Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A belated Easter hello!

Hi there paper crafting friends, I've been a little late in posting a few photos for you, so I will endeavour to make up for it in the next few days with lots of completed projects.
 These first ones are of an Easter Stamping day I had with some inky friends, we made some Easter cards and three D projects as well as an interactive card.
Here's the Easter Bunny step card, that we all made using lots of Stampin' Up! punches and designer papers. I found the original on Pinterest by Jackie Topa, a very talented stamper in the US.
the next projects were these cute little "bag-in-box" containers which fit a small chocolate Easter egg inside for a treat.  These were found on 'Pootles' site along with a great little tutorial on how to make them using the fabulous Stampin'Up! envelope punch board. We have to have chocolate to keep our energy levels up when stamping!
The last project we made on that day was a fun interactive card using the Circle card thinlit, I love these dies because they come with so many little extras for embellishing your finished card and they're super easy and quick to make. This particular card also uses the circles collections framelits to make the window in which the spinning butterfly sits. You carefully wind the butterfly up and pop the card into an envelope so that when the recipient opens the card the butterfly spins around and around. It always makes me smile to see it spin ;-)
there are several versions of this card out there on the net so I'm not entirely sure of where I found the original. It was lots of fun to make and it's always fun to see the recipient open it.
 I hope you all had a beautiful Easter celebration with your family and loved ones.
 Lots of inky hugs from .....