Friday, March 16, 2018

Easter and more!

Hello!  Sooooo glad the weekend is here!  Wishing you an early Happy St. Patrick's Day, too.
Believe it or not, we're heading for a Mexican restaurant tomorrow, and staying clear of the Irish pubs. It gets a little wild in there on this Irish holiday!

I've got a bunch of cards to share today, including several Easter cards.

Here we go:

The first one has a Chocolate Bunny die from Memory Box, cut from dark brown damask paper.  He's so pretty!  I die cut two wreaths using the Memory Box / Poppystamps Breezy Wreath die. I layered them together, and let the top one hang over the edge a bit, then added some pearls.  The paper is by Prima, I think.  The stamped 'Easter Greetings' sentiment is from Flourishes He Is Risen set.


The Baby Bunny below is from Inkadinkado; the sentiment is from Wplus9's Easter Blessings set.


Up next:  a polka dot thank you card using patterned paper from Papertrey Ink.


The little strip of cardstock beneath the book page pattern paper is a dull golden shimmer; it matches the polka dot paper quite well.  The felt flowers are from Stampin' Up! from years ago.  The bold sentiment is from My Favorite Things All Occasion Sentiments.


Next up, two sprigs of moss green die cut leaves (My Favorite Things) are tied with gold/cream twine on this soft monochromatic birthday card.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.



On this sympathy card, the dry embossed panel, and the die cut butterfly, were in a Stampin' Up! Scrap Bag.  They're beautiful, even more so in person.  My demonstrator used gold embossing powder, I believe, on that embossed panel.  Hard to see it in the photos.


Below, the spring birthday sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Spring Hills set.  I tucked a little scrap of lace behind the sentiment tab, and added a little rhinestone there, too.


Another Easter card below, using Avery Elle Happy Spring stamp set for the sentiment, tan stamped wreath, and tone on tone rosy red silhouette bunnies leaping across the bottom of the card.  I die cut a Memory Box / Poppystamps Breezy Wreath and layered it outside the sentiment circle.



These gold-embossed flowers and the dry embossed panel were in a Stampin' Up! Scrap Bag.  I topped the panel with some lace, a paper gardenia, pearls and scattered sequins.


Next is a psychedelic card.  Look at that crazy Stampin' Up! patterned paper!  Found it in a scrap bag, and challenged myself to use it in some way.  I pretended it's kitchen wallpaper LOL, and set a teapot scene in front of it.


I had two flowers already punched out - one in shimmery white, the other in mirror gold- and added them to the teapot.  The pot sits upon a doily die cut from white cardstock, and that in turn is atop a rosy coral hued 'tablecloth'.


The card below was a Valentine for my husband in 2017.  Something different!  I used the bear from Essentials By Ellen All Inside stamp set, a bee from Avery Elle Storybook, and a ransom-style sentiment from Blockheads Paper Arts ATC Honey Bees.  The trees are stickers from Jolee's Boutique.


The grass is greener where this bear stands!  It feels good too, in such a beautiful shade of green felt.


This little guy got a shiny nose, thanks to some Glossy Accents glue.


Thanks so much for coming by today.  Time to go for a walk with my favorite guy. Have a wonderful weekend!

3 comments:

Lisa Elton said...

WOWZA, you've been a busy girl!! These are all amazing spring cards. That chocolate bunny is divine surrounded by all of those lovely flowers. Your birthday card is CAS perfection and I love the peaceful sympathy card. All fabulous my friend!

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous card collection Colleen!!! Absolutely breathtaking designs and heartwarming sentiments!
What a treat for the eyes :)
Have a wonderful weekend my dear.
Hugs
Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh! A fabulous array of cards! Each so different and so fabulous, from clean and simple to all dressed up to utterly cute. You can do it all! Thanks for sharing, Colleen!

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