Archive for ‘Easter’

March 31, 2013

Which came first … the Easter chicken or the egg?

I’m enjoying a lovely long Easter weekend with my family and made a little card and gift for my daughter…

Easter chicken or egg

I saw gift boxes similar to this on Margaret’s blog and fell in love with them.

Margaret is a fellow member of our Pink Ladies’ team and she is so talented,

you can check out her beautiful projects here.

Easter creme egg box

and the lovely Anca, another fellow Pink Lady, showed us how to make these cute little chicks using the owl punch…

Easter little chickie

I love being a part of the Pink Ladies – it’s great to be a part of such a great team – everyone is so helpful and willing to share ideas, tips and projects.

Happy Easter!

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Here’s what I used to make today’s cards – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: so saffron, elegant egg plant, whisper white; stamp sets: teeny tiny wishes; inks: early espresso; punches: word window, modern label, owl, hole, itty bitty flower, 1 3/4″ circle; accessories: international bazaar dsp, whisper white taffeta ribbon, pumpkin pie stampin’ write marker pen, simply scored scoreboard.

Thanks for dropping by today

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March 27, 2013

Quick and easy punch art Easter bunny and tutorial…

With Easter being early this year, despite the snow outside, I decided to make some super cute punch art  Easter cards for my friends and family, using Stampin’ Up punches and some of their gorgeous designer series paper.

The first one for my best friend, Debs, using the Birds of a Feather dsp –

Punch art Easter bunny in crumb cake

I really like the pastel colours of the designs in this set of papers, and how cute the egg pattern looks on the flower pot.

I added a sentiment from the teeny tiny wishes set, stamped in marina mist, punched out with the word window punch and layered onto a modern label punched shape, with a few white gel pen doodle dots for highlights.  I also tied a small bow from 1/4″ stitched grosgrain ribbon, and adhered it with a glue dot.

A close up of the eyes …

Punch art Easter bunny in crumb cake eyelashes

I loved this cute little guy so much I made another, this time a 6″ x 6″ card using the Sunshine & Sprinkles dsp from the spring/summer catalogue …

Punch art Easter bunny

I love those fluffy clouds and the pretty Easter colours of the striped paper too …

Punch art Easter bunny in soft suede

Would you like to make one of these cute bunnies yourself?  It’s really easy!

You will need the following Stampin’ Up punches …

 ornament
extra large oval
large oval
small oval
narrow oval (retired)
¾” circle

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and for the eyes and nose? ….

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the paper doily sizzlit – found on page 191 of the main catalogue …

you know those bits you usually poke out and throw away?  Well don’t dispose of them … they are the perfect shapes for eyes and noses!  Cut one doily in whisper white, and one in basic black.  Not only will you have a large supply of punched pieces to use on your cute bunnies, but you’ll have two gorgeous doilies for use on your other projects too!

I have a free tutorial showing how to make the punch art bunny here.

And there you have it – a super cute, quick and easy punch art bunny to use on your projects.  Just change up the colours and the bunny could be used for baby or children’s projects too.  Hope you have fun making him!

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Here’s what I used to make today’s cards – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: crumb cake or soft suede, whisper white, certainly celery, basic black, pretty in pink, daffodil delight, tempting turquoise, lucky limeade; stamp sets: teeny tiny wishes; inks: chocolate chip, pretty in pink, crumb cake, marina mist; punches: ornament, word window, modern label, extra large oval, large oval, oval, narrow oval (retired), ¾” circle; accessories: paper doily sizzlit, big shot, stampin’ write markers in basic grey and tempting turquoise, white gel pen, stampin dimensionals, tombow glue, glue dots, 1/4″ stitched grosgrain ribbon, paper snips, sponge daubers.

Thanks for dropping by today

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