April 15th, 2014

kids easter card This is one of the two Easter cards that I made for a kid this year.

The bunnies and chicks are stamped with an acrylic stamp and colored with Copic Markers.

The small photo corners are stickers.

I cut the borders and frames using Nestability dies from Spellbinders.

The yellow and red card stock is left over from some other project.

April 15th, 2014

little girl's dress with matching dress for her dolly, made from velvet and sheer fabric
Easter cards made from scraps of the velvet and sheer fabric used to make a little girl's dress

I am so fortunate to have a good friend who sews. I often scarf the scraps of fabric, lace and ribbon left over from her projects.

Here, in the top photo, you see two hand made dresses, one for the little granddaughter and the other for her dolly. The dresses are fashioned from rich, luxurious purple velvet with bodices made from a sheer, sequined fabric in a matching colour, and tied at the waste with a lavender coloured ribbon.

In the photo below, you see a sample of the Easter cards I made with the leftover scraps of fabric and ribbon that I was given to play with.

My cards are made from card stock, then covered with the velvet and sheer fabric and trimmed with the satin ribbon.

I used a stamp and Stazon Ink to stamp Easter Greetings on the ribbon.

Each card is a little different because I trimmed with miscellaneous flowers in my stash.

I went with a rather simple design because I did not want to distract from the luxury of the fabrics used.

March 31st, 2013

child's easter card This is another Easter card that I made for a child. This one goes to a four year old boy.

The house and fence are cut with Memory Box dies.

The green grass is cut with decorative scissors.

The egg, bunny and sentiment are stamped and colored with copic markers.

The sentiment reads, “May the little chicks and bunnies bring into your life the joys of spring.”

There are some great Memory Box dies available.  You can check out a selection here: memory box dies

March 27th, 2013

easter card with stamped tulips This is the Easter card that I made this year to send to my friends.

It uses the Triple Stamping technique as described at www.splitcoaststampers.com.

To do this, I stamped the tulip stamp three times, using black dye ink.  I colored each stamped image using watercolour pencils.

I cut out the tulip shapes and layered each on green card stock.  I assembled as shown, using three dimensional tape between each layer.

The white card stock in the background is dry embossed using an embossing folder.

Easter Greetings is another stamped image.

April 2nd, 2012


easter card with water colored bunnies and ducks

This is an Easter card that I made for a little girl. It opens up from the top to display the inside, which is a similar lavender colored circle with a stamped sentiment.

The white, yellow and lavender circles were die cuts with embossing made with Spellbinders Nestabilities dies and the Sizzix Big Shot.

The stamped imaged was done with an assortment of acrylic stamps from Crafty Secrets. I did some masking to create the scene.

I colored the stamped images with watercolor pencils.

The “handle’ is a label die cut from Spellbinders, and it is decorated with two strands of colored ribbon.

This card is entered in the Playing in Paradise Challenge 60

March 30th, 2012

kids easter card with fluffy bunny tail I made this Kid’s Easter card as a make and take at Scrap Arts, the scrapbook and paper craft store in North Vancouver.

It represents a bunny going down a rabbit hole.

The card is simple to make. It really requires no explanation. All you need are some appropriate colored papers and card stock, and the ability to cut circles and ovals.

The fluffy tail is a piece of cotton ball. It squashes down nicely for mailing.

I added the stamped sentiment myself. It is inked around the edges with a green pigment ink.

 

March 24th, 2012

Easter card featuring pressed crocuses I made this Easter card using crocuses that I had pressed and dried in the microwave oven. I used the Microwave Flower Press or Microfleur to dry the flowers.

For information and instructions for doing this, please refer to this blog post: How to Use the Microwave Flower Press.

The background is embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder.

I cut the white and purple circles using the Scalloped Circle die cuts from Spellbinder.

The gold pin is a simple hatpin, and the lavender strip is Martha Stewart microbeads on card stock.

I made about a dozen of these cards this year.

April 8th, 2011

easter card with flowering tree trimmed with flower soft This is a variation of the Easter card that I am sending to my adult friends this Easter.

I am also entering it in the Easter card contest at Scrap Arts, our scrapbook and paper crafting store on Vancouver’s North Shore, and at Playing in Paradise Challenge 56.

The stamp is by Inkadinkadoo.  I stamped it in brown and then applied Heather colored Flower Soft to selected spots on the foliage.

I cut the tree out with decorative edged scissors and ran the edges through the brown ink.  I used a little yellow decorators chalk to add color to the white image

The scrapbook paper is something found in my stash, and the flowers are purchased.

Since this is intended as an Easter card, I blocked it on yellow and purple Bassil Bling card stock.

Happy Spring is a stamped image.

About Flower Soft

In case you are not familiar with Flower Soft, it is a great product, available in various color tones and combinations.   To use, you simply dab some glue (that dries clear) on the part of the image you want to enhance. Sprinkle the Flower Soft over the top, then shake off the excess. Allow to dry.

Flower Soft also sell wires and other items that can be used in creating designs with their product.

 

April 6th, 2011

childs easter card with yellow bunny I think I will enter this Child’s Easter card with the yellow bunny in Scrap Arts Easter card contest. Scrap Arts is the scrapbook and paper craft store in North Vancouver.

The colors are a bit off in the picture. The card has more subtle tones in real life.

The green frame for small picture and the green grass is cut from paste paper that I made.

This might not be the correct way to make paste paper, but this is how I did it:

 

How to Make Paste Paper

  • Acquire a sheet of white card stock
  • Working in a small tin container or other container, put a big splurt of wheat white glue. I used Aileen’s Tacky Glue.
  • Mix a splurt of craft pain into the paste and stir to combine. Your choice of color.
  • Smear the colored glue all over your white card stock.
  • Use an item such as a comb or fork or ball of crumpled tin foil, swish designs over the glue-covered paper.
  • Sprinkle tiny embellishment such as glitter or microbeads in the wet glue.
  • Allow to dry and cut into shapes or use as desired.

In the card above, the flowers are eyelets. The bunny’s tail is one of the fluffy things cut in half. They do not maintain their shape at all when cut, so next time I will go back to using the whole ball.

I was attempting to reduce the bulk for mailing but that plan it didn’t work out so well.

April 5th, 2011

kids easter card with rhinestones
Here is another child’s Easter card using the same paper from the
We R Memory Keepers Easter Collection

In this card, I placed a vertical band of pink card stock along one side, and added five or six pink rhinestones.

I also added a little crystal or diamond glitter glue to strategic places on the card.

This is quite an economical way of making kid’s cards. One double sided piece of scrapbook paper and three pieces of card stock will make four cards that are a decent size.