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.
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 Splitcoaststampers.com 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!
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