I'm so glad the Country Livin' stamp set carried over into the next catalogue. I've been using it a lot. This was one of the swap cards I made for OnStage in Toronto and I wished I'd made more. I had several different designs but ran out of this one first.
I hope everyone is having a lovely Easter. Ours couldn't be better; spent time with family, beautiful spring day and an Easter egg hunt even though our kids are 19 and 22. They were reminiscing about looking for eggs when they were young so I couldn't resist hiding some foil wrapped eggs. And just like old times I'll probably still be finding some at Christmas.
My kids also love the chocolate covered oreos from Marshville Chocolates so this year I made these little treat holders for them for Easter. It would also work with a tiny cello bag filled with your favorite treats.
Stampin' Up events are always so much fun and this one was no exception. The upcoming catalogue is a pretty good one. Lots of products that I really really want and can't wait to try. This Little Piggy stamp set was one of the sets we were given at OnStage. Of course the now retired SAB ribbon was perfect for it but there's a white ribbon trimmed in silver in the new catty that will work well too.
I used the watercolor pencils and an aqua painter to colour the image. The die cut flower and leaves are from the Swirly Scribbles dies and I added some clear Wink of Stella to give it some glitter.
This card is made from the negative of the rose cut-out. After I cut the rose from the gold foil paper I left the die cut in the framelit. Working with the blades of the framelit facing up I put a small amount of glue on each piece then laid my card stock mat on top of the rose. I flipped it over onto my sponge mat and used the roller to get the pieces out of the framelit. Most of the pieces stayed where they should but if one moved I had time to quickly adjust it before the glue dried.
The pieces looked nice without the embossing. It gave the rose a puffy look but since this card was for a swap I thought embossing would make it more sturdy for handling.
This is one of my swap cards for Onstage using the Rose Wonder stamp set and framlits. I got several cards from the parts and pieces. I cut the rose from Gold Foil paper and used the negatives on another card. Watch for it in my next post.
To make the background for this card I laid a piece of white card stock on top of a piece of black card stock and cut a rose out of the centre. I was able to use the white rose cut out on another card but the black one didn't cut all the way through even when I used a shim.
I glued the pieces to a Blushing Bride card base and placed a piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock behind the leaves.
I haven't played with my watercolour pencils in a while. They work well with the Mediterranean Moments stamp set. For some of the areas that I wanted a little brighter I coloured on the watercolor paper after it was wet.
I'm missing these chicks already. Wouldn't it be great if this SAB set made it into the next catty. I stamped the bottom of the Cajun Craze mat with one of the stamps from Timeless Textures and used a couple of strips of washi tape.
This was my swap card using some of the SAB products. I love this chicken. This will be one of those sets I can't part with (like I needed more or those). The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Beautiful You stamp set. The DSP is from the Sending Love DSP stack.
I love the anticipation of new Stampin' Up products but there's always one product I secretly wish would somehow make it into the next catalogue even when I know it won't. A girl can dream. Right?
The Falling In Love Designer Series Paper has been one of my all time favorites. It makes such pretty cards with very little effort. I had the girls from work over for a card night and this was one of the cards we made. Most of them were new to stamping. We used some of the Falling In Love DSP I'd been hording as well as Very Vanilla Lace Trim, Gold Foil Sheets and Embossing Powder, Pearls and the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies
When I saw the little rectangle envelope from the Love Notes Framelit Dies I thought it looked a lot like crayons. I left one side flap open for the tip of the crayon and closed the other 3 flaps. The scribble is from the Sealed with a Kiss Stamp Set. It's like this bundle was screaming for someone to make a crayon card.
I used the Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set to make the sentiment and the rest of the stamps are from the Sealed with a Kiss stamp set as well.
Here are some projects made using Stampin' Up's Sending Love Suite. The suite consists of Love Notes Framelits, Sending Love Glassine Sheets, Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack and the Sealed with Love stamp set. The products also coordinate nicely with the Lift Me Up stamp set.
Another OnStage sample made with the Sending Love Designer Series Paper, Ignore the sideways hearts. When I cut the paper I was planning to make a horizontal card and completely forgot until I had all of the elements glued into place. I hoped it was far enough away that no one would notice the direction of the hearts on the display board.
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