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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Poppin in with a simple Pop Up!

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A Pop Up Bunny for an Easter Surprise!

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For as long as I can remember, I have always loved pop-up books but felt I needed an engineering degree (or tear the book apart) to figure out how it all works! Then I stumbled across these simple Stampendous DCP1008 Pop Up Stages Die-Cut Set. These dies make it so easy to add the right size pop-up to a card!

First I did a “template sample” with all pop-up dies on one sheet of cardstock. This made it easy for me to see which die # would be the right size for the object that would be popping out, which would be the large bunny from Honey Bunny (3 Step). Both the bunny and the larger lamb from Little Lambs (Multi-Step) [on the template sample], used the #2 die.pop-up-sample

When doing a pop-up card, you really need to think about make 2 cards … an inside and an outside and then adhere the two cards together. This way the outer card hides the die cut tab that is needed for the pop-up but leaves a whole on the other side.

I created the inside of the card first … which is completely opposite to how I usually stamp a card. lol! After I finished the inside, I realized I had no idea what the front of the card would be! If I used the bunny on the inside, as the “surprise” … what would the front image be or design say that wouldn’t give the bunny surprise away inside? Then it hit me! “Got Eggs?”! What else would a bunny say or ask this time of year? … well besides, “Please don’t bite my head off!” – giggle

Got Eggs? for the front of the card was the answer and layered stamping with Playful Alphabet and Play Alphabet Buddy was the solution! (I have listed all the inks used below). Here is my first attempt at a video with my pop-up card in action. (Don’t worry, nothing is wrong with your volume… this is a silent video.) 😉

Got-Eggs-Bunny-inside-1TIP: Don’t worry if the two cards aren’t lining up perfectly, They won’t if you start with two pieces of cardstock the same size (mine were both 5.5″x 8.5″ – scored down the center). It is much easier to score both pieces of cardstock, add adhesive to the back side of the pop-up portion of the card and no adhesive where the pop-up whole is. Fold that card closed and with adhesive out slide it into the front card portion (slightly folded) … like a taco. Make sure both score lines come together before closing the two cards together and pressing firmly. The inside card should be sticking out a bit at the bottom. This is not a problem. With the finished card still closed, trim all the layers together (paper trimmer or exact and metal edge ruler) along the bottom for a clean-cut edge. If your card is a fraction shorter than your usual cards… no one will ever notice. They will be too busy oohing and aahing over your pop-up inside! 🙂

If you haven’t tried creating a pop-up card or scrapbook page, I hope today’s card encourages you to try adding a little “POP” to your stamping project.

Please check out the lovely Texas Spring card from Lynn McAuleyone day I will get to see the bluebonnet fields that Lynn so fondly describes! 

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Stamps:  Playful Alphabet, Playful Alphabet Buddy, 3 Step Honey Bunny, Multi-Step Lambs, Multi-Step Trees, Multi-Step Rolling Hills, 3 Step Turkey Trot (got), and Swirly Hearts & Stars from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Baja Breeze & Wisteria Wonder from SU! Misc. paper scraps for the eggs.

Inks(Memento unless noted)  

Sentiment: “e” – New Sprout & Pearl Lavender (Brilliance), “g” – Angel Pink &Pearl Poppy (Brilliance), “g” – Dandelion & Pearl Sky Blue (Brilliance), “s” – Lulu Lavender & Pearl Orchid (Brilliance), “?” – Summer Sky & Sea Breeze (VersMagic), “got” – Onyx Black (VersaFine).

SIDE CARD:

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

Lamb: Step #4 – Toffee Crunch, Step #3 – Toffee Crunch – so1x, repeat, Step #2 – Desert Sand, Step #1 Frost White (Color Box), Step #5 – Espresso Truffle.

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

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: small egg paper punch and Pop Up Stages Dies from Stampendous on AMAZON.

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Keep Calm and Pedal On

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 

“May the luck of the Irish
Lead to happiest heights
And the highway you travel
Be lined with green lights.”

Keep Calm and Shamrock On

While I was working on the shamrock shaving cream candy box, it hit me! I could stamp a bunch of shamrocks right over the apples and stamp a few more to fussy cut for adding layers with pop-up dots. I then stamped another bicycle basket in red and added it with a pop-up dot too.

Keep-Calm-and-Shamrock-On-clsupThey say that time heals all things I guess that goes for stamping projects too! 😉

Please check out the adorable Easter Scene card from Lynn McAuleyThanks for stopping by and have an inky and LUCKY day!

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Stamps:  Bicycle (Multi-Step), Shamrocks & Clover (Multi-Step), Trees (Multi-Step), Rolling Hills (Multi-Step)St. Patrick’s Day 4 Ducky & Teddy (Multi-Step)and birds – Tree Friends (Multi-Step) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Handsome Hunter from SU!
Inks: (Memento unless noted)  
Bicycle: Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Gray Flannel, Step #4 – Tuxedo Black.
Bike Basket: Step #4 – Espresso Truffle, Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 – Lady Bug.
Rolling Hills: Step #3 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – Pistachio so 1x, repeat, Step #4 – Bamboo Leaves 2 x’s.
Tree & Shamrocks: Step #4 – Cottage Ivy,  Step #3 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 – Peart Tart, Step #2 – New Sprout.
Soft clouds: sponged with Summer Sky.   Birds: London Fog so 1x.
Sentiment: Northern Pine
Embellishments: Lime Green Stickles

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Changing Seasons

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Turning Summer into Winter.
Cabin amongst the Pines from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Last week, I shared a card using the stamp sets, Multi-Step Cabin by the Lake and Multi-Step Pine Trees paired together to create a cozy, summer scene. Using two of the new sets from yesterday’s release, Multi-Step Snowy Cabin, and Multi-Step Icy Pond, along with Multi-Step Snowy Pine Trees, now that same little cabin can be used to create a frosty winter wonderland.
Multi Step Snowy Cabin stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps

I made a change in the cabin. Besides adding a wreath to the door, I separated the roof from the cabin “walls”. This would make it easier to add snowy “accents” to the roof as shown on my card above. First I stamped the cabin (#b) and then the roof (#a). Stamping Step #2b with London Fog. Then I stamped Step #1b with VersaMark and added embossing powder  – Kaleidoscope for a sparkling, icy looking roof.

Icy Pond from Kitchen Sink Stamps

With my Icy Pond card … no masking was needed. The mini snowy pine trees can overlap each other. Finished most of the tree clusters by using Step #1 to add snow …by stamping with VersaMark and adding embossing powder  – Winter Wonderland.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a happy inky day!

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(CARD #1 – Warmest Wishes) Stamps: Multi Step Snowy Cabin, Multi Step Icy Pond, Multi Step Snowy Pine Trees, Multi Step Tree Friends and Greetings from the Woods from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Handsome Hunter from SU! Metallic Ice Blue from Paper Co.

Inks: (all Memento Inks)Cabin: Step #4a – Rich Cocoa, Step #2a – Toffee Crunch, Step #1a – London Fog, Step #3a – Bamboo Leaves 2x’s. Roof: Step #2b – London Fog, Step #1b – VersaMark + EP Kaleidoscope from Stampendous! Pond: Step #3 – Summer Sky 2x’s, Step #2 – Summer Sky, Step #1 – London Fog so 1x, repeat, Skater: London Fog. Snowy Pine Trees: Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy (or Olive Grove), Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves. Snow Drifts: #2 – London Fog, Step #1 – VersaMark + EP Kaleidoscope from Stampendous! Stepping Stones: Step #2 – London Fog, Step #1 – Gray Flannel so 1x. Distant Trees: London Fog and Desert Sand. Sentiment: Desert Sand and Gray Flannel.

Embellishments: Pop dots.

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(CARD #2 – Icy Pond Scene) Stamps: Multi Step Icy Pond,  from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Not Quite Navy and Baja Breeze from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks)Trees: Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, #1 – VersaMark + EP Winter Wonderland from Stampendous! Pond: Step #3 – Summer Sky 2x’s, Step #2 – Summer Sky, Step #1 – London Fog so 1x, repeat. Skaters: London FogSnow Drifts: Step #1 –  London Fog, Step #2 -VersaMark + EP Winter Wonderland.

Embellishments: Silver cord from SU!.

Baby, it’s COLD outside…

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… but we’re cooking in the Kitchen with 6 new stamp sets available to order/pre-order starting today!

After a week of peeks, it is time to unveil what new stamps I have cooked up for you. My first card includes 4 out of the 6 new stamp sets, to create a serene winter scene. 

Snowmen aren’t just for Christmas… right? The snowy pine trees have grown as a cluster, but shrank in their size – LOL … perfect for adding snowy pine trees off on the horizon. The little skier can be found in the stamp set, Multi-Step Snowy Cabin.

Peaceful Greetings from Kitchen Sink Stamps

I always get super excited when I design a stamp set that has multiple purposes … like this set Multi Step Rolling Hills. It can be used to create snowy slopes or a grassy hillside.

But wait…there’s more!

By using step #3 again as an “embellishment” (VersaMark and red glittery embossing powder)… now those rolling green hills have a patch of poppies!  YaHooo!

Rolling Hills with Poppies from Kitchen Sink Stamps

The Color Recipe for Multi-Step Rolling Hills can be found on our forum – HERE.

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Now for what you have been waiting for … the 6 New Stamps Sets can be found in the KSS store under WHAT’s NEW, but here is your first look at them.

Multi-Step Snowmen (pre-order)
with Digital Die Cut available Multi Step Snowmen from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Multi-Step Snowy Cabin
with Digital Die Cut available Multi Step Snowy Cabin from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Multi-Step Icy Pond (pre-order)
with Digital Die Cut available 

Multi Step Icy Pond from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Multi-Step Rolling Hills Multi Step Rolling Hills from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Multi-Step Love 4 Ducky & Teddy
with Digital Die Cut available 
Multi Step Love 4 Ducky & Teddy from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Make a Big Statement
with Digital Die Cut available
Make Big Statement from Kitchen Sink Stamps
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Don’t forget to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you and

have a real happy inky day!

 Lisa • Lynn 

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(CARD #1 – Peaceful Greetings) Stamps: Multi Step Snowmen, Multi Step Icy Pond, Multi Step Snowy Cabin (snow drifts & skier), Multi Step Rolling Hills, Multi Step Cabin by the Lake (clouds) and Greetings from the Woods from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Soft Sky & Blue Bayou from SU! Citrine Flavors from CutCardStock.com

Inks: (all Memento Inks)Snowy Hills: Step #4 – Teal Zeal so1x, Step #3 – Summer Sky, Step #2 – VersaMark + EP Kaleidoscope from Stampendous! Clouds: Step #1 – Frost White (ColorBox), Step #2 – Frost White 2x’s, Step #3 – Frost White 3x’s. Snowmen: Step #2 – Summer Sky, Step #3 – London Fog, did not use step #1. Arms: Rich Cocoa & Espresso Truffle. Face: makers – Orange and Black. Pine Trees: (variation 1)  Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, did not use step #1. Pine Trees: (variation 2)  Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Olive Grove, did not use step #1. Snow Drifts (LRG): Step #2 – Summer Sky, Step #3 – Summer Sky, Step #1 – VersaMark + EP Kaleidoscope from Stampendous! Snow Drifts (SM): Step #2 – Summer Sky, Step #1 – VersaMark + EP Kaleidoscope from Stampendous!. Skier: Gray Flannel. Sentiment: Paris Dusk and Silver (ColorBox).

Embellishments: White snowflake brads (from my stash) and pop dots.

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(CARD #2 – Thank you Meadow) Stamps: Multi Step Rolling Hills, Multi Step Trees, Multi Step Tree Friends, Multi Step Cabin by the Lake (clouds) and Make a Big Statement from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Soft Sky from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks)Hills: Step #4 – Olive Grove, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 (bottom half) – VersaMark + EP Dragon Red from Stampendous! Clouds: Step #1 – Frost White (ColorBox), Step #2 – Frost White 2x’s, Step #3 – Frost White 3x’s. Tree: Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Birds: London Fog. Sentiment: Love Letter 2x’s.

Embellishments: pop up dots.