Easter Thank you’s – using Stampin’ Up! ® products

Good morning everyone. How are you all today? I had a nice lazy (ish) start to the day as my friend picked my eldest son up to take him to school for me. She lives a couple of streets away and has offered to pick him up on her way past a number of times now. It certainly makes for a calmer start to the day for me, as I only have to concentrate on getting him ready, instead of chasing him and his younger brother around trying to find various shoes, coats, water beakers and  bags.

A few weeks ago I had been on Pinterest (no surprise there!) and had seen a picture of a garden fence with big bright red butterflies and it immediately made me think of the Hardwood Background stamp (available in wood or clear) and the Beautiful Wings Embosslits. I made the card a Thank you card ….

Stampin up Beautiful Wings Hardwood thank you card Tracy May Card making ideas

…..and as I was planning on giving her a little gift too, the style of the card dictated the style of the treat bag I made to go with it. The measurements for the bag are the same as for the bunny bag you can find in my Youtube video.

Stampin up Beautiful Wings Hardwood thank you card Tracy May Card making ideas
(apologies about the picture quality)
Also as it is the last day of term today I made some little treat bags for the ladies at my youngest son’s playgroup and for my eldest son’s teachers.
Stampin up petite petals hardwood treat bag Tracy May gift ideas
The reason I bought the Petite Petals stamp set and punch bundle (available in wood or clear) and the Hardwood background stamp is because of a fellow Pinkie (Pink Lady – my upline’s team). Back in February we did a Pinkies blog hop to showcase products from the Spring/Summer Catalogue and one of Dutch Pinkies Caroline made a stunning card with this combination, which really showcased these stamps for me. You can see her card here
In addition to the products mentioned above you will need:
Stamp Set: Starburst Sayings wood or clear
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s projects. Give them a go – they are so easy and very effective! My friend loved her gift!

Spring Easter Bunny Treat Bag Video – using Stampin’ Up! ® products

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all fine and dandy today. A while back I posted a picture of two cute little bunny treat bags that I was intending to make in my March class. I was undecided on which colour to go for. In the end we made both, with a more grown up option available for the ladies to make if the preferred.

The bunnies went down a treat I must say! Also the Petite Petal flower stamp and punch bundle (wood or clear) used to decorate the grown up version was very popular, even amongst the ladies who made the bunny version!

stampin up petite petals gift ideas Tracy May

Well back to the bunnies though, I filmed a video tutorial for the gift bags, and as the class was last week I can share it with you all now. I do hope you enjoy it.

Spring Easter Bunny Gift Bag – using Stampin’ Up! ® products

Yay – what a fantastic weekend. The sun has been shining and the temperature has been very spring like. It’s amazing the difference it makes to everyone’s moods. The boys have been as mad as March hares (but nothing new there). My lovely husband took them out for about 4 hours yesterday, so I managed to film a few video tutorials! Yippee. I’m still in post production stage (ha ha get me – like I know what I’m talking about! NOT!! Lol!!).

Do you remember Batty – the little Hallowe’en Bat gift bag I made for the boys? Well Batty has metamorphosed into Bunny. I’m not sure which colour scheme to go with for my class at the end of the month. The May household is evenly split 2:2 on which one is the nicest. What do you think?

Stampin' Up punch art circle oval bunny gift ideas Tracy May bedlam and butterflies

I am doing a grown up pretty version for the ladies in the class, who might not have little children in their lives but I won’t post a picture of those until after the class. If you are local and would like to join us you are more than welcome. You can find more details here.

I have a video tutorial for these bags, which I will post in a couple of weeks. Come back on Wednesday though to see the tutorial for this box using the envelope punch board.

To make Bunny you will need the following:

Card stock: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride, Basic Black
Punches: Extra-large & Large Oval, 2 1/2“,1 3/4“, 3/4″ 1/2” Circle

We’ve all gone Batty! using Stampin’ Up! ® products

I don’t usually celebrate Hallowe’en but I thought this year, as Regan is a little bit older, it might be nice to do something with the boys and had planned to make some Hallowe’en themed gifts.

As it is half term next week, we also have some playdates lined up and I thought it would be nice to give some Hallowe’en gifts. I found “fangs” in the sweetie aisle of the local supermarket and that lead to the idea to make vampire themed gift packaging …. and so Batty was born. He’s such a cutie even if I do say so myself!

He was super easy to make – just a little box from Basic Black Card stock with an oval cut out for his mouth. I cut out an oval in Whisper White and drew the fangs freehand, before cutting out with my paper snips. I made his ears out of ovals of Basic Black, scored down the middle and folded over at the ends to make them look a bit raggedy. For his wings I shaped a strip of basic black card stock with a variety of circle punches and the paper snips. I also scored folds into the wings with the stylus from the Simply Scored Scoring tool.

His eyes are made from circles of Daffodil Delight, sponged on the bottom with Tangerine Tango and finished off with pupils of Basic Black.

And here’s the little fellow with the bag of  fangs sweets inside.

Well I had better get busy making him some buddies for next week.
Products used:
Basic Black card stock ( 121688), Whisper White card stock (106549), Daffodil Delight Card Stock (121680), Extra Large Oval punch (119859), 1″ Circle punch (119868), Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ pad (126946)