Trying to de-stress!

We said goodbye to my friend on Saturday.  It was a beautiful service.  Its hard to believe she is really gone and I will miss her a lot.

I’ve made a few cards over the last few days.  Its been very stressful here with many different things to deal with, not to mention the stress over the coronavirus.  So crafting helps me relax.

As I said in my last post, I am really enjoying using dies lately.  This Easter card I made uses a die from Cottage Cutz and features a little bunny hitching a ride in a truck full of carrots!

I die cut the pieces for the truck, bunny and carrots from Neenah Classic Crest Solar white 80lb card stock and colored all the pieces with copic or spectrum noir alcohol markers.  I then glued all the pieces together with Art glitter glue.   I then cut the grass with a die from Honey Bee stamps.  The background is a paper from Bo Bunny which I glued to the card base.  I make my card bases from 110lb white recollections paper.  Then I stamped Happy Easter on the paper.  I adhered the first layer of grass with Art glitter glue and the second layer of grass was propped up with 3M Scotch foam tape to give it some dimension. I glued the truck flat to the paper and added some carrots into the grass.
I love how it turned out.  I hope you like it too.

I hope that you aren’t too stressed with all thats going on in the world right now.  I think a little kindness will go a long way.

You can find some of the supplies at the links below.

You can find the bunny truck die here: 

http://www.scrappingcottage.com/search.aspx?find=bunny+truck

You can find Art glitter glue, Neenah Classic Crest 80lb solar white paper, 3M foam tape here:
www.amazon.com

You can find the grass border die here:
https://www.scrapbook.com/store/hbs-hbds-gb.html

You can find my Etsy store here:

www.etsy.com/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts

Hello

Hello!  My name is Mary and I have created this blog in order to share some of the cards I make as well as some of the goings on in my life!

Today the clocks went forward and I am already feeling the effect!  It usually takes me about two weeks to get used to the new time.  I am looking forward to more daylight and I’m really excited about spring and the prospect of more consistent good weather.

I’ve been making a lot of Easter cards lately. There are so many cute stamps and papers out there. I really need to make a budget for myself as I tend to go a little crazy with spending at times.  Too many cute choices!

So today I’d like to feature a slimline Easter card that I have made using Doodlebug stamps.

I like to make my slimline cards a little bigger than others I have seen so that they fit a #10 envelope better. So this card measures 9.25″x 4″.  I used Recollections white 110lb paper for my cardbase. I really enjoy this paper as its sturdy enough for card bases but I can also stamp and  use alcohol markers on it without any issues.

I cut the frame for the card with the Slimline Postage stamp die from whimsystamps.com .  I used distress oxides in shaded lilac and tumbled glass along with the mini cloud edges stencil by MFT to create the clouds.

The stamp set is by Doodlebug and it is called Hoppy Easter.  They were stamped on Neenah classic crest solar white 80lb paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with a mixture of copic markers and Spectrum Noir alcohol makers.

I fussy cut the images and adhered them to the card with Art Glitter glue.  I used some patterned paper from Bella Blvd sweet sweet spring collection for the background. Added some doodlebug enamel hearts and it was done!  I really like how it turned out. I like using a mixture of patterned paper and stamps for my cards.

I will be back in a day or two with another card!  See you then.

Some of the places I got my supplies from are:

mftstamps.com
michaels.com
whimsystamps.com
scrapbook.com