Stampin Friends Easter Blog Hop

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Hi there Stampin Friends!! Welcome to the March Stampin Friends Blog Hop! This month our theme is “Easter”, I can’t wait to see what everyone has prepared for this month, this is a really talented group of stampers, don’t you agree? Also, I’d like to welcome our two guest hoppers this month Mandy Reedyk and Sue Vine! Can’t wait to see your creations ladies! Also, new this month, we are trying a new format for our hop. You will find a list of names all the way at the bottom of this post, and you just need to click a name and it will take you to that person’s post. Fingers crossed that I “did” the link correctly! Funny story, we created these blog posts several weeks ago to be ready for this new format, and my intro said “Hello friends, what a beautiful spring week we’ve had”… well the laugh is on me, we’ve just survived Winter Storm Stella- or the Snow Apocalypse of  2017. I live in Upstate New York and we clocked in with 22” here in Glenville! I feel very blessed to have had 2 snow days the past two days! (oh the joys of working for a school again! I missed snow days so much the last 11 years). And I’m also thankful for a garage to park my car and my dear dad who plowed me out (twice) and a wonderful neighbor who snow-blowed my driveway!! The poor road crews have been working non-stop to clear our roads and highways. Kudos guys!

 

First up is my trio of Easter projects that I created just for you!


This cute egg carton Easter treat holder was designed by a fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, Peggi F., at our local Upstate Stampers get-together. She did such a great job with this design! I love the “polka dots” created with our reinkers, a little rubbing alcohol, and dabbed on with a q-tip! So sweet- thanks Peggi!!

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This card I created especially for an Easter Card swap with Tami White. I made 8 of the same cards and mailed them off to her, and received 7 different ones back. (I’ll share those in a different post). Since I only needed to make 8, I decided to do a “more difficult” technique- so this is the side-step pop-up fancy fold card. I used mint macaron as the base and the in color’s DSP for the backgrounds. This new stamp set is called Easter Message (page 19 of the Occasions Catalog). I used our awesome watercolor pencils to color all the images.


I used our basic grey archival ink pad to stamp and watercolor on our watercolor paper and colored with aqua painters. The trick for me, is to color with a dull pencil, (not a sharp point). Also, I think the gold foil really works as the matte, it makes it pop, don’t you?


This card was a runner up for my Easter swap, but in the end it was far too complicated to make 8 of them. This pop and twist card is all the rage out there, but does take some time to cut and score all the elements. I used the Easter Message stamp set again, love it so much.


Here is the open view of the card, what do you think?


Funny story about this little Easter treat… I needed to come up with a shower favor and the theme was blue flowers in blue mason jars. So first I created the favor and then I realized it would easily convert to an Easter treat holder for my March club get-together, so I went shopping again for more of these little Lindt chocolate lambs (sorry if you live in Glenville, NY and you need some, I bought them all- and I wiped our Target and CVS.)


The little green base is a 2 3/4″ square (I used pear pizzazz here) and it is scored at the 2″ mark on all four sides. You cut four of the score lines to create tabs, so you can complete the little box. I stapled mine to hold it closed. Then glue on the jars and eggs, and embellish!

 

Well, that is it for today, I read all your comments, and I treasure each one. Would love to hear from you. If you have any questions about the supplies I used, let me know. They are all current Stampin’ Up! products found in the 2017 Occasions Catalog, Saleabration (glimmer paper) and Annual Catalog. I hope you have a wonderful day, thanks for stopping by. Now just click on a name and hop around to see the other 10 crafters blog hop posts for today!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month (March 2017) please use Hostess Code: ADPVBEF7

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

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Butterflies Thinlits Available Now!

Have you been waiting forever for this good news? After a (very) long migration, the Butterflies Thinlits Dies have landed in our warehouse and are now available for purchase!

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HURRY before we run out- these are the most anticipated item from our long back order list!

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here are the order codes should you need them:

137360: Butterflies Thinlits Dies discounted 15% get them for just $21.20
139322: Butterfly Bundle (Wood mount stamp set plus butterflies thinlit dies) $61.95
139323: Butterfly Bundle (Clear mount stamp set plus butterflies thinlits dies) $51.75
138865: Butterfly Bundle (Photopolymer stamp set plus butterflies thinlits dies) $41.50

Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

      Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (item 138633)
      Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (item 138634)
      Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 138635)

     

These were Sale-a-bration items that were in the catalog.

So to make things interesting, I am asking you to use this hostess code: PFQKPJYR

Then, if there are enough people who order using this code, I will use Random Number Generator Website and I will pick one of you who order to be the Hostess for the hostess rewards! You’re welcome!

I have been holding off on using these beauties because they have been on back order status for almost two months, can’t wait to feature them again. Stay tuned for an all Butterflies class coming up soon!

 

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Thanks for stopping by today, let me know if you need any help placing your order, comment on this post, or email me or call me, or text me, or send me a private Facebook message, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. Happy to help get these gorgeous gems in your hands as soon as possible.

 

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Have a great day!

 

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For orders including the Butterflies Thinlits dies, please use hostess code: PFQKPJYR for a chance to earn the hostess rewards benefits!

Sheltering Tree Frame Class

Hi there Stamping Friends,

I was pretty happy to finally make something on my long list of projects this past weekend. I had been wanting to make a four seasons framed art piece since January when I found this frame at the Christmas Tree Store in Colonie. It took me a few tries to get the color combos that I thought would look nice together. I decided to mat all four pieces on a 4″x6″ piece of basic black card stock. I think it really helps it pop. I did have a couple problems, first was I didn’t know how to get the frame apart to slide the finished pieces inside. I ended up trying to pry the back off and ended up breaking one glass panel. I’m off to a local glass shop to get a new piece made, right now scotch tape is holding lovely “Spring” season in place. Hope you can’t notice that in the photo.

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So I’m offering this as a class, on Saturday May 2nd, three options either 10 am, 2 pm or 6:30 pm. I decided to offer three time slots as I know how busy everyone is and thought it would make sense to offer it morning, afternoon and evening. Plus, weekends are precious and few and some weeknights are out for me. Hopefully this will work well. This class is in my home, and will be a small group (I limit classes in my home to just 8 people as that’s what fits comfortably in my craft room).

This is a $25 class which includes the stamp set Sheltering Tree.

Here’s a flyer with all the details: 4 Seasons class

Let me know if you have any questions… hope you can attend this fun class what a great Mother’s Day or birthday gift for someone special!

Prepayment and registration is due by April 22nd by 8 pm… that is my birthday and I’d love to be putting in a nice big order of stamps for this class! Hope you can make it!

Thanks so much, feel free to pass this info on to your friends and family who might like to come and make these four season inserts. (You provide the frame).

Have a wonderful day!

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