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Spring is Coming!

I am still working on making my cards (130) for the residents of the Belmont Nursing Home. I like to try to make a different design for each person, so Sketch challenges really help me with my card making. Today I made 5 different cards specific for five different card challenges.

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For this card I used  Happy Easter to Ewe by Bugaboo Stamps. I coloured the stamp with Copic markers. The sentiment is called Easter Seal by Technique Tuesday. The paper, gems, and flowers are from my stash.

I entered this card into Try Stamping on Tuesday – Challenge 208

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For card 2,  I used POLKAB sit by Bugaboo Stamps. I coloured the stamp with Copic markers. I used an embossing folder for a little texture. The stamp is by PI. The egg die cut is from Nesting Eggs by Cheery Lynn.

I entered this card into Techno Stamper - Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 356 (TSSC356)

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For card 3,  I used Spring Bird – Bird Nest by Bugaboo Stamps. I coloured the stamp with Copic markers. The die set is from MFT (retired). I used an embossing folder for texture, sentiment from PI, Stampin Up label punch, and ribbon from my stash.

I entered this card into Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 97

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For card 4 , I used Spring Bird – Bird Nest by Bugaboo Stamps. I coloured the stamp with Copic markers. I used 2 Nesting Egg dies by Cheery Lynn, Easter Seal stamp from Technique Tuesday, and two gems from my stash.

I entered this card into Die Cuttin’ Divas - Ch #205: March Sketch Challenge

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For my fifth and final card, I used POLKAB sit by Bugaboo Stamps. I coloured the stamp with Copic markers. I used Egg Nesting dies from Chery Lynn, Embossing folder, sentiment from Newton Nook Designs, and ribbon from my stash.

I entered this card in Tuesday Morning Sketches #290 and Cards in Envy - Anything Goes with a BOW Challenge!

UPDATE: My card placed in the Top 3 at Techno Stamper - Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 356 

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Easter Egg Cards Part 2

For this series of cards, I used the 4.25 x 5.5 card with the egg cut out as a stencil. I taped them over another card (same size) and stamped the flowers/leaves on the inside. Once done, I discarded the stencil, added a sentiment. Here are samples of the results.

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Products I used:
Stampin Up Inks
Cheery Lynn Nesting Egg Dies
Stampin Up Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die
Sentiments from PI
Happy Stamp from Winnie and Walter – The Big the Bold the Happy
Card-I-O/Majestix Clear Acrylic Pegs
Card-I-O/Majestix-Clear-Peg-Stamps-sets – Emily’s Garden/Gerbera Garden

I entered the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments Challenge - #125 Use A Spring Or Easter Sentiment

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 361- Floral Delight

Moving along with the Times - Pink/Lilac and/ or Butterflies

ScrapbookerPhD - Challenge #20: CAS (use a stamp)

UPDATE: My card placed in the top 5 at Aud Sentiments Challenge - #125 Use A Spring Or Easter Sentiment

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UPDATE: My third card was selected as a Favorite of the week ending March 22/15 at SCS. See post 11 at http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/general-stamping-talk-f17/favourites-week-ending-march-22-2015-a-t597743.html

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Easter Egg Cards Part 1

The next series of cards started as 6 cards but ended as 12. My intention was to create an egg shape stencil using my new stamps by Card-IO/Magestix. I started by cutting down a couple sheets of 8.5×11 light weight white card stock into A2s. Next I used the largest three Cheery Lynn Nesting Egg Dies to cut out various egg shapes. I wasn’t planning on using the egg shaped cut out, just the stencil I created, but why let them go to waste or get lost in the back of my craft drawers, so I stamped them with the mini stamps. The results are below.

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Products I used:
Stampin Up Inks
Floral and sun ray embossing folders
Cheery Lynn Nesting Egg Dies
Stampin Up Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die
Sentiments from PI
Happy Die from MFT
Card-I-O/Majestix Clear Acrylic Pegs
Card-I-O/Majestix-Clear-Peg-Stamps-sets – Emily’s Garden/Gerbera Garden

I entered my card into the following:

Easter is Coming!

As I have mentioned in previous blogs, I make cards for all the residents at the Belmont Nursing Home. There are between 125-130 residents, so I try and make individual cards for each and every one at Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Fall/Halloween. Plus I make birthdays cards, thank you cards and general cards for their tuck shop and as prizes for various activities. I do this all at my own expense as a way to “Pay it Forward” for the wonderful card they extended my mother. So I am trying to get a start on Easter and you will be seeing lots of different Easter” cards over the next few weeks. I designed three different cards today.

For my first card I designed the card based on 3 different card challenges:

STAMPlorations – Challenge 28 – Sketch
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie – Challenge 12 – Photo Inspiration
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations – Bingo (Flowers/Punch/Digi Image)

To make my card I used Easter Ewe by Bugaboo Stamps, I coloured him with Copic markers. I fussy cut him out and layered him on an embossed folder background and added some punch flowers by Nellie Snellen.  The sentiment is from PI.

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My second card is based on two challenges:

Cute As A Button Stamps Challenge #6 – Dies – Birds and the Bees Theme (Photo Inspiration)
Sketchtanten (Sketch Aunts) – Challenge 6 Sketch

To make my card, I used Spring Bird – bird nest by Bugaboo Stamps. I coloured the image with Copic markers. Next I fussy cut it out and layered it on my background design. I finished it with some punched flowers bu Nellie Snellen 2-step punches. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.

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My third card is based on Try Stamping on Tuesday – Challenge 206 Sketch

To make my card I used POLKAB sit by Bugaboo Stamps. I coloured the bunny with Copics. I layered her on my background. I used Memory Box TRELLIS BORDER die, MFT Leaf Flourish, and my favorite 2 step floral/leaf punches by Nellie Snellen. The sentiment is from PI.

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Update: My second card placed top three in Cute As A Button Stamps Challenge #6 – Dies – Birds and the Bees Theme (Photo Inspiration)

Top3Winner cute as a buttonMy third card placed top three in Try Stamping on Tuesday – Challenge 206 Sketch

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Bunny Troupe

For fun this week, I thought it would work with my Rick St. Denis stamp called Euro Kids Bunnies. I coloured them in pastel tones with Copics. The sentiment is from Close to My Heart. The embossing folder is from Cuttlebug. They are just so cute and cuddly I had to enter them in the Crafty Little Fairies Challenge.

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