Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Here Comes Peter Cottontail!!

Happy Tuesday!

Just popping in really quickly between BINGO games and losing on the slot machines to bring you my ABC Toys & Crafts sample.  I kind of cheated a bit this week in that my card features a stamp set that Julie doesn't carry.  HOWEVER, I hope I make up for that by the simple fact that I used TWO, count them, TWO Martha Stewart border punches that are super versatile and sweet for Easter cards.  I made this card for the Impression Obsession Easter card challenge for last week.  My random number wasn't chosen, but I'm still very happy with how this turned out.  I wanted to give the illusion that Peter Cottontail was hopping out of Mr. Green's vegetable garden!  LOL  Actually, I think Peter Cottontail hops down the bunny trail . . . I'm thinking I might have gotten him mixed up with someone else.  But hey, he's cute right?!  LOL

I stamped the bunny image on Kraft card stock using Versamark, then heat embossed with White embossing powder.  I cut Peter out and popped him up on 3-D Pop Dots to really give him the image that he's in mid-air.  I punched the fence out using the Martha Stewart Picket Fence Border Punch and then used one of the coordinating pattern papers and punched another border out using the Martha Stewart Grass Border Punch.  How freakin' easy is it to create grass with this border punch - SUPER EASY!!  This punch would be great for creating any kind of springy scene - maybe with little chickies, or duckies, or bunnies.  Right?!  It punched beautifully.  I wanted a lavendar panel behind Peter so that there would be more contrast - so I cut out a Labels 9 Nestabilities panel with my Cuttlebug.  I stitched the lavendar pattern paper onto a coordinating lavendar card stock panel, and then popped it up on 3-D Pop Dots and adhered it to a Kraft card base.  Added some Plum Pudding satin ribbon for a sweet touch.

STAMPS:  Easter Seals (Impression Obsession), Victorian Diamond Background (Rubbernecker)
INK:  Versamark (Tsukineko), Lavender Moon (PTI), Plum Pudding (PTI)
PAPER:  Kraft CS (PTI), Grapesicle CS (Poptone), Gossamer DP (Memory Box)
ACCESSORIES:   Janome Sew Mini, 3-D Pop Dots (EK Success), Grass Border Punch (Martha Stewart Crafts), Picket Fence Border Punch (Martha Stewart Crafts), Labels 9 Nestabilities (Spellbinders) Plum Pudding Satin Ribbon (PTI), Self-Adhesive Snowball (from stash), White Embossing Powder (Zing/American Crafts)

Just a reminder that we're still having the Design Team Discount Code Competition.  Click on the box below, and that'll take you to the ABC Toys & Crafts store - enter KL20 as the discount code upon check out, and you'll receive 20% off of your entire order.  Use this code as often as you like between now and March 31st.  New Nesties are in stock now, new Slice accessories, as well as the brand spankin' new Sarah Kay and Helz Cuppleditch clear stamps - SUPER CUTE!

Gotta get back to the BINGO hall!  I'll be back at creating on Thursday, so should have something new to share with you on Friday.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Piali said...

Wow!! Beautiful Karolyn!!Love the Bunny...great colors and fab idea of layering the punch borders.

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

This is darling, Karolyn! I love that patterned paper.

Maria Matter said...

Beautiful Karolyn!
I love this 'designer' bunny and your double punched border, you are just so dang creative!!!
Hugs & Blessings, Maria

Pat (mspfd) said...

Lovely Easter card, Carolyn!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wowzers! I stumbled upon your blog and you have amazing talent!!!! Your blog is full of wonderful things :)

Justine said...

ADORABLE. ABC is not JUST STAMPS chicca. I love this