Easter Treat Holders

Another project from the All About Easter class earlier this week were Easter Treat Holders.  The first project holds a carrot shaped treat holder.  Last month at our team meeting, we were able to make a similar holder.  Thank you Gloria for the idea! It is a project that I knew would be perfect to include in the All About Easter class. The carrot treat containers are available at Dollar Tree and the boxes are perfect to hold the carrot erect.   Another of the treat projects is a CASE from Angie Juda.  For both projects, simply cut and score cardstock to create the holder.  Refer to the details below the photos for more details.

Don’t you agree each box is perfect for holding the Easter treats? Either of the treat holders are perfect to use as table favors.  Or just use when you want to give someone a special Easter treat.  The carrot treat holder is sized large enough that you can add a non-candy item such as nuts or a package of garden seeds.

Each box is quick and easy so you can make multiples at a time.  Simply cut the cardstock, score, cut the opening, and fold.  Add Designer Series Paper and embellish.  How Sweet It Is and Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper are used for the projects above.  

Carrot Treat Box Details
  1. Start with a 2-3/4″ x 11″ piece of Pineapple Punch cardstock.  Score the cardstock at 4″, 6-1/4″, 7-1/2″ and 9-3/4″. 
  2. Cut selected designer series paper to 2-3/8″ x 2-3/8 and a 2-3/8 x 1-1/8″.
  3. To create the cutout to insert carrot, use the 2″ circle punch or the layering circle dies to cut a hole in the cardstock.  The panel for the hole is between the 7`1/2″ and 9-3/4″ score lines.   
  4. Attach the designer series paper as shown in the photo above. 
  5. Apply Tear and Tape adhesive to the smaller end panel and seal to form box shape.
  6. Stamp the bunny and carrot onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  The stamps are from the Best Bunny Photopolymer Stamp Set in the Annual Catalog.  Highlight the bunny with the Petal Pink Stampin’ Write Marker and punch using the 1-1/2″ circle punch.  Color the carrot with the Pumpkin Pie and Granny Apple Green Stamper Write markers.  You’ll need to fussy cut the carrot.  Use the 1-3/8″ scallop circle punch to cut Pineapple Punch cardstock. Attach  the bunny onto the scallop circle with adhesive and add the carrot using a mini-glue dot.  
  7. Embellish by adding slip a piece of Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon and use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the bunny scallop piece over the ribbon.

Visit Angie Juda at My Chic ‘n Scratch for details on creating the Easter Chick treat box.  I embellished her design by adding flowers using the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack from the Occasions Catalog.  The finishing touch is adding green paper shred under the chick.  

NOTICE:  Stampin’ Up! announced that the Stampin’ Trimmer and accessories are retiring effective June 3, 2019.  I encourage you to order your trimmer supplies soon!

Thanks for stopping by!  I have more Easter projects to share so check back on Friday!

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Waterfront Birthday Card

The Waterfront birthday card in today’s post is a great card when you need a generic themed card.  It features the Waterfront Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Well Written Framelits Dies. Notice the card size.  It uses the 4″ x 6″ Night of Navy Card Base from the Happiness Blooms Memories & More Cards & Envelopes.  The Memories & More cards & envelopes simplify card making and offers two sizes of cards with matching envelopes.  

Waterfront Stamp Set Masculine Birthday Card

Since the card base is larger, a couple of cardstock layers fill the blank space.  Tan and navy are a wonderful color combination. Therefore, Crumb Cake cardstock is sandwiched between the Night of Navy layers.  Stamp the images from the Waterfront Stamp Set onto the Whisper White cardstock using a variety of classic stampin’ pad colors. Use a blender pen to soften any overlapping lines.  The color selection for the card above includes Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Early Espresso, Night of Navy, Balmy Blue and Crushed Curry.  When stamping the center mountain with the Crumb Cake ink, stamp off the image onto a scrap paper once before stamping onto the card. Stamp the mountains on the left and right without stamping off.    

After stamping the images onto the card, use the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to add texture. Unfortunately the texture is not evident in the photo but it has the appearance of a linen paper. 

Birthday Wishes is cut from Night of Navy cardstock using Well Written Framelits Dies.  TIP: attach a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to the Night of Navy prior to cutting with the framelits. This makes it easy to add the sentiment to the card front. 

The Waterfront Stamp Set is perfect for creating generic birthday cards and is my go to set for masculine themed cards.  Order your supplies below under Project Materials.

Thanks for stopping by!  See you on Friday with a new project idea.

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Sale-a-Bration Last Call

Our annual Sale-a-Bration sale is coming to an end this Sunday and before we know it, the new catalog will be here.  These products will not be in the new catalog, so take a minute to see what Sale-a-Bration products you would still like to get.  There were a few additional Sale-a-Bration releases in the last weeks.  Sale-a-Bration Coordination will also end on March 31st.  Those are the products that coordinate with many of our Sale-a-Bration items.  There have been both Sale-a-Bration and Sale-a-Bration Coordination products that have sold out. 

There are still some great products to select and one of my favorite project ideas is shown below using the Home to Roost Cling Stamp Set. Click here to order the products used to make the cards and receive the Home To Roost stamp set for FREE. 

Home to Roost Cards

 

REMEMBER: Earn free product for every $50 you purchase (before shipping and tax), or host a qualifying party and earn free product based on your sales or best of all, join my team and not only earn free products, but add the new Craft and Carry Tote to your supply order.  So as you can see, you have options to take advantage of during Sale-a-Bration.   

Act quickly before products are sold out and before the end of Sunday, March 31!  Contact me with questions or for assistance with ordering.

Quick Links:

Download the Annual Catalog 
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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!

 

Summer Paradise

With Sale-a-Bration ending soon, I would like to share one of my favorite Sale-a-Bration products from the catalog.  The By the Bay stamp set is a beautiful stamp set for creating the most lovely Summer paradise cards.  Just look at the images, close your eyes and imagine the beach, the water, and the waves.  It’s a great image in our mind right?  So why not make it an image you can look at often?

Not only are the images beautiful but they are lots of fun to color.  For the card below, I used Shimmery White Cardstock for stamping the image onto and my Aqua Painter to color the image.  I find it relaxing to sit and color.  Even better is that I have never been brave enough to paint the front door of my house red, so I was able to fulfill my urge when coloring the door on the stamped image!  The colors used for this project are listed under the Project Materials.  

One of the cards below that you can see in the catalog also highlights what could be a beautiful sunset.  I love the birds on the other card and soft coloring.  Nothing but serenity when you look at these images. 

 

So did you pick up this stamp set during Sale-a-Bration?  If you didn’t, you still have time.  Visit my online store today. 

Happy Stamping!

Quick Links:

Download the Annual Catalog 
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Featuring Needlepoint Nook

In an earlier post this week, the Needlepoint Nook bundle was introduced to you.  Today, I am featuring the Needlepoint Nook bundle in three different cards.  The Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper is especially highlighted.  The detail of the designer series paper is amazing!  You are able to see the individual embroidery strands of the stitches.  With such detail, it makes creating cards simple since the paper can be the feature element.  

Helpful Hints:

As you look at the samples, notice the first two from the left are very simple cards.  The pink card really features the paper with just a ribbon tie and a stamped sentiment added.  This card is perfect for the beginning stamper or anyone needing a quick to make card.  To create the sentiment, first use the Needlepoint Elements Framelits Die to emboss embroidery stitching on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Next you will stamp the sentiment into the center of the embossed piece.  Lastly, cut the shape using the coordinating Pretty Label Punch.

The blue butterfly card includes a “tuxedo” fold to add interest to the card front.  The double-sided designer series paper is great since the reverse design coordinates perfectly.  To create the “tuxedo” look, mark the midpoint of the designer series paper. For the sample above, the designer series paper is 5-1/4″ x 4″ so the midpoint is 2″ from right edge and 2-9/16″ from top (the Stampin’ Trimmer is the perfect tool to use!).  After marking the midpoint, cut from the midpoint to the right edge.  Fold back the flaps to create the “tuxedo” collar.  After folding, attach the designer series paper to a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of whisper white cardstock. 

The far right sample is good transition card for a beginning stamper to build upon their skills.  The layered embellishment and sentiment are stamped using colors that coordinate with the paper.  With the Needlepoint Elements Dies it is easy to cut the shapes.  To add more visual interest, snip between each strand of the Flax Ribbon and separate the strands.  

Remember for a 10% savings, order the Needle & Thread Bundle.  The bundle includes the Needle & Thread Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Needlepoint Elements Dies.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting…

Quick Links:

Download the Annual Catalog 
Download the Occasions Catalog and see all the new products
Visit the Clearance Rack for unadvertised specials 
Sign up for my newsletter 
10% Off Coordinating Product Bundles

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