Jan 28 2013

Oh Hello for Easter!

Hmmm, sorry…this is posting later than normal!  I had the BEST of intentions of getting up this morning and working up a quick card to post on my blog.  BUT…I was tempted by a book I'm reading that only had a few chapters left.  I got too tired last night to finish it before I went to bed, so grabbed it this morning and finished!  It is the third book in a series of six and I'm already panicking because I'm half way thru them and I love the story line!  (And because I know I'll get asked…it is called "A Fatal Series" by Marie Force…a murder mystery/romance theme…lol!)

 

But…enough of that!  Here's my card for today.  I did up a similar card for a Set Sampler event that I attended in December.  I needed to make up two cards using the Oh Hello stamp set and I wanted to show the stamps in a different way on one card.  The oval screamed Easter Egg to me.  When I saw the Paper Players sketch (PP130), I thought it would be a good time to use the Easter Egg and Chick!

 

 

So…here is this version using the sketch!

 

 

The details:

  1. The base card is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 So Saffron, folded in half.
  2. The layer of Whisper White is 4 x 5 1/4, embossed with the Honeycomb folder
  3. I added a 2 1/2 x 3 7/8" of Tea for Two Designer Paper, I cut the right edge along the edges of the hexagons…but that didn't effect show up in the finished card.
  4. Along the left side, I used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch with a strip of Calypso Coral cardstock and tucked it under the edge of the DSP.
  5. I wrapped some Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon around the Whisper White layer and tied a knot.
  6. I stamped the oval from Oh Hello with Calypso Coral on Whisper White and cut it with a smaller Oval than the image.  Then cut it in half like a cracked shell, placing a Mini brad along the edge for a hinge.  It is layered it on a larger oval of Calypso Coral cardstock with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  7. Next I used the Bird Punch with So Saffron cardstock and cut the body to place inside the egg.  I added a small pearl for the eye and colored the beak with Pumpkin Pie Marker.
  8. Finally, I stamped Happy Easter from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Calypso Coral ink on 1/2 x 3" So Saffron of cardstock.

 

Do you like???  I do!

 

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10 People have left comments on this post

Jan 28, 2013 - 12:01:20
Pam Strobel said:

Very cute idea Connie……anything to welcome Spring is GOOD!

Jan 28, 2013 - 02:01:00
Lisa Martz said:

Oh, Connie!  This is DARLING!!  I will be lifting this for a class in March…I was looking for another idea and this will be perfect!  (I always tell my "girls" who the original creator was.)  This could not have come out with more perfect timing!

Jan 28, 2013 - 08:01:52
Chris R. from Iowa said:

I am making cards for the troops and my Easter stamps are few and boring.  This will definitely be an eye-opener and mailable with a few changes.  Thanks!

Jan 28, 2013 - 08:01:28
Lynn G. said:

Oh my goodness….How Stinkin' Cute is that !!!!!
Awesome job!

Jan 28, 2013 - 08:01:32
Sandy M said:

Oh my goodness, Connie, this is just adorable! Love the little chick inside the egg. I going to have to try this for Easter. Thanks for the instructions and thanks for sharing your creation with The Paper Players!

Jan 29, 2013 - 07:01:50
LeAnne said:

What a sweet little chick….and he has the most stylish egg I've ever seen!  CUTE!  Thanks for playing with my Paper Players sketch this week!  Love having you with us!

Jan 29, 2013 - 10:01:11
Nance Leedy said:

Oh my goodness, Connie!  This is too cute!  Love the chevron Easter egg so clever of you to hinge it like that!  So glad you joined us this week at The Paper Players!

Feb 1, 2013 - 11:02:39
jaydee said:

Connie, I love the hexagons, love the chevron egg and love that little chick!  What a great take on the sketch this week.  So glad you joined us at the Paper Players and shared this fabulous ard
Jaydee

Feb 2, 2013 - 12:02:57

Connie, this is just adorable! Love how you took that set to a whole new creative level. Always so inspiring to visit your blog. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! 🙂 

Feb 4, 2013 - 03:02:06
Carol Carriveau said:

This is absolutely adorable…TFS inspiration – I have the ovals but have yet to use them….now I can!