The first project we will do is a berry basket, because we didn't have time to do it last month as I had planned. Instead of adding a handle to make it an Easter- themed basket (as originally planned ), we will just do one that I had made for a friend.
Don't forget that you can make the basket just out of card stock or DSP, but if you really need a sturdier basket, take this route! You can cover this with card stock, stamp on it or even emboss the sides with an embossing folder! You can decorate it any way you like, of course, - the possibilities are only limited by your imagination!
We are also going to make the little plant pick that you see here. It doesn't matter what the basket contents are, it is just so darn cute, SO BE SURE TO ADD ONE! For that, we are using From the Garden bundle:
Speaking of bundles... At April club it is "bundle-mania"!
The next two projects involve two different bundles and I am interchanging elements from each of them: Crazy About You and Petal Potpourri:
The first bundle features the stamp set Crazy About You and the Hello You thinlet dies. Both are available for purchase separately.
The Petal Potpourri bundle features a stamp set and the coordinating Flower Medallion punch. The punch is also designed to work with one of the flowers in the Crazy About You set!
Here are the cards were making:
This card was inspired by Connie Stewart, and features the technique known as "zen doodle".
And, this card was inspired by Connie Babbert. I love how all the colors from the Gold Soirée DSP are in this card, including the metallic gold!
I finally got to use my Party Pennants Bigz die for the Big Shot, too!
This stamp club is full, but if you are interested, I will be beginning the Summer Stamp Clubs soon. Summer clubs run June, July and August. Each club has three participants who agree to purchase $50 of catalog merchandise each month.
That is usually easy to do because we have a new catalog coming out in June!
In fact, the retiring list will be announced earlier than ever before- April 17 - so, stay tuned!
REMINDER: accessories on the retiring list are available only until supplies last! Don't forget that on the retiring list this year will be the In Colors 2013–2015 (Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana)
If you need any of the ink refills, more card stock, etc. in these colors, don't wait until the last minute!