Easter Blog Hop

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Hi Stampers.  Are you ready for Easter?  It’s coming up FAST!  Today’s blog hop should give you some ideas of creative Easter ideas using Stampin’ Up! products.  I hope you can find inspiration here.

In looking for a stamp set to make an Easter card this year, I found that I did not have a current Easter set from Stampin’ Up!  Therefore, it was time to improvise!  I had seen on Pinterest that someone (of course now I can’t find it) had used the Sweet Little Something stamp set mixed with the Picnic With You Bundle to create a bunny in an Easter basket.  So, I decided to give it a try.

Stampin' Up! Somebunny Loves You and Picnic With You handmade Easter card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

My card starts with a Soft Sky card base 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.  I then sponged some clouds in Soft Sky ink onto a 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer of Whisper White.  For another card I had used the grass die from the Picnic Basket Builder Framelit Dies to cut grass out of Garden Green CS.  It occurred to me that if I turned the leftover piece  upside down, it still looked like grass. I adhered the grass to the Whisper White layer and trimmed off the excess and adhered it to the card front.

The basket was stamped onto Whisper White CS with Soft Suede ink and die cut with the coordinating die on the Big Shot.  I used the Layering Ovals framelit dies to cut an oval out of Soft Suede CS and then used a smaller oval from the same set to cut a smaller oval out of the middle of the first one.  I matched the ovals to the picnic basket and attached it with Mini Glue Dots and cut off the bottom part of the oval, making this the handle to the basket.  The bunny was stamped using Crumb Cake ink for all 3 layers and cut it out with my paper snips.  I adhered the bunny to the basket and then the bunny in the basket was glued to the card front.

On the inside of the card I used a 4″ x 5 1/2″ layer of Whisper White CS.  The sentiment and flowers (from the bunny set) were stamped in Memento Black ink.  The “barrel of apples” (from the picnic set) was stamped in Soft Suede ink in the lower left corner.  I use a Soft Suede marker to color in the stems of the apples to make them disappear. You can use the Stampin’ Blends (or the Stampin’ Write Markers) to color in the apples to look like Easter eggs.  The flower petals were then colored with Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend marker. The butterfly stamp (from the picnic set) was inked with Stampin’ Write makers and stamped in the upper right corner. There you have it – an Easter card. 🙂

This card is one of three designs that I will be featuring in my Easter Card Class in Twin Falls, ID on Thursday, March 22nd.  This class is also offered as a Class To Go.  For the Class To Go, I send you the cardstock all pre-cut and ready to go, along with PDF instructions. Ready for you to stamp and assemble with your own stamps and ink.  Anything you may need to finish these cards can be purchased in my online store. 🙂

There are many more project on the hop for you to enjoy, just follow along using the list below.

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Retiring 2015-2017 In Colors Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for April 2017. This month our theme is “Retiring 2015-2017 In Colors”.  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Queen B Creations or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

I have to admit that the Stampin’ Up! 2015-2017 in-colors were not my favorite, but I will miss Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron, so I used those colors for the card stock in my Easter card.  Can you believe that Easter is less than a week away???

I’m most excited about that because my hubby and I with be in the southern Caribbean on a cruise for Easter!!  We are going to the ABC Islands – Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao on Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas!!  Ten days of heaven, I can’t wait!!

Stampin' Up! Easter Bunny in a basket card using Basket Bunch and retiring 2015-2017 in colors Remarkable Inkbig blog hop My card base is Mint Macaron, 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25.  I followed that with a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Tip Top Taupe and then a 5″ x 3.75″ layer of Whisper White card stock.  On the Whisper White layer I stamped the carrot from the Stampin’ Up! Basket Bunch stamp set in Cucumber Crush ink and colored in with a Pumpkin Pie marker.

Stampin' Up! Easter Bunny in a basket card using Basket Bunch and retiring 2015-2017 in colors Remarkable Inkbig blog hopFor my focal point I used the layering Ovals framelit dies.  The scalloped circle is cut from Mint Macaron card stock and the plain circle in Whisper White.  I die cut the basket in Tip Top Taupe for both layers.  I used the foam strips to adhere the two basket layers together.  I them cut the grass in Garden Green and stamped the bunny onto Whisper White card stock with Memento Black ink and cut it out with the matching framelit from the Stampin’ Up! Basket Builder framelit dies.  I colored the inside of his ears with Pink Pirouette and the bow tie with Watermelon Wonder markers.  The ovals are adhered to the card with Stampin’ dimensionals and the basket to the ovals with glue dots.

Stampin' Up! Easter Bunny in a basket card using Basket Bunch and retiring 2015-2017 in colors Remarkable Inkbig blog hop

The inside of the card is lined with a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the grass along the bottom in Cucumber Crush ink and the sentiment in Tip Top Taupe ink.  The eggs were cut from the framelit with Whisteria Wonder, Soft Sky and Pink Pirouette card stock, while the bunny was stamped in Chocolate Chip ink onto Chocolate Chip card stock and cut out with the matching framelit.

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog – Queen B Creations, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.



 

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Spring has Sprung Pals Blog Hop

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Hi Stampers.

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for March 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring Spring or Spring related projects. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

If you have followed my blog much at all, you know that I love to do these card in a box explosion boxes.  In honor of Spring and our Spring has Sprung Blog Hop – I have made a Easter card.  This card features the Stampin’ Up! Easter Message stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Easter Message card in a box pop up explosion box made by Queen B Creations I used my basic card in a box card base design (found here) using Crumb Cake and Elegant Eggplant card stock and used Very Vanilla as my stamping layer of card stock.  I stamped in in Memento black, Garden Green and Elegant Eggplant ink. Stampin' Up! Easter Message card in a box pop up explosion box made by Queen B Creations

I colored the cross and flowers using my Stampin’ Up! Many Marvelous Markers.  The flowers, palm frond and cross were all fussy cut by hand using my Stampin’ Up! paper snips.

Stampin’ Tip:  When fussy cutting, keep your scissors in a comfortable forward position and turn the paper into the scissors, rather than turning the scissors around the paper.  You get more control this way.Stampin' Up! Easter Message card in a box pop up explosion box made by Queen B Creations

The cross is adhered to the back of the card with stampin’ dimensionals and the flowers and palm frond are adhered to the middle cross members with glue dots.  The Happy Easter sentiment is adhered with glue dots and two small strips of acetate.Stampin' Up! Easter Message card in a box pop up explosion box made by Queen B Creations

I love that these cards pop up for display and then fold flat for mailing.  A custom envelope can be made for this card with the Envelope Punch Board (5 1/2″ x 6″ envelope, 9 1/4″ square of DSP, first score at 4 3/8″).

Stampin' Up! Easter Message card in a box pop up explosion box made by Queen B Creations

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  4. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  7. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme by Becky Retzer
  8. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  9. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  10. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  11. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  12. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  13. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  14. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  16. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  17. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  18. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  19. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations  <—- You are here

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Pals Spring Blog Hop

2016badge-watermelonHi Stampers.  Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for March 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring Spring and Spring related projects. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Stampin' Up! Easter Sampler Spring Wall Decor Framed Punch and Stamped ArtMy “Spring” project is a wall art “sampler”.  Recently, I opened an Etsy store (well I’ve had one for a while, but I really started working on it this year.  I wanted to add more than just cards.  I found this great frame at Hobby Lobby when we were in Reno for my birthday last month.  It’s like a shadow box frame but the depth is very shallow (about a 1/4″ between the project and the glass.  Just enough to give my flowers and butterfly a little lift.  It was perfect for this project!

The interior of the frame is 10″ x 10″.  The Wild Wasabi background piece is 9″ x 9″.  I then cut out sixteen 2″ squares in various spring colors (Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Soft Sky and Wisteria Wonder).  Then I cut out sixteen 1.75″ Whisper White squares.  I cut out the letters that spell EASTER in Wisteria Wonder card stock on my Silhouette Cameo 2.  I just got it a few weeks ago – I am IN LOVE!!!  I’ve had a Cricut (didn’t like the need for cartridges – I know, they don’t now, but mine did) and I’ve had a Pazzles (very cool machine, but not very intuitive) – but for some reason, this one is SO much easier and there are a TON of tutorials online!

I then started rooting around in my stamp and punch collections and filled in the various squares.  Some were stamped and colored, some were just stamped, some were filled with punch art…  I just had fun with it.  I’m in love with how it came out!  Now, lets just hope some one buys it for $24.99!  You can view it in my Etsy store www.QueenBCreations.com (no – that’s not a typo – my blog is .net and my store is .com – how cool is that?)

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Final Hop Line Up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Nicole Everitt at Stamp Scrap Love
  3. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  4. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  5. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  6. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  7. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  8. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  9. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  10. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  11. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  12. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  13. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  14. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com
  15. Becky Volpp at inkblossomwithBecky
  16. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  17. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  18. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  19. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin pink rose
  21. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  22. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  23. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  24. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  25. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations

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Easter Blessings

Happy Easter Stampers! I hope you are blessed to be able to spend this wonderful day with family and friends.  Today’s card is another one that my friend Cheryl had us make on Thursday.  She found it on Patty Bennett’s site.  It was a swap card from Stampin’ Up! leadership done by Kathy Swanson.  Isn’t it beautiful?!?

easter-blessingThis beautiful card starts out with a Very Vanilla card base (8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″). We then used the Kinda Eclectic stamp set by Stampin’ Up! and stamped the leaves in Pear Pizazz ink, the dots in Crisp Cantaloupe ink and the sun in Daffodil Delight ink. We then used the Stampin’ Up! Blessed by God stamp set and stamped the cross and the sentiment in Early Espresso Ink.

We finished it off by stamping the butterfly from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set onto a scrap of very vanilla with Crisp Cantaloupe ink and punching it out with the bitty butterfly punch and attached to the card with a dimensional.  The flower was punched out of a scrap of Crisp Cantaloupe with the flower from the itty bitty accent punch pack with a rhinestone in the middle and attached to the cross with a glue dot. Such a beautiful card!

Remember you can purchase all the supplies used to make this card (and more) from my online store and if you order this week – Monday through Friday (April 6-10, 2015) you get FREE shipping!

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Easter Wishes

Hi Stampers!  I had a wonderful day on Thursday.  A friend of mine, Cheryl, who is also a Stampin’ Up! demo came over and we spend several hours stamping! So fun!  This card was one that Cheryl shared with me.

easter-wishesThis card starts out with a Baked Brown Sugar card base (8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″). We stamped the sun from the Stampin’ Up! Kinda Eclectic stamp set in Hello Honey ink onto a 4″ x 5.25″ layer of Very Vanilla card stock. Next we stamped the cross from Blessed by God (and a retired Easter Wishes sentiment) in Versamark in and embossed with God stampin’ emboss powder and melted it with the heat tool.  The vellum was attached to the Very Vanilla card stock with glue dots and wrapped gold baker’s twine around the two layers and tied a bow in the front.  These two layers were then adhered it to the card base with snail adhesive.

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