Design Team Wednesday with Nancy Damiano!

Design Team Wednesday with Nancy Damiano!

Hi there SCT friends, it's Nancy Damiano today with a peek at what I've been up to. Recently, I've taken an interest in card making and all the techniques and tools that go along with that hobby. In particular, I love the idea of stamps and coordinating die sets. They can be pricey though, so I've come up with some creative ways to get the most use out of these tools. The set I've chosen today is Donut Worry by Lawn Fawn. I love this company's designs and sense of humor. Who doesn't love a good pun!


Let's start out with my first love – scrapbooking. This layout is about a funny vacation moment and my love of a large pink donut. The "x" design in the center draws the eye towards the center and the photos. The thought behind that particular decision was "x marks the spot" or the donut in this case!

DonutLayoutThe Lawn Fawn donuts were colored with Copic markers (some with white embossed sprinkles) in shades of pink, magenta and red. I scattered them at the top of the layout to add movement and whimsical touch to the design.


Next, we have the traditional card. I used Copics in shades of pink, blue and brown to create this lovely box of donuts. To create the donut box, I used the Inside Outside Rectangle Die Frame by My Favorite Things. This cut the rectangle to the perfect size and added a nice embossed stitch line to the edges. Some baker's twine and a stamped birthday sentiment complete the simple card.


My last project with the Donut Worry set is this project life spread. This story coordinates with the pink donut layout and they lay side by side in my scrapbook. Here I used the die to create a custom donut 3×4 card.


I used a masking technique to layer stamped images of the donuts so I could get some in the foreground and background. I used a rainbow of Copic markers to create the colorful donuts and a simple type font stamp for the title. The card took 10 minutes to create and gives this spread a nice handmade touch.


Stamps and coordinating dies are wonderful tools for cards, scrapbooking and project life. When deciding which sets to invest in, I make a list of at least 3 projects I can use them on. This helps me to narrow down my wish list and control the costs of yet another new hobby in my life!

~ Nancy Damiano

2016-06-22T10:23:42+00:00June 22nd, 2016|Projects & Tutorials|


  1. barb macaskill June 22, 2016 at 11:43 am

    These are so cute!! Would love a donut as big as my face! Sounds YUMMY! TFS!

  2. theCook June 22, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Love the first layout! The cross made of paper is such a good idea!

  3. Lynn Gauthier June 22, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Fabulous layout!!! Love the Lawn Fawn donuts!!! Too cute!!!

  4. Dolly June 22, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    So adorable!! Love the Lawn Fawn!! 😀

  5. Kelly A. Crowl June 22, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    FUN layouts and cards!

  6. Helen Gullett June 22, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Look at those donuts!!! LOVE them all!

  7. Christine Palka June 22, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Awesome inspiration! That box of donuts cards is super neat. And I’m now craving donuts.

  8. Nina Oelke June 22, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Cute ideas. I love the card 🙂

  9. Dorina D June 22, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Love how you used the dies for cards and your scrapbook. Love how versatile a stamp/die set is shown by your great work. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Sarah Souza June 23, 2016 at 7:56 am

    So cute! Love finding versatility in the more expensive papercrafting products.

  11. Linsey June 24, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    So many darling ways to have fun with this super sweet stamp/die set!!! I just love it all!!! Thanks for the delightful inspiration!!!

  12. Mendi Yoshikawa June 24, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    You did a beautiful job with this fun stamp! Love them! 🙂

  13. TracyM #6773 June 25, 2016 at 7:59 am

    CUTE & FUN 🙂
    LOVE how you have used them on both cards and layouts => I’m INSPIRED!!!

  14. Bunny Dobbie June 25, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Love this sooo much! Your enthusiasm for the place really shows in the layout and journaling. Seems only right the Krusty burger was meh. Aren’t they 50% sawdust? Ha!

  15. Jeanette Y June 28, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Fantastic layout!! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Cindi June 28, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Very colorful and eye catching! You did
    a fabulous job with the Simpson characters
    and your journaling really adds a lot of
    “character”, to your characters!
    Many thanks for sharing…

  17. Vicki June 28, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Such fun projects! Love the card and how it looks like a box of donuts. So cool.

  18. sharon L June 28, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Now I want donuts! I want to send dozens!

  19. Stephanie Ammar June 29, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Simply adorable!

  20. Renee M June 29, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Such fun projects! The donuts are adorable 🙂

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