Sunday, April 9, 2017

A BASKET FULL OF PEEPS

PEEPS! Did someone say PEEPS?? What is springtime and Easter without the presence of PEEPS?

The extra-precious bundle Stampin' Up! calls Basket Bunch Bundle (page 18 of the Occasions Catalog) has so many wonderful components to build a springtime scene. Just to prove my point, there are 29 stamps and 22 dies! Talk about a LOT OF FUN! And so many options!

As soon as I received my bundle (and it was the FIRST thing I ordered from the Occasions Catalog!), I started to create a card that I could use for an upcoming Stamp-In Workshop. That card happens to be this one. 

That particular card took me a loooong time to create. And I thought maybe my Stamp-In girls wouldn't be too happy with me if I had them creating this card. So, a few days later, I decided to head back down to my Creation Station, determined to come up with an equally cute card, but one that would be easier to put together.

Much to my chagrin, it turned out to be even more complicated and time-consuming than the first one. But I liked it. This is what I ended up with:

A BASKET FULL OF PEEPS
 Aren't these Peeps just irresistable? And hidden behind all the Easter grass . . .


And isn't this bunny simply adorable? Doesn't he make you SMILE??


And look at this chocolate bunny I put inside the card!


 I love the dimension of the card. The addition of the white fringe on the right edge continues with the grassy look and adds a little interest to the side of the card.


Now, how do you think the girls felt when they had this card to create at the Stamp-In? We'll never know, because . . . 


This is the card they ended up making:


Yes, I went back to my original card. The only change I made was instead of the stamped and diecut bow on the top of the basket handle, I simply had them choose baker's twine to coordinate with the colors they'd selected for their eggs. It was one less trip to the Big Shot.

I must add that, before the class, I did a lot of the work for them. And, I ended up stationed at the Big Shot for awhile die cutting the egg pieces. No worries. It all turned out good. And the girls liked their creations, saying that it was worth it. They also liked being able to dig through my stash of Washi Tapes to add their own choice behind the sentiment. It was a great option to use instead of a strip of ribbon, DSP or cardstock. 

Do you make your own Easter cards? Are your cards more cute-sy like my two are or do they really represent the "reason for the season"? I guess that, after a long and dreary winter in Central Wisconsin, I am ready for bunnies, peeps and colored eggs!

WISHING YOU ALL A BLESSED, 
SAFE AND HAPPY EASTER! 

Peep-y
Smiles.



18 comments:

  1. OH MY GOSH! The basket of Peeps is the cutest thing I have ever seen!!I hope your workshop girls bought this set because they are going to want to create this card on their own. Love it!

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  2. I love the peeps in the basket! Adorable!

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  3. Really cute! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY link up!

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  4. SO SO cute! I really do like that fringe on the side - the card is cute enough but that really makes it pop!

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  5. Those little peeps in the basket are absolutely adorable! And I really like the egg border. Pinned for inspiration.
    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com

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  6. That card is so cute! I love the peep stamps! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week. :)

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  7. I love your Peeps Card! The layed baket and then your fringe add so much texture. Your tabbit is cute, too! Thanks for sharing at My Busy Beehives #beeparty!

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  8. Oh how adorable! You make such elegant artwork, but this one is just too, too cute! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

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  9. Thanks for attending the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty, I shared your post.

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  10. Your cards are adorable. I love the dimension you added by having them sit in the basket but stick come away from the card. Very cute.

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  11. Adorable looking card. Thanks for linking up with #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

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  12. Thank you for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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  13. Those peeps are too cute! Thank you for sharing at Ravenwould.

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  14. Thank you for sharing this post at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared on social media.

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  15. Those are soo cute!! Thank you for linking up at #TheBloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

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  16. Those little peeps are just too adorable! Thanks for joining us at #FridayFrivolity this week!

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  17. These cards are simply too adorable! Who can resist peeps!

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