Monday, March 30, 2015

Happy Easter Bunny!

Easter's quickly approaching so I'm sharing another Easter card from the recent class...apply titled "Happy Easter Bunny".  To create the card, after texture embossing the first layer, use an oval framelit to cut through both the embossed layer and card front.  This will create a "frame" for the interior panel that's stamped with the Happy Bunny Stamp.   We used a combination of  Blendabilities (now discontinued) and Stampin' Write Markers to color the image (using all Stampin' Write markers would also work well.) 

The card is quick to assemble and is sure to make recipients smile.

"Happy Easter Bunny"

Just a couple of pointers...for ease in cutting the oval, attach the embossed layer to the card base prior to cutting with the oval framelit.  This keeps everything in place for cutting.  To create the yellow  frame, cut card stock using two framelits (the one used to cut the oval in the card base and the next larger oval framelit).  The magnetic platform works great to hold framelits nicely in place when cutting.  To ensure that the stamped image is centered in the oval frame, you may need to trim the panel if stamped slightly off center prior to attaching to the card interior...but that's okay, it won't be noticed.

Later this week, I'll post photos and provide information on the treat holders that were made for Easter...so be sure to check in.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spring is here and Easter is coming soon!

Hope wherever you are that the weather is warming and that you're seeing signs of Spring!  Here in Georgia, the early blooming trees are showing their colors and the sight is absolutely beautiful. Below is a picture of some of the cherry trees we have in our front yard.  We have total of 6 in front of our house and I love it when they're in bloom.  The dogwoods are starting to offer a "peek" of the blooms to soon open so you can look forward to a picture of them next month when they've fully opened.


With the arrival of Spring, Easter is soon to come.  In preparation, yesterday's card class created two Easter cards, as well as, two treat holders.  All had a fun afternoon!  Today, I am showcasing the Cheerful Critters card.  I love the whimsy of the critters and look closely,  there are a few Easter eggs in the grass!  After stamping the critters,  Blendabilities (unfortunately, discontinued) were used to color each critter but the Stampin' Write Markers also work well. Each critter was "fussy cut" after coloring.  The Easter eggs are from the For Peeps' Sake stamp set and Stampin' Write Markers were used to color them.  The clouds were created using the discontinued Cloudy Day Textured Impressions Folder but you can create your own clouds by sponging Soft Sky ink on the background paper and using a paper piercer to punch cloud formations.   The fence was created using the lumber designer series paper page from the Adventure Bound paper stack.  (A full list of currently available project materials is at the end of this post.)


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and don't hesitate to contact me with your questions. (margkni@gmail.com).
Be sure to take time to enjoy the beauty of Spring!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

"Glitter Napkin" Cards

Today's post showcases the cards made in last month's card class...Glitter Napkin Cards.  You may ask "what in the world" do you mean - glitter napkin?  Well, we used napkins...you know, the inexpensive paper napkins!  Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter was applied using Heat & Stick powder and voila, you have a glitter napkin to use for decorating a card.  Below is a picture of the napkins used for making the cards (notice how Stampin' Up! offers card stock with the same colors!).

Now for the cards created...
All Occasion "Glitter Napkin" Card

"Happy Birthday" Glitter Napkin card using Stampin' Up! Because You Care Stamp Set

Floral "Glitter Card" using Stampin' Up! Fun Flower Punch & A Round Array Stamp Set

  Now I imagine you'll start looking at paper napkins differently!

Here's a shout out for Tina Weller (www.serenestamper.com) for her tutorial on preparing glitter napkin cards.  There are several tutorials online but Tina did a great job of providing clear instruction.
 
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Monday, March 2, 2015

Leadership Swaps

In late January, I had the opportunity to attend the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference in Orlando.  It was an action packed 2 1/2 days of seeing new products, learning new techniques, meeting new friends and having lots of fun!  While there I had the opportunity to participate in a couple of swaps and I'm sharing two of the project swaps.  One was a Mini Treat Bag Swap and the other swap required making a "dazzling" card.  Below are the two projects.

Mini Treat Bag using Stampin' Up! Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die





Wedding Card using Stampin' Up! Big News Stamp Set

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