I think I said I was done sharing Easter cards . . .but I lied. I have ONE MORE. And I think that's really it this time. Today kicks off a new challenge on the Impression Obsession blog, and the theme is Bunny Love! It doesn't have to be an Easter card . . . but I thought I'd be sneaky and get one more in! I raved about these darling bunny stamps
a few weeks ago, and how much I love them embossed, so I just had to emboss them again. THEY.ARE.SO.CUTE.
I paired these sweet bunnies with some patterned paper that you might recognize from my last Easter project. Black and white plaid matches ALL.OF.THE.THINGS. (I'm sorry for raising my voice at you - but it's important to recognize the cuteness of bunnies and black & white plaid!)
This card was really simple - I embossed the bunnies on the Bubble Gum cardstock panel, adhered it to my card base, and then added the matted layer of patterned paper. The sentiment was added on another simple strip of cardstock, and I embossed one extra bunny to add as a finishing touch (along with a button and a bow!)
I hope you'll consider pulling some Impression Obsession stamps and dies
from your stash and joining in on the Bunny Love Challenge. You can find all the details over on the IO Blog.
(You may even win a $25 gift certificate!) And if you're lacking some Impression Obsession Stamps, head on over to the website - I dare you to not get sucked in to shopping for HOURS. It's like a never-ending supply of crafty goodness over there! ;)
Thanks so much for stopping by - and of course, have a MOST beautiful and blessed Easter weekend!
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Card Supplies: Impression Obsession Easter Basket Clear Stamp Set
| FSJ Cozy Prints Paper Pack
| Bubble Gum Cardstock
| Cool Pool Cardstock
| Sweet Berry Cardstock
I couldn't let the season escape before I made one more project with the Bunnies & Bows die set
from Lil' Inker Designs. This is always my go-to die set for Easter cards and crafts, but this bunny die has a new friend in my collection and I can't wait to share it with you too!
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First though, let's chat about this Easter card. The Silly Stitched Squares
Tag made a fun little base for the bunny to rest on. Before I adhered it together, I stamped a fun polka dot background
on the tag. I used the same stamp set to stamp the lined background pattern, and then I cut the stitched border.
(That die is my FAVORITE for adding subtle detail to the background of a card.)
Next up, meet my newest favorite bunny die from Lil' Inker! This is the Peek-a-Boo Bunny Die
. Oh my gracious, is she cute or WHAT!? This is a fun sized die because it will take up almost the whole size of a standard card. But it is ABSOLUTELY perfect on this Snack Box from FSJ. It's really quick and easy to die cut the elements of the bunny, and then assemble them together. I added some flowers
and a bow to her ear for some festive springtime accessories! (Even bunnies want to be stylish!)
The Snack Box die
is darling for filling with treats and goodies. For this project, I cut the closure flap off the top so it is just an opened-top handled bag. Then I trimmed some patterned paper to adhere to the front, before attaching my sweet bunny! This treat box is the perfect size to fill with Easter grass and treats. They'd be darling as party of your Easter table decorations too! Add names to the tags, and you could create personalized treats for every person at the table!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your Easter preparations and festivities are simply BEAUTIFUL and special, and filled with fun. xoxo
Lil' Inker Designs Supplies: Bunnies & Bows Die
| Silly Stitched Squares Die
s | Unstoppable Stamp Set
| Border Builders Die Set
| Make a Bunny Stamp and Die Bundle
| Peek-a-Boo Bunny Die
| Perky Posies Die Set
Other Supplies: FSJ Snack Box
| Sweet Candy Drops enamel dots
| Whip Cream Thread
Let's talk about cake, shall we? (Yes, please!) Cakes whether stamped or die-cut are so practical and fun for many types of handmade cards. Today's project is an elegant but colorful cake card that would be perfect for a birthday, anniversary or any type of celebration. And because I just couldn't stop, I made a sweet coordinating gift tag to match. Shall we take a closer look?(This post contains affiliate links. If you shop from my links, I may receive a small compensation - and I will definitely do a happy dance. Thanks for supporting me!)
For today's card, I used Spellbinders' new Celebrate With Cake die set
. It's part of the Happy Collection by Sharyn Sowell. There are so many possibilities with these dies - each layer of the cake is separate, and the set comes with the outline of the cake layers, plus the patterned dies for each layer. And those sweet flowers and leaves with the stitched accents? SWOON. They are absolutely DARLING.
To make the coordinating tag, I started with the Special Day Tag Set from FSJ
. Then I embellished it with another die set from the Happy Collection, called It's Your Day
. It was so much fun to die cut a bunch of little leaf and flower elements, and then mix and match and put them together on the tag. Isn't it a fun floral scene? This tag goes perfectly with the To Go Box
from FSJ. This box is perfect for party favors, small gifts, sending home leftovers from a party, or treat boxes. The To Go Box comes in a pack of 10, and is all ready for a simple bow and tag, or fancy embellishing.
If you make a lot of birthday or anniversary cards, you will LOVE these die sets. It's so much fun to die cut a bunch of elements and then put them together on cards and crafts. Then, you'll always have celebration cards ready whenever you need them!
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It's Old Is New Day over on the Impression Obsession blog. It's easy (and fun) to keep adding the latest and greatest stamps and dies, but let's not forget about the older and well-loved products too. For today's card I pulled out the clear stamp set, Easter Basket
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Did you know that at Impression Obsession stamps, some stamp sets can be purchased as clear stamp sets OR as rubber stamp sets? Prefer cling mounted rubber stamps? You can find the Easter Basket set as cling rubber too!
So now let's talk about this project. I started off with an FSJ Snack Box.
This box for treats or gifts comes flat and pops into shape easily, ready for decorating. And then I created a fun little Easter basket scene. I embossed the bunnies and basket in white, on kraft cardstock. I LOVE white embossing on colored cardstock. It always makes the images POP. I think it really brings out the awesome detail and texture on the basket stamp. Next, I used a craft knife and cut a slit in the basket so I could tuck eggs and Easter grass in. I just added some tape to the back to keep the shredded grass in place and adhered stamped eggs with foam squares.
A simple sentiment, twine bow, and ribbon finished off this fun treat box. I hope the Easter bunny comes and fills it with chocolate eggs, and leaves it on my pillow!
What's your favorite Easter treat? Are you a Peeps person, or a Cadbury person, or something else altogether?
Thanks so much for stopping by today - and now, head to the Impression Obsession blog to find a link list of the designers participating in Old Is New
! I'm sure they have some fabulous oldies-but-goodies to share with you!Card Supplies: Impression Obsession Easter Basket clear stamp set
| FSJ Snack Box
Phew, what a whirlwind week! It's been a nonstop crafty party here on the blog this week. If you've missed it, be sure to scroll back because there are chances for a giveaway, and new product and fun projects - and I don't want you to miss a THING!
Today there's a new challenge up on the Impression Obsession blog (along with another chance to WIN!) The theme is Birthday Wishes, so I got busy playing with another new-to-me stamp set
from IO for today's project.
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I had so much fun coloring this card! I stamped out a bunch of images from this set, with NO direction or plan. I sat and colored
and then fussy cut everything, and then just put together a little celebration scene.
First, I used a sponge dauber and inked some Cool Pool ink
onto the center of a panel of white cardstock. Then I assembled my scene together, using lots of foam squares for extra dimension. I attached the twine along the top, and then just popped the banner pieces on with foam squares. To finish it off, I added a sentiment, some glitter glue, and a few rhinestones.
I'm so glad you came by today - and now I hope you'll head over to the Impression Obsession blog.
You'll find links to the other designers' projects, as well as the challenge rules, and a place to link up YOUR challenge card. A lucky winner who participates will receive a $25 gift certificate to the IO store!Impression Obsession Card Supplies: Party Cakes Clear Stamp Set
Other Supplies: Color Burst Pure Color Pencils
| Cool Pool True Color Fusion Ink Pad
| Whip Cream Twine