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My card for today is looking forward a few weeks to Easter, to give you time to realize you need this stamp set! It’s the Easter Message set, and it’s gorgeous, especially combined with some Botanical Builder flowers and Falling in Love DSP. Take a look-see
I used the Sunday Stamps Challenge for my layout.
I started out by SNAILing a piece of Falling in Love DSP to a Sweet Sugarplum mat. Then I wrapped some Linen Thread around the card front a few times, securing it in the back with scotch tape.
For the banner, I used a piece of Whisper White card stock and cut a banner end in it with my Paper Snips. I added some Crumb Cake “stitches” around the banner with a Stampin’ Write Marker. Then, using the frond image in the Easter Message stamp set, I stamped the banner all over in stamped-off-once Pear Pizzazz. Then I popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I started the sentiment circle by cutting a Stitched Shapes circle in Whisper White. Then, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I stamped the sentiment from Easter Message in Sweet Sugarplum near the bottom of the circle. Next to it, I added the Easter Lily image in Crumb Cake.
I colored the lily with my Blender Pen, using Pink Pirouette for the flower and Pear Pizzazz for the leaves and stem.
I cut a scalloped circle mat in Sweet Sugarplum using a die in the Circles Layering Framelits and adhered it to the banner with Liquid Glue
I pulled out the Botanical Builder Framelits and first cut two Pear Pizzazz fronds. I adhered them to the banner with Liquid Glue. Over that, I popped the sentiment circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals, offsetting it from the scalloped mat.
I made some flowers out of Whisper White card stock with the dies from the Botanical Builder. All of them got a little light sponging with Pink Pirouette. And I lightly rounded two of the flowers. Then I used Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere them to the banner and card front.
I gave each flower a Pink Pirouette Enamel Shape, then added a tiny Linen Thread bow with a dab of Liquid Glue. To finish it off, I added a small row of tiny Pearl Basic Embellishments under the sentiment and one in each lily, and the card front was done.
On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position the Cross from the Easter Message set. I stamped it in the middle of a Whisper White panel, stamping it off once, first. Over that, again with the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I added the sentiment in Sweet Sugarplum.
I SNAILd the panel to a Sweet Sugarplum mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Easter Message lily on the front, colored the same as the one on the front of the card…
…and I gave the envelope flap more of the stamped-off-once Pear Pizzazz fronds.
Et Voila! I think this is such a pretty stamp set, with a simply perfect sentiment. And the images are simple and sweet and…perfect, too. Hope you like!
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CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base – scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner); 3″ scalloped circle (mat for sentiment)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3″ x 4 3/4″ (banner); 2 7/8″ stitched shapes circle (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Botanical Builder framelit flowers
Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: Botanical Builder framelit fronds
Fallin in Love DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)
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It rained over night and this morning. So it was wet – and colder than a well-diggers lunch bucker this morning. Finn and I did a couple of laps and then I just flat had to go in the tack room to warm up.
Finn was – as you might imagine – a little damp.
As in… his skirt (that’s what I call his hangy-down belly fur) and his pantaloons were dripping wet and sporting a fine coat of mud.
So when I sat down in the chair to warm up while we waited for the horses to finish eating…my interest in some lap time was pretty low.
He used all his Finn-Charm on me. Played the guilt card pretty well. I managed to hang tough, but….it was hard.
When we finally got into the house, he was apparently exhausted by the effort.
Cold and rainy day. Full belly. Denied lap time. What else is a guy to do?!?