Erica Edney - Stampin' Up Demonstrator - Victoria, BC Canada

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Seashore Stampers Blog Hop-A Tisket, a Tasket, I Want my Easter Basket

Our Blog Hop for March is Easter themed. I love Easter baskets and have many fond memories from my childhood.

These baskets were made using the Basket Weave embossing folder.

When making these baskets, it was important to first emboss the cardstock and then make the score lines for folding. This is the first one I made. The little bunny is from the Hello Easter stamp set on page  39 of the Occasions Catalogue. I loved making it so much, I made two others.

Click this link for the project sheet. You will be able to make some of your own for Easter or any other holiday, or simply as a cute treat container for the dinner table, baby shower, wedding, etc.

I really got into the basket making groove and found another fun project that has been made by numerous Demonstrators. I particularly enjoyed watching Gaynor at Stamp with Joy on YouTube.

Today is the last day in which you can get free products with your purchases. I am providing links that will take you to the Occasions catalogue which goes until May 31, and the SAB brochures which end by midnight tonight.

Occasions Catalogue
SAB Brochure
SAB Brochure 2nd Release
Additional SAB items

This month's other Demonstrator contributors:
Adrienne H.
Miran B.

Next month's blog hop theme will be Mother's Day.

Happy Stamping everyone!

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Seashore Stampers Blog Hop - St. Patrick's Day

How many of you have sent away for a DNA test and the results indicated that you are part Irish?
I have not done this however I am of European descent so I wouldn't be surprised to find that out. I mean, you never know. I have been fascinated with the history of Ireland; from pictures, books I've read and movies I've seen, it is a beautiful country. And what about those accents? One of my favourite authors is Maeve Binchy - I've ready practically all of her books.

Many people, Irish or not, like to partake in St. Patrick's Day celebrations. I mean, any excuse to drink beer even is it is green. I don't care for beer but I love the colour green. It's my favourite.

I have enjoyed researching various ways to make a shamrock from paper and punches and this is what I cam up with for this card. I hope you enjoy.

This clover uses four hearts cut out using the Sweet & Sassy Framelits. The card stock base is Old Olive. The Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP measures 4 x 5-1/4. The Whisper White piece measures 3 x 4-1/4 inches with a piece of Old Olive that is 1/8" larger. I used some retired gold thread and a gold button to finish off the shamrock. The greeting is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Very few contributors this month as the flu has put us down.


Adrienne H.

Friday, 26 January 2018

Seashore Stampers Blog Hop - Valentines Theme

I know many of my followers do not send out Valentine's cards or do the treat thing and that's okay. It may be because they think of Valentine's Day in it's traditional form, a day for lovers.

I like to use the day to simply tell someone I'm either thinking of them or I love them. That includes my husband, of course, and my 25 year old daughter but also my sister and my now over the ages of 20 niece and nephews.

And, Valentine' Day gives me yet another opportunity to sit at my craft table and create. I didn't have to think very hard about what to make - the Occasions catalogue presented ideas right off the pages.

Take a look at pages 18 and 19. Wow! Shades of pink, white and gold! Unfortunately the images do not give justice to the designer series paper. It is absolutely gorgous. And heavy weight so it's perfect for gift packaging.

With the new Occasions catalogue, making something heart themed was pretty easy. The designer series paper was reason enough to make cards and boxes because it's so gorgeous. Pink and gold - it doesn't get better than that.

The stamp set Sure Do Love You with coordinating framelits that make an adorable box is what I started with. I made four cute cards with matching envelopes using the new sized note cards and envelopes, item #145583. I even lined the envelope flaps by using the 2-1/4" circle punch.

The framelits makes a box to fit the cards and envelopes and is the perfect size to slide in some heart shaped chocolates or those cinnamon hard candies that are so popular.

Bruni P.

MiRan B.

Blog Participants this month:
Adrienne H.
Bruni P.
Erica E. (you are here)
MiRan B.