Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Easter Cards in January?? & Blog Candy Reminder!

I know it's January... a little early to be posting Easter Cards... however I am making all occassion cards right now for another fundraiser I am doing at Church for Kid's Ministries. This summer our Church is having a kid's camp at a more expensive facility that will accomodate more children and have a kitchen staff (which we usually cook ourselves), though is more expensive. So... I will be selling cards to raise money to send kids who cannot afford to go to this camp.
So... my first card; A simple "Happy Easter" card made with my Nestabilities for layers, scrap paper from Costco box, the stamps are both from Stampin-up, one from an occasion set and one from an Easter set. I made this card simple for a reason, not everyone likes embellishments! I know, I know, that's crazy right???? It's true. There are some out there who really just want a simple card.
Card #2 I absolutely adore! I used my cuddlebug circles embossing folder for the background. For the half scallop behind the "Happy Easter" I used a piece of a scalloped circle and just cut it and then slid the stamping spot (SU) up to look like pedals on the scallop. The swirls are also from Stampin up as well as the half flower stamp. Then I added a little bling and voila! A lovely Easter card.
Card #3 Also a simple Easter Card. I used my Nestabilities for the scalloped circle, my cuddlebug for the background, I cut a scalloped circle to make a ribbon slider and used my slit-punch (from SU) to pull the ribbon through. The butterfly is from the "So Sweet" (I think) set from SU... I stamped it, cut it out and layered it with self-leveling gel... let it dry... then added two bling gems to it. I really like the look of the ribbon slider.
Card #4 One of my favorites again. The Cherish card. It can be used for Valentines day or Easter, or whatever occasion. I wanted to experiment with the swirls so I used two different colors of SU spots... Regal Rose and So Saffron. I stamped the So Saffron first and then the Regal Rose. Again I used the half flowers as well as the little daisies from the Baroque Motifs and stamped them in the two colors as well. Then I stamped a larger flower image, layered it with regal rose SU paper and placed it on the card with double-sided mounting tape, added my "Cherish" sentiment and my bling and away I went. I like the way it turned out.
Happy Creating!

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Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Simply Sweet!!! Love everything about this (((Hugs)))

Angie said...

Hi Kelly,
i just found your blog through a comment you left on another blog. I love the third Easter card. I especially like how you have the sentiment as the main focal point for the card instead of having it as an embelishment. Also, I love your "content" page. My word of the year is going to have to be "patient" (the verb, not noun) as the Lord is putting me through the ultimate test of patience this year.
I'm glad I found your blog! I'll be bookmarking it and adding a link to my blog as well!

Roberta said...

Queste card sono meravigliose. Hanno dei colori stupendi.

Ciao ciao

Melissas said...

Love the last card - everything about it, from the flower border to the way you double-stamped the flourish! This is one of my favorite sets right now, and you just showed me another holiday to use it!

Darlene said...

What a great idea to help raise money for children going to church camp. All the cards look great--my favorite is the Cherish card. Darlene L

Linda said...

Love the Easter cards. Thanks so much for sharing.
Linda Peterson

Momsnack said...

I especially like the Cherish card - more colorful.
NancyS (momsnack)

Mary Campbell said...

Love the Easter cards. Thanks for sharing. Mary

HeyHeyPaula said...

What beautiful Easter cards.I love the Cherish card. Thanks for sharing them.