30 March 2010

Easter cards = chicks + glitter

Hey there!

Have quite a few Easter card and tag ideas to share with you today.

Gotta say, I'm loving the bright colours and the glitter paper. So fun.

Firstly, a cute chick hiding in the grass with a treat for you!

The punch at the bottom is one of those huge Martha Stewart deep edger ones. I don't know the name, sorry. Daisy something?
I'm just starting to get into the habit of labelling my punches - ie. their names. They always have the name on the packaging, but never the punch. I've started writing them on with permanent pen, so I know their names and can tell you!
I write on my punches all the time. Little marks to show me where the image is underneath the punch (because on the levers it doesn't line up with the picture on the top), names of the punches, sizes of the circles so I pick up the right one etc. And with the circles I write in both inches and mm - it's useful to have both on there.
Okay, back to the cards. The glitter paper is from Doodlebug. It was in a stand at PC near all the other Doodlebug papers. Comes in lots of fun colours.
It also gets all over your desk! The glitter, that is. We all know what it's like to work with glitter :o)
A giant chick with giant eggs!

The crepe paper is Melissa Frances Vintage Treasures and there's four colours in the pack (cream, green, blue, pink). Pleating the crepe paper like this is a lot of fun.

To do it - just put your tape on the card itself and then pleat along as you go. I made it a bit wiggly so it looked more grassy.

And some punch art fun - cute girl on a swirl.

I used my Matte accents (it's the same as Dimensional Magic, only matte. I use this strictly as glue as I have no need to make anything look matte) to draw the swirl and then put Banana Art Glitter over it. Sticks well. Dimensional Magic would work just as well.

This Easter basket is a new one for me this year. It's Martha (don't you love her?) and the punch includes the basket and four eggs. Those eggs are so cute!

Above I punched the basket twice and did the handle in a lighter yellow. It's not very obvious in the photo. A very simple card, this one.


Next, I pulled out the oft used Cupcake punch from McGill.

The cupcake bottom is the basket obviously, and the icing is the grass. Good punch that.

If you want to make simpler cards, you could make these.

Be prepared for people to say that the eggs look like shot-puts, though. I said that about my own cards, so others will too probably!

The background embossing folder is a Tri-Dots one from Sizzix (from a birthday set). It's a nice option, I think.

And more glitter paper. Been using it a lot lately...

This embossing folder is Caramelo by Provo Craft (Cuttlebug people). Love the flowers.

The chick looks a little sad or confused. Egg or shot-put?



All the little cards are the same as the bunny tag from last week. They have a back piece that's creased for the card flap bit.

They don't have the pierced holes like the bunny tag does, I just noticed.

And more crepe paper and hidden eggs.

Love the hidden eggs.

See what your macro setting shows up?

What's that black spot?

Hmmm....

I sprayed the background of the whole card with Vanilla Smooch - gives it a subtle shine. It's on the border at the bottom too.

And that little Scatter Joy stamp is from Daisy Bucket.

I got all these supplies from Photo Continental. Lots of fun things to be found over there!

I'll be back again tomorrow with some more Easter crafting ideas.

Enjoy your day!

:o)

5 comments:

  1. Love the cards, they are all very cute. Beautiful work Deb.

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  2. Such wonderful, fun cards! I put a link up on our Facebook wall. Thank you for the mention, sparkle on!

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  3. Love these!!!! They are all so cute

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  4. Hello everyone,

    Thanks for all the lovely comments - glad you like the cards!

    Have a great Easter!

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