Some quick Easter/Spring projects

Hello to you!  I hope you are well, staying safe and staying busy.  This might be a great time to get some crafting done.  With Easter coming up quickly this weekend I thought I’d share a couple of projects that I made this week. You can see these projects on my Facebook Live from April 6, 2020 – you can watch that here – https://www.facebook.com/325026102188/videos/1368024350047514/

In past years we have had big family events for Easter – sometimes with 35 people at our house.  The past couple of years we haven’t done that and this year it will just be Greg and I.  I guess it will be just like any other day but I thought I’d make a couple of little treats for the table and I may take some to the neighbors and I’m making cards to send to our family.  So let me show you:

Easter Card

This idea came from the back of the Jan-June Mini catalog and I used stamp sets and dies that I already had on hand.  The bunnies are colored with Stampin’ Blends – Crumb Cake light and Petal Pink light.  The grass die cut was cut into two pieces and trimmed to fit inside the stitching on the Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die.  Then I glued them on top of each other and added the bunnies with dimensionals. If you want the grass to look more like grass you can trim off the cat tails but I didn’t want to take the time to do that.

Supply List

  • #149408 Wildly Happy stamp set
  • #151111 A Wish for Everything Bundle = stamp set + Word Wishes dies
  • #149546 Friendly Silhouettes dies
  • #151690 Stitched So Sweetly dies
  • #120953 Crumb Cake card stock
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #100702 Old Olive card stock
  • #146985 Petal Pink card stock
  • #132708 Memento Black ink pad
  • #146866 Petal Pink Light Stampin’ Blends
  • #144582 Crumb Cake Light Stampin’ Blends
  • #103579 Paper Snips

Bunny Treat

I saw this little bunny treat shared online and it is so quick an easy to make with strips of Designer Series Paper.  Wrap a hershey nugget or similar candy to go inside the bunny shape.  They would make cute little treats to put at the table on Sunday.  I’ve made some with the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper and with the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.

Supply List

  • #149100 Perennial Essence Designer Series paper
  • #102300 Bone Folder
  • #122334 Simply Scored Scoring Tool
  • #146912 Polka Tulle Ribbon
  • #110755 Multi Purpose Liquid Glue

Spring Umbrella Cone

I made a little umbrella cone project as an alternate idea for the March 2020 – No Matter the Weather Paper Pumpkin kit.  My original project used one of the envelopes to create the cone and then added candy and a tag using supplies from the kit.  I decided to make another one using regular supplies that I had on hand.  The Daisy punch can be used to make a bunny head and the balloon punch can be used to make eggs.  To create the cone – trace a plate on a piece of 6×6 Designer Series paper.

Supplies

  • #149615 6×6 Subtles Designer Series Paper
  • #103579 Paper Snips
  • #143713 Daisy Punch
  • #140609 Balloon Bouquet Punch
  • #143720 2-1/4″ Circle Punch
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #132708 Memento Black ink pad
  • #105118 So Saffron card stock
  • #151534 Timeless Tulips stamp set
  • #124262 Whisper White Baker’s Twine

My classes will be a little different for the time being.  At the end of March I tried a quick call to go – it was kind of a last minute thing.  I’m working on a class to go – or class by mail – not sure what to call it yet.  It will feature the new Ornate Garden Suite.  I’ll share more about that soon.

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Peaceful Poppies Retreat Cards

At the end of February I held my Spring Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat.  It was an amazing weekend full of crafting with a wonderful group of ladies.  The theme for the retreat was Peaceful Poppies – it is one of my favorite suites out of the Mini Catalog.  Pretty paper and some beautiful stamp sets and coordinating dies.  I wanted to share a couple of the cards we made.  I showed how to make these two cards and all our projects and pillow gifts from our retreat in a Facebook Live earlier this week – you can view that here if you would like.

This was our weekend gang!  Normally we try to get a group photo outside but we had a lot of rain that weekend and even some snow flurries! It was a cold rainy weekend of fun. So our photo is in the basement craft area – everyone crowded around my table.

Thank You Card

This is one of the cards that we made at the retreat.  Background stamping in tone on tone colors and a fun frame made out of the two label dies.  I used Stampin’ Blends to color the flower.  The yellow pops out against the Poppy Parade.

Supply List

  • Peaceful Moments Bundle (Peaceful Moments stamp set + Poppy Moments dies)
  • Painted Poppies Bundle (Painted Poppies stamp set + Painted Labels dies)
  • Thick Whisper White card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Poppy Parade card stock
  • Mossy Meadow card stock
  • Basic Black card stock
  • Poppy Parade ink
  • Memento Black ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Daffodil Delight Combo
  • Linen Thread
  • Basic Rhinestones

Happy Birthday Card

Here is one of the cards that we made. It uses the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series paper for a base layer, and the small layer and for the base of the flower.  The peek-thru die cut flowers in each corner of the white layer.  For the label that I stamped Happy Birthday on I used a trick to make it smaller – cut the label once, then reposition the die on it to create a shorter label.  You can see how if you watch my video.

Supply List

  • Peaceful Moments Bundle (Peaceful Moments stamp set + Poppy Moments dies)
  • Painted Poppies Bundle (Painted Poppies stamp set + Painted Labels dies)
  • Painted Poppies Designer Series Paper
  • Thick Whisper White card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Poppy Parade card stock
  • Mossy Meadow card stock
  • Basic Black card stock
  • Mossy Meadow ink
  • Memento Black ink
  • Linen Thread
  • Basic Rhinestones

We had a whole bunch of projects that we made including two home decor projects.  Some sweet pillow gifts.  Yummy snacks and food.  And a tons of fun.  I can’t wait to host another one in the fall.

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The 12 Cards of Christmas – Card 2

Remember in January I had a plan to design and make a Christmas card each month for the whole year.  It’s my plan to get ahead on Christmas cards for December.  If you want to read more or see card 1 – go here.  I’ve got two months done. So I wanted to share my February card with you. 

This card idea is actually from a swap card that I created using the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set that is part of our Sale-A-Bration promotion.  I created a thank you card that has been very well loved, so I thought I can turn that idea into a Christmas card by changing up the colors.  And adding a different set for the sentiment.  Everything I used on this card is current – so if you don’t have it you can order it and make this card too.  I gathered up all my supplies, worked on all my pieces, and then sat and assembled everything – including stamping the inside of the card and a matching envelope. 

How I made it

The card base is Early Espresso with a white layer that was cut with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I stamped the stem/leaf image in Mossy Meadow ink.  And then added flowers and berries in Merry Merlot.  I used the Small Bloom punch to punch out flowers from Merry Merlot card stock and stacked two together to make a flower.  To give the flower some curvature I like to put it on a Stampin’ Pierce mat and burnish the center with a stylus from the Take Your Pick tool – just roll it around in the center of each flower until they start to curl. 

Under the flower is a vellum circle – punched with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch.  And in the center of the flower is a Basic Rhinestone.  To finish I tied a little bow with some Mossy Meadow twine from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack.  Celebrate the Season is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set that carried over from the Holiday catalog. You can order all the products that I used for this card in my online store – the supply list is below.

 

Supply List

  • #152290 Thoughtful Blooms stamp set (free with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration 2020)
  • #152316 Small Bloom Punch (free with a $100 order during Sale-A-Bration 2020 – and it may also be available in the 20-21 Annual catalog)
  • #150513 Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set
  • #151690 Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • #143720 2-1/4″ Circle Punch
  • #119686 Early Espresso card stock
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #146979 Merry Merlot card stock
  • #101856 Vellum card stock
  • #107301 Medium Whisper White envelopes
  • #147111 Mossy Meadow classic ink
  • #147112 Merry Merlot classic ink
  • #147114 Early Espresso classic ink
  • #149485 Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack
  • #144220 Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • #126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat
  • #144107 Take Your Pick Tool
  • #104332 Snail Adhesive
  • #103683 Mini Glue Dots
  • #104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • #144108 Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

You could get everything on this list and it would be enough to get the stamp set and punch for free with your Sale-A-Bration rewards and earn Stampin’ Rewards (more free product).  Or if you have the basics like ink, card stock and adhesive then get the stamp set for free and use another stamp or die to create a flower.  I hope you like Card 2 of the 12 Cards of Christmas Challenge.  Next to plan my March card.  

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Honey Bee Stampin’ Bingo

This past weekend I hosted a Honey Bee themed Stampin’ Bingo Event.  I was joined by 24 lovely ladies for a fun afternoon of stamping and bingo.  We had lots of different prizes, some cute make&takes, yummy snacks and fun catching up with old and new friends. On Monday I did a Facebook Live on my business page and showed how to make all the cards – you can watch that here – https://www.facebook.com/AtMonikasPlace/videos/2597103517176085/

If you haven’t liked my Facebook Business page yet – please hop over and do that and then be sure to catch me every Monday for a Live Stamping session.  I would love to have you join me.  Or you can go back and watch the replay later.  Now on to the projects I wanted to share. First here are some photos of the room and the set up on Sunday.

 

Everyone received a goody bag with some of the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper, a roll of Whisper White Seam Binding Ribbon, a Mango Melody Dark Stampin’ Blends, a sponge dauber, and dimensionals.  Plus the supplies to make the 4 cards.

Supply List download it here  – Honey Bee bingo 2020 supplies

I had some fun snacks for everyone – I found little lemon cakes that looked like bee hives and then bought sugar bees and “glued” them on with icing.  My friend Hilary made cookies and decorated them with bees, flowers, and honeycombs.  Everything was yummy!

As a thank you everyone received honey sticks with a mini honey dipper.

Congratulations to everyone that won a prize!

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