Good Friday to you, Peeps ... I'm back with some more Easter card inspiration today! Who doesn't like some iconic Peeps over Easter celebrations? These were easy to create with the adorable Memory Box Sweet Bunny die, by just die cutting a few different ...
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Easter Peeps

Good Friday to you, Peeps ... I'm back with some more Easter card inspiration today!

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Who doesn't like some iconic Peeps over Easter celebrations?  These were easy to create with the adorable Memory Box Sweet Bunny die, by just die cutting a few different colors of cardstock, plus white.  I placed foam tape behind the bunny heads to mount them to the card base, then placed the eyes and noses die cut from white bunnies back into the colored bunnies. I love the one pink nose on the blue bunny!  :)

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To make my Peeps look like they were sitting in a pretty box, I die cut Memory Box's Curved Happy Easter from pretty Lawn Fawn pastel Plaid Spring patterned paper and green cardstock, then layered the two together, offset just a bit:

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Thanks so much for joining me today ... Wishing you a wonderful weekend and Happy Easter next week!

- Sharonsig



Easter Window Card

Happy Friday, friends -- Today I'm sharing a Quick Bunny window Easter card!

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These adorable Memory Box Quick Bunnies from the new 2018 Spring Release fit perfectly around the Grass Stitched Circle Frame!  I simply die cut a circle out of a lavender notecard about the same size as the stitched frame opening, then glued the frame on the card front.

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Of course, the bunnies needed tiny pom-poms glued on for tails, and pink noses dabbed on with Copic R20 to complete their cuteness!

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Inside the notecard, I placed the pretty Happy Easter Perky Script (die cut from Cherry Blossom notecard).  I love the dimension, looking through the grass to the inside of the card at the greeting:

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Easter weekend is only two weeks away ... are you ready?  Thanks so much for joining me today!

- Sharonsig





Happy Spring

Happy Spring, Friends!  The Spring rainy season has been here and now green is popping up everywhere ... I love it!  To celebrate, I thought these adorable Memory Box Spring Bunnies would be appropriate!

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Aren't those bunnies adorable?!!  I stamped them in Memento Gray Flannel ink, then colored them with Copic T0, T1, T2, and gave them rosy cheeks and pink ears with Copic R00 and R20.  Next, I die cut Memory Box Blossom Circle from a green alcohol ink background paper I created with Copic Various Ink Refills and glued it in place around the bunnies.  Next, I used Memory Box Broadsworth Floral Border to cut the card front right edge of my white top-folding card base.  Then I glued a strip of pink alcohol ink background paper to the inside of the card, to make the delicate die cut edge pop.

Note: (The alcohol ink backgrounds are from another one of my Copic Various Ink background making sessions << Full details can be found on that blog post. The green paper was made with YG03 and G46. The pink paper was created with Copic RV14 and RV17, with Gold Metallic Mixative added).

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To finish the card, I stamped the "happy spring" sentiment from the Spring Bunnies stamp set with Memento Rose Bud ink.

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I hope you are enjoying a nice Spring weekend wherever you are!



Get to Know the 2018 Ellen Hutson Design Team Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the "Get to know the new 2018 Ellen Hutson Design Team" Blog Hop!  If you are visiting my blog for the first time via the blog hop, my name is Sharon Harnist and I’ve been papercrafting since 1995 when I started scrapbooking. I was introduced to stamping and cardmaking in 2004 and found a lifetime love!  I started this blog in 2007, shortly before joining some of the first designers for Ellen Hutson's fabulous online shop!  I am very proud and honored to have been around that long and today we are introducing and getting to know some new designers to the team. Today we'll be sharing some of our favorite things . . .

Even as a seasoned card maker, I enjoy learning tips & tricks from other crafters!  My favorite tip/trick is ... to use a stamp positioner to achieve perfectly aligned stamping!  Case in point ... this bookmark:

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My Misti stamp positioner helped to make sure these sentiments were aligned properly AND helps to make sure stamp impressions are sharp and clear!

To create the background for this bookmark, I used one of my favorite and most versatile crafting products, Copic Various Ink Refills on Yupo paper. If you missed or need a tutorial on how to create alcohol ink backgrounds, you can find one I recently did in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom here.

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After using rainbow colors of Copic alcohol inks for the background, I stamped the sentiments with Catherine Pooler's awesome Midnight ink ... it performed beautifully, even on the slick surface of the Yupo paper AND on top of the Copic alcohol ink!  To make the sweet All Inside bear (one of my favorite Essentials by Ellen stamp sets!) stand out against the background, I die cut an additional two bears from white cardstock and layered them behind the bear.

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What are some of your favorite papercrafting products?

So you can get to know everyone on the 2018 Ellen Hutson Design Team a little better, we were all asked to answer these questions:

Coffee or tea?  Hot (black) tea in the mornings, iced tea in the warm afternoon!  And I'm from the south, so it's all sweet tea!  :)  And if not tea, it's Diet Dr. Pepper . . . or wine!  ;-)
How did you come up with your blog name?  A combination of my tag line of "Sweet confections made of paper" -- Paper (con)Fections, and Paper-Perfections (since I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to crafting!). 
Tell us one silly/random/interesting tidbit about yourself!  I may have been known to wear flip-flops in almost any kind of weather!  ;-)


Here's a list of everyone participating in the hop today:

Ardyth Percy-Robb
Carissa Wiley
Carly Tee Minner
Carolyn Peeler
Elena Roussakis
Emily Midgett
Heather Campbell
Julia Stainton
Julie Ebersole
Justine Hovey
Kelly Griglione
Kittie Caracciolo
Laurel Beard
Lisa Adametz
Lisa Spangler
Lydia Evans
Michele Ferguson
Sandy Allnock
Sharon Harnist
Therese Calvird

Thanks so much for joining us!

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Copic Alcohol Ink Backgrounds

3-2 CopicBG-Matcha2-SHKonnichiwa, Crafters!  Today I'm over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom to show you how I created the three different Copic Alcohol Ink backgrounds I used to create vibrant kimonos for these sweet Japanese women!  The adorable "So Matcha" stamp set I used for this tutorial is brand new by Julie Ebersole for the next Essentials by Ellen release coming this Sunday, March 4!

I hope you'll join me over in the CLASSroom!

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