Apr 17 2014

CCMC299 Eggstra Spectacular

We have a fun sketch challenge for you to try over on Create with Connie and Mary!  My mind went several different ways when I saw the sketch.  I ended up deciding to use Stampin' Up!'s Eggstra Spectacular one more time before Easter!  I think it turned out kind of fun!  But, I really LOVE what the rest of the Challenge Team did!  Make sure to check them out over on Create with Connie and Mary this week!



And here is my card!  Aren't the bright Easter Eggs fun?  I can hardly wait for our grandson, Carter, to enjoy his first Easter Egg "hunt".



The details:

  1. The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Strawberry Slush cardstock, folded in half.
  2. I embossed the top 2/3 of the 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Whisper White with the Perfect Polka Dots folder.
  3. Along the bottom, I added a 1 x 5 1/4 piece of Kaleidoscope Designer Paper, then a small strip of Basic Black cardstock to hide the seam.
  4. I stamped the egg from Eggstra Spectacular three times with Black Stazon on Crushed Curry, Strawberry Slush and Bermuda Bay cardstock, then punched with the Extra Large Oval Punch.  They are popped up on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. Since the eggs had the "greeting", I stamped the row of Easter eggs with Black Stazon on Whisper White and colored with Markers.  I cut a flag end and placed the strip across the eggs. 
  6. Finally, I added a small Petite Petals flower of Crushed Curry with an Itty Bitty Flower Punch of Strawberry Slush to the end, with a Rhinestone in the center.

Kind of fun and unusual Easter card, don't you think?  I had fun with it!


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Mar 19 2014

March Tour de Freaks – It’s SPRING!


Our theme this month on the Tour de Freaks, brought to you by the Control Freak stampers, is SPRING!  It's finally officially spring…after such a LONG, COLD, SNOWY winter, I'm more than ready!  I've seen several fat robins hopping around the yard!  You probably just came from Wendy Weixler's blog…weren't her projects fun?  If you've arrived prior to March 20th, please know that not all links may be working yet.

I did two projects…one a little candy favor box and the other a matching card using the fabulous Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper and Accessory Pack that are Sale-A-Bration selections…available only until the end of the month!

 March 2014 Eggstra Spectacular

Here's a closeup of the box:  The Easter Bunny Egg is filled with foil wrapped chocolate eggs.  I wrapped the box with Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper, wrapped it with the Summer Starfruit Twine (hope there are more solid colors coming soon!)  The Eggstra Spectacular bunny is stamped with Black Stazon on Whisper White and watercolored, then placed on a 2 1/4" Circle Framelit of Pool Party cardstock with a Pearl for his bunny bottom! 


March 2014 Eggstra Spectacular box


And open.  I removed the clear acetate over the circle on the box so the top of the bunny stands up outside the box.  Aren't those Easter Bunny eggs so CUTE!!!!  I love them!  I ordered WAY too many of them by mistake, so I need to use them up!  lol!


March 2014 Eggstra Spectacular box 2

And here is the matching card using the same Sweet Sorbet DSP and twine and the cute little bunny!  I just LOVE all those patterns! 


March 2014 Eggstra Spectacular card


Hope you like my Spring inspired projects and these help you get ready for Easter!  Next up on the blog tour is Heidi Baks...check out HER fun projects!   Then make sure to take the tour around to all the stops until you come back here!



Mar 17 2014

Eggstra Spectacular again

Each week I say I want to play along with The Paper Players and Freshly Made Sketches and each week time gets away from me and I don't get the challenges done.  This week I'm able to combine both of the challenges into one. 




Here's my card combining both challenges and using Stampin' Up! Eggstra Spectacular stamp set.  This little lamb is SOOO cute!



The details:

  1. The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Whisper White, folded in half.
  2. I added a 5 1/4 x 4 layer of Smoky Slate on top.
  3. I cut a 1 3/4 x 3 1/2 layer of Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper per the sketch.
  4. I cut a 1 1/2 x 3 piece of Whisper White and stamped the lamb with Black Stazon.  I watercolored it with Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Summer Starfruit and Smoky Slate makers and AquaPainter.
  5. I cut a 1 x 1 1/2 piece of Pistachio Pudding cardstock, then used the Fringe Scissors along the bottom.
  6. I tied the Summer Starfruit Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack Twine around three times and tied a bow.

See, I told you…super simple, but very SWEET!  I love it!




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Feb 25 2014

SUOC91 Eggstra Spectacular

It's time for another Stampin'' Up! Only Challenge and this time it is all about BANNERS!  They are SO popular now and you see all different types!  I'm amazed at how different all the Design Team cards were this week!  Go check them out on SUO Challenges blog to see for yourself!


Here's my version.  I did a "bunting" style banner using the smallest Starburst Framelits and scoring them almost in half.  Doesn't it give the banner a completely different look than the triangles or pennants?



Here are the details:

  1. The base is 5 1/2 x  8 1/2 Whisper White, folded in half.
  2. I cut a 4 x 5 1/2 layer of the green print in Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper (SAB selection!) and used the Starburst Framelit to cut out the starburst in the lower right corner.
  3. I strung some White Bakers Twine across the left top corner and adhered the ends in the back.
  4. I cut 5 of the smallest Starburst Framelits from Always Artichoke cardstock, then scored them slightly off center (about 5/8").  Then I fitted the Starbursts around the Bakers Twine.  Two of the center ones are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. I tied bows of White Bakers Twine and added them to the ends with Mini Glue Dots.
  6. I used the flower Itty Bitty Punch and punched 5 So Saffron flowers and added small Rhinestones in the center.
  7. I placed the Designer Paper layer on the Whisper White Base, then stamped the bunny image from Eggstra Spectacular with Black Stazon thru the Starburst opening on the Whisper White.
  8. I used my AquaPainter and So Saffron Marker to watercolor the bunny.  I also watercolored over the greeting with Pistachio Pudding Marker.
  9. Finally, I added a trio of the flower Itty Bitty punches under the greeting with Rhinestones in the center.

I think it is such a sweet little card!  Again, make sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team did over on SUO Challenges and come play along!