Sunday, March 18, 2018

Itty Bitty Baskets for Easter

I have the cutest Peach Parfait mini Easter baskets to share for our Monday Montage Blog Hop.
With one piece of the Window Box Framelits, one quick straight cut, and one strip of cardstock I made this little cutie pie.  I have decorated the basket with the We Must Celebrate and Thoughtful Banners Stamp Sets and some punched layers of pastel toned papers.  Filling the basket is dyed white Ready Shreddie.  That's right I dyed the crinkled packing papers.  All I did was to spritz the white crinkle paper with a Mini Mister filled with rubbing alcohol and about 20 drops of Pear Pizzazz Ink Refill.  You could use water, but I like how fast the color dries when using rubbing alcohol.
To Make the Basket:
  1. Cut one piece of the Window Box Framelits.
  2. Fold on all the tabs.  This will help you see where to cut for step 3.
  3. Cut the hexagon shape in half using the folded tabs to help you see where to cut.  See photo below for guide.
  4. Using the open line piece from the Window Box Framelits two times, once for each half of the hexagon shape.  See photo below.
  5. Adhere the cut half of the hexagon to the opposite side of the three panel section.  See photo.
  6. Fold box inward and upward to form basket, glue on all tabs.
  7. Cut a 3/4" x 4 1/4" strip for a handle and glue in place.
What Easter basket would be complete without a bow?  I just had to add a big loopy gingham bow and tag to finish it all up and make it perfect for giving to a friend.
Thanks for stopping by and visiting me along the Monday Montage Hop.  You are next going to pop over to Julie Warnick's blog where she has something cute and clever to share.
to Dani
to Julie

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Faux Polaroid Picture Perfect Cards

How exciting is this...
My cards are being featured on Stampin' Up!'s Corporate Blog!!
There, I am sharing a trio of "faux Polaroid picture perfect" cards.  These cheerful greeting cards feature Picture Perfect Party 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper (item 145559) faux Polaroid pictures which have been photo bombed by a bunch of adorable critters from the We Must Celebrate Stamp Set (item 145898).
To make easy Polaroid frames I cut pieces of Whisper White Card Stock (item 100730) 3 3/8” wide by 3 3/4” tall.  Next, I used the Layering Square Framelits (item 141708) to cut the frame. Align the framelit as shown in the photo below.
The base of the Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock (item 144245), Bermuda Bay Cardstock (item 131197), and Berry Burst Cardstock (item 144243) cards have been embossed with the Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 145649).  Each of the framed Polaroid pictures is backed with pieces of the Sweet Soiree Ready Shreddie (item 145562).  To adhere the crinkled paper shreds I added three strips of Tear & Tape (item 138995) on the back side.  I pressed the shreds into the tape and then clipped the really crazy extra long pieces away.
The greetings are stamped using the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set (item 145519) and Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Ink (item 140931).  I swooshed ink in the greetings with an Aqua Painter (item 103954) and Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 144086), Berry Burst Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 144083), and Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 131171).
I cut two of the greetings using the Stitched Shapes Framelits (item 145372).
To cut a shape perfectly sized to fit the third greeting image I ran it through the Big Shot (item 143263) twice to make two cuts using the Layering Square Framelits (item 141708).  Once with one of the square shapes and then a second time with a scalloped square to create a fun edge.  
All three cards are embellished with a few of my favorite accessories: Basic Black Bakers Twine (item 134576), Rhinestones Basic Jewels (item 144220), and Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter (item 133751).
It has been a blast sharing these Polaroid style celebration themed cards with each of you!

Elizabeth Price
2018 Artisan Design Team

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Friday, March 16, 2018


Roses, tulips, and hypericum berries...who doesn't love a spring mixed bouquet?  So, for this inspiration challenge I grabbed the perfect stamp set Blooming Basket for #TGIF 151.

I had this vision for a layout so I gave it a try and loved the simplicity.  With the Stitched Shapes Framelits O laid out four squares in two rows of two.  The sticking lines gives a simple bit of texture and interest to perfectly highlight the basket of roses and berries image.
In the photo below you can see how I used one of the Bunch of Banners Framelits to make a banner for the greeting.  It was so easy to clip it to the perfect size.  I used the same set of Framelits to cut a So Saffron banner to place behind the fussy cut basket.
To color the flowers and basket I used the Watercolor Pencils and an Aquapainter.  Linen Thread, which is one of my favorites, and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter are the last touches I used to finish up my card.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Picture Perfect Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hi, hello, greetings, and a big welcome to the March Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!  Pages four and five of the Occasions Catalog feature the Picture Perfect Party Suite.
These fun, festive, and playful products are so perfect for creating for life's happiest celebrations--BIRTHDAYS!
For this hop I have put together a sweet birthday celebratory centerpiece that doubles as super cute party favors.  And here's a great touch, the party hat cake topper is totally wearable.
My cake topper is a hand-made party hat based on a piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock.  To make the hat base I used a piece of scrap paper to create a pattern then when I had a shape and size I liked I traced it and cut it out of the Bermuda Bay Cardstock.  Before I adhered the cone shaped hat together I anchored in a tassel of Sweet Soiree Ready Shreddie through the top point.
A collaring of crinkled Delicate White Doilies is the base for loops of Berry Burst 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon and Silver Mini Sequin Trim.  My absolute favorite touch is the tiny addition of Silver Glitter on the party blowers.  It ties in with the Silver Glimmer Paper and Silver Mini Sequin Trim perfectly.
The cake is made up of 14 slices that were put together with the Picture Perfect Party 6" x 6" DSP and the Gift Bag Punch Board.  Each slice takes two pieces of the 6" x 6"paper and then are decorated with the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set, Sweet Soiree Ready Shreddie, Delicate White Doilies, and Basic Black Bakers Twine.
To make each slice of cake:
1.  Select (2) pieces of matching 6" x 6" DSP.
2.  Using the Gift Bag Punch Board place paper on start line and punch.  Then score the triangle and side scorelines.
3.  Slide the paper to align the side scoreline on the start line and punch.  Then score on the line for a medium sized box.
4.  Slide the paper to align the medium scoreline on the start line and punch.
5.  Repeat steps 2, 3, and 4 with the second piece of paper.
6.  Clip away the tabs on both pieces of paper as shown in the photo below.
7.  Fold on the scorelines and adhere the two punched and scored papers together to form a bag.
8.  Squeeze the top of the bag closed and permanently glue them shut.
9.  Fill boxes from the bottom and secure with a Stampin' Dimensionals.
Thanks for hopping by and allowing me to share with you my
birthday cake and party hat centerpiece that doubles as a batch of party favors.
You are now on your way to visit with Emma and I know she has an
awesome project to share with you all.
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