Welcome to the New Product Blog Hop!

Our March/April seasonal catalog is full of beautiful spring products, and, today, we are going to be sharing a few creative ideas with you using those items. If you haven’t had a chance to see the new catalog, you can view it here

152237102_10158228877922686_9019895416732521819_nOur monthly blog hops are a wonderful way for you to gather a few ideas for future projects. You may be just starting here or you may have come from Lauren Moore’s blog – either way, you are in the right place.  When you are finished viewing my Easter Blessings Gifts, click the link at the end of my post to “hop” on over to the next website. If you get lost along the way, you will find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

With Easter scheduled a little earlier, I decided that I should attempt to plan ahead and create a few little gifts I could send to my kids. This year, our celebrations are being postponed because of prior commitments, but I wanted to make sure that I sent each of my children a little something special to celebrate the resurrection.

How sweet are these?! To create this adorable little card and box, I used the Daisy Meadow collection and the Easter Blessings stamp and thin cuts set. For those who wish to recreate these, I have a video tutorial for you at the end of this post.

The card is a fun fold card that opens using the little strap on under the wreath. I am sure there is a name for this card, but I honestly cannot think of it right at this moment.

The peacock-colored card base was decorated using papers from the Daisy Meadows collection and some images I stamped and shaded using watercolor paints and shimmer brushed.

I used the Easter Blessings stamp and thin cuts to create each one of those images. I like how simple they are and how beautiful they look with a little soft shading.

I created that charming little treat box using the same Daisy Meadow papers and Easter Blessings stamp set. The box was cut from peach cardstock the decorated using a variety of paper patterns and stamps.

The paper papers in the Daisy Meadows collection play so well together. The soft pastel colors mixed with peacock and cinnamon are an unexpected combination for spring, but the patterns are perfect.

To create the front panel of the box, I layered two oval shapes and added the stamped cross and flower images that were shaded with watercolors. I wanted to keep the design simple to reflect the season.

The top of the box was adorned with some paper pattern flags and a tag that I stamped with the sentiment “He is Risen”. I added a simple ribbon bow to complete and close the treat box.

As I said, I recorded the process to create each one of these Easter Blessing Gifts so that you could make them, too, but I was unable to have it ready in time for the hop. Unfortunately, I had a downed computer and a migraine so the video was not uploaded in time.

For those of you who are reading this after the original publishing date, you can view the video tutorial below to learn how to make an Easter Blessings card and a gift box of your own.

I hope that this project inspired you to create a few Easter gifts and that you enjoy the rest of the creations using products from our new March/April catalog.  Now head on over to Kim Loewen’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all of the blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas.  

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here is a list of some supplies I used today (View All My Supplies Here)

A Sweet Easter Box for the Color Dare Challenge (Free Cricut File)

This week, our Design Team is playing with these beautiful spring colors and I was inspired to create a little something for Easter. 84662677_10215949739878356_9124462603634999296_n Before you take a look at my creation and take advantage of the Free Design Space Project File, I want to encourage you to play along with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog.   This challenge is open to anyone who loves to create with paper.  All you have to do is use the colors in the photo, take a snapshot of your creation, and share the link where you posted it (Facebook, Pinterest, SplitCoast Stampers, Instagram).  It’s so simple and fun, AND it’s gives you something to do while you are staying safe at home.  Just make sure to join the challenge BEFORE April 16th.

Is it just me or do the inspiration colors just scream spring? All those beautiful pastel colors made me ready for the snow to melt in my yard so that I can enjoy the the warm air and flowers in bloom.  Spring means that Easter right around the corner,  which is my inspiration for this Sweet Easter Box I created to be filled with my favorite chocolate treat. 

This adorable little box was created using our Mix-In papers and images from the ArtPhilosophy Cricut Collection.  A complete list of supplies I used can be found at the very bottom of this post.   

For those of you who would like to recreate this project and give it as a special Easter Treat, I have a FREE DESIGN SPACE file just for you.  All you need to do is click on the link below to open the file and start creating your Sweet Easter Boxes.  After you have cut out all of your images, you can use the instructions below to help you assemble your box. 

Assembly Instructions:

  • After cutting the box from the Butterfly Mix-In paper, fold along the cut/score lines. (If you plan on stitching the sentiment in place – DO NOT GLUE THE TABS)
  • Using the Say It with Style Stamp Set, stamp the sentiment with Intense Black Ink onto the two French Vanilla cardstock strips.
  • Temporarily adhere the two sentiment strips onto the front of the box.  Using a Piercing Tool, create holes for the thread to go through. Create four simple straight stitches on the sides of the sentiment strips. 
  • Adhere the tabs of the box in place using liquid adhesive to form your box. 
  • Using a sanding block, sand the edges of the flowers, leaves, and lagoon butterfly.  (To create the “veins” in the leaves, fold the leaf in half then sand along the fold.)
  • Assemble the flower using 3D Foam Dots and adhere onto the front of the box with the leaves. 
  • Assemble the butterfly and adhere to the handle of the box.
  • Add Ribbon, Bitty Gems, or Shimmer to embellish. 
  • Fill with treats and give to someone special!!! 

I hope that you were inspired by today’s project and that you plan to join us for this week’s Color Dare Challenge.  Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions.  

Some of the links on this page are affiliate links. By clicking on those links and making a purchase, you are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.

Here is a List of the Supplies Shown Today (view all my supplies)

Heart & Home Easter Card for a Color Dare Challenge

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get into a creative “funk”. I have had a silly stamped door sitting on my desk for weeks, crying to be added to a project, and, today, as I started at the Inspiration Board for the Color My Heart Dare Challenge, I was determined to use it for a spring inspired card. 48411071_10213102276813559_2157067987780108288_n (1).jpgThree weeks it sat. Almost a month ago, I pulled out the Heart & Home stamp set and made this adorable little door. I used Watercolor Pencils to add shading, created a fun little Wreath, and I even added a heat embossed banner using an image from Bunny Trail.



And that, my friends was as far as I went.  I sat there, in a creative hallow, talking to myself and the dog, searching my collection of idea books, but nothing came… so it sat..and sat..and sat staring at me. After a few weeks of moving this little door from place to place, I decided it was time to do something. Then it struck me. Why not make a brick background to look like a house?! And this is what happened. 

Oh, my! If my choices are mustard muck or spattered mess, I might as well call it quits. Now, I could have just conceded to the creative rut and given up on the door, but NO, this girl was born with red hair…there WILL BE A BRICK BACKGROUND and I WILL USE THIS BLASTED DOOR. So here we are…MissCarriesCreations-Heart&HomeEasterCardCD.jpgAfter multiple messes of texture paste and paint, a few tears, long talks with the dog, and lots of coffee and chocolate…we have a finished card. Hopefully, I will continue to climb out of the trench of creativelessness (is that a word?)… or… maybe I will be having more cups of coffee, long conversations with the fur baby under my desk, and buying up all the Cadbury eggs. 🤣

I hope that you are not in a creative “funk” and will join us for this week’s Spring Color My Heart Dare Challenge. It’s always fun to see how people are inspired by the design team and the colors they are given.

 I can’t wait to see what you create!


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Heart & Home Stamp Set

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Bunny Trail Stamp Set

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Feels Like Home Paper

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Artbooking Collection

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Watercolor Pencils

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Intense Black Exclusive Inks

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12 x 12 Almond Cardstock

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Opaque Texture Paste

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Stencil Sheets
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Artbooking Collection
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White Cards & Envelopes
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Palette Knives
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Heat Tool
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Anti-Static Pouch
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All Purpose Mat
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Clear Embossing Powder
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Sugarplum Pigment Ink
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Art Glitter Glue
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Thin 3D Foam Tape