Hangin’ with my Peeps for Easter

Hangin’ with my Peeps for Easter
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File this post under “Old Cards I Meant to Blog About.” Whoops! My website was hacked for much of last year, so there were many months I wanted to blog but couldn’t.  Once it was fixed, I hadn’t blogged in so long that I wasn’t really motivated.  I have so much catching up to do, so I felt it made sense to share this Easter card just before the holiday.

I love this retired CTMH “My Peeps” stamp set, which was new when I used it for these cards.  Like many of you, I love Peeps!  I just like to eat one or two, but not until they get a little stale.  I made 9 of these cards in three different colors.

blog-Pink Bunny Card

blog-Purple Easter Bunny Card

blog-Yellow Bunny Card

This cute stamp set helped me because I had a VERY limited amount of time to make several cards.  As you can see, they’re very simple 3″ x 4″ cards.  I stamped each bunny Peep on coordinating paper and used double-sided foam adhesive to bump them up.  I framed them with a panel of white paper and the matching Peep-colored paper, then stuck them onto the card.  I swiped the edges with a sponge dauber and ink; stamped the sentiment on the bottom and used Stickles glitter glue around the edges.  Super easy!

blog-Purple Bunny Card

How can you resist that face??

I wanted to make one card a little different from the rest.  I’ll admit that I wasn’t too crazy about this card and it’s probably because of the color scheme, and I was rushed.  I don’t typically like pastel colors, but I want to show you what I made with the same stamp set.  Here it is.

blog-Easter Scene Card 2012I stamped the Peeps randomly over the background area and then sponged the edge with a dauber and my CTMH “Gypsy” (purple) ink pad. Next, I cut a piece of the pink paper down and sponged it with pink ink before mounting the blue paper onto it.  The sentiment was stamped repeatedly on the blue before cardstock before adhering it to the card.

blog-Easter Peeps Card 2012I stamped more Peeps and hand cut them out and set them in the background.  Then I stamped the Easter eggs and used colored pencil but next time I’d use my alcohol markers and blend them.  I cut out the eggs and grass and attached them to the card and then I was done!

Tomorrow I’ll show you the little paper Easter baskets I made when I made these cards.  If you have this stamp set, I hope I’ve given you an idea how of to use them for quick cards.  Thanks for reading my blog!

 

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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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  1. Stephanie:

    I am looking for the My Peeps stamp set – B1402. Do you have one to sell? If not, can I “rent” your stamp set for a week? I would pay all postage and a rental fee.

    Thanks!

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