The Easter Bunny is coming

Easter is quickly approaching and this will be the first one where I won’t have any of my three boys here with us.  No nieces or nephew around either.  No little kids.  It’s going to be a grown up Easter lunch.  I’m also not hosting this year – we will be going to Greg’s cousin’s on Sunday instead.  So even though I didn’t need any invitations or treats for Easter baskets I did create a few Easter things this year.  I previously shared the little box with the chocolate carrot – now here is a bunny card.  I actually made two version using slightly different colors.

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This is the second one I made using Pumpkin Pie card stock and Peekaboo Peach ribbon.  It matched the little box.

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This was actually the first one I created and it uses So Saffron for his hat and a Mint Macaron bow.

Here are some tips for these cards:

  • The base is Thick Whisper White card stock cut to 3″ wide.
  • Stamp with the Hardwood background stamp using Sahara Sand ink – but stamp off once on your grid paper so that it’s really light.
  • The hat is a 3″ square also stamped with the Hardwood stamp and glued to the top of the card.
  • The brim of the hat is a 4-1/4″ strip, stamped and put on with dimensionals.  This makes your card 4-1/4″ wide and still fits in a medium sized envelope.
  • I used the Basket Bunch stamp set to stamp his whiskers – its the flower stem – i just inked half of it and stamped three time on each side of a hand drawn mouth
  • Eyes are from the Basket Builder Framelit dies – it’s the small leaf die.
  • Nose is the tip of the Medium star punch.
  • Ears are from the Basket Builder Framelit dies – it’s the long leaf die.  And then hand drew with a marker for the inside of the ears.
  • Add a bow with a glue dot.

A fun card that goes along with some of the other “pallet” cards I’ve made in the past.

The retiring list is now out – be sure to shop online for your favorites – including this Basket Bunch set and dies – they are retiring!!  SHOP NOW.

Happy Easter!

Monika Davis

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Basket Bunch Carrot Box Video

Basket Bunch Carrot Box Video

Hello!  I created this cute project for Easter and decided to make a video to show how I made it.  It’s not perfect – in fact I didn’t do any editing on the video at all – so sorry about the little outburst from the dogs in the middle.  Hopefully I explained it enough so that it makes sense to everyone.  Below I’ll include a list of the supplies that I used.

I had this project in my mind because of the little carrot in the Basket Bunch stamp set.  Every Easter I buy these little chocolate carrots and wanted to make something combining them with the stamp set.  I almost got upset when I couldn’t find the chocolate carrots at the store – I though oh no I finally have an idea and they have stopped making them!  But I found them at my grocery store and when I went back yesterday they had even more than the first time I went.  Anyway here is my little project –

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I used part of the packaging that the candy comes in – it holds the carrot inside my little box.  I explain that in the video but here are a few photos too.

Here is the video for you – I hope you’ll take a look and let me know what you think.

Supply List:

  • Basket Bunch stamp set & die Bundle #144731
  • Cucumber Crush card stock #138335
  • Whisper White card stock #100730
  • Tear & Tape #138995
  • Big Shot #143263
  • Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon #141427
  • In Color Stampin’ Write Markers 2015-2017 set #138333 and 2016-2018 set #141393
  • Brights Stampin’ Write Markers #131259
  • Stampin’ Trimmer #126889

For the Markers I used Cucumber Crush, Flirty Flamingo and Pumpkin Pie.

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Thanks for stopping by!

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Birthday Stamp a Stack

Last weekend I held a Birthday Stamp a Stack class it was lots of fun and everyone left with a stack of birthday cards ready to mail out.

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There were three card designs using the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Paper Stack and the Balloon Adventures stamp set.  Everyone made 4 of each of the cards.  We embellished the cards with Bakers Twine, Linen Thread and Gold Glimmer paper.

I also showed everyone an idea for decorating the Gold Card Tin that you can get free during Sale-A-Bration.  I included the die cuts and paper for them to use on their own tins.

 

Here is a suggested list of items you could order to complete this project and get the Tin for free.

  • Balloon Adventures stamp set #142823 $26  (or get the bundle with the dies which is $53)
  • Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Paper Stack #142744 $10
  • Balloon Bouquet Punch #140609 $18
  • Card Tine #143833 FREE

Everyone at the class also received a little treat from me.  Here is the whole ensemble showing just one of each card.

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Do you need a quick Valentine Treat?

Do you need a quick Valentine Treat idea?

I have one for you.  I pulled out my 6×6 Sending Love Paper Stack and just cut the sheets in half to make these candy wraps.

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Take the 3″ x 6″ piece of paper and adhere the two ends together.  Tie a piece of twine around the top – I used Whisper White Baker’s Twine.  And add a little tag.

Slide the candy inside – you can use glue dots to hold it in place.  I put Reeses Peanut Butter hearts inside of mine.  Very quick and you could make a whole stack for a class from the Sending Love Paper Stack.  Enjoy!

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Love is in the Air

Last Friday was my monthly Card Maker’s Class.  I try to offer a variety of card choices at this class each month so that everyone can make the cards that the need coming up.  Well as we all know February is coming and that means Valentine’s day is coming.  I am not offering a class specific to Valentine’s day this year so I’ve been trying to sprinkle in some loved themed cards here and there and especially in my card class.

I find that I tend to come up with cards I really like at the very last minute before I need them.  Maybe when I have more time I keep changing and adding and over thinking it and when I’m pressed for time it’s just done because it has to be.  Well this creation is one of those.  As I got up Friday morning for my card class and looked over my selection of cards I realized I really should have one more Valentine choice.  So I ran to my craft room and created this just before class started.

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I really do love quick and simple cards.  And this one came together just like that!

Here are the supplies I used:

  • Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack #142733 $10
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372 $30
  • Suite Sentiments stamp set #142968 $28 (wood mount) – it also comes in clear mount
  • Confetti Hearts Border punch #137415 $22
  • Sweetheart punch #133786 $16
  • Basic Black Baker’s Twine #134576 $3

Plus the Big Shot, Basic Black ink Real Red cardstock and adhesives.

The Stitched Shapes Framelits are one of my favorites and we have them in stock!  They are awesome and match up beautifully to our layering circles, squares and oval framelits too.

You can order any time at my online store – click here.  And don’t forget right now you can choose a free item with every $50 that you spend.

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Thanks for stopping by!

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Hello Note Card

Pull out your Big Shot and make this quick and easy Note Card – so stamping needed.  Just paper, a die, embossing folder and a couple of embellishments and you can throw this quick card together.

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The piece of Designer Paper is from the Carried Away pack which is Free in the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  I love using note cards for quick and easy notes – each pack comes with 20 cards and envelopes.  You can get them in Whisper White or Crumb Cake.

Here is a list of supplies that I used – buy these and get the Designer Paper pack free.

  • Whisper White Note Cards #131527 $6
  • Hello You Thinlits #137363 $25
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine #124262 $3
  • 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes #141410 $9
  • Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder #143231 $9  (Occasions Catalog)
  • Carried Away Designer Paper #143608 FREE  (Sale-a-Bration)

Plus card stock in Smoky Slate and Night of Navy and my Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.  The Big Shot sandwich that I use for the Hello You Thinlits is  from the bottom up:  Big Shot Platform, Thin Die Adapter, Precision Base Plate, card stock, the die cutting blades down, Cutting Pad.

The Big Shot sandwich that I use for the Dynamic Embossing folder is from the bottom up: Big Shot Platform, Dynamic folder with one piece of paper inside, Cutting Pad.  That’s it – these folders are very thick so you only need on Cutting Pad on the top.  Don’t use the thin die adapter or the bottom cutting pad.

Enjoy your day!

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2017 Desktop Calendar

Every year I create a desktop calendar for my KSU ladies and my Stamper’s Club to create.  It’s a seasonal calendar usually with 4 panels one for each set of three months.  A small visual to place on a desk at work or home so you can see days.  I’m not sure how many years its been but I use My Digital Studio to create the calendar part so maybe I started when that came out.  Even though we don’t sell the software anymore I still have it on my old computer and open that open whenever I want to use it.  So I pulled it out and created my 2017 calendar panels.  The calendar is put together with a little stand so it will stay up on the desk.  Here are some photo’s of the 2017 calendar.  Here it is standing up.

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And the first panel is Jan – Mar 2017.  I used the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper and Bold Butterfly Framelits to decorate this panel.  Colors are Sweet Sugarplum and Soft Sky.

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The second panel is Apr – June 2017.  I used the Fruit Stand Designer Paper and Birds & Blooms Thinlits dies.  Colors are Watermelon Wonder and Daffodil Delight.

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Then you flip it and the third panel is July – Sep 2017.  I used the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Paper and Frozen Treats Framelits dies. Colors are Pool Party, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso and Watermelon Wonder.

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The fourth panel is Oct – Dec 2017.  I used the Moroccan Designer Series Paper and Flourish Thinlits dies.  Colors are Delightful Dijon and Emerald Envy.

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The designer paper piece from each layer is attached to the Early Espresso base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  That is so you can slide the little stand in underneath to hold the calendar up.  Here is a photo of that.

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I hope you like this little project and that everyone that got to make one will enjoy throughout the whole year!

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