Happy Easter!

Hello, I hope you are having a lovely day. If you celebrate Easter, I know you will enjoy looking at the cards two of my customers sent to me!

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I think they are both beautiful and I am so grateful to my lovely friends for sending them to me. Anna Marie and Jo, you are both very special to me!

Have a great day.

Dianne

Easter Lamb

Easter Lamb has to be one of the cutest stamps in the Occasions, 2016 catalog. It’s really a pretty simple drawing but there is something totally engaging about it. I needed a few Easter cards for some little kiddos that I know and was anxious to use Easter Lamb. Here’s what I came up with.

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See what I mean? He (or she) is just cute!

I like the way I made the sentiment different from the stamp when it really isn’t. I’m thinking that sentence didn’t make much sense. Let me explain. I stamped the whole thing, lamb and “happy easter” sentiment with Basic Gray. Next, I punched it out with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, realizing that the sentiment was going to get cut off. I was ready to get my Circles Framelits to find a larger circle for my next try when I decided to re-stamp just “happy easter” with Wild Wasabi, using the Stampin’ Write Marker. Finally, I punched the new “happy easter” out with the  Washi Label Punch. A star is born, or something like that.

Card Supplies

While it might be a little late to order the Easter Llamb for Easter cards, you can always take off the sentiment and use the lamb for a baby card or some spring greeting. Please call or email me to let me know what you want to order. If you place an on-line order, please use the Host Code for March, UUDCWH99.

By the way, when you look at the card, you might not notice the Wink of Stella all over the dear lamb but it is there. For some reason, it just does not photograph well.

 

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Thanks,

Dianne

Bye-Bye Blackberry Bliss

In June, when the new annual catalog comes out, Blackberry Bliss and all of the 2014-2016 In-Colors will be gone. OH sadness. One of my all-time favorite colors has been Blackberry Bliss and it will be among the leaving. Here’s my most recent card featuring that color.

bkberryblissHere are all of the Blackberry Bliss items that will be leaving soon. Once the retired list is annouced, the IN-Color items disappear overnight! So, if you have any hankering for them, buy now!

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Card Supplies

This card was pretty easy to put together. I stamped the flowers in the Black Archival ink. No worry about color running with that. I used Blender Pens to add the colors, Hello Honey from the 2014-2016 colors, and Mint Macaron from the 2015-2017 In-Color Markers.

 

Easter Greetings

Wow! Can it really be time to create Easter cards? It must be since my classes are all making this card, using the Blessed Easter stamp from the Occasions catalog.

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I have been wanting to make a shaped card for some time. I recently saw a little trick of adding an extra layer to make the card, in this case, appear totally oval.

Here’s how to cut the card base:

  1. Fold 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ paper at 4 1/4″
  2. Use the Magnetic Platform and largest oval Framelits die to cut the base. (I used green here so it would be seen more easily.) Be sure to leave some space INSIDE the Framelit.

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3. Here’s how it looks after using the Framelit.

DSCN0987     4. Then cut another piece of card stock using the same size Framelit as you did for the card base but cut the entire shape.

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5. Carefully match up the full sized piece with  the card base and then adhere the full piece to the front of the folded card base.

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Easy peasey, right?! (especially if you have the Magnetic Platform… oh, you don’t have one!!!!!???? You NEED one. )

Here’s what you need to create a card like this one. Go to my 24-7 on-line store to pick up what you need. Call me if you need any help or advice.

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Happy Easter Everybunny

I think that the sentiment, “Happy Easter Everybunny” is so cute! I am having an Easter/ St. Patrick’s Day card class on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7 PM and Friday March 1 at 1 PM. (Email or call if you want to join us. Let me know how many of each card you want to make. )

For the Easter card, I’ve used the Everybunny set. It just looks like a spring day to me. The clouds were easy to do with just a punched scallop circle, a sponge and Bashful Blue ink pad!

I know my friends will have a good time making this card – they love to color!

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Materials you’ll need:

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Well, later in the week I will show you the St. Patrick’s Day card.

In the meantime, check out my 24-7 online store to purchase any supplies you might need.

By the way, be sure to look at my blog again on Monday, I am featuring a card made by one of my downline members, Carol Litka. You will love her card!

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Happy stamping!

Dianne