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Make an Easter Greeting Card with a playful or a Christian focus
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life"
This year I made a quick and easy Easter greeting card using my new Brushos from Stampin' Up! and the egg images from my Swirly Bird stamp set.
After it was thoroughly dry, I stamped my eggs in various colours over the top.
The final touches were my Easter greeting from Teeny Tiny Sentiments and a touch of ribbon (now retired). I layered my main image onto Rose Red cardstock and a So Saffron card base.
Then I made some 3-d paper eggs to go inside (see below).
Making an Easter greeting card that reflects Christian belief can be a challenge at times. So many cards have cute little bunnies and eggs on them, which doesn't really focus us on the true meaning of Easter for me.
There are cards made with crosses and sometimes empty tombs, which can be very meaningful. I do love to focus on the everlasting life given to us by the Lord with His unselfish and loving sacrifice.
I made the card pictured above with the beautiful Easter Message stamp set released during the 2017 Sale-A-Bration promotion by Stampin' Up!
I masked off the cross after stamping and water colouring it with the water colour pencils (also from Stampin' Up!) and stamping the palm fronds and sun rays behind it.
The sun rays came from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.
I loved the Sweet Sugarplum glitter paper released during the 2017 Sale-A-Bration and used that to mount my main image on.
The designer series paper is from the Succulent Garden pack (now retired).
A few touches of clear Wink of Stella finished my image off. Love it.
A quick and easy project is to make beautiful eggs from double-sided scrapbook paper. Eggs are a symbol of new life, which is what makes them Easter symbols for me.
Think how lovely they would look put together in a nice basket or bowl as a table centrepiece.
This project is also easy enough for children to do, so why not make it a family project!
You can even use them on an Easter greeting card. I added two of these (folded down flat) to a card I sent my granddaughters so they will spring open when the card is opened.
You could add them as decorative elements for a gift or placing them on the lid of a hand made box would also look beautiful.
You will need:
Here's what to do:
Remember you can still use these eggs to decorate Easter greeting cards and boxes or gift wrapping paper. Just don't glue the final two ovals together to make them 3-d. Let them lie flat on your project instead:
I made the above Easter card with a rubber stamp of a Banksia image (Stampin' Up!'s Blooms Away, now retired). The native plant represented new life for me. I loved the images included in the Ideas Book and Catalogue that showed a two toned card front divided by a torn edge. The colours used were attractive too, so I used Bashful Blue (NLA) and Crumb Cake cardstock to make my little cards. They went together quite quickly.You could use this layout with another floral (or really any other line image) stamp set and cardstock colours of your choice.
Because this card was so quick and easy to make, I made several. I used a verse inside that spoke of the eternal life offered by Christ's sacrifice. This card also makes a nice gift tag and of course you can use it for other occasions as well.
I hope this Easter greeting card project inspires you to make some too.
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Think outside the box with this beautiful holiday. Here I made some Easter Greeting Cards for family using the gorgeous Bloomin' Heart Thinlit Dies and Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack (designer series paper NLA). I figured Easter is a season that is all about the love of Christ, so why not send some love to those you care most for?
Of course, you can also have some fun with punches and bunnies this Easter. I made a punch art bunny card using one of the many designs out there on the 'Net for inspiration. I got my punches from Stampin' Up! of course
I made these bunny cards, modifying them as I didn't have the stamp set or all the thinlits she used, by following instructions on the Qbee's quest blog. You can often modify a papercraft idea to suit the supplies you have, right? I drew their faces with Stampin' Write! markers and white gel pen, then added sparkle to their noses and ears and the outside of the one heart held by the middle bunny with my clear Wink of Stella pen:
If you are looking for something to put little treats in, here's a You're So Sweet bag with an Easter theme:
I also love the little Honeycomb Happiness stamp set (NLA) Here I used a different fold to make my greeting card with the little chick, and used my fringing scissors to make the grass:
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