Happy Easter!

Today I am sharing the Easter card and treat holders made in this month’s class.  The card is a variation on the gate style card and was made using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch from Stampin’ Up!. Specific instructions for making this style of card are numerous on You Tube and after viewing several of the videos, I was able to develop the method that I felt would work best.

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Card
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Card Interior
The class enjoyed making the card but the various treat holders made were the highlight.  Below are photos of the four different treat holders that were made.  The treat box instructions can be found at  www.stampingwithamore.com – Angela specializes in boxes!  
Peeps Box

Easter Egg

Treat Boxes
Scalloped Tag Punch Treat Holder
Check in next week and I’ll provide more details on the treat holders. 
Have a Happy Easter!

Masculine Birthday Card

It’s another rainy day, golf was canceled and I’m using the opportunity to update my neglected blog! The forecast is for possible freezing temperatures tonight…the dogwoods and azaleas are blooming…please can Spring temperatures return permanently!?  Looking on the positive side…perhaps the rain will put an end to the pine pollen that covers everything outdoors with a yellow hue.
Now onto the real focus of this post – a masculine birthday card.  Last month, my dad celebrated his birthday and below is the card sent to him.  I saw a similar card online and loved the simple look.  The sandpipers from Stampin’ Up! Wetlands stamp set were stamped onto watercolor paper using StazOn Jet Black Ink.  Aqua painters were used to “color” the background with the Pool Party and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Pad inks.  The Stampin’ Distress Tool was used to rough up the edges of the watercolor paper and since “bling” was not appropriate, linen thread was wrapped and tied to add another dimension to the card.  Soft Sky card stock was texture embossed with the Decorative Dots TIEF (it was free during SAB, keep fingers crossed that it will be in new catalog!).  Dimensionals were used to attach each layer to the Baked Brown Sugar card stock base.

Masculine Birthday Card using Stampin’ Up! Wetlands Stamp Set

Tomorrow I will be posting the Easter treat holders and card that were made in the monthly card class so be sure to check back for that post.
Enjoy your day!