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First Friday Blog Hop - Easter Basket

DSCN6309Hi Everyone! Thank you for stopping by our 1st, First Friday Blog Hop! I'm so excited for this monthly hop!

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Each First Friday of the month a group of us stampers will be bringing you a hop for inspiration around a theme. EASTER is our theme today and I have a fun little basket using Basket Builder Framelits Dies.

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This basket's base measures apprx 1" x 1" - a perfect size for 1 yummy candy egg.

Materials:
2" x 3" Soft Suede Cardstock. Score along the 2" side at 1/2" x 1-1/2". Score along the 3" side at 1" & 2".
Scraps of So Saffron, Soft Suede, Sweet Sugarplum, Cucumber Crush to die cut images above.

General Instructions: Make the box bottom (see video). Glue basket components together. Glue basket to box. Add bow to handle of basket.

Here's a video tutorial for you!

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Easter Treat Cones using Polka Dot Cellophane Bags

DSCN5916Hi Everyone! I've been hesitant to post this because the Polka Dot Cellophane Bags are on backorder until March 28th. AFTER Easter..bummer! But just in case you did get them early..here's a few ways to fill them for Easter.

  • Goldfish Crackers
  • Easter grass and $1 candy from either Walmart or Dollar Tree
  • Cheese Popcorn - LOL which if you do, fill bottom with grass as the popcorn is too big to get down the bag far enough for my taste!

Other fillers that work great: M&M's (plain fills better than peanuts), jelly beans and any smaller candy.

While Easter treats are this season, I can't wait to use them for drink mix gifts like hot chocolate, cappuccino mixes etc!

I DO HAVE about 3 extra packs. EMAIL ME at deeslater@ymail.com and we'll work out the details!

I also tied the top with Linen Tread then tied a Cucumber Crush Ribbon!

 

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Circle of Spring Easter Card

Circle of SpringHi Everyone! I purchased Circle of Spring stamp set last June and this is my first time using! I got because it's the other 2 seasons (spring & summer) that coordinated with Wonderful Wreath Framelits! I don't mind confessing as it was waiting for  me when I needed it! This card is one that we will be making in my March card class for local stampers.

Circle of Spring, Stampin' Write MarkersI stamped the wreath in Old Olive then used my Subtle Collections Stampin' Write Markers to color in the flowers and most leaves. On the picture below, I brushed the flowers, wreath and sentiment with Clear Wink of Stella.

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The background uses Brick Wall Textured Embossing Folder and I used a Sponge Dauber with Pool Party ink to highlight the brick.

Stamp bow image with Old Olive on scrap of So Saffron Cardstock and die cut with coordinating die from Wonderful Wreath. Stamp sentiment with Old Olive ink and punch out with 1" Circle Punch. Layer with 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch with Blushing Bride cardstock.

TIP! I used the Birthday Bouquet Cardstock Pack and will use it in tomorrow post as well.

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Team Swaps - Easter Punch Art

DSCN5879Hi Everyone! Here are the Designer Paper Dolls' (my team) Easter Punch Art February Swap Cards. Themes are given but the Dolls can make whatever they wish. Love them! Showcasing from left to right then front.

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Nancy Taylor's Swap Card

Nancy's sheep is soooo cute! She left the sentiment out because she wanted us to use for Easter or possible a baby shower card! She used the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Word Window Punch (legs), 3/4" Circle Punch for face and ears and a flower for the top. Love the embossed body!

 

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Davette Miller's Swap 3-D

Davette made us some 3-D Easter goodies with a Bunny wrapped juice box AND the filled Polka Dot Cellophane Cone above filled with goldfish crackers. SUCH a CLEVER idea to wrap a juice box! She used (retired) Heart Collection Framelits, Leaf Framelits or dies for ears, 3/4" Circle Punch for cheeks, and the heart from Itty Bitty Punch Pack. Love the eyes...SO DETAILED!

 

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Linda Leighty's Swap Card

Linda's GORGEOUS Easter Card uses the Elegant Butterfly and Bittty Butterfly Punches over a retired leaf die and leaf punch from another vendor. She heat embossed the sentiment on Oval Framelits layer. Background layer embossed with retired Polka Dot folder. It's a WOW card for sure!

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Summer Moser's Swap Tag

Summer's Easter tag is the epitome of stinkin' cute! 1-1/2" Circle Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch, Word Window Punch, 1/2" circle Punch, heart punch from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack,  2-3/8 Circle punch - cut into wedge for carrot. Tag is from Chalk Tag Framelits. Whiskers are Whisper Whit Bakers twine - pull apart the strands.

 

Thanks Dolls for another awesome  swap!

(FYI - get another $25 in products when you join my team during Sale-a-bration which ends this month. $155 of your choice for only $99.Find out more here)

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Easter Chick Punch Art 4" x 4" Card

Punch Art ChickHi Everyone! February's Team Swap theme was Easter Punch Art! Above is my swap card..this cute round chick. I think s/he would be super cute on a tag too!

I'll share my Team's awesome cards tomorrow :)

Stampin' UP! Easter Punch Art

General Instructions:

Most cardstocks will come from the Brights Collection Cardstack Pack! With Daffodil Delight cardstock, punch 1-3/4" circle and a set of wings from the Bird Builder Punch. With Pumpkin Pie cardstock, punch scallop oval, scallop circle and free hand cut beak. With Chocolate Chip or another brown cardstock, punch 2 leaf stems from Bird punch for legs.

Chick assembly: Cut a wedge out of the small scallop oval keeping 3-4 scallops for the top 'hair'. Glue to the back of the circle body. Add wings to front with Stampin' Dimensional foam dot. Glue legs behind the body. Glue beak. For easy eyes, add black candy dots!

Card base: 8" x 4" Whisper White, folded in half.
Tempting Turquoise 3-3/4" x 3-3/4". Use Curvy Trio Punch to add corner punch décor.
2015-2017 In-Color Collection Designer Paper (Cucumber Crush) 3-3/4" x 2" and use fringe scissors to make grass.

Stamp sentiment and punch out with large oval punch. Layer on scallop oval.

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Scrap Attach! Candy Wraps using Scraps

DSCN5190Hi Everyone! Jazz up your Easter Baskets with Designer Paper Scraps. Painted Blooms Designer Paper used in my example.

{giggle} If they don't end up in my tummy, I normally have a bag of Rollos and Hershey Nuggets around for fast treat giving.

DSCN5184For the Rollo wrap - line up 5 Rollos and use Stampin' Dimensionals to stick together. I find Dimensionals work better because of the divot on the top of the candy.
Take a 3" x 3-1/4" piece of Designer paper and wrap around candies. Use Tombo Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Fast Fuse for a strong adhesive hold. Decorate more if desired!

DSCN5185For wrapping the Hershey's Nuggets - take a 1" x 3" strip of Designer Paper and wrap around each candy. Again using Tombo or Fast Fuse. Decorate if desired!

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DSCN5187Wrapped candy is especially great when you are looking to stretch your candy budget while using up all that scrap we're hoarding, er.., keeping LOL!

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Other items used for my samples:
Rollos -

Stamps - And Many More
Ink: Coastal Cabana
Ribbon: Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon
Punches: Word Window, Pansy

Hershey Nuggets-
Stamps - Petite Petals
Ink- Coastal Cabana
Punch - Petite Petal
Accessories - Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Take care my stampin' friends!
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Scallop Tag Topper Punch Treat Holder

DSCN5118Hi Everyone! My newsletter readers are getting some sneak peek projects! This was one they got last week. It holds a Lindor Chocolate or a Cadbury Egg.

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Material measurements:
2" x 8-1/2" Card Stock    &          2" x 2 1/2" Card Stock
1-3/4" x 8-1/2" Designer Paper

Take 8-1/2" strips of both papers and punch both ends using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.

Eye the center of the Designer Paper so that you have ~ equal amounts each side of guide. Glue the layers together lining up the tag hole.

Score at 3 -1/2" & 5" as shown above.
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Score the 2" x 2-1/2" card stock at 1/2" & 2".
With 1" Circle Punch - punch circle in center panel

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Fold up sides and glue to tag sides with strong adhesive like Tombo, Fast Fuse or Sticky Strip. The picture below shows how to position the "stand" in the middle. Add adhesive so sides of stand go against the tag sides.
Below: side view from finished project with stand glued to tags side.
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Materials Used:

Stamp Sets: And Many More Petite Petals

Paper: Pistachio Pudding Card Stock
2013-2015 In-Color Background Designer Paper Stack
Whisper White Calypso Coral

Ink: Calypso Coral
Memento Tuxedo Black

Punches & Tools: Scallop Tag Topper
Petite Petal Punch
Word Window
Modern Label Punch
Simply Scored or your scoring blade on your Stampin' Trimmer

Accessories:
Calypso Coral Pompom Trim (currently unavailable to order)
Rhinestone Basic Jewel
White Baker's Twine

Adhesives:
Tombo
Fast Fuse
Stampin' Dimensionals

Take care my stampin' friends!

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Easter Bunny Punch Art Video Tutorial

BunnyfryHi Everyone! I just couldn't stop making these little cuties! Here they are shown in each of the 5 colors from the 2013-2015 In Color Backgrounds Designer Paper Stack. See yesterday's post for written instructions or watch a Start to Finish video tutorial below.

 

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