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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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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Punch Art ~ Easter Bunny

punch art easter bunnySpring is in the air which means that Easter is right around the corner!  So I decided to play around with my punches to see if I could create an adorable little bunny. And I have to say, I was pretty excited about how this little one turned out!  If you are not familiar with punch art, it basically consists of using different punched shapes to create an image…and in this case, an Easter Bunny!

Start with a fun background for your bunny!  I decided to stamp a piece of crumb cake cardstock with the Hardwood stamp. Kinda looks like the bunny is standing in front of a wood fence or door. 🙂 Every piece of this bunny was created with a different shape. So get out those punches and framelits! I mainly used punches to create the different parts of the bunny but if you have framelits (ovals and circles) those will work just fine as well. Here is a list of the punches used:

  • Face of the bunny = Upside down heart
  • Eyes = 3/4 inch circle punch
  • Body = 2 1/2 inch circle punch
  • Feet = Extra Large Oval punch
  • Ears = Extra Large and Large Oval punches (you can use oval framelits too)
  • Nose = 1 inch circle punch and an itty bitty heart punch
  • Eggs = the smallest oval punch you can find (or you can cut them out by hand). You can use your favorite colorful pattered papers for this.

You can use white and black (or gray) markers to drawn on the little swooshes to the eyes and ears. I also sponged a bit of blushing bride ink on the edges of the bunny pieces just to give them a little bit more dimension (they stand out a little better). For the finishing touch, I decided to add a little Easter sentiment cut out with the word window punch and embellished with a few pearls. Oh…and don’t forget to add an adorable little bow on the bunny’s head. Cute, hey?

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