Saturday, April 23, 2011

Hello...and cards

Happy Easter scrappers! I'm so happy to be back in the blogging world. I picked up this cold/flu nastiness that's been going around and it really wiped me out. And then I had to get back in the swing of things after being out of it for a week or so...what a pain. Needless to say, I'm over it!

It seems as though I lost a lot of creative brain cells while I was sick, so it has taken me longer to get any of my projects done, but at least I managed to complete my Easter cards. I cut out a few people though, lol! What they don't know won't hurt them, right?! Since I had to make quite a few I kept them very simple, but I'm pleased with the results.

I used Kate's ABC's and Elegant Edges to design my Easter card. The card is a standard A2 size.

Solid cardstock (except brown) and ribbon are from Papertrey Ink, the brown cardstock is Bazzil. Pattern paper is from the Echo Park 'Springtime' collection. The rabbit and layers were cut at 3-inches.

Next up is a card for my cousin. She is celebrating her 16th Birthday! Wow, time really flies. Once again I used Elegant Edges on this card. I love that cartridge! The base and frame layers were cut at 4-inches. "16" is from Kate's ABC's and sized at 2-inches.

The solid cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. Pattern paper is from the My Mind's Eye 'Ooh La La' collection. The twine is 'Caribbean' from The Twinery.

Thank you all for hanging in with me. I hope you all have a wonderful Easter. I will be spending the day with my family, both immediate and extended. I'll be at church celebrating and then off to my aunt and uncle's house for food, egg hunts, karaoke, lots of laughter, and then some more food!

I'm on the countdown to the release of the E2! I'm so excited and I know I'll be up all night watching HSN. Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope you saw something you liked and I love to hear what you think. See you back here soon.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Happy Spring!

Hi scrappers! Well, it's finally here...the weekend! I hope you all are enjoying whatever it is that you're doing. I created a card for a couple of challenges and of course, I had to share it with you.

This card is a little unusual for me's cricut-less! This card is 4 by 9.25-inches and will fit into a business size envelope. The floral layer is cut at 3.75 by 9-inches and the yellow layer is 3.25 by 8.25-inches. I embossed the yellow layer with a background stamp by Stampendous. I absolutely love how it turned out! The flowers were cut using a die from Papertrey Ink, it comes with 3 different sizes, but I just used the two smaller sizes.

The patterned paper is from Echo Park and the solid cardstock is of course, Papertrey Ink. I used the Wide Eyes Face Assortment from Peachy Keen Stamps. I'll tell ya, of all the peachy stamps I have, I think this is my favorite. The sweet faces are just too cute!

I popped up one layer of each flower and then adhered them flat to my card, except for the flower with the sentiment. I actually double popped-up that one. I hope that makes sense, lol!

To finish off my card I added buttons from PTI (the sentiment is from there as well) and used embroidery thread to each button. Oh and the white ribbon is PTI too.

I am going to enter this card in Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge as well as Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday. If you get a chance please check out both of these blogs, they are wonderful!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and I always love reading your comments. And if you have any questions please let me know. I'll see you back here soon.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Chocolate Easter Bouquet

Hey scrappers, this is Kate from Sassy and Scrappy. I'm happy to be sharing this fun project with you today at She's A Sassy Lady. Wow, haven't the projects around here been amazing! I gotta tell you these ladies are so talented.

Originally when I came up with this idea, I was going to use a tin basket that I found at Target in the dollar section. And then I remembered the picket fence box on the Wrap It Up cartridge and I thought it would be really cute, so that's what I went with.

I sized the box on my Gypsy and basically fit it to page on a 12 x 12 mat. When assembled it makes about a 4 x 4-inch box.

I decided to emboss my fence with the Cuttlebug folder Distressed Stripes. I could have let it be a perfect little white picket fence, but this seemed a little bit more fun and of course adds texture and dimension.

Here's a picture of the box as I sent it through the CB. I basically folded the box and lined up the folder to the edge of the fence and sent it through. It worked perfectly. After embossing I used brown ink around the edges and a light layer over the stripes.

The green layer cuts the grass. If you look closely you'll notice that not all four sides line up correctly. Only 2 of the 4 sides line up. That kind of drives me crazy! Instead of cutting more pieces I decided to just use some green ink around the edges.

A picture of the flowers before I layered and assembled them. As you can see, two of the flowers are cut with pattern paper. I embossed the lilac colored flowers using the Swiss Dots CB folder.

Here are the supplies I used. I found the sticks in the children's art section at Michael's. I applied crackle paint to create a stem. To adhere my flower layers, chocolate candy, and flowers to the stick I used my glue gun. Make sure it doesn't get too warm and melt your chocolate, lol. In order to create added dimension to my flowers I sprayed a little bit of water on the paper. This helps the paper to "move" better which is especially helpful with the thick Papertrey Ink cardstock that I use. Then I just rolled the flower petals around a thin embroidery needle.

Once the fence and flowers were all assembled, I placed some flower foam in the box and created my bouquet. I'm not the best at floral arrangements, so keep that in mind. To finish off my project and add a little more "Easter" to it, I placed some paper grass in the box. I thought it would be fun to put more chocolate in and around the basket as well. I mean, you can't have too much chocolate!

Here is a better look at the fence. I really like the way it turned out.

I love how this picture came out. It just doesn't get much better in my world than flowers and chocolate! Although you can see in this close-up that I probably went a little heavy with the glue gun, but the I wanted that chocolate to stay up there! I really love all the color and layers.

  • Box-Wrap It Up cut at 11.25-inches with layer
  • Flowers-Mother's Day Bouquet cut at 2, 1.5, 1.25 and 1-inches
  • Pattern Paper-Echo Park Springtime Collection
  • Cardstock-Papertrey Ink New Leaf and Royal Velvet
  • Embossing folders-(Cuttlebug) Distressed Stripes and Swiss Dots
  • Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint-Peeled Paint
  • Glue Gun
  • Flower Foam
  • Wood Skewers
  • Egg Shaped Chocolate Candy
  • Easter Grass

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my project today. I hope it inspired you and perhaps you can create an Easter or Spring home decor projects yourself. I'd love to see what you come up with. Thank you Sheila for allowing me to post today, and as always I enjoy your comments! If you have any questions please let me know. Stop my my blog anytime, I'd love to see you.