Happy Time with Fable Friends

Happy Time with Fable Friends

What’s a Happy, you ask? I have a friend that coined that phrase. It’s a little treat holder you create, to share a little something sweet, with friends and family.  This time our theme is Easter, and the Wood Crate Framelits to the rescue! For this happy, I turned the little crate into an Easter basket.

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When using this die, you’ll need two images. One of the best parts, the die also scores the card stock. I wanted to step it up a notch and ran the images through the Big Shot with the Basket Weave 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It really gave it an Easter basket look and feel.

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To finish off the basket, I needed a handle. So, I just cut a piece of Crumb Cake card stock 9″ x 1/2″. Because I wanted to dress it up a bit, I also added a strip of the Gingham Gala DSP.

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Don’t you just love the little squirrel holding the sunflower? It reminds me of my backyard. We have very large oak trees and a whole bunch of squirrels.  Every Spring, I plant giant sunflowers and they climb the stalks to get to the sunflower seeds.  It’s all good, I plant so many, I still have my share to bring inside to enjoy.

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I would love to show you how quick and easy this little happy is to create. How about a FREE video tutorial?

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Crate – Crumb Cake CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, cut two images using the Wood Crate Die. Run through the Big Shot with the Basket Weave folder.
  • Handle – Crumb Cake CS – 9″ x 1/2″ and Gingham Gala DSP – 6″ x 3/8″
  • Banner – Gingham Gala DSP – 2″ x 3″, stamp sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black, punch the image with the Duet Banner Punch.
  • Scallop Circle – Pineapple Punch CS – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, cut the image with the Layering Circle Framelits.
  • Circle – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, stamp the squirrel in Memento Tuxedo Black, color the image with watercolor pencils as follows: Sunflower – Daffodil Delight; Sunflower Center – Early Espresso Leaf – Granny Apple Green; Squirrel – Early Espresso; Hat/Jacket – Pacific Point; Jacket Trim – Calypso Coral. Cut out the image with the Layering Circle Framelits.
  • Flowers – scraps of Pineapple Punch and Granny Apple Green CS – using the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack, punch two flowers from Pineapple Punch and from Granny Apple Green punch two center and four leaves.

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Easter Gift Bag Fable Friends

Easter Gift Bag Fable Friends

Need something to present all your Easter gifts? I’ve got the perfect idea. A sweet Easter gift bag featuring the Fable Friends stamp set. You’ll be able to put these together in no time at all.  

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I was lucky enough to find my gift bag at the Dollar Tree. The color reminded me of our Pineapple Punch.  I know it would be a great beginning to my Easter Gift Bag featuring the Fable Friends set. 

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This sweet Easter Gift bag has lots of texture and interest and really shows off the sweet bunny. I colored him with water color pencils as follows: inside ears – Melon Mambo, Jacket – Pacific Point, Bunny – Early Espresso, Buttons – Basic Black.

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Because I love the Stitched Labels dies, I incorporated three of them.  I like the soft stitching and the curvy detail.

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And don’t you think the Gingham Gala DSP and Florentine Thinlit are the perfect backdrop.  I also used a masking technique to achieve the look of the sky and grass behind the bunny. By masking off the bunny, you can avoid getting ink where you don’t want it.  Want to see how I did just that? Here’s another of my FREE video tutorials.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Bag – Purchased at the Dollar Tree. They come three to a package. (51/4″ x 8 1/2″
  • Background Mat – Gingham Gala DSP – Balmy Blue – 6″ x 4 1/4″
  • Accent scallops on the DSP – Whisper White cut two @1″ x 6″, cut two with the die from Be Mine Stitched.
  • Background Die – Granny Apple Green CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, cut with the Florentine Thinlit Die.
  • Focal Image – Balmy Blue CS – 3 1/2″ x 3″, cut with the die from Stitched Labels.
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ – Stamp the bunny and greeting in Memento Tuxedo Black. Die cut the bunny with the Layering Oval frame lit. Die cut the sentiment with the die from Stitched Labels.
  • Sentiment Accent – Balmy Blue CA – 3 14″ x 1 1/4″, cut with the die from Stitched Labels.
  • Use the masking technique shown in the video to add color to the bunny.

Assembly:

  • Pop the bunny image to the large label.
  • Pop the sentiment to the small label.
  • Wet Glue the scallop trim to the upper and lower part of the DSP. Trim as needed.
  • Adhere the DSP mat to the bag.
  • Wet glue the Florentine die cut to the DSP.
  • Pop the bunny/label to the DSP.
  • Pop the Accent piece and sentiment to tDSP.
  • Apply two of the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins to the accent label.
  • Apply a pearl to the center of each of the sequin.

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Fable Friends Gatefold Card

Fable Friends Gatefold Card

As crafters, we are always looking ahead to the next holiday to create something beautiful. Easter will be here before we know it. That’s why I chose the Fable Friends stamp set to kick off the season.The images are so cut, easy to color and the set has a variety of sentiments.

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Stampin’ Up! makes creating quick and easy. You can select on project from one suite and it will match or coordinate with those in another. So, using an embossing folder for my Fable Friends duck image I selected new “Dot to Dot” folder. I though it gave just the right amount of texture.

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My coloring medium was watercolor pencils They are easy to use and blend beautifully. For the mother duck I used Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Granny Apple Green. Because I used the aqua painter to blend, it gives a soft look to the card.

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Finishing off the inside of the card, I chose the row of baby ducks stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. Aren’t that just too cute? To ground them I just added a few scribbles of the Granny Apple Green and blended with the aqua painter.

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Did you notice the stitching around the embossed mat? That’s because I cut the rectangle first with the Rectangle Stitched framelits. So much texture and interest, right up my alley. I would love to teach you how to create this card.  I’ve filmed a FREE video tutorial for you.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White cS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/5″ scored at 2 1/8″ on each side.
  • Mat – Pineapple Punch CS – two @ 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″
  • Mat – Gingham Gala DSP – two @ 1 5/8″ x 5″
  • Focal Mat – Pineapple Punch CS – 3 1/8″ x 4 1/2″ and Granny Apple Green CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelit and then embossed with the Dot to Dot embossing folder.
  • Scallop Oval – Pineapple Punch CS – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the Layering Oval Framelit.
  • Oval – Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″,  cut with the Layering Oval Framelit. Stamp the image in Memento Tuxedo Black. The color with the medium you choose. Back the image with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 2″,  Stamp the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black. Cut the words apart and back with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Flowers – Scraps of Pineapple Punch and Granny Apple Green. With the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack, punch 3 flowers, 3 centers and six leaves. Build the flowers with the wet glue.  Pop dot just one of the flowers. Apply wink of Stella to the center of the flowers.
  • Stamp the row of ducks on the inside of the card and color each.

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Quick Easy Bunny Treat Holders

Quick Easy Bunny Treat Holders

Time to create some Easter treats, bunny style. My grandkids love to give out Nana Happies for every occasion.  Sometimes, our schedules are such that we need to create a quick and simple project, that still packs a bang.  A Good Day stamp set was my jumping off point and made this project cute, quick, and easy.

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I needed to create forty bunny happies and I had a limited amount of time. But, I still wanted them all to be cute and multi-layered with some texture, not to mention special for my grandkids.  How was I going to accomplish that?  Then it hit me, mass production made easy!  By incorporating a few tips and tricks that I’ll share with you in my video tutorial I created and put these together in one afternoon.

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See, I told you that I needed to make forty of these guys. My grandson loves orange, so the ribbon had to be Calypso Coral.  While my granddaughter loves bling, those rhinestones in the little flowers are all about her and I changed the ribbon color to lemon lime twist.

Susan Levasseur, Stampin' UP!, Bunny Treat Holder, A Good DayDid you notice that awesome basket weave pattern?  You can earn the Basket Weave embossing folder FREE with a qualifying Sale-a-Bration order. Not only that, the FREE bundle includes a lovely stamp set.  Place a $100 order in my online store an choose the Blooming Basket Bundle as your FREE item and you’ll receive the stamp set and embossing folder.  One of the best parts of this deal is that the embossing folder will carryover to our new Annual Catalog.  What does that mean?  I’m sure Stampin’ UP! has designed another gorgeous stamp set to go with it.

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If you don’t have the A Good Day stamp set, you just gotta add it to your cart.  You’ll also want to add the two coordinating scallop punches.  That way you can create all kinds of embellishments for all your projects.

I promised you some tips and tricks.  In this video tutorial I’ll show you how quick and easy mass production of this project happens.

I’ll bet you’re dying to get these done.  Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Treat Holder – Daffodil Delight CS – each holder is 2 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored on the 8 1/2″ side at 3 7/8″ and 4 5/8″.  But, if you are mass producing these, I’ve got a tip to make that quick and easy in my video tutorial above.
  • Focal Image – Berry Burst CS – punch one from the Pretty Label punch; Calypso Coral CS – punch one from the 1 3/8″ scallop circle punch; Whisper White CS – on a scrap, stamp the bunny image from “A Good Day” stamp set in Early Espresso and punch with the 1 1/4″ circle punch.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – on a scrap stamp the Happy Easter from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Calypso Coral and punch with the Classic Label punch.
  • Flowers – Berry Burst CS – punch two from the Tree Builder punch. Adhere a rhinestone in the center of each.
  • Ribbon – your ribbon of choice – 5″

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      Wood Crate Easter Treat

      Wood Crate Easter Treat

      Is it Spring yet?  I sure hope that season is truly around the corner.  Seems like this winter has been a tough one for everyone. Let’s create this sweet Wood Crate Bunny Treat together to kick things off.

      Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!, Wood Crate Easter TreatIsn’t he just the cutest thing EVER?  Our little bunny was create with a technique referred to as punch art.  All the little elements were punched from various punches and one die set to make this little guy come to life.  Attaching him to the Wood Crate completed this little Easter treat.  His ears were cut with the layering ovals dies, while the remaining elements were punched as follows.

      • Eyes – Basic Black CS – punch 2 using the 1/2″ circle punch
      • Face – Whisper White CS – punch 1 using the 2″ circle punch
      • Checks – Whisper White CS – punch 2 using the 1/2″ circle punch
      • Nose – Powder Pink CS – punch 1 heart – I did use a small retired punch but any from your stash will do.
      • Tongue – Powder Pink CS – punch 1 using the 1/2″ circle punch
      • Bow Tie – Sweet Soiree DSP – Punch two sets of images from the Bow Builder Punch
      • Be sure to very lightly ink all the Whisper White images and the DSP in Smoky Slate.

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      To highlight the eyes, I used a white gel pen, but a chalk marker would work as well.  Don’t you think that little bit of highlighting brought those eyes to life?

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      And of course our little Wood Crate needed a tag.  The Wood Crate Framelits Dies come with not only the die for the crate, but some elements to dress it up and it all coordinates with the Wood Words stamp set.  Thanks, Stampin’ Up!  The little “for you” was stamped in Marina Mist on Whisper White and die cut with the cute tag die.

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      Let me share with you how the magic happens.

      • Wood Crate – Marina Mist CS – cut two @5 3/4″ x 4 1/2″
      • Handle – Marine Mist CS – 8 1/2″ x 3/4″
      • Ears – Whisper White CS and Sweet Soiree DSP – Cut with layering ovals dies
      • Eyes – Basic Black CS – punch 2 using the 1/2″ circle punch
      • Face – Whisper White CS – punch 1 using the 2″ circle punch
      • Checks – Whisper White CS – punch 2 using the 1/2″ circle punch
      • Nose – Powder Pink CS – punch 1 heart – I did use a small retired punch but any from your stash will do.
      • Tongue – Powder Pink CS – punch 1 using the 1/2″ circle punch
      • Bow Tie – Sweet Soiree DSP – Punch two sets of images from the Bow Builder Punch
      • Be sure to very lightly ink all the Whisper White images and the DSP in Smoky Slate.
      • Tag – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 1 1/4″, stamp the “for you” in Marina Mist with the stamp from Wood Words.  Die cut with the tag die.
      • Baker’s Twine – Whisper White – 8″
      • Bow – Whisper White Organza 3/8″ ribbon – 8″

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