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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Maximizing Your Designer Series Paper

Earlier this week on a Facebook Live, I highlighted maximizing your Designer Series Paper.  Twelve cards can be made from one 12″ x 12″ sheet of Designer Series Paper (DSP).  The only scrap for the trash left after making the cuts is a 1/2″ x 1-1/2″ inch piece.  The Designer Series Paper in the sample cards is Painted Seasons.  This Designer Series Paper is a FREE Sale-a-Bration selection and is only available until March 31 (just a few more days!).  The twelve cards and cutting guide are shown below.   

Cutting Guide:

Tips for cutting:

  1. Use the photo as your guide and cut the vertical lines first. In the photo, the pink arrows designate the vertical cut lines. 
  2. Cut the first vertical line at a width of 4″.
  3. The next vertical cut is 3″ in width.
  4. The final vertical cut is 3-1/2″ in width. 
  5. After completing these cuts, you will have a 4″ x 12″ strip, a 3″ x 12″ strip, a 3-1/2″ x 12″ strip and a 1-1/2″ x 12″ strip.
  6. Refer to the photo and cut the strips to the appropriate sizes for the cards.

Click on this link: How to Maximize your Designer Series Paper to watch cutting of the 12″ x 12″ designer series paper.

It’s time to stop hoarding your Designer Series Paper so start cutting and maximizing your Designer Series Paper!

A tutorial for each of the cards is under the Tutorial tab at the top of the blog.  

REMINDER:

Sale-A-Bration ends on Sunday, March 31.  There are some great product selections including the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper.  To view the available selections, click here.  You can follow this link to Shop Now.

If you would like to receive ongoing savings on your purchases, join my Playtime with Paper team.  During Sale-a-bration, you can select $175 of product for only $99.  Or if you would like the Craft & Carry Tote, the registration free is $129 and you still select $175 worth of product.  This is an additional $50 of product! Best of all, you receive free shipping on your registration order.  To register and start saving on your future purchase, click here and select which option you prefer. Contact me with your questions.  Don’t forget this offer ends on March 31 so act now!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

 

“How Sweet It Is” Sweet Treats

Today, I am sharing a variety of sweet treats highlighting the How Sweet It Is product suite.  I love the bright, colorful prints in the How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper.  What makes it even better is the Jar of Sweets Framelits Dies perfectly match some of the candy jar images.  Plus the coordinating Sweetest Thing photopolymer stamp set offers more project options.  The stamps and dies are in the Sweetest Thing Bundle.

The design inspiration for the sample cards is from the How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper. Coordinating cardstock colors are used for sample cards.  Each card measures is a 4″ x 4″square.  The sentiments on each card are from the Sweetest Thing stamp set.

Sweet Cup

One of the fun products in the suite is the package of Sweet Cups.  The sweet cups are perfect to package treats or small gifts.  To cover the cup base, create a template by tracing a deconstructed cup or contact me for a template!  Use cup template to cut a piece of the How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper.  Wrap the paper around the cup base and attach with strong adhesive.   A coordinating piece of designer series paper is cut using the largest circle from the Layering Circles Dies (in the Annual Catalog).  

Notice the sweet cup lid?  The candy jar is standing upright.  It’s easy to do.  First, select the jar shape from the How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper.  Then cut the jar with the matching framelit from Jar of Sweets Framelits Dies.  Next, cut a slit in the middle of the large circle designer series paper and slip the base of the jar into the slit.  Bend the base to create a tab to hold the jar upright.  Attach to the sweet cup lid using strong adhesive.  To complete the embellishment, use the Sweet Pins & Tags accessory kit and Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green 3/8″ reversible ribbon to add the finishing touches. 

This is a fun suite and the bright colors are wonderful for creating cheerful projects.  You can place your order via my online store and be sure to contact me for the Sweet Cup template!

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A Sweet Surprise

What a sweet surprise!  There is a lot of hype around the “How Sweet It Is” suite.  It’s a fun suite that has so much color and sweetness wrapped into one.  Use it to create all your birthday projects this year.  The coordination is so perfect.  Sweetsuite
The bright colors scream fun!  In addition to birthday projects, the Sweet Treat cups are perfect for creating treats for all occasions.  

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Another option you have is to just purchase the Sweet Thing bundle which consists of the Sweetest Thing stamp set and Jar of Sweets Framelits Dies.  Just having these two products can give you the success to create amazing projects. 

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All our suites are in my online store. Don’t forget, during Sale-a-Bration, you can earn free product for every $50 purchase.  Take advantage of this sale while you can because the sale will end on March 31st.

Be sure to check back on Monday for project ideas using the “How Sweet It Is” Suite!    I have a variety of samples to share with you using this fun, colorful suite. 

Enjoy your weekend.

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The Beauty of Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper

Have you seen the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper on page 11 in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog?  It is a gorgeous paper!  The beauty of the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper is the elegant design.  In my opinion, the catalog photos do not do justice for the paper!  A vellum print from the designer paper creates the primary background layer on the card below.   The Floral Romance Suite includes the Wonderful Romance bundle with the Wonderful Romance Stamp Set and Wonderful Framelits Dies.  The sentiment and coordinating leaf embellishments are easily stamped and cut using the Wonderful Romance bundle.   The beauty of the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) is that you do not need to add a lot of embellishment…let the paper be the feature!

Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper

Materials:
  • Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper (5″ x 3-3/4″)
  • Wonderful Romance Bundle
  • Pear Pizzazz Cardstock (card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ – score at 5-1/2″; 3″ x 3-1/2″ for leaves)
  • Scrap of Mossy Meadow cardstock for small leaves
  • Whisper White Cardstock (card layer: 4″ x 5-1/4″, 2-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ for sentiment)
  • Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad
  • Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad
  • Fresh Fig 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon
  • Frosted Flower Embellishments
  • Adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals
Card Directions:
  1. Fold the Pear Pizzazz cardstock at score line to create a side fold card base.
  2. Attach the Whisper White cardstock layer to the Pear Pizzazz card base with adhesive.
  3. Use adhesive to attach the Floral Romance DSP to the Whisper White cardstock layer.
  4. Stamp sentiment from the Wonderful Romance Stamp Set with Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Ink onto the small piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Use the die from the Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies to cut the oval shape.
  5. Stamp the large leaves shape using Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Ink onto the Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  Cut using coordinating framelit die.  Use the small leaves dies to cut and emboss Pear Pizzazz cardstock to create three (3) leaves.  
  6. With the leaf framelit (stem with 5 leaves), cut a scrap of Mossy Meadow cardstock.  Trim the two (2) small leaves to use on front of sentiment.
  7.  Layer the Pear Pizzazz leaf and the Mossy Meadow leaves behind the sentiment oval.  Attach to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Embellish the front of the card with the individual leaves and the Frosted Flower embellishments.
  9. Finish by adding a triple loop bow tied using Fresh Fig 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon.   

Be sure to add the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper to your “must have” list!  You will be able to create beautiful, elegant cards using the paper’s designs.   Links for ordering are under the Project Materials tab located below.

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Alternate Pumpkin Cards

With all the products included in the Paper Pumpkin box each month, you can create alternate pumpkin cards.  I like to experiment with the products and see what else I can come up with.  There is nothing wrong with thinking outside the box, so see what you can come up with too.  You will have so much fun doing it. 

Here are a few I put together.  It’s an adorable stamp set and creates the perfect cards for children to take to school. 

 

If you are not a subscriber of Paper Pumpkin, you can sign up here.  It’s always a nice surprise when that box arrives.  I take it into my craft room and put my creativity to work. I wish Paper Pumpkin was around when I first started crafting.  It’s a great way to help bring your creativity to life. 

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