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Easter Friends say Happy Easter

I was inspired to create this card from Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge – Mint Macaron, So Saffron and Fresh Freesia. These colors are perfect for spring and for Easter. I recently purchased the Stampin’ Up Easter Friends and combined this stamp set with the color challenge to create an Easter card.

I used the three largest scalloped dies from the Scalloped Contours Dies. I used Fresh Freesia for the largest scalloped die then used DSP from the Hand-Penned DSP collection. The sentiment is from the Easter Friends stamp set and stamped in Mint Macaron on Basic White card stock. The cute ducky is stamped in Gray Granite and sponged with So Saffron. The legs, feet and beak were colored with a Blender Pen in So Saffron and colored darker than the body which I used a sponge dauber. To embellish I used Fresh Freesia color jewels from the 2021-2021 In Color Jewels. The ribbon is 3/8″ Open Weave Fresh Freesia. The inside of the card is stamped with Fresh Freesia sentiment and chick image in Gray Granite and sponged with So Saffron. Sentiment and images are from the Easter Friends Stampin’ Up stamp set.

Take the color challenge and see what you can create with these beautiful spring colors. Go to HHS and be inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments design team.

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Easter Friends say Happy Easter Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Easter Friends Stamp Set

Paper:  Card stock:  Thick Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Basic White; DSP: Hand-Penned, Specialty Paper

Ink: Gray Granite, So Saffron, Mint Macaron, Fresh Freesia

Accessories: Scalloped Contours Dies, In Color 2021-2023 In Color Jewels, 3/8″ Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon, sponge dauber, Blender Pen, dimensionals, mini glue dots

Everybunny Easter Treat

I’m so excited that spring is almost here!  In anticipation  I created this adorable pillow box and card  for Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge.  A perfect treat to put in an Easter basket or to give just as is.  The challenge this week is a color challenge.  Create any paper crafting project with the colors of Real Red, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight.

I used the new Easter stamp set, Everybunny, featured in the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.  This set has so many cute stamps perfect for Easter.  I made the box using the Pillow Box die.  I stamped the hot air balloon image on Crumb Cake with Soft Suede and Versamark then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I used a blender pen to add color to the bunny and the balloon.  I then cut out the image and for a finishing touch I used Dazzling Details on the balloon.  I punched the flowers with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack then embellished with rhinestones.  I stamped the sentiment on Daffodil Delight and tied hemp twine around the box.  The 3″ x 3″ card was so easy to make.  I embossed the Daffodil Delight layer with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  The chick image I stamped then clear embossed and punched with the 1-3/8″ circle.  The flower layer is punched with the Fancy Flower punch.

Everybunny pillow box and card

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I hope you’re inspired to join us over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  We’d love to see your creation.

HSS color challenge - Real Red, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight

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Everybunny Pillow Box and Card

Box Size:   3.75″ w x 2.25″ h

Card Size:  3″ x 3″

Stamp sets: Everybunny

Paper: Card Stock:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Real Red, Daffodil Delight

Ink: Real Red, Soft Suede

Accessories: Pillow Box Die, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 1-3/8 circle punch, Fancy Flower punch, Corner Rounder punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Hemp Twine, Dazzling Details, Basic Rhinestones

Easter Favors to dress up your party

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have an Easter theme challenge. Create any Easter project – cards, 3D projects, party favors, baskets, gift sets…you get the idea. There are so many projects you can create to dress up this holiday.

For this challenge I created a small bunny basket perfect for Easter candy. I printed the chocolate bunny, Spring Vintage DSP and sentiment from My Digital Studio. I dressed him up with ivory grosgrain ribbon and adhered him to the front of the box. I punched the sentiment with the oval punch and layered it over a Regal Rose Scallop oval. I modified this box template by cutting off the back and made a handle from Regal Rose CS with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch.

My other project is the carrot box made with Stampin’ Up’s Petal Cone die.  Love this die.  I textured the Pumpkin Pie CS with Texture Plates Kit #4.  The carrot top was created by cutting two Old Olive banners in half length-wise and curling them around a paper piercing tool.  I adhered them with mini glue dots to the inside of the flaps so the flaps could still be folded under each other to close the box.  The bunny was stamped and clear embossed then punched with 1-3/8 circle punch then layers on Peach Parfait DSP from the Hostess level 1 paper pack.  For the larger scallop I used Old Olive Polka dot DSP from Jolly Holiday.

Bunny and Carrot Box

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I hope you’re inspired to create hand made Easter favors and gifts.  Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments to be inspired by our design team.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Bunny Box

Template: click here for template

Size: approx. size 2-3/16″ H x 2-5/16″ W

Stamps: Chocolate Bunny Digital Stamp, Sentiment Text printed using My Digital Studio

Paper: Digital Download Spring Vintage, CS:  Rose Red, Photo Paper

Ink: Digital ink:  Rose Red, Early Espresso

Accessories: Basic Pearls, 1/4 ” Very Vanilla Grosgrain, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch

Technique: Stamping, Digital crafting

Petal Cone Carrot Box

Size: approx. size 4″ H x 2-3/4″ W

Stamps: Forest Friends, Sentiment printed using My Digital Studio

Paper: Digital Download Spring Vintage, CS: Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, DSP: Jolly Holiday Old Olive dotted paper, Peach Parfait Hostess level 1 paper pack

Ink: Digital ink:  Early Espresso, Versamark, Early Espresso

Accessories: Basic Pearls, 1-3/8 circle punch, Scallop Oval punch, 2-3/8 Scallop Oval Punch, Big Shot, Petal Cone die, non-SU satin ribbon

Technique: Stamping, Digital crafting, Die cutting

Mother’s Day gift set

Since it’s time to start on Mother’s day gifts I found this free basket template on the Waltzingmouse Stamps website.   They have interesting templates.  Take a look.  This set was a lot of fun to make.  Just fill the basket with your favorite treat or gift and you have a cute gift.

Mother's day basket and card set

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Project info:

Stamps:  With All My Heart from the Spring Occasions Mini

Paper:  non-SU from Hobby Lobby

Ink:  Chocolate Chip

Accessories:  Provo Craft decorative edge scissors, Extra Large Fancy Flower punch, Corner rounder punch, Scallop Trim Punch, Trio Flower Punch, Paper Studio heart brads, Medium Natural Envelopes

Hand Stamped Sentiments – Anything but a card challenge

As mentioned in my previous post I purchased this template from Waltzingmouse Stamps.  This is the other basket you get along with the pedestal basket template.  I am also making this basket for our Anything but a card challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I would love to see your creations posted at our challenge blog.

This basket is very easy to make and will be a great Easter gift.

small fancy baskte

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Project info:

All items are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Small basket project

Stamp Sets:  Vintage labels from the Sale-a-bration catalog

Paper:  So Saffron CS, Pale Plum CS

Ink:  Rich Razzelberry Classic Ink

Accessories:  Eyelet border punch, Scallop Circle punch, Pretty in Pink satin ribbon

Techniques: Stamping, Papercrafting

Fancy Easter Basket

I recently purchased this template from Waltzingmouse Stamps and I love it.  You get two basket versions.  One tall basket like in my photos below or a small basket.  You choose.  But whichever one you decide to make they will turn out fabulous.  I am also submitting my basket for PPA35 – Anything but a card challenge.  I used the Sending Love DSP.  I am sad to say I’m down to my last few sheets.  I need to order more before the April 30th deadline.  On may May 1st a new mini catalog will take its place.  I am so excited.  The new catalog is full of new products and you’ll want them all like me.  So if you want any of the products in the current occasions mini, order soon before April 30th.  Now on to my project.  I am making a few of these baskets for gifts and for my Easter table decorations.  I decorated eggs with the Eggcellent kit which I am sorry to say is sold out!  But the basket with these eggs will be for my Easter table.  I’ll fill the ones as gifts with chocolate eggs.  Now who wouldn’t want a basket filled with chocolate eggs.

Pedestal basket with decorated eggs

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Pedestal basket with chocolate eggs

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Project info:

All items are Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted.

Pedestal Easter basket

Stamp Sets:  Sale-a-bration Vintage labels for sentiment ‘ForYou’

Paper: Sending Love DSP, Very Vanilla CS

Ink:  Pretty in Pink

Accessories:  Pretty in Pink satin ribbon, Eggcellent kit, Extra Large Fancy Flower punch, 3/4″ and 1″ punches, non-SU floss, non-SU edge punch

Techniques: Paper crafting

Eggcellent Eggs and Chocolate Bunny

This past weekend I had a workshop and one of the make and takes was the chocolate bunny basket.  So easy!  I CASED the idea from Angie Kennedy Juda.  The pink basket with yellow button is also very easy to make.  See below for recipe and templates.  The eggs were decorated using the Stampin’ Up’s! Eggcellent Eggs Kit.  At $9.95 this kit is a great value because it contains two 6″ x 6″ sheet of rub-ons, 24 die-cut egg stands, two 6″ x 6″ sheets of self-adhesive rhinestones, four sheets of 6″ x 6″ die-cut flowers in four colors and one 6″ x 6″ sheet of die-cut leaves.   There’s still time to order for your Easter projects.

Easter eggs & baskets

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All supplies below are from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise noted.

Chocolate bunny basket

To make the bunny look more chocolatey I embossed him with VersaMark,  Chocolate Chip Classic ink and clear embossing powder.

Stamp Sets:  Chocolate Bunny, With All My Heart

Paper: Very Vanilla CS, Pretty in Pink CS, Chocolate Chip CS, Sending Love DSP

Ink:  VersaMark, Chocolate Chip Classic Ink, Pretty in Pink Classic Ink

Accessories:  Wide Oval Punch, Trio Flower Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, My Digital Studio for sentiment

Template from Chic’n Scratch Live.

Techniques: Stamping, Embossing

Happy Easter basket

Stamp Sets:  none

Paper: Welcome Neighbor DSP (Sale-a-bration item), Handle from My Digital Studio Sweet Pea DSP, Whisper White CS, So Saffron CS

Ink:  none

Accessories:  Floss, Sizzlits Die Buttons #5, Big Shot, So Saffron flower from Eggscellent  Eggs kit, Handle and Pink flower punched from MDS Sweet Pea DSP,  Pinking Hearts border, Tag corner punch, 3/16″ Corner Rounder punch, Hemp Twine

Template:  Click here for template.

Techniques: Paper and Digital Crafting

Decorated Eggs

All decorations are from the Eggscellent Eggs Kit.

Accessories:  Whisper White ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon

Bird chirping weather

Today is a beautiful sunny day in San Antonio.  The birds are chirping and you can see that spring is slowly coming.  A few days ago on Tuesday it was a different story.  It was actually snowing.  Big beautiful flakes were falling and my husband and I were so excited because snow is not something we see where we live.  The snow fell for about 20 or 30 minutes and then it was gone.  But it was a moment where you stand at the window and take it all in because you never know when you’ll see something so beautiful and serene.  Today the sun is shining, still cold, but you can hear the birds chirping and you’re counting the days for spring.  It’s almost here!

Inspired by the sunny weather I created this Easter birdhouse card.   I had run across this birdhouse card on Janet’s blog.  You can also find the template there.  I changed it up and put a different roof on mine.  Here is my card.  I was also surprised to see that on PPA they are having an inspiration challenge about birds so I am also going to post my card there for their PPA31- An Inspiration Challenge.  All the background papers are printed from My Digital Studio’s Sweat Pea kit.

Birdhouse card and matching envelope

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Project info:

Stamps:  none

Paper:  Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, patterns printed from My Digital Studio Sweet Pea kit

Ink:  Pretty in Pink sponged on edge of Eyelet Border roof trim

Accessories:  Stampin’ Up! Paper Punches – Trio Flower, Two Step Bird, Oval, Eyelet Border, Circle Scallop, 1-3/8 circle; half round pearls from SU Pretties Kit

Technique:  Digital and Paper Crafting

Good things come in small packages

I have been having fun making these cute gift boxes with stamp sets Tiny Tags, Vintage Vogue and Chocolate Bunny.  I also used the Build a Flower and  Pillow Box dies for the Big Shot.  These cute boxes are perfect for small gifts like candy treats or for jewelry like SU’s Simply Adorned bracelets, necklaces and charms.

gift boxes


bunny box side

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Project info:

Bunny Box

Click here for bunny box template.  I printed the template on Very Vanilla CS then cut it out.  I decorated the front and the sides of the box with following.

Chocolate Bunny and flowers from Vintage Vogue – I stamped the Chocolate Bunny with Chocolate Chip on Very Vanilla CS then cut him out.  I stamped the Vintage Vogue flowers with So Saffron and Pretty Pink on Very Vanilla CS then cut them out.

The small flowers on the green branch were punched using the Trio Flower punch and the branch with leaves was stamped using the Two-Step Bird Punch.  The Pretty in Pink egg was punched using the Wide Oval punch then decorated with the flowers and the Whisper White grosgrain ribbon which was dyed with So Saffron ink.

The small flowers on the vine that are on the side of the box were stamped using Regal Rose and Old Olive markers.  The stamp is from Tiny Tags.

Half pearls from the Pretties kit were adhered to the center of the flowers.

The small tags were stamped with stamps from Tiny Tags on Very Vanilla CS then punched using the Medium Jewelry Tag punch.

Supplies list:

Stamps:  Tiny Tags, Chocolate Bunny, Vintage Vogue

Paper:  SU Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Bashful Blue

Ink:  SU Classic Ink; So Saffron, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, SU markers Regal Rose and Old Olive

Accessories:  Leaves are from the Two-Step Bird punch, Wide Oval punch, Trio Flower punch, Medium Jewelry Tag punch, pearls from Pretties Kit, 1/4″ Whisper White ribbon dyed with So Saffron ink, 5/8″ Old Olive Satin ribbon

Technique:  Stamping

Hello Pillow Box

Stamps:  small flower background stamped with flower stamp from SU With All My Heart and Tiny Tags

Paper:  SU Cardstock – Regal Rose, Old Olive, Whisper White

Ink:  SU Regal Rose

Accessories:  Big Shot and Build a Flower Bigz Die and Pillow Box Die, 5/8″ Old Olive satin ribbon, SU rhinestone brad

Technique:  Die cutting, Stamping

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Pillow Box

Stamps: none  Sentiment was printed from My Digital Studio software

Paper:  SU Cardstock – Kraft Brown, Garden Green

Ink:  none

Accessories:  Big Shot and Pillow Box Die, Shamrock was made from Heart to Heart punch, SU silver brad, 5/8″ Whisper White Satin Organza ribbon

Technique:  Die cutting, Stamping, Digital Crafting

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