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Saturday, February 28, 2015

"Hopping By" Easter cards and enTWINEd Challenge

Believe it or not, Easter is just around the corner!  So it’s time to start playing with the fun new “Hopping By” set from CTMH.  These fun little animals are ready to “spring” into action bringing Easter wishes to your family and friends. 

The Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog posted a challenge earlier this month to use twine on a project.  I love the spring twine colors (lagoon, buttercup and sunset) that coordinate with the “Year Noted” paper pack that was a CTMH special in January.  I’m also glad that H2H allows us the entire month to participate in each challenge.  While I’ve had these cards done for a while, there just hasn’t been enough time to get them ready to post.

I used both of my cloud embossing folders (one from Stampin’ Up and the other from Darice) on the upper part of the card, and used my journaling pen to doodle around the bottom section.  I have really fallen in love with doodling on the cards!  The sun (from last year’s You Are My Happy set) is mounted on foam.  All of the rest of the images are from the Hopping By stamp set.  It seems like every spring I find some way to use the little CTMH springs to mount an image on a card.  I thought these animals in their Easter vehicles were good candidates.

In addition to the items I’ve already listed, I used black, glacier, sorbet and canary inks.  I used the ShinHan markers to color the images.

The gals in my Stamp Club groups are looking forward to making these cards in March.  Why don’t you give it a try?!  And pop over to the H2H Challenge Blog and check out the other great projects using twine.

Thanks for stopping by. 


Nikka Geers said...

Love these cards. I was trying to figure out how to use this stamp set. Great idea to use the springs. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart.

Brandi said...

OMG Gail, I do not even know where to start, the are just so adorable, all of them. So sweet, I love the Year Noted with it. Awesome cards! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

Brandi R
H2H DT member

Betty said...

Love, love, love these cards! Saw them yesterday, and they are even cuter "in person"!

Cynthia McCloud said...

Such cheerful cards! We have a lot of snow and drear where I live but these inspire me to keep pushing toward spring! Thanks for showing us how at H2H!