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Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you have a lovely day doing all that Easter means to you 🙂

These are the Easter baskets I made for my kids this Easter. The baskets were inspired by Makeesha Byl (there is an awesome tutorial on this link) and the bunny rabbit was inspired by Kylie Swain – thanks so much for sharing your talent, ladies!! I did change the size of the basket … my boys have dairy issues (one quite serious) … so no chocolate for their baskets. I bought a plate and other things for the boys … so I needed to upgrade the size of the basket. I used a 12 x 12 sheet and took the handle and a strip for the bunny rabbit punches all from the same 12×12 sheet.

Anyway, the first basket is for my almost 2 year old son. I’ve used the colour So Saffron, some retired Certainly Celery DSP and the Nursery Letters wheel:

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And I’ve used the big Designer Brad (Circle) on the handle …

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The second basket is for my 3 year old son. I’ve used the colour Ballet Blue, some retired DSP and the Classic Stars wheel:

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I made this basket first, so it’s a bit bigger! It only had 1 strip for the handle taken out of the 12×12 sheet …

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And I’ve used the big Designer Brad (Star) on the handle … and Josh has already pointed to it and said “I love my star!”. Cool!!

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The third basket is for my 4 year old daughter. No dairy issues here – so we have chocolates!! LOL!! I’ve used the colour Regal Rose, some retired paper from the Winter Bright Simply Scrappin’ kit and the Scribble wheel:

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And I’ve used the big Designer Brad (Flower) on the handle …

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I’m happy to say the baskets are a hit … the kids (especially the boys) are walking around with them everywhere!!

Oh … and here are some Easter hats I made for Easter Hat parades too (and my beautiful models, naturally, my babies!! Josh, Bella and Harry – from left to right)  …

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Needless to say, the hats were a hit with the kids too!!

Have a safe Easter break … thanks for looking 🙂

Emboss Resist Technique – 4th Birthday card

A beautiful little girl we know turns 4 next week and this is the card I’ve made for her.  I hope she likes it!

I’ve used the emboss resist technique for the butterflies from Priceless.  If you are on my monthly newsletter list then you will receive a tutorial on how to do emboss resist.  One of the many advantages of joining my monthly newsletter!

The close-ups below will do the card greater justice

I’ve used the colours Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Tempting Turquoise and Basic Black.  I love the textured card stock – it looks great!  I used Best Friends numbers for the number 4 and then my Lovely Lilac marker pen to write the “th”.

I also love the Stampin’ Up! Rhinestone brads … these look amazing!

And I tried a new way to use my marker pens!  I used my Tempting Turquoise marker pen to colour the edge of my grosgrain ribbon.  What do you think?  Yet another great use for Stampin’ Up! marker pens!

Thanks for looking!

What a night! Free stuff everywhere …

Wow!  I think we all had a great night last night at my New Catalogue Launch Party.  If you came along, what do you think?

These were the three free gifts I made for everyone who came along …

Paperclips

Aren’t these paper clips cute?  They are so easy to make … you simply need to have the Stampin’ Up! 1″1/4″ and 1″3/8″ punches and an image to stamp in the smaller circle punch.  Then you stick together with Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals with some matching ribbon … and there you have it!

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I love the new Stampin’ Up! In Color – Groovy Guava!  It really looks stunning with Ballet Blue, don’t you think?  The background stamp is the ever popular Scribble jumbo wheel … these were so easy to make with the jumbo ink cartridge for Ballet Blue.  I saved so much time 🙂

I must also thank my awesome upline, Joanna Wassens, for the design behind this box.  One of the great benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator are the fabulous resources you have access to for inspiration.  And Jo’s creation was my inspiration behind this box.  Thanks Jo!

Punch Candy

Do you like the Punch Candy I’ve made?  I adore our new Stampin’ Up! punches … in particular the scallop circle.  It is the best $30.95 I’ve ever spent!  These can be stuck to any project you are working on, be it a card or a scrapbook page.   And this Punch Candy is made using three of the new Stampin’ Up! In Colors … Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate and Groovy Guava.  The paper cut out with the scallop circle punch is the new textured card stock, too.  Oh, it is lovely!

Watch this space and I’ll post the cards we made at the party too …

Would you like to purchase a new punch?  If you would, you could make your own Punch Candy.  Contact me today!  Remember, you can place an order with my from anywhere in Australia 🙂

Have a great day!