Sunday, February 17, 2008

You Crack Me Up!

I made this card today for one of my Hippy Mentions (I'm almost caught up now with all the mail outs I have to do!) Where'd that EGG come from? IT'S MY NEW BALLOON in the Just So Hoppy set! Stamp it on CS, cut off the tied end and draw a quick zig line through the middle to make a"crack". Cut out and cut on your crack line. Mount on dimensionals, add your "hop line" from the set, and he's popping (peeping!) out! "You crack me up!" would be really fun as a just because greeting for ths card. TIP: You can also make really cute colored and decorated "Easter" eggs with this balloon using patterend papers*.

I don't typically use SU! Yoyo Yellow, but I have feeling I'm probably going to be using it more often now that I have this chick stamp! The pink patterned SU! paper here softens it a bit. I used the Copic* Y15 Cadmium Yellow and Colorless Blender for my chick, I think it turned out kind of fuzzy looking, so I'm pretty hoppy with it! ;) I added some dots at the corners with a marker and my piercing template to frame it up, kind of echoes the chicks dotted outline...

To all my PEEPS out there: thanks for keeping me smiling and laughing each day with all your comments!

(I slipped out of bed at 5:30 to made another card this morning before my kids got up for the Dirty Dozen Alumni February Challenge that took a looong time, but it turned out so cute! I wish I could post in now, but you'll have to wait until the 20th to see it! )

*I've had several people asking about the DPs I've been using lately, almost all have been from two DCVW small mat packs I got at Hobby Lobby recently, they're great. One pack has tons of glitter on every page which is fabulous, and the other has kind of a glossy finish to each piece and is adhesive!! So that one is awesome for paper-piecing and quick cards. :)

** I BOUGHT SOME! Wait til you hear, there's a a story...! :)


  1. Oh is this adorable! Love that little peep! And "you crack me up" is PERFECT!

  2. Super cute! Thanks for the tip about the balloons...great idea!

  3. Oh that chickie is soooo sweet!! You are super cool with the multi-use accessories in this set!!!! I also love the glitter stack papers too!! Who doesn't love glitter???!!! LOL This card is just so bright and cheery and happy!!

  4. YOU crack me up, Melanie! Love the chick...wait til you see what I've been stampin! Love the egg tip. This stamp set make me so hoppy!

  5. What a cute card! That egg is too cute! :)

  6. The more I see your stamps, the more I want them! I have been trying SO HARD to be good with my "stamping allowance" because I've spent it all (and then some) for this month. But, you know, I think I might have to give myself another advance...
    LOVE the chick!

  7. Your cards are all so adorable and the pictures of your family are just the sweetest!! I so need both your sets, hopefully when the taxes come in my DH will let me splurge a little!! Thanks for all the inspiration!!


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