Wham! Something woke me at six this morning. Wide awake - no drifting in and out. Don't know what it was, but I suspect it was an explosion inside my brain. As soon as I awoke, I had this card in my head. Yesterday while preparing for a Stamp Camp coming up on Saturday, I was stumped as to what to do for something "different" than a standard card. So I borrowed an idea from Lydia Fiedler of Split Coast Stampers. Her's was a Halloween card with a slider so the treat cup can be accessed from inside without having to rip the card apart to get at the candy. Lydia is brilliant! If you don't believe me, check her out on Split Coast. She inspires me daily. www.splitcoaststampers.com
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I wanted to do an Easter basket with tiny little eggs (Okay, so they are peanut M&Ms.) I think it all came to me in a dream just before my brain exploded this morning. All products used are from Stampin' Up! (except for the M&Ms). I used Crumb Cake cardstock to make the basket. I cut a rectangle and ran it through the crimper on the diagonal in both directions so it gives it a bit of a basket-weave effect. Then I cut the angles with a craft knife. I cut the handle from the Frame, Oval Scallop die and snipped off the upper section. The paper is Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink and Marina Mist cardstock. The DSP is from the Beau Chateau collection. The "slider" is Pretty in Pink over stamped with Versamark using the large floral stamp from the Mementos stamp set. Then I used the smaller floral with Pretty in Pink ink. You can't see it very well in the picture, but it makes a really subtle pattern on the cardstock. I cut the tab for the slider using the Decorative Label punch and more Beau Chateau DSP and added a pink brad from the Subtles brad pack. The little sentiment is from the new Heaven Blessed stamp set. It needed some green (everything needs green because it's my favorite color!) So I punched some little leaves from Pear Pizzazz cardstock using the Bird Builder punch. The perfect touch even if I do say so myself. Drum roll please . . . . . . . .
The most difficult part of the whole card was not eating the entire bag (and it's one of the BIG ones!) of peanut M&Ms. I really, really love peanut M&Ms.