Thursday, March 19, 2020

IB116 Hello Spring

 Happy Thursday, peeps!  Hope your week is going're calm and collected, LOL!  It's time for a beautiful Inspired By challenge today, I just love this one:

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I had already made this card for my club girls, and since it's very springy, I decided I would share it here:

It highlights the Pleased as Punch DSP that SU has now, which is really cute, and matches several punches they have available!  I chose to fussy-cut my tulips, which are very easy to do, and I created a basket with the new Coastal Weave embossing folder (directions below)!  I used a sentiment from Fable Friends, lots of Layering Ovals dies, and a sentiment from A Wish for Everything for the inside:

So here are the easy directions for the basket.  I began by inking up the inside front of the Coastal Weave embossing's the side that has the SU logo on it.  Just tap your ink pad (in this case, I used Soft Suede) across the folder, or if you prefer, you can use a sponge brayer.  It does get a little messy, so make sure you wipe the ink off your fingers before handling cardstock!  Place a quarter sheet of cardstock inside the embossing folder and put it through your diecutting/embossing machine.  I used Crumb Cake for'll get a piece that looks like this:

Take three oval dies of your choice and lay them out like this; for mine, I used the largest Layering Ovals dies, then the next smaller one and one that nested nicely inside it.  The larger one creates your basket bottom; the others create your handle.  You can choose any size die you like if you'd like to make a smaller basket.  I adhered the handle with some glue dots and then arranged my flowers in a pleasing way!  You can sponge the edges with a dauber for more definition, but I left mine naked!  Easy and fun!  I hope you'll try it out as well!

I hope you'll find some inspiration with our Inspired By challenge this week!  Please share them with us so we can enjoy them as well!

I wanted to share a photo of my great nephew, Jameson.  Our family has a friend whose son had a serious aortic root operation due to his Marfan syndrome.  We've all been praying for him, and he's doing well and home from the hospital, but my niece posted this photo of Jameson, spontaneously praying for their friend while they were driving in the car:

This little boy is FOUR YEARS OLD!  Never underestimate how your behavior influences your children...if they see you praying, they will pray too!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Fable Friends, A Wish for Everything
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Pleased as Punch DSP
 Ink Soft Suede, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories Grapefruit Grove Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Tools     Big Shot, Layering Ovals Dies, Small Bloom Punch (SAB)


I Card Everyone said...

Your post started with a smile for me today, and ended with a hope-filled heart... God Bless you Jameson, and your little friend!
Thanks so much for this tutorial... for the basket, and life!

AnitaR said...

Love your card and basket.
How sweet is that photo! Made my day.

Linda Callahan said...

Love the basket of blooms! Sweet sweet photo!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh my goodness,...little Jameson, bless his heart. Your card is cute LeAnne, thanks for the EF tip!

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a clever basket! That weave embossing folder is perfect for this. The way you inked it up makes it indeed look like basket material.

God bless your little nephew! Wow, I am amazed and delighted to see him pray.