Sunday, April 14, 2019

Bunny Easter Cards

This post is about some of the Easter cards I have made for this year. For this card I used the Stampin Up Buffalo Check background stamp as well as their Bunny Builder Punch. The greeting "Happy Easter" is from the new kit from Queen & Co for their Easter projects.  I used different colours for the cards but made these all the same:

For all the bunnies I used the tail the punch punches out for the bunny and I used flocked white card stock for those. But for this one card I used a white pom pom for the tail:

To begin with I cut all the white card fronts and the white inside piece. Then I cut the black card stock for the fronts and also cut and scored the card stock bases.  I tried to match the card stock bases with the colour inks I used for stamping.

For the Buffalo Check across the fronts of the cards I laid the Buffalo Check background stamp on the work table, stamp side up. Using painter's tape I taped off the part of the stamp I did not want to get ink on:

With the tape across the stamp I tapped the ink pad on the stamp over and between the blue painter's tape to ink a section of the stamp. With that section inked I removed the painters tape and laid the white card stock front piece on top of the inked stamp and pressed it onto the stamp using my fingers to press the white card stock into the stamp to get the inked image onto the white card stock. With that done I cleaned the stamp and taped and re-inked the stamp for all the colours I was using.

Once I had the Buffalo Check pattern on the white card stock I also inked the Easter greeting stamp in the same ink colour and stamped the greeting below the plaid section. With all the stamping completed I assembled the cards. For the bunny I punched him out of Paper Trey Ink kraft card stock and sponged the edges with a light brown ink. I put the bunny on the card fronts using large glue dots. Added a white tail to each bunny to complete that.

Wanted some sparkle on the card front so I added some holographic white sequins on the front. I tried to use pastel colours rather than the brights or regals.  TFL

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Stitched Easter Baskets

Used the Stitched Basket die set from Lawn Fawn for a few of the Easter treat holders I have been making.  Here is a photo of the back of the die packaging to show this basket made:

Here is a photo of some of the baskets I made:

I had watched a video on YouTube on how to assemble this die set and as she did in the video I lined my baskets with printed card stock. I also decided to cut a strip of the printed card stock and put it on the center of my handles. Here is a better photo to show the bow and the handles using the printed card stocks that I lined the baskets with:

In the baskets I put paper shred from the dollar store and a chocolate bunny and a dark and a regular chocolate candy by Dove. Just a little candy treat for the holiday.

Also this weekend my PIC (stamping Partner In Crime) and I went to a small sale where a few stampers were selling items they no longer wanted or used. My PIC was able to find 6 or 7 Cricut programs that she did not already have to add to her rather large collection of programs and a couple of other items.  For me I bought a used IRIS box for 12x12 card stocks for $1.00 (thanks AnneMarie). I also bought these items from another seller:

Both items are Simon Says and brand new - $2 for the die set and $3 for the new Easter stamp set. I also bought the stamp and die set from Mama Elephant "Reindeer Games" for $8.00:

We were happy with the things we found but certainly not expecting too much after last weekend's finds!! We both commented we are STILL putting that stuff away in the craft room.... haha     TFL