Easter Cards and Projects

My Easter Card and pictures from OnStage

stampin up, StaminUp !EasterMessage stamp set #142987, Falling In Love DSP #142788, 3/8 Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I made this card for my open house that I had in January and have been waiting to share it with you.  I fell in love with the card in occasions catalog for this stamp set.  I changed it a little to go with the products I had on hand and it show the ribbon that was in our Sale-A-Bration brochure.  If you don't have this ribbon you could use any ribbon you have on hand.  

To make this card, you will need the following products:

Blushing Bride Cardstock #131198

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 2 7/8" x 4 5/8"

Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 2 3/4" x 4 1/2"

Fallin In Love Designer Series Paper #142788

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

I stamped the image from the Easter message stamp set and then used our Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens.  I used the Early Espresso for the cross and the Basic Gray for the cloth.  This added just a hint of color to make a subtle impact.  

I used dimensionals under the small Blushing Bride cardstock to give the card dimension.  I also added a piece of very vanilla cardstock to the inside of the card.  

Below are some close up pictures of my projects that I had created for my display at OnStage.  I have to say my favorite is the scrapbook page of our farm.  I brought back a lot of memories.  I hope you enjoy your sneak peek of some of the new products.

stampin up, Stampin' Up! 2017 OnStage, April, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

In the above picture I was given the punch for the lemon/limes.  Did you notice the paper on both the top and bottom pictures on the right hand side.  You are going to love that paper stack.  So many possibilities.  How cute is the tab punch on the gift card holder?  In the bottom collage you will see how I used it to make a background. 

stampin up, Stampin' Up! 2017 OnStage, April, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I just realized I put a picture in here twice.  I must really like that project.  LOL  You will notice the paper again, can you see I loved it. The crate I made myself, but there is a die in the new catalog that you will be able to make it much easier.  

stampin up, Stampin' Up! 2017 OnStage, April, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

The top right one is the background made with the tab punch.  I have to give my daughter Emily credit for that idea.  You might now notice in the pictures, but glossy white paper is back!!!!!  You know what else is in the new catalog that is returning?  The self adhesive sheets! They are going to be wonderful for all our small delicate dies.  On the bottom right corner picture you can see one of the new ribbons, washi tape and embellishments.  The bottom left picture is made using the new glossy white paper.  

I am really excited about the glossy white paper.  It retired shortly after I started selling Stampin' Up!, so I didn't really get a chance to play with it.  I am sure there are a lot of really neat techniques out there for me to learn and share with you.  

My first box arrived yesterday of the Eastern Suite and my other boxes arrive today from my preorder.  Oh, my goodness!  I think I have died and gone to heaven.  What should I create with first?

Last night we had the grandrandall's for a sleepover.  They were so good, I couldn't have asked for them to behave any better. They had a lot of fun helping me clean up my craftroom for class tonight. Beckett said to me that he thought I should get rid of some of my stuff because I could never use all of it.  Uh, NO!

You are probably wondering who are the grandrandall's.  Five years ago I met Todd and Kumiko when they came to talk to me about taking care of their first baby.  There was an instant connection between all of us.  You know how you meet someone and right away you know they are going to be a part of your lives for a long time, if not, forever.  Over the years, Todd has come to our church, accepted Christ and got baptized.  I was so honored and humbled when he did his video and talked about what an influence our family has had on him with his walk with Christ.  We have all adopted each other as a part of our family.  My girls call Todd their brother and Kumiko their sister and they do the same.  It warms my heart so much.  

Some people at church thought Todd was our son.  I physically could have had Todd, but I would have been 14 years old.  We sometimes, say yes he is.  It is easier that way at times.  In our hearts they are our children and their children are our grandchildren.  We love all of them so much and we are so blessed to have them in our lives.  

Have a terrific Thursday and thank you for stopping in today.  


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Lindt Easter Chick Holder

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Crazy About You stamp set #137137, 1 1/4" Circle Punch #119681, Petite Petals #133322, Classic Label Punch #141491, Banner Triple Punch #138292, Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack #142737, designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to Stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I love chocolate!  I love the Lindt Chicks and Lambs!  I love making holders for them!  You can't tell me this little guy peeking out the window isn't adorable. He makes me smile every time I look at him.

To make this little guy you will need the following products:

Tempting Turquoise Cardstock #102067

  • cut at 2" x 8" score at 3 1/2" and 4 1/2"  ***cut your paper just a hair under 2" so it will slide in the punch perfectly

Daffodil Delight Cardstock #119683

  • scrap for flower using the petite punch

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • scrap for sentiment punched out with the Classic Label Punch

Using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, punch each end of your 2" x 8" piece of paper and fold on your score lines.  I set my little chick in the holder to figure out where I was going to punch out the circle using the 1 1/4 circle punch.  I attached the chick with fast fuse adhesive.  

Isn't he just so cute?  This little holder is so easy to make, you are going to want to make a lot of them.  

This is a great project to make for your family, friends and coworkers.

As you are reading this post, I am on my way to Minneapolis for the Stampin' Up! OnStage event.  I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am.  I will be setting up my display later today and meeting up with some new friends.  I will be posting on Facebook and Instagram with pictures.  

Have a fabulous Friday!!

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Happy Easter!!!



HAPPY EASTER!!!!!!  I hope you get to spend this special day with your family and friends.  I am excited that our daughter Emily is home from college, but sad that Erica has to work all day.  We were able to spend last night together going to dinner and a play.  We had a lot of fun!  

I wanted to show you this card open first because I wanted you to see the adorable little chick in the inside of the egg.  How cute is she?  I saw this card on Pinterest and thought what a great idea for my Easter cards this year.  

To make this card I used the Honeycomb Happiness Sale-a-Bration stamp set and Petite Petals.  To make this card you will need the following measurements:

Blushing Bride Cardstock #131198

  • 5" x 11" score at 5 1/2" cut out using the scallop oval from the oval framelits #129381

Birthday Bouquest DSP #140557

  • 4" x 5" cut out using the largest oval framelit 

Whisper White #110730

  • 4" x 5" cut out using the largest oval framelit

Mint Macaron #138337

  • 3/4" x 4" 

When you go to cut the scallop oval on the blushing bride paper you will want to make sure you leave 3 scallops off the paper on the top.  You don't want to cut the paper all the way through or you won't be able to open it.  If you happen to cut it all the way through you can put tape and tear at the very top of the scallop oval.  You will want to score the top piece before you do that at 1/4" so you will be able to open the card up.  

I used the retired scallop border edgelit to make the cut on the mint macaron paper.  You glue the mint macaron paper to the DSP before you cut it with the edgelit.  I then glued the bottom portion to the white paper but remember DO NOT put adhesive on the top edge.  You will need to put the little chick underneath the scalloped border.  

Put the top part in place NO ADHESIVE and use your piercing tool and put a little hole about 1/8" above the top edge of the mint macaron paper.  You will then put in a mini brad there and press down the ends of the brad.  This will secure the top part to your white oval piece.  You should now be able to move the top section of the egg.  I put a flower to hide the brad, just make sure you don't put any adhesive on the brad or the bottom section of the egg.  You want to make sure the top part moves so you can see your chick.  Attach the whole egg onto the pink egg.  

I watercolored the chick using Daffodil Delight Ink #119683 for my color and used the pumpkin pie and basic black marker for the beak and eyes.  

On the inside I stamped Happy Easter.  You can use any stamp you have for this part.


This is what the card looks like when it is closed.  

Thank you  for stopping by and I hope everyone has a Happy Easter!


Easter projects from the past



I enjoy making cards with punch art and this is one of my favorites.  If you don't know what Punch Art is, it is when you use punches to make things such as animals, flowers, cars, trains, really anything.  If you remember recently I made an Olaf card, he is considered a punch art. I love to take a punch and see what else can you make with it or if you need a particular shape, what punch can I use to create it.  

We made this cute little guy last year in one of my Stamp Camps.  He is easy to make, so it was great when I had to make a bunch of them.  



I made this basket for my daycare kids last year.   I filled it up with goodies and of course, there was a little bit of candy in it.  They all loved it!  I used the Berry Basket Bigz L Die and punches to make him.   



This bunny I made using the Fry Box Bigz L die.  I made these for the bus drivers for my daycare kids.  I am thinking of making them again as they have new drivers this year.  I put some candy in the 4 x 6 cellophane bags #102757 and tied a ribbon around the bag to close it.  If I remember correctly I cut a little off the top of the bags it was too tall.  

I hope these projects give you some inspiration for Easter this year.  If you have any questions on them, please leave a comment or email me and I will be happy to help you.  

Have a great day!


Friends and Flowers Easter Card



Can you believe we spring forward for Daylight Savings Time today!!!  I love the fact that it means spring is almost here, but I don't like that we lose an hour of sleep.  I am a person who doesn't require a lot of sleep, so it doesn't really affect me, but it will affect my daycare kids.   My daycare kids will be off schedule for about a week, until they get use to the time change.  One thing that makes is even worse, is that it will be daylight longer in the evening.  What kid wants to go to sleep when it is still light out?  I know I didn't and still don't!  

How cute is this bunny?!  I made him from the Friends and Flowers stamp set #140508(W) #140511(C) and the coordinating punch, Festive Flower Builder Punch #139682.  We made this card at Stamp Camp on Tuesday and last night.  He is just so stinkin' cute!!!  

I used the following card stock and measurements to make this card:

Crumb Cake Cardstock #120953

  • 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"" score at 4 1/4"
  • 4" x 5 1/4"
  • 3/4" x 4" 

Cucumber Crush Cardstock #138335

  • 7/8" x 4" 
  • 1 1/4" x 4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • 4" x 5 1/4" - for the inside the card
  • scrap pieces to stamp the bunny pieces and flowers on


I have a couple of tips for you when you make this card.  

  • I stamped with the hardwood stamp using crumb cake ink on the crumb cake paper first and then the small piece of crumb cake paper.   Make sure you change the direction of the wood grain on your little piece of paper.  You want it to go horizontal.  Once you have them both stamped then adhere the little piece to the big piece of stamp paper.  
  • Using your 2" circle punch #133782 line up the left hand side of the punch even with the bottom of the little piece you just attached.  Push the paper in all the way and punch.  It will not be in the center of your paper, but that is ok.  
  • When you adhere make sure you are only putting adhesive around the edges and not around the circle you just punched.  You will need to put the bunny inside the 2" hole a little.
  • Color the inside of the bunny's ear before you attach them to the face.  I used pink pirouette #120969
  • When you cut the grass with the fringe scissors #133325 make sure you don't cut too far.  You need to leave a little section, so you can glue them down on the card.  I used the multipurpose liquid glue #110755.


One the inside of the card I used the Easter Lamb stamp, but I only used the words Happy Easter.  You can use a post it note to cover the lamb, ink your stamp, take off the post it note (this is important) and stamp it on the white paper.  I don't know how many times I left it on and had a big blob of color where I didn't want it.   I added 3 flowers at the left hand corner for a little decoration.

If you are like me, you decorate your envelopes too.  I used the little flowers to put on the outside of the envelope and the Happy Easter on the back flap.  

I hope everyone has a blessed Sunday!

Happy Stampin!


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