Happy Valentine’s Day, Sweet Stampers!
I was planning to post another Valentine card today, but then I thought, well, most people probably have their cards made already. And it’s too late to order anything for today anyway (but you can go ahead and order Valentine’s goodies for next year!) I really wanted to play with the Basket Bunch bundle, so I thought, lets start thinking about the next big holiday: Easter.
Actually it isn’t so odd that I would post an Easter card today. I mean, Valentine’s Day and Easter have quite a few things in common. To name just a couple: 1) we spend time with people we love, and 2) there’s always plenty of chocolate around.
I hope you enjoy today’s card made with the Basket Bunch stamp set and Basket Builder Framelits, which are available in a bundle to save 10%! This set has so many possibilities, and not only for Easter – a basket full of flowers makes a lovely card any time!
Here’s what I made:
This is a perfect project to use your card stock scraps on, since so many of the pieces are small.
Even though I didn’t use Stampin’ Dimensionals, there is still dimension to the basket and grass, because there are so many layers of card stock. I did use them under two of the clouds.
Here’s what I did:
Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:
- Melon Mambo card stock (CS) to 4-1/4″ x 11″ and scored it at 5-1/2″ for the card base.
- So Saffron CS to 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ and glued it to the card base.
- Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper (DSP) to 4″ x 5-1/4″ and glued that to the card front.
Stamped with the Basket Bunch stamp set:
- the chocolate bunny in Chocolate Chip ink onto Chocolate Chip CS. I used the same ink and CS to stamp the little marshmallow bunny several times.
- the same marshmallow bunny in Blushing Bride ink onto Blushing Bride CS.
- the same marshmallow bunny in So Saffron ink onto Whisper White CS.
- the bow in Cucumber Crush ink onto, you guessed it, Cucumber Crush CS.
- the basket and handle in Crumb Cake ink onto So Saffron CS. *Scroll down for a tip on getting the handle lined up just right.
Die cut with the Basket Builder Framelits:
- all the stamped images.
- eggs and egg overlays from Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, and Daffodil Delight CS.
- 2 pieces of grass from Cucumber Crush CS.
Made the clouds:
- punched 3 from Whisper White CS with the Tree Builder Punch.
- used a Sponge Dauber to lightly ink the edges with Soft Sky ink.
- stamped the sentiment from the Basket Bunch stamp set in Smoky Slate ink onto one of the clouds.
- glued one cloud to the card (the top one) and adhered the other two with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Assembled the card front:
- glued the overlays to the eggs.
- arranged the items in the basket how I wanted them and glued them together, adding the handle last.
- determined how wide the grass needed to be to fit onto the DSP, then I glued the two pieces of grass together, overlapping them slightly. I glued the grass – just along the very bottom – to the DSP. (The little bunny at front and center is covering the line where the two pieces of grass overlap.)
- tucked the basket full of goodies behind the grass and glued it in place.
- glued some extra bunnies onto and behind the grass, making sure I could see the eyes of the shy ones in the back.
Making this card took a little more time than usual because of all the little pieces. But it’s still easy peasy to make! Also, I used quite a few different colors, but you can use as many, or as few, colors as you want. I know you’ll enjoy playing with this fantastic bundle!
TIP for the basket handle
When you pull the stamp off the clear storage sheet, it’s a little floppy. This can make it difficult to know exactly how to put it onto the clear block so the stamped image will line up with the die. Here’s how I solved that problem.
Lay the stamp on a Grid Sheet, or other paper, with the carved side up. It’s important to lay the stamp on paper, so you’ll be able to pick it up and keep it lined up with the die. If you lay it on a slick surface, like a clear block, it will stick and be much harder to lift off.
Lay the die, cutting side up, on top of the stamp, making sure the carved image is peeking up through the die.
Flip the whole thing over, so the stamp is now on top of the die, and the carved image is poking down through the die.
Set a clear block on top, then press gently to make sure the stamp sticks to it.
Flip the whole thing over again.
If the die sticks to the stamp, simply lift it off, and you’re ready to go!
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For those of you who have taken the time to read all the way down to the bottom of this post, I have something special for you. Comment on this post by tomorrow (Wednesday) night at midnight, and mention the bundle by name. You will be entered in a drawing to win your very own Basket Bunch bundle! I will draw the name on Thursday, and announce the winner on Friday. Good luck!
Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!