Basket Bunch, So Fun!

This week I'll be sharing projects made with the Basket Bunch Bundle from the Stampin' Up!  Occasions catalog.  I just got this bundle on Saturday and I am having so much fun with it.  My mind is just reeling with ideas for this bundle.  Easter is coming soon.  It's the perfect set!  So here is my card.

Basket Bunch Bundle

I thought I would start out with an Easter basket.  Isn't it cute!  Here are the details.

  • Start with a card base of Pool Party cut 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2, and folded.
  • The Whisper White layer measures 4 x 5 1/4 and the Tip Top Taupe layer is 3 3/4 x 5.
  • Stamp with the stamp that has the 5 eggs in Tip Top Taupe all over the taupe card stock.  I moved the stamp from side to side so everything on each row would look a little different.
  • The Whisper White oval is the largest oval from the Stitched Shape Framelits. Cut a Pool Party scalloped oval using the Layering Ovals Framlits.
  • The basket itself is Tip Top Taupe.  Cut the plain basket in Early Espresso and place it behind the basket.  Glue on the handle.
  • The grass is cut from Wild Wasabi.  You'll have to trim it a little from the sides and adhere it from the inside of the basket.  Leave a little room for the eggs.
  • Use Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, and Pool Party for the eggs.  Adhere all the pieces for the basket oval and use dimensionals to put the oval onto the card.

Basket bunch 3

  • The greeting is stamped on a 1/2 inch scrap and notched on the ends.  The Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper was used for the banner.  It is 3/4 inch wide and notched.  Use the Triple Banner Punch to notch all of the ends.  Use dimensionals for the banner.

The inside of the card uses more of the grass and eggs found on the front.  

Basket bunch 4

I do love how this card turned out.  I like how the stamped rows of eggs look on the background of the card.

Basket bunch

As I said, this week is all about the Basket Bunch Bundle.  It's found on page 18 of the Occasions catalog.  Pair it up with some dimensionals, you'll need those, and you will have enough to earn a free Sale-a-Bration item from the brochure!  Check back for more Basket Bunch ideas!


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Inside the Lines Meets the Botanical Builders Framelits

Last spring, the occasions catalog had the most wonderful framelits that paired with the Botanical Blooms stamp set.  The Botanical Builders Framelits are just fantastic. I'm so glad they carried over into the 2016-2017 annual catalog.  With all the new products available to use, my  botanical framelits have been a little ignored.  Now that's a shame.  They are a perfect match to go along with the Sale-a-Bration FREE item Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper.  Here is my card for today.

Inside the Lines DSP and Botanical Builder Die

I ended up covering the card base with the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper.  I was going to have a plain white border, but it did look plain.  I thought this looked much better.

  • Use Whisper White Thick card stock.  It's cut 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2, and folded.  Cover the entire front with a piece of the Inside the Lines paper.  This is cut 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  If you use glue instead of tape, you get a little more give to the paper and can move it some if needed.  I'm speaking from experience here.
  • The Cherry Cobber card stock is cut at 3 3/4 x 5.  The next layer of Inside the Lines is cut 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  I did use the same print, but you really would not have to do that.  I just thought about that, interesting?
  • The Botanical Builder Framelits were used to cut the parts of the flower.  The leaves are in Old Olive and the flower is in Cherry Cobbler.  Both are sponged. The center is Daffodil Delight.  Cut two.  I folded them in half and ruffled them up a little and placed them with a glue dot to make a whole circle.
  • I got the Hello from the Hello You Thinlits.  Cut from Cherry Cobbler.  Now, if you are smart, you can cut the word and the flower from the base of Cherry Cobbler before you adhere the patterned paper.  I did not do that, but I could have with a little more thought.  You can benefit from my experience!
  • The greeting on the front comes from the stamp set Birthday Blooms.  Stamp in Versamark on Basic Black card stock.  Use white bossing powder to cover the ink. Use your heat tool to melt the powder.  I ended up cutting the words apart.  I just liked it that way.

Hello inside 4

Here's the inside of my card.  The sentiment is from the Sale-a-Bration stamp set Avant-Garden.  The Inside the Lines paper measures 1 1/2 x 4 1/4.  There's a 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of Basic Black card stock attached before it's attached to the card.

Inside the Lines and Botanical Builders

I apologize to you Botanical Builders.  I have ignored you and you have proved that you have your place.  I think the problem is that Stampin' Up! has so many wonderful products.  We can't possibly give them all the attention they deserve.  That's why we are so lucky that there are so many great blogs to see.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I so appreciate it.  I love sharing with you!  My product list follows.  


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So Detailed Thinlits Squared

If you are like me, the So Detailed Thinlits on page 52 caught your eye the first time you flipped through the Occasions catalog.  They are so pretty.  I can envision them on a quilt spread out on my king size bed.  With that thought in mind, here is the card.

So Detailed Thinlits

  • The card base is Calypso Coral 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2, and folded.
  • Start by cutting the largest thinlit in Tip Top Taupe.  Glue it down on a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Very Vanilla.  
  • Using the smallest square from the  Stitched Shapes Framelits, cut it out in 4 rows of three.  Your paper will look like this when done.  Keep the squares in order so you'll know how to place them on the card base.

Detailed cut piece

  • Place the pieces along the bottom and up the middle to get your spacing.  Get those glued and then do the rest.
  • Wrap Linen Thread around the card three times and tie it.  The bow is made according to a video by Billie Moan.  You can see it here.  Attach the bow with a glue dot.
  • The Calypso Coral banner measures 7/8 x 3 1/2.  Stamp in coral with the flower from So In Love.  Notch at the end.
  • The vanilla banner is 1/2 x 3 1/2.  Stamp the greeting in coral.  It's from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.  Notch the ends of this also.
  • Finish off the project with pearls.

Detailed close up

The inside of the card has another square with the So Detailed thinlits in vanilla in a Calypso Coral frame.  The sentiment is repeated three times in Tip Top Taupe and Calypso Coral.

Detailed inside

I do love how this card turned out.  The So in Love bundle includes the So Detailed Thinlits and the So in Love stamp set.  You can get it for 10% off if you buy it as a bundle.  Add in the Linen Thread and you'll qualify for a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!

So Detailed Birthday

I'm so glad you stopped by today.  Just in case you haven't noticed, I love stamping and sharing!  It's my happy place!

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Just a Little Paper Pumpkin Variation

I made about half of my January Paper Pumpkin Adoring Arrows treats just as the directions say as a gift to my customers at class last week.  Then I needed a few Valentine cards to send to friends.  This is the card I made using the Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes.  I love the note cards.  They are such a great value!

Paper pumpkin note card

  • Start by stamping the background of the note card.  I used Blushing Bride. I thought it matched the vellum piece a little better.  Stamp the open heart across in rows.  Add some of the heart clusters around, too.
  • Cut a large section of the box on the score lines.  It turns out to be about 2 x 3 3/8.  Cut a piece of Blushing Bride card stock just a little bigger  at 2 1/8 x 3 1/2.  Your measurements could vary a little from mine.  Glue the gold heart piece to the pink piece.
  • Cut the striped vellum piece in half lengthwise.  Attach a piece to each side of the rectangle.
  • The heart is cut from Blushing Bride and the word love from Gold Foil Sheets both using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.
  • There are three gold hearts.  One is the heart sticker for closing the bags and the other two are hearts for the arrow that have been cut apart.

Paper pumpkin group note cards

Some of these will go to friends and also some as thank you cards!

Paper pumpkin 3 x 3

This is a 3 x 3 card I made for a gift enclosure.  Stampin' Up! no longer has the envelopes for this size card.  I did buy a bunch of packs when they were on clearance.  Of course you can use the Envelope Punch Board to make your own envelopes.

The pot is one of the box flaps from the bottom of the box.  I sponged it Calypso Coral.  Add a little strip of the vellum on the bottom of the card and place the pot on top.  The greenery of from the Oh So Succulent set in Wild Wasabi.  I used the Confetti Hearts Border punch to cut over the left over gold sheet once the hearts were gone.  I was able to get enough complete hearts to add to the pot. The sentiment is part of the stamp set that comes with the Paper Pumpkin.

Paper pumpkin 3 x 3 group

I did come up with another card using one of the longer flaps as a planter.

Paper pumpkin alternative

I'm not so sure if I like this one.  I don't think I needed to add the heart cluster to the flowers.  It was a case of not knowing when to stop.

Did you know that you would qualify for a FREE Sale-a-Bration item just by ordering a three month subscription to Paper Pumpkin?  And it's on sale.


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Time to Celebrate

My son Jeff had a birthday last week.  He is 37.  You may not believe it, but I remember being 37.  I honestly don't know where time has gone!  How did I get old enough to have a child that is 37?  I can't really even call him a child, can I?  Well, he will always be mine.  Here he is when he was little and now.  He loves his dogs!

Jeff collage

Here is the birthday card I made for Jeff.

Happy Celebrations

I used Dapper Denim and Basic Black on this card because Jeff loves Duke basketball. So, the black has nothing to do with the fact that he is 37, just in case you are wondering.  Here are the details for this card.

  • The card base is Dapper Denim measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4, and folded.
  • The Basic Black layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  
  • The Designer Series Paper used is Urban Underground Specialty.  It measures 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.  Use the new Sponge Brayer to color this paper with Dapper Denim ink.  Just keep adding ink until you have the desired color.  Cut the paper at a diagonal.  Adhere part to the top of the black and the other part to the bottom. The banner across will cover up the space that is left.
  • Stamp the balloon in black onto denim card stock and punch out with the Balloon Bouquet punch.  Stamp the balloon string in black.  Stamp twice so that the string hangs out under the banner to the bottom of the page.  Do this by first inking the top part of the string, stamp, clean, and then ink the bottom and stamp.  Adhere the balloon with dimensionals.
  • Using a 2 inch strip of Whisper White and the celebrate from the Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders, emboss.  This makes a debossed image in the paper. Stamp with the circle stamp from Happy Celebrations in Dapper Denim, denim stamped off, Basic Black, and black stamped off until all of the word has been highlighted.
  • The greeting is from the Happy Celebrations stamp set.  Stamp on a 1/4 strip of Whisper White and notch the ends.

Celebrate inside

Here's the inside of the card.

Happy Celebrations Alternative

I wanted to try an alternative with the solid balloon from Balloon Adventures.  I also used the sentiment in a different way.

Celebrate double 2

Which one do you like best?  Happy Birthday, Jeff!

Happy Celebrations birthday

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