Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Meet Daba!

Welcome to Day 3 of Sister Stamps latest release. Today I'm introducing Daba, a sweet bunny with the cutest pose--a little mischievous and big on cuteness! I couldn't resist making a mini card with little Daba.

He was quick to color, with a few swishes of pink from some Copics and I inked in some grass to ground him. I used the smaller sizes of Reverse Wonky Rectangles as the base for the mini card, and added some twine for color.

I also created some pillow boxes with a quick tutorial  from that I found here. There are lots of templates available, but if you have a CD, 6x6" patterned paper, a scissors and some adhesive, you can whip up a bunch of these in no time at all.

I added an optional finger notch with a 3/4" circle punch, to make it easier for the recipient to open the box. (Think McDonald's apple pie container)

The Daba chocolate bunnies were white embossed on brown cardstock. I tied the boxes with some rayon seam binding and topped them off with mini felt roses.

I hope you'll give the pillow boxes a try. They're the perfect size for a small gift or to hold a gift card, and they're especially cute for Easter with a little Daba on top.

A big shout out to Jenny for having me as a guest designer. It was such an honor and so much fun working with Sister Stamps, and I know I'll be using the stamps for other occasions besides Easter.

Thanks for joining me in sharing the new release from Sister Stamps. Akemi, Masa, and Daba will all go on sale beginning tomorrow, March 1st. See the sidebar on the Sister Stamps blog for a list of places where you can buy them.

Don't forget to visit Debi's blog for more inspiration and I hope you get your hands on this newest release! It's bunnylicious!


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Meet Masa!

Thanks for stopping by on Day 2 of Sister Stamps' Release #6. Today I'm sharing a quick Easter card that I made using Masa, an adorable little boy with a bunny friend.

After coloring the image with Copics, I used a circle Nestabilities die to cut it out, then mounted it on a Reverse Wonky Rectangle piece that was embossed with a Sizzix folder. To bring out the background, I sanded it with a sanding block, then tied a piece of rayon seam binding that I dyed with Wild Honey Distress ink.

Be sure to visit Sister Stamps and also Debi's blog to see more projects using this new release, and stop by tomorrow for Day 3. I think I've saved the best for last!


Monday, February 27, 2012

Sister Stamps Release #6

Hello, there! For the next three days, I'm going to share the newest release from Sister Stamps. I was very excited--and honored--when Jenny asked me to guest design, especially since they all feature BUNNIES! Yep, Jenny knows that I'm a bunny lover!

Today I'm introducing Akemi, a stamp that was designed after Jenny's adorable daughter. I colored the image with Copics and turned it into a Polaroid. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn, and the sprinkling of cherry blossoms were given to me by Jenny.

Visit Sister Stamps and Debi's blog for more inspiration using the new release, and see the sidebar for a list of places that you'll be able to purchase them. Release #6 will go on sale March 1st, just in time for Easter.

Thank you for stopping by today. I'll be sharing more projects using Akemi, and I can't wait to show you more of the latest release!


Friday, February 24, 2012

Scramblin' fun

The Hero Arts Flickr group offers 90 minute Scrambles, and I don't always get to participate because of the time difference. This past weekend was a good time for me, so I scrambled along with Barb, our gracious hostess.

Basically, you're given a theme and 90 minutes to complete and upload your card. It's a lot of fun, with tons of camaraderie whether it's your first or your 33rd Scramble. And in the end, you get to see a lot of inspiring cards, and make some new stamping friends.

Barb chose "flowers" as her theme, with an emphasis on using a die cut on your card. Of course I chose Reverse Wonky Rectangles and some brown cardstock--my fave. And I finally opened up the Sizzix Stamp and Die set because I wanted to use the butterflies, and boy, do I love the dies! Why did I wait so long to open them up?

I also decided to enter this, at the last minute, in Hero Arts' February challenge featuring a Friendship theme, and a technique using die cuts. 

A heads up that I have an extra set of Reverse Wonky Rectangle dies that I'll be giving away in the next few days. And I'll add some other goodies, too. Stay tuned...

Have a fantastic, crafty weekend, and thanks for stopping by!