Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Just A Few More Easter Cards...

I have only two more Easter cards to share with you all. We had such a fun time at the Easter Egg Hunts, but for the life of me I can't find the camera we used. We have two cameras (the bulkier really good Kodak, and the smaller pocket one that is so cute and orange :-). We use the smaller one to take quick shots when running around with the kids. Think it's in hubby's car....
Anyway, so here are the two cards I have to share today. The fist one was made for my parents. I wanted to get a few of these done, but after getting all those brads on there I just decided that everyone else knew we wished them a Happy Easter! he-he! I saw this layout on someone's blog - but for the life of me, can't remember who. I drew it out and then forgot who did it, so if it is you please let me know :-) I didn't come up with this on my own! Wish I had...

So the base is PTI white, layered with some champagne textured paper I found on clearance at Target a while back, and the main color is PTI Aqua Mist, love it! I used the Birds & Swirls embossing folder in my Cuttlebug to get the main image.

The sentiment is actually a Studio G stamp I found at A.C. Moore. It looks choppy in the photo, but it actually stamped well. I liked this card, simple yet elegant.

The next one I had in my head for a while, but it was the last card I actually finished. Don't know why??? I think I was having a hard time with the scallop bottom and thought it should have something on it, perhaps a sentiment??? Oh well, done and mailed.

So, the base is SU! Cool Caribbean, layered with some yellow I picked up at Joanns (they were premade cards I just cut up), and the top layer is PTI white stamped with PTI's Polka Dot Basics. I tried using Cool Caribbean, but the dots were blotchy, so I switched to Colorbox Robin's Egg (almost a perfect match to SU! CC), much better coverage.

I made the egg template from a plastic egg my son got for Easter (my in-laws sent their Easter gifts early - thank GOD!). The main one is Cool Caribbean again, paper pierced, with some American Crafts ribbon glued on, and edged with white ink. The striped one is from the new Nana's Nursery Baby Boy collection from DCWV - check it out, very cute patterns (Got the girl one too!). It's got the glitter already on it, who could ask for more??? LOL! For that one I just cut a slightly smaller egg using the same template and cutting inside the lines.

The scallop was made with my large corner rounder and then I punched holes in it. I sponged a little white around that as well, but the photo doesn't show that well.

It needed a little something, so I added a mini butterfly from PTI Butterfly Kisses and popped it up on dimensionals. The I heard the mailman on the next street over and had to run and get a pic! Boy was my heart pumping! That was the last day I could get it in the mail before it would be late! So there you have it... I am officially a procrastinator, never have been, but I am now!

Hope you enjoyed my little Easter cards! I am so enjoying the stuff over at SCS, I just started surfing over there again, hadn't been in a while. Wonderful artists over there! Gotta run - cleaning to do before the kids wake up!
Have a wonderful day/night! As always, thanks for stopping by!

What I used...
Card #1
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select, Textured Champagne Paper Bouquet (Target), PTI Aqua Mist
Stamps: Studio G
Ink: Versamagic Dew Drop Pearlescent Chocolate
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Birds & Swirls Embossing Folder, Mini Brads MM, Dimensionals

Paper: PTI Stamper's Select, SU! Cool Caribbean, Yellow (Joanns' pre-made cards), Nana's Nursery Boy Collection DCWV patterned paper
Stamps: PTI Butterfly Kisses and Polka Dot Basics
Ink: Versamagic Dew Drops Could White and Thatched Straw
Accessories: Plastic Egg for template, Large Corner Rounder for scallops, hole punch, paper piercer, ribbon American Crafts and organza ribbon from Offray, dimensionals


Carolyn King said...

Great cards--love the soft colors and i love how you lined the brads under the sentiment in the first!

Bethany Paull said...

LOVE that line of brads. This is such a beautiful card.

Sarah D said...

very cute cards!!!

the fabric I used is by amy butler and I got it at fabric.com they have a huge selection to choose from!!!!