Easter Cards {Feeling Crafty}

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I’ll be honest… I never appreciated handmade cards or gifts until I started making them myself! I was always about store bought, particularly name brands. I think as a kid of super young and divorced parents, I just really wanted to be “normal,” “mainstream” and “just like everyone else.”

Now that I’m an adult, and have a love of all things crafty and handmade, I love making custom cards for loved ones. Sometimes they’ll take quite a while as there are many layers and details, but usually figuring out my design is what takes the longest. I’ve recently started challenging myself to make cards in 5 to 15 minutes, especially when I’m trying to squeeze in crafting time before picking up my daughters from their schools.

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I made a few different cards for the Easter holiday. These first cards with the eggs took a bit longer to make. I picked my patterned cardstock and papers. Using patterned cardstock, I cut the egg shapes and adhered them to patterned card stock on a plain card. I added a few embellishments to the eggs (bling, felt flower and bling, stickles) and adhered the decorated eggs to the cardstock using foam squares for a little depth.

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The “grass” was hand cut (fringed using regular scissors) from patterned paper, and I added two levels of it – one layer of grass glued down to the striped cardstock behind the eggs; another layer of grass on top of the eggs.

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The “happy Easter” sentiment was cut using my Slice electronic cutter and glued onto the striped card stock. I love the way these came out and hope my recipients do too!

I also made some “5-minute” cards. I wanted to challenge myself to get some cards done quickly, but that were still pretty and had a few different elements. So this is what I came up with…

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Starting with craft cardstock cards, I wanted something that would pop. I embossed butterflies with a couple different embossing powder colors, and added a couple of strips of patterned paper. I also embossed the “Blessed Easter” using Pearl embossing powder for a there, but subtle look.

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Inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, and I was done. This may have even taken less than 5-minutes!

If you’re looking for other Easter craft inspiration, check out my “dyed” Easter egg banner here.

Thanks for stopping by and have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! Hope your Easter is a joyous one!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

2 thoughts on “Easter Cards {Feeling Crafty}

  1. iochoa22 says:

    Connie,

    Beautiful stuff! You REALLY need to get your pinterest board going with all your beautiful work! You can attract so many more people to your blog. 😉

    *IRENE OCHOA-LIPSCHULTZ* GRAPHIC DESIGNER *em: designfairy@gmail.com* *tel: 760.710.7158* *portfolio: **www.striking.ly/irene-portfolio* * *

    On Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 6:23 AM, Clicky Chick Creates wrote:

    > ** > Connie Hanks – Clicky Chick Creates posted: ” I’ll be honest… I never > appreciated handmade cards or gifts until I started making them myself! I > was always about store bought, particularly name brands. I think as a kid > of super young and divorced parents, I just really wanted to be “normal,” > “ma”

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