Stampin Friends Easter Hop


Welcome to the Stampin Friends March 2017 Hop!  You have arrived at Kathie’s (that’s me!) blog.  If you have arrived from Elizabeth’s amazing blog … I’m glad you came for a visit!  Be sure to continue on though the hop until you get back to where you started.  I hope you find lots of inspiration as you hop on through!  Please welcome our talented guest bloggers this month!!  Be sure to say hello as you visit their blogs.

Mandy Reedyk

Sue Vine


 Here are my projects.  Everything I used (except the jelly beans) is from Stampin’ Up!
Easter will be here before we know it.  Time to start making cards and treat boxes.

The card style is a “Spring Card”.  I am sure it’s called “spring” because it is so bounce-y.  It is a really FUN card.  I keep touching it so it will “boing, boing, BOING!!”  (It really should make that sound!).   This is a square card so you will need to make an envelope for it … or if you are like me … you stocked up on square envelopes when they retired a few years back!  There is a tutorial over at if you want to make this card.

The theme is Easter.  I wasn’t going to buy the Basket Bunch Bundle, which includes the Basket Bunch stamp set and Basket Builder Framelits, because of ALL those dies!!  However … I am so glad I did!  The bundle works wonderfully when using colored card stock OR Whisper White card stock if you want to break out your favorite coloring paints, pencils or markers.  For today’s projects, I went with colored card stock.

I stamped my chocolate bunnies in Early Espresso ink on Chocolate Chip card stock, then using my Big Shot, cut them out.   When I do this again, I think I’ll go with Soft Suede card stock so the stamping is more visible.  Don’t forget to take a “bite” out of one bunny’s ear with the retired 7/8″ scallop punch.  So cute!

Okay … so I couldn’t stop.  I made more than one card!  I wanted to use up some of my Designer Series Paper Stacks (subtles used here) because I have a feeling they may be retiring with the new catalog in June. I used the floral side.

I stamped a bunch of bunnies, eggs, flowers from solid card stock from the subtles collection and Whisper White stitched squares (using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies).  I saved cranking time at the Big Shot by cutting all 4 items on one pass through.  Just trim your card stock into manageable pieces.


To layer the sections of the card with Designer Series Paper, I cut the appropriately sized paper into squares and then cut on the diagonal to form triangles as needed.  You can see I also wanted a place to sign the card in the back … so I added a Whisper White triangle.  If you look closely, you’ll see I stamped some Wild Wasabi grass on the white triangle. Once the card was all embellished, add some glue, close the card and voila!  BOING!


Here is my 3-D project … made from the Baker’s Box die... complete with a cat (who thought my photo booth was a great place for his morning nap)! …who am I to relocate him????  I think he was making sure I didn’t eat the props!

Before I assembled the Baker’s Box, I adhered the Sweet Sugarplum check from the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper to the box sides.  I then cut out a bunny shape with the die to create a window.  I took a piece of Window Sheet and stamped it with the bunny’s image in black Stazon ink.  Stazon dries quickly on the Window Sheet and there is no smearing.  I used glue dots to adhere the Window Sheet to the inside of the box.  Peek-a-boo!

The Sweet Sugarplum box is put together using Tear & Tape.  Glue dots and Multipurpose Liquid Glue holds all the decor on.  The tag is cut from Tags & Labels Framelits.  The “Happy Easter” comes from the Circle of Spring stamp set.  A Gold Binder Clip and a bow tied with a length of 3/8″ Sweet Sugar Plum Ruched Ribbon holds the top closed.  Just remove the binder clip for easy jelly bean access!


I hope you enjoyed my post.  I’d love it if you can take the time to leave me a comment or a question.

Here are the links to each blog in the hop.  You are at Kathie’s blog.  Twila Davis is up next … just click on her name!  Have fun!!

Stampin Friends Spring/Pastel Hop


Spring has sprung!!! Well it seems like it anyway … the 20th isn’t far away.  The weather in Massachusetts has been pretty nice.  I loved our easy winter … I would like more of the same next winter.  Please?

Welcome to my stop on the hop.  Did you just come from Steph Jandrow’s amazing blog?  You can get back to her via the “previous button” or just keep on hopping and you will get to her soon.SFHOPPREVIOUS

Be sure to continue on though the hop until you get back to where you started.  If you take the time to comment on each blog with “#SFMarHop” as you travel through, you will be entered to win a prize form each of us … One lucky winner gets LOTS of surprises in the mail.  Details are below.

This month we have three amazing Guest Hoppers joining us.  Be sure to say hello to them as you travel through the hop.

 Well, here are my projects.  Everything (except the Jelly Beans) I used is from Stampin’ Up!   

“Spring or Pastels” was the theme we had to follow this month.  I covered a few bases by making them Easter … guess what the grandkids are getting!! … Well, I’ll need to buy more jelly beans … every time I took a photo there were fewer and fewer jellybeans … I just don’t understand …..


So Saffron, Pool Party and Blushing Bride are my pastels for spring!  The chick is from Honeycomb Happiness (141291), a Sale-A-Bration set.  There is still time to earn him!  But hurry, March 31st is the last day of Sale-A-Bration!  I stamped him in Memento Black in on Whisper White cardstock and again on (the now retired) Perfectly Artistic DSP.  I forgot it was retired when I made this card for the hop!!  So sorry … BUT … you can use So Saffron cardstock or any DSP with a subtle print.  I fussy cut out the yellow chick without his legs and glued it on the image stamped on the white cardstock.  A Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker colored his feet and beak.  I used the 2-1/2″ circle punch to cut the chick circle.  The colored circle was made with the Circles Collection Framelits   (130911). The background DSP is from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack (138437).  The word “Happy” is from the Hello You Thinlits (138283).  The word “Easter” or Spring” is from Crazy About You (137137) and die cut using Banner Framelits (132173).  A Tea Lace Paper Doily (129399) and some White Seam Binding finish off the card. 20160316_144939_wm

I rarely leave the inside of a card blank.  The sentiment is from Greatest Sayings (140706).

Here is my “oh so very easy” project.  I hope you like it! 20160316_144657_wm

I don’t use this die often enough .. there is so much you can make with it.  I love the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits (135853).  After cutting out the shapes, I used a circle die to make a window in one side so my QUICKLY DISAPPEARING JELLY BEANS would show.  I glued in a piece of window sheet (114323) which was cut using the next larger circle die.  I covered part of the box with paper from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack (138437).

I felt the box needed something more, so I cut a matching butterfly using the medium sized butterfly from the Butterfly Thinlits (137360).  I cut the butterfly down the center of his body and glued a half to each side of the slit.


This box is amazingly sturdy.  Even though it is now void of any jelly beans … it once was full. 20160316_144217_wm

I hope you enjoyed my post …. now for prizes.  Please comment on each blog using #SFMARHop along with your comment.  (Please note … the prizes pictured are NOT what the winner will receive.)  The winner will receive a prize from each of the bloggers in this hop!

Thank you for visiting.  Click on the “next” button to continue on through the hop to check out Barbara Welch’s fabulous contributions. SFHOPNEXT

  1.  Melissa Thomas
  2.  Cheryl
  3.  Steph Jandrow
  4.  Kathie Rotti – you are HERE!
  5.  Barbara Welch
  6.  Charlene Luks
  7.  Carolina Evans
  8.  Leanne Johnson
  9.  Lynn Streifert
  10.  Kirsteen Gill
  11.  Elizabeth Jeanne






A Few Hexagons and a Bunny!

Welcome to my portion of the Team Stamp It Easter Blog Hop. You may have come here from the amazing Lori Mueller at Lori Dreams Stampin’ … so … welcome!  If you started here, be sure to hop, hop, HOP to each blog in the hop.  You won’t be sorry!

I did not purchase any Easter stamps this year!  But never fear … I made do with what I already own.  I did find the cutest bunny in the stamp set “Baby, We’ve Grown” … it’s not just for babies!

I do need to let you know that I CASED this card from Dawn Olchefske.  She has the perfect layout for this card…. I mean … why mess (too much) with perfection?  I was looking to do something clean.  I think this card nailed it!


I used the tulip designed paper from Best Year Ever DSP to give my hexagons an Easter-y feel … The Whisper White layer was punched with the hexagon punch in the lower right hand corner of the Whisper White layer.  I built the hexagon layout with 6 hexagons (3 of them hung off the paper and were trimmed).  I made sure there was some white space between all the hexagons.  I popped this layer up with plenty of Stampin’ Dimensionals so it wouldn’t collapse.  I stamped the bunny from “Baby, We’ve Grown” on the punched out Whisper White hexagon in Chocolate Chip ink.  I added just a bit of color with the Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker to his bow tie.  Just pop him into the empty hexagon space directly on the Pool Party card base with some adhesive.  Add a few Crisp Cantaloupe Flowers punched with the flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and add a basic pearl in the center of each to finish the card front.

2015-03-1511.20.11_wmThe inside of the card simply says “Happy Easter” from “Teeny Tiny Wishes” stamped on Crisp Cantaloupe and punched out.  A few more DSP hexagons tie in the simple theme of the card front.2015-03-1511.19.42_wm


This card will be duplicated and mailed out to some of my loved ones for Easter!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

Be certain to continue on to Rhonda Price’s blog at Paper Wishes and Stampin’ Dreams to see what she has to share with you.  I am sure it’s wonderful!

Look below to see everything I used to make this card.

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