Looking for a super cute and super easy Easter card? In today’s post, I combine Stampin’ Up!’s Easter Bunny stamp set with the Radiating Stitches Dies to share a sweet card. Find the stamp set in Stampin’ Up!’s January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. Look at the Online Exclusives to find these brand-new dies. You won’t find them in any catalog, so visit this link to view and purchase them. Be sure to watch the video below to see a preview.
Radiating Stitches Dies Easter Card
Thick Basic White Card base measuring 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
Balmy Blue design from Country Gingham 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper
Basic White Card Stock (5 1/2 x 4 1/4) die cut with largest rectangle from Radiating Stitches Dies
Seven circles die cut with smallest circle from Radiating Stitches Dies
Die cut circle from Stylish Shapes Dies from circle design, Vellum Basics 12 x 12 Specialty
Rabbit stamped and colored with Petal Pink and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut (sorry, no punch for this rabbit!)
Petal Pink heat embossed with white embossing powder and punched with the Banners Pick a Punch
Click here to see another video showing a cute Easter card created with the same stamp set.
Dies Easter Card Video
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Easter Bunny Card Product List
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Do you like to stretch the limits of a bundle? If you’re like me, you love it when you can use a stamp set and the coordinating dies for more than one reason. The Ginkgo Branch Bundle has been on my craft table for the last couple of weeks. Initially, it looks as if it’s geared only toward thinking of you and sympathy cards. And, it works great for that. Click here to see a post that showcases three of these cards using this bundle.
But I’ve also used it to create birthday cards. See another example here. And, today, I share a free birthday card tutorial featuring the Ginkgo Branch Bundle. Please enjoy the step-by-step instructions for creating this gorgeous, handmade birthday card.
Ginkgo Branch Free Tutorial
Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
STAMPS – Peaceful Moments (151595)
PAPER – Tahitian Tide Cardstock (159261), Petal Pink (146985), Basic White Cardstock (159276), 2022-2024 In Color Glimmer Paper (159246), Country Gingham 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) (160388)
INK – Versamark (102283)
OTHER – Ginkgo Branch Dies (160468), Tahitian Tide 1/8” Metallic Woven Ribbon (159197), Stylish Shapes Dies (159183), Enamel Dot Essentials (160751), Basics Embossing Powder (155554), Heat Tool (129053), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Take Your Pick Tool (144107), Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)
Cutting & Scoring:
Tahitian Tide Cardstock — 8 ½” x 5 ½” (scored at 4 ¼”) and 4 ¼” x 3 ¼”
Tahitian Tide Glimmer Paper – 4 ¼” x 3 ¼”
Basic White Cardstock – 5 ¼” x 4”
Petal Pink Cardstock – 2” x 2”
DSP – 5 ¼” x 4” (Petal Pink design), 4” x 3” (a different Petal Pink design)
Ribbon – 12”
Die cut the open flower die from the Ginkgo Branch Bundle from the Tahitian Tide Glimmer Paper.
Attach to Petal Pink 4” x 3” DSP panel by placing Glue Dots beneath the solid flowers.
Glue this piece to the Tahitian Tide 4 ¼” 3 ¼” piece.
Wrap the ribbon around this layer and tie a bow.
Stamp the birthday sentiment in Versarmark on the 2” x 2” square and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Die cut with a circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies.
With Stampin’ Dimensionals, attach the sentiment on top of the leaves die cut and ribbon on the right-hand side, as shown above.
Attach the 5 ¼” x 4” DSP to the card front.
Place the image layer on the card front with your choice of adhesive.
Add three white Enamel Dot Essentials to the card front with the Take Your Pick Tool.
Adhere the 5 ¼” x 4” Basic White panel to the inside of the card.
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Welcome to the Stampers Dozen March Blog Hop! Thanks so much for joining us. This month, we feature handmade greeting cards and projects with a birthday theme. Be sure to visit all of the stampers participating in the hop to get great paper crafting inspiration. Find the list of hoppers at the end of this post.
Where do you gain your paper crafting inspiration? Pinterest? YouTube? Blogs? Magazines? For today’s card, I was inspired by a mystery card created by my team member and friend, Theresa Huffman. At our recent virtual team meeting, she gave us the measurements to create a card similar to the one below. (Scroll down to see the masculine card I created during the event.)
Brilliant Wings Birthday Card
This fun sketch lends itself to a variety of stamp sets, dies, punches, and Designer Series Papers.
While perusing Stampin’ Up!’s January-April 2023 Mini Catalog, you might think the Ginkgo Branch Bundle (page 57) is only suitable for sympathy and thinking of you cards. It certainly has all the elements to create heartfelt cards. Click here to see samples of some of the cards I created.
I like to find ways to get more out of a bundle. So I also created a birthday card, inspired by a sample in the back of the catalog. (Keep watching this blog for other ideas using this bundle.)
Ginkgo Branch Birthday Card
Here are the Stampin’ Up! products I used to create this birthday card.
Ginkgo Branch Bundle
Go To Greetings (sentiment)
White heat-embossed sentiment
Die cut from Fragrant Flowers
Subtles 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper
Vellum Basic 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper (page 46 January-April 2023 Mini Catalog)
Pearl Basic Jewels colored with Stampin’ Blends
I think you’ll appreciate how this card can use a variety of Stampin’ Up! colors and coordinating patterned papers.
You can see how this handmade birthday card goes together by watching this video below. I start creating the birthday card at the 14-minute mark.
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Sympathy cards are perhaps some of the most difficult to make. However, these cards, especially when they’re handmade, mean so much to those who receive them. The images and sentiments in Stampin’ Up!’s Ginkgo Branch Bundle offer just the right elements to craft heartfelt sympathy and thinking of you cards. Find this bundle on page 57 of Stampin’ Up!’s January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. Purchase the Ginkgo Branch stamp set and coordinating Ginkgo Branch Dies as a bundle and save 10 percent.
Ginkgo Branch Card Samples
In today’s post, I share a variety of card samples using this bundle. I appreciate the large stamped image as well as the die cuts to make something quickly. Be sure to watch the YouTube video below (a Facebook live replay), to see a variety of card samples and ideas using this bundle. (Hint: Keep watching to see some cards that bring in different patterned papers and sentiments from other sets.)
I can’t decide which color I like best: Smoky Slate and Night of Navy? Soft Suede and Very Vanilla? Night of Navy and Very Vanilla?
For all three sympathy cards, I used one of the embossing folders offered in Stampin’ Up!’s new Online Exclusives: Basics 3D Embossing Folders. Available for $30, the three-pack includes a flower design, hobnail-glass dots, and crosshatch design. The Online Exclusives include brand-new paper crafting products available only online. You won’t find them in any catalog. Stampin’ Up! plans to release new Online Exclusive Products every four months. Click here to explore the offerings.
Gingko Branch Sympathy How-To Video
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I love sharing what I’m working on from my craft room in Mesa, Arizona, as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Be sure to watch this page for additional samples using the Ginkgo Branch Bundle.
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