Welcome to another Make My Monday challenge! Mary V. chose the theme for this week, Easter or Spring crafts, and I couldn’t be happier!
Here’s my card:
My niece, her husband and four year old daughter moved recently. My great-niece has been completely obsessed with the Easter Bunny for the last year. She’s now quite concerned that the Easter Bunny will not be able to find their house. So, this card will be going in the mail to her tomorrow from the “Easter Bunny”. I wrote with my right hand for part of it. Years and years ago I shattered my right wrist. Everything that rotates broke, so I lost a significant amount of range of motion and other things. It truly looks like someone with a big old hand in a glove wrote it. I said that, while getting ready for Easter, the Bunny noticed that she moved and s/he can’t wait to see the new house. Hopefully, that will make her happy.
What I Did:
- The Calypso Coral card base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches. Then, I scored the base at 4-1/4 inches and 2-1/8 inches. Make sure you use your bone folder to really crease the score lines so the card will lay flat.
- I used a panel of Pool Party DSP for the front panel and the envelope flap. The front panel measures 5-3/8 inches by 2 inches. The piece for the envelope flap measures 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches.
- I colored the bunny, from the retired Welcome Easter stamp set, using the light and dark Crumb Cake blends and the Flirty Flamingo marker and dark Petal Pink blend.
- I cropped the bunny using the medium Stitched Shape circle. The middle Pool Party layer was cropped from the layering circles die set. Next, I used the largest Stitched Shapes circle die to crop two circles using the Calypso Coral DSP for the largest layer. I wanted the back of the focal circle to be the same as the mat on the front. To accomplish this, I had to glue down the front flap or the card would open badly.
- I really wanted to use the Arrange a Wreath die set for this card, but it’s on backorder. It should get here this week, though. therefore, I had to fussy cut the eggs from the set. I stamped two in Pool Party and two in Calypso Coral.
- I also used the crate stamp from the Arrange a Wreath set and stamped it using Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake cardstock. Then, I used the stitched rectangle dies to crop the crate. Dimensionals add height to the eggs and the basket.
- All Easter baskets need grass. Therefore, I used the grass die from the Special Day die set. I adhered a piece of grass on the top of the crate and along the bottom of the inside of the card.
- After I had everything adhered down, I decided to add a piece of Pool Party sheer ribbon to the crate. Believe me, it would be much easier to add the ribbon before adhering the crate down. Just saying.
- Finally, I stamped “Happy Easter” in Soft Suede to the inside panel of the card.
- After adhering and trimming the DSP on the envelope flap, I’d finished this card/envelope set. Hopefully, it will make my great-niece very happy!
Thank you so much for stopping by today.
I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.
Have a Peachy Day!
Snail Mail Suite
I also broke down and purchased the Snail Mail Suite. I don’t know why I waited to order it, but I’m also looking forward to using this playful combination of products! My order arrived and I can’t wait to play with it! My plan is to create six cards between tomorrow and Tuesday evening so I can give them to friends on Wednesday, the last day of school before Spring Break!!
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