Friday, February 26, 2010

Easter Eggs Card

Hi there! I was so inspired from Becky Roberts' post here, that I decided to CASE it. However, I do not have the Bunny stamp and some of the other things Becky put on her card. So what's a girl got to do? Well, I looked in my stamping drawers and used whatever stuff I have... lol. Here is my finished card.

The paper "grass" is simply two pieces of Old Olive cardstock that got snipped across. Then you kinda ruffle the "grass" so it looks like you found eggs in between the grass. This actually reminded me of past Easter egg hunts I took my children to. You know how young ones can get excited over those. The first time my now-4 year old son went egg-hunting (he was almost 3 then), there were probably only 4 or 5 kids in his age category... So guess what? he came back with a bucket full of chocolate-filled eggs! Ahhh, memories.

Thanks for looking!

Stamp: A Good Egg

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Paper: SU cardstock in Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Old Olive; Shades of Spring DSP

Accessories: SU Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, wide oval punch, Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, scallop oval and large oval punches.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Mother's Day Card and Treats Bag

Hi there! I bought a set of tissue wrap from Target because it was on sale. I guessed Target was getting rid of reds and pinks from Valentine's Day but I saw an opportunity there. A set of pink tissue flowers would look lovely for Mother's Day! Woohoo! I punched out some pink tissues and white tissues separately, then I mixed them up (three pinks plus three whites plus three pinks plus three whites plus three pinks - well you get the idea...). I smooshed them up and put a gold brad in the center of the flower. Very easy to make.

And lookie here, I created a matching treat bag especially for Mother's Day:

Another look at the set:

Adorable huh? Thanks for dropping by!
Stamp: Well-Scripted, Messages for Mom
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: SU cardstock in Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White; tissue paper from Target
Accessories: SU scallop trim edge and corner punches; SU scallop oval punch, SU Extra Large Fancy Flower punch; SU Two Step Bird punch; pink satin ribbon from Michaels; SU chocolate chip striped ribbon.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Easter Bunny Fancy Favor Boxes

Hi there! What's Easter without a visit from the Easter bunny? lol. I re-created my punch bunny to fit on the side of a Fancy Favor Box. Yep, since there was not enough space (unlike on a Top Notes die), I used my scallop oval and large oval punch for the ears, the 1 3/4" circle punch for the face, another 1 3/4" circle for the body (covered by the "feet"), and the wide oval and small oval punches for the bunny paws.

The cheeks are from the 3/4" circle punch, the eyes are from the 1/2" circle punch. And also because this bunny is smaller, I used the smallest heart from the Heart to Heart Punch. Lastly, the handle is from a 1" strip of cardstock and then punched out with the Scallop Trim Edge punch.

And oh yeah, the toes on the bunny paws use the 1/8" punch. Here is a close-up of Old Olive Fancy Favor Box:

Thanks for dropping by!

Stamp: (none)
Ink: (none)
Paper: Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black cardstock
Accessories: scallop trim edge punch; scallop oval, wide oval, large and small oval punches; 1 3/4", 3/4", 1/2" and 1/8" circle punches; heart to heart punch; white gel pen; brads; Big Shot and Fancy Favor Box die.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Wonderful Mother

Hi there! I was thinking of my mom yesterday... She went to Manila for a brief vacation and I mailed her this card so that when she gets back, this card will be waiting for her! With my Extra Large Fancy Flower punch, I punched 20 layers of fuschia-colored and yellow-colored tissue paper, cut up slits on each petal, ruffled and scrunched up the flowers and placed a brad in the middle. The leaves are from SU's Two Step Bird Punch. And the So Saffron ribbon is from last year's Sale-a-bration. You think my mom will like this card?

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Well-scripted
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: cardstock in Old Olive and Whisper White; Shades of Spring DSP
Accessories: SU Big Shot, Top Notes Die, Extra Large Fance Flower punch, Two Step Bird punch, tissue paper, foam tape, brads, and So Saffron ribbon.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Easter Bunny Treat Bag

Hi there! I know it's a bit early to be thinking of Easter but I cannot help making this little Easter bunny treat bag. Isn't it cute? The little pouch is from Michaels and layered with two Top Notes die. This treat bag is quite easy to make, especially with SU's oval punches. I adhered pink polka dot ribbon as handles, so I have a little carry-on treat bag. Bag measurements are 3.75" wide and 4.5" high, gusset is 3.5". Now I just have to wait for the big T store to come out with chocolate eggs and/or egg-shaped candies!

As an afterthought, I suppose I can also use cardstocks in Close to Cocoa (for a light brown bunny) or Soft Suede (for a deeper brown bunny). Lol.

Thanks for looking!

Stamp: (none)
Ink: Basic Black marker
Paper: whisper white, pink pirouette, basic black
Accessories: SU Big Shot, Top Notes Die; punches - wide oval, large oval, small oval, 1" circle, 3/4" circle, 1/16" circle, small heart; white gel pen; sheer pink ribbon and pink satin polka dot ribbon from Michaels.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine Milk Cartons

Hi there! I made 24 of these Valentine-themed milk cartons for my 8 year old daughter's classmates. She brought them to school this morning and of course, I forgot to take a picture! Ugh! As I will be going out tonight and having dinner with my girlfriends, I made 6 more milk cartons. This time around, I remembered to take pictures! lol. My 4 year old son helped me count the Hershey kisses chocolates that will go inside. I'm pretty sure that when the gals see these, their eyes will pop out - just as my daughter's classmates could not thank my daughter enough for their cute treats....

Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp: Love Always
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: cardstock in chocolate chip, real red, whisper white
Accessories: SU Big Shot, Mini Milk Carton Die, red grosgrain ribbon, non-SU mini binder clip.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Easter Milk Carton Treats

Hi there! I was on a roll last night making milk carton treats for my 8 year old daughter's Valentine treats. And lookie here, I made some for Easter too. Lol. I was trying to get a head start, y'know. Anyway, the colors I used are Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst, and Barely Banana. I took out my "A Good Egg" set from last year, stamped the chick on Whisper White and cut it out. I sponged the upper half of the chick with So Saffron ink and for the bottom half, I stamped another image of the chick onto a DSP I liked and then cut that portion out. So I had *like* a little "dressy" bottom for the chick. The tip of the chick's nose is colored in with Pumpkie Pie marker.

The sentiment "Happy Easter" comes from the same set and is punched out using the Word Window punch. Don't you just love it? I plan to fill these containers with those pastel-colored egg-shaped chocolates around Easter time...

Thanks for dropping by!
Stamp: A Good Egg
Ink: chocolate chip
Paper: cardstock in whisper white, bashful blue, pretty in pink, almost amethyst, barely banana; DSPs - Sending Love, Bashful Blue and Tea Party
Accessories: Big Shot, Milk Carton Die, Word Window punch, non-SU mini binder clips and non SU ribbon.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Birthday Favor Boxes

Hi there! My cute little niece turned two and last Sunday, we had a birthday party for her (yep, just in time for SuperBowl Sunday). Using my SU Fancy Favor Die, I made 20 of these and put her picture with those scallop tags. Since purple was my niece's favorite color, I mixed up Elegant Eggplant with Almost Amethyst. I also used Pretty in Pink, Old Olive and So Saffron - colors that went very well with the Tea Party DSPs.

Inside the favor boxes were cello bags of CHEETOS! Lol. Why Cheetos? Well... according to my sister-in-law, Cheetos are my niece's favorite snack! So what better way to share those Cheetos?

Thanks for looking!
Stamps: none
Ink: none
Paper: Tea Party DSP; cardstock in Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst, Elegant Eggplant, Tempting Turquiose, So Saffron; scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" punches; non-SU brads.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Caterpillar Card

Hi there! When I saw this card, I knew I had to CASE it! lol. Who can resist such a cute looking caterpillar? I changed several things though. I did not use a slider card. Instead I used a base cardstock of 4" x 12" and scored it at 4" and 8" so that when folded, it is a 4"x4" card. I did not have a 12" x 12" Whisper White cardstock so I settled with the retired Sahara Sand color. I stamped the "grass" image from the Asian Artistry set (current Level 2 Hostess Set) randomly across the front of my would-be card. Lastly, I used my 3/4" circle punch to create my "signature" eyes (remember my Frankie card? - look here).

For the letters, I ran a piece of Real Red cardstock through my Big Shot and for the first time (it's been collecting dust...) I used my SU Naturally Serif Alphabet die to create the letters. You betcha I had so much fun making this card!

Thanks for peeking!

Stamp: Asian Artistry
Ink: Kiwi Kiss ink, Basic Black marker
Paper: Cardstock in Sahara Sand, Summer Sun, Real Red, Kiwi Kiss, Melon Mambo, Rust, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Whisper White and Basic Black; glitter cardstock from Marcella K.
Accessories: SU Big Shot; Naturally Serif Alphabet Die; 1 3/8", 1", 3/4" circle punches; small heart punch; crystal effects used as adhesive.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ghirardelli Boxes

Hi there! I had to go through an IV iron infusion (first of eight, ugh!) yesterday and my friend Kay dropped by and surprised me with this:

Isn't this so cute? Inside this box were three Ghirardelli chocolate squares.

So I took along my box to my medical appointment and ate of those yummy squares... lol. Well this morning BEFORE I left for my blood transfusion, I decided to make one of these boxes to cheer me up! I used the retired Good Morning DSP and Pacific Point cardstocks - something bright and colorful - and here's how it turned out:

I also made another box using the Tea Party DSP series - I'll post the pic tomorrow. Gotta get some rest coz tomorrow's another blood transfusion day.
Thanks for stopping by!

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