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I'm excited about this months Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop!  You see, I'm a March baby and my birthday is just around the corner on March 6th!  I'm looking forward to hosting my Birthday Bash Pamper Me Stamp & Scrap this coming Saturday.  On my actual birthday, we are getting babysitters for the boys and going to dinner at the Melting Pot with friends.  Another reason I'm so excited is that today it is supposed to hit a whopping 80 degrees which means spring is almost here in North Carolina!  Spring is my favorite season.

If you've arrived from either Nikki's blog, Creations by Mommy, or Kim Ryden's blog, Stamping with Kim, I hope you enjoyed their projects.  The Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop theme for the month of March is Spring, St. Patrick's Day, Baby or Easter.  The one key requirement is that we post a card and 3D project.  I hope you enjoy the projects that I've posted.  If you enjoy my projects, I would LOVE to hear from you and ask that you leave a comment and also feel free to pin these projects to Pinterest but just make certain to include a link to this blog post.  Finally, I encourage you to visit all the blogs on the blog hop.  So, on that note, welcome to the…

Stylin' Stampin' Squad March Blog Hop


Easter Project #1 – Easter Dove Card


Easter Dove Stamp SetThe first project I'm featuring for the Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop features the Easter Dove A la Carte Stamp from the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog.  This is a beautiful stamp perfect for a religious themed Easter card. 

The base is Whisper White with a layer of Certainly Celery.  This is the first card that I've used the Edgelits Dies on and I just have to share that I've fallen in love with the Adorning Accents Edgelit Dies!  They create such a unique and interesting border.  After I used the edgelit, I then stamped a matching border using the Bordering on Romance Stamp Set also found in the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog.  

My next step was to add the elements which starts with Crumb Cake Ribbon Seam Binding gathered on the center of the card.  I then used the new Blossom punch to create a flower which was layered over the gathered ribbon.  I punched out two Blossom's and dry embossed them with the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  To create depth and interest with the flowers, I sponged the raised portion with Blushing Bride ink and the edges were sponged with Soft Suede ink.  I added a cross from the Crosses of Hope Stamp Set.  The cross was stamped on Certainly Celery card stock using Whisper White Craft Ink then heat embossed with white embossing powder.

On another piece of Whisper White card stock, I stamped the "He is Risen" Easter Dove and punched it out using the Decorative Label punch.  The final touch was to add three mini flowers created from using the Boho Blossoms punch with Blushing Bride and Certainly Celery card stock.  Each flower has a Pearl Jewel placed in the center.  On the bottom left corner of the card, I added two Large Pearl Basic Jewels.


Easter Project #2 – Easter Bunny Punch Art Pail

Easter Bunny Punch ArtThis little Easter Bunny Punch Art is one of my favorite Easter Projects!  He is just so darn cute!  To create the bunny, I start with Whisper White card stock and  the Top Note Bigz Die to create the body of the Bunny.  Then I use various Stampin' Up! punches to create the ears, feet, nose and eyes.  The ears and feet are created using Whisper White punched out with the Extra-Large Oval Punch.  For the inside of the ears I used Baja Breeze card stock punched with the Large Oval Punch.  The "heel" pad on the feet is the Baja Breeze card stock punched using the 1" Circle Punch and the cute little toes are punched from hearts.  The nose is two 1 1/4" circles with the "fat" heart from the Heart to Heart Punch.  The eyes created with Basic Black card stock punched using the 3/4" Circle Punch.  My favorite touch is the cute little bunny tongue which I created using the rounded tip of a heart.  Finally, I attached the bunny to the pail with a piece of Organza Ribbon glued to the bunny and tied onto the pail.  A great feature of doing it this way it allows the bunny to be removed and the pail used for another purpose.

The pail is a product I purchased through a bulk buy program that I discovered through some other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.  You actually do not have to be a demonstrator to participate and there is usually at least one bulk buy a month. 

To purchase your own set of Edgelits Dies or any of the products used to create these projects, visit my 24/7 Stampin’ Up! store by clicking HERE.

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Sunny Stampin’ & Scrappin’!

Pam Staples

Project # 1 Easter Dove Supply List:

Ink: Certainly Celery Classic Ink (105217), Blushing Bride Classic Ink (119786); Soft Suede Classic Ink (115657); Whisper White Craft Ink (101731)

Card stock: Whisper White (100730); Certainly Celery (105125); Blushing Bride (119796)
Accessories:  Jewels – Basic Pearls (119247); Jewels – Large Basic Pearls (125577); 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon – Crumb Cake (122332); Stampin' Emboss Powder – White (109132)

Tools: Big Shot (113439); Edgelits Dies – Adorning Accents (125595); Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (120175); Boho Blossoms Punch (119858); Blossoms Punch (125603); Decorative Label Punch (120907); Heat Tool (100005)

Stamp Sets: Easter Dove (125455); Crosses of Hope (w: 117136; c: 120567)

Easter Dove Stamp       Crosses of Hope Stamp Set


Project # 2 Easter Bunny Pail:

Ink: Soft Suede Classic Ink (115657), Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen (105021)

Card stock: Whisper White (100730); Baja Breeze (111352); Basic Black (121045)
Accessories:  5/8" Organza Ribbon (114319)

Tools: Big Shot (113439); Top Note Bigz Die (113463); Heart to Heart Punch (119881); 3/4" Circle Punch (119873); 1' Circle Punch (119868); 1 1/4" Circle Punch (119861); Extra Large Oval Punch (119859); Large Oval Punch (119855)

Blog Hop Participants:

  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps a Lot
  5. Anji C. of Altered Scraps Blog
  6. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  7. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  8. Chelsea M. of A Chelsea Morning
  9. Amanda H. of Live Laugh Craft
  10. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  11. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  12. Heather W. of Heather's Stampin' Blog
  13. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  14. Linda O. of Stamp at Linda's
  15. Marla R. of Marla's Stampin' Spot
  16. Michele M. of Michele's Stampin' Blog
  17. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  18. Nicole B. of Creations by Mommy
  19. Pam S. of Sunny Girl Scraps
  20. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim