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A tisket a tasket a Mother’s Day basket

This week we’re celebration mom at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  The challenge is to make any project – card, gift set, gift card holder, scrapbook page or any 3D project with mom in mind.  We’d love to see your creativity.

I’m so excited about my project this week because it is a sneak peek for the Strength & Hope Stamp set which donates $2 from every purchase of this set to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  This set is so beautiful.  I also used the Four Frames set which is available through the end of April and it is a set that will next be available with new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.  I would love to see how you’re going to show mom how much you care.  I can’t wait to see your creation.

The basket is from a template I saw on Sassy Scrapper’s blog.  I embellished the basket with a rose I made using the Fancy Flower punch and the butterfly from the new Strength & Hope Stamp set which will be available on May 1st.  The card featured DSP from the Strength and Hope Digital Download.  If you’re wondering how I made the butterfly two-tone, I sponged the lighter color of Pear Pizzazz then Marina Mist on the outer edge, stamped then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  For great instructions on how to make the quilled rose.  Go to Tara Bilbao, she has a great instructional video on her blog on how to make them.

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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.

Mother’s Day Basket

Templates & Tutorials: click here for basket template.  Click here for rose tutorial.

Stamps: Strength & Hope, Four Frames, Three Little Words, Charming

Paper: Whisper White, Strength & Hope digital DSP download

Ink: Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Versamark

Accessories: Whisper White Satin ribbon, Eyelet border punch, Decorative Label punch, Fancy Flower punch, Two-Step Bird punch, Basic pearls, non-SU white tulle

Technique: Stamping, Embossing

Mother’s Day Card

Quilled Rose tutorial:  Click here for video tutorial.

Stamps: Strength & Hope

Paper: Whisper White, Strength & Hope digital DSP download, Rose Red

Ink: Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Versamark

Accessories: Whisper White Satin ribbon, Eyelet border punch, Two-Step Bird punch, 1″ circle punch, Basic pearls

Technique: Stamping, Embossing

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

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