Gingham Treat Basket

Ready for another treat project from the All About Easter class?  Today’s post, Gingham Treat Basket, highlights the Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper.  There are various versions of this basket style on Pinterest.  I do not recall where I saw the dimensions used but it’s a simple basket that is fun to embellish.  I love the look of the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (DSP) and selected the Lemon Lime Twist color for the basket.  To embellish the basket, the Daisy Punch was used to punch multiple daisies from the Daffodil Delight Gingham Gala DSP.  The color of the Gingham Gala DSP are perfect for Spring.  Keeping with the theme, a pick featuring the Fable Friends bunny with a crown of flowers adds the finishing touch.  

Creating the basket:
  1. Score one page of the Gingham Gala at 2″ and 4″, rotate and score again at 2″ and 4″.
  2. On one side, cut along the score lines just to the point where the score lines intersect.  Rotate paper 180° and again, cut along the score line to the point where the score lines intersect.
  3. Use a bone folder to burnish along the score lines.
  4. Cut a 1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of coordinating cardstock to use as handle.
  5. Form basket by pulling the cut pieces to the middle of the 4″ panel on each side and overlapping. Place handle atop the pieces and staple to secure.  
  6. Optional: To cover the staples inside of the basket, punch a  1″ circle punch of the gingham paper and adhere with adhesive over the exposed staples.
Embellishing the Basket:
  1. Punch four daisies from the Daffodil Delight Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper.
  2. Sponge the edges of each daisy using Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad and a sponge dauber.
  3. Use a bone folder to curl the daisy petals.  Layer two daisies and connect with a stampin’ dimensional. Repeat with other daisy petals (embellishment is on both sides of basket)
  4. Create daisy center using the Bitty Blooms Punch Bundle to cut a flower from a scrap of Daffodil Delight cardstock.  Attach using a mini glue dot.  Add a Glitter Enamel Dot to the center. 
  5. Cut leaves from Lemon Lime Twist and Vellum Cardstocks using the Foliage Frame Framelits Dies. 
  6. Attach leaves to back of the daisy using mini glue dots.
  7. Use Stampin Dimensionals to attach a daisy to each basket side at the handle.   
Making the Bunny Pick:
  1. Stamp the rabbit from Fable Friends Cling Stamp Set using Jet Black Stazon Ink onto Shimmery White cardstock.
  2. Color using an Aqua Painter, Crumb Cake and Lemon Lime Twist inks.
  3. Fussy cut the rabbit using paper snips.
  4. Create a crown of flowers by punching three Daffodil Delight flowers (two are solid cardstock and one is Gingham Gala DSP) using the Bitty Blooms Punch Bundle.  Use leaf in Bitty Blooms to punch leaves. 
  5. Attach the flowers and leaves to the rabbit using mini glue dots, slightly cupping the flowers to fit.  
  6. Add a basic rhinestone jewel to the center of each flower.
  7. On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp Enjoy (from Dear Doily) using the black ink.  Punch with 2″ circle punch so that the word is to the left side of circle with room to add the bunny.
  8. Punch a 2-1/4″ circle of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock to use as base for pick.  With multipurpose adhesive, glue pick to the base. (since I wanted a pick slightly longer than a regular toothpick, I shortened a four-inch bamboo skewer to approximately 2-3/4″ by breaking off a piece from the non-pointed end)
  9. Attach the Enjoy circle to the pick base using stampin’ dimensionals.
  10. Finish by adding the bunny. The treats and paper shreds help to hold pick in place.

Thanks for stopping by!  I am attending OnStage in Charlotte this weekend and get a sneak peak of the upcoming Annual Catalog along with some of the new products.   So be sure to check in next week as I’ll be sharing details.  Have a great weekend!

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All About Easter

Happy Monday!  Today the monthly card class featured All About Easter projects.  The group had fun making cards and several treat holders.  Since Easter is approaching in a couple of weeks, I’ll be sharing the projects in the next several posts.  The first of the projects is an Easter greetings card.  Have you seen the bunny from the Fable Friends Cling Stamp Set in the Occasions Catalog?  The bunny is so cute so I knew he had to be included in some of the projects.  The bunny also reminds me of the bunny from the Beatrix Potter books.  The Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder adds dimension to the background layer.  

Card Details:

Create the card base using Crumb Cake cardstock.  Next, texture emboss a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Grapefruit Grove cardstock using the Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Attach to the card base using adhesive. 

Stamp the bunny from the Fable Friends Cling Stamp Set onto Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Then color the bunny body using both Crumb Cake Light and Crumb Cake Dark Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Highlight the center of the ears and the bunny abdomen using the Petal Pink Light Stampin’ Blends Marker.  Notice the bunny’s jacket?  The jacket area of the bunny stamp is stamped onto a scrap of Grapefruit Grove Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper.  After stamping, use paper snips to “fussy cut” the jacket.  To add grass around the bunny, use Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin’ Pad and the grass stamp from the Fable Friends stamp set.  Cut using the large oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  Use the large oval die from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies to cut Crumb Cake Cardstock.  Layer the bunny oval onto the Crumb Cake Oval.

Using the Memento Tuxedo Black Ink pad to stamp the sentiment from the stamp set onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  The sentiment tag uses the Detailed Birthday Elements Framelits Dies which are now discontinued.  However, it’s easy to create a tag using an oblong die such as in the Storybook Scene Thinlits.  Use a handheld circle punch to create the circle to add the Silver & Petal Pink Baker’s Twine.  Add the Bunny Oval to the tufted layer on the card base.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the greeting.  Complete the card by adding Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins and Basic Pearls to embellish the card.  

Thanks you for stopping by!  Check back on Wednesday to see another All About Easter project!
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Lunch Bag Note Cards

Today’s project, Lunch Bag Note Cards, is a quick and easy project.  Perfect if you are new to paper stamping or are in the need for a speedy project.  Plus, the note cards are stinkin’ cute!  The note cards are the Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes so a perfect size to add to a lunch or book bag.  On different occasions, I plan to add a note to my husband’s golf bag along with his lunch.  Maybe it will improve his golf game for the day!  I am also gifting some of the cards for use in my grandson’s school bag.  

Hey Love Narrow Note Cards

With Jet Black Stazon Ink and the Hey Love Cling Stamp Set stamp the images on the narrow note cards.  Use the Watercolor Pencils and a blender pen to color each image.  Super easy!  The Narrow Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes come in a set of 20 so you can make multiple sets.

The narrow note cards are perfect to use for thinking of you sentiments or offering words of encouragement.  It will make the day for the recipient!

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Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend and be sure to do something creatively. 

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New Clearance Items

You can get your hands on some new Clearance Rack items if you act fast.  The Clearance Rack has had some items added to it recently.  It was a surprise to me as well given that we already have a year-end closeout sale in motion.

The Clearance Rack has a fresh face this week.  If you like to save while you shop and plan ahead, this is the perfect time to take advantage of the savings.  I know some of you are focusing on Christmas but sometimes we need a distraction from all the hustle and bustle.  Take a minute to see what’s on sale.
 
Some of the new products added are perfect for the new year and Valentine’s Day.  Take advantage of this wonderful sale and pick up some products to add to your “loving” collection.  
You definitely don’t want to miss these products at these savings. 
 
Combine that with the year-end closeout sale and you can really shop at great savings!
Let me know if you have any questions about this sale.

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Christmas Gift Bag

Create this perfect Christmas Gift Bag for the holidays this year.  Fill it with your goodies or small gifts and surprise that special someone.  It’s so much fun to create personal gift bags during the holidays.  I love creating personal hand-made packaging in addition to cards and gifts.  It’s a sure sign of joy and gift giving during the holiday season.  My heart is full of love for crafting.  Let them know how much you care. 

Christmas Gift Bag – All images © Stampin’ Up!®

You can find Santa’s Bags on page 19 of the Holiday Catalog.  They are perfect for crafting.  First of all, this one is decorated using the tree stamp from Timeless Tidings and Garden Green ink (you can also use any dark green ink that you have on hand).  Before stamping the bag, cut a piece of cardstock to insert inside of the bag to prevent ink bleed through and to provide better stamping surface. 

To create the tag, I used the Better Together stamp set in the Annual Catalog and Cherry Cobbler ink for the greeting.  I also used Garden Green ink for the tree.  Stamp off the image onto a different paper and then stamp over the sentiment.  Also, sponge the label edge with the Garden Green.  Finally, use Cherry Cobbler twine from the Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine Trio and wrap around the bag drawstring.  The punches that were used are the Everyday Label & 1/8″ handheld. 

All of these products are available in my online store.  I know you will enjoy having this Christmas gift bag option for any last minute gift giving this holiday season.  I always enjoy the faces of everyone that receives my special holiday packaging.

 

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Remember Our Year-End Closeout

I hope you remember our year-end closeout and have had a chance to visit my online store to pick up some sale items.  Maybe even find a little something for that special crafter on your order.  There is also nothing wrong with getting some gifts for yourself this holiday season.  Remember to take advantage of any retiring products you may want.  All the products on sale are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST so make sure to shop my online store early to ensure you get your favorites.

There is also a flyer (which you can download below) for the year-end savings.  If you haven’t printed it out, you may want to print it and keep it handy.  But remember, all the products are while supplies last.  I think it’s important to always have my information at my fingertips.  Especially since I can shop right from my phone any time day or night.   You can always check my online store for the most updated information.WIth our bundles, remember they only last during the catalog time and when the products are first introduced. After that catalog’s period of time is over, the products might carry over but the bundle pricing does not. If you have any questions about this special year-end savings, please don’t hesitate to contact me. 

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