Monday, March 27, 2017

You're Egg-stra Special

I spotted this idea on Rachel Tessman's page and knew I wanted to try it.  This was so fast and easy with so many color possibilities.  I think next time I'll use less sponging size and darkness.  Make it softer.



This is your last week to get your hands on this fun "Inside the Lines" Designer Series People for free with your $50.00 purchase (before shipping and tax).  Orders must be place before 11:50 p.m. on March 31st (Utah Time).

To add a little extra to your purchase, any online orders that are placed this week between now and the end of Sale-a-Bration, I will send to you a surprise gift to say thank you.  Each $50.00 qualifying order will receive a gift.  $50.00 = one surprise; $100.00 = two (different) surprises.

Be sure though, when you order that you allow me to contact you.  See the sample below.  


So, then, on to the Recipe for this card:

Whisper White - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Card Stock (Flirty Flamingo and Blushing Bride used here) - 4" x 4"
Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper - 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"

Attach the DSP to the cardstock.  



Take your next to largest Stitched Shapes Circle (or another size of any of your circle dies that will work) and lay it on the Big Shot as shown below.  Run it through the Big Shot cutting through both layers.


Place this on your card front - do not attach with adhesive just yet.  Stamp the bunny from Basket Bunch onto the Whisper White.  Stamp the bunny again onto a post-it note - making sure to stamp the top of the bunny where it will have sticky post it behind it.  Fussy cut the bunny and place it over the stamped bunny.  Using your sponge daubers, gently tap your matching ink over the bunny.  Keep it light.

Tie a matching ribbon to the 4" x 4" square as shown below.  Then attach to the card front with your adhesive of choice.  I prefer to use our Liquid Multipurpose Tombo (Green Glue).


Stamp the inside with your favorite sentiment or critters from the Stamp Set and you're all done!

I think this is a little dark.  I prefer the Blushing Bride for softness.  I think Mint Macaron will look good as well, or any of the purples we have if kept light.



Thank you for looking in today.  Don't forget to place your online order before SAB is over so I can send you the appropriate thank you!

Happy Monday!

~ Donna


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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Basket Bunch Bunnies

Let me give you a BIG tip that you will thank me for!  Anytime you place an order, whether it is with me or another Demonstrator, be sure if you are ordering a Bundle (such as one with stamps and thinlits) that you be SURE you put in the BUNDLE number.  Trust me on this, and here is why.

Recently I placed an order for things I wanted to use for my workshop yesterday (Saturday).  I didn't open the box right away because I was waiting until I cleaned up my craft area and the house was clean and ready for the party.  When I sat down to open the box and start my projects, I discovered I only ordered the stamps.  I couldn't believe it!!  To the rescue, my downline and partner in crime, Marie Colby.  I knew she had the thinlits and she was coming to the workshop.  Yayyy!

Thank you again Marie for your help.  I wouldn't have been able make this adorable card without your assistance.


Whisper White - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Whisper White - 5 1/4" x 4"
Succulent Garden - 3" x 3"
Whisper White - Die cut with the largest square from Stitched Shapes Framelits

Garden Green - Grass
Soft Suede - Basket
Whisper White - Bunny
Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack (out of stock now - sooo sad!)  Eggs.

Inside and an extra bunny stamped with Memento Black and I actually hand cut this one before Marie arrived with the dies.


Let me show you a couple of secrets on putting this together.  Cut the grass in half so it fills the square better.  Adhere it to the die cut square.


When you cut the basket, there are two to cut.  One is a solid and one has the basket weave.  Adhere the solid over the grass.


Next, add liquid glue ONLY on the outside edge of the basket weave and place it over the solid basket.  



Leaving the top of the basket open, allows you to put the eggs and bunny inside, so it looks more like a real basket.

 Isn't it adorable?  I just love it and I think the girls did too!


Thank you for looking in today.  Have a Blessed Sunday!

~ Donna



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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Big on Birthdays

This is a great set for birthday celebrations.  I need to get it out and use it more often, especially when I want to do a little coloring.

Today's post will be short, because I've been spending time getting ready for Saturday's workshop, so here on to the card.


Recipe:
Whisper White Thick Cardstock - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Calypso Coral - 5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White - 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"

I stamped with Sahara Sand and colored with my Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen.

Pop up the Calypso Coral layer with Dimensionals and you're all done!


Don't forget to give the envelope some stampin' love too!


Thank you for looking in today!  The weekend is getting closer!

~ Donna


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