Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Cindy's basket

My friend in Washington, Cindy Tschider, made these awesomely cute Easter Bunny baskets.  The moment I saw them, I knew I had to make some for my 5 grandkids.  I hope that they enjoy the little bunny bottoms!  Each basket has a chocolate bunny, Whopper eggs and some Jelly Belly jelly beans.  That and......Easter Grass!!  I'm quite glad that the Easter grass will be at their house and not mine!  I remember when my kids were little.  That grass seemed to pop up for weeks in the strangest places.  The feet were punched with oval Stampin Up punches.  The body was a Spellbinders die.  The Easter tag was made from SU punches.  I designed the carrots myself and cut them out with my Portrait machine.  The top of the carrot is a fern punch from Martha Stewart.  The French Fry box was cut on my Silhouette Portrait machine and was a file from their store.  The grass was also a cut file from the Silhouette store.  It is a little hard to see because there isn't a shadow under it but the bunny's tail is a cotton ball.  I cut the cotton balls in half to make them just a little smaller.  My friend's box didn't have a handle but I felt it needed it.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Last of the Easter cards

As I finished up my Easter cards (you can see the others on earlier posts), I had some Elizabeth Craft stickers that I wasn't as thrilled with.  They came in a pack with small ovals of Daffodils and Roses. The pansies weren't my favorite but once the card was done, I was pretty happy with it.   So, here I am WAY before Easter and my cards are not only done for my family but they are all already mailed and probably received.  It feels so good to be done early!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Continuing with Easter

Here are more of my Easter Cards.  If you missed the others, you can see the other two posts starting on March 14.  I normally don't send out Easter cards but I just felt like making some cards and I wanted to send Easter Blessings to my family!  This card will be going to my sweet mamma.  She loves Roses!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

More Easter Cards

Here is the second Easter card that my friend and I made.  After she left I made more cards.  Then after I tallied up the number of people that I wanted to give Easter cards too and decided to make even more.

Hope you enjoy.  You can read the post from March 14 to read about the foiling process and how easy and fun it is.  The Elizabeth Craft glitter dots are so much fun to use.  I have a 'pen' that has sticky stuff in it.  I use it to 'pick' up the glitter dots and place them on the card.  I've done this with tweezers before and it was a royal pain.  Plus the problem of some of the glitter dots popping off where I couldn't find them.  Now all I have to do is find a good way to keep the dots straight on the card.  I'm not the greatest when it comes to that!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Easter is coming!

I had a chance to play with a friend last Friday.  It felt so good to have some crafting time.  It was even better that my craft room got cleaned up.  For a long time, it was a victim of "throw & go".  You know, no time to really put it away so you just throw it somewhere in the room and intend to return later to put it away.  Only 'later' never really comes.  Took a number of hours to make it nice and presentable but I'm so happy it got done!

We used Elizabeth Craft stickers and her glitter to create the lovely flowers for the cards.  They were colored in with copic markers.  It is such a fast and easy way to make a card look heavenly!   I have a new Minc laminator and am soooo pleased with it.  It is amazing and I love the foiling that it does.   The one thing that really impressed me is the warm up time for the unit.  My regular laminator that wasn't half as good would take around 5 minutes to heat up.  The Minc.......less than a minute!   I put the oval scallop die in my scanner and printed out the resulting scan with my laser printer.  I foiled the copy of the die then cut it out using the same die.  The result is a lovely foiled piece that you can see behind the colored sticker.

So, I'll be posting about a card a day to show you what I made this week.  I also did some Easter baskets for the grandkids and I'll post them as well.  Hope you enjoy!