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.