Sunday, March 14, 2010

Easy Easter & Spring Card Workshop

When I was a little girl, I liked Easter, but for me Christmas was the best holiday ever. Now that I'm older, I still really love Christmas, but I've become more and more fond of Easter. Partly due to a better understanding of the religious meaning of Easter, but also because it takes place in Spring. There is something so magical about the earth being reborn. Everything that has been brown, softens and brightens. The robins come out to serenade and the baby ducks come out to play in the puddles.

I had such fun creating this Easter & Spring Card Workshop. I used the Eastertime stamp set (D1259) on pg 51 for these three cards. I love how the Amethyst (Z2100), Baby Pink (Z2102), Heavenly Blue (Z2126), Sweet Leaf (Z2131) and Buttercup (Z2110) inks are just the right shades for capturing all the spring colors.

For these two cards, I used the Springtime stamp set (D1415) on pg 50. I LOVE this sweet, little duckie. In the stamp set, he has two buddies that are just as adorable. Another big bonus with this stamp set are the different designs you can make the umbrella and the cute wellies (not shown). Plaid, polka dots, or flowers - these are tough choices, man.

March's Stamp of the Month is titled "A Little Everything" and boy, is that the truth. *See right side of blog for photo of set. I was so excited to use the set for this card. We will also be using this stamp set for next month's card workshop for Mother's and Father's day cards and thank you cards (pictures to come soon). So don't forget to order your March Stamp of the Month set because it won't be available after March 31st and you know you'll want to use it all year long. And of course, with the fantastic Stamp of the Month program, the more your order, the more of a discount you receive, so consider picking up some of our lovely pastel stamp pads, acrylic blocks, cardstock, ribbons and buttons to make all your cards and layouts gorgeous.

For this gorgeous card, I used the Beloved stamp set (B1343) on pg 51. I love how elegant and poignant this card turned out. I also used our Edge Distresser (Z1297). I have used other distressers, the sides of scissors, and even my nail file but haven't been happy. The search is over. Just thought I'd let you know.

Even more fun than making these cards has been making these cards with my card groups. It's not to late to schedule your own card workshop. I still have a few days open that would allow plenty of time to complete these cards and pop them in the mail.

Or pick these stamps up and use them to make some lovely Easter scrapbook layouts. I can't wait to get the kids Easter pictures taken and make Easter layout for their books.

Hope you're enjoying your Spring!

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