Thursday, March 28, 2024

Spring Time

 Hello Friends,

I thought I would make a few spring cards for my family who have had a rough winter back in Ohio and New York.  I must say I love Arizona winters!  No snow to shovel and no winter coats for me!  I guess our extremely hot summers are our winters.  We stay inside during the summer and play during our winter!!

This card was inspired by a beautiful card by Wanda Guess.  The design and dies are a little different but I really love how it turned out.  I used a larger card to accomodate the dies I chose.  It is a 5 x 7 card.  The dies I am featuring are Nest with Eggs, Spring Bunnies, Spring Daffodils & Eggs,  Hello Spring Bloom, Garden Butterflies and Bees and Bird Trio.

                                                                                                                      Background Photo Freepiks 

Design Steps:
1.  White base card is 5 x 7 when folded, kraft card stock 4 7/8 x 6 7/8 and white card stock 4 3/4 x 6 3/4
2.  Using the Pierced Square Set the 6th, 7th and 8th from the largest square cut out the squares in white.  Using the Pierced Rectangle Set the 4th and 5th from the largest rectangle cut out the retangles in white
3.  Use a blending brushe and blue ink to cover the top half of the rectangles and squares as shown above
4.  Take the white piece of card stock measuring 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 and lay out the retangles and squares as shown above.  When you have them as you like place dimension tape on the back of the retangles and squares then pop them to the white panel

5.  Using the Nest with Eggs die cut out the nest in kraft and the eggs in white.  Using the Spring Bunnies cut out the sitting bunny in Kraft.  Using the Bird Trio cut it out in white.  Using the Spring Daffodils & Eggs die cut it out in white.  Using the Hello Spring Bloom cut the word spring out twice in black and glue together.  Using the Garden Butterflies and Bees cut the butterfly out in kraft and white
6.  Use Copics and inks to color the dies and then glue together as shown above
7.  Glue the dies to the retangles and squares as shown above.  Splatter the card with white and blue ink. Add a little stamp sentiment that says time.  Glue the panel to the 4 7/8 x 6 7/8 kraft card stock and then onto the card base.  Your card is complete

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  And I will see you next Thursday.

Blessings and Take Care

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Do You Smell Carrots?

 Hello Friends

Today's post is for the House-Mouse Monday Challenge!  The challenge is Anything Goes or Stitching.  I decided to do stitching and make a spring card.  The stamp is called Carrot Friend.  Check out the challenge HERE.

Background Photo by FreePik

This is such a perfect challenge for using those cute little House-Mouse and Happy Hopper Stamps!  Come and join the fun!

Thanks for taking a peek!


Thursday, March 14, 2024

Do You Smell Carrots?

 Hi Crafty Friends,

I am still finishing up my Easter/Spring cards.   I learned a fun fold from Stacey.  She is a wonderfully creative fellow paper crafter.  So I decided to use it on this card today.  I am also featuring two different dies Bottoms Up Bunny Baker and Spring Bunny w/Giant Carrot.

Background photo by Freepiks

Design Steps:

1.  Cut 2 pieces of white card stock 8 1/4 x 4 1/4 (Score both pieces at 2 1/4, 4, 6 1/4) Cut one piece of white card stock 4 1/4 x 4 1/4

2.  Starting with the widest panel make a mountain fold and then the next 2 valley.  Set the two pieces next to each other as shown above in opposite directions.  Tuck the mountain fold into the valley fold and place close together as shown below

3.  I used a piece of tape to anchor them together then applied glue to the two panels as shown below
4.  After spreading the glue I lined up the 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 square on top of the flaps

5.  This is what it looks like after the panel is glued in place
6.  To open the panel pull on the two side flaps and it will look like this from the top view
7.  This is what the card looks like from the front view 
8.  Cut 2 pieces of plaid DP 2 1/8 x 4 1/8 and 2 piece of Easter Egg DP 1 5/8 x 4 1/8 (I decided to make a spring card rather then an Easter card so I switched out the pattern)
9.  Glue the DP in place as shown above

10.  Use the following dies and card stock colors:  Picket Fence Slimline White - Bottoms Up Bunny Baker pink, white, gray - Spring Bunny w/Giant Carrot orange, green (cut off the little curl at the bottom of the carrots).  Cut a piece of polka dot DP 4 1/8 x 4 1/8
11.  Working on the polka dot square DP glue down the fence (do not put glue on the top of the fence so you can tuck in the carrots), dirt and then the bunny as shown above
12.  Tuck in the 3 carrots behind the fence.  Glue the polka dot panel to the white panel on the card base.  Add your sentiment

13.  This card will fold down to fit inside an A2 envelope 

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  And I will see you next Thursday.

Blessings and Take Care

Sunday, March 3, 2024

The Miracle of Easter

 Hello Friends    

I have a few more Easter cards to complete before I mail them out to my family and friends.  I am doing multiples of the one I am sharing today. I just love the Easter Cross die that I am featuring today.  To me it represents the true meaning of Easter.

Background Photo by Freepiks
Design Steps:
1.  Use a white A2 card base, 2 pieces of DP purple one cut at 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 and the other 3 3/4 x 5, and one additional piece of white card stock cut at 3 7/8 x 5 1/8

2.  Glue the larger piece of purple DP to the card front.  Glue the smaller piece of purple DP to the extra piece of white card stock and then pop it onto the front using dimensional tape set aside
3.  Cut a rectangle piece of white card stock measuring 4 1/8 x 3 next using the 4th from the largest Pierced Oval die cut an oval just slightly above center as shown above.  Use a corner rounder and round the top corners of the rectangle.  Cut out the following dies on white card stock: Easter Cross, He is Risen (you just need the Risen part), for the flowers use the Garden Phrases die and cut out 2 large flowers, 6 medium flowers and 3 small flowers.  And finally on white cut out the window base using the Garden Window die.  Use the Spring Greenery die and cut out two leaves as shown above on green card stock
4.  I wanted a unique shape to showcase the cross so I made an arched window by taking the rectangle that I cut the oval in and cut it to measure 3 x 3 then I glued the window base to the bottom as shown
5. I then added dimension tape to the back of the oval window 
6.  I used dimension tape on the window then popped it onto the card base toward the top and glued down the cross and Risen
7.  Next glue down the greenery.  You can see below I added some bend to the flowers using my stylus

8.  For the large flower I glued to large flowers together, added 2 medium flowers and one small flower for the center.  For the other two flowers I glued to medium flowers together and added a small flower to the center

9.  Glue the large flower in the middle and then add the two smaller flowers.  To finish the card add two pearls to the corners and one pearl to the centers of the flowers.  Your card is now complete

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  And I will see you next Thursday.

Blessings and Take Care