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Celebrating Spring in a Flower Pot…


Hello, Lakeside Stampers and welcome back!  This project is the last one from my Easter/Spring Class. I alway like to show how versatile Stampin’ Up! products can be. This small flower pot was purchased at a local store. You can use any stamp set you want depending on a theme, holiday or occasion. For this particular one obviously we chose an Easter Spring theme.



I first cut a template in a conical shape by rolling the flower pot onto a manila file folder and tracing the bottom part of the rim and the bottom of the pot.  Once I had the template I then traced that onto the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper. I cut a 3/4″ x 12″ stripe to go around the rim and cut off the access.




For the images I stamped them from the Picnic Parade Stamp Set in Basic Black onto Whisper White Card Stock. I stamped each image about 10 times, one for each class attendee, and brought my original to the copy center and had a reverse copy made for the backs of the images. After hand coloring the images with my  Stampin’ Up! Markers, I cut both the front and back out, glued them together with the Tombow All-Purpose Adhesive, which by the way is terrific, and stuck a toothpick in between the front and back as shown to the left. 



For the “Spring” banner I used computer generated type, cut close to the letters and glued it to the bunny’s banner.



The basket was done in a similar manner to the bunny and I added Easter eggs cut from Card Stock in Springtime colors. A bow was made out of Pretty-in-Pink Satan Ribbon.


The stamp of the mailbox in this set inspired me to make teeny-tiny mail boxes. Don’t ask me what I was thinking! After a lot of playing around this is what I came up with: 




You can make these any size just play around with proportions I added real tiny branches gathered in my yard for the mailbox posts. 


Thanks for stopping by and when you try this project, “Let the sky be the limit.” Isn’t that what they say?








STAMP SET: Picnic Parade Hostess Set (117044)DSC_0377  

INK: Basic Black (101755)  

PAPER: Whisper White Card Stock (100730), Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper (117161)



FINISHING FRILLS: Pretty-in-Pink Satan Ribbon (117289)

TOOLS: Many Marvelous Markers (105541) 





Butterfly Wreath…


This butterfly  wreath turned out to one of the classes favorite projects. I sometimes look to do other projects besides cards. While everyone loves to do cards it’s nice to have a “Home Decor” project that you can use in your home or as a gift for someone. Who wouldn’t love this hanging in their home or to receive it as a present? I got the grapevine wreaths at a local craft store.


This was quite simple to make with the help of the Big Shot and Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die and  the Butterfly Punch. Shelli wasn’t kidding when she named this one! The butterflies are magnificent cut out of Stampin’ Up! Designer Paper. Any paper you use works beautifully with this die. We used a variety of papers at the class. Once butterflies were cut, selected and layered they were adhered using Glue Dots. With the Sweetheart Stem Embosslits Die I cut some Old Olive Card Stock and inserted the leaves where needed. I tied a hanger and made a bow out of Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon and voila a beautiful butterfly wreath just in time for Easter and Spring.

I hope you take time out to make some of these Butterfly Wreaths

Thanks for looking!

HUGS & flutterbys,




PAPER: Various Designer Series

FINISHING FRILLS: Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon (109056)

TOOLS: Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die (114507), Big Shot (113439), Glue Dots (103683), Sweetheart Stem Embosslits Die (114513), Butterfly Punch (116629),


Trio of Butterflies…


This is another card we made in the Easter/ Spring class. I love purple and yellow together even though they are complementary (opposite) colors on the color wheel and when mixed produce the neutral color grey. I even have a purple and yellow garden which the deer love as much as I do.


For the card above I cut:

10″ x 7″ piece of So Saffron Card Stock and scored it at 5″

4-1/2″x 6-1/2″ piece of Almost Amethyst Card Stock

4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″ Whisper White Card Stock

To mount the butterflies I cut:

1-1/2″ x 2″ pieces of Regal Rose, So Saffron and Almost  Amethyst Card Stocks

For the butterflies I used the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz DieBig Shot and Almost Amethyst, So Saffron and Sending Love Designer Series Paper

For the card band I cut a 6-1/4″ x 1-1/2″ piece of Almost Amethyst Designer Series Paper and along the long edge I used the Scallop Border Punch

The greeting was stamped from the Eggcoutrements Stamp Set and cut it out with the Designer Label Punch. This is a great set as it coordinates with various Stampin’ Up punches. I placed the greeting in a Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, used a piece of So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon.



Before layering the card as shown I added a pierced design to each corner with the Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack.                                                                                                              


Thanks for visiting and I sincerely hope this puts you in the mood for Spring!

HUGS & stamps







STAMP SET: Eggcoutrements(115164)

DSC_0414INK: Regal Rose (105211)

PAPER: So Saffron Card Stock (105118), Almost Amethyst (102158),Regal Rose (105130), So Saffron Designer Paper (112152), Sending Love Designer Paper (113439)

FINISHING TOUCH: So Saffron Grosgrain Bundle Ribbon (114818), Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware (112454) 

TOOLS: Big Shot (113439). Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die (114507), Designer Label Punch (107590), Scallop Border Punch (118402), Paper Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826)


Pink Daffodils…



This is one of the cards we made at Saturday’s Easter/Spring class. Yes, there are Pink Daffodils as I have them growing in my garden. As soon as they bloom I will take a picture to show them to you.



 All products are from Stampin’ Up! This card was created by stamping the daffodil image from  Abundant Hope Stamp Set in Old Olive Ink onto a piece of Watercolor Paper.  It was  cut using the Big Shot and scallop  nesting dies. I colored the daffodils using Markers and Watercolor Pencils. Along the edge, in each scallop I pierced holes with my Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack. I then cut another larger scallop oval out of Blush Blossom Card Stock and along the edge using a Sponge Dauber and Pretty-in-Pink Ink I sponged the edge.  I cut a piece of  3-3/4″ x 5″ Old Olive Card Stock and ran it through the Big Shot with the Perfect Details Textured Plate.  On a scrap piece of Watercolor Paper I stamped “Easter Blessings” from the Abundant Hope Stamp Set in Old Olive Ink, cut it out with the Modern Label Punch and, again, using Pretty-in-Pink Ink I sponged the edge. I made a small bow with the Pretty-in-Pink Taffeta Ribbon. I layered the card as shown above onto a 5-1/2 x 4-14″ card made from Pretty-in-Pink Card Stock. Before I adhered the Old Olive Card Stock I placed four Pretty-in-Pink Brads in each corner.

STAMP SET: Abundant Hope (117054)DSC_0417  

INK: Old Olive (102277), Pretty-in-Pink (101301)

PAPER: Blush Blossom (103318), Old Olive (100702), Watercolor Paper (105019)

FRILLIES: Pretty-in-Pink Taffeta Ribbon (109067), Pretty-in-Pink Brads (106954)

TOOLS: Big Shot (113439), Paper Piercing Tool (116631) Mat Pack (105826), Modern Label Punch (116630), Perfect Details Textured Plate (115962), Sponge Dauber (102892)

Once again, Thank you for visiting!






Sneak Peek: Easter/Spring Class

This is a sneak peek of The Picnic in a Flower Pot, Trellis Gift Box, Designer Series Paper Butterfly Wreath, Butterfly and Daffodil  Easter Cards we are making at Friday’s class. 


Can’t wait to see you to finally welcome SPRING!!!

HUGS & stamps,





Springtime Quilt…


This is one quilt in a series of four I am offering. This is the Springtime Quilt that we made back in April. I am working on the Summertime Quilt and will post it sometime next week. In August I will post the Autumn Quilt and in October the Winter Quilt. This is a 8″ x 10″ frame I found but, any size frame can be used for this project with the appropriate size images. You can really do anything you want.  To layout the design I worked with tracing paper over a SU grid sheet. I then divided up the area with images I thought  I wanted to use. I traced them and then I saw what images fit in the smaller areas which is in keeping with the season I am working on. I chose spring color, layered each image and added embellishments.




Stamp Sets:    Bella Blossom

                              Dear Friend

                              Happiness Always

                              Define Your Life

                              A Flower for all Seasons

                              Best Wishes & More

Ink:                    Basic Black-Tulips & Daffodils

                              Kiwi Kiss-Lily of the Valley

                              Certainly Celery & Cameo Coral-Bella Blossom

                              Almost Amethyst & Elegant Eggplant-Butterfly

                              Versa Mark-Bird

Paper:               Whisper White (7-1/2″ x 11), 

( 3″ x 3-3/4″ )-Bella Blossom Flower,

                              ( 1-3/4″ x 1-1/2″)-Tulips,

                              ( 1-1/2″ x 2″ )-Butterfly

                              ( 1-3/4″ x 2″ )-Daffodils

                              ( 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ )-Lily of the Valley

                              Pretty in Pink (2-1/2″ x 2-1/4″)

                              Green Galore (2-1/4″ x 2″)

                              Almost Amethyst (2-1/2″ x 2″)

                              Kiwi Kiss (2″ x 4″)

                              Cameo Coral ( 3-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ )

                              Pacific Point ( 3-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ )


Accessories:   1-3/8″ square punch, brads, regal rose ribbon, eyelet border punch, ticket corner punch, pretty in pink ribbon, rhinestone and pearl embellishments


For the bird I stamped it in Versa Mark , covered it with White Embossing Powder and heated it.


Here is an enlargement of the butterfly from Happiness Always two-step stamp set.  I stamped it in Almost Amethyst and Elegant Eggplant on Whisper White Card Stock  and mounted in on ALmost Amethyst ( I know it looks blue but it isn’t) :


                                 DSC_0397 On the 7-1/2″ x 11″) piece of Whisper White CS  I scalloped two edges with the Eyelet Border Punch and wrapped the side with the Regal Rose Ribbon.


Have fun using my design or designing your own. Don’t forget to check back for the Summertime Quilt.











May Calendar: “Bloomin’ with Flowers”…


For May of course I did May Flowers. Again I ripped some scraps of DSP to make dirt and grass. I think ripped paper adds a certain dimension.


Stamp Sets:          Bloomin’ with Love

                                    Dear Friend

Ink:                           Basic Black

Paper:                     Whisper White (8-1/2″ x 8-1/2″) and ( 7″ x 2-1/4″)

                                    Almost Amethyst ( 8″ x 8″)

                                    So Saffron scraps for photo corners

                                    Chocolate Chip and Certainly Celery DSP scraps

Accessories:        Brads, Water-Color Pencils, Photo Corner Punch


Using the Dear Friend flowers I stamped them in Basic Black to either side of the Whisper White 7″ x 2-1/4″ strip of card stock. In the middle I stamped in Basic Black the wheelbarrow from Bloomin’ with Love and added flowers inside of it With Watercolor Pencils I colored everything in. then I ripped some Chocolate Chip and Certainly Celery DSP to resemble dirt and grass and adhered it to the bottom. I placed a brad on the wheel of the wheelbarrow. I punched out four sets of the Photo Corners in So Saffron so all the corners were the same size. Then I assembled all the pieces as shown, colored in the sky and stamped the flower pot on, May 10, “Mother’s Day.”






April Calendar: “Birdies & Eggs”…


April’s calendar is above and was great fun to make. The Easter /Spring Eggs worked nicely with the birds. representing not only Easter but all the rebirth that happens in Spring!


Stamp Sets:        Cheep Talk

                                  A Little Birdie Told Me

                                  ABC Images

Inks:                       Green Galore

                                  Chocolate Chip

                                  Tempting Turquoise

                                  Orchid Opulence

                                  Pixie Pink

Paper:                   Whisper White Card Stock  (8-1/2″ x 8-1/2″) not needed if using the back of March and (7″ x 2-1/4″) plus scraps for flower and bird images

                                  Pixie Pink Card Stock (8″ x 8″) and (7″ x 1/8″)

                                  Chocolate Chip DSP ( 3″ x 4″)

                                  Yo-Yo Yellow Card Stock scraps

Accessories:      Photo Corner Punch, Dimensionals


I first tore the Chocolate Chip DSP to resemble a small mound or hill and adhered it to the right bottom corner on the Whisper White Card Stock measuring 7″ x 2-1/4″. Using Green Galore I stamped one bird on Whisper White, The other bird I stamped in Tempting Turquoise. The eggs were stamped in Pixie Pink and the flowers in Orchid Opulence and the leaves in Green Galore. Then I cut out all images. Next I stamped on the Whisper White 7″ x 2-1/4″ piece the branch in Chocolate Chip and added the leaves in Green Galore. The umbrella is stamped in Tempting Turquoise. I punched out two sets of the photo corners in Yo-Yo Yellow. I assembled all the pieces as shown above, adhering the birds with dimensionals. 




March Calendar: “A Little St. Patrick’s Birdie”


Above is the calendar we made in class for March.


Stamp Set:         A Little Birdie Told Me

Ink:                      Always Artichoke

                                Basic Black

Paper:                 Whisper White: (8-1/2″ x 8-1/2″) and (7″ x 2-1/4″)

                                Certainly Celery Card Stock (8″ x 8″)

                                Certainly Celery DSP (7″ x 1″) plus scraps to punch out small hearts

                                Garden Green- 3 strips (7″ x 1/8″)

                                Bashful Blue Card Stock scrap for bird images

Accessories:    Heart to Heart Punch, Watercolor Markers, Brads for embellishments, Dimensionals


I tore the Certainly Celery DSP to resemble  grass or a hill, adhered it to the Whisper White Card Stock and stamped several flowers on the hill and background. I used markers to color in the flowers.  Then I stamped the two birds in Basic Black on Bashful Blue Card Stock and cut them out. Using the Heart to Heart Punch I cut nine small hearts out of various sheets of Certainly Celery DSP. I used three hearts to create the shamrocks and placed a brad in the middle of each. I put all the pieces together as shown above. I used Dimensionals for the birds.




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