Art With Heart Easter 2018 Blog Hop

Art With Heart Easter 2018 Blog Hop

 
Tonight the Art With Heart team are sharing their Easter creations.
 
Don’t forget, Sale-a-bration has just over a week left to earn free product with purchase…and it is also a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! 
 
Ask any of the girls on the hop for more details.
 

Easter Egg Silver Mini Gable Boxes 

 
Don’t you just love these silver mini gable boxes?
 
They are so easy to decorate, look very professional, and their silver foil colour is a great neutral that works with any colour.
 
You can also open them up and turn them inside out if you’d like a plain white surface to work with and add colour to, but I decided to stick with the silver theme for my Easter Egg boxes.
 
 

Box 1: Springtime Foils Easter Egg Box 

 
For my first box I used products from the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration catalogue.
 
I simply cut some pieces of the gorgeous Springtime Foils specialty DSP and adhered them to four sides of the gable box using double sided tape and attached two matching silver Petal Passion embellishments using Silver Bakers Twine and Whisper White organza ribbon.
 
So quick and easy…but incredibly effective with that stunning foil DSP. 

Box 2: Sweet Soiree Easter Egg Box  

 
For my second box I inserted a window panel into the front of the box so you can see the eggs inside. This was super easy to do.
 
I carefully opened the side seam of the box then ran one side through my big shot and cut an oval window using one of the oval stitched shape framelit dies.
 

The clear window pane was created by using the next largest oval stitched shape framelit die to cut out a piece of window sheet, which attached with glue and double sided tape.

 
 
 
After resealing the box (using double sided tape) and filling the box with my speckled eggs I used some of the pieces from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit to decorate my box and tied a bow to the top with Berry Burst metallic-edge ribbon. 
 
 

Box 3: Moon Baby Bunny Easter Egg Box    

 
The third box is my favourite because it is just so much fun. I used the grass die from the Picnic Basket Builder framelits dies to cut Lemon Lime Twist card stock and attached this to the bottom of the box… it is the perfect length for the longer side of the box. For the two shorter ends I simply cut down one piece to size.
 
The darling little bunny is stamped using one of the Moon Baby stamps and then fussy cut…but can you guess what I used to make the various sized eggs?
 
 
The largest egg is punched using the ballon builder punch (use scissors to trim off the base of the balloon and you have an egg shape).
 
The medium egg is punched using the leaf punch (you trim the 3 ‘eggs’ from the leaf), and the smallest egg is cut from the top of the wooden spoon shape in the Apron Builder framelits. 
 
 
I love the glittery effect the Myths and Magic Glimmer paper gives to my little eggs hiding in the grass!

Apron Builder Easter Egg Card   

 
And finally, I just couldn’t resist making this super easy card using another die from the Apron Builder Framelits…it’s a little cracked egg.
 
Although my stamping isn’t perfect on this one, this fun and easy card uses the Labeller Alphabet Stamp set to stamp the sentiment, with the colourful striped Birthday Memories DSP as the background piece.
 
 
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Kathryn Mangelsdorf.           
 
 

 
 
If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:
Catherine Proctor – you are here
 

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Art With Heart Sale-a-bration 2018 Blog Hop

Art With Heart Sale-a-bration 2018 Blog Hop

Sale-a-bration Second Release: Eclectic Expressions

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects using products from the sale-a-bration brochure. All sale-a-bration products are earned for FREE with sales of $90+ (AUD).

•If you spend $90, you get one free level 1 product.
•If you spend $180, you get one free level 2 product, OR, they can choose two level 1 items.
•If you spend $270, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

The sale-a-bration promotion is current now until March 31st. Be sure to request your copy of the brochure today.

Sale-a-bration is also a great time to join our fabulous team. Ask any of the girls on the hop!

As soon as I saw the 3 new free Sale-a-bration products, I knew I had to order the Eclectic Expressions stamps set because it’s such a versatile set, just perfect for masculine cards.
There are 9 stamps in this set and it reminds me a lot of the very popular ‘gorgeous grunge’ set. Here’s a close-up of the stamp set so you can see exactly what you get…all for free!!!!!
I was so inspired by the cards in the Sale-a-bration brochure I decided to create a set of 6 cards in soft masculine colours…cards that could be suitable for both men and women.
I used Pool Party, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Marina Mist, all stamped onto Whisper White card stock and mounted onto Whisper White cards and envelopes, which makes creating sets of cards super quick and easy.
Card 1 (below) features the ‘barcode stamp’ and the happy birthday stamp, which I cut in half.
Don’t be scared to cut your stamps in half…it makes sentiments so much more versatile and it’s still really easy to put the sentiment back together. I actually stamped the happy birthday sentiment on this card after I had cut the happy and the birthday apart, and the 2 pieces of the stamp still stamped perfectly together.
Card 2 uses the large circle stamp, overlaid with vellum.
The word ‘celebrate’ was die cut using the free Sale-a-bration Celebrate You Dies, which will be carried over to the new annual 2018-2019 catalogue.
Card 3 uses the larger ‘cloud’ stamp and the ‘Thank You’ stamp, which I stamped onto vellum and then die cut with the stitched shape framelits, mounted onto Crumb Cake card stock.
Card 4 is another thank you card, this time using the smaller ‘cloud’ stamp, the ‘thank you’ stamp, a vellum overlay and some of the gorgeous Pool Party washi tape from the Basics Pack 3.
Card 5 is the reason why I cut the ‘happy birthday’ stamp in half, and I think the button from the new True Gentleman Buttons (tied with tiny bit of linen thread) really finished of this card nicely, while still keeping it masculine enough to send to a man.
Card 6 uses the rest of the stamps in the Eclectic Expressions set (and yes, I did ink up every single stamp!) as well as that lovely Pool Party Washi tape.
Embellishments include the Pool Party sequins from the new ‘Tutti-frutti Adhesive-backed Sequins’ and White Perfect Accents.
Finally, to make this set of cards a lovely gift, I popped then into a C6 Acetate Box, and wrapped the box up with the Bermuda Bay ribbon (another free Sale-a-bration product, part of the ‘Shimmer Ribbon Pack’) tied together with some linen thread.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Caroline Manwarring.
If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:
Thanks for hopping along with our Art With Heart Team this week.
And until next time…happy crafting!

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