I love this card. I had so much fun making it and sharing it on my February 8, 2021, Facebook Live in my Stampin' Peace VIP Group. I love it, first of all, because it is a fun fold card, more specifically, a POP-UP card! I promise you that after watching my video demonstration, you will see that making pop-up cards really is fun and really is easy. And everyone loves getting a pop-up card!
The second reason I love this card so much is that I made a picket fence using the Banners Pick A Punch. I was inspired to include a picket fence on this Darling Donkeys card by a card I saw created by one of my Merry Stampers Team Members, Avis Anderson. I thought it was so clever. I'm looking forward to making more picket fences on my cards and scrapbook pages thanks to Avis!
These are the cards created by Merry Stampers Teammate Avis Anderson that inspired me to make my own picket fence cards. I was so excited when the idea to combine the Darling Donkeys Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set with a white picket fence. Thanks for inspiring me, Avis! I see more picket fences in my future.
Our Stampin' Blends make coloring these Darling Donkeys easy and fun. They are my favorite coloring tool. HEE- HAW! Who would have guessed this sweet little donkey would be the pop-up surprise inside such a cute birthday card?
Another look at this darling card!
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Spring is here, and Easter is just around the corner. It's the season of hope and new life. Times are challenging right now, so sharing expressions of hope and kindness are more important than ever. I have some cute, fun, and easy to make treat favors to celebrate Easter & Spring. They are wonderful additions to Easter Baskets and at each place setting at your Easter table. There's even 1 treat favor made with our Kraft Pillow Boxes that can be used to give gift cards.
Top view of Clear Tiny Treat Boxes & Mini Curvy Keepsake Boxes with Brights Designer Series Paper.
Front view of Tiny Treat Boxes & Mini Curvy Keepsake Boxes.
Hold on to Hope Pillow Boxes for treats or gift cards or nots of encouragement & praise.
I cut the cross from Pressed Petals woodgrain DSP using Cross of Hope Dies.
Easter Bunny Treats for the kids made from Kraft Pillow Boxes cut in half.
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With a few changes in stamp sets and sentiments these favors can be adapted for any occasion - birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduations, picnics and family reunions. While we may not be able to gather in our current days of social distancing, we can certainly send out these goodies as happy mail or drop off to those in need of some cheer or to show our appreciation. The time will come when we can once again gather in groups to celebrate special occasions such as showers, weddings, birthdays, retirements, and all other occasions, as well as the every day moments. Why not get a jump start by making some favors for these occasions while we are spending extra time at home.
So often we punch a shape from a scrap of card stock or Designer Series Paper and toss the left over. In this video, I demonstrate how with a little thought and planning, you can punch shapes in a way that will allow you to use the negative spaces left behind to make a second card equally as nice as the one made with the punched pieces. I've featured the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set and Pine Tree Punch with Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper. Take a look at my positive and negative cards in my FB Live video below. I'm positive you are going to want to put some of your punches to work using this technique.
A couple more pairs of positive/negative cards...
Since I was enjoying this technique so much, I decided to apply it to decorating our Gold Mini Pizza Boxes!
I used the 2 pine trees I punched from the card stock and DSP circles on the top box to decorate the bottom two boxes.
Join me for my New Stampin' Up! Catalog Tour, then see a selection of all occasion cards I created with the beautiful Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper. The hand-painted imagery of the Perennial Essence DSP is exquisite! The papers are so beautiful, you could frame them on their own. But creating special cards and paper crafts with them is even more fun!
Watch my video demonstration at the top to learn how I made these flowers of Perennial Essence Vellum Card Stock, Perennial Flower Punch, and Perennial Essence Floral Centers. So much fun to do with just 3 products.
Thank you, France Martin, for the inspiration for this card. It was so much fun to make. The card features It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack and Enamel Dots as well as the Party Pants stamp set. You can get the Party Pants stamp set FREE with a Stampin' Up! order of $50 or more (not including sh/tax) now through March 31st. It's a Sale-A-Bration! You have the opportunity to earn FREE products when you shop, host, or join Stampin' Up! Contact me or use the Join Now link above for more details.
Directions for Party Pants Card:
Cut Whisper White Thick card stock 5 ½” x 8 ½”, score at 4 ¼” and fold in half. (Please note: I prefer to use the Whisper White THICK Card Stock for card bases and the regular Whisper White card stock for layering.)
Cut Sahara Sand card stock 4” x 5 ¼” and adhere to card base.
Tie a knot at each end of 8” piece of Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine and attach to Sahara Sand card stock using Glue Dots.
Punch 6 pieces of It’s My Party Designer Series Paper using the Washi Tape Punch. (Punch 2 each of 3 different patterns).
Make 3 pairs of “party pants” by attaching matching punched pieces together with Glue Dots.
Adhere the “party pants” to the “clothesline” using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Stamp greeting from the Party Pants stamp set in Basic Black Archival Ink on Whisper White cs and punch with 1 ¼” Circle Punch. Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensional.
Embellish with 3 It’s My Party Enamel Dots using the Stampin’ Pierce Tool for easy placement.
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