My Hero – The Easter Card Version

The My Hero stamp set is special to me and to lots of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. When you purchase the My Hero stamp set , Stampin’ Up! makes a donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. This set has a different sentiment for many different holidays and occasions.  I think the Easter one is really cute. Here’s my latest card using this wonderful stamp set.

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Hard to see in this picture but behind the swirly, there is Silver Thread. Really gives it a little glitz, just a little.

Design Notes for My Hero Easter Card:

Do you see the swirly piece of card stock behind the sentiment? It’s multicolored. All that is needed is to use sponge daubers and sponge some areas of the colors you want. In this case, I used Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum. Just swirl it around and then take you paper to your Big Shot and use the big circular swirly flower from the Swirly Scribbles set of Thinlits. Remember to use your Precision Base Plate to get a nice clean cut that is easy to remove.

The sentiment was easy. I used the Sweet Sugarplum marker and the Mint Macaron marker directly on the stamp. Here’s a video I did some time ago that shows this technique.

 

Supply List for My Hero Easter Card:

 

 

Hope you are having a good day!

Thanks,

Dianne

Is It Spring Yet? I’m Playing with Mini Egg Cartons

I know that the calendar doesn’t say spring. The weather isn’t feeling spring like. But, I’m ready for spring. We haven’t had lots of snow in lower Delaware but lots of cold, windy days. Yes, I’m ready for spring. And what says spring more than the Easter Bunny? Here’s one decorating one of our Mini Egg Cartons.

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Pretty cute, right? I made this one and will make a few more as door prizes for my April card classes. And yes, they are filled with candy!

Design Notes for Bunny Mini Egg Cartons:

It took me longer to figure out just how to make this than to really do the work. I’m hoping the next three will go quickly.

As you can see, it’s really a combination of ovals from the Nesting Ovals Framelits Dies and circles from the Nesting Circles Framelits Dies, On some other website, I can’t recall where, I saw that someone punched a tiny heart from the Owl Builder Punch, adhered a Glue Dot then attached a piece of White Bakers’s Twine and ”shredded” the twine. I used my Piercing Tool to separate the threads of the twine. About the eyes. I used a black permanent marker to color two Perfect White Enamel Dots.

The bunny paws,the Easter eggs, the bow tie and the carrot were made using dies from the Pyramid Pals Dies. I quite honestly just went through all my dies looking for rabbit parts! Creativity at its best.

Supply List for Bunny Mini Egg Cartons:

 

Want to Make Your Own Bunny?

Are you interested in making a Bunny for one (or more) of the Mini Egg Cartons? If you order the Mini Egg Cartons between now and April 1, I will email you a PDF with complete, illustrated directions. If you order $50 or more (including the Mini Egg Cartons) I will also send you the materials to make one of the bunnies. Additional materials are available for $3.00 each. If you’d like extras of the bunny materials, just email me to arrange payment. ([email protected])

Remember, you still have time to order and receive Sale-A-Bration Goodies!

Thanks for hopping by today.

Spring WILL come soon!

Dianne

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.