Saturday, April 4, 2015

Berry Basket Alternate Part II

 Well, here it is, the day before Easter and I think I have everything posted that I was intending too before it came and went.  I made these for a group of ladies that have been in my club for 11 of my 13 years as a demonstrator! It's another alternate to the Berry Basket Die(another one I showed yesterday). This one I just cut one basket, scored once down the middle and then folded it up to make the middle to hold a little bag of M&Ms....
 I used some FREE items from SAB to decorate them...I have  tons of buttons and ribbon so I may make some for Mother's Day/May Day Baskets...
Gotta run, told you it would be short and sweet the next couple of days, but I got a game of Life to play!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Berry Basket Alternate

 Well, I have a couple more Easter projects to show and am running out of time, so this post will be short and sweet because I have one grandson today and need to spend lots of time with him before he heads home tommorrow.  This past weekend I had a workshop and as soon as I saw this Berry Basket Die, I knew it wouldn't be long before someone had found more uses for it than it's original use, as a basket.
 I ran the die through and cut ONE (not two as you would for a basket) from Soft Suede.  I cut it in half (so you can make two cards from one die cut), and then scored it 1/4" from the original score line on the die.  I stamped out the Hardwood stamp on the front of it to make it a little more realistic. I used the scallop piece that cuts at the same time as the die and counted out 16 scallops and stapled it onto the basket front with three scallops hanging over each edge to use as an "anchor" to hold it to the card front. I wrapped some ribbon around it after I glued it down and tied the bow.  I stamped out the chick from the For Peep's Sake and layered it onto Calypso Coral Scallop.
I stamped out the Happy Hoppy Easter from the stamp set also and then stamped the garden pick from the From the Garden stamp set(CUTE STAMP SET, VERY VERSATILE!) and then cut it with the coordinating dies! I used Dimensionals to pop it up.
This card would be cute for may basket cards and instead of chocolate, stick in some flower seeds.
Well, I will be back tommorrow for the rest of my Easter projects then on to my All Ocassion Stamp a Stack cards.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Party Animals!

 So, I'm slow as usual in getting my blog posts done.  Busy busy!  Here is another card from March card class.  I wanted to use this set because it's right up my alley...most days I feel like I'm amongst the in a good way.  This is the stamp set From the Herd and it's just comical.  I wanted to make a simple card with it since my attendance between three different classes is big now and time is always an issue.  So, I left it black and white for the most part(no coloring).  I layered Pink Pirouette over Whisper White card base, and then another layer of Whisper White that I ran through the Large Polka Dot embossing folder.
 I stamped out the animals in Momento Black and used my Two Way Glue Pen to "color" in some of the animals and then sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds onto them.  (It appears I may have colored outside the lines-oops..)  I layered them onto a Basic Gray circle (that really is straight on there, my angle of my shot is crooked-imagine that) using my 2 1/2" Circle Punch.  I stamped the balloon twice, masking off the first one, and then stamping onto a piece of Wisteria Wonder cardstock and cutting out.  Using a Dimensional to pop it out, I then added some Crystal Effects.
I wrapped some Basic Gray Bakers Twine around the top layer and then stamped and punched out the sentiment using the Modern Label Punch and Word Window Punch.  I flagged a couple pieces of So Saffron and added them behind the words.
Well, it's allergy season, full force for me, so I'm going to go take a nap while the fantastic 70 degree breeze blows in on me...Have a great Wednesday.