I haven't posted anything for awhile due to major cleaning (still not done....maybe never will be really organized). To distract me from the dreary cleaning I decided to make either a shaker or an easel card but instead found a way to combine them. This is the prototype and I might get around to writing it up on our craftwebsite (email@example.com). The inner part of the shaker is the thicker foam sheet available at BFC. My favorite part of the card is the Dandelion Design chocolate bunnies that I stamped on thin brown foam sheet, then cut out and glued to the inside of the shaker window. The boy and girl stamps are also from DD. I used flowers from a Sierra Pacific bunch that I disassembled. The white eyelet strip was made using a Martha Stewart jumbo punch. The eggs are Mrs. Grossman stickers (vellum and regular). The jelly beans are really glass beads and the purple microbeads are two types (metallic and opaque) from the new Martha Stewart sets. (I love all the new MS glitter sets at Ben Franklin Crafts....better than candy to a craftaholic.)
This second photo is a display of some interesting items I discovered while on my last BFC shopping trip. The two scrapbook paper sets are adorable ones 'Little boy' (robots) and 'So Sweet' (girly designs) from Colorbok. Each package has 12x12 papers, chipboard shapes, stickers, and cut-outs. Next I found some cute cupcake decorations from Wilton and I bought the dot design cake topper with photo frame which I thought would be great for a graduation cake. The three bead strands are from a new selection of spring beads. There are lots of colored Easter egg beads with cupcake designs and crystal butterfly strands. I'm trying to come up with a project using these sweet beads. The Sanrio-like designed pillow boxes are something new from Great Lines as are the colorful paper sacks. The pillow boxes and paper sacks (two designs in one package) come in packages of six. Finally, I wanted to show you the adhesive that I used to adhere the boy and girl onto my Easter card. I like this new brand (3L) because there are 217 double stick black square foam pieces (two sizes )in each package. Well, I hope the extra long post makes up for my writing furlough. Oh, I will be posting a contest in a few weeks and there'll be lots of Easter craft goodies given away to a lucky blog reader, so visit often and read your e-mail blast from Ben Franklin Crafts for the exact date.