Thursday, March 21, 2013

IO Blog Hop- Dies- Final Day

 
Welcome to the last day of the blog hop. Before I talk about today's card, I wanted to talk about the card I posted yesterday.  After I read the comments to the post, I realized that people didn't know that I used a die that coordinated with the daisies.  There was no fussy cutting involved...thank goodness!

Here is a picture of the dies I used to cut out the daisies:


I then used the clear daisy stamps to stamp on top of the cut-out daisies:

Very, very easy!

For today's card, I used a basket stamp with coordinating die as well as a chocolate bunny with coordinating die.  I also used an egg die as well as a grass border die.

Stamps:
Basket from cleat set – CL464 Easter Basket
Easter Greetings- B14017
Chocolate Bunny- D8912

Dies:
Basket DIE039-T
Chocolate Bunny- DIE075-B
Grass Border- DIE060-I
Egg Set- DIE041-A

Inks:
Versafine Vintage Sepia
Versafine Black
Colorbox Chalk Chestnut Roan

Instructions:
  • Cut basket out of kraft cardstock using basket die
  • Stamp basket pattern on top of cut-out basket using brown Versafine ink
  • Cut out an assortment of Easter eggs using a variety of cardstock colors
  • Cut bunny shape out of white cardstock
  • Use a stamp positioner to stamp bunny in Chestnut Roan ink on top of cut-out bunny
  • Punch a circle of pink cardstock using a standard office punch.
  • Color the rest of the eye using a black marker then add a small dot of white pen to the center of the eye.
  • Glue eye onto bunny and add a pink bow to the bunny.
  • Cut out several rows of grass using green cardstock
  • Stamp saying onto bright green cardstock and layer onto pink cardstock. 
  • Assemble the pieces of the card.  Make sure to pop up the bunny and saying using foam tape


Don't forget to check out the other blogs for inspiration.  You have the chance to win an amazing prize each day....your choice of three of the new IO dies!  The rules of the contest are listed below.
Participant Guidelines
  • The hop will run from March 19th-March 21st
  • Comment on each participating blog, including this one, for that day.
  • The deadline for comments for each day will be 10 p.m. EST.
  • There will be a drawing on each day for three dies of the winner's choice.
  • The winner for each day will be announced in the next day's Impression Obsession blog post.
Good luck!

56 comments:

Jayne said...

The bunny's expression is priceless...like he knows what's coming. Loving these dies.

Antonella said...

Your bunny looks like the real thing! He looks exactly like the one I bought for my son this year - lol. These are all such great dies!
Hugs, antonella :-)

Paula Huiras said...

Neat card. Love it.
PH

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Great Easter Creation! Have a wonderful day, Shirley

Stacy B said...

Another great Easter Card. The basket is so great and I love the grain detail...makes it look so realistic! Thanks for a great hop this week.

Becky said...

Adorable Easter card.

Mary Ann said...

Love your card,It is very pretty...

Anonymous said...

Terrific dies and love your card. Jan D., Florida

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Very pretty Easter card love the bunny

lisa808 said...

Cute Easter card.

Margie said...

Very pretty-love the coordinating stamp/die!

Sabrina said...

Your bunny is too cute for words!

Janet L. said...

Cute, cute card! The bunny is adorable. I'm ready for spring!

Betty Sue said...

Great Eater basket nd bunny! These dies are won.derful!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

So pretty!

pam said...

that bunny surely has his eye on us!...cute card

Cheryl W said...

Very fun Easter card! Love that grass die. It sure seems easy to add some grass if you have that die. It's now on my list!!

Diane said...

Super cute card...and have to agree, I need that grass die!!

Kristy Tyra said...

What a sweet (and delicious looking) card!

Chrisi said...

It is not right that bunny has ears.

Cherylynn said...

Such a classic card. These dies are timeless.

Tami B. said...

I was one of the dummies that thought you fussy cut the daisies. Thanks for clarifying. I'm glad I wasn't the only one, and thanks for showing the Easter basket die. I really wanted to see it used.

hopefulcrafter said...

Very cute card, I just love the cute chocolate bunny!

Pattie J. said...

cute and simple, simply darling.

Denise Bryant said...

Sweet card! Love the basket of eggs and the cute bunny!
Thanks for showing us yesterday's daisies too! I love the dies that coordinate with the stamps!

Lin said...

What a fun card! What did we ever do without these dies?!

Christine Kiehl said...

Laura,
Thank you for taking the time to explain about yesterdays cards details. The dies alone seem a bit scary...todays basket of goodness looks real enough to eat. Even how you placed the eye! So lifelike. At least on how they (those candy eyes) are normally placed on those chocolate bunnies. Thank you for all the time you took for us March hoppers! Very inspired indeed!

Sandra said...

cute!
Sandra ltb

Barb said...

Very cute. Simply elegant

Colorado Crafter said...

Great Easter card!! These dies are just wonderful!!

Craftyfield said...

Love how you did the rabbit's eye, makes him look guilty...

Robin Sachs said...

Adorable Easter card!

Deloris said...

Very cute! Love that bunny!

conil said...

Great tutorial...and the bunny is chocolate. Yum.

Lynn Hardy said...

Another cute Easter card - I'm loving the new IO dies too!

linda said...

very cute! the chocolate bunny looks just like the ones that are on the shelves now.

Anonymous said...

The Easter card is beautiful , the bunny looks like he is made out of chocolate and we could eat him. Mary L Schreiber

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a sweet Easter card! Love this!

Karenladd said...

Ha ha...the bunnies eyes just make me laugh! He's a little rascal and that gives the card such personality!

RachelB said...

Very pretty!

SHartl said...

Love this bunnies face...really funny and adorable!

Katie said...

Great card Laura. Love the stamping with the die cutting, especially the easter basket. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Amy McCue said...

Thanks for filling us in on yesterdays card. I love your happy Easter Bunny card.

Shona said...

That basket looks so real. super nice card!

Susan said...

Such a fun card!! The bunny looks just like a real chocolate bunny! I'd love some candy no.
Thanks so much for taking the time to explain all the steps in the card and the additional details from yesterday's card. You are very generous with your time and talent!
Sue Brailey

Jenny said...

Oh to be a child again and enjoy the anticipation of Easter goodies! Growing up isn't so bad...if you're the recipient of one of these darhling cards! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Mary said...

Great easter basket -- thanks for clarifying about the daisy die.

Greta said...

Love this darling Easter card!

SherylH said...

What a lovely Easter card!

Designs By Sky said...

cute Easter card! TFS

Anonymous said...

So sweet! I could just nibble on those cute bunny ears! The basket and eggs are just too cute as well. Great choice of colors. The grass is so much better than that plastic stuff! Thanks for sharing your cute card with us.

Chris R. from Iowa
ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

MariaR said...

I love what you did with the basket, it's so realistic looking. And the bunny looks good enough to eat, his expression is priceless:)

Jo4Him said...

Cute card; love all the details. Thanks for sharing

Miranda said...

Cute one and pretty die! greet miranda

ginnieg said...

OMG, I stumbled on one of the other blog hop blogs in error and I am glad I did. I am not a card maker but after reading through a few of these awesome blogs I could be a convert. I don't own any dies so to win some would certainly be a blessing since I do know how expensive they are. Your work is just beautiful and inspiring.

Ann said...

Love the textured basket abd the grass such a cute card thanks for sharing