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Easter is so early this year!! I remember the year my son Jason was born, Easter was a couple days after his birthday, and it's the same this year! Can you believe our son will be 25 on Friday!? WHAT!?  I know!! crazy!

I made a few of these sweet chickie cards to mail out for Easter and customer thank you cards.. hope you enjoy the idea!

Honeycomb Happiness Stampin' Up! 2016 Sale a Bration set Easter card with polkdot chickie and Confetti embossing folder, by Patty Bennett

 

I love how the Confetti embossing folder creates the perfect frame, and the "blank" space to stamp in!  The Easter greeting is from the Suite Sayings stamp set, stamped in Archival Black Ink.

 

Honeycomb Happiness Stampin' Up! 2016 Sale a Bration set Easter card with polkdot chickie and Confetti embossing folder, by Patty Bennett

 

After embossing the 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White cardstock with the Confetti folder, I stamped the chickie onto the white card and also stamped the Easter greeting. Then stamped the chickie onto the yellow polkadot paper (see THIS post for that info) and colored the beak and feet with my Tangerine Tango marker.

 

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Honeycomb Happiness Stampin' Up! 2016 Sale a Bration set Easter card with polkdot chickie and Confetti embossing folder, by Patty Bennett

 

Do you see how the feet are actually stamped on the card, so that you don't have to cut out the feet on the polkadot paper!? :)

 

To finish off the cards, I punched some flowers using my favorite little Petite Petals punch and the subtle polkadot paper from the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper pack (#140557).  I was going to punch bright colored flowers, but then I really liked the subtle look of the nearly white on white.

I finished off the center of each flower with a Candy Dot.

 

Honeycomb Happiness Stampin' Up! 2016 Sale a Bration set Easter card with polkdot chickie and Confetti embossing folder, by Patty Bennett

 

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Floral Easter Card Video Tutorial

 

I love it when I discover an easy way to do something... today I am sharing a Video tutorial with you with tips for coloring in this beautiful Indescribable Gift floral stamp from Stampin' Up!  I hope you will enjoy the tips!

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This would make a lovely Easter card, Mother's Day card, birthday, thinking of you, get well, thank you ... really almost any occasion! Just change the greeting, and while you are at it, change the colors to suit the friend you are giving it to!

Please view my Video Tutorial below for tips and tricks to create this card!

 

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So what do you think about my decision to add the sunburst image from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set??  I love it! You can see this card with and without it in the video above... but I think it was a really pretty addition to the card!!

 

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With and without the Sunburst Image from Kinda Eclectic... which to you like?I really like it with the sunburst image.. leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

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What occasion would you use this card for?

Easter? Mother's Day?  Birthday?  Get Well? Thinking of you?

 

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Easter Egg Vase Centerpiece

 

Ever wonder "What to do with those left over plastic Easter Eggs?" I have a great idea for you!  I saw this idea on Pinterest (you can see all my Easter Fun ideas here) and I decided to try it!  

Need eggs? check out the dollar stores!   Check out the HOW TO photos below for all the instructions.

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Simply place a smaller vase into a larger vase or jar, and start filling small plastic Easter Eggs around the smaller vase!  If you don't have the right size vase, I recommend checking the Dollar Stores for great bargains!

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Recognize the flowers on the God is Love tag?  They are from the Burlap and Blooms Wreath kit!  I decorated a die cut Oval Accents Bigz Clear die cut (#127005) with the paper flowers from the Wreath Kit and stamped it with a cross and God is Love from the Trust God stamp set (#132094 / 126702).  I finished it off with the beautiful Summer Starfruit Striped 1-1/4" Grosgrain ribbon (pg 24 Occasions catalog #132980).

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The kit includes everything you need except for a hot glue gun and glue sticks.

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Here are some step by step photos to help you with the assembly of the fringe flowers in this kit. Everything is cut, fringed and even the adhesive is on the strips, too!

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 To create the smaller flowers, just roll up 1 strip.

To create the larger flowers, after rolling up 1 strip, just add a 2nd strip and keep rolling.

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Blessed Easter Tulips with Hardwood Background Fence card

 

Easter is coming soon... Many of us are enjoying God's wonders in our gardens, like tulips and other beautiful flowers.. SO, that gives me "an excuse" to blog more stamped flower creations! :) 

Thank you for the amazing response to my Hardwood Background stamp fence card (here)!  When I showed it to my hubby he said, "How about a dog eared fence, have you tried that?"... well, I took the challenge!  Yep, guess what?! It's SUPER EASY with the Triangle Punch!!  check out my tutorial below for 2 easy steps to creating this fence, and see my VIDEO Tutorial here for more tips on using the Hardwood Backround Stamp from Stampin' Up!.

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I used the Blessed Easter tulip stamp from the Occasions Stampin' Up! catalog (pg 20) and stamped it twice on Watercolor Paper, then used the technique shown below to "color" the flowers.  I cut them out and added them to my beautiful fence with Stampin' Dimensionals :)

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How to Color the Tulips:

Use the Staz On Black ink pad and Watercolor paper, then follow the instructions below for "coloring" the tulips by stamping Real Red and Crushed Curry ink using the "brushstroke" stamp from the Happy Watercolor set.

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I stamped the Hardwood Background Stamp in Early Espresso ink onto Soft Suede cardstock, then applied Cajun Craze and Soft Suede ink with my Aqua Painter to give the fence more realistic texture and coloring.  And how about that EASY PEASY way to make the dog eared fence boards!!  :) :) whohoooo!

Last year the association in our neighborhood replaced the back fences for all of us... I noticed how irregular the colors are in the fence boards were so that's why I tried some different colors on this fence card.  The workers had to remove all of our vines and plants that had grown up all over the old fence for 20+ years.. so that's why my planter was so bare in this photo.. but we've replanted and have lots of pretties now! :)

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Yep, the "ramp" is for our squirrel friends :)

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Spring and Easter Control Freak Blog Tour

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Our theme this month:

Spring and Easter ideas

 
You have probably reached me after visiting Heidi Baks' fabulous blog, and if not, be sure to travel backwards on the tour and visit her! :)

The first project I have to share with you is a cute punch art Easter Bunny featuring the Stampin' Up! Oval Collection framelits and oval punches.  Isn't she just TOO CUTE? (yes, she's a she!) :)

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I had seen this idea online and my upline Sandy shared this bunny idea with me as well.  I thought my little bunny would look cute in a green polkadot Easter basket (from the dollar spot in Target)! 

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Do you like her? I am trying to think of a name for her... hmmmm any ideas?

 

Punch-art-easter-bunny-ovals-framelits<<<<  You can die cut and punch all the pieces you need from a 6x6 piece of designer paper.  This double sided pattern was from the Calypso Coral Celebration Add-on kit (#133431) found on page 30 of the Occasions catalog. The brown polka dots are on the other side of this pattern.

I used both the Oval Collection Framelits (#129381) and 3 different oval punches to create this cutie pie Easter Bunny and her polka dot Easter egg!

The eyes are punched with the circle from the Itty Bitty Punch Shapes pack (#118309), and the nose is the Small Heart Punch (#117193). I used the Chalk Marker (#132133) on the eyes and a Basic Black marker to draw the whiskers and eyelashes.

 

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I know....WHAT!?  REALLY?  YES! it's almost done!

Well, since we have very little time left to share during Sale a Bration I wanted to share one of my favorite SAB card creations with you:

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 This is a pretty simple card and it just screams SPRING doesn't it!?

I just can't get enough of the gorgeous Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper choice this Sale a Bration!  It's so springy and colorful!  To receive your pack, enter item code 133521 as your free item with your $50 order online! You can click the shop online button at the top of my blog to place your order.

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I added 2 focal points to this card.. a punched tag using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch (#133324) and a die cut label from the Apothecary Accents framelit set (#127003).  I've stamped them with the Petal Parade stamp set, which is ANOTHER freebie item from Sale a Bration!!!  Doesn't that stamp set just go perfectly with the patterned paper!? You almost can't tell which part is stamped and which is the paper! :)

Thank you for coming along on the tour today!!  Please enjoy all of the other beautiful spring and Easter projects we have lined up for you!!

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Well, this was quick and easy!! 

Colored Glimmer Easter Eggs in a die cut basket!

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I have instructions below for you if you want to recreate this card for Easter!

This card features the Pop n Cuts base and Dress Form dies, cut with the Big Shot... that is what makes it a pop up card!

The basket is die cut from the Stampin' Up! oval framelits - I saw this idea recently online and now I can't find that email.. so if you came up with this, please leave me a comment so I can give you credit.

 

The Easter Eggs are colored Silver Glimmer Paper.. if you missed the info on coloring your Silver Glimmer Paper, CLICK HERE to view instructions.

Get ready to color your Easter Eggs, Stampin' Up! style!

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I sponged a little crumb cake ink on the basket and cut the bottom off flat.

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Easter egg pop up card sideIn this side view you can see how the basket is popped up off the card... really fun!

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Silver Glimmer Paper #124005

Oval Framelits #1293841

Lattice folder #119976

Spritzers #126185

any reinkers of your choice

70% rubbing alcohol

Flower Trim #126869

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Easter Blessings #129183

Pop n Cuts Base #130099

Dress Form die #130100

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MORE Fabulous Paper Flower Cards by Sharon

When my friend Sharon said she was making "boxes for some birthday cards" i was perplexed... but... then she showed me the amazing cards she had made and I understood why she was putting them in boxes :)

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Sharon got the instructions for these amazing cards on Valita's blog HERE.

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Stampin' Up! Blossoms Petal Punch

This was a recent card from my April Stamp A Stack class... I got this fab idea from Cindee.. check out all the amazing color combos she tried!!!

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 This card is made so easy by the Blossom Petals Punch!

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April Stamp a Stack - Easter Card

I combined a printed Easter Blooms MDS image of the little girl with other Stampin' Up! products to create this Easter or Springtime greeting card - a recent card from my Stamp A Stack class.

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Stampin' Up! Easter Projects

Wishing you a blessed Easter Sunday today!! 

I wanted to share some darling Stampin' Up! Easter projects that have been sent to me over the last couple weeks.. enjoy!

Below: by Sandy Hancock.  All images © Stampin' Up!

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Below: by Sandy Hancock.  All images © Stampin' Up!

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Below: by Gail Slagle .  All images © Stampin' Up!

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and a couple cards I made this year:

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and last but not least... doesn't God do amazing work in my garden?  HERE IS MY 1st BOUQUET OF THE 2010 GARDENING SEASON!! :)

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 Happy Easter - He is Risen Indeed!

from my fave song:  "Here I am to worship, here I am to bow down, here I am to say that YOU"RE my God! You're all together lovely, all toghether worthy, you're wonderful to me!"


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Milk Carton Die samples by Carol

Here are some of the cute samples Carol made and shared with us at our Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting in March.  For more info about the Milk Carton Die demo SEE THIS POST.

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Above: use the "bird wing" on the Extra Large Bird punch as a tulip!!


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Above, use the Eggcellent Eggs kit to decorate the die! :)


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Above.. cute idea... leave the top OPEN, standing up straight! Cute!


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Thanks for your demo, Carol !


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Milk Carton Die with Bird Punch Make & Take & VIDEO TUTORIAL

Here is one of the fun projects we made at my Luv 2 Stamp Group downline meeting in March:

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Carol demonstrated how to put together the milk carton die, and my downline received that helpful handout, and then I demonstrated a tip for punching out the bird... you can see my tip in the VIDEO TUTORIAL below! 

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Cut your different colored cardstock into strips when punching the bird punch to help eliminate excess waste.  SEE VIDEO above for details.

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