In a rash moment I bought this stamp set (His Grace #148676) thinking that maybe THIS YEAR I would make – and actually send – some Easter cards. Well, I’ve got half that sentence done; now it remains to be seen if I will actually mail them.
If you are in the same boat, here are three easy to make Easter cards that would be terrific to send to the shut-ins of your church, special friends, or whomever would be appropriate in your life.
Here’s the cards:
They are all easy to make, and you could use any Easter stamp set you had on hand.
The first one on the left is super easy. here’s what you’ll need:
- white card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, folder in half to measure 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
- a piece of printed vellum (or any pretty spring like paper) cut 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
- three butterflies – I punched mine out with the butterfly duet punch, from glimmer paper
- a scrap of white card stock for the sentiment
- Versamark ink pad, embossing buddy, and gold embossing powder
Glue the background paper to the card base. if you are using vellum, glue it on with vellum tape available from Amazon. Or, cut a second layer from white card stock 4 x 5 1/4, cut the vellum 4 x 5 1/2, and fold the top of the vellum over the card stock and glue it on the back. Then glue the whole thing to the card base.
Punch out two big and one small butterfly.
Stamp and emboss the sentiment on the scrap of white, and trim it to measure 1/2 x 2 inches. glue it on the right side.
Glue the butterflies on the bottom center, top left, and top right. Or wherever it looks good to you.
The middle card is equally easy. here’s what you’ll need:
- same white card base, folded in half to measure 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
- a piece of lacy paper – Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty paper (#146907) or any paper that gives a lacy effect, measuring 3 3/4 x 4 3/4
- a 4″ square of pink butterfly print cut in half diagonally
- one pink butterfly punched from glimmer paper
Glue the lacy paper to the card base. The easy way to do this is to put a little puddle of Tombow’s glue on a silicon mat – or a little piece of aluminium foil; dab a piece of sponge in the glue (not too much) and then dab the glue on the back of the lace piece. GLue it to the card base leaving a quarter inch margin all around.
glue the triangle to the bottom left leaving a quarter inch margin .
Glue the butterfly to the top right.
Stamp a sentiment on the inside if you want.
The last one is equally quick and easy. Materials:
- Card base, using pink card stock, same size as the others
- gold foil paper, 5 x 3 3/4″
- same lacy paper, cut 5 x 3 3/4 (there’s a piece that has a frame around it in the pack)
- stitched labels framelits (or just use an oval, or a square) and a largish scrap of white
- fresh fig ink pad
- dimensionals (foam squares)
- one small butterfly punched from glimmer paper
Glue the lacy paper to the gold foil using the sponge dabbing technique
Glue the foil/lace piece to the card base
Die cut the sentiment shape from the white scrap
Stamp the sentiment in the middle of the die cut. (Or, stamp the sentiment on the scrap and THEN die cut it.)
Use the dimensionals to affix it to the center of the foil/lace piece
I think I’m on a roll here. I’ve got several more ideas that I’ll probably make in the next week or so, and then get them mailed out and surprise everybody. hope you do too!