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Thursday, 22 March 2018

Stampin' Up - Easter - Art With Heart March 2018 Blog Hop

Tonight, the Art with Heart team are sharing creative Easter creations.
Don’t forget, sale-a-bration has just over a week left to earn free product with purchase or it is also a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! 
Ask any of the girls on the hop for more details.

Tonight, I am bringing you 2 Easter cards. The first is an Easter Bunny Card and the second is an Easter Cross card. Both are a Fancy fold card that are very easy to do. You know that I love my fancy fold cards.

Well I just loved this stamp set when I first saw it and could not wait to have it, but I actually haven’t inked it up until now. I know, how can that be? I was very fortunate to get it at OnStage. Onstage is a fantastic event that Stampin’ Up holds for demonstrators every 6 months and we have so much fun seeing new products and getting to play with them before anyone else. If you love Stampin’ Up as much as we do think about joining up. Don’t hesitate to ask.

Don’t you just love how real the bunny rabbit looks? My family couldn’t believe I stamped it! Don’t you just love Stampin’ Up stamps they make the best stamps! I have seen this gorgeous Bunny Rabbit used for baby cards in very similar cards using the Sweet Little Something stamp set it is such a versatile set as you can use it for baby cards and Easter cards with the greetings that come along with the gorgeous Bunny.

So how did I make this card. The base of the card. It is a Z fold card and it is really easy.
  • ·       Cut your cardstock so that you have a piece that is 4 ¼ x 11 inches then score at 2 ¾  and 5 ½ . and fold in a valley/mountain, then you have your Z.
  • ·       For the layering I have cut in crumb cake 2 x - 2 ½ x 4, 1 x-  4 x 5 ¼ , 1x- 3 3/8 x 3 3/8. inches
  • ·       The gorgeous DSP is the Sweet Soiree and it is just beautiful I have cut 2 of these in 2 ¼ x 3 ¾ inches
  • ·       Cut 1 Whisper white 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 and 1 – 3 ¾ x 5 inches
  • ·       The Bunny is a 3 step process that I have stamped in crumb cake and soft suede ink then cut it out and popped it up on dimensionals and added an organza ribbon.
  • ·       On the inside of the card I have used the Celebrate You Thinlit Dies and the champagne foil paper I just love this foil paper.
  • ·       With the Stitched shapes framelit dies I have used the smallest oval die to cut out some Easter Eggs with the Sweet Soiree DSP and cut them at different lengths. The great thing about Stampin’ Up DSP is that it is 2 sided so you can flip the piece that you have cut over and you get another egg!
  • ·       I have stamped Happy Easter from the Sweet Little Something stamp set in early espresso

In my second card I have used the Hold on to Hope stamp set and I just love this set and again couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. It also can be bundled with the Cross of Hope framelit dies which are just fantastic!

Using the Hold On To Hope stamp set I have created a shadow box card for you tonight. So absolutely simple to create and very effective.

·       I have used the Wood Textures DSP which I just love and it will be continuing in the new catalogue starting on June 1st (which I can’t wait to see) so that is fantastic because it is just gorgeous DSP.
  • ·       To create the shadow box cut your base card and your top card (in my case the Wood Textures DSP) both the same size. 4 ¼ x 5 ½
  • ·       Score both at ½ inch and 1 inch turn around and do the same at the other end of the 5 ½ inch length.
  • ·       To create the circle use the layering circle dies and place it towards the top of the between the score lines and pass it through the big shot.
  • ·       Now before you stick your shadow box together cut 2 pieces of Whisper White card 3 ¼ x 4 1/16 
  • ·       On one piece of whisper white lay it under the circle of your cut-out wood texture DSP and stamp your image of the cross in a colour of your choice, I used Fresh Fig!
  • ·       Using the Cross of Hope framelit dies cut out the gorgeous filigree cross in Champagne Foil paper and adhere it to the stamped image with the fine tip glue pen.
  • ·       Now we can put together our card. Burnish the score lines so that your card will stand up in a valley/ mountain way.
  • ·       Adhere your cross image to the inside of the early espresso card and with your choice or adhesive just on the small outside ½ inch and stick together so that it creates a box and will stand on its own.
  • ·       Now to decorate the front I have stamped the butterfly, flowers and sentiment all in fresh fig on whisper white card stock and using the Cross of Hope Framelits dies cut them out! How easy is that? What a great bundle this is!
  • ·       On the back of the card I have used the other piece of whisper white that we cut out used the little twig stamp in the Hold on to Hope and Happy Easter from Sweet Little Something stamp sets

Hope you have enjoyed these 2 very simple Easter cards to make and that you enjoy your Easter with family and friends

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Caroline Manwaring.

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:
Sharon Davern  <= You are here

Sweet little something, Hold on to Hope
Card Stock and Papers
Whisper White, Early Espresson, Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP,  Crumb Cake, Wood Textures DSP, Champagne Foil Paper.
Fresh Fig, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Acecessories / Embellishments
White ¼’ Organza ribbon
Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelit die, Celebrate You Thinlit dies, Cross of Hope framelit dies, Big Shot, Trimmer, paper snips, mini glue dots, snail, fine tip glue pen, bone folder, dimensionals  paper piercing mat

Please contact me for any more information on how to make these cards, on how to get your hands on the Annual Catalogue, The Occations Catalogue, Sale-abration brochure and any of your Stampin’ Up goodies.

Hope you have a lovely day. Thank you for spending some time with me.

Take Care


Ros said...

The bunny card is my favourite. Excellent instructions. Thanks for joining the Easter blog hop.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards Sharon and I love your little row of eggs on the inside of your bunny card.

Fiona Ryan said...

Lovely cards Sharon. I think I need to do a shadow box card...I don’t think I’ve ever made one.

Leanne Mitchell said...

Beautiful cards Sharon. I particularly love the shadow box.

Sharon said...

Thank you Ros, I love the bunny too!

Sharon said...

Thank you Cathy I thought the bunny needed some eggs :)

Sharon said...

Thank you Fiona, I wanted to do something a little different and they are really easy to do.

Sharon said...

Thank you Leanne, yes I love the cross too!

Judy May said...

Two beautiful cards, Sharon. I love what you have done with the shadow box and Cross of Hope - it works so well.

Mon's Stamping Corner said...

Gorgeous cards Sharon, guess we both love the bunny, I especially love all your little easter eggs in a row,great idea might have to pinch that one lol. Your traditional easter card is beautiful too the wood grain DSP really sets it off.xx

Carussell Crafts said...

I love both your cards Sharon! What a fantastic idea using the Stitched Framelits to make easter eggs - they look great! Your cross card is just beautiful. :)

Claire said...

Awesome projects Caroline. I am sure your blog readers will love the great instructions too.

Tina said...

Two very different, but both very lovely cards. They are both gorgeous, too hard to pick a favourite!

Cardsloveink said...

Great cards. Good work.

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