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Happy Easter Chick

My inspiration for this week’s card comes from the Hand Stamped Sentiments  color challenge, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz and So Saffron, and a childhood favorite treat.  A beautifully decorated vintage diorama sugar egg.  I was always fascinated by these eggs because there was another world inside them filled with an Easter scene with a bunny, chick or lamb.  So cute and yummy!

My inspiration – Diorama sugar egg


Stampin Up Honeycomb happiness easter egg and chick cardI die cut two scalloped ovals  and one smaller oval for my card and stamped with the chick from the stamp set Honeycomb Happiness embellished with a honeycomb sponged with So Saffron.  I decorated the egg with flowers die cut from Calypso Coral card stock with the flower from the Ity Bitty Accents Punch pack and the Petite Petals Punch.  I also used the retired Itty Bitty shapes punch pack flower to die cut other flowers I stamped from the retired Your Perfect Day stamp set.  The leaves are from the Bird Builder punch.  The butterfly is stamped from the Butterfly Basics set and die cut with the Bitty Butterfly punch.  I then decorated with basic pearl strips.

Be inspired by the color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments and the other projects created by the talented design team.  Show us your creation!

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Happy Easter Chick Card

Size:  5.125″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets: Honeycomb Happiness, Butterfly Basics, Teeny Tiny Wishes, retired Your Perfect Day

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz

Ink:  Momento Black, Calypso Coral

Accessories:  Ovals Collection Framelits, Petite Petals punch, retired Itty Bitty shapes punch pack, Bird Builder punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Honeycomb embellishments, Basic Pearls

For Peep’s Sake Another Egg-cellent Easter card

Yes, I created another Easter card with the For Peep’s Sake stamp set for the next Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge.  I love this set!  This next challenge is a sketch challenge.  It’s a great sketch that will inspire you!

Stampin Up For Peep's Sake Easter card

Be inspired be the sketch below and join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

For more inspiration and information for this next challenge go to Hand Stamped Sentiments and join us!

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

For Peep’s Sake Another Egg-cellent Easter card

Size:  4.25″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets:  For Peep’s Sake

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Pistachio Pudding, Gold Soiree Specialty DSP, Lullaby DSP

Ink:  Markers; Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral

Accessories:   Oval Framelits, Banner Framelits, Scallop Oval punch, Bow Builder punch, White Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Basic rhinestones, Calypso Coral Blendabilities to color rhinestones, Green Sharpie to color rhinestones

Easter Egg Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color challenge with the colors of Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, Rich Razzleberry and any neutral.  With Easter around the corner I created this Easter egg card.  I used the Ovals Collection Framelits to create the different layers.  The scalloped layer is embossed with the Perfect Polka dots embossing folder.  The images are from the Everybunny stamp set and water colored using an aqua pen and ink pads.  The images are framed with flowers die cut with the  Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack and embellished with rhinestones.

I hope these colors inspire you to join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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.

Easter Egg card

Stamp Sets:  Everybunny

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze; DSP Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper, Watercolor paper

Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Versamark

Acessories:  Big Shot, Ovals Collection Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder, Early Espresso Embossing powder, Clear embossing powder, Aqua pen, 1/2″ Daffodil Delight Seam Binding, Basic Rhinestones,

Easter Egg Wreath Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color challenge.  I’m still in Easter card mode so I created this Easter Wreath card.  The eggs are die cut with the Extra Large Oval punch and the images are from the Everybunny stamp set and colored with a blender pen and ink pads.  The solid color eggs are textured with embossing folders and decorated with butterflies from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.  I also die cut the flowers with Trio and Boho punches.

Easter Egg Wreath Card

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Join us this week at HSS and show off your project and see some more inspiration from our design team.

Stampin up color challenge

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.

Easter Egg Wreath Card

Card Size:  5.00″ x 5.00″

Stamp sets:  Everybunny

Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso

Accessories:  Extra Large Oval Punch, Boho Punch, Trio Punch, MS branch punch, Modern Label punch, Perfect Polka Dots and Finial Press embossing Folders, Texturz Plates, Basic rhinestones colored with Sharpies, Dazzling Details, 5/8″ Organza Whisper White Ribbon

Chocolate Easter Bunny Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have an Easter Inspiration Challenge.  I love the Chocolate Bunny image from My Digital Studio.  I printed him out in Early Espresso and with my Versamark pen I shaded in some of the areas then heat embossed with Iridescent Embossing Powder.  I then layered him over the Enchantment DSP and Soft Suede CS.  I used the Edgelit Dies, Adorning Accents embossing folders and coordinating stamp set Bordering on Romance on the Soft Suede and Calypso Coral.  For the bow on my bunny I used white Baker’s Twine that I dyed with Poppy Parade.

I also punched some of the flowers using the Blossom punch, Five Petal Flower punch, Boho punch and Punch Pack.  The flowers are embellished with pearls and butterflies die cut with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.   I also used the Pinking Hearts border punch underneath the sentiment.

Stampin' Up! Chocolate bunny card

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Join us this week at HSS and show off your Easter project and to see some more inspiration from 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.

Chocolate Bunny Easter Card

Card Size:  4.25″ x 5.50″

Stamp sets:  Delightful Dozen, Bordering on Romance

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Peach Parfait; DSP Everyday Enchantment; Bunny was printed on matte photo paper

Ink: Soft Suede, Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral

Accessories: My Digital Studio Chocolate Bunny image, Edgelits Die, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Perfect Polka dots embossing folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Blossom punch, Five Petal Flower punch, Boho punch, Punch pack, Pinking Hearts border punch, Basic pearls

Everybunny Easter Watercolor Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a watercolor technique challenge.  With Easter a few weeks awayI used the Everybunny stamp set to create this card.  I used blender pens and stamp pads to color the bunny image.  I stamped it with black StayzOn then colored away.  I used a bright color combination of Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo and Concord Grape.  I apologize for the photo.  My camera is still out for repair and had to take the photo with my iPhone.  The colors don’t show up true.

Stampin' Up! Everybunny Easter card

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Please join us at HSS and show us your water color technique.

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.

Everybunny Easter Card

Card Size:  4.25″ x 5.50″

Stamp sets:  Everybunny

Paper: Card Stock:  Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Concord Grape

Ink: Concord Grape, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede

Accessories: Modern Label, Framelits, Blender Pen, Satin Organza Whisper White ribbon, Basic Rhinestones (colored with Sharpies), Eyelet Border punch, Texturz Plate

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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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.

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

Hand Stamped Sentiments week 4 – Sketch Challenge

This week at HSS we’re having a sketch challenge.  This sketch is featured in the March Success, Stampin’ Up!’s magazine for demonstrators.  This magazine is one of the freebies you receive as a demonstrator which is a big plus because many projects are featured to give you ideas and it also provides tips on running your business from successful demonstrators.  Right now is a great time to become a demonstrator because the starter kit is discounted 15%.  See my blog entry Sale-a-bration for hobby stampers for more details.   Now on to the project.  As I mentioned we’re having a sketch challenge and I have been wanting to use my new stamp set Picnic Parade.  This stamp set is a hostess level 2 set and can only be earned by holding a workshop with sales of at least $300.  It’s a great value because it contains 15 stamps!  So versatile.  It can be used for so many occasions – Easter, Thank you, Get well, Hello, Welcome…  I had so much fun putting my project together.

First, I stamped the images on Whisper White card stock in Timber Brown StayzOn ink.  I used my SU water color pencils and blender pen to color in the images.  I wanted a soft spring look and the water color pencils provided just the look I was after.

I then used my paper snips to cut out the bunny and the basket.  I used the Extra Large Fancy Flower punch to punch the flower then sponged the edges with Pretty in Pink classic ink.  I also had a scrap from the Bashful Blue soft flower background I printed using My Digital Studio for my Pride and Prejudice card and used this for the center of my extra large Fancy Flower.

Before adhereing the top and bottom of my card to the base I adhered the top and bottom then placed my ribbon before adhering to the base.  I used SNAIL to adhere the large flower on the main image then adhered the bunny and the basket with dimensionals.  The bottom of the card is the  striped DSP from the Sale-a-bration Welcome Neighbor Paper Pad for the bottom of the card.  Stamped my sentiment in Timber Brown StayzOn ink so the browns would match.

That’s it.  Super easy and lots of fun!  I hope you’re inspired to start your spring projects.

sketch challenge 4

HSS sketch challenge week 4

Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge #4 - Sketch challenge

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Project info:

finished card:  4.25″ x 5.5″

Bashful Blue card base:  4.25″ x 5.5″

Whisper White top panel:  2.5″ x 4″

Stiped DSP bottom panel:  2.75″ x 4″

Stamps:  Picnic Parade (hostess level 2)

Paper:  SU card stock:  Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Sale-a-bration striped DSP from the Welcome Neighbor Paper Pad,

Ink:  Timber Brown StayzOn, Pretty in Pink Classic ink, SU water color pencils, Blender pens

Accessories:  SU punches:  Extra Large Fancy Flower punch, 1-3/8 circle; Bashful Blue satin ribbon, Dimensionals

Techniques:  Stamping, Water coloring

Bunny card

Today I wanted to share this cute bunny card I created.  I CASED it from  Sandi MacIver’s blog.   She’s a very talented designer.  Go over to her blog and check out her other projects.  I created the background and bunny foot pads on My Digital Studio.  I love this software!  I am going to make several of these cards to mail.  Won’t the recipients get a kick when they get a bunny out of the envelope!

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I sponged the bunny head and feet with Pretty in Pink classic ink #101301.

The cute little nose is the small heart punch (117193) found in the mini Occasions catalog.

Inside of ears are the small oval punch #107304.

The feet are made from the SU Wide Oval punch, #112082.  You really need this punch because it fits so many of SU’s sentiments also.

The bottom pad is the 1 inch circle punch, #109046 and the little toes are just the regular everyday hole punch.

I got the “Happy Easter” on each foot by using the text tool and changed the text color to Real Red.  This was all done in My Digital Studio #118108.  Then printed it out on Pretty in Pink background.  I left enough room between each word so I could punch each out with my 1″ circle punch.

The whiskers are a scrap of Whisper White run through the cutter, slicing 3 skinny pieces.  Tape these to the back of the nose, fanned them out a bit, then added a dimensional.

The eyes are black brads, #109109 with Pretty in Pink circles from a regular hole punch.

Project info:

The templates for this project appear on two entries on Sandi’s blog so for simplicity I have consolidated them here.

Click here for bunny head template.  Sandi’s tip:  When you print out the bunny head, the measurements should be;  3 inches across from the cheek to cheek, and from her chin to the V in her ears, 4 inches.

Click here for egg templates.  Sandi’s tip:  When you print off the egg, the large one on the left should be 7 1/4 inches long.  That measurements matches the bunny head.  Of course, if you want it smaller, than reduce both templates by the same amount.

Stamps:  none, My Digital Studio used for “Happy Easter” sentiment

Paper:  Whisper White cardstock, Pretty in Pink and print #3 from Sunny Day backgrounds printed from My Digital Studio.

Ink:  Pretty in Pink Classic ink used on 1/4″ white grosgrain ribbon and to sponge the bunny head and feet

Accessories: SU paper punches:  1″ circle, Wide Oval, Small Oval, Small Heart, regular hole punch, SU black brads, SU white 1/4″ ribbon inked with Pretty in Pink

Techniques:  Digital and Paper crafting

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