Your home is overflowing with chocolate, your
kids are asking when you are going to the Easter Show and just
as you were recovering from the summer break, school holidays
are almost on top of you again. That's right! It's Easter!
Around this time of year I head to the stores and fill up a few
shopping bags with eggs for everyone but this year I thought I
would do something different. I'm making my own cards!
It's a hectic time for most
of us, so here are a few quick and effective
techniques for making your own Easter cards.
Even your kids can make these!
The card on the left one was
made with Sandylion Easter Kids stickers.
Each sticker was placed on a square piece of
green cardstock, matted on white cardstock and
then arranged in a square on a purple cardstock
This sweet card was made with Suzy's
Zoo Bunny With Flowers stickers and Bazzill Basics
cardstock. Bazzill Basics cardstock was chosen to give
the card texture. I began by making a card out of the
purple cardstock. Two yellow cardstock pieces were then
cut and adhered to the card. The stickers were added
last (note: the two small butterflies come as a single
sticker but were cut out to suit the design). As an
added touch, the large butterfly sticker was stuck to a
piece of white cardstock, cut out and then adhered to
the card with a pop-dot. This makes is stand out from
the card and gives it a three-dimensional feel.
Why not try making tags instead of cards?
Your scrapbooking friends will love you! Not only do they get a
sweet tag for Easter, but they can use it as an embellishment in
one of their own layouts later. It's a great way to make sure
your gift is kept forever. Just make sure you use photo safe
pens when writing your Easter message.
This tag uses Suzy's Zoo Spring
Chicks stickers. To begin, a tag was made from green
patterned paper. It was torn into two sections and
matted on a yellow cardstock tag. The chicken sticker
was then added to the bottom piece and sparkly yellow
fibre wrapped around the top. The flower stickers were
placed on cardstock, cut out and adhered to the tag to
give some depth. Finally, the Easter Blessings sticker
was placed on a rectangular piece of yellow cardstock
and placed on the top section of the tag. The edge of
the rectangle was highlighted with a green pen. To
finish it off, more yellow fibre was threaded through
the hole at the top of the tag.
If you are looking for something more
sophisticated, try this sweet card. It was made using
the techniques used to make serendipity squares. Scraps
of pastel cardstock (green, pink, purple and yellow
plaid) and complementary patterned papers were torn into
pieces and placed haphazardly over the front of the
card. A piece of white dot vellum was cut and Suzy's
Zoo Suzy With Bunny stickers arranged on top. The
vellum was then adhered to the card. I used Zig glue to
adhere the vellum but only placed it behind the stickers
so it would not show through. You could also use vellum
adhesive for more coverage.
|These are just a few quick designs to get you
started. They were all made with simplicity and speed in mind so
even the most time-pressed scrappers can whip up something this
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