Apr 11 2012

Easy Events

Easy Events stamp set was one of the FREE ones that I received for attending Convention last year.  I had not mounted it yet…I know!  After I started playing with it, I do find that I REALLY like it.  It is a great set for beginners, too.  I always like stamp sets that have words and images in the same set together.  On this one, I customized the way I mounted them on wood.  Some images that I thought I would only use together, I kept together.  Other ones, I cut off the greeting to use separately.  Isn't it nice that Stampin' Up! gives us the option of mounting them the way WE want?

 

I liked the Create with Connie and Mary sketch last week so much that I made another card using the sketch.  I had cut out this little ducky image using a technique called "Outside the Box" that I showed last night at my Technique Class.  This was the option of using punches to do the technique.  They did a card using the Label Framelit.  Both ways are basically the same except for the cutting mechanism.  See how the little umbrella is outside the circle?  I think it was Nance Leedy that showed how to do this technique with punches!

 

 

The base of the card is Whisper White.  I added Lucky Limeade Patterns Paper, layered on Basic Black cardstock.  I wrapped the 1 1/4" Striped RIbbon (available in my RIBBON SHARES HERE!) and secured it to the back.  I gathered one end and tied a bow with Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine. 

 

I stamped the Ducky with Black Stazon, then I used Stampin' Write Markers in So Saffron, Daffodil Delight and More Mustard to color the duck, and Lucky Limeade and Always Artichoke for the umbrella, Pumpkin Pie for the beak.  I added highlights with a White Gel Pen.  The Ducky is punched with the 1 3/4" Circle Punch and layered on 2" Basic Black circle.  I added both of them to the Pennant Medallion of Always Artichoke.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals!  I added the trio of large Rhinestone jewels along the top of the circle as the sketch showed.

 

I wish I knew someone having a baby that I could send this to right now!  lol!

 

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10 People have left comments on this post

Apr 11, 2012 - 02:04:03
Hetty said:

This card is so cute! And with a baby coming, i might want it!!

Apr 11, 2012 - 03:04:38
Susan said:

if you use the punch for the duck, how did the umbrella get cut out? great little card; haven't used my set yet, so don't feel bad!!

Apr 11, 2012 - 04:04:34
Sandy said:

Yes I want to know too, how you did that umbrella!  The card is just adorable!!:)

Apr 11, 2012 - 04:04:28

Inquiring minds want to know – how did you do the umbrella thing?

Apr 11, 2012 - 08:04:25
Patti Willey said:

Glad to hear you're using your Stamps! This is a great layout! What a cute little duck! 

Apr 11, 2012 - 08:04:24
Carol Carriveau said:

The more I see of this set, the more I want it….lol, like you nipot a lot of new babies that we can expect!

Apr 11, 2012 - 09:04:34
debra said:

hmmmmmmmm! Like the card and want to know how you punched out the umbrella.

Apr 11, 2012 - 10:04:17
Donna said:

What a great card!  I love the colors!  I just got this stamp set.  I will be CASEing this layout!
Thanks for sharing!

Apr 15, 2012 - 03:04:44

A MA ZING!!! 
This card is so totally awesome!  Smiles, Ebeth

Apr 16, 2012 - 07:04:01
Lisa Tedder said:

Can you tell me how you did the circle???  Inquiring minds want to know!!