Spring Floral Egg

Now you might think that decorated eggs are only for Easter, when in fact they can be used all Spring. Eggs represent rebirth, hence Spring. And, when we think of Spring, we think of flowers. So, this egg is perfect to leave out all Spring!

The first thing you need to do is go to your local craft or fabric store and pick up styrofoam Eggs and Sequin Straight Pins. You can use regular straight pins, but Sequin Straight Pins are shorter and therefore they don’t interfere with each other when pushed into the styrofoam egg. The size of the eggs I purchased are 1-7/8″ x 2-1/2″. They come six in a package. And, the sequin pins I used have pearl heads.

Here’s what I did:

Begin this project by punching two different sized flowers in various Spring colors.

I punched small and large flowers from scraps of card stock I had. Some isn’t Stampin’ Up!, but I used those colors , because I love the neon colors. Each egg, with double flowers, took between 60~80 punch flowers.

With my Paper Piercer I pierced a small hole in the middle of each flower. You may be able to omit this part if the pins you’re using are strong enough to go through the card stock alone. But I found the pins just bent the flowers and didn’t pierced a hole in them. 

Once the flowers were pierced, I stuck a sequin pin through the hole of a small and then a large flower, dabbed the pin in a little Tombow Glue, to hold it in the Styrofoam, and pushed it into the egg. You can place a Basic Rhinestone or Pearl in each flower if you use plan sequin pins.

When the whole egg was covered I cut about an 8″ piece of  of Ribbon, folded it in half,  dabbed some glue on the ends and with my Paper Piercer I poked it into the top of the egg.

Here’s another FLORAL EGG made four years ago. Have fun making these. You can use Red. White and Blue covered Styrofoam balls for July 4th or Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie for Halloween. This makes a great class project as well.

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Make what you love and love what you make…Everyday!

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Window Hexagon Box

Create die-cut gift boxes and party favors in seconds with the Window Box Thinlits dies and the Big Shot. The delicate design provides a peek of what’s inside. Thinlits Dies help you create detailed die-cuts with just a few turns of the Big Shot handle. These detailed dies include ejection holes so you can remove the paper easily. This die even scores where your cardstock needs to fold to make this Hexagon Box. You can create many different looks using the different dies or stamps.

If you line up the large Hexagon Box framelit to the edge of an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of Elegant Eggplant and carefully with a pair of scissors, cut around the die before you run if through the BIG Shot you’ll get the two that you need.

Cut out the box detailed top and six of the side panels from Wisteria Wonder.

Here’s a video from Stampin’ Up! on how to put it together:

Make sure to order this Window Box Thinlits Die Set. You’re going to love it!

Thanks for stopping by. Do so again!

Embrace the day,

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Oh, So Succulent

I have to say I’m disappointed that this Oh, So Succulent stamp set didn’t make it to the new Stampin’ Up! 2017~2018 Annual Catalog.  If you’re looking to pick one up, you have until May 31, 2017 to order one. Hopefully they won’t sell out by then!

CUTTING:

On this card the fold is at the top, so the Dapper Denim cardstock was cut at 4-1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″.

The Designer Series Paper layer was cut at 3-3/4″ x 5″.

The Whisper White cardstock was cut at 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″.

 

STAMPING:

On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock stamp the cactus flowers and leaves. Color the flowers with markers or colored pencils.

Towards the bottom of the Whisper White layer stamp the sentiment in Dapper Denim Ink.

 

BIG Shot:

Run all the stamped flowers and leaves through the BIG Shot using Succulent Framelits.

 

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:

The blue and white planter was computer generated and printed on a home printer. Once you find a palnter, container or vase you like print it and cut it out.

Layer and adhere the flowers and leaves inside your planter.

Adhere the Designer Series Paper and Whisper White cardstock layer before you adhere the planter.

You have until May 31, 2017 to order this Succulent Bundle Set It won’t be available in the new 2017-18 Annual Catalog.

Embrace the day and thanks for stopping by!

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Hey, Chick: Birthday Card

I certainly hope you earned this, “Hey, Chick” Stampin’ Up! stamp set during Sale-A-Bration.  My daughter and son-in-law have six chicks, which are growing in leaps and bounds, so this stamp set is close to my heart. And, believe me my daughter’s chicks are as comical as the images in this stamp set!

CUTTING:

A 7″ x 10″ Card Base was cut from Delightful Dijon, soon to be retired, and scored at 5″.

From Whisper White the following sizes were cut: 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″,  4″ x 6″ and 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″

Out of Real Red cardstock cut 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″ and 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″.

STAMPING:

Ink up the Hexagon Dynamic Embossing Folder with Basic Black Ink and lay the 4″ x 6″ piece of Whisper White in folder and run it through the BIG Shot.

On the 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Whisper White stamp the chicken, egg and sentiment, “have a happy day!” in Basic Black Ink.

Color in the chick and egg.

 

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:

Adhere and layer everything as shown, wrapping a piece of Baker’s Twine around all of the layers.

Happy to see you. Check back often for more paper crafting projects.

Hugs,

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Stampin’ Up!: 2017 Colors

Here’s a Stampin’ Up! 2017 Color list for you to download. Included are the new 2017-2019 In-Colors. Click on the image once, then click on the smaller image on the new page and print the list from the larger image.

Hope this helps you for referencing the Stampin’ Up! Colors,

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Easter Message

I love this stamp set which depicts the true meaning of Easter in all it’s glory.  The Easter Message is the perfect verse from Matthew!

This card base is Wisteria Wonder that was passed through the BIG Shot with the largest scallop oval die. First the Wisteria Wonder was scored at 4-1/4″ and the ovel die was placed a little over the scored line, so the card would open up like an egg.

Another oval was cut from the next size oval die and on this the cross was stamped on Basic Black Ink. The cross was stamped toward the top of the oval, so the bible verse could be stamped where shown.

Once stamped the cross and cloth was colored in and adhered to the Wisteria Wonder card base.

Using a Paper Piercing Tool, a hole was made in each scallop around the edge of the card.

 

Have a Blessed Easter as you celebrate the true miracle of it all,

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Basket Bunch Easter Card

This Stampin’ Up! set, “Basket Bunch” is adorable!  And, it’s not only for Easter! The basket and flowers can be used for Mother’s Day, Birthdays and anything Spring or Summer. The little basket can be made into a standing basket too. Check back on the “How To” next week.

CUTTING:

A Daffodil Delight Scallop Oval card base was made by Scoring the card stock at 4-1/4″ and running it through the BIG Shot, so the oval die hung over the scored line a bit. 

The next size oval was cut from Pear Pizzazz.

And, the top oval layer was cut from Whisper White.

 

STAMPING:

Various flowers, eggs, bunnies chicks and the basket was stamped on Whisper White, as well as Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizzazz and Soft Suede.

Once the parts were all stamped and colored, they were passed through the BIG Shot using the coordinating dies in the Basket Builder Framelits.

The grass was cut from the grass framelit using Pear Pizzazz.

 

 

Just sharing another cute card for you to make!

Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate it!

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Antonie the Bunny: Easter Card

Another quick post to show you the card I made  for my Grandson Jackson. Today’s share is Antonie the Bunny Card. It’s pretty straight forward. If you love to color than this is the card for you. Please note this isn’t a Stampin’ Up! stamp.

For the card base a 10″ x 7″ piece of Whisper White was cut and scored at 5″

A 4-1/2″ x 6-1/4” piece of Tempting Turquoise was cut for the first layer.

A 4″ x 6″ piece of Smokey Slate was cut for the next layer.

For the top layer a 3-3/4″ x 5-3/4″ piece of Whisper White was cut and used for the stamped image.

STAMPING:

On the top layer of Whisper White, Antonie the Bunny was stamped on Basic Black Ink.

Then on a piece of Designer Series Paper the jacket and head band were stamped on Basic Black Ink. 

COLORING:

Colored pencils were used to color in Antonie. Gray was used for his body and turquoise for his knickers. Pink was added to his cheeks and ear highlights.

FINISHING:

Once the coloring was done, the stamped jacket and egg stripe was cut out and adhered as shown. Isn’t he adorable?

 

Thanks for dropping by,

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Kate the Bunny: Easter Card

A quick post to show you the cards I made  for my Granddaughter Adeline and Grandson Jackson. Today’s share is Kate the Bunny and this card was made for Addie. It’s pretty straight forward. If you love to color than this is the card for you. Please note this isn’t a Stampin’ Up! stamp.

For the card base a 10″ x 7″ piece of Whisper White was cut and scored at 5″

A 4-1/2″ x 6-1/4” piece of Melon Mambo was cut for the first layer.

A 4″ x 6″ piece of Smokey Slate was cut for the next layer.

For the top layer a 3-3/4″ x 5-3/4″ piece of Whisper White was cut and used for the stamped image.

STAMPING:

On the top layer of Whisper White, Kate the Bunny was stamped on Basic Black Ink.

Then on a piece of Designer Series paper the jacket and head band were stamped on Basic Black Ink. 

COLORING:

Colored pencils were used to color in Kate. Gray was used for her body and pink for her dress, cheeks and ear highlights.

FINISHING:

Once the coloring was done, the stamped jacket and headband was cut out and adhered as shown. Isn’t she adorable?

 

Come back tomorrow to see the Antonie Bunny version. 

Embrace the day!

                                                                                                          

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Stampin’ Up!: Retiring 2016-2017 Products

Be sure to check out the Stampin’ Up! retiring items list from the 2016-2017 annual and 2017 occasions catalogs, before the sun sets on these items May 31!

These items are going away forever, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to order these retiring products.

Many have discounts of up to 50%!

Retiring items will be available through May 31 or while supplies last.

To see the list, click on the link below:

RETIRED STAMPIN” UP! PRODUCT LIST

If I can help you in any way or answer any questions you may have, don’t hesitate to contact me.

And, If you would like to receive a Stampin’ Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, you need to EMAIL ME. If you placed an order with me in the last six months, you’ll receive one automatically.

I’m here to keep you informed!

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