Saturday, March 13, 2010

Easter Workshop

Hello there! Gosh here we are in the middle of March. Where has the time gone?
Our Easter workshop is planned for 20th March and here is what we will be making. A little bit of punch art and working with the lovely Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens.
The folded card came from someone's blog and I am sorry I cannot remember who it was but if you know it was you then thank you for sharing it with us.
The Box Card came from the very talented Amy Celona although I have seen this one quite often.
For the folded card you will need-
Cardstock- Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Whisper White.
DSP - Haiku
Stamp Pad - Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Stamps - Occasions For All Stamps (hostess gift), Always, Forest Friends.
Accessories - Bone Scorer, 1 1/4" Square Punch, 1 3/8" Square Punch, Lge Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, Slit Punch. Chocolate Chip Taffeta ribbon, 2 pieces.
Cut the DSP 10 x 10cm and on one side fold in corner to corner. Do this for the other side also. Using a pencil mark a small cross in the centre where folds meet. Fold in each corner to fold line. On each corner (triangle) fold back the point until it meets the back, fold. There you have your folded shape. Using Versamark and the leafy stamp from the Always stamp set, stamp your More Mustard card. Use the Slit Punch to punch the corners out. Your Chocolate Chip ribbon is then placed onto the lower part of the More Mustard card leaving room for your folded shape. Tie the second piece of ribbon to make the bow. I used the Happy + Easter from the Occasions For All stamp set using my Stamp-a-ma-jig. The rest is pretty easy so give it a go. You dont need to use it for an Easter card. There are many ways to use this design.

Explosion Box Card.

I used Kraft Cardstock for the box bottom. Measurements are 7.5" x 7.5" square.
Score at 2.5" on all sides. Cut off the corners from fold to fold which will give you an octogon shape. On each corner fold in to the fold line as shown. You will then be able to fold the shape into a box. For the Box lid you will need DSP (I've used Windsor Knot) 4 1/4" x 4 1/4". Score in from each side 7/8". Make 4 cuts as shown (just outside the score lines). Fold in the square flaps and adhere to inside the lid.

The Rabbit was punched out using Large Oval (Ears & Feet), Small Oval (Ears & Feet), 1 3/8" Circle Punch (Head & Body). 1/2" Circle Punch (Cheek) Large Punch using Cropodile (Nose). Old Office hole punch for eyes. Cardstock used for the rabbit were Whisper White, Basic Black & Regal Rose. I sponged his face, body and cheeks with Regal Rose. The eyes were done with White Gel Pen and other markins with Basic Black Marker. The For You stamp is from the Vintage Label Stamp set which part of the Sale-a-bration Catalogue which ends on March 31st.
The other Easter Card is pretty self explanatory using the Watercolor Pencils and the Blender Pens. Its amazing what you can do with a set of pencils. This also goes for the Watercolor Pastels and Crayons. You have all the colours you need to colour your special projects. The scalloped circle was done by using the Scallop Edge Punch and then cutting in so far and bending the strip around the Whisper White circle. I have used the Kaleidoscope DSP from the Summer Mini Catalogue which also ends on 31 March.
HURRY! Have one last look at your Summer Mini and Sale-a-bration Catalogues to see if there is something on your wish list. If you dont have a catalogue then have a look on the right hand and click on your choice. Remember if you spend $100 in the Summer Mini you will receive a free stamp set from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue. I will need orders by the 30th if you wish to get in before it ends.
I cant wait to show you the Autumn-Winter Catalogue. There are sooooooo many lovely goodies in this one. Until then enjoy your stamping and thanks for popping by.