88 posts categorized "Easter"

Happy Easter Card
by Candice Crawford


Happy Wednesday crafty friends! Hope you are doing well and staying safe. 

Easter is this Sunday and there is still time to make your handmade Easter cards. If you a bit of inspiration, the new Woven Basket Pop Up Easel set is perfect for making your 2021 Easter cards. 

This set comes with the basket shaped cardbase, a layering piece for the basket along with the basket, grass, and bow. You can make the card as a Pop-up easel card or simply layer the basket image onto an A2 size card like I did here. 


This card came together quickly and easily.

First, I die cut the basket image from some cream colored cardstock and and inked the raised portions of the image with my Gathered Twigs distress oxide ink. 

Next, I die cut the layering piece of the basket from some white cardstock and inked the center of the panel with some Tumbled Glass distress ink. Then I die cut the grass image from some green cardstock. 

I adhered the grass image to detailed basket image. then adhered both pieces to the white basket layer panel. 


Next I die cut the easter eggs from the new Farm Fresh Eggs die from white cardstock and colored the eggs with my Kitch Flamingo, Cracked Pistachio and Mustard Seed distress ink. I also die cut the easter bunny for the basket from some chocolate brown cardstock using the Spring Bunnies die. Lastly I die cut the bow and sentiment from some gold colored cardstock. 


I adhered the grass, eggs, bunny and bow to the basket using some liquid adhesive. Then I attached the completed basket to the white basket layering piece. I popped up the entire basket image onto a pink A2 size cardbase using some 3M foam adhesive. Lastly I added the Happy Easter die cut sentiment to the card.  This card is so adorable and I was amazed at how quickly it came together. 

I hope you have enjoyed today's card share and found inspiration. Until next time...Happy Crafting! 

Candice Floral Signature copy





Basket of Fun
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

We are so glad you have decided to hop on over to our Poppystamps blog today! Have you SEEN this adorable new Woven Basket Pop Up Easel Set, new from Poppystamps?! Of course you have, because it creates the most wonderful Easter card, and all of the designers are putting together colorful baskets and bunnies just in time for Easter. Today I am sharing one more. Take a look!


There are so many ways you can create sweet little Easter scenes with just a few dies. I hope you've been following for a while and have had a chance to see just how much versatility is in the Pop Up Easel Sets, and all the amazing ideas our design team has been presenting. Today I created a colorful and cheery basket just using the die cuts cut from bright card stock.


I cut out all the pieces of the Woven Basket Pop Up Easel Set, the Spring Bunnies, and the Farm Fresh Eggs, and assembled them onto the brilliantly designed base of the Woven basket Pop Up Easel card. All the hard work and measuring and sizing has already been done for you. Just cut out the images and adhere in place!


I cut out a few daisies from the fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel Set, and added them to my basket handle. Then I used a few sparkly drops of Open Studio Fairy Sugar in Strawberry Ice for the sparkly eye of the flowers.


I love how you can take the finished card and fold it flat to write a message on the inside, then put it inside an envelope. The card recipient can then open it up like an easel and display it among the jelly beans and the paper grass! Adorable!


Thank you so much for dropping by today!







Shake It Up Challenge with Poppystamps
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

We are so glad that you have dropped by the Poppystamps blog today! I am thrilled to be sharing my colorful Bright Bunny Shaker for our Poppystamps March Challenge, Shake It Up! Take a look!



I loved using dies from our newest release, and even some brand new Memory Box papers too, in order to create a cheerful shaker card filled with sparkly sequins. Cutting out a window from the Double Diamond Lattice Plate made a great shaker window too.



I started out by selecting a spring paper pattern from the Memory Box Cottage Meadow Paper Pack PP1003, and trimming it to fit underneath the Double Diamond Lattice Plate, cut in white.


Before I adhered the two sheets together, I took a pair of sharp scissors and cut out the intersecting grid lines from the Double Diamond Lattice Plate. This made the perfect shaker window.


I then cut out a collection of colorful daisies, ferns, leaves, and a butterfly from the Fern and Daisy Pop-Up Easel Set, and added the bunnies from Spring Bunnies.

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I filled the shaker window with shiny sequins in aqua, teal, green, and purple, pretty spring colors. Then I chose this lovely butterfly print pattern from the Memory Box Springtime Bouquet PP1006, and then sandwiched it all together. Now we've got a shaker!


Now it’s your turn to play along with our challenge. Create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of 3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!



Thanks so much for joining us today!







Happy Easter Easel Card
by Sue McRae


Happy Monday! Sue here with a pop up Easter card today. I can’t believe Easter is less than 3 weeks away. I hope that means that spring is just around the corner.


For my card I used the new Woven Basket Pop Up Easel Set which is perfect for making an Easter basket filled with eggs and bunnies.


I die cut the basket from kraft cardstock, left the die cut in the die and ran it through my die cutting machine with an embossing mat so that all the beautiful woven texture on the basket really pops. In the pic above the basket on the right was just run through the die cut machine once and the basket on the left was run through a second time with an embossing mat. You can really see how much dimension you get in the design by using an embossing mat.


To add more texture and depth and a bit of shine I used a sponge dauber to add gold acrylic paint on the raised areas.

I die cut the Spring Bunnies from the new Madras Plaid Blue & Violet Paper Pack. The plaid papers in this pad are wonderful and some of them have gold metallic lines in the design.


I took the Farm Fresh Eggs die and die cut them from a bunch of different cardstocks and I also used the grass die that comes in the Woven Basket Set and die cut it twice to add some depth to the basket.

After some fiddling to see what eggs would go where and the placement of the bunnies my basket was filled!


For the inside of the easel card I cut three layers of the Splendid Happy Easter sentiment and adhered it near the bottom. The sentiment is also what holds up the card front for displaying.


This card will mail flat and will fit into an A2 envelope just like all the Pop Up Easel Sets that Poppystamps makes. Love that!


The Woven Basket is a great die to add to your stash. It can be used all year long and filled with different items like a bunch of flowers for spring, fall leaves, pumpkins or how about a basket of ornaments for Christmas. Lots of possibilities with this die set.


Thanks for visiting with me and I hope you have a magical week!

Sue Floral Signature copy





Woven Easter Basket
by Jeanne Jachna


I'm excited for a change of seasons.  I'm starting to see greenery from bulbs that have laid dormant through the winter and can't wait to see the beautiful blooms that they'll bring. Until then I'm going to make my own flower garden with  die cut colorful cardstock.


I'm loving the two new easel dies in the latest Poppystamps release.  Fancy fold cards have always cofounded me.  These dies take out all the guess work and make a fussy looking card easy.   The easel sets die cut the card base, the card cover, and die cuts to embellish the front of the card. 


I cut the basket die from kraft card stock and then inserted the paper die cut back into the metal die.   I used a cosmetic brush and distress ink to bring out the woven detail on the basket.   


This card serves as a Spring or Easter greeting  AND propped up it doubles as a decoration to have on display to keep the recipient smiling!  


I added some flowers, a butterfly and some foliage from the Fern and Daisy Easel Pop Up set.  I love that these easel sets include lots of dies to embellish.  They can be used with or without the other dies in the set.  That adds versatility and more reasons to reach for these multi die easel sets.  


I tucked some colorful Farm Fresh Eggs and a cute Spring Bunny inside the basket.  Little details help bring your scenes to life! 


I hope you'll give Poppystamps Easel dies a try. They really come together easily and seriously.. if I can do a folded card you can too!  I'm so excited about how easy this came together and expect I'll make loads more to send to family and friends. 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

This card fits in an A2 size envelope



Easter Shaker Card
by Tiffany Pryce


Hello, crafty friends! I decided to play along with this month's challenge theme - Shake it Up - and create some Easter inspiration featuring products from the newest release! I knew I wanted the shaker element to stand out the most, so I decided to create a textured, white on white background.

Card panel. To start my card, I began creating the front panel. With the Pinpoint Half Ring Plate, I die cut a 4.25 x 5.5 inch piece of heavyweight, white cardstock. I trimmed this panel down to 3.75 x 5 inch to allow for a border. The pierced texture provides subtle detail and interest to the background.


To build up the background detail, I decided to create my own scattered pattern of "decorated Easter eggs". I die cut several eggs from the Half A Dozen Eggs die set using the second smallest egg. To "decorate" my eggs, I used the Wave Trio die set to cut several strips of white paper in various shapes and widths. I adhered the strips onto each egg with liquid glue and then arranged and glued my eggs randomly on the panel. I trimmed any pieces of the egg that were hanging over. I backed the panel with a foam sheet for added dimension.



Shaker. Next, I created my shaker element. I cut the base of the shaker with the second largest egg die from light blue paper from the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad. This shimmering cardstock is so pretty and has a beautiful rainbow of pastel colors perfect for spring cards. Using the same paper, I made a frame for my shaker from the second largest egg die and one size smaller. Behind my frame, I glued a piece of acetate and a double layer of thin foam tape for the shaker walls. I piled on some shaker bits in the middle of my base, and then adhered the top portion ensuring the eggs were aligned perfectly. I used strong liquid adhesive to glue the shaker to my card front. For some extra Easter embellishment, I die cut the rabbits from Spring Bunnies. I splattered the bunnies with a little silver, metallic watercolor, and glued one to the front and one inside the card. I added a small bow with string from my stash to the bunny on the front.


Sentiment. To create my sentiment, I die cut the Splendid Happy Easter die out of heavyweight white card stock four times and once from light teal paper from the Fresh Aqua Collection paper pad. I used liquid glue to adhere the layers together. Liquid glue allows me wiggle room to ensure the letters are lined up perfectly. I love dimensional sentiments because it helps the sentiment pop on the card and adds stability to withstand going through the mail.


Card base. For my card base, I cut and folded an A2 sized, side-folding card base from heavyweight white cardstock. On top of my card base, I layered a piece of 4.25 x 5.5 inch piece of pattern paper from the Garden Folly paper pack. Finally, I adhered all of my card pieces together, gluing the sentiment at the bottom on the card. Hope you're inspired to make your own Easter cards using the new spring release from Poppystamps! Happy crafting!


Tiffany Floral Signature copy