After watching Richard’s Easter Basket Make Live Share project video, I was inspired. We all have busy lives and sometimes simplicity is what we need. I have been wanting to participate by Making, Living and Sharing a project. The instructions in the YouTube video really showed exactly how easy the basket is to make and I took the opportunity to duplicate it.
I got started by trimming my 12 by 12 paper down to 6 by 6 squares. I then made score lines at 2 inch marks, made my cuts and got ready to stamp. I used the graduated background stamp for a subtle stamped look. Since I did not have any Easter stamps yet, I used my Spring Blooms die cuts to make some Spring flowers to decorate my box.
I wanted to make these baskets for my twin nephews Jeremiah and Jacob, they are 2 and half years old. They absolutely love chocolate and candy treats and they love when I make them hand made gifts. It makes me happy to see the smiles on their face and get a heartfelt thank you for my hand made gifts.
After I made the beautiful baskets, I had to drop them off at my sisters as I left on my way to Arizona for the Yummy & Delicious event. I will also be posting photos on my blog from that event.
I asked my sister to take some pictures of my nephews with their lovely baskets I made. My sister loves taking photos of my nephews in her studio but they apparently were a little impatient and really wanted to open their candy. Jeremiah was not happy having to wait before he could grab his basket. Here’s an adorable picture of his mini-meltdown. The boys just loved their baskets and searching inside them for their treats. Looks like Jacob got to the candy and has a mouthful!
Have your heard of Fun Stampers Journey? It is a new stamping company that I am a part of and I would love to have you on my team. We sell beautiful stamps and many have coordinating dies made by Spellbinders.
Below you can see a picture of our beautiful starter kit filled with all the goodies you need to start your business including a Journey Grand machine for die cutting. To join please go to the Fun Stampers Journey page and pick me Coach #39 as your Coach. For your reference, here is the link: http://www.funstampersjourney.com/alex
I was part of a rainbow swap in which 6 of us were each assigned a color. My color was green and boy was it a challenge. I don’t usually create using green as my main color. I tend to lean towards pinks or blues so this was quiet the challenge for me.
I had just recently purchased a set of butterfly stamps with matching dies from Fun Stampers Journey. I fell in love with the detail of the butterflies and knew I wanted to use them ASAP!!! So I decided I would create green butterflies and use them for my ATC set.
I grabbed some Whip Cream card stock and started to stamp my images in Black Licorice and Limeade Splash. I then secured the die cuts to the paper using washi tape for quick and easy removal.
Here are all of my beautiful butterflies cut out so crisp and perfectly. I don’t mind fussy cutting but when a die set is available I make use of it!
So I used a background paper from a paper pack I had and decided to stamp and cut out butterflies for my swap.
After applying Journey Glaze onto my butterflies I applied them to my ATC backgrounds with pop dots and here is the final result. Hope you like them as much as I did.
I wanted to share a couple of photos of a birthday card I made using Authentique paper and a beautiful butterfly stamp by Fun Stampers Journey.
I used whip cream and candy apple card stock as layers for the card along with a sheet of Authentique paper. I stamped the butterly image twice. I used the first image as the first layer and the second layer I curled and popped up for dimension.
I colored the butterfly using candy apple and tangerine fusion. I topped the butterfly with a layer of Journey Glaze.
I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment on the candy apple cut out.
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