Friday, April 11, 2014

Another Easter Treat Holder

I got the basic idea for this box from Angie Kennedy Juda over at Chic n scratch but I don't have the direct link to the actual project. I tried to follow her directions but mine didn't turn out quite as well usingher measurements so the math teacher in me got out a ruler and paper and came up with my own measurements but it is still the same general idea as Angie's box. I used Pear Pizzazz but it is photographing a little darker than it actually is in real life. I stamped the little girl from the retired set Easter Blossoms but you could easily substitute an Easter stamp in your collection. I used Soft Suede to stamp her and then cropped her out with a circle punch. I layered that on a scalloped circle I cropped out with a punch. I used my paper piercer to pierce a small hole in each scallop. I layered this some Pear Pizzazz DSP using Stampin' Dimensionals. I added a bow to tie it shut and I was pretty much done!

I don't think it shows up very well but I did add some sparkle to her hair bow, flowers, and the Easter eggs. I tried to take a close-up but I still don't think you can see it has some sparkle.

Until next time Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Who Doesn't love a Reese's Egg?

Who doesn't love a Reese's Egg? I know I love them!!

I wanted to create a box that would perfectly fit a Reese's Egg. I must say being a math teacher came in handy when trying to figure out the dimensions. I used a 5.5 by 7 inch piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock. I scored the 7 inch side at 1, 3, 4, and 6 inches. I scored the 5.5 inch side at 1 and 4.5 inches. I then cut along the score lines on each of the 7 inch sides up to the 1 inch score lines to create my box.

I added a belly band in Pool Party to hold my box closed. If you want to create this box make sure the belly band is not to tight as you want it to slide easily off.

I used a *retired* stamp set called Festive Four. I dont make a lot of Easter projects so I don't buy a lot of Easter stamps so I used one I already had. Don't worry as you could easily substitute any smaller sized Easter stamp you own instead. I colored in my image using a blender pen and ink pads in Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, and Pear Pizzazz. I popped this up on a dimensional.

Here is a look inside the box:

Happy Stamping until next time!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Another Blessed Easter Card Using Freshly Made Sketches

Here is another Easter card I made using the Blessed Easter set. I used the weekly sketch from Freshly Made Sketches to help me create my card. I styaed with the same colors of So Saffronm Wild Wasabi, and Pink Pirouette. I used So Saffron as my card base and stamped my sentiment using Crumb Cake. I stamped my tulips also with the Crumb Cake on Whisper White cardstock. On my card yesterday I did two-tones tulips but decided to do solid colored tulips today but in two different colors. I layered my tulips on Pink Pink Pirouette cardstock and then DSP in Wild Wasabi. I added a small strip of Pink Pirouette going across the card. I added some So Saffron ribbon to the edge of my top layer to give it a little pizzazz.

Here is the sketch I used:

And here is a close-up of the tulips all colored in:

I think the recipient will be happy to get this card in the mail!!

Happy Stamping until next time!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Blessed Easter Tall and Skinny Mojo Style

After some illnesses swept through our house, I am finally back in the groove of papercrafting and will have several Easter projects to share with you this wee. The first one is an Easter card. I used the Mojo Monday Sketch to design my card. I used a card base of 6 inches by 4.5 inches in So Saffron. I added a piece of Pink Pirouette at the top and then the DSP is in Wild Wasabi. My image and sentiment are from the stamp set Blessed Easter. I cut the sentiment apart from the tulips so I wasn't as limited in how I could use the tulips. I stamped them both in Crumb Cake because I wanted a nice subtle image and the Staz On Jet Black was not doing it for me. I used my Stampin' Write Markers in the same colors to color in my tulips and leaves and then cut them out with an oval framelit. I used the Candy Dots in Wild Wasabu and some ribbon in SO Saffron that I had in my stash. I like how the card came together. I need to make an envelope still so we will see how that goes! 

Here is the sketch I used:
And here is a close-up of the coloring and Candy Dots:


That is all for now! Happy Stamping until next time.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

March Calendar

My goal is to have three blog posts a week... and I have been doing a pretty good job. Until the stomach bug hit our house anyways! I was off work sick a couple days last week and so everything was just a mess. We had a busy weekend so everything stayed a mess. On Monday instead of getting to work on a Mojo Monday challenge, I was doing laundry and cleaning. Tuesday was more laundry including rewashing clothes that came out with pink spots because some kind of reddish pink paper found its way into the washer and all over our clothes. Luckily, I added a bit of Oxiclean and rewashed the load and it came out nice and clean. So, all the cleaning and laundry left little time for papercrafting of blogging.

I shared with you my February calendar that was inspired by Linda, a featured guest on Mary Fish's blog. I had tweaked it a bit to make it my own. Now, I want to share my March calendar with you. It is an almost exact case from Linda's except I used Chocolate Chip card stock and she used Early Espresso. I think hers opened up but that Sizzix die is still on my wish list so mine does not open up. I had taken my Early Espresso card stock out and misplaced it. I thought I was out so decided to just use Chocolater Chip instead so I could finish it and get a few mailed out. Of coarse, when I cleaned my desk off I found my almost new pack of Early Espresso so at least I didn't have to order any!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

A Bright and Cheery Thanks

I decided I was not really happy with my entry for the Thank You challenge over at The Paper Players so I decided to create a new card. I was trying to use a sketch and the sketch just wasn't working for me very well. I am much happier with this card!

My card base is Whisper White and then I added a layer of Marina Mist. My DSP is from last years Occasion Mini and it is called Sunshine & Sprinkles. I am a bit of a paper hoarder and never use it because it is so pretty. And then I run into the problem that colors have been retired and it makes using my paper that much harder... so I am really going to be trying to use my DSP and not just let it sit on a shelf and look pretty.

Back to my card... I tied a knot in some Daffodil Delight ribbon and added it to one side of my card. It is really esy to add it- I just folded it over my card front and added a strip of adhesive to the back to tack it down. I used a thank you stamp from my collection. I want to say it is from the set So Very Thankful but I can't be sure. I converted most of my woodmount stamp sets to the clear and grouped like sets together. I have all my thank you sets in one case and I can't always remember what set each one came from. I figured I am never getting rid of thank you stamps so in a case they all went. I would rather store like sets together to have them handy at a glance and it really saves a lot of space! On one card I used Marina Mist and the other I used Melon Mambo to stamp my thanks.

I used the new and very awesome Banner Framelits to punch out my sentiment. I then used the next size bigger banner to punch out my background for my sentiment. I punched out my butterfly to match my sentiment color and then popped it up with a Stampin' Dimensional. I did pop up the entire card front, so the Marina Mist layer, on dimensionals also.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Happy Easter- Adorable Bunny Style

I love, love, love these bunnies from last year's Occasions Mini Catalog. So, they are reappearing in time for this year's Easter crafting projects. I played along with one of my favorite sketch challenges, Mojo Monday. It is contest week so be sure to play along!

I used Daffodil Delight as my card base and then added a strip from the Watercolor Wonder DSP. It has such great colors for Spring! I wanted to stay with more Spring colors so I went with Pool Party as my sky in my meadow scene. Instead a adding another layer, I used my paper piercing tool and added a double border to my Pool Party piece . To make it super easier to line up your piercings and keep them straight, use the Paper-Piercing Pack Essentials. I then added a sun using a 1 inch circle punch and I cropped it out of Daffodil Delight. I popped this up with a Stampin' Dimensional. To make it look lke my bunnies were playing in a meadow I used my scissors to add fringe to a piece of Pear Pizazz cardstock. I have the new Fringe scissors on my list but they are on backorder last I heard. I stamped my bunnies twice, once in Strawberry Slush and the other on Calypso Coral. I fussy cut them out and used two of one color and one of the other on each card. The first two are sitting behind the grass while the third one is popped up on dimensionals in front of the grass. I added a Calypso Coral bow. I tied the bow using a is the video. You can also use scissors in pretty much the same way. I can see that my bow tails aren't the same length on the two cards! I stamped my sentiment "Happy Easter" from the stamp set Teeny Tiny Wishes. On one card I used Calypso Coral and the other I used Strawberry Slush. I punched them out using the Word Window punch. If you do not have the set Teeny Tiny Wishes, I highly recommend adding it to your stamp set. It is the most versatile stamp set I have ever owned. It has so many different stamps and seriously has a sentiment for every occasion.

I am super pleased with how my card turned out. I had it created in my mind ever since Monday and couldn't wait to actually create it with paper and stamps. These cards will go to my daughter's teachers in a few weeks.

Thanks for stopping by!