Sugar Eggs

When I was little, I was completely mesmerized by one of our Easter decorations – a panoramic egg that my aunt had made from sugar and frosting.  It was so fascinating and beautiful to me!

I don’t have a picture of our egg, but this is the kind of thing I am talking about.  Remember these?  Does anyone still make these?  Ours was made of white sugar and pink frosting, like the one on my card.

Of course, we always colored eggs, too.  On my Grandma’s farm we had to collect the eggs first.  There was never a shortage of eggs, and we found every one when it was time to color eggs.

This is the earliest picture I found of our annual egg-coloring.  I was about 3 years old.

Here we are again – I am on the left, and I am with my brother, sister and uncle.  Coloring eggs never gets old.  My 19- and 21-year old daughters will want to do it when they come home for Easter weekend.

Back to my card…

I took a couple of shots to show how I assembled my egg.  My egg uses Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and oval framelits from both the Layering Ovals and Stitched Shapes collections.  I found that the spring goodies in the Basket Bunch bundle are the perfect size for fillers.

 Today is the last day that you can order my Cool Treats Class To Go.  For the price of the Cool Treats Bundle, washi tape and shipping, you will also receive all that you need to make 6 cards AND, as a bonus in this class, you will receive a sampler of the Cool Treats designer paper.  Click here for more details, or email me at buckeyeinklingsorders@gmail.com to be included.

The products used on today’s card are shown in the carousel below – click on an image in the carousel to go directly to any of the products or click here to go to the store.  Orders of $50 or more qualify you for a free Sale-a-bration item.  You’ll also get a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program, and I’ll send you my current Featured Card.

Have a great day!

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Window Box Wishes

I love the cut-out designs included with the Window Box Thinlit set – especially this large floral piece.  I layered it over a piece of Falling in Love designer paper, and added a greeting from “Milestone Moments”.  It’s a pretty simple card, but so eye-catching.

Don’t forget that tomorrow is the last day to order the Cool Treats Class To Go.  Click here for details.

Click here to shop now, or click on an image in the carousel below to go directly to any of the products used on today’s card.  Orders of $50 or more qualify you for a free Sale-a-bration item.  You’ll also get a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program, and I’ll send you my current Featured Card.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sale-a-bration Last Call Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers hop for March.  This month we are showcasing Sale-a-bration items one last time as the promotion winds down.  You have through March 31 to earn the SAB freebies, but please be aware that a couple of the items (Card Tin and Glimmer Paper) are already unavailable in the United States.

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog (Chris Slogar) or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the projects.

My favorite stamp set in Sale-a-bration is “Hey, Chick”, so it only makes sense that I am featuring it today.  I created a card base in the shape of a barn for my chicken…

The Real Red card base starts as a rectangle, and it opens as shown below.

You may recognize this card base shape from a throwback post, where I showed a birdhouse.  Click here for that post.  I had questions on the card base at the time, and I am happy to say that I have a short video now that shows how to make it.

Thank you for taking part in our blog hop.  Remember that currently you are at my blog – Chris Slogar – so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next, and enjoy!

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Graduation Cash Envelope

I designed this oversized coin envelope to hold a long pocket card for cash or a check.  It is a great way to present a graduation gift, and it also fits in a #10 business envelope.  I found some in #10 envelopes in black, and they suit my Urban Underground color scheme perfectly.

You can see the back of the envelope on the right.  I made the envelope with the Gift Bag Punch Board, and it uses a button and string closure.  The long pocket card is cut with the Star Blast Edgelit.

I used the Large Numbers framelits to cut these numbers.  Can you see how the designer paper layer on the numbers is popped up on a thick black layer?  That black layer is 2 mm fun foam from the craft store.  You can cut it with the framelits too!

I made a version with a “TO/FROM” on the envelope as well, using “Labeler Alphabet” to stamp the words:

If you make it this way, just don’t glue your numbers down in the wrong order like I did!  I couldn’t move the numbers without tearing the paper, but I thought this one still worked as a sample.

The video gives more detail, and I have also included dimensions below.

Envelope:  Kraft Cardstock   11 1/2″ x 8″, scored at 2 1/2″ and 6 1/4″

Basic Black 5 1/2″ x 3 1/4″

Delightful Dijon 5 1/4″ x 3″

Designer Paper   5″ x 2 3/4″

Pocket Card:   Basic Black   3 3/8″ x 11″, scored at 2 3/8″

Very Vanilla   3 3/8″ x 8 1/2″

Designer Paper   2″ x 8″

In the video, I also referenced this tried-and-true favorite for graduation gifts.  This project is a little less involved, and it uses the Envelope Punch Board.  It’s an old project that I remake every year.

The one in the video is from 2015 – here’s how I made it last year:

Hope this gives you some good ideas for your graduation projects!  Don’t forget that purchases of $50 or more still earn Sale-a-bration freebies, through the end of March.  A $50 order also earns a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program, and I will send you my featured project.  Click here to go to the online store, or use the carousel below to go directly to any of the products in today’s project.

Have a great Monday!

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Cool Treats Class To Go

Here’s a peek at the cards in my new Class To Go.  This class uses products from the fun and bright Cool Treats Suite in the Occasions Catalog.  For the cost of the bundle, washi tape, and shipping, you will have the supplies you need to make six great cards.

One of the cards is a CASE of a sample by Stampin’ Up!  I have seen this in so many forms on the internet, and I was anxious to make it myself.

The other two cards are my own design, and you will receive materials to make two of each of the three cards.

***BONUS – Tasty Treats designer paper share.  This paper is so yummy!  It is my favorite designer paper from the Occasions Catalog, and I want you to have some to use on future projects.  I will include six 6″ squares of this paper, including five two-sided designs and one single-sided glossy pattern.***

In order to comply with Stampin’ Up! rules, I must take orders before obtaining product for the class.  I will take orders through Thursday, March 23, or until I reach capacity.  At that point, I will order product and create kits.  The kits will ship out to you no later than Monday, April 3.

Here’s what’s included:

Cool Treats Stamp Set

Frozen Treats Framelits

Tasty Treats Washi Tape (five full rolls, some will be leftover)

Tasty Treats Designer Paper Share

Materials to make six cards, pre-cut, scored, and embossed as necessary

Six Envelopes

“Reverse Words” stamp set in clear-mount.  You can choose a different Sale-a-bration stamp set or the Seaside or Sparkle embossing folder, but I cannot offer the cardstock or papers because they will not fit the priority mailing – please specify your substitution when you email.

Illustrated instructions with dimensions

You will need:

Assorted Ink Pads (I used Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Flirty Flamingo, and Watermelon Wonder)

Big Shot

Adhesives

The class cost is based on the retail price of the bundle and washi tape with tax and shipping for me to receive the materials.  I have also added a $7.20 priority mail cost for shipping to you once I have added the class materials and paper share.  There is no additional cost for the card materials, designer paper share, and instructions.

Cool Treats Class To Go     $73.50

To get this bundle and class, please email me at buckeyeinklingsorders@gmail.com to receive a Paypal invoice for the Class To Go Kit.

Have a great day!

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Swirly Scribbles Bunny

Once again, I found that the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits could be arranged into something cute and seasonal!  This time – a sweet bunny.

The two smaller swirls from the collection make up the bunny’s head and body, and each ear is trimmed from a long wavy piece.  I used a few of the Basket Bunch dies to make the eggs, and I added a retired greeting to make this into an Easter card.  It could just as easily be a spring card with any of the other accessories in the Basket Bunch bundle.

I have to thank my sister for sending the inspiration for this card – the picture below of a grapevine bunny wreath.  So cute!

 Check out the carousel below for more info on the products or click here to shop now.  Orders over $50 qualify you for a FREE Sale-a-bration item as well as a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program.  I will also send you my featured card.

Have a great day!

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Big on Birthdays

Don’t you love this pretty greeting from “Big on Birthdays”?  I have also used the coordinating floral garland stamp on the Tip Top Taupe card base.  Once again, a big greeting makes a simple card, and there are a handful of big greetings in this set.

The gingham print and the patterned strip are from the Succulent Garden designer paper collection.  I used Archival Black ink on the designer paper for good coverage, and I colored the flowers and leaves with my Stampin’ Write markers – Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Emerald Envy and Mint Macaron.

I’m not sure if you can make them out in the picture, but those are two staples holding the ribbon in place. I attached the designer paper to the Whisper White mat and added the doily and designer paper strip.  Then I stapled the ribbon in place before attaching the piece to the card base.

Check out the carousel below for more info on the products or click here to shop now.  Orders over $50 qualify you for a FREE Sale-a-bration item as well as a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program.  I will also send you my featured card.

Have a great Monday!

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Look Who’s Turning 21!!

We celebrated a big birthday in our family this week – my older daughter Jen turned 21!!  I was so happy to have that Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer Paper for her card – she is a pink & purple girl.  The designer paper is from the Pop of Pink collection, and the Silver Foil stars were cut with the Star Blast Edgelit.

I had fun looking through old photos to come up with this little “Then and Now” collage.

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Check out the carousel below for more info on the products or click here to shop now.  Orders over $50 qualify you for a FREE Sale-a-bration item, and the Glimmer Paper collection is an option now.  You will also get a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program, and I will send you my featured card.

Have a great day!

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Banners for You

The “Banners for You”  banners can really steal the show on a card.  Take this one for example – you would think it would be in competition with the pretty background and foil heart, but the message stands out beautifully!  And there are so many combinations you can make with the banners in this bundle.  The stamps are shown below, and there is a set of 5 coordinating framelits available for this set.

I used a 4″ x 5 1/4″ mat of Blushing Bride, embossed with the Festive embossing folder.  The designer paper is a 3″ x 4″ piece from the Falling in Love collection, matted on a 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla.

Check out the carousel below for more info on the products or click here to shop now.  Orders over $50 qualify you for a FREE Sale-a-bration item as well as a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program.  I will also send you my featured card.

Have a great day!

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