Sneak Peek for Easter!

Oh boy!  Over the past weekend I was able to get the new 2017-18 Annual Catalog early AND order some items!!  Well, I got a big box from the UPS man today and whee–fun stuff was inside!  I want to show you a few sneak peeks from my box 🙂  I’ve mixed a bit of the new with a bit of the retiring items!

So, what’s new?  Can you spot the items?  First, the sentiment is punched out with a brand new punch called the Pretty Label Punch (it really is pretty!).  Do you see the Gold Faceted Gems?  Big and bold and bling – love them!!  And then finally, there’s a brand new In Color cardstock called Powder Pink.  It’s a gorgeous color and seems to be almost a neutral…it blends with anything. Here on my card it forms the panel behind the dsp and the punched label.

Now for the retiring items. 🙂  The sentiment is from the Suite Sentiments set.  It’s a lovely sentiment and all of the stamps in the set are great.  And the fonts are really nice!  If you need a good sentiment set, this is one worth getting.

The paper has been one of my favorites from the Occasions Catalog, it’s the Cupcakes & Carousels dsp (right now 40% OFF!), and the bigger label with gold is from the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishments Kit (right now 30% OFF!).

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Happy Easter Message!

You know, Easter is a happy message!  I like it that the stamp set I used for this card is called “Easter Message” and this is a happy Easter card!

It’s a beautiful stamp set ~ I love these lilies!  This was an easy card to make using a few ink pads and a blender pen.  The lilies were stamped with Pear Pizzaz ink to start.  Then I just filled them in by coloring using the blender pen and picking up a little ink from the lid of the ink pads.

And, of course, I had to add a bit of the gorgeous Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer Paper!  Don’t forget, the Assorted Glimmer Paper Pack is FREE through March 31st with a $50 order!  Don’t miss out, order soon!

Do you stamp a little something on your envelope?  I like to.  It just gives a little hint of what’s inside 🙂  If we are sending a special handmade greeting card, I just think it’s nice to add a little something on the envelope.  For today’s card I stamped a few lilies on the envelope corner.

Easter Message Clear-Mount Stamp Set (Item No. 142987)

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Stamps:  Easter Message
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Paper:  Whisper White and Shimmery White card stock, Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer Paper
Tools:  Blender Pen

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Little Basket of Eggs!

Oh my goodness, look at these cute eggs!  I can’t even stand it they’re so adorable!  And they have personalities…look at the feet!

I’m just now starting to play with the Hey Chick stamp set.  It’s one of the FREE Sale-a-Bration stamp sets that you can only get with an order of $50 or more from Stampin’ Up!  All I can tell you is that you’ve got to get this adorable set!  It’s going to be perfect for all of our Easter and spring cards 🙂

The egg basket was created with a die from the Window Box Thinlits (the basket base) and the oval Stitched Shapes Framelits.  The basket was stamped with one of the stamps from the Delicate Details stamp set.

I can see I’m going to have lots of fun with this set.  What about you?  Have you gotten this set yet? 🙂

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Stamps:  Hey Chick, Delicate Details (both available only during
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Ink:  Archival Black Ink, Tip Top Taupe Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe, Pink Pirouette, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, Calypso Coral, and Peekaboo Peach card stock, Succulent Garden dsp
Tools:  Window Box Thinlits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies,
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Paper Snips

Embellishments:  Brights Enamel Dots, Whisper White Baker’s Twine,
Delicate White Doily

Happy Easter!

Lamby

Lambs.  The true Easter is about lambs.  One Lamb to be specific, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.  Easter is a precious time for me, and I love to focus on lambs.  So, I make lamb cards!

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Is this little lamb darling or what?  Almost every Easter I bring out my little lamb cards and have classes on how to make them.  When we make them at class, we each make two cards, and guess what happens??  We end up with a FLOCK!!

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To make the lambs, you will need a scallop circle die.  Stampin’ Up! doesn’t make these, so I purchased another brand.  That makes your lamb’s body.  You then emboss his body with a flowery or baroque embossing folder.  His wooly head is punched out with the Scallop Oval Punch and embossed with the same embossing folder.  A little sponging with Crumb Cake ink makes his wool look a bit more realistic 🙂

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His face and ears are punched with a small oval punch and I added little google eyes (SO cute!).  Tie a little knot or bow from any thin ribbon and adhere to his top knot.  It’s an easy and fun little card to make.  I love to display my card around the house as it reminds me of the TRUE Easter.  God bless you!

He Is Risen

Fall Hello for the Pals!

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The Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge this week is great because it’s easy ~ yes, easy.  You can do almost anything with it.  It’s one of those sketches that’s fun and freeing!

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So, for my card I cut the rectangle shape from Very Vanilla and edged it with one of the stamps from the Tin of Cards set.  I love this border stamp, it’s hidden among some strong sentiment stamps, but it is a great versatile stamp.

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These cute leaves were made with the Leaflets Framelits Dies and the Big Shot Machine.  For the leaves I used watercolor paper and washed it with ink using the Aqua Painter.  After the paper dried I cut out the leaves.

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I’m sure you’ve noticed the pretty wooden element at the center of the bow.  That’s one of the new Snowflake Elements available I’m the Holiday Catalog!  It just looked so fall-ish made of that wood, that it fit perfectly with the theme of this card!

Pop over to palspaperarts.com and see what the other designers have done.  While you’re there, enter your own card!  See you there!

Sweet Spring Gift Boxes!

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Hi Friends!  Hope you each had a wonderful weekend.  I’ve been busy making some sweet Curvy Keepsake Boxes for Spring gift giving.

Two Keepsakes

One box is made from Wisteria Wonder card stock and the other one from So Saffron.  For a …big…embellishment on each one ~ a flower and some leaves made with the Bouquet Bigz Die.  I also added some Gold Sequin Trim and Venetian Crochet Trim.

Saffron Keepsake

Each box is tied with Gold Baker’s Twine, and the flowers are attached with Mini Metallic Clothespins.  I put a tiny gift inside each box and gave them as little Easter gifts 🙂

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Most of you know that I like to take photos of my cards on my outside bench.  Well, since we’ve moved, the bench has a new location…and I LOVE IT!!  Isn’t this a beautiful setting?  Just wanted you to know where most of my photos will now be taken 🙂

Bench

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