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

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 Scout. 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).

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.


Eloise Narrigan is a freelance illustrator inspired by animals, food, handmade things, and the jobs that make up a neighborhood. She thoroughly enjoys drawing stamp sets for Lawn Fawn, especially when she can include a friendly little lizard or bug. Eloise draws and drinks coffee in Providence, Rhode Island, where she lives with her husband and five very hardy houseplants. Some of her favorite Lawn Fawn products are Fangtastic Friends, You Goat This, and every Tiny Gift Box Add-On, especially the Raccoon and Fox add-on.


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 ShurkusJenn 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 teaching online and in-person classes, you can find Jenn with her toes in the sand at her favorite Cape Cod beach or snuggling her kitties, Mister Harley, Gus and Jac. Jenn's favorite Lawn Fawn sets are Mermaid for You and Happy Harvest. You can find details about her classes here.

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 products are the Simply Celebrate Summer stamp and the Magic Picture Changer!



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.


Katelyn Lizardi Rodriguez is an illustrator and graphic designer who loves to create whimsical stamp sentiments for Lawn Fawn. She grew up in Southern California and now lives in the Bay Area with her little family of four - her husband, baby girl and rascally golden retriever pup. Aside from drawing stamp artwork, she loves to watercolor landscapes and portraits as well as cook and bake yummy treats for her family. When she has a moment to craft, she loves to make cards to send to loved ones and scrapbook pages for her daughter’s baby book. Some of her favorite Lawn Fawn products are, Love You a Latte, Riley’s ABC’s and Snow Globe Scenes.


Linda Barber works with Erica in all things design and marketing related. She loves to eat and loves to nap (in that order). Linda also likes traveling, reading, and taking Math classes. But most of all, she likes to cluster with her three very tall children on their really large sofa and watch Asian dramas and animes. 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 the humans. Her favorite game is fetch, and her favorite stamp set is Critters at the Dog Park.


Nancy Krueger is the OG of the Fawnies, having been with us since the beginning. She is our social media person and oversees our Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog. She loves coordinating with all of our amazing designers who inspire us with their projects and videos. She also enjoys chatting with our friends on all our social media sites. She is a fan of our Lawn Cuts die sets especially our boxes, bags and tags which she loves to use for gift-giving!


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!).


Sanne K.Y. van der Wel is the illustrator of SKYIllustration and loves helping Lawn Fawn out with designing and creating cute and fun critters. She lives in the Netherlands with her her husband Ewout, son Leo and cat Boof. In their spare time they enjoy gardening, watching movies, sailing and improving their house. Some of her favorite products are the clear stamp sets Meow You Doin'Bubbles of Joy, Happy Howloween, and Really High Five.


Stephanie Ramirez is a freelance illustrator who loves creating cute people and animals for Lawn Fawn. She enjoys camping, the ocean, and eating delicious food with her family. She lives with her husband, baby daughter, and senior cat. Her favorite stamp set is Critters in the Sea and Manatee-rific!