Thursday, March 24, 2016

Easter is On It's Way

Easter is practically here but can I admit that I am not happy when it lands in March? I can never seem to get prepared for it and this time is no exception. We've just been so busy with the house, a granddaughter's March birthday, church activities that it has been hard finding time to create. I usually do simple Easter baskets for my two granddaughters and goody bags for grand nieces and nephews for our Easter egg hunt at my aunt's farmhouse. Plus I like to color real eggs although I do have some plastic ones for back up. So far I have none of that done!

I also haven't completed the normal amount of Easter cards so I whipped up two simple ones yesterday.

First up, is a more masculine one. It's hard to see in my photograph but the cross was cut from gold mirrored cardstock. I just didn't take the time to get the camera in the right angle to see the metallic before I popped it in the mail. The cross was cut using a die from the Simon Says Crosses set and was attached to a white textured cardstock circle and topped with a Prima sticker from my stash. The circle was attached to a patterned paper wonky stitched rectangle with a layer of craft foam. The sentiment from the Simon Says Rejoice set was stamped directly onto the patterned paper using chocolate brown ink.

Products: Simon Says stamp and die, PTI dp and cs, Bazzill and Michael's cs, Prima sticker,  MFT dies and ink

I managed to capture some of the gold of the cross with this one. This time I used a die from the Paper Smooches Crosses set, placed on a wonky stitched circle using foam tape. The background was cut from textured cardstock and I embossed a larger wonky stitched circle and then added a strip of patterned paper. The sentiment from the Taylored Expressions He is Risen set was stamped directly onto the cardstock background. The cross/circle was attached with a layer of craft foam for more dimension.

Products: Taylored Expressions stamp, Bazzill, Michael's and PTI cs, MFT and Paper Smooches dies, Simon Says ink

I usually do the bunnies and chicks designs for the little ones but I like to make the more meaningful ones for the adults on my mailing list.


  1. These are really beautiful, Nancy! So elegant and yet striking! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my journaling. Hugs, Autumn

  2. Simple - but beautifully elegant Nancy. I hope you and your family had a lovely Easter!