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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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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,


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.


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.



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!


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.


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. 


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.


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,


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.


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. 


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


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!



A Tisket, A Tasket. The Perfect Easter Basket

A Tisket, A Tasket

It was SO MUCH FUN making this Perfect Easter Basket. So much fun and so easy with Stampin’ Up!’s Berry Basket Die. Take your favorite Designer Series Paper, run it through your BIG Shot with Stampin’ Up!’s Berry Basket Die and you’ll have the perfect basket, not only for Easter but all year long. These would be great to make for a party favor, package for a small gift, summer picnic, Halloween and on your Thanksgiving or holiday table. The possibilities are endless!


Basket final 1

For this Perfect Basket, Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper was used along with Whisper White card stock. With Adhesive Sheets, the DSP and card stock was adhered together and then run through the BIG Shot with the Berry Basket Die.


On a separate piece of Whisper White card stock ink up and stamp the flowers from the Bloom With Hope stamp set in Momento Ink. Color them in using markers and or colored pencils and fussy cut each one out.


Stamp the sentiment from the Butterfly Basics stamp set in Basic Black Ink and punch it out with the Note Tag Punch. This is a great Tag Punch for that special sentiment that you want to tuck in. It’s not too BIG and not too small.

Basket Tag Detail


The butterfly was stamped in Marina Most Ink and cut out as well.


After playing around with placement, all the basket embellishments were affixed together.


Two bow were made from using the Bow Builder Punch. These were attached to each side of the basket below the handle.

Basket Labeled



The basket goes together nicely and pretty fast. It comes with the handle, as well as the scalloped edge parts.


Here’s hoping your ordered this Berry Basket Die and you can make a few of these before Sunday!


I would like to squeak in (ha, ha) another Easter/Passover/Spring project before then. We’ll see????





Thanks for stopping by and Spring today seems to be pushing Winter away. Although it did snow here yesterday!!


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Another Easter Project: Blessed Easter Cross

Easter Cross Header psI can’t seem to get enough of wooden items to decorate! I found this wooden cross at AC Moore. I originally wanted to make this at my Easter/ Springtime Workshop, but sadly I had to cancel that workshop. 🙁  I had the sample made and decided to share it with all of you.

Easter Cross ps

As I mentioned this project started with a blank, wooden cross. Again this wooden cross was found at AC Moore for under a dollar with a coupon. I painted the edge and back of the cross with White Acrylic Paint. Once the paint was dried I placed Designer Series Paper on the inside of the cross. I wanted a color that would show off the striking flower bouquet on the front.

Easter Cross frame


I cut a 1-1/4″ x 8″ strip of Whisper White Card Stock laid it across the front of the cross and stapled it on the back. I used this strip as a base to adhere my flowers onto. For the flower bouquet I used three different stamp sets; Flower Shop (130939), Petite Petals (133157) and Blessed Easter (133212).  I hand colored all the flowers using my inktense colored pencils. The tulips I hand cut out and the  Petite Petals and Flower Shop     I used the matching punches which came as a bundle with each stamp set.


I stamped a Blessed Easter message in Basic Black Ink on A piece of Designer Series Paper and punched it out with the Large Oval Punch.


I hope this gives you some ideas on what to do with what your local craft store carries while still incorporating, what I think are some of the best products in the crafting market and they’re all from Stampin’ Up!


Easter Cross Detail ps

Have a Blessed and meaningful Easter,

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          Petite Petals                          Blessed Easter            Flower Shop


Fun Easter Project: Easter Owl

Easter Owl Header psI had so much fun making this Easter Owl for Jackson for his 2nd Easter! These wooden holiday forms can be found for a dollar or less at all local craft shops. I made a similar project for a Halloween decoration of a Witches Mask


Jackson loves ducks (quack, quack) and owls (hoo, hoo). I found this owl popping out of an Easter Egg and thought how cute it was. It’s a little different and unique then the average chick.

Easter Owl ps

When you purchase your wooden decorative piece, there’s an outline of the image. These are really meant for children to color and decorate, but because of the outline this project is easily made by using the outline as a template. I made a card board template by first tracing all the outlined areas separately on to tracing paper.  I then adhered the tracing paper outlines onto scrap card board and cut the pieces out. I used the card board pieces to trace around on my Designer Series Paper.  I traced the pieces on the back of the paper I was using, so the outline pen marks didn’t show.  I then cut out the shapes from all different scraps of Designer Series Paper.


Easter Owl Side ps





All the pieces were then glued down with the Tombow Multi-Purpose Glue.






The owl eyes were cut out from Whisper White and Basic Black Card Stocks.

I added a button threaded with Baker’s Twine!

Easter Owl Eye see you!

I printed out JACKSON‘s name and year from the computer and

punched it out using the Large Oval Punch.

Easter Owl Bottom

Isn’t he adorable??

Jack in Easter Hat 2014

Of course I was asking about Jack!


Easter Hugs,

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Serene Silhouettes: Easter Egg Diorama

Serene Silhouettes Easter Diorama Egg

WORKSHOP PROJECT: Easter Egg Diorama


This is such a fun project to make.  You can purchase these paper mache or small wooden oval boxes at your local craft store.  The inside diorama, can be filled with anything you want, providing the choice items fit!   What’s a diorama you ask? Well, a diorama is a model representing a scene with three-dimensional figures, either in miniature or as a large scale museum exhibit.  Clearly this diorama is a miniature one.

Serene Silhouettes Diorama Easter Egg

How to make this diorama:

Purchase a paper mache or wooden oval or circle box. The ones used in the workshop were approximately 3-1/4″ x 2-1/4″  Acrylic paint of choice.


1.   Paint the paper mache box in a pretty spring color with an acrylic paint of choice. Set aside to dry.

Serene Silhouettes Easter Egg Diorama



2.   Take some Whisper White Card Stock and with the Oval Collection Dies, trace the outside of the oval size that will fit inside your box. The class and I had to trace the outside of a die, because no oval, when run through the BIG Shot would fit exactly.   However, when we traced and hand-cut one as shown, it fit perfectly. We just needed the metal border of the die to be included.





Srene Silhouettes Easter Egg Diorama


3.   Once this oval was cut, stamp the floral image from the Serene Silhouettes Stamp Set with Certainly Celery  and Wisteria Wonder Markers. Sponge the edge of the oval with a Sponge Dauber and Baja Breeze Ink.


4.   With Primrose Petals Ink stamp the butterfly and cut it out.


5.  Place a few dabs of Multi-Purpose Glue on the back of the oval and place in inside the box adhering it to the back of the box.

Serene Silhouettes Easter Egg Diorama

6.   Now on the bottom rim of the oval box play around with miniature eggs, grass, a flower pot, or anything else you want to use.  You can even stamp images and cut them out to use.  Just have fun.  Once you’re happy with your little diorama adhere everything in place with Glue, Sticky Tape or Dimensionals. Have patience while your diorama dries.  Stand it upright with support. Oh, and don’t forget to place that butterfly somewhere!



Serene Silhouettes Easter Diorama Egg


7.   To decorate the box lid, cut an oval using the Ovals Collection and the BIG Shot! Choose an oval size that works for your lid.  Once cut place the oval in the Lacey Brocade Embossing Folder and emboss it.


8.   Adhere the oval to the box lid with Multi-Purpose Glue.



9.   Wrap a pieces of Scallop Pretty-In-Pink Ribbon around the lid tucking it in along the inside edge and bottom of the box.


10.  Embellish with a pretty little bow and Basic Rhinestones.


Won’t people be surprised when they open this beautiful little Easter Box to find a diorama inside?


Easter Blessings!

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Stampin’ Up!: Easter Blessings Card

WORKSHOP CARD: Easter Blessings


Here’s one more card for you to make for Easter.  This card used a technique called, “Embossing Resist Technique.”  It’s simple to do, but when people look at the image they can’t quite figure out how it was done. Let’s get started.

Bloomin' with Kindness Easter Blessing

 Here’s what to do:

1.  Cut a 10″ x 7″ piece of Very Vanilla or Whisper White Card Stock and score it at 5″ This will give you a 5″ x 7″ card base.


2.  Cut a 5″ x 4-1/2″ piece of Certainly Celery Card Stock and run it through the BIG Shot with the Scallop Oval from the Ovals Collection. Then run it through again with the Lacey Brocade Embossing Folder.


3.  Cut a 4-1/2″ x 4″ piece of Wisteria Wonder Card Stock and cut it out with the next smallest oval.


Bloomin' with Kindness Easter Blessing4.  On a 3-1/2″ x 4″ piece of Very Vanilla do the following for the Embossing Resist Technique:

Ink up the flower stamp from the Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set stamp with VersaMark and stamp on the Very Vanilla Card Stock.

Pour White Embossing Powder over stamped image, making sure everything’s completely covered.

Tap excess powder off.

Heat powder with heat tool until it melts into a shiny image.

With Sponge Daubers, sponge ink over the card stock and image. Don’t worry about the ink going over the stamped image. The embossed image will resist the color, hence the technique, “Embossing Resist.” On this card, start with Wisteria Wonder in a circular motion, working your way outward. Then, on the top use Baja Breeze and towards the bottom Certainly Celery. If, by chance the embossed image does pick up a bit of color, wipe it off with a tissue Tada!


5.  On the bottom of the card ink up the Easter Blessing Stamp in Wisteria Wonder Ink and stamp it on the center of the card.


6.  To finish the card layer the ovals together with Sticky Tape and use Dimensionals for the Certainly Celery.


Easter Blessings!

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Blooming with Kindness Eatser Blessings cardInstead of using stamped images, draw your own design with a VersaMark Marker. Then use a Brayer or Sponge Daubers to add color.

Or brayer or dab on color before you heat emboss and these colors will show through the subsequent layer of color.


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