Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sweet Chicks, Pop Up Posies and a Special Offer

Hey there, Stampin' Peeps!

I don't know about you...but I'm ready to feel that warm spring sunshine in my bones.  I'm ready to relax in the hammock on the deck and listen to the sounds of spring.  Since it's supposed to be in the "teens" here tomorrow morning I thought I'd better create some spring here in my stampin' studio.

I love perusing Pinterest and I'm excited to see all the bright and cheery ideas that are popping up for Spring and Easter. (Are you dreaming along with me on Pinterest?  Come on in! The water's fine! You can follow me "Suitably Stamped-Michelle Suit)   I'll be sharing some new projects soon that were inspired by some that I've picked as favorites.  But now I want to share a fun project that I hope you'll like.  It's called "Spring Chicks and Place Cards".
I recently met an awesome stamper who is a terrific friend and a brand new team member on our Trinity Design Stamping Team named Kim Fields.  Kim created some adorable little birds and I just fell in love with them.  I decided to take them and change them a little (because that's what we do...).
Here's what I came up with...


Aren't they sweet?  I just sketched out the shape for the bird body and wing and transferred it to a scrap of cardboard to make a reusable template.  I then found some scraps of Designer Series Paper (this paper is from a retired suite).  You could use any design really.  You could even use card stock in your favorite spring colors and emboss them with one (or more) of the Embossing Folders.  The possibilities are endless.
The beak is punched from the Heart punch and adhered between the two layers.  The feet are made with 2 paper clips just opened up and glued inside between the front and back layers.  The eyes are actually the Basic Pearls.  I made them black by coloring them with a black Sharpie and letting them dry.  How cool is THAT??  You can make pearls in any color you'd like.  Woot!

The place card is made from a scrap of Pool Party Core'dinations card stock (#129321).  It's embossed with the "Honeycomb" Embossing Folder (#129378).  I think that's so stinkin' cute!  It reminds me of chicken wire.  Right??  The Soft Suede tag and flower were made using the Pop Up Posies Designer Kit from the Spring Catalog (#131395)  It has SO many parts and pieces to create a bunch of fun projects.  Here's a peek at what you get with the kit...

It's just awesome.  I have a few other projects to share with you that I've created with my kit.  Stay tuned.

Ok...are you ready for spring NOW?  Head over to my Online Stampin' Store and get everything you need to make your Spring and Easter the most special one ever.

**SPECIAL OFFER**  When you order the Pop Up Posies Kit from my Online Store you will receive a FREE PDF with other project ideas to create with it.  It's an exclusive offer just for you.  Don't miss out!**

Stamped Blessings,

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