3.31.2010

Easter Egg Basket Card


I popped by my friend's house this morning and she and another friend were making the cutest Easter egg cards that inspired me to make this card. They had punched out cute little eggs with the wide oval punch out of the Razzleberry Lemonade DSP.

For my card, I wanted to make a basket for the eggs, so I used a texture plate and the Scallop Envelope die and cut off the top and bottom flap to create the basket. I stamped Happy Easter with the set from the Occasions Mini Catalog and punched it out with the designer label punch. Then I layered it with the Matchbox die label.

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3.26.2010

Bunny Box



We made these cute Bunny Boxes at our last demonstrator meeting. Donna showed us how to use punches to create it! You could add a handle and make it a cute basket for Easter treats!

Supplies:
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Dies: Top Note Die, Leaves from Build a Flower Set #2
Punches: Wide Oval, Circle, Small Heart
Ribbon: Pretty in Pink satin


3.24.2010

Wings of Friendship Card

This is the second swap card I made for the Stampin' Up! Regional that I went to last Saturday. I hadn't used the Wings of Friendship yet, so I decided to give it a try with some brilliant blue, old olive, and crushed curry. I used markers to color the bird on the vine with the flowers and then I stamped the sentiments and punched it out with the large oval punch and layered it on the scalloped oval punch. I used some crushed curry polka-dot grosgrain ribbon across the bottom.

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3.23.2010

Trendy Tree Card

I was busy making swap cards for the Stampin' Up! Regional that I attended on Saturday and this is the first design that I made with the Trendy Trees stamp set. I used the Sweet Pea DSP pack as well. I don't normally use these colors so it was fun to try some new colors!

3.19.2010

Easter Spring MIni Milk Carton Double Carrier


I created this little double mini milk carton carrier basket for my stamp club last night. It's quick and easy to make! I started with a 4-1/4" x 6" pie of certainly celery and scored it at 1-1/4 on each side. I used a piece of 1/2" x 11" of cardstock for the handle. I used each stamp from the Eggcoutrement stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog to embellish the basket and mini milk cartons.

Supplies:
Stamps: Eggcoutrement
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Regal Rose, Melon Mambo
Ink: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Regal Rose
Punches: 1" & 3/4" Circle, Designer Label, Large and Small Tag, Trio Flower
Accessories: half pearls, apricot grosgrain ribbon

3.17.2010

My Favorite Box


This is my favorite box! I think it is sooo cute! I have the pattern for the box here in a previous post.
I made three cards with the Trendy Trees stamp set and the Sweet Pea DSP. The Sweet Pea has 48 sheets of fun spring images and coordinates with the Sweet Pea stitched felt pieces! I love all the fun designs!

Supplies:
Stamps: Trendy Trees
Paper: Sweet Pea DSP, Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie
Punches: Scallop Square, 1-1/4 Square, Word Window, Modern Label, Scallop Circle, Circle
Ribbon: Old Olive & Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon


3.15.2010

Of the Earth Hinged Box



I saw a hinged box somewhere and I can't find it, so I decided to figure out how to make my own. It took a couple of tries but this is what I came up with!

For the bottom box I started with a 3" x 8-1/2" piece of mellow moss scored at 7/8" across the bottom and at 3-1/8", 4, 7-1/8", & 8" along the width of the cardstock.

For the top box I used a 4-1/2 x 7-1/2 piece of mellow moss scored at 1" across the top and at 3-1/4" and 4-1/4" along the width of the cardstock.

I punched a small hole in the bottom left hand corner of the boxes and used a brad to attach them together.


Here is what it looks like open with the cards and envies inside.

Supplies:
Stamp: Of the Earth
Paper: Mellow Moss, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink: Riche Razzleberry, White Craft
Accessories: 1-3/4 Circle Punch, Blossom Party Sizzix die


Here is the video tutorial that I created:



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3.12.2010

Thank You Cards


I love making 3x3 cards to give as thank you gifts! I used the Level 1 Hostess set, Of the Earth for these cards. I was inspired by Kristin's cards. I love the simple look of white craft ink stamped on dark cardstock colors. I'm working on a new kind of box to hold the cards in. Stay tuned to see what I come up with!

Recipe:
Stamps: Of the Earth, Fresh Cuts
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Mellow Moss, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, White Craft Ink
Punches: Modern Label, Scallop Square, 1-1/4 Square
Accessories: White taffeta ribbon, Polka Dot Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain ribbon

3.05.2010

Simple Beautiful Butterfly Wings Card


This piece of Cottage Wall DSP really lends itself to a simple card. I just added some butterflies from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit and created this simple card. The Beautiful Wings Embosslit is a hot item and currently on backorder - but you can still order it and then you can easily create these beautiful butterflies!

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3.01.2010

Bird by a Fence


I made this card last year at a demonstrator meeting. Kathleen showed us how to make the cutest fence complete with weathering by using Stampin' Up!'s texture plates. We ran whisper white cardstock through the Big Shot with the weathered textured plate that had some going gray ink rubbed on it. Then we used the circle punch to give the tops of the fence a curve.

We added some leaves from the Little Leaves Sizzlit and some flowers from the Boho Blossoms and Trio Flowers Punch. I added the final touch of a bird to the top of the flower stem.

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