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Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop Shares Easter Projects

Hello and thank you so much for joining the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  We are sharing Easter Projects this month!  My name is Jo Anne Hewins and I am joining you from North Carolina in the USA.

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I used my Stamperatus to help me with my card today.  I'm using the Sweet Little Something stamp set.  This bunny is so cute, but he is hard to line up.  There are three steps to stamp.  That's why the Stamperatus is so great!  There's actually four surfaces available to use.  My tip is to use scrap paper for all the stamping until you actually get all the bunnies aligned.  If you don't, you will waste a lot of card stock!  Oh, here's the card.

Sweet Little Something by Luv 2 Create

My next hint is that, once everything is aligned, you should make lots and lots of these bunnies to use in future projects!

Start with a card base of Thick Very Vanilla cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score this at 4 1/4.  Use your Bone Folder to crease the fold.  Hint number three is that you definitely want to score thick cardstock.  It will fold much better!

The Pink Pirouette layer measures 3 3/4 x 5.  The next layer is patterned paper from the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It is cut 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.

The bunny uses Crumb Cake for the largest stamp with no detail.  Soft Suede was used for the stamp with some detail.  Early Espresso was used for the smallest stamp with the most detail.  Once everything is aligned on the Stamperatus, it really does not matter which order you stamp them.  Cut the bunny out with snips and add to the card.

The grass uses Pear Pizzazz card stock.  Cut this out using the Picnic Basket Builder Framelits.  I lined this up with the bottom of the pink layer.

The bow is from Pink Pirouette card stock and uses the Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies.  The flower uses this framelits set as well.  The stem is Pear Pizzazz, the flower is Pink Pirouette, and the center of the flower is So Saffron.

The clouds are cut from the Up & Away Thinlits Dies in Very Vanilla.  The smaller clouds are attached with dimensionals.  The Happy Easter is from the Sweet Little Something stamp set.  It is stamped in Soft Sky.

Sweet Little Something by Jo Anne Hewins

This is a sweet little card made with Sweet Little Something.  I'm proud that I finally used some of that Bundle of Love paper.  Sometimes it's so hard to cut beautiful paper.

Sweet Little Something Easter card by Luv 2 Create

You will want to continue on the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  There will be lots of great Easter ideas for you to enjoy.

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Hold on to Hope Easter Card

Today I am using the Hold on to Hope bundle.  This set was created with Brandy Cox, a Stampin' Up! million dollar seller.  Brandy is from North Carolina, so we have to root for the home state!  This is a great bundle.  Here is my card.

Hold on to Hope Easter card by Luv 2 Create

We made this card in class last week.  I think it's beautiful!

The card base is Tranquil Tide measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded.  Stamp over the base of the card with the sprig in the same color.  Remember that the middle of the card will be covered so it won't matter if that part doesn't look as good.

Use the Stitched Shapes Framelits and cut the largest oval from Tranquil Tide.  Cut a Whisper White oval that is just a little larger using the Layering Oval Framelits Dies.  Layer these and add to the card.

The cross is cut with the Cross of Hope Framelits from Silver Foil.

Color the sprig with the Tranquil Tide and the Rose Red Stampin' Write Markers.  My group felt like it worked better to color the green first and then the red.  Huff on the stamp to make sure there is moisture after all of the coloring and stamp on white.  There is a framelit to cut this out, too.

Weave the flower sprig around the cross.  Carefully turn it all over and add mini dimensionals to the back so that they will not be seen from the front.  Adhere.  The cross will not be attachedd to the card in places, but that's all right.

Hold on to Hope Easter card close up

The words are part of the bundle and again, there is a framelit for that.  Attach with dimensionals.  A few in my group chose to use Tranquil Tide for the saying.

Hold on to Hope Easter inside

For the inside of the card I used Flurry of Wishes for the sentiment.  That might surprise you.  After all, that's a Christmas set!  I just felt like the words fit anyway.  I feel like this set will probably retire.  I thought I could use it one more time.  The Happy Easter is from You're Inspiring and the flower is from the Hold on to Hope bundle.  The flower is colored with the markers.

Hold on to Hope by Luv 2 Create

I used this set on another post here making the box from the Lots to Love Box Framelit Dies.  You can find that post here.  Recently, I had the opportunity to see Brandy Cox in Charlotte.  I gave her my box (and candy bar) since I had made it with her set.

Brandy and Me

Can you tell I'm a little star struck?

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you like the Hold on to Hope Easter card.  This bundle has so many possibilities.

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Easter Note Cards

It's time to make Easter cards for the shut ins at church.  Of course I'm going to my favorite Easter stamps from the Occasions catalog, Basket Bunch and the coordinating Basket Builder Framelit dies.  I'm using the Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes.  They are such a bargain at 20 cards and envelopes for $6.  Here is the card.

Shut in Easter Cards

  • Start with the strips of designer paper.  I used Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper and Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper.  I did run out of the turquoise paper part way through and substituted the Temping Turquoise paper from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack.  The first two strips are 1/2 inch by 5.  The last strip is 3/4 inch by 5.  Use your grid paper to help you get the first strip on straight and then just butt each piece against each other.
  • The detailed basket and handle are cut with the Basket Builders dies in Tip Top Taupe.  There is another solid basket but from Early Espresso.  It goes under the detailed basket.
  • Cut the detailed eggs from Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, and Crushed Curry.  Glue all to the card.
  • The sentiment is from the Basket Bunch stamp set.  Stamp in Melon Mambo on a 1/2 inch wide scrap of Whisper White.  Notch the ends and glue it on.

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I made about 30 of these.  There was a lot of cutting, but I think they will be enjoyed. I like to think about each person getting fun mail to open.  I get as much joy as they do!  I love to hear that some save all my cards and look at them from time to time.

Easter will be here before you know it!  Get started on those cards!  A product list follows.  Just click to go to my online store!

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CCMC450 and the Basket Bunch

How did the Basket Bunch bundle become my favorite thing in the Occasions catalog? I was not going to get it.  I told myself that it was seasonal and I wouldn't be able to use it very long.  The truth of the matter is that I love it!  I think I have made more with this bundle than any other.  The fact is that I needed the Basket Bunch stamp set and Basket Builder Framelits Dies. 

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 So here is another card made with the bundle for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  

CCMC450 with Basket Bunch

The color challenge of So Saffron, Sweet Sugarplum, and Mint Macaron just seem to scream Easter to me.  Here are all the details.

  • This card base is Thick Whisper White card stock measuring 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2.
  • The Mint Macaron card stock layer is cut at 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.
  • The patterned paper is from the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper pack.  It measures 3 3/4 x 5.  Did you see that SU has added this paper as a Sale-a-Bration free item?  Use #147363 to make it your choice.
  • The next layer is So Saffron card stock.  It is 2 5/8 x 4 1/8.
  • The last layer is also from the Succulent Garden DSP pack.  I love those Sweet Sugarplum squares.  Cut this piece 2 1/2 x 4.
  • Using the Big Shot, cut two grass pieces from Mint Macaron card stock.  You'll need to trim one of these, but you can hide where it is pieced under the eggs.
  • I ended up with 9 eggs.  I cut a plain egg and the 3 different intricate eggs in the three colors.  Glue them together in any way you wish.  Some are attached right on to the card and some are attached with dimensionals.

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  • The sentiment is from the Basket Bunch stamp set.  Stamp it on a 1/2 inch wide piece of Whisper White in Sweet Sugarplum.  Pair it with another piece of the Succulent Garden paper cut at 1/2 inch too.  They are about 3 inches long and notched on the end.  Finish it with a Sweet Sugarplum enamel shape heart.

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For the inside of the card, use the part of the grass you cut off for the front grass.  I added another egg.

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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you found some inspiration. It's not too late to get the Basket Bunch Bundle.  You'll be so glad you did!  Just click below!  Don't forget that you can get the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper as a free Sale-a-Bration choice #147363.

 

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Global Design Project #076 and Basket Bunch

I haven't participated in a design challenge in a while.  I love the card for the challenge for the Global Design Project #076.  We are CASEing Kylie Bertucci's card.  I love it's simplicity.

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Lately, I can't seem to stop playing with the Basket Bunch bundle.  Here's another card.  This one CASEs Kylie's lay out.

Global Design Project #076 and Basket Bunch

Here are the details to make this card.

  • Start with a card base of Top Top Taupe measuring 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2 and folded.
  • The larger panel is Pool Party.  It measures 2 1/2 x 5 1/2.  Cut lots of eggs, plain and designed.  I made 10 or 11.  Unfortunately, a few were covered by the circle. You really don't need the ones that will be covered.  Just glue them together with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.  Place these randomly on the card stock.  Let some of them hang off the edge.  Just turn the paper over and trim even with the card stock.
  • Before adhering the Pool Party panel, stamp the egg on the card base randomly.  I did stamp off so that it would not look as heavy.  Use Tip Top Taupe.
  • Glue down the panel and then glue down the Watermelon Wonder strip butted up next to the Pool Party.  The strip is 3/8 x 5 1/2.
  • Use the Stitched Shape Framelits Dies to cut a circle from Whisper White.
  • The grass is cut from Old Olive.  I did trim it down on the sides.
  • Cut a solid egg and a designed egg each from Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, and Pool Party.  Glue together mixing the colors and attach to the circle with dimensionals.

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  • The greeting is from Basket Bunch and is stamped on a 1/2 inch wide Whisper White scrap in Watermelon Wonder.  Notch the end and attach with dimensionals.

Global Design Project#076

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