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Spring Has Sprung…

Spring Has Sprung  is a NEW set for March from CC Designs.  I combined it with the NEW Swiss Pixies Bunny Lucy and  the ticket stamp from the NEW Spring Logos set.

I stamped these cuties with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Hammermill Color Copy Cover card-stock and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.   All the grays are the T’s.  I made an Easel card with one add on.  I have a couple videos on making this type of card… HERE (2 min. long)  and HERE is a video with two add-ons (3 min. long)…

March is blowing in like a lion in Iowa this week… Sunday started with snow all day and cold…yesterday the high was 74˚!!!  Crazy!  Is it only in Iowa you can experience all four seasons in one week?! lol   Have a good one!

I used the Martha Stewart grass border punch but I couldn’t find it to link to,  so I linked to the Magnolia Doohickey grass die and the My Favorite Things grass die.

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Monkey Zoo celebrates!

Are you smiling?  This little monkey is new for CC Designs January release and called Monkey Zoo.  Comes with it’s own birthday sentiment too!  I was washing up a few pans, thinking…wanting something fun to create with this cutie and thought circus tent!  Well,  sure enough,  googled and found this card HERE.  So cute and easy to piece together too!

I printed Heidi’s pattern and then held it behind my pattern paper by my desk light so I could see through it to cut it out.  To make the card I used a piece of card-stock scored at folded at 4 1/4 in. wide.  I held the tent base piece on top of the folded card and cut on the tent pattern sides.  Adhered it to the tent top.  I used a toothpick on the top to hold the flag and bead.  On the back I cut a piece of card-stock the same color as the folded card and glued it over the top so that the back side is all covered and the same color.  Cute!  Easy too.

Inside…

another side view…

and from the front…

When I was in grade school…one of the gals in our class had a pet monkey!  Crazy….I’m not much of an animal lover, so of course I didn’t hold it!  eek! lol  They are entertaining in the zoo, that’s for sure!

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You Light up my Life!

I would be the “reindeer lights” in this household…for some reason I always have had that job!  I should count how many times I walk around the tree some year!  Hopefully this year we’ll get one that will stay standing up! haha (remember last year’s photo of it taking a nap! ugh)

I love this cute little Reindeer Lights image!  A new Animal Crackers stamp illustrated by Christine in the October CC Designs release.  Stamped with Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Papertrey select white card-stock and colored with Copic Sketch markers. The E40’s (R20, 21, 22 and 24 on his cheeks) and then just two colors on each of the bulbs… same for the die cut Christmas Bulb border die… I cut it first in dark green,  then in white and colored the bulbs,  cut them off the cord and glued them to the green cut.  I did add some fine black lines where the bulb meets the cord.  The sentiment is from Liberty,  one of Christine’s Honey images for the 4th of July.  I purchased mine at the stamp store, Craft and Hobby Connection in Ottumwa, IA.  I used my stamp a ma jig to position the lights, from the reindeer lights stamp, on the nestability die cut circle with the sentiment. I edged the sentiment circle and the reindeer square with Weathered Wood Distress ink and the ink blending tool.  Added some little holly leaves, branches and berries from punches and a ribbon.  The big branch border is a new Martha Stewart deep edger branch border punch.

On the flip side… I embossed Reindeer Lights with a clear embossing stamp pad and clear embossing powder on white glossy paper.  Then I used the ink blending tool and black soot ink and completely covered the image with ink.  I ironed off the embossing powder between two sheets of scrap paper to get the “shocked” look!  I stamped “I’ve flipped for you” with a Memories waterproof/fast drying Black ink pad. The green double sided paper is from Bo Bunny.  I had to really lighten the picture so you could read the words.

Here’s a link on how to make the Swing/Flip Flop card.  I did change the size to fit this image.

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Merry Christmas to Ewe….

Look at this super cute new lamb in the Animal Crackers line from CC Designs!  Ornament Ewe and the sentiment Merry Christmas to Ewe are in the store now at All That Scraps.com,  HERE.   I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Beckett Expression Super smooth 80# card-stock… cut it out and added a real life ornament hanger…turned out so cute!  The branch is an old McGill punch but I’m thinking Martha Stewart might have one similar now.  I used the Holly Punch around the page set from Martha Stewart.  The pattern paper is that Authentique Christmas 6×6 pad again… ribbon from my “stuff”.  I threaded the ends through the holly border..they weren’t exactly in the same spot of each side so I left a little end showing on each side…although a bow could’ve been cute… I’m not much of a bow person but I’m working on it now and then!

The October Release is so FUN!  Head over to the ATS blog HERE,  to see the other images the ATS DT gals are showing today!  Some awesome/fun creations!  You will LOVE Laugh Lines Christmas car and Reindeer Lights  AND…drum roll…this Fabulous Christmas Bulbs border die! I haven’t used it on a card yet but I did make up this sample to show off the die… it comes straight but I just glued it on curved a bit…

Isn’t it AWESOME?  I love it!!!!  I cut it out of dark green, then red, blue, yellow, bright green and orange.  Just clipped off the bulbs and stuck them onto the dark green I cut…super easy and fast. A little dot of  Tombow Mono Multi glue right on each bulb of the dark green cut is all it takes! *I’ll throw in a tip here…keep your mono multi glue laying down all the time… comes out better!  I even leave it with the lid off while I’m working… keep the glue cleaned off the tip and you’ll love it!*  Added the little light reflection with a white uniball pen.   I LOVE these old fashioned looking Christmas lights… it’s gonna be one of my favorite dies ever!

Here’s the sample I made for the dies we showed yesterday,  the 5 Point Flower and the Leaves dies…

(I used two of the largest flower on the bottom,  one middle sized and one small)

so pretty!  so much potential!  I know these will be favorites too!  yea!  Thank you Christine!

Thanks for stopping by… I’ll be back tomorrow with a card for the Sweet November part of the Oct. release…see ya then!

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