Thursday, March 29, 2018

Honey Bunnies

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   #FF0004   I don't normally make Easter cards, but my twins are in college and I figured they'd enjoy a card from home--as long as there is some Easter candy, too! Consequently, I don't have any Easter stamp sets. But I was able to make do with a couple of sets that I do own and I think my cards turned out right cute.

The little bunny in the "A Good Day" stamp set is so adorable and he's the perfect little Easter bunny for these two matchy-matchy cards, don't you think?
I sometimes struggle with tiny images, but I think this design is extra cute. I started by stamping the bunny in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a Thick Whisper White scrap. I colored the bunny with Light Crumb Cake and Light Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends. I gave one bunny a Light Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blend bow and the other bunny a Light Bermuda Bay bow. I cut the bunnies out with one of the Layering Circles Framelits and adhered them to a matching Rich Razzleberry or Bermuda Bay Card Stock scalloped circle mat that I also cut with one of the Layering Circles Framelits.

Next, I embossed a 3-3/4" by 5" Whisper White Card Stock panel with the Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder and adhered it to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Basic Black Card stock mat. Then I wrapped a length of either Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron Ribbon or Berry Burst Metallic Edge Ribbon before adhering this to a Bermuda Bay or Berry Burst Card Stock card base.

I stamped the "Happy Easter" sentiment from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" stamp set in the matching ink color onto a Whisper White scrap and punched it out with the Classic Label Punch. I punched another label in either Bermuda Bay or Berry Burst. I adhered the labels and bunny elements to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Even without having"traditional" Easter stamps, I was able to pull off some cute Easter cards--and I could play along in the Festive Friday challenge!

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Celebrate in Style

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   I can't believe my "baby" just turned 24 years old! Well, he's not my baby, baby. I have twins who are younger than he is--but he's my first baby. It's hard to believe that not-so-little baby has turned into a kind-hearted, funny, thoughtful man. Man. He's a man! Wow. When did that happen?

We celebrated by taking him to his favorite Indian restaurant where we stuffed ourselves silly. We had a nice time, even though we missed his siblings. It's kind of nice to socialize with our grown child. But he's still my baby!

Of course, I had to make a card for him. And, of course, I had to use the "Truly Tailored" stamp set and coordinating True Gentleman Designer Series Paper. Since my son has a mustache (and a beard), I thought this was the perfect sentiment to use on his card.

I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy Ink onto Very Vanilla Card Stock and cut it out with one of the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I adhered that to a scalloped Night of Navy Square that I cut with one of the Layering Squares Framelits.  Next, I adhered a 3-3/4" by 5" Very Vanilla panel to a 4" by 5-1/4" Tranquil Tide mat.  I added two 1-1/2" by 3-3/4" strips of True Gentleman DSP to the Very Vanilla panel before I wrapped it with a length of Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon. I adhered everything to a Night of Navy Card Stock card base and adhered the sentiment piece to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I also stamped the inside of the card, which I rarely do, but the "Truly Tailored" set has so many great images I couldn't help myself!

I used the same 3-3/4" by 5" Very Vanilla panel and 4" by 5-1/4" Tranquil Tide mat combo that I used on the outside. I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy Ink and the bow tie in Tranquil Tide Ink. Such a nice card for a guy and such a great stamp set!!

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Frutti Notes

#stampinup   #saleabration2018   #faithfulinkspirations   I had so much fun making the soiree note cards earlier this week that I decided to make some more! I used the wonderful Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes that are a FREE Sale-a-Bration item (only until March 31) when you place a $50 order. I love these cards so much!

I used the "Fruit Basket" set and several of the Tutti-Frutti 6" by 6" Designer Series Papers. I kept the layout the same, but switched things up a bit for each card. Here's the set of finished cards and matching envelopes.

For each card, the DSP strip is 1-3/4" by 5" and is adhered to a 2" by 5" strip of coordinating cardstock and then right onto the Tutti Frutti card.

I used one of the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out a Whisper White Card Stock Circle and one of the Layering Circles Framelits to cut out a coordinating scalloped circle mat.

Since I wanted the fruit to be inside the basket, I stamped the fruit first and then the basket over the top. I created a template from a Post-It Note so I knew where to place my fruits.

I tied a coordinating ribbon in a knot and used a Glue Dot to adhere it to the circle. I also stamped an extra piece of fruit and punched it out with the coordinating Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack punch. I adhered these little fruits the cards with a Mini Stampin' Dimensional. 

I stamped the sentiments onto a Whisper White scrap several times and punched them out with the Classic Label Punch so the lines were straight. I snipped out the words and adhered them to the cards with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.  The focal pieces are adhered with regular sized Stampin' Dimensionals.

Have a look at these cute cards! They were so fun to make and will be a great gift item!

If you'd like to make a set of these cards, the supplies are listed below. You can purchase the "Fruit Basket" stamp set and Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack as a bundle and save 10% off the price of purchasing them separately (item 145977 $35) and the Tutti-Frutti DSP Pack (item 145606 $10) and the 1/4" Whisper White Organza Ribbon (item 145590 $6) and you'll have spent $51 so you can get the Tutti Frutti Cards & Envelopes for your FREE Sale-a-Bration item (item 147242) or any other Level One SAB item! Don't delay! You only have a week before Sale-a-Bration ends on March 31st.

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