Happy Weekend! I’m part of a card swap with some great ladies at work. There are 8 of us who try to do a swap every few months. Each swap these ladies get better and better and continue to up the crafty challenge. I spent my day today making these cards.
I didn’t have an Easter stamp and I really wanted to use a bunny (I have been really loving bunnies this season) so instead of buying something, I decided to search for a printable image. I found this free printable on Pinterest and went to work. It was a long process, way longer than it should have been because my printer was, of course, out of ink. Anyway, after getting that situated, I printed off these cute bunnies and distressed the edges and inked with Ranger Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. I love the way it matched the colors in the bunny.
I picked up some pretty note cards during my weekly trip to Hobby Lobby. I found these My Mind’s Eye cards in the clearance bin. The colors worked perfectly and allowed me to skip the step of making card bases. Next, I cut and embossed polka dots on 2″ x 5 1/2″ strips to layer on top of the cards.
I used my Stampin Up Botanical Builders framelits to cut out these flowers and leaves. I used Blushing Bride for the flowers and Pistachio Pudding for the leaves (these are my favorite spring colors right now).
I gave the flowers and leaves a spray with Silver Glitter Dust. I am in love with the shimmer this adds.
Next, I put everything together in assembly line fashion. That’s always the fun part, watching it all come together. The final card I made used another free printable . This one was from Jannette Lane’s blog. The tiny blue pattern was a piece of digital paper and it worked perfectly with the soft spring colors. I cut a quick card base from this pattern paper and decorated the top like the other cards. Finally, every card got 2 flat back pearls in the corner, as well as one in the center of each flower.
Well thanks for stopping by and taking a look. I’m going to try to post a look at these cards as well as a quick haul this weekend over on my YouTube channel so stop by there and take a peek. I hope you have a “Hoppy Weekend”!