Sunday, March 31, 2019

PP435 Happy Easter

Hello stampers!  Hope your weekend is fabulous so far!  We had some warm temps yesterday...a little teaser, I think, because it's going to RAIN all week long!  Anyway, we can spend time inside stamping, right?  It's time for another Paper Players challenge, and Laurie has a tic-tac-toe challenge for us:

I chose the bottom row across, but I also have the diagonals too!  My card today was based on a card my upline Pennie sent me, which I just loved!  So here is mine, featuring Botanical Butterfly DSP, a sentiment from Fable Friends, florals from Painted Seasons, and diecuts from Cross of Hope, Be Mine and Stitched Shapes:

And here is Pennie's gorgeous card she sent me:

So the very cool thing about this card is that it folds flat and fits in a standard sized envelope! Edited to add:  just "push" the card side will stay folded, the other will stay extended---and in this way, it will fit into the envelope).  I started with a piece of cardstock 4 1/4" x 8", and scored at 1 1/4" and 2 1/2" on the 8" side, then flipped it over and scored the same on the other side.  (If you don't feel like flipping, your measurements would be 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 5 1/2" and 6 3/4"). I started with a Highland Heather card, and pieced the outer panels with the Botanical Butterfly DSP.  My inner panel was embossed with Perfect Polka dots embossing folder and my cross was diecut from Silver Foil and Gorgeous Grape cardstocks:

My front panel was embellished with two dies from Be Mine, the stitched scallop and the open floral; I added some flowers and leaves that I fussy cut after stamping them with Highland Heather ink; I also added a little silver thread behind it to tie in with the silver foil cross:

I thought the upper left side needed a little something as well, so I stamped the same floral and cut just the inner petals to make a smaller flower:

Tic-tac-toes are always so fun, I hope you'll play with us this week and share your creation at the Players!  Meanwhile, check out what the DT created:

Saturday, my friend Robyn and I went to a crafty neighbor's house to learn how to make felted bunnies:

Here is my "work in progress":

And here he is, all finished and "on display" with my other Easter goodies:

The carrot makes it, don't you think?!!  And here they all are, on parade:

So much fun!  And so many cute possibilities for other little critters too...but I DO NOT NEED ANOTHER HOBBY, LOL!  Thanks for popping in today...enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Fable Friends, Painted Seasons
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Silver Foil, Botanical Butterfly DSP
 Ink Highland Heather
Accessories Silver Thread, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Be Mine Thinlets, Cross of Hope Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits,  Perfect Polkadot Embossing Folder (ret)


Betty4 said...

Gorgeous cards! I so want to learn felting. Do you know of a shop in Montgomery County , Pa area that teaches it LeAnne? I'm new to your blog and I'm loving all the postings. Thanks so much.

Kampin' Karen said...

Oh, yes, you do need another hobby and then you need to open a craft store and give lessons! What a great income that would be AFTER the initial expense recoupment! Those bunnies are too cute with their carrots. Both your card and Pennie's are splendid. Stay warm this week. It's 81 here right now and we have to have all the windows shut :-(

laurie said...

A beautiful Easter card and such a very fun fold! I love the felt bunnies too!

marlene said...

What a beautiful job you did on these cards for Easter. Pat your self on the back for a job well done.

Linda Callahan said...

Wow this card is a masterpiece! Gorgeous! And oh those cute!

barb mann said...

LOVE your Easter Cross card LeAnne. I'll have to case this layout - very nice. Thanks for the info. Your felted bunnies are adorable. Would love to know how - but like you, cannot add on another hobby! TFS those cuties!

Lisa Elton said...

Wowza, this is spectacular! Beautifully done LeAnne. And the bunnies are just as sweet as they can be!

Su Mohr said...

Such a special card, LeeAnn! I'm definitely going to give it a try. And, those bunnies are adorable!

Dawn Tidd said...

Your card is amazing, LeAnne. Love all the details and super fun fold! Your felted bunny is adorable!

Mac Mable said...

Stunning card, so unique and absolutely beautiful. Wonderful design and glorious tones of colour. I love it x.
Wow to your felted bunnie and 'good luck' with your new hobby!!! lol x.

Windy Ellard said...

Purple is my fav color so I love this card! All these elements together make a beautiful Easter card!

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh! Talk about a WOW card! This is absolutely stunning, LeAnne! I will have to try this fold. I also have to say something about the felt bunnies...they are SO cute! I would love to learn how to make them!

Claire Broadwater said...

I love the fold of this card! It is gorgeous! I need to CAS it for my Mom's Easter card! The cross is so pretty with the silver foil! Now, those bunnies steal the show! Too cute! XXX

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I love your fun fold in glorious purple LeAnne and the detail of your layered cross is just beautiful. Those cute felt bunnies totally steal the show though - I've always wanted to have a go at felting and these are adorable, great job!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Such a beautiful card LeAnne and I love the fun fold! How cute are those felt bunnies? What is ONE more hobby? Haha!