Friday, March 21, 2008

A Little Easter...

Well, I actually got some cards done on time (keeping my fingers crossed the USPS gets them there on time!). I had fun making Easter cards! I like the cute little Easter critters: bunnies, ducks, chicks... They were so fun to color!

These cards were for my twin nephew and niece in PA. On the first one, I finally used those square embossing folders in my Cuttlebug. I think these were some of the first I purchased and never got around to using. Then I scored it on my paper trimmer/scorer and stamped the characters in black Staz-On so I could color them and they wouldn't bleed. I actually used Martha Stewart craft markers. I would love Copics, who wouldn't? However, I can not justify the cost, so Martha's do just fine for as much coloring as I do with markers.

Have any of you seen the "Basic Basic" Ribbon that Michael's sells? That's what this yellow ribbon is. I gotta say, that it is some of the easiest ribbon to tie and it will just stay where you put it. I LOVE it! This is like 2.99 a roll for 10 yds, you can't beat that and if you have a 40% off coupon, LOOK OUT! you can practically steal it!

I bought this paper just to make Easter cards and then realized I only have two little girls to make cards for. Oh well, into my stash it goes.

Here is another thing I used for the first time - my Nestabilities! I know, you are laughing at me and saying "how could she?", but something about them intimidated me and I kept putting it off. I think I have had them for 4 months now???!!!

Well, I have the rectangles and used them to make squares - pretty easy. Except they got stuck in my B plates and I had to pry them out with a butter knife - is that normal? Anyway, I used them to cut the PTI white square in the center and also to cut the acetate square as well.

I stamped the bunny with black Staz-On and colored her with a So Saffron marker from SU!and Prismacolor pencils with OMS.

I glued them together and added a thin pink ribbon and bow to dress it up and some little white dots in each scallop with a gel pen. Glued it in the center with some mono, added a Prima flower with a rhinestone brad and there you have it!

I hope you have a fabulous Easter weekend! We are off to two Easter Egg Hunts tomorrow, one at church and one at the Botanical Gardens. Then Sunday, we have our own here for the kids, that's our little Easter tradition. Last year we did it in the snow, we never get snow, and last year - there it was on Easter, so much for little Easter shoes!

What I used:
First Card
Paper: PTI White
Stamps: Studio G $1 stamps
Ink: Staz-On Black, Martha Stewart Craft Markers
Accessories: Yellow Ribbon Basic Basic Collection from Michaels, Cuttlebug and Square Embossing Folder, Scorer
Second Card
Paper: PTI White for Base and center square, Acetate, K & Co. Sparkly Sweet Scalloped Stripes Patterned Paper
Stamps: Studio G
Ink: Black Staz-On
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils and OMS, So Saffron marker SU!, Prima flower, rhinestone brad MM, ribbon Offray, white gel pen, Nestabilities and Cuttlebug

1 comment:

Shannan Teubner said...

This is fabulously awesome! Love love love it!!