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Spring Vintage Hearts

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a hearts theme challenge.  Hearts are a wonderful shape because they’re not just for Valentine’s day.  They fit right it for birthdays, anniversaries,  thinking of you, weddings and thank you projects.  I knew I wanted to create a project with spring colors and with a shabby chic look.  I’ve recently downloaded the Spring Vintage DSP for My Digital Studio and I thought perfect! Next I selected the perfect coordinating stamp sets, Baby Blossoms and With all my Heart.  The box shape I selected is the Petal Cone.  The shape is perfect for my vintage shabby chic look I had in mind.  The Petal Cone die, Spring Vintage DSP and Baby Blossoms stamp set can be found in the new Occasion Mini.

To add to my spring shabby chic look I embellished with pearls, crochet trim and of course hearts.  The base of the card is Crumb Cake CS, the next layer is Rose Red CS.  The DSP is the Spring Vintage download printed on matte photo paper.  I created the sentiment layer on my card by stamping the frame from the Baby Blossoms stamp set then used paper snips to cut the frame.  I used the SU wide oval punch and then used a tag from the Matchbox die and stamped ‘friend’ from With all my Heart stamp set.  I also used the Eyelet border punch under the crochet ribbon and embellished with pearls.  I created the heart trim at the bottom of the card using the Small heart punch.  I aligned the side of the punch with the previous heart and aligned the bottom of the heart with the line I drew in pencil.  Draw it light so it can be erased once you finish.

The Petal Cone box is Very Vanilla CS and I then printed Spring Vintage DSP on matte paper then put the paper through my Big Shot with Petal Cone die so I could then cut two sides of the triangle.  I cut these out then adhered them to the sides of the Petal Cone.  The Scallop flower is made with the 2-3/8″ scallop circle punch and clear rhinestone brad.

This is my quick and fast method for making the scallop flower.  Punch 6 scallop circles, stack them all together, then pierce the center and use a brad to fasten.  Crunch and fold each layer.  Voilá you have a flower.  There are other methods where you fold each layer and spritz with water before fastening all the layers but I don’t have much patience and my quick method works for me.

I enjoyed making this gift set and I hope it inspires you to take the challenge and create your heart project.


Spring Vintage gift set

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Spring Vintage Friend card

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Spring Vintage petal cone box

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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.

Spring Vintage gift set

Card Size: Approx. 5.00″ w x 5.00″h

Stamp Sets: Baby Blossoms, With All My Heart

Paper: CS: Very Vanilla, Rose Red, Crumb Cake, Spring Vintage DSP download papers printed on matte photo paper

Ink: Classic Ink Pad:  Always Artichoke, SU Markers:  Rose Red, Always Artichoke

Card Accessories: Small heart punch, Wide Oval punch, Heart to Heart punch, Eyelet border punch,Big Shot, Matchbox die, Petal Cone die, 5/8″ Victoria Crochet Trim ribbon, Basic Pearls

Petal Cone Accessories: Small heart punch, Heart to Heart punch, 2-3/8″ Scallop punch, Big Shot, Petal Cone die, 5/8″ Victoria Crochet Trim ribbon, Basic Pearls, clear rhinestone brad for scallop flower.

Technique: Stamping, Die cutting


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

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

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

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