98 posts categorized "Easter"

A Bouquet of Tulips
by Janet Katz

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The new Layered Tulips die is so much fun to work with! If you like flowers (how many cardmakers don't?) it offers so much texture and dimension. I created this colorful bouquet with some Memory Box paper and Layered Tulips.
I started by choosing my cardstock from both the Twilight Purple and the Vibrant Violet Memory Box 6x6" paper pads. These pads are ideal for this die because each color has 3 different shades and there are 4 shades in a package. You are guaranteed colors that go together.
I cut out all the parts for every tulip from 3 different colors and rearranged them to make a total of 7 tulips. I used the same tulips dies to cut out green shapes to use as leaves, and stems all from the Lush Green Memory Box pad. I also used a big piece of greenery from the Floral Vase Pop Up Easel Set in the background. I loved the idea of a bouquet wrapped in brown paper, as though from a streetside flower vendor. I simply grabbed a lunch sack from my pantry and freehand cut out a shape that was sort of a semi-circle. I trimmed it down so it would fit correctly and still show some stems at the bottom. I folded it into a cone shape and glued the back to a piece of White Woodgrain Paper cut to 3" x 8". Next I arranged my stems, greenery, leaves, and tulips to be just how I liked. I started gluing everything down on top of the open brown wrapper. I used some foam tape to give some of the flowers even more dimension.
When I was satisfied with my bouquet and greenery, I folded the brown paper closed, securing it with a dot of glue and folding back a little so it showed the flowers and stems well. Next, I took a very short piece of yellow ribbon and tied a piece of twine around the middle. This served 2 purposes - it cinched the ribbon to make it appear as though the bow was tied from it, and it gave me something to tie the tag to. I wrapped it around the front, tucking it under the brown paper and gluing it to secure it. If I had been thinking ahead, I would have glued this down underneath my brown paper and wrapped it around. Next, I printed the Happy Easter sentiment onto white cardstock from my PC. I used a small tag die from the Basic Junk Journal set to cut it out. I punched a hole through it and strung it on the twine. When the glue was dry, I made a bow with another piece of ribbon and glued it on top of the cinched center of the other ribbon. I adhered the tag to the card with foam tape.
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I matted the entire white piece onto a piece of dark kraft paper and then onto a pink-mauve card base. This tulip die set screams Mother's Day to me also. Wonder what I will make.

Janet Floral Signature copy






Junk Journal Easter egg hunt
by Nancy Penir


Happy Easter, Poppy Peeps! Have you seen the new Junk Journal die set from Poppystamps? It's a complete set of all the dies you need to create your own book of delights! The journal I made takes you on an Easter egg hunt. Come along and join the fun!


The little palm size journal greets you a fuzzy bunny and 2 little eggs. 


Open the book to reveal a pocket with a bunny. The facing page has a bee on an egg held in place with a flower paper clip.


Within the pocket is a chick under a rainbow, 2 Easter stickers I had, on a page die included in the set.

Are you keeping tract of the eggs? Several of the pages has 1, 2, or 3 eggs, some decorated with Washi Tape.

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Here are 2 morefacing pages, decorated with stickers and holding more surprises.


More eggs!


Further pages, more secrets hidden in pockets!


There's also a die for an envelope included in the set. As you can see, this envelope holds another surprise.

All pages, with their secrets revealed, are on my blog. The journal I did contains 14 decorated pages, complete with pockets and an envelope. If you'd like to see more,  visit my blog, @artful-notions.blogspot.com. I go into more detail there, and show each

page and  inserts. I also explain how I connected the pages. You Tube has several posts on Junk Journals, but be warned, this

hobby is addicting!


Journals are so much fun! I must confess, I've never done one before. This one is small, 3 x 3 5/8", and pocket sized.

Four die cut pages are sewn together with twine, and tied into a tassel. I haven't written on the journal yet, each tab allows for

direction or labeling. And you can add more pages within the journal.

Hope you enjoyed my little journal, and I wish you all a blessed and happy Easter!

Nancy Floral Signature copy




Joyful Bunny
by Kim Singdahlsen

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I'm using some of my favorite older dies for this Easter card.  As much fun as new releases are, there are always old favorites that will always have a place in my stash.  I used one of the two Spring Bunnies - they are both so cute and so perfect for sitting with their eggs in a field of flowers (especially with a fluffy white tail!)  Then the Farm Fresh Eggs dies are basic egg shapes in different sizes that you can do anything with - papers or inking techniques or, for my card, lots of glitter!

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I wanted my glittery eggs in a field of flowers so I used a variety from the Potpourri Flower set.  This set is fabulous but there aren't flower centers so I had planned on gems for the centers, but everything about this card is so soft and delicate, gems just didn't seem right. I pulled out the new set Layered Pointy Petals which has a variety of centers. I used the same pastel glitter colors for the centers.

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I framed everything with the middle frame in Scalloped Stitch Frames. I used a soft blue cardstock outside the frame and a slightly darker blue in the inside. I love the way the pastel glitter and the whites look against the beautiful blue.  I added one little butterfly from Teardrop Butterflies since any meadow of flowers and bunnies (and eggs) just has to have a butterfly!

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I had so much fun playing with my favorite Spring Bunnies and Farm Fresh Eggs. And I love the variety of flowers that Poppystamps has that I could choose from to give them a beautiful spring-life field.  I hope I've given you some ideas for your next spring card. 
Kim Floral Signature copy


Garden Delight
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Crafty Friends,

Spring has arrived today, and it has brought some fun inspiration for Springtime card ideas. Today I am sharing my sweet little Spring Bunny that has found a little Garden Delight. Take a look!


This little bunny is ready to play in a garden full of warm spring colors. To create this card, I started with a light blue card base and added the Pointy Lattice Plate in clean white. I then cut the Leafy Vine Corner and the Flower Field Corner, and place them in opposite corners of the card. Then I cut a few flowers and leaves from Potpourri Flower Set, and a few Teardrop Butterflies.


My favorite part is arranging the petals and leaves. You can add as many blooms and leaves as you'd like. Place them all around your card, and create any kind of color palette you'd like. For this card, I used shades of pink for the flowers, and shades of yellow for the butterflies.


I used a little bit of foam squares behind the Spring Bunny, and nestled him in between a few blooms. To finish the design, I added a few sparkling Fairy Jewels, glistening like dew drops.


Thanks so much for joining us today!








Easter Bunny Basket tags
by Nancy Penir


Hello, Peeps! Are you enjoying spring break? With all the kiddies home, and Easter a few days away, I made some Easter basket tags I hope you'll enjoy. 


These are large, and assemble rather quickly with the pieces die cut and ready to go.


I began by die cutting Whittle Cutie Rabbit in several of the plaid papers. These would be doubled with coordinating solid colors.


Rather than a tag die, I used the Basic Ovals to create my own die. That way it accommodated the elements in my design. Also

the grass was extended and shaped on the bottom like the shape of an egg.

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It really stands out on the basket handle. My eggs are from my home grown chickens that lay Easter eggs! Blues and greens, browns and whites. They all taste the same, just the shells are different, and such a treat to gather each morning!


All my supplies are listed below, and the links take you to the shop. With lots of pieces already die cut, the tags go quickly. One note: The floral piece on the bottom right was first cut from white cardstock, then the 2 purples and green. The colored pieces were then cut and added to the base white. 

Hope you were inspired to create some tags for your Easter baskets. Have a wonderful, happy, Blessed Easter!

Nancy Floral Signature copy





Spring Dream
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  I hope you're having a great day.  I love that Spring is in the air!  I'm seeing daffodils in the yard and everything is turning green!  Spring just couldn't get here fast enough this year.  I'm excited to be outside in the sunshine! 

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I'm sharing a card today that's perfect for an Easter or Spring greeting! You know I love  a card with a scene and using Poppystamps dies it's easy to find images that are proportioned well to work together. 

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I wish you could touch my card because the Wishful Bunny is cut from felt.   To help stabilize the soft material I used double sided adhesive.  I adhered the adhesive sheet to a scrap of cardstock, and then to the white felt.  The die cut through the assembled material beautifully.

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I started my card by cutting some grass using the Woven Basket Pop Up Easel set.  I adhered the grass to a cardstock panel of blue sky.  A large Scallop Stitched Frame is adhered next and the sweet scene is placed inside. 

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I think details really make the difference so I added a pink egg in the bunny's paws,  lots of flowers with gem centers, some butterflies and even a google eye for the bunny! 

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I hope you'll try adding a little felt to your designs.  If you do, it's a great time to join along with the challenge this month.  Maybe you'll be our lucky winner!  

Have a great day!  

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"