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April Updates and an Easter Project

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 Spring is Blossoming at Stampin’ Up! with Sneak Peek products from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue! From now until April 30th, you can get your hands on these brand-new products 3 months early in one of two ways:

    * Spend $25 on any Stampin’Up! products and purchase both the Four Frames Stamp Set and Paisley Petals DSP pack.

    *Host a $460 workshop and get both items FREE! 

    Wanna see what they look like???

Four Frames Stamp Set
W: item 123440 | $25.95
C: item 123442 | $19.95

I love that Stampin’Up! is giving us more images to use with our decorative label punch – and they are SO beautiful!

Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper
item 122367 | $12.50


This is a box I had made for my girls right after Easter last year – you can tell it’s a year old by the DSP and embellishments I used!

I always try to pick up a fun little game (like pick-up sticks, etc) and stick it into their baskets so we can have some childish fun on Easter morning.  Last year, I found a little game called “Tower of Bunnies” which was perfect for my girls.  You stack small plastic bunnies between plastic disks and make a 5 level tower.  Then, using a magnet, each player pulls a bunny from the tower.  The object of the game is to not have the tower fall on your turn!

The problem with these fun games sometimes though, is that they don’t come with a container to keep the many small pieces in.  We enjoyed this little game so much and didn’t want to loose any of the pieces so I created this little box to keep all parts safe.

Who knows what little game I’ll pick up this year – but this game is coming out of the cupboard today!  In fact, I think I’ll go get it out right now…




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Occasions Mini highlights-part 1

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All this week, I’ll be sharing projects that I’ve prepared for a special Occasions Mini class next month.  There are SO MANY amazing products in this mini catalogue, it just seemed fitting to use as many as I could for one class!

Because of the long weekend, I lost a day in my week, so I’ll be sharing 2 of the projects today:

You should know just how much I love this stamp set – Easter Blossoms- that’s why I showcased it first!   I also used Springtime Vintage DSP which pairs so well with the set. I loved Lisa Young’s card layout here, and made it my own for this class.

This is a fun little box created with the Petal Cone die.  Also from the mini, I used the Eat Chocolate stamp set.  Thanks to Kim Sinclair, one of my new stamping friends, for the idea!

See you tomorrow with another project!





My Day at UStamp is Today!

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It’s always fun to check the project and tutorial upload on UStamp with Dawn and Friends first thing in the morning and today, I discovered it was my day!  Would you like a peak at what I created for the group? 

Here it is!! 

Just in time for Easter, here is a dozen Easter eggs and 1 more large egg for good luck!

There have been so many cute Easter and spring ideas shared on UStamp already since opening day (March 19th) and we still have almost 3 weeks to go!  If for some reason you haven’t already taken advantage of membership and aren’t enjoying the great daily creations shared over at UStamp with Dawn and Friends, click here to join us!  There is a wealth of information, creativity and friendship shared amongst everyone – not to mention the amazing tutorials created ONLY for UStamp members.

If you have Spring Fever, UStamp is the solution!!







Easter Canister Set Tutorial is Ready!

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My newest tutorial for the Easter Canister Set is ready for purchase!

$3.99 CAD

As of today, the US dollar and the Canadian dollar are running almost at par.  This can change at any time.

This tutorial contains 17 pages of cutting/scoring dimensions as well as almost 40 step by step photos and complete instructions to create the three canisters in the photo above.

The tutorial will be emailed to you in PDF format within 8 hours (at most) of payment through Paypal.





A New Tutorial Teaser

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Hello Friends and greetings from sunny Las Vegas!  I’ll be here most of this week so am limited on time I can spend blogging and answering emails.


I wanted to quickly share with you a sneak peak at a new tutorial I will have ready for you this Saturday – an Easter Canister Set!  Check out these little cuties:

This tutorial will provide you with the dimensions and step by step instructions (complete with photos of course) to make all three sizes of canisters.  They will be perfect for Easter chocolates and little girls will love them to hold their many girly treasures.  The tutorial will be $3.99 CAD.  Check back on Saturday for more details – until then, enjoy the tease!!




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Easter Basket Tutorial

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After receiving many requests for the instructions to make the Easter Baskets I posted last week, I decided to give you a photo step-by-step tutorial so you can make one (or 50) for yourself!


To make a basket, you will need:

– Big Shot and Scallop Envelope die – 2 die cut from desired cardstock

– same cardstock color cut to 1 5/8″ x 7 5/8″ (I used So Saffron)

– designer series paper cut to 1 1/2″ x 11″ ( I used Tea Party dsp)

– embellishments and Sticky Strip adhesive


Fold all tabs on envelopes – don’t fold on scallop flap fold.

Score the So Saffron cardstock strip at 2 1/4″ and 5 1/2″.


Adhere bottom tab of one envelope to the middle portion of So Saffron strip.


Repeat with second envelope.


Turn the basket over and apply Sticky Strip along the score lines of all 4 side tabs.  Remove red backing from adhesive, one at a time and secure to So Saffron strip creating a box.

  STEP 5.

Wrap and adhere the dsp strip around box starting at the front.  When you are finished, you will not see a dsp seem as the front flap and embellishments will hide it.

Bring front flap down and secure with Sticky Strip.


Using the large oval punch (small oval would work also), punch handle from remaining scallop flap.  Embellish your basket as desired.

 I would love to see your basket creations!!