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Ornate Easter Greeting and Ellen Hutson Stamp Sale

Good Saturday morning.  I have a clean and simple Easter card to share with you today made using the Impression Obsession Happy Easter sentiment paired with the Ornate Egg 1, Easter Egg Set, Border Duo 1, Leaves and Stems and Tiny Flowers.

KC Impression Obsession Happy Easter 1 left

I cut the decorative border piece and attached it to the card base using ATG adhesive along the top and mounting tape along the bottom. I wanted the border to be popped up a little to show off the eyelet design. I applied Crafter’s Pick Ultimate Glue to the back border edge of the decorative egg and attached it to the solid egg base.  I used the Crafter’s Pick as it dries perfectly clear. There are three sizes of eggs in the Easter Egg Set and the largest is a perfect fit for the ornate eggs. Although I only used one of the ornate eggs I linked both below for you to see.

KC Impression Obsession Happy Easter 1 center

I tied the multi loop bow and attached it to the egg with glue dots. I tucked the stems and flowers in around the bow and attached them with glossy accents. I attached the egg to the card base with mounting tape.  I put a closer picture of the egg below.  It is so pretty with the foliage and flowers. I love the decorative design of the egg layer done in white against the purple background.

KC Impression Obsession Happy Easter 1 close

I rolled up a strip of double stick tape, applied it to the back of the Happy Easter pieces and attached them to the card base.

double stick tape 2

My mother-in-law is 90 years old and  lives in a nursing home in New Jersey.  She loves getting my cards and we send her little care packages every week with one or two. She will love getting this pretty card for Easter.

KC Impression Obsession Happy Easter 1 right

Do you have a long stamp wish list at Ellen Hutson’s. Hop on over and check out the 20% off stamp sale event. The sales ends tomorrow.

 

stamp sale ellen

Thanks for vising my blog today and I hope you are having a great weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Impression Obsession “Some Bunny Loves You” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Some Bunny Loves You” design team challenge. My project today was the Bunny Set, Bouquet, Butterfly Set and was framed using the Circle Shaker Frames.  The matting circles were made using the Nesting Circles.

KC Impression Obsession Bunny Set 14 right

I started by cutting the circle frame and the two matting frames and attached them together using tiny strips of mounting tape. I applied double stick tape to the back lower portion of the frame and attached two full sections of the green bouquet stems.  I applied double stick tape all the way around the back of the frame and stems and attached it to the card base.

KC Impression Obsession Bunny Set 14 center

I formed the different colored flowers from the set with my stylus and molding pad and attached them to the stems using glossy accents. The bunnies were colored using mini applicators and Antique Linen and Vintage Photo ink. Each bunny was attached to the scene using mounting tape. I trimmed a portion off the back section of the bunny on the left to get him to fit inside the frame.  I attached the three butterflies in the scene with glossy accents for the finishing touch.

KC Impression Obsession Bunny Set 14 close

Here’s a closer view of those three precious bunnies.  I love making projects with them.

KC Impression Obsession Bunny Set 14 left

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge go to the Impression Obsession Blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog and you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing! I hope you will go check out what the other IO teams members created for the challenge.

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

llina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

 

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Happy Easter Bunny Egg Hunt

Good Sunday morning and Happy Easter. I have another bunny scene to share with you and today my bunnies are hunting eggs.  The bunny in the window has piled his egg stash up there with him and the other two bunnies are still on the egg hunt.  I love the soft colors of the Authentique Springtime designer paper and thought it was the perfect background for this whimsical scene.  I used the Impression Obsession Rabbit Set, Grass Border, Small Grass Border, and the eggs from the Girl with Easter Basket paired with the Art Impressions Window and framed the scene using the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames.

KC Impression Obsession Rabbit  Set 7 right

I attached thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the larger frame and attached it to the designer paper card base.  I applied double stick tape to the lower portion of the smaller frame, attached the grass borders, then attached thin strips of mounting tape and attached to the card base. I attached mounting tape to the back of the window and attached to the card base.

KC Impression Obsession Rabbit  Set 7 center

I attached the tiny flowers and foliage to the necks of the three bunnies with glossy accents.  I attached one bunny in the window with a tiny piece of mounting tape.  I attached several eggs to a small piece of cardstock with glossy accents and attached it on the window ceil with a piece of mounting tape. I applied small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the bunnies and tucked them in behind the grass border.

KC Impression Obsession Rabbit  Set 7 close

I arranged several eggs in the grass around the bunnies and attached with glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Rabbit  Set 7 left

If you didn’t see my Bunnies in the Garden post yesterday you will want to bunny hop over and check out my Blog Candy offer.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Easter.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Bunnies in the Garden and Blog Candy

Good Saturday morning.  I love making bunny scene projects and just couldn’t help myself to make one for Easter.  I especially love the three bunnies in the Impression Obsession Bunny set.  My project today paired the bunnies with the newly released Impression Obsession Bouquet set, Grass Border, Small Grass Border, Butterfly Set and All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2, and Leaves and Stems.

KC Impression Obsession Bouquet 2 right

The large frame was attached to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape. I applied double stick to the lower portion on the back of the scalloped frame, attached the Small Grass Border and then attached thin strips of mounting tape all the way around and attached to the card base. The bunnies were colored with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo applied with a mini applicator.

KC Impression Obsession Bouquet 2 center

I cut two sets of the green stems from the Bouquet set and sets of flowers in pink, yellow and purple.  I cut the bouquet stems into smaller sections and attached flowers to the stems with glossy accents. I tucked the flower stems in behind the grass and attached with glossy accents.  I cut a section of Grass Border and cut it into small sections to fill space in-between the flower stems and attached with glossy accents. The bunnies were attached in the scene with pieces of mounting tape.  I cut tiny leaves off of a stem from the Leaves and Stems set and attached to the necks of the bunnies and then attached a tiny 1/8” circle formed using the small tip of my stylus. The whole scene was bottom heavy with all the flowers and bunnies so I added a couple butterflies to the sky area and frame to draw the eye up.

KC Impression Obsession Bouquet 2 close

Here’s a closer scene to show the dimension off the scene.

KC Impression Obsession Bouquet 2 left

I did a search on my blog this morning using the word bunny and was shocked at how many “bunny project posts” I have made over the years. There really aren’t many animals cuter than a bunny so they make a perfect image to use to make a cheery and sweet card.

Blog Candy  MFT Pierced Square Frames

pierced frame

Well…..I’ve done it again.  I have ordered a die set that I purchased just a few weeks ago.  I placed the MFT Pierced Square Frames on my wish list at Ellen’s and failed to take it off when I first ordered the set and reordered it again.  So my loss is your gain!  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by 5:00 pm on Wednesday the 30th by 5:00 and you will be entered into the random drawing.

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you are enjoying your Easter weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Impression Obsession Spring 2016 Die Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning and welcome to day one of the Impression Obsession Spring Die Blog Hop!  Our team has some beautiful projects to share and prizes to give away! The hop is for two days (3/24/16 – 3/25/16) and you can check out all the details on the Impression Obsession Blog.  Make sure you visit and comment on all the team posts for a chance to win.

My project today was made using the new Barn and Duck Set paired with the Tree Frame, All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2, Leafy Branch, Grass Border, Small Grass Border, Tiny Flowers and Clouds.

KC Impression Obsession Barn 1 right

I began by cutting the Tree Frame using Kraft cardstock and coloring it with a light walnut Copic marker. I cut a couple sections of the Leafy Branch, cut the branches apart into small sections and attached them to the limbs of the tree with glossy accents.  I was going to leave the tree plain with just the green leaves but couldn’t resist adding the Tiny flowers that I formed using my Susan’s Garden Tool Kit.  I cut the All-in One Rectangle Frame and applied double stick tape all the way around the back of the frame. I attached one Small Grass Border to the back of the frame , trimmed a small portion off the bottom of the Tree Frame and then attached it to the back of the frame.  I lightly sponged blue ink for the sky on the white card layer.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the blue sky base. I wanted to add one more element of dimension to the project so I applied another layer of mounting tape to the back of the whole framed section and attached it to the red card base.

KC Impression Obsession Barn 1 center

I cut the Barn twice, once in red and once in black.  I attached the barn trim, windows and doors to the red barn base with Cosmic glue.  I cut the silo and sponged it all over with rust hinge ink using a mini applicator.  The ducks were cut using yellow cardstock and sponged lightly with wild honey ink using a mini applicator.  I tucked the barn in behind the tree branches with mounting tape.  The silo was cut off on one side so it could be tucked in behind the frame. I cut a grass border in to small sections and attached them on both sides of the barn to another element of “country” to the scene.  I attached one cloud section in the sky with mounting tape.  The ducks were attached to the frame and in behind the grass for the finishing touch. 

KC Impression Obsession Barn 1 left

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you enjoy hopping to see all the beautiful design team projects. 

Today’s Hop List:

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Karen Amidon

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Kittie Caracciolo (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Card Size:  5.50” x 4.25”