What’s in your Easter Basket?

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Spring Tulips … were you hoping for chocolate?

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Another pair of Easter cards to share. The first, all but the sentiment, was first cut out with SVG cut files. Then stamped (all inks used are listed below), followed by assembling the pieces together. I accomplished this by adding adhesive to the back of the basket and then arranging the flowers from behind and then trimming the excess.

Using SVG cuts has completely changed the way I stamp… which I really do love! I can have card “components” cut and stamped ahead before knowing what type/design of a card I want to make… which is a life saver for last-minute cards! 🙂

My second card is stamped without any SVG cuts. The main piece is stamped all together on one layer, then cut out with a metal die. Still no masking. I stamped the grass right over the bunny… so he looks like he is sitting in the grass. Stamping the grass on the purple cardstock was an afterthought so it doesn’t quite line up… but gets the job done. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and have an inky day!

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Tulip Card/Stamps: Honey Bunny (3 Step), Baskets (Multi-Step), and Bitty Tulip Bouquet (3 Step) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest and Classic Crest-Classic Cream from Neenah. So Saffron & Wisteria Wonder from SU! Designer Paper scrap?

Inks: (Memento unless noted)  

Tulips: [stems] Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 Pear Tart, Step #1 – New Sprout. [blossoms] Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step #3 – Love Letter, Step #2 – Rose Bud, Step #1 – Angel Pink.

Basket: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 Desert Sand, Step #4 – Espresso Truffle.

Bunny: Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step #3 – Gray Flannel, Step #2 – London Fog, Step #1 London Fog so 1x.

Sentiments: Paris Dusk.

Embellishments: Big Scalloped Squares from Spellbinders and pop-up dots.

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Sunny Gerber Daisy Card/Stamps: Honey Bunny (3 Step), Pretty Tear Drops, and Swirly Hearts & Stars from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Perfect Plum & Soft Sky from SU! Designer Paper scrap?

Inks: (Memento unless noted)  

Bunny: Step #4 – Rich Cocoa, Step #3 – Toffee Crunch, Step #2 – Desert Sand, Step #1 Espresso Truffle.

Gerber Daisy: Step #3 – Tangelo, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Dandelion, Step #4 – Espresso Truffle. Stem & Leaves: (Pretty Tear Drops stamps) – Bamboo Leaves.

Grass: Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – New Sprout.

Swirly Hearts Background: Orchid Ice (Opalite)

Sentiments: Paris Dusk.

Embellishments: Deckled Rectangles from Spellbinders, small purple rhinestones,  and pop-up dots.

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Trucking down the Bunny Trail

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For a Hare Load of Fun!

With Easter around the corner, I had a few more Easter cards I wanted to share with you before popping them in the mail!

After stamping the backgrounds of both cards. For Truck/Bunny: hill, tree, grass, flowers, sky, and sentiment. And for BunnyEars/Teddy Bear: sentiments and green brush stroke. I added the stamped, assembled SVG Cut files on top to finish.

Using individual stamped SVG Cut piece made it easier for me to position the bunny in the truck with eggs. I assembled the different pieces, by adding adhesive to the back of the truck bed. Same for Teddy and his Bunny Ears and basket of eggs.

Thanks for Stopping by!

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Truck Card – Stamps: Honey Bunny (3 Step), Classic Old Truck (Multi-Step), Trees (Multi-Step), Rolling Hills (Multi-Step), and Tree Friends (Multi-Step) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest and Classic Crest – Environment Desert Storm (Kraft) from Neenah. Wisteria Wonder from SU! Misc. paper scraps for the eggs.

Inks: (Memento unless noted)  

Truck: [BASE] Step #3a – Tuxedo Black, Step #2ba – Gray Flannel, Step #1a – Tuxedo Black so 1x. [BODY] Step #3b – Northern Pine, Step #2b – Olive Grove, Step #1b – Pistachio 2x’s, Step #1b – Pistachio, Step #5b – Espresso Truffle.

Bunny: Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Lady Bud 2x’s, Step #4 Lady Bug. 

Rolling Hill: Step #3 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #2 – New Sprout 2x’s, Step #1 – New Sprout, Step #4 – Cottage Ivy.

Grass: Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Flowers: Love Letter

Tree: Step #4 – Cottage Ivy,  Step #3 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 – Peart Tart, Step #2 – New Sprout.

Swirly Hearts: Summer Sky.  Soft clouds: sponged with Summer Sky.   

Sentiment: Paris Dusk.

Embellishments: pop-up dots, small egg paper punch, tiny yellow and orange rhinestones (center of flowers), and Clear Star Gelly Roll pen (highlight touches on flowers and eggs).

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Bunny-Teddy-BearBunny Teddy Bear – Stamps: Honey Bunny (3 Step), Teddy Bear Wishes (Multi-Step), Baskets (Multi-Step), Make a Big Statement, and Brush Strokes (Multi-Step) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Classic Crest-Classic Cream from Neenah, So Saffron & Wisteria Wonder from SU! Misc. paper scraps for the eggs.

Inks: (Memento unless noted)  

Teddy & Basket: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 Desert Sand, Step #4 – Espresso Truffle.

Bunny Ears (cut off of large stamped bunny) Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step #3 – Gray Flannel, Step #2 – London Fog, Step #1 London Fog so 1x.

Grass Brush Stroke: Step #4 – Cottage Ivy, Step #3 – Bamboo Stalk, Step #2 – Pear Tart, Step #1 – New Sprout.

Sentiments: Paris Dusk, Bamboo Leaves & New Sprout (DS).

Embellishments: pop-up dots, small egg paper punch, tiny yellow and orange rhinestones (center of flowers), and Clear Star Gelly Roll pen (highlight touches on flowers and eggs).

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Spring Tulips

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Happy Spring!

This basket full of Spring Tulips would have taken forever if I had tried to mask all the flowers and leaves.

Instead, I stamped the leaves and stems one over the other (no masking). Then stamped cut out tulip flowers and extra leaves and arranged them on top of the stamped layer of leaves and stems. This made it much easier to “arrange” my bouquet. Adding pop dots to some of the flowers and leaves also added lots of dimension to the card. Below are some photos of how I created this card.

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I started this card by stamping Step #1 of the basket. This gave me a base/area to build my tulip bouquet.step-1 With masking tape, I taped off the sides and bottom of the basket. step-2

Stamped overlapping stems and leaves. step-3

Removed the masking tape and filled in empty spaces with more leaves that had been cut out. Once I got all the loose leaves in place, I taped them all down below the top of the basket. Then stamped the brush stroke “shadow” at the bottom of the basket.
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Finally, I added a fully stamped cutout of the basket on top of all the tulips, leaves and stems for a finished bouquet.step-5NOTE: I realized after I finished the card, I should have cut away the “back side” of the basket so the tulips would look more like they are in the basket instead of behind the basket…oh well! LOL!Basket-of-Tulips-CLSUPThanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!

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Check in with the KS Crew and see what inspiration they have cooked up for you.

 Lisa • Lynn

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Stamps: Multi Step Tulip Garden, Multi Step Basket, Multi Step Carnations (butterfly), Multi Step Brush Strokes and Simple Sentiments from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Classic Crest Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Lavender Lace and Elegant Eggplant (banner: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, and Very Vanilla) from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted): Basket: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Toffee, Step #1 – Desert Sand. Pink Tulips: Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step#3 – Lilac Posies, Step #2 – Rose Bud, Step #1 – Rose Bud so 1x. Red Tulips: Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step#3 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 – Love Letter, Step #1 – Lady Bug. Purple Tulips: Step #4 – Elderberry, Step#3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Sweet Plum, Step #1 – Lulu Lavender. Tulip Leaves & Stem: (variation #1) Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio. (variation #2) Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – New Sprout 2x’s. Butterfly: Step #3 – Tuxedo Black, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Tangelo. The shadow under Basket: Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step#3 -Tuxedo Black, so 1x, repeat, Step #2 – Gray Flannel, Step #1 – Gray Flannel, so 1x. Sentiment: Grape Jelly and Lilac Posies.

Embellishments: Rock Candy Stickles (on gold),  pop dots.

Basket full of Sunflowers

Today’s color recipe is for …

Multi-Step Basket, which can be now be found HERE.

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The color combo for the card was inspired by Color Throwdown Challenge # 251.

Thanks for stopping by and have an inky weekend!

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Stamps: Multi Step Basket and Multi Step Giant Sunflower  from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest – Classic Cream from Neenah. Kiwi Kiss, Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point from SU!
Inks: (Memento inks) Yellow Sunflower: Step #5 – Espresso Truffle, Step #4 – Toffee Crunch, Step #3 – Peanut Brittle, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Dandelion. Yellow/Orange Sunflower: Step #5 – Espresso Truffle, Step #4 – Rich Cocoa, Step #3 – Potter’s Clay, Step #2 – Tangelo, Step #1 – Dandelion. Red/Orange Sunflower: Step #5 – Espresso Truffle, Step #4 – Toffee Crunch, Step #3 – Potter’s Clay, Step #2 – Tangelo, Step #1 – Dandelion + sponge Rhubarb Stalk around edges. Leaves: Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Basket: Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Peanut Brittle, Step #1 – Cantaloupe. Lady Bug: Step #3 –  Tuxedo Black, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 – Lady Bug.
Embellishments: Button and twin from my craft stash. Aqua stitched ribbon from Michael’s. Fine detail clear embossing powder & VersaMark ink.

One Card – two different sentiments

Happy Monday!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

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A quick reminder, today is the last day for our Mother’s Day Sale.

20% off everything in stock  (ends midnight PST)

with PROMO CODE: LOVE

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I can hardly wait … NEW stamps coming this June!

More info to come.

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Does my Mother’s Day card look a little familiar? The original can be found HERE.

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I hate to have to admit this … but there are times when I stamp a card and for some reason or another, I don’t end up using it with the original stamped sentiment. Thank goodness for die cut shapes! It’s a great way to change a sentiment! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day!

Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you too!

Connie • Julie • Lisa • Lynn

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Stamps: Whole Family, Multi Step Baskets, 3 Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet, 3 Step Honey Bunny and 3 Step Hydrangea (butterfly) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah, Rose Quartz from Stardream Chiara and (die cut sentiment) Regal Rose from SU.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted): 
Basket: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Vintage Sepia (VersaFine), Step #1 – Vintage Sepia SO 1x followed with Desert Sand. Tulips Leaves: Step #1 – Pear Tart, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #4 – Olympia Green (VersaFine). 
Tulips: (middle bunch): Step #1 – Rose Bud SO 1x, Step #2 – Rose Bud, Step #3 – Lilac Posies, Step #4 – Lilac Posies 2x’s, Step #5 – Perfect Plumeria (VersaMagic) SO 1x. Tulips (the bunch on left): Step #1 – Rose Bud, Step #2 – Rose Bud 2x’s, Step #3 – Lilac Posies, Step #4 – Perfect Plumeria (VersaMagic), Step #5 – Imperial Purple (VersaFine) SO 1x. Tulips (the bunch on right): Step #1 – Rose Bud 2x’s, Step #2 – Lilac Posies, Step #3 – Perfect Plumeria (VersaMagic), Step #4 – Imperial Purple SO 1x, Step #5 – Imperial Purple. 
Bunny: Step #3  – Smokey Gray (VersaFine), Step #4 – Smokey Gray (VersaFine) & add Onyx Black (VersaFine) to the eyes and nose only, Step #2 Nigera Mist (VersaMagic), Step #1 – Pearl. Beige (Brilliance) SO 1x. 
Grass: Step #1 – Pear Tart, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 Cottage Ivy. 
Butterfly: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Tangelo, Step #1 – Cantaloupe. 
Sentiment: Lilac Posies.
Other: Scalloped Scissors from Fiskars, Fancy Framed Tags Two (Shapeabilities) from Spellbinders and Gems from K&Co.