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Make-and-Take Projects

March 2013 Make-and-Takes
March 2013 Make-and-Takes

Hi there friends!

I had so many pictures to show you yesterday for Craft Wars and the Sale-a-bration samples, that I wanted to wait and share the actual Make-and-Take projects we did at our monthly team meeting yesterday for another post. Don’t you just love all the projects? It is so hard to pick a favorite, I can tell you that!

Easter Basket
Easter Basket

This little Easter Basket went together very quickly. The piece of cardstock was 7″ x 4 1/2″ and on the long side (7″) side it was scored at 1 1/2″ and scored again at 5 1/2″. On the short side (4 1/2″) the scoring was done at 1 1/2″ and again at 3″. Then you snip the tabs made on the four 1 1/2″ score marks then these get sticky strip and you fold around to make the little rectangle box. The handle cardstock piece measures 1″ x 8 1/2″ and both sides are punched with the border punch to give it a cute touch. Glue down a piece of 3/4 X 8 1/2″ designer series paper (or stamp images) this is the handle. Adhere that to the outside ends of each box. Then adhere a band around the whole outside parameter of the box. this piece of paper measures 12″ x 1 3/8″. (or you could stamp your handle). This project was prepared by Rosanne and Brenda, and I love how bright and cheery it is!

easter basket 2

The 2nd Easter Basket we made was easy peasy. This was a 8 1/2 square piece of card stock (8 1/2x 8 1/2″) both sides are scored at 2 3/4 and 5 3/4. Snip the outer scored marks to center line. (decorate the 8 squares with pieces of designer paper if you please) Fold inward until it covers the middle piece. Adhere a handle with brads and you are done! This project was prepared by Lucinda and Christina. Love the twitterpated designer paper on this one!

easter bonnet

Next I made this cute Easter Bonnet, which was brought to us by Deanna (and it was her birthday no less!) and Kathy.  I have to say I have been wondering for over a month what she was planning with all those button and brad containers! Isn’t this adorable! It holds candy (now), but would dress up any bedroom (earrings, rings), office (paperclips), or craft room (buttons, brads, punched items). I can picture a whole bunch of these as decorations all by themselves. The bottom is a chipboard coaster die cut with the scallop circle die covered with a piece of DSP cut by the scallop circle (use our super strong sticky strip to hold all these elements together). The top of the hat/container is made with the 2 1/2 inch circle punch (run it through the polka dots textured embossing folder). Wrap Naturals ribbon around side. Punch 8 small scallop circles (out of designer series paper- DSP can either match or coordinate with the bottom piece). spritz them with water. scrunch up, open up, nest all 8 circles together. Using Paper Piercing tool to put a hole through the middle of all 8 pieces. place a brad through the hole, then scrunch and fluff all the layers so it resembles a flower. Adorable!

easter bunny2013

Last but not least, I made this Punch Art Bunny Card! This card was brought to us by Karen and Margaret, isn’t this just the cutest punch art bunny ever?? The bunny face is made with the large heart die from the Hearts Framelit collection. (You need the big shot for this). The rest are all punches- ovals, circles, scallop oval to create the bunny face. The greeting is from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamped on whisper white, punched out with word window punch. Then the modern label was punched out in crumb cake and put behind the “Happy Easter” greeting to make it pop- of course with dimensionals. Some pink sponging for cheeks, and details with our white gel pen and black marker.

So after Craft Wars yesterday, I was thrilled to sit down and make these four Make and Take projects. Does this look like fun to you? I’d love to bring you as my guest to the next team meeting (Sunday April 21st). Let me know if you’d like to come make some fun projects! OR, if you KNOW you want to join my team- see my post here with all the details on how to join the Lynnzcrafters family of stampers! Thanks!

~Until tomorrow, happy Stamping!

Lynn Streifert

*NY Inketts, my apologies for leaving out your name- leave me a comment so I can give you full credit for any of your designs or contributions to these awesome projects!!