Sunday, April 9, 2017

On Stage Swaps April 2017

I had all my swaps finished,  packaged and ready, and there I go, falling again!  It's so frustrating.  BUT I am fortunate that my fellow stampers took my swaps along.  Can't wait to see what they come back with!  I always love swapping... so many awesome ideas out there!

One of the ideas I've used in 2 card classes.  October, when I was subbing for my upline, Kathy... and in January with my own club on request.  I really LOVE this design!
AND... here are the 'new' designed cards I put together for this swap. 

There are so many variations you can do with this sample!  Choose any 4 embossing folders, and cut the strips at 3/4 inch.  Use your grid paper to keep them straight!  Cut all the hearts in red, of course! 
Cut the sentiments in any color you wish!  I used Elegant Eggplant, Emerald Envy, Bermuda Bay (of course!!), Real Red, etc...  so many choices!  I also added the little bow/butterfly die cut in the red glimmer paper to add some sparkle.

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Easter Boxes for Treats

This is another one of my Pinterest finds.  It was SO cute, I've made 3.  One as a sample to play around with, and two more for co-workers.

 I used thick white card stock for the box - it holds up better than the regular stamping whisper white.
I also used different coloring techniques on the pieces - water coloring with the pencils and either the aqua painter, or blender pen.  I also used the blender and aqua pens with the ink pads.  So many options!  I also used the Wink of Stella clear brush to add some sparkle to just about each piece.  Rhinestones were the perfect amount of sparkle on the center of each flower!

You will need to cut 7 grass pieces from the framelits and trim each to fit the sides of the box.  The piece for the top doesn't need trimming.   Below I've given a few different colors of green cardstock that would work great for the grass pieces.  I used Emerald Envy and Cucumber Crush for my pieces.


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