Picnic Parade is the Level 2 Hostess set in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Mini catalog.  It is the cutest little stamp set.  It reminds me of the Beatrix Potter designs that were big when my kids were babies – not sure if that is still popular now.

This card was one that we made at my class on Friday.  It could be an Easter card, or birthday card, or a whatever you want it for card.

This particular card design is from another demonstrator  but now I can’t figure out where I found it.  I know I left her a comment.  So if it was you please leave me a comment back so I can add your name here.

If you get this stamp set in the Clear Mount Version the great thing is you can mount all the stamps on one of the large rectangle blocks and stamp them all at the same time!  Or you can do them individually which is nice in the clear mount because you can see.  The down side is they are fairly small which makes them harder to clean.  And the little lady bug by itself is also hard to stamp with out catching an edge in ink – it did help to mount it with the other animals.

These are all watercolored with an aquapainter using classic ink.  I added the bunny on the inside too – he turned out cute directly on the Sahara Sand card stock.  And I stamped the bunny and the raccoon on my envelope.  It all matches.

The animals in my back yard are happy today – it is sunny, fairly warm – although we don’t have any green grass yet.

I hope you like this cute card.

And as my card says “Have a happy day every step of the way!”