Hi there stamping friends! Welcome to another wonderful monthly hop with our Creative Inking group! What a talented group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators, and it’s a baker’s dozen this month- wow, 13 inspiring blogs to visit! I hope you’ll leave me a comment at the bottom of this post, I love to read your comments!
Our theme this month revolves around Easter- it sure is early this year! I had been toying with some ideas but then saw them pop up all over the internet and Pinterest. So back to the drawing board. I first decided to work on my memory albums I started for my niece and nephew. This year as a Christmas gift, I am going to give them each a 6″x 8″ album full of pictures of them doing fun things throughout the year and with our family from 2016. My goal is to make them 4 pages a month, so I’m not rushing in December to finish them. Wish me luck 😉
So here’s what I pre-made for Easter, now just need to snap some great pictures to pop right in here:
The clear pages are awesome and double sided- and I love the uniformity of all my pictures and decorations being so easy to figure out. I didn’t use any of the Project Life card kits for this month, I didn’t find any that seemed “Easter-ish” so I made the inserts with new stamps from the Occasions catalog.
I was inspired by BJ’s post the other day with this cute little bunny made from our new Friends & Flowers stamp set, it is the perfect addition to Claire’s Easter page. The bunny face is punched out with the 1 3/8″ circle punch and the bunny ears are punched out with the Festive Flower builder punch that carried over from the 2015 Holiday catalog- (you can see both products on page 46 of the new Occasions catalog).
Notice the new piece of Metallics Glitter Tape? It’s one of our new Saleabration offerings that just started this week!
Next up is a card design that I have been itching to make, I love the look of skinny strips of paper (it’s all over the place in quilt cards and fun folds, etc). but I wanted something a tad bit easier to put together, as I’m planning to offer this card in my Easter Peeps class coming up. So I started with our oval framelits to cut out a large opening on a piece of 3- 3/4″ x 5″ whisper white card stock.
Then I went through my Birthday Blooms DSP, I had scraps that I cut into 3 1/2″ long pieces, the width varied from 1/4″ to 3/4″ (just don’t make them all the same)
next I practiced aligning them to see what pieces of paper looked nice together, or not… don’t add any adhesives yet- just play with your layout.
Then I carefully positioned the oval over the top of my paper pieces to “eyeball” it and see if I liked the arrangement, you can tweak this design until you get it right.
Then carefully lift off the piece of whisper white and put adhesive (I used our Fast Fuse tape runner all around the edges of the backside of the oval). Then carefully place it on top of the paper pieces. Next I glued this down to my 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ whisper white card base. And then put a 4″ x 5 1/4″ Watermelon Wonder piece (die cut the next larger size oval so that when it’s overlaying the paper pieces it resembles an egg). I used Fast Fuse for this step also.
I used the new Watermelon Wonder 1″ stitched satin ribbon and tied a fork bow, adhered with glue dots. Also stamped “Happy Easter” from the new single wood mount stamp Easter Lamb with Watermelon Wonder ink and punched out with the washi label punch.
As I’m typing this, I’m thinking it would look nice if the watermelon wonder card stock was embossed with the decorative dots textured impressions embossing folder, give it a try and let me know what you think.
All products are from the amazing new 2016 Occasions Catalog! If you’re new to Stampin’ Up! be sure to check out our fantastic Sale-A-Bration catalog! It’s our Annual Customer Appreciation Time! for every $50 you order (before tax/shipping), you can pick an item from the exclusive catalog- check out the links on my side-bar on the left- (or if you’re reading this from a mobile device- scroll to the bottom) *Please note the three items on pages 16-19 retired on February 15th, and we have the three new items (see the three videos I’ve added here below, you can see the versatility of these new products!).
I also wanted to share with you one of my favorite punch art projects from a few years ago:
I love to make Easter cards and was looking for a chocolate Easter bunny stamp, but we didn’t have one at the time and I did a google search and found one similar to what I made (that’s called case-ing Copy And Share Everything). It’s fun to make punch art. I’m thinking of adding a monthly punch art class to my monthly class offerings, what do you think?
Ready to go visit Phyllis Shepherd’s blog and see what amazing projects she has for us? Just click the “next” button here:
Did you need to go back to Colleen Vassos’ blog? Just click the “prior” blog button below:
Here’s our whole line up for February:
Don’t forget my team and I are planning our 4th Annual BOGO (Buy One Get One Free) Sale on Saturday March 5th, from 1-4 pm at the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church on Rt 50. (Across from Gil’s Garage). This sale will include Stampin’ Up! and other craft supplies (stamps, inks, dies, punches, paper, markers, chipboard, kits, kids crafts, even some jewelry making supplies!) You purchase our retired and unwanted craft supplies for the price marked, then you get to pick out an equal amount from any current catalog… if your order is more than $50, you will get to pick out a free Saleabration item too! Cash is preferred as we have to divide up orders at the end of the day, according to who sold what… we’ve enjoyed offering you these events in the past, and are eager to bring you this one too! Hope to see you there!
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