Easter Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Easter Theme Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller, I’m an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia, and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop or you have hopped on over from another site, thank you for letting me share my creation today! So, let’s get started!

For me, holidays are a great time to make and send cards to family and friends to let them know I’m thinking of them. But let’s face it, if you have more than a handful of cards to make, it can be overwhelming! The card I am sharing with you today is a simple and beautiful card to make, but also so easy to make multiples of! This is a great way to use up your ribbon and designer series paper because the new annual catalog will be here before we know it, so let’s make some room for all those new goodies!! Lol

Starting with the Gingham Gala 6” x 6” DSP, cut the color of your choice at 4 ½”, this will give you a 1 ½” x 6” piece, and then cut that in half at ¾”. The remaining piece of DSP will measure 4 ½” x 6”, on the 6” side you will cut this at 3”, which will give you two pieces measuring 3” x 4 ½”. Cutting your DSP at these measurements will give you enough to make two cards from this one piece:

The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and is embossed with the Garden Trellis TIEF:

For the rest of the card front, you will need some scrap Whisper White cardstock to stamp the lily, stems, and leaf to cut out with the coordinating framelit die (I stamped the lily in Highland Heather ink and the leaf and stems in Granny Apple Green ink), and then a piece of coordinating organdy ribbon tied into a bow. **TIP-to make sure that the stamp and die line up for cutting, first place the die down, place the stamp inside the die, and then pick up the stamp with either your block or Stamparatus. I also have some tips and tricks about the best stamped image, which you can see that blog post by clicking here:

To assemble the card front, adhere the DSP to the embossed base layer:

I used glue dots to adhere the lily and leaf pieces together, then used dimensionals to adhere the DSP, and used a glue dot to adhere the ribbon:

This completed piece is then adhered to Highland Heather cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut at piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Highland Heather ink, the stem in Granny Apple Green ink, the lily in Highland Heather ink, and then adhere the ¾” piece of Gingham Gala DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

If you are looking for a great way to make multiples of for Easter, I hope this helps you! One sheet of colored cardstock, one sheet of Whisper White cardstock, one sheet of DSP, and some scrap for cutting the stamped images gives you two quick and easy cards! Missed out on the Lily Framelits and Organdy Ribbon? No worries! Stamp the lilies on a 2 ¾” x 4 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock (or smaller) and use white ribbon that you have on hand instead!

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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The winner from the Sale-A-Bration Theme Blog Hop is:

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1. Tami White  
2. Pam Nichols  
3. Linda L Cullen  
4. Gigi Melone  
5. Christina Miller  
6. Lori Mueller  
7. Luly González  
8. Tina Wardell  
9. Danette Herera  
10. Shannon Lorenz-Hatch  
11. Rachael Rife  
12. Kim McPeek 

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Easter Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group Easter Blog Hop and giveaway for March! I’m so excited to be participating in another blog hop with such a talented group of ladies!

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Creating this Easter card was the perfect opportunity for me to play with the Sweet Little Something stamp set from the Occasions Catalog, along with my Stamparatus! This card really is a labor of love, I tried different techniques and colors for the bunny so he wouldn’t be too light or too dark with this three-step stamp set. I also experimented with the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to create a basket for the bunny before I finally decided on the tarnished foil technique.

The card base is Soft Suede cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and is embossed using the Simple Stripes TIEF. The base layer is from the Tutti-frutti 6 “x 6” Designer Series Paper, cut at 5” x 4”.

To create the bunny, I found it easier for me to start with the stamp that has the least amount of detail, then the more detailed stamp and then finally the solid silhouette stamp. On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, I used Soft Suede ink for the first stamp, Crumb Cake ink for the next stamp, used a Stampin’ Sponge to dab Crumb Cake ink onto the solid silhouette stamp, and then the image is cut out (I used Black Rhinestone Jewels for the eye and these are now retired!). The bow is a piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine that I folded three times before I tied it into a bow and is adhered with a glue dot.

To make the basket, first start with a piece of Silver Foil Sheet, cut at 3 ½” x 3”, use the Versamark ink pad on the inside of the top folder piece (with the Stampin’ Up! Logo), place the foil sheet inside and then run thru the Big Shot. Using Gold and Copper Embossing Powders, randomly sprinkle on the embossed sheet and set with the Heat Tool. Once cooled, lightly drag the Memento ink pad across and carefully dry again with the Heat Tool. Using Paper Snips, I started at one corner and cut at an inward angle and then used the cut piece as a guide to cut the other side so they would be even to look like a basket. The top corners where rounded with the Envelope Punch Board, then about a ½” was cut along the top, flipped upside down, then adhered with Mini Dimensionals to complete the basket look.

The flowers from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits in Blushing Bride and So Saffron card stock. The leaves are punched out in Garden Green and Vellum cardstocks using the Leaf Punch, then layered together and adhered to the back side of the basket with Mini Glue Dots. The flowers were arranged along the top of the basket, adhered to the outside with Mini Glue Dots, and then the smallest Pearl Basic Jewels are placed in the center of each flower. The sentiment from this stamp set is stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Pear Pizzazz ink, with the end punched out with the Banner Triple Punch.

To put this card together, I adhered the cut-out bunny with Snail, the sentiment and the basket with Stampin’ Dimensionals, so it looks like the bunny is peaking out, all on the DSP base layer. The DSP is then adhered to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals as well. I still felt like this card need something else, so I added the heart shaped embellishments from the Subtle Enamel Shapes to coordinate with the flowers and the clear raindrops on the leaves from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes.

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I hope you like this card as much as I do, wasn’t too bad once I figured out the bunny and basket parts!

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

This month’s contest:

Last month’s winner:

Don’t forget to leave your name and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop tour:

BLOG HOPPERS

1. Tami White
2. Brenda Diaz
3. Tina Wardell
4. Lori Mueller
5. Pam Nichols
6. Sheri Meyer
7. Rachael Rife
8. Linda Cullen
9. Christina Miller
10. April Mohn
11. Julie DeGuia
12. Gianna Melone-Sardella

 


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