Julie Moenck

Card making, home decorating and an occasional random musing.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Good Egg

I just love the name of this stamp set, "A Good Egg." I borrowed it from Heidi, and I kept saying, "I have to get A Good Egg from Heidi." My other friend looked at me and said, "Don't you have good eggs at home?" OK, so maybe it's only funny to me, but I think it's hilarious.

Here's a "treat sleeve" you can make up quick for a simple Easter gift. It's a half-sheet of Stampin' Up! card stock in Pretty in Pink (cut the 5.5" x 8.5" way), scored and folded at 4" and 8" (leaves a 1/2" tab that you use to adhere it together). The edge is trimmed with the eyelet border punch. A small piece of the Designer Series Paper stack in the subtles patterns is adhered to that, and then "A Good Egg" is used to stamp the chick, which is colored with Stampin' Write markers in Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie. A bit of ribbon and a cello bag slid inside finish it off. You can stick some candies inside. Yum!

We made this as the make-n-take at Tonya's workshop, where she had several friends over to learn about paper crafts, make a project and enjoy some treats that she so generously provided. If you'd like to host a workshop and earn free stamps (or paper or punches or buttons or...), just let me know!

Happy Easter, and thanks for reading!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Circles and Cupcakes

I know it's been a month since I've checked in here...with snow, melting, more snow, more melting, a 75 degree day in April (in Minnesota!)...I guess I just got confused by the weather? Well, it's as good of an excuse as any, which mostly means I have none.

Here are two of the other cards we made at Intro to Stamping card class back in March. Circle Circus stamp set is used in the one of the left with some fun spring colors. The Create a Cupcake stamp set and the Build a Cupcake punch are used in the one on the right. I like this one because it's not all pink and cupcakey...just something a little different.

The cupcake set and punch are available in the Occasions Mini Catalog, which is available through the end of this month. See the link to the right to check out the whole catalog.

Thanks for reading!