Sunday, April 10, 2016

Catching Up

Spring is springing around here. Well, it was until this weekend, anyway. Woke up Saturday to a few snow pellets on the back deck, and this morning it was 28 degrees. Brrr! I'm trying to get some spring cleaning done here on the blog, so at the end of this post will be some details on the cards I made for the last Control Freaks blog hop.

Meanwhile, here is one of the Easter cards I sent this year. Yes, #imbringingEasterbacktoo, LOL! I just can't get enough of this adorable little chick!

The "How To" for this card
Card base: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Whisper White Thick, scored at 4-1/4" and folded
Image panel: Chick stamped on Watercolor Paper with Basic Black Archival ink, cut with 2-5/16" circle Framelit (#5 counting from smallest Framelit), colored with Aqua Painter using Daffodil Delight on chick, Sahara Sand shadow under chick, Pumpkin Pie marker for feet and beak
Mat behind image: Island Indigo punched with 2-1/2" circle punch
Mat behind Island Indigo mat: Pool Party cut with 2-3/4" circle Framelit (#6 counting from smallest Framelit)
Greeting: Scrap of Whisper white, stamped and punched with 1" circle punch
Mat behind greeting: Pool Party cut with 1-1/16" circle Framelit (second from smallest)
Mat behind doily: 4" x 5-1/4" Pool Party, embossed with (retired) Perfect Polka Dots folder
  1. Emboss Pool Party rectangle with polka dot folder and adhere doily to right side.
  2. Wrap ribbon around and adhere to back side. Fasten mat to card base.
  3. Stamp and color bird, then cut out with Framelit. Mount on Island Indigo circle then Pool Party circle.
  4. Fasten matted image over ribbon and doily.
  5. Stamp greeting and punch with 1" circle punch. Mat on Pool Party circle and attach to card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  6. Tie a bow and attach to card using Glue Dots. Cut two pieces of pearl string embellishment and adhere just under bow using Fine-Tip Glue Pen. Let dry completely.
STAMPS: Honeycomb Happiness (SAB retired), Circle of Spring
CARDSTOCK: Whisper White Thick, Whisper White, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Watercolor Paper
INK: Basic Black Archival, Daffodil Delight, Sahara Sand, plus Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots folder (ret.), Circles Collection Framelits, 1" Circle Punch, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Aqua Painters, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, 1/4" Pool Party Cotton Ribbon, Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fine-Tip Glue Pen

Basics on Control Freaks blog hop cards

Hello Spring Chick: Mint Macaron card base, Whisper White mat (4-1/8" x 5-3/8"), Four Mint Macaron DSP strips (7/8" x 5-1/8"), chick stamped, colored, and cut as above but mounted on Blushing Bride mat, Blushing Bride 1/4" Cotton Ribbon, Metallic Foil Doily

Hello Spring Bouquet: Card Base Whisper White Thich, mat Whisper White (4" x 5-1/4"), bottom of Washi tape placed 1" from bottom of mat, dry emboss above tape with Softly Falling folder, Whisper White image panel (2-1/2" W x 2-1/4" T) stamped with bouquet from Number of Years (Daffodil Delight and stamped off Mossy Meadow & Rose Red), Mossy Meadow mat (3" W x 2-3/4" T), Basic Black "Hello" from Greetings Thinlits, "Spring" from Crazy About You

Happy Easter Peony: Peony from You've Got This stamped on Shimmery White CS, colored with Blender Pen (Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, plus So Saffrom Marker), fussy cut and mounted with dimensionals on Whisper White (3-3/4" x 5") embossed with Brick Wall folder, Mossy Meadow mat (3-13/16" x 5-1/8"), Whisper White thick card base


  1. Loved Receiving this card! Made my day...actually week! Thank you!

    1. Sally, I'm so glad it brought you a smile! You just made MY day!!!


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