Category Archives: Easter

Rainbow Easter Bunnies

April 10, 2018

These are the Easter cards I made to send to friends and family. I had a bunch of water color paper scraps to use up, so I decided to play with my Distress Inks. Unfortunately, I made these cards over a month ago and can’t remember which colors I used on which cards.

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Details

Size:  A2 card and 4.25” square cards

Extra Details: I began these cards by white heat embossing the small egg image all over a bunch of panels of water color paper. I used three colors of Distress Ink on each panel to create some rainbow backgrounds. I don’t remember which colors I used on each panel because I made all of these over a month ago.  After the ink was dry, I flicked some water on each piece to create some interest. I adhered each panel to a colored card base.

For the sentiment, I die cut some small cross stitched rectangles and stamped the sentiment on each. I used one of the Distress Inks to water color the edges of each rectangle.

I stamp and colored the bunny images on some white card stock. I used Prismacolor pencils to add some shading to the bunnies. I fussy cut the bunnies out right on the black line. I painted the edges with a black marker to hide any cutting errors. Lastly, I adhered the bunnies with a Mini Action Wobble Spring to the card front.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Hoppy Easter

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Fine

Various Distress Inks

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Bunnies with Stripes

April 9, 2018

These are two of the cards I made to send to family for Easter. I was playing around with first and second generation stamping to create softer colors.

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First generation stripes

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Second generation stripes

 

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began these cards by creating the striped backgrounds. I cut two panels of white card stock. I inked the wide stripe stamp with ink and stamped the first panel. I used the same stamp without re-inking on the second panel. I used 6 different ink colors to create a rainbow background.

Once the panels were completely stamped, I die cut them with a stitched rectangle die. I adhered the panels onto light grey card bases.

For the sentiment, I die cut smaller cross stitched rectangles and stamped the sentiment on the left side of the rectangle. I adhered the sentiment panels to the cards with liquid glue.

I stamped the bunny images on some white card stock. I used Prismacolor pencils to add some shading. I fussy cut the bunnies out right on the black stamped line. I painted the edges with a black marker to hide any cutting mistakes. Lastly, I adhered the bunnies to the cards with a Mini Action Wobble for some fun.    

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Hoppy Easter

Simon Says Stamp’s Choose Joy

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn Inks in Bubble Gum, Peachy Keen, Lemonade, Minty Fresh, Moon Stone, and Fresh Lavender

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Easter Pivot Pop Up Card

April 8, 2018

This is an Easter card I made for an aunt of mine that hosted Easter Dinner this year. There are 5 children who come to each holiday dinner, so I included the 5 kids on the inside of the card.

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Card Front: I love that the front of the card gives no hints about what is on the inside of the card.

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Inside of the card

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by creating the water color panel for the front of the card. I used ink smooshing and an acrylic block to create the blocks of color around the frame. I added some interest to the water color piece by flicking some clean water and some of the same inks onto the background. Once the panel was dry, I used two cross stitched rectangle dies to create the frame.

I used the same ink colors to water color the tree tops for both the inside and outside of the card.  I used the blue ink and a DIY cloud stencil to add the sky area behind the frame to the front of the card base. I layered some grass borders behind the frame. I tucked the trees into the grass. I stamped my sentiment on the front layer of grass. I added a few white die cut clouds to the front of the card also.

Once the front of the card was complete, I began to the inside of the card. I lined the top with a blue paper. I used the same DIY cloud stencil and some white pigment ink to create a similar sky scene. The bottom was covered the same green card stock I used for the grass die cuts. I stamped another sentiment on that panel, making sure to leave room for the hand written message.

Then I created the Pivot Panel Pop Up. I LOVE this die. It is easy to use and is so unexpected. Using the same green and blue card stocks, I created the panels. I decorated the panels with more water colored trees and some white cloud die cuts. I also added five kids from the Easter Party stamp set. I stamped, colored, and fussy cut those out a few days before constructing this card.

I added the Pivot Panel Pop Up to the inside of the card and everything was done.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Easter Party, and My Silly Valentine

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Pivot Panel Pop Up, Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, and Puffy Cloud Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Oxide Inks in Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, and Mermaid Lagoon

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Easter 2018 Place Cards

April 8, 2018

These are the place cards I made for Easter Lunch. My kiddos help me to pick out the colors and characters for each person

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Extra Details: I began these place cards by stamping and coloring all of the images; include the kids, accessories and frames. I used Prismacolor Pencils to color everything. I fussy cut everything out leaving a small white border.

Next, I created the place cards. Sadly, I don’t remember the exact dimensions of each card. Then I added some color and pattern to the place cards with a gingham background stamp. I choose softer color for the background so that the images could stand out more.

Lastly, I adhered everything to the place cards with liquid glue.      

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Easter Party, Riley’s ABCs, Gingham Backdrops, and Flirty Frames

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn inks in Bubblegum, Peachy Keen, Lemonade, Minty Fresh, Moonstone, and Fresh Lavender

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Lion Easter Tag

April 16, 2017

I was short one Easter tag. I whipped this one up quick to give to an aunt who loves lions.

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Details

Size: Tag

Extra Details: I found most of these images in my box of pre colored and cut images. I only had to die cut a white tag and stamp the sentiment.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Chirpy Chirp Chirp, Woodgrain Backdrops, and Starry Backdrops

Simon Says Stamp’s My Kind of Peep and Wild Cuddly Critters

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

 

Hope you enjoyed the tag.

Easter Tags

April 15, 2017

Easter is just 1 day away and I still want to make cute cards with bunnies and chicks. I am also on my Spring Break finally, so I can give into feeling.

I made some Easter tags today. I have some scraps of Echo Park paper from the Simon Says Stamp March 2016 Card Kit that I have been hording. I decided to day was the day to use it.

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Details

Size:  Tags

Extra Details: I began by die cutting four tags from some white card stock. I did have a big enough scrap to cover the entire tag in the patterned paper, so I cut it down to slightly smaller than my tag. I rounded the top edges with my envelope punch board. I adhered the patterned paper to the tag bases. I added a small strip of green patterned paper to the bottom of each piece of tag.

Nice I stamped and colored all of the images. I used Distress Ink as water colors when coloring in my images. Once they were dry, I fussy cut them all out. I painted the edges with a black marker to hide any imperfections. I used glue dots to adhere the images to my tags.

I felt that my tags were missing something, so added the small heart tags. I found a few more scraps from the Echo Park papers and die cut the heart tags. I stamped Happy Easter on them. I used some Lawn Fawn Twine to string the two tags together.

 

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Hip Hop

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=8718

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Chirpy Chirp Chirp,

Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn’s Happy Howlidays

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It and Tiny Tags

Ink: Versa Mark

Distress Inks – I forgot to make a note of which Distress Colors I used when water coloring my images.

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Easter Egg Grids

March 16, 2017

I am still using the eggs I created almost two weeks ago.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started with two green card bases. I adhered the eggs with foam tape. I didn’t really measure, I just eye balled the placement. Once, I had the eggs adhered, I realized that the background needed more. I carefully pulled all of the eggs off and added some grass behind each egg. I was stamping around the foam tape sometimes. I added the sentiments and the cards were finished.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Chirpy Chirp Chirp, Mom + Me, lots of Lawn Fawn Background stamps

Simon Says Stamp’s Cuddly Critter Accessories

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Memento Dew Drops in Cottage Ivy

Distress Inks

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Easter Egg Trees

March 14, 2017

I’m still working on using up all of the water color Easter eggs I made last weekend. I love the way this card turned out.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by cutting stitched rectangles from blue card stock and green card stock. The blue panel became my base. I cut two stitched hillsides from the green panel. I used Mowed Lawn Distress Ink to ink the edges of the green hillsides. I also die cut the Stitched Tree Borders from kraft card stock. I adhered one of the green hillside to the tree border. Then, I adhered both to the blue panel.

I added the sentiment to the other hillside using white embossing powder. I adhered this hillside with foam tape to the blue panel.

The chicks, eggs, paint brushes, hats and buckets were in my box of colored and cut images. All of them were water colored with Distress Inks. I made sure to paint the edges with my Black Soot Distress Ink Marker. I adhered all of these pieces with liquid glue.

I stamped the solid egg image form Chirpy Chirp Chirp on the front the white card base. I used Distress Inks to stamp those. Lastly, I adhered the panel to the card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Chirpy Chirp Chirp

Simon Says Stamp’s Cuddly Critter Accessories

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Simple Stitched Hillside Borders, Stitched Hillside Borders, Stitched Tree Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn, Cracked Pistachio, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar, and Salty Ocean

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Peep Shaker Cards

March 10, 2017

My daughter just received a set of Crayola Fine Line markers as a gift. She very nicely let me use them to create this card set. I used a water brush to blend the color out and was very pleased with the results.

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Two of the four cards

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Two more cards

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a full sheet of water color paper. I white heat embossed the Peep outlines all over the sheet. I used the Crayola Fine Line Markers to add a single line of color around all around the inside edges of each Peep. I used my water brush to add a very small amount of water and pull the color into the middle of each Peep. Once the Peeps were dry, I used a light blue marker to add color to the background. I added a line of color around the outside of each Peep and used my water brush to pull the color out.

White this sheet was drying; I realized that I hadn’t added a sentiment…. So I got a half sheet of water color paper and stamped the sentiment and some more Peeps. I used the same markers and technique to create the sentiments and the Peeps for the inside of the shakers.

When everything was dry, I began die cutting. I used two Cross Stitched Rectangle dies to cut the outer frame and the inner piece for each card. I used the same dies to cut some frames from fun foam to use in the construction of the shakers. I used the coordinating Peep die to cut out each of the extra Peeps. I fussy cut out each sentiment.

Next, I began construction my shaker cards. I adhered the inner rectangle directly to each white card base. I added the fun foam frame around the inner rectangle with strong doubled sided tape. Then, I adhered the clear plastic to the cardstock frame. I adhered the sentiment to the outside of the clear plastic. I added small piece of fun foam behind the sentiment. I added the die cute Peeps, some clear and white sequins to the well created by the fun foam frame.  Then, I adhered the card stock frame to the fun foam frame. Lastly, I trimmed away any fun foam that was sticking out and the cards were done.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make Your Own Background

Simon Says: Make Your Own background

LOVE! Flickr Challenge # 15 – Bringing Spring Smiles

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lovehandmadecards/discuss/72157680815680106/

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge # 66 – Coloring

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157677538465903/

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s My Kind of Peep

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s My Kind of Peep Dies

Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Mark

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Colorful Eggs

March 4, 2017

Spring is coming and I’ve got Easter, baby animals, bright colors, and eggs on the brain. Today, I played with an Easter egg stamp. I ended up with 105 eggs after I was done. I used some of the eggs on 7 cards today. I still have many left and you will see more egg cards in the future.

This week’s Simon Says Monday Challenge is “Based on a Book” and one of my children’s favorite spring books is Max and the Chocolate Chicken, by Rosemary Wells. So I created a few cards with that book in mind.

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Card 1

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Card 2

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Card 3

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Card 4

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Card 5

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Card 6

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Card 7

Details

Size:   A2 cards

Extra Details:  I started by creating my eggs. I stamped 35 eggs in black ink and decorated them with a variety of small stamps. I used my Distress Inks to water color in those eggs.

For the other set of eggs, I white heat embossed a variety of background patterns on some white water color paper. Then, I heat embossed the same egg outline over the background patterns. I used Distress Inks to add color to these eggs. I used a Mini Ink Blending Tool for this application.

After all the ink was dry, I fussy cut out each egg. Yes, that was a lot of fussy cutting.

Next, I looked in my paper stash for some green pattern papers. I found six 6 x 6 pieces of paper. I cut these pieces into strips and then used a grassy border die to give the strips a decorative edge.  Then I layered the strips on to some white card stock. I tried to vary the way I layered the different grass strips, so some pieces turned out to be larger than others.

I used some rectangle, circle, and scalloped circle dies to trim up the grass pieces. Using glue dots, I tucked some eggs into each grassy piece.  For the panels with black outlined eggs, I added the sentiment in black ink. For the panels with the white heat embossed eggs, I stamped the sentiments on white banners with a grey ink.

Lastly, I created the card bases. I used pink, light blue, grey, and kraft card bases. I felt that the bases were too plain, so I added some texture with a background stamp. I used white pigment ink to help everything look bright and springy. After I adhered the grassy panels on the card bases, the cards were done.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Based on a Book

Simon Says: Based On A Book

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Chevron Backdrops, Chirpy Chirp Chirp, Interlocking Backdrops, Penelope’s Blossoms, School House Backdrops, Sharp Backdrops, Snow Cool, Starry Backdrop, Summertime Charm, and Woodgrain Backdrops

Simon Says Stamp’s Cuddly Critter Accessories and My Kind of Peep

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Border Die, Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Scalloped Circle Stackables

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s free papers with order

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks

Lawn Fawn’s White Yeti Pigment Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the card