Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Easter Lamb, Stampin'Up!

Hi there!  

This week I'm working to use stamp sets that haven't seen any ink.  I've got quite a few sets that fall into this sad and lonely category. One of  my upcoming hostesses has requested Easter cards for her party, so even though Easter is over a month away, I opened up my Easter Lamb set (page 24 of the Occasions catalog) and made a fresh springy Easter card.  

To make the stamp more versatile, I cut off the "happy Easter" sentiment so I can use the lamb by itself if I want.  Here you go, take a peek...

The card starts with a standard 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inch white card.  I added a panel of Pink Pirouette that's 5 1/4 by 4 inches.  Next, I stamped the lamb in Archival Basic Gray ink on a 3 by 3 inch panel.  I sponged a little Soft Sky ink for the sky and then some Pear Pizzazz ink for the grass.  I added the stamped panel to the top of the pink panel.  The top layer is a panel of Whisper White that measures 5 by 3 3/4.  I used my 2 1/2 inch circle punch to punch the hole in the top panel.  I used the Softly Falling embossing folder to add texture.  The sentiment is from the Circle of Spring set in the annual catalog.  I used both the 1 1/4 and the 3 3/4 inch circle punches for the sentiment.  Some smooth and pretty Pink Pirouette seam binding completes this pretty pastel card.  That cute lamb will only set you back $10 and he could be used not only for Easter, but he would also make a fun card to welcome a new baby.

I hope your week is perking right along.  After today, you'll be on the downhill side of the week and that's always a happy thing.  Saturday is my big 15th anniversary celebration at my house.  I signed up to be a Stampin'Up! demonstrator on February 20th, 2001 and it has been 15 years of fun and friendship.  There's more stamping inspiration to come, so please stay tuned!
Hugs and happiness!

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