121 posts categorized "Easter"

03/31/2024

Sun 31

Happy Easter Bunny Card
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings Friends. To those of you who celebrate it, I wish you a very happy Easter. In honor of the holiday, I chose to use the Festive Bunny for today's card. He is just so dapper in his jacket.

I also want to talk about a mistake you can make on your cards as I did with this one. I glued my bunny and basket die cuts down before I checked to see if my sentiment would still fit. It did not, so I had to add it to the inside:

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This is just a friendly reminder to figure out the arrangement of all of the pieces before you start to glue things down!

To make the card, I cut out the bunny and his outfit using some of the Lagoon pack papers as well as patterned paper from the Anemone Grove paper pack. On my first try, I used teal paper for the vest, but I soon found out that patterned paper showed the vest off much better.

I cut the Easter eggs out with white cardstock and colored them with various Copic markers. I did it this way so that I could cut eggs out one time and color them rather than die cut lots of different colors of paper.

Here is a close up of the card:

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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03/30/2024

Sat 30

Two Plaid Cards - New Spring Cheer Release
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today.  I have 2 card for you today - one is to wish you a Happy Easter and the 2nd card is a birthday card! 

For my Easter Card, I used the new Woven Basket of Eggs 94732, and the Happy Easter Curled Script 94731. I cut them both from white card stock and colored the basket and eggs with alcohol markers. I added them to a piece of plaid purple paper from the Magnolia Plaid PP1021 paper pad that I cut with the Curved Cap Pinpoint Layers die set 94646.

Here's a closer look at my card:

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You can see that I added Glossy Accents to the eggs after decorating them with black and white pen marks. And here's one last look at my Easter card for today:

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Now for my 2nd card which also uses goodies from the last release.

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As you can see I kept the plaid theme going and used some paper from the Madras Plaid Blue and Violet paper pack (PP1014) for my background.  The floral image was heat embossed with white embossing powder onto vellum and then die cut.  I also cut a 2nd floral image from light gray cardsock and stamped the image with darker gray ink.  I then ran that one through my die cutting machine with the 3D matching embossing folder.  I rubbed a little violet ink on top of it, let it dry and then adhered the vellum flower image on top of the gray one.  To adhere it, I used a glue pen and only added ink in lines where the embossing was so I could hide the adhesive.  Here's a closer look:

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I popped the image die cut up on foam tape and then added both the circle foiled sentiment tab and some clear gems to the floral centers.  Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my cards for today!  Check out the new release and be sure to come back each day for more inspiration.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  

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03/27/2024

Wed 27

Happy Easter Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a cute Easter card for you using new products from the 2024 Spring Release.

I started by adhering colored cardstock strips of paper to white cardstock and die cutting an egg shape from the it.

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I die cut the Pinpoint Daisy Background on a white cardstock panel and glued it to a gold metallic mat.  Next, I adhered it to a white card base. 

The die cut egg was glued to the center of the prepared background and the "Happy Easter" was die cut from white cardstock and glued to the egg shape.

The Cute Layered Bunny was die cut from white cardstock, I added brown ink for a little color to the bunny and glued the layers together.  The eyes, nose and whiskers were added with a black marker and a pink colored pencil was used to add color to the ears and cheeks. I used foam tape to add him to the card front and glued on a white pompom for the bunny tail.

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That's it for today!  Have a Happy Easter!

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03/24/2024

Sun 24

Happy Easter Gift Bag with Layered Lamb and Clara Blooms
by Anne Thompson

It doesn't feel much like spring here today with over a foot of new snow on the ground!  I'm still thinking spring, however, and crafting the items I need for Easter a week from today.  Here's a Happy Easter gift bag that features the Layered Lamb and Clara Blooms.

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I began by die cutting the LAYERED LAMB 94730 from watercolor paper.  I then inked all of the pieces with VersaFine Clair Morning Mist ink, a gray ink, using a fingertip dauber.  I assembled the lamb using a glue pen.

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Next I cut out multiples of the CLARA BLOOMS 94730, one set from a green card stock in the GREENERY COLLECTION SP1011 and two sets from a light yellow card stock from the SUNRISE COLLECTION SP1013.  I used fingertip daubers to add VersaFine Clair Shady Lane ink to the green leaves and layered all three sets with the green ones on top of the two yellows.  I then added Hero Arts Butter Bar ink to the petal pieces and layered all of them together to make two large blooms.

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I die cut the HAPPY EASTER CURLED SCRIPT 94731 from black mirror card paper.

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For the gift bag I cut a piece of green card stock from the Greenery Collection 3X6 and added it to the front of the bag.  I used dimensional foam dots to add the flowers near the bottom of the panel and the sheep tucked in around them.  I used a glue pen to add the "happy Easter" greeting.

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And I have a gift bag ready for Easter treats!  Think about ways you can use Memory Box die cut images to decorate your gift bags and boxes.  Happy Crafting!

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03/20/2024

Wed 20

Easter & Thanks You Cards
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with another Easter card and a bonus thank you card featuring products from the latest release.  For this first Easter card,  I used the Woven Basket of Eggs die set with the new Festive Bunny die set.

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I cut everything from white cardstock except the eggs which I cut from the same scraps of patterned paper that I used for the red plaid and green on the bunny's jacket.  I inked all the pieces and colored them with Distress Inks. 

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The Happy Easter is a new die called "Happy Easter Dover Script" and I cute 3 white ones and inked the top one with Fired Brick red ink.  To make the border around the card I masked off the edge and added more red ink, then added small white dots with a gel pen.  Here's one last look at my first card:

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Now on to my 2nd card for today! 

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This card features the new Clara Blooms die set along with the Thank You Daily Script die set.  I used Distress Inks and colored pencils to color the die cuts on this one, then arranged them on the card front.  Easy and quick!  Here's a closer look:

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I love how this turned out, clean and simple!  Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my cards for today!  I hope I've inspired you with these two cards!   Thanks for stopping by!

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03/14/2024

Thu 14

Hatching Bird Easter Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have an Easter card with a focal image of the hatching baby bird and its mother.  In this design I kept to only 3 colors and with lots of ink blended die cut layers on a diagonal. 

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Spray Distress Scorched Timber spray stain 7 inches of  Idea-ology Mummy Cloth.  Let dry.  From heavy white card stock die cut 3 Clara Blooms sets, 3 Leaf Bunches, 1 Birds Nest, 1 of the right facing Nestled Chickadee Duo, 1 Bundled Bird, 2 Lavender Bouquet, the 3 larges egg for the Half a Dozen Eggs, and 2 of the smaller flowers from Charlotte Blooms and Leaves.  

Flowers:

Ink blend Distress Chipped Sapphire the Clara Blooms flowers from the end of the petal heavy and fading only half way down the petal. For the center lightly ink blend using Distress Scorched Timber.  Ink blend the Charlotte Blooms flowers with Chipped Sapphire heavy at the tip of the petal and fade out to the end of the petal. Use the Scorched Timber to ink blend the top of the flowers.  Ink blend the Lavender Bouquet lightly with Chipped Sapphire. Lightly ink blend the bottom of the lavender with Distress Pine Needle and then Scorched Timber.

Leaves:

Ink blend the leaves from Clara Blooms and Leaf Bunches and ink blend heavy on the stem and leaf base out to the end of lead using Distress Pine Needle and the Scorched Timber.  Take the edge of a flat bending brush or a smaller ink blending tool and add darker ink streaks from the edge to center.    Add Scorched Timber to the center of the leaves.  

Birds, Egg, and Nest:

Ink blend the top layer of the Birds Nest with Distress Antique Linen, blending heavier at the sides.  Then ink blend with Gathered Twigs at the sides.  Ink blend the middle layer using Antique Linen then Gathered Twigs heavy at the side.  Ink blend the bottom layer using Gathered Twigs, blending heavy on the sides.  Ink blend with Scorched Timber on sides and back side of the nest.  For the Nested Chickadee ink blend with Chip Sapphire for the top and chest.  Ink blend the eye and beak using Scorched Timber heavily and then the body lightly.  For the Bundled Bird ink blend the eye and beak with Scorched Timber.  Ink blend the top piece with Chipped Sapphire.  For the top feather ink blend heavy from the tips and lighter to the top with Chipped Sapphire and then just the tips of feather with Scorched Timber.  For the bottom feather medium ink blend Chipped Sapphire medium from the tips to lighter.  Do the same technique to the the tail feathers.  Lightly ink blend the body with Scorched Timber around the tail and head to chest.   Cut the top portion of the egg off and fussy cut 2 small triangles into the top.  Ink blend lightly from the outside to center with Pine Needle than Chipped Sapphire.  Splatter with Scorched Timber.

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Adhere all the die cut pieces flat using the envelope as guides.  Adhere the Chickadee behind the egg.

Die cut Easter from the Happy Easter Curled Scripted 3 times from heavy white card stock and adhere together.  Cut Happy from the Happy Birthday Foil Greeting White Tab.  

Lightly ink blend an 5" x 7" white card using Distress Chipped Sapphire from the center to the right top corner to the bottom left corner.  Fading out to the edges.  Adhere the mummy cloth in a diagonal from top right to bottom left, bunching up in the center.  Adhering the leaves and flowers next.  Adhere the Bundled Bird, the nest and then the bird in the egg into the next.  Adhere any left over leaves and mummy cloth to fill in empty spaces.  Adhere the sentiment to the top of the next.  Ink splatter with Scorch Timber.  Add Fairy Drops to the background paper.

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03/10/2024

Sun 10

Chicks and Bunny Easter Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome! I have a fun Easter card featuring the newly released Layered Chicks 94726 and Cute Layered Bunny 94727. I also used the Vintage Tray 3D Embossing Folder and Die EF1040 released last Christmas for my background. Here's a closer look at my card:

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I embossed two of the tray dies from white card stock and used the coordinating die on one of them. On that one I used the cut outside edge to frame the other embossed panel. I added dark brown ink to the frame before adhering it to the white tray.

Next I cut the critters and sentiment (Happy Easter Curled Script 95731) from white card stock and colored them with alcohol markers. I put the critters in the openings and then added the sentiment to the larger opening and finished it off with some Autumn jewels. Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my Easter card for today. I just fell in love with those little critters when I say them and couldn't wait to use them on a card. Be sure to come back each day for more inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!

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03/08/2024

Fri 08

Layered Easter Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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A trio of chicks, a little lamb and a sweet bunny pose with a giant floral egg on a spring greeting.  These cute spring icons are lightly layered for dimension - no foam tape required!  Hi, Jean here with new layered designs from our latest release and a bit of inspiration for March's Spring Challenge.

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Cut the Anemone Grove floral 6x6 with the approximately 3" tall Half a Dozen Eggs die.  Cut a dark yellow-green 6x6 from the new Greenery Collection with the 4-¼" x 5-½" A2 Rectangle Frames die.  Attach the rectangle to a side-folded white A2 card.

The Memory Box Color Collections create custom A2 cards in a wide range of colors.  Lagoon, Greenery, Sunrise and Blush are our latest assortments.  They're sturdy 110# solid core cardstock 6x6's in great colors for cardmaking throughout the year.  Each set contains 3 each of 10 shades.  Cut them with our A2-sized dies from the Rectangle Basics, Wrapped Stitched Rectangles or A2 Rectangle Frames sets.

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Cut Layered Lamb from textured white cardstock.  Color the legs with a black marker.  Color the ear and muzzle areas of the base piece with Angel Pink Memento Luxe.  Add dots of black marker to the eye areas.  Lightly shade the edges of the bottom layers with iced spruce Distress Oxide. Heat-set the inks.

Cut the Layered Chicks from pale yellow and orange Sunrise Collection 6x6's.  Dot the eye areas of the base layers with a black marker.

Cut Cute Layered Bunny from two shades of beige cardstock.  Dot the eye area of the base layer with a marker.

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Happy Easter Dover Script is a casual, freestyle greeting that looks great even when it's wonky.  Cut it from the same green 6x6 as the card front.  Attach it inside the card.

Thanks for visiting...hope you'll have time to create spring cards this weekend!

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03/07/2024

Thu 07

Easter Wreath Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have an Easter wreath card featuring the Hippity Hoppity Bunny. 

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Wreath:

Die cut the Berry Branches and Leaves die and the largest Stylish Frame Trio die from Desert Sand card stock 4 to 5 times.  Die cut the eggs from the Woven Basket of Eggs from 3 different colors of Solid Core Cardstock.  die cut the Happy Easter Dover Script sentiment from white card stock.  Die cut the lease from the Clara Blooms from 2 colors of green from the Lagoon Solid Core Cardstock several times. Cut yellow paper from Sunrise Solid Core Cardstock to 5 /14" 5 1'4".  Die cut a circle in the center using the Circle Basics Set that is slightly smaller than the largest die from the Stylish Frame Trio.   Stencil the back ground using the Snow Flurries stencil and Oxide Mustard Seed ink.  Glue all the die cuts around the circle cutout.  Adhere foam tape to back of foreground wreath.

Bunny;

Die cut the Hippity Hoppity Bunny from white card stock.  Ink blend the body with Oxide Saltwater Taffy for the ears and body.  Ink bland the other die cuts with Oxide Antique Linen.  Die cut the basket from the die set from white card stock and ink blend with Oxide Vintage Photo.  Die cut the eggs from various colors from the Solid Core Cardstock.  Adhere the eggs in the basket and then the bunny together.  Add black gel pen for the eggs of the bunny.

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Cut white Woodgrain card stock to 5" x 5".  Use your finger to lightly add Oxide Antique Linen to the top of the woodgrain to bring it out.  

Assembly:

Adhere the background to a 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" card.  Adhere the wreath panel to the top of the background and card.  Adhere the bunny in the center of the background.  Adhere the basket to the right hand of the bunny.

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03/06/2024

Wed 06

Happy Easter Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today's card features a fun technique called Blackout Embossing.  I watched several YouTube videos featuring this technique and I thought I would give it a try.  I felt the  3D embossing folder from the new spring release would be perfect for this technique.

I began by dry embossing white cardstock using the Cheerful Floral 3D embossing folder.  Next, I used blending brushes and dye ink to add color to the debossed side of the embossed image.

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I know this picture looks like it's the embossed side of the paper, but it's not.  You don't have to be precise with the coloring because the final step uses a dark ink to cover the background.  Usually, black ink is used to fill in the background, but I went with a dark blue ink to give the card a more spring like look. 

You need to use a pigment or foam ink pad for the next step.  Keep the ink pad flat in your hand and gently swipe over the embossed image.  I went in both directions across my paper and it took several times to cover the background.  The 3D embossing folder allows you to pick up color on the raised areas of the image.

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See how dramatic the black inked background looks?  I'll use this for another card.

Next, I spattered the background with gold ink

I cut a strip of vellum to go across the bottom of the card and used gold metallic cardstock to die cut the "Happy Easter" words which I glued to the vellum strip.

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To finish the card, I added some gold fairy crystals and jewels.

That's it for today!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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