Coronoa Virus and COVID-19 cannot keep our InKing Royalty Blog hop from continuing. As you are all likely at home, working or just waiting this out, consider what you can do to make someone else feel good. Send a card with a short handwritten note, remember a birthday, crochet a blanket, cross-stitch a pillow, paint a canvas. Crafting is a pleasure to ourselves and to those who might receive it, and can usually be done in your own home. I hope my projects give you the inspiration to make something today. If you have any questions, I’ll be here to answer them. Love to you all….be safe, wash your hands.
Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. Hop, hop! This month’s projects celebrate Easter, so prepare yourself for a variety of gorgeous, Easter-themed projects. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.
Call me a traditionalist but Easter makes me think of bunnies and bunnies make me think of Fable Friends stamp set. I didn’t really envision my finished card so I just started putting things together until it looked ok.
I experimented with different coloring and stamping techniques for my bunny. The left is stamped with tuxedo black ink and colored with watercolor pencils. The middle was stamped with tuxedo black and colored with Stampin Blends. The right was stamped with Smokey Slate and colored with Stampin Blends. I felt the middle bunny was definitely the best with the most detailed look. I could say I snipped it out with paper snips but that would be a lie. I used my new Brother Scan-n-Cut electronic cutting machine to crop it out. I will likely never fussy cut again.
On my desk, I had a card base that I had scored and folded in the wrong place causing the back to be longer than the front. I decided to go with that idea and have a bit of the inside of the card peeking through to the front. I used the Special Day dies (coordination product available through March 31) to create the grass look by cropping it and using both cut sides of the die. I layered one on top of the other for a deeper grass look. I cut another piece to put on the front flap of my card as well.
The rest is pretty standard stuff. Bow tied with polka dot ribbon, stitched shape circles for mounting my bunny, and Well Said dies for Easter. I used the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp – Easter Blessing but only inked up the word ‘blessing’ using a Versamark pen (yup they have these and they are awesome). I then heat embossed with white embossing powder.
Easter isn’t complete without an Easter Purse. Here I made a tiny little purse using the All Dressed Up purse die. I embossed the cardstock with the Tufted 3D embossing folder before cutting out with the die. The Basic Gray flap closes using a thin magnet. Every purse needs some decor so I stamped the little squirrel with Tuxedo Black ink and colored him with Stampin blends. I could say I fussy cut him out but that would be another lie. I used my Scan-n-cut : )
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations . There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
- Susan Fields at Very Simply Susan
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
Thank you for visiting today. I always appreciate your comments and answer all questions as soon as possible. Until next time…
Avery’s Owlery Upcoming Events
Even with COVID19 I’m still, as of today, planning on hosting in-person events. I have room for up to 8 attendees and know this will be a welcome distraction for everyone’s regular day to day routine. Obviously if regulations or my own health changes I’ll let you know.
April 11 and 14 – StampinTechniqueClass. Both classes are the same so choose one or the other. The cost is $15 for three projects and lots of fun.
April 23 is Kit Together this month. All projects will be using the Honey Bee Stamp set. 3 cards and one 3D item for $18 or attend the class for free if you purchase products and get free stuff from me with my Honey Bee Kit Together Kit for $65. See all the details by clicking below.
Paper Pumpkin – April – My Wonderful Family
Paper Pumpkin believes in making a difference—especially when it comes to helping their subscribers build relationships through paper crafting. For April, they created a fun, family appreciation themed card kit that would make it easy for you to share your hearts with those you love most: mom, dad, daughter, son, sister, and brother. April’s kit even includes Mother’s Day and Father’s Day sentiments, giving you the perfect way to show your appreciation for beloved parents on their special days with a beautiful, handmade card.
One more thing to tell you about this “fam-tastic” kit: The Paper Pumpkin team knows that everyone’s clan is unique. With that in mind, they provided sentiments that would include anyone in your life who feels like family; for instance, “brothers” and “sisters” who have helped you along the journey of life.
Check out the video to learn more. You won’t want to miss this kit!
Paper Pumpkin is your monthly opportunity for a crafty escape. The kits arrive in the mail ready to be assembled. Or, mix them up and create new projects with the supplies. It’s all up to you. Stampin Up makes it easy to subscribe, too.
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