Thursday, March 7, 2013

Spring Stylin' Stampin' Blog Hop, Ears to You

Good morning and welcome to the March Stylin' Stampin' Blog Hop. This month it's all about Spring and I'm so excited because spring brings warm weather, flowers, and everyone emerges from hibernation in their houses and we get to spend time outside, love it! I'm especially excited for spring since we've been getting a lot of snow this week, my son loves it but I'm ready to be done with winter.  If you just joined me from Bree's page didn't she make a fabulous project? If you're just starting here, don't worry you can follow the hop all the way around so you don't miss out on any of the spring fabness. 

For my projects this month I decided to focus on the Ears to You single stamp.  I love the single stamps, they're inexpensive and easy to get one for a holiday to use without a major commitment. This card has a Marina Mist cardbase and then added a piece of Pacific Point cardstock and Whisper White cardstock that was embossed with the Cloudy Day embossing folder and Big Shot.  Next I added a piece of Sunshine & Sprinkles designer series paper along the edge with a piece of Melon Mambo 3/8" Striped Organdy ribbon.  The greeting is from the Delightful Dozen stamp set and is punched out with the Modern Label Punch

For the main focal image I inked up the bunnies in the Ears to You stamp with Stampin' Write Markers and then cut them out with paper snips (little rhinestones make the perfect little eyes).  I used a piece of So Saffron cardstock and cut out a large oval with the Oval Collection Framelits and Big Shot and then used the Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder to add some texture.  Then I used the sponge and Daffodil Delight ink so the polka dots really "pop."  Each of the bunnies were attached to the oval with dimensionals so they look like they're sitting inside an easter egg.  I decided to create a strip of grass by taking a piece of Old Olive cardstock and punched the edge with the scallop edge border punch (ran it through the punch twice and offset it to create the choppy grass).  Then I embossed the cardstock with the Lattice embossing folder and sponged with Old Olive ink to add dimension.

This card is so cute and fun.  I had so much fun with the bunnies I decided to make a box that coordinates with the card for my second project.

This box uses the Fancy Favor XL die (awesome!) to cut the basic box out of Marina Mist cardstock.  Then I added a piece of Pacific Point cardstock and Sunshine & Sprinkles designer series paper to create the background.  I used the same technique for the bunnies from the Ears to You stamp and grassy strip along the bottom.  The greeting for the box is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and was punched out with the Modern Label Punch and trimmed so it was straight along the left edge.  The final touch, a bow made with Basic Gray 1/4" Stiched Grosgrain Ribbon

This box is so cute, and not too girly so I'm sure Aidan will love it. Thanks for joining me and I hope you've enjoyed this month's projects.  Make sure to click on the link below to continue on the hop and you'll get to see Shellie's projects, enjoy!

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Craft Smashup
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  4. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  5. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  6. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  7. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  8. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  9. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  10. Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
  11. Jennifer B of NW Stamper
  12. Bree of Craft-somnia
  13. Diana E of Stampin' Fun with Diana
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  1. As I look at your projects I realize I had better pull out supplies and get busy using them. I love the color combo you used on your card and box. The bunnies are so cute and the rhinestone eyes give them just a bit of detail. Thank you for sharing!

  2. I love your coordinating card and box! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Love your projects Dianna! Cutting out the bunnies really makes them pop. i need more kids to make cute Easter things for. My SS Squad mates have really gotten my creative mojo going again. It's been a very long dry spell :)

  4. I love your projects.. and they match nicely.. love love love!!! I'm so glad I also got this Ears To You stamp.. at first I was not real excited when I seen it but I'm so glad I did get it.. started to use it. Adorable!

  5. Those bunnies are so cute!!! Great projects!!

  6. Super cute card and matching box. I love the bright colors. Thanks for sharing your creativity.


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