Spent some time this weekend creating some Easter goodies for my son who is living in Florida. Since he shares an apartment with 3 others, of course I had to make enough goodies for everyone to enjoy. So this week, my posts will consist of some of the Easter treats I made for them.
Today, I’m sharing this cute Bunny cupcake. I saw this in a photo online and spent some time creating my version. The Bunny is made using the Top Note Die, decorated with various circles and ovals to make a bunny. I made them “chocolate” for the guys, and white for the girls.
Since the company that used to make these cupcakes has gone out of business, I used a different brand that had individually wrapped treats. The company had their name placed in the front of the packaging, so I simply placed a little Happy Easter tag over top.
I think the kids will like these little treats- what do you think? What other characters can you think of to decorate a cupcake topper?
I’d love to hear your ideas and thoughts in the comment section below!
It’s still snowing here in upstate NY and I really felt like I needed a breath of spring- and that is just what this pretty card delivers.
I love pool party color, and hope it becomes a permanent color after it retires from the “In Color” palette.
Using pool party card stock,(122924) core’dinations (129321) and designer paper. The center greeting frame is from Designer Frame folders (123130) in the main catalog. The flowers are from the spring catalog, Flower Trim (126869) dyed with pool party ink.
All in all this makes a pretty, spring-y card.
One of the very popular techniques in cards today is the chalkboard technique. It has a very dramatic effect- and brings back memories if you remember when school classrooms had chalkboards! (do you remember being picked to clean the erasers?? Our school had this vacuum things in the wall and you lifted the lid and the vacuum sucked the chalk off. So cool! Or, when that wasnt’ working you got to go outside and beat the eraser against the side of the school building. Even more cool ’cause you got to go outside!!)
Sorry, I digress. To make this cute card simply emboss your greeting using a versamark pad (102283) and white embossing powder.(109132)
Once embossed, take a dauber or sponge, and tapping on a white craft ink pad,(101731) rub the ink on the black background to look like a chalkboard. Finally, I used a white watercolor pencil (101879) to create the border.
Have you tried this technique yet? Do you think you’ll try it soon? Leave me a comment and let me know if you like the chalkboard look.
Today’s card is a super quick and cute card for St. Patty’s Day. It also offers a great opportunity to use up some of those scraps of designer paper you have sitting in a box! The background is simply 2 pieces of dsp side by side. I chose to use a green theme, but you really could make it work with any colors you have. The shamrock is 3 hearts from the heart punch (119883) and the stem is a free cut piece of the same color as the shamrock.
Some of my stampers chose to emboss the hearts for a bit more texture. To cover the place where the hearts layer up, place one of the Brights Designer Buttons (119747) with a little piece of the Bakers Twine (125572) in Lucky Limeade tied in the center.
This is a quick, 5 minutes to fabulous card! What do you think? Do you like cards that are quick to put together or do you like to “fuss” a bit more? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Sorry for the late post today. Sickness, and an hour time change got me- and I messed up the timing.
At Stamp Camp Last week this was one of the most popular cards we made. In fact it was on the display board and several campers walked in and the first this they said was “I want to learn how to make that card”. This card is simple and quick- and even more beautiful in person than in the picture.
Using a Versamark pad (102283), stamp the image (swallowtail (w-129213; c- 129216) in your card stock. Emboss in gold embossing powder (109129) Next take the scroll from the Everything Eleanor stamp set (w- 124162; c- 124164) and using Island Indigo ink pad (126986) stamp off everal times and stamp around the butterfly. (dont’ worry, it won’t show where it overlaps the embossing) Next using sponge daubers (102892) sponge ink of your choice , working it into the embossed areas. Starting light and adding more in for a more intense color. We used Island Indigo (126986) More Mustard (126964) and a little Wisteria Wonder (126985)
Add a greeting at the bottom and you have a beautiful card that can be used for many different occasions. All of the supplies used in this card can be ordered in my online store here! Have a wonderful week, and be sure to share your thoughts on this card in the comment section below!
Today’s craft takes a few steps and some drying time, but what a cute little gift these would make. Can’t you just see a little box filled with these Soda Pop Top magnets? What a great little gift.
Starting with the large size of the Soda Pop Tops (129388) and the Collage Curio stamp set (129102 -c; 129099 -w)
Stamp a border and the center design of your choice. Punch with the 1 inch circle punch (119868)
Place a drop of Crystal Effects (101055) in the Pop Top and place the punched design on top of it.
Taking more crystal effects, fill the Pop Top and set aside to dry. Once dry, the design will show clearly. Place a magnet on the back and you have a lovely gift.
What other uses can you think of to use the Soda Pop Tops? Share your ideas in the comment section!
I love, love, love the new Honey comb embossing folder in the spring catalog. (129378) I’m always amazed that such a simple technique as embossing can add so much to a card. One of the new flower trim (126869) pg 5, and a strip of dsp from Print Poetry DSP Paper Stack really set this card off. (129312) p 16.
I love this bright and cheerful card! I’m feeling the need for sunshine and spring and a card like this surely helps!
Wouldn’t you love to get this in the mail from someone? I would!
Using a variety of Sale-A-Bration items, this card comes together quickly!
Sycamore Street DSP from SAB 127540; ribbon Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack. SAB- 130812;Pretty Petites stamp set- SAB- 129639 w; 129642 c; available in french & spanish also; Petite Curly Label 129405 SAB
If it’s Tuesday- that means digital download day! Check Stampin’ Up! My digital Studio site for todays downloads!
Have you ever tried digital stamping? What do you think- do you like it? prefer traditional stamping, or a hybrid card which uses both stamping styles?
Share your thoughts in the comment section!
Happy Monday Stampers! Today’s share is a quick and simple birthday card. I dont’ know about you, but it seems I can always use a quick card for a friends birthday. ( I know- I should plan ahead…) This card goes together quickly, and frankly, who doesn’t love a cupcake? Use this for either male or female birthday, young or mature!
Items used in this card: cupcake stamp from Easy Events(123225-c; 116958-w) labels collection framelits, (125598) scroll from Everything Eleanor set (124164 -c; 124162 -w)
2013 is Stampin’ Up! 25th Anniversary and great gifts and treats are planned all year long! Look at this- each month a special stamp set is released- with images from favorites over the past 25 years, and one brand new image. Purchase 6 and get a stamp set free!
Check out the February Stamp Set here. It’s perfect for Valentines and other special occasions for those you love.
Be sure to download the collector card and place the sticker inside each set you purchase on the card. Happy Collecting!
These handy tile coasters were made as gifts for my sons Navy unit. By The Seashore and The Open Sea were perfect stamp sets for this project. A little cork on the back and a few coats of clear acrylic spray sealed this coaster for use.
Don’t you just love the luscious new papers in the spring catalog? Make crafting special cards and Valentines so easy.
Today’s card uses theMore Amore dsp (129309) and items from the Artisan Embellishments kit (129328) Quick and simple- a gorgeous card to share with your Valentine!!
Today’s card features the lovely new Tea For Two (129311) dsp in a cute and simple card.
A nice way to just say hello, thank you or even thinking of you.
I love the new Delicate Details lace tape (130966) with melon mambo accents.
Welcome to my new blog- Crafting With Nora! Come back daily to see card or other crafting ideas that you can make at home.
Each day will feature a card or other project with brief instructions for you to make it at home. I hope you’ll share your thoughts and projects with me too! Ready? let’s go!
Welcome to my blog: Crafting With Nora. Thanks for stopping by, I’m excited to be able to share my ideas, cards, and other crafts with you.