Easter in Review

Easter is almost here.  I'd like to share one last time my projects made using the Basket Bunch Bundle.  I so loved using these items.  Just click on the pictures and it will take you to the post that goes with it.  This is a long post.  It shows just how much I love this bundle.

Basket bunch

This card was popular on Pinterest.  That's always flattering.  I sure appreciate it.

Basket Bunch flower pot

This card shows that this bundle is not just for Easter.  It can be adapted for lots of other uses.  I love these flowers.

Bassket Bunch carrots in a basket

Here is a thank you card.  This card could be used any time of year.

Frame adhered

This frame is great for Easter.  I also made a card using the square in the lower right hand corner.

Basket Bunch card from frame square

The frame was a lot of work and it takes a lot of time.  The card with a square is a great compromise.

Global Design Project#076

I love the mono toned eggs on this card.  It adds a lot of texture.

Peep S'Mores

This post contains the directions to make the project.  It also has the directions to print for how to microwave the S'Mores.

Cherries 1

This card used just the basket.  Let your imagination go and think of great uses for this basket.

Connie 450 2

This card was part of a color challenge.  I love the eggs in the grass.  Easter egg hunt!

Sketch Basket 4

Here's another example of a card using the basket.

Shut in Easter Cards

And finally, this card was posted last week.

So here are 11 great examples of the Basket Bunch stamp set and the Basket Builders Framelits Dies.  Can you tell that I highly recommend it!  All of these are original cards.  Would you like to follow me on my Pinterest board?  Click here to go to Luv 2 Create Creations and follow me here.   All of these projects are there.  Thanks so much.  Have I convinced you that you need this bundle?  If not, what if I tell you they are on the Retiring List at big sale prices!  Remember it's while supplies last!  Click on the product below.

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CCMC#453 Red, White, and Blue

It's Thursday again and that means it's the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  This week we have a sketch.

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Here is the card I made.

CCMC#453

Now that the Retiring List is out, I see that most everything will be retiring.  Here are the details for the card.

  • Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White card stock.  It's cut 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.
  • The Night of Navy and Whisper White patterned paper is from the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper.  It's cut at 4 1/4 x 4.  This paper is on the Retiring List.
  • The Real Red and Whisper White paper is the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack from the Occasions catalog.  It's also retiring.  This strip along the bottom measures 1/2 x 5 1/2.
  • Use the Stars Framelit Dies to cut the stars.  The smaller stars are on dimensionals.  Can you believe that the Stars dies are retiring?  They are!
  • The sentiment comes from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits cut in Real Red card stock.  These thinlits will be in the new catalog!  Yea!
  • Garnish with the rhinestones.  I used all three sizes.  Yes, these are on the Retiring List, but they'll be back in a different form.

Here's the inside of the card.


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The outside of the card had no stamping.  Inside, use the Happy Celebration stamp set.  It's in the Occasions catalog and will be carried over to the new 2017-2018 annual catalog!  Another yea!  Stamp in Real Red and Night of Navy ink.  Additional stars are added with the patterned paper.

I love how this turned out and I think it could be used as a patriotic card as well.

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#GDP082 and Ribbon of Courage

The Global Design Project #082 is a sketch this week.  I decided to play along.

I just got back from OnStage in Savannah.  One of our all attendee free sets was Patty Bennett's million dollar sales set Ribbon of Courage.  I made this card for Mike.  He is starting chemo today.  My prayers go out to you Mike.

Ribbon of Courage

  • Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White card stock measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.
  • Use the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (on the Retiring List).  The dots sheet is 1 1/2 x 5 1/4.  The diagonal stripe measures 2 1/2 x 5 1/4.
  • A strip of Copper Foil 1/2 x 5 1/4 was attached to the side of the dots paper.
  • The word courage is stamped on Whisper White card stock in Versamark and embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.  Use that Embossing Buddy first to keep away stray powder.  Heat with your Heat Tool and then cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies.  Cut a copper oval the next size up with the same framelits.  Adhere the two together and add dimensionals.  Before sticking this to the card, add some Copper Thread sticking out from the back.

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The thread is a little hard to see in my picture.  Finish off with a bow made from the 1/4" Copper Trim.  I borrowed that from a project we made at OnStage.


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Here's the inside of the card.  This sentiment is also from Ribbon of Courage. 

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Some of these products are not available to you yet unless you were at OnStage. Today you get just a little sneak peek.  Now you have something to anticipate! Thanks for coming by today.  I'd love for you to follow my business Facebook page here.  The product list is below.  Click on the picture below to go to the Retiring Lists Online.


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It's that time of year when we say good bye to some of our beloved products.

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Some items are reduced.  If you see something you want, I'd order right away.  Stamp sets will be available until May 22nd and then they become "while supplies last."  All other items are already "while supplies last."  Check it all out on my online store.

Retiring Stamps are here.

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Items are going quickly.  It looks like bundles are really going fast.  Please go to my store and order all those items on your list.  If you don't, you'll regret it!  Thanks so much!


Paisleys & Posies vs Flourishing Phrases

Stampin' Up! had the OnStage events this past Saturday for demonstrators.  I went to Savannah, GA with 4 others from my team.  What fun!  We rented a Sprinter van and went down from NC with 10 of us all together.  My sweet husband John volunteered to be our driver.  We played Stampin' Bingo on the way down with prizes supplied by my upline Patty Bennett.  Thank you Patty.  We had so much fun!

Of course swapping cards was part of the weekend.  We had a bus swap on the way down.  Here is my card.

Paisleys & Posies swap

Making swaps for this time of year is a little hard to do.  We are coming to the end of the Occasions and the annual catalog.  In fact, we got to get our own copy of the new 2017-2018 annual catalog!!!!!  Right now mum is the word.  As a demonstrator, I want to have cards I can display for my customers.  I want current projects to show.  I took a chance on Paisleys & Posies. This set was in the Holiday catalog, but it was carried over and we can still order it.  I took a chance that it would be included in the new catalog.  Here is how I made it.

  • The card base is Always Artichoke 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.  The Pear Pizzazz layer measures 3 3/4 x 5.  The Whisper White layer is 3 1/4 x 4 3/4.  Now if you are a seasoned maker of cards, you might realize that the measurement for the white is a little off.  That's because I added the Copper Foil down the left side. The foil measures 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Overlap the white so that 1/4 of the foil shows.
  • But first, do your stamping on the white layer.  I measured 1/2 inch from the left side and then 1 3/4 from left side.  With a ruler make light pencil lines down the card.  Use your grid paper to help. Use sticky notes to mark off the area inside the two lines.   I sponged starting with So Saffron, then Pear Pizzazz, and then Always Artichoke.  Get the artichoke close to all the edges.  Remove the sticky notes carefully.
  • Stamp the leaves from Paisleys & Posies as you wish in artichoke.  Add the dots using the stamp set Timeless Textures.  The dots are in Always Artichoke and Pear Pizzazz.
  • Add the little bird from the Birds & Blooms Framelit Dies from Copper Foil.
  • You probably can't see, but I did flick Wink of Stella all over the card.
  • The sentiment is from Bunch of Blossoms.  Stamp in Versamark and then emboss in Copper Embossing Powder.  Cut out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Add Copper Thread to the back and attach with dimensionals.

Here's the inside of the card.

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So as we got closer to the Savannah OnStage, I started to wonder about my choice. There's no guarantee that Paisleys & Posies will be in the catalog.  Of course, as I said, there's not a guarantee for much.  I decided to make more swaps and this time I used Flourishing Phrases.  Here is that card.

Flourishing Phrases swap

Besides changing the leaves, I used Gold Foil paper and Gold Thread.  There was a question about the copper carrying over and I was running low.

So which card do you like best?  And are you wondering how I did at guessing what might be in the new catalog?

Swap duo

It's too early to divulge that information.  The Retiring List will be published today, Monday, April 10th at 3:00 EDT.  Check it out to see.  You can find it here after that time.  Click on Retiring List.

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Here are a few pictures of the Luv 2 Create team at OnStage Savannah.  I'm sorry, I can't share any details yet!  Want to know now!  You can always join Stampin' Up!  I'd love to have you on my team!

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