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Free Template: One Sheet Easter Basket

I was flicking through some digital files the other day and found this template and tutorial for a one sheet Easter basket that I made several years ago.

I thought I would pop it up here in case anyone would like to make a last minute Easter basket - it would even be great for the kid to make. There are so many different ways you could decorate it.

Enjoy!

Download Easter Basket Tutorial

Easter Basket


Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms stamp set two ways

Good morning lovely stamping friends. It's a lovely Autumn morning in Melbourne today, and the birds are singing outside my window. I spent a little tome in the garden over the weekend, trimming the roses to encourage the last of the autumn flowering. Makes me happy!

Today I have some rose themed cards for you, using Birthday Blooms stamp set from the 2016 Occasions catalogue. This first card I made for my Mum's birthday. She's here visiting for the week too which is lovely.

 

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms watercoloured birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

I embossed the image I gold onto Shimmer cardstock and then coloured using my Aquapainter picking up ink from the inside lid of the ink pads. I wasn't too worried about perfection in colouring and blending, really just wanted to get a little colour onto the blooms. If you want more precise blending, I would recommend using watercolour paper. My colours were blushing Bride and Rose Red for the petals and Mint Macaron for the leaves. My patterned papers are from the Timeless Elegance DSP pack (the striped one) and the It's Your Birthday DSP stack (the Mint Macaron one). Love the cute little bow clips too. They are a real vintage gold colour and suit this style of card.

 

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms watercoloured birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

Even though Birthday Booms has some lovely greetings, I wanted to use this greeting that comes with the Rose Wonder stamp set (also in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue).  Here's a closer look at the colours and stamp set.

 

Stampin Up color combinations  Mint Macaron

 

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms stamp set from Occasions Catalogue 2016

This second card uses the same stamp set but a more fresh vintage look. I embossed the image in white, and used a watercolour wash on the petals (just Rose Red ink this time) and leaves (Mint Macaron). Both papers I have used here are from the It's My Birthday DSP stack from the Occasions 2016 catalogue.

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms watercoloured birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

 

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Claire

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Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms / Birthday Bouquet DSP for Mojo Monday.

Another challenge card, this time for Mojo Monday's sketch, MOJO438. This sketched really appealed to me.

Mojo438

I decided on a birthday card uing some of my favourite DSP', Timeless Elegance (the background DSP) and Birthday Blooms (the fussy cut flowers and circle. The greeting is from Birthday Blooms and I snuck in some of the Metallic glitter tape I love too (still available as a FREE Saleabration choice until 31st March). 

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Timeless Elegance DSP for Mojo438 by Claire Daly SU Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Timeless Elegance DSP for Mojo438 by Claire Daly SU Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Want to see other cards I've made in the past all in one place? Follow My Handmade Cards board on Pinterest.

 

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Stampin' Up! 2016 Easter Cards and FabFri82

Hello lovely stampers!

It's literally years since I have been involved in any stamping challenges, and this week I needed a little inspiration so I decided to play along with the Fab Friday Challenge 82. It's a colour challenge which I thought was perfect for some Easter cards.

Fab Friday Logos-013

 

I've put the cute little bird from Honeycomb Happiness to work in both of these cards. The DSP in this one is from the It's My Birthday DSP stack.

  Stampin Up Easter Cards FabFri82 using Honeycomb Happines by Claire Daly SU Demo Mellbourne Australia

 

For this one, I have used the stamps in Work of Art to colour the eggs, which I cut using the ovals framelits.

Stampin Up Easter Cards using Work of Art, Suite Sayings and Honeycomb Happines by Claire Daly SU Demo Mellbourne Australia

I hope this gives you some ideas for some Easter cards for 2016. 

 

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Saleabration bonus gift with every $90 spent in one transaction. More details HERE

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Stampin' Up! Masculine cards - Occasions and Saleabration 2016

Hello friends.

Today I have some masculine cards for you. Lots of my customer tell me they struggle with making masculine cards, and I do confess that I don't find them the easiest either. These ones are based on the Shine On cardstock weight designer series paper in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue. For the greeting I have used the 2016 Saleabration set, Perfect Pairings. There is still time to get this set for free with a $90 order (offer ends March 3tst).

Shine on 1

Shine on 2

Shine on 3

Hope you like these card ideas. I recommend checking out the Shine On DSP as it's really great - one side has silver foil patterns, the other side either Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder or Cucumber Crush patterns.

Here's a closer look at those colours together:

Colors

 

Monthly Hostess Code: Use March's Online Hostess Code (ZUXVVRFD ) to earn extra gifts too. More details HERE

 

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Saleabration bonus gift with every $90 spent in one transaction. More details HERE

Saleabration joining bonus. Get  $295 worth of goodies and free postage for just $169! That's a 45% initial discount, plus ongoing discounts, great new crafty friends and opportunities to attend Stampin' Up! events and earn free product when you join to save money and/or earn money. More detail HERE.

 

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Claire

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