February 20, 2016

Creative Inking Blog Hop- Here Comes Peter Cottontail

It's that time again- the Creative Inking Blog Hop is here! I hope you are ready to hop along with us and the Easter Bunny today. By the time you are done you will be inspired for your Easter gatherings next month too :)

A week or two ago I saw something that said "Happy Easter Peeps!" on Pinterest (of course packaging for those *disgusting* Easter candies). Well, I'm obviously not a fan of that take on it- but it made me think of our cute little Sale-a-Bration chick stamp, and I thought it would make such cute Easter gifts for friends or family.

So I set to work making a little tag using that stamp- and I needed SOMETHING to hang it from... so I pulled out the berry basket die to make an Easter Basket to match :) Hopefully you don't see too many baskets on this hop... but then again the die is so stinking cute I'm guessing you will!

I used a lot of Sale-a-bration items on this card. The cute little chick stamp is from the Honeycomb Happiness set. And then I also added some Wildflower Fields DSP to dress up the basket.

To make the chick I stamped the image twice- once on the white tag and once on Hello Honey cardstock. Then I was able to cut out the yellow parts of the little cutie and attach to the tag, still allowing me to give him some orange colored legs. Since the sentiment I wanted wasn't one of our stamps I considered typing it out on the computer and printing it up... but in the end I decided I liked the idea of my own handwriting on the tag to give it a personal touch. In this case the Project Life pens we carry are the perfect writing instrument. They go on nice and smooth- and there are two different thicknesses to choose from.

To give the tag a finishing touch I sponged Blackberry Bliss all along the edges, and then also used the direct to paper technique on the very edge (to do this you drag your paper right across the ink pad). In person it gave it a really nice edge- but I was a little sad to see it doesn't show up very well in the photo. So you'll just have to take my word for it :)

Alright, time to hop on to see what Kristine has made for us this month!

And just in case you need to go backwards on this journey, this will bring you to BJ

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stillstamping said...

Love your basket and tag!

Unknown said...

Sweet basket! Love the colors. So different than I would have thought of and oh so cute!

Diane Evans said...

Love it!

Lynn Streifert said...

Amber- I love your chick tag and basket- so adorable! TFS!

Kristine Lutrario said...

Amber- your basket is so sweet! Thanks for the ideas!

Susan Campfield said...

So adorable Amber! I love the pop of green from the ribbon!!

Dena Rekow said...

Adorable basket, Amber!! I love the printed paper added--nice touch! Thanks for sharing!

Colleen said...

What a colourful Easter basket, Amber!

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Very cute!