Happy Easter!

I've had a wonderful Easter celebration with lots of family today, and I'm just sitting down to show you a couple of Easter cards.  The first are cards I made for my grandbabies.  I didn't do Easter baskets this year, but wrapped a gift — a book, a small toy and an outfit for each.  I made these cute little 3"x3" cards to enclose with each gift.  Since there are three boys and a girl, I made three of the blue card and one of the pink! 

I ordered the Ovals Originals Die just in time — it made perfect layered "eggs".  And at just $15.95 for three different sized ovals, it's even cheaper than punches!  I cut one in Pretty in Pink and one in Bashful Blue for each of the two cards, then cut the smaller size with the same die in white, stamped the chick image from A Good Egg, then colored them in with So Saffron, Pretty in Pink and Bashful Blue markers.  The strip of designer paper was left over from Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack.  I'm really going to miss that one!  Hope we get a replacement that's equally versatile soon!  I added a couple of So Saffron Brads from the Rich Regals Brads assortment pack with a Mat Pack and Paper Piercing Tool.  So simple yet so cute, don't you think?

Item No. 114525 Ovals Originals Die  $15.95
Item No. 114974 A Good Egg   $23.95
Item No. 106953 Rich Regals Brads   $8.95
Item No. 105826 Mat Pack   $9.95
Item No. 116631 Paper Piercing Tool   $3.50

And here's a beautiful Easter card I received from my daughter Aly today:

She used one of my favorite stamp sets — Flower Fancy.  I love this two-step stamping set!  It's good for almost every occasion.  It makes the perfect Easter card here, but it's also wonderful for birthdays, anniversaries, get well and sympathy.  And this month is the perfect time to purchase this fabulous stamp set — it's 20% off!  Aly used a great stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog called Well Scripted for the "happy Easter" greeting.  Some Pretty in Pink tone-on-tone designer paper was added from the Shades of Spring Designer Series Paper pack, also from the Occasions Mini.  And I love her use of the White Taffeta Ribbon at the corners. 

Here's a close-up of the flower image.  A great way to adhere glitter so that it doesn't rub off is to apply a small circle of Crystal Effects then sprinkle on Dazzling Diamonds and let it dry for about 1/2 hr.  No glitter flake-off with this method!




Item No. 111578 Flower Fancy stamp set $36.95 — 20% off or just $29.56
Item No. 118601 Well Scripted Clear Mount stamp set $19.95
Item No. 117160 Shades of Spring Designer Series Paper $9.95
Item No. 109070 Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon $6.95
Item No. 101055 Crystal Effects $6.25
Item No. 102023 Dazzling Diamonds Glitter $4.50

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