I don’t know what it is, but I’ve been finding this school year just speeding by (i.e. from September on). Somehow this year I’ve really been feeling behind the eight-ball.  I was talking to Soph this morning and couldn’t believe that Easter is THIS WEEKEND!  I had such big plans and all sorts of cool projects to design and create planned out in my head, and now….it’s too late. I’m sure those of you that fall under the “really organized” category, are already ready LOL.

I guess, rather than saving my ideas for Easter next year, I may just re-think them a little and create them as spring projects.

Today’s card features Stampin’ Up!’s Baskets and Blooms Bigz XL die.  This card is based on a fantastic card by Betsy Veldman – scroll down to the second card on that post and you’ll see it. I used primarily Stampin’ Up! supplies for mine, and decided to fancy up the eggs.  I filmed a quick video for you all on how I created the eggs which you can see below (for Paper Crafter’s Library members I also included a video on how to do the rest of the card, including the dimensional basket – and that’s been posted on the private blog today).

Here are the supplies used:

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Early Espresso (Stampin’ Up!)

Paper:  So Saffron CS,  Pretty in Pink CS, Baja Breeze CS, Nursery Suite DP, So Saffron DP (Stampin’ Up!); Spring Moss CS, White CS (Papertrey Ink)

Accessories:  flower punch from Itty Bitty Punch Pack, foam mat from Mat Pack, stylus, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Basic rhinestones, 1 ?” x ?” Oval punch, Ovals Originals die, Baskets and Blooms Bigz XL die, Stampin’ Dimensionals (Stampin’ Up!); Heat It Craft Tool, Matte Accents, mini mister (Ranger); White and pink ric rac, ?” Scor-tape, hot glue gun, Fabri-tac Adhesive (other)

You can watch the video here:


Also, do you remember the Faux Marbled & Stained Glassine Card?

I filmed and uploaded a video on how to create the Faux Marbled and Stained Glassine Flowers and inserted the video into the original post. To watch the video click HERE.

To watch the video on how to create Faux Glassine, click HERE. I do have to warn you though that for some reason, about four minutes into the Faux Glassine video, the sound goes wonky for about a minute.  I accidentally overwrote the original video file, so I haven’t yet had a chance to correct it and re-upload it.

The Winners of the Trees of Hope Class Planner:

I also realized that I forgot to announce the winners of the Trees of Hope class.  I have listed the 5 lucky winners below.  If your name was drawn, please email me at [email protected] and put “Trees of Hope Class Winner” in the subject line.

1. michelle

March 29th, 2011 at 5:30 pm  

andrea…i am so glad that i’ve found you on line…i am a dedicated follower here..and on FB as well

thank you for the wonderful inspiration that you offer

2. Patty C

March 29th, 2011 at 10:40 pm  

My stamping buddy is always commenting on cards that would be appropriate to give to men. I love the look of these trees and your designs. We’d love to win a tutorial! Thanks for all your ideas & resources. =)

3. Ria Blackwell

March 30th, 2011 at 1:54 am  

Your tutorials are amazing! You have a talent for providing fool proof instructions for AMAZINGLY creative products! Thank you for all you do to help our businesses.

4. Melanie

March 30th, 2011 at 11:08 am  

Very nice Andrea, you’re right about how difficult it is to do masculine cards! I would love to win a planner from you too  I’ve bought from you before (multiple times!) and always love your planners.

5. Carla Perea

April 1st, 2011 at 4:20 pm  

You ladies always have wonderful ideas. I can’t believe how creative you are!!!! I wish I had your talent….thank goodness you are here for us design challenged people…LOL!

Blog Give-away 

 So, for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Sunny Stampin’ Store (digital tutorials only), answer the following question: what’s your favourite Easter Tradition (for those of you that celebrate Easter)?   Post your answer in the comments section below. The winner will be announced on Thursday.