It's March 1st! And this year March is the month in which Easter falls. It's almost a month away, but it's still time to start making Easter Cards and other decorations with fun Stampin' Up! products. Of course, the ladies at the Stampin' Up! Only Website are well aware of this, and want us to start getting those projects done while there's still plenty of time!
I had a bit of a hard time coming up with something on my own. Nonetheless I did! Then I saw the projects made by the other Design Team Members and wondered, "Why didn't I think of that?!" Oh, well, I think whoever gets my card will be happy to have a one-of-a-kind handmade card.
As I started looking through the Stampin' Up! 2016 Occasions Catalog, I came across this sentiment in the Greatest Greetings Stamp Set. What better kind of a card to use it in than an egg-shaped card. I actually made a card similar to this last June just after the new Stampin' Up! 2015-2016 Catalog was released. For that card, I featured the cally lilies from a new stamp set, and that's what I was going to use. But, as the coordinator, I get to see what the other Design Team members make quite a bit before the SUO Challenge Blog Post goes live – and sure enough, someone else already used that stamp. Now, there's no rule against using the same stamp set. But I wanted to try to find something else.
The something else was a stamped oval that I could make believe looked like an egg. With this sentiment, I think that anyone who looks at this will definitely think it's an egg. What I did to make this "egg" was to stamp the same image several times in different colors and then to cut out the oval using the smallest of the Ovals Collection Framelits set.The image is from the Chalklines Stamp Set, and I used Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride and Marina Mist for the colors. The stamp I used has a bit of a curve to it, and I think that enhanced the feeling of "egg" in this card, too.
I made the card base by cutting out a folded 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" piece of Daffodil Delight Cardstock, allowing the left edge to overlap the scalloped edge a bit so it would get cut out. Then I added an oval cut with the next two sizes of the Ovals Collection Framelits. Finally for the card base, I ran the front of the card through the Elegant Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
I added the "egg" onto the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals, added a bow made with the Daffodil Delight 1/4" Cotton Ribbon, and finally added the banner with the sentiment.
The Embossing Folders sometimes weakens cardstock, so I cut a smaller card from the second largest Ovals Framelit and glued that to the inside of the card to strengthen it.
I hope you like this enough to go see what the other members of the SUO Challenges Design Team did for this challenge – and enter the challenge yourself!