Well, here we are again – it’s Friday! Whoo-hooo! I don’t know about y’all, but I’ve got chores and errands and…cards cards cards to make this weekend! I have to go out of town again next week, so gotta get ahead!
Three years ago at this time, I was in Florida running a test – and one of our guys and his wife had their baby. A little girl. One of the first ever cards that I made for a specific purpose went to them to celebrate that birth. And each year since, I’ve sent a little gift and a card.
This year, I used an Easter stamp set from the Occasions catalog called Basket Bunch. I paired it with the Number of Years stamp set and its matching Large Number Framelits. Take a look-see:
I used a sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge for the layout:
And the color scheme came from The Paper Players color challenge.
I started with a Whisper White panel for the card front. Using the sentiment from the Number of Years stamp set, I stamped it at the top of the panel in Blushing Bride. When I put the stamp on my acrylic block, I curved it more than it already is, so that it would fit nicely above the handle of my basket.
Then I used the flower images in Number of Years to create a subtle, pale background. I inked the foliage image in Smoky Slate and stamped-it-off-once on scrap paper before stamping it on the card stock. I stamped the image all over the panel. Then I stamped the little flowers in stamped-off-once Blushing Bride.
The panel is matted on Copper Foil and then Blushing Bride card stock. I used the Project Life Corner Rounder to round the two opposite corners, and SNAILd the stack together.
Now – if you’re new to my blog (welcome!), you might think I did that cuz I’m a wicked talented designer.
Well – sure. Of course there’s that.
But – if you’ve been around for a while, you suspect I did that to cover a…boo-boo! Yep. You got it! 🙂
With everything all matted up, I laid a piece of Blushing Bride 3/8″ Striped Satin Ribbon across the card front, securing it with little bits of Liquid Glue. Over that is a strip of Smoky Slate 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon. Then it was time to make the focal point of the card!
Using the Basket Builder Framelits, I cut the little basket and handle from some Copper Foil. And I stamped three little bunnies from the Basket Bunch stamp set in Smoky Slate on Whisper White, colored them in with my Basic Gray Watercolor Pencil and Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker and fussy cut them.
The final piece is a Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper “3”, cut with the Large Numbers Framelits.
To build the art, I adhered the handle to the card front with Liquid Glue. Then I stuck a Glue Dot on the card stock and wound a few loops of Copper Metallic Thread around. Over that went the “3” and two little bunnies. Hint: The handle isn’t as “tall” as it looks here. I adhered it with a gap above the basket – and covered the gap with the bunnies! 🙂 I popped the basket on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added the third bunny.
For the sentiment, I stamped two words from Number of Years in Smoky Slate and cut them out, edged them with the Blushing Bride Marker and stuck them to the basket with Liquid Glue. And that was it for the card front!
On the inside, I repeated my stamped-off-once Smoky Slate and Blushing Bride flowers in the middle of a Whisper White panel.
I repeated the corner rounding on the panel and its Copper Foil and Blushing Bride mats (in for a penny, in for a pound!) and then SNAILd the whole thing into my Smoky Slate card base. I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Number of Years flowers on the front…
…and I used a piece of Smoky Slate Carried Away DSP (free in the SAB flyer!) for the Envelope Flap.
Et Voila! I’m pretty sure that, at 3, she’s not going to be fawning all over a handmade card. So it’s really for her parents, right? I think they’ll get a smile from the pretty flowers, sparkly number and cute bunnies! Fun that the Basket Bunch – an Easter bundle – can be so versatile, huh? Hope you like!
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CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Smoky Slate Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Blushing Bride Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
Copper Foil: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Basket Builder Framelits die cuts
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner); Basket Bunch Bunnies; Number of Years sentiments
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One pill stolen from a bucket of horse feed….$2.00
One can of “special”, veterinarian formula dog food…..$3.63
The look on the Finn-face when they handed him this bowl of charcoal-inundated “special”, veterinarian formula dog food….
Well, not really priceless. More like $135!
Yes, he stole a horse pill this morning. And the call to the vet resulted in:
…puking (poor little dude!). And then the trip to the vet and the eating of the nasty charcoal food (which, apparently, wasn’t all that nasty cuz he ate every bite!).
Lots better than the tube I was afeared they’d use to “dose” him!
So – that was our Thursday. Bleh…
But he’s fully recovered – might have been harder on the mom than the puppy! 😉
P.S. He also has a sprained toe. Rough week for Finn-Chewie!!