Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Easter Tulip Peep

I could hardly wait to share my newest Easter card with you today!  I was feeling a little silly last night and thought I would combine two Easter card ideas I have recently run across online.  The Easter theme works perfectly with a new challenge site I came across today...Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I'm sure many of you have seen the cards with the three cracked eggs across the front and the little peeps sticking out of each ( Stamp with Tami - video and Flowerbug's Inkspot).  Well in the past I have also seen tulips with Easter eggs in the center.  You can find a video on Valita's incredible blog. So...I thought how cute and silly it would be to combine the two and this is what I came up with.  My children are fully grown now but I know that they would have loved this when they were little.  Isn't it cute!  Makes me smile. :)

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There are several punches involved in this card.  Can you guess which ones?  Punches are so much fun and there are so many creative ways to use them.  Someone is always thinking up one more idea to share.  You could spend days online looking at all the examples.  All kinds of animals and flowers...it's amazing!

What I love is that not only does Stampin' Up! have a great selection of punches but it's difficult to come close to the quality.  And now with the new design they store so well.



So have you guessed yet?  Do you have your answers locked in?  The tulip petals were created with the Owl Punch and and the leaves with a large Circle Punch.  I used the 1-3/4" circle but you could use the larger 2-1/2". The egg is punched with the Extra-Large Oval Punch and the peep is the body of the Bird Builder Punch.  And I almost forgot, The Scallop Edge Border Punch was used for the grass.

The colors used are So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, and DSP from the brights collection for the egg.  And yes...that is the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder again. :)

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Thanks for stopping by today....hope to see you tomorrow!

19 comments:

  1. How cute is this?! LOVE your sweet little chick and such a fun use of the punches, I was totally stumped on how you made the tulip leaves until I read your post! Thanks for sharing this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

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  2. This is AWESOME Diane... the little chick is the perfect touch! Thanks so much for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

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  3. Thank you all for stopping and making comments. I don't even remember how I stumbled over Hand Stamped Sentiments but I hope to check out other challenges in the future.

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  4. So stinkin' cute! I'm glad you decided to combine the two ideas. The colors are so bright and fun, too! Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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  5. WOW! Such clever thinking! I think it's so cute to have a chick coming out like a blooming flower. You also used wonderful cheerful colors. Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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  6. This is adorable. I love how you added the chick in the tulip. This is such a fun card and I know I would love to get it in the mail. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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  7. http://valitasfreshfolds.blogspot.com.au/2011/03/easter-egg-flowers.html

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    1. Valita, Thank you for stopping and leaving the link to your card. It was your card I saw but when I decided to combine the two ideas I searched for quite some time and couldn't find it again. I will be linking back to your post. It will be great for those that might like to watch the video.

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  8. Thank you everyone for leaving such sweet comments. I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time

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  9. thanks for linking me up ;) the two look great combined

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    1. You are welcome. Since I used part of you idea I'm glad you like it.

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  10. This is so darling! I love that little peep & the eggshell laying there :)

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    1. Thank you Erika for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. It was fun to make. I almost threw the part of the egg shell on the ground away and thought no...that's exactly where it would land. :)

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    1. Linda - Thank you for leaving a comment. I clicked on your profile and found that you are a designer for Freshly Made Sketches. I am rather new to submitting to challenges but am hoping to stop by and play along as this is a new site to me.

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  12. Love love love this card!!! Awesome!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #60 with a link back to your blog on 4-8-12. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

    If you wish to decline please email me by responding to this comment to let me know.

    Have a blessed Easter
    Tiffany Bauer
    http://www.mycraftyworld.blogspot.com

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  13. Super cute!!

    Joy Jones

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    1. Joy...thank you for stopping by my blog and taking the time to make a comment. Glad you liked it.

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