Easter Card Trio

I happened to see this stamp in a bin at the craft store last week and scooped it up because it reminded me of SU’s A Good Egg. The matching Easter greeting was also too cute to pass up! Since I was snowed in today, I had time to make three versions of Easter cards–read on for the details.

Above: Card base is Barely Banana card stock, layered with Shades of Spring DSP. Stamped image is from Studio G, stamped on Gina K luxury white card stock, colored in with Copic Markers. After coloring in the chick, I applied glue using the 2-way Glue Pen and sprinkled Martha Stewart white flocking powder on top.  (Close up view below). I also embellished the shell using the Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

To finish off the card, I made a faux bow by taking Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon, making two loops, and pinching the center with a Circle Rhinestone Brad.

The second card is a 4 1/4″ square card, on Gina K luxury base weight card stock, layered with Tall Tales DSP cut to 4″ square. I stamped the chick and colored it in with Copic markers again, making it fuzzy with Martha Stewart flocking powder. Then, I layered it on Barely Banana card stock, and adhered it to the base with Stampin Dimensionals.

Lastly, the third version uses many of the same techniques I described above. In addition, I paper pierced around the main layer and popped it up with Stampin Dimensionals. The patterned paper is from Shades of Spring and goes perfectly with the theme of this card.

Shades of Spring Butterfly Card

This card sketch is perfect for showcasing designer series paper. The base is Chocolate Chip card stock, layered with Regal Rose. On top of that, I used Shades of Spring DSP in this awesome  print. I just love these flowers and colors! They also come in purples and greens too.

The butterflies were made using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit and the Big Shot in Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip and Barely Banana card stock. I layered them with Mini Glue Dots and attached them to a piece of Whisper White matted on Barely Banana and Chocolate chip. Around the 4 corners of the Whisper White, I stamped the filigree stamp from Chic Boutique in Chocolate chip ink.

To finish off the card, I tied Regal Rose 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon around the card in a knot. With my super Craft & Paper Scissors (which are not going to be used for paper ever!) I snipped the edges of the ribbon into points. They are so sharp and cut ribbon perfectly.

There is no sentiment on this card and honestly I couldn’t find a place to put one. A tiny tag hanging off the ribbon knot would probably be the best way to add a sentiment, but for now, I’m leaving it blank.

Something Sweet Gumball Machine Card for Girls

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So cute! This gumball machine is too cute, and I’m thinking of lots of different things to fill it with! The Sweet Treat Cups also coordinate with this stamp set so you can make a real life gumball machine of your own!

The card I made uses Pale Plum card stock, layered with Shades of Spring Designer Series Paper in a fun polka dot pattern. I stamped the gumball machine from Something Sweet in Pale Plum ink on whisper white card stock. I cut it out with my paper snips. Then, I stamped the circle/glass part of the gumball machine in Pale plum ink, also on whisper white, and punched it out using the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch. Using the Cropadile, I punched holes in the 1 3/4″ Circle and added various Circle Rhinestone Brads (pink, purple, green, and yellow).

Next, I took some Barely Banana card stock and paper pierced the edges. Then, I went over the holes with my White Gel Pen to get a stitched look. Finally, using a Sponge Dauber, I sponged some Barely Banana ink along the very edges of the card stock. That was layered onto Pretty ink Pink card stock with Stampin Dimensionals.

Then, I adhered my gumball machine pieces to the Barely Banana layer with Stampin Dimensionals. The ribbon is Certainly Celery Twill (retired), tied in a knot and adhered with a Mini Glue Dot.

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