Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A Lawn Fawn Summer:: May Arts



Life is like sweet lemonade
You savor every taste
Live it to its fullest
Never a day should you waste.
Drink in all your surroundings
Fill yourself from within
Close your eyes and relish it all
Enjoy everything once again...
Feed upon the bounty before you
Don't ever be afraid
Just venture out and take a sip
Because life is like sweet lemonade.
Author: Jodi Seidler
 

What a better way to spend a summer day than sipping sweet lemonade with your friends? May Arts has teamed up with Lawn Fawn for a week full of sweet summer inspiration. I always love the whimsical designs of Lawn Fawn, and there are many ribbon options available at May Arts to compliment their stamps and paper. Today, I created a little place setting using supplies from the two companies to show you.


I first started die cutting a tag out of a fun and cute pattern from Lawn Fawn's Daphne's Closet Petite Paper Pack, inked the edges and then set it aside. Then I stamped the jar from Summertime Charm onto white paper, inked the edges with a touch of blue and vintage ink, and then stamped the label from another print from Daphne's Closet, trimmed and adhered it to the jar. I topped the label with a stamped and colored lemon.


I wanted the tag to be a gift for the guests as well, so it was adhered to a piece of 2.5" May Arts Wired Burlap Ribbon in Natural (398-25-11) using a button and some Natural May Arts Paper Raffia (JP02). I tucked in some Faux Suede Green Leaves (XL16) (my favorite May Arts product this season!) and a small length of the Faux Suede Ruffled Edge Ribbon in Green (NV46) to compliment the leaves both in color and texture.


For a finishing touch, as well as to direct my guests as to their spot on the picnic table, I created a little name banner wrapped around a toothpick. This I tucked into the burlap.

As always with these May Arts Hops, there are prizes up for grabs! There are two prizes, each with the same (three May Arts Ribbon spools of your choice, and one Lawn Fawn stamp and die set!). The first giveaway is Monday -Friday and the second Friday-Monday.

Here's the May Arts Hop Order, stop by the May Arts Blog or Lawn Fawn's Blog for more details!

Monday

Today

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

98 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous. I love all the ribbons...and those leaves look like they are so soft and amazing.

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  2. Love it! You always come up with the most inspirational ways to use the May Arts ribbon.

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  3. Cute tag. I really like the burlap.

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  4. wooooaaa, amazing. I would liek to come to a luncheon or dinner at your house, bet it would be fancy! And I love the burlap-ish material!!!!

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  5. You know how much I love this, right?

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  6. How sweet! Love all the layering.

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  7. darling! what a cute way to assign seats. Love the realistic leaves and burlap you added. gives such am authentic touch!

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  8. such a cute place-setting tag! thank you for sharing.

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  9. This is such a neat idea, Karen! Love the pretty colors, wonderful texture and adorable design!

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  10. Very sweet--love the jar and your choice of ribbons.

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  11. oh my gosh what a cute place setting, I love the leaves and the burlap...it just says Summer. Delightful thanks for sharing your talent.

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  12. Karen, how incredibly sweet! I love everything about this place setting! I can see why the faux suede is a favorite of yours. It really pulls the project together.

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  13. I love your cute and creative place setting!

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  14. What a beautiful place setting! I love the mix of textures.

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  15. So perfect for a summer day! You've got the knack!

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  16. What a wonderful idea! I love your project, great layers and textures. I love those suede leaves too!!

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  17. I love this project...I never thought about making place settings like this. Beautiful, thanks so much for sharing!

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  18. Oh my how clever....love it, and the poem...so sweet

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  19. That is a beautiful place setting you created. And, yes, I love a nice glass of lemonade on a summer day! It sure hits the spot when it is hot!

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  20. Your tag is truly beautiful. The jar juxtaposed against that great burlap is perfect.

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  21. A gorgeous project and thanks for sharing the lemonade poem:-)

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  22. I really like how you used the burlap as the backing for your adorable tag! what a great idea! :)

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  23. So very pretty !! Lovely layers and your poem is so sweet . Thank you for sharing your beautiful tag . Love it !!

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  24. I love the use of mason jars! and I love how you photographed it all

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  25. How nice of you to make such a sweet present for your guests. All the May Arts products make the whole collage-place setting gift shine. TFS

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  26. Totally cute table decoration/favor for a picnic or even a wedding. Love the mix of textures.

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  27. I just love Mason jars!! What a fantastic place card!

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  28. Love your idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. gorgeous. love the leaves, flag and the citrus in the jar. so fresh and summery.

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  30. Love the summery look to your project and how you used the ribbons! It all looks so fresh and original!!

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  31. Wow....I didn't know May Arts had these products. I love that burlap and the leaves. Gorgeous! The tag, the whole project, you made look gorgeous! Great job!!!!

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  32. Great looking setting!
    Love all the different textures and colors!

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  33. This is really darling! I just received that Lawn Fawn set too!

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  34. karen, outstanding design, lovely showcasing of both ribbon and stamp

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  35. Those faux suede green leaves are to die for--not to mention your whole creation!!! Fabulous!

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  36. What beautiful texture. I just want to touch those leaves! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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  37. Gorgeous place setting Karen! TFS
    Have a lovely afternoon!
    Liz O.
    Unikebyyes at yahoo dot com

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  38. The suede leaves are such a cute addition to the tag. Nice job.

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  39. Oh man! This is so adorable! I love the leaves!

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  40. Beautiful tag, love the burlap you added to it.

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  41. What a super YUMMY creation, Karen! Who would not love this?

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  42. That tag is way too cute!!! ANd now I need a glass of lemonade!

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  43. Gosh, with Lawn Fawn and May Arts, there's nothing to limit one's creativity--they go well together don't they?!

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  44. All of your different textures are wonderful. What a good look you achieved. Those leaves are pretty.

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  45. Very pretty place setting...love the different textures and colours.

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  46. What a great idea! I love this place setting, it's so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. What a beautiful place setting, and a wonderful idea! I would want to be at your picnic table!

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  48. So sweet and love the burlap for a rustic look!

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  49. What a great variety of textures! Nice idea.

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  50. Great job. Awesome place setting.

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  51. Fabulous tag - I love the use of burlap!

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  52. This is a great idea! I love it! And it turned out amazing.

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  53. Love your project! Those leaves look so soft. TFS

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  54. This is just so cute and I love all the little details!

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  55. I just love that burlap ribbon.

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  56. Burlap and color my kinf of stuff. I love it. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  57. Very nice. It would be fun to find this on my plate at dinne.

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  58. Really gorgeous and such a clever use of ribbon and stamps. Love all the colours together too!!

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  59. This setting is simply lovely! The mason jar is so perfect for summer lemonade, and I do love your choices for ribbon and leaves!

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  60. The tag is very pretty. Love the burlap ribbon. The lime fits in with the tea theme. Great job.

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  61. Wonderful tag and tutorial. Love the layers and those leaves are to die for. They are so cool!

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  62. How cute is this and
    a great use of the
    burlap.
    Carla from Utah

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  63. what a great idea for use of burlap

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  64. I just adore your ideas. Thanks for sharing :)

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  65. Thank you for showing so many wonderful May Arts products. What you did with them looks great.

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  66. What a great give & place setting :)

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  67. I'd love to come to this party! The burlap and raffia add fantastic texture, and that little jar is just the cutest.

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  68. I love how you started your post with a poem. I love the lemonade theme. Thanks for sharing!

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  69. Very cute! Guests would these. This ribbon is incredible.
    Anne

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  70. Love it....how creative and fun. Definitely summertime! Thanks for sharing

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  71. Love the rustic look of that burlap ribbon. It suits the images so perfectly!

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  72. Beautiful project. Love the burlap.

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  73. I love it Karen. This is wonderful. Very creative and I love the texture.

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  74. Wow! I love your place card. Absolutely amazing!

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  75. Super cute idea!!! I am so in love with this mason jar theme that's so popular right now!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!! Gonna have to use this idea!!! ;)

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  76. this is wonderful, so pretty and feminine

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  77. Love mason jars! Super cute! Thanks for the inspiration and giveaway!
    clayandamy@sbcglobal.net

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  78. wow, what awesome placecards. absolutely adorable. i hope they get to take them home. i know i would wabt to!

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  79. Cute tag; thanks for sharing

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  80. beautiful tag , lovely idea of toothpick

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  81. What a cute place-setting - so creative and fun! Thank you for sharing this.

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  82. What a great way to make your friends feel special. Love the leaves.

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  83. Those are adorable place cards! I'd feel special seeing my name on one of them.

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  84. that is such a fun project! I love it! All the textures too!

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