Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Blessed Easter card and VIDEO with Heidi Swapp chevron stencil, Distress Inks and heat embossing

Blessed Easter Card & Video {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Blessed Easter card with Heidi Swapp chevron stencil, Distress Inks and heat embossing

I love making cards for loved ones, and decided I’d use inspiration from the Happy Spring tags I made here to create Easter cards for our family.

This card can definitely be considered clean and simple, but I love how colorful and elegant this turned out! And would you believe it took less than 15 minutes to create? Perfect as I was trying to beat the clock at the post office!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Blessed Easter card with Heidi Swapp chevron stencil, Distress Inks and heat embossing

After I made the Happy Spring tag video I posted here, I came across this gorgeous color inspiration from ColourQ and knew I had to make a second tag using these colors. So it was a perfect jumping off point for me to create these quick cards today, too!

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Happy Spring Tag using The Crafter's Workshop and Heidi Swapp stencils, embossing, Distress Inks, ombre effect, old stash, bling, Sweet Stamp Shop alpha tabs stamps Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Happy Spring Tag using The Crafter's Workshop and Heidi Swapp stencils, embossing, Distress Inks, ombre effect, old stash, bling, Sweet Stamp Shop alpha tabs stamps Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Happy Spring Tag using The Crafter's Workshop and Heidi Swapp stencils, embossing, Distress Inks, ombre effect, old stash, bling, Sweet Stamp Shop alpha tabs stamps

I made this video sharing how I created the card, in case you need to make a quick and easy Easter card this weekend, or even if you’re just interested in the techniques used on the card! Towards the end, if you listen very closely, you’ll even hear my 4-year old assisting me : )

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Slice Elite Digital Cutting Machine
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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Blessed Easter card and VIDEO with Heidi Swapp chevron stencil, Distress Inks and heat embossing

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // teaching techniques at Cool Scrapbook Stuff

Technique Class at CSS {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // teaching techniques at Cool Scrapbook Stuff

Along with photography, I absolutely love crafting! If you’ve poked around ClickyChickCreates.com, you probably already know that : ) Playing with spray mists, stencils, inks, heat embossing, using die cuts and negatives, and so much more… it all makes me happy!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // teaching techniques at Cool Scrapbook Stuff

These are just a few of the samples I created for a class I’m teaching this coming Saturday at Cool Scrapbook Stuff, my local scrapbook store (LSS). If you’re interested in learning hands-on techniques to use on your cards, scrapbook pages, tags, home decor and more, check it out here. I’d love to see you in an upcoming class!

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

Feeling Crafty: The Legend of Anna Meatball (LOAD)

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One of the things I love best about paper crafting, is the freedom to be creative. There’s so much in our daily lives that becomes routine – we have errands to run, groceries to buy, mouths to feed, rooms to clean, laundry to wash, drop-offs, pick-ups, extracurricular activities to get to, and on and on.

But when I craft, especially during Layout a Day (LOAD), I get to focus on photos I want to highlight, a story I want to share, and products I want to use! The cute little Bella Blvd mustache paper I have on this layout and card was screaming to be used with photos from my sister’s baby gender revealing party. There were mustaches for those who thought she was having a boy, pink lips for those who thought she was having a girl. Perfect for this paper!

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Usually when I scrapbook, I start with photos or story as my launching pad. Sometimes (rarely) I start with the product I want to use. During LOAD, a prompt will lead my mind. In this case, it all came together serendipitously! Today’s prompt was “Who?” and who else to scrapbook about than our newest (coming) family member! Working with the browns and pinks, I wanted it to be playful, but refined; trendy, but timeless; layered, but not overwhelming. The patterned papers add lots of energy, so I decided to make the journaling hidden on the tag behind the pink masked hearts.

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One of my favorite new stamps is the distressed chevron by The Sweet Stamp Shop. I made this great little Polaroid-ish frame for a 3×3 photo. Using VersaMark watermark stamp on 4×6 piece of Ranger’s glossy paper, I stamped the chevron stamp, added clear embossing powder and heat set the embossing powder. Then using a blending tool and Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry, I added my color. Image

I always end up with bits and pieces of scraps that usually end up in my scrap bins. But this time I decided I wanted to use those pieces and not forget about them. So staying with the same color family and overall look with the banners, I decided to make a birthday card. I also decided to add a little banner made with washi tape and bakers twine. Love how it came out!

Thanks for stopping by and have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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