Easter Surprise

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share MaryJo Brydens card that she gave to me at the Shreveport OnStage Event. I’ve seen this one before but it is so much cuter in your hand! MaryJo did tell me that she cased this card from one she saw on Pinterest … by hey, we ALL do that!

The “SURPRISE” is the cutest egg created by using the Oval Framelits!! Isn’t that a great idea!? Let’s start with the stamp set that MaryJo used to lay down the color for her egg … the “Work of Art” stamp set. Her colors are Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Marina Mist and I believe Wisteria Wonder.

The pretty little flowers were created by using the “Petite Petals” punch and the “Wink of Stella” to give it that pretty sparkle! The pearls add a nice touch.

MaryJo added some texture to the pink cardstock by using the “Festive” embossing folder … You can emboss this either before or after you cut out the oval. I prefer embossing with my folders after I cut the image out.

It was so sweet for MaryJo to give me one of her swaps …I love these Stampin’ Up! events! You meet the nicest people. I feel the same way about all the wonderful people I have met who come and stamp with me!

Thank you for sharing a part of your Saturday with me.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter tomorrow. Enjoy the blessings of family, good food and precious friendships.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTED STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

 

 

Throwback Thursday: Happy Easter

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m bringing back a really cute Easter card and a scrapbook page! With the products we currently have in our catalog today, you could easily recreate either of these two projects.

My “technique” that I was teaching when these were created was “Dying your Glimmer Paper”.  I taught my classes how to use your ink refills and either a sponge dauber or the Stampin’ Spritzers to color the Glimmer paper … NOW you don’t have too! With the beautiful colors of Glimmer Paper Stampin’ Up! has brought out for Sale-a-bration all you have to do is punch! No fuss required!

The first is my bunny card …

Both the bunny and the eggs were created with a combination of circle and oval punches … now, I think I would use the Layering Circle and Oval Framelits. You will have a greater choice of sizes this way. The little bunny tail was made with a flower punch.

I used the same format on my scrapbook page as I did on my card.  That is one thing that I have always taught in my classes.  Use what inspires you to create what ever you need.  How do you like the little chick I tucked inside the cracked egg? Again, made with the oval 🙂

OK, I have one more card that I want to share with you that I created using the “Dying your Glimmer Paper” technique …

You could easily recreate this card using the Sale-a-bration Glimmer paper. And you know what … the “Petite Petals” punch that I used to make this card is still in the catalog!!  You know what else would be cute … the Elegant Butterfly punch.

Just because something is old (Created 2014) … doesn’t mean it can’t be new again!

Thank you for stepping back in time with me today, I hope this inspires you to get creative and have some fun!

Have yourself a wonderful day ~

     

Below is a list of products I used and suggested products to create that projects shown.  You can purchase any of these items by clicking on the item.  Remember that you will receive a FREE Sale-a-bration item with a qualifying purchase of $50 or more.

Simply Sunday: BEST. GUY. EVER.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sorry for the late post, computer troubles again … but my troubles actually worked out in the long run, because I stayed busy in the stampin’ studio creating more cards!

Today I have 3 cards to share with you!! All with the same layout, all with the same stamp set, and all with the same designer series paper pack! By the title of today’s blog: BEST. GUY. EVER. – you can tell that a “man card” was on my mind.

With Valentine’s Day only 8 days away … you’ve seen several cards already but not one specific for males. In the theme of my Simply Sunday’s, nothing creates a quick card like designer paper, and our “Serene Scenery” Designer Paper has awesome patterns for guys! I chose the antiqued wood look …

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The Crumb Cake base matches perfectly with this paper! And yes, it is one 4 x 5-1/4 sheet … all the texture and depth is actually in the beautiful photography of that paper! Tomorrow I’ll share another card I created with this paper.

Next I chose the stamp set … the wonderful “Suite Sentiments”.  I love this greeting set, it has a little something for every occasion. Today you’ll see it used 3 times. I wanted the greeting to be the focal point of the card so I used the “Stitched Shapes Framelits”. Once cut, I mounted it with the Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it some height. With the help from the Confetti Hearts border punch, I punched out some hearts from the Pool Party paper and attached them to my greeting with glue dots. Nice & Simple.

This card is a simply sweet card to give to one of your friends. The designer paper pattern (Again, “Serene Scenery” Designer Paper) reminds me of a warm summer day, full of dandelions just waiting to make a wish upon. The greeting is from “Suite Sentiments” and again was die cut using the “Stitched Shapes Framelits”. 

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My color pallet for this card is Old Olive and Early Espresso. I added the Basic Pearls to draw your eye around the entire card and create balance. Besides, they are pretty and your friend will love them!

Can you see the theme here? The same layout, with the same stamp set:”Suite Sentiments”, all with the same designer series paper pack:”Serene Scenery” and die cut with the “Stitched Shapes Framelits”.

The final card I created uses the Cloudy Sky designer paper, it’s realism reminded me of the Ascension of Jesus so I used it to create an Easter card. Simply and pretty. I used the smallest flower from the “Blossom Punch” to make my flowers, and since I already had the pearls out from the previous card, I used them again in the center of my blooms.

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I know some of you are already gettin’ in the mood for the Superbowl, but I appreciate taking a minute out of your day to check out my post.  My team is out so if I watch it’s only for the commercials or takin’ a peek at the 1/2 time show.  Best bet is you’ll find me in my stampin’ studio 🙂

May the rest of your day be wonderful and your tomorrow even better.

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TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST: A purchase of $50 qualifies you for a FREE Sale-a-bration item and a Loyalty (Virtual) Rewards point from me!

 

 

Blessings of Easter Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

On Monday I shared my “Thanks for Being You” card on my post I called: Friendship is Golden …

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So today I thought I would show you what I did with the leftovers!!  That’s right – save those tabs!

I really like playing with the new Sunburst Thinlits Die … it cuts easily (I did use the Precision Base Plate) and I’ve seen quite a few cute cards done with this die.

STAMPIN’ TIP … I cut out an additional sunburst (in a different color) to use as my template … hold in place with a glue dot or removable adhesive.

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I used Very Vanilla card front and placed my template down adhering with a removable adhesive so I wouldn’t damage my card.  Then I began tucking the gold cut out pieces into my template.  I held them in place by using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755). Once I got all the pieces in place, I removed the template and set the cardfront off to the side.

Next, I cut a piece of the White Vellum Cardstock (101856) a quarter inch smaller than my base so that the tips of the “sunburst” beams peeked out from the vellum. I then embossed my greeting in gold. This beautiful Easter greeting also comes from the stamp set Suite Saying. I used this stamp set on Monday’s card too.

  • Vellum = 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″
  • Vanilla Base w/Gold sunburst pieces = 3-3/4″ x 5″
  • Gold Foil Mat = 4″ x 5-1/4″

I then matted the card front with Gold Foil sheet … I love the way the golden rays stretch out into the gold to frame our Easter greeting. I used the stampin’ dimensionals to pop up the entire card front on the Vanilla base.

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I added a bow from the gold twine … not sure I like it! Hmmm … what do you think?

From scraps on Monday to a beautiful Easter card on Thursday …

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I hope I inspired you to get a little creative with your scraps, just play and have fun! And thank you for spending a part of your day with me.

Have a wonderful Thursday ~

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Today’s Stampin’ Supply List: