European Easter Bunny with Basket

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today we are sharing a fabulous stamp set from Alexandra Renke, Bunny and Friends. It has a collection of wonderful bunnies in different motifs… which means you will be seeing more bunny vignettes very soon!

For this one, it is the traditional German or European rabbit with the handmade basket stuffed with Easter eggs – adorable!

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A Radiant Bloom – Three Ways

Hi Crafty Friends,

I am visiting you again with a new video. It demonstrates how you can use the beautiful stamp, Radiant by Penny Black three different ways. I guess I am a little obsessed with this stamp since I have used it before but it is the perfect bloom to fill a card design.

Take a look and see what you think. I love the use of the patterned paper and heat embossing to create a different look.

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Hi There Bear… saying hello

Hi Crafty Friends,

Woohoo! We are excited to bring you this video making an adorable card design that features a cutie patootie little bear from the Hi There Bear stamp and die set by Concord & 9th. The stamp set includes lots of fun accessories for ‘dressing up’ your bear but in this card design, he is expressing a simple sentiment with his sign.

With this card design, you can easily change the sentiment to any you desire making it a cute way to send a greeting. Or, make a set of cards with different sentiments and give to a friend.

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Piece of Cake… a birthday cake for you

Hi Crafty Friends,

I couldn’t resist sharing this huge piece of cake with you using the new Neat & Tangled Piece of Cake stamp and die set. First of all, I LOVE cake and second, this is a super fun coloring project. This card was made with a number 8 candle for my granddaughter’s friend’s birthday party but I hope this doesn’t discourage you from trying it yourself, it works for any age person young at heart. It is so festive and fun!

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A Bucket of Hearts For You

Hi Crafty Friends,

I love the new Stacey Yacula’s stamp and die set, Joyful Heart Bears by My Favorite Things. These sets have the most charming little bears, each filled with love in their heart! And the sentiments are perfect for Valentine’s Day, or any time you want to let someone know you love them. For this card design, I chose the delightful bear holding a bucket of hearts – how adorable is that?

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Brilliant Blooms, Two Ways and Two Color Schemes

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I started writing this post and found the explanation was getting too wordy, so… the next best thing I could think of was to create a video to explain all the ins and outs. You can view it below or on our YouTube channel.

The two card designs were made using the Brilliant Blooms stamp and die set by My Favorite Things. I have used this set before (click here to check it out) and was impressed by the versatility and beauty of the simple blossoms so decided to give it another look.

In these cards, I created a background by stamping and embossing the flowers, cut out the center and add a gracious sentiment from the Paper Artsy Eclectica3 stamp set. The left-over cut-out center was then used to create the second card.

Take a look at the video of the two different card design styles and colors.

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Thinking Of You With Pink Blooms

HI Crafty Friends,

I am happy to be back and eager to wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR and best wishes for 2019! The new year has officially begun, along with it are plans for new ideas, designs, and projects. To kick off the year, I am starting out with a card that works for any occasion. It is filled with beautiful pink blossoms from the Brilliant Blooms stamp and die set by My Favorite Things.

 

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A Winter White Poinsettia Thank You by Heather Telford

Hi Crafty Friends,

It is nice to be back after a few days of Christmas cheer. We sincerely hope your holidays were wonderful and you are still enjoying a few extra days of ‘r and r’ yourself! As a special treat, we are welcoming Heather Telford back again! Heather’s artistry and card design are always one of our favorites and today she is sharing a gorgeous winter white poinsettia. The stamp she is using is the beautiful “Christmas Red” by Penny Black.

Heather amazes us how she can create such beauty with just a few distress inks and/or stains. Read on for all the details on how she made this poinsettia come to life. Then, if you are enjoying this project as much as us, pop over to her blog for more inspiration.

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

HI Crafty Friends,

The winter is upon us and what better way to celebrate than with snowflakes. These big, beautiful snowflakes are from the Concord & 9th Snow Flurry stamp and die set. With a little embossing and spritzing, it creates a wonderful wintery effect!

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Full Blossom Poinsettia Bouquet

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Today’s card design is a beautiful full blossom poinsettia bouquet. Not too long ago we featured a poinsettia (click here) using a My Favorite Things poinsettia die set. There are many poinsettia die sets that are worthy of mention and would work swimmingly, but for today’s poinsettia, the Blooming Poinsettia by Poppystamps was our choice.

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