So, I have a confession. Are you ready? I feel like a hypocrite. I am always sharing ideas for projects, gifts and cards that you can make to give, but I never share what I make for my friends and family. Luckily, my most favorite customer, my mom, commissioned me to make some Easter cards for my family. What's great about making cards for people you know, is that you know what they like, and can incorporate their interests into the cards.
Even more exciting, is the fact that I made four cards and an Easter banner for my mom in, get this--five hours! Yes, that is a new record for me. I craft extremely slowly. Partially, because I am a perfectionist, but also because I have to clean every stamp, package every sticker back up and put it away and organize my supplies. I know, I have issues.
Sometimes, you want a card that doesn't have bunnies and eggs on it. This card totally fits the bill. I love pulling bits and pieces together I stamped an embroidery hoop and layered with die cut flowers. Then, I had some fun mixing up the sentiment with stickers and stamp. My sister is pretty cutting edge and fun, so I think she'll love this card. Hopefully, she's not reading my blog and seeing it here.
materials: PTI Stitched Sentiments | Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm die cuts | PTI Aqua Mist | Memento Paris Dusk | Memento Rose Bud | SC Veneers | Avocado Arts Spring Medley
I had some fun with non-traditional Easter colors. Blue and orange complement each other so well, and for a quick and simple manly card, you can't go wrong with these bold colors. Don't forget to play up the eggs with some sequin fun!
materials: Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Paper Pad | Memento Blue Green | Memento Tangelo | Avocado Arts Spring Medley | PTI Aqua Mist | Sequins | Thread
My brother is a fan of Peeps. Every year he hits the stores the day after Easter and buys out all their Peeps. I remember the trash being full of the boxes days after Easter! I love this stamp, and I thought the Peep's would look cute with ties and bow ties, plus a little color dabbed on to their cheeks with a q-tip.
materials: Avocado Arts Spring Medley | PTI Aqua Mist | Memento New Sprout | Memento Cantaloupe | Memento Tuxedo Black | PTI Aqua Mist | PTI Aqua Mist Cardstock
Ever wonder how to pretty up a stamped Easter Egg? Add some fun touches like pretty bows, cabochon flowers and a fun doily die cut. I love the simplicity and elegance of this card.
Materials: Springtime Celebrations | Memento New Sprout | PTI Aqua Mist | Memento Rose Bud | Memento Cantaloupe | Memento Paris Dusk | Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic Paper Pad | PTI Think Big Favorites #12 | Pink thread | Pink and yellow Cabochon flowers | Blue twine
My mom (whose my next door neighbor) was so thrilled to pick these cards up a couple nights ago! She loved them, and has always been my biggest fan!! Sweet woman---she makes all our Easter's so special. Even though were grown, married and living on our own, she gives us Easter baskets filled with our favorite candies. So happy she still thinks of us, and the holiday traditions of our childhood. I'm glad to give her something special on Easter, just for her!