Hey there, crafty friends! Can you believe it’s February already? Today is the first day of sneak peeks for our February release and I have some ‘egg’straordinary things to share with you! We’re knee-deep in snow so the signs of spring in this month’s new release are a welcome source of hope for the one season that never comes too soon! Whether you’re looking forward to warmer temperatures, blooming flowers, a visit from the Easter bunny, or spiritual renewal, we have many new products that will help you create something special!
The Baker’s Dozen and I will be sharing our sneak peeks starting today and as always you’ll have your shot at winning one of four giveaways just by tuning in here on the TE blog this week!
All of the new products will be available for purchase at the TE web store beginning on Thursday, February 5th at 7am PST! In the meantime, check out the prize that’s up for grabs today! Just leave a comment for your chance to win!
Today we’re giving away the Somebunny Loves You stamp set!
Enter to win by leaving a comment on this blog post before Wednesday, February 4th at 11:59pm PST. One entry per person. Each comment will be automatically entered into our Grand Prize drawing for a $50 Gift Certificate to the TE Store! Winners will be chosen at random and announced on Thursday, February 5th, 2015.
Somebunny Loves You (and Coordinating Dies)
Little Bits of Spring
Wishes on a Wire – Easter
You’ve Got Mail – Spring
Floral Lattice Cutting Plate
Walking on Sunshine
For Peep’s Sake 6×6 Paper Pack
For Peep’s Sake Matched Kit
For Peep’s Sake Matched Sequins
New Cardstock: Potato Chip, Plum Punch, Sprinkles
For my first project today I pulled out the adorable For Peep’s Sake paper pack and paired it with the Wishes on a Wire – Easter stamp. I love the Wishes on a Wire series because 1) they’re super cute and 2) they’re not too time-consuming to color (i.e. not a lot of time spent shading).
After coloring the image I began picking patterned paper and cardstock to match (which was totally easy with the Matched Kit right in front of me!). I embossed the card front with the Dotted Lattice embossing folder and then began gluing down the patterned paper pieces.
I added Doodlebug Sprinkles around the image and within the holes of each birdhouse, clouds die cut from the Happy New Home set, and for a little extra dimension I stamped and cut out the Happy Easter sign again and popped it up with foam tape.
For my next project I grabbed the adorable Somebunny Loves You stamp set. These little critters are just too cute! And this time of year I’m sure everybody wants to be somebunny instead!
I imagined these ‘bunnies’ standing on stage for the Easter Bunny Auditions so that’s what I set out to create on this card.
I cut the top of the curtain with the Medium Scallop Border and added the white dots with my Pico Embellisher (Wedding Dress). I haven’t spent much time with the Pico Embellishers yet, but so far they are super fun! These little dots were easy to make and they dry like enamel dots. That’s a big plus for me because I go through Sprinkles like water! And it’s nice when I want to make smaller dots than are available in the packages.
I hand-cut the sides of the stage curtain and added little tie back bows with Bumblebee Doodle twine.
After coloring and die cutting the critters with the coordinating dies, I arranged them on the stage and added some Easter eggs to set the scene for auditions. I also decorated the Easter eggs with the Pico Embellisher so you can see the really fine details you get with this product.
So which one do you think wins the part!? *wink*
Thanks so much for stopping by for our first day of sneak peeks! You have a couple things to do before tomorrow! Leave a comment below for your chance to win the Somebunny Loves You stamp set! And then head over to visit the blogs of our talented design team members. They have more ‘egg’stravagant projects to share with you today!