Saturday, March 17, 2018

Easter is Coming!

With Spring just around the corner (I hope), decided to make another card to enter into the current Butterfly Challenge that focuses on the Letter L.  (My card includes all six of the options-lace, layers, letters and all three colors (lavender, lemon yellow, and light blue.) I developed the template for the tri-fold I[heart]U for a Valentine card last month. This time I cut the base from yellow cardstock and added layers of patterned paper that includes all three of the required colors. Tied lace and ribbon around the first letter, ribbon around the last letter, and tied on Lili of the Valley dig set "Sentiment Tags."  Finished the card with two butterflies (die cut in black with lavender and light blue vellum attached to the underside of the wings.)

Entered into:
Butterfly Challenge- #97 Letter L                                                 (
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Easter/Spring Inspiration   (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Easter Inspired                (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                            (

I love the Easter season because it promises New Life. Here in the Midwest, the earth also comes to life with green shoots and pops of color. It is such a joyous time and provides a reason to celebrate!  For this card, I used a stamp that I've had since 2000 or 2001 (I removed the rubber from the wood many years ago but think it is from Northwoods or PSX.) Stamped the image in fine-line black EP and colored with Spectrum Noir markers. Added a sprinkling of microfine glitter to add more emphasis to the beautiful blooms. Mounted the image atop a scrap of golden yellow paper, then adhered both atop a lime green colored card with an accent strip of darker green patterned paper and a strip of sparkly, gold-edged ribbon. Finished the card with a sentiment (unknown company) gold embossed upon a tag that is accented with a loop of the gold-edged ribbon.
Entered into: 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #327 Anything Goes  (
Cute Card Thursday- #520 Celebrate                                 ( 
CAS-ual Fridays- #195 Going Green                                   (
Di’s Digi Stamps- Lots of Green                                           (

Since I had my gold embossing powder out, I decided to make a vintage card using a cherished PSX stamp. The background  and small white "note" is stamped with an SU stamp and gold pigment ink. I embossed the vintage purse image and fussy cut around it before taping a small length of gold chain and edge of a lace doily to it. Then mounted the purse on foam tape. The sentiment is a wood mounted stamp from Hero Arts.
Entered into: 
Deep Ocean Challenge- #176 Vintage/Shabby Chic          (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #195                 (
QKR Stampede- #287 Anything Goes                                  (
Penny's Challenge- #371 Anything Goes                              (


  1. Great vintage card! Love the stamp & addidng chain just make it extra special! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  2. Your butterfly card is the tops. So original. I love how you have incorporated all the elements without even seeming to. Thankyoy for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Absolutely love the beautiful vintage purse----Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  4. Three fabulous cards! I love the lilies and the fun sparkle on them! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

  5. What a great collection of cards! I really like how you're able to utilize so many different color palettes and other elements. Each one was so unique and I enjoyed seeing your creativity. Thank you for taking the time to share your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  6. super fun card, luv the fancy fold and details! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  7. Great card loving your layout.
    Thanks for joining us over at Penny's.
    Jean xx

  8. Great cards! Happy Easter! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Julie, DT member

  9. Gorgeous floral Easter card - the stamp is lovely and you've coloured it so beautifully. Thank you for joining in the challenge at Di's Digi Designs.
    Alison x

  10. Great cards. The Easter Lilies are so pretty. Thanks for playing along at Casual Fridays Going Green Challenge.

  11. Very pretty cards. I especially love lilies for the Easter holiday. Love the sparkle you gave them. So glad you could join us for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.

  12. Wonderful cards with great paper. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.


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