Watercolor Easter

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Today I have a fun watercolored Easter project to share with all of you!  I really love the watercolor look on projects and it was a fun way to showcase the HAPPY embossing folder!  This embossing folder is one of two that you receive in the Celebrations Duo Textured Embossing Folder pack.

To make this card, start with a piece of Mint Macaron cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Shimmery White Cardstock or Watercolor Paper. Grab your Calypso Coral and So Saffron re-inkers….and an Aqua Painter.  You will also need a little painters tray or something to put a few drops of ink on. Start by squeezing a bit of water from the Aqua Painter onto the Shimmery White cardstock and spread it around. Dip the tip of the Aqua Painter in the Calypso Coral ink, hold the tip of the Aqua Painter over the cardstock and squeeze out a bit of water. It will mix in with your ink and dilute it. Then use the Aqua Painter brush to spread the ink around on your cardstock until you achieve the desired watercolor look. Note:  the more water you squeeze out the more dilute (and lighter) the ink color will become.  Repeat this process with the yellow ink. While the cardstock is still a little moist, emboss the HAPPY across the center.  Embossing while the cardstock is moist will prevent crinkles from using a small embossing folder. Let dry. Your cardstock will curl a bit when it’s dry. You can smooth it out with a bone folder or one of your acrylic blocks.  Adhere the shimmery white cardstock (or watercolor paper) to your card front using a strong adhesive like the Tear & Tape.  Then for the finishing touch, just embellish with some patterned paper, sentiment and a few butterflies.

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Basket Bunch

Hello Stampin’ Friends! Today I have an adorable little Easter project to share with all of you!  It showcases the Basket Bunch bundle and those fun mini egg cartons!  The mini egg cartons were so popular that Stampin’ Up! sold out all of their inventory within weeks of it’s launch!  The good news is that they came back this week!  Wahoo!  Just in time for Easter! But they can be used for more that just Easter.  You can decorate them for Spring too!

The mini egg carton is so fun to decorate!  You can really decorate it any way you want!  I decided to coordinate the colors and design with the Easter card that I was making.  Start by cutting a 4 x 4 inch piece of patterned paper for the top of the mini egg carton. I rounded the edges to match the rounded edges on the egg carton. Cut a little 2 x3 inch piece of whisper white cardstock for the tag. Use one of the tag toppers to fancy up the top. Then use the fun little images and die cuts in the Basket Bunch bundle to decorate it! Fun! 🙂

To make this card, start with a piece of Tip Top Taupe for the base of the card.  Cut a 3 x 4 inch piece of your favorite pretty patterned paper. I love the little flower pattern on the In Color Designer Series Paper pack…it was the perfect background for the card and egg carton because it’s green…like grass! Stamp a little sentiment on the bottom of the white cardstock. Stamp the little grass image across the bottom of the card but just above the sentiment. Use cucumber crush ink or a green ink that coordinates with the patterned paper that you are using. Adhere the patterned paper and white cardstock to the front of your card as shown; tuck a little piece of a doily in there.  For the finishing touch, use the fun little images and die cuts in the Basket Bunch bundle to decorate it!  Enjoy!

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Bunny Buddies

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Thought I would share some of the fun projects created with the March 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit called Bunny Buddies!  The kit came with all of the materials you needed to create 9 cards and 9 little bunny treat bags. This was such an adorable little kit! I just loved the colors!

Aren’t they just adorable?  And they were so quick and easy to put together! Did you recognize the colors?  The colors and patterns are from the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper pack. That just made me smile! I quickly grabbed my DSP stack and made even more fun projects with the stamps that were in this kit.

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Easter Message

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Easter is just a few weeks away! Can you believe it?  So this week I want to focus on sharing a variety of Easter themed projects with all of you.  Today’s project showcases the Easter Message stamp set and a simple way to use vellum on your projects. Vellum is so pretty on projects but it is difficult to adhere because most adhesive will show marks right through the vellum. So, instead of using adhesive, I secured the vellum to the project with some brads.

To make this card, start with a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 3 x4 inch piece of Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White Cardstock. Stamp the cross image on the white cardstock using Smoky Slate ink. Using a sponge dauber, lightly sponge a bit of Smoky Slate ink on the cross and a bit of Wisteria Wonder ink on the scarf. Cut a 3 x4 inch piece of vellum. Grab some black Staz-on ink and stamp the bible verse in the center of the vellum. Note:  You need to use Staz-On or some other type of permanent ink when stamping on vellum. Regular ink will not stick to the vellum and will smear and wipe right off. Ask me how I know! 🙂  Overlay the vellum onto the white cardstock with the image of the cross. Use a few little brads in each corner to secure the vellum (no adhesive needed). 🙂  Tuck a little piece of a doily behind the white cardstock, then assemble the card as shown! Enjoy!

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Delicate Details Easter Eggs

Hello Stampin;’ Friends!  I have been busy working on a variety of Easter projects this past weekend!  Hope you had some time to get crafty too!  Today I want to share a fun way to use the Delicate Details Sale-A-Bration stamp set!  It is the perfect set for “decorating” your Easter Eggs…your paper ones, that is.

All you need is a punch or framelit to cut out some oval shapes and the Delicate Details stamp set! Well, and ink too. Then simply stamp the images across the egg.  It’s that simple!  Now if you don’t have the Delicate Details stamp set, there is still time to get it so pop on over to my Stampin’ Up! store at www.lynndunn.stampinup.net and grab yours before they are gone!  Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st so there is not much time left!

I also put together a short little video vignette in case you wanted to see the stamping in action and get a few more tips on how to create these cards. You could really decorate these eggs with just about any stamp set! Get creative with it! Enjoy!

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Envelope Punch Board Baskets

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Today I have an adorable Easter Basket idea to share!  Now I have made all types of Easter Baskets from cardstock and designer paper but none have been as fun as these!

Not only were they fun to make, they were super simple as well!  These baskets were created with the envelope punch board!  I found this fabulous idea all over Pinterest and just had to make some for myself! Now you can stamp a design on the cardstock, decorate them with pretty patterned papers or just leave them plain! How you decorate them is up to you!

Watch this video tutorial and learn how to create these adorable baskets!  Have fun with it!

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Springtime Easter Lamb

easter lamb and work of art 2This little Easter Lamb is making it’s way all over social media!  It is such an adorable little image so I can definitely see why!  My grandson just loves this little stamp. This is the first stamp he looks for every time he comes over to play in my craft room. 🙂  You might recall the Easter Lamb post I made earlier this month that showcased this image. The previous project was very similar to this one, the only difference is that I created a whole new card with the little oval I had left over when I cut out the “frame” for the other project. I love it when I can use up my scraps!

For this card, I simply used the colors and stamp sets to created the egg. Grab the following ink pad colors:  Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Soft Sky and Sahara Sand. These soft subtle colors are perfect for Easter cards.  You can make the Easter Lamb image stand out a bit more simply by using a darker gray color like Smoky Slate. Start by embossing your card front with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. Stamp the “swoosh” images across the oval using the 3 different colors as shown; then stamp the Easter Lamb using your favorite gray colors.  For the finishing touch, embellish the bottom of the “egg” with a few flowers and some pearls!

Thanks so much for visiting me today!  Enjoy!

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Easter Lamb

easter lamb watermelon wonderStill looking for Easter card ideas? Well I have another fun idea for you today!  This card showcases the adorable little Easter Lamb stamp and some non-traditional Easter colors. This particular color combo idea came from the colors in the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper (DSP). There are a bit brighter than the traditional pastels but they sure make a cute little Easter card!

To make this card, start with a piece of Watermelon Wonder cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock and secure some Watermelon Wonder Dotted lace trim to the left hand side. Adhere a half of a paper doily to the white cardstock so that it overlaps onto the  lace trim. Cut a 3 x 5 1/4 inch piece of one of the patterned papers from the Birthday Bouquet DSP pack and adhere it to the right side of your card; be sure to overlap the DSP onto the doily and the lace trim. Cut a 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 piece of whisper white cardstock, a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch piece of mint macaron cardstock and a 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 inch piece of watermelon wonder cardstock. Stamp the Easter Lamb on the white cardstock using black ink. Sponge a bit of blushing bride ink on the lamb and mint macaron ink on the grass below the lamb. Adhere all of the pieces together as shown and secure to your card front with dimensionals. Enjoy!

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Easter Lamb

easter lamb and work of art Easter is right around the corner! Can you believe it?  It kind of snuck up on me this year 🙂  Well today I have a fun little Easter card idea to share with you that was inspired by several pins on Pinterest.  If you have been surfing through Pinterest looking for cards idea you probably have seen a few different projects showcasing an Easter Egg created with the oval framelits and the Work of Art stamp set. This particular project takes the “egg” concept with a little twist.

To make this card, start with a piece of soft sky cardstock for the base of your card. Emboss the front of the card with the softly falling embossing folder. Cut a 3 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Grab your framelits and cut out one of the larger ovals in the center of the white cardstock. Decorate the corners of the white cardstock by using the fancy little design from the Curvy Corner Trio Punch. Cut a another piece of white cardstock to 3 x 4. Stamp the long “swoosh” images from the Work of Art stamp set across the 3 x 4 inch piece of white cardstock alternating the following colors:  pink pirouette, so saffron and soft sky.  Adhere this piece behind the oval piece so that your stamped images are centered within the oval. Stamp the Easter Lamb image right over the top of colored egg using sahara sand ink (be sure to stay inside the oval frame when stamping the lamb image). Adhere to the card front with dimensionals and enjoy!

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For Peeps Sake it’s almost Easter

eggcellent easterYes, I have another Easter card for you today! Believe it or not, Easter is right around the corner! This project showcases the pretty pastel colors of the Best Year Ever Sale-a-bration designer series paper pack as well as the fun little Easter stamp “For Peep’s Sake!” Now you can change out the sentiment if you don’t need an Easter card as there are a lot of fun sentiments in the Stampin’ Up! catalog for you to choose from.

To make this card, start with a piece of soft sky cardstock for the base. Cut a piece of the Best Year Ever DSP to the following sizes: 1 1/2 x 4 inches (cut 2 of these) and 2 x 4 inches (cut one). The 2 x 4 inch piece is your middle piece of DSP on this card. The other two pieces (the pink pieces) are 1 1/2 x 4 inches. Secure these pieces to your soft sky card base as shown. Next, cut a 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Cut a 3 x4 inch piece of soft sky cardstock for a matte. Stamp the Egg-cellent easter sentiment on the white piece using smoky slate ink. Take the egg image and color each egg on the stamp with a different color marker….then stamp it on your project as shown. For the finishing touch, embellish it with a little flower and pearl. Enjoy! And have a Happy Easter!

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