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About Us

who is lawn fawn?

Lawn Fawn is a small company from Southern California that specializes in crafting products (clear stamps, dies, paper & more) that are fun and lively. Lawn Fawn was started in 2010 when Kelly Marie combined forces with her husband Mike and friend Erica with a mission in mind - to bring smiles into the lives of crafters!!

what does the name lawn fawn mean?

Lawn Fawn is named after a plastic deer that Kelly Marie received as a 21st birthday present. She named him François the Lawn Fawn, and he became a good luck charm of sorts. When deciding on a name for the company Lawn Fawn just seemed perfect. It is cute, whimsical and quirky, just like us!

can you tell me a little about your team?

Kelly Marie Alvarez’s love for crafting is at the heart of Lawn Fawn. Her energetic personality brightens the life of everyone she meets! She enjoys spending her free time (when she can get it!) playing guitar, and relaxing with her husband Mike and their dogs Daphne and Mojito.



Mike Toy is a business guru and all around friendly guy. He works with his wife Kelly Marie on keeping the business side of Lawn Fawn neat and tidy. He likes playing video games, golf, or just about any other sport you can think of.



Erica Truex is a graphic designer and illustrator. She collaborates with Kelly Marie to create cute stamps and crafting goodies that are truly one of a kind. Erica enjoys yoga, drawing, and spending time with her husband, two young daughters, and  very barky dog.




who are the fawnies?

The Fawnies are the folks who fill/pack/ship your orders, design/create the products, answer your emails/phone calls, chat with you on social media, create and teach classes, and so much more!

Ashley Erin works with Erica and Kelly to coordinate the creative, analytic, and organizational components of marketing. In her free time, she can often be found at the beach, with her corgi Sir Alfred, or catching a game at the ballpark. Ashley's favorite Lawn Fawn products are the Life is Good and On The Beach stamp sets, and Outside In Stitched Rectangles (they're perfect for almost every project!).




Chari Moss works with Kelly on the creative side of things helping design and create projects and educational content for the blog and other media platforms. Chari has always had a creative side and has been crafting since she was a kid. She discovered Lawn Fawn in 2010 and fell in love. Chari is an East Coast Fawnie, she lives in North Carolina with her husband Matt and little dog Penny. When she is not working or crafting she enjoys going to the movies, exploring the mountains, and traveling when she can. She also loves LEGO, collecting enamel pins, Disney and all the things associated with Autumn. Her favorite stamp set is Happy Harvest (of course). 


Christy Bates enjoys packaging Lawn Fawn's retail orders and performs a variety of other duties around the office. When not at work, she likes spending time with her 5 children, one grandson, and her wonderful husband, Patrick. On any given weekend, you can find them traveling, wine tasting, or relaxing at their cabin. She must start her day with half a pot of coffee and shops at Target & Trader Joe's daily. Her favorite Lawn Fawn product is Let's Bokeh because "cheers" is her favorite saying.



Daphne is our Chief Barketing Manager. She is in charge of all things cute. Her favorite activity is giving everyone kisses. She also likes getting her tummy rubbed, taking long walks, and the occasional nap. Her favorite stamp set is Happy Howloween.




Debbie Meyering packs and ships orders. She loves crafting, and has dabbled in a little of everything over the years; tole and decorative painting, china painting, calligraphy, but her favorites are card making, and digital and traditional scrapbooking. She loves the cute, happy style of the Lawn Fawn stamps and dies! A few of her favorites are Life is Good, Mermaid for You, and Scripty Sayings. Debbie has twin girls who just graduated from college, so she and her husband are empty nesters. They love getting together with friends, going to the movies, traveling, and going on cruises.


Ivy Wong has been pulling and packing orders for Lawn Fawn since 2012. Often known to many as the succulent whisperer, she often rescues and brings life back to sad looking succulents and cacti. Being obsessed with seaglass and seashells, you'll often find Ivy at the beach or traveling on a beach vacation. Her favorite Lawn Fawn products are Foursquare Backdrop and Stuck on You.



Jenn Shurkus has been papercrafting for over 15 years and has held multiple positions in the paper craft industry including, independent store manager, designer, and teacher. She has been teaching Lawn Fawn classes since 2012 and in 2014 began teaching classes with Kelly Marie at most of the industry trade shows. When she isn't traveling and teaching, you can find Jenn with her toes in the sand at her favorite Cape Cod beach or snuggling her kitties, Mister Harley and Gus. Jenn's favorite Lawn Fawn sets are Life is Good and Mermaid for You.



Jessica Spencer is a Jill of all trades. From answering emails to packing orders, she's on it! She loves going on outdoor adventures with her husband and two kids! Jessica's favorite Lawn Fawn product is the Loveable Legends stamp and the Large Dotted Rectangles!



Julia Proctor's position at Lawn Fawn is processing orders and helping stock the warehouse when products arrive. During her free time away from work, you will find her at Disneyland having dinner and enjoying the rides. She is very close to her family and loves watching action, adventure, and romance movies. Her all time favorite Lawn Fawn product is the Scalloped Box Card Pop-up.



Julie Ahn is a product designer and works closely with Erica to design fun products for Lawn Fawn. She loves to hang out with her maltese mix, Lola, watch baseball and experiment with baking recipes. A few of her favorite Lawn Fawn products include the glue tube, the mini notebooks and Really High Five.



Kristin Clemence manages all of our wholesale accounts - getting our products into your local stores as fast as she can. She loves shipping and helping all of our customers throughout the day! When she is not at our warehouse, she is out walking her big bulldog, Jax, or enjoying a movie with her husband, Ashton. She has always been obsessed with dinosaurs, so it is no surprise that her favorite Lawn Fawn stamp set is Critters from the Past.



Linda Barber works with Erica in all things design and marketing related. When not working, she likes to cluster with her three very tall boys on their really large sofa and watch Asian dramas, while wearing mud masks. Linda also likes traveling, reading, baseball, making her own clothes, and taking classes (hello Statistics!). But most of all, she likes to eat and nap (in that order). Her favorite Lawn Fawn products are the Stamp Shammy and Hang in There (because, sloths).



Lynette Lundquist works in the warehouse helping out with stocking, packing, and shipping. When not working she spends her time gardening, sewing, baking, and crafting with all things paper. She says it is hard to decide which Lawn Fawn product is her favorite because there are so many, but the Baked With Love stamp set would have to be at the top of her list.



Mojito works in our Accounts Retrievable department. She is also our official greeter. When not working, Mojito likes to cuddle and hang out with humans. Her favorite game is fetch, and her favorite stamp set is Critters at the Dog Park




Nancy Krueger works with Kelly to coordinate Lawn Fawn's social media, and has been with us since the beginning. She enjoys quiet evenings with her hubby, babysitting her grandkids and spending time with friends and family. She likes reading Sue Grafton and Dee Henderson mysteries, and binge watching NCIS on Netflix. She loves Lawn Cuts dies especially all the boxes, bags and pop-ups



Along with helping prep and ship out orders, Rachel Brophy makes sure all our blog winners receive their goodies and our stores are well stocked with giveaway prizes! In her free time, Rachel loves going on adventures with her daughters and husband. If she gets a brief moment to herself she loves to read, cook and try her hand at crafting. Rachel’s favorite Lawn fawn sets are Love You a Latte, which reflects her love of steaming beverages, and the Put a Bow on It die, which she uses to make cute bows for her daughter! 



Rebecca Kauffman does all things classes and tradeshows! She kits all our make-n-takes to ensure our customers have a great time crafting with us, whether they are new to Lawn Fawn or addicts like her. In her free time, she loves going to the beach with her awesome family. She is our resident New Yorker and in her favorite sets are Critters in the Burbs and Out of this World. We would say she's pretty "out of this world" as well!



Renata Dolezel is a graphic designer & illustrator and works closely with Erica on creating the fun dies and packaging design. She recently moved from California to Upstate New York with her wonderful husband, talkative son, 2 small dogs, and newly added 5 ducks to the family! Renata has always loved to draw and create since she was little that grew to be an obsession, trying to get her hands on a variety of crafting materials such as: paper, fabric, cardboard, felt, wire, floral, clay, and wood. She loves to experiment, learn new techniques, and believes that with any creative idea there is always a way to bring it to life. In her free time, you will find her innovating, relaxing with her family, doing outdoor activities, shopping, or socializing. Her all time favorite Lawn Fawn products are: Sweet Friends (because she loves sweet things), Cheery Christmas (favorite holiday), Woodland Critter Huggers (she loves animals), and Out of This World (because the universe is fascinating!).