Scallop Envy Easter Basket

Here is an adorable basket for Easter!  or for many other occasions!  I received one of these in trade at the recent Lincoln Half-Day Regional from Jennifer Thomas, another SU! demo.  It is a very quick, easy basket to make!  Here is Jennifer's:

To make this basket, you need the Scallop Envelope die for the Bigshot.  Cut two of those.  Cut one strip for the handle, either 1' x 11" or 1" x 12" (depending on what size CS you have!).  Cut another strip for the sides/bottom 2" x 7-3/4".  Score this last piece at 2-1/4" and 5-1/2".  Jennifer used DSP around hers. 

Here is the one we made for a club project.  Note that you will want the prettier side of your Scallop to fold OUT on your basket.  We stamped under that with the Egg Hunt Wheel using Versamark on Lavender Lace CS.  We wheeled the sides & handle as well.  Attach the basket together using Sticky Strip on the tabs and bottom of the envelope.  You will also want some Sticky Strip to hold down the scallop flaps.  We stamped the Bunny from the Eight Great Greetings set in Stazon on Shimmery White CS and colored with markers.  Punch it out with the Wide Oval and attach with a Pop Up Glue Dot.  The handle was attached with Mini Glue dots at the bottom edge and we added a decorative brad on each side.  LMK if you have questions!
I'm trying something different with this post (Blogger Draft to post at a later time), so if the format comes through all crazy I will be back in to fix it as soon as I can after it posts!  I hope this works so I can do posts ahead of time!


Second Club Project

Howdy all! Hope the weather is turning to Spring wherever you are! Here unfortunately, that means wind. But at least the snow keeps missing us!

For our second club project last week, we used the fabulous new item, the Manhattan Flowers Textured Impressions Die. For those of you that have used Cuttlebug embossing folders, it's just like that! For those that haven't, it dry embosses the image when put through the Big Shot. The flower on the die coordinates with the Fifth Avenue Floral set (p. 106).

I chose to use Vellum Cardstock for our first use of this-there will be more in future months!!! Here is the first version. I was going for elegant for a wedding card but the verse could be changed out for ANY occasion!

The card base is Basic Gray. The flower is embossed on Cardstock Vellum and layered onto the Gray, attaching with Vintage Brads on the corners. The Basic Gray Taffeta ribbon was tied near the bottom before attaching. The verse, from the Sincere Salutations set, was stamped in Basic Gray at the top of the vellum. Quick, easy & elegant!
This version is the same, but I changed out the Basic Gray ribbon with a White Taffeta one. Just a little different look! You could use ANY color as your base and it would look good!!

This last version was done with a White Card base, and a Basic Gray layer under the vellum. It's a few more steps, but the same basic look if you want the white base.


Bigshot Simple Flower

This is the "project" I got off my to-do list yesterday. I made 20+ of these yesterday for a swap. Last minute of course, that is my style. It is postal though!!

There are a couple "sneak peaks" here from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog!! It's packed full of great new goodies!! The card base is Chocolate Chip. The background layer is a new sheet of Baja Breeze DSP from the Walk in the Park set. The flowers were made using the Bigshot and the Simple Flower Embosslit from Shimmery White CS. I decided it would sure be nice to have more than one Embosslit when you have to cut 60+! ha! And it was a stormy, very windy day here in Nebraska so there wasn't much else to do!! After cutting the flowers, I sponged classic ink on them, some in Baja Breeze & some in Chocolate Chip, using a sponge dauber. I added a medium half pearl from the Pretties Kit to the Chocolate Chip. The bottom edge was punched with the Scallop Edge punch. The ribbon is NEW White 5/8" Satin ribbon. Very pretty!!! I wish we had more colors of this-it really dresses up a card! Did you notice the NEW Scallop Oval punch??? It coordinates with the large oval already in the catalog. I stamped the Just for You (from the NEW Oval All set) twice, once in Chocolate Chip on Baja, and once on Shimmery White in Baja.

I will hope to be back on Thursday, but I'm not promising! Finishing up our taxes is tops on my to do list now with several other tasks that need to be done as well!


Lucky Duck!

This is one of the cards my Club ladies did yesterday afternoon. Simple & quick!!

Card base is Bashful Blue. Background is the Delicate Dots DSP that you can earn FREE during Sale-A-Bration. GET YOUR ORDERS IN NOW!!! Time is running out!!! Order Here!!

Click on the card above to see if it will enlarge. We used a Texture plate in the Big Shot on the DSP to give it small raised dots. Love texture!!

The duck is stamped on Naturals White CS and colored with Watercolor Crayons and either a blender pen or aquapainter. Certainly Celery is layered behind the duck, with the So Saffron grosgrain tied around. The ribbon is also FREE during SAB.

The duck is from the Wagon Full of Fun set that is one from the upcoming Occasions Mini that YOU can order NOW!!! Click HERE to see the sets available NOW to get you ready for Easter & Spring!!

I will be back tomorrow with more things to share! I got a project off my "to do" list today, so tomorrow I hope to catch up on posting here!! After work of course. Thanks for stopping by and let me know if I can help with anything!!


Punch Creations

Wow, everyone, sorry about the hiatus! I knew it had been awhile, didn't realize that long! It's been a little busy, not crazy, and I've been sick too. Had a head cold stick around a little too long, and I'm almost done with the antibiotic! It's also calving season here on the farm and that's been interesting-details later! They are fun to watch run around and play (as long as they stay within the fences!), but their arrival can be stressful!! I have some pics of some of them I'll see about posting later this week!

Here are some cards I made last week with a group of local demos. These ARE NOT my creation! I was lucky enough to be included with a local group to complete some projects sent by their upline. Note that neither of these are full card size!

Isn't this duck just too cute? His bill actually opens! LMK if you have questions on how he was done!

This is a matchfold card. I put the red ribbon around the bottom of the card, with the "grass" inside the bottom fold. Again, let me know if you have questions on how it was done!

I will be back soon with more creations-I'm heading up to the stamp room now with several sketches in hand! I will also have a Sunflower Seed (aka Blog Candy) sometime soon as I've just passed my second blogaversary! So, check back with me VERY SOON!!!

Don't forget too that SAB is winding down and your chance to earn FREE goodies will be ending soon. Well, this chance for free goodies I should say! Contact me if you need to place an order, or go here and order online! Thanks for stopping by.



Wow, it's March already! The good news is SPRING will be here SOON!!! Hopefully I don't make it snow by saying that-LOL! We have nice, warm numbers in the forecast so I think it will be OK! I am VERY ready for things to start "greening" up around here!

Stampin' Up! is giving customers a sneak peak at some spring sets in the upcoming Occasions Mini catalog. We demos get to order our goodies this month, but the general sales period starts next month. Except for a few sets! Click HERE to view the sets available NOW and get a jump on cards and goodies for Easter!! The link should take you to 3 pages of the Occasions Mini catalog, and the sets and wheel on those pages are all available to customers NOW! You can order Online HERE-just click the SHOP NOW button!

Remember, too that it's still Sale-A-Bration and you can get a FREE item from the SAB Mini with EACH $50 purchase!!

Oh, and you get a FREE CATALOG if you place your order online as well! Stampin' Up! knows how to treat customers right don't they!!!

I will share some samples with the Easter sets as soon as my order arrives, I'm guessing next week. I didn't get the bunny set, but did get the other 2. I had to draw the line somewhere! I still overdid it, but there are some GREAT new things in this mini!! I have the minis on order as well, so contact me if you NEED one!

Thanks for stopping by! Not sure if I'll be back with anything stamped tonight, I may just go crash! I had a busy day, a band concert tonight, and have to work tomorrow!


WSC 70-Thinking of You

This may look similar to the last post! The paper, stamps & ink were still out, so it was very easy to use them again! This one is for Beate's Weekend Sketch #70, hosted by Lori Craig.

The card base is Chocolate Chip, Background Stripe from the Parisian Breeze DSP. Daisies cut withe Big Shot & Daisies #2 die-another favorite staying VERY close to the Big Shot!! The Chocolate Chip floral print is on the left side, with a layer of Baha Breeze under the Whisper White with the images. The butterfly is from Dreams Du Jour, & Thinking of You from Sincere Salutations. Butterflies are stamped in Basic Brown and colored with just a touch of Baha Breeze. Ribbon is from the Valet Ribbon Originals set. Jumbo brad in the center of the Daisies adhered with a Pop-Up Glue Dot.