Saturday, February 20, 2010

Springtime Crafting

Spring cleaning....Yuk! But, spring crafting is another thing altogether! I've got three spring fresh projects that I created for my post at the Sweet N Sassy Digi Blog. If you haven't stopped by there today, please go visit me on that blog and give a little shout out if you like what you see. I've really worked hard to showcase the wonderful digi stamps from Sweet n Sassy!
First up is a little project I made for my nephew who had a birthday this month. I used the SNS set Early Bird for a little "tongue-in-cheek" gag gift that I hope gives him a little chuckle even if it is kind of corny!
On the card's inside it reads "So I thought I'd bring you dinner!" Now what fourteen year old wouldn't crave a bucket of worms! To match the gummy worms in the bucket, I used red and green stickles on the worm in the bird's mouth. Scrumptious!
Last year we were gripped by a horrible drought and basically had no spring. I really missed seeing the beautiful wildflowers on the sides of the road. This year, thanks to winter rains, should be much more colorful, but to help with the flower crop, I put together this little gift packet of flower seeds.Here's the inside:
I used the Springtime Blessings Sentiment set inside and Kate Planting on the outside. This is tied closed with a bow. The image is colored with copics and prisma pencils.
I wish I were Kate. I'm ready to dig up all the plants killed by the freeze and put a whole fresh crop of plants in the ground....soon!
Finally, I want to share a bookmark I made with the very beautiful Bible image. The scripture is John 3:16. The Bible is surrounded by lovely Easter Lilies. These bookmarks would make great gifts for a Bible study group or Sunday school class. I colored the image with copics and prisma pencils and cut out the image with Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities. Then, I mounted it on the bookmark after adding some patterned paper and a little sewing.
If the winter blahs have you down, be sure to head over to Sweet n Sassy for a Springtime pick-me-up! You'll be feeling warm and sunny in no time at all with all the crafting you can do with these adorable and inexpensive digital stamps and stamp sets. Even if it's not time to put flowers in the ground, it's never too early to put some on a card!
Project Recipe
(Bird and Worms)
Paper: DCWV Citrus Stack, PTI Lemon Tart
Tools: copic markers, Prisma pencils, SU Modern Label punch, SU Modern Label die cut, Paper Shapers corner rounder
Embellishments: PTI Enchanted Evening grosgrain ribbon, PTI Vintage Button, twine, Ranger Stickles
(Seed Gift Packet)
Paper: PTI Kraft and Enchanted Evening CS, GinaK White Pure Luxury CS, K&Company Classic K Bailey PP
Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Deckled Rectangle Nestability dies, Copic markers, Prisma pencils, Martha Stewart Arch Lattice, EK Success circle and scalloped circle punches
Embellishments: PTI Enchanted Evening Satin ribbon, Making Memories Blossoms and Buttons felt and paper flowers and button, Prima Say It With Pearls Swirls Cream
(Bible Bookmark)
Paper: PTI Lemon Tart and New Leaf CS, K&Company Designer Mat Pad PP, GinaK White Pure Luxury CS
Stamps: SNS Bible[1]
Tools: cuttlebug, Spellbinders Classic Oval Nestabilities dies, Copic markers, Prisma pencils, sewing machine, SU horizontal slot punch, corner rounder
Embellishments: SU Black Striped Grosgrain ribbon