Here are the four cards that we made in April's class. All supplies used to make the cards are listed at the end of this post.
The first card is my favorite mouse made from the Playful Pals set. Happily, this set is not retiring and will be carrying over into the new June catalog! I posted this card on my blog on March 17th "Tea Time Mouse Card". Please refer to that post for all of the details on this card.
The next card was also made with the Playful Pals set. It's a party bunny--the images used were the outline stamps for each of the shapes. She is wearing a cute party hat punched using the tree punch (shortened to 1" in height) then stamped using a pencil eraser with blushing bride. The bottom edge of the hat is folded up for some additional dimension. The cupcake she is holding was punched using the little cupcake from the Party punch pack. One cupcake was punched from Blushing Bride and one cupcake was punched from Early Espresso cardstock. Then the top of the blushing bride cupcake was cut and glued onto the Early Espresso cupcake.
The third card used the little bear from the Bear Hugs set and was cut out with the coordinating Bear Hugs framelits dies. So glad that these are not retiring either and being carried over into the new June catalog. We did a little surgery on the little bear so that his right arm was in the upward position. We cut the original right arm off. Then we stamped another left arm and cut it out and attached it on the right side. Presto, he's perfectly positioned to hold onto the balloons. The balloons were made using the Balloon Bouquet Punch (also not retiring, yay!). For the balloon strings, we drew those by hand using the Early Espresso stampin' write marker. On the front of the card, 2" of the soft sky cardstock was cut from the edge and replaced with a piece of window sheet. The window sheet was cut at 5 1/2" x 2 1/2" and attached using tear and tape.
The final card was made using the Party Wishes stamp set, which is retiring, so get it while you can. The message made me smile. This simple card used 2 coordinating colors--Wisteria Wonder and Blackberry Bliss--plus whisper white. It's a simple design that would look great in your favorite color combinations. The little flowers were punched using the flower from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack (retiring so get it while you can!) and then embellished further using a gold sequin. The sequin is from the gold sequin trim, just removed from the string. The Blackberry Bliss background was embossed using the Large Polka Dot embossing folder. Then the coordinating circles were punched using the 3/4" circle punch.
Hope you enjoyed the April cards. It's also the time of year when products will be retiring. Click here to see and shop the retired products--they will only be available until May 31st or while supplies last.
Here are the supplies used for all of the cards (for the first card, refer to my 3/17/16 post).
Party bunny with cupcake card:
Little bear with balloons card:
Party cake with flowers card: