border! I hope you enjoy watching as I show fun ways to use these new die sets! You can watch it below or click HERE to watch at our YouTube channel.

Thanks so much for watching!

I hope you have enjoyed this look at Swan Soirée, Stitched Pond Frame and Cattails Border! Tomorrow we have another fun set to show you! For now, though, it’s giveaway time! Leave us a comment telling us your idea for using Swan Soirée by March 18th at 5:00pm ET, and we will randomly pick one winner for this set! (If you already own this set and win, you can choose another set!) Make sure to come back tomorrow, Friday March 13th for our next inspiration week post!

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379 thoughts on “Lawn Fawn Intro: Swan Soirée, Stitched Pond Frame and Cattails Border

  1. These swans 🦢 are beautiful!
    I love them in combination with the pond!! And that cattails border is just perfect!
    After seeing the tutorial video’s I’m obsessed.
    I need this set in my collection 😍

  2. Waw, all such beautiful cards by the design team! I didn’t buy these sets yet but I sure would love too now!

    1. I think these swans are beautiful and I would like to create some birthday cards for my beautiful friends with this set.

  3. The design team inspiration is fantastic, I didn’t buy this set but maybe I will at a later stage. The intro videos make me buy everything 😂

  4. I’d love to use it to make a card for Mum. It would be great if you could include the English spelling also.

  5. You could use the set to demonstrate family with dad & mom & lots and lots of babies with one baby being ‘kinda’ different for a ‘Be Yourself’ message!

  6. These are all such lovely projects and I love Chari’s terrarium! I’d love to use this adorable set for Mother’s Day cards!!

  7. These are all so gorgeous!
    I want to make an ugly duckling themed card, I think that would just be a fun take on a storybook.

  8. Wow, I am so impressed with all the beautiful projects using this awesome new stamp set & dies. This set could be used for any occasion at all. I love it as a wedding card and a new baby card; perfect.

  9. These are beautiful! You sold me, not that you had to twist my arm. I especially love that pond die.

  10. It’s so versatile, as the team has shown…new baby, love, anniversary, Mother’s day, just to name a few.

  11. I would absolutely use Swan Soirée with the magic iris die to make a swimmingly beautiful card. So many amazing and gorgeous cards. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  12. I love the idea of using the swans for a couple of wedding and baby cards. The baby swans could even be pink or blue, and even hide the baby swan inside the card for a gender reveal.

  13. Such an adorable set. LOVE the swans. So many possibilities, l’m leaning toward baby cards, shower invites, or a bundle of joy congrats card. Love all the creations the team shared today. What an array of talent ♥

  14. I would make a mothers day card using my magic picture changer die with these swans. They are truly gorgeous.

  15. Great inspiration from the designers! It’s difficult to come up with a different way to use the swans because the designers really covered all the bases but I think they are great as a wedding or engagement card theme. Thank you for the chance to win!!

  16. Such a versatile set. Wedding cards, baby cards, you name it, you’ve covered it in your video and by your design team.

  17. Wow! Beautiful examples DT! I LOVE this set! I love the idea of using it for a baby card or Mother’s Day card. It makes such a sweet scene! ❤️

  18. Love all of these sample cards! As always, WOWZA! I’d love to use Swan Soireee for an Ugly Duckling inspired card, with the reveal as the “beautiful swan” when you open the card.

  19. OH my goodness, AWESOME creations and awesome sets! I can’t think of another idea for these, your DTs covered so many techniques and interactive ideas!

  20. Oh, I just can’t wait to make cute cards like these – if only I had more time! I love all your products!

  21. I would take the stamp and die set and make some “Thinking of You” with special greetings for shut ins to bring a smile to their face!
    Thank you, Lawn Fawn!

  22. So absolutely adorable! Love the Mother’s Day ideas and the baby cards!! Now I “must have” these stamps/dies!!

  23. So adorable!

    How about using Shrink Plastic and alcohol markers to make some cute swan charms for earrings, bracelets, shoelaces, zipper pulls ….

    Carol B

  24. Love the swans with the pond and cattails! Beautiful samples!
    I’d use the swans for a pretty wedding card!

  25. Oh, that’s so pretty. I don’t have this set, but it’s so nice. I love swans. I think I would try out a watercolour background with them for a Mother’s Day card.

  26. I love these guys. The two swans facing each other is perfect for a romantic card and then add the cygnets for the perfect family scene.

  27. This set is so lovely, and the DT cards are amazing! I’d like to use this set with the ducks from Rub-a-Dub-Dub. I’d also like to use it for Mother’s Day cards.

  28. I would use these swans for a Wedding card for my co-worker. Their colours are Navy and Gold so I am going to scraplift Megan’s card to use. Thanks for the chance to win. Good luck everyone.

  29. These swan cards are stunning! What a beautiful job by the DTs!!!! I would use this set to create Mother’s Day cards! or Sympathy cards!

  30. I would definitely use this set with all the pond themed items I already have. It would be a great way to bring them out again and create something new. The DT has done an excellent job with all the inspiration!!!

  31. How could I come up with any idea more beautiful than all the great cards shown above? I Love them all! Especially Grace’s pond shaker card with the magic iris!

  32. I really loved the pond shaker card. How pretty the sequins made the pond look icy so I would use it for a winter card.

  33. The design team is amazing! So many great cards! Think I would use the swan set for baby cards. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  34. I love the swan soirée for Mother’s Day. It would be perfect for my mother, the swans appear to be so sweet and gentle just like she is.

  35. OMG 😍. I love these cards! I already purchased swan soriee, and will use it for a baby shower card for my niece and definitely for my mother’s day cards!

  36. The awesome swan card we made in class on the 29th is perfect for our son’s anniversary because they have 3 young kids. I will redo the inside to reflect that occasion. It’s so sweet!

  37. It was great to see all the ideas using the pond and the swans! It opens up the possibilities, and I will add these to my list for sure.

  38. I’d use it for a wedding or anniversary card, but can use it for a baby card also. It’s a very versatile stamp set.

  39. I love Chari’s terrarium. I’m going to
    try that one. the swans make such
    cute nautical scenes. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  40. My idea was already shown, using the magic picture changer to have a white and black swan. But anything Swan Lake inspired is ideal.

  41. Beautiful set! I would use these for Mother’s Day & baby cards… but I think you could also use them for sympathy cards as swans are so graceful & serene.

  42. These products with the swans and stitched pond inspire me to make cards to give to those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Thank you, Lawn Fawn!

  43. The swans are just darling! I love the pond die for the water to set them on along with the pond die cut accents to go with them! Fabulous inspiration!

  44. OMG there are so many great ideas here!!! I’d love to try the magic iris pond shaker with the swans swimming on the pond.

  45. I love this set. I think simple baby cards and mothers day cards are what I’m looking forward to most. Or the swan princess by moonlight!

  46. Pair this with the Rub-a-Dub ducks and magic iris to make the ugly duckly turn into the beautiful swan!!! Of course, I would have to buy all these sets to make that happen (sigh…)

  47. I can visualize a special card for a family needing an “uplift” using the swans and the babies following their “parents”! Thank you, Lawn Fawn!

  48. All of the design team’s projects are amazing! I would use this set for a wedding card for a friend who is getting married in a couple of months.

  49. Love the Swan Soiree Set! Beautiful and sweet designs by the DT! I would use them for wedding cards and new baby cards.

  50. I made a card recently that could have used this set. I really like using the swan and duck as mother and children.

  51. Lovely cards & projects! I would use the swans with the “Let’s toast” interactive dies to create movement across the pond!

  52. I would use this set for making “hello” or “Thinking of You” cards. Except for birthday and Christmas cards these are my most made types. Maybe the swans in a park setting with playground items from “Let’s Play”. Great examples from the DT. Love how Kara cut a heart shape then the cattails from that.

  53. Love all the inspiration today, DT!!!! Wonderful ideas! I would make baby, anniversary, wedding, and some family cards (hello, thinking of you). I would also incorporate the swans into scenes with Toadally Awesome and Rub-A-Dub-Dub. So happy for the chance to win!!! Good luck everyone!

  54. The design team has shared so many wonderful ideas and I love them all. But I really like combining Swan Soiree and the Stitched Pond Frame to make a shaker card. That is adorable!!!

  55. Wow! Your design team has already come up with the ideas I thought of- wedding cards, baby cards, and Mother’s day cards were all my first thoughts!

  56. When I first saw this set the cattails brought back great memories! This set will be my inspiration for mother’s day, a new baby due in May, love you cards, encouragement cards, 2 birthdays, of course just swan to say cards… I cant remember such a loving set from which so many occasions are covered! Cheers to all these designers!!

  57. These swans are so elegant. Perfect for any “young” ladies. My mom loves birds so this will be perfect for cards I make for her.

  58. These swans are precious. I don’t have any ideas, but I would try and make the lily pond card. That was awesome!

  59. I absolutely adore this set. Perfect for a Mother’s Day or Birthday card. All of the inspiration cards by the design team were absolutely lovely!!

  60. OMG so cute think I’m going to have to make another order soon 😀 but I better with till after inspiraton week so I order all at once.

  61. Simply adorable! Those swans are darling, I would create a box card or a “ bridge” card, but I think that any project you add them too is going to be super cute, I am thinking cupcake picks or even add them at the top of a bookmark, the sky is the limit! Thanks for the inspiration!

  62. Beautiful cards by the design team! I love the Swan Soirée stamp and die set, and I think it’s perfect for a new baby card and for wedding cards! 💖🦢

  63. I’m definitely going to make the pond with the Swan’s and then a Card with the Baby Swan’s following the Momma Swan and they are all in a line behind her. I’m re-thinking that the Swan’s are going to be my FAVE secondary to the Mice! I just can’t make up my mind!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us!!!

  64. I just love these swans! There is so much you can do with them! They are for sure going to be one of my purchases along with the pond.

  65. It would please others if I made some special cards to cheer up friends and family during their time of stress with this set of swans and cattails. Thank you, Lawn Fawn!

  66. Beautiful cards from the design team. I think I would use the swan in a pond on a mother’s day theme card.

  67. Such a sweet set, I think Swan Soirée would make an adorable birthday card for a little ballerina/dancer, playing off the whole Swan Lake. I also immediately thought about the Ugly Duckling story when I saw this set, as an encouragement card. Today you might feel like an ugly duckling but tomorrow you will be a Swan. I also think the little pond would make an adorable swimming pool!

  68. I love this set! I would totally love to do an evening moonlit pond with stars in the background with this set

  69. I see the Swans and I think either an adorable wedding or baby card. So sweet. Love the cattail border.

  70. I absolutely love all of the projects created with this stamp set and the additional dies. I never noticed the cute little frog in the Stitched Pond Frame before – absolutely adorable!

  71. Awww . . . these swans are soooooo adorable!!! I don’t think I have any original idea for it, but I can see the set is perfect for weddings, or baby cards, or . . . or . . . so many options!

  72. I think I will case each card here to start with and then go from there!! Definitely will use in baby and wedding cards.

  73. Love this set. Next on my wishlist, U can see myself using this for different ocassion cards. Love all the inspiration

  74. The swan stamp and die set is adorably cute and love all the cards and videos showing additional stamps, dies and various sentiments! 😊

  75. So many great projects. I like the frog card by Grace. The terrarium by Jenn is wonderful as well. I would like to see the set used as a shadow box pond scene.

  76. Cute samples. I liked the wedding swans. When you put their heads together it makes a heart. Maybe use a slider to form the heart on a wedding card. Or use the magic iris to reveal a heart behind their heart.

  77. I am inspired to create cards for anniversaries of my family. I think that they will enjoy the cattails and stitched pond area with this. Thank you, Lawn Fawn!

  78. I just ordered this stamp set and cattail border dies, I will be making Mother’s day card and anniversary cards…
    Love love love all the beautiful cards from the team…

  79. I like them with the use of the pond and I also like the idea with the terrarium. Design team did a fantastic job with all of the inspiration!

  80. The swans are beautiful. I would use them with the ducks from rub a dub or use them with the frogs for a spring themed card. I don’t have that set yet but will order it soon.

  81. Lovely new products and wonderful inspiration! I think the Swans set is perfect for a new baby cards and mother’s day cards.

  82. I would love to make a Mother’s Day card that tells a story about a little lost cygnet searching for its momma with the flippin awesome die

  83. Mother’s Day cards (for donation), Baby cards! I’d love to try a Flippin’ Awesome card with these images!

  84. Thank you so much for all the wonderful card examples! They are lovely. Hard to decide which type/style/color scheme to try first. Great job everyone!

  85. Oh my goodness, so many amazing and creative cards by the design team! I make tons of birthday cards so I would use the Swan Soirée stamp set to create a birthday party scene.. maybe give all the swans some party hats and balloons! 🦢🥳

  86. It’s my understanding that swans mate for life. I think that is so amazing. The birds seem to understand these things better (penguins do that as well I heard). So this will make amazing wedding cards.. I am going to find a quote about “for life” and see if I can incorporate that into the card or a page layout of a wedding photo.

  87. I love the Swan set. So perfect for Baby cards and Mothers Day! A very versatile set for any occasion and I love them with the stitched pond Die 🙂

  88. Cards for sympathy, get well, birth of a child, and many other uses seem appropriate with this set along with the stitched pond and cattails! Thank you, Lawn Fawn!

  89. It’s hard to think of any good ideas after seeing all of the design teams great inspiration. Maybe a mother swan with lots of babies swimming for mother’s day? I’m sure I will think of something amazing! Thanks for all the great inspiration!!

  90. I love the swans in the pond so I’d love to do something like the pond shaker card with swans serenely swimming. Swans have one partner for life so they’d be perfect for an anniversary card.

  91. The cards that have already inspired me are for recipients who need to have a smile in their life. Thank you!

  92. You had me at magic iris, now I want the stitched pond frame, cattails border, sheesh – I want them all. Can you add a button “add entire collection to wishlist” please? 🤣

  93. Super beautifull cards with the swan’s and thé cattails. I love those stamps and dies. Espacialy the swan’s with their little one, for a nice welcome to a newborn baby😃

  94. Love all the pretty scenes with the swans and the cattails! I would love to make a cute baby card with the swans.

  95. love the idea for Mother’s Day cards, and wedding cards – love the lily pads, the cat tails – you guys think of everything!

  96. What a sweet and serene set! Such lovely inspiration with all these cards! I would most definitely use this set for baby cards and Mother’s Day cards. 😉

  97. In the beginning I didn’t know if I wood like this set but after seeing cards with it I felt in love♥️
    I wood make baby cards with this set

  98. I am inspired to make some cards for people who are in care facilities that can’t have outside visitors at this time. Thank you, Lawn Fawn!

  99. I have passed this swan set, but all this Beautiful inspirations making me want it so bad! ♡♡♡♡

  100. I would make a card using the Lacey hearts dies and putting the two swans in the middle of the heart for a wedding card.

  101. I used the Swan Soirèe to make a card for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge I made the Ugly Duckling card. I plan on making more cute cards with this set cuz I love it so much!!

  102. Love, love, love the versitality of this set! So many more possibilities than just romance or mother’s day! Especially like the birch tree, cat tail, pond combo!

  103. What a beautiful and versatile set! The design team must really love this set too, their samples are do inspiring! I can see using these swans for Anniversary, Mothers Day, birthday and baby cards they are so cute and I love the pond addition!

  104. The cards that I will make will bring smiles to the faces of the recipients with Lawn Fawn products because they always bring a smile to my face! Thank you, Lawn Fawn!

  105. I love all the ideas shared here, I think these swans would be perfect for giving inspiration to someone who is feeling down. I don’t own this set, but it is on my wishlist.

  106. I think these swans are beautiful and I would like to create some birthday cards for my beautiful friends with this set.

  107. This stamp set is so versatile! I’m thinking of a kissing swan interactive card. Some baby cards with twist and pop up cards.So many possibilities!

  108. I love the swan stamps! I wish I could get a set. I absolutely adore Megan’s double slider card. The starry scenery is beautiful!

  109. The swans with the stitched pond and cattails surrounding the area will be so much fun to create moments of love with my family and friends through my cards! Thank YOU!

  110. I would try to make them look more mallard duck because my son is obsessed with feeding the ducks and he would love that!

  111. I love the pond and to make it a swimming pool instead for a pool party invite with the cute animals hanging out!

  112. Peace and serenity are what the swans, cattails, and pond bring to us at a time of uncertainty for the health of people. I will make some cards for those who need an added reminder that they are loved and thought of. Thank you, Lawn Fawn!

  113. I’m such a fan of the scalloped pop up box die, I would use these swans and the cattails to create a couple different 3D scenes that can be used for wedding or anniversary cards. Thanks again!

  114. This set is so cute! I love each and every one of the cards! The design team really knocked it out of the park! I didn’t think I wanted this set when I first saw it, but now that I have seen all the cute cards, I have changed my mind. Off to place an order!

  115. I would like to do a take on the children’s classic book, Make Way for Ducklings and do a make way for cygnets! I know it sounds unusual, but this would be fun. I have to get that fun pond die, but otherwise, it would be great! You should have this as an inspiration challenge! It would be so fun to see what the other readers and followers would create!

  116. We’ll use these swans, cattails and the pond as a reminder that we need to focus on nature at it’s finest. I’ll make cards to share with others to make these come “alive”! Thank you, Lawn Fawn!

  117. Making a card with a photo in the background of an Irish castle that had a lake with swans swimming in front of it. Adding a 3-D LF swan into the photo would be kind of cool.

  118. All the samples are so beautiful. Love the pond and the water lily dies. The two sets go together so well. I want to make cards with the baby swan in the pond.

  119. Aww..this set is the sweetest! I would definitely set my scene in a pond, but my pond would be made from an alcohol inked background. I like using those for my cards that involve water.

  120. I do enjoy ALL of Lawn Fawn’s products. I wish I was able to get EVERYTHING! But if nothing else, I will be ordering the lovely swans! I appreciate they are facing one another too, sometimes stamps don’t do that.

  121. I can see making a beautiful anniversary card with this set! Swans have a reputation for mating for life, right? Sounds perfect for an anniversary card!

  122. The stitched pond can be used with so many Lawn Fawn products and I would share these spring cards with those who must stay at home during these days! Thank you, Lawn Fawn!

  123. The swans inspire me to make cards for others that say, “Peace, my Friend!” Thank you, Lawn Fawn!

  124. I really like the way the grass is done in a couple of these cards..has a painted, wispy feeling.

  125. I always like to try to copy the beautiful designs by the design team! My husband loves ducks so I think I would make him some cards with those little baby swans so cuteeee

  126. So many great ideas! I think I would use them to create birth annoucments. Thanks and Happy Crafting Everyone!

  127. I would use the stamp in combination with the frogs and ducks to make some fun scenes. I love how elegant the swans look. They would also make beautiful wedding cards.

  128. I love the swans and the lotus! I would be making a ton of pond cards and use this and the Father’s Day moose set for Mon/Dad cards! Thanks for another fabulous release. Saving my pennies….

  129. So many wonderful ideas from the team! This set is SO darling and has a special place in my heart as the husby and I are preparing for our new baby due in May! I see myself making thank you cards with this special stamp set when the time comes. <3

  130. I think that I’ll use the stitched pond die with my Lawn Fawn frogs and have a farm scene that I have from Lawn Fawn. Then I can use the rabbits from the Spring Add On to the Scalloped Treat Box to create some cards for Easter. I believe that I can see the smiles on the faces of the recipients right NOW! Thanks, Lawn Fawn, for all that you do!

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