The days are getting warmer, the snow is melting, and ski lessons are over for the year. Yeah! We get Saturdays back again. Yippeee Skippeee!
Here is a little spring card inspired by one I saw on Jackie Toppa's blog. We are making this at my stampers' club this month.
To make that little basket, start by cutting out an oval (from Baked Brown Sugar card stock) with the largest non-scalloped oval in the oval framelits set. Next, use the next smallest oval framelit and center it on top of the larger one (use your magnetic platform to minimize shifting of the pieces) -- making sure to put the framelit vertically into your Big Shot. Place your top cutting pad such that the bottom EDGE of your cutting plate is right where you want the TOP edge of your basket to be. When you run it through your Big Shot, only the "handle" part of your basket will be cut out. You can then trim off the excess oval flap to create that top edge of the basket. Emboss your basket with the square lattice embossing folder, and sponge with Baked Brown Sugar ink. Adhere some Coastal Cabana ruffled stretch ribbon to the front edge. To make the folded oval card, take a 4 1/4" by 11" strip of Whisper White card stock -- scored at 5 1/2". Fold on the score line, and cut the scalloped card by placing the scalloped oval framelit on top of the folded white strip, so that the top edge of the framelit hangs over the folded end by about a 1/4 ". Run through the Big shot and you now have a folded scalloped oval card.
To make the glittery Easter eggs, I adhered Big Shot multipurpose adhesive sheets to some designer paper (from the Fresh Prints little paper pack in the Occasions catalog). I then punched out little ovals using the small oval punch. You then carefully peel off the adhesive liner, and you have a "sticky egg" that you can now dump glitter on. For the flowers in the spring card, I first stamped the little flowers from the Petite Petals stamp set (also in the Occasions catalog) in Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, and Crisp Cantalope inks. You then punch out the flowers using the coordinating Petite Petals Punch, and again, carefully peel off the adhesive layer to create a sticky flower. Dump glitter over, shake off excess, burnish upside down on scratch paper to get the glitter to stick really well -- and Ta Dah! you have a lovely glittery flower to add to your project. I used the same little punch to make the leaves -- simply punch out some green flowers, then cut the petals apart to make little leaves.
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