Hi Stampers. Are you ready for Easter? It’s coming up FAST! Today’s blog hop should give you some ideas of creative Easter ideas using Stampin’ Up! products. I hope you can find inspiration here.
In looking for a stamp set to make an Easter card this year, I found that I did not have a current Easter set from Stampin’ Up! Therefore, it was time to improvise! I had seen on Pinterest that someone (of course now I can’t find it) had used the Sweet Little Something stamp set mixed with the Picnic With You Bundle to create a bunny in an Easter basket. So, I decided to give it a try.
My card starts with a Soft Sky card base 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. I then sponged some clouds in Soft Sky ink onto a 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer of Whisper White. For another card I had used the grass die from the Picnic Basket Builder Framelit Dies to cut grass out of Garden Green CS. It occurred to me that if I turned the leftover piece upside down, it still looked like grass. I adhered the grass to the Whisper White layer and trimmed off the excess and adhered it to the card front.
The basket was stamped onto Whisper White CS with Soft Suede ink and die cut with the coordinating die on the Big Shot. I used the Layering Ovals framelit dies to cut an oval out of Soft Suede CS and then used a smaller oval from the same set to cut a smaller oval out of the middle of the first one. I matched the ovals to the picnic basket and attached it with Mini Glue Dots and cut off the bottom part of the oval, making this the handle to the basket. The bunny was stamped using Crumb Cake ink for all 3 layers and cut it out with my paper snips. I adhered the bunny to the basket and then the bunny in the basket was glued to the card front.
On the inside of the card I used a 4″ x 5 1/2″ layer of Whisper White CS. The sentiment and flowers (from the bunny set) were stamped in Memento Black ink. The “barrel of apples” (from the picnic set) was stamped in Soft Suede ink in the lower left corner. I use a Soft Suede marker to color in the stems of the apples to make them disappear. You can use the Stampin’ Blends (or the Stampin’ Write Markers) to color in the apples to look like Easter eggs. The flower petals were then colored with Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend marker. The butterfly stamp (from the picnic set) was inked with Stampin’ Write makers and stamped in the upper right corner. There you have it – an Easter card. 🙂
This card is one of three designs that I will be featuring in my Easter Card Class in Twin Falls, ID on Thursday, March 22nd. This class is also offered as a Class To Go. For the Class To Go, I send you the cardstock all pre-cut and ready to go, along with PDF instructions. Ready for you to stamp and assemble with your own stamps and ink. Anything you may need to finish these cards can be purchased in my online store. 🙂
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