Vintage Easter Egg

Vintage Easter Egg by Power PoppyJust a quick and simple card featuring the latest digital stamp set from Power Poppy called Vintage Easter Egg. Drawn from the inspiration of countless charming vintage Easter postcards, tags, and bits of ephemera collected over the years, Marcella’s little Easter egg is all wrapped up in picotee ribbon and a special tag, ready for your personalization! Or, use the egg with a handwritten Happy Easter message already inside. A special handlettered note (featured here) is also included for the inside of your springy Easter cards. This stamp set features three high resolution images, including a vintage Easter egg, a blank tag version, and a handwritten styled sentiment.

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Nancy (me!)
Barb Walker


Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Sugar Doodles from the Cream & Sugar Collection by Doodlebug; Bazzill Cardstock in Watermelon Sensation
Stamp: Vintage Easter Egg(*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Stitched Scalloped Basic Edge by My Favorite Things
Copics: Y02, Y15, Y19, B000, YG01, YG07, G09

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Chick and Bunny Wobble

I happened upon the Cool Chick stamps from Stampingbella and knew immediately that I needed to color them. I posted one card using Mail Chick last month. Now I’ve completed another featuring the stamp Chick and Bunny Wobble and using a slightly different color combination on the chick this time. I’ve added another color map so that you can follow along.

Rowhouse Greeting | Chick and Bunny Wobble by Stampingbella

Hope this fun image  inspires you to color!


Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Light Teal Check from the Micro Basics Collection by Authentique
Chick and Bunny Wobble by Stampingbella
Die: Floral Ovals by Spellbinders
Copics: B0000, B000, BG10, BV000, Y02, Y15, Y19 (flower); BG13, BG15, BG49 (leaves); Y000, Y02, Y15, Y19, Y38, YR68 (chick); BV0000, BV000, RV91, RV93 (bunny); BG13, BG15 (grass)

Sending Hugs!

Spent yesterday with the wonderful ladies at Photo Scraps and this is one of the cards that I prepared for Demo Day. It features Stamping Bella’s Mail Chick stamp. I love this stamp because it’s easy to color and can be used for many occasions – valentines, encouragement, thinking of you, etc. I paired it with the Sending You stamp set by Avery Elle which also includes sentiments that cover many occasions.


Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Rainbow Ribbons from the Hello Sunshine Collection by Doodlebugs(*), Bazzill Basics in Atlantic; Neenah White Index Cardstock
Stamps: Mail Chick by Stamping Bella; Sending You by Avery Elle
Ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black and Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsekineko
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp!
Embellishments: .5 cm pink sequins
Copics: Y32, Y35, Y38, YR07 (chick); YR02, YR04, YR07 (beak): RV52, RV63, RV55, RV66 (heart); B0000, B000, Bv00 (envelope)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.


I Love You Just the Way You Are

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, mainly because I’ve been trying to get organized. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by crafting supplies — paper, stamps, inks, markers. It all adds up quickly! So I’ve taken a step back just get things in order.

The nice thing about getting organized is that it forced me to look through all of the paper, stamps, and dies that I purchased over the past year (and haven’t used). That alone should stop me from buying anything new for while, but that’s a resolution that I’m not even going to pretend to make! But over the next few days, I’m going to post a few cards that I made from my stash so that some of these supplies will finally see the light of day.

Today’s is the first of two cards that feature stamps and die cuts – no Copics! I love to color, but sometimes I just want an easy card that goes together quickly, especially if I want to make multiple copies. Since I don’t really like to color the same image multiple times, using die cuts was my ready solution. For the sake of my sanity, I backed the red foil paper with iCraft adhesive sheets before running it through the die cutter. Then all of my embellishments were just peel and stick. Can’t get much easier than that!

Here’s a look at the inside of the card.

Rowhouse Greetings | Valentine's Day | Uplifters by Paper Smooches
Rowhouse Greetings | Valentine’s Day | Uplifters by Paper Smooches


Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Midnight Blue Dots from the Micro Basics Collection by Authentique; Ladybug Swiss Dot from the Petite Prints Collection by Doodlebug; Bazzill Red Foil Card stock(*)
Stamps: I Love You More by My Favorite Things; Uplifters by Paper Smooches
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp; Linked Hearts by Paper Smooches; Classic Hearts by Spellbinders

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.


North Woods Merry & Bright

Last week I was over on the LDRS Inspiration blog with another card using the North Woods stamp and die set from LDRS. This is a card that just evolved as I was putting it together. I did a lot of experimenting before I found two design papers in my stash that captured the wintery woodsy theme that I wanted, but also coordinated with each other.

Once I made the final selection, I cut one flag from each paper using the largest die in the Creative Basics Stitched Flags die set. I stamped the moose and trees on X-Press It Blending Card by Copic, colored them with copic markers, and cut them out using the coordinating dies that come with the North Woods stamp set. The front sentiment was a little tricky – the paper was shaped by cutting two ovals — one in white and one in green — using the Creative Basics Pierced Ovals die set. I used one of the smaller oval dies in the set to cut a swoop into the green oval and attached it to the white oval. I attached the moose with thin foam squares and tucked the die cut trees in behind the oval.


The inside of the card is pretty straight forward. The paper for the sentiment was cut using the Creative Basics Fancy Rectangles & Layers die set and adhered to the background paper.


Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Mistletoe & Holly 12×12 paper pad by Nicole; X-Press Blending Card by Copic
Stamps: North Woods Clear Stamps & Dies(*) by LDRS Creative
DiesCreative Basics Basic Stitched Flags(*); Creative Basics Pierced Ovals(*); Creative Basics Fancy Rectangles & Layers Die Set(*)
Copics: E41, E42, E43, E44 (moose); YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67 (trees)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.