Sausalito, California

Friday, March 25, 2016

Envelope Punch Board Baskets

More Easter baskets but these are made with the Envelope Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers.  This tutorial does a great job of explaining how to put this cute Easter basket together.  I think she uses the 6 inch which makes a small basket I like using an 8 inch square which makes a perfect size basket, not big but cute size.  I would suggest both sizes so adorable!

This pink Easter basket, I made for a friend who is crazy for pink!  It is from Graphic 45 Botanical collection.  It is a beautiful collection and I love it!  I have been hoarding it but it was time to use, so springy!!

This is the small size basket using a 6 inch square.  It is small but cute!  The paper is from Graphic 45 and the handle is a border punch from Stampin up. The bow is from Die-namics.  I am now ready for Easter with all the baskets I have made.  Happy Easter and Happy Spring!!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Slatted Baskets for Easter

Pink, purple and yellow Easter baskets for my daughter and her roommates.  Splitcoast Stampers has this tutorial for a slatted basket on their website and it is easy peasy to do.  I decorated each one a little different even the handles.  I haven't filled them yet because I don't want to buy the candy until the last minute or I will eat it.  I used Graphic 45 paper, SU design paper and My Mind's eye paper. Just about any double sided paper will do.  I would like to try solid colored paper for the base and then design paper for the slats which I think would also be very pretty!  Check out some individual pictures of the baskets below.  Happy Easter and thanks for stopping by!

Pretty Pink Basket
Pretty Purple Basket
Spring Yellow Basket

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Spring Birthday

Just a quick post to show the card I made for my husband's aunt. She is going to be 98 next week and I made her a Easter/Spring Birthday card.  Just an easy card to make and drop in the mail since her birthday seemed to spring up on me. (No pun intended)  The flowers are stamps from SU with the coordinating punch and my favorite little bunnies from Die-namics.  The foliage is from sizzix. Happy Spring everyone!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Easter Bunnies

Love making these Diorama cards! Love the fact that they are so easy to mail too! In my previous post I gave the link to the video for the instructions for these cards.  I used a lot of dies and punches for this card.  The bunnies from Impression Obsession are adorable!!  Believe it or not, I am sending this to my son for his Easter card this year.  I know he will get a kick out of it! A touch of spring added to the card too.

A closer look
From the side
Springtime too!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Birthday View!

I know it is St Patrick's Day and I am showing a birthday card but I needed to make this card.  It has been half done for a couple of weeks and Julia's birthday is next week.  I usually make St Patrick's Day cards but for some reason just didn't have the time this year.  Such a cool diorama card, so easy and still folds into an envelope easily for mailing!!  Terrific!  This tutorial gives the dimensions for the diorama and is really easy to follow.  There are 3 sections and I decorated each section before putting on the next.  The picture below shows a little angle so you can see the 3 sections better.

Closer look
The back is the lighthouse with rocks, middle section has the waves and the front is the chairs on the sand.  This definitely looks like the coast of Maine and the weather is getting warmer.  We have had the warmest winter since they have been keeping records.  Making this card is definitely giving me spring fever!!  Happy Birthday Julia and Happy St Patrick's Day Everyone!

Back of the card