If you are searching already ideas for how to make Easter handmade cards, you are in luck as today we are sharing projects for Easter and Spring. I know you will get lots of inspiration when you hop with us in this blog hop, so be ready to go blog by blog and get ideas for your future Easter projects!
My projects today feature the Welcome Easter stamp set from Stampin’ Up! which has three cute little critters that are perfect for Easter or for Baby cards!! so this set is very versatile and I know you will be able to use it in so many ways!
These little critters can be colored in different ways as these are line images! The cards I am showcasing in this post are all colored with Stampin’ Blends, a.k.a. Alcohol markers and I am also using a fun sponging technique to color the background! so let’s get to it! shall we??? 😁
How to make Easter Handmade cards
For these cards, I decided not to use designer series paper a.k.a. patterned paper but instead I wanted to try a new technique for the background. I also wanted to show you how to make variations on this technique, so you can get even more ideas on how to modify this technique and get different looks. Below the picture of these cards.
To make the background on these Easter handmade cards, I made templates that I would use as a stencil. I made two of these templates using the Stitched So Sweetly dies so that I could have different sizes on the sponged background of the cards. For instance the Chick and the Sheep used the largest template and the bunny used the smaller.
I then sponged the backgrounds using stamping sponges. Please note that I cut the sponge into smaller sections, so that I can have one sponge per color. I attach a tab on the top of each sponge using the circle tab punch in the color that I will use for that sponge. That helps me ensure I am not mixing colors.
The Color – Combination
For these cards I used the following card stock colors:
The Chick card
- Mango Melody
- Pumpkin Pie
- Whisper White
The Sheep card
- Smoky Slate
- Coastal Cabana
- Whisper White
The bunny card
- Gorgeous Grape
- Coastal Cabana
- Whisper White
Easter Handmade Card #1 (Chick)
For this first card, I used daffodil delight and pumpkin pie ink pads for the background, I started first with the lighter color and then I added the darker. Tip – is always easier to go darker than going lighter, so always start with the light color and add color to your liking.
For the die cut under the chick and under the sentiment, I used the Painted labels dies. Please note that I cut the circle label from the same card stock I used as a mat of the whisper white card stock. This always helps me save on paper. 😉
The Chick was colored using alcohol markers, for its body I used So Safron and Daffodil Delight. for its beak and head feathers I used Pumpkin Pie. The cheeks were added using Flirty Flamingo! Doesn’t he look cute?
If you want to watch a video coloring the same chick but with Watercoloring please watch this video!
Easter Handmade Card #2 (Sheep)
For this second card, I use coastal cabana and Bermuda bay for the backgrouund. Once I sponged the background I then stamped the flowers with Bermuda Bay without removing the template/stencil. This kind of look like creating your own patterned paper, don’t you think? 😉 I then added the sentiment onto the sponged area using memento ink.
The label under the the sheep was die cut using the Stitched Sentimental dies. I added a banner and silver thread under the sheep. I think that added a little of texture to the card.
The Sheep was also colored with alcohol markers. Its face was colored with gray granite and flirty flamingo, its bow was colored with Bermuda bay, and its body was colored with pool party. Please note that whenever the area is mainly white I use pool party just to add a bit of shadow, it is minimum so don’t add too much.
Easter Handmade Card #3 (Bunny)
For the last card, I used coastal cabana and gorgeous grape for the background, same as with the first card please start with the lighter color and then the darker color. After the background is complete you then spatter it with gorgeous grape using the stampin write marker. If you don’t know how to do this, make sure you watch the video tutorial below. 🙂
The label under the sentiment comes from the painted label dies. The sentiment was stamped in the gorgeous grape strip and then cut the ends of this strip with the Tailored tag punch to for the banner shape.
The bunny was colored as well with alcohol markers, for this little guy I used gray granite and flirty flamingo.
Video Tutorial with step-by-step instructions
As usual you can watch the video tutorial to see how to make these cards, I know I am a visual person and I personally enjoy watching how to make it, rather then reading instructions.. Are you the same way?? 😁
Please know that this video is long as I show you how to make all three cards, so I recommend you watch this video when you are winding down and ready to relax.. Like when you are catching up with Netflix shows… 😂😂😂
The Supply List
And then finally if you are interested in getting the full supply list of items I used on these cards, you can get it here. As always this list contains all the links to the products so if you want to get them you can click on the images to go to my online store. I appreciate your support 🥰
The Blog Hop line up
As mentioned at the beginning, this is part of a blog hop where we all will be sharing ideas for Easter and Spring, so don’t forget to visit all participating blogs. you can click to the below image to go to the next blog or on the below line up. I know you will enjoy seeing all the ideas from this talented group!
Rebecca Jo Unwin
Alejandra Gomez – You are here!
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Do you send Valentine’s cards for your friends and loved ones? if you do, then this post is perfect for you! As I will show you how to make three easy Valentine’s cards that look amazing.
Three Valentine’s cards using From my Heart suite from Stampin’ Up
As I mentioned above, today’s post is to share three easy to make Valentine’s cards, and for these cards I have used the “From my Heart” suite from Stampin’ Up!
This suite is from the Spring Catalog and is filled with lots of products that are perfect for your Valentine’s cards. The “From my Heart” Designer Series Paper a.k.a. DSP or patterned paper is covered in foiled images that will surely help enhance all your projects!
The main colors on this DSP is Flirty Flamingo, Real Red and Whisper White, which go really well with all other products on this collection.
As usual, this suite has a coordinating bundle. This is the Heartfelt Bundle, which consists of one stamp set and two punches that make coordinating hearts! how cute is that?
In addition to these products, this suite also has heart doilies that are super cute! and they look so great when paired with the hear punches included in the heartfelt bundle!
Finally, this suite has as well a real red double stitched satin ribbon that coordinates really well with the DSP.
Over all all the products on this suite coordinate beautifully and they will sure help you create easy and quick Valentine’s cards!
Valentine’s Card #1
This card is made following a very simple lay out. As you can see the DSP is glued following the edge of card base.
I then added a focal point using a piece of whisper white and basic black and then added a heart doily and a set of coordinating hearts.
Please note that the whisper white heart was stamped with real read for the border and flirty flamingo for the sentiment.
Additionally, I wanted an extra sentiment, so I added a banner with the sentiment stamped in basic black.
To make this card pop up a bit more, I added two heart epoxy droplets that I colored using the dark cherry cobbler stampin’ blend a.k.a. alcohol marker. And finally I glue a bow made with the real red double stitched ribbon.
Valentine’s Card #2
The second Valentine’s card is as easy as the first one. I used the DSP to decorate the front of the card but I added a little border in flirty flamingo.
I then added the ribbon in a zigzag pattern and then glue the heart doily on top of the ribbon.
Same as before, I made a coordinating heart using real red and the DSP to go on top of the doily, as well as a sentiment in real read and stamped in basic black.
And to finish this card I added a heart epoxy droplet that I had previously colored with dark cherry cobbler stampin’ blend.
Valentine’s Card #3
The third card is actually a fun fold!! who doesn’t like a fun fold, right? and when it is so easy, it’s even better!
Now I recommend you watch the video tutorial below to see exactly how this card was put together, I promise you, it is super easy to make!
The full video is about 37 min long as I show how to make all three cards on this video, but if you are only interested in seeing how to make this one, go to minute 25 on the video, as at this point is where I go over the instructions of this particular Valentine’s card!
Video Tutorial to learn step-by-step how to make these Valentine’s Cards very easy!
And as usual, here is the video tutorial where I show you how to make these Three cute Valentine’s cards.
This was part of my FB live show that happens every Thursday at 7pm CST on my FB Page. It is usually 30 – 45 min long each Thursday, and I typically show you how to make three projects on that live.
The Supply List for these Valentine’s Cards
And if you loved these cards and want to make them yourself, here is the list of all items used to make these cute Valentine’s cards. The pictures will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. When you purchase thru me, you support my stamping business which in turn helps me keep creating more cards to share with you 😍
I really appreciate you continued support! 😊😉
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Did you see the three birthday cards with the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set that I created last week during my Facebook Live? I know you will fall in love with this new stamp set and all the products that coordinate with it.
Best of all, the Lovely Lily Pad is FREE!!! yes, you read it right!! This stamp set is part of the sale-a-bration offering.
If you are new to Sale-a-bration, let me tell you, this is the best time of the year, in terms of Stampin’ Up! because we all get free products every time we purchase products. Also, there are no limits, so we all get extra goodies with every order! is that not great??
You can see all the products available for FREE on this brochure!
Three birthday cards with the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set!
So without any more delay, let me show you the birthday cards I made last week! As usual these are super easy to recreate!
Like I mentioned at the beginning of this post, these birthday cards are using a set of products that coordinate with the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set, there are Lily Pad dies, that will help you cut out the images from the stamp set, and also give additional die cuts to embellish the card.
Also, there is the Lily impressions designer series paper a.k.a. DSP or patterned paper, that goes really well with the stamp set and the dies. The colors on this DSP are bright and cheerful and it inspire you to create happy projects.
Below you will see the video tutorial on how to make the three birthday cards using the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set, however I wanted to give you a bit of information on each of the cards before just showing the video.
Birthday Card #1
The first birthday card made with the lovely lily pad is actually a fun fold, which believe it of not is super easy to make!
I did add a magnet to close the card shut, as I usually see that these type of card do not close shut when laying flat.
Now to be honest, I glued too soon the DSP onto the card front, and so the magnet shows up. If I make this card again I would probably glue the magnet first and then add the DSP so that the magnet is hidden. I guess this is a lesson learned! 😂😂😂
Birthday Card #2
The second birthday card is a fun layout, you can see that the card base is stamped tone on tome and the DSP layers are shifted to add interest.
I then added a band and a circle to make my focal point pop up.
As you can see from the picture, I added the detailed die cut, but before gluing it down, I sponged a little Melon Mambo to add a little color and make the die cut to stand a little better. I also sponged the leaves on the die cut to add some dimension. This is an easy trick and it adds a lot to the die cut!
Birthday Card #3
The third birthday card is maybe my favorite, which is kind of odd, since I love purple. So one would think the first birthday card is my favorite, however, I felt as if all the colors and pieces coordinated perfectly on this card!
Not to mention that this card was the easiest of all! One thing to note is that I added a petal pink vellum circle on top of the whisper white circle and in person this add a really nice texture.
I also love how the two detailed die cuts are laying behind the stamped lily! If you noticed I used different colors for these die cuts and these added a great contracts overall.
And as mentioned earlier, here is the video tutorial where I go over how to make the three birthday cards using the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set as well as the other coordinating products.
I show you step-by-step how to make them and go over measurements and colors in more detail.
Please know that because it is three cards in one video, this is a little long, so I recommend watching this video when you are winding down from your busy day. I know you will enjoy it more.
If you are interested in catching me live, you can do so every Thursday at 7pm CST on my Facebook Page, where I show how to make three cards using one set of products.
I know you will get a lot of inspiration, and hopefully you will get excited to make cards! 😉
Hi there!!! – Here we go again, it’s me participating in the Stampin’ Dreams blog hop for January!! make sure you hop with us as you will get lots of inspiration as you visit all participating blogs!!
I know it seems like lately I am participating in a lot of blog hops, but honestly I have fun at these and I get lots of inspiration when I play with them.
Also being very honest, I have my new resolution for 2020 that I need to step up on my blog and be more consistent with posting my cards in my blog.
Committing to the blog hops keeps my behind on task. It forces me to write even when I don’t feel like doing so to meet the deadline and therefore it helps me with consistency and accountability.
Don’t get me wrong, I create cards on a regular basis, and in fact I share lots and lots of ideas on my Facebook page but I know I can do way better if I share those ideas as well in my blog!! what do you think?
What do you do to keep yourself on track on your NEW YEAR resolutions? for me is commitment with others.. It always force me to do better as I know others are counting on me and I definitely don’t want to let them down.
Blog Hop Theme – CASE a card!
OK, so back to our card project!!! The theme for this blog hop is actually CASE a card. If you are not familiar with this term, let me explain it a bit.
CASE means Copy and Share Everything! To be honest this is my favorite way to design cards! there are so many ways to CASE that I can go on and on for hours, but today I want to share with you one way I design my cards using patterned paper and CASE-ing (is that a word??? 🙄 )
Designing your cards with patterned paper
For my cards today, I want to show you a quick an easy way to come up with your ideas with the CASE method.
First you find an idea for inspiration, in my case I found this Pin on Pinterest.
Then, you see the elements that you like in the idea you are using for inspiration.
In this case, I loved the layout and the fact that it was a card set. I also loved the use of designer series paper (DSP) for the background and the focal point.
Finally, I loved how easy and simple these cards looked. So when I decided this was the idea I wanted to CASE, I created an sketch to follow for my cards.
Below is the sketch that follows the basic elements on the cards from the pin I wanted to CASE.
Please note: I do not add all the elements from the card into the sketch, as you want to have a simple sketch to stretch your creativity, by thinking how you can play with it, how you can change it, or how you can exchange elements.
Having a sketch always helps you to follow a layout for a card. Additionally, it helps you to focus on the products you want to use. I tend to do this a lot, to avoid copying exactly the same design.
You see, when you are watching the original card it sometimes can overwhelm you, thinking you might not have some elements on the collection of items you want to use to replace the ones you see in the card you are casing.
Therefore, having a sketch takes that noise away, as a result you can think of what you have from the collection of products you want to use into your card.
For example, the cards on the pin used linen thread under the circle, and in my case, I did not add this to the sketch. Similarly, you can see that for the sentiment, I added a banner on the sketch, however the cards on the pin do not have banners for the sentiment.
Different sources to help you design your cards
Since we have been talking about getting card ideas for you to CASE, I thought it would be helpful to share a list of sources you can use.
- Old cards you have made in the past
- Stampin’ Up! catalogs (past or current)
- Card magazines
Additionally think of other ways you can CASE, in these cards, I used the layout for inspiration and that is what I copied for my cards. However, you can copy other things when CASE-ing.
The following ideas might be something to consider when designing your cards and CASE-ing.
- Color combos you liked
- Layout – as shown on these cards
- Copy the same card, but change the colors or stamp set
- Rotate the layout – if the card was made horizontal, try to make it vertical
- Make the same card using another patterned paper collection
I am sure these ideas will help you get your mind thinking on other ways you can design cards and make it easy, while getting a lot of sources to get lots of inspiration.
Products used in these cards
In the cards I am showing today, I wanted to focus on the Bird Ballard Suite from Stampin’ Up!, as I adore the designer series paper (DSP) and stamp set included in this collection. I then used the Follow your Art embellishment kit to compliment the cards.
As usual, I looked at the back of the patterned paper pack (DSP) to get the color combo for my cards. This is the number one tip I can give you if you struggle with color combinations. Believe me, it never fails!
For these cards I used the following color combos:
- Calypso Coral, Basic Gray, Pool Party
- Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Calypso Coral
- Petal Pink, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party
At the end of this post you will see the full supply list of the products used for my cards. If you are interested in getting any of these products you can click at the pictures, and you will be taken to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items. As always I truly appreciate your support, this keeps me motivated in creating and sharing card ideas with you.
Here is the Video tutorial where I show step-by-step on how to make these cards, I go over how I create the sketch from the pin I found in Pinterest and how I go about making decisions on mix and matching the designs from the designer series paper a.k.a. DSP or paper pack collection.
Also, I go over the measurements and colors of the ink and cardstock. As a result you will get lots of information on this video. However, the downside is that the video is around 42 min. Therefore, I recommend you watch this one when you are winding down from your day so you can relax and enjoy it. 😉
Blog hop line-up!
As mentioned at the beginning of this post, make sure you visit the rest of the participant blogs.
Full Supply List of Products
And as promised, you can see below the full supply list of products I used when creating these cards. Thank you so much for your support and for stopping by today!
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Hello there!!! Today I am again participating in a blog hop to bring you lots of ideas from around the world!! Believe me you will get tons and tons of inspiration when you hop with us and visit all blogs from my fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators!
I have no doubts that you will find lots and lots of inspiration and after visiting all the blogs you will want to go to your craft room and case some of the ideas from these blogs!
Now, as you can imagine, I have been saying a lot on my videos how much I love the Peaceful Poppies Suite from Stampin’ Up! and I have not been able to stop creating cards with this suite, so today, I am going to share another project using the Peaceful Poppies Suite.
Peaceful Poppies Suite from Stampin’ Up!
If you are like me, I know that you will love all the elements from this suite! I am particularly drawn to the designer series paper in this collection, because the colors are just so bright that makes me happy!!!
All the designs from the Peaceful Poppies designer series paper are just perfect for stand alone cards, meaning you don’t need much to make beautiful cards! You can see it today with my easy to follow design.
You can mix and match this same layout with all the different designs in this paper pack, in fact that would be a great challenge to see how many cards we can make using this same layout!!
If you are up to it, let’s play and share some of your creations on the comments!! I know you will love all the cards you make with sketch/layout!
Information about this card
Anyway, back to the card project I am sharing today. I used both of the stamp sets included in the Peaceful Poppies suite, which are the Painted Poppies and the Peaceful Moments.
I love that one of the sets is sentiments only and the other is poppies images! this really helps so much with the designing of the card, as everything coordinates nicely!
As far as colors being used, I used the Blackberry Bliss for the card base, and Old Olive for the mat, as both colors were included in the DSP color palette. I don’t you if you know that but that is my biggest secret when it comes to color coordination.. I always look in the back of the paper pack to get colors that can go together. After all if these are great on the design of the sheet, it will as well on a card!
Now as far as the sentiment, I die cut it with the brand new Stitched So Sweetly dies! which are fantastic!! seriously! they have some many images for labels plus the cute set of scallop rectangles that are so in trend!
For the stamping, I stamped off the poppy image with Gray Granite in a scratch paper and then stamped (without re-inking) onto the whisper white label, and then I stamped the sentiment with Rich Razzleberry.
And to embellish this card I added a little zigzag with the Poppy Parade Textured Weave Ribbon, it adds somethings and pulls all colors together, don’t you think?
Step-by-Step video tutorial
As usual here is a video tutorial in case you want to see step-by-step instructions, I go over measurements for all the pieces of the card.
If you are interested in knowing all the specifics of the products I used I have added a supply list at the end of this post, as well as a Pinterest image in case you want to save this card idea for later in one of your favorite boards.
Blog hop list!
And as discussed at the beginning of this post, here is the listing of all the blogs participating in the blog hop! Make sure you visit all of them as I know that you will love getting all the ideas from this talented group!
Here is the list of all items used in this card, if you click to any of the images it will take you to my online store, where you can purchase any of these products. As always I truly appreciate your support!
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Hello Friend! Today you are in for a treat.
I am participating on The Joy of Sets blog hop with the theme of something new!! So we all be sharing with you projects using brand new products to inspire you to create paper craft projects!
I know you will love hoping with us, so make sure you visit all the links of the participating bloggers! I will be adding a next button at the end, as well as the list of all participating blogs to make it easy for you to hop with us!
Peaceful Poppies Suite from Stampin’ Up!
For today’s blog hop I am choosing to share with you three projects using my new favorite suite from the new catalog!! This is the Peaceful Poppies Suite from Stampin’ Up!
I know you will love it, as it has two bundles that coordinate beautifully and the colors included in this suite will make you feel happy! The Peaceful Poppies designer series paper is just fantastic to make cards!!
The two bundles included in the Peaceful Poppies suite are: The Peaceful Moments Bundle and the Painted Poppies Bundle. The Peaceful Moments stamp set has mainly sentiments and the Painted Poppies stamp set has the poppies images.
The Painted Poppies stamp set has images that are perfect for so many techniques! and you will see today, that for these three cards I used a simple technique for watercoloring the poppy flowers from this stamp set.
All these cards were made during the Facebook live yesterday night, and I have added below the video so you can see exactly how to make these cards using the Peaceful Poppies suite from Stampin’ Up!
The video tutorial is long as I go over how to make all three cards, but during the first part I show you the Watercoloring technique so you can follow how to make it.
I provided colors for both poppies: The Red flower I used the Poppy Parade and the Real Red Ink pads. The Purple flower was colored with Gorgeous Grape and Blackberry Bliss ink pads. The leaves were colored using Pear Pizzas and Old Olive ink pads.
I recommend you color all the flowers and leaves at once, then die cut all the images. This will make the assembling of the cards go faster.
Here is the video tutorial where I go step-by-step on how to make these three cards using the gorgeous Peaceful Poppies Suite from Stampin’ Up!. All measurements and colors are shown on the video.
I can tell you that once you start playing with this suite you will not be able to stop!!
As mentioned before here is the list of all blogs participating on this blog hop!! you can click on the NEXT button or you can click on the links below.. Thanks a lot for stopping by 😀
Anne Marie Hile
If you want to get any of the products I used to make these cards, you can click on the images below which will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items!! As always I really appreciate your continuous support!
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