Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Cheerful Easter or Party Favors

I was inspired by Wendy Johnson of www.pinkanddotty.co.uk with what she shared on Pinterest, so I had to try my hand at figuring this out using The Cheerful Critters Stamp Set from the Spring Occasions catalog.  These favors start with a 2 x 8.5 inch strip of cardstock of your choice. Using the metric side of the Grid Paper, I scored the folds at 1.5 cm, 6.5 cm, 8 cm, and 13 cm. The opposite end was punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. You'll also need the 1-3/8" circle punch and the 1-3/4" scallop circle punch. Do note that you need to mark the back side (underside) of the cardstock with a ruler to make an "X" so that you will know where to punch your 1-3/8" circle to make the hole centered in the middle. I used the 2-way glue pen to attach the scalloped circle to the already punched out circle. The rest of the fun is up to you with your Cheerful Critter. I stamped mine and fussy cut it out, added the greeting and bow for a little pizzazz! Then next comes the assembly/folding step. I do recommend that you use the Fast Fuse to secure the strip together in it's 3D position.  I didn't even eat one of the Cadbury Caramel Eggs!  All the ladies at my Stamp Club really thought they were darling!
Thanks for taking a peek!

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

March Club Cards

Here are the cards we made at this month's Stamping Club.  Enjoy looking at the collection!

My friend and fellow SU Manager, Pam Stern, shared this card design with me using the Have You Herd? stamp set. Don't you just love this old fashioned Etch-a-Sketch? I sure do!  So easy too. Just stamp your herd image on Smokey Slate cardstock using the Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Then layer it with a piece of Window Sheet and attach with Glue Dots while rounding the corners inside. The pretend knobs are 1" circle punch in Whisper White, 1/2" circle punch in Smokey Slate, and 3/8" circle punch in Basic Black.  I rounded the corners with the Envelope Punch Board. You can even stamp balloons along the side edge of the card. A fun children's birthday card.

I had been having a hankering to do a baby card and Wendy Weixler's design was just the ticket.  The two cards use the Baby's First Framelits to cut out the onesie, the outfit is made from the Lullaby Designer Series Paper (same sheet just flipped over), either Crisp Cantalope or Pistachio Pudding cardstock, plus the Large Polka Dot embossing folder on Whisper White.  The Thick Baker's Twine is either Pistachio Pudding or Melon Mambo.  The boy's tie is Pool Party Cardstock, along with the ink for the sentiment. The girl's heart is Melon Mambo Cardstock using the Mini Heart punch. The girl's sentiment comes from Petite Pairs stamp set. The other punches used were the mini banner, small oval, and a trimmed version of the label punch. Finish off with a little rhinestone for bling!

This card is an exact CASE of Connie Babbert's design except for the color of Thick Baker's Twine used. You may click on the clink to see Connie's card directly.  inkspiredtreasures.com

These cards were inspired from the SU Leadership event in Florida at the end of January. I watched via online streaming and saw these cute designs. I had to give them a bit more color by mounting the watercolor paper on the Old Olive or Marina Mist color layer before attaching to the 3.5 x 5 note card. The stamp set is the Cheerful Critters set and you can have their signs say just about anything. The fun part is using a piece of the Adventure Bound DSP as the "fence." Punch out a Marina Mist star, then wrap with Whisper White Baker's Twine and you have a very easy and fast card for any occasion. The rabbit and chick were colored with Old Olive and Night of Navy Blendabilities.  Easy and Quick for any occasion!

Cindy Schuster is the creative designer for this card's layout, but I changed it up a bit. The stamp set For Peep's Sake is just so, so stinkin' cute! I stamped the chicks in Crushed Curry on the Whisper White tag, then added hand-drawn grass in Wild Wasabi, wrapped some retired holiday Washi Tape around the edge then cut a 1/2" strip out of Daffodil Delight with ends trimmed into a V. Next, stamped the verse in either Rose Red or Blackberry Bliss on Whisper White, then punched it out with the Scallop Oval punch. Using the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack the four petal flower was punched from either Rose Red or Blackberry Bliss cardstock with a pearl in the center was mounted to the oval tag. I used the Soft Sky Soft Twine for the clever tying technique using a 1/8' hole punch. The card bases were either Rose Red or Soft Sky. The Painted Blooms DSP was mounted on a piece of Whisper White so the twine wouldn't bend the DSP. The chick's eyes were colored with a fine black pen and the beak was colored with Pumpkin Pie. Just the cheeriest Easter card ever!

Thanks for coming by for a peek! Have an amazing day!
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