Thursday, March 17, 2016

Stampin' Friends Spring Blog Hop

 
Welcome to the Stampin' Friends Spring Blog Hop. I am so excited to be a guest blogger this month.  If you just arrived from Kathie's blog, thank you for continuing with the hop.  I am happy you are here to see the creative projects that I am sharing. Plus, keep reading for details on how you can win a crafty gift from each blogger.

We are excited to have three awesome Guest Hoppers that you will definitely want to check out!  The Guest Hoppers for March are:
Barbara Welch - that's me!

Let's get started with the projects!!
 
 Easter Card
Suite Sayings, Petite Petals, Love Blossoms DSP
























Spring Birthday Card
Suite Sayings, Party Wishes, Love Blossoms DSP























Hello Spring Card
Petite Petals, Honeycomb Happiness (SAB), A Dozen Thoughts

 





















Easter Chick and Bunny Boxes
Curvy Keepsake Box Big Shot Die, SU! Punches
















I hope you have enjoyed seeing my projects.  Now for the details on how you can win a crafty gift from each blogger.


Would you like to win 11 different awesome crafty gifts? Make sure you comment on each blog with the hashtag  #SFMarHop  by Sunday, March 20th at midnight!  Each comment gets you another entry in the drawing! Be sure to leave a comment on all 11 blogs.




I am so happy you stopped by today. If you started the hop with my blog, click the PREVIOUS button to check out Kathie's amazing creations. To continue on the hop, click the NEXT button to see what Charlene has created and you can continue hopping to see all blogs. 
https://kathielovesstamping.wordpress.com/2016/03/17/stamping-friends-spring-hop/https://wickedawesomecards.wordpress.com/2016/03/17/stampin-friends-march-2016-blog-hop-fun/

Here is a list of all the blogs in this hop in case you get lost along the way!  
Melissa Thomas
Cheryl
Steph Jandrow
Kathie Rotti 
Barbara Welch - you are here
Charlene Luks 
Carolina Evans
Leanne Johnson
Lynn Streifert    
Kirsteen Gill 
Elizabeth Jeanne 


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Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara

Monday, February 29, 2016

Turquoise and Yellow for Can You Case It #109

This week over on Can You Case It the challenge is a Color Challenge.
CYCI#109
Do you want to see what I created for the challenge?  Okay here goes:
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamp:  You're Sublime
Paper:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise
Ink:  Basic Black Archival;  Markers: Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray
Accessories:  Big Shot, Circles Framelits, Chevron Embossing Folder, Brights Candy Dots, Whisper White Seam Binding, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fast Fuse Adhesive, Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips

Thanks for stopping by and leave a comment if you have a minute to let me know you were here.
Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Can You Case It #108

This week I am playing along over on Can You Case It.  It is a sketch challenge, my favorite type of challenges.
CYCI#108 
Here is the card I created.  What do you think? 

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Beautiful Ride
Paper:  Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Basic Black, Tip Top Taupe, Pool Party
Accessories:  Big Shot, World Traveler Embossing Folder, Blender Pen, Tip Top Taupe Dotted Lace Trim, Pool Party Cotton Ribbon, Pearls Basic Jewels, Neutrals Candy Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fast Fuse Adhesive, Paper Snips

Thank you for stopping by today, I love reading your comments that way I know you were here!.
Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP! 
~Barbara

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Hello Sunshine My Paper Pumpkin Cards

I had time over the weekend to complete all the cards that came in the February 2016 My Paper Pumpkin Kit.  You can see the contents of the kit in THIS POST.  They are so bright and cheerful, like a breath of sunshine....The kit is called Hello Sunshine.
I followed the instructions that were included in the kit to make these 9 cards.

I made these cards with some extra pieces from the kit and other stamps that were included.  It is so fun to be creative and come up with alternative ideas. 

Thanks for stopping by today, I would love to read your comments, if you would take a moment to comment below I really appreciate it.  Have a creative day.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara 

Monday, February 22, 2016

Tutorial for One Sheet Tote Bag Treat Holder

I love this little treat holder that looks like a purse or a tote bag.  I made this one for the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop, you can see that post HERE














In that post I said I would post a tutorial on how you can make your own treat holder.

THINGS YOU WILL NEED:
Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Stylus
Ruler and Scoring Stylus
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Fast Fuse Adhesive
1 sheet of 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock, I am using Sahara Sand
Designer Series Paper, 2 pieces cut to 3-1/2" x 4-1/4"
Cardstock for Trim, 2 pieces cut to 5/8" x 4-1/2"
Cardstock for Handles, 2 pieces cut to 5/8" x 8-1/2"
Candy Dots Brad Bases
Pearl Basic Jewels
Handheld 1/8" Hole Punch
Paper Snips
Circle Stick on Velcro Fastener 

INSTRUCTIONS:
Score on long side at 3/4", 4-1/2", 6-1/2", 10-1/4"
Turn paper to short side and score at 2", 6-1/2"
Measure 2" from the 4-1/2" & 6-1/2" score lines and score diagonally to the edge
I have drawn lines to show you where to score, score both sides of paper


Fold on all score lines
 Fold the diagonal score lines

Apply Tear & Tape Adhesive from the diagonal score line to the corner on all 4 sides

Adhere edges down and secure

Fold the center two score lines to form the box bottom

Bring the top two edges together and pinch in the sides of box

Ready to decorate and embellish
Here is what I used to finish mine
Add brads to handles and a velcro fastener to the inside



All finished! What do you think? 
I hope you will be inspired to create your own One Sheet Tote Bag Treat Holder.  Thanks for stopping by today,   please take a moment to leave a comment if you wish.  I love reading comments.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara