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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Coloring Lovely Lattice

The past few weeks, I have been promoting that during Sale-a-Bration you have the opportunity to earn free product.  One of the many products you can earn is the Lovely Lattice stamp set.   This is a beautiful stamp set that you will have fun coloring.  There are so many techniques you can choose from when you put the images to the paper.  My personal favorite would be to color with the Stampin’ Blends or the Aqua Painter.  Take advantage of Sale-a-Bration and earn this set for free with a $50 purchase from my online store.   

There are so many other products in the Sale-a-Bration catalog you can choose from or earn in addition to this stamp set. If you don’t have a Sale-a-Bration catalog, download it here and take a look at all the choices.  You can also download the Occasions catalog here.  Shop all products in my online store here.  Enjoy! 

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Butterflies All Around

With Sale-a-Bration in full swing, you can really take advantage of some of the wonderful free products in the catalog this year.  Take a look below to see how some of the Sale-a-Bration products tie into to the Occasions catalog.  The coordination is wonderful when you are creating projects.  It’s even better with butterflies all around the Occasions Catalog.  One particular area is the Gingham Gala Suite that consists of the Butterfly Gala bundle.  Let’s take a look at these products and see how they all coordinate.

Butterflies are so beautiful so I am very excited about all these products that coordinate together.  Sale-a-Bration is all about earning those free products and expanding your craft supplies.  Butterflies are all around this year in the form of the Butterfly Gala bundle.  Enjoy all it has to offer and earn some of it for free.

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Spirited Snowmen Drink Coasters

Looking for a fun project?  These cork Snowman Drink Coasters feature the Spirited Snowmen and are fun to make.  Plus if you’re looking for a quick, inexpensive gift you can make a set and package them in less than 30 minutes!  You can find the cork coasters in craft stores or online.  I was able to purchase them from Widget.com last year and it is great that a variety of thicknesses are available for purchase.  Since the coasters have been on the shelf in my craft room, it was time to use them for a project. (How many times have you purchased supplies for a project only to let the items sit idle?!)  I knew the Spirited Snowman stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog would be the perfect stamp set to use on the coasters. 

The snowmen are appropriate to use not just for Christmas but for the entire winter season.  I have made several sets and the cork coasters work great to protect my wood furniture from hot and cold beverages.   

Spirited Snowmen Coasters

Stamping Tip:

To ensure a good stamped impression, I suggest using the Stamparatus.  It also allows you to stamp two images at the same time.  I did not use the magnets to hold the drink coasters in place and was careful to not move the drink coasters until after stamping  using Stazon Jet Black ink. To receive a clear impression, I found it necessary to ink and stamp the image twice.  

Coloring Tips: 

Select a variety of Stampin’ Blends to color desired areas of the snowmen.  To avoid smearing of the Stazon Jet Black ink, color just up to the edge and avoid coloring over the black ink.  Allow the inks to dry for 5-10 minutes, otherwise they can smear.  After drying, the ink is permanent.  In the small detail areas, it is best to stipple with the point end of the Stampin’ Blend versus coloring with a back and forth motion.  Note – when stamping, it is not recommended to use Stazon with Stampin’ Blends but for this project waterproof ink is needed so practice careful coloring techniques.

   Have fun creating your own Spirited Snowmen drink coasters!  

Happy stamping and contact me with any questions…

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CASE the Catalog – Best Friends with Bella & Friends and Pretty Kitty

Happy Labor Day!  It’s time again for CASE the Catalog Monday. 

This week two unused stamp sets on my craft room shelf  were used to recreate the card on page 31 in the Annual Catalog.  The card features Bella & Friends and the Pretty Kitty stamp sets on page 30.  These two stamp sets contain some great sentiments and have perfect images to create cards for all ages – especially for animal lovers too!  Check out the details below on how to recreate this card.

Bella and Friends and Pretty Kitty

Talk about loads of fun…first stamp images with StazOn ink onto Whisper White cardstock (4 -1/4″ x 3″).   To color the images, use watercolor pencils and blender pens.  The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock and a top piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP Collection (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″).  Highlight the stamped and colored image layer by adding a layer of Coastal Cabana cardstock  (4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″) .  After stamping the sentiment, embellish with a heart from the Frame Elements and a bow of White Baker’s Twine.  

Since it was such enjoyment coloring the card, I decided to use another of the images from the Pretty Kitten stamp set.  The following card is ready to send to a friend.  

Stampin' Up! Pretty Kitty Stamp Set, Stampin' Blends, Share What You Love Designer Series Paper

First stamp the “peeking in” image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and color with Stampin’ Blends.  Colors are Granny Apple Green, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake and Pumpkin Pie.  Basic Black cardstock creates the card base and the Share What You Love DSP layer pulls the card together.  Using Layering Circles Thinlits, cut the image piece and the layering Basic Black cardstock pieces.  Finally, attach to upper portion of card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Tie 1/2″ Black Satin Ribbon around card at seam of DSP to complete the card.

My Challenge to You: 

Pull out an unused stamp set and recreate the item that first inspired you to make purchase the set!  

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A Beautiful Backdrop

I love to share cards with you created using new stamp sets.  The Lilypad Lake stamp set is a new favorite.  The images make it so easy to create cards with a beautiful backdrop.  I have a card below and even added the lily pad to the envelope to help for effect.  Your friends and family will love what you do with this stamp set any time of year.  It has some beautiful sentiments as well to go with it.

Here is my Beautiful Backdrop Card

The card is easy to put together.  I used the Lilypad Lake stamp set.  In addition to the Whisper White Thick card stock, I used the new Balmy Blue card stock.  Additionally, you need the Tuxedo Black memento ink for stamping the images.  Also, the Old Olive & Daffodil Delight Stampin blends for coloring lily pads on the card and the envelope front.

Here is a tip: Insert a scrap of paper inside of the envelope when coloring with Stampin’ Blends.  This will help to prevent ink from bleeding through to back of the envelope because the Stampin’ Blends are so vibrant.

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