‘Sup, y’all! So – I heard last night on the tv that – apparently…working from home is a GOOD THING!
Duh! Been doing that for a bunch of years now – and I can attest to the truth of that statement! Working from home is awesome!
There are some things you have to get used to – and you DO have to be disciplined enough to do the work, but…pajamas. No makeup. Bed head.
Like I said – DUH!!
My card for today has nothing whatsoever to do with working from home. Other than the fact that I was at home while I made it!
It’s another Easter card – I realized today that my count is low. And…all of a sudden I have to MAIL them instead of hand-delivering them at dinner next Sunday. 🙁 So I pulled out the sweet little Welcome Easter stamp set and some soft Springy-Easter colors. Take a look-see:
The layout for this one is from this week’s Sunday Stamps challenge.
The color scheme is courtesy of the current Cupcake Inspiration challenge.
Finally – it was handy that the Global Design Challenge was right up my alley this week!
I started with a piece of Petal Pink card stock that was the same size as the front of my card base. I embossed it in the Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the front of my Petal Pink card base.
To create the diagonal panel, I used some removable glue dots (it comes on a runner) to tack a piece of Petal Pink Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP to a So Saffron mat. I used my Paper Trimmer to cut the diagonal of both pieces at the same time. Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the pieces together with the correct spacing.
I used more Liquid Glue to adhere the matted pieces to a Balmy Blue mat to create the card front.
On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the adorable chick from the Welcome Easter stamp set in Basic Gray ink. I colored him (her?) with my So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Combo – and a little Dark Mango Melody Blend. I added some bees in Basic Gray and colored them with my Light So Saffron and Smoky Slate Blends.
Then I cut the chick with a circle Stitched Shapes die.
I cut a Balmy Blue scalloped circle with the Layering Circles Dies. Then I adhered the art to the scalloped mat and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I tied a double-length simple bow from Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine and adhered it to the card front with a Glue Dot.
I stamped the Welcome Easter sentiment in Balmy Blue on Whisper White and cut it with a Stitched Rectangle Die. Then I added another bee – just cuz they’re so stinkin’ cute!!
I popped it onto the card front – slightly overlapping the art – with Dimensionals, and – that was it for the card front.
On the inside, I stamped a second Welcome Easter sentiment in Balmy Blue on a Whisper White panel. Then I added the little chick and some bees!
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to So Saffron and Balmy Blue mats and into the Petal Pink card base, adhered the card front with more Liquid Glue and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more chick-n-bees….that’s not a thing. Except it is on my envelope front…
…and a little more of the Petal Pink Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! The images in the Welcome Easter stamp set are truly adorable – and the sentiments mean it will work for Easter OR to welcome a new baby!
I hope you like! And…have all YOUR Easter cards ready to mail or already out the door! 😉
If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!
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Limited Time Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale!
The Ornate Garden Early Release is now available!
As has become my habit, I’ve put together an Ornate Garden Special Bundle for you – which, if you bought all the pieces and parts separately would cost you about $155 when you factor in Shipping and Tax (depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live!).
That’s about a 20% Savings!! 😳
But – this is a LIMITED TIME OFFER that will go away on 15 April!
Check it out!
Ornate Garden Suite Special Bundle – $124 (with FREE SHIPPING!)
Ornate Thanks Bundle -$46.75
Ornate Style Bundle – $52
Ornate Garden Specialty DSP – $15
Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder – $9
Gilded Gems – $7
BONUS – When you order the Ornate Garden Suite Bundle you’ll get the Ornate Ribbon Combo Pack for free!
When you order the bundle – if you want some “extras” of the consumables (the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP, Gilded Gems, or Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack) – you can even order one of each of those at a special price!
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Check out some of the cards I’ve made for you with this Suite!
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Petal Pink Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (embossed front panel)
Balmy Blue Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front); 3 7/8″ x 5″ (mat for inner liner); 2 1/2″ Scalloped Circle die cut (behind art)
So Saffron Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (divided mat for card front); 3 3/4″ x 4 7/8″ (mat for inner liner)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 3/4″ (inner liner); 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (art); 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ (sentiment)
Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP (Petal Pink): 3 5/8″ x 5″ (divided card front); envelope flap
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!
Finn Fan Fix
Finn gave up his spot -again – but this time for a Public Service Announcement.
From Stamp-N-Storage….thru me!
In this chaotic time, we’re all feeling grateful to the front line folks who are endangering their lives every day in service to us.
There are a lot of them!
Stamp-N-Storage is doing a drive to be able to send handmade cards to the frontline medical folks.
Here’s the deets.
Let’s spread some kindness and joy! Send us your encouragement cards and thank you cards and we’ll send them to those in need. This will include health workers and medical staff on the front-lines caring for patients, and senior living facilities.
Don’t forget to write a special note in your card! This is also a great project if you have kids home from school.
Mail Cards To:
150 Michigan Street SE
Hutchinson, MN 55350
Please Note: Only send your cards with a special message, envelopes are not required.
Stamp-n-Storage will gather cards and send in bulk to locations across the U.S. Follow us on Facebook for updates on the Bee A Blessing Card Drive!
The United States Postal Service said there’s currently no evidence COVID-19 is being spread through the mail, pointing to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and the Surgeon General.
SNS has set up a Facebook page to promote this card drive. You can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/652305522277932/
So…Finn’s going to send some cards.
Okay – he’ll probably have ME send them, but still…. won’t you join him?? 🙂