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Father’s Day Card

I always struggle when making masculine cards. Part of the problem is that I don’t buy masculine supplies. I love flowers and pink and glitter, which are not things I would put on a Father’s Day card. So, I dug deep into my stash to find some papers I could use to make a card for my dad for his special day.

I started by layering some patterned papers for the background. I had stained the vintage sheet music with Distress Stain for an earlier project, but it was too dark for this card, so I applied some Weathered Wood Distress Paint to tone it down.

Erica Hofstetter - Zunky Chic - FathersDay16

I layered a few more paper scraps and then added a sentiment that I made with my label maker. The images are from Graphic 45’s Perfect Gentleman collection.

I hope this Father’s Day you’re able to treat dad to a nice, relaxing day.

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My Favorite

I have another Crafty Scrapper DT project to share. This time, I had some beautiful papers from Authentique’s Classique Beauty collection to play with.

The sunny yellow is perfect to put winter behind us and welcome the sunny spring weather. I made a fun card using the Authentique papers and some embellishments.

Zunky Chic ~ Favorite Card

I used a dark charcoal gray and a sunny yellow cardstock from Bazzill to really make these papers “pop.”

Zunky Chic ~ Favorite card

I gave the banner dimension by adhering it with pop-dots. The added texture of the wood banners helps break up all the patterns.


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Make and Take Madness!

This Saturday, I will be participating in The Crafty Scrapper’s 10th Anniversary Make and Take Celebration.


Tickets are $25, and you get to make all 10 of the projects. Here is the project I will be sharing:

Zunky Chic - Birthday Card

It’s a fun birthday card featuring Crate Paper “Confetti” papers. The fun technique is using Distress Ink to dye modeling paste, which I then stenciled onto the party hat.

Check out The Crafty Scrapper’s website and blog for photos of the other projects. Get your tickets now, and I hope to see you there!

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Easter Parade

A couple of years ago, I saw an adorable post on the Creative Breathing blog of her Easter Parade, and I knew I had to have one for myself. I already had a couple of these vintage planters, so I began collecting more. I didn’t get around to making the parade last year, but this year I was determined that we would have an Easter Parade, right here on our very own dining table.

First, I set a pretty spring table. I used some of my vintage dishes, and added in a few new pieces.

Zunky Chic Easter Parade

Our parade kicks off with the official bunny banner holders.

Zunky Chic Easter Parade

This float was a judge’s favorite and won first prize (I have a little trophy attached on the other side).

Zunky Chic Easter Parade

I made little party hats and decked out each float with crepe paper ruffles, flowers, glitter…

Zunky Chic Easter Parade

Zunky Chic Easter Parade

This little guy is driving the “Easter Eggspress.”

Zunky Chic Easter Parade

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An American In Paris

Today I’m sharing my first project as part of The Crafty Scrapper design team! Please take a minute to visit their blog and check out all the beautiful projects the team has been working on.

I created a mini album for a trip to Paris my husband and I took a little while back. I used papers from the Fab Scraps Love 2 Travel collection. These papers are so pretty and feminine, and so different from the usual travel collections. I also used papers from the new Bo Bunny Carnival collection.

I used a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Cabinet Card for the base of my cover, and embellished with flowers, including a rolled ribbon rose. A touch of vintage lace finishes it.

I printed my photos in black and white to complement the vintage feel of the papers...

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